Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, barely giving shoppers a breather from the end-of-year holidays. For those filled with romance but strapped for ideas and cash, the Automobile Club of Southern California has some suggestions and discounts for romantic gifts available through its AAA Discounts program for members.
For complete details on all discounts available through Auto Club membership, members can visit AAA.com/discounts, which lists event dates, participating retailers and special offers.
Here are just a few of the many helpful Valentine’s Day and everyday discounts available through the Auto Club’s AAA Discounts program:
Get ready for the big night
- Dinner and a movie is a classic Valentine’s Day celebration. For the best deal on movie tickets, make sure to visit AAA.com/movies or any Auto Club branch to purchase discount theater passes that can be used at AMC®, Regal Cinemas, United Artist Theatres, and Edwards Theatres and Cinemark theaters throughout Southern California. Chart House®, Rusty Pelican®, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.®, Dave & Buster’s, and Hard Rock Cafe restaurants, to name just a few, also offer member discounts.
- To save on a romantic gift or a new outfit for your Valentine’s Day celebration, show your card at the management office at any one of seven outlet malls throughout Southern California and you will receive a free discount coupon book. Outlet mall locations are in Camarillo, Carlsbad, Commerce, San Clemente, Lake Elsinore, and Cabazon. Go to AAA.com/discounts for more details.
The basics: candy, flowers and romantic gifts
- Wow her with flowers from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM by visiting AAA.com/1800flowers and receive 25 percent off this month. Also, you can save on decadent treats from Harry & David, Fannie May, The Popcorn Factory, Cheryl’s and 1-800-Baskets.com when you shop at AAA.com/1800flowers.
- Auto Club members can also get discounts or reward points on jewelry, clothing and other gifts by shopping at hundreds of merchants available at AAA.com/discounts.
- If you’re a last-minute shopper, there’s still time to save money. You can get a 10 percent discount at Kelly’s Coffee and Fudge Factory throughout Southern California.
- Cruises and boat trips are popular with romantics the world over. Auto Club members get discount prices on Hornblower dinner cruises out of Marina Del Rey, Newport Beach and San Diego (310-301-9900); Catalina day trips out of Dana Point, Long Beach and San Pedro (800-896-4562); and whale watching trips out of Dana Point (949-488-2828) and Long Beach (562-983-6880). Visit AAA.com/discounts for details.
- Concert or theater performance tickets are a romantic gift. Ticket Monster, a new participating AAA Discounts business, offers members 15 percent off concert and sporting event tickets, plus other periodic special offers. Visit AAA.com/ticketmonster for details. Members also get discounted tickets on select performances at Blue Man Group Las Vegas, and Cirque du Soleil. South Coast Repertory is also offering two tickets for $70 for Feb. 12 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 14 7:30 p.m. performances of “Moby Dick” – visit AAA.com/Discounts and search “South Coast Repertory” for details.
The Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs, has been serving Southern California since 1900. Today, the Auto Club’s members benefit by roadside assistance, insurance products and services, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing and buying programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services and highway and transportation safety programs. Information about these products and services and the AAA Mobile App is available on the Auto Club’s website at www.AAA.com.