For those unaware of AARP, they are a US membership based scheme designed for people over 50. For $16 a year you can join and secure discounts on at a number of outlets – for example a free doughnut with purchase of a coffee at Dunkin Donuts in the US. (Terminal 4 at LAX is about to get DD outlet!)
Most of the discounts are US based. Of special note is an up to $400 discount on British Airways flights from the USA – details:
- Save $65 on World Traveller (economy)
- Save $130 on World Traveller Plus (premium economy)
- Save $400 on Club World (business class) and First Class tickets.
AARP offers a number of discounts at hotels, most of which would not be available until you are over 60, or even 62 without membership. Hyatt is offering these discounts until the end of the month only, I am told, after many years of working with AARP.
It’s disappointing as I have used this as my preferred method of saving at Hyatt for many years.
There are offers from AAA, which offer a similar discount but which require a US address to join – AARP doesn’t need that.
Let’s hope that the deal comes back, but for now, the AAA sign-up site is – here.
UPDATE – Hyatt’s web site says that the relationship ends 31 Jan 2016 and all of my bookings past then have been rebooked to new rates – worth checking if you have upcoming stays.