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Christine Delise
Sr. Public Relations Specialist, MD
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TOWSON, MD (February 8, 2019) –– More than half of Americans – 51 percent – are estimated to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day and the spending is expected to reach a record amount for the holiday – in the billions.


Lovers in America are estimated to spend $20.7 billion on average on Saint Valentine’s Day this year. That romantic tab includes $1.8 billion on candy, $1.9 billion on flowers, $3.9 billion on jewelry, and $3.5 billion for an evening out, according to the National Retail Federation.


With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, some gift-givers could be seeing red.  Many AAA members only think of using their membership when it comes to their car. But this Valentine’s Day, a AAA membership card could save you a bundle.


“Many members are aware of the discounts available for travel, but we are committed to providing additional benefits and discounts for AAA members on everyday expenses including gifts for loved ones,” said Ragina Cooper Averella, Manager of Public and Government Affairs, AAA Mid-Atlantic. “The same card that provides peace of mind with emergency roadside assistance can also provide savings on retail items, hotel accommodations, household repairs, pet care, jewelry and more.”


These sweet discounts are available to anyone with a AAA card:



 Information on all discounts can be found at

AAA members who use their card for discounts save an average of $92 per year. Yet new membership starts at just $57 a year, a price Maryland drivers find well worth it for roadside rescue peace of mind. 


Which brings to mind a final great Valentine’s Day gift: a AAA membership. Nothing says love like the protection of AAA and, maybe your sweetheart will treat you to some of the wonderful discounted options available with AAA membership.


For special offers on new AAA Memberships, use the promo code: “SAFETYNEW.”  For current members renewing, use the promo code: “SAFETY.” Call (866) 636-2377 or visit a AAA Mid-Atlantic store.  To find a store location, visit


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AAA provides automotive, travel and insurance services to 59 million members nationwide and more than 982,000 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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