Benefits Guide - AAA Minneapolis

Benefits Guide




MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

ABOUT YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Your AAA card is issued for your personal use. It entitles you to service at any AAA office in the
United States or Canada. Many services also are available by phone or via the Internet. Your card is your key to Emergency Road Service – whether you’re a driver or passenger in any eligible vehicle.

 

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP

  • PRIMARY: The Primary member is the first person in the household to join AAA. Basic membership includes Emergency Road Service protection and all other AAA services, products, and benefits.
  • ASSOCIATE: Available at substantially reduced rates to a spouse or partner, and to dependents or extended family members residing in the same household as the Primary member. Associate members receive the same services and benefits as the Primary member, including Emergency Road Service. Individuals eligible for Associate memberships are the spouse or partner of the Primary member; dependent children, age 16-25, who reside in the household or who are away at school; or extended family members who reside in the same household.

 

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

  • AAA BASIC: Start with the Basic membership benefit package.  It features our famous emergency roadside assistance, including battery jump starts, towing, flat tire repair, fuel delivery, locksmith service, extricating and winching service, trip interruption protection, flight insurance, free AAA TripTiks®, AAA TourBooks® and AAA Maps, and so much more.
  • AAA PLUS: Upgrade to AAA Plus. This is an expanded benefit package that increases the AAA Basic membership coverage. Benefits include extended towing, increased locksmith service, extended extricating/winching service, increased trip interruption protection, free passport photos, and increased flight insurance. To be eligible for AAA Plus benefits, members must have paid the fee for AAA Plus and must be carrying valid membership cards clearly identifying them as AAA Plus members.
  • AAA PREMIER: An optional, expanded benefit package that increases the AAA Plus membership coverage. Expanded benefits include one additional service call, one 200-mile tow, increased trip interruption protection, free passport photos, home lockout service, complimentary transportation, and one-day car rental resulting from vehicle breakdown. To be eligible for AAA Premier benefits, members must have paid the fee for AAA Premier and must be carrying valid membership cards clearly identifying them as Premier members.
  • AAA PLUS RV & AAA PREMIER RV: An optional benefit for AAA Plus and AAA Premier members, which extends Plus and Premier coverage to the member’s motor home, pickup with camper, travel trailer, camping trailer, and motorcycle. Member’s trailers for motorcycles, snowmobiles, and boats are also covered. RV benefits may be added at any time. (RV coverage is an expansion of Plus and Premier benefits. Members not currently carrying Plus and Premier must purchase that coverage in addition to the Plus RV and Premier RV.)

 

View Emergency Road Service benefits for AAA Basic, AAA Plus, AAA Premier, AAA Plus RV, and AAA Premier RV.

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

You will receive an itemized dues statement prior to your annual membership expiration date. Your AAA membership will be cancelled if renewal dues are not received within 60 days past your membership expiration date (the “Renewal Period”). Your AAA membership services will continue during the Renewal Period. If you do not renew your membership within the Renewal Period, you will be billed (or not reimbursed) for the AAA services you receive during the Renewal Period. After the Renewal Period, your cancelled membership may be subject to a $15 reinstatement fee and your membership year will commence on the date the membership is renewed. Dues, once paid, are not refundable during a membership year, as they are allocated to the various costs of providing our services and benefits. By renewing your AAA membership, you agree to the terms and conditions of membership stated in the current Member Benefits & Services Guide.

AUTOMATIC RENEWAL

To make renewal more convenient and to avoid the possibility of a lapse in membership coverage, you may choose to have your membership automatically renewed each year. Automatic renewal is a service provided for VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cardholders. This option eliminates the inconvenience of check writing, postage costs, and check fees. For information, call (952) 927-2567 or sign up online.

SERVICE IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY

The AAA membership card covers only the individual named on the card. Use of the card by a non-member to obtain AAA services will result in termination of the membership.

Additional personal identification may be requested when Emergency Road Service or other Club services are requested.


DATA PRIVACY POLICY

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW. We recognize our obligation to keep information about you secure and confidential. It’s important for you to know that we do not share member information or non-member client information with marketers outside of AAA Minneapolis, our business lines, or our preferred vendors that deliver you savings.

WHAT THIS STATEMENT COVERS. This policy covers member and non-member client information, which includes personal information about a member or a non-member client’s current or former relationship with AAA Minneapolis.

MAKING THE SECURITY OF INFORMATION A PRIORITY. Keeping member and non-member client information secure is one of our most important responsibilities. We value your trust and handle information about you with care.

COLLECTING INFORMATION. We collect and use various types of information to service your requests, save you time and money, and better understand your needs.

MANAGING INFORMATION FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. The information we use helps us bring you valuable services and savings, as well as peace of mind when you travel. We limit who receives member and non-member client information and what type of information is shared within the Club, our business lines, and our preferred vendors.

SHARING INFORMATION WITH COMPANIES THAT HELP US DELIVER SERVICES TO YOU. We may share member and non-member client information with companies that work with us to provide you products and services. We share the information in order to provide you a good customer experience.

DISCLOSING INFORMATION IN OTHER SITUATIONS. We also may disclose member and non-member client information when required by law. Such disclosures may include those in connection with a subpoena or similar legal process, or a fraud investigation.

