UNITED STATES
               SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                     Washington, D.C.  20549

                     

                            FORM 8-K

                         Current Report
             Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
             the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
                 
                 
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) October 17, 1995   

                        CUC International Inc.
         (Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


           Delaware               1-10308           06-0918165
(State or other jurisdiction    (Commission     (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)                File Number)   Identification No.)


       707 Summer Street
     Stamford, Connecticut                                06901
(Address of principal executive offices)               (Zip Code)


                             (203)324-9261
     (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
                               
                               
                            Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)




















ITEM 5.   OTHER INFORMATION

On October 17, 1995, CUC International Inc. (the "Company")
and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Retreat Acquisition
Corporation ("Merger Sub"), entered into an Agreement and Plan
of Merger with Advance Ross Corporation ("Advance Ross") 
pursuant to which the Company, Merger Sub and Advance Ross plan to
consummate a merger (the  "Merger") in which Merger Sub shall be 
merged with and into Advance  Ross.   In the Merger, each share 
of common stock, par value $.01 per share, of Advance Ross 
issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time 
of the Merger would by virtue of the Merger be converted into
five-sixths of a share of common stock, par value $.01 per
share, of the Company,  subject to certain adjustments.  The
consummation of the Merger is subject to customary closing 
conditions, including the expiration of any applicable waiting
period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of
1976 and the approval of the holders of Advance Ross common stock.

The information set forth in the press release attached hereto
as Exhibit 5.1 is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.






































                          SIGNATURES

                               

                               

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, the registrant had duly caused this report to be signed
on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.






                           CUC International Inc.
                           (Registrant)



Date: October 18, 1995  By: COSMO CORIGLIANO
                            Cosmo Corigliano - Senior Vice President
                            and Chief Financial Officer
                            (Principal Financial and Accounting
                             Officer)









CUC INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
EXHIBIT 5.1 - PRESS RELEASE RE:  AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ADVANCE ROSS
              CORPORATION



                                
              CUC INTERNATIONAL SIGNS AGREEMENT TO
                ACQUIRE ADVANCE ROSS CORPORATION


Stamford,  CT, October 18, 1995 -- CUC International Inc.  (NYSE:
CU)  announced today that it has signed an agreement  to  acquire
all  of  the outstanding common stock of Advance Ross Corporation
(NASDAQ:AROS),  a  processor  of  value-added  tax   refunds   to
travelers in over 20 European countries.  CUC International plans
to  effect the acquisition through a tax-free merger of a wholly-
owned acquisition subsidiary into Advance Ross.  Pursuant to  the
merger,  CUC plans to issue five-sixths of a share of its  common
stock  for  each share of Advance Ross common stock held  on  the
effective date of the merger, subject to certain adjustments.  As
of  October 16, 1995, Advance Ross had approximately 7.1  million
shares of common stock outstanding.  CUC International intends to
account for the acquisition as a "pooling-of-interests."

The  acquisition  is  subject  to customary  closing  conditions,
including  the expiration of any applicable waiting period  under
the  Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and the
approval  of  the holders of
 Advance Ross common  stock.   It  is
anticipated  that the acquisition will be completed  in  January,
1996.

Walter  A.  Forbes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer  of  CUC
International,  commented, "This acquisition marks  an  important
strategic   move  for  CUC  International  as  it   significantly
strengthens  our  worldwide presence,  while  also  providing  an
extensive,  new  distribution channel for our services.   Advance
Ross will work closely with our International division, which  is
headquartered in London."
  

More specifically:

   - With  access to over 90,000 retailers, including many  high-
     end  department  stores and boutiques, the acquisition  will
     provide   CUC   International  with  a  broad  international
     distribution channel for its Entertainment Publications  and
     other services.

   - Advance  Ross has operations in over 20 European  countries.
     There   are   significant  opportunities  to   expand   into
     additional countries, primarily in Eastern Europe.

   - Advance Ross has a presence in most major European airports,
     providing  an  additional  distribution  channel   for   CUC
     International's  services.  Currently, CUC International  is
     marketing its Travel service, on a test basis, with  Advance
     Ross at Heathrow Airport.

Harve  Ferrill, Chief Executive Officer of Advance Ross,  stated,
"We are pleased to become an integral part of CUC International's
global  growth  strategy.  CUC's direct-marketing  expertise  and
entrepreneurial  spirit,  when  coupled  with  our  international
strength, promises to be a powerful combination."

Harve  Ferrill  continued,  "Not only  can  CUC  gain  tremendous
leverage  from our international presence, but we can  also  gain
from  CUC's  marketing skills.  The value-added tax refund  is  a
boon  to travelers; yet, many tourists are unaware of it.   CUC's
proven  marketing expertise should prove quite  valuable  in  our
objective  to  increase travelers' awareness  and  usage  of  the
refund."

The  merger  agreement calls for five-sixths of a  share  of  CUC
common  stock to be issued for each share of Advance Ross  common
stock, assuming that CUC common stock trades at an average  price
of  between $30.00 and $38.00 per share over a specified ten  day
period  prior to a special shareholder meeting.  If CUC's average
price  over that period is above $38.00, the number of CUC shares
to be exchanged for each share of Advance Ross common stock would
be  decreased to produce a maximum $31.67 value for the CUC stock
exchanged  for  each Advance Ross share.  If CUC's average  price
over that period is below $30.00, the number of CUC shares to  be
exchanged would be increased to produce a minimum of $25.00 value
for the CUC stock exchanged for each Advance Ross share.

Advance  Ross  Corporation's primary business is Europe  Tax-free
Shopping (ETS), the world's leading value-added tax (VAT)  refund
service.   For  the  year ended December 31, 1994,  Advance  Ross
reported revenues of $66.5 million.  Net income was $8.3 million,
or  $.97  per fully diluted share on 8.6 million weighted average
common  shares outstanding, which reflects the two-for-one  split
distributed on September 8, 1995.

CUC  International Inc. is a leading membership-services company,
currently providing more than 38 million consumers with access to
a variety of services including home shopping, travel, insurance,
auto, dining, home improvement, lifestyle clubs, checking account
enhancements and discount coupon programs.