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aving too much of your personal information available online makes you vulnerable to cyber criminals who will target you for scams or identity theft. If you use social media, shop online or post a job resume, you likely have plenty of identifying information on the web that’s easily found. Your maiden name, city you were born in, first pet – all information that can be used to identify who you are – can sometimes be found with just a little searching through social media profiles and Google. Unfortunately cyber-criminals piece these factors together resulting in online over-exposure. Think it hasn’t happened to you yet? Try searching your name and birth date on Google. You may be surprised by the results you find. Here are some tips to protect your identity when using the Internet: • Regularly review the privacy terms and settings of every site you use: In only five to ten minutes, you can quickly familiarize yourself with this information and prevent hours of trouble later, should a cyber-crook get ahold of your personal information. • Limit the amount of personal information available on social media sites: Be wary of “friend requests” from people you don’t know personally. Fight the urge to over-share on social media. Thieves could easily piece together information from your social sites to commit fraud and identity theft – including your name, high school and birthplace. Continued on page 6

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Holiday Closings All offices of AAA East Central, East Penn Region and AAA East Penn Insurance Agency, Inc. will observe the following holiday closures:

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours Closed Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 (all stores will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

Christmas Holiday Hours

All offices open Dec. 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Closed Dec. 25 (all stores will reopen Thursday, Dec. 26)

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All offices open Dec. 31 until 5:00 p.m. Closed Jan.1, 2014 (all stores will reopen Thursday, Jan. 2)

The Club’s Emergency Road Service Department will continue to be available 24-hours-a-day by calling 618-821-0880 or 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357). You can also request emergency road service at AAA.com by clicking on the Roadside Assistance link.


Americans Growing Less Concerned about Dangerous Driving Behaviors

by Thomas J. Ashley, Executive Vice President

Survey Results Come as Road Deaths Increase for First Time in Seven Years

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mericans are less likely to perceive a serious threat from dangerous driving behaviors such as drunk, aggressive or drowsy driving, according to an analysis of four years of public surveys conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The decreased concern is accompanied by an estimated 5.3 percent increase in annual traffic fatalities, totaling more than 34,000 in 2012. This is the first annual increase in seven years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motorists may be growing less concerned about potential safety risks behind the wheel. A ‘do as I say, not as I do’ attitude remains common with many motorists consistently admitting to engaging in the same dangerous behaviors for which they would condemn other drivers. Survey results during the previous four years show decreasing concern for dangerous driving behaviors: • The number of people who believe driving after drinking is a serious threat declined from a near universal 90 percent in 2009 to 69 percent in 2012. • The number of people who consider drowsy

driving a very serious threat declined from 71 percent in 2009 to 46 percent in 2012. • The number of people who believe that texting or emailing while driving is a very serious threat declined from 87 percent in 2009 to 81 percent in 2012. The number of people who admit to texting while driving increased from 21 percent to 26 percent during the same period. • The number of people who consider red-light running to be completely unacceptable declined from 77 percent in 2009 to 70 percent in 2012. More than one-third (38 percent) admitted to running a red light within the previous month. AAA believes that we have made great strides in recent years to reduce road deaths, but there are still too many needless fatalities caused by dangerous driving. It is clear that more must be done to address the dangers of drunk, aggressive and drowsy driving to stem this concerning trend. Someone dies on America’s roadways every 15 minutes. Fatalities include drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and every other kind of road user. Car crashes affect young people disproportionately by killing more people aged 5-34 than any other cause of death. More than 2.3 million people annually also suffer serious injuries from crashes.

AAA Supports Ignition Interlocks and Warns of Drunk Driving Dangers

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reminds drivers of the sobering fact that alcohol-related highway fatalities remain a leading problem on the nation’s roadways. The organization advocates for ignition interlock devices for first-time offenders to combat the dangers of drunk driving. AAA is not alone in its concern about impaired driving or strong support for tough policies for convicted drunk drivers. According to the 2012 Traffic Safety Culture Index conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than nine in 10 drivers consider it a serious threat to their personal safety when others drink and drive, and nearly all (97 percent) surveyed find it unacceptable for a driver to get behind the wheel when they have had too much to drink. To prevent these dangers, nearly eight in 10 Americans support requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted DUI offenders, even if it’s their first conviction. Research has identified ignition interlock devices (IIDs) as a proven way to save lives. AAA’s recommendation to require the use of IIDs for all convicted offenders is grounded in research, which shows that IIDs are more effective than other methods at reducing re-arrest among convicted drunk drivers and keeping impaired drivers off the road.

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AAA is reaching out to motorists on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) decision to support laws requiring IID use for all first-time DUI offenders­— one of several new recommendations issued to help curb alcohol-related traffic injury and death. “I commend AAA for stepping up for safety,” said NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman. Technologies such as ignition interlocks will reduce alcohol-related crashes on our nation’s roadways. We look forward to working alongside AAA and its clubs to eliminate the nation’s top killer on our roadways ­— impaired driving.” AAA offers the following tip for members who plan to attend parties or other events where alcohol is being served: • Always plan ahead to designate a non-drinking driver before any party or celebration begins • Never get behind the wheel of a car when you’ve been drinking alcohol - even after just one drink • Never ride as a passenger in a car driven by someone who has been drinking alcohol - even after just one drink • Do not hesitate to take the keys from friends or Continued on page 20

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How to Avoid Some of the Most Common

and Costly Life Insurance Beneficiary Mistakes AAA Traveler GENERAL INFORMATION: Affiliations: AAA, Pennsylvania AAA Federation. A not-for-profit organization. Issue #1075-668X USPS #0309-620 Vol. 91, No. 8 November/December 2013 AAA Traveler(USPS 309-620) is published 8X annually (Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May, July, Sept. and Nov.) at 1020 W. Hamilton St., P.O. Box 1910, Allentown, PA 18105-1910 Publisher: James E. Lehman Editor: Theresa E. Deutsch Associate Editor: Lori McLaughlin PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID: At Allentown, PA 18101 and additional mailing offices. Subscription: $1 per year to PRIMARY members, paid through dues; non-members $1 per copy. POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: AAA Traveler, P.O. Box 1910, Allentown, PA 18105-1910. Advertisements in this publication, except for AAA club services and products, do not constitute an endorsement of the automobile club or the publisher. Liability of the publisher for errors and omissions in advertising or editorial copy is limited to printing a correction in the next issue of the publication after the publisher has been notified of the error or omission.

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ife insurance is one of the best sources of financial security for loved ones left behind after a death. One of the most important details of any life insurance policy is naming the beneficiary/beneficiaries for the policy. The beneficiary is the person(s) you wish to receive the proceeds from the policy upon your death. Believe it or not, there are some people that purchase their life insurance policy and neglect to select a beneficiary or never revisit the policy as life changes. You can save your loved ones a lot of time, money, and trouble by carefully selecting a beneficiary for your life insurance policy and making sure that information is kept applicable to your present situation. Most people don’t like to have conversations about anything involving death, but a possibly awkward conversation now can save your beneficiary the frustration and time of hunting down the information during what will already be a very difficult time for them. Here are three things you can do to avoid some of the most common and costly beneficiary mistakes:

Revisit the Policy

Life is constantly in motion. Sometimes this motion doesn’t affect the relationships a person has, but more often than not it does. If relationship changes have an impact on the beneficiary you’ve selected, then the life insurance must be updated accordingly. And, we aren’t just talking about obvious deaths, divorces, births, or marriages. For example, if your children were underage

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when you first obtained your life insurance policy, then you might have established a guardian or trust. Once the children reach adulthood, it might make better sense to name them directly as beneficiaries. Another example would be if a beneficiary is now elderly or no longer mentally competent. In such cases, it might make better sense to name an alternative beneficiary and make the appropriate provisions in your will to care for the previous beneficiary.

Be Specific

Being vague in an attempt to avoid a hard decision, conflict, or the need to revisit the policy can result in confusion and legal challenges that can tie up the money or cause the omission of someone you wanted included. You want to be specific when naming a beneficiary. So, use the given name and not generic terms like child, parent, wife, or sibling.

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Some people name themselves or their estate as the beneficiary. This means that the life insurance benefit will go directly to their estate. However, naming yourself or your estate can leave the benefit subject to taxation and enable creditors to seize it for unpaid bills. Remember, if you have any questions, concerns, or doubts about your beneficiary designation, then you can always consult your tax advisor or attorney. Trust AAA to steer you right on all your current and future Auto, Home and Life insurance needs. Combining your coverage with one insurance company could make a significant difference in your premium. Call 800.240.3603, or visit AAA.com/ insurance for more information or to schedule a comprehensive Insurance review. AAA – your trusted insurance advisor.

