Should You Join AARP?
September 17, 2023 2:47pm CST
Established in 1958, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has been looking out for seniors' interests and providing useful information and discounts for its members. Anyone over 50 years old can join. For $16 a year (a discount is offered for auto renewal) you can join. Your membership covers a second person in the household...for your spouse for example. You will receive two valuable publications with your membership -- AARP Magazine and the AARP Bulletin. In them you will find information on health, finance, travel, entertainment, ways to save, celebrity interviews, what's happening on Capitol Hill, the latest scams, car care, medical breakthroughs and so much more. I think the publications alone are worth the cost of joining. You will also receive discounts on restaurants, hotels, insurance, eye wear, etc. There is also an AARP Rewards Program in which you can earn points which can be exchanged for gift cards and more. For more information or to join, go to AARP.org. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons - AARP logo
21 people like this
• Boise, Idaho
Funny, I was just thinking about this yesterday. AARP does sound like a nice group to be a member of if you get out in the world and can use what they have to offer. I don't. I thought that the $16 was for the first year.
• El Paso, Texas
I recently joined them but I have yet to find anything in there that I would use, I contacted the hartford through them but they're more expensive than Progressive, my ins, so I'm not using that feature. But you mentioned gift cards so I'll look into that, who knows, I might find good discounts of one or two.