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Getting discounts for AAA and AARP membership in US hotels

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Do hotels actually check your membership cards when checking in when booking under these, or other discounts? If so, is there a way around it apart from joining?
 

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Do hotels actually check your membership cards when checking in when booking under these, or other discounts? If so, is there a way around it apart from joining?


They can but rarely do, I checked in today and no request. I have however been asked at some hotels. Given membership is $29, it's not much of an ask.
 

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Are you chaps using 'proper' USA AAA cards or are using a card from another country (a motoring card of some sort)?
 

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I always make sure I have the card (RACV) on me, but have never been asked to produce it.
 

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I use my RACQ card and it has been accepted apart from a couple of Gap outlets in Florida which should have an AAA discount.I complained to RACQ and gap and the staff have educated I was told.
I used an AARP card in my 50s as it gives good discounts on car rentals,national Parks passes etc.But the senior rate is 62 or 65 so I have no need to join AARP any more.

PS-I have been asked to produce my card several times.
Check out all the other discounts that AAA gives you as well as hotels.
Often now use my QLD Seniors card-even gets a discount on the NYC metrocard.:cool:
 

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And everyone is using these 'Australian' - based cards in USA, Canada, Europe etc. ...just to clarify.
 

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And everyone is using these 'Australian' - based cards in USA, Canada, Europe etc. ...just to clarify.

I made bookings with Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel on a AAA rate then contacted them and advised them I will be travelling with RACQ card and the booking was accepted no questions asked
 

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Never had my RACWA card checked. Equally, never been asked to produce proof of age (but that could be because it's a bit obvious) nor to justify any hotel discounts that I may have used. Almost tempts me to try for youth or female discounts where they exist.
 

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Never had my RACWA card checked. Equally, never been asked to produce proof of age (but that could be because it's a bit obvious) nor to justify any hotel discounts that I may have used. Almost tempts me to try for youth or female discounts where they exist.

They obviously ask me for proof as I look so young!:p:shock::D;):cool:
 
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"Female discounts" - tell me more. :confused:
Never had my RACWA card checked. Equally, never been asked to produce proof of age (but that could be because it's a bit obvious) nor to justify any hotel discounts that I may have used. Almost tempts me to try for youth or female discounts where they exist.
 
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