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What is AARP's Membership Age Requirement to Join?

AARP membership is open to anyone 18 or older. While AARP’s mission is dedicated to the needs of the 50+ population, anyone can become an AARP member. Once you’re a member, you’ll gain access to hundreds of discounts, programs and resources. Members can get the benefits of an AARP membership that are not restricted by law or contract, like age-restricted insurance products*.

As an AARP member, you will get a free secondary membership for any adult in your household, access to hundreds of carefully chosen discounts, programs and services, AARP The Magazine, and much more. 

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AARP Member Benefits

AARP Membership

Join AARP for just $12 for your first year when you sign up for automatic renewal.

You may find a single member benefit covers the entire cost of membership. 

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We Provide Carefully-Selected Benefits Just for You.

Every benefit is chosen with members in mind to offer real value and help you live your best life — from travel, shopping and restaurants to health, finances and work & jobs resources. Access benefits when you need them in moments that matter. 

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When you sign up for AARP Membership you will be prompted to add your spouse or any secondary household member.  You can update this information and any other any time. 

AARP Membership

  • All people age 50 and older are eligible for membership with AARP.
  • As an AARP member, you will get a free secondary membership for your household, access to hundreds of carefully chosen discounts, programs and services, AARP The Magazine, and much more. 

AARP Membership - Under age 50

  • AARP offers membership for those who wish to join and are under the age of 50.
  • Members between the ages of 18 and 50 enjoy all of the benefits of membership that are not restricted by law or contract, like age-restricted insurance products.

Sign-up online and you will immediately receive a digital copy of your membership card, which can be used right away! You will receive a physical copy of your membership card within 3-4 weeks at your mailing address.

Your free gift will be shipped separately from your membership card and will also arrive within 3-4 weeks.

The publications are both monthly (AARP Bulletin) and bi-monthly (AARP The Magazine). So when you will receive your first publication depends on when you joined. Give AARP a call at 1-888-687-2277 to request a publication sooner, at no cost, if you’d like!

AARP Rewards

From fitness to finances, get ahead of what’s next with AARP’s loyalty program, AARP Rewards. As an AARP member, you’ll earn 50% more points by participating in challenges and learning activities, score rewards sooner, and unlock access to our special members-only rewards.

Enjoy More Savings – Close to Home!

We’ve made it easier than ever to find discounts at your favorite nearby restaurants and great deals on recreation and entertainment near you. So, what’s it gonna be – a dinner out, a shopping trip, or a fun activity? 

AARP Perks™ Browser Extension  

Spend less time searching and more time enjoying your AARP membership. Get timely reminders about AARP resources, discounts and other member benefits as you browse online.

Let a Pro Help With Your Resume

Take advantage of a free resume review from the AARP Resume Advisor℠, and get professional feedback to help you put your best foot forward. Plus, members can save more than 20% on resume-writing packages.

AARP Auto Buying Program powered by TrueCar

Find a car with the latest safety technology your family needs plus a guaranteed upfront price – all from the comfort of your home. Plus, members save even more. 

Find a Job That Fits You

Looking for a job? You’ll find thousands of opportunities for experienced workers on the AARP Job Board. Narrow your results with filters for part-time work, full-time work, location and more.

Free Subscription to AARP The Magazine 

The award-winning publication is included in your membership. Stay up to date with celebrity interviews, features on health and tech, plus tips, recipes, book and movie reviews, and more, available to AARP members only.

AARP Staying Sharp is a Member Benefit

AARP Staying Sharp is a program that provides you with content, tools, and activities to stimulate and support the brain as you age. This program is included in your AARP membership.

AARP eligibility age begins at 50 and comes with a second membership for free

Free Second Household Membership Included

Share the benefits of membership with a member of your household at no additional cost!  They're also able to receive their own membership card, which we will automatically send once you add them to your account. Add a member online today.

Members Only Discounts and Content


Members save 15% off their meal every day.


Consumer Cellular

Members save 5% on monthly service.


Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Members save up to 10% off the best available rate.


AARP® Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford

Members save an average of $577 on their car insurance, plus receive discounts for requesting a quote online or for bundling auto and home policies. No-cost, no-obligation quotes are available.

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age Book

Members can access a free chapter online of Keep Sharp, published in cooperation with AARP. Keep your brain healthy and sharp—at any age—with this science-driven guide from neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.

AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia

Members get 10% off at select hotels, up to 30% off select car rentals, up to $100 in extra onboard credits for select cruises, and a 5% rebate (up to $350) on eligible group hotel bookings.


Members save up to 30% off base rates, plus get an upgrade on compact through full-size car class bookings (based on availability), and more.

The UPS Store®

Members save 5% off domestic and international UPS shipping services, plus 15% off eligible products and services such as printing and computer services.


Members can learn how to save $10 per line per month on the AT&T Unlimited Premium® plan, plus receive up to $50 in waived activation and upgrade fees.

Outback Steakhouse

Members save 10% off their meals every day.  

Exxon™ Mobil™

When you link your Exxon Mobil Rewards+TM account to your AARP membership, you earn extra points every day on the things you already buy, like fuel, car washes and convenience store items, and 2x the points on fuel on member days.

Members Only Content

Enjoy access to special AARP articles, reports, audio interviews and videos on a range of topics, including health, money, entertainment and travel selected just for you.