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    Where's my AARP stuff?

    As I turned 50 last January, I have been awaiting "the Letter" I have been hearing about for the past two years or so. It's the letter inviting me to join the AARP. So, where is it? I was under the impression it just sort of showed up automatically, shortly after one's 50th birthday. Was I mistaken?
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    Come to think of it, I haven't received it either. Maybe we need to apply for it.
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    Mine have been coming since March or April. My 50th was in June. I'll gladly forward some...
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    Consider yourself lucky You're one of the few they haven't been able to flood with mail.
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    As 50 is the new 30, it will be another 20 years!
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    I'm at a very confused time in my life. I subscribe to only two magazines. AARP and RollingStone. And Paul McCartney was on the cover of both!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    As I turned 50 last January, I have been awaiting "the Letter" I have been hearing about for the past two years or so. It's the letter inviting me to join the AARP. So, where is it? I was under the impression it just sort of showed up automatically, shortly after one's 50th birthday. Was I mistaken?
    mine showed up shortly before 50th. they come without solicitation.

    unless you've been successfully keeping your name off all data-bases everywhere.

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    Give me the particulars. I can make sure you get on the mailing list I work for them.

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    At the ripe old age of 53, I've never gotten a single mailing from AARP.

    I used to get lots of credit card applications in the mail that came with postpaid reply envelopes. I stuffed everthing they sent to me into the reply envelopes and wrote across the applications, "Please stop writing to me." Then I mailed everything they sent to me back to them and let them pay for the postage. Eventually, they stopped sending me junk.
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    Just post your mailing address here and I'll send you my excess.

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    I been a member for 16 years, I have there insurance and it's one of the better deals that I got. Plus I use there card at all the motels, but I know there are other ones, but it works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiffrun View Post
    mine showed up shortly before 50th. they come without solicitation.

    unless you've been successfully keeping your name off all data-bases everywhere.
    It works for me. Turned fifty in march no sign of them. whew....
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    I have been getting their junk mail since I was 40. PM me with an address and fedex # and I will be happy to send their junk to you.

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    So far I have managed to fly under their radar. My sister tells me that joining AARP was one of the best things she has done.

    I'm still in the denial phase...nope, nope, I can't be old enough for AARP. Uh uh..

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    I am assuming they can't find me here in Costa Rica. Our address is 3 kilometers south of the bull ring - and the bull ring was torn down this year.

    It is so rare for us to get mail here that when it arrives, it arrives via a person on a motorcycle who hand delivers it.

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    I joined as soon as I turned 50 and really don't see any benefit. A glossy magazine and endless solicitations to purchase insurance.

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    I don't think a day goes by I don't get something from them... maybe your mailman is hoarding it all!

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    They are waiting for you 24 hours a day at:

    http://www.aarp.org/

    You can listen to an interview with Merv Griffin.

    Maybe someone from this 50+ forum would like to enter their "The faces of 50+" contest:
    http://www.aarpmagazine.org/modelsearch/

    I think DG, with his Sean Connery looks, should go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    Maybe it comes, and you forget it came.
    OK, that made me giggle, not too much, though, didn't want to mess my Depends.
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    I'll be 65 in September, and haven't received any mail from them to my knowledge. My wife, on the other hand, at age 58 has been a member since age 50. She says I'm automatically a member since I'm her spouse. Huh? That makes no sense at all. Oh well...

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    At 62 I believe I still get a few pieces of their mail every year. Don't even open. I was surprised last week when I got a piece of spam e-mail from AARP to join. Wasn't sure how they got my e-mail address, but suspect they bought a list of 50+ e-mail addresses. Maybe they are trolling this forum? Don't seem to have any trouble getting the same discounts that AARP claims. Must be my good looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    I'll be 65 in September, and haven't received any mail from them to my knowledge. My wife, on the other hand, at age 58 has been a member since age 50. She says I'm automatically a member since I'm her spouse. Huh? That makes no sense at all. Oh well...
    Yes, I am automatically a member because of my spouse. I get all the discounts without the AARP card.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    https://mss.aarp.org/servlet/wppdisp...d=promo_enroll
    That will take you right to the "Join AARP" page.

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