Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hot Summer Savings

This might sound like a commercial, but I'm not being paid! For as long as I can remember, I have had a AAA membership. Before the Internet was map-friendly, our family would call our local office for driving directions and maps to our vacation destinations. We'd even sometimes have a need for the towing and lock out services. For us, the investment was minimal compared to the pay off; one tow of the car could pay for an entire year's membership and the peace of mind it provides.

All those years, however, I didn't realize the savings we were passing up by overlooking the Show & Save option of our membership. Most folks know you can order discount theme park tickets to places like Disney and Busch Gardens, but are you taking advantage of the savings available from a number of restaurants, retail stores (including clothing stores!), attractions, and automotive service centers? Many establishments will extend a % off for showing your AAA card! Check out the details by visiting (or, if you don't live in the south, visit

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