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Old 07-12-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Ever since I turned 50 I've been inundated with ads for the AARP. I understand they're a fine lobbying organization but I've resisted joining them because a) I'm happy with my current auto insurance. b) my employer's Medicare supplement is better than theirs c) when travelling, its seems the AAA discount is the same as the AARP discount. Am I missing a bet here??
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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Default not for the direct benefits, so much as to support

it is v. cheap to join the organization.
They are an important voice for us silvers!
a v. impt lobbying organization & very very cheap!
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I joined for a yr Will Not go back. Car insurance was 3 times higher than what I pay. I never used the discount.
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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They used to be good, but now are more concerned with marketing and making money. I had been in a John Deere/Secure Horizons Advantage program that was very good and covered a lot of things. But then it became the AARP Secure Horizons program and the costs went way up and what was covered and for how much went way down. I left.
I've been a member but won't bother to renew. I'm tired of the flood of mail trying to sell me something. The discounts didn't really save anything.
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I did. It is very cheap. AAA is horrible and very expensive in this area so I don't use them and don't have their discounts available to me. The discounts I've gotten with AARP - primarily on personal travel - have paid for the very inexpensive membership and then some. I ignore the ads. Anyone who pushes that hard is suspect.
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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It is so inexpensive . I joined awhile ago and I enjoy their magazine.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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They are pretty much like any company now days and have a very liberal slant. Very much into advertisement and sales really.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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Default they are a huge force for us silvers!!!

THEY are a really really important lobbying force for us, IMNSHO
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:03 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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My dh ended up with the AARP Supplement for Medicare. He and several friends have been very satisfied with this type insurance. We enjoy the magazine and find it to be very informative. We also have AAA and RCI. When we stay someplace, I just ask which is the best discount. AARP and AAA are usually the same, but every once in a while one or the other will be about 5% better. The timeshare one usually has to be reserved on-line. We are usually not that organized.
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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Default Rci?

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and RCI.
what is 'RCI?'
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