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AARP is Already Trying to Recruit Me - Do I Look 50?

I know I had a birthday a couple of months ago which always means you're getting older, but did AARP really need to send me an email for a membership today? Aren't they a couple of decades too early?


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Are they hurting for membership that much that they're signing people up early so they're locked in at today's rate instead of paying their rates in 15+ years?

I think I feel a little insulted right now... do I look anywhere near 50?

**Graphic courtesy of the email I received.

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Comment balloon 14 commentsDonna Harris • September 27 2010 03:22PM


Donna, you have to wonder how they got your email in the first place!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 10 years ago


AARP must be starting young.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 10 years ago


When I turned fifty I joined, but my wife, who is 6 years younger than me, was also eligible to join. She said "NO WAY, I'm NOT 50!"

II'm pretty sure they'll take your money anyway! lol

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) almost 10 years ago

Look at it this way.  They think you are so TOTALLY AWESOME that they are willing to waive this whole age requirement thing and let you in.

P.S.  My husband is old enough and he keeps ripping up their mail feeling quite insulted.  Just for fun, I picked up an AARP hat for him at our business 2 business trade show.  I couldn't resist!  :)

Posted by Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World! (Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group) almost 10 years ago

When I turned 50, my uncle sent me an AARP membership as a gift.  I can't say that I appreciated it much, but my wife was quite unhappy when she found out the membership included her (she is a few years younger).  I eventually got over it.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

AARP.  The mass marketer.  They can't keep up with their membership dying off.....and they keep billing them after death.  So they figure if you join now, they have another 30 or so years with you. 

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Donna, I thought I was the only one. I have been receiving AARP information in the mail for about year now and I will be 28 years about a month! Needless to say, my hubby who is a 1 and a half younger thinks this is hilarious! 

Posted by Kaera Mims, Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co. (Liz Moore & Associates) almost 10 years ago

HaHaHa..... At least your not constantly getting "enhancement products." As if!

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 10 years ago

Hello Donna - They'll take anybody these days.  Times are tough you know!

Posted by Andy Chaudoir, Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas (Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas) almost 10 years ago

Donna... you look great for 50! And to have a baby at such an old age too... good luck to you. :-)

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 almost 10 years ago

Donna that is just too funny! Someone obviously didn't know how to read information correctly!! Just feel honoured, they must think of you as a valuable member and want to ensure they get you signed up! 

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 10 years ago


This is definitely a funny post. No, you don't look even close to 50.  I guessed you to be about 32-33.   If you join now,  do you get all the discounts?   Think of all the money you could be saving by getting the AARP rates? 


Posted by Carol Pease, CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320 (JP & Associates Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Years ago, AARP sent me a sign up form, way before my proper birthday.

They have good travel discounts. I signed up. Used them more when I was "younger" than I do now, when I am actually qualified.

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY) almost 10 years ago

They started targeting me too. I have always wondered if there were really any bennies to it.

Posted by Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent (Realtor) over 9 years ago