AAA Memberships – Are You Using Yours?

If you’re already a AAA member, it’s natural to look for a AAA discounted rate when you book a hotel. But if you’ve been dutifully renewing your membership dues and not paying attention to the other benefits, you may be missing out on some savings.

For example, a valid AAA membership currently entitles you to discounts from five to twenty percent on purchases or services with these merchants:

Target – 10% online at AAA.com/Target

Payless Shoe Source – 10% on regular price, in store

Barnes& Noble – 5% online through AAA.com/barnesandnoble

FTD – 20% (code required – see AAA.com/save)

Office related: Circuit City, Office Max, Geek Squad, Dell

Of course, restrictions apply. It’s worth it to check the website periodically to see if a discount is offered, especially when you are preparing to make a non-routine purchase at a major retailer. The discount on a single large purchase could recover or at least offset the cost of your membership.