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Mar/Apr 2008 Issue
Road trip film partners with AAA to offer vacation sweepstakes

The dramatic scenery, such as Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, is as much a character in the movie as the stars, from left, Joan Allen, Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange.
With its array of maps and popular TripTiks®, AAA is known for planning the perfect driving routes, so when a road trip film starring Jessica Lange was in the works, the film studio sought out AAA as a partner.

Now travelers can not only take the same trip that Lange took with her co-stars, Kathy Bates and Joan Allen, but they can enter a sweepstakes to win a number of fantastic vacations. The film, which is called “Bonneville,” is slated for wide release in March.

The movie is a contemporary story of adventure and coming-of-age for the second time in one’s life as three friends embark on a pilgrimage from Idaho through Utah and Nevada to Santa Barbara.

Showcasing such beautiful sights as Utah’s Bryce Canyon, the film might inspire travelers to hit the open road. In addition to its usual TripTiks®, available at and in full-service AAA offices, AAA has created a special TripTik® that leads travelers along the same route in the film. Click on to download the TripTik®.

Also available on that Web site is a sweepstakes that features five different prizes, including: a AAA Vacations® package to Walt Disney World; a Princess cruise to the Mexican Riviera; a stay at The Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas; a stay at the Red Mountain Spa in St. George, Utah; and a Forever Resorts Houseboats package.

Stay and save at AAA’s lodging partners

Get more for your money when you stay with a AAA preferred lodging partner and get the best available rate for your dates of stay and a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee.

AAA preferred lodging partners include top-brand hotels like Best Western, Hampton, Hilton, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, La Quinta, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin. To make a reservation, visit a full-service AAA office and meet with a travel professional.

Counselors can assist with other trip details, such as discounted theme park tickets, Hertz rental cars, TripTiks® and more. And learn about AAA’s retail discount partners, like Reebok, Target and Dell.

For reservations, you can also click on or call 1-866-222-7283.

Roam the country with AAA’s Getaways

One way to nurture family ties is to experience new places and things together. Because travel broadens the mind,“roaming” could join the three “R’s” in school. When parents and kids roam America, they not only experience adventure but also each other.

There is a lot of history, science and fun in America and AAA Exclusive Getaways have created special vacations that are perfect for families. Choose from packages to such destinations as Washington, D.C.; San Diego; New Orleans; Chicago; and family-friendly meccas, such as Orlando, Fla. and Anaheim, Calif.

There is a wide selection of Family & Friends Getaways with prices and attractions for almost any budget. Some start as low as $53 per person.

To start your plans now, click on and choose from hundreds of ideas. •

VIN Etch can deter theft

As a theft deterrent, AAA will offer window etching of your vehicle’s VIN (vehicle identification number) this spring.

The cost is $30 for AAA members and $40 for non-members, including six etchings per car. AAA offers discounts on insurance for VIN Etching.

Call 1-800-AAA-ROAD ext. 6821 to make appointments at least 24 hours in advance of the below dates. Please have your VIN number handy when making reservations.

View VIN Etch dates and locations

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