Marilyn Buskohl
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AAA to the Rescue  . . . for Spring Gift Ideas

May 10, 2018 - - Whether you’re shopping for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or graduations, gift giving is ramping up this week. Many of South Dakota’s 97,000 AAA members only think of using their membership when it comes to their car. However, when shopping for the moms, dads and grads in their life, they can actually use their card to save time and money.

Nothing says you care like the protection of a AAA membership. Memberships are especially popular graduation gifts for those heading away to college or a new job. Vehicle breakdowns never seem to occur at a convenient time, but AAA responds quickly with battery replacements on board, help for flat tires and even key retrieval if they are locked inside a car. Towing, if required, costs nothing extra for AAA members. AAA’s Plus membership – offering towing up to 100 miles – is available now for the price of a Classic membership when purchased as a gift. And, the member who purchases a gift membership receives a $10 gift card redeemable at a variety of merchants.

Here are examples of money-saving discounts on popular gift items available to anyone with a AAA card:

  • 1-800-Flowers – Mother’s Day bouquets (Save 25% with code 25AAA 5/1-5/13)
  • Harry & David – Father’s Day Summer Grilling Gift Box (Save 25% with code 25AAA 5/1-5/13)
  • Ticket Monster – Save at least 15% on theater, sporting event, and concert tickets
  • Popcorn Factory – 3-Flavor Popcorn Tin (Save 25% with code 25AAA 5/1-5/13)
  • Sprint – AAA Members who are also customers of Sprint can get their membership renewal paid, up to the cost of Classic.
  • Dell – save up to 30% off select Dell configurations
  • HP – Sprocket printer – print directly from your phone or tablet
    • will be offering a free $20 Gift Card with purchase of HP Sprocket Photo Printers--Black, White, Red, Gold. Valid through May 19. (Sprocket 2-and-1, Sprocket Plus excluded) 
    • Evergreen offer: Save up to 35% off select HP products with free shipping and dedicated support

AAA members who use their card for discounts save an average of $92 per year. Yet membership starts at just $52 a year, a price local drivers find well worth it just for roadside rescue peace of mind. Information on all discounts can be found at



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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