Members save average of $93 each by using AAA’s great discounts
During this down economy, AAA member savings were up as they used their membership cards to save on travel, gifts, meals and more, topping $2 billion in savings nationwide last year.
AAA members save on hotel stays, car rentals and automotive repairs, as well as on a host of retail products and services through the Show Your Card & Save® program. Members who used the discounts last year saved on average $93, more than the cost of a basic AAA membership. In fact, 61 percent of AAA members took advantage of AAA discounts on everything from travel and restaurants to home electronics and prescription drugs during the year.
AAA’s savings figures are based on AAA’s Show Your AAA Card & Save Awareness and Usage Study. The annual survey asks members about the savings they receive from AAA’s entire portfolio of discounts including AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program, AAA Travel Services, AAA Financial Services and AAA Automotive. Taking advantage of the benefits of membership, consumers can save on thousands of products and services. For a complete list of savings opportunities visit AAA.com/discounts.
The survey also showed that hotel and motel discounts are the most commonly used AAA discounts, with seven in 10 members reporting that they have ever used that type of discount. One-half of all members have used travel services/product discounts, and approximately one-fourth have obtained discounts for attractions or theme parks tickets (28 percent) and automotive services (22 percent).
New discounts that began in 2009 include savings at Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory Stores. AAA also launched the AAA Discounts iPhone App, making it easier for members to find discounts wherever they go.
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, as well as popular online retailers including Target.com and FTD.com. Visit AAA.com/discounts for more information.
AAA Show Your Card & Save discounts are available at 110,000 retail locations across North America.