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tlillard23
01-06-2008, 12:50 PM
What's the deal on life memberships now days.... It's like a used car or something. Sign up in one place for $1000, another for $750, another says $500... what gives?

**sign up 1 year at a time, then they will send you the $500 life thing in the mail.

Shane916
01-06-2008, 12:54 PM
What's the deal on life memberships now days.... It's like a used car or something. Sign up in one place for $1000, another for $750, another says $500... what gives?

It does fluctuate quite a bit. I can only speculate as to why, but I will state the obvious and say that the lower prices attract more members :)

mike100
01-06-2008, 2:07 PM
They must need a couple of million dollars asap.

damon1272
01-06-2008, 2:28 PM
It helps to boost membeship for the raping we are going to get for the next 4-8 years.

Blue
01-06-2008, 2:30 PM
Do they still do the "easy pay" system or whatever it is on the $500 life memberships? I've still got 4 years left on my 5 year renewall :eek:

chris
01-06-2008, 2:48 PM
Do they still do the "easy pay" system or whatever it is on the $500 life memberships? I've still got 4 years left on my 5 year renewall :eek:

yes they do i'm doing that now for my life membership. i like it.

8200rpm
01-06-2008, 3:01 PM
Where do they offer life membership for $500? I thought it was $1000 now?

Blue
01-06-2008, 3:25 PM
yes they do i'm doing that now for my life membership. i like it.

Awesome. I'm down :D What are the payments?

thedonger
01-06-2008, 6:57 PM
depending on where and when you sign up (How much you pay) you get a lot or no free gifts. The more you pay the better the "free" gifts are.

Rumpled
01-06-2008, 8:24 PM
I don't know for sure about Life Memberships, but recruiters can get some of the $ for regular annual memberships. Some don't their cut or only part of it, so your fee can be less.
May be the same with life as well; besides NRA's various pricing strategies.

ljdouglas
01-06-2008, 9:32 PM
Where do they offer life membership for $500? I thought it was $1000 now?

I can't find anything on the web except the NRA website that prices life at $1000. If somebody has a link to a 500 dollar life membership it would be nice to post it. I can always wait until I'm 65 then it's only 375..

tlillard23
01-06-2008, 9:40 PM
sign up for a year, then they will send you the $500 life thing in the mail.

Or maybe just call 1-(877) NRA-2008 and tell them you want the $500 deal...

Blue
01-06-2008, 9:43 PM
www.nra-activate.com

Matt C
01-06-2008, 9:47 PM
Better to give $500 to the NRA-ILA...

AngelDecoys
01-09-2008, 7:16 AM
The easy pay isn't a bad way to go. I got tired of multiple letters for membership renewals so went life a few years ago. (Found out at the time I had 2 memberships going at the same time!) Understand, your membership dues don't pay for much more than the yearly magazine and a few other benefits.

Money for the Boy Scouts, hunter safety, 4H, woman's programs, range development, among other things are raised IN state by the Friends of the NRA. If you want to see local improvement, I know for a fact that your local FNRA group would love the help. 100% driven by volunteers and only 65% of the grants written last year got funding.

Blackwater OPS is correct in that if movment on the legal front is your desire, cut the ILA a check when you can. It all helps and you might get a knife, a first aid kit, a hat, or something else for stepping up.

Don't forget the NRA only employees around 8-900 people nationwide. Not bad for an organization that has as much influence nationally.

BigDogatPlay
01-09-2008, 9:23 PM
I did easy pay life close to 20 years ago. And I cut at least a couple of checks to NRA-ILA each year. I generally let them keep the free stuff, you can opt out, because that helps reduce costs and my wife keeps telling me I have enough doo-dads laying around.

+1 on the FNRA comment above. Some of the events might feel spendy, but the money they raise is going where it does the most good and that is locally, at least from what I see.

ar15barrels
01-09-2008, 10:56 PM
I did the easy-pay about 12 years ago.
$750 in payments of $25 every 3 months.
7.5 years to pay it off.
No interest.

Prc329
01-10-2008, 11:37 AM
I called and they transfered my 2 year renewal to an easy pay for $500. I called the regular number. 800-672-3888 and asked for any easy pay specials. So what I think I will do is each payment I make on the easy pay I'll send the same amount to the NRA-ILA.

RAD-CDPII
01-10-2008, 12:45 PM
I called and they transfered my 2 year renewal to an easy pay for $500. I called the regular number. 800-672-3888 and asked for any easy pay specials. So what I think I will do is each payment I make on the easy pay I'll send the same amount to the NRA-ILA.

They must keep changing, I called and asked for payment options, I was told that the $500 deal was for a limited time and that there were no payment options. I just put it on my credit card. You do get a free jacket with it though.

Prc329
01-10-2008, 2:29 PM
When I called (877) NRA-2008 they said it was not on the EPL plan. When I called the other one she said it was. I asked her like 3 times and she gave me my remaining balance of $430 and change once you prorate it for my current 2 year renewal.

Shawn L
01-11-2008, 11:17 AM
I saw that the Distinguished Life Membership is $375.00 and I'm a Disabled Veteran. Does anyone know what percentage disability is required to be eligible for this membership?