How to Cancel AARP Membership in 3 Easy Steps

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Cancel Your AARP Membership in a Snap

AARP is a non-profit organization for those approaching retirement age in the United States. Discounts on everything from healthcare and travel to financial services, retail, and entertainment are available to members. The club also offers career counseling, caregiving assistance, and other issues relevant to persons aged 50 and up.

However, some people find that the benefits of AARP don't justify the yearly membership fee. With the help of DoNotPay, we can help you quickly and easily in a few simple steps.

What Is the Cost of an AARP Membership?

You can expect to spend the following fees for your AARP Membership:

Standard AARP membership fee to join or renew$16 per year
If you sign up for auto-renewal$12 for the first year
If you sign up for three years and pay upfront$43
If you sign up for five years and pay upfront$63

If you are thinking of , read on.

How to Cancel an AARP Membership on Your Own

Canceling your AARP membership is fairly simple to do. According to the AARP website, the options for canceling include:

  1. By mail. You may send a cancellation request by standard mail in a note to the following address:


3200 East Carson St.

Lakewood, CA 90712

Attn: Cancel Membership

  1. By phone: Call toll-free at 800-514-4564.

After the account is deactivated, they will send you a confirmation of your cancellation request. You will be refunded for the remaining balance on your account if you want a refund. You will get a refund via the payment method used to process the subscription.

Potential Problems When Canceling AARP

If you are canceling your AARP membership on behalf of a loved one who has passed, there is a different cancellation process you must go through. There is an online form that you must fill out. You can also call or request the cancellation in writing.

You will need to supply the name and address of the deceased member and either the birth date or membership number. AARP will also need your name, your relationship to the deceased member, and your email or home address to send confirmation of the cancellation request.

Thankfully, unlike some subscription services, AARP offers a refund of any unused time left on your membership and they will issue you a refund. This is unique because most subscription fees will simply cancel the auto-renewal but won't issue a refund. They will just let you continue to use the service until your membership expires.

What Are the Best Alternatives to AARP?

Although AARP is the most popular senior membership service to date, there are other discount services. Some think that the AARP has too much influence in Washington and refuse to join. After all, AARP is one of the biggest and most powerful lobbying organizations in Washington.

If you would like to explore alternatives, here are a few to keep in mind:

DoNotPay Can Cancel Your Subscriptions and Memberships With a Few Easy Steps

DoNotPay can help you manage your AARP membership as well as many others in a few easy steps.

How to cancel in 3 steps:

  1. Log-in to DoNotPay and search for the Manage Subscriptions product.

  2. Provide the name of the subscription service you want to cancel.

  3. Provide your account details such as email address and username.

Once you submit the details, we'll work on canceling your subscription! We'll even try to get a refund on your behalf.

DoNoPay Works With Many Subscription Services

In addition to AARP, DoNotPay can also help you cancel services such as:

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AARP is a great way to save money as you get older. For some, joining the AARP is a rite of passage as we begin to wind down our careers and focus on enjoying life. Without the responsibility of family life, one can enjoy retirement and perhaps discover new hobbies or rekindle some old ones that you now have time for.

However, if you find that your AARP membership isn't worth the annual fee, let DoNotPay help you cancel in a few easy steps. We can get you back to enjoying your golden years hassle-free and quickly.

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