Hubby and I have been AAA members for years. An AAA membership is one great value! It wasn’t until renewing my membership that I realized what a great value AAA really is!
For those who might not know, AAA stands for the American Automobile Association. It is a popular U.S. automobile club. Their Canadian counterpart is the CAA. Part of the services they provide includes emergency roadside assistance, trip planning, vacation booking, and insurance. They also offer passport photos and more.
AAA offers three levels of membership. For one person a one-year basic membership is $89. It offers lockout service and 5 miles of free towing. An AAA Plus membership is $125 for one person annually. This offers up to 100 miles of free towing and a lockout service. There is also a Premiere membership. This is new as of January 2008. It is $155 for one person annually. This offers 200 miles of free towing, lockout service for home and car and other benefits.
We have enjoyed the benefits of membership that come with our AAA Plus. It brings us peace of mind to know that help is available by making one phone call.
Last year, I was invited to speak to a group. It had been raining. I was in a hurry and didn’t pay attention to my car. Later, when I came out my car wouldn’t start because I d accidentally left the lights on.
Two things compounded my worries. One was it was getting dark. My other concern was that I was almost 100 miles from home.
But it turned out to be no problem at all. I fished out my membership card and made a quick call to AAA. The first thing the agent asked was if I was in a safe location. The answer was yes since other people were waiting with me. That was a nice touch! The AAA agent then told me that in about 45 minutes someone would be along to jump-start my car.
In actuality, it took about half that time for the wrecker to show up. In another 10 minutes my car was jumped off and I was ready to go. The driver was friendly and knowledgeable. Even the people who were waiting with me were impressed.
The AAA Membership value goes beyond car care. Discounts that help you stretch your budget are offered at a number of locations nationwide. Not only can you get a preferred rate on a Walt Disney vacation package and special deals but you can get discounts on restaurants and attractions.
Getting a discount is as easy as showing your membership card or inputting your membership number if you are ordering online. The AAA discounts really help you stretch a budget! We need that in this sour economy.
You can also get discounted tickets to movies and attractions by making a visit to the AAA office. Movie tickets are my favorite. For as little as $6 you can purchase a movie ticket with an $8 value!
Discounts are also available on flowers, shoes and prescriptions. A full list is available on the AAA website.
There is even a Fuel Gauge Report by AAA for gas prices. It says its the most comprehensive report in the country. It’s a big help for travel planning.
We are confident that our AAA membership has more than paid for itself! Why not check out your local AAA office and see what a great value a membership really is? We think it’s a great way to stretch our budget in the sour economy.
Source: Personal Experience
AAA of East Tennessee