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y the time you finish reading this article three people will have been injured in a car crash related to drinking and driving. By the time your lunch hour is over, someone will have died in an alcohol-related driving accident. The facts are sobering. As we are heading into the holiday season, AAA encourages everyone to approach the festivities with an awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. If you’re planning a get-together, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Be a friend first and a host second. Don’t force alcoholic drinks on your guests. Make available a variety of nonalcoholic beverages and respect the wishes of those who say “no thanks.” Set a good example. Don’t let yourself overindulge. Your guests are likely to follow your lead. The best defense is a good offense. Encourage car pooling and give a small gift to designated drivers. As soon as your guests arrive, identify who those designated drivers are—they’re certain to be an ally later on. De-emphasize drinking as entertainment. Slow down your guests’ drinking rate by engaging them in conversation and asking them to

participate in fun activities that you’ve planned. Serve food throughout the evening. Tempt your guests away from the bar with an attractive array of food. High-protein items such as cheese and meats stay in the stomach longer and slow down the rate of intoxication. Rich, starchy foods such as mashed potatoes and beans are great, too. Minimize salt. Salt makes people thirsty and speeds up intoxication. Serve dips and spreads with unsalted or lowsalt crackers or raw vegetables. Also, consider cold-cut trays, cheese fondues and cheese balls. Avoid using carbonated mixers as they tend to speed up the body’s absorption of alcohol. Stick to water or juices.

Put away the alcohol when the hour is late. Close the bar 90 minutes before the party is over and don’t encourage “one for the road.” Bring out coffee, food, and dessert. Only time will sober up someone who has had too much to drink. If things appear to be getting out of control, cut back on the amount of alcohol in the mixed drinks. If need be, hide the alcohol somewhere and claim that you’ve run out! Never serve someone who is under the age of 21. Keep alcohol in one area so you can monitor it easily. Take charge! Take keys, call a cab, or insist that a person who has had too much to drink to stay overnight. They will thank you in the morning.

Remember, only time will make your guests sober, not coffee and not cold showers. It takes about one hour to burn off an average drink. Five ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer and one-and-one-half ounces of liquor all contain about the same amount of alcohol. Keep a watch on behavior. Sleepy, too talkative, too giddy, and uncoordinated guests are under the influence. For irate intoxicated guests, “hide” their car keys until they have found another ride home. You may feel as if you have lost a friend that night, but you will have an even better friend the next morning. If you are a party guest, keep these following points in mind. Accept a drink only when you really want one. If someone tries to force a drink on you, ask for a non-alcoholic beverage instead. If that doesn’t work, “lose” your drink by setting it down somewhere and leaving it. Skip a drink now and then. Having a non-alcoholic drink between alcoholic ones will help keep your blood alcohol content level down, as does spacing out your alcoholic drinks. Limit consumption of alcohol beverages to one drink (beer, wine or spirits) per hour. Happy holidays! With a few wise choices you can look forward to many more.

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The Big Freeze: How to Prevent Freezing Pipes Protect your ID I

magine waking up on a frigid winter morning, throwing on your bathrobe and stumbling down the stairs to make a pot of coffee—only to find your kitchen is filled with water. Each winter, about a quarter of a million families find themselves in scenarios like this all because of water pipes that freeze and burst. Not only can a pipe eruption ruin your day, but it can also cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home. As a matter of fact, just a three millimeter crack in a pipe can dump up to 250 gallons of water in your house in a single day. Whether your home is outfitted with copper or plastic PVC pipes, no one is immune to pipe bursts. Fortunately, you can take a few precautions to protect your pipes and avoid the hassle of a messy, expensive pipe burst. Follow these simple steps:  Bundle up those pipes: Take time to insulate all the exposed pipes in your crawl spaces, garage and attic. Because these pipes are open to the elements, they are more vulnerable to freezing. Use heat tape or thermostaticallycontrolled heat cables to wrap your highrisk pipes. Use exterior tape for outside pipes and interior tape for indoor pipes. Carefully follow all the installation instructions.

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Seal the cracks: Look for air leaks near your pipes. If arctic air seeps through even a tiny crack, your pipes can quickly freeze and burst. Seal up every leak with caulk or insulation. Put the garden hose away: Before the temperature plummets below freezing, disconnect your garden hose and shut off the indoor valve. Bump up the thermostat: Never set your thermostat below 65 degrees in the winter. The temperature inside the walls and attic is much colder than the inside of your house. If you let the indoor temperature drop below 65 degrees, your exterior wall pipes are at high risk of freezing and bursting. Protect your home when you’re gone: If you’re going out of town, ask a friend or neighbor to check your house each day. Tell them to look for any signs of a burst pipe and make sure it’s warm enough to prevent pipes from freezing. If you don’t have anyone who can check your home, consider shutting off and draining your water system before you leave. Know the signs of a pipe freeze: If you turn on your faucet and no water comes out, this could be a sign that your pipe is frozen. You may be able to thaw the frozen pipe yourself with a hair dryer. Start warming the pipe as close to the

faucet as possible, working toward the coldest part of the pipe. Never try to thaw pipe with a torch or open flame. Deal with the pipe burst: If your pipes freeze and burst, turn off your water at the main shut-off valve and leave the water faucets on. Call a plumber right away. You should also call your insurance agent or company as soon as possible. Although your insurance adjuster doesn’t need to see the spill before you clean it up, you should at least inform them of your situation. Move electronics, furniture, carpet and other items away from the water. Start mopping up the water and try to make temporary repairs to protect your home from further damage. Be sure to save all of your receipts for any money you spend related to the pipe burst. Your insurance company may be able to reimburse you for temporary repairs. Try to avoid making expensive permanent repairs until your insurance adjuster has a chance to assess the damage. Obviously, no one wants to deal with the costly and messy aggravation of a pipe burst. To avoid this nightmare, take the proper measures to protect your pipes and your home. However, it’s also important to ensure your family is prepared to act swiftly and smartly if a pipe does rupture.

Continued from page 1 • Avoid allowing social sites to automatically share your location: It may be fun to check-in at a fun concert or while traveling abroad, but this information may also alert criminals to break into your home or steal your Identity while you’re not home. • Use caution when you are job searching: When creating a resume, don’t feel obligated to include your home address or personal phone number. With the popularity of online recruiting sites, it’s become custom to include your email address and allow potential employers to ask for additional information upon request. Be careful if an employer asks for your social security number before an interview. It may be an identity theft scam. For those who are looking for an added sense of security, AAA offers identity monitoring to members with enrollment in ProtectMyID® a full-service provider of identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution. A little piece of information about you may seem innocent, but when pulled together with several pieces of identifying information, it can be a tool used to commit fraud. Be sure you’re doing what you can to protect yourself – online or in person.


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African Travel – More than Just a Safari C

ape Town is one of the up-and-coming places for 2014, and it is so easy to see why. With its gorgeous location, fabulous restaurants, excellent shopping, superb wine, fascinating history, exhilarating activities, and hotels that you’ll never want to leave, Cape Town has something for everyone. And of course there are terrific opportunities for game viewing just a short flight away or drive, at Kruger National Park or Pilanesberg National Park.

Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

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With its majestic Table Mountain backdrop, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. An eclectic mix of architectural styles reflects the tastes and dictates of the past – and the more functional demands of the 21st century. A great way to see the city is from an open top double decker hopon, hop-off bus. The city’s Edwardian and Victorian buildings have been meticulously preserved, and many outstanding examples of Cape Dutch architecture are found in the city and its environs. Cobblestone streets, mosques and the flat-roofed pastel homes of the Malay Quarter enhance a cosmopolitan ambience, and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront evokes images of the seafaring activities of the 19th century. For a closer look at life at the Cape in earlier times, interesting historical collections are on display in several museums.

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is South Africa’s most visited destination, attracting millions of visitors every year— and for good reason, given the location’s combination of shops, restaurants, nightspots, tourist attractions and museums in the city’s historic harbor. You might like to visit the family-friendly Two Oceans Aquarium where you can eyeball sharks, penguins and hundreds of species of sea life. There are lots of outdoor activities available too, ranging from helicopter flights to boat charters and relaxed harbor cruises (walk along the water’s edge and pick one – there are several options). Or browse through hundreds of shopping outlets, ranging from larger department stores selling designer labels to boutique jewelry and curio shops. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront’s Amphitheatre is a good spot for live entertainment (usually provided to the public for free) – from concerts to

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Cape Malay Quarter creative workshops and puppet shows.