HONORING YOUR PREFERENCES. You have choices when it comes to learning about new offers and services from AAA Minneapolis. You can choose not to receive savings opportunities and marketing offers by mail, phone, and/or e-mail from us or from our preferred vendors.

TO TELL US YOUR PREFERENCES, YOU MAY:

Call: (952) 927-2567

Write to: AAA Minneapolis
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN 55416

E-mail: membership@aaaminneapolis.com
(Please do not include sensitive personal information)

Please provide your full name and street address, member number, telephone number, and e-mail
address, along with your preferences for no mail, no phone, and/or no e-mail. Please note: it may take six to eight weeks to make your request fully effective. You will continue to be contacted as necessary to service your membership, receive our Live | Play| AAA member magazine, and receive marketing materials in your renewal statement.

Review details of our Privacy Policy statement


EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE

Your AAA Minneapolis membership card carries with it the protection of 24-hour Emergency Road Service (ERS), backed by a fleet of service vehicles in the Twin Cities and throughout the nation.

WHAT IS EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE?

As one of more than 55 million members, you have access to the vast resources of the world’s largest auto club. More than 13,000 Emergency Road Service facilities throughout the country are ready to serve you.

ERS is exactly what the name implies – an emergency service rendered by official ERS centers who are under contract with AAA. It is not a substitute for maintenance or repair. Rather, this valuable service is designed to help you, our members, through any unexpected problems you may have with the vehicle in which you are driving or riding.

ERS is available 24 hours a day to assist you if your vehicle becomes disabled, provided your vehicle can be safely reached from a normally traveled road or established thoroughfare. AAA will tow you to the responding ERS facility or to a destination of your choice, up to five (5) miles in any direction from the vehicle’s point of disablement. We cannot guarantee, however, that all ERS facilities stock parts and are equipped to service and repair all makes of automobiles, or that repairs can be made after business hours or on weekends.

AAA PLUS / AAA PLUS RV / AAA PREMIER / AAA PREMIER RV

Because several AAA Plus, AAA Premier, AAA Plus RV, and AAA Premier RV benefits expand upon those offered in the regular membership package, they are explained after each description of the basic ERS benefits in this handbook.

AAA Plus, AAA Premier, AAA Plus RV, and AAA Premier RV coverages are effective upon receipt of your permanent upgraded membership card or 14 days from date of payment.

NOTE: AAA Minneapolis reserves the right to amend service rules and regulations with notice in Live | Play| AAA Magazine, our Club’s publication.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE?

AAA members are entitled to service on any vehicle they may be driving or riding in as a passenger at the time of vehicle breakdown. Service follows the member, not the vehicle, including when the member is driving or riding in a rental car. Non-members are not eligible for service.

AAA is a member-sponsored and supported organization. Please remember that members may not use their card to obtain service for a non-member.

WHAT VEHICLES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE?

ERS applies to four-wheel, motor-driven passenger, pleasure or recreational-type vehicles (vans, campers, and motor homes) provided services can be safely delivered. Altered vehicles are normally not covered for towing.

Dual-wheel, unloaded pickup trucks are provided all services, except tire service.

Dual-wheel campers and motor homes will be provided all services, except towing, extrication/recovery and tire service. Coverage for these services is available with AAA Plus RV and AAA Premier RV.

Rented passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles are eligible for service, with the exception of taxi cabs and limousines.

AAA Plus RV and AAA Premier RV extends service to travel trailers and motorcycles. Service for boat,
motorcycle, and snowmobile trailers is provided under AAA Plus RV and AAA Premier RV within AAA Minneapolis service territory, and will be handled by reimbursement if service is unavailable outside of club territory.

SCOPE OF SERVICE

This is your auto club! We have tried to design an ERS program that meets the emergency demands of AAA members. However, AAA cannot guarantee that service will always be available in all areas and under all circumstances. For example, severe weather may cause unavoidable delays and service limitations, even though all involved are doing their best. In such cases, service will be provided in order of priorities; servicing stranded members will be a top priority. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these emergencies.

AAA will help members get assistance when special equipment is required, or for services not covered under the policies outlined here. If your vehicle cannot be made operable upon providing the services listed here, AAA will assist you in finding the nearest open repair facility. If a repair facility cannot be located, AAA will assist in obtaining lodging or alternative transportation. Charges for services that exceed the benefits listed will be at the prevailing hourly or mileage rate of the region where service is provided.

Based on a survey of the membership, the AAA Minneapolis Board of Directors has established a policy that provides four (4) calls for each AAA Basic, AAA Plus, and AAA Plus RV member, and five (5) calls for each AAA Premier and AAA Premier RV member, during each membership year. Calls in excess of this limit will be processed, but on a cash-only basis, paid to the service driver.

In fairness to the overall membership, service is to be used within reasonable limits. The Club reserves the right to cancel a membership if we believe there is an abuse of service, as determined by the Membership Services Committee.

HOW DO YOU OBTAIN EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE?

In the Twin Cities metro area, when you’re out of fuel, stuck, have a flat tire, in a car that won’t start, need a tow, lose your keys, or lock them inside your vehicle, call our Emergency Road Service department 24-hours a day, at (952) 927-2727.

