AARP Fraud Alert – Protect Yourself!


Here, you’ll learn how to spot and avoid scams on:

  • Business Email Compromise
  • Celebrity Impostor Scams
  • Census Scams
  • Charity Scams
  • Coronavirus Scams
  • Credit Card Interest Rate Scam
  • Credit Repair Scams
  • Cruise Scams
  • Cryptocurrency Fraud
  • Debt Collection Scams
  • Debt Relief Scams
  • Dietary Supplement Scams
  • Disaster Scams
  • Email Extortion Scams
  • Fake Check Scams
  • Free Trial Scams
  • Funeral Scams
  • Gift Card Scams
  • Government Grant Scams
  • Grandparent Scam
  • Greeting Card Scams
  • Health Fraud
  • Health Insurance Scams
  • Holiday Scams
  • Home Improvement Scams
  • Identity Theft
  • Impostor Scams
  • Investment Fraud
  • IRS Impostor Scam
  • Jury Duty Scams
  • Medical Equipment Scams
  • Medical Identity Theft
  • Medicare Card Scams
  • Medicare Fraud
  • Mortgage Relief Scams
  • Moving Scams
  • Nigerian Scams
  • Obituary Scams
  • Online Banking Scams
  • Online Pharmacy Scams
  • Online Shopping Scams
  • Package Scams
  • Pet Scams
  • Phishing
  • Phone Scams
  • Political Scams
  • Public Wi-Fi Scams
  • Ransomware
  • Reverse Mortgage Scams
  • Robocalls
  • Romance Scams
  • Small Business Scams
  • Smishing
  • Social Media Scams
  • Social Security Scams
  • Spear-Phishing
  • Sweepstakes and Lottery Scams
  • Tax ID Theft
  • Tax Preparation Scams
  • Tech Support Scams
  • Time-Share Resale Scam
  • Travel Scams
  • ‘Update Account’ Scams
  • Utility Scams
  • Vacation Scams
  • VA Pension Poaching
  • Veterans Charity Scam
  • Veterans Scams
  • Weight-Loss Scams
  • Work-From-Home Scams

Being a member gives you access to a whole lot of things.


Membership Types

AARP used to have two types of memberships – the regular membership, priced at $16 a year, for those that were 50 and older, and associate memberships, priced at $12.50, for those that had not yet reached the age of 50. To be able to get the associate membership, you had to call AARP.

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Now, whether you’ve reached age 50 or not, you can join via AARP’s website. Membership is $16 a year, with the option for a discounted annual fee if you opt into automatic renewal. As an extra bonus, your membership allows you to add a spouse or partner for free, and they’ll even get their own membership card!


With your membership, you get access to discounts for travel, dining, entertainment, and shopping. I’ve highlighted some examples below, but feel free to review the full benefits guide for a comprehensive view.

Travel: You can save up to 15% at several hotel chains, including Hilton, Starwood, and Wyndam. In addition, membership gets you 10 to 25% discounts on car rentals from Avis and Budget Rent , a Car, as well as select free vehicle upgrades, discounted GPS rates, and an additional driver at no cost.

Dining: AARP offers 10 to 15% off at restaurant chains, such as Bonefish Grill, Denny’s, McCormick & Schmick’s, and Outback Steakhouse.

Entertainment: Pay $9.50 for Regal ePremiere movie tickets purchased online, which are valid at all Regal Entertainment Group theaters nationwide.

Note, that there is a processing fee of $0.50 per ticket for the first three tickets and $0.30 per ticket after that, so the all-in-cost at most locations will be $10.00 per ticket.

In certain locations, including all Manhattan theaters, there is a location surcharge per ticket of $1.50, so the all-in-cost for those areas will be $11.50 per ticket – still a great deal considering a matinee ticket in Manhattan costs $17.20! In addition, you can save $3 on any size popcorn and soft drink combo.

No matter what age you are, you can join AARP. Whether the benefits outweigh the membership cost will depend on your particular situation.


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