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Exclusive savings available on hotel stays, theme park tickets, car rentals and more

ORLANDO, Fla., (May 4, 2012) – As the summer travel season approaches many Americans will be carefully planning a vacation within their budget. A little research and advance planning can result in big savings. Last year AAA/CAA members saved nearly 2 billion dollars using AAA discounts and the Show Your Card & Save® program. AAA recommends travelers take advantage of cheaper prices by booking early and researching any available discounts such as those available to AAA members on hotels, car rentals and attraction tickets.

“Higher gas prices and tight household budgets continue to cause anxiety for some travelers who are currently planning a summer getaway,” said Gail Acebes, director, AAA Partnership Programs. “AAA is pleased to offer members many discounts on travel products and services that will ease the financial burden of a memorable vacation.”

AAA membership provides extensive discounts to make a summer getaway more affordable. The following is a partial list of travel discounts available to AAA members:

Lodging Discounts

AAA members who stay at AAA preferred hotels receive discounts ranging from five to 15 percent off the best available rate and the comfort of a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Preferred hotels include Best Western, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, The Hilton Family including Hampton; Marriott brands including Renaissance; and Starwood Hotels & Resorts including Sheraton and Westin.

Lodgings vary greatly by cost and amenities. AAA categorizes its 31,000 AAA Approved hotels on a scale of One to Five Diamonds to help travelers identify properties that meet their needs and budget.

Car Rental Discounts

As the exclusive car rental partner of AAA, Hertz offers members a wide variety of money-saving  discounts and exclusive offers.  AAA member benefits include the guaranteed best rate available at time of reservation by booking channel; reduced rate for NeverLost®GPS, Hertz’s customized on-board navigational system, a discount on Hertz prepaid rates, a discount on the Fuel Purchase Option, no charge for additional qualified AAA drivers, free use of a child safety seat and more.

Savings on Train Travel and Sightseeing Activities

Whether heading home for a summer holiday or to another great North American destination, AAA members are eligible for exclusive savings on train travel. Members receive 10 percent off Amtrak passenger rail fares with three-day advance booking by visiting AAA.com/amtrak. Members also receive 10 percent off Gray Line sightseeing tours of one day or less by visiting AAA.com/grayline.  

AAA offers discounts at some of the most popular attractions for a summer getaway. In addition to saving on tickets and admission fees, AAA members save 10 percent at select merchandise and dining locations at Universal Orlando® Resort and Universal Studios HollywoodSM. Visit a AAA office at home or at your destination for additional AAA area discounts.

Stock up on Summer Travel Supplies

Additional savings can be found on summer travel supplies including clothes, bathing suits, film, sunscreen and even a new book to read pool-side at many retailers including:

  • Target.com:  $10 off online purchases of $100 or more
  • Banana Republic Factory Stores: 10 percent off on all purchases
  • Gap Outlet: 10 percent off on all purchases
  • Payless Shoesource: 10 percent off regularly priced merchandise

Travel Planning

Although last minute discounts can be found on travel, typically the best bargains and availability are accessible to those who book in advance.  If you are planning a complex summer vacation consider visiting a travel agent. A qualified travel agent, such as your AAA travel agent, works directly with travel providers and will be better equipped to negotiate discounts for you and advise you on other savings or benefits that may be available. 

Finding discounts on the road has never been easier. AAA now offers digital and mobile travel planning tools for travel planning ‘on the go’ including free apps that can map a route and locate AAA Discounts and gas prices near a user’s location. Visit AAA.com/mobile for more information.

Travelers can find AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants in the TourBook® guides available at AAA offices, the eTourBook guides at AAA.com/ebooks, online at AAA.com/Travel and from smartphones using AAA Mobile Web or the free apps at AAA.com/mobile.

Last year, members saved nearly $2 billion by taking advantage of AAA/CAA discounts including those available through the Show Your Card & Save® program. AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program is one of the largest member discount program in the world offering more than 164,000 locations for savings worldwide including 110,000 retail locations in North America and popular online retailers. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list of retailers and offers.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 53 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

AAA’s TripTik Mobile app puts room reservations and cost savings at travelers’ fingertips   

ORLANDO, Fla., (April 2, 2012) – As gas prices continue to rise, travelers are seeking additional sources of price information and available savings.  AAA, North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, announces the launch of new capabilities in a trusted travel information resource, the AAA TripTik Mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphone users.  The free AAA TripTik Mobile application uses first of its kind functionality – powered by Travelocity Partner Network – to put hotel room reservations at users’ fingertips via their smartphone or tablet.     

