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you do not have to be an AARP member to participate in the quizes. You might learn a few tidbits about retirement as well.

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There are two methods, no fee/age restrictions to join AARPs Rewards for Good program.  Other is done on the mobile app for AllState, you do not need a policy.  Both methods require a little work doing surveys to get enough points.

 

AARP: https://www.aarp.org/rewards-for-good/

 

Edit, now it looks like the $100 ones are back in stock.

Edited by NutsAboutGolf

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3 minutes ago, Cruising Kinder Teacher said:

Can you tell me more Coevan?  I don't know ANYTHING about AARP, except that it has to do with retired people :classic_wink:

 

 

Actually not many people retire at 50, which is the age you can join AARP. For $15 a year they offer many discounts on many different things. The quizzes are fun and educational. 

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Just now, coevan said:

 

 

Actually not many people retire at 50, which is the age you can join AARP. For $15 a year they offer many discounts on many different things. The quizzes are fun and educational. 

 

Hmmm, I'm not there yet, not as many years to go as there once were however!!

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The Carnival is still available on AARP Rewards for Good.  We spent $1,350 to get $1,500 (3 $500 cards) five days ago and we have already received them and made purchases on the beverage package.

 

You can earn 5,000 points a day and each $500 gift card is 5,000 points. 

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2 minutes ago, Cruising Kinder Teacher said:

 

Hmmm, I'm not there yet, not as many years to go as there once were however!!

 

 

As long as you understand there is no age to participate for the AARP gift cards, only to join AARP. So go for it

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They are out of the $500 cards.  Does anyone know how often they run out, and how frequently they replenish them?  

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I bought 4 $500s on January 31 in anticipation of my final payment due on 2/15. Received them in a week. Glad I got them when I did. It usually doesn't take them very long to replenish them. 

 

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15 minutes ago, KimEadler said:

They are out of the $500 cards.  Does anyone know how often they run out, and how frequently they replenish them?  

 

They replenish pretty frequently.  Keep checking!

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26 minutes ago, coevan said:

 

 

Actually not many people retire at 50, which is the age you can join AARP. For $15 a year they offer many discounts on many different things. The quizzes are fun and educational. 

You have to be 49 1/2 to get a full AARP membership.  You only have to be 18 to get an associate membership.  An associate membership gets all of the same discounts as the full membership.  The only difference between the two memberships is that associate memberships aren't eligible for the insurance products.  The first year of either membership is $12.  Every year after that is $16.

 

AARP members get the same daily maximum points quicker than non-members because members get double points.

 

When you join the Rewards for Good program, you will get a weekly email with a code for 150 points.  You get 75 points for logging in each day.

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Cruising Kinder teacher, the AARP gift cards are always discounted at 10% off.  If you go on line to AARP.org look for the section in the top banner I think, called Rewards For Good. This is where you'll find the cards.  You can do quizzes and things like that to accumulate points. To get a $100 card for $90, you'll need 1,000 points. To get a $500 card for $450, you'll need 5,000 points. You accumulate the points fairly quickly.

 

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3 minutes ago, Tiger0613 said:

You have to be 49 1/2 to get a full AARP membership.  You only have to be 18 to get an associate membership.  An associate membership gets all of the same discounts as the full membership.  The only difference between the two memberships is that associate memberships aren't eligible for the insurance products.  The first year of either membership is $12.  Every year after that is $16.

 

AARP members get the same daily maximum points quicker than non-members because members get double points.

 

When you join the Rewards for Good program, you will get a weekly email with a code for 150 points.  You get 75 points for logging in each day.

 

What are the benefits besides faster point accrual to having a paid associate membership compared to just using the Rewards for Good program?

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27 minutes ago, NutsAboutGolf said:

 

What are the benefits besides faster point accrual to having a paid associate membership compared to just using the Rewards for Good program?

The other benefits don't apply to the Rewards for Good program.

 

Either paid membership gets discounts on car rentals(Avis, Budget, Payless, Zipcar), British Airways, national park gift shops operated by Xanterra, hotels(Hilton, Choice, Wyndam), restaurants(Denny's, Outback, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba's, Corner Bakery Cafe, sweetFrog, all of the Landry's brands), Regal Entertainment Group tickets and concessions, Ticketmaster, Walgreens(20% off regular price items on the first Tuesday of every month, 50 points per dollar on store brand health and wellness products, 1000 points for immunizations), cell phone service(AT&T, Consumer Cellular), and at the UPS Store.

https://www.aarp.org/benefits-discounts/?intcmp=GLBNAV-PL-MBCH-MBEN&EWHERE-MBCHAE-GLBNAV-MBEN

 

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12 minutes ago, Eggs And Bacon said:

Is there a limit to how many gift cards you can use to pay off your remaining balance?

 

No, you can use as many as you want to pay off your cruise, purchase excursions, purchase Cheers/Bottomless Bubbles, pay your gratuities, purchase Cruise Cash, etc., etc., etc.    Anything use can use cash for, you can use a gift card for. 

 

In some instances I have been limited by the Carnival website in how many gift cards I can use per transaction (for example, sometimes the website will only allow me to use 8 gift cards on a single transaction), but when that happens, I simply open another transaction to pay off whatever I'm purchasing.

 

In essence, I haven't paid cash for a cruise in the past 5 years or so (about 10 or 11 cruises)...they've all been paid for using Carnival gift cards exclusively....also using gift cards to pay off the 7 cruises I currently have booked now.

 

Garnett

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I've been doing the Rewards for Good for a couple weeks now, it doesn't take long  to get points, I got some just by signing up, and then doing a few quizzes here and there, I'm at 11800 points currently. Working on getting enough to get cards to cover our Cheers, gratuities and on-board spending money.

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To be very clear, not debating the pros and cons of AARP membership, one does NOT have to be a member of AARP in order to register in the Rewards for Good program, earn points, and buy discounted gift cards.

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49 minutes ago, bury me at sea said:

To be very clear, not debating the pros and cons of AARP membership, one does NOT have to be a member of AARP in order to register in the Rewards for Good program, earn points, and buy discounted gift cards.

 

Absolutely true.  I have multiple friends in their 40's who are actively using this program, but do NOT belong to AARP.

 

Garnett

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Been using the All State program for a while (verizon rewards before they changed from that too).  I honestly think I've saved enough to make our next cruise free based on 10% savings, plus bringing a few of these GC onboard to load then withdraw at the Casino!

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3 hours ago, Eggs And Bacon said:

Is there a limit to how many gift cards you can use to pay off your remaining balance?

 

 

We funded a B2B Cheers, 14 days was over $1600, paid $1440 with the gift cards. 

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