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    I was a member for awhile but the mag. didn't impress me much and the discounts didn't start until you were 55 so I quit.

    At the time, I could beat their insurance prices too.

    I know a gal that has their health ins. and she likes it.

    Many restaurants will give the Sr. discount without being an AARP member. But I did run into a hotel that I would have gotten a discount ----if I was a member. Oh well......

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    I too was looking forward to being 50 just so I could join AARP. The car insurance was more than I already had. The only good thing was a discount at motels. I did hear that the supplemental insurance was good but that's down the line. I might join again later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE GOOD PLAN View Post
    I might join again later.
    Like I posted earlier...............I am just now thinking about joining again. Joined much earlier and found it wasn't worth it..........NOW it might be worth it, combined with my plans, for the travel discounts.

    Just have to remember to ASK ABOUT IT once I get the card.

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    My BF is 52 - We will never use AARP. They are anti gun and we will not support them or their liberal causes. If you take a little time you can get some great discounts for traveling on the internet and it is so easy to do comparison shopping on-line.

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    I am still a few years from qualifying, but I admit to reading the magazines at the doctor's office. I have friends who are older than me, and I occasionally talk to them about the articles I have read. So I would say the magazine is worth getting. I don't really pay attention to the advertising, since none of it really applies to me yet (although I do glance at it with my 81 year old mother in mind).
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    Quote Originally Posted by THE GOOD PLAN View Post
    The car insurance was more than I already had. .
    The one thing I DON'T LIKE about them............they "push"....advertise for HARTFORD INSURANCE. Have had to deal with Hartford extensively with the estate thing and can only say..........I WOULD NEVER USE HARTFORD FOR ANYTHING!! They have lots of products, outside of just home and auto ins., (annuities and etc.) and they seem to be the MOST INCOMPETENT COMPANY I have ever had the bad experience of dealing with..............HORRIBLE. A fair amt. of complaints on-line for any of their insurance plus a couple of posted signs around town here that aren't favorable. I understand it now.

    didn't know they were anti-gun................hmmmmmmmmm

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    I want it. I'm almost 51 and havent taken advantage yet.

    Just my personal opinion, but I LOVE the lobbying power that AARP has. Even though I'm obviously still independent, I think that they are fantastic advocates for the much older and sometimes more frail elderly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melanies View Post
    Just my personal opinion, but I LOVE the lobbying power that AARP has.
    I "will" love it too if.........after further investigation, I find that they "advocate" for what I believe.............but looks like I may not be too happy with what I find..............

    AARP could benefit from the health insurance reforms it advocates

    I plan to do MUCH MORE investigation before I renew.............it started out with the 'right idea' but may have gone the way of all the other organizations.......... CORRUPT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfranny View Post
    I "will" love it too if.........after further investigation, I find that they "advocate" for what I believe.............but looks like I may not be too happy with what I find..............

    AARP could benefit from the health insurance reforms it advocates

    I plan to do MUCH MORE investigation before I renew.............it started out with the 'right idea' but may have gone the way of all the other organizations.......... CORRUPT!

    60 Plus Association | AARP: Reform Advocate And Insurance Salesman
    Thank you, I'll be reading those articles later.

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    I've been a member for several years.
    I have both my auto and homeowner's insurance thru AARP -didn't save a huge amount, but it did save me some.
    I've used the discount at hotels and a few retail stores.
    I personally enjoy the magazine - at least parts of it.
    The membership is very inexpensive.
    I think you can call them and get an insurance quote without being a member. Then, if it seems worthwhile, you can join at that point.
    It's certainly worth exploring their website.

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    AARP is a waste of time and money [I don't appreciate their liberal philosophy.]

    Most stores that give senior discounts will give them regardless. Just ask.

    Kroger offers a free senior citizen customer card [age varies by store] that gives a 10% discount on Kroger brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marfa View Post
    Most stores that give senior discounts will give them regardless. Just ask.
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    The groc. stores might but hotels and motels won't.......BTDT........wouldn't say that being against gun control is such liberal philosophy...if it is true. I am still researching them on some things.......couple of friends use their supp. ins. plan. If it has anything to do with HARTFORD I wouldn't use it anyway.

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    They have been sending me mail since I was about 35!! I have never joined. I have not paid for a hotel or motel stay in about 6 years so I don't need a discount. Join rewards credit cards for the different motel chains. This only works if you don't care about what it does to your credit rating to open a lot of credit cards.

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