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Old 01-12-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Any benefits by joining? Travel related or shopping discounts? etc.

Is the AARP Bulletin any good regarding tips an services offered? Or the AARP Magazine?
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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The card is convenient for last minute discounts at hotel check in.
Otherwise... not much use for them.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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If your mother is a democrat, she will really like AARP.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: stuck in the woods with bears and moose
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It doesn't cost much and if she wants it she'll join it.

I don't think it has anything to do with politics.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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AARP is partnered with many Insurance Companies and offeres some good deals on Insurance. I have AARP/Hartford for Home and Auto, they are the best deal I could find. Their Medicare AARP/United HealthCare is also pretty well rated. they partner with Mutual of New York for Life Insurance. Since their plans are tailored to seniors they are often the best for seniors
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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The card is convenient for last minute discounts at hotel check in.
Otherwise... not much use for them.
If you want to get a life time supply of return address labels, go ahead and join. I did for one year and think they sold the info to every group possible that wanted me to donate to them. From my understanding the discounts for hotels, etc are similar to AAA which I had covered from that already. Just MHO, maybe others get more out of it. I now will never go for want of return address labels, until I move. Then, may need to join again for a year.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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If your mother is a democrat, she will really like AARP.
Partnered with United Health Care, the leading opponent of Obamacare?
If you buy a Medicare Suppliment through AARP it's United Healthcare
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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The discounts don't amount to a lot for me, but I enjoy reading the bulletin and magazine. i did an "opt out" on their web site so I'd no longer be bothered by their mailings/special offers etc.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I like the bullitin and magazine and we use several of the discounts, way more than the cost of joining saved each year.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Sequim, WA
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Felix C....just go to the AARP web site, click on "member benefits," and read the discounts under each heading to your mother. Your mother can decide.
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