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The AARP Deal
If you’ve been around here a while, you know this is travel related. But hang on, what’s the deal?
Frequent Miler noticed a Labor Day sale on at AARP wherein you get 5 years for $45. One year is normally $16, so this is like buy 3 years and get 2 free. The great thing is that it is for existing members as well, so I just renewed for 5 years.
The sale is here. (Not an affiliate link)
But wait – I’m not 50! Isn’t this for 50+??
No. Why would you think that? 🤣
Anyone can join AARP and there are some great discounts available once you get over the mental thing about joining AARP no matter how young you are.
What are some benefits you get from AARP?
Sometimes, you’ll see hotel discounts for AARP (just check if it’s an AARP discount or a Senior Discount as those are very different).
But the British Airways discount is the main reason many frequent flyers join AARP.
- $65* off for travel in economy Standard* fares only (World Traveller).
- $65* off for travel in premium economy (World Traveller Plus).
- $200* off for travel in business (Club World).
*AARP discount does not apply to economy Basic fares.
- You’ll be eligible for an extra 0.1% base APR bump with Marcus savings
- Double fuel points all the time with Exxon Mobil
- Discounted gift cards on the AARP website
I’m sure there’s more I don’t even know about, but for me, just the 01.% bump on Marcus rates covers my AARP membership and then some. The rest is gravy.
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Many hotels offer a discounted “AARP” rate, which should be available to 20-somethings who can show their AARP card.