The Best AAA Discounts To Take Advantage Of

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When you sign up for a membership to AAA, you buy peace of mind on the road. But thanks to the thousands of nationwide discounts that are included in your subscription, that subscription can pay for itself and then some. You know that with AAA, help is just a phone call away if you break down, run out of gas, get a flat or lock your keys in your car. But if you’re traveling this summer for the first time since the world went haywire, you can make your membership pay even if your car doesn’t call it quits. Here’s how.

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If You’re Traveling, AAA Discounts Go Where You Go

AAA doesn’t just help you out when your car misbehaves — you can use your membership to save when you finally stop for the night.

  • Best Western: Save up to 15%
  • Hilton: AAA members save 5% or more
  • Hyatt: 10% discount
  • Marriott: Save 5% or more
  • MGM Resorts: Save 10% on a variety of Las Vegas properties and earn MGM Resorts M life tier credits when booking AAA rates

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AAA members are also eligible for these travel-related discounts:

  • Hertz: Save up to 20% 
  • Dollar: 10% off rentals and GPS systems
  • Thrifty: 8% off car rentals, 10% off GPS systems
  • The Parking Spot: Free reservations and 10% or more off of near-airport parking

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Save Money on Movie, Theater, Concert and Sports Tickets

America is going back to the movies. If you’re taking in a flick this summer and you’re signed up with AAA, you probably won’t have to pay full price — and you can enjoy the convenience of printing your own e-tickets at home. You can also use AAA Tickets to save on live events, as well.

You can save up to 30% on movie tickets at the following theater chains, among others:

  • AMC 
  • Regal
  • Cinemark
  • Showcase Cinemas
  • Movie Tavern
  • Edwards Theatres
  • Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas

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Membership in AAA gets you a discount of 20% or more on tickets to sporting events like: 

  • NCAA
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • NBA

Your AAA membership earns you up to over 60% off on attractions, including:

  • Theme parks like Disney World, Universal, Busch Gardens and Sea World
  • Water parks like Adventure Island, Rapid Water Park and Aquatica
  • Ski resorts like Bretton Woods and Saddleback Mountain

You can also save 20% or more on not just the biggest concerts but on live events like Cirque du Soleil, as well as on theater tickets, including shows like “Hamilton,” “The Book of Mormon” and “Blue Man Group.” 

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Going Shopping? AAA Can Help With That

When you pull out your credit card at the cash register, you should pull out your AAA card, too. You get discounts of up to 20% at the Tanger Outlet Centers, which includes:

  • Ann Taylor Factory Store
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Under Armour
  • Banana Republic Factory
  • Calvin Klein
  • American Eagle Outfitters

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Beyond just apparel, you can also save up to 20% at: 

  • Bare + Beauty Bare Minerals
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Williams Sonoma Outlet
  • Kay Jewelers Outlet
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop Outlet
  • Pottery Barn Outlet

You can also take 20% off at Reebok Outlet Stores, 20% off Samsonite purchases and 20% off online purchases at 1-800-FLOWERS.com.

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If You’re Dining, You Should Be Saving

When you’re putting miles in the rearview this summer, all that driving is sure to make you hungry. AAA lets you save 10% on food and non-alcoholic beverages at eateries of all themes across the sprawling Landry restaurant group, which includes:

  • Saltgrass Steak House
  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • The Oceanaire Seafood Room
  • The Brick House Tavern + Tap
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Bubba Gump
  • Vic and Anthony’s Steak House

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Shopping for Your Home and Business Just Got Cheaper

Big discounts are available for products and services that get you by at home and at work, too, including:

  • Samsung: AAA members take up to 30% off sitewide 
  • Dell: Save 10% on PCs, electronics and accessories
  • HP: Take up to 35% off select products with dedicated support and free shipping
  • The UPS Store: You can save up to 30% on printing; 15% on a new mailbox, in-store print/copy services, packing supplies and more; and 5% on shipping
  • Penske Truck Rental: Truck rentals and moving supplies are 12% off
  • Atlas Van Lines: Save an average of $600 on state-to-state moves
  • Sparefoot Storage Finder: You’ll get a month’s rent for free and a $20 Amazon gift card

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Last updated: July 16, 2021

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Andrew Lisa has been writing professionally since 2001. An award-winning writer, Andrew was formerly one of the youngest nationally distributed columnists for the largest newspaper syndicate in the country, the Gannett News Service. He worked as the business section editor for amNewYork, the most widely distributed newspaper in Manhattan, and worked as a copy editor for TheStreet.com, a financial publication in the heart of Wall Street's investment community in New York City.

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