AAA members on the go in need of hotel reservations at the last minute or well in advance can now easily book available rooms, research property amenities and take advantage of AAA member room rates with a simple tap of the book button. Gas station locations, frequently updated gas prices and more than 2,000 publicly available electric vehicle charging stations are other valuable travel budgeting features available with the free AAA TripTik Mobile app. 

“The integration of the new mobile hotel booking engine into our TripTik mobile app provides unmatched convenience and cost savings to AAA members on the go,” said Ted Petty, managing director, AAA Travel Technology. “The addition brings enhanced versatility to an already valuable and trusted travel tool,” added Ramin Kalhor, managing director, AAA Publishing Systems.   

Smartphone users can download the free GPS-based AAA TripTik Mobile app from the iTunes Store, Android Market, or find more information at AAA.com/Mobile.

Additional GPS-based apps include AAA Discounts, which displays nearby member discount locations and AAA Roadside, which enables members who need roadside rescue to send AAA their location, vehicle description and breakdown details. The AAA Insurance app guides users on what to do immediately after a traffic collision, and AAA Auto Buying Tools helps prospective buyers build their ideal car and view pricing, ratings, AAA reviews and more.  

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 53 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

Members are eligible for savings on Valentine gifts including candy, flowers, jewelry and more  

ORLANDO, Fla., (Jan. 27, 2012) –Money may not buy love, but saving money on gifts is a wise move for budget conscious shoppers looking  to let the special people in their lives know they are thinking of them this February. Last year AAA’s 52 million members used their membership cards to save nearly $2 billion on hotels, jewelry, books, clothing and more. Members also will find discounts on sending gifts to loved ones including flowers and chocolates. 

“Most members are aware of the discounts available for planning a romantic getaway, but we are committed to providing additional benefits and discounts for AAA members on everyday expenses including gift giving for loved ones,” said Gail Acebes, director, AAA Partnership Programs. “The same card that provides peace of mind with emergency roadside rescue and free travel guides and maps can provide savings on household repairs, pet care, jewelry and more.”

Savings to spoil your sweetheart this February

AAA members can save on shopping at many retailers including:

  • 1-800Flowers: 20 percent off product price
  • FTD: 20 percent off floral arrangements, plants or gifts
  • Blue Nile: 10 percent off fine jewelry and ring settings
  • Target.com:  $10 off online purchases of $100 or more

AAA members can find more online savings by visiting AAA.com/specialoffers including:

  • Bath & Body Works: 25 percent off purchases at AAA.com
  • Harry and David: 20 percent off purchase of $50 or more at AAA.com
  • Zales.com: $25 off orders more than $200 at AAA.com

Visit AAA.com/discounts for details and a full list of offers. AAA members can easily find their way to savings by downloading the AAA Discounts app, available for iPhone and Android compatible devices. The free, GPS-based “app” displays retail locations of AAA Show Your Card & Save partners near user locations. 

AAA travel discounts

Planning a romantic getaway is the perfect expression of love in celebration of  Valentine’s Day. AAA members can take advantage of discounts and exclusive rates through AAA’s travel partners including hotel partners and Hertz car rental. AAA, which operates one of the largest leisure travel agency networks in North America, is able to provide access to unmatched travel value.

Show Your Card & Save I Heart Discounts Sweepstakes

AAA’s Savings Sweepstakes offers a chance to win an iPad® 2 or one of thousands of instant win prizes.  Visit AAA.com/PlayToWin for details and to enter daily through February 29, 2012.   

Last year, members saved nearly $2 billion by taking advantage of AAA/CAA discounts including those available through the Show Your Card & Save® program. AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program is one of the largest member discount program in the world offering more than 164,000 locations for savings worldwide including 110,000 retail locations in North America and popular online retailers. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list of retailers and offers.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides nearly 53 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

ORLANDO, Fla. – August 22, 2011

AAA members offered additional savings on wireless services through expanded partnership

Heather HunterWireless carrier Sprint, a AAA partner since 2001, has joined the motor club’s Show Your Card & Save Program® to offer members additional discounts and benefits on wireless services.

