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AAA: Not Just for Roadside Assistance

July 13th, 2021

It’s a common misconception among AAA members and non-members alike that AAA only offers roadside assistance. This could not be further from the truth. AAA strives to make life more convenient — and more affordable — for travelers and non-travelers. To help us accomplish this goal, we developed a discount program through which we offer members exclusive savings on products and services in a variety of categories, including attractions and entertainment, home and business, travel, restaurants, shopping, personal services and automotive. Today, members not only have peace of mind that roadside assistance is just a phone call away but also, that they can save on everyday and not-so-everyday items.

Live a Little and Save Money Too
With the cost of living higher than it’s ever been, it’s hard for individuals to put aside money for the things they want but don’t necessarily need. As a AAA member, you can dine at a fancy restaurant without feeling guilty with 10% off at Landry’s or be a rock star at Hard Rock Cafe. Enjoy a night on the town with major discounts on ticketed events with AAA Tickets. With your membership, you receive 20% or more off concerts, sporting events and live theater; up to 30% off movie tickets and up to 40% off attractions. If you are looking for more fun at home, you can rack up substantial shopping discounts through Samsung, HP and Dell when you upgrade to a big screen TV, a faster gaming system or add a new sound bar.

Treat Yourself (and Your Friends)
With the money you save on gas and other everyday items, you can finally feel confident enough to treat yourself to some of the items you want or need, but have been putting off. If you are ready for new prescription lenses, buy them through LensCrafters to enjoy up to 30% off. You can also refresh your wardrobe when you shop Reebok Outlet Stores for 15% off your purchase or Tanger Outlet Centers with a free coupon book with up to 20% off at select merchants.

When it comes to special treats, don’t forget birthdays and other events for family members and friends. 1-800-Flowers.com offers a variety of in-season and traditional flower bouquets and a variety of other gifts for every occasion. AAA members receive great discounts on unique gifts from a variety of distinctive gift sites, including Harry & David, 1-800-Baskets.com, Shari's Berries, Simply Chocolate, FruitBouquets.com, Cheryl’s Cookies, Personalization Mall, The Popcorn Factory, Wolferman’s and Stock Yards.

Invest in a Change of Scenery
If the pandemic taught Americans anything, it’s that they want to be free to travel, near and far. Have you been bitten by the travel bug too? Make sure you take advantage of your AAA member benefits. If you decide to fly to your destination, go through The Parking Spot to save 20% on off-airport parking regardless of your length of stay or day of the week.

If you choose to drive, plan ahead and rent a car through a AAA discount partner — which includes Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty — to save on car rentals. Whether you hit the road with a rental or your own vehicle, cut down on the cost of gas with the Shell Fuel Rewards Program. AAA members automatically receive Extended Gold Status saving you at least $0.05 per gallon on every fill-up. You can also make your car road-ready with AAA discounts at NAPA AUTO PARTS retail locations or online.

Wherever your plans take you, make sure to show your membership card at AAA Preferred Hotels.  You will not only get great rates, but great savings on brands like Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott International and MGM Resorts International.

If 2021 is the year you take a leap and move across town or out of state, get help from a AAA moving partner. Atlas Van Lines, Penske Truck Rental, and SpareFoot Storage and The UPS Store for packing supplies will make moving costs more manageable.

When you consider all that AAA does beyond offering roadside assistance, it’s easy to see why millions of Americans become new members year after year — and why millions more remain members for life. For hundreds of more reasons to join, browse our list of discounts today.