List of AARP Membership Benefits

16 AARP Benefits to Start Using Today

Allie Johnson

Are you a card-carrying AARP member? If so, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re taking advantage of the many perks of being a member of the club.

You probably know that your AARP membership benefits include discounts on an array of products from home and car insurance, to tour packages, to home security systems, and yet you may not realize how many — and what a wide variety — are on offer.

“The benefits I use religiously are the discounts,” says AARP member Carol Gee, a retired higher education instructor and administrator in Atlanta. For example, she recently booked a hotel for a trip with her husband to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. She was quoted a rate of $229, but saved $35 with her AARP card. “We were upgraded to a suite at that rate, which was really very nice,” she says.

AARP membership perks extend far beyond travel discounts. Make sure you aren’t missing out on these savings or any of the many other pluses of being a member.

AARP Membership Enables You To:

1. Find free financial advice. 

As you move toward or into retirement, taking care of your money is essential. As an AARP member, you can print or order free financial publications with detailed advice on topics such as carrying mortgage debt into retirement, dealing with age discrimination, investing with IRAs, reinventing your career, and when to claim Social Security.

2. Save on car insurance. 

Your years of driving experience help make you a better driver. When you sign up for the AARP® Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford, you can get rewarded with lower premiums. Also, enjoy a discount for the next three years when you complete the AARP Smart DriverTMCourse. Just send The Hartford a copy of your certificate or update your policy online to receive a credit on your car insurance premium.

3. Cut the cost of home insurance. 

Get a discount through the AARP® Homeowners Insurance Program from The Hartford. The program offers valuable coverage for your personal property, and protection against personal liability. A range of options are available to meet your needs — whether you own a house or condo, or you’re a renter. Save even more when you bundle your home and auto policies.

4. Get dental and vision insurance.

As you age, eye health and oral health are more important than ever. The AARP® MyVision Care provided through EyeMed offers AARP members a choice among three vision insurance plans. These include comprehensive eye exams with minimal copays and deep discounts on lenses and frames. AARP also offers dental insurance, administered by Delta Dental, that features large dentist networks, limits on out-of-pocket costs, and guaranteed acceptance for AARP members.

5. Improve your hearing. 

Hey, have you heard? It’s also important not to neglect your ears. The AARP® Hearing Care Program offers an in-person hearing test, custom fitting for hearing aids, a 20% discount, plus an extra $200 off a pair of hearing aids. You even get a free three-year supply of hearing aid batteries.

6. Pay less for prescriptions. 

About 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and 20% take five or more. The cost of these medications adds up, so why not save? The AARP® Prescription Discounts offers savings to AARP members and their spouses and dependents on drugs not covered by your current prescription insurance or Medicare Part D. The savings average up to 61%.

7. Entertain yourself while waiting in line. 

You don’t have to let apps and games drain your bank account a buck at a time. AARP offers free online games for members, from backgammon to daily jigsaw puzzles, from mahjongg to solitaire. Some games are available to anyone, while others are for AARP members only. The bonus? Online games can help keep your mind sharp.

8. Read the AARP magazine. 

As a member, you receive AARP The Magazine, which offers practical, usable advice on topics important to readers aged 50-plus. This includes info on health, money, and wellness. Recent topics include exercising without breaking a sweat, raising funds fast, and cutting your grocery bill by having a garden. Gee says she loves getting the magazine to learn about topics like scams targeted at older Americans, along with the latest info on Medicare and Social Security benefits.

9. Bury your nose in a book for less. 

Are you a book lover who can’t always find what you want at the library? The AARP Bookstore offers AARP members 40% off select titles when ordered directly from the publisher. You can also get ebooks and free downloads.

10. Supercharge your rewards earnings.

Loyalty programs from airlines, credit card issuers, and retailers are a great way to live large and get more for your money. AARP offers several ways to maximize your rewards. You also can link your AARP membership card to your Walgreen’s Balance Rewards account to earn 50 points for every $1 you spend in the store.

11. Earn while you learn. 

When you join the free AARP Rewards for Good program, you earn rewards points for using designated online tools, quizzes, and webinars at You can then redeem your points for deals and offers from local retailers, participate in live auctions on everything from iPads to gift cards, and enter sweepstakes for the chance to win prizes. AARP members earn 50% more points.

