Retailer meets consumers at the intersection of seasonal travel trends and needs – further positioning Advance as the destination to ‘advance your holiday checklist’
Consumers can’t imagine holiday road trips without their furry family members. In fact, 78 percent of pet owners travel with their pets each year, and 68 percent of those travel between 100 and 500 miles with their pets. * That’s why Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts retailer, is creating the purrfect surprise experience for paw-rents this holiday season.
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This holiday season, pups and their paw-rents are invited to stop by a participating Advance Auto Parts store for road trip essentials and a free gift, as modeled by Sammy the Golden Retriever (Instagram: @sammythegolden247). (Photo: Business Wire)
Developed with the 23 million households who adopted pets during the pandemic ** in mind, from Dec. 13-24, participating Advance retail locations will welcome road trippers to pull off the highway and treat their four-legged co-pilot to a free bandana and fresh water while grabbing any pet and personal travel and road trip essentials they need to complete their holiday journey.
“Advance has always been a trusted location for motorists, which is why we wanted to elevate our in-store experience to meet the needs of this year’s traveling consumer,” said Jason McDonell, Advance’s executive vice president, merchandising, marketing and eCommerce. “Many consumers are eager to reunite with family this year, and we want to support them with care and speed every mile of the way. Creating a space for furry family members while motorists handle pre-road trip maintenance, last-minute gifting or one of our free curbside services along the way are all part of that mission.”
Paw-rents are encouraged to spread holiday cheer and snap a photo of their dog, cat, bunny or other pawsome co-pilot rocking their new accessory using the hashtag #AdvancePups for the chance to score some additional pet products and gift cards.
Advance’s latest seasonal initiative comes as part of the retailer’s larger purpose to help consumers both ‘advance their holiday checklist’ via deals on gifts that ‘get ya somewhere’ and dependable services that get them to their holiday destinations safely. This includes free curbside services like battery testing and installation, wiper blade installation and check engine light scanning.
Visit AdvanceAutoParts.com for additional road trip tips and gift guide inspiration for this season and beyond. To find out if a specific market is offering Advance’s paw-fect in-store experience, check out Advance’s website.
About Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of October 9, 2021, Advance operated 4,727 stores and 234 Worldpac branches in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also serves 1,325 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and various Caribbean islands. Additional information about Advance, including employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
*Survey reveals America’s love for pets is evident in travel habits | Pets | roanoke.com
**New ASPCA Survey Shows Overwhelming Majority of Dogs and Cats Acquired During the Pandemic Are Still in Their Homes | ASPCA