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May/June 2014 Issue

Save on summer fun with theme park discounts

Theme parks rise to the top of many families’ summer vacation bucket lists, and AAA discounts can help them check the exciting attractions off their lists.

AAA helps members save with discounts on admission and merchandise at major theme parks and water parks across the country, including Six Flags parks, Disney World, Disneyland, and SeaWorld parks. Shop online or at your full service AAA office.

For instance, members can save $20 off the gate price of multi-day tickets at Universal Orlando by purchasing them at

This summer offers a great time to visit when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter–Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios Florida with shops, rides, and restaurants. Hogwarts Express train will take guests to the existing Harry Potter area in the adjoining Islands of Adventure park.

To purchase tickets, click on or see offices that sell tickets.

A rendering of the new Diagon Alley area at Universal Studios Florida. Opening this summer, a date has not been released.


AAA deters car theft with VIN etching

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

Many law enforcement agencies believe that etching a vehicle identification number (VIN) on an auto’s windshield and window glass deters thieves because they have difficulty selling a car with VIN etching and will usually pass them up in favor of un-etched cars.

The cost for the service is $30 for AAA members and $40 for non-members, including six etchings per car. Some insurance companies, including AAA, offer discounts off their premium for VIN Etching.

Please make appointments at least 48 hours before the dates listed by calling (800) 222-7623 ext. 6821. Have your VIN number handy when calling to make your appointment.

View dates and locations



Penske sweepstakes celebrate AAA

To celebrate its 15-year partnership with AAA, Penske Truck Rental is holding its Open Road Sweepstakes, giving members a chance at one of 15 free truck rentals per month in 2014.

There is no purchase necessary, and it is open to AAA members and the public at People are allowed to enter once per month. Winners are selected at random, and the 15 free rentals each month are for local or one-way moving trips.

Penske’s discounts for AAA members include:

For reservations or details, call (877) 222-7924 or visit



Unlock valuable savings and services with AAA card

Your membership card can help you unlock a world of savings, benefits, and services, so AAA is hosting informative presentations to help you learn how to use that valuable key.

At the upcoming “Maximize Your Membership” meetings, AAA members can find out how their membership not only can save them money but how AAA services–often available online– can make their lives easier.

At these informal meetings, members will learn about AAA’s automotive services, including our roadside assistance and AAA Mobile Battery Service. Other highlights will include details about AAA’s insurance coverage, array of travel services, and our retail discounts that can save you more than the cost of your membership.

View list of branch events


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