Even the most careful drivers can be waylaid by tire trouble, an overheated engine, or deer foraging for hamburger wrappers. Prepare for on-the-road mishaps with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-year basic primary membership from AAA South Jersey (a $61 value). For a list of zip codes within AAA South Jersey's service area, click here. Each basic primary membership includes:
- Emergency road service
- Free towing (within three miles)
- Free lockout assistance (up to $50 worth)
- Free battery jumps
- Discounts at more than 160,000 retailers
AAA remedies roadside conundrums for more than 50 million members across North America. Although membership offers myriad benefits, AAAers benefit most from the peace of mind provided by the emergency roadside assistance, which is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The street side safety net can tow vehicles up to three miles from the scene of common car troubles such as flat tires, dead or murdered batteries, and creamed-corn-related engine failures. Basic members are also covered for up to $50 in locksmith services and receive free delivery of emergency gasoline (pay pump price for fuel).
Local maps and TourBook guides, complimentary for all members, can help avoid a trip to the Yarn Factory Museum of Yarn instead of grandma's house. Along with functioning as a shoddy paperweight, the AAA card unlocks discounted passport photos and a magic pass to a bevy of savings at thousands of businesses across the country.