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Nov/Dec 2010 Issue

Find savings opportunities on your phone

Now, those who use an Android mobile phone can find thousands of AAA discounts using a free “app” that matches the convenience and usefulness of its Apple iPhone counterpart.

AAA’s suite of mobile applications designed to make its widely used products and services available whenever and wherever consumers need them took another leap forward with the Android-compatible AAA Discounts app. The free app uses GPS technology to display AAA Show Your Card & Save® retail partners near the user’s location, just like the AAA Discounts Apple iPhone app, which has been downloaded nearly 900,000 times.

There are more than 110,000 AAA Show Your Card & Save® locations in North America that offer exclusive discounts to AAA members, ranging from restaurants and hotels to clothing retailers and auto repair shops.

Use the dynamic map screen to view your current location and nearby discounts in the categories you select. Just touch the screen for each retail partner’s name, address and phone number, as well as a summary of the discount. You’ll get driving directions and continuous tracking as you move.

All app users can view the locations offering discounts, but only members can take advantage of the savings. The app is available for free download from the Android Market and is compatible with devices using Android platform versions 1.6 or newer.

AAA Discounts for Android is the fourth free app to be offered by AAA. The first three apps, released for iPhone users, were AAA Discounts, AAA Roadside and AAA TripTik Mobile. AAA Roadside enables members who need roadside assistance to send their location and breakdown details directly to AAA. The AAA TripTik Mobile app provides mapping and displays frequently updated gas prices.

For details about AAA apps, visit www.AAA.com/mobile.

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VIN Etch helps deter auto theft

As an effective theft deterrent, the Club will offer window etching of your vehicle’s VIN (vehicle identification number) at several AAA offices.

The cost for the service 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 48 hours in advance of the dates. Please have your VIN number handy when you call.

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