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You are right.   Rewards for Good was a bonus.   The reason I belong is to be part of advocacy for seniors.   Many depend on Social Security and Medicare to exist and AARP is there to defend them when some wish to eliminate "entitlements".  

Points are nothing compared to these earned benefits although we have worked hours and hours over the years to earn them.and I understand the frustration here.   

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Well, I have nearly 300,000 points and if these points are 1 cent each then someone owes me $3,000. Its not just the points, it was the time spent answering those questions and saving for the holidays - working at it. Then someone comes along and takes your hard work and trashes it. I have a bit more respect for my time than saying nothing to them. The other person said it right - points should easily convert unless they needed to remove a liability on their books.

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That's apparently mega plural on the guys there my friend and well deserved too.

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I hate losing the points as much as anyone, but are guys really going to quite AARP over it? That seems drastic for some pretty worthless points.  For me the beneft of AARP is more the discounts (more than pays for the card just eating at Denny's) and other benefits.  I think the points are fun, but not the main reason I use AARP.

I also enjoy the newsletter, magazine, and email updates.  

 

That said, I don't know why the couldn't come up with some equivalent exchange.  It wouldn't have to be one for one and it would be a nice gesture.

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Precisely. And that is why we joined AMAC already and will move forward with them.

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The argument that point restructuring necessitates forfeiture is so much BS.

Points are valued at a penny today just translate them into a penny in the new system.

What this is really about is eliminating a liability on the books at the expense of members, which obviously shows very little respect for the latter.

 

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BINGO! Could not have said that better myself. My guess is they'll only see the truth when the revenue crashes after renewals dont happen. Smiley Happy

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The deafness of AARP to the noise about this program change is amazing, and something for which the organization would chastise our government officials if they likewise ignored AARP's positions on retiree issues.  It is sad to learn how much of my time I wasted on the website accumulating points over the past few years.  The prior program change that allowed pre-set max bid amounts guaranteed that auction "prices" would explode, forcing participants to help AARP shed its points obligations quckly.  Well, it looks like they found an even more efficient way to accomplish that objective; just arbitrarily cancel everyone's points altogether.  I won't be playing the new game.  Fool me once...

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@AARPTeri   Thanks, I appreciate the reply.  The low price guarantee is nice but why go through the hassle of trying to get it when one can just purchase the item elsewhere?  

 

Also a suggestion:  It would be great to see some Walmart and Amazon gift cards added to the Rewards Catalog.  Even at 10% off, it would have some value.

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The Rewards for Good catalog offers Guaranteed Lowest Prices. We know that prices online fluctuate often, that’s why we check against all the major retailers and travel sites like Amazon, Travelocity, Target and more. If you purchase an item in the catalog and ever find a lower qualifying price online, we will give you back your points and refund the difference.

Find out more: https://rewards.aarp.org/#/lowpriceguarantee

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