12. Stretch your dining and entertainment dollars.

You may already know that AARP has deals with restaurants that allow members to trim the fat from their restaurant bills. Most participating restaurants offer AARP members 10% to 15% off their total. Restaurants that offer discounts include Bonefish Grill, McCormick & Schmick’s, and Outback Steakhouse. Want to see a show after dinner? Get 20% off select Cirque du Soleil shows and 15% off select tickets for Arena and Under the Big Top touring shows. You can also get $9.50 tickets online for Regal movie theaters nationwide.

13. Save more money when you shop. 

AARP members also can get an array of other discounts to keep more money in their wallets. For example, show your AARP card at Tanger Shopper Services and get a free coupon book with over $1,000 in discounts that can be redeemed at a variety of outlet stores. You can also get free printable coupons good at grocery stores, drug stores, and other retailers from

14. Protect your pet with health insurance. 

Fido and Muffy cheer you up, crack you up, and maybe even motivate you to exercise more. AARP allows you to keep your furry family members healthy with up to a 10% member discount on pet health insurance (when you enroll online) plus a $35 prepaid Petplan Visa® Prepaid Card you can use at your next vet visit.

15. Pay less for airport parking, rental cars, and hotels. 

Get 12% off for off-airport parking with your AARP card at more than 100 locations when you book in advance. AARP offers members a variety of savings on lodging and car rentals.

16. Tour the world for less.

As an AARP member, you can travel light (on your wallet) with discounts on vacations. Here are a few examples: AARP membership includes $50 to $100 off per person on small group cultural immersion tours from Collette Explorations. You also get $100 off per person on guided vacations, including river cruises to Europe, from Grand European Travel. If you want to see the world by train, you can get 5% off worldwide rail vacations and train tours from Vacations by Rail. Get $100 off per couple on services from Liberty Travel.

While this may seem like quite the list, there are plenty more perks where these came from. If you haven’t done so already, download the AARP Now mobile app, which lets you easily access your member benefits right from your smartphone. And don’t forget that you can add your spouse or partner to your AARP membership at no cost. That’s an easy way to double the bang for your buck!

What’s your favorite benefit of being an AARP member?
Are there discounts or perks you didn’t know about that you now plan to use? Comment and let us know.
98 Responses to "16 AARP Benefits to Start Using Today"
  • Dolores trunk | May 27, 2020 at 3:26 am

    I need balance help. Do you have simple exercises to improve balance?

  • Extra Mile Staff | May 11, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Wendy - AARP does offer a discount to members for Norton 360 device protection, which you can find here. Thank you for reaching out! Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Wendy Gray | May 9, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Does AARP have anything to protect computers against malaware and all the viruses that can get into a computor? Wendy Gray

  • Jana Jones | April 28, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    I will be 65 in June I dont drive or travel Explain to me What so great about you

  • Chloe S | April 14, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    You can find more information about your membership benefits here.

  • Chloe S | April 14, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Sherry! Check out the AARP site here for information on your membership or call their general phone number 1-888-687-2277, Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. ET. Thank you!

  • KLag | April 14, 2020 at 9:50 am

    I’m 35. What benefits are most beneficial for me? I keep receiving postage mail ; “notification of member benefits: card enclosed. Please do not bend.”

  • Sherry Hiott | April 14, 2020 at 4:37 am

    I signed up for AARP online in January 2020. I registered my membership number and everything was fine. Went to use a discount thru it for glasses and they said I didn't have a membership. Called , the agent was very rude and acted like I was a bother to him.. I had wrote my membership number down until I got my card. I gave him the number, gave my email , phone number & name. Gave him my debit card number that the payment was made from and the date was paid. It is now Apri; 13, 2020 and I still have not received my membership card .. I have not even received a response email back from them.. I was wanting to use the discounts for hotel and flights this October. I have cancer and wanting to go to Ireland for a week with my family. Thanks to AARP not sending my card I can't use the discounts. They have not even offered to refund my money. Sherry Hiott

  • Chloe S | April 7, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Eugenia - According to AARP, all members are eligible for benefits beginning at age 50, with the exception of medicare. You can read more about your AARP benefits at this link: For any specific questions, you can contact AARP at 1-888-687-2277, Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. ET. Thank you!

