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NRA Life Membership Offer

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by deercreek, Jan 31, 2012.

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  1. deercreek

    deercreek Well-Known Member

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    The NRA is once again offering a very cheap life membership deal for just a short time. It is only 300.00 and I believe that is good if you are an existing member that is not life or a brand new member. I also believe you need a current life member connection in order to make this happen, as I have not previously seen this offered to just annual members to do on their own. Over the last five years or so I have signed up numerous family and friends with this offer---and yes it is truly life catagory, not some cut rate offer with less benefits. Three years ago I also upgraded myself and my wife to Life Endowment status on the same type of offer.
     
  2. kiv-c

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    The latest offer I got in the mail (yesterday, as a matter of fact) also provides the option of upgrading at $25 a month.
     
  3. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    I know a few friends that wouldn't upgrade to Life Member because many gun shows in our area will give free admission if you renew NRA membership by the door, saving $12 (some $15) each show on a $25 renewal plus no line to get in is attractive to many people.
     
  4. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    $300.00 to be a life member. THAT IS A DAMN GOOD DEAL! People should go for it.
     
  5. bob easton

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    So.....

    Once you become a life member, do the incessant requests for more donations slow down? As a simple annual member, those seem to be coming at the rate of 2-3 a month. Does giving them more money up front make a difference?

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  6. deercreek

    deercreek Well-Known Member

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    In my experinece the mailings do not matter regardless of life vs. annual. In the past and I imagine still can, one could request to be placed on the limited mailing status which drastically cuts down on the mailings. I have several friends who have gone this route and been satisfied.
     
  7. radeck

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    I got an offer to upgrade from my currently Life member status to Endowment for $250. Get a free fleece jacket.
     
  8. mike2010

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    I renew at the Grand and get my free winchester shells that is stamped for the Grand America
     
  9. chuckie68

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    I paid $300.00 for my life membership in about 1982 so I know it is a good deal. Even better if you can make payments. You can't vote til it's paid but that doesn't take long. So everyone that is an annual member you should now upgrade.
    Chuck
     
  10. blkcloud

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    HMMMM... just 2 days ago my wife was going through the mail and asked if I was going to join for life (instead of the 5 years like I did last time..) I said how much is it.. $600.00 just like the last time.. normally $1000.00 but they sent you a $400.00 coupon..?? I didnt do it.. funny everyone else can get it for $300
     
  11. wireguy

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    Great deal? A slap in the face to those who have paid big bucks for their life membership is what it is. It is also an indicator of how irrelevant NRA has become. It appears to be the last gasp of an organization on it's way out trying to squeeze the last dime out of it's shrinking credibility.
     
  12. John Galt

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    Since $300 in 1982 dollars is equal to $700 today, I'd say that $300 would be a good deal for a life membership.

    If people are going to complain about the big money they paid I won't say what I paid for my NRA life membership except that it equals $535 in today's dollars, but I disagree that the NRA is irrelevant. I like to see the evidence that it's "on it's way out".
     
  13. crusha

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    Ok, here it comes..."My favorite local religious wacko candidate got a lower NRA rating than so-and-so who is on some big committee..."
     
  14. noknock1

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    Sarcasm follows.... No please don't join the most influential pro-gun lobby in the United States because it is so big you can't possibly agree with all the decisions that will be made...

    Instead, please join one of half a dozen or so less known, less influential organizations that have so few members that there is a damn good chance you will not have any difference in opinion with the leadership... SARCASM ENDS.

    The NRA is all that we have left to protect our freedom Ladies and Gentlemen, please join, but don't stop there! Take some kids shooting, skip a few blizzards at DQ or some coffee and throw some extra bucks towards the NRA. Recruit some new members!

    The left fears and despises one organization, there is only one organization that is routinely mentioned by the liberal media... and it is the NRA!

    No other organization (all good in their own way, just small and mostly ineffective) has the juice to make stuff happen in D.C.

    Don't get me wrong, I donate to GOA, it is a good organization, I believe in a multi-front attack.. However, if a gun owner is only going to choose one organization to belong to and donate hard-earned money, it should be the NRA!
     
  15. Oscar Ray

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    I have been a life member for 30 yrs, and I paid $300. If I wasnt a life member, I surely would jump on the $300 price now.

    I would have to agree with noknock, the NRA is the best organization going for protecting our 2nd Amendment Rights, bar none. They have the political clout and use it supporting the fight for our guns. They also do more in the courts than all the other organizations put together. Where do you think we would be without the NRA right now???? Up the proverbial Sh**s Creek without a paddle.

    Oscar
     
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    Although the NRA is not perfect, it is the primary NGO for promotion of Second Amendment rights.

    Make no mistake about it, the Socialists in office and those world wide want to make America a defenseless third world Shi-hole.

    Also, don't forget the world class training programs sponsored by them. I am a recipient of their best training programs, allowing me to train others to give the next generation of shooters and champions the benefits of our Gun Culture.
     
  17. JH

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    I have been a Life Member so long I forgot what I paid for it....(1967)
     
  18. spitter

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    I've been an annual member for many years and I converted my grandkids "free" introductory memberships into annuals... will have to look into this!

    The NRA could do a better job of including shotgunners... not that I want it to offer its own programming, but very rarely do the magazines provide any shotgunning content...

    Here's a vintage pin...


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    best regards,

    Jay
     
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    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    OK... I called the NRA - you have to be "sponsored" by an existing Life Member to get the $300 deal... from my conversation - Life Members may have recently received an offer to sponsor new Life Members?!

    Jay
     
  20. deercreek

    deercreek Well-Known Member

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    Jay, you are correct about that.
     
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