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Old 01-03-2020, 03:51 PM
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I turned 50 last month and have received several mailings from AARP asking me to join ($16 for one year's membership).

PTers who belong to AARP...is it worth it? What kinds of benefits/discounts/deals come with membership?

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Old 01-03-2020, 04:03 PM
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I joined, but haven’t found it useful. I get lots of AARP junk mail. Maybe I don’t know how to use it properly.
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:16 PM
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I really enjoy the magazine and “newspaper” we get monthly. They have informative articles on health/medicine, investments, scam awareness, book recommendations, movies, stories about individuals, etc. Have subscribed for many years.
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:27 PM
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I really enjoy the magazine and “newspaper” we get monthly. They have informative articles on health/medicine, investments, scam awareness, book recommendations, movies, stories about individuals, etc. Have subscribed for many years.
Same here. I enjoy reading those magazines. They have lots of good info.

I mainly joined to support their legislative efforts... they are a very strong lobby for senior issues. I haven't checked out any of their other benefits. It's true about the junk mail (insurance, cellular one, etc.), but I just toss it.
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:28 PM
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We use it for some lodging discounts when we travel. Aside from that nothing else. We do consider our membership fees as a donation to a lobbying group for senior citizens.


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Old 01-03-2020, 04:33 PM
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I have not joined yet. My sister and some retired neighbors have told us that the AARP healthcare insurance supplements to Medicare are really good.
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:38 PM
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https://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting...1ojvXndgh98%3d
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:42 PM
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but have not seen any benefits. My AAA rates are sometimes better at the hotels we have checked. The magazine is very good.
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:35 PM
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Dh and I used to have brunch at Denny’s occasionally, and we saved enough with our AARP discount to cover our membership cost. They have good car insurance and Medicare supplemental health insurance at a decent price.

Whenever I travel, I carry my AARP card as well as AAA, National Parks Senior card, museum membership card...I go for every discount there is!
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Old 01-03-2020, 06:18 PM
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Outback gives a 10% AARP discount.


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Old 01-03-2020, 07:30 PM
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The National Retired Teachers Association
AARP grew from it.

Not sure how active NRTA is in other states, but they were very helpful when our pension system was under threat.

When you join AARP you can join the NRTA at the same time.

https://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/nrta/
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:54 PM
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We eat out a lot and this is great!
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