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When you hear the name AAA, you probably think road service, right? That's because we're the leader in helping motorists on the road—and have been since we were founded in 1902 by a group of motorists. (Some thought those pesky horseless carriages wouldn't catch on...they did.)
As a not-for-profit club, we've always looked for ways to, a) help our members, b) keep your membership costs low, and…c) ensure we always provide members with competitively priced, high-quality products and services. The idea of offering auto insurance seemed like a perfect fit—and in 1948, AAA began selling its first insurance policies.
Fast forward to today. We know it's a tricky insurance world to navigate these days for consumers. There's tons of advertising—and yep, some of it is pretty funny. But you won't see a lot of TV advertising from AAA because, frankly, it's just too expensive. TV commercials can cost millions of dollars to run.
Instead, we've chosen to reinvest in the business, ensuring that experienced agents will stay with you for the life of your policy, keeping your rates low, and making sure that when you have a claim, we'll be there.
We offer home, flood, life and other types of insurance. Our determination to ensure we had a solid financial foundation was tested during past hurricanes and storms. Some companies took weeks, months or even years to pay their claims. Our customers received these desperately needed funds quickly. In fact, you may not have even been aware that AAA worked with our partners to send semi-trucks filled with bottled water to areas in need.
You don't have to wait for a disaster to check us out. AAA's strong financial foundation works in your favor every day. We've saved members hundreds of dollars on their insurance policies with just a phone call.
One thing is guaranteed. We'll never leave you stranded…by the road…after an accident…or during a disaster. At AAA…that's what we do.
Are you paying full price at the gate for attractions and theme parks? If so, you're missing out on some of the best deals around. Find discounts on dozens of tickets, including popular attractions such as Disney, Busch Gardens, Universal and SeaWorld, at AAA.com/Fun or any AAA office. Remember to purchase your member-discounted tickets prior to heading out to the park, because these discounts aren't available at the gate.
AAA performs more than 80 thousand road service calls a day....that's more than 29 million a year!
On February 2, America's most famous—and furry—meteorologist will emerge from his hole. With bated breath, many of us will watch to see whether Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow. If he does, legend has it that there will be six more weeks of hard winter. Groundhog Day's origins come from an old European tradition. German communities are said to have first celebrated Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA, on Feb. 2, 1882. The name of the day and the tradition have continued, made more famous through popular movies. Bill Murray's Groundhog Day, set in Punxsutawney, renewed interest and excitement in this unique celebration.
Want to buy something special for that someone special?
Save: Why not save or earn a bit when shopping? Visit AAA.com, where you can "Show Your Card" to earn instant discounts at online retailers like Target.com, FTD.com and Blue Nile jewelry. Then serve up those great gifts with a romantic dinner. There are dozens of restaurants that offer members dining discounts.
Earn: Get rewarded for shopping with AAA Dollars (good toward membership renewal). Visit AAA.com's shopping mall to earn AAA Dollars when you purchase at any of the online retailers. Find romantic gifts at Macy's, Zales, Things Remembered or The Sharper Image. If your sweety likes sweets, shop Mrs. Fields or Chocolate.com. You can also earn AAA Dollars at AAA offices on member-discounted attraction tickets and luggage.
New to cruising? If you're a first-time cruiser, you're not alone. On many ships, almost 50 percent of the passengers are new to this fun and unique vacation experience.
TIP: Find the right ship, the right destination...and the right deal. Prices can vary dramatically based on these factors.
Best bet: Don't do it alone. Ask a AAA Travel agent, who can give you the inside scoop in a fraction of the time it would take for you to research it yourself.
A double congratulations! Nina Fishman joined AAA the same year she got married...1950! Nina just celebrated her 60th anniversary with her hubby Herman.