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AARP Now App: News, Events & Membership Benefits

AARP Now App: News, Events & Membership Benefits

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  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Robert King
    The app is alright, but I wanted to remind everyone that there is NO AGE REQUIREMENT TO JOIN AARP. As a 32 year old, I save as much money as the next member, minus certain life insurance rates. The MEMBERSHIP is CHEAP and well worth it!
  • If you have trouble connecting to your membership Dec 18, 2020

    By bfchris
    I had missed the deadline to renew, so as soon as I restarted my membership, I installed this app. When I tried to set up the app, it asked me to enter my membership number to “connect my membership with my AARP account.” That is confusing, as what would be the difference between my membership account and my membership? The app showed my membership as having expired, despite my logging in with the same credentials as on the web (where my membership was good and expiration was years in the future). SOLUTION: I followed the activation link in the renewal-success email ON my iPhone. (I had already followed that link on desktop, but that didn’t activate my account on the app.) That link in the email on my iPhone brought the app up directly (no side trip to Mobile Safari!) and instantly activated my account on the app. That’s actually very cool, as many developers don’t connect straight to their apps. Hopefully this helps others.
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By Lisa Nielsen
    I have been exited to take advantage of all that aarp has to offer. I have been missing a lot, every person able should at least try it, and see how it may benefit them.
  • Favorite App Aug 2, 2021

    By ktgderm
    I use it everyday as a dermatology resident. It’s the best quick reference if you need a quick differential, photos, and treatment options. Wonderful resource for efficient studying of kodas that includes a lot of rare, but high yield for boards, entities.
  • Jun 25, 2021

    By Kimberly Knighton
    Awesome resource for Senior adults. I saved so much money, by using all of these discounts. I even saved 30 percent off of my prescription glasses by being an AARP member!
  • Is AARP trying to make members feel old? Aug 2, 2021

    By Quiviran
    The functionality of the collection of iOS apps with AARP in the name is not apparent to the naked observer. What do each of them do, except demand different orientations which are mostly at odds with different devices? I’m sure there is actual good intent behind the various offerings, but I’ll admit to my mystification. Perhaps a one page roadmap or just a chart: Name of app : intended information for the member : target device : which way to hold the device? Or a list of all official AARP apps with an estimated time to grasp the functionality and links to explanations of why they exist? I gave this app a middling rating because I can’t figure out what it’s supposed to do, or if it wants me to do something, but it does have an entertaining collection of endlessly spinning beach balls. I don’t know. I don’t usually think of myself as tech challenged. I could be wrong about that. Please tell us where the clues are hidden.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By A NURSE
    Great app for information geared for the older generation. Shows local events, information on health and wellness, plus great discounts!
  • Jun 14, 2021

    By CTF CMT cc
    Haven't used the savings yet. I do know that in my particular situation when I reached out to AARP they went above and beyond when it came to helping and directing me to the people and places I needed to talk to. "God Bless and a million times THANK YOU for your patience, help and encouraging words." 10 Stars 100%!! I've also learned so much from the articles & discussions!! Thanks again!!!
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By A L
    It's a good application to use for. There are many features for many discount options as well. I like it.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Melisa Felix
    the discount for hotels are similar price to Travelocity but the only benefit is you don't need to pay additional for cancelation.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Robert King
    The app is alright, but I wanted to remind everyone that there is NO AGE REQUIREMENT TO JOIN AARP. As a 32 year old, I save as much money as the next member, minus certain life insurance rates. The MEMBERSHIP is CHEAP and well worth it!
  • If you have trouble connecting to your membership Dec 18, 2020

    By bfchris
    I had missed the deadline to renew, so as soon as I restarted my membership, I installed this app. When I tried to set up the app, it asked me to enter my membership number to “connect my membership with my AARP account.” That is confusing, as what would be the difference between my membership account and my membership? The app showed my membership as having expired, despite my logging in with the same credentials as on the web (where my membership was good and expiration was years in the future). SOLUTION: I followed the activation link in the renewal-success email ON my iPhone. (I had already followed that link on desktop, but that didn’t activate my account on the app.) That link in the email on my iPhone brought the app up directly (no side trip to Mobile Safari!) and instantly activated my account on the app. That’s actually very cool, as many developers don’t connect straight to their apps. Hopefully this helps others.
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By Lisa Nielsen
    I have been exited to take advantage of all that aarp has to offer. I have been missing a lot, every person able should at least try it, and see how it may benefit them.
  • Favorite App Aug 2, 2021

