Would you like to save money on everyday purchases and services? Did you know that you can save money on automotive services, entertainment, travel, health services, restaurants, shopping, and much more? There are literally hundreds of places that you can receive discounts with this one tip. I want to share with you my number one tip to save money on everyday life.
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One way that I have saved money over the years is with my AAA membership.
My parents bought me a membership when I learned to drive. The main reasons were in case I needed my car towed, my battery jump started, or if I locked my keys inside my car.
The many benefits & ways to save money on everyday life
There are many benefits and savings with a AAA membership.
Over the years, I have used the towing and battery-jumping a few times, but I have also gotten countless free maps, TripTiks (your entire trip mapped out for you with easy to flip pages), and “things to do” state books.
I have almost always used the hotel discounts when I have stayed in a hotel.
Recently, I saved over $150 on a rental car. I went on the rental car site and then went to AAA’s rental car site. The same rental place had slashed off over $150 for a van on AAA’s site that was regular price on their site.
There are so many other things that you can use your card to get discounts on. This past week, we saved 10% off our zoo tickets.
There are many other discounts as well. You can save on hotels, rental cars, restaurants, zoos, museums, shopping, and a lot more!
What is a AAA Membership?
AAA has three levels of membership. There are classic, plus, and premier membership levels available.
All three memberships provide you with roadside assistance. Besides providing you with safety, security, savings, and peace of mind, AAA also has hundreds of discounts available to its members.
All memberships come with the following services with the more expensive memberships offering better services of each:
- emergency starting
- battery service
- flat tire service
- fuel delivery
- vehicle locksmith service
- car travel interruption
- emergency check cashing
- Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Membership
- TripTiks, maps, & tourbooks
- passport photos
- legal service fee reimbursement
- travel/accident insurance for AAA travel
Besides all of these services, you get discounts on hundreds of items in the following categories:
- health & services
- home, office, & finance
How much do I have to spend to save money on everyday life?
Becoming a AAA member is very reasonable.
I make back all of the money that I spend for the membership every year because it literally saves me so much money!
It is so easy to make back the cost of one year’s membership with just one purchase. When I got a rental car for our last vacation, it saved me double what the cost of my membership was.
The classic membership is $52 a year and comes with great benefits.
I have the plus membership which is $87 a year. It comes with even better roadside benefits.
The highest membership you can get is the premier membership for $117 a year. It has even better roadside benefits such as Vehicle Return, Home Lockout Service, 24-Hour Concierge Service, 24-Hour Emergency and Medical Services, One-Day Free Car Rental (with qualifying tow), & Coverage for Other Types of Vehicles (like RVs and Motorcycles).
Plus, if you refer a friend to AAA, you get $20 towards your next renewal!
Why you should become a AAA member
There are so many reasons for you to become a AAA member.
Do you ever go on vacation?
If you stay in hotels, go on roadtrips, use rental cars, or like to visit attractions, then you will save money!
Do you ever go out to eat?
You can save money at hundreds of restaurants!
Do you ever have car trouble?
Get peace of mind with tons of roadside assistance services!
Do you like to shop?
There are hundreds of places that offer discounts for AAA members!
Do you want free identity theft protection?
AAA offers all of its members free identity theft protection!
Do you wear glasses, have prescriptions, or use vitamins?
AAA offers discounts for all of these items!
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