Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Are you a member of AARP?

The American Association of Retired Persons, known as AARP, is the leading organization in the United States for people aged 50 and over. In 2018, the organization had more than 38 million members. Are you one of those members?

As an AARP member, you get discounts on prescription medications and prescription eyewear, help with vacation planning, discounts on everyday shopping, food delivery, restaurants and more. You’ll also receive free scam alerts and tips on how to avoid fraud and identity theft.

If you are a member, tell us what you like, or don’t like about the membership in the comments below the poll. Thanks!

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Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

Had them but dropped them several years ago for the reasons a lot of other people did. One of their big come-ons is that you’ll save a lot on car insurance. They want 40% more than I currently pay now. The discounts I get with AAA make having that worthwhile.

Carol A Forrest
1 month ago

I have AARP for their discounts only. Too far left to even bother to read what they send out.

Dennis
1 month ago

Supports far left agenda that is destroying the moral fiber of our country.

Brian Burry
1 month ago

AARP used to be for retired people. They dropped that snd changed their name to be JUST Intials, so they have ONLY a Liberal Agenda and I will not support their politics!!!

John Koenig
1 month ago

DECADES ago I remember when AARP “partnered” with Hillary Clinton to “push” a Universal Health Care Plan that Hillary favored. I dropped my AARP membership because of it. A DECADE+ later, I decided to give AARP a second chance. AARP was running a video seminar re “Scamming Seniors” online this evening. When I tried to log on, AARP INSISTED I turn off my computer’s “Pop Up Blocker”. I REFUSE to make access to my computer EASIER for hackers / scammers. When faced with that demand, I just close the page. Shame on you AARP.

Skip
1 month ago

Went back and read through AMAC. Just as much political crap there as AARP. And I am a retired Vet and never a Trump supporter. I did that the oath and it appears that some Vets didn’t understand the oath they took. To defend the constitution against foreign or domestic. I wouldn’t tout AMAC so highly or the other. There is plenty senior literature out there including doctor’s offices all free and retravel and skip the other crap you made the decision easy.

Michael McCormick
1 month ago

I joined years back and it triggered a ton of junk snail mail. I never had so much junk mail in all my life. Never again..

Cynsan
1 month ago

Exactly why I quit them, too. It was an insane amount of junk mail !!!

Bill
1 month ago

I do not support AARP because they do not support our Constitution and Bill of Rights. I went twitch a similar group that does, AMAC.

Skip
1 month ago

Both of them AARP and AMAC are crap. Nothing down the middle. Lean on side or the other and found nothing medically good about either on the upper northeast coast. And there again that’s the reason I gave up on the NRA it became to militant. I truly support gun ownership (firearms) but I also support (some true inforcement in gun control(weapons). Again in the middle of the road. Seniors need better care and one huge up in retirement pay. Good luck left or right. Seems nothing happened 4 years on left and hear rumors on right let’s see.

rich
1 month ago

and we won’t join because of their politics. aarp does not put the best interests of retired persons first.

Ike
1 month ago
Reply to  rich

Same for us. AMAC speaks for us

Charlie
1 month ago
Reply to  rich

We also agree with Rich, when I was still working I had a co-worker who was very much into politics pointed that out to me. They say a lot of things but what they actually do is disturbing to us.

Ralph Burns
1 month ago
Reply to  rich

True, joined AMAX.

Gary
1 month ago

I join for 5 years. Then when I get my card, I call and cancel. They send me my money back and I then have a free AARP discount card for 5 years. They never ask for the card back.

Jim Knoch
1 month ago

AARP’s political positions usually conflicts with mine, I chose AMAC instead.

KevinB
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Knoch

Ditto for me! I take great care in selecting organizations I belong to as I want to make sure their agenda – and believe me AARP has an agenda – is in line with my way of thinking.

Rich
1 month ago

Yes have been a longtime member and like their discounts and informative magazine.

Jim Collins
1 month ago

The best thing about aarp is the health insurance thru United, been a member for 30 years , may not agree with them sometimes, but hey this is America, where we can speak our minds and complain if we wish

John F Boerger
1 month ago

AARP’s political stance conflicts with mine

Jim Collins
1 month ago
Reply to  John F Boerger

That’s your right , but not everyone agrees .

rich
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Collins

we don’t expect them to.

PaulE
1 month ago

I would never join AARP after seeing some the organization they support and fund.

Sink Jaxon
1 month ago

I had just joined AARP in 2009, then in 2010 they endorsed the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, which nearly destroyed the greatest healthcare system in the world. Needless to say I didn’t give them one penny of my money since. I have since joined AMAC.

Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Sink Jaxon

Really where exactly was this great health care?

Steve S
1 month ago

No

Gary
1 month ago

It’s too bad that you don’t have a “no but was” response. I was for a year and a half. I never got anything back from it, especially any worthwhile discounts. Then they featured a prominent Communist, George Clooney, and his “Words of Wisdom “. I called AARP and told them to cancel my membership and they said they would refund the balance remaining on my subscription. They never did but now it’s two years later they’re still sending the magazine and associated propaganda.

Last edited 1 month ago by Gary
Kamwick
1 month ago

As soon as I saw this poll question, I thought “oh boy, I bet I’m going to see a slew of angry “real American” comments.” Could have gone to Vegas on that bet.

Any organization that claims to be representing “Real Americans (TM)” is pushing divisive lies, promoted by Glenn Beck and other regressives. Those guys are making truckloads of moolah on the gullible. They effectively appeal to tribalist anger, as one can see by the comments here.

By the way, I’m quite happy to be a member of AARP. Got a lot of good benefits and discounts from it. The only ‘agenda’ I can see is that they are in favor of healthcare for everyone. Actually a conservative idea since large numbers of covered folks decrease costs:

https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/conservative-case-universal-coverage

But apparently this is an evil thing according to those so deeply invested in their ‘conservative’ identity.

Matt Day
1 month ago
Reply to  Kamwick

Capitalism is KING, proven over and over in history, and has made this country great. Socialism, on the other hand, has been proven over and over oppressive, stunts innovation, and breeds persecution. So before you pull out that Che Tshirt, a small amount of history research may serve you well.

Kamwick
1 month ago
Reply to  Matt Day

Kind of interesting that you think I’m socialist. Kind of a knee jerk response?
I’m actually an old school Eisenhower-style conservative.

Of course, Eisenhower would be considered ‘liberal/socialist’ today.

Unlike the tribalist, identity-driven “conservatives” today.

Jim Collins
1 month ago
Reply to  Kamwick

Completely agree with you, I get a lot of discounts out of my membership, and I like the insurance

Kamwick
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Collins

Gee, but aren’t you afraid it’s evil? 😉

KevinB
1 month ago
Reply to  Kamwick

Wow. I’ve read all the comments and the only one with “real american” in it – is yours! And I note the you used the quotes, meaning those words specifically are somewhere to be found. So much for your trip to Vegas. Apparently, others with a differing opinion from yours are only led by “Glenn Beck and other regressives”? It’s clear those with views opposite of a certain ilk in this country are no longer allowed, but please – we are still in a country that allows it’s citizens the right to have differing opinions without necessitating such irresponsible comment.

Ike
1 month ago
Reply to  KevinB

Great response! Thought it but figured it was a lost cause to argue.

Kamwick
1 month ago
Reply to  KevinB

Kevin – the AMAC ads from Glenn Beck say it’s insurance “for REAL Americans”.

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