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Old 11-05-2013, 06:31 PM
 
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The hotel/motel discount is usually 10% with exception noted above.

The AARP is not always the lowest price though.

I always ask - what is your lowest cost - before showing any membership card. Then I ask for the membership card discount - and compare.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I carried AARP for about 10 years. Like an earlier poster, I'd ask when checking into a hotel or renting a car what card got the best discount. I don't think it ever mattered -- AARP, AAA or simply "senior discount." Sometimes a business card and, "I'm traveling on business" got the best deal.

AARP is super cheap to join, but I learned to not care for the organization so quit renewing my membership.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just a suggestion: the funds that AARP collects are used for political lobbying, so, perhaps, check to see what their politics are before sending money.

If you agree, it's all good. If you don't agree, there are other ways to get discounts.
You know, don't you, that the "hospitality industry" (amazing oxymoron) also use the hotel and tourism funds they collect for political lobbying. So does the Chamber of Commerce of the city you are leaving your money in. So you might want to check and see what their politics are before you check in.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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We belong to AARP and just recently received their catalog of places of business where their card is accepted for a discount. There's about a 100 different types of businesses. If you are a AARP member you should have received this catalog, if not call and get one.
One big feature is that at Walgreens you get a good discount on your drugs not covered by insurance.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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We belong to AARP and just recently received their catalog of places of business where their card is accepted for a discount. There's about a 100 different types of businesses. If you are a AARP member you should have received this catalog, if not call and get one.
One big feature is that at Walgreens you get a good discount on your drugs not covered by insurance.
Do remember that generally Walgreens and CVS are significantly higher than other providers - Walmart, Costco, etc - in many markets.
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