“We are pleased to announce our expanded partnership with Sprint to assist AAA members in managing household budgets,” said Gail Acebes, director, AAA Partnership Programs. “At a time when saving money remains a priority for many of our members, AAA is committed to expanding member discounts on everyday purchases.”

AAA members also receive free FindMeSM services which allow any AAA member who is a Sprint subscriber with a newer phone to have their GPS location instantly transmitted to AAA Roadside Assistance when calling for help. AAA FindMe does not require any special downloads or apps. Members can subscribe to AAA FindMe by registering their Sprint mobile phone number and AAA membership number for free at AAA.com/AAAFindMe.

Sprint mobile customers can quickly access AAA Roadside Assistance by simple dialing *AAA (or *222). Members also have access to Sprint’s “Ready Now” program, which helps members learn about their handsets.

Last year, members saved nearly $2 billion by taking advantage of AAA/CAA discounts including those available through the Show Your Card & Save® program. AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program is one of the largest member discount programs in the world offering more than 164,000 locations for savings worldwide including 110,000 retail locations in North America and popular online retailers. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list of retailers and offers.

About Sprint

Sprint, who served more than 52 million customers by the end of 2nd Quarter 2011, is recognized as the first national carrier in the United States to develop, engineer and deploy wireless 4G service, among other technology innovations. In addition, Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s most environmentally friendly companies.

About AAA

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 52 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

ORLANDO, Fla. – August 19, 2011

Members are eligible for savings on a new wardrobe, school supplies, dorm décor, computers and more 

Heather HunterAccording to the National Retail Federation families with children in grades K-12 will spend an average of $603.63 on apparel, school supplies and electronics, while college students and their parents will spend $808.71. Preparing students for the school year can be very costly, but smart shoppers will take advantage of discounts to stretch back-to-school budgets. AAA members shopping with Show Your Card & Save® partners can save on everything from crayons to dorm room décor, as well as clothing and prescription eye glasses. AAA’s Back-to-School Sweepstakes offers a chance to win an iPad® 2 or one of thousands of $10 gift cards.

“Getting ready for the new school year can put a strain on household budgets,” said Gail Acebes, director, AAA Partnership Programs. “AAA is pleased to offer its members many great ways to save on everything needed for a successful academic year.”

AAA members can save on back-to-school shopping at many retailers including:

  • Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory Outlet Stores: 10 percent off purchases
  • Barnes & Noble®.com: 10 percent off and free shipping on qualifying orders of $25 or more
  • DELL®: Up to 10, 20,30 percent or more on select items
  • Sprint: 10% off monthly service plan and waived activation fee on all new line activations on select plans.
  • Shoes.com: 20 percent off most brand name shoes, including sale and clearance items
  • Payless ShoeSource®: 10 percent off regularly priced shoes and accessories
  • Sylvan Learning : 50 percent off Sylvan Skills Assessment,15 percent off tuition of a Sylvan program and one month free subscription to SylvanMathPrep.com
  • LensCrafters®, Pearle Vision®, Sears Optical®, Target Optical®: members receive 30 percent off complete pairs of eyewear, sunglasses and accessories

Additionally, Show Your Card & Save discounts are available at popular outlets including Tanger Outlet Centers® and Reebok®, Rockport® Outlet Stores. AAA members can find even more savings by visiting AAA.com/specialoffers including five percent off and free shipping for online orders more than $50 at OfficeMax.com and 15 percent off online orders more than $100 at Kohls.com.

Visit AAA.com/discounts for details and a full list of offers. AAA members can easily find their way to savings by downloading the AAA Discounts app, available for iPhone and Android compatible devices. The free, GPS-based “app” displays retail locations of AAA Show Your Card & Save partners near user locations.

AAA’s Back-to-School Sweepstakes offers a chance to win an iPad® 2 or one of thousands of instant win prizes. Visit AAA.com/PlayToWin for details and to enter daily through February 29, 2012.

Last year, members saved nearly $2 billion by taking advantage of AAA/CAA discounts including those available through the Show Your Card & Save® program. AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program is one of the largest member discount program in the world offering more than 164,000 locations for savings worldwide including 110,000 retail locations in North America and popular online retailers. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list of retailers and offers.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides nearly 52 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA,  March 12, 2010

World’s largest member discount program offers savings on everything from prescriptions and dietary needs to fitness equipment and eyeglasses

Heather HunterAAA is reminding members their Show Your Card & Save® program benefits can help ease financial pressures during difficult times with valuable discounts, including health care-related expenses. Members will find discounts on many products and services including, prescription medications, eyeglasses and fitness equipment, AAA said.

