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Is an AARP Membership Worth It?

AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. At $16 a year, AARP provides access to hundreds of benefits that help you live your best life. From health and financial tools, volunteering opportunities, travel and restaurant discounts, to everything in between, if it has to do with enriching the lives of people 50-plus, this is what AARP is all about.

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What is an AARP Membership?

An AARP membership gives you a wide variety of carefully chosen discounts, information and services, as well as an advocate for important issues like Medicare and Social Security.

What are AARP Membership Benefits? 

AARP provides a wealth of opportunities to save money, play, learn and volunteer. Choose from 15 Member Benefits categories, which include: 

Which AARP Benefits are the Most Popular?

The top 9 viewed AARP member benefits are AARP Travel, Delta Dental, AARP Hearing Center, AARP Job Board, Budget and Avis, BMI Calculator, AARP Auto Buying Program, AARP® Vision Plans from VSP and AARP Games. Read more about each member benefit below: 

1. AARP Travel

Get an insider's view on great vacation ideas with the AARP Travel site. Whether you're just dreaming or ready to book now, you'll discover local hot spots, places to stay, eat and see, as well as curated content specifically for members.

2. Delta Dental

The AARP® Dental Insurance Plan, administered by Delta Dental Insurance Company, offers individual or family coverage for the most common dental procedures.

3. AARP Hearing Center

Learn how to maintain optimal hearing health and get advice for living well with hearing loss. Find information, tools and solutions, plus members can take an independent and scientifically validated phone-administered hearing test for free every year.

4. AARP Job Board

This job search tool focuses on experienced workers and helps you look for job openings that match your interests. Narrow your results with filters for part-time work, full-time work, work from home positions and more.

5. Budget and Avis  

AARP members can save up to 30% on car rental base rates, plus access to upgrades on compact through full-size car class bookings (based on availability), add an additional driver at no cost and more. Discover even more car rental discounts with your AARP membership.

6. BMI Calculator

How healthy is your weight? This handy tool can help members measure body mass index and assess their health status or risks — all from the comfort of home. 

7. AARP Auto Buying Program powered by TrueCar

Find the car you want with the safety features you need and get upfront dealer pricing information on new and used cars. On average, users have saved thousands off the MSRP on new car purchases.

8. AARP® Vision Plans from VSP

Members can select from a range of four personalized vision plans tailored for you and your family. Each plan covers an annual eye exam, as well as glasses and advanced lens features like progressives and anti-glare coating, and more.

9. Games

Whether you like to do a daily crossword puzzle or test your skills at solitaire, you can access tons of free online games (including ones created exclusively for members!)—and you can play them anytime, anywhere.

 See a full list of benefits that come with your AARP membership.

What is AARP's Membership Age Requirement?

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 for as low as $12 for the first year with automatic renewal. Once you’re a member, you’ll gain access to hundreds of discounts, programs and resources. Learn more about membership pricing and start saving today! 

How Much Does an AARP Membership Cost?

A standard AARP membership costs $16 per year, whether you are joining or renewing. However, once you’re an AARP member, you can save on membership fees by signing up for Automatic Renewal, which costs $12 for the first year, or by choosing a longer term of membership.

As a bonus, your membership allows you to add a spouse or partner for free, so both of you get an AARP membership card and can take advantage of AARP’s benefits. That’s two for the price of one! Learn more about this AARP membership offer.

What is AARP Membership's Phone Number?

Have questions about AARP? Get help at, call the AARP member contact center at 1-888-687-2277 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET).

Is AARP Worth It?

So, is it worth it? Don’t just take our word for it. See what others are saying about AARP membership. An AARP membership opens the door to hundreds of benefits designed to help members—including local AARP discounts on restaurantsshopping and entertainmentand a few other surprising extras.  Besides all the benefits one may expect, members also get AARP’s trusted advocacy on issues that matter, like Social Security and Medicare. Plus, every member receives six issues of AARP The Magazine and ten issues of the AARP Bulletin. All for just $16 a year. So, is it worth it? Yes. Of course!

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Start discovering all of your member benefits today! 

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