Albertans can now get to Music City U.S.A. more easily (photo: Wolf Hoffmann)

AMA News: Fall 2017

By AMA Staff

Music City, U.S.A. is now just a short flight away. AMA Travel can help you find great rates on WestJet’s new route to America’s heartland, with twice-weekly non-stop service between Calgary International Airport and Metropolitan Nashville Airport. No layover means more time to worship at the mother church of country music, the Ryman Auditorium, discover antique autos at the Lane Motor Museum or catch the action at a Nashville Predators game. AMA Travel also offers a Best Price Guarantee on rooms at dozens of top Nashville hotels. And if anything goes awry with your travel arrangements, Emergency Travel Assistance is available to help, 24/7.

The more you load, the more you earn. Buy reloadable cards for AMA Rewards partners (like Milestones, among others) at AMA centres and earn up to 4% in reward dollars on the purchase amount.

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AMA Rewards partners can help keep your car on the road longer—and for less (photo: Ed Rhodes/Alamy)

Get your vehicle ready for the fall/winter driving season and save with AMA Rewards partners!

Top treads: Save $50 on a set of four new tires at six Blaskin & Lane locations in Calgary
Oiled up: Save 10% on services at Mr. Lube, and earn 15% in reward dollars on all oil changes and services at Lube City—that’s $9 in reward dollars for a regular Lube City oil change
Wheel deal: Save 5% on tires and custom wheels at Kal Tire locations across Alberta
Good service: Edmonton drivers earn 5% in reward dollars (to $50 max) on services at Bruce Stewart’s Auto Repair Centre, Access Automotive and Kingsgate Automotive
Dealer discounts: Earn $100 in reward dollars when you purchase a new or used vehicle at Westgate Chevrolet in Edmonton.

As you help your undergrad and her friends carry furniture into their new place, remember that even second-hand shelving units and Ikea chairs are worth safeguarding. Renters insurance from AMA protects the policyholder’s property against theft and damage, while also providing liability coverage, and coverage in case of evacuation due to fire, flooding and other perils. It’s an inexpensive way to get some peace of mind—for students and tenants of all stripes. For a quote, call 1-800-615-5897 or visit

AMA’s School Safety Patrol has been keeping kids safe at crosswalks for 80 years. You can do your part by heeding these important tips:

• Watch your speed in school zones and make sure you’re aware of the posted limits and times.
• Help reduce school zone congestion by parking farther away, then walking a block or two drop off your child. It’s an easy way to add a bit of fitness to your day.
• Avoid distractions. There’s a lot of activity in school zones. Even with hands-free devices, your mind isn’t 100% on the road.
• Be on the lookout for AMA School Safety Patrollers. These brightly adorned youths work to ensure their schoolmates are able to cross the street safely.

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Members can get their ride checked for free at AMA’s fall car care events

Prep for snow-covered roads in advance. At AMA’s free Car Care events in Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton, our experts will test your battery, check the block heater, inspect tires and more to get your ride ready for winter. This service (valued at $100) is free and exclusive to AMA members.

Calgary: Sept. 16 at Mount Royal Lot B; 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Red Deer: Sept. 17 at Westerner Park; 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Edmonton: Sept. 23 at Millwoods Town Centre; 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

(Sorry, no early entry at Car Care events.)

Never be left without your AMA membership by signing up to have it renew automatically each year. Log into your AMA online account to activate auto renew, call 1-800-222-6400 or visit any AMA centre to register in-person. You’ll receive $5 in reward dollars just for signing up. From then on you can rest easy, knowing that you’ll always have access to the great perks of being a valued AMA member.

Sign up for AMA’s Vehicle Registration Auto-Renew service to ensure your permit and plate stickers never expire. We’ll process your renewal and send the stickers and registration directly to you. Still prefer to renew in person? We can help at any AMA centre.

The start of your last name determines your registration’s expiry
September: F, Po, T
October: S (except Sc, Sz)
November: P, K