In 2008, out-of-pocket health care costs consumed approximately $3,000 of annual income per household, or about 6 percent of a typical household budget, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “For many Americans, particularly those currently unemployed, managing these costs has never been more important,” said Gail Acebes, Director, AAA Partnership Programs.

AAA members can save an average of 24 percent* on prescriptions at more than 59,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS/Pharmacy, Walgreens, Target Pharmacy, Walmart Pharmacy, and Rite Aid. For people that do not have prescription coverage, or those taking lifestyle drugs frequently not covered by insurance, the discount can offer substantial savings. Prescriptions for family pets that can be filled at a traditional pharmacy are also included. For more information and to obtain a free Prescription Savings Card visit AAA.com/prescriptions or call 1-866-AAA-SAVE (1-866-222-7283)

Many people wait until they experience vision problems to schedule an eye exam, but they may be missing an opportunity for early diagnosis of conditions that can affect sight. AAA members save 30 percent* on eye exams and if necessary 30 percent* on a complete pair of eyeglasses at LensCrafters, Sears Optical, Pearle Vision, and Target Optical. There is also a 10%** discount on contacts.

AAA membership also provides a 15 percent discount on nutritional supplements from GNC online when orders are placed through www.AAA.com/shopnow. Books and DVDs on everything from dieting, cooking, fitness and general health are discounted 10 percent to members at barnesandnoble.com.

Membership will save shoppers 20 percent at Reebok and Rockport Outlet stores, which offer a full line of fitness gear. Fitness and outdoor equipment can be purchased at AAA.com/Target with a ten percent discount for AAA members.

“There is nothing more important than maintaining personal health and the health of family members, yet when times are tough these needs can sometimes be shortchanged,” Acebes said. “This is one of the reasons AAA works with a range of partners to provide healthcare-related savings and benefits for our more than 51 million members.”

AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program is the largest member discount program in the world offering more than 164,000 locations for savings worldwide including 110,000 retail locations in North America and popular online retailers including Barnes & Noble and Sears.com. Through the program, AAA members save more than 2 billion dollars last year. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list of retailers and offers.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

Orlando, Fla., November 17, 2009

AAA members saved $ 2.1 billion last year using club-arranged discounts 

Many Americans are greeting the start of holiday shopping season with some apprehension due to concerns about their personal finances. AAA’s Show Your Card & Save Program® will help members of the motor club federation make the most of their holiday budgets whether they are shopping for family, sending gifts to out-of-state relatives or making holiday travel plans. Last year AAA’s more than 51 million members used their membership cards to save $2.1 billion, including discounts at consumer electronic stores, booksellers, clothing boutiques and other retail establishments providing an average savings of $101 per member.

AAA’s Show Your Card & Save (SYC&S) program is the largest member discount program in the world, offering more than 164,000 locations for savings worldwide. Members will find discounted holiday gifts online and at popular retailers, as well as savings on shipping holiday packages to family and friends.

“Due to the wide array of discounts available to AAA members via the Show Your Card and Save Program, people experiencing tight household budgets may want to consider AAA membership as their first purchase of the holiday season,” said Tom Wilt, managing director of AAA Partnership Programs. “When AAA members open their wallets to purchase the perfect gift, their AAA membership card is right there waiting to provide savings at participating businesses.”

Send a gift direct to loved ones

Want to make sure you are the center of attention even if you can’t attend holiday festivities? Send a sweet or fragrant centerpiece from Cookies by Design where members receive a 15 percent discount or FTD.com where members receive 25 percent off online and phone orders. AAA members also receive discounts at popular online retailers including Target.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Shoes.com and Kohls.com. Visit AAA.com/shopnow for details.

Retail shopping

Looking for a more personal shopping experience? AAA members receive discounts at many retail locations including Banana Republic Factory Stores, Gap Outlet and Tanger Outlet Centers. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list of retailers. Still need to send a gift? AAA members receive 15 percent off packaging and 5 percent off shipping at The UPS Store.