Outside the Twin Cities metro area, call the 24-hour nationwide AAA Supernumber – 1-800-AAA-HELP – anywhere in the U.S. and in Canada, for assistance. This number also is printed on the back of your membership card.

Be prepared to provide your membership number; expiration date; name; address; car’s exact location; nature of the problem; vehicle’s year, make, model, and color; phone number from where you are calling; and desired tow destination. Have a pen or pencil and paper ready in case you must record specific information.

After calling, return to or within sight of your vehicle. Insurance liability prohibits AAA to service unattended vehicles; illness or injury is an exception. Cancel your request immediately if you no longer require assistance.

If you are unable to obtain assistance directly from AAA, call the nearest service station, pay for the service rendered, and submit the service receipt to your Club for reimbursement consideration.

YOUR EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • BATTERY BOOST: An attempt will be made to start your vehicle using the service vehicle’s auxiliary starting system. This is only a temporary remedy and your vehicle should be checked at a repair facility. See the Automotive section of the website for information on the AAA Battery Service program.
  • MECHANICAL FIRST AID: This includes minor adjustments at the point of disablement if parts, materials, or supplies are not needed to make the vehicle operate on its own. Note that the complexity of modern engines limits the extent of mechanical first aid that can be performed at the scene.
  • LOCKOUT SERVICE: If your keys are locked inside the passenger compartment, service will be sent to gain entrance. If the vehicle key is lost, broken, or the service provider cannot gain entry, locksmith service is covered up to $75, or the reimbursement of a commercial locksmith up to $75. If no locksmith coverage is available, the towing benefit applies.
    • AAA Plus, AAA Premier, AAA Plus RV, and AAA Premier RV provide added coverage or reimbursement for locksmith service, if such service is required to either gain access to the vehicle or make it operable. AAA Plus and AAA Plus RV coverage up to $125; AAA Premier and AAA Premier RV coverage up to $200. Extra keys are not covered.
  • FUEL DELIVERY: An emergency supply of fuel will be delivered to the disabled vehicle, enabling the member to reach the nearest open service station. The member is responsible for the cost of the fuel at current prices. AAA Plus and AAA Premier provides at no extra cost a sufficient amount of fuel to reach the nearest service station.
  • FLAT TIRE SERVICE: If your vehicle’s spare tire is inflated and serviceable, it will be installed to replace a flat tire.
  • EXTRICATION/WINCHING: If your vehicle is stuck in a ditch, mud, or snow, it will be freed, provided it can be reached from a normally traveled road or established thoroughfare with a service vehicle’s ordinary towline. If special equipment, more than one truck, or more than one person is required, the associated cost may be at the member’s expense.
    • AAA Plus, AAA Plus RV, AAA Premier, and AAA Premier RV extend basic coverage to include services by a second truck and operator for one hour at the scene of disablement. If the vehicle is unable to be operated after extrication, the extended towing benefit will apply. The use of any special equipment is covered under AAA Plus, AAA Premier, AAA Plus RV, and AAA Premier RV.
  • TOWING: When the vehicle cannot be rendered drivable after attempting any of the emergency procedures provided, or when, in the service person’s judgment, the vehicle cannot be placed in a safe driving condition, you may have it towed to the responding Emergency Roadside Assistance facility or up to five miles in any direction from the vehicle’s point of disablement (as soon as a proper towing vehicle is available). NOTE: one tow per disablement.
    • When streets are impassable or when conditions make towing dangerous, a temporary suspension of towing may occur.
    • AAA Plus and AAA Plus RV provide for up to 100 miles of towing from point of disablement to the destination of your choice, at no charge.
    • AAA Premier and AAA Premier RV provide one tow up to 200 miles from the point of disablement, as one of the five service calls per membership year; and up to 100 miles from the point of disablement on the remaining allowable calls.
  • AAA BATTERY SERVICE
    • AAA roadside service providers are able to replace faulty or failing batteries on-site, providing members with another peace-of-mind Emergency Road Service.
    • Our AAA Battery Service technicians utilize state-of-the-art technology to accurately diagnose your battery-related problems at the roadside.
    • Plus, if necessary, you can purchase a new battery at exclusive AAA member prices, complete with a battery freshness guarantee and a competitive, nationwide warranty.
    • To request ERS, including AAA Battery Service, call (952) 927-2727 or 1-800-AAA-HELP, or request roadside assistance online.

WHEN THE TRUCK ARRIVES

Present your current AAA card and driver’s license for identification, and sign one completed AAA road-service ticket before service is rendered.

Members who are unable to present their membership card must be prepared to pay for the service provided and request reimbursement at contract rates from AAA Minneapolis.

UPGRADING SERVICE

Members can upgrade their present level of service to AAA Plus, AAA Plus RV, AAA Premier or AAA Premier RV anytime during their membership year.

NOTE: AAA Plus, AAA Premier, AAA Plus RV, and AAA Premier RV coverages are effective upon receipt of your permanent upgraded membership card or 14 days from date of payment.

COMPLAINTS & LIABILITY

All AAA Minneapolis ERS centers, and those approved through other AAA Clubs, have been carefully selected based on their business integrity and ability to provide prompt, courteous, and reliable ERS service and repairs. Your patronage of these service centers helps ensure that the quality of service through which AAA has built its reputation – one that goes back to 1902 – continues.

