May 13, 2016

KOA Expands Popular Value Kard Rewards Program With SaveAround®

By Mike Gast, Vice President of Communications, Kampgrounds of America Inc.

Campers throughout North America have embraced Value Kard Rewards, KOA’s loyalty program. Now the campground network has announced the addition of even more budget-friendly features to the popular program.

Starting this month, campers who sign up or renew their program membership will have access to SaveAround®, which offers a variety of coupons good in more than 200 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Additional nationwide coupons are also available in both mobile and print.

“We know enhancements such as SaveAround® are going to make Value Kard Rewards a year-around value for our camper guests,” said KOA Vice President of Brand Development Lorne Armer. He notes campers will now receive savings on entertainment, recreation, groceries, dining and more.

According to Armer, new enhancements to the Value Kard Rewards Program include pay-as-you-go Dish TV service for campers and RVers and special pricing on telephone technical support designed exclusively for them. These are in addition to the program’s discounts on registration fees, ability to earn points that can be applied towards daily site charges, and other benefits.

“And we’re only getting started,” he says. “There are a lot more great valuable KOA Value Kard Rewards program additions on the way.

Current Value Kard Rewards members can access SaveAround through the KOA app, which is available for download in the App Store or on Google Play. Information is also available by visiting

Those wishing to purchase a Value Kard Rewards membership can do so at any of the more than 485 KOA campgrounds throughout the U.S. and Canada. The annual cost is just $30, and a portion of the proceeds go to support KOA Care Camps. For more program information, or to purchase a Value Kard Rewards membership online, visit or by visiting

Kampgrounds of America is celebrating its 54th Anniversary in 2016. KOA was born on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana in 1962.

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May 12, 2016

Time to Hit the Road

The RV is ready for a season of fun in the sun. Now…where will you go?

If you have young kids or grandkids, there’s no better destination for outdoor fun and adventure than Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks. With 82 locations in the US and Canada, there is sure to be one close to home. Plus, there is SO much to see and do right on property. So hook up the RV, kick back, and let us entertain your family!

Sure we have campfires and s’mores, but with Yogi Bear there is so much more. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find:
  • visits with Yogi Bear
  • activities
  • theme weekends
  • pools
  • splashgrounds
  • wagon rides
  • playgrounds
  • mini-golf 
  • jumping pillows

Camping & Cabins with Convenience 
Our parks have RV sites, tent sites and cabins. Plus, we have the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Can’t live without WiFi? No problem! Need to do laundry? We’ve got you covered. 
  • camp stores
  • laundry
  • bathhouses
  • firewood, propane
  • WiFi
  • pavilions
  • recreation rooms
  • snack bars
Visit to find a park near you.
Please note – attractions and amenities vary by location.

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Looking for a Community of RVers?

Spending your days on the road can get lonely, can’t it? Even if you’re traveling with another person, or a pet, it’s still nice to meet friendly new faces and share your experiences with those who can relate. Nearly 40 years ago, our founders, Joe and Kay Peterson, felt the same way as they traveled the country with their young family, and they decided to do something about it. Welcome to Escapees RV Club!
We are a full-service organization that offers a wide variety of benefits specific to the needs of RVers. Do you travel part-time? We can help with finding discounted parking, planning your route, and tackling emergencies along the way. If you RV full-time, there are even more benefits suited to your needs! We can assist in establishing your domicile, and our mail service will treat your correspondence with care, forwarding it to wherever you may roost. All of our members may take advantage of our RVers Boot Camp, hosted by our experts in RV safety. This is a great way to learn more about how best to operate and maintain your rig in a welcoming and fun environment.
Most importantly, Escapees was established to offer RVers a feeling of community and camaraderie. There are abundant opportunities to connect with other members through our organization. We offer a discussion forum, where members share experiences and advice on a wide variety of subjects, as well as opportunities for face-to-face interaction through our chapter activities, Head Out Program, Birds of a Feather groups, and our biggest event, Escapade.
Escapade is the highlight of our event schedule. You’ll meet fellow RVers from all over the country and all walks of life, experiencing the great things RVing has to offer. This year, our 56th gathering will be in Essex Junction, Vermont, July 24-29. Join us for six days packed with educational seminars hosted by industry experts, group discussions led by qualified members, live music, and plenty of occasions for socializing!

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How to Enjoy RV Ownership to the Fullest

Buying an RV is an exciting but sometimes overwhelming endeavor.  There are so many questions that need answers.  What kind of RV should I buy? Are slide awnings included? Does it have powered or manually-operated jacks?  What happens if my RV breaks down?

We may not be able to answer the first 3 questions for you but we can definitely answer the 4th.  The answer is Coach-Net! Coach-Net has been an expert in the RV industry since 1987 and we understand the specialized needs of RVs and RV owners.  We don’t have a cookie cutter approach to meeting those needs either. We offer a full range of peace-of-mind products to help you enjoy RV ownership to the fullest.

As you consider an RV purchase, consider RV Protect, our service contract. We offer customizable plans available for new and used, motorized and towable units and offer a low deductible. RV Protect is transferrable, meaning should you decide to sell your RV, you can transfer your coverage to the next owner, increasing the resale value of your unit.

RV Protect also includes 24/7 RV Technical and Roadside Assistance Basic membership at no additional charge.  So, should you run out of gas or have a flat tire, we’ve got you covered.  You also have access to our RV-trained representatives and certified technicians who are ready to assist you – guiding you through many common technical and operational issues you may experience. This is a handy benefit, especially when you have a new or new-to-you RV.

As an RV owner, you should concentrate on making lasting memories with friends and family and not worrying about all the what-ifs of ownership.  Even though break downs do happen, you can have peace of mind knowing that Coach-Net is your connection to carefree RVing.  Learn More.
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