Here is a secret about AARP: anyone can join, regardless of age. I signed up last year at 38 y/o so I could get their credit card. It was giving 5% rebates on all spending, which I then used to earn myself thousands of dollars. However, once I got their junk mail and actually read some of it, it became obvious to me that it is just another socialist-leaning lobbying group, promoting the "entitled victim" mentality that I don't agree with. There are actually 2 separate AARPs: the marketing group with all the discounts, and the lobbying group.