Kathleen Zinszer
Sr. Public Aff. Specialist, PA/DE
O: (302) 299-4168
C: (610) 291-7312
KZinszer@aaamidatlantic.com

PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 1, 2020) Store shelves (in-person and online) are stocked with back-to-school necessities as parents and students check items off their shopping lists. Even though school will look different this year, the National Retail Federation and Proper Insights & Analysis reports that consumers tentatively plan to spend a record amount on back-to-school items this year. Despite not knowing exactly what supplies will be needed for in-person, hybrid and/or remote learning options, parents of students in elementary school through high school are expected to spend $33.9 billion for back to school supplies, breaking a record set back in 2012.

Back to school supplies, especially for hybrid and remote learning, will differ from the norm as families look to purchase computers, tablets, printers, desks, etc.

While many AAA members only think of using their membership when it comes to their car, their AAA card can help them save on school supplies, electronics, and more. These A+ discounts are available to anyone with a AAA card:

Clothing, Shoes and Eyewear

Tanger Outlets - Visit the Tanger Outlets’ shopper services and receive a FREE coupon book with savings of up to 20% at select merchants.

Reebok Outlet Stores – Save 15% off your total in-store purchase at all U.S. Reebok Outlet locations.

LensCrafters – Save 50% off lenses with the purchase of frames. Plus save 30% off eye exams (at participating locations), 30% off non-prescription sunglasses, 15% off lenses and 10% off contact lenses. 

Supplies for Students and Teachers

Office Depot/OfficeMax – Create a free account with Office Depot/OfficeMax and receive up to 75% off their best value items including all your back to school (supplies, computers, furniture, etc.) and PPE (personal protective equipment) needs. Plus receive FREE next-day delivery on orders of $50 or more. Free in-store and curbside pickup available at most locations.

After School

Blue Apron - Skip the stress of shopping and meal planning with Blue Apron and save $63 on meals delivered to your door.

AAA members who use their card for discounts save an average of $91 per year. Yet new membership starts at just $57 a year, a price local drivers find well worth it for roadside rescue peace of mind.  

If you have a new driver in the family this school year or you’re sending a student off to college, consider a AAA Membership. Nothing says love like the protection and peace of mind that comes with a AAA membership! Information on all discounts can be found at AAA.com/Discounts.

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AAA provides automotive, travel and insurance services to 60 million members nationwide and more than 3.2 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 appss for iPhone, iPad and Android.  For more information, visit www.AAA.com.

TEDx Wilmington Salon

Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, AAA and TEDx Wilmington held the first TEDx Salon dedicated to ideas worth spreading in transportation.

This event had:

  • 12 live talks given by 13 speakers
  • 368 people in attendance at the live event
  • More than 7,500 viewed the event online through Livestream, viewing events, and on the AAA Associate network
  • Online viewers came from all 50 states and approximately 30 countries around the world

View a slideshow from the event

This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA

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