by Mary Wimmer
Are you hitting the road this summer? No matter where you’re going or how far, every journey begins with a single step. Make yours with your CAA Membership card and you’ll save money on preparing for your open-road adventure!
Before you head out, remember to:
Take care of your car. Have it serviced to ensure that all maintenance and repairs are completed before you go. Waiting to fix mechanical issues increases the risk of a breakdown and can lead to more costly repairs needed – something you want to avoid while on holidays! Did you know that CAA Members SAVE 10% at NAPA Auto Parts?* It’s as easy as showing your CAA card.
Once you’ve calculated your trip’s distance and time, create a budget for gas, food and lodging. If you’ve got a long way to travel, or are travelling with young children, remember to build in plenty of pit stops and time for sightseeing along the way. CAA Members can stop by a CAA Travel Store to pick up free maps, TourBooks® or TripTiks®, or use CAA’s online TripTik Travel Planner.
Think ahead and research rates for accommodations before you go. Book your hotel or lodging in advance for the best rates. CAA Members SAVE up to 15%, plus EARN 10% bonus Best Western Rewards® when they stay at Best Western properties.*
Plus, receive a $30 Best Western Travel Card your first stay and 2,000 bonus points each additional stay from May 21- September 3, 2018.
Don’t forget that it pays to be a Member of CAA when you gas up! Use your CAA Membership Card to EARN 20% more points when you fuel up at Petro-Canada when you link your Petro-Points card with your CAA Membership.*
Don’t rule out alternative methods of transportation. If you’re headed to a major city, it might be more cost-effective to take the train, after factoring in the cost of gas and parking. CAA Members SAVE 10% on standard fares with VIA Rail.*
Did you know that you could use your CAA Dollars to book a tour, hotel stay, rental car, and more? Be sure to speak with a CAA Travel Professional about how to use your hard-earned CAA Dollars towards your road trip.
For more information on CAA Rewards, contests and promotions sign up for the Your Rewards monthly e-Newsletter.*Terms and conditions may apply. Offer subject to change without notice.