    By ktgderm
    I use it everyday as a dermatology resident. It’s the best quick reference if you need a quick differential, photos, and treatment options. Wonderful resource for efficient studying of kodas that includes a lot of rare, but high yield for boards, entities.
  • Jun 25, 2021

    By Kimberly Knighton
    Awesome resource for Senior adults. I saved so much money, by using all of these discounts. I even saved 30 percent off of my prescription glasses by being an AARP member!
  • Is AARP trying to make members feel old? Aug 2, 2021

    By Quiviran
    The functionality of the collection of iOS apps with AARP in the name is not apparent to the naked observer. What do each of them do, except demand different orientations which are mostly at odds with different devices? I’m sure there is actual good intent behind the various offerings, but I’ll admit to my mystification. Perhaps a one page roadmap or just a chart: Name of app : intended information for the member : target device : which way to hold the device? Or a list of all official AARP apps with an estimated time to grasp the functionality and links to explanations of why they exist? I gave this app a middling rating because I can’t figure out what it’s supposed to do, or if it wants me to do something, but it does have an entertaining collection of endlessly spinning beach balls. I don’t know. I don’t usually think of myself as tech challenged. I could be wrong about that. Please tell us where the clues are hidden.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By A NURSE
    Great app for information geared for the older generation. Shows local events, information on health and wellness, plus great discounts!
  • Jun 14, 2021

    By CTF CMT cc
    Haven't used the savings yet. I do know that in my particular situation when I reached out to AARP they went above and beyond when it came to helping and directing me to the people and places I needed to talk to. "God Bless and a million times THANK YOU for your patience, help and encouraging words." 10 Stars 100%!! I've also learned so much from the articles & discussions!! Thanks again!!!
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By A L
    It's a good application to use for. There are many features for many discount options as well. I like it.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Melisa Felix
    the discount for hotels are similar price to Travelocity but the only benefit is you don't need to pay additional for cancelation.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Stephanie Whyte
    This app is useless. Too many ads that play just fine. The app will not open any of the benefits. Save on a hotel? Don't know because it never opens. Save on a rental car or flight? Will never know because the app doesn't open on any of the options. A middle school coding class could write a better mobile experience.
  • Is this 2020 or 2010? Mar 2, 2020

    By jeffm23
    ‘Cuz this app — the NEW app, replacing two no-longer-supported apps (AARP & AARP Member Benefits), looks like it was designed for iOS 3. First of all, a non-Universal app that doesn’t even support landscape and must be viewed at 2X on an iPad is, IMO, pathetic. Who’s advising you on this stuff, some Windows programmer? And Universal is the minimum. No iPad version is just poor policy, especially for an app that wants to be as much as this one seems to. But here is what really bugs me: If you are working in the app, filling out a form or registering for something, and need to switch to another app for some reason (e.g., to look something up), when you switch back to AARP Now, it opens back to the home page, all entries one had made being lost in the process. That is completely unacceptable. This happened to me just the other day, as I tried to sign up for the driver safety course thru the app (my fundamental error, should have used a browser). I was almost all the way thru, then needed to check something in another app. When I switched back to AARP Now, I was backat the home page as described above. Meanwhile, my credit card was charged, but I cannot find any access to the course, and have not received a purchase confirmation. Because the app reset to home before the process was complete. Fix these please…🤔😉😊
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Kenya Campbell
    moves slow, loading screen loads forever when i hit save on some deals. sometimes i have to back out and go back into the app. needs an update. but not completely horrible
  • Stepping backwards Nov 11, 2020

    By Duboislaker
    I used the old app to read the magazine and newsletter. I downloaded the new app and see that it’s only available in portrait mode and is really a phone app, not an iPad app. I read reviews that are well over a year old and saw the same complaints I’m writing here. Developer responses said (back then) that they are always looking for ways to improve their app. Clearly no one on the developer’s team is actually listening because nothing has changed. AARP, as your members become more tech savvy and have greater expectations of tech products, why do you continue to ignore us? Don’t bother responding to this review with the same old “thank you for your opinion, we are always looking to improve our product.” No, you’re not. By the time you read this I’ll have already deleted your app. I’ll check back yearly from this date to see if you finally truly have listened to us and have improved your app.
  • Jun 22, 2021

    By Amy Bartelme
    This app is not helpful, it is so slow that my phone goes to sleep before the next page loads. I don't have this problem with any other app so its not my phone or connection. Online benefits are accessible but it would be handy to have on my phone.
  • I’m Really Tired of Tilting My Head! Jun 14, 2019