If service is unsatisfactory or if you question charges presented, make a full report to the AAA Minneapolis ERS Department. AAA will investigate and attempt to resolve your concerns.

AAA ERS service centers are independent contractors and not agents of AAA Minneapolis. Therefore, AAA Minneapolis does not assume responsibility for any injuries to persons or property, including damage to a member’s vehicle, as a result of Emergency Road Service. Damage complaints should, however, be reported to the ERS service center proprietor and to the AAA Minneapolis ERS Department.

To request Emergency Roadside Assistance, including AAA Battery Service, call (952) 927-2727 or 1-800-AAA-HELP, or request roadside assistance online.


EMERGENCY BICYCLE SERVICE

To obtain service – A Roadside Assistance vehicle will be sent to the eligible disabled bicycle, without charge, from the nearest AAA contract station. Bicycle coverage applies to any eligible bicycle you are riding at the time the bicycle becomes disabled. Simply present your valid AAA card at the time of service. Members are expected to be with the bicycle at the time of service. 

Bicycle coverage is provided to a member whose bicycle has become disabled or inoperable.



Service will be provided:

  • To any point of safety within the limits of your coverage:
    • Basic – up to a 5-mile radius of the bicycle breakdown
    • Plus – up to a 100-mile radius of the bicycle breakdown
    • Premier – up to a 200-mile radius of the bicycle breakdown
  • Bicycle transportation service is counted towards your allotted roadside assistance service calls per member, per membership year.

Bicycle Service Area

Our bicycle service is available only within the state of Minnesota.

Bicycle Repair

Service vehicles are not equipped to repair a member’s bicycle or change a flat tire; however, transportation for your disabled bicycle will be provided subject to the terms discussed herein.

Benefits for Bicycle Service Do Not Include

  • Reimbursement for impounding ordered by the police or other proper entity because a bicycle was impounded due to a violation of a state or local ordinance.
  • Service off of normally traveled motor vehicle roads or streets. If bicycle breakdown occurs away from a normally traveled road or street; service will only be provided if the bicycle can be moved by the member to a normally traveled road
  • Service to unattended bicycles
  • Storage or repair costs
  • Parts and tires
  • More than one transportation per disablement
  • Cost of providing alternate transportation
  • Fatigue and physical inability to continue with ride. Exception may apply for an injury that occurred as a result of a bicycle accident
  • Rendering mechanical first aid or changing of a flat tire
  • Rendering service to break or cut a lock on a secured bicycle
  • Service where we or our contractor deem a road is not safely passable due to snow, flooding, etc.
  • Trip Interruption Protection, Vehicle Return and complimentary rental car do not apply to bicycle coverage


AUTOMOTIVE BENEFITS AND SERVICES

APPROVED AUTO REPAIR

When you show your AAA membership card at any Approved Auto Repair (AAR) facility, before the repair work is completed, you receive the facility’s promise to:

  • Provide a maintenance inspection.
  • Offer a written estimate. If the cost of repairs exceeds the estimate by 10 percent or more, you must authorize any additional work.
  • Guarantee its work for 24 months or 24,000 miles.
  • Make available replaced parts after repairs are complete, except parts which must be returned to the manufacturer under a warranty agreement or refund policy.
  • Cooperate fully with AAA in the investigation or resolution of any dispute involving the repair facility and a AAA member.
  • AAR facilities who participate in the Discounts & Rewards program provide members a 10% discount on repairs, up to $50 in savings.

If you have questions about this valuable member benefit, or would like a listing of AAR facilities, call AAA at (952) 927-2727.

 

TRIP INTERRUPTION PROTECTION

This valuable membership service provides financial help to any member whose vehicle is stolen, not drivable due to damage caused by a traffic accident, 100 miles or more away from home. Members may be reimbursed if they are driving or riding in the vehicle which becomes damaged at the time of the accident or collision.

AAA Plus, AAA Plus RV, AAA Premier, or AAA Premier RV
members also may receive reimbursement for expenses resulting from mechanical breakdown.

Reimbursement is based on actual out-of-pocket expenses incurred, not including taxes, gratuities, fuel or alcohol, for a combination of meals and lodging or transportation:

  • Local lodging and meals in the vicinity where your car is being repaired.
  • Rental or replacement car to continue your trip. Remember, your AAA membership entitles you to special member discounts on Hertz car rentals.
  • Commercial transportation (via common carrier licensed to carry passengers for hire) to your destination or home, whichever is closer.
  • AAA Basic members may be reimbursed up to $100 each with a maximum of $500 per family.
  • AAA Plus/Plus RV members may be reimbursed up to $250 each with a maximum of $1,000 per family.
  • AAA Premier/Premier RV members may be reimbursed up to $1,500 each.

This service applies only to expenses personally incurred by the member within 72 hours following the accident/incident. Proof of payment(s) must be submitted. If expenses are shared by more than one member, each may submit his share of the cost for reimbursement, but totals may not exceed the gross amount actually incurred. No vehicle repair costs are covered. No reimbursement will be made for certain unlawful cases, including driving while under the influence.

