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Redeem Your Complimentary 1 Year AARP Membership
In these uncertain economic times, we know that many people 50 and over may be experiencing financial difficulties and some may have even recently lost their jobs.


If you are one of the many people who have been impacted by an unexpected job loss, AARP would like to offer you a complimentary 1-year membership, or for current members, a complimentary 1-year membership extension.


Step 1
Please enter your Date of Birth to the right to verify your eligibility to receive your gift.


Already an AARP member? Completing the form extends your membership for an additional year past your existing expiration date.
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Last Edited by qwe1234 November 23, 2012 at 06:55 PM
WARNING - Got my "FREE" AARP card in the mail today -- they want $16 -- I called the number and said that i had signed up for the FREE card BUT that the letter said that I needed to pay $16 -- they told me that they were NOT doing the FREE card any longer ... talk about Bait and Switch at its finest... NOW I WILL BE SPAMMED FOR LIFE..


I didn't see this posted, so just FYI - these are the prices on their website right now.

5 years for $44.10 ($8.82/yr)
3 years for $30.10 ($10.04/yr)
1 year for $11.20 ($11.20/yr)


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#121
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the screen shot is posted in this thread. It clearly says it is Free. we should send that to them.
For the record I did send them an email of the copy of the screenshot and the application (that asked for $16) and a note that says obviously there is a disconnect and they did reply. In fact in their reply they did NOT even remotely acknowledge the mistake and simply said that at $16 this was a great bargain.

So It does not matter to them what their screenshot says .. their answer will be that their Membership is FREE - but the annual subscription is $16 ...

IOW - to join the AARP cost ZERO (FREE) .. but to get the benefitpackage costs $16 ...

Was it bait and switch in its purest form - yep...

Did a ton of people fall for this - Yep

Did AARP get probably 10's of thousandsof physcial addressess to sell to the marketeers - YEP

Did anyone actually lose out by doing this - NO .. (well except my mail box that sesm to be getting quite a bit of junk mail now)
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Last edited by ghostwriter66 February 20, 2013 at 10:58 AM
#122
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We all file a Better Business Bureau report and things will happen. We include the screen shot as proof so AARP cannot continue lying.
Seriously - i have been a private business owner long enough to know that the BBB is there as a paper tiger ... so many people think that the BBB is some Federal or State agency - its not - its a group of self regulating businesses that strive to keep the others in tow .. writing to the BBB is like writing to your Attorney General - a waste of time and effort... once again --

BTW - AARP gives 1000's a year to BBB and you give zero -- whose side do you think they are going to take???
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#123
it is amazing to me how many Americans just roll over and accept scams and such.

However, the 2 posts above certainly explain how AARP can get away with this.

I have a very different perspective of the BBB than you. (Yes, there is another perspective than your own)

Edit: i just reviewed and saw both posts are from the same person. Probably does not represent the rational public. File with the BBB ! It gets results with companies that have a good standing with the BBB.
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#124
I can't force them to give us the free membership they promised, but is there any way to make them stop sending us mail?
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#125
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I can't force them to give us the free membership they promised, but is there any way to make them stop sending us mail?
Throw the so called "junk" mail directly into trash? Sometimes ppl just willing to go through lots of hassle to achieve something can be done in so much simpler way(s).
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Seriously - i have been a private business owner long enough to know that the BBB is there as a paper tiger ... so many people think that the BBB is some Federal or State agency - its not - its a group of self regulating businesses that strive to keep the others in tow .. writing to the BBB is like writing to your Attorney General - a waste of time and effort... once again --

BTW - AARP gives 1000's a year to BBB and you give zero -- whose side do you think they are going to take???
I have written to the BBB a couple times and have gotten my issue resolved on both occasions. The second time lead to a local tv news station contacting me about an investigation they were doing about said company; the BBB gave them my information and I was on the 10 p.m. news the same night. I also contacted my attorney general about an issue with a car dealership keeping my deposit. I got my deposit back within 2 weeksof contacting the attorney general.

So these offices do help! Discouraging people to not contact them when they feel they have a reason to is straight up BAD advice!
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#127
FYI. I got this straightened out with the BBB.
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#128
Coming up on the "annual" AARP sign up again. Happened on / around Nov 10-12 for the last 2 years (2011 and 2012).
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#129
Anyone have a link to "this year's" free sign-up? thanks
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#130
I just sent in a paid subscription last week! Frown

Oops just read the other messages about spam.Glad I did mail it in. Plus I got a free bag as a gift with it.
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Last edited by brandysue44 November 14, 2013 at 05:35 AM
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Join AMAC instead....www.amac.us

AARP is anti-gun and is nothing more than a marketing firm now. They used to be worthwhile...no more.

Dave
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I just sent in a paid subscription last week! Frown

Oops just read the other messages about spam.Glad I did mail it in. Plus I got a free bag as a gift with it.
wow, gives you somethin to carry your dentures in huh?
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