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12 Ways to Get the Most From Your AARP Membership

Make the most of every day with AARP’s carefully chosen benefits, discounts, information and services.

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AARP has 38 million members — and counting. Why are so many people AARP members? It’s simple. From travel planning to health and wellness to discounts, AARP has countless benefits to help you live the life you want.

Here are 12 things about AARP membership that you might enjoy.

1. Movies for Grownups

If you’re a film buff, then AARP Movies for Grownups is for you. Stay ahead of what’s coming with the latest movie reviews, exclusive celebrity interviews, news, articles and more. And there’s even a Movies for Grownups award show every year, in addition to free, special movie screenings in many areas, so you can sign up to take part. Check it out today!

2. Members Only Access

As an AARP member, you have access to special content, such as unique AARP entertainment articles, podcasts and videos selected just for you. It’s just one more way membership helps you get more out of life.

3. Dental insurance

The AARP® Dental Insurance Plan, administered by Delta Dental Insurance Company, offers AARP members the peace of mind that comes with coverage for dental. Choose what works for you with individual or family plans.

4. Free hearing tests by phone

Aging actively means that your health is priority No. 1. Did you know that your AARP membership comes with a free annual hearing test by phone? The National Hearing Test gives you accurate, confidential results in just 10 minutes. Plus, membership also includes access to the AARP Hearing Center, which provides you with resources and advice to help protect your ears and manage hearing loss.

5. Vision coverage and discounts

Through AARP® Vision Discounts provided by EyeMed, you and your family can save at participating vision providers nationwide and on glasses at LensCrafters, Target Optical and Tip: If you’re visiting a retail location, call ahead to check hours and schedule a safe visit.

6. Prescription discounts

The AARP® Prescription Discounts provided by OptumRx program offers you a free prescription discount card that works on FDA-approved medications not covered by your current insurance at 66,000+ retail pharmacies, such as Walgreens and Walmart. This program is open to everyone, but members get additional perks, like home delivery and deeper discounts.  

7. Rental car savings

Plan a road trip and save up to 30 percent off base rates on car rentals at companies like Avis and Budget. AARP members get a free upgrade on full-size through compact car bookings and can add a second driver at no cost. Find even more deals on car rentals through the AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia.

8. Hotel and lodging discounts

Wherever your next getaway takes you, your AARP membership is there to help with hotel discounts at properties all around the world. Members can save up to 10 percent off rates at Hilton, Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Choice Hotels and more.

9. Travel discounts

Members get help planning their dream vacation with pro tips and advice, destination guides and vacation ideas for every budget. Plus, AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia provides discounts on airfare, rail, vacation tours and lodging. Start planning today.

10. AARP Now app

The AARP Now app presents members with hundreds of AARP benefits in the palm of your hand. You’ll find quick access to news, local events and daily deals that matter to you. Text the word “AARPNOW” to 50757 for a link to download AARP Now. Start exploring your benefits on the go and access your digital AARP card.

11. Membership for $16 per year

Members can unlock a whole world of AARP benefits for only $16 annually or $12 on your first year with automatic renewal. With all the countless discounts and resources — from grocery discounts to free movie screenings to healthy recipes — you’ll get your money’s worth in no time.

12. Free second membership

Add a second household member at no cost, so you can both enjoy all the benefits AARP has to offer. Plus, your loved one will even get their own AARP membership card so you can both use your benefits on the go.

Join or renew to enjoy the benefits of membership. These are just a few of the reasons why millions of people enjoy their AARP memberships. Become an AARP member today or renew your membership to take advantage of all the benefits.