President's Message - Perks of a AAA Membership

Kirk Hendrix

Friends often ask: “so what all does AAA do?”  Then find themselves amazed by the long and diverse list of member benefits and opportunities.  This prompted me to query our Hoosier Motor Club team to share what they believe to be the most overlooked sources of member value. Here are their thoughts and suggestions:

Use of the AAA Mobile APP:  This provides on-the-go access to the cheapest gas prices near you. It helps you access trip-planning and discounts through the mobile version of AAA’s TripTik® Travel Planner. You can locate AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions, as well as branch locations and AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities.

More Travel Perks:  You can combine AAA hotel discounts with your preferred hotel rewards points. 

Lockout Service:  If you have ever misplaced your car keys, you recognize the inconvenience and expense of going to your dealership for help.  Rather, depending on your AAA membership level, we help offset the cost of key replacement.  And if you are a AAA Premier member, Home Lockout service is also available to you.

Battery Service:  As we head into these car battery-zapping hot summer months, please familiarize yourself with our battery service.  We provide on the spot diagnosis, jump, or even replacement of a dead battery with a new one.

Financial Service Offerings:  Part of the strength of AAA’s 61 million members is providing better arrangements than one might find on their own.  AAA financial products are geared toward providing options that deliver increased security, less financial risk, greater gain, and peace of mind.  Our value-packed AAA Member Rewards Visa® credit card allows you to earn points on every purchase and redeem them for cash, travel vouchers, gift cards, or even to renew your AAA membership.  And there is no limit as to the points you can earn.  Through AAA’s partnership with Discover Bank, we offer preferred products, rates and services that may not otherwise be available to the individual consumer. Members are eligible to open online savings accounts that earn interest of more than five times the National Savings Average and receive preferred member rates on CDs and IRA CDs, with no minimum deposit required to open Money Market, CD, or IRA CD accounts.  The AAA MemberPay Visa® Prepaid Card is a smart payment option offering convenient cash access through a large fee-free ATM network in the U.S., 24-hour access to cash in local currencies abroad, multiple reload methods and ultimate security with Visa’s Zero Liability policy for unauthorized transactions. And if you are traveling abroad, we offer foreign currency prior to leaving the U.S. to cover immediate expenses such as tips, taxis, and food.  And you have the option to purchase foreign currency conveniently and securely, either at a branch or online.

Please take full advantage!

Kirk Hendrix
President & CEO
AAA Hoosier Motor Club