AAA Discounts and Rewards for Road Trips
A full tank of gas, plentiful snacks, the ultimate playlist — these are the makings of a wonderful road trip. Want to make your adventure even more enjoyable? Check out these road-trip services and products that are available for AAA members with special savings.
Entertainment on the Road
Singing “Born to Be Wild” at the top of your lungs is technically entertainment, but there are more ear-friendly options. HearHere is a new app that tells you the fascinating stories of the areas you travel through, such as Sequoia National Park’s secret underground world or the Redwood Empire’s curious currency. Narrators include great voices like Kevin Costner and Phil Jackson. Try it free for seven days and receive a bonus subscription to gift when you purchase a subscription for yourself.
SiriusXM has something for everyone, with a huge variety of genres represented across its 150 music and talk channels, including Oldies Party, Comedy Greats — even Road Trip Radio! Most newer cars have a built-in Sirius tuner, but aftermarket options are plentiful. Try it out for four months, which is pretty much the rest of the road-trip season, for just $1 total.
Everything in its Place
Empty beef jerky wrappers are not ideal car decorations. Get a handle on your trash — and anything else you keep in your vehicle — with help from High Road. Smart organizers, carriers and trash cans provide a place for everything in your car, so it feels like a well-arranged road-tripping haven. Enjoy 5 percent off and free shipping on purchases of $35 or more.
For hauling equipment like bikes or kayaks, you will need to select and install racks. Check out Rack N Road, where you can get help picking the right setup and have it installed professionally — all with a 10 percent discount.
If you take a four-legged friend on your road trips, secure your companion with EzyDog. Check out the entire line of products just for dog travel, from car hammocks to safety harnesses/restraints and portable bowls. You and your dog will appreciate the added comfort and safety. Take advantage of 20 percent off sitewide.
Get Ready to Roll
Who says you have to take your own vehicle on your next road trip? Ditch your usual ride and treat yourself to something a little posher: Cabana, the mobile boutique hotel room. It’s a road-tripper’s dream, with all the amenities of an RV, including shower, cozy bed, TV, and kitchen, packed into a much more agile van. You can go almost anywhere with its unlimited mileage. Even better, AAA members receive a substantial 20 percent discount on rentals.
If you’d rather take your car, there are a number of AAA Discounts for sprucing it up before you head out: AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities for tune-ups; Valvoline for changing the oil; Fuel Rewards by Shell for filling up the tank; and many more.
– Written by Matt Forrest