Re: Why do Seniors worship the AARP?
- From: "The Post Quartermaster" <quartermasterextraordinaire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 15:32:04 -0600
"brian" <bfunk850@xxxxxxx> wrote in message news:2tp7p5dsqdj40f8g6434992m7i1jtphd12@xxxxxxxxxx
On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 11:06:37 -0500, "Evelyn" <evelyn.ruut@xxxxxxxxx>We don't buy any AARP sponsored product or service. But we sure like those discounts we get when we show the card. Some of our local stores give discounts up to 15% to AARP members.
"Rita" <rtkngkd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 06:12:29 -0500, "Evelyn" <evelyn.ruut@xxxxxxxxx>
<nancy_r@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Every senior I know seems to worship the AARP. I'm a senior myself,
and I began getting all the AARP enrollment junk mail when I turned
50. I read some of it, and in my opinion, the AARP is nothing more
than an insurance company. No different than any other insurance
company, except the AARP seems to have captured the seniors,a and make
a big profit from those age 50 and up. It's not a club, nor an
organization dedicated to helping needy seniors. On the contrary,
they have a knack in sucking money from the wallets and bank accounts
of seniors who HAVE money. Apparently they know which seniors are
senile, and know how to suck them dry of their savings. So, why do
Seniors worship the AARP?
They have nothing I want. I file their mail in my fireplace or
garbage can. If I want to join a club, I'll join a local club who does
fun things, not one who wants to rob me.
It's cheap to belong and they do have an excellent magazine with articles
that are usually readable.
There are similar articles all over the web I can read free. AARP
spends a great deal in advertising to seniors -- and I think largely
as a means to market their insurance plans.
Although it is true they take advantage of every marketing opportunity,
there is something to be said for it.
My parents had AARP insurance and were very happy with it.
My next door neighbors have it and are also happy with it.
I don't have to buy anything I don't want or need.
I originally joined AARP because they offered certain discounts. Not such
an issue nowadays.
I have resisted AARP's regular pitches. I mistakenly thought
originally that they were a group that would lobby for what we wanted.
They never seemed to pole. The only lobbying that they seem to do is
for their insurance company. Turned me off as I thought that with
their large membership and therefore power in DC that they would do
some good for the country in general. I don't need what they offer
seems self serving and very corporate.
However I have to confess to being some what a hypocrite as my wife
belongs (her call) and we do occasionally use her reduced rate hotel
benefit which does save us some money.
If they had better public policy I might re-consider.
"The democracy will cease to exist when you
take away from those who are willing to work
and give to those who would not." TJ
JC The Post Quartermaster
- Prev by Date: Re: Why do Seniors worship the AARP?
- Next by Date: Re: Happy Birthday, Dorothy
- Previous by thread: Re: Why do Seniors worship the AARP?
- Next by thread: Re: Why do Seniors worship the AARP?