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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 05:15 AM

Is it worth it to join AARP ?

I know they offer many discounts. The only negative I've heard is that they push their version of life insurance.

Comments, please ?

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Reply Is it worth it to join AARP ? (Original post)
steve2470 Aug 2013 OP
Downwinder Aug 2013 #1
Arkansas Granny Aug 2013 #2
Scuba Aug 2013 #3
irisblue Aug 2013 #4
NV Whino Aug 2013 #5
dr.strangelove Aug 2013 #6
Wait Wut Aug 2013 #7
bluesbassman Aug 2013 #8
Wait Wut Aug 2013 #9
bluesbassman Aug 2013 #10

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 05:41 AM

1. They are just a Insurance Company front.

I had a problem with anyone involved with the donut hole.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 06:47 AM

2. I joined at one time because of the discounts.

Every day after that my mailbox was flooded with offers for different insurance plans and other goods and services that might appeal to seniors and I didn't use very many of the discounts and special offers available. For me, it wasn't worth it.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 07:12 AM

3. a coalition of millions of American seniors bonded together by their mutual love of coupons.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:13 AM

4. for me, yes. YMMV

I have used the discounts for many items over the last few years. The numerous junk mails go right into the shredder.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 11:09 AM

5. I resigned from AARP when they supported the awful drug policy of the Bush admin.

Haven't missed it.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 11:46 AM

6. It is what it is

from a pure economic standpoint, I think my mom benefits from the various discounts she gets. I am sure they outweigh her membership costs. She would never spend to time looking to get them elsewhere, but I am sure many of th ediscounts you could get with a coupon code or something.

the insurance push is not all that bad. No calls if you opt out and the mail is no more being in AARP than being out of it. If you get on a senior mailing list, its insane how much you get in the mail.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 12:49 PM

7. I think so.

The membership pays for itself many times over during the year. We don't have time to read the ads. Occasionally the magazine they send out has some interesting articles.

The husband is old enough to get it, I'm not.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 12:53 PM

8. Damn piano players are always robbin' the cradle.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 12:57 PM

9. They have to.

They can't carry those keys by themselves.

Thanks for reminding me. I need to look for a new light for his keyboard before he sets himself on fire with his lighter.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 01:11 PM

10. LOL. At least he gets a lighter...

They won't let bassplayers near anything combustible.

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