Go Farther With AAA Discounts on Travel (Fall 2021 Edition)
If you’ve been dreaming about your next adventure and can no longer contain your wanderlust, take advantage of AAA discounts, a great way to save money on travel expenses. Here are some AAA partners that will help you get more out of your next journey.
Although you can always travel in your normal attire, travel-specific clothes and accessories add a degree of comfort, practicality and security. SCOTTeVEST makes outerwear with a variety of hidden pockets to covertly carry clunky items like your phone, sunglasses or photography gear and offers members a 5 percent discount. Smooth Trip specializes in gadgets that are easily overlooked when packing but sorely missed once traveling. Adapters, security gear/locks, luggage tags, toiletries, carriers/packs and more are 5 percent off and include free shipping on orders of $35 or more. For compression socks that are anything but ordinary, shop Sockwell’s colorful selections and save 10 percent. For more options and deals, AAA Travel Stores carry the latest travel gear and offer special member-only pricing on almost everything in-store.
Finding the best deal on rental cars can be difficult, but AAA’s partnership with Hertz offers a lot of value. Beyond the 20 percent discount on rentals, additional member benefits — free child seat, free Gold Plus Rewards membership, waived additional-driver charge and more — add savings and reduce hassle. For more budget-friendly options, save 8 to 10 percent at Thrifty Car Rental and Dollar Rent A Car.
Hotel savings are probably the best-known of AAA discounts, and for a good reason: Members have long enjoyed some of the best rates across the United States and the world. In particular, AAA’s partnership with Best Western provides the everyday 5 percent to 15 percent discount, bonus Best Western Rewards points and frequent special promotions. Other top hotels that offer AAA savings include Fairfield Inns, Hampton Inn, Hilton, Homewood Suites, Hyatt, Marriott, Residence Inn, Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, St. Regis, W Hotels and Westin.
Let’s face it: Travel is tough on luggage. From overzealous baggage handlers to treacherous carousels, the life of a bag isn’t easy. If your luggage is wearing out, use AAA discounts to save on a new set. Travelpro is a favorite of many flight crews for its durability; save 20 percent on a special selection of bags. If you prefer a hard-sided bag, Samsonite has a huge selection and offers up to 20 percent off online or instore. Baggallini specializes in crossbodies, backpacks, waistpacks and totes — many with security features like RFID-blocking — that are ideal for travel.
– Written by Matt Forrest
AAA members can save on every-day products and services from our discounts and rewards partners, including these featured deals. Visit aaa.com/discounts for details and more deals.