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CFerguson

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Posted: 01/16/20 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rk911 wrote:

there’s no chance we’d give one red cent for anything to AARP. reasons are totally political which i will not detail. suffice it to say IMO they do not have the well being of the typical senior in mind...

^^^This.^^^

And a big +1 on AAA- they are better than most from what I have found. And don't forget vet/first responder discounts that many give. You just gotta ask.

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Posted: 01/16/20 08:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BIG salaries for AARP managers is the motivation, not the needs of you or me.


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Thanks guy. Yes I remember them AND Obamacare. not good


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Posted: 01/22/20 12:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Haven't run into it at a campground yet but for motel stays 90% the time we get "Oh, yes, all discounts applied"!

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Lately I've found more parks that give a veterans discount. We're at a Georgia State Park right now that gave us both a seniors and veterans discount in the form of a refund on our prepaid reservation. Some parks have asked for a veterans photo ID card such as a VA Health Identification card or the new Veterans Identification Card. The VIC info can be found at the link below:

How to apply for a Veteran ID Card


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

Lately I've found more parks that give a veterans discount. We're at a Georgia State Park right now that gave us both a seniors and veterans discount in the form of a refund on our prepaid reservation. Some parks have asked for a veterans photo ID card such as a VA Health Identification card or the new Veterans Identification Card. The VIC info can be found at the link below:

How to apply for a Veteran ID Card


I have found a few that give veteran discounts. Our president has signed a bill that lets service connect disable veterans to use commissary, exchange and recreation facilities.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/67974/c........ess-extended-veterans-beginning-january/


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Posted: 01/22/20 08:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We use AARP and will continue to use them over Sams club. We find we get lots more bang for the bucks than GS offers.


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In regards AARP discounts. I found I could get better deals on hotels and car rentals thru other means which did not cost me a membership. Not worth it in my opinion. In regards to Good Sam, was given a free membership when I bought trailer and have only used it when buying some things at CW. You can usually find better prices elsewhere.


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Boomerweps wrote:

AARP was a HUGE supporter of Obamacare, apparently thinking they would get more $$ somehow. Since the bulk of the people eligible for AARP are also already on MediCare, IMHO it was an EVIL bargain with the devil with no guarantee of benefit. WAS an AARP member, no longer recommend them for diddly!


The same day AARP announced their support for Obamacare I called them and said "cancel my membership right now". They reminded me I had 2 more years on my membership. I responded with a repeat of my first comment. No longer a member and never will be.


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Posted: 01/23/20 07:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AMAC is the conservative alternate to AARP


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