Re: Why do Seniors worship the AARP?

<nancy_r@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:r499p555b8f4riif16nm63hbdkafsfq0d4@xxxxxxxxxx
On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 15:32:04 -0600, "The Post Quartermaster"
<quartermasterextraordinaire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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.

Can you give some examples of stores and businesses that give the
discounts. Hotel discounts alone will do me no good, because I have
not stayed in a hotel in 20 years, do not travel, and have no
intention to do so. I have also noticed tv commercials that they have
cell phone discounts, which is something else I have no need for.

Discounts for normal staples, such as food, household products,
clothing, and other daily needs would be much more useful. For
example, so they have any discounts at stores like Target, Kmart,
Walmart, Kohls, Home Depot, Walgreens, Best Buy, or any grocery
stores, etc.? This is where I do most shopping.
Is there a list available where they offer their discounts?

In reply to some other comments posted on here, I was actually quite
offended when I got membership mail at the age of 50. I was not
eligible for a senior discount at any restaurants, yet AARP wanted my
business. At least now I am a "real" senior according to what most
people believe.

I am also aware of the AARP political stance issues. Personally I
dislike politics, but at the same time I tend to avoid organizations
who use their power to sway voters. I also vote for candidates, not
for their party.


Mostly small town unbranded stores. The local grocery gives 10%, the Dairy Queen gives 15%, one of the cafes gives 10% and so on.
"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