    By ND Fan4Life
    When I searched for the App and saw one for an iPad, I happily downloaded it. I figured, like many of the Apps, it would just ‘accommodate’ to whichever position in which the iPad was being used. I, like many, have a keyboard attached to my iPad. It’s very inconvenient, as well as uncomfortable to attempt to position my iPad for viewing in the portrait position while everything is in the landscape position! Please! These reviews read as if many others have the same issue that I do! Please upgrade your App to be able to be used either in portrait OR landscape modes! If you do, I’d give you a 5.0, just for the relief of my neck and shoulder pain from trying to work with this App in portrait mode!
  • Jun 18, 2021

    By Monte Quinton
    Very slow to load. If you have a active membership check your card and make sure it's correct and not showing expired. They don't up date new card information 😡
  • Terrible app for such a big org Dec 5, 2020

    By cheme75
    Absolutely the worst app I have for any org. It’s not even optimized for iPads so you get a tiny phone sized screen in the middle of a big black, wasted screen. Your are then limited to the few icons at the bottom to navigate the few things Aarp allows. There is no linkage to the Medicare advantage plan, not sure I’ve found how to get into staying sharp. It’s an abysmal app that they dumbed down way too much, I guess they think seniors are too to be able to a full featured app. This is really sad. If not for the Medicare advantage plan I’d probably cancel my Aarp membership. I really get very little from it because it is so user unfriendly.
  • May 27, 2021

    By Marcus Wood
    They sent me a mailing to Join for $12 a year and you'll get this free gift. I've been Larry of AARP for years but I took the offer and low and behold I got exactly what I did not expect. Which was nothing at all. My 12 bucks was dumped into a hole and disappeared and what I got in return was the privilege of being bombarded by text and email with spam after spam. No benefit of any kind whatsoever. They didn't even send the free gift.
  • Can't access AARPBulletins or AARP Magazines Nov 18, 2020

    By Miles D III
    I cannot view either copies of the current or past AARPBulletins or AARP Magazines. Previously, there was a AARP Publications app that gave access to these issues, are you going to give that access to these publications? This app is a step backwards for those of us that have difficulty reading the small pint in the hard copy publications I receive. I believe many people would prefer to read theses publications online and cancel the hard copy issues. You could save a lot by providing digital versions rather than sending print versions that many probably discard without reading.

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  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Robert King
    The app is alright, but I wanted to remind everyone that there is NO AGE REQUIREMENT TO JOIN AARP. As a 32 year old, I save as much money as the next member, minus certain life insurance rates. The MEMBERSHIP is CHEAP and well worth it!
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By Lisa Nielsen
    I have been exited to take advantage of all that aarp has to offer. I have been missing a lot, every person able should at least try it, and see how it may benefit them.
  • Favorite App Aug 2, 2021

    By ktgderm
    I use it everyday as a dermatology resident. It’s the best quick reference if you need a quick differential, photos, and treatment options. Wonderful resource for efficient studying of kodas that includes a lot of rare, but high yield for boards, entities.
  • Jun 25, 2021

    By Kimberly Knighton
    Awesome resource for Senior adults. I saved so much money, by using all of these discounts. I even saved 30 percent off of my prescription glasses by being an AARP member!
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By A NURSE
    Great app for information geared for the older generation. Shows local events, information on health and wellness, plus great discounts!
  • Jun 14, 2021

    By CTF CMT cc
    Haven't used the savings yet. I do know that in my particular situation when I reached out to AARP they went above and beyond when it came to helping and directing me to the people and places I needed to talk to. "God Bless and a million times THANK YOU for your patience, help and encouraging words." 10 Stars 100%!! I've also learned so much from the articles & discussions!! Thanks again!!!
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By A L
    It's a good application to use for. There are many features for many discount options as well. I like it.
  • Jun 20, 2021

    By Jeanette Harris
    aarp saves me A TON OF MONEY. I love all the informative and encouraging articles too! if you dont have aarp, u are missing out BIGTIME.
  • May 18, 2021

    By Sid Taylor
    wonderful! There are so many great resources and the app makes easy to access or save for later.
  • motivation to exercise Jul 3, 2020

    By zeliktarn
    Connected to my Apple Watch, walking to places where the events would have been, watching rewards points roll in...
  • If you have trouble connecting to your membership Dec 18, 2020

