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Discussion: Should I get an AARP membership and why?

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Dec. 26, 2008
Lecak
Men's 55
1004 posts
Should I get an AARP membership and why?
Who better than to ask my fellow senior softball players. I started getting this junkmail about 2 years ago and was insulted. For the last 6 months the insults have now turned to curiosity and with the last batch it has now turned to this might be a good idea. Is there any advantage to being a member?

I know there are some experts out there in being a senior.
Dec. 26, 2008
The Pro
81 posts
I highly recommend it. It has advantages too numerous to mention, but we'll talk at the ball park. Oh by the way don't be insulted the sad truth is you are old enough to join!
Dec. 26, 2008
Dbax
Men's 60
1220 posts
Joe, I had one, thinking the discounts in hotels and services would be worthwhile. Turns out, it's just a waste of money. I got bigger discounts on hotels with my govt. or AAA rate. Bigger discounts on stores and services with AAA too. I cancelled AARP.
Dec. 26, 2008
#19
Men's 60
252 posts
Also, AARP uses much of your membership money to advance their political agenda. Fine if you agree, but not if you don't.
Dec. 26, 2008
2awesom
Men's 50
296 posts
I joined and was a member for about a year, i really saw no true advantage to having it, so I did not re-new it.
Just my opinion. Happy New Year!
Dec. 26, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3919 posts
well in my best dirtbag impression,why would want something now when you couldn't have it when you were younger.



joe it does have some advantages,like 10% discounts on a lot of hotels,motels,resturants and etc.i happen to like it as i don't have the other's some people have.
Dec. 26, 2008
gary#27nor.ca.storm
Men's 55
58 posts
i have both but use aaa i think aarp is a waste of money to
Dec. 26, 2008
Shark
Men's 55
49 posts
Joe...you need all the help you can get.....haha,
Dec. 26, 2008
F.O.G.
Men's 40
105 posts
Joe,

If they offer a discount on hair transplants maybe you should reconsider....hahaha!!
Dec. 26, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3919 posts
fog you need to leave the folically challenge people alone,joe can't help himself (:0)


hey what is the price for AAA.i know aarp is $40 for 3 yrs,at least that is what i pay.
Dec. 26, 2008
Dbax
Men's 60
1220 posts
I think I pay about $40 a year for AAA. But you also get the roadside assistance, etc. It pays for itself real quick. When you check disounts on hotel websites for AARP, you can get better rates from just internet specials, .I never found an AARP rate that I could not beat.
Dec. 26, 2008
stattad
Men's 65
151 posts
I cancelled my membership too. AAA is a much better way to book your hotels. I don't think I benefited once from AARP.
Dec. 27, 2008
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2581 posts
Hi Joe, I returned home to find a broken water pipe in the front yard!
As for the AARP membership, when I turned 50 I joined. I too was counting on the really great deals on motel rooms, only found the prices weren't lower than the "mature" or 50+ rate. I figured I'd wouldn't renew. That's one decision I don't regret.
I enjoyed hitting with "the guys"!
Dec. 27, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3919 posts
mmm guys not sure what to say on this.i do get the magazine which i like(for $13 a yr on a 3 yr membership) and no i don't use the discounts as much,b/c i can get just as good deals online most times(hotwire.com)for hotels.i have seen AAA drop people tho if you use thier roadside service to much,my girlfirend had it happen to her.



now bruce didn't you leave momma at home to take of that stuff LOL
Dec. 27, 2008
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2581 posts
Bob, it would have been nice not to have to take care of it. I've tried two plumbers and they are closed unitl Monday.
Dec. 27, 2008
Lecak
Men's 55
1004 posts
Appreciate the reponses. Bruce was really nice meeting you and taking some BP with you. We're going out in a bit a little chilly OH well. Good luck with your team they are getting a great hitter. Have fun at the Feb Spring training event sounds like a great time. That is great thing about this board it becomes a good vehicle to stay in touch with new friends. Have a great year and stay healthy. I'm sure we will see you at the parks sometime during the year.
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