12-01-2012, 04:41 AM
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  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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My AARP card just arrived....

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 12-01-2012, 04:50 AM
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LOL. I remember on my 50th birthday, rather getting a card in the mail it was mail from AARP. Made my day. Biggrin

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 12-01-2012, 05:26 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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That is too funny! In an effort to increase their membership base, it seems that they're redefining the entry age to be younger, despite the fact that many people are working and living longer than before!
What's next? AARP setting up booths on college campuses!?!

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 12-01-2012, 05:55 AM
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  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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And for the pleasure of receiving this wonderful opportunity that is AARP, I am supposed to pay them $16...
Confused

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 12-01-2012, 06:15 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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You send them the $16 and you will be on the mailing list of places and things you've never heard of.

And if you think getting that card is unsetting, wait until you receive you Medicare card.Smile

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 12-01-2012, 11:01 AM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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I received my AARP invitation when I was 49! I got my renewal notice two days ago and called them to cancel my membership. Johnny has it right about being on a ton of mailing lists. I finally got so fed up with it that I just canceled my membership. It just seemed like the organization was self promoting and not doing anything for me.

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 12-01-2012, 11:08 AM
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I'm not sure how they go about gathering the data to send the information out. My ex-wife is 53 and has yet to hear from AARP, I turned 50 in September and haven't heard a thing, the week of my GF's 50th birthday she started receiving AARP junk.

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 12-01-2012, 09:14 PM
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I'm sure AARP will be sending me some junk mail real soon.....
Funny how we collect cards at the milestones of life.....first library card, social security card, driver's license, etc..........

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 12-01-2012, 09:16 PM
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  • leo
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  • Two Rivers WI
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I have been getting letters from them since I was about 35.

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 12-01-2012, 09:41 PM
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  • OldDog23
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  • BeanTown MetroWest
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+1 on hearing from them at age 35. now they contact me more than Rachel from cardholder services ! Smile

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 12-02-2012, 06:27 PM
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  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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My wife opens all the mail, so if there is one 'deal' that nets me a 16 dollar savings it would be all upside for me, and more of a headache for her.

She got hers before me, so I'll see if she found any interesting savings...

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 12-07-2012, 07:19 PM
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You're looking at it all wrong. This is a good thing! Consider the alternative..

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 12-08-2012, 05:00 AM
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  • texquill
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  • Richardson - DFW area of Texas
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(12-07-2012, 07:19 PM)Egmont Wrote: You're looking at it all wrong. This is a good thing! Consider the alternative..

And that's the truth! I've reached the point that the only thing it takes for me to know it's going to be a good day is to wake up in the morning!

Seriously, although AARP is the doorway to a ton of schlock mailers each and every week, they also have several good affinity programs with hotels, and the rates I get on AARP auto and homeowners insurance are the best I've found after lots of searching. (No, this isn't a paid endorsement!)

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