Check out the latest in Disney mouse ear hats, discounts on ski passes in Utah and Oregon, and new AAA member benefits.
- Since Disneyland opened in 1955, over 80 million mouse ear hats, including the Cars Land edition, have sold at Disney parks. Want your own? Book a trip with AAA Travel for savings and perks such as free parking at the theme park. AAA.com/disney .
- Get discounted rates on up to 10 days of skiing with the Ski Salt Lake Super Pass, valid at four Utah resorts: Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude. The discount also applies to snow boarding at three of the sites. visitsaltlake.com/ski/superpass .
- Save up to $24 on Mt. Hood Skibowl all-day/all-night lift tickets. Children and adults get $5 off three-hour snow tubing day tickets on weekends and holidays. AAA.com/discounts .
- Want to avoid losing up to 30 gallons of fuel a year from evaporation? Just tighten your car’s gas cap.
- Associate memberships extend your AAA benefits to the people living with you—your spouse, teen driver, carpooling kids. Check eligibility and sign up at AAA.com/membership .
- Forty-nine percent of U.S. citizens say they don't contribute to a retirement plan. Ready to save? Get preferred rates on IRAs and CDs at AAA.com/finance .
- Buddhist monks began cultivating bonsai trees a millennium ago. Today, growers from 1-800-Flowers.com travel to the East to hand-select the best specimens, such as this upright juniper carefully sculpted for 15 years. Members save 20 percent with the code 20AAA at AAA.com/1800flowers or by calling (800) 356-9377.
- It’s now legal to test driverless cars, such as those developed by Google, on public roads in California and Nevada, as long as there’s a fully licensed and bonded operator in the driver’s seat—just in case.
- If your car’s air bag has been replaced in the past three years, you might have received a counterfeit air bag. Reported malfunctions range from failure to deploy to the expulsion of metal shrapnel when they do. Find out if your car is at risk at safercar.gov .
- A new AAA study reports that drivers ages 16 to 24 are 78 percent more likely to be drowsy at the time of a crash than those 40 to 59 years old. Find safety tips at drowsydriving.org .
This article was first published in January 2013. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.