When you think of the American Automobile Association, or AAA, known as “Triple A,” you may think of their popular roadside assistance program or thorough TripTik travel guides. AAA helps members get their drivers licenses and passports easily, too. But AAA is so much more and membership comes with discounts to hundreds of services that you use all the time, including car rentals, hotels, flower delivery, and amusement park passes.
Plan your next business trip or weekend getaway with the help of AAA and find out how much money you can save simply by being a member. Some discounts are regional and they change over time, so be sure to continually check the AAA website for the best deals. From Disney vacations to a dinner out at your favorite restaurant, here are some of AAA’s most popular discounts.
AAA offers discounted tickets and multi-attraction packages for some of the most popular amusements in the United States, including Disney theme parks, Universal Studios, and Six Flags. Many zoos and aquariums work with AAA as well, so always check their Ticket Monster site when planning your excursions, whether it’s a day trip or a week-long vacation. Tickets to local attractions make great gifts for guests who are visiting from out of town, too. Get ready to have some fun for less.
1. California Explorer Pass
AAA’s California Explorer Pass is one of their most-popular ticket bundles. You get a choice of four or five attractions, including Universal Studios Hollywood, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and the San Diego Zoo, and get all your admission passes at discounted prices. You have 30 days from your first visit to get to all your chosen parks before the tickets expire. The California Explorer Pass is ideal for both vacations and for people who live in California. Get out there and explore.
Choose your port and choose your destination and let AAA plan an amazing cruise for you, at discounted prices. AAA travel agents can help you book with Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Viking River Cruises, and more. You can also check Ticket Monster for local one-day boat tours. From the Caribbean to Alaska, AAA helps you set sail for less.
Dolly Parton is a world-class entertainer and knows how to show her guests a good time. Visit her popular theme parks and save about $15 on one-day passes to DollyWood and DollyWood Splash Country when you purchase theme online through Ticket Monster. AAA also has deals on tickets for Dolly Parton’s Stampede.
4. Kennedy Space Center
Launch your trip to Orlando into the stratosphere with savings between 25% and 30% on passes to the Kennedy Space Center, including general admission, the Space Pass Plus, and annual passes.
5. Knott’s Berry Farm
A great family friendly destination in Southern California, Knott’s Berry Farm is a classic amusement park. AAA members save nearly half off the price of a one-day pass and save on a two-day pass as well. AAA also offers a discount for Knott’s Soak City Water Park and the seasonal Knott’s Scary Farm.
Lego comes alive at this popular amusement park in Southern California. There are a variety of Legoland options available to AAA members. Save about $15 on a one-day pass or bundle your tickets with other nearby attractions such as the Sea Life aquarium and the Legoland Water Park.
7. Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Visit the Los Angeles Zoo with up to 25% savings off the general admission prices for adults and children. Explore the wonders of the animal kingdom without breaking the bank.
8. Monterey Bay Aquarium
AAA members can save up to $5 on tickets to one of the best aquariums in the world, the Monterey Bay Aquarium. No trip to Northern California is complete without a look at the seals and sea otters.
9. Mystic Aquarium
This small aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, is home to some of the same marine animals you’ll see at its larger counterparts and with AAA you can purchase tickets for a smaller price.
10. San Diego Zoo
The world-famous San Diego Zoo is the heart of the city, and AAA members can save around $10 off the entrance fee or combine their ticket with a pass to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
11. Six Flags
From Magic Mountain in California to Great Adventure in New Jersey and every park in between, save from 20% to 45% at Six Flags locations throughout the United States with your AAA membership.
12. Universal Studios and Resort
Step into the world of Harry Potter, stroll down a New York City street, and tour a Hollywood studio all in one trip when you visit Universal Studios. AAA offers a variety of discounts for Universal Studios locations in both Florida and California.
13. Walt Disney World and Disneyland
From tickets to the theme parks to a Disney cruise, AAA has you covered with discounts and itineraries to help you embark on an adventure to the most magical place on earth.
AAA works with some of the most popular hotel chains in the world to pass savings on to its members. Save up to 40% off regular rates and get exclusive AAA member add-ons such as free breakfasts. If you already have loyalty points with the hotel, you get to keep those when you book with AAA, and booking through AAA guarantees refunds for many cancelled or changed reservations. Whether you travel for business or for pleasure, once a year or every weekend, check with AAA to see if they have a hotel deal at your destination. Use your discount to reserve hotel rooms for guests who are coming to visit you, too. Here are just a few of the hotels where AAA helps you get a great deal on lodging.
14. Best Western
At Best Western, AAA members save between 5% and 15% on bookings plus get and additional 10% extra rewards points. Best Western is one of the largest hotel chains in the world, with over 4,000 locations worldwide.
15. Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Travel in style and luxury when you stay at a Hilton. Members save up to 10% at most Hilton properties, including Garden Inn and Grand Vacations, when reservations are made through AAA.
