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15 Discounts Seniors Get Only If They Know

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19 Discounts Seniors Didn’t Know They Could Get

There are many special discounts that are available to seniors. Retirees are offered discounts at most retailers, restaurants, parks, on public transport and at hotels. But you won’t get these discounts unless YOU ASK for them.

Simply ask the question, “Do you offer a senior discount?” and see how much you can save. You’ll be able to save money every time you find yourself reaching for your wallet or purse. Here is a list of 19 discounts seniors get only if they know to ask about them in 2018. Not only can you read about them here, you can click the links provided if you want to take advantage of these special discounts.

1. Negotiate A Better Mortgage Rate With HARP


If you’re a homeowner born before 1985 and you want to save yourself thousands of dollars this year, there’s a government program that you might be able to take advantage of called HARP. The Home Affordable Refinance Plan (HARP) could help hundreds of thousands of Americans reduce their monthly payments by as much as $3,500 in their first year. The program was set to expire in 2017 but has been extended to 2018 for the time being. In order to qualify for HARP you’ll need good or excellent credit, so if you don’t have a very good credit rating then this probably isn’t for you. To check if you qualify visit HARP Approvals, and fill out the short quiz (take 2 minutes). If lowering your payments, paying off your mortgage faster, and having an extra $290 a month in HARP savings would help you, then this could be the easiest money savings tip you take.

2. Install A Home Alarm System


This money saving idea is also for senior homeowners, so if you’re a renter you can skip this one. Did you know that homes without security systems are 2.5 times more likely to be targeted by burglars and intruders? But installing a home alarm system isn’t just to stop burglars and intruders, it can also save you big money year after year. A house alarm will save you money on your homeowners insurance policy (which is generally mandatory if you own a home). In fact, on average installing a home alarm system will give homeowners a 10-20% discount on their insurance by having a high functioning home alarm system installed. The good news is that these home alarm companies are pretty desperate for customers at the moment so you can get a good deal. For instance, one of the best alarm system companies – ADT is currently offering over $800 in savings if you just pay the installation fee. That means you basically get a free alarm system for over a year, just by paying a $99 fee.

It’s also really important seniors have a high functioning alarm system installed so that they can get medical aid in the case of a life threatening emergency, especially for those who live alone.

3. Cruise Deals


Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Costa Cruises, Cruise Direct, there are hundreds of amazing cruises at great prices to be found online.

Is there any better way to celebrate life than to venture out at sea? Cruises are wonderful with their all-inclusive travel options where you get to sit back, have a drink or two for free, soak up the midday sun and enjoy some high-class cuisine along with various live music performances.

Cruise lines offer a huge variety of discounts for senior citizens, and this includes some of the most well-known companies like Carnival Cruises and Royal Caribbean, offering exclusive deals to citizens over the age of 55. You will be able to get a cruise deal anywhere in the world, be it the Caribbean or even the icy Alaska. Keep in mind that not all cruises have discounts, so it is best to check with the specific cruise company.

4. Get a Lower Auto Insurance Rate


You might think you’re already paying a low auto insurance rate, but recent research shows that only 5% of Americans over the age of 55 are paying less than $50 per month for car insurance. If you’re currently paying more than $50 per month, and have had no accidents or tickets in the past two years, you can probably secure a much lower car insurance rate. The best way to do that is to compare quotes from multiple insurers – let them compete for your business. In fact, there’s a new website that allows you to do just that – it’s called Best Quotes Auto Insurance. Once you fill out the form on their website they’ll provide you with multiple quotes you can choose from. If you’re still not satisfied, you can always call up the major car insurance companies and let them know you’re looking for better offers and that you’re a senior citizen.

5. Save on Medicine


CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart and Rite Aid

Medication is an essential part of human life, and the costs of the prescriptions add up more and more as you age. Most retirees need to take some type of medication, so it’s only right that you should be able to get a discount on your pills.

You can get a discount at the pharmacy section of lots of retail stores including CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Rite Aid and also on websites like Narcup.com.

Also, some pharmaceutical companies will send seniors a discount card that you can show when paying for prescriptions. Just remember to check with your local pharmacy to see what discounts are available to you, because discounts might change depending on location.

Many seniors may be able to get extra benefits and don’t even know they’re available. You can check if you are eligible to get vision, dental, hearing or prescription drug coverage included in your plan.

6. Get Paid To Take Online Surveys


Let’s face it, a lot of us have a bit of extra time on our hands after we retire. What if you could get paid a little bit of extra pocket money just for taking a few online surveys? Would you do it? There’s a new website called Survey Junkie that allows you to do just that. You provide them with a bit of information about yourself and they’ll match you up with to surveys that you can complete for big brands. You then earn rewards and virtual points that you can redeem for Paypal or e-Giftcards. You won’t make a ton of money doing this, but it could help pay for a few things every month and it’s easy to do.

