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Old 03-05-2015, 02:30 PM
 
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I am 50 and am getting aarp stuff in mail. I checked out motel discounts and some don't give aarp discounts til age 55 and most say up to 10% off. Anybody have any insight for me?
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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They will swamp you with continuous mailings.

I toss them without even opening.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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I've gotten senior discounts for years at motels, and never had to show an aarp card, which I actually don't have. I just ask for a senior discount and I get it. Don't waste your money, unless you like them spending your money to lobby for liberal causes.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Short and long answer ... No.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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I am 50 and am getting aarp stuff in mail. I checked out motel discounts and some don't give aarp discounts til age 55 and most say up to 10% off. Anybody have any insight for me?
Here are some previous discussions that should help you decide:

Is AARP worth joining?

AARP Discounts- Do you really see any advantage?

Aarp
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: SC
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I am 50 and am getting aarp stuff in mail. I checked out motel discounts and some don't give aarp discounts til age 55 and most say up to 10% off. Anybody have any insight for me?
I asked the same question when I retired 6 months ago. Many thought it was of no benefit. I find that I am getting enough discounts (at 55) including meds, movies, hotels, museums, etc which is well worth it itself to me.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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We joined once, got the membership Number (some hotels ask) and then droped it.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: WA
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I see them as a large insurance agent... I have no need.
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I asked the same question when I retired 6 months ago. Many thought it was of no benefit. I find that I am getting enough discounts (at 55) including meds, movies, hotels, museums, etc which is well worth it itself to me.
If you drive and have AAA you should compare.
20% discount at Best Western Hotels for AAA.

And Denny's discount (breakfast 24/7/365 ) doesn't even ask for any card.
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I am 50 and am getting aarp stuff in mail. I checked out motel discounts and some don't give aarp discounts til age 55 and most say up to 10% off. Anybody have any insight for me?
I've joined AARP several times. I have other discounts I can use besides AARP and I don't think I ever did use theirs. I do kind of like the magazine they send out every month but I only join when they have a free gift I want. Last time it was a really nice travel pack. Then I let the subscription die till they have something else I might like. lol Only problem with that is they keep inundating me with junk mail. I just toss it in the trash can on my way back into the house. I don't think AARP is necessarily 'worth' belonging to. I'd rather belong to AAA, which I do. Cost more but more useful to me, for sure.
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