    By bfchris
    I had missed the deadline to renew, so as soon as I restarted my membership, I installed this app. When I tried to set up the app, it asked me to enter my membership number to “connect my membership with my AARP account.” That is confusing, as what would be the difference between my membership account and my membership? The app showed my membership as having expired, despite my logging in with the same credentials as on the web (where my membership was good and expiration was years in the future). SOLUTION: I followed the activation link in the renewal-success email ON my iPhone. (I had already followed that link on desktop, but that didn’t activate my account on the app.) That link in the email on my iPhone brought the app up directly (no side trip to Mobile Safari!) and instantly activated my account on the app. That’s actually very cool, as many developers don’t connect straight to their apps. Hopefully this helps others.
  • Wrong times for events listed under events Oct 26, 2020

    By Angel-o-baby
    I just downloaded the app and all the events are basically listed in the middle of the night. Just thought you might want to fix that. Also when I clicked on “get tickets,” nothing happens. Hope to see this stuff fixed, so that the app becomes more useable. Thank you!
  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Valerie J M
    Cannot access profile. Tried to renew but it would not let me, the little circle thing just keeps spinning. Other than that I like using the app to show my card vs digging for my actual card, very convenient and I've saved bunches while traveling
  • Is AARP trying to make members feel old? Aug 2, 2021

    By Quiviran
    The functionality of the collection of iOS apps with AARP in the name is not apparent to the naked observer. What do each of them do, except demand different orientations which are mostly at odds with different devices? I’m sure there is actual good intent behind the various offerings, but I’ll admit to my mystification. Perhaps a one page roadmap or just a chart: Name of app : intended information for the member : target device : which way to hold the device? Or a list of all official AARP apps with an estimated time to grasp the functionality and links to explanations of why they exist? I gave this app a middling rating because I can’t figure out what it’s supposed to do, or if it wants me to do something, but it does have an entertaining collection of endlessly spinning beach balls. I don’t know. I don’t usually think of myself as tech challenged. I could be wrong about that. Please tell us where the clues are hidden.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Melisa Felix
    the discount for hotels are similar price to Travelocity but the only benefit is you don't need to pay additional for cancelation.
  • App Aug 17, 2019

    By pemylee
    I am having difficulty downloading to register the app. My membership is good through Sept 10 th . I need this resolved before my trip as you cannot seen me a replacement card to use in time for my trip . I have never used this card for any discounts but does not seem user friendly when I do want to use it
  • Is this 2020 or 2010? Mar 2, 2020

    By jeffm23
    ‘Cuz this app — the NEW app, replacing two no-longer-supported apps (AARP & AARP Member Benefits), looks like it was designed for iOS 3. First of all, a non-Universal app that doesn’t even support landscape and must be viewed at 2X on an iPad is, IMO, pathetic. Who’s advising you on this stuff, some Windows programmer? And Universal is the minimum. No iPad version is just poor policy, especially for an app that wants to be as much as this one seems to. But here is what really bugs me: If you are working in the app, filling out a form or registering for something, and need to switch to another app for some reason (e.g., to look something up), when you switch back to AARP Now, it opens back to the home page, all entries one had made being lost in the process. That is completely unacceptable. This happened to me just the other day, as I tried to sign up for the driver safety course thru the app (my fundamental error, should have used a browser). I was almost all the way thru, then needed to check something in another app. When I switched back to AARP Now, I was backat the home page as described above. Meanwhile, my credit card was charged, but I cannot find any access to the course, and have not received a purchase confirmation. Because the app reset to home before the process was complete. Fix these please…🤔😉😊
  • Jun 22, 2021

    By Amy Bartelme
    This app is not helpful, it is so slow that my phone goes to sleep before the next page loads. I don't have this problem with any other app so its not my phone or connection. Online benefits are accessible but it would be handy to have on my phone.
  • App does not work properly for games Oct 6, 2020

    By Kelela55
    This app was working fine on my iPad and iPhone until about 3 weeks ago. Now every time I try to sign into games I receive a “No response -serialization error. Data not in correct format”. I’ve changed my password and it will work maybe once and then it will go back to error message. I’ve had to go back to signing into website which defeats the purpose of having any app.
  • AARP benefits Mar 2, 2021

    By tovka8000
    Just downloaded the app. Am going to delete. My primary purpose in getting the app was so that I could quickly access restaurants in my area that offered a discount. Each of the whopping two are listed separately. This would not be so bad BUT you have to scroll thru a multitude of other individual offers for health, travel etc.
  • Jun 23, 2021

