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Old 08-17-07, 04:38 PM   #1
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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!
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My house will be very warm this winter from burning all the stuff they have sent me
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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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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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Old 08-17-07, 07:10 PM   #9
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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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Old 08-17-07, 09:38 PM   #12
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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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Old 08-17-07, 09:46 PM   #13
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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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Old 08-17-07, 10:02 PM   #14
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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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Old 08-18-07, 05:12 AM   #15
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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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Old 08-18-07, 05:29 AM   #16
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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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Old 08-18-07, 05:36 AM   #17
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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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Old 08-18-07, 07:48 AM   #19
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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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OK, that made me giggle, not too much, though, didn't want to mess my Depends.
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Old 08-18-07, 09:15 AM   #22
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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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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.
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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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