I have been a member of CAA for many years and since I have recently received the annual renewal notice in the mail, I am wondering if it is worth keeping the membership. My basic membership costs $62 + GST and though I have been renewing for years without a second thought, I don’t use their services all that much. Some of the benefits that I have enjoyed so far include travellers cheques, destination maps and discounts at tourist attractions, hotels etc.
So far, I have never used their Emergency Roadside Assistance. The few times I needed a battery boost because it was very cold outside, the waiting time was in hours (lots of people needing a boost) and it was faster to ask a friend to help.
Are a few travellers’ cheques, a few maps and some discounts worth $62 per year? I think not and I am leaning towards not renewing my membership.