    By Jesper Jensen
    Too many notification and all of them are the same type. Please create a good notification strategy.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Stephanie Whyte
    This app is useless. Too many ads that play just fine. The app will not open any of the benefits. Save on a hotel? Don't know because it never opens. Save on a rental car or flight? Will never know because the app doesn't open on any of the options. A middle school coding class could write a better mobile experience.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Kenya Campbell
    moves slow, loading screen loads forever when i hit save on some deals. sometimes i have to back out and go back into the app. needs an update. but not completely horrible
  • Stepping backwards Nov 11, 2020

    By Duboislaker
    I used the old app to read the magazine and newsletter. I downloaded the new app and see that it’s only available in portrait mode and is really a phone app, not an iPad app. I read reviews that are well over a year old and saw the same complaints I’m writing here. Developer responses said (back then) that they are always looking for ways to improve their app. Clearly no one on the developer’s team is actually listening because nothing has changed. AARP, as your members become more tech savvy and have greater expectations of tech products, why do you continue to ignore us? Don’t bother responding to this review with the same old “thank you for your opinion, we are always looking to improve our product.” No, you’re not. By the time you read this I’ll have already deleted your app. I’ll check back yearly from this date to see if you finally truly have listened to us and have improved your app.
  • I’m Really Tired of Tilting My Head! Jun 14, 2019

    By ND Fan4Life
    When I searched for the App and saw one for an iPad, I happily downloaded it. I figured, like many of the Apps, it would just ‘accommodate’ to whichever position in which the iPad was being used. I, like many, have a keyboard attached to my iPad. It’s very inconvenient, as well as uncomfortable to attempt to position my iPad for viewing in the portrait position while everything is in the landscape position! Please! These reviews read as if many others have the same issue that I do! Please upgrade your App to be able to be used either in portrait OR landscape modes! If you do, I’d give you a 5.0, just for the relief of my neck and shoulder pain from trying to work with this App in portrait mode!
  • Jun 18, 2021

    By Monte Quinton
    Very slow to load. If you have a active membership check your card and make sure it's correct and not showing expired. They don't up date new card information 😡
  • Terrible app for such a big org Dec 5, 2020

    By cheme75
    Absolutely the worst app I have for any org. It’s not even optimized for iPads so you get a tiny phone sized screen in the middle of a big black, wasted screen. Your are then limited to the few icons at the bottom to navigate the few things Aarp allows. There is no linkage to the Medicare advantage plan, not sure I’ve found how to get into staying sharp. It’s an abysmal app that they dumbed down way too much, I guess they think seniors are too to be able to a full featured app. This is really sad. If not for the Medicare advantage plan I’d probably cancel my Aarp membership. I really get very little from it because it is so user unfriendly.
  • May 27, 2021

    By Marcus Wood
    They sent me a mailing to Join for $12 a year and you'll get this free gift. I've been Larry of AARP for years but I took the offer and low and behold I got exactly what I did not expect. Which was nothing at all. My 12 bucks was dumped into a hole and disappeared and what I got in return was the privilege of being bombarded by text and email with spam after spam. No benefit of any kind whatsoever. They didn't even send the free gift.
  • Can't access AARPBulletins or AARP Magazines Nov 18, 2020

    By Miles D III
    I cannot view either copies of the current or past AARPBulletins or AARP Magazines. Previously, there was a AARP Publications app that gave access to these issues, are you going to give that access to these publications? This app is a step backwards for those of us that have difficulty reading the small pint in the hard copy publications I receive. I believe many people would prefer to read theses publications online and cancel the hard copy issues. You could save a lot by providing digital versions rather than sending print versions that many probably discard without reading.
  • AARP’s website is cumbersome and antiquated May 24, 2021

    By danawwa3
    I went on to book a trip for the first time on the AARP website and spent over 20 minutes just trying to get a hotel which I already knew which one I wanted and a flight. It took forever because you couldn’t find things and a lot of places after entering the information there was no done or enter button so you had to figure it out yourself. It also was about $600 more than the other sites I went to. My first and last time using it. I hope the rest the website is not as bad and if it is, I’m just going to get on the phone instead.
  • Will it ever work?! Aug 14, 2020

    By Goddess Natia
    Haven’t been able to sign in since joining. Looking at reviews, it looks like it hasn’t worked in a long time! What the heck are we paying for??? Also, always a canned “so sorry, we’re fixing it” or no response at all. Looks like one guy running this out of his shed (can’t even afford a garage to run it from, despite all the paid members). I think I’m more angry that this is a long time unaddressed problem, than I am that we just wasted money on it. You have a lot of seniors you are taking advantage of by not fixing the problems. You owe every one of them their money back!!!

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AARP Now App: News, Events & Membership Benefits

AARP Now App: News, Events & Membership Benefits