Auto Club Introduces WorldPoints® Rewards Visa® Credit Card With Gas Purchase Promotion

(LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2008)Consumers now have a new way to ease the pain of record-high gas prices -- the Automobile Club of Southern California has introduced a new points-reward credit card allowing them to earn double points for each gas purchase they make at the pump for one year.

The AAA Visa Signature credit card with WorldPoints Rewards has no annual fee and allows cardholders to earn one point for every dollar spent. Points can be redeemed for cash rewards, airline tickets, hotel rooms, or a wide variety of other goods and services.

Also, new cardholders can earn double points (two points for every one dollar spent) on all gasoline purchases they make at the pump using the card during the first 12 billing cycles.

“At the Auto Club, we understand that our members are looking for value now more than ever. This credit card offers great flexibility to our members to choose many different types of rewards, including cash, travel and merchandise,” said Wendy Sabins, the Auto Club’s Senior Vice President for Marketing, Product Management and Publishing. “Especially beneficial to our members is the fact that, unlike other similar credit cards, our WorldPoints Rewards card does not have an annual cap or limit on the amount of points the member can receive.”

Auto Club members can apply for the credit card online, or they can call (866) 665-3581 or visit any of the Auto Club’s 75 offices throughout Southern California.

Current AAA Visa or AAA Mastercard customers have the option to keep their current card(s) and also request the AAA Visa Signature card with WorldPoints Rewards, or request to convert to the new credit card only.

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 is available on the Auto Club’s Web site at