To receive payment, submit a claim form along with a police report or repair bill, and all itemized receipts.

Your request must be received by our office within 30 days after the incident occurred.

AAA Basic, AAA Plus, and AAA Plus RV claim forms are available onlineor by calling 952-927-2727.

AAA Premier, and AAA Premier RV claim forms are available by calling (800) 390-3894.

AAA Premier road trip cannot exceed 45 consecutive days and travel must include at least one overnight stay.

 

EMERGENCY PAYMENT ACCEPTANCE

A members personal check, credit or debit card will be accepted by an independent contract facility for payment of emergency road services for up to $250. A valid membership card and identification must be presented at the time of payment. The name on the check, credit/debit card must match the member name.

 

LICENSE BUREAU

Our convenient state-appointed license bureau, located only at our St. Louis Park location, provides quick and efficient service on all types of motor vehicle license transactions.

We process driver’s license renewals and duplicates, issue licenses for boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, and more.

Open six days a week, our free parking, mail service, and our 24-hour drive-up window make our license service center the most convenient and flexible in the metro area. Call (952) 927-2696 or see the License Services FAQ for more information.


AUTO TRAVEL BENEFITS AND SERVICES

Place a trip routing order by phone, online or in person, and receive a TripTik® package. Please allow six (6) business days before pick up at any of our six AAA offices in Hennepin County. Also, for your convenience, the headquarters drive-up window is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, including holidays. You may also create your own TripTik Travel Planner® online. You may order your TripTik® by calling (952) 927-2626, or you can order your TripTik online.

TRIPTIKS® / TRIPTIK TRAVEL PLANNER®: Efficient ways to deliver you to your destination. The traditional TripTik® maps include mileage, and driving time. The TripTik Travel Planner® includes overview narrative directions, mileage, driving time, and construction information. Both TripTiks® are spiral bound for traveling convenience.

ONLINE TRIPTIK TRAVEL PLANNER®: Create your own customized online travel route with detailed maps and driving instructions, including things to see and do along the way. The TripTik Travel Planner® combines ease of planning with integrated travel booking tools, including AAA-rated accommodations and Hertz car rentals.

AAA ROAD MAPS: Every AAA Minneapolis travel kit routing includes road maps that cover your entire route. These informative AAA-published national, regional, state, and city maps are published exclusively for AAA members.

TOURBOOKS®: Select AAA TourBooks® are included with your membership, providing you with information on historic sites, scenic points of interest, tourist attractions, as well as hours and any admission charges. In addition, “AAA Approved” hotel, motel, and resort accommodations are described and rated.

DIAMOND RATINGS

To assure AAA members of quality lodging, all AAA-approved facilities are rigorously inspected at least once a year by a professional AAA field representative. These facilities are assigned a rating of one to five Diamonds. The higher the rating (the more Diamonds), the higher the degree to which basic AAA standards are exceeded.

WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITION INFORMATION

AAA is the only auto club that gives you daily reports on highway conditions, weather and detours. Information is revised daily during periods of winter storms, floods, highway reconstruction or bridge repairs. Call (952) 927-2626 or visit our weather & road conditions section for updates.

DISCOUNTED LODGING RATES

AAA Members save on hotel and lodging rates throughout the country and around the world.

Official appointment properties guarantee members a minimum 5 percent discount off of the standard room rates published in TourBook® guides or the lowest public rate available at the time of booking for the dates of stay, for standard rooms.

AAA’s Discounts & Rewards® partners provide AAA’s best rates and a satisfaction guarantee to AAA members. Select from Best Western, Hampton Inns, Hyatt Hotels, most Hilton brands, and most Marriott and Starwood (Sheraton, Westin, etc.) brands.

To make reservations, call (952) 927-2626 or 1-800-871-7352, or book online.

MONEY SAVING DISCOUNTS

Hundreds of attractions listed in the “Points of Interest” section of AAA TourBooks® offer reduced prices for members. See your TourBook® or download the AAA Discounts smartphone app for details.


AAA TRAVEL AGENCY

AAA Travel is a full-service travel agency open to AAA members and the public. Members enjoy special values and benefits from select national and international tour companies, cruise lines, hotels, Amtrak, and Hertz car rentals. To take advantage of these special member benefits, reservations must be made through AAA Travel. Offers vary from time to time and your AAA travel agent can give you all the details. For more information on travel agency services, call (952) 927-2525, 1-800-871-7352, or any branch office.

In addition to six convenient Twin Cities locations you also can make your travel arrangements in our Travel section.

PREFERRED TOUR PARTNERS

As a member, you enjoy special privileges with our many preferred travel suppliers, including   Avanti Destinations, Contiki, Trafalgar Tours, Delta Vacations, Tauck Tours, Alexander&Roberts, Pleasant Holidays, Insight Vacations, Member Choice Vacations, Travel Impressions, Micato Safaris, African Travel, and Rocky Mountaineer. Member benefits may include money-saving discounts, accommodation upgrades, and vouchers toward payment of optional tours. Offers vary by travel supplier. Whether you are planning a deluxe escorted tour to Europe or a two-night stay in San Francisco, AAA Travel can assist you with your plans.

