When you attend an AARP Life@50+ event you will get a badge that you conveniently wear around your neck that allows you access to the huge exhibition floor. I counted approximately 240 exhibitors on this floor and all were giving away something.
There were nice freebies and then some you may have no interest in. AARP gives each attendee a big red bag which you can deposit your freebies in. Right off the bat you start getting other, sometimes nicer bags, so you may switch to use those rather than the red AARP supplied bag. The Hilton Honors people were giving out a set of a nice large bad and a small insulated bag which would be nice to carry your lunch in or for something cold or hot. Many more bags will be forthcoming as you make your way around the AARP exhibition hall.
One of the nicer things I got was a stylus pen from AARP. Many booths were giving out the soft cloths to clean your smartphones or eye glasses. There were FM radios, bottle openers, chap sticks, lotions, garden gloves and such. Travel items were popular, things like travel pillows, eye pads like the ones pictured above and all kinds of souvenir pins of all sorts.