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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by radiotom, Jun 8, 2013.

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  1. radiotom

    radiotom Member

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    So my fiance and I joined the NRA last November, we have the 2012 wallet cards, and we've been getting renewal mailings about once a month ever since. When do we actually need to renew, is our membership good until a year after our join date? If we pay for 2 years will they quit bugging us about renewing for a while? Thanks.
     
  2. PCCUSNRET

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    Your membership is good for a year after you sign up. The expiration date is on the card. I just ignore or delete their requests to renew my membership. With 8 months before my renewal date I received an e-mail advising my membership was about to expire. Ten years ago it was by mail, at least they aren't wasting money on postage.
     
  3. BNDIT 1

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    I was a member probably 18 years ago and I swear every 2-3 weeks I'd get something in the mail asking for more money. If they would have just taken my dues and been happy I'd still be a member. I felt like I was paying them to harrass me.
     
  4. Phineas Dregg

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    Thanks for joining the NRA! I wish I could tell you that they would stop bugging you for early renewal, but they won't. At least they haven't with me. I'll admit it gets a little irritating, but they are the only show in town with any real clout that represents my interests (how many times have you heard the media or a liberal politician complain about the Second Amendment Foundation or Gun Owners of America). I've just learned to toss the renewal requests. For me it seems a small enough price to pay for what they do to keep Bloomberg, Feinstein and the others at bay.

    I hope you'll be patient and stick with us.

    Phin
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Hey!

    It fills their coffers.

    Us old guys can't remember if we already renewed, or not. :confused:

    So we send them another check every month!!

    rc
     
  6. MaterDei

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    If you become a life member the expiration date becomes a bit less of a concern, or not...
     
  7. Highland Ranger

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    There was a $300 life membership deal back earlier in the year - there's a thread on here somewhere with details - may still be good.
     
  8. medalguy

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    Join, to any who are not members. Renew, to all current members. Quitting membership because of renewal notices seems a little silly to me. Do you not renew magazines because of all the renewal notices? The NRA is the only organization out there doing the heavy lifting for us gun owners, and they need and deserve all the support we can give.

    If you want the renewal notices to stop, become a life member. I am a lifer from way back in 1967, and that was a real steal of a deal. I sometimes send them donations just because I'm sure I've more than used up my $30 life membership cost (I think that's what I paid back then) by now.
     
  9. Vonderek

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    Just throw it in the trash. Eventually their system will recognize that you don't respond to their direct mail fundraising efforts and you will stop receiving mailings every week. Of course you could speed that process along by upgrading to a Life membership:D
     
  10. OldMac

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    Yup. The harrassment ends with the life membership. Catch the $300 deal and its done. In fact, do it now. Life is life so it doesnt matter if your year is up yet. The funds will never be as crucial to the cause as they are now.
     
  11. hgte2001

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    LOL it never ends. I just became a patron member in march! Life member since 1992. I got a great offer 2 days ago for Patron member. I enjoyed telling her I already was a Patron.

    a bit annoying but they or we are our best defense!
     
  12. BYJO4

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    I have been an NRA member for many years. I never understood why they want to send renewal notices month after month but that is historically what they do. I'm now a Life Member and believe they do an excellent job in trying to protect our rights. However, I do know of a number of individuals who let their membership expire over the years because of this issue.
     
  13. MICHAEL T

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    I am one . Even now I get mail and even had phone calls
     
  14. gpb

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    I got tired of the constant mailings, especially the membership renewal billings every two weeks that always started a week after I had renewed.

    I simply called the NRA and told them to stop mailing anything except the magazine and a once a year membership billing. They did. The call took less than ten minutes.
     
  15. Gaucho Gringo

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    I did a three year renewal over 6 months ago and never received my new card or anything except for emails for more money and the spam selling whatever. I would email them except I don't think it would do any good. I just wish they would treat their little guy members like me with more respect. I am seriously thinking of not renewing next time because of the disrespect they have shown me. I count just as much as you high rollers life members.
     
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    If you follow the advise of gpb in post #14 there will be no more mail or email. I did the same some time ago with the same results. It's called "opting out".:scrutiny: Much easier than ranting here.:D
     
  17. medalguy

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    And much more effective, not to mention saving the NRA the expense of the mailings. Try it-- it works!!
     
  18. X-Rap

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    I get a weekly mailing from my grocery store and a monthly from my hardware and cabelas, should I stop shopping there because of the annoyance?
    Some survey has sold them on the idea of mass mailings for raising funds so they do it. They also have the ILA that I believe by law has to be separated from the NRA fund raising so that increases the mail load as well.
    I'm happy to give what I can, best game around from a national standpoint.
     
  19. bldsmith

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    Life member here. Finally did the $300 life. I have received 2 requests for additional funds. I did opt out for the majority of the requests when I signed up. I can live with 1-2 requests every 6 months or so.
     
  20. Carl N. Brown

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    Unless they are offering an advance renewal are a reduced rate for the coming year, I ignore it.

    Birds and Blooms used to annoy me with their continual renewal and gift subscriptions cards when I knew I had my wife's subscription up-to-date with months left to run.

    While it is a common marketing strategy, it can be annoying, but it can be ignored.

    I have learned it is best to mark your calendar when your various memberships, subscriptions are up rather than pay attention to notices.
     
  21. Davek1977

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    I love the NRA and whatg it stands for, but they could take some lessons on how to not annoy their membership. It bugs me when an organization basically spends the equivalent OF my donation to ask me for further donations. Makes as much sense as the county auditor spending .46 cents on postage to inform me I had a .23 cent error on my property taxes and that they wouldn't post anything to my acct until I took care of it. Such redundancy just infuriates me. Yes, it WAS my error, but is spending twice the amount it would take to FIX it worth pointing out to me I screwed up?
     
  22. CajunBass

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    That's as good an excuse as any I suppose if you really don't want to be a member. Just remember...There is a difference between a reason and an excuse.

    It's ok. We'll hold the line for you.

    Every organization I've ever been a member of does the same thing. I'm a life member of B.A.S.S. and from time to time I get a notice to renew my membership. That's why they invented trash cans.
     
  23. GoPadge

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    I usually wait for the "PLEASE comeback at a discount" card before I renew. (I know, I'm a horrible member. :)
     
  24. jcwit

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    Is it so difficult to read the membership card they sent you what also has the 800 number printed to end the mailings, is it really that difficult?

    Furthermore, Please realize most of the mailings from the NRA are done by a marketing company with some of the take divided up between the sender and the NRA.

    Cool idea with no expense for the NRA. Plus it keeps Americans working, isn't that a good thing?
     
  25. JFtheGR8

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    My wife had been sending in the renewals about every six months until one day she asked me if she'd already paid it. I looked at my card and told her my "annual" membership was good for the next five years. I really should become a life member.


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