Restaurants

Cape Town is world-renowned for its diverse, stylish restaurants and excellent food, which is always complemented by the range of superb local wines grown nearby. Cape Town’s diverse multicultural ancestry has enjoyed the influence of many cooking traditions: Italian, Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Moroccan, French, Portuguese, Congolese, Greek, Brazilian, Thai and Korean. Surrounded by oceans, the city is blessed with an abundance of seafood; in many eateries the food is strongly Mediterranean, often with a Portuguese or Cape Malay influence.

Shopping

Cape Town’s shopping options invite you to endlessly browse – and buy. At the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Victoria Wharf Shopping Center caters to most shopping needs, from designer clothing boutiques and fashion accessory shops to gift stores and food outlets. The Waterfront Craft Market is one of the largest indoor craft markets in South Africa with quality crafts including pottery, leatherwork, furniture, educational toys, clothing, glass art and African arts and crafts. Situated adjacent to Victoria Wharf, The Red Shed Craft Workshop offers a unique interaction

between shoppers and those making the wares. Here, you can order a custom made item and watch specialty crafters at work.

Visit the Southern Tip

There are many opportunities to see for yourself how this spectacular southern tip of Africa became known as “The Fairest Cape.” You can schedule an excursion with a drive past the pristine

beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno – currently the hottest real estate in the world – to Hout Bay, a functioning harbor and heart of the local crayfish industry. On Hout Bay, you can also book a Seal Island cruise. The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve has a fabulous scenic viewing point, and the spectacular sea and mountain views are reason enough to make the 41 mile trip from Cape Town. Amid the rocky landscape—home to mountain zebra, eland and ostriches—blooms magnificent Cape flora. Continue along the coastline and you get to the beautiful Boulders Beach where you can get close to a colony of penguins.

Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

No trip to Cape Town is complete without an excursion to the exceptional winelands region with its breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine, and some of the finest wines in the world. Nestled between towering mountains, the magnificent Franschhoek

Discover Africa Travel Talk

Presented by David Schwenk, Sales Manager, African Travel.                     Mr. Schwenk has visited, participated in, and filmed game drives in South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Malawi.  He will be showing his personal game drives and speaking about traveling in South Africa, and Kenya.

— An Experience You’ll Never Forget — Special savings and benefits for AAA Members If you dream of seeing a leopard up close or observing elephants, lions, and giraffes, this event can make that dream a reality.  An African safari or tour will take your breath away, and this is your opportunity to discover everything this vast land has to offer. Plus, this incredible destination is priced affordably, and travel can be customized to fulfill your African fantasy.

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Victoria Falls

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Valley is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine. In the village of Franschhoek you will find wonderful crafts, art and antique shops and galleries. The main street is lined with coffee shops and restaurants. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town, Franschhoek is the ideal base while you explore the entire Cape winelands.

Kruger National Park

Only a 2.5 hour flight from Cape Town, visitors to the area don’t want to miss the world-renowned Kruger National Park, which offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man’s interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries— from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela—is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park’s natural assets. The Big Five is the term used to describe the most popular and exciting animals to view while on safari in the Kruger National Park, and there are great opportunities to see them at this beautiful reserve.

Pilanesberg National Park

The Pilanesberg National Park ranks among one of the largest national parks in southern Africa, covering an area of 136,000 acres. Pilanesberg is one of the few Big Five destinations that are malariafree, making it an excellent choice for families with children, older travelers, or women who are pregnant. This unique area is encircled by four rings of hills, a geologically fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic action some 1,200 million years ago. The scenic beauty of Pilanesberg is reflected in a large central

lake. Through time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops, open plains, wooded valleys and dense bush. Pilanesberg exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as "Bushveld." Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone. Springbok, brown hyena, the red-eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees usually found in arid areas are found co-habitating with moist-area-limited impala, black-eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees. The colorful hues, varied habitats and panoramas will delight and entertain photographers and all but the most unobservant visitor. Since late 1979, thanks to Operation Genesis - the largest game translocation ever undertaken at the time, tourists have been able to take note of nature's alphabet - from aardvark to zebra. The park boasts healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo Africa's "Big Five". A wide variety of rare and common species exist with endemic species like the nocturnal brown hyena, the fleet-footed cheetah, the majestic sable, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodile, to mention but a few. Bird-watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. Near the Manyane Gate in the eastern section of the park, there is an outstanding walk-in aviary for close encounters of the feathered kind. The park has over 62 miles of wellsurfaced roads, much patronized by visitors from the next-door Sun City resort complex and its satellite hotels. Picnic sites, viewing hides and selfguided wilderness trails are among the established facilities. The viewing is probably at its most rewarding along the valleys. You will have the opportunity to spot lion, elephant, giraffe, rhino, leopard, hippo, wildebeest, warthog, hyena, and the elusive cheetah - to name just a few!

One of the most spectacular sights in Southern Africa is Victoria Falls, located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Although not close to Cape Town, many visitors feel this extra excursion is well worth the time to see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Statistically speaking, it is the largest waterfall in the world. This recognition comes from combining the height and width together to create the largest single sheet of flowing water. Whether viewed by helicopter or from the various trails, the splendor of Victoria Falls will take your breath away.

Planning Your Trip

Victoria Falls

Bustling and beautiful, the cosmopolitan nature of Cape Town means that one never tires of the multitude of experiences it has to offer, and it also means that one doesn’t always know

where to begin! Fortunately, AAA, and the Safari Specialists at African Travel, Inc., can set up a three-way-confrence-call to make sure that you get the very best guidance and experience everything that this wonderful city has to offer.

AAA Members Speak Out MOST TRAVELED PASSENGERS:

Mr. and Mrs. Zionts were Princess Cruises’ “Most Traveled Passengers” for the Ruby Princess voyage last August. They sailed with Princess 535 days, and are valued members of Princess’ Captain’s Circle Club.

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e had a marvelous experience on board the beautiful Ruby Princess. We were very surprised and pleased to be honored as the most traveled on this voyage of 3,080 passengers. This was enhanced by the joy of traveling with our daughter Kym, her husband Brian and our grandson Sam. The Mediterranean was beautiful! Our travels are always made easier by our wonderful travel agent, Laurianne Daugherty, and AAA. Keep traveling and you too will become most travelled passengers.

– Sandi and Berk Zionts

Name Game If you are a winner by virtue

of your name being listed on the card to the left, Charles Trone drawn at random from our complete member#198044660 4 ship list, send this announcement with your name on it to AAA Name Game Winner, P.O. Box 1910, Allentown, PA 18105-1910, postmarked within seven days of receiving this publication. You will be entitled to a free one-year renewal of your AAA membership.

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The folks at AAA Travel think so. We can enhance your perfect vacation to America’s own slice of paradise by introducing you to the pleasures of staying in a condominium instead of a traditional hotel/motel room or bed & breakfast. Fully furnished condo accommodations can be the ultimate “interior” complement to your“exterior”experience of the Aloha State. While Mother Nature made Hawaii the spectacular outdoor setting it is, AAA and Pleasant Holidays can offer you an indoor environment worthy of such a location. What’s “more perfect” about a condo? Condos offer more benefits than other types of similarly or higher priced lodging. Many condos offer the physical comforts (cleanliness, comfort, decor) and personal services (daily housekeeping, room service, concierge) found in hotels, plus creature comforts that give you that intangible “home away from home” feeling —expanded living space, fully equipped kitchens and your own washer and dryer. And many condos even cost less per night than most hotels. A unique aspect of condos is living space; there’s a lot more of it. Couples or families traveling together can often share a multi-bedroom unit and split the costs. Separate from the bedroom(s), a condo’s ample living space affords opportunities for privacy as well as family togetherness. The freedom to spread out is especially appreciated by families with children. While kids nap or play in a bedroom, adults can enjoy the separate living area. Multi-bedroom condos

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generally have more than one bathroom, often larger than their hotel counterparts. Closets and dressers larger than those in hotels allow you to fully unpack — no more piling luggage, shopping bags and shoes in a corner. All in all, at the end of each day, it’s like coming back to your own home, rather than to a cramped hotel room. Unlike hotels, condos usually feature fully equipped kitchens with dishes, glasses, flatware, cookware and full-size appliances. If you care to, you can prepare some of your meals and eat in your own dining area (or on the lanai, which most condos have). It’s a great way to economize. Forget about searching for a restaurant, making reservations, getting there, parking and tipping. Be as casual or as formal as you like. Make and serve only the foods you love. Linger around the table for as long as you like. Eat whenever you wish (24-hour access!). Even if you don’t cook, use the refrigerator for store-bought foods and the microwave or oven for restaurant leftovers. Condo kitchens save you time and money. The convenience of having a washer and dryer in your condo allows you to bring fewer clothes and easily freshen them during your stay (without having to find and pay a dry-cleaner). Imagine returning home and not having to wash your clothes! The four Hawaiian condos described here are located on the waterfront (three are beachfront) and feature fully equipped kitchens, daily housekeeping service and laundry facilities (three inside

the condos); they represent just a few of the many Pleasant Holidays properties available. Call your AAA travel agent for detals.

