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Can you buy AARP magazine on a news stand?

Asked by opb (44points) August 28th, 2008
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gailcalled's avatar

No. Once you hit the magical 50th birthday, AARP mysteriously finds you, and for a small yearly membership fee ($10 if memory holds) you can join. Then you receive both the glossy magazine and the newsletter. I find them useful and filled with information on all the grim subjects (health, insurance, scams, artificial joints, insurance, plastic grabbers) and some pleasant ones (photos of Paul Newman, sex, celebrations of various kinds, humor, elderhostel, etc.) Or you can do what my sister does and borrow my copies.

caseycat's avatar

I’m in AARP, too. It’s only $12.50/year, and you get the glossy magazine, as well as some newsletters. I think it’s a great deal for the money. As far as I know, you can’t buy the magazine at newsstands. But figuring that many magazines cost three or four dollars for each issue when you purchase them separately, you can get the full one-year membership for the cost of three or four magazines. I’m 53, and find a lot of the articles interesting and helpful. I have also learned about subjects that pertain to my mother, who is in her late 80’s (I’m not allowed to tell her age, lol!) OK, I’ll stop now, since I’m starting to sound like an AARP commercial! :) Oh, they have a good website, too.


gailcalled's avatar

Oh, wow. They’ve raised the price. I think I paid for a 3 or 5 year discount membership – but a bargain at any price.

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