AARP??

This is the front porch of our forum. Pull up a chair, and talk about whatever's on your mind.
2dogs+someCats
Posts: 698
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:46 pm

AARP??

Post by 2dogs+someCats » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:28 am

Does anyone have an AARP membership? I have a chance to get one for $12 for a year. What discounts have you gotten that you were really able to benefit from? I don't want to shell out $12 and just get a magazine in the mail.

But - if there are discounts I will really use, that is different. I'm going to look on the website - buy my frugal friends are the BEST source of info. Thank you!

User avatar
LWolfT
Posts: 1459
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:46 am

Re: AARP??

Post by LWolfT » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:34 pm

We consider that offer when it shows up in the mail, but so far, the answer has been no.
Haven't seen any discounts that I can use but can't get through AAA. I considered it when I was looking for a cell-phone provider (think the discount is with Consumer Cellular) but I ended up going with a better deal for me.
I intend to take another look when I'm closer to Medicare age or should we need a new dental plan.

floridacatlover
Posts: 1968
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:21 am

Re: AARP??

Post by floridacatlover » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:25 pm

Twice I’ve had free, one-year AARP memberships through Walgreens. A slip spit out of the register with my receipt and I mailed it in. I’ve never renewed. Not worth it in my opinion. The hotel discount might be worth it for someone who travels a lot and doesn’t have AAA.

2dogs+someCats
Posts: 698
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:46 pm

Re: AARP??

Post by 2dogs+someCats » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:14 pm

floridacatlover wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Twice I’ve had free, one-year AARP memberships through Walgreens. A slip spit out of the register with my receipt and I mailed it in. I’ve never renewed. Not worth it in my opinion. The hotel discount might be worth it for someone who travels a lot and doesn’t have AAA.
Thank you Floricacatlover. I just saw in the Walgreens pamphlet that I can get a free membership with $15 purchase of Walgreens health and beauty products - so I might go and see what they have that I can use - just to try it.

2dogs+someCats
Posts: 698
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:46 pm

Re: AARP??

Post by 2dogs+someCats » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:15 pm

LWolfT wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:34 pm
We consider that offer when it shows up in the mail, but so far, the answer has been no.
Haven't seen any discounts that I can use but can't get through AAA. I considered it when I was looking for a cell-phone provider (think the discount is with Consumer Cellular) but I ended up going with a better deal for me.
I intend to take another look when I'm closer to Medicare age or should we need a new dental plan.
It doesn't sound like something worth paying for. I don't travel, go out for meals, etc. very often.

ChristmasTrees
Posts: 877
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:53 am

Re: AARP??

Post by ChristmasTrees » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:28 pm

This is interesting. If you can get it for free....try it.
DH and I have had AARP for years. We have used discounts. Their magazine has some good info in it.
I will say that it has paid for itself every year.

Post Reply