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A lot of people don’t realize all of the different ways they may qualify for discounts — and it ends up costing them a lot of money over time.

Many AARP members know about the popular discounts available to them on travel-related goods and services, including car rentals, hotels, vacation packages and cruises. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that their membership also qualifies them for tons of other everyday discounts and savings on things like groceries, car maintenance and movie tickets.

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For just $16 per year, in addition to the travel-related discounts, here are 10 everyday discounts that AARP members have access to:

1. Movie tickets: Regal Entertainment Group offers AARP members up to 25% off movie tickets and $3.00 off a small or larger-size popcorn and soft drink combo.

2. E-readers and books:  AARP members save 10% on Amazon Kindle e-readers, 50% on a selection of Kindle eBooks and 10% on a selection of print and audio books on Amazon.com.

3. Car maintenance: AARP members pay just $17.99 for an oil change, tire rotation and maintenance inspection at any Monro Muffler Brake & Service or Mr. Tire location. Also save 10% on auto repairs at any RepairPal certified shop.

4. Shoes: AARP members save 20% on their entire purchase at any Reebok and Rockport Outlet Store or on Reebok.com.

5. Dining: AARP members receive 15% off at Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Bonefish Grill;  15% off the entire check at Denny’s; 10% off at any of the 500 Landry’s Inc. restaurants nationwide, including McCormick & Schmick’s, Claim Jumper, Chart House and more.

6. Shipping: AARP members receive 15% off eligible products and services and 5% off domestic and international UPS® shipping services.

7. Pet insurance: Pet owners save 10% or more insurance plans with Petplan pet insurance when they sign up online. They also receive up to a $35 Petplan Visa® Prepaid Card (restrictions may apply) to help with pet wellness expenses like flea/tick preventives, vaccines, dental cleanings and more.

8. Grocery and household items: AARP members receive instant savings on featured products by swiping their membership card at select Meijer, Family Dollar and Fred’s Super Dollar locations, and get 10% back on every order of foods delivered by Schwan’s Home Service.

9. Concerts and shows: AARP members save 25% or more when buying event tickets in groups of four from Ticketmaster, and save up to 30% on Cirque du Soleil shows.

10. Mobile phone services: AARP members can save with a variety of wireless service providers, including Consumer Cellular, AT&T and Cricket Wireless. Consumer Cellular offers AARP members a 5% discount on monthly service charges and a 30% discount on eligible accessories, AT&T offers AARP members a 10% discount on the monthly service charge of qualifying wireless plans and a 15% discount on eligible accessories, and Cricket Wireless offers a $20 mail-in rebate for each line of service with the purchase of a phone.

Clark Howard staff |