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Discussion: Travel Discounts

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April 6, 2013
Men's 55
195 posts
Travel Discounts
AAA, AARP, Other - Please Share your thoughts ! ? ! ?
April 6, 2013
Men's 60
1718 posts
Jeff, we use AAA all the time. Cancelled AARP after about a year. Never found it good for much.
April 8, 2013
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
guys go to and bid for your travel.....the last year the worlds were in phx,i got my room for $20 a last year it was $15 plus the resort fee(9.99,they discounted it down from $16.99)....i can get $20 rooms all over the country.....also don't be afraid to bid low for packages....all they can say is no,and ya bid again....only bad thing is they only let you bid once a day,unless you change things....also once you win a bid,it is non-refundable.....
April 9, 2013
Men's 70
477 posts
Explain what kind of travel you do and someone may have some good advice. The best thing about AARP is the Chase AARP credit card. It costs nothing and rebates 3% on travel related items.
The rebate can be used online to pay back the credit card so there is no BS with the rebate. You can get the rebate for any travel not just AARP sponsored stuff. Some travel agents also rebate part of their commission particularly if you are not a PIA and just tell them what to book.
April 9, 2013
Men's 55
195 posts
Travel Discounts - Air Fare, Auto Rentals, and Hotels.

AAA is $55 annually, compared to $16 annually for AARP.

Near as I can tell, AAA & AARP are fairly equal. However, I have Auto Insurance which covers Auto Problems (i.e., Battery, Gas, Towing, Rental, etc.), so I'm not aware of any additional benefits to justify paying the EXTRA $39 for AAA! Input anyone?

I typically use KAYAK as my main Search Engine for Travel, but I haven't used the Bidding Process such as Priceline. This sounds like the logical choice, as I too believe in the, "all they can say is NO" philosophy! I belong to Chase, so I guess I'll need to check into the Chase AARP as well ! ! !

Thank you all,
Jeff White #7
Arizona Elite
April 9, 2013
280 posts
Mad Dog is right, bidding on is a good way to save money. We average about 40-55 for Doubletree, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, and more...

Try to find out what some of the recent bids were for your particular hotel. It is non-refundable, but if you wait till the week you travel, you'll have good luck.
April 10, 2013
Men's 55
239 posts
AARP Discount: Show your AARP membership card at Denny's restaurants and save 20% off your total check from 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. everyday. Also, coffee is just $1.00 for AARP members and their guests, 24/7.
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