Oahu — The Gathering Place

Waikiki’s only beachfront condominiums, the studio and onebedroom units at Castle Waikiki Shore offer stunning panoramic views of one of the world’s most famous beaches. Step right onto the white sandy beach or stroll to nearby shops, restaurants and nightspots. Or just relax on your lanai. Amenities include CD/DVD/MP3 players, grocery delivery service, kids’ program, lanais and laundry facilities.

Maui — The Valley Isle

Kaanapali Alii’s beachfront one- and two-bedroom suites will appeal to

friends on vacation and families. These air-conditioned condos amid the great hotels of Kaanapali Resort near Whalers Village and Lahaina offer spacious living in elegantly furnished surroundings. Amenities include a private oversize lanai/balcony, kitchen, CD/DVD player, washer/dryer, grocery delivery service, kids’ program, nightly entertainment, pool/Jacuzzi®, tennis, in-room wi-fi, wired internet, fitness center, daily maid service, BBQ facilities, among many others.

Kauai — The Garden Isle

Named in the“Top 10 Most Romantic Getaways” by USA Today, the oceanfront Castle Poipu Shores lies within the worldfamous Poipu Beach Resort area on the Garden Isle’s sunny south shore. Find your lounge chair on the sun deck and watch the blue surf crash into black lava rock. Choose from one- and twobedroom condominium suites. All are individually decorated with beautiful island-style furnishings and artwork. They’re spacious, with breathtaking ocean views and private lanais. Fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer, highspeed internet connection and a list of other amenities make life even easier at your Kauai accommodations. If you want exercise, Poipu Beach Resort offers tennis, golf, mountain biking and horseback riding right nearby. Afterward, explore nearby Poipu Shopping Village or historic Koloa Town for dozens of Kauai restaurant options from local favorites to fine dining.

Hawaii — The Big Island

Mauna Lani Point is a gated community that sits on 19 oceanfront acres of the Kohala Coast and overlooks the special signature hole of a championship golf course. Each spacious and graciously appointed unit features


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amenities and services such as air conditioning, kitchen, lanai/balcony, CD/ DVD player, daily maid service, pool/ Jacuzzi®, wired internet, golf, BBQ facilities and grocery delivery service. Golf lovers will revel in challenging play at the Francis H I’i Brown North and South courses, featuring a magnificent scenic backdrop of emerald-green fairways contrasted against black fields of lava. The perfect Hawaiian condo is the one

that best fits your travel budget and style and enhances the rest of your vacation experience outside your accommodations. Stay on one island for your entire vacation...or combine stays on two or more islands. All of the tools necessary to book your condo, air tickets, rental cars and even optional excursions and activities can be found at AAA.com. What could be more perfect?

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• The origins of the Aboriginal people are conveyed through enchanting stories as you walk through the bush on a “Dreamtime Tour.” • Discover the underwater rainbow of coral and fish when you explore the Great Barrier Reef from aboard a glass bottom boat. AAA Vacations Exclusive Inclusion - Take a Steamship to Dinner**: Dinner** Step back in time when you board the TSS Earnslaw, the beloved steamship that has been transporting goods and people on Lake Wakatipu since 1912. Embark on a leisurely cruise across the lake to Walter Peak High Country Farm, where you can indulge in the best of New Zealand meats and seafood, fresh vegetables and garden salads.

On all air-inclusive tours, receive roundtrip home to airport sedan service!† For more information call your AAA Travel Consultant at 1.800.552.6679 Rate is land only, per person, and based on double occupancy. Tour operated by AAA Member Choice Vacations. **AAA Exclusive Inclusion is available on select dates only. Contact AAA for more details. †Not valid on group travel. Included in many U.S. cities within a 50 mile radius of more than 90 airport gateways. One transfer per room booking. Additional stops are not permitted on route. Other restrictions may apply; call for details.

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* Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same package for 2 adults, 1 junior, 1 child in the same room. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Tickets valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites and 3-bedroom villas and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort or The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities. Children ages 3–9 must order from children’s menu if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

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Spacious Sedans and Fuel-Efficient Crossovers Join the Minivan on

AAA’s List of Top Vehicles for Growing Families AAA’s top vehicles list for growing families driven by space, comfort and dependability

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has released its latest list of top vehicles, targeting expanding families needing more room, easy handling and dependability in their next vehicle. Whether looking for the practicality of a minivan to carry more cargo, or the sportier side of an SUV to take the team to soccer games, AAA’s list highlights a variety of vehicles growing families should consider during a new car search. There are many options available for families needing extra cargo space or room for additional passengers. A new vehicle is a major financial investment for many families. By taking steps to be an educated and informed buyer, you can avoid having to replace your vehicle sooner than expected.

differences add to the Outback’s appeal. Performance is good, while fuel economy can be very good for the class. Although seating is limited to five, the back seat passengers enjoy a roomy interior while the cargo area easily stores the items growing families often carry. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Subaru Outback is $28,021, 7.87 percent less than the MSRP*.

Crossover or Sport Utility Vehicles

Toyota Highlander Available in various drivetrains that include a four-cylinder, V-6, and gasolineelectric hybrid, the Highlander delivers a large interior with a tight yet childfriendly, third row. The ride is quiet and comfortable and fuel economy with either the four-cylinder or hybrid drivetrain is very good for the class. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Toyota Highlander is $34,955, 6.15 percent less than the MSRP*.

Subaru Outback Standard all-wheel drive and a capable four-cylinder engine working through a continuously variable automatic transmission set the Outback apart from its competition. In this case, the

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Chevrolet Equinox A family crossover that rides nicely, handles well and has a generous rear seat that is perfect for growing teens and young adults. The four-cylinder engine is adequate; the V-6 is livelier but is nearly 20 percent less fuel efficient in AAA testing. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is $27,793, 1.78 percent less than the MSRP*.

Mazda5 Mirroring a compact wagon rather than a true crossover, the Mazda5 packs a great deal of practicality into a small footprint. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is not the most powerful and that can be apparent in hilly terrain or when carrying a heavy load but, it is surprisingly economical and its around town performance is more than adequate. Handling is very good; the Mazda5 is fun to drive, though noise levels are higher than average. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Mazda5 is $22,047, 2.38 percent less than the MSRP*.

Honda CR-V “Practical” and “levelheaded” easily describe this crossover utility vehicle. The four-cylinder engine delivers more than enough power, along with respectable fuel economy. The passenger cabin is roomy for the compact crossover field and the cargo area in the five-passenger CR-V can hold a wide range of family items. The ride is comfortable. Rear visibility is aided by the standard backup camera. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Honda CR-V is $26,340, 3.12 percent less than the MSRP*. Dodge Durango Offered with either a V-6 or V-8, the Durango has more room than the Jeep Grand Cherokee on which it is based. The stretch in both wheelbase and overall length have not diminished this vehicle’s ride, its silence on the highway or towing capacity. Third-row seating has plenty of room. While the price can quickly rise, opting for the lower, yet still wellequipped SXT or Crew trim lines will help keep the price in line. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Dodge Durango is $36,567, 4.37 percent less than the MSRP*.

Sedans

Honda Accord This mid-size sedan has long been a favorite of families. Its four-cylinder engine is powerful and economical, the handling is very good and fuel economy could encourage longer family road trips. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Honda Accord is $25,322, 5.21 percent less than the MSRP*.

Ford Taurus A smooth and quiet highway ride, roomy passenger cabin and impressive trunk room all suggest the Taurus was designed with family use in mind. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Ford Taurus is $33,098, 4.90 percent less than the MSRP*.

Hyundai Sonata A low price in no way diminishes this model’s performance. The 2.4-liter, fourcylinder engine delivers adequate power and very good fuel economy. The ride is pleasing and handling is good. The warranty is generous, too. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is $24,023, 4.09 percent less than the MSRP*.

