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AMA News: Fall 2018

By AMA Staff

The latest updates on services, rewards and more for our valued AMA members.

At AMA Insurance, we want to take care of your small business. That’s why we created a new, tailored insurance bundle that offers property, liability, crime and business-interruption coverage at competitive rates. Whether you’re a contractor who needs to protect his tools, a shop owner concerned about theft and vandalism, or a restaurateur who wants added protection against an unforeseen closure, we’ve got you covered. Need more help with your business? AMA is a one-stop shop for everything from commercial auto insurance to employee benefits packages, and our Registries department provides all manner of additional business services.

She can’t be your baby forever. Your teen’s been driving with a Class 5-GDL licence for more than two years, she’s infraction-free and has taken driver education: It’s time for her to level up by taking the advanced road test. Now she can book that test—conducted by an independent, government-accredited driver examiner—online, by phone and at most AMA centres. Experienced drivers can also book the Class 6 motorcycle and Class 4 professional licence tests through AMA.

Batteries tend to go bye-bye in winter—especially if they’re three years old or older. Heed the warning signs, like headlights dimming when you come to a stop, or an engine that’s slow to turn over, and call AMA for a CAA Battery Service* test. If you need a new one, we’ll give you a member-exclusive price on a CAA Premium Battery and install it for free.

*CAA Battery Service is available in select Alberta locations; some restrictions apply.

Iris Arzt loves shoes. “I own about 70 pairs. The only place I’m not wearing high heels is at the gym and grocery store,” she says. Hence her personalized licence plate: HYHEELZ. When she went to get it, she was surprised how many shoe-related plates had already been claimed. But AMA Registries staff helped Arzt find the perfect phrase to reflect her personality. “Once I told my friends what I’d chosen, they all said, ‘Of course, that’s so you!’” A personalized plate is a fun way to display your individuality. Visit an AMA centre to register for one, or choose a veteran or Support Our Troops plate to show your appreciation for Canada’s armed forces.

Whatever your plate, keep it up to date. Sign up online to have your vehicle registration renew automatically, or visit an AMA centre. The start of your last name determines your registration’s expiry:

Sept.: F, Po, T
Oct.: S (except Sc, Sz)
Nov.: P, K (except Ke or Po)

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Red Deer Rebels’ Austin Schellenberg (photo: Rob Wallator)

With the 2018/19 Western Hockey League season ramping up, it’s once again time to show your local pride. Whether you prefer the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Red Deer Rebels or one of the province’s other WHL teams, it’s easy to cheer for all of them: AMA members save 25% on tickets to Alberta WHL games. Look for our team at WHL games; AMA will be giving out cool swag and prize opportunities. And keep an eye out for upcoming AMA team skate days, where you can hit the ice with your favourite players.

Don’t get left out in the cold. Bring your vehicle to an AMA Car Care event. Our experts will ensure it’s ready for harsher winter conditions—by checking your block heater, battery, tires and more. Valued at $100, this service is free and exclusively available to AMA members.

Edmonton: Sept. 9, Mill Woods Town Centre
Calgary: Sept. 22, Mount Royal University
Red Deer: Sept. 23, Westerner Park

We’re always teaming up with new partners to help you save and earn reward dollars on everyday purchases.

Bento Sushi: Save 15% on regular-price food and drink
Bouclair: Save 5% in-store and online
Optimum Wellness Centres: Earn 10% in reward dollars on wellness services (Calgary only)
Reitmans: Save 10% in-store