[Expired] Free Year of AARP Membership with $15 Walgreens Purchase

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The Offer

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  • Get a free 1 year AARP membership when you purchase $15 in select Walgreens brand health & wellness, beauty or personal care products.
  • This offer works for new AARP member and to extend the membership of existing members.

The following Walgreens branded products are eligible: Health and wellness products include acne, allergy, antacids, cold relief, cough relief, dental, diet aids and supplements, eye care, ear care, feminine hygiene, first aid, elastic wraps and braces, foot care, hair care (medicated only), hand sanitizers, healthcare appliances, humidifiers, incontinence, laxatives, ointments, pain relief, pediatric medications, sanitary, sleep aids, smoking cessation, sun care, vaporizers and vitamins and supplements.

The Fine Print

  • Valid from 8/7/18 through 8/31/18.
  • Valid at any Walgreens or Duane Reade location nationwide.
  • Offer good for free 1-year AARP membership. A 1-year extension will be given to existing AARP members who qualify for the promotion.
  • Limit one, 1-year membership per household
  • Domestic memberships only.
  • Purchase requirement must be met in a single transaction, before taxes, after discounts, store credit, and redemption dollars are applied.
  • Inclusion: Health and wellness products include acne, allergy, antacids, cold relief, cough relief, dental, diet aids and supplements, eye care, ear care, feminine hygiene, first aid, elastic wraps and braces, foot care, hair care (medicated only), hand sanitizers, healthcare appliances, humidifiers, incontinence, laxatives, ointments, pain relief, pediatric medications, sanitary, sleep aids, smoking cessation, sun care, vaporizers and vitamins and supplements.

Our Verdict

Older folks get this membership free (don’t think this is actually true, unfortunately). Some younger people, especially those who travel often, take out the $16 annual membership ($12 with auto-renewal) to get access for various discounts and benefits. If you find something useful in the eligible categories at Walgreen’s, this can save you that cost. As noted, it even works for existing members.

You can do this deal while visiting Walgreens to max out your Chase Freedom Q3 category. Frequentmiler notes that something should print out on your Walgreen’s store receipt which will give access to the free AARP membership year.

Hat tip to Frequentmiler

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Kay
Kay

Is this only for instore purchase or online as well? Anyone knows?

Ann
Ann

Offer screenshot in post says “Visit any of the 8000+ Walgreens or Duane Reade locations nationwide to take advantage of this offer.”

Ann
Ann

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerma/2017/08/31/why-i-joined-aarp-at-age-35

” I’m proud to say I’m now a member of AARP, short for American Association of Retired Persons. For those unfamiliar with AARP, it is an interest-based, non-profit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for the 50-plus population. AARP seeks to fulfill its mission through advocacy, information, and service. You may be wondering then, how and why did I join AARP at 35?

There Is No Age Restriction

For the longest time, I thought you could only join AARP if you were 50 and older, which seemed like a reasonable assumption. Everyone that I knew who talked about or received mail from AARP was 50 and older (e.g., my parents). However, several years ago, I stumbled on a deals forum where people in their twenties and thirties were debating whether joining AARP, to take advantage of the benefits, was worth it. Just like that, I started seeing the world in a whole new light.

Membership Types

AARP used to have two types of memberships – the regular membership, priced at $16 a year, for those that were 50 and older, and associate memberships, priced at $12.50, for those that had not yet reached the age of 50. To be able to get the associate membership, you had to call AARP.

Now, whether you’ve reached age 50 or not, you can join via AARP’s website. Membership is $16 a year, with the option for a discounted annual fee if you opt into automatic renewal. As an extra bonus, your membership allows you to add a spouse or partner for free, and they’ll even get their own membership card! “

Peter
Peter

Walgreens runs this often. I get the coupon randomly from time to time. It’s a small strip of paper which you have to fill out and mail in to get your membership. It comes with a membership card, AARP magazine (way to feel closer to retirement XD), and of course all the associated junk mail.

British Airways discounted ticket was the biggest reason to hold onto this membership, but there are other potential perks from hotels to Dunkin Donuts. I haven’t actually gotten any benefit out of it yet but hey, free is free.

Important: these coupons can be stacked: (1) if you have an existing membership, the coupon extends it by a year; (2) if you have more than one coupon, AARP stacks them. I got two of these back in the spring, in the middle of my second (free) membership year. After mailing both of them in a single envelope, I now have my membership extended to November 2020.

Tanya
Tanya

Sadly, this excludesDoritos. Currently there’s a promo for $1.99 per sack, and if you buy 8 you get 3000 points, worth $3.00, but doesn’t offer AARP membership.

Ren
Ren

You will get an INCREDIBLE amount of JUNK MAIL (almost daily) for life insurance, granny cell phones, fall down pendants, etc. I had to upgrade my shredder. Never again.

Lord Dima

I don’t get it – how do you actually get the membership? Do you need to submit a receipt somewhere? Or is there an AARP card you can add to your transaction at Walgreens that will ring up free?

Anna
Anna

On the Walgreens website (and likely in their app) you can link your Balance Rewards card (WG’s rewards program) to your AARP membership number. You get an RX discount or something (or maybe it’s a shop-on-Tuesday discount, maybe both). I don’t know how _this_ renewal works, but that’s what I’m guessing from going to the offer & playing around. It’s an offer directly via the AARP app/website, so that seems logical (….But again, just guessing)

Cheryl
Cheryl

Also want to know this! Not clear at all on Walgreens website

Cyclone
Cyclone

I got this a few days ago without knowing about the promotion. When I checked out at Walgreens with a qualifying purchase, the coupon printer at the register printed out a voucher with a code on it which can be redeemed online or by mail. Good for a membership or a 1-year extension.

arizonapv
arizonapv

+1 That’s how I received it.

arch
arch

“Older folks get this membership free” Never heard this before and nobody I know in the group gets it free. Wanna share how?

Vy
Vy
Bob
Bob

“Older folks get this membership free.”

I don’t think this is correct. I couldn’t verify this with Google and as an “older folk”, I’ve never heard of this.

William Charles

I think Chuck was mistaken, let me update.

Brian C
Brian C

Can anybody with this membership provide some examples of usefulness for us points and miles churners?

No idea what I might use this for?

Tim
Tim

You can get a discounted rate at Hilton.

Lrdx
Lrdx

5% off regular rate.. Almost useless. But hey, it’s free, so not complaining.

Dimi
Dimi

I only use it for 10% discount at Carrabas/Outback/Bonefish Grille.

Joe
Joe

Good DP- thanks!

James B.

I scanned through the discount benefits on the AARP pdf sheet and I did not find any big discount deals for points and miles churners. 10-25% discount off the base rate of some rental agencies, 5% off Hilton mentioned here, etc. Post here if there are big discounts or other great offers.

All my flights are point/mile redemptions, so the discount for British Airlways First Class does not apply. Post here if you know of examples where it can help in reward redemptions.