How to Opt Out of AARP Mailing List

June 7, 2022

While promotions and other types of direct mail from AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) can be helpful for consumers, some people would rather not receive this. 

If you fall into that category, the good news is that getting off AARP’s mailing list is relatively simple. And there are also some steps you can take to make sure you stay off its mailing list. 

What type of marketing mail does AARP send?

AARP is an interest group for people over the age of 50. It has over 38 million members across the country and is considered one of the nation’s most powerful advocacy groups.

While some of its mail is membership and account correspondence sent to its members, some of it is more promotional. This includes brochures, catalogs, promotions and membership offers. 

To put it more broadly, AARP marketing mail is trying to sell you something.  

How to unsubscribe from AARP mailing list?  

You can complete an AARP opt out from mailing list request via its website, phone, email and mail. 

  • Online
    • 1. Go to the Privacy Policy opt-out form
    • 2. Complete all your personal information 
    • 3. Make sure to click ‘yes’ on the question that says “I wish to stop receiving all communications from AARP”
aarp opt out form webpage
  • Phone
    • Call AARP at 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)
  • Email 
    • You can also send an email with the subject “Unsubscribe” to member@aarp.org.
  • Mail
    • If you prefer to contact AARP by post, you can send your opt-out request to AARP Membership Center, 3200 E. Carson St., Lakewood, CA 90712. However, your opt-out process may take longer via this method. 

How long does it take to stop receiving mail from AARP? 

AARP doesn’t provide a timeframe of how long the opt-out process takes. But, in our experience, expect to wait 4 to 6 weeks for the request to take effect. 

What to do if I keep receiving marketing material from AARP after opting out?

As mentioned, your request won’t take immediate effect. Wait up to 6 weeks for this to take effect. If, after 6 weeks, you’re still receiving junk mail from AARP, follow these steps:

  • Do not open any letters from AARP. Write “Refused. Return to sender,” on the front of the envelope. Then post it back in the mail. It’s important to stress that envelopes should not be opened for this to work.
  • Making a formal complaint to AARP. Follow the guidance provided on its website on how to make a complaint to customer services. Email member@aarp.org with your grievances and await a reply. 

How do I stay off AARP’s mailing list for good?

To stay off AARP’s mailing list, you need to ensure you don’t consent to receiving marketing whenever you interact with the organization. For example, when signing up for something online. 

Keep in mind that unsubscribing from the AARP mailing list may not guarantee you won’t receive mail spam in the future. This is due to the fact many organizations acquire marketing data through third party intermediaries called data brokers

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