PREFERRED CRUISE PARTNERS

AAA Travel offers thousands of money-saving cruise specials each year including member-only discounts, stateroom upgrades, shipboard and shore excursion credits and other exclusive features. Watch AAA’s Live | Play| AAA Magazine for information on cruise specials with such preferred cruise suppliers as Azamara, Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Oceania, Seabourne, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, AMA Waterways, and Viking River Cruises.

TRAVEL ACCIDENT INSURANCE

As a AAA member, you receive Travel Accident Insurance coverage automatically when your trip is arranged and purchased through your AAA Travel Agency. Coverage levels are $100,000 for AAA Basic, and $200,000 for AAA Plus and AAA Premier.

This program covers you for accidental loss of life, limbs, sight, speech or hearing while traveling in a common carrier when the transportation is arranged through AAA Minneapolis.

Common Carrier means any land, water, or air conveyance operated by those whose occupation or business is the transportation of persons without discrimination and for hire. One hundred percent of the benefit also applies while traveling in a common carrier or a private passenger automobile directly to or from a terminal, station or airport, immediately before or after scheduled arrival or departure, and while traveling in a rental car whose lease has been arranged through the local AAA Travel Agency along with any airline or common carrier transportation.

Charge your passenger fare to your AAA Visa credit card and receive up to $500,000 worth of Travel Accident insurance.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

AAA will make reservations in North America at the hotel or resort of your choice, as listed in the TourBooks®. Take advantage of the many AAA discounts available at lodging choices nationwide. (Members are responsible for any fees which may result from changes or cancellation of these reservations.) Call (952) 927-2626, or book online.

HERTZ CAR RENTAL DISCOUNTS

Save time and money by having your AAA Travel agent make your car rental reservations. With industry-leader Hertz, AAA members receive exclusive discounts and extras. Call (952) 927-2525, stop by your local AAA office to make reservations, pick up your free AAA Hertz discount card, or book online.

Upon rental, you must present a valid AAA membership card to receive your discount. (Discounts may not apply to all rates and may not be available at all Hertz locations. Rates and discounts are subject to change. Cars are subject to availability.)

Members receive a complimentary Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Membership, and bonus points at enrollment.

ADDITIONAL TRAVEL AGENCY SERVICES

  • Individual tailor-made itineraries with all features prearranged and prepaid.
  • Individual vacation and independent package plans with prearranged features for the international or domestic destination of your choice.
  • Escorted tours to select destinations.
  • Special prices for group and family travel to anywhere in the world for you, your friends and neighbors, club, or society..
  • International Driving Permits (IDPs), issued exclusively by AAA.
  • Applications for passports, visas, tourist cards, and other travel documents.
  • Photo service for passport applications, visas and, International Driving
  • Permits available at member discounts.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance including trip cancellation coverage.
  • Exclusive online travel booking opportunities.
  • Passport photos – free for Premium and Plus Members (limit one per member per year).


MEMBER VALUE PROGRAMS

BOX OFFICE TICKETS

The AAA Box Office, located in all branches, is your source for discounted movie (Mann and AMC Theatres) and entertainment tickets. Ask about member-only prices for admission tickets to Disney theme parks (multiple-day hopper passes only), Universal Studios, the Minnesota State Fair, Renaissance Festival, Valleyfair, and more.

ONLINE SPECIAL OFFERS

In addition to the in-store discounts and our Discounts & Rewards® program, we now offer additional savings online. With your membership, not only can you save with our local discount partners, you can save on everyday items from hundreds of your favorite retailers such as Best Buy, Home Depot, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and more.

As a member you also have the ability to earn reward points and redeem for extra savings through our online offers. WOWPoints are AAA’s online reward points – just like the loyalty points you get from credit cards or airlines. 100 WOWPoints always equals $1 and your points never expire as long as you’re a AAA member.

AAA Discounts & Rewards®

AAA Discounts & Rewards® partners help you save on everyday items here in Minneapolis and across the country. Member Households who used a AAA Discount in the past year saved an average of $106. Save on everything from shopping and dining, to attractions, travel and even prescription medications – exclusive savings just for AAA members. Get discounts. Earn rewards. The perks of AAA membership.

  • CLICK: Save up to 20% when you shop online with several major retailers, see all of the available deals here.
  • SHOP: Show your AAA card at select partner businesses and save big on your next trip to the mall.
  • GO: Special discounts are available for AAA members with participating travel partners, restaurants, and automotive service providers.
  • PLAY: Save 5-20% when you stay at participating hotel partners worldwide, plus discounts on theater tickets, sporting events, and more.

For details about these special member discounts, click here or check the Live | Play| Save section of each issue of Live | Play| AAA magazine, or call (952) 927-2706.


TRAVEL STORE

Located at our St. Louis Park Headquarters office and in all of our branch locations, you will find the AAA Travel Store, where you can save with member-only discounted prices on all items except Briggs & Riley merchandise. The store features top brands in luggage, designer handbags, duffels, rolling backpacks and totes of all sizes, a wide array of travel books, specialty maps,travel convenience and security items, travel games, electrical converters and adapter plugs for foreign outlets.

The Travel Store also offers photo service for passports, along with International Driving Permits for a nominal fee at any of our six Hennepin County locations.

