(LOS ANGELES -- Sept. 7, 2010) - AAA and the Automobile Club of Southern California have introduced the "AAA Discounts" app for Android phone users, which provides quick access to AAA discount information and directions to retail locations offering AAA discounts.
The new application provides the same features and convenience of the popular AAA Discounts app for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users, which has been downloaded more than 880,000 times.
The free Android app uses GPS technology to display AAA Show Your Card & Save participating businesses near the user’s location. There are more than 110,000 AAA Show Your Card & Save locations and more than 51 million AAA members in North America. The AAA Discounts app provides maps with pan and zoom functionality and displays key information including each retailer's name, address and phone number, a summary of the discount details and the distance to the location from the user’s current position. One click provides narrative directions to the location.
"We're pleased to offer yet another convenient way for members to access our discounts,” said Denise Bialek, program manager, AAA Discounts. “This new app will help more members take advantage of all the deals available to them while they're traveling, going out to eat, at the mall or at the pharmacy."
All app users can view the locations offering discounts. However, only members may take advantage of the available savings. An additional feature accessible only by members is free roadside assistance. And when members call AAA for emergency road service, their GPS location is transmitted along with the call.
The app is available for free download from the Android Market and is compatible with devices using Android platform versions 1.6 or newer.
AAA Discounts for Android is the fourth free app to be offered by AAA. The first three apps, released for iPhone users, were AAA Discounts, AAA Roadside and AAA TripTik Mobile. AAA Roadside enables AAA members who require emergency road service to send their location, vehicle description and breakdown details directly to AAA. The recently released AAA TripTik Mobile is the first free app to display frequently updated gas prices. Each of these free applications is available for download from the iTunes Store.
AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program is the largest member discount program in the world offering more than 164,000 locations for savings worldwide including popular online retailers Payless Shoesource, FTD.com and more. Last year, members saved more than $2 billion by taking advantage of AAA discounts including those available through the Show Your Card & Save program. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list of retailers and offers.