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msmith1199

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Posted: 10/17/11 08:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jim Shoe wrote:

I joined at 50 when I was first eligible. Then I found out that virtually all of their discounts and deals are only available to members 65 and older. I never renewed. Their junk mail, on the other hand, is available for life and possibly longer.


That's interesting. I don't recall seeing that anyplace on their website. Is that one of those details they don't mention until you pay your dues?


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Thanks. I have my cars and my homeowners through Farmers Insurance and I have been with them since the 70's. They are one of the more expensive companies, but because I've been with them for so long, I can never find anybody that can beat their prices for me. That is one thing I wanted to look at through AARP

Same here. We started with Farmers in '62.
We joined AARP about 8 years ago and enjoy their discounts/other benifits. We also saved over 450 bucks a year just on two of our vehicles with a much better plan and even more on other equipment I own.

I hated to drop Farmers but they priced themselves out of the market here in Oklahoma.


That is good to know. They beat Farmers prices and you have been with Farmers longer than me. I found prices that match what I have through Farmers, and I think Geico was a couple of dollars cheaper, but I'm not going to change insurance unless it's significantly cheaper. One danger of changing insurance is if you have an at fault claim shortly after you change. There's a good chance the new company may drop you. But if I have an at fault claim with Farmers they aren't going to drop me since I've been with them so long. So you can't just change for a couple of dollars.

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Posted: 10/18/11 07:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hershey wrote:

Besides the political issues, AARP makes Good Sam look like rookies when it comes to bombarding you with daily mailings. Course we get the mailings even if you aren't a member of AARP. I see no need for being a member of AARP. I suggest choosing carefully.


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Posted: 10/18/11 07:26am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Never seen the over 65 discount mentioned.I get way more back in savings then the few dollars the membership costs,and I'm no where near 65.


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NO, I signed up for 3 years and regret every penny. Oh well, live and learn; I Won't make that mistake again. I get far better (and more places) discounts with my wife's AAA card.

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I use their hotel discounts to my advantage. I easily get the $16 a year back in hotel discounts. As for AAA, their discount is about the same (varies from hotel to hotel), but the last time I checked, their annual fee was higher than AARP.

As for junk mail, I don't notice any extra stuff from them compared to all the other junk I get. It's lost in the noise.

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NO, I signed up for 3 years and regret every penny. Oh well, live and learn; I Won't make that mistake again. I get far better (and more places) discounts with my wife's AAA card.




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AARP bombarded me with junk mail. I sent them letters saying that I wasn’t interested but their junk mail just kept coming. I started returning all of their prepaid return envelopes telling them no thanks. They stopped sending junk mail.

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Yellowboat. wrote:

AARP bombarded me with junk mail. I sent them letters saying that I wasn’t interested but their junk mail just kept coming. I started returning all of their prepaid return envelopes telling them no thanks. They stopped sending junk mail.

JD


That is what I did with every one that they sent trying to get me to join, I never joined and eventually after sending overstuffed envelopes back to them they quit bothering me.

When I get the mail from the post office box, I leave all the junk mail and papers in the trash at the post office, that way they get to throw away what they profited from stuffing in my box.


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When you compare insurance rates you have to figure that each state has their own insurance dept and regulations. AARP also gets a cut of every policy they endorse so that comes from your premiums. My father still gets an occasional letter from them and he died in 1993. He also got a good app for an amazing credit card the other day.


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