I pride myself on being a pretty savvy holiday shopper. I start making a list of gifts over the summer that I keep on my phone and often refer back to when I find sales or discounts, and I go down that list item by item during the big Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. This year I was actually a little late to the game with my gift-giving plans so I am still doing some shopping, and of course, looking for those good deals!I just signed up for an AAA membership for the first time this year (after my car broke down on the highway this summer I’ve been stressed about it happening again, but I have some peace of mind now that I’m a member – phew!). What I just learned though, is that AAA has way more than just roadside assistance, and that membership can get you lots of perks. This month, there are tons of special offers you can access through AAA Northeast for your holiday errands.  Here are a few ways you can save during the AAA 12 Days of Savings:Get Discounted Gift Cards. You can save up to $4 off brand name gift cards in AAA Northeast branch locations. I love giving restaurant gift cards for college-aged kids, and I picked up a discounted Jo-Ann Fabric gift card for my crafty mom, and one for myself to buy supplies for some holiday projects I wanted to do with Jane! We painted wooden Christmas ornaments that we’re going to tie on the wrapped gift card boxes before tucking them under the tree. Save on holiday essentials.I just signed up for Thrive Market to order a bunch of pantry staples for the holidays – I love that all the products are organic, and come right to my doorstep with all recyclable packaging. I know this season is going to be busy with friends and family visiting, so I stocked up on pastas and sauces for easier dinners, a bunch of baking supplies for Christmas cookies and desserts, and restocked my breakfast items like pancake mix and syrup for cozy weekend brunches. During the 12 Days of holiday savings with AAA Northeast you can sign up for Thrive Market and save an extra 25% on your 1s order, enjoy free shipping on all purchases over $50 and receive a 30-day Thrive membership for free! Plus, for every paid Thrive membership, Thrive Market donates a Thrive membership to a low-income family, teacher, veteran, or first responder.Send flowers. It’s the season of giving, and with friends and family living far away; I love to send flowers or gift baskets to let them know I’m thinking of them. And I’ll tell you a little secret, sometimes if I’m in a rush for party planning, I’ll even order an arrangement for myself for my holiday get-togethers. I just ordered a beautiful, rustic Christmas tree planter filled with succulents for a centerpiece on my dining room table from 1-800 Flowers and I love how festive it looks. Plus I’m hopeful I can keep these plants alive and use it for lots of occasions from now until the end of the year! You can get 25% off your purchase from 1-800 Flowers with your AAA membership from December 11th to 25th with the promo code 25AAA!

Be sure to follow along with AAA Northeast’s 12 Days of Savings as they reveal more offers each day this week, and good luck with your holiday shopping! (Please note: Some restrictions apply for these discounts and offers; please see AAA Northeast for full details.)

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