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AARP Discounts, Benefits, Deals, and Products for Senior Citizens

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AARP Discounts - what are they and how I can get them?

AARP stands for "American Association of Retired Persons" and is a nonprofit membership organization which helps millions of Americans age 50 and over improve their lives.

To get AARP discounts all you have to do is pay a small fee to become a member.
(see below dues summary for current deals on AARP membership)

Is AARP Membership Worth It?
An AARP membership card can save you a lot of money with senior discounts on restaurants, hotels, cruises, rental cars, insurance, investments, shopping and more. With the low cost of membership and plethora of senior discounts, it is very easy to recoup your yearly membership dues with the money saved on even one or a few purchases. So yes, for most seniors AARP membership is a definite no-brainer. 

AARP has been around since 1958 and the low cost membership (see dues costs below) is a smart investment because of all the discounts, benefits, and support they offer. There is power in numbers and with AARP's large base of older Americans, they are able to negotiate what are often the best discounts you will find anywhere, even compared to those juicy deals listed on my extensive Senior Citizen Discounts list.

Another perk is the AARP Magazine for members which has the world's largest circulation and is a great source of information for older Americans. They also publish the AARP Bulletin and AARP Viva (focused on Hispanic people age 50 or older), both are excellent sources of news and wisdom for older Americans and retirees.

When I asked my frugal senior citizen mother, "Is your AARP membership worth having?" She quickly replied (as if shocked by my question),  "HECK YES! The Outback Steakhouse Discount of 10% for AARP members...alone makes it worth it! We save hundreds of dollars a year JUST with restaurant discounts for AARP members. We save $thousands if you include the insurance discounts, travel discounts, etc."

So of course AARP restaurant discounts for senior citizens is just the tip of the discounts iceberg, as you can see below...

How much does an AARP membership cost?

In the U.S. AARP Membership costs are as follows (as of June 26, 2018):

  • $16 for a 1 year AARP membership
    (Current Promotion: 
    1 year with Automatic Renewal selected ($12 first year - Save 25%)

  • $43 for a 3 year AARP membership (saves you $1.67 per year)

  • $63 for a 5 year AARP membership (saves you $3.40 per year)

In Mexico or Canada AARP Membership costs:

  • $17 for a 1 year AARP membership

In other countries AARP Membership costs:

  • $28 for a 1 year AARP membership

As you can see from the low cost of membership, if you are age 50 or older, joining AARP is a no-brainer because just one flash of your membership card at a restaurant, hotel, pharmacy, ticketing counter, or retail store and you very well could more than recoup your annual membership dues with only one purchase. Younger spouses qualify for benefits too, even if only one spouse is age 50 or older.

Below is a list of many of the companies that offer AARP discounts, as well as other great AARP money saving programs and benefits for senior citizens. Just keep in mind that in this economy special deals and discounts are constantly in a state of flux. If you find a great deal at the right time, take advantage of it. Discounts are often here today and gone tomorow, especially if the economy starts picking up steam.

While the AARP discounts tend to be negotiated for longer term periods of time, changes still occur. So for the latest updated AARP products and services deals, I recommend you visit products.aarp.org/benefits or call 1-888-OUR-AARP to verify any discounts or offerings they list in their directory so you are not taken by surprise by any changes that may have occurred.


Shopping Discounts

  • Dunham's Sports

  • Everyday Savings Center powered by NextJump

  • Grocery Coupon Center powered by Coupons.com

  • Kellogg's

  • Michaels Stores

  • Tanger Outlets

  • Teleflora

  • Walgreens

Dining & Entertainment Discounts

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

  • Chart House Restaurant

  • Claim Jumper Restaurants

  • Denny's

  • Landry's Inc.

  • Landry's Seafood House

  • Rainforest Cafe

  • Regal Entertainment Group

  • Restaurant Discount Center powered by Restaurant.com

  • Saltgrass Steakhouse

Home, Auto & Technology Discounts

  • AARP® Legal Services Network from Allstate

  • AARP® Roadside Assistance from Allstate

  • ADT Companion Service

  • ADT Home Security

  • ADT Security Services, Inc. Small Business

  • Budget Truck Rental

  • Consumer Cellular

Health & Wellness Discounts

  • AARP® Vision Discounts provided by EyeMed

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)

  • ACE Fitness Professional

  • Gold's Gym

  • Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home Program

  • Smooth Fitness

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Car Rentals

  • Alamo Rent A Car

  • Avis Rent A Car

  • Budget Rent A Car

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • Hertz Car Rental

  • National Car Rental

AARP Senior Hotel Discounts

  • Aloft Hotels

  • Andaz

  • ARIA Resort & Casino

  • Ascend Collection

  • Baymont Inn & Suites

  • Beau Rivage Resort and Casino

  • Bellagio

  • Best Western

  • Cambria Suites

  • Circus Circus Las Vegas

  • Circus Circus Reno

  • Clarion Hotels

  • Comfort Inn

  • Comfort Suites

  • Days Inn

  • Econo Lodge

  • Element Hotels

  • Excalibur Hotel and Casino

  • Four Points by Sheraton

  • Gold Strike

  • Grand Hyatt Hotels

  • Hampton Hotels

  • Hawthorn Suites

  • Howard Johnson

  • Hyatt

  • Hyatt Place

  • Hyatt Regency

  • Hyatt Summerfield Suites

  • Knights Inn

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites

  • Le Meridien

  • Luxor

  • Luxury Collection

  • MainStay Suites

  • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

  • MGM Grand Detroit

  • MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

  • Microtel Inns and Suites

  • Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

  • New York-New York Hotel & Casino

  • Park Hyatt

  • Quality

  • Ramada

  • Rodeway Inn

  • Sheraton

  • Sleep Inn

  • St. Regis Hotel

  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel

  • Super 8 Motel

  • THEhotel at Mandalay Bay

  • The Mirage Resort and Casino

  • The Signature at MGM Grand

  • Travelodge

  • Vdara Hotel & Spa

  • W Hotel

  • Westin Hotels & Resorts

  • Wingate by Wyndham

  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Senior AARP Discounts on Cruises

