If your car has ever conked out on a lonely stretch of highway, then you already know that AAA can be a lifesaver. However, this nonprofit federation of affiliated motor clubs does a lot more than rescue you from roadside trouble. Thanks to the wide array of discounts and perks available to AAA users, even die-hard pedestrians can benefit from this membership.
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1. AAA Hotel Discounts
AAA hotel discounts are among the most popular perks for members.
Currently, members can save up to 15 percent at Best Western and 10 percent at the Hyatt Regency. Independent hoteliers often provide AAA discounts, too, so it pays to check when booking accommodations.
2. AAA Rental Car Discounts
According to a 2018 AAA survey, 64 percent of American families intend to take road trips this year. Luckily, you can hit the open road without putting miles on your car.
Currently, AAA members can get up to 20 percent off rentals and free unlimited mileage on most rentals from Hertz, 10 percent off rentals from Dollar and 8 percent off rentals from Thrifty.
3. AAA Restaurant Discounts
A wide range of restaurants offer AAA discounts. For example, AAA members save 10 percent on food, non-alcoholic beverages and merchandise at select U.S. and international locations of the Hard Rock Cafe. And at Papa John’s Pizza, AAA members get 25 percent off full-price items online.
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4. AAA Restaurant Gift Certificate Deals
AAA members can buy discounted restaurant certificates for local eateries through Restaurant.com. Get a $25 certificate for just $7.
5. AAA Apparel Discounts
It’s not always necessary to have a promo code or printed certificate to unlock savings. For example, AAA members who show their cards at Jos. A. Bank can get free shipping plus four times WOWpoints, AAA’s online reward points program.
6. AAA Electronics Discounts
AAA members have access to a wide range of discounts on everything from electronics to printer ink. At HP.com, for example, AAA members can save up to 35 percent on select HP products and enjoy free shipping.
7. AAA Cell Phone Discounts
Sprint customers can take advantage of AAA deals on phone service. When you sign up for phone service with Sprint, you get your next AAA membership renewal paid for by Sprint, as well as Free Safe & Found on up to five phones and 25 percent off on limited accessories.
8. AAA Shipping Discounts
AAA members can save 15 percent on eligible products and services and 5 percent on shipping at the UPS Store just by showing their membership cards. For those looking to print business cards, manuals and other documents in bulk, FedEx Office offers free shipping for online orders of more than $100.
9. AAA Airport Parking Discounts
Family vacations are expensive enough without paying for airport parking. Luckily, AAA members flying the friendly skies can save on this cost. Score up to 25 percent off your near-airport parking and free online reservations at The Parking Spot.
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10. AAA Train Discounts
AAA members can also save as they ride the rails. Save $50 on each booking for trips five nights or longer on Amtrak.
11. AAA Theme Park Discounts
AAA can help you save on sky-high theme park admission costs. Currently, members save up to 30 percent off tickets purchased online for Six Flags and save $5 on front-gate admission.
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12. AAA Prescription Discounts
A lesser-known AAA benefit is discounts on prescriptions. AAA benefits cover the whole family and are even good for many pet scripts. You can save up to 75 percent on prescription medications for you and your pets with this perk. This discount is good at more than 67,000 pharmacies in the U.S. and through mail-order services.
13. AAA Flower Discounts
Several of the brands sold by 1-800-Flowers.com offer discounts. Right now, AAA members can save up to 20 percent in-store and online.
14. AAA Paint Discounts
PPG Paints stores are offering 50 percent off paint for AAA members from now until June 30. So, get started on that project you’ve been planning for ages.
15. AAA Moving Discounts
Penske offers AAA members 12 percent off the daily rate for one-way local rentals and moving supplies.
Additionally, Atlas Van Lines offers savings on moving costs for AAA members. As a AAA member, you receive full-value protection at no additional charge when you move with Atlas Van Lines, saving an average of $600.
16. AAA Frames and Lenses Discounts
AAA discounts are available through multiple optical partners, including LensCrafters. Additionally, at Sears Optical you receive 30 percent off eye exams and $10 off a pair of glasses and sunglasses.
17. AAA Travel Package Discounts
AAA offers preset travel packages that can add up to substantial savings for members. Finding the right travel package is a great way to save big on last-minute trips.
For example, you can enjoy a trip to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Volcano Bay, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal City Walk and save big. Get 10 percent off Blue Man Group tickets and 10 percent off food and beverage at participating locations in the parks.
18. AAA Limited-Time Travel Discounts
AAA also features limited-time travel deals that are available only to members who book through AAA travel agents.
Currently, you can book a Royal Caribbean cruise and get 50 percent off your second guest ticket, and receive 25 percent savings for three of four guests.
19. AAA Discount Movie Tickets
AAA members can save up to $25 on movie packs at Regal Entertainment Group theaters and up to 30 percent on Cinemark theaters.
20. AAA Attractions Discounts
In addition to theme park savings, AAA offers deals at a variety of attractions nationwide. For example, members are eligible to save up to 50 percent off admission to Madame Tussauds. Find out the admission prices for the most popular U.S. tourist attractions.
21. AAA Ski Discounts
On the other end of the vacation spectrum, members can save up to 80 percent on lift tickets bought in advance through Liftopia Colorado, which partners with world-class ski resorts to provide lift, ski rental and snowboard packages. Online orders also build WOWPoints.
22. AAA Gym Discounts
To help get members fit for their vacations, AAA offers gym discounts. LA Fitness waives its $99 initiation fee and offers $29.99 monthly memberships for AAA cardholders who join online.
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23. AAA Photo Book Discounts
For AAA members seeking to document their travel adventures or fitness transformations, they can earn WOWPoints when they order photos through Shutterfly.
24. AAA Car Care Discounts
Naturally, AAA also offers discounts on car care products and parts. For example, members who show their cards at NAPA Auto Parts stores can get a 10 percent discount on select parts and accessories.
25. AAA Pet Care Discounts
AAA deals apply to Fluffy and Fido as well. Currently, Southern California members can save 10 percent at Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies on everything storewide.
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26. AAA Newspaper Discounts
Wall Street Journal subscribers who are also AAA members can earn WOWPoints and get the paper for $1 a week for three months.
27. AAA Health Store Discounts
AAA can help you relax and get healthy this summer. You can save 15 percent on various products such as sports braces and orthopedic supports at Allcare and LegSmart. You can also pocket some extra cash at the American Red Cross Store by saving 15 percent on emergency kit merchandise.
28. AAA Wine Discounts
To complete the spa experience, treat yourself to a glass of wine. AAA members get 15 percent off all orders at 800Wine.com with a promo code available on the auto club’s discount site.
29. AAA Jewelry Discounts
AAA members can save up to 25 percent on purchases at Amore Jewelry Design when you use the code AAA25%. And AAA members also save 10 percent off the Ariva Fine Jewelry collection with the code AAA10%.
30. AAA Limited-Time Offers
Some of the best deals come in the form of limited-time offers, so check back often to avoid missing out. Currently, AAA members can get $20 in free gameplay when they purchase another $20 at Dave & Buster’s.
AAA discounts are generally available to all members around the country and can be found at AAA.com/SearchforDiscounts. Specific national offer restrictions are posted on AAA.com/restrictions, and additional details about requirements and restrictions to redeem offers can be found through the AAA discounts search.
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Taylor Bell contributed to the reporting for this article.