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AAA Saving the (Holi) Day!


Not just for drivers but for shoppers as well


PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 7, 2017) Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, Philly area shoppers still have the opportunity for significant savings this holiday season, though many of them may not even realize it.


That’s because those savings are probably tucked away in their wallets, only for emergencies!

AAA is reminding shoppers that their membership card is also a discount card honored by a host of retailers, many of whom they may already be visiting this holiday season while unaware of the member benefit.


These AAA discounts include savings on everything from popular holiday gifts to savings on shipping (for all of those last minute shoppers!).


“AAA offers savings all year round but now is the time of year when those savings really help shoppers to stretch their dollars, taking full advantage of their membership without even getting stuck in the snow!” says Jana Tidwell, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.


In fact, shoppers could save so much using their AAA card that, with little effort, they could cover their membership cost – so it’s really a gift for themselves as well.




Perhaps the best deal of all is that, this year, your AAA membership could be free! Anyone getting (or giving) a new phone for the holidays might want to consider Sprint because the cellular provider will pay for your AAA membership renewal (classic) and there are additional discounts on rate plans and phone accessories.


Ten Ways AAA Can Help Holiday Shoppers Save:

  • Is there a car guy on your list? AAA members get discounts at NAPA Auto Parts.

  • Everyone likes to eat! AAA members get discounts at Omaha Steaks (online and at store locations).

  • If you’re considering a bright and festive floral arrangement, 1-800-Flowers offers AAA member discounts in-store and online.

  • Buying someone a new appliance? AAA members get significant discounts on appliances at popular retailers like Home Depot and Lowes.

  • Buying someone in the family a new phone? Sprint offers AAA members discounted rates and a free membership renewals.

  • If you’re shopping for pet parents, AAA members receive discounts for pet products and services at stores like at PetSmart and Petco.

  • Is there a traveler on your list? AAA members can get discounts on luggage and other travel accessories at any AAA store.

  • Family visiting for the holidays? Help them explore the Philadelphia area - there are dozens of local museums, aquariums, and theaters that offer a AAA discount.

  • Mailing gifts? AAA members get discounts on products, services and shipping at UPS.

  • If you plan to escape the hustle and bustle by catching a movie, AAA members can save off box offices prices at theatre chains like AMC, Cinemark and Regal Cinemas.

Here is a full list of AAA Discounts and Rewards.


AAA Membership: Everyone Saves


Drivers AND non-drivers:

This is the time of year when AAA is busy with parents (and grandparents) getting gift memberships for everyone in the family because, traditionally, it represents safety and security on the road. But, the roadside benefit extends to non-drivers as well because the AAA Emergency Roadside Service goes with the person – not the car – so, even if someone else is driving, the member can save the day.



The gift of AAA membership will let them travel for less with AAA discounts at many hotels (Marriotts, Hiltons), on Amtrak, with Hertz and The Parking Spot. Plus, AAA roadside assistance travels with the member, even when they leave the car at home.


New drivers

The gift of a AAA membership will not only provide roadside assistance but will also afford them discounted rates on auto insurance.



The gift of a AAA membership will afford them discounted rates on homeowner’s insurance as well.


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AAA provides automotive, travel and insurance services to 57 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Pennsylvania.  AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years.  The not-for-profit, fully tax-paying member organization works on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.  For more information, visit

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