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Vanity: AARP is no good, what experiences have FReepers had with other senior organizations?
self | 12/10/2012 | self

Posted on 12/10/2012 1:35:59 PM PST by JimRed

Interested in knowing about conservative alternates to AARP.


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KEYWORDS: aarp; amac; organizations; seniors; vanity
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1 posted on 12/10/2012 1:36:09 PM PST by JimRed
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To: JimRed

My AARP card was used once for a discount on a hotel room. I later learned that it was the same price with the discount then if I just booked normally.

Tossed the card.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 1:42:37 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You cant bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: JimRed
I quit AARP a couple years ago when they first endorsed Obamacare. To this day I still get my AARP cards in the mail wanting me to re-up. I got them in todays mail, matter a fact. I get them about every two months. I sent them a letter when I quit telling them exactly why I don't want anything to do with them but they don't seem to get the message.
3 posted on 12/10/2012 1:48:30 PM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: JimRed

I sent their membership BRC back in their postage-paid envelope, with FUAARP! across it, via a Sharpie. They took me off their list a few months ago, after 20-25 of those replies. Heh.

I heard AMAC advertised on Mark Levin Show last week, and I’ve BM’d their site; will be going back to read about them vs AARP. That’s the only one I’ve heard any good about, so far.

http://amac.us/


4 posted on 12/10/2012 1:50:15 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: JimRed

Why does one need to be a member of any “senior organization?”

Given AARP’s behavior during Obamacare, they seem increasingly like Soviet style political-social organizations

I’m not at that age yet, so I am curious.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 1:50:28 PM PST by PGR88
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To: JimRed

Dennis Miller advertises for an alternate to AARP on his show, try looking at his web site.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 1:52:36 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: carriage_hill

I heard AMAC advertised on Mark Levin Show

I have heard about AMAC on other shows. It seems to be a good alternative.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 1:55:37 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: fish hawk

Getting off their mailing list takes a strongly worded firmly stated phone call. They don’t bother us anymore.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 1:56:24 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: JimRed
I joined AARP simply for the access to supplemental insurance from United Healthcare with medicare. I dropped it as soon as I received the insurance after finding that you did not have to maintain membership after the initial sign-up. I belong to AMAC which is the Conservative alternative to AARP and is continuing to grow and poach AARP members who have awoken to the fact that AARP is just a wing of the democRAT party. AMAC also has discounts offered and will have more the larger their membership becomes.
9 posted on 12/10/2012 1:57:33 PM PST by SPOTTEDOWL (Are frontal lobotomies prerequisite for being classified as a liberal?)
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To: JimRed

I’ve heard Generation America is good and offers many of the same benefits as AARP. I’m going to be checking into it.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 1:57:49 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: JimRed
I've been quite happy with AMAC - take a look at their website.

It is a 100% conservative run business that offers an entire suite of low priced quality services.

One thing I like - they're quite politically active on the conservative side.

11 posted on 12/10/2012 1:59:22 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: carriage_hill
They took me off their list a few months ago, after 20-25 of those replies. Heh.

I do a similar thing, but am still getting the mail. But I don't think I crossed the 20 response limit yet.

12 posted on 12/10/2012 2:22:16 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: PGR88
“Why does one need to be a member of any “senior organization?””

Because, through national insurance companies insuring their members (if the member wants it), I get cheaper life insurance, cheaper Medicare supplement insurance for someone my age, a long term care policy that can't be bought anymore by anyone, and a cheap extra medical care policy that pays cash if I have a medical procedure. My savings are large by using these companies attached to AARP - New York Life, United Healthcare. I don't have my car insurance there but would save money if I did that.

I don't care what they do politically and ignore their emails, delete them. If one doesn't want these insurance policies at a reduced rate, then there is no reason to be a member.

13 posted on 12/10/2012 2:30:37 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Bitsy

I have some friends/former customers who are AMAC members, and they’re very positive on it, vs AARP.


14 posted on 12/10/2012 2:31:38 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: JimRed

AARP has been liberal for decades. Nothing new about it. And their politics trumps the welfare of the seniors they supposedly represent.

AARP supported Bill clinton when he imposed a tax on social security benefits. And that was typical of dozens of similar actions that always undermine the people they are supposed to represent.

I wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 2:40:41 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: FatherofFive

I pack all AARP return envelopes with all my other junk mail (as heavy as possible) and send it back to them on their dime. Makes me feel good.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 2:40:41 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: PGR88

<< Why does one need to be a member of any “senior organization?” I’m not at that age yet, so I am curious. >>

I’m “at that age” and haven’t the foggiest idea why anyone would sign up for AARP or any other similar organization.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 2:45:38 PM PST by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Liberty is not a Loophole)
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To: All

This is how you stop their mailings and anything else they send that may not look like they sent it.

Write an e-mail to Member@aarp.org

(It really works!)

********************************************

Do not send any AARP corporate or related mail to this mailing address. Also, do not sell, re-sell or provide to any of your affiliates or otherwise endorsed companies to the below name and address.

[Name and Address]

*************************************

Dear Sir or Madam:

Thank you for contacting AARP to request removal of your name from our service providers’ mailing lists. I appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

As requested, I have updated our records, and you will no longer receive solicitations from AARP service providers. Any mailings already in progress cannot be recalled. We ask our members to please allow 12 weeks for this request to take full effect. We know 12 weeks sounds like an inordinate amount of time to stop mailings but we must explain that direct mail bearing the AARP name and logo include both our mailings and those of our member benefit providers.

While we are able to suppress our own mailings very quickly, ending those of our providers takes longer. Our providers typically are on a three month mail schedule which means that on any given day, mailings for the next two months have already been prepared and set.

The first opportunity to remove names from the mailing list is in many cases the mailing set to go out in the third month. For this reason it may take a provider up to twelve weeks to delete mailings to a particular address.

If you receive solicitations after that time, please call us
toll-free at 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277) and a Member
Relationship Associate will be happy to assist you. Be sure to have the solicitation mailing available when you call, as each notice has specific codes that will help us suppress your name and address more effectively.
Please note that this change may take up to 12 weeks, and any materials prepared for mailing before today’s date cannot be recalled.

It is our hope that through our actions we demonstrate our commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all, as a responsible, effective consumer advocate. If there is anything I can discuss with you in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

{——}
Member Communications
Member@aarp.org


18 posted on 12/10/2012 2:54:57 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: JimRed

I stopped and asked for a refund about twenty years ago, when they were against prop 187 in Ca...I had signed up for 10 years because it was cheaper ...like 3.85 a year, and they did send me my refund..


19 posted on 12/10/2012 3:05:44 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Wiser now

***** “Getting off their mailing list takes a strongly worded firmly stated phone call. They don’t bother us anymore.” ******

Back in the day you could wrap up a brick and tape their little postage paid envelope on it and they would get the msg the first time.

TT


20 posted on 12/10/2012 3:43:42 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: fish hawk

The best course I have found is to send in the postage paid form and ask for more information. Just keep doing this as long as they send them. If everyone did this it would cost them a fortune in manpower and supplies that may otherwise go to liberal politicians and causes.


21 posted on 12/10/2012 4:43:45 PM PST by spudville
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