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AARP Travel by Expedia? What discounts? --- What the heck???

We are planning a 7-day trip to SC. I was checking hotel prices using the AARP Powered by Expedia site. I returned later I to book the hotel but I accidently logged in to my Personal Expedia account.

 

The same hotel, same rooms, same dates were ALL $5.00 / night CHEAPER booking through my personal Expedia site.  

 

So who is getting the AARP discount???

 

 

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You have discovered that AARP's discounts are a sham, something I have said for years.

 

In almost every case, discounts offered by AARP are bested by either the retailer themself through a loyalty program or through some other means.

 

 

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I am retired and I have compared all types of AARP "sponsered" insurance coverages, (now) travel discounts, prescription drug cards and plans, etc. The only AARP discount I have actually found to use is with our cell provider - which is basically equal to my annual AARP membership fee.

I have to admit I have not been impressed with AARP so far. Seems to me that members that don't do their own shopping and comparisons may actually be spending more using AARP "discounts"!

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How much do you pay as a membership fee?

 

What they charge people is a sham there too.

 

People were paying $16 a year for the longest time.

 

I called and negotiated $31 for a five year period, I am still in that period.

 

I noticed recently they were running a reduced rate but still not as low as I negotiated several years ago (about $6 a year)

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Thanks @nctarheel(BTW - displaced and frustrated CU fan here! Hope we both have a better 2022! Ha!)  

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Honored Social Butterfly

You have discovered that AARP's discounts are a sham, something I have said for years.

 

In almost every case, discounts offered by AARP are bested by either the retailer themself through a loyalty program or through some other means.

 

 

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