  • Eugenia Davis | April 4, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Good evening. If you are a member that's@ the age of 50-54, what does AARP actually covers for that individual. I ask because some hotel will not accept the AARP, if you are not 60, or above. Therefore, what qualifications are there for the 50-54?

  • Chloe S | March 10, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Hi Marla, you can visit to find out more about the benefits you receive with your AARP subscription. Thank you!

  • Marla | March 9, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Is AARP life insurance? is that what I get with my subscription??

  • Angie | March 8, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    I've heard so much about the benefits related to dining out, but it really seems like there are only a dozen or so participating restaurants. Granted, the Landry's Inc list contains a few additional, however many do not seem to be local to me. Are these really the only restaurant chains that participate? Thank you.

  • Chloe S | March 6, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Hi Dana, please visit to review all benefits and discounts available for AARP members. Thank you!

  • Dana Camera | March 5, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Do you offer any discounts for gym memberships? Do you offer discounted insurance plans for those of us who are not yet on Medicare? Thank you!

  • Chloe S | February 27, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Hi Lynn! AARP will be able to answer this question for you specifically. You can reach them at 1-888-687-2277, Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. ET. Thank you!

  • Lynn Gold | February 27, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    You keep sending me renewal notices. How can I find out the actual date that I am paid up to. I think my membership is current and even good for the next year or so.

  • Extra Mile Staff | February 26, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Hi Brenae. That's great. I hope you enjoy the food!

  • Brenae | February 26, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Hi I just signed up because my niece found a delivery food service called Silver Cuisine for my aging parents. With AARP we get 25% off on meals and free shipping. My mom doesn't like to cook so my niece looked on line and found this cheaper than going out all the time and good is health conscience this was ideal for us

  • Extra Mile Staff | February 17, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Hello, Pamela. If you are interested in learning more about an AARP membership, please reach out to AARP directly. The phone number is: 1.866.654.5572 website: click here

  • Pamela Pounders | February 16, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    What is the age to get AARP ? An I would like information plz on this as well

  • Brahm Sharma | February 9, 2020 at 7:37 am

    i would like to have advantages

  • Donna Caillet | February 2, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    I just joined for one year and was especially interested in prescriptions that changed in Medicare tiers or that Medicare doesn’t cover. There appears to just be a small amount of prescriptions available and they’re all 0 copay through Medicare and the ones I need are very common drugs but none are available. This is the same mail order place that Medicare uses. For me, I just don’t see anything that I could use.Maybe I missed something but hotels are cheaper online. Very disappointing.

  • MORRIE SACHS | February 1, 2020 at 7:35 am


  • Vivian Lang | January 31, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Does the AARP membership include silver sneakers??

  • Extra Mile Staff | January 27, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Barbara. Are you looking to update your phone number for your insurance policy with The Hartford or your AARP membership?

  • Barbara Vaughn | January 26, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Need to update phone number

  • Extra Mile Staff | January 22, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Good afternoon, Jo. According to the AARP website, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation help. Click here to learn more and find out if there's a location near you.

  • Jo Gonzalez | January 21, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Do you help with taxes?

  • Clara Grimes | January 20, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Would like to know if AARP give free estate planning

  • David G Hildebrand | January 15, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I think AARP can do their members a big favor by letting them know not to do buy any Hearing Aids from Nano Hearing Tech. in Texas. This co is a scam they say you can try their Hearing Aids for 45 days, if they don't help you hearing you can return them, but they won't refund your money. I purchase two Hearing Aids for $697.00 on 11/16/19 I sent them back, but no refund. Check with Better Business Bureau, hundreds of complines on Nano Hearing Tech.

  • kathy Nelson | January 9, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Doe a standard AARP membership include Silver Sneakers?

  • John Zimmer | December 31, 2019 at 5:46 am

    I live in Mexico and am 60 years old. What international benefits are there here? How much to join?

  • Jenny Lucas | December 29, 2019 at 12:02 am

    My sister is retired and gets her taxes done free through aarp, is this available for anyone who has aarp, no matter what age?

