Benefits and discounts

Open the door to a whole new world of fantastic services, special discounts and exclusive benefits.

From discounts on fuel and insurance, to New Zealand accommodation discounts or a free eye test at Specsavers, you'll get great value from your AA Membership.

We’re offering AA Members and their children who are new learner drivers a free driving lesson in areas where AA driving instructors are available.

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Membership benefits

AA Membership entitles you to:

AA Smartfuel

Your personal AA Membership card gives you automatic access to AA Smartfuel, a fuel discounts programme that saves you real $$ on your fuel. Simply register your email address and you can start saving!

AA Smartfuel Discounts

Swipe your AA Membership card at participating retailers and earn AA Smartfuel Discounts that add up. When you fuel up at participating BP and Caltex service stations, swipe your card again and the pump price you pay is reduced by the accumulated cents per litre savings stored on your card.

You also receive discounts on many AA products and services.

AA Directions magazine

We'll post you three complimentary copies each year. Alternatively, you can choose to receive an email  version by changing your preferences in MyAA.

The AA Directions magazine website has content from the magazine, plus web-only giveaways and other special features. 


As an AA Member you'll receive benefits on AA Insurance and AA Life policies.

Motoring benefits

Roadside breakdown assistance

As an AA Member you are entitled to six free AA Roadservice callouts per year

Unlimited free AA Roadservice callouts when you’re a Member for 10 consecutive years or more

Servicing and repairs

You'll receive an AA Member discount at our AA Auto Service & Repair and Auto Centres. You'll also receive top quality vehicle servicing, warrant of fitness, and guaranteed repairs.

Sell your car

Selling your car? List it for free on AA Carfair. You'll also automatically receive a free listing on the AutoTrader website.

Free motoring technical and legal advice

We'll give you advice on general motoring problems including repairs and technical issues. It's a free service for AA Members. Call 0800 500 333 and select option 2.

You're entitled to free motoring legal advice. This is available for matters such as traffic offences, accidents or problems when purchasing a vehicle. Call 0800 500 333 and select option 2.

Vehicle Testing Stations

You'll receive an AA Smartfuel discount on your Warrant of Fitness at our Vehicle Testing Stations.

Free AA Safety Check

Check the safety of your vehicle with up to two free 16-point vehicle Safety Checks per year (valued at $19 each for non Members.) To find out more, view our AA Safety Check page or call 0800 500 333 and select option 5.

Free driving lesson

We’re investing in our future to help new drivers develop a solid foundation for safe driving by offering a free driving lesson for eligible learners. Our programme is available to AA Members or their children who have held their learner licence for less than two months. We have driving instructors available in many areas throughout New Zealand.

Car batteries

Receive a Member discount on AA Car Batteries. We also provide mobile battery service in many areas.

Pre purchase inspections

Buying a car? AA Members get a $20 discount on AA Pre Purchase Inspections. We'll complete an independent and unbiased check of your car or vehicle.

Vehicle history reports

You'll get a $5 discount on an AA Vehicle History Report.

Mechanical breakdown insurance

Take out AA Mechanical Breakdown Insurance and you'll save $20 when you join the AA. Offer not available to Youth or Associate Members.

 Temporary vehicle exportation

As an AA Member you’ll receive $50 off the cost of a Carnet – a way to temporarily take your private road vehicle overseas without paying duty.

 Travel benefits

New Zealand accommodation discounts

As a Member you'll receive a 5% discount and an AA Smartfuel discount of 10 cents per litre on over 1400 properties when you book accommodation online at Properties include hotels, motels, holiday parks, apartments, B&Bs and backpackers. You will also receive an AA Smartfuel discount on holiday homes and baches.

Free accommodation and regional guides

Our New Zealand accommodation and regional guides are yours free. For copies, visit your nearest AA Centre or AA Travel.

Free New Zealand maps

We'll also give you New Zealand road and leisure maps at no charge. For copies, visit your nearest AA Centre.

Discounted travel accessories and publications

Save between 10-25% off the normal retail price on selected products at your nearest AA Centre or online, including AA New Zealand Illustrated Travel Atlas, AA first aid kits and emergency car kits, AA Street Directories, NZ travel books, AA L Plates, and the Official Road Code.

Special rental car rates with AA Thrifty

As an AA Member you receive a 5% discount off AA Thrifty’s best rate of the day, one free baby seat per rental, and priority check-in at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch airport AA Thrifty branches.

You also get the AA Thrifty Price Promise – If you find the same car hire deal for a better price we'll beat it by 10%!

Worldwide discounts

Show Your Card & Save gives you discounts in over 20 countries. You'll get discounts on international travel, accommodation, car rental, entertainment and shopping. Present your AA Membership card wherever you see the Show Your Card & Save logo to receive your discount.

Reciprocal services overseas

You're entitled to a range of reciprocal services while travelling overseas. These may include roadside assistance, touring information and advice. Entitlements vary from country to country and in some cases, from club to club.

Some clubs overseas may require you to show proof that your AA Membership is current. We recommend you print out a letter to confirm your Membership status and take it with you. This is available by logging on here.

Camping Card International (CCI)

The CCI is an identity card, which is widely used throughout Europe and Africa at camping and caravanning sites.  CCIs in New Zealand are available only to AA Members. They cost $25 and are valid for 12 months from date of issue whilst you are a current financial AA Member.

Leisure benefits

  • Specsavers - AA Members are entitled to a free eye examination at Specsavers (valued at $60) once every two years.
  • Teleflora - AA Members receive a 20% discount on purchases when booking online or ordering over the phone. Excludes handling and delivery charges.
  • New Zealand Historic Places Trust Membership - AA Members receive 35% off the price of a new 2 year membership. Support our heritage and enjoy free access to many historic properties in New Zealand and overseas.
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