It always amazes me when I speak with people who travel and they don’t have a membership with AAA. For $54.00 a year, you get this:
Most say “I’ve got towing with my auto insurance” or “Really, why do I need that? I have it for two main reasons; Hotel and Car rental discounts.
If you rent cars and stay at Hotels, you could save a lot of money over the span of a year. Here is just one example from Hilton Hotels.
Kansas City, Missouri Downtown, AAA rate $179.00 and the best rate with the Hilton Honors Discount, $195.00. That’s a $16.00 savings for just one night.
Below is an example of a Hertz Rental. Same date and time from San Francisco International. The left two examples are through the AAA site, the right example, through the Hertz site. They were both “pay later” and no additional discount codes were used beyond what you would receive as a member of either. AAA came in at $79.08 and Hertz at $117.69. With AAA, you saved $38.61.
Remember the cost of AAA? $54.00 a year. We just saved $54.61 in one hotel stay and one car rental.