AARP took us to the movies!
May 26, 2018 3:07pm CST
AARP (Association of Retired Persons) is an organization in the US that everyone over the age of 50 is eligible to join. A one year membership is pretty cheap, and includes some modest benefits like discounts at some hotels and restaurants. They include a pretty good monthly magazine as well. A benefit I did not know about is that they occasionally invite members to a free viewing of a first run movie for free. I registered my email on their site and last week was notified that we could sign up to see a movie at a really nice local theater for free. I figured the place would be swamped, but there were fewer than 100 people who took advantage. The movie was one I wanted to see anyway, Jon Hamm (Mad Men) in "Nostalgia." We really liked the film a lot, but I must warn you that is has some very sad parts. Hamm showed none of his Don Draper character in this role except that two day stubble that he grows in one. It was nice to get something worth more than the dues we pay back from an organization.
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• Hartford, Connecticut
I joined AARP last year.. I'm afraid I haven't taken full advantage yet.. I was not aware of this Movie theater thing.. I did get a bunch of free Donuts from Dunkin Donuts.. but the last time I went they said they discontinued it. :(
• United States
When I get to that age I will opt for a more conservative organization than the AARP has become...off the top of my head I can't think of what it is called. In any event, who can argue free? Well...free kind of. Someone is paying for it. Likely from those dues. :) Glad you had a good time.
• Riga, Latvia
Well good for you and glad you enjoyed the movie. I avoid sad movies these days. Too many emotions going through me now that the house is actually just about sold and I am really moving everything out. SIGH now to just get to the states in one piece. I do not want to fly but there may be no choice I cannot seem to find another way to go.
• Riga, Latvia
@JamesHxstatic Even though the heartstrings pull me to NYC my hometown I have to be realistic at the moment. My best friend since 7th grade is offering me an apartment in her 3 story house in Daytona Beach, Florida so I will start off being a beachcomber and then we will see.
• Bunbury, Australia
We joined a caravan club in Ireland which promised we'd get discounts on fees in France but it didn't turn out that way. None of the parks we used had heard of our group. However we did have a nice time with them when we got back to Ireland.