There are many businesses including hotels that are offering discounts for AARP members. You need to be 50+ to be eligible for the full membership, but anybody can join as an associate member regardless of their age.
LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email that he was founding some very good rates at SPG hotels by using AARP rate plan and that you don’t have to be 50+ to join. Here’s link to a Fortune article from few years ago that discusses about joining the program before turning 50.
Here’s rate display for Westin Cabo
The AARP rate is significantly lower than other discount rates such us AAA.
The rate rule is clear that you need to be 60+ or member of AARP (or some other similar associations) to be eligible for this offer.
You could easily save way more than the cost of the associate membership of AARP in just one hotel booking. Obviously, the rates in hotels vary and the AARP discount is not always good.