  • Vicki Stone | December 27, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Do you offer discounts from different Cable companies such as Spectrum

  • Karen Bell | December 24, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Please explain the Health and Wellness $50 credit per quarter...where is catalog?

  • Gayle Skluzak | December 23, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Do I have any roadside assistance with my membership?

  • Sheryl Webster | November 26, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Because my husband is 100% disabled probably won’t use much of AARP but let’s give it a go and see!

  • Autrey Ivy | November 24, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Would like to know about Silver Sneakers benefits. Thank you.

  • Chloe S | November 18, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Good Morning, Burton. Through my research, at the time of this reply, AARP does offer a Vision Discount at LensCrafters provided by EyeMed - Click here to learn more about it.

  • Burton H. Osborne | November 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Does AARP have any discounts available for prescription glasses?

  • Sandra Kimbrough | November 8, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    We are needing Gov Assistance for financial issues. What would be the best site to.go to. We do not have good credit but would like to try to get equity out to consolidate and clean credit issues.

  • Kay | November 7, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Is there a discount on life alert systens?

  • Lynne Diamond-Nigh | November 4, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Do we have any attorney benefits? I need to consult one with several questions about my mother-in-law's estate.

  • james stewart | November 2, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    do we get roadside assistants be blessed jimmy

  • Kathleen Gilbert | October 24, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I thought I read in a recent AARP magazine that seniors get a discount on their Amazon Prime membership. Am I mistaken?

  • Kathryn Carlson | October 16, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    What do you offer for help with estate planning?

  • Susan Williams | October 9, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Hi, Is AARP worth it if I'm only 51. Will all the discounts apply at this age to me and my spouse, who is younger? Susan

  • KATHY L GLISSON | October 3, 2019 at 4:23 am


  • Dot williams | September 23, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Is there a lawyer w/discount? I need to make a will. My friend paid $700.00, I can’t afford that. Please put me in contact. Thanks! Dot

  • Tonia bowen | September 22, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    My husband and i have aarp my sons. Fiance needs her car towed to our house do you offer discounts on tows

  • Frank Barkley | September 10, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    I will glade used all those great discount

  • Extra Mile Staff | September 3, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Good morning, Thais. Through my research, it appears at the time of this reply, the following cell phone discounts are available - click here to check them out.

  • candace minniear | August 29, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    What is the discount for Verizon phone

  • Thais Thompson | August 28, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Is it true I can get a discount on my sprint cell phone bill with aarp if so how do I go about it?

  • Extra Mile Staff | August 26, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Hi Jackie, it looks like AARP has a few options for card replacement. Check out their webiste here. You have the option to login and print a copy, or call a rep that can assist you further. Hope that helps.

  • Jackie Smartt | August 26, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Can't find my card..... Need to book over night reservations in Spokane for this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night. What facilities are available


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  • Extra Mile Staff | August 12, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Thank you!

  • answer california | August 9, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    I consider something really special in this site.

  • Extra Mile Staff | August 9, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Membership is available to anyone 50 years of age or older, whether retired or working. Current dues for those residing in Canada or Mexico are $17.00 for one year, and $28.00 for residents of all other countries. If traveling in the United States or Canada, benefits include discounts offered by participating hotels, motels, and car rental agencies; as well as pharmacy and limited motoring plan services.

  • Daniel Phipps | August 8, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    what about seeking advice from lawyers about retirement pensions?

  • Divina Ridley | August 7, 2019 at 5:45 am

    I would like to know more about AARP? Is it for the United States of America, or is there AARP in Canada as well?

  • Judith A Archambault | July 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Dose AARP still have an office or a lawyer to update ones Living Will. I am in Northern Ca

  • Extra Mile Staff | June 26, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Hi Vincent, if you’d like to learn more about AARP coverage, please call 1-800-469-2314. The Hartford offers optional Roadside Assistance coverage that can be added to your auto policy as well. If you’d like to learn more about The Hartford’s coverage, please call 1-877-896-9320 and one of our representatives can assist you. Thanks!

  • Vincent Calcagno | June 22, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    If I join does it cover for car break down road way service

  • Extra Mile Staff | June 18, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Hi Louis, you can learn more about life insurance through AARP here.

  • Denise | June 15, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    I've had a homeowners and auto policy for many years. Last year I filed a homeowners claim for damages. This year my homeowners insurance increased $400.

