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Everything he says about the AARP is true -- they do sell insurance, health, life, car, and who-knows-what-other-kinds. And we get lots of mailings from them about all the different "opportunities" to buy...

But you're *not* required to buy, to be a member! And you do indeed get good discounts, not only on car rentals (which he mentions) but also hotel and motel rentals, some meals, some excursions, cruises, airline tickets, lots of other travel-related stuff. We've been members for years -- and have taken advantage of these discouns whenever possible. And I own not one bit of insurance that they've offered.

And they do offer some political views that you can consider -- or not -- when it comes time to vote. But again, you're not forced to adhere to them in order to be a member.

Used to be $5 /year. I think now it's $8. We save that much every year just on the benefits I've mentioned. I think despite the downsides, they're worth it.
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