AAA Plus, AAA Plus RV, AAA Premier, and AAA Premier RV
members receive one complimentary set of photos per member, per membership year, and higher discounts on all items except Briggs & Riley merchandise.


INSURANCE AGENCY

AAA Minneapolis Insurance Agency provides specialty and discounted insurance programs to AAA members, and serves the personal insurance needs of the public in our community.

AAA Minneapolis Insurance Agency represents a select group of financially sound, reputable insurance companies. We will provide a complete analysis of your insurance needs and will place your policies with the company offering the best coverage at a competitive price. To review all of your present coverages and rates with a AAA Insurance representative, contact us at (952) 927-2518 or by email at insurance@aaaminneapolis.com.

PROPERTY & CASUALTY

Besides your auto and home, we can insure your boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, RV/motor home, and secondary residence. We also provide umbrella/excess liability coverage, flood insurance and coverage for your valued articles like jewelry, furs, collections, computers, silver and more. We can also help with Business Owner’s insurance.

LIFE

Protect yourself, your family, and your estate from
unplanned or unavoidable loss with a lifetime of
financial security.

HEALTH & DENTAL

Let us help you cut through the confusion, explain the benefits, and help you choose the best coverage for you and your family. Also, having a strong dental benefit plan can help maintain your oral health, and give you peace of mind that your basic dental needs are covered.

LONG TERM CARE & MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTS

Forty percent of Americans using long term care services are between the ages of 18 and 65. The longer we live, the more likely it is that we will need long term care services. Protect yourself and give peace of mind to your family by investigating long term care and medicare supplement insurance today! Questions? Contact an AAA long term care specialist at (952) 927-2752.


LEGAL SERVICES

If you need legal help to defend yourself against an eligible* motor vehicle-related charge to which you plead NOT GUILTY, AAA Minneapolis will reimburse you the lesser of your actual attorney fees or the amount shown:
Vehicular Manslaughter or Criminal Negligence:

Trial

Appeal

$400

$250

$1,000

$500

$2,000

$1,000


Reckless Driving:

Trial

Appeal

$200

$100

$400

$300

$800

$700


Other Moving Violations:

Trial

Appeal

$50

$50

$100

$100

$200

$200


Coroner’s inquest:

$50

$100

$200


When a member is charged with more than one motor vehicle law violation for the same incident, AAA will reimburse legal fees for defense of the most serious charge only. Reimbursement of legal fees is limited to one violation per member per membership year.
*Exclusions:

AAA Minneapolis does not reimburse for:

  • Defending members charged with driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, without insurance, or when charged with a felony
  • Defending members in any situation involving intoxicating liquors, drugs, or narcotics
  • Defending members in personal injury suits
  • Failure to appear for any court hearing
  • Violating weight, length, or height restrictions on trucks
  • Payments of fines or court costs
  • Bringing suits or collecting claims for members
  • Civil claims or suits
  • Lawyer’s assistance in completing accident reports
  • When charged for driving with an improperly registered vehicle

To request a form for your claim submission, please call (952) 927-2518.
GUARANTEED ARREST BOND

Your AAA Minneapolis membership card entitles you to a $1,000 no-service-fee guaranteed arrest bond for most minor vehicle offenses. Terms appear on the back of your membership card.

The Ohio Casualty guarantees the appearance of the AAA member named on the AAA membership card in any court up to the card’s expiration date. The card can be accepted against an arrest bond up to $1,000 for any motor vehicle law violation EXCEPT violations involving driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquors, drugs or narcotics, failure to appear for violations, driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license, hit and run, failure to present evidence of insurance, illegal use or falsification of license or registration, engaging in a felony, attempting to elude/eluding the police, or while driving a vehicle used for commercial purposes. To obtain payment in the event of non-appearance, contact AAA Minneapolis at 5400 Auto Club Way, Minneapolis, MN 55416, or via phone at (952) 927-2727. Member agrees to repay AAA or Ohio Casualty for any losses.


FINANCIAL SERVICES

The AAA Member Rewards Visa® credit card is available to qualified members from Bank of America. Members can apply via mail, telephone, in a AAA branch office or online for the AAA Visa® credit card. Competitive rates and great rewards are the key benefits members should consider when comparing the AAA Visa card, provided by Bank of America, with other cards.

For information about rates, fees, other costs and benefits, or to apply for a new AAA Member Rewards Visa account, stop into any AAA office and ask for the AAA Visa application brochure, apply over the phone by calling directly to Bank of America toll-free 1-800-545-7899, or online. For customer service, call Bank of America toll-free 1-800-807-3068.

Program benefits subject to change.


MORE BENEFITS YOU CAN COUNT ON

 

AAA ONLINE

You joined AAA for the security. Now, enjoy your membership for its convenience. On our website, you’ll find everything you need to take advantage of all your new AAA membership benefits, like…
Complete Automotive Service Center – Car care tips and research to consider when buying or selling a car. You even can schedule your car’s maintenance online.
Travel – Here you’ll find travel specials, important travel safety information, our online cruise, tour, car, hotel, and airline reservations as well as the online TripTik Planner® and TourBook® information.
Membership Center – Time to renew? Need to upgrade? Then visit our online Membership Center. You can even give the gift of membership from the comfort of your home.
Travel Store-Shop for luggage, totes, travel accessories, and more, with free shipping.
Information On Virtually Everything- From road conditions to traffic, school closings to school safety patrol, you’ll find up-to-date information easily.
Insurance – Free no-obligation quote request for all your insurance needs.

