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AARP® Membership - Frequently Asked Questions Skip to content

Get answers to frequently asked questions about AARP membership. 

Joining AARP is fast and secure. Click “Join now” below to sign up. Once you have received your membership number, you can start enjoying benefits right away! 

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Membership is as little as $12 for your first year with automatic renewal and $16 per year after that; it’s risk-free and can be canceled at any time. 

Full AARP membership available to anyone 50 and over. 

Yes, AARP offers an associate membership for those younger than 50 who would still like to support and benefit from AARP.

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! 

Your secondary member and other preferences can be updated at any time. Take care of it online by registering your account at AARP.org and going to “My Account”. If you prefer to call they can also help you over the phone at 1-888-687-2277.

Great question! AARP Membership includes a wide range of benefits and savings. They also advocate for you on important issues that likely matter to you, your family, and community. Visit www.aarp.org/benefits to learn more!    

Yes, the AARP Now app is free and available for iOS and Android devices. Manage your account or just enjoy the latest news, local events, and discounts.

Your address and other preferences can be updated at any time. Take care of it online by registering your account on AARP.org. If you prefer to call they can also help you over the phone at 1-888-687-2277.

AARP Automatic Renewal is designed to automatically extend your AARP membership each year unless you cancel, meaning that you will not have to manually renew your membership and you will not receive renewal notices in the mail.

Yes! You will receive a reminder well in advance of your automatic renewal date. If you need to make any changes to your payment method or automatic renewal status you may call us at 866-804-1278 or email us at member@aarp.org.