When I was learning to drive, I asked my dad to show me how to change a tire. He bought me a AAA membership instead.
I’ve had one ever since. For me, the annual fee is worth it. Membership means I’m just a phone call away from getting a flat tire fixed, a dead battery jumped or a broken vehicle towed. Plus there are the numerous maps and travel books I get each year for trips. And what I consider the biggest advantage — the money my membership saves me on hotel/motel rates.
The AAA room discount is the feature most people are probably familiar with. But there are other financial benefits.
Your AAA card gets you a 10 percent discount on non-sale items at Payless Shoe Source stores. That means the $10 flip-flops I bought last week for an upcoming trip to Las Vegas were only $9. Maybe that dollar I saved will be the lucky one that wins me a fortune in a slot machine!