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If you know anyone 50+, you’re probably familiar with AARP. Most people assume the benefits of the membership are reserved exclusively for senior citizens, but as it turns out, that’s far from the truth.

In a viral TikTok clip, a travel hacker, user @zacharyburrabel, shared that he’s been an AARP member since he was 32-years-old and has been reaping the benefits since.

Photo: flickr/Andrew Hazlett

Thanks to his membership, he is saving all sorts of money on his hotels and flights. “I wish they’d taught me that you don’t have to be over 50 to join AARP,” he says in the clip. “Say what? I know! I would’ve saved so much money,” he continues.

While most know AARP as a nonprofit that is “dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older,” these benefits are not limited to our older friends and loved ones. You can join at any age that you desire and start raking in those awesome savings as soon as possible.


Abel has been reaping the financial benefits of saving on his flights, hotels, and rental cars when he is out on the road. For example, if you are flying British Airways, you will be able to save anywhere from $65 to $200 per flight.

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A number of major restaurant chains also offer 25% discounts to AARP members, so you can enjoy meals at a significantly cheaper price!


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