Minivans

Honda Odyssey The Odyssey is roomy, rides comfortably, features supportive seats and has a first-class drivetrain. Child entertainment options include an optional built-in DVD system. Handling is good and maneuvering this relatively large minivan in tight parking lots is easier than one might imagine. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Honda Odyssey is $32,447, 11.44 percent less than the MSRP*. Chrysler Town & Country This minivan offers a quiet and composed ride and a smooth and powerful V-6 engine. It stands out for its interior flexibility. The “Stow-n-Go” package allows quick and easy conversion from passenger to cargo hauling duties as both second and third row seats stow easily into wells located in the floor. When the seats are raised and in use, those wells provide additional storage. Unfortunately, these folding seats fall short on comfort. Nonetheless, this flexibility and frequent retail discounts make the Town & Country attractive. Adding to its appeal are the many safety features that are available. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is $32,925, 4.11 percent less than the MSRP*. AAA Auto Buying experts test drive and evaluate hundreds of vehicles each year. AAA provides free vehicle reviews, localized pricing information and more online at AAA.com/AutoBuying. Additional Continued on page 20


AAA East Central’s Emergency Road Service Guide

Please take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with AAA East Central’s Emergency Road Service Handbook. AAA’s Emergency Road Service (ERS) brings you the ultimate in travel protection. It’s with you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No matter where you go, AAA comes to your rescue in the event of all kinds of unexpected car trouble. For Emergency Road Service telephone numbers in your local area, please refer to your membership card. For Emergency Road Service outside the AAA East Central, East Penn Region service area call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357); you will be connected to the nearest AAA dispatch center. Emergency Road Service is designed to assist you in an emergency when your vehicle cannot proceed under its own power; your membership covers the emergency services listed below. AAA service is provided only for the member whose name appears on a current, paid-up service membership card. This service is not available to any non-member driving the member’s car even though the nonmember may reside in the same household. If protection is desired for the other eligible drivers in your family, an associate membership must be obtained. AAA MEMBERSHIP COVERS THE MEMBER – NOT THE AUTOMOBILE. ELIGIBLE VEHICLES Service applies to all properly licensed fourwheeled motor driven vehicles of the passenger, pleasure, or recreational type (vans, campers, and motor homes), if those services can be safely delivered. Dual wheel campers/motor homes are eligible for all services except towing, extrication/winching and tire service. Dual wheel unloaded pickup trucks are eligible for all services except tire service. Rented passenger vehicles are also eligible for services. Commercial vehicles are eligible for service with the exclusion of taxi cabs and limousines. EMERGENCY AND ACCIDENT TOWING SERVICE When your vehicle cannot be driven after attempting the services below, or when it cannot be placed in a safe driving condition, you may have it towed to the facility answering the call at no additional charge. If you choose to have your vehicle towed to any location other than the responding facility, it will be towed with the first three (3) miles provided AT NO CHARGE. Charges for towing beyond three (3) miles shall be paid to the serviceman by the member. If your vehicle becomes disabled while towing a light duty trailer, service will be provided for the trailer (fifth wheel trailers, horse trailers and utility trailers are excluded). You may be required to pay for trailer towing. EMERGENCY FUEL DELIVERY SERVICE Even if you run out of gas you’re covered. AAA will deliver a sufficient amount of fuel to reach the nearest service station. However, specific brands, or octane ratings cannot be promised, nor can availability. You will be charged for the gasoline at current pump prices.

LOCK OUT SERVICE If the vehicle key is lost, broken, or the service provider cannot gain entry, the Club shall provide locksmith service up to $50 or reimbursement of commercial locksmith service up to $50. If necessary, the Club will also provide tow service. EXTRICATION/WINCHING SERVICE If a vehicle is stuck in a ditch or mud, it will be freed provided it can be safely reached by the service vehicle. If extrication requires the use of special equipment, or more than one truck or additional manpower, it is the member’s responsibility to absorb a portion of these charges. Service applies only to vehicles disabled in an area specifically designed for public travel. Service cannot be provided when a member has intentionally driven into vacant lots, beaches, short cuts, open fields, barricaded streets, roads or areas under construction. WEATHER CONDITIONS Service will not be rendered to snowbound cars. Digging or towing a car out of a snow bank or rendering service to cars on unplowed streets or driveways is not an emergency road service function. Service will be provided only when driveways, streets or highways are reasonably free of snow in the estimation of the serviceman. Servicemen will not remove snow. During any weather emergency, preferential service must be given to cars that have become disabled on highways. Emergency service does not provide installation or removal of snow tires or chains. TIRE SERVICE If your vehicle’s spare is inflated and serviceable, it will be installed to replace a flat tire. If no inflated spare is available, the vehicle will be towed in accordance with the towing provision. EMERGENCY MECHANICAL FIRST AID Any time a AAA facility responds to your call, they will first attempt minor mechanical adjustments to make your car operable. If their efforts do not get your car mobile again, towing services will be provided in accordance with the Club’s towing provision. BATTERY SERVICE A battery boost will be provided in an attempt to start your vehicle. A new battery can be provided for purchase if a test shows it’s needed. (Battery delivery is available in most areas of the AAA East Central, East Penn region.) TURNPIKES AND TOLL ROADS Certain toll road authorities will not provide AAA service trucks access to service AAA members on their highways. Members should submit their itemized receipts to the Club for reimbursement and are entitled to be reimbursed for towing up to three (3) miles or to the nearest exit, or to the responding turnpike garage. (See Reimbursement Service.) In Pennsylvania, call 1-800-932-0586 for service on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. PERSONAL CHECK GUARANTEE AAA will guarantee acceptance of your personal checks to our contractor for emergency road service

REQUESTING SERVICE When requesting Emergency Road Service, please have the following information available in order to speed service.

✏ AAA Membership # ✏ Expiration/Renewal date ✏ Club Name ✏  Club Code Number

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and emergency auto repair. Check must be made out for the exact amount of service or repair and limited to a maximum of $250. Appropriate identification is required. AAA contractors cannot cash checks. EXCESSIVE USE Members are entitled to four (4) free emergency road service calls per membership year. If you exceed the maximum number of service calls during your membership year, AAA will continue to provide service. However, you may be required to pay for each additional service call. To ensure an accurate record of your emergency road service requests, our computerized record keeping system keeps track of the number of service calls provided during your membership year. Continued patterns of excessive use may result in a change of coverage type or the cancellation of future membership services.

SORRY!

YOUR MEMBERSHIP DOES NOT COVER… • Service on an unattended vehicle. It is expected that a member will be with the disabled vehicle; Clubs will accommodate members in extenuating circumstances. • Service to a vehicle in the possession of a non-member. • Towing of an impounded vehicle if operable and under legal restraints. • Service on a bus, motorcycle or trailer. (See Emergency Towing Section) • The removal or installation of snow tires or studded snow tires or chains. • Repair, parts or labor charges incurred on the road or at a place of repair. • Cars not properly registered and insured. • Towing of a stolen automobile if operable. REIMBURSEMENT SERVICE If you have followed the procedure outlined to obtain emergency road service and AAA service is not available, you may obtain and pay for your own service and apply within 60 days for reimbursement. Claims should be submitted with the original receipt, your AAA membership number, and a brief description of the circumstances. Reimbursement will be based

Year, make, color of vehicle Vehicle license # and state Problem with vehicle Location of vehicle (address, nearest cross street, city)

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on the prevailing commercial rates for covered services for the region where the vehicle is disabled. In instances where the AAA contractor access is legally restricted (toll roads, limited access highways), reimbursement will be provided for covered services. If AAA service is available and you elect to use someone else, reimbursement is limited to the amount the Club would have paid the nearest AAA facility for providing the service. SERVICE COMMENTS The Club makes every attempt to provide prompt, reliable and efficient service. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with service, or experience any discourtesy or unsatisfactory work performed by official stations, please contact our Emergency Road Service Department. GENERAL INFORMATION AAA Emergency Road Service will be provided without charge by the nearest AAA service facility for any eligible vehicle. The service call will include one round trip per disablement and a reasonable time to complete the service. These emergency services are provided to put your vehicle in a drivable condition. If these attempts are unsuccessful after a reasonable effort by the serviceman, the towing service provision will apply. ERS is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout the United States and Canada. We select Emergency Road Service (ERS) facilities for their ability to handle service calls, but we cannot guarantee that these facilities have parts or equipment to make repairs. ERS facilities are independent businesses and are not employees or agents of this Club, AAA or its affiliates. Responsibility for loss, damage or unsatisfactory workmanship remains with the facility providing the service. AAA will attempt to resolve disputes or damage complaints within 10 days of the incident and AAA cannot promise resolution if repairs are completed prior to investigation. During severe weather conditions, civil disturbances or national emergencies, AAA reserves the right to temporarily suspend service to members. For details on AAA Plus® or AAA Premier® coverage visit AAA.com. November/December 2013

