Longtime AAA member Karen Kasl of Phoenix, AZ, cares for three adult children who are disabled. Given the time and energy that consumes, “it’s hard to work outside the house,” Kasl said.
This month, she’s starting a business from home, renting out inflatables such as water slides. Since there’s not enough room to store the inventory in her house, Kasl rented a 7×14 storage unit. Kasl was able to keep the costs of her new business low through a new SpareFoot program that gives AAA members access to exclusive discounts on self-storage rentals.
Kasl is one of more than 1,000 AAA members who already have reserved self-storage units through the new program, which launched earlier this year.
How It Works
SpareFoot, which operates the country’s largest marketplace for self-storage, has created a network of 1,000-plus self-storage facilities throughout the U.S. that are approved to offer AAA Discounts & Rewards.
Through the partnership, a AAA member who uses SpareFoot’s online network to reserve a unit at an approved storage facility receives one free month of rent and a $20 Amazon gift card. The AAA discount is available only through AAA.com and SpareFoot.com; reservations made on a storage facility’s website or in person at a storage facility are not eligible for the program.
Among the facilities approved to offer the AAA member discount is Budget RV & Self Storage, where Kasl stores her inflatables. The facility is managed by Longview, WA-based Rodman Realty Inc.
Steve Larsen, controller and property manager at Rodman Realty, said: “We are honored to be associated with a strong brand like AAA, as it reflects well on Budget RV & Self Storage. It’s also great to be able to help customers like Karen Kasl find self-storage at the discounted AAA rate.”
AAA members can find more information about the SpareFoot discount program, including eligible facilities in their area, at www.sparefoot.com/aaa-offer.html.
‘Only the Best’
“Only the best facilities in the SpareFoot network qualify for the AAA program,” said Chuck Gordon, co-founder and CEO of SpareFoot. “Since the AAA brand is so respected and trusted, these facilities will have to meet and maintain strict quality criteria to be part of AAA Discounts & Rewards.”
“SpareFoot has been an exceptional partner for AAA Discounts & Rewards. The team has worked diligently to provide a nationwide network of superior facilities and experiences for our members,” said Scott Denman, vice president of AAA Financial Services and Member Benefit Programs. “Partnering with the nation’s largest aggregator of self-storage facilities further affirms our commitment to offer everyday savings for our members.”
SpareFoot makes renting self-storage easy. Our free marketplace lets customers find and reserve storage units online. We have the largest inventory of storage units in the U.S., with a network of more than 7,000 facilities ranging from mom-and-pops to publicly traded REITs. We reach millions of people who need storage through exclusive partnerships with brands like SelfStorage.com, ForRent.com and Penske Truck Rental.
For more information, visit SpareFoot.com.
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