Hyatt hotels stand out with their unique architectural design and world-class cuisine. Hyatt offers a 10% discount to AAA members at most of its locations, including the Regency and Hyatt Place.
A favorite of business travelers because of their convenient locations and amenities, AAA members get a 5% discount on all Marriott properties, including Residence Inn.
18. MGM Resorts
Plan a grand vacation or book your next conference at the all-inclusive MGM Resorts. AAA members enjoy a 10% discount on room reservations while they enjoy exquisite service as well.
Car and Truck Rentals
For business travel or for a vacation, or simply because you need a car at home, at some point you’ll want to rent a car and AAA can put you in the driver’s seat for less. Car rental discounts vary by region but you can expect perks like an additional driver for free and exclusive AAA-member coupons. Moving to a new house or taking your kid to college? AAA has you covered with truck rentals, too.
19. Atlas Van Lines
If you have a move planned, whether it’s in-state, between states, or international, your AAA membership gets you a discount with Atlas Van Lines. Members report saving up to $600 on their moves with the various services provided by Atlas. Let Atlas do the work so you don’t have to worry.
20. Dollar Rent a Car
This budget-friendly option is even better if you have AAA membership. Dollar offers members 10% off their car rental in the United States and in Canada and 10% off use of their navigational system if it’s requested as part of your rental.
Hertz is AAA’s main car rental partner and this partnership provides you with the best deals. You’ll get up to a 20% discount on rentals every day. You may request a free carseat for a child if needed and additional fees are waived on drivers between the ages of 20 and 24.
22. Thrifty Car Rental
Being thrifty when it comes to your car rental is not a bad thing. AAA members receive 8% off a rental with Thrifty and 10% off on navigational units.
Other Great Discounts
23. Airline Travel
Whether you have a destination in mind, need a flight for business travel, or want to browse vacations, AAA has you covered with discounts on airline travel. With AAA membership you may also get coupons for discounts at airport restaurants and for your airport parking, too! AAA is one-stop shopping for all your airline travel needs.
There is currently no standard discount with Amtrak for AAA members on everyday tickets. However, AAA still offers a selection of Amtrak vacations at a discounted price. Search your local AAA website for the latest deals.
Carfax offers AAA members a discounted price on vehicle history reports. It’s just another way that AAA supports all your driving habits. Know a car’s history before you buy it with a Carfax report.
26. Flower and Gift Delivery
Save on gifts, especially if you can’t be there to give them in person and need them delivered. AAA membership includes discounts at 1-800-Flowers, Harry & David, and Omaha Steaks, among other gift delivery companies. Gift cards may also be available at discounted prices. Buy them for yourself at the discount then spend the full amount of the cards on food and gifts.
27. Gym Memberships
Participating gyms vary by region but from L.A. Fitness to your local YMCA, AAA membership includes discounted rates for gym memberships. They are also part of the Active&Fit Direct program, helping people gain access to over 10,000 fitness facilities throughout the United States.
AAA doesn’t just offer auto insurance. They can help you get great deals on insurance coverage for your home or your small business. They offer life insurance and travel insurance, too. Gain peace of mind without paying outrageous fees.
Do you need your glasses in a hurry? AAA membership helps you see your best with huge discounts at LensCrafters. From 50% off lenses to 30% off sunglasses, and discounts on contacts lenses and eye exams, this is one deal that’s a real eye-opener.
30. Movie Tickets
Save money on your next trip to the movies with your AAA discount. AMC offers several packages, including the soda and popcorn along with your tickets. Save between 15% and 35% on movie tickets at Regal Cinemas, National Amusements, and Cinemark Theatres, too. See the latest features at the lowest prices.
From fast food to fine dining and everything in between, AAA members can save big at their favorite restaurants. The offers vary by region but national chains such as Hard Rock Cafe and Ruby Tuesday, along with Restaurant.com, work with AAA to give you the best deals for your next meal. If you’re planning a special night out and don’t want to break the bank or if you just need to grab a quick bite on a budget, AAA’s restaurant deals are worth checking out.
Sprint and AAA have teamed up to bring their customers great bargains on Sprint service and on AAA membership rates. AAA members get 5$ off per month on Sprint services plus other discounts, and Sprint will pay for a year’s renewal of your AAA membership.
AAA members enjoy 10% off all SuperShuttle airport rides. Don’t worry about the stress of parking or getting to the airport on time. Let SuperShuttle take care of that for you with door-to-door service.
34. Texas, California, and More
At AAA’s Ticket Monster site, enter any state into the search bar and you’ll find all the discounts they currently have available. From NFL tickets to theme parks to concerts, never make plans without checking Ticket Monster first to see if they have a deal on the events you’d like to attend.
Don’t let your taxes be so taxing. Some AAA regions offer up to a $20 discount on TurboTax products. Search your local AAA site to see if your area is included, and start accounting for all those savings.