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AAA’s List of Top Vehicles for Growing Families Continued from page 18 information on AAA Auto Buying is available at AAA.com/AutoBuying. The AAA Auto Buying Tools App is also available to access information on the go. TrueCar, Inc. is the AAA preferred supplier for new car pricing information for the motor club. TrueCar is an online automotive information and communications platform focused on creating a better car buying experience for dealers and consumers. Consumers want a hassle-free car buying experience and dealers want high-quality sales velocity. TrueCar helps achieve these goals by providing unbiased market information on new and used car transactions and by supplying an online communications platform through which dealers and consumers can communicate with each other. TrueCar’s market-based information provides both consumers and dealers with an accurate and comprehensive understanding of what others actually paid recently for similar vehicles, both locally and nationally.  If

you are in the market for a new vehicle, you can configure a virtual vehicle with the specifications you want, see the Estimated or Target Price for that vehicle in your area, and then connect directly with local TrueCar Certified Dealers at AAA.com/AutoBuying.  Once you submit a request, TrueCar Certified Dealer representatives will get in touch with you to discuss vehicles in their inventory. *The Average Paid price is a proprietary mathematical calculation based on actual recent anonymized transaction information in your regional area, and includes destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees, or any other charges or fees allowed by law. Your actual savings may vary based on multiple factors including the vehicle you select, region, dealer, and applicable manufacturer incentives. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is determined by the manufacturer, and may not reflect the price at which vehicles are generally sold in the dealer¹s trade area as not all vehicles are sold at MSRP. Each dealer sets its own pricing. Your actual purchase price is negotiated between you and the dealer.

Keep Insurance Information Current   Inaccurate Information Could Result in Registration Suspension

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ennDOT and the state Insurance Department urge motorists to contact PennDOT if they change their vehicle insurance provider, as vehicle owners – not insurance providers – are responsible for reporting new policy information to the department. People may assume that when they start a new vehicle insurance policy, the new company notifies PennDOT that they’re covered. That is not the case. Customers are urged to provide updated insurance information to PennDOT when requested to avoid any penalties, such as registration suspension.” Drivers must purchase auto insurance – or maintain “financial responsibility” – in order to legally drive in Pennsylvania. Consumers need to remember that if you fail to renew your policy, or if your policy is canceled, you could face fines, penalties and driving restrictions. When PennDOT receives notification

from an insurance company that an individual’s insurance has been cancelled, PennDOT sends a letter to the individual requesting verification that a new insurance policy is in place. By law, if an individual does not respond to the letter providing current insurance information, PennDOT is required to administer a three-month vehicleregistration suspension. If a suspension occurs, the vehicle owner must surrender the vehicle’s registration plate to PennDOT in order to begin the suspension. The owner will be required to provide current proof of insurance to the department and pay a $50 fee in order to have the vehicle registration restored once the suspension has been served. For more information on insurance requirements, visit www.dmv.state.pa.us and visit the “Vehicle Insurance Information” section in the motor vehicle information center. 

AAA Supports Ignition Interlocks and Warns of Drunk Driving Dangers AAA Member Benefit Changes Continued from page 2 family members who may be impaired. Call a taxi for a friend in need • Be a responsible host in reminding guests to stay safe and always offer alcohol-free beverages • If you encounter an impaired driver on the road, keep a safe distance and ask a passenger to call 911 (or pull over to a safe location to make the call yourself)

• Remember: prescription, over-thecounter medications and illegal drugs also can impair your ability to drive safely Visit PreventDUI.AAA.com for impaired driving facts, transportation alternatives and expert advice. AAA encourages visitors to Take the Pledge to drive drug— and alcohol-free.

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n order to provide the most relevant, comprehensive package of benefits to members, AAA East Central announces the following changes. Effective immediately, ProtectMyID Essential, an identity theft monitoring service, will be offered free to members. ProtectMyID Essential provides daily monitoring of the member’s Experian credit report, with e-mail alerts any time changes are detected. Identity theft is a growing problem, and ProtectMyID

Scope of Service

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5 - Paintless Dent Repair 6 - Glass Replacement 7 - Glass Repairs 8 - Restorations

BERKS COUNTY

LEHIGH COUNTY

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

Douglassville Auto Body & Sales, Inc. 1-3, 5-10, 12 E 610/326-0422 1501 Ben Franklin Hwy., Douglassville NEW Fred Beans Collision Center 1-12 E 610/327-2680 525 Rt. 100 N., Boyertown

Mikitz Gordon Street Collision Center 1-12 610/437-3041 229 W. Gordon St., Allentown

Easton Auto Body 1-12 E 610/252-6502 1328 Elm St., Easton

Reliable Auto Body 1-12 610/433-3212 967 Sumner Ave., Whitehall

Young Volkswagen Collision Center 1-12 E 610/991-9115 191 Commerce Park Dr., Easton

LEHIGH COUNTY Auto Collision Specialists 1-12 E 610/965-2060 3893 Tank Farm Road, Emmaus

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1 - Collision Repairs 2 - Frame Repair 3 - Direct Repair Provider 4 - Total Paint Replacement

9 - Vinyl & Soft Roof Replacement 10 - Corrosion Protection 11 - Upholstery Repair 12 - Auto Detailing E - Emissions Testing Site

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Essential helps protect members from unauthorized activity. For details, click on www.AAA.com/identitytheft. In addition, AAA East Central will be phasing out AAA Plus Travel Accident Insurance, which provides AAA Plus members with accident insurance for transportation booked through AAA Travel. It will be discontinued at the end of the member’s current membership year, beginning with October 31, 2013 membership expirations.

CARBON COUNTY Liberty AutoGlass 610/377-7787 509 N. First St., Lehighton

LEHIGH COUNTY Mesko Glass & Mirror Co., Inc. 610/264-3000 171 Lloyd St., Allentown

Montgomery COUNTY

Alderfer Glass Co. 215/723-1192 144 Telford Pike, Telford

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Bergey’s Collision Center of Lansdale 1-12 215/855-4754 1301 N. Broad St., Lansdale

AAA inspected and approved • State-of-the-art equipment and facilities • Insured • State registered • ASE, I-CAR, OEM certified technicians • Guaranteed workmanship • AAA arbitration • Most insurance claims accepted AAA Approved Auto Body® facilities are not the only facilities capable of competent repairs.


AAA Approved Auto Repair® Scope of Service Approved facilities offer service in areas indicated by the numbers to the left of each phone number. 1 – Engine Performance 6 – Heating, Air Conditioning 2 – Minor Engine Repair 7 – Major Engine Repair 3 – Brake Service 8 – Automatic Transmission 4 – Electrical Systems 9 – Manual Transmission 5 – Tire, Steering, Suspension 10 – Diesel Engine E - Emissions Testing Site For more information on AAA Approved Auto Repair®, call 610-778-3443 or 1-888-627-9227 or log on to AAA.com AAA Approved Auto Repair® facilities are not the only facilities capable of competent repairs. BERKS COUNTY Dave’s Auto Service, Inc. 1-10 E 610/367-1844 925 W. Philadelpia Ave., Boyertown Fred Beans Ford NEW 610/367-2081 1-10 E 525 Rt. 100 N., Boyertown BUCKS COUNTY Grandview Service Centre 215/257-7033 1-9 E 530 Arch Street, Perkasie Midas Auto Service Experts 1-6, 8, 9 E 215/538-1095 335 S. West End Blvd., Quakertown Miller Tire & Auto Co. 215/257-4307 1-9 E 856 Blooming Glen Rd., Blooming Glen Village Center Automotive 1-10 E 610/346-7774 3150 Main St., Springtown CARBON COUNTY Blue Ridge Service Center 610/826-4959 1-10 E 505 Little Gap Road, Palmerton CHESTER COUNTY CJ’s Tire & Automotive Services 1-9 E 610/705-5501 18 Glocker Road, Pottstown Lenny’s Auto Services, Inc. 610/469-9118 1-9 E 1851 Pottstown Pike, Pottstown New Street Auto Service, Inc. 1-9 E 610/948-4414 3751 Schuylkill Road, Spring City LEHIGH COUNTY A-Tech Automotive, Inc 610/432-8989 1-7, 9 E 1035 Union Boulevard, Allentown Austin’s Auto Service 1-10 E 610/866-5440 1843 W. Broad St., Bethlehem Auto Collision Specialists 1-10 E 610/965-2060 3893 Tank Farm Rd., Emmaus Autolex Dealerships, Inc. 1-10 E 610/740-3005 725 N. 15th St., Allentown Dreisbach’s Auto Service & Sales 1-10 E 610/435-7505 614 N. 18th Street, Allentown Firestone Tire & Service Center 1-10 E 610/266-1006 100 Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall

