Oct 13, 1999 Write an essay on this topic.
I joined AARP as soon as I turned 50. The $8 per year has certainly been recovered many times over. Although we have AAA and Corporate discounts available to us, the AARP rate is consistently the lowest of all. The discount has never been less than 10%; sometimes more. We have been able to use the AARP discount at a variety of hotels and motels in the North, Northeast, South, Southeast, West, Northwest, Southwest and Mid-West. All our stays are at "chain" establishments. Don't know if the same discounts are available at independent facilities.