Is It Worth Paying for a Money-Saving Membership (AAA)?

Before we launch into this discussion, let’s get one thing out of the way: Discount Cheap Tickets has no affiliation or deal with AAA or any other money-saving membership organization. We offer our free advice and tips because we care about you, the consumer – not for kickbacks.

Now, for the question… Are AAA memberships (and other organizations’ memberships) worth buying? This is definitely what we would consider a “loaded question.” There’s not straightforward answer because AAA offers different value for different types of customers.

For example, let’s say that you drive a company car, your employer pays your car insurance tab, and you don’t care much for doing touristy things (in your own hometown or on vacation). For someone with this kind of profile, no, an AAA membership won’t be too valuable. You don’t need the benefits offered from the company, and you won’t save much on the few touristy-related things you do.

On the other hand, let’s say you’re a family of five, have a car insurance plan, and you even have a roadside assistance plan through another provider. Your family doesn’t travel much, but you do enjoy going to amusement parks and other fun family outings. In this case, even though you don’t need the roadside assistance plan, an AAA membership can be a great value. The membership can save you a ton of money on amusement park tickets, not to mention with retailers Gap Outlet, LensCrafters, Target.com, Kmart, etc.

Is an AAA membership worth it to you?

That’s a question that only you can answer. However, if you do a lot of shopping, you could easily end up saving hundreds of dollars more than the actual cost of the membership over the course of one year. If you travel a lot, watch those discounts increase even more. Plus, if you ever get a flat tire on the road, you know someone’s got your back.

Do you have an AAA membership? Share your experiences with other Discount Cheap Tickets readers here.

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