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$300 NRA life membership

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by tuckerdog1, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. tuckerdog1

    tuckerdog1 Well-Known Member

    1st, please do not turn this into an NRA bash. If you're not interested, move along to another thread.

    I'm a life member, and got my new membership card in the mail today. As with the last couple, it came with an offer to give life memberships to friends & family for $300.
    That's less than I paid almost 20 yrs ago. It's normally $1,000 now.

    Anyway, seems I recall on another thread about this, there were some that asked to take advantage of this offer when it came around again.

    I called the NRA with a couple questions. 1st, can just anybody call & take advantage of this offer. Told "NO". Has to be done through a current life member.
    2nd, the flyer I got has space for 4 people. I asked if I was limited to 4. Could not get a solid answer. One lady said there was a control number on the offers & that number was needed. The 4 on my flyer all have the same control number. She is sending me another flyer. So I guess I'll be able to do at least 8 if that many were interested. 3rd, I asked if this could be done on the easy pay, which I think is $25/month until paid off. Told "NO", gotta pay all up front. Was also told the jacket that comes as a promo with the $1,000 membership, is not included.

    IGNORE bit about keeping it local in the next paragraph. Gonna try and do this for anybody that wants to.

    Now I wouldn't want this to turn into a logistical nightmare, with anybody sending $$$ my way. I don't want to touch anybody's money. So I will keep this local. Maybe others can make a similar offer in their area. I live about 30 miles north of Austin TX. If your interested, PM me, and we can work something out. The flyer I got says by Feb.15th.

    Last edited: Jan 18, 2008
  2. Amish_Bill

    Amish_Bill Well-Known Member

    That's an awfully nice offer. :)

    I'm on an EPL right now... not even sure how much I have left. I somehow doubt they'd credit me with what I've already paid in, eh?

    I'm curious how many take you up on this.
  3. dralarms

    dralarms Well-Known Member

    While I don't want to take you up on the offer I would like one of those forms so I can get my wfe's membership upgraded.
  4. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Well-Known Member

    I don't have a membership because of the $1,000.00 price tag...I would pay $300 right now for one.
  5. Urbana John

    Urbana John Well-Known Member

    I got a notice from NRA last week---have been a Life Member for 15 or so years and for $175 I could get an Endowment membership with some other "goodies".
    I jumped on it like a "red headed step child"!!
    I got my Life membership when it was $300 and I could make payments!!
    I thought this offer was good, and I know, because of the US Sepreme court, they are needed all the $$ they can come up with to fight OUR cause.

  6. AZ-K9

    AZ-K9 Member

    Any way to put your local area in the thread title? Would have saved me two minutes of valuable net browsing.:)
  7. Stevie-Ray

    Stevie-Ray Well-Known Member

    I just signed up for a 3 year plan. I would have been extremely interested in getting somebody's in my area.

    That's a fine offer.;)
  8. tuckerdog1

    tuckerdog1 Well-Known Member

    Sorry about that AZ-K9. Pretty thoughtless of me:evil:

  9. AZAndy

    AZAndy Well-Known Member

    Hmmm.... that's almost worth the drive from AZ...
  10. zoom6zoom

    zoom6zoom Well-Known Member

    I just got a similar one offering an upgrade from Endowment to Patron.
  11. loki.fish

    loki.fish Well-Known Member

    Only thing stopping me is the $1,000 price tag on it as well. I'd be all over a $300 lifetime fee. Somebody from Indiana go join up and offer this same courtesy. :D :neener:
  12. joe4702

    joe4702 Well-Known Member

    I got the $175 Endowment Member deal and now they just sent me an offer for Patron Membership for $250. I understand they are trying to raise money, but I have mixed feelings about it, since it sorta cheapens these "high level" memberships. Patron Membership would normally be $1500. I guess if I had bought a Patron memberhship in the past, I might be sorta peeved that they are selling them for 80% off.
  13. toivo

    toivo Well-Known Member

    So when somebody gets the $300 life membership, can they turn right around and sign up four more? There are a couple of life members in our gun club, and I can imagine the whole club going "life" by the next meeting.
  14. scubasigguy

    scubasigguy Member

    PM sent for details.
  15. SomeKid

    SomeKid Well-Known Member

    $1000 for 1 Life member.
    $300 for the next 4 life memberships, or $1200.

    $2200 for 5 life memberships.

    2200/5= $440 per person. I wish I had known about this trick before I started my EPL.

    $440 for an NRA life would be nice. Maybe make it 400 for 4, and 600 for 1, the 1 who pays extra gets the jacket. Heck, it would be cheaper to pull this trick still, since I haven't put much on my EPL. Any locals to the Chattanooga area want to get together and get cheap NRA life memberships?
  16. 230RN

    230RN Marines on Mt. Curibacci

    It's not just the money. It's the membership numbers, as well.

    The more the merrier.... and the more powerful.

    Makes an 800 pound gorilla in the Beltway a 1000 pound gorilla.

    You... are the Gun Lobby.
  17. tuckerdog1

    tuckerdog1 Well-Known Member

    I'm at work with about a 5 minute break in the action. I've had several PMs. I'll respond to each later when I get home. All but one are out of state. And the one in state isn't exactly local ( TX is a big place ). But I would like to make this work for as many as possible. So maybe I can do this for out of the area folks. I may have to get more flyers from the NRA.

    Any other life members that got this offer, if you're inclined, jump in. I'm fearful that once I extend this I may get swamped. And not even sure how many the NRA is gonna allow me to do.

  18. -C4-

    -C4- Well-Known Member

    I'd get a life membership for $300.
  19. JohnMcD348

    JohnMcD348 Well-Known Member

    I feel kinda cheated. I've been a life member for almost 20 years now and all I ever get from them is my monthly magazine and requests for more money. I did get and sent in the Endowment upgrade about a year ago and got a wind breaker for it. I never get any of the sign new members stuff and the last time I got a new card was with my Endowment membership. I put it in my wallet next to my nearly 20 year old Life card.
  20. waterhouse

    waterhouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the offer. I sent you a PM.

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