  • Blount Small Ship Adventures

  • Hurtigruten

  • MSC Cruises

  • Norwegian Cruise Line

  • Variety Cruises

Vacations & Tours AARP Discounts

  • Collette Vacations

  • Endless Vacation Rentals

  • Explorations

  • General Tours Small Group Traveler

  • Grand European Tours

  • Group IST

  • Journeys Unlimited

  • Journeys of Jewish Interest from Group IST

  • Regina Tours

  • The RIGHT Vacation Rental

  • Untours

Flights & Planning AARP Discounts

  • AARP® Roadside Assistance from Allstate

  • AARP® Travel Center powered by Expedia®

  • British Airways

  • MedjetAssist

  • Park Ride Fly


Medicare Eligible Discounts

  • Medicare Advantage Plans

  • Medicare Part D

  • Medicare Supplement Plans

  • Medical Supply Services provided by Prescription Solutions

Insurance AARP Discounts

  • Dental Insurance Plan

  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance

  • Major Medical Health Insurance

  • Long Term Care Insurance

Other Offerings and Deals

  • Care Provider Search provided by Genworth Financial

  • Fitness and Wellness Program

  • Health Essentials Catalog from Walgreens

  • Hearing Care Program provided by HearUSA

  • Prescription Discount Program from Walgreens

  • Vision Discounts provided by EyeMed


Health Discounts for Seniors

  • Dental Insurance Plan

  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance

  • Major Medical Health Insurance

  • Long Term Care Insurance

Financial AARP Discounts

  • Automobile Insurance

  • Classic/Antique Automobile Insurance

  • Homeowners Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Mobile Home Insurance

  • Motorcycle Insurance

  • Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Property & Casualty Insurance

  • Recreational Vehicle Insurance


  • Automobile Insurance

  • Classic/Antique Automobile Insurance

  • AARP Visa Credit Card from Chase

  • AARP® | Financial Guidance Services provided by Charles Schwab

  • Homeowners Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Lifetime Income

  • Mobile Home Insurance

  • Motorcycle Insurance

  • Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Property & Casualty Insurance

  • Recreational Vehicle Insurance


AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need. It is supported by thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. The AARP Foundation offers a wealth of money saving programs for older people and retirees.

  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program - volunteer supported FREE Tax Preparation and Assistance for low to middle-income people, especially those age 60+. Tax-Aide works in cooperation with the IRS and has has been helping millions of lower to middle income tax filers with free tax services and advice to help get all qualified tax credits and deductions for over 40 years in every state in the U.S.A.

  • AARP Driver Safety Program - AARP member or not, for less than $20 in most states you can take an online or offline AARP Driver Safety Course like millions of others have done since 1979. With no test to pass, you will get a certificate of completion from either an offline or online course you can then present to your automobile insurance agent for possible big auto insurance premium reductions. Auto insurance safe drivers discounts are common with most auto insurance companies if you ask about it.

    In most states (except New York which is a little more) the course costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members for the course conducted in a classroom. For the online drivers safety course, the cost is only $15.95 for AARP members and $19.95 for non-members.

    What a great investment. Spend a few bucks one time for a drivers safety course and you might get a certificate the will get you a substantial discount on your auto insurance. You will probably become a safer driver too which can also help to keep your premiums from rising as a result of future tickets or accidents.

    It pays to become a more defensive and aware driver with the AARP drivers ed course. Just be sure to call your insurance agent ahead of time to make sure the certificate will indeed lower your premium. Get your agent's word in writing if you want somewhat of a guarantee they will not go back on their word, though if the discount exists is likely they will give it to you if you meet their requiremnts. So check before you commit to taking the AARP course.

    The AARP Driver Safety Program is supported by a grant from Toyota Corporation to the AARP Foundation. You can find out more about the program here: http://www.aarp.org/driversafety

  • AARP WorkSearch Program - offers online guides, tutorials, tools, and services to help senior citizens stay organized and find success while navigating through the entire scope of the job search process. AARP Worksearch offers lots of helpful career focused information along the way to help find which jobs are right for you, tap social media to connect with employers, and understand exactly what they are looking for in an employee.

Disclaimer: Please verify details about AARP discounts, programs, and benefits directly with AARP.org. This information is meant only as a starting point for your own due diligence. I do not guarantee the accuracy of any information on this page and all discounts, programs, and benefits can change at any time and without notice. There are also usually special restrictions, minimum purchase requirements, Blackout Dates, and other stipulations that should be confirmed in writing prior to you making any purchasing decisions.

Did you know that for only $10 (less than what an AARP membership costs) you can get your "Senior Pass" from the federal government and reap huge lifetime senior citizens discounts.

Here is my page on How to get a Senior Pass Discount Card.

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