AAA travel discounts

When holiday plans include travel, AAA members can take advantage of discounts and exclusive rates through AAA’s industry partners including hotel partners and Hertz Car rental. AAA, which operates the largest leisure travel agency network in North America, is able to provide access to unmatched travel value.

SYC&S “Catch the Discounts” Sweepstakes

In addition to great savings, AAA’s Show Your Card and Save third annual “Catch the Discounts” sweepstakes offers an opportunity to win hundreds of daily prizes and a grand prize Ultimate Shopping Vacation Package. The trip includes round-trip airfare for two on Continental Airlines, a Hertz car rental, a five-day stay at a Best Western hotel and a $2500 Visa Gift Card for shopping. To enter visit AAA.com/catchthediscounts now through December 31. AAA members and non-members can participate in an interactive game and learn about the discounts available with membership.

Save this holiday season by using the benefits of AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program at retail locations in North American and popular online retailers likeTarget.com, Shoes.com, FTD.com and more. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list of retailers and offers.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

Orlando, Fla., September 18, 2009

Exams can indentify early signs of serious health conditions 

Whether you are a college student having trouble seeing the front of the classroom, someone who wears corrective lenses or are fortunate not to be experiencing vision problems an annual eye exam can complement your wellness routine. Many people wait until they experience a problem to schedule an appointment, but they may be missing an opportunity to gather important information about their health. AAA members save 30 percent* on eye exams and if necessary an additional 30 percent on a complete pair of eyeglasses at LensCrafters, Sears Optical, Pearle Vision, and Target Optical.

Health professionals say comprehensive eye exams can detect the early signs of serious health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure and the onset of eye diseases including glaucoma and macular degeneration. In turn, early diagnosis of these diseases contributes to more successful treatment.

An eye exam gives the doctor an unobstructed view of blood vessels in the eye, allowing the doctor to see early signs of diabetes. If diabetes is left untreated, eye diseases such as retinopathy (damage to the retina), cataract (clouding of eye lens) and glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye) could develop, blurring vision and eventually leading to blindness.

The American Diabetes Association reports that there are 23.6 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes. While an estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 5.7 million people (or nearly one quarter) are unaware they are diabetic.

As we age, there is also greater risk for serious, sight-threatening conditions and these issues can affect driving. Problems may cause a gradual decline in vision and many individuals may not even be aware of this at the onset. To maintain healthy eyes, detect other possible medical conditions and retain clear vision AAA recommends making eye exams part of your wellness routine. Visit AAA.com/discounts for details on savings available to AAA members and to locate a participating location near you.

AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program is the largest member discount program in the world offering more than 164,000 locations for savings worldwide including 110,000 retail locations in North American and popular online retailers including Target.com, Shoes.com, FTD.com and more. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list of retailers and offers.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

Orlando, Fla., September 9, 2009

Finding budget-stretching shopping discounts, travel deals and cheaper gasoline prices are just some of the ways AAA will help consumers this Fall and Winter 

While the worst of the recession may now be in the rearview mirror, many families are still searching for creative ways to stretch their holiday budgets this year.

Whether these expenditures involve gift-giving, travel or dining out, there are a variety of ways AAA can help its more than 51 million members financially this holiday season.

Rather than trying to save money by searching local shopping malls for a bargain, eating at fast food restaurants, and haggling with telephone operators for a decent hotel rate, AAA members can simply reach into their wallets for instant savings. They are also protected in several ways from major automotive-related expenses. And, they can go online to AAA.com to access various tools and products that will aid them this holiday season. If a family member or friend is not already a member of AAA, membership makes a great money-saving gift too. To join, go to AAA.com.

