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Old 07-30-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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Just discovered that AARP offers discounts on certain restaurant and entertainment cards -- if you are a member. I was just searching their site for car rental prices and I saw that I had 9,000 My Rewards points. What's that? So I checked into and here are the results.

So basically you can use 1,000 points and pay $90 and get a $100 gift card to -- say Boston Market. Not a huge savings but it is an extra $10 if you like to eat at any of the places. Or use 500 points and get a $5 savings on a $50 gift card.

I might try it -- like to keep those things in my purse.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:20 AM
 
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Of course AARP offers discounts on lots of things, what did you think it was for?

It kinda allows those who are younger than than the 65 age group usually required for senior discounts to get a senior discount if a AARP member.

We like to go to Denny's, get 15% off the tab.

There are so many things one gets an AARP discount on to list here. Go to the website and look.

I think it's well worth the$16 a year we pay for both of us to be members.

Look into it thoroughly.

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Old 08-02-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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^^^

You actually PAY for membership?

We always have gotten AARP membership free through purchases at Walgreen's.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I had to join AARP, in order to get the medicare supplement plan I wanted, the saving each month more than pays for the yearly membership fee of $16. I tried to find a plan that was the same price or less, but could not, for my area.
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:10 AM
 
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I had to join AARP, in order to get the medicare supplement plan I wanted, the saving each month more than pays for the yearly membership fee of $16. I tried to find a plan that was the same price or less, but could not, for my area.
I also have AARP supplental insurance.

I couldn't find a cheaper plan either.

AARP is a great thing to join for lots of reasons.

Just one more benefit.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I had to join AARP, in order to get the medicare supplement plan I wanted, the saving each month more than pays for the yearly membership fee of $16. I tried to find a plan that was the same price or less, but could not, for my area.
Ditto but you know what really bugs me?
It could possibly be even cheaper if AARP would save the money on mailing and associated costs of sending out solicitations for renewal and temporary cards every friggin couple of weeks.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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unfortunately, for us, it would never work: Hubby is a true "I can't stand AARP" person. We can get our discounts other places and don't like their political views.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:56 PM
 
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sending out solicitations for renewal and temporary cards every friggin couple of weeks.
That is why I dropped my membership. The constant mailings 2 or 3 days a week for all kinds of products and services for you to buy. I called it junk mail. Using a separate (throwaway) email address for AARP spam is a must. I continued to get solicitations for services (and AARP renewals) for a couple of years after I dropped them.

Many places around here offer a 10% senior discount starting at age 55. No AARP needed.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I prefer AAA. Beats AARP in many ways...
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:01 AM
 
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Of course AARP offers discounts on lots of things, what did you think it was for?

It kinda allows those who are younger than than the 65 age group usually required for senior discounts to get a senior discount if a AARP member.

We like to go to Denny's, get 15% off the tab.

There are so many things one gets an AARP discount on to list here. Go to the website and look.

I think it's well worth the$16 a year we pay for both of us to be members.

Look into it thoroughly.



I believe you missed the point.

Yes, I knew they offered discounts on meals etc. but I was talking about an additional discount by PURCHASING restaurant gift cards through AARP. You can get a 10% discount using your rewards points and then after you have the card -- I assume you can still get your 15% off the tab at Denny's. It is an add on discount.
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