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AMA News: Winter 2017

By AMA Staff

Admit it: You’re already planning to use Black Friday deals to jump-start your holiday shopping. From Nov. 24 to 27, making your purchases through the AMARewards Online Store means you’ll get even more perks: Our partner retailers are offering up to two times the reward dollars. Eyeing a new jacket from Bench? You’ll earn 10% in reward dollars on your purchase. Select a chic sweater from Garage to earn 8% in reward dollars. Or buy a big-ticket item like a Dyson vacuum or new tablet from Microsoft. You’ll be amazed how quickly your reward dollars add up! Then you can redeem them for almost anything from AMA, including membership renewal, travel and so much more. And don’t forget to check here for even more Black Friday savings on AMA products and services.

At AMA, we’re proud to give back to our communities—especially during the holiday season. So we’re once again inviting you to “Fill Our Fleet” in support of local food banks. From Dec. 9 to 16, we’re accepting monetary donations online and at AMA centres, as well as in-person donations of non-perishable food items, to help bring some extra cheer to others. To kick things off, Santa will be visiting select AMA centres on Dec. 9. Bring your kids, your membership card and a donation for a free photo with Saint Nick.

The safety benefits of using winter tires are well known. Where all-season tires begin to lose traction at temperatures below 7 C, winter radials are specifically designed to grip the road during much colder weather. But there’s also a financial perk to making the seasonal switch. AMA Insurance now offers a winter-tire discount. Simply let us know that you’re using winter tires, and we’ll give you a discount on your auto insurance premium.

Fresh snow is one of the wonders of winter in the frigid north. But it sure can be a hassle to shovel! AMARewards partner Yardly offers a contract-free snow removal service that’s bookable online and through the company’s mobile app. Perfect for anyone lacking the time or ability to shovel, it’s also a great way to give your property that lived-in look while you’re on a winter holiday. AMA members save 5% on snow removal.

A man sitting in the driver's sear of a car being passed a set of keys.
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Did you know that AMA members can now schedule road tests through AMA Registries? A road test is the in-car evaluation of a driver by an independent, government-accredited driver examiner, to obtain a driver’s licence. AMA is committed to supporting members through life’s most important journeys. A road test is a significant milestone for aspiring motorists on their road to getting a driver’s licence. Members can schedule both the Class 5 Graduated Driver’s Licence (GDL) and Advanced road tests, as well as the Class 6 motor-cycle licence and Class 4 professional licence (for taxi, ambulance and small-bus drivers). Book online, by phone or in-person at AMA centres.

There are no longer any excuses for missing your favourite band or staying home when there’s a big game. You can now buy tickets to major concerts, sporting events, theatre performances and more through AMA—with no service fees. Members save up to 30% on tickets, and earn 2% in reward dollars on the purchase price.

Check two names off your holiday giving list. When you buy an AMA gift membership, you can also add a second family member in the recipient’s household for only $25* (just use promo code GET50FAM). For the person who has everything, the gift of AMA membership can be very valuable. Just as it saves you, it’ll save them when they need it—with five roadside saves no matter whose vehicle they’re in, discounts on everything from home and auto services to food and clothes, and access to exclusive perks with AMA Travel. (Family members added to an AMA account get all those perks too!) It’s hard to imagine a gift that keeps on giving more throughout the entire year.

*Terms and conditions apply

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:
Nov.: K, P (except Ke & Po)
Dec.: Me, O, or W
Jan.: A (except Av), I, J, Ke, U, X and numbered companies