How AAA Saved the Day
This post was created in partnership with AAA Northeast. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.
Heading into the holiday season, extra peace of mind is something everyone can benefit from. That’s why for the past 5 years, I’ve gifted Dave a AAA membership for Christmas. I know it’s not an ‘exciting’ gift or a gift with a lot of ‘sizzle’, but it gives both of us peace of mind and confidence that we’re safe on the road. Up until recently (like last week) Dave drove an old Jeep which looked cool, but frankly was unreliable and not that safe. When driving a vehicle like that, you never know when something may go wrong. Along with roadside assistance, battery service, and towing, AAA has given us a lot of discounts and exclusive savings over the year. If you know me, you know I love a good deal and AAA has always pulled through. From savings on hotel rooms, coupon books at the outlets, and even a discount on our favorite Phantom Gourmet events, our AAA membership more than pays for itself every year.
AAA has come to the rescue for both Dave and me so many times. One memory involving Dave sticks out more than the others. It was a Monday morning when we were living in Brighton and Dave was driving ‘the blue Jeep’ which was notoriously on its ‘last leg’ for about 6 years. This particular morning, Dave and I left for work at the same time and while my car started, his did not. The worst part was Dave had left his house keys inside our apartment, had a dead cell phone, and I was already down the road to work. He was distraught to say the least. As I drove away, something in the back of my mind told me to circle back around the block. When I did, I found Dave next to the blue Jeep, in near break-down mode. I was able to console him and let him back into our apartment where he was able to get his keys, charge his phone, and call AAA. When the technician arrived about 20 minutes later, he couldn’t have been nicer or more professional. He performed a battery test and let Dave know he needed a new battery. Right there on the side of the road in Brighton, the AAA technician replaced his battery, literally saving the morning, and Dave’s sanity. The whole time the technician was understanding and reassuring which definitely put Dave at ease. It was a moment I realized that a AAA membership was worth every penny, and then some.
As of last week, Dave is the proud owner of an Acura TL, quite the upgrade from the ‘blue Jeep’ and more recently the ‘purple Jeep’ (see photo of our holiday card featuring the purple Jeep.) Even with both of us driving new, reliable cars, we’re keeping our AAA membership just in case something happens during our frequent travels throughout New England, and to continue to take advantage of the savings at hotels and restaurants while we travel. I think Dave’s Uncle put it best this weekend over dinner “AAA is the one service I actually feel good about paying for.”
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