LEHIGH COUNTY Getz Service Station 610/395-9413 1-7, 9 E 10635 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville Haldeman Ford/Lincoln, Inc. 610/791-4900 1-10 E 2443 Lehigh St., Allentown Interstate Fleets Service Center, Inc. 610/289-6170 1-10 E 619 Union Blvd., Allentown L&M Automotive Specialists, Inc. 610/435-1782 1-9 E 210 Gordon Street, Allentown McNabb's Service & Repairs 610/398-1324 1-10 E 4948 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown Midas Auto Service Experts 1-6, 8, 9 E 610/791-4911 3141 Lehigh Street, Allentown Midas Auto Service Experts 1-6, 8, 9 E 610/437-5091 1820 MacArthur Road, Whitehall No.1 Service Center 1-7, 9 E 610/432-7044 1637 Tilghman Street, Allentown Park Manor Automotive 1-10 E 610/395-6712 1185 Bulldog Drive, Allentown Queen City Tire, Inc. 1-9 E 610/395-3751 4661 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown Rothrock Motor Sales 1-10 E 610/439-8485 1648 Plaza Lane, Allentown Sacks Automotive 1-9 E 610/791-1135 511 Fawn Street, Allentown Schweikert’s Auto Service, Inc. 610/821-5600 1-9 E 1701 Roth Ave., Allentown Shoemaker Auto Group, Inc. 610/395-3713 1-10 E 4131 Walbert Ave., Allentown Star Service Center, Inc. 1-10 E 610/437-3374 738 N. Graham Street, Allentown Mercedes Benz Specialist Strohl Automotive Services 1-10 E 610/395-3345 7831 Main St., Fogelsville

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Albitz Garage, Inc. 1-10 E 610/326-1438 2827 East High Street, Pottstown Bergey’s Auto Sales & Service NEW 610/287-7895 1-10E 1207 N. Gravel Pike, Zieglerville Bergey’s Buick GMC 1-10 E 215/721-3431 436 Harleysville Pike, Souderton Bergey’s Chevrolet, Inc. 1-10 E 215/822-4100 610 Route 309, Colmar Bergey’s Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge 1-10 E 215/721-3480 430 Harleysville Pike, Souderton Bergey’s Tire & Auto Service Center 1-9 E 215/855-9706 1341 N. Broad St., Lansdale Bob Adams Auto Service Center 1-9 E 215/368-4700 534 W. Main Street, Lansdale Center Point Exxon 1-10 E 610/584-9251 2005 Valley Forge Road, Worcester CJ’s Tire & Automotive Services 1-9 E 610/409-0400 1405 S. Township Line Rd., Limerick Fred Beans Chevrolet NEW 1-10 E 610/495-1800 40 Autopark Blvd., Limerick Fred Beans Kia NEW 1-10 E 610/495-5900 20 Autopark Blvd., Limerick Fred Beans Nissan 1-10 E 610/495-1856 NEW 55 Autopark Blvd., Limerick Godshall’s Auto Service 1-10 E 215/855-7800 225 S. Main St., Hatfield Hinkle’s Auto Repair 1-9 E 215/679-0698 2703 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg Interstate Fleets Service Center, Inc. 1-10 E 215/822-8115 696 Bethlehem Pike, Route 309, Colmar J’s Auto Service, Inc. 1-9 E 215/362-9236 1669 School Road, Hatfield Jack Nolan’s Exxon 610/489-9028 1-9 E 567 Main Street, Trappe Lansdale Chrysler-Jeep 1-9 E 215/855-9540 Route 309, Montgomeryville

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Tri County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 610/367-2941 1-9 E 2148 E. High St., Pottstown North Penn Gulf 215/362-2223 1-9 E Valley Forge Road & Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale Reiter’s Service Station, Inc. 610/287-9186 1-9 E 1224 North Gravel Pike, Zieglerville Spanial’s Service Center 1-10 E 215/855-7030 45 W. Orvilla Road, Hatfield Upper Gwynedd Service Center 215/699-6640 1-10 E 790 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale Wes Jackson Automotive Center 610/489-6888 1-9 E 1851 Ridge Pike, Royersford Wynne’s Express Lube & Auto Repair, Inc. 1-10 E 610/489-4050 1635 W. Main St., Trappe NORTHAMPTON COUNTY Blue Ridge Service & Tire of Walnutport 1-10 E 610/767-2220 308 S. Best Ave., Walnutport Car-Doc, Inc. 1-10 E 610/767-7110 4982 East Valley Dr., Walnutport Easton Auto Body 610/252-6502 1-10 E 1328 Elm St., Easton Jeff’s Automotive, Inc. 1-9 E 610/253-6565 4110 William Penn Hwy., Easton Midas Auto Service Experts 1-6, 8,9 E 610/253-9070 2914 William Penn Hwy., Easton Murante Auto Repair 1-10 E 610/759-6121 128 W. Beil Ave., Nazareth Paul’s Garage 1-10 E 610/837-9877 219 W. Northampton Street, Bath T&D Automotive 1-10 E 610/253-0212 1400 S. 25th St., Easton The Brake Shop & Auto Repair 1-9 E 610/253-2566 3601 Sullivan Trail, Easton Weddes Auto Center 1-10 E 610/837-6411 450 Monocacy Dr., Bath Young Volkswagon, Inc. 610/991-9100 1-10 E 191 Commerce Park Dr., Easton

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Privacy Statement Your privacy is important to us AAA East Central and its affiliates are proud to have been providing topquality AAA member services, benefits and products for more than 100 years. We greatly appreciate and value the trust that you and more than 2.6 million other AAA members, customers and consumers have placed in us. We will protect that trust by respecting the privacy of all of our members and nonmember customers/consumers.

Gathering Information

In order to provide you with the services, benefits and products that you want from us, and to insure that you receive the very best services and benefits and the highest quality products, we collect the following personal information about you: • Information we receive from you, such as information you give us orally or in writing on applications (including membership applications) or other order forms; • Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others; and • Information we receive from an outside source such as a consumer reporting agency.

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In addition, if you visit our Internet website at www.AAA.com, the web server automatically recognizes and records information about your Internet usage, such as the referring (immediate preceding) website, Internet workstation address, date and time of login/log-out, site pages visited, time spent per page, files downloaded and search criteria used. If, during your visit to our website, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information such as an e-mail address, information to complete or submit an application or form online or other information (such as survey information or content of e-mail), we will collect such information. To better serve you, we may use a feature of your Internet browser called a “cookie” (an entry placed in a file on your computer’s hard drive or in your browser memory) to enhance your browsing experience and to permit you to request data and conduct business transactions through the website. You should also be aware that other online retailers, partners, third-party Internet sites and thirdparty services accessible through our website have separate privacy and data collection policies and practices which are independent of and may be different from our policies and

practices. Please be alert for, and be sure to review, such separate policies and practices when you encounter them as you move between the links of our website.

Handling of gathered information

In the course of our normal service and business operations, we use and may share or disclose all of the information that we collect, as described above. However, since some of the information we gather and share or disclose is not publicly available, we take care to insure that your nonpublic personal information is protected from unauthorized access or use. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information in order to provide services, benefits and products to you. Where we select and use agents and service/product provider partners to deliver or offer services, benefits and products to you or to us, we restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to such persons and firms who commit to properly use and protect your nonpublic personal information. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards

that comply with applicable federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information. We do not share or disclose your nonpublic personal information in violation of any applicable law or regulation.

