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AARP Selects Teleflora as a Preferred Provider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 19, 2009
Contacts:
Missy Miller, Teleflora
310.966.8328
mmiller@teleflora.com
AARP Media Relations
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AARP SELECTS TELEFLORA AS A PREFERRED PROVIDER

AARP Members Receive a 20% Discount on Floral Arrangements, Plants and Gift Baskets

WASHINGTON – AARP and Teleflora today announced a new relationship that will make a 20 percent discount on a wide variety of floral arrangements, plants and gift baskets available to AARP members.

“We are excited to enter into this new relationship with Teleflora and further expand the range of valuable discounts available to AARP members,” said Howard Byck, senior vice president of AARP Services, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of AARP. “We’re pleased that in time for the holidays, our members have access to Teleflora’s extensive network of professional florists and fresh, high-quality flowers.”

Teleflora is recognized as the world’s leading floral wire services with a network of more than 20,000 local florists and a record of exceptional customer service. AARP members will save on each and every purchase made through Teleflora and can enjoy the convenience of same-day delivery.

“Teleflora is proud to collaborate with AARP, the nation’s largest membership organization for people 50+,” said Shawn Weidmann, President, Teleflora. “AARP is known for staying ahead of the curve by offering its members value-added lifestyle options, and Teleflora is a good choice for members on the lookout for top quality gifts. Teleflora is known for its hand-arranged, hand-delivered arrangements in unique keepsake containers so recipients still have a gift to treasure long after the flowers are gone.”

For additional information, or to place an order, AARP members can go to www.teleflora.com/aarp or call (800) 355-4381.

ABOUT TELEFLORA
Teleflora is the world’s leading floral wire service offering the best choice in flower arrangements and convenient local delivery. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Teleflora has over 20,000 member florists throughout the U.S. and Canada, with an additional 20,000 affiliated florists outside North America. Teleflora offers industry-leading floral arrangements and gifts. Through its extensive member florists’ network, Web sites including www.teleflora.com and www.findaflorist.com, and its toll-free line 1-800-TELEFLORA, the company offers consumers fast, convenient and high-quality flowers and keepsake products.


ABOUT AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 34.5 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's 40 million members and Americans 50+; AARP Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

ABOUT AARP SERVICES INC.
AARP Services Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s almost 40 million members. The provider offers currently span health products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long-term care insurance. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies. In 2005, AARP Services founded AARP Financial Inc., a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary that manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight for the financial products that carry the AARP name, including credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, and life insurance and annuities. AARP Financial also provides access to proprietary investment products and services, including mutual funds and financial guidance, designed to meet the needs of investors at any life stage.

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