does AARP help?

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  1. guitarmoron

    guitarmoron Tele-Meister

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    does anyone get good benefits/discounts from being a member?

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    I get lots of mail from them.
    It helps me get the fireplace going in the winter.
     
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    They have a lot of good info about benefits, especially Medicare supplemants. Some of the discounts are pretty good, hotels, rental cars, etc.
    And if you're married you get two-for-one membership.

    Another thing to remember is AARP lobbies politicians. It's a good voice if you're worried about changes the Medicare and retirement benefits.
     
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    Nope, not one bit. And I don't care for the people they support politically with retired folks money.

    And they could save some trees by not sending so much mail that goes straight to the trash.

    Now, would you please get off my lawn? :)
     
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    We use them for our Medicare medicine supplemental insurance, benefits are pretty much competitive - actually this depends on the prescription drugs you take.

    We do not use them for Medigap Insurance benefits for our medical part. Many people do. We use CSI ( Berkshire Hathaway company)
     
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    They sponsor my Medicare supplement. It's a good deal for me. Other company's in my area charge more for the same coverage.
     
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    My AARP medicare supplement is the best insurance I've ever had.
    AARP supports elderly rights and issues. In today's world you need that lobby ...unfortunately.
    I no longer have their Hartford Auto Ins but it was far cheaper than my long term company when I first joined. then it gradually rose up. Finally my long term company matched it more or less after a few years.
     
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    I got it in my early 50s, dropped it after two years. My experience has been that you can get just-as-good or better benefits/discounts on your own. With less junk mail. I haven't quite hit Medicare age yet, so I don't have any experience with their (possible) benefits there.

    I guess if you identify with the folks in the "Consumer Cellular" commercials, you might find it worthwhile.
     
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    ...and then they have the gaul to print "Please recycle" on the back of their envelopes. If they were truly concerned about resources, they would not mail it in the first place.
     
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    They spend a lot of money printing and mailing junk to many.
     
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    Can't say a lot without going political. I will say if you are a AAA member, you get most of the same discounts as AARP.
     
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    YES! LOTS OF BENEFITS! And their lobbying arm is good for helping to protect your benefits and Medicare. I support what they support.
     
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    I have yet to find a motel that won t give you the discount, just for asking.No card required.
     
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    I do not.
     
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    I have no idea about what this is about , I can only imagine......
    What a bunch of old..............sorry , some of you really sound that way....LOL.....For a moment , I thought I was at My Le's Paul....
     
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    They are a political lobbying body. I have no interest in helping to bankroll them.
     
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    Much better discounts searching on your own and they are RELENTLESS with the junk mail "offers". Seemed fun at the beginning, finally quit renewing last year.
     
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    They are an insurance company. They lobby for insurance. Its easy to find other insurance for less in most cases. I do not support their politics.
     
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