24-HOUR MEMBER SERVICE CENTER

Convenience is important to AAA members. That’s why your AAA Member Service Center is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to handle your auto travel, membership and Emergency Road Service needs. Use the numbers listed in the Contact AAA Minneapolis section for the type of service you need.

LIVE| PLAY | AAA MAGAZINE

As a AAA Minneapolis member, you’ll receive Live | Play | AAA, our bimonthly, full-color publication. Live | Play | AAA offers a variety of features on local, national, and international travel destinations. In addition, the publication includes local Club news and valuable information on car care, traffic safety, and many other subjects of interest, including AAA member-only discounts on selected attractions and merchandise.

In order to provide service and membership updates, members may not opt out of receiving Live | Play | AAA magazine. Please see the Privacy Policy for more information.

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ETCHING

To assist in keeping your vehicle safe, AAA members receive complimentary vehicle identification number etching (VIN).

VIN etching is a safe, permanent etch of your vehicle’s unique identification number on the windshield, back window and four side windows of your car. This quick procedure serves as a theft deterrent, giving you peace-of-mind, and with some insurance companies, additional discounts on your auto insurance.

VIN etching is available at AAA Minneapolis headquarters in St. Louis Park. To have your windows etched, call (952) 927-2727 to schedule an appointment.


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Throughout our history, AAA has worked closely with schools, law enforcement agencies, legislators and private industry to strengthen laws and improve traffic safety in our community.

MEMBER-FUNDED TRAFFIC SAFETY FOUNDATION

Since our inception in 1902, AAA has been the leader in the development, implementation, and support of driver and traffic safety programs.

This service was expanded in 1947, when the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety was established to research automobile crashes and educate the public. In 1987, the Minneapolis Auto Club Foundation for Safety was founded to exclusively support traffic safety programs in Hennepin County.

Our Foundation acts as the primary local resource for a number of initiatives, most notably AAA School Safety Patrol, providing, free of cost, all training materials, safety equipment, and recognition items for approximately 170 schools affecting nearly 5,000 School Safety Patrol members in Hennepin County.

In addition, our Minneapolis Auto Club Foundation for Safety supports a number of other patrol programs, including end-of-year recognition events, AAA Lifesaving Award, and the Legionville safety training camp.

The Minneapolis Auto Club Foundation for Safety is supported by the contributions of our AAA

Minneapolis members, usually made during the time of renewal. To learn more about how you can support your traffic safety foundation, call (952) 927-2705 or e-mail foundation@aaaminneapolis.com.

ADVOCACY

AAA continually evaluates and responds to legislation and regulatory measures that affect motorists and travelers. Our concern is to protect your interests, to ensure that drivers are not the targets of discriminatory legislation, and to promote safe and efficient travel.


DRIVER EDUCATION SERVICES

“DARE TO PREPARE” PROGRAM

“Dare to Prepare” is designed for teens (usually ages 13-15) and their families. The 90-minute program facilitates early discussion of driving safety issues before teens participate in formal driver’s education. It also increases teens’ total exposure to traffic safety messaging throughout their time as developing drivers.

AAA MINNEAPOLIS NOVICE DRIVING SCHOOL

AAA Minneapolis Novice Driver Education Programs offers a comprehensive, four-phase teen driver education program, including:

  • 30 hours of classroom instruction, including AAA approved material
  • Parents’ Night
  • Driver Impact Panel
  • Six hours of behind-the-wheel training

Plus, students, whose parents are members, will receive a free one-year AAA Associate membership. Working together with you, our program will develop a safe and skillful driver. For more information, please call AAA at (952) 927-2602.

SENIOR DRIVER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

AAA Minneapolis recognizes the special needs of older drivers and have developed a course to address these issues. Our Senior Driver Improvement Program classes are offered at our headquarters office in St. Louis Park, as well as other locations around the metropolitan area.

If you would like to register for a class, or receive more information about our Senior Driver Improvement Program, please call us at 952-927-2602.


OFFICES CLOSE TO WHERE YOU LIVE AND WORK

General Information – (952) 927-2600

24-hour Emergency Road Service – (952) 927-2727

AAA Travel Agency – (952) 927-2525
AAA Insurance Agency – (952) 927-2518
AAA Travel Store – (952) 927-2505
Membership Accounts – (952) 927-2604
Membership Sales – (952) 927-2567
Auto Travel Services – (952) 927-2626
License Services – (952) 927-2696
Public Relations/ Live | Play| AAA Magazine – (952) 927-2671
Minneapolis Auto Club Foundation for Safety – (952) 927-2705

AAA BRANCH OFFICES
Headquarters Office – St. Louis Park – (952) 927-2600
Downtown Minneapolis – (612) 338-8432
Eden Prairie – (952) 944-9585
Edina Galleria – (952) 925-2244
Maple Grove – (763) 494-3773
Minnetonka/Ridge Square (North) – (952) 545-5454