It's likely you've heard of AAA - you know, the American Automobile Association. They're widely known as the kings of the road, providing roadside assistance for stranded motorists, but they can do so much more than save you from a flat tire. They can also save you from spending too much money on everyday things. From eyeglasses to sporting events to restaurant discounts, AAA really makes their membership worth the money.
There are three tiers of membership: Classic ($56), Plus ($91) and Premier ($119). Personally, I think the Premier membership is worth every penny. You get all the benefits they have to offer as well as 200 miles of free towing, $150 in home and car locksmith reimbursement, plus free fuel and fuel delivery if you run out of gas. The benefits they offer are too numerous to list in one short blog post and benefits vary by location, but they make it easy to figure out what's available in each city, state or area by going to their website and entering your zip code. Voila! It directs you to the AAA website specifically tailored to you.
Although AAA offers numerous discounts on many products and services, my favorite money saver from AAA is their discount movie tickets. Who doesn't love to go to a theatre to see your favorite action flick on the big screen with a big tub of hot popcorn slathered in butter substitute with a side of a sloppy hot dog and a giant Coke? But movies are so expensive and that can really hurt your pocket book, especially if you have a large family. AAA to the rescue! They offer up movie tickets to some of the biggest theaters at a fraction of the price you'll pay on Fandango or at the box office. For instance, a Regal Premiere Ticket is a mere $8.99 and that's good for any show, any time. It's not like a gift pass with blackouts. These tickets are considered the same as any other ticket. If you prefer an AMC Theatre, you can get an AMC Yellow Ticket for $8.99. My neighborhood theater is Cinemark where I pick up the AAA Cinemark SuperSaver Ticket for a measly $8.49 a piece! You can buy up to six tickets at a time, good for any day, any showing and they don't expire. During the holidays I head over to my local AAA each day and stock up on tickets for stocking stuffers. The money I've saved on movie tickets has easily paid for my membership!
If I haven't convinced you yet that AAA is a great place to save money, just do a quick Internet search for your local AAA to see what they have to offer you in your neck of the woods. Happy savings!
Live well, save daily.