Jun 23, 2015
AARP Member Advantages Teams Up With Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports to Spread Awareness of Member Benefits
Special AARP Member Advantages Paint Scheme to be Featured in Six Sprint Cup Races

WASHINGTON, D.C.AARP Member Advantages will sponsor four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 Chevrolet SS to spread awareness about the many benefits available to AARP members. The special AARP Member Advantages paint scheme will be featured in six Sprint Cup Series events in 2015, beginning at Sonoma Raceway on June 28, and is part of Hendrick Motorsports’ existing partnership with Drive to End Hunger, which is AARP and AARP Foundation’s multi-year effort to raise awareness of and support for the fight against older adult hunger.

AARP Member Advantages is a collection of discounts, products and services available to AARP’s millions of members through third party providers. The provider offers include a variety of health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and discounts on dining, entertainment and everyday purchases.

Including its first race at Sonoma, California, the No. 24 AARP Member Advantages Chevrolet SS will appear in the following NASCAR races: Kentucky Speedway (July 11), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 19), Pocono Raceway (Aug. 2), Dover International Speedway (Oct. 4) and Martinsville Speedway (Nov. 1).

“AARP is passionate about NASCAR, and we know many of our members are dedicated racing fans,” said Dave Austin, vice president, marketing services, at AARP Services, Inc. “This partnership is a great opportunity to get in the driver’s seat and bring awareness of the value, quality and convenience of our program to the NASCAR community.”

“I’ve been fortunate to meet many AARP members over the last few years, and I understand why they’re so loyal,” Gordon said. “The benefits of membership are truly valuable, and I know people enjoy being affiliated with an organization that gives back the way AARP does through Drive to End Hunger and other initiatives.”

For only $16 annually, AARP members have access to a wide variety of discounts, products and services, including valuable healthcare benefits.  Some of the most popular benefits members frequently use include:

  • Discounts and dental insurance plans via Delta Dental and hearing care and hearing aids from HearUSA;
  • AARP Medicare plans insured through UnitedHealthcare;
  • Discounts on eyeglasses and exams from EyeMed’s network of provider locations;
  • Unlimited Cash Back rewards with the AARP® Credit Card from Chase;

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  • Savings at restaurants such as Denny’s;
  • Travel discounts on car rental services and a variety of hotels; and
  • Exclusive valuable offers and rewards on health and wellness products from Walgreens.

For more information about AARP Member Advantages and the discounts, products and services available to AARP members, visit AARPMemberAdvantages.com.

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About AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, strengthen communities, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.

About AARP Services, Inc.

AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; and legal services. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more atwww.aarp.org.​

CONTACTS:
Josh Chaney, SBC for AARP Services, Inc., 614.255.2381, jchaney@sbcadvertising.com
Amanda Amsel, SBC for AARP Services, Inc., 614.255.6568, aamsel@sbcadvertising.com