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Christine Delise
Sr. Public Relations Specialist, MD
O: (410) 616-1900 (ext. 4361153)
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TOWSON, MD (June 6, 2018)June is here, which will mean a busy month for those shoppers who will be bearing gifts for graduations and Father’s Day celebrations.


According to the annual consumer survey on graduation gift spending released by the National Retail Federation, the average person buying graduation gifts will spend over $102 with total spending expected to reach $5.2 billion, the third-highest number in the survey’s 12-year history.


Father’s Day will be celebrated by 77 percent of Americans, who will spend an average of $133 per person with total spending expected to rise to a near-record $15.3 billion this year, according to the Federation’s annual Father’s Day consumer survey.


Clothing, gift cards and electronics will be the most popular gift items to be purchased for both dads and grads, according to the surveys.


While many AAA members only think of using their membership when it comes to their car, members can also use their card to save a bundle when shopping for the dads and grads in their life.  These money-saving discounts are available to anyone with a AAA card.

Information on all discounts can be found at


As gift cards are a popular present for dads and grads according to the NRF’s consumer surveys, AAA Mid-Atlantic stores sell a variety of gift cards for retailers such as Macy’s, Kohl’s, JC Penney, Amazon, and Best Buy.  To find a store location, visit


Finally, the one gift idea that fits everyone is the gift of a AAA Membership.  With AAA Mid-Atlantic expecting to rescue 138,000 Marylanders this summer, give the grad heading off to college or work, or the dad on his daily commute, the peace of mind from worry about a roadside breakdown.  More information on memberships can be found at


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AAA provides automotive, travel and insurance services to 58 million members nationwide and more than 937,000 members in Maryland.  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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