Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

October 06, 2009 12:08 ET

CAA Rewards Program Saving Members Real Cash

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2009) - The ever-expanding Show Your Card & Save® rewards program run by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is saving CAA members real cash.

"CAA's rewards program is unique as it offers members instant cash savings and CAA Dollars®, which can be put towards the cost of a CAA membership or other CAA products and services," says Jamie Patterson, manager of partnership programs for CAA. "Our rewards program can keep your money where it belongs - in your pocketbook."

CAA members can use their membership card to save at over 160,000 partner locations worldwide - a number that's growing daily. Through its international affiliates, the Show Your Card & Save program is one of the world's largest.

"CAA members save millions of dollars each year by using their membership cards," says Patterson. "We're the hidden gem of rewards programs and we're negotiating new offers with our partners to save our members more all the time."

To raise awareness about the many savings offered to members, CAA has launched a new contest called Connect & Win, available at www.caa.ca/contest. The contest - which runs until December 4, 2009 - showcases selected partner savings through the use of an interactive memory game.

Members that enter the contest could win a $7,000 dream vacation grand prize or one of three additional prizes of $1,000 CAA Dollars®. Those without a CAA membership can also play for one of 25 CAA basic memberships.

Through the contest, Patterson hopes that more Canadians will learn about the unique savings offered through CAA membership.

"CAA offers a lot more than leading emergency roadside service," says Patterson. "With so many of our partners offering member-exclusive offers, it's quite possible to use your card to save hundreds of dollars a year and to earn enough CAA Dollars to pay for your membership - now that makes a difference."

To prove a point, Patterson notes that CAA members can save 30 per cent off eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses at LensCrafters. Members can also earn 20 per cent of their purchases at Floraworld.com in CAA Dollars until October 31.

"The savings you will get are significant, and those are just two of the hundreds of products and services that you can obtain with the CAA card," says Patterson. "Stack those on top of a stay at a Best Western hotel, which offers CAA members up to 20 per cent off, and your membership pays for itself."

About the Connect & Win contest:

CAA's Connect and Win contest is designed to highlight and generate awareness of the many savings offered by CAA's partners - exclusively for members. The contest is available to CAA members in all provinces with the exception of Quebec. The contest is sponsored by several of CAA's partners, including: Best Western, Hard Rock Cafe, NAPA Auto Parts, SeaWorld, Payless Shoe Source, LensCrafters, Sirius Satellite Radio, and Floraworld.com.

About the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA):

CAA is a federation of nine automobile clubs serving 5.3 million members through 139 offices across Canada. CAA provides a wide range of member services and works to improve travelling and motoring conditions at home and around the world, including national advocacy efforts on the environment, infrastructure, traffic safety, and public policy issues that affect Canadian motorists.

www.caa.ca

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