This is your first stop for senior discounts. Flashing an AARP card is the easiest way to get the aforementioned 10 percent knocked off just about anything, including shopping, dining, fitness, health services, home and auto repair, and travel. A full list of AARP benefits is available at aarp.org. Some of the highlights include discounts on home security and hotels.
In addition to the many existing AARP discounts, holding the card may encourage shop owners or service providers to give you a deal, even if there isn't an official AARP discount currently in place. After you ask for their best price, it's always worth asking if there's an AARP discount. Frequently, the answer will be yes.