Sharing information among our affiliates and partners

In the course of normal service and business operations, or when we think it may benefit you, we may disclose all of the information that we collect, as described above, within our family of AAA-affiliated companies and business lines. Our family of AAAaffiliated companies and business lines includes AAA East Central, AAA East Penn, AAA Ashland County, AAA Massillon Automobile Club, AAA Travel Agency, West Penn AAA Insurance Agency, Inc., Ohio Motorists Insurance Agency, Inc., Ohio Motorists Holding Company, Ohio Motorists Life Insurance Company, AAA Kentucky Insurance Agency, Inc., AAA East Penn Insurance Agency, Inc., Automobile Club Insurance Agency of Massillon, Ohio Inc., Auto Club Driving Schools, Inc., AAA Kentucky Driver Training Center, Inc., AAA Massillon Driving School, Inc., Tri-State Foundation for Safety and Education, Inc., Ohio


Motorists Safety Foundation, Cleveland Automobile Club Orphans’ Outing Fund, AAA East Penn Scholarship Fund, and Automobile Club of Southern California and its affiliates/subsidiaries, including Inter-insurance Exchange of the Automobile Club, Automobile Club of Southern California Life Insurance Company, Auto Club Casualty Company, Auto Club Indemnity Company, Automobile Club Inter-Insurance Exchange, Auto Club Family Insurance Company, ACSC Management Services, Inc., AAA Club Services LLC, Auto Club Enterprises, Automobile Club of Missouri, Alabama Motorists Associ-ation, Inc., AAA Northern New England, Tidewater Automobile Association of Virginia, Inc., AAA Texas, LLC, AAA New Mexico, LLC, AAA Hawaii, LLC, Pleasant Travel Holding Company, LLC, Pleasant Holidays, LLC, and Hawaii World, LLC. The sharing of information among affiliates is permitted by law. Some of our affiliates may receive personal health care information (such as information received from medical or health care providers) or consumer credit information (such as information reported by a consumer reporting agency). Such affiliates do not share such personal health care information or credit information with our other affiliates. We may disclose all the nonpublic personal financial information we collect (other than consumer credit information) as described above to companies that perform operational services related to your membership and/or transactional accounts with us. We may disclose all of the nonpublic personal financial information we collect (other than consumer credit information) as described above to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements. The sharing of nonpublic personal financial

information with these types companies is permitted by law.

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Sharing information with third parties

From time to time, we may allow nonaffiliated companies to extend offers of products and services to AAA members and nonmember customers/ consumers when we feel that such products and services might be of special value or of particular interest to you. We may disclose nonpublic personal information about you to the following types of third parties: • Financial service providers, such as banks & bank holding companies, depository and thrift institutions, credit unions and other consumer lenders; securities broker-dealers; investment companies; financial and investment advisors; insurance companies & agents; and others that offer financial products and services to consumers; • Nonfinancial companies such as airlines, cruise lines, hotels and resorts, car rental companies and other travel vendors; retailers; direct marketers; and others that offer goods and services to consumers; and • Others, such as the American Automobile Association, Inc. and other nonprofit organizations. We may also disclose nonpublic personal information about you to nonaffiliated third parties as required or permitted by law.

Your preference/opt-out rights

If you prefer not to receive future AAA special value-added offers and notifications of products, services and special savings opportunities from us or our joint marketing partners, you may direct us not to send or contact you with such offers or savings

opportunities. (If you are a AAA member, you will continue to receive the AAA Traveler publication and annual membership renewal information and billing statements.) If you prefer that we not disclose nonpublic personal financial information about you to nonaffiliated third parties, you may opt out of those disclosures — that is, you may direct us not to make those disclosures (other than disclosures required or permitted by law). An opt-out request by any member on a membership account, or by any party on a joint transactional account, will apply to all Primary and Associate Members on the membership account, and to all parties on the joint account, within the same household. If you wish to exercise one or both of the preference and opt-out rights described above, you must do so in writing by filing a AAA Privacy Disclosure/Opt Out Preference Form with us. To request that a copy of the

AAA Privacy Disclosure Opt Out Form be sent to you, call 610-434-5141 or write to: AAA Member Records, P.O. Box 1910, Allentown, PA 18105-1910. We will continue to respect your privacy even after your AAA membership or other relationship with us ends. Please note, however, that AAA is a national association of independently chartered local AAA motor clubs and organizations. If you relocate to a AAA service territory assigned to a AAA club or organization other than AAA East Central, your AAA membership may be transferred to such other organizations. Such other AAA club or organization will have its own separate privacy and data collection policies and practices which are independent of and may be different from our policies and practices. Such separate policies and practices will govern the future handling and disclosure of your personal information.

AAA EAST CENTRAL PRIVACY DISCLOSURE / OPT OUT PREFERENCE Name: Address: City/State/ZIP: AAA Membership #:

Check all that apply: [ ] Iprefer not to have AAA East Central share or disclose my nonpublic personal information to third parties or joint marketing partners. [ ] Iprefer not to receive future special value-added offers and notifications of products, services, and special savings opportunities from AAA East Central, its family of companies and affiliates or joint marketing partners. If you are a AAA member, you will continue to receive our club publication, annual membership renewal information, and billing statement. Return to: AAA East Central Membership Dept. 1020 W. Hamilton Street, P.O. Box 1910 Allentown, PA 18105-1910

Statement of Ownership Date of filing September 20, 2013, AAA Traveler (USPS 309620) is published 8X annually (Jan., Feb., Mar., April, May, July, Sept., Nov.) at 1020 W. Hamilton Street, P.O. Box 1910, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 18105-1910 with headquarters or business office of the publishers at 1020 W. Hamilton Street, P.O. Box 1910, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 18105-1910. The name and address of the publisher, James Lehman, AAA East Central, 1020 W. Hamilton Street, P.O. Box 1910, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 18105-1910. Editor: Theresa E. Deutsch, 1020 W. Hamilton Street, P.O. Box 1910, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 18105-1910. Owner of the publication is AAA East Central, 1020 W. Hamilton Street, P.O. Box 1910, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 18105-1910. There are no bondholders, mortgages or security holders. The total number of copies printed (average for the preceding 12 months) 188,504; sales outside the mails – none; Outside-county mail subscriptions 186,340; In-county mail subscriptions – none; total paid distribution 186,340; free distribution – none; office use, etc. 2,164; returns from news agents – none; total 188,504. Actual number of copies printed (single issue nearest to filing date) 188,750; sales outside the mails – none; Outside-county mail subscriptions 186,579; In-county mail subscriptions – none; total paid distribution – 186,579; free distribution – none; office use, etc. 2,171; returns from news agents – none; total 188,750. I certify that the statements made by me above are correct and complete. Theresa E. Deutsch, Editor November/December 2013

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RewaRd youRself

when you use your new AAA Member Rewards Visa® credit card this holiday season

on qualifying AAA and travel purchases*

Receive a $50 gift card of YOUR choice after making at least $100 in purchases in the first 90 days with a new AAA Member Rewards Visa® card! (students not eligible)**

Where you spend your $50 gift card is up to you. A trip to the mall? An evening out for dinner? You decide. Here’s how it works: • Use your new AAA Member Rewards Visa card to make qualifying purchases, then choose from our list of retail partners and we’ll send you a $50 gift card to spend at the retailer you select!

Hurry! $50 gift card offer ends 12/31/13.

Call 866.665.3581

CliCk AAA.com/creditcard

Visit Any AAA branch

For information about rates, fees, other costs, and benefits associated with the use of this card, see your AAA Agent or visit the website provided above and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit application. * Earn 1 point per dollar of new net retail purchase transactions (qualifying purchases less credits, returns, and adjustments) charged to the card each billing cycle. Earn 2 points per dollar for purchases made with the card at any eligible gas, grocery or pharmacy retail merchant categories as designated by Bank of America. Earn 3 points per dollar for purchases made with the card through any participating AAA Club when AAA is the merchant of record, or at eligible retail travel merchant categories as designated by Bank of America. Additional restrictions apply. Details accompany new account materials. ** You will qualify to receive a certificate with information and PIN number via mail entitling you to a $50 retail card redeemable at www.pickyourgiftcard.com for the retail merchant of your choice after you use your new AAA Member Rewards account to make retail purchase(s) totaling at least $100 (exclusive of any returns and adjustments) within 90 days of account opening. Limit one (1) item per new account. Offer is sponsored by Bank of America. Bank of America may substitute an item of equal or greater value and Bank of America is not responsible for lost, stolen or undelivered merchandise. This is a limited time offer and may be cancelled at any time without notice. Other advertised promotional credit offers can vary from this promotion and may not be substituted. Federal law prohibits students from receiving a premium. The value of this reward may constitute taxable income to you. Bank of America may issue an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) that reflects the value of such reward. Please consult your tax advisor, as neither Bank of America, its affiliates, nor their employees provide tax advice. Terms and conditions are applied to gift cards/certificates. Please see the merchant gift card/certificate for additional terms and conditions, which are subject to change at merchant’s sole discretion. Merchants are not liable for any actual or alleged claims related to this offer. All logos are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Must be 18 years or older to participate. A U.S. address is required for delivery. Other restrictions may apply. This credit card program is issued and administered by FIA Card Services, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. ©2013 Bank of America Corporation. Copyright © 2013 AAA Club Services, LLC. All Rights Reserved.


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