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I received an AARP membership offer today and have a few questions for current/past AARP members. What do you like/dislike about AARP? Which benefits do you value the most and why are these benefits important to you? Thanks in advance!
I don’t use any of the “benefits” except that on very rare occasions it has gotten me decent discounts at hotels (5-10% off) that offered no “senior rate.” However, 90% of the time there’s no difference between the AARP rate and what hotels call their “senior” rate - extremely common. Once it got me a few extra hours on a late checkout. Have tried using it on rental cars a few times and mostly have found could do as well just shopping around. An AARP membership / card is worth having even if it only saves you 10 or 15% somewhere every few years. However, if you don’t travel much, whatever other benefits it offers elude me.
ISTM they offer car insurance. Too satisfied here with present insurance company and local agent to bother with whatever AARP offers.
Their periodic magazine goes directly into my “circular file cabinet.”
You can stop delivery on the magazine; agreed, it's a waste of paper.
It sounds like some AARP discounts may be worthwhile.
I'll probably join and test them out for a year.
AAA has a lot of the same discounts and will tow you home
BTW, if one still has AOL, one can get AARP membership free as a benefit.
I also have AARP/Hartford/Trumbull auto insurance and being AARP member is a condition. I hear that after the initial signup, Hartford doesn't really care but I don't want to test that.
There are many other discounts, at Walgreens, etc.
Thanks for the info!