School Supplies

AAA Members Save on Back to School Supplies Using Club-arranged Discounts

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.
  • 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
  • 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 including five percent off and free shipping for online orders more than $50 at and 15 percent off online orders more than $100 at

Visit 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 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 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

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