Does AAA Offer A Senior Discount On Membership?


There is no AAA senior discount, but AAA does offer many other perks.
* Photo attribution at the bottom of the post.

Does AAA Offer A Senior Discount On Membership?

Unfortunately, there is no official AAA senior discount. If you want to save, you should have a look at other offers from the AAA – more below.

With that said, members of the American Automobile Association may be able to save elsewhere precisely thanks to their membership. For example, Best Western offers hotel discounts of up to 15% for AAA members. You may be able to find similar deals elsewhere.

By the way, if you are planning to travel soon, have a look at our senior discount guides for Best Western and Marriott hotels. We also have a big guide for hotels that have senior discounts.

Still, with or without an AAA senior discount, membership allows you to save plenty of money on fuel, car rentals, insurance, and even travel! For a full list of AAA perks, visit the AAA website (you may need to enter your ZIP code to see local offers).

Can I Get A Discount On AAA Membership?

Yes, you can save on AAA memberships – here’s how.

Firstly, you could enable auto-renewal on your membership. This will earn you a one-time discount – the amount varies depending on where you are. AAA Minneapolis, for example, offers a one-time discount of $5, while AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah offers $10 off.

Another option is to refer a friend to AAA. Both you and your friend will earn 20 AAA Dollars upon joining. This reward may be used toward your next membership renewal fees or toward eligible purchases.

The referral reward may be unavailable in some areas, so check with your local AAA website.

Finally, if you gift someone an AAA membership, you and/or your friend will receive 20 AAA Dollars. Terms may vary based on location.

With some luck, you may be able to find AAA promo codes and coupons online as well.

Does AAA Give Discounts To AARP Members?

The American Automobile Association didn’t have discounts for AARP members at the time of this guide’s writing. Make sure to check online just in case – perhaps things will have changed by the time you read this.

Which Is Better For Discounts – AAA Or AARP?

AAA and AARP aren’t really comparable because they are intended for different categories of people. AAA is for car owners who travel a lot (not necessarily seniors), while AARP is geared toward seniors and retirees age 50 or up, offering senior-specific healthcare or insurance benefits, among other things.

Which membership would be better for you? Well, the distinctions we pointed out should be enough for you to make a choice. However, if you happen to be a senior car owner who drives often, you may need to have a look at the benefits of AAA and AARP to decide.

All in all, you’ll have to identify your needs and then have a really good look at both AARP and AAA. Then, just see which association better matches your demands.


AAA Frequently Asked Questions

How many times can you call AAA in a year?

AAA generally provides up to 4 free calls each to you and other members of your family who join AAA. After that, a service fee applies.

Can I use my AAA for a friend if I’m not there?

Generally, AAA memberships follow the holder rather than their vehicle, so AAA will help you no matter whose car you are in (terms and limitations may apply). If you are with a friend whose car is having issues, AAA will generally help you as long as you can prove membership.

If you’re not with your friend and call roadside assistance, AAA may refuse to help. Though in some cases, AAA may provide assistance without asking for an AAA membership card.

How soon after buying AAA can you use it?

AAA should provide assistance immediately upon joining – or, at least, after your membership payment has been processed.


Interesting facts about the American Automobile Association:

  • On September 26, 2019, AAA announced that it had achieved the milestone mark of 60 million members. For comparison, AARP has about 38 million members.
  • AAA was founded in 1902 – over than a century ago! In 1915, the association was the first to introduce roadside assistance to stranded motorists. AAA states that it responds to nearly 30 million roadside assistance calls each year.
  • AAA’s analysis found that premium fuel offers little to no benefit for vehicles designed to run on regular gas or vehicles that recommend but do not require premium gas.


* Photo by Coolcaesar at the English Wikipedia. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported. Resized and cropped from original.




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