  • Louis G Cabral | June 15, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Once I'm an established member would I be offered a life insurance policy through the Hartford or other supporting company?

  • diana stormL | June 11, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Last year my homeowners jumped to almost $1500 up $300 more from the year before. I don't think you give the best discounts or take care of seniors. I'm about to look for new insurance and I will let you know if you are ripping me off.

  • Extra Mile Staff | June 10, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Amelia, you can find those on

  • Extra Mile Staff | June 10, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Beda, we recommend you reach out to AARP at 888-687-2277 or

  • JD Furr | June 8, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    I joined AARP years ago for the discounts. Come to find out all the discounts were for things I don’t do or use. And to top it off, my mailbox was loaded several times a week with various kinds of spam from AARP or their affiliates. I’m 59 and couldn’t care less about the Medicare newsletter. What a waste of money! Membership/subscription CANCELLED,

  • Amelia Wolf | June 8, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    How do we get the coupons to print?

  • Elmer L Radzik | June 8, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I already have my auto,RV & golf cart insurance with the Hartford, & Foremost Insurance & am getting about every discount that AARP & you can give me. If you have any other discounts you can give me I will take them. Thank you, Elmer

  • Beda Kantarjian | June 8, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    My disabled son age 51 year old son lives with me. Is he able to take advantage of AARP benefits with my membership?

  • Extra Mile Staff | June 5, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Hi Pat, you can renew your AARP membership by visiting their site here.

  • pat obrien | June 5, 2019 at 3:45 pm


  • Susan Hoit | June 2, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    I paid for AARP, 5 years in advance. You would think I would have gotten my AARP card for me and my husband. Nope. Not even a magazine or booklet to show us our discounts availability. Nope. They are in such a hurry to take your money and then just leave you hanging. This is why I never joined in the first place. I had turned 55 and my husband is 9 years younger than me. They turned him down because he was too young at the time. So if my husband isn't good enough for you, that's why I never tried to join again. Well, with him turning 55, we thought let's try again. We were both accepted, but we have not heard anything from them yet and it has been over 2 months. What a shame.

  • Extra Mile Staff | May 31, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Geri- you can find this information on this page through AARP.

  • Geri | May 30, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Looking for credit card information. That does not have an annual fee.

  • Extra Mile Staff | May 30, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Hi Paul, please refer to this link for more information.

  • Paul R Millette | May 29, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    What happened to the Dunkins discount??

  • Extra Mile Staff | May 28, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Hi William, you can learn more about sharing benefits with your spouse by visiting AARP.

  • William Smith | May 25, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    I'm 52 My wife is 42 does she still qualify under my paid up membership

  • Extra Mile Staff | May 14, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Edgardo- you can look into signing up for AARP here.

  • Edgardo Pangan | May 13, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I want to join. Please send me the link.

  • Extra Mile Staff | May 8, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Hi David, happy almost birthday! You can learn more about joining AARP here.

  • David vanpelt | May 8, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    I'm going to be 50 in 3 months how much to join

  • Extra Mile Staff | April 26, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Hi Shelly- you can put in a membership application here for AARP.

  • Extra Mile Staff | April 26, 2019 at 11:45 am

    The Hartford does not sell life insurance but if you are an AARP member you can get it through New York Life. Learn more here.

  • Vanessa | April 25, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Do you carry life insurance?

  • Shelly wyman | April 25, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Y'all send me letters to sign up for AARP I was wanting to know if I can I am 40 years old and not on Medicare

  • Extra Mile Staff | April 24, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Gwendolyn- you can join AARP here

  • Gwendolyn Fraling | April 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Is there any way you can pay on line for your subscription

  • Extra Mile Staff | April 8, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Hello Robecca. The Hartford does not carry health insurance but you can find AARP's health providers here.

  • Robecca | April 8, 2019 at 11:37 am

    I was wondering if you carry health ins. I am on a fixed income and have Medicare but it only covers 80%, looking for something for the other 20%.

  • Extra Mile Staff | July 24, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Hi Angela, check out the AARP site here for information or call their general phone number 1-888-687-2277.

  • Angela Johnson | July 17, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Can AARP help me w/ better health insurance coverage?

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