AAA’s Show Your Card & Save Program Can Help Consumers Make the Most of Holiday Gift and Travel Budgets

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 where members receive 25 percent off online and phone orders. AAA members also receive discounts at popular online retailers including,, and Visit 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 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 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,, and more. Visit 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

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