Six ways AAA helps consumers stretch and protect their holiday budgets

  1. Before they reach into their wallet for cash or a credit card, millions of AAA members pull out their membership card. AAA’s Show Your Card & Save® program is available at more than 164,000 locations in North America. Deals include discounts on meals, hotel rooms, themed attractions, car rentals, movie tickets, apparel and footwear, vision care, prescriptions and auto parts. Members also save online with well-known general merchandise retailers, as well as with many of the Internet’s best known and trusted specialty stores on items such as jewelry, floral arrangements, books and other media, and luggage. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list. Last year, members saved an estimated $2.1 billion via the Show Your Card & Save program.
  2. When holiday plans include travel, seasoned travelers know to call or visit a AAA travel agent or go online to AAA.com/travel. AAA Travel Agency services are available to members and non-members, although members are entitled to special benefits. AAA, which operates the largest leisure travel agency network in North America, is able to provide access to unmatched travel values via its industry partnerships with leading travel providers, including the best tour and cruise companies, a wide range of hotel operators, numerous themed attractions and special destinations. In the current economy steep discounts, as well as free upgrades and extras are not uncommon, but holiday travelers should seek up–to-the-minute information for the best deals.
  3. AAA members don’t need to search all over town for the best prices on gasoline. Many members and non-members go to www.aaa.com/triptik for information on local gas prices updated as frequently as four times per day. AAA’s special relationship with the nation’s leading provider of retail fuel price information – Oil Price Information Service – makes this information available on AAA’s trip mapping and planning tool. This is also the ideal place to plan your holiday road trip. You can find hotels, restaurants and other points of interest. Plus, you can plot your travels to avoid toll roads if you wish. AAA maps and AAA TourBook® guides are also available free to members at their local office.
  4. A definite holiday budget buster can be an unexpected breakdown or major car repair. As a free public service, AAA inspects auto repair shops around the country and only approves those that meet and continually maintain high professional standards for equipment, customer service, cleanliness and training. To search for a AAA Approved Auto Repair shop nearby, visit AAA.com/repair. AAA recommends all motorists have their vehicles thoroughly inspected by a qualified technician at least once each year; especially if they are contemplating a long road trip. Regular inspections and maintenance can help consumers avoid major repair expenses, or the frustrating inconvenience of an automotive breakdown.
  5. When it comes to paying for all those holiday items, members can use a AAA credit card and reward themselves at the same time. The AAA WorldPoints® card allows members to earn points redeemable for cash, merchandise, gift cards, travel and more. Or, they can use the AAA Cash Rewards card that pays back 1 percent of total net retail purchases and there are no tiers to meet in order to get the best return possible. Cardholders not only get some of the best rewards available, the added benefits include no annual fee, reduced foreign transaction fee, and zero fraud liability.
  6. Should their vehicle fail them during the holiday rush, AAA’s legendary emergency road service is just a phone call or email away for members. Basic membership includes free towing from three to five miles (depending on local club policies) to any destination. AAA Plus members are entitled to 100 miles of free towing in any direction. Unlike most road service plans, AAA membership provides coverage for any vehicle they are driving or riding in. Experienced drivers know the expense of a tow alone will frequently pay the full cost of a one year membership in AAA. In addition, the motor club’s unique abilities as a roadside problem solver means members are not left alone to find a repair shop, arrange their own towing, secure a rental car or even make hotel arrangements should their holiday trip be disrupted. Last year, AAA responded to more than 29 million calls for roadside assistance.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

AAA Roadside App for iPhone provides location information with requests for roadside assistance

(Orlando, Fla. – 8/14/2009) AAA announced its AAA Roadside app for iPhone users is now available on the iTunes App Store. The free app provides AAA members with a way to use their iPhone, and its innovative location based services, to quickly send their vehicle location, description, specific vehicle problem and other detailed information directly to AAA for roadside assistance. The user always has the option to place a voice call, and once the request is submitted, the AAA member receives a confirmation that his/her information was received by AAA Roadside Assistance.

“Dealing with a breakdown can be a stressful situation for anyone, even more so when you’re not familiar with your surroundings,” said Marshall L. Doney, AAA Automotive vice president. “The AAA Roadside app for iPhone is another way AAA helps members get back on the road and onto their destinations. We think the AAA Roadside app is an invaluable tool for motorists, especially for those hitting the road this summer.”

The app includes a While You Are Waiting feature, so members can search for nearby AAA Approved Auto Repair shops, Hertz rental locations offering AAA member discounts, AAA Approved accommodations, AAA offices and retail locations with discounts on auto parts and more. Each search displays key information for each location, such as the name, address, phone, distance from location,routing map, driving directions and a summary of the discount details. For those who are not AAA members, the app also has a Join AAA feature.

AAA Roadside is available for free from the iTunes App Store on iPhone or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. Please visit AAA.com/roadside for further details.

AAA’s first app, AAA Discounts, launched in April 2009 and has been downloaded more than half a million times from the App Store. AAA Discounts displays Show Your Card & Save® partners near the user’s location.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

 

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