7. Save on Life Insurance


Unfortunately, as our age increases so do our premiums for life insurance. In fact, typically the premium amount rises 8-10% for every year of age. For senior citizens, rising life insurance policy costs can add up significantly. Many senior citizens also have a hard time qualifying for a new policy once they reach a certain age. The best way to get the cheapest life insurance policy possible is to compare quotes from multiple carriers in much the same way you would do with car insurance, or cell phone plans. Luckily, there’s a new website called LifeInsurance.net that will automatically use your information to find you the best life insurance policy for your needs at much lower prices.

8. Go Shopping


Banana Republic, Kohl’s, Marshall’s and Stein Mart

You might be surprised to learn that a lot of trendy shops give a senior citizens discount. At Banana Republic, if you over 50-years old you can get a 10% discount at stores, simply by asking for it.

At Kohl’s on Wednesdays, over 60s can get 15% off. And on Tuesdays, outlet stores Marshall’s, Ross will offer up a 10% discount for seniors – though the exact age is determined by each store.

Walgreens hold a “Seniors Day” once a month too – which varies by location. Discounts of 20% are available for Rewards card members that are over 55 years old in store, and if you’re shopping online you can get a 10% price reduction.

If you are 62 or older, you can get a 10% discount every Tuesday and Wednesday at Dress Barn. And that’s not all, Stein Mart are treating over 55s with their clearance offer. On the first Monday of each month, you can get an extra 20% discount on clearance items. Goodwill gives 10%-20% discounts varying by store.

Just remember to check with the specific store in your area, as discounts might vary and change without notice.

9. Eating Out


If you don’t feel like cooking be sure to turn to these places for good senior dining deals. From fast food to steak restaurants, our compiled restaurant list will definitely help you make your choice.

Keep in mind that deals may vary at participating locations and can change without notice.

■ McDonald’s: discounts on coffee and beverages (55+)
■ Whataburger: free drink with purchase of a meal, depending on location (55+)
■ Wendy’s: give free coffee or other discounts depending on location
■ Piccadilly Cafeteria – 10% discount with “Prime Time for Seniors” card
■ IHOP – 10% discount (55+) and a menu for people aged 55 and over at participating locations
■ Golden Corral: Senior discount varies by location
■ Krispy Kreme Senior Discount: 10% off (50+) (age and discount varies depending on location)
■ Perkins Restaurants: Fifty-Five Plus menu Offers special deals (55+)
■ Subway: 10% off (60+) varies by location
■ The Old Spaghetti Factory: Spaghetti Factory “Senior Menu” offers discounted list of menu items
■ Uno Pizzaria & Grill: “Double Nickel Club” 25% off on Wednesday (55+)
■ Sizzler: Offers “Honored Guest Menu” (60+) varies by location
■ Papa John’s Senior Discount: check with your local stores (no standard senior discount policy)
■ Old Country Buffet: Daily discounts for seniors (55+)
■ Friendly’s Restaurants: 10% off meal w/ free coffee at breakfast or free small sunday during non-breakfast hours
■ Fazoli’s: Join “Club 62” for special senior menu items (62+)
■ KFC: free small drink with any meal depending on location (55+)
■ Country Kitchen: Great Senior Menu (55+)
■ Burger King: 10% discount on purchase depending on location (60+)

10. Save On A Siren Alarm


Inspired by the Military, the Siren Song uses ear piercing sound (over 130 decibels) to deter bad guys and is quickly becoming one of the most sought after safety devices in America.
It should be carried by every senior citizen in America. With over 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ having experienced some form of elder abuse, the Siren Alarm is aiming to change things. Right now if you use the coupon code: “seniors”, you’ll receive a discount of $7 off your order!

But the Siren Song isn’t just to help protect you, your kids and your grandkids from an attack. It can also be used as a life saving device to call for help if you’re having a heart attack or have some other health condition that can prevent you from yelling for help.

Don’t let your worst nightmare become your reality. Safety doesn’t happen by accident. Purchase a personal alarm for yourself, for your child, or for a loved one. The Siren Song is particularly suitable for teenagers, parents, night owls, delivery route employees, business owners, and college students, or the elderly who may need to call for help. The keychain design is perfect for use with house keys or car keys. It can also be attached to a backpack or a purse.

11. Get A Walk In Tub At A Big Discount


Walk-in tubs are designed to satisfy the needs of seniors, the disabled, handicapped or anyone with mobility challenges. Statistics say that falls occur in your bathroom more often than in any other room in your house. The Center for Disease Control tells us that two-thirds of bathroom injuries happen near your tub or shower. Usually they happen when you step over your tub wall, or slip on a wet floor, or when you lean on a glass door that wasn’t designed to support your weight. It’s another fact of life that these bathroom injuries increase significantly after you turn 65. This is often when your eyesight starts to fade, and you have less mobility and balance. The bottom line? One in three adults over 65 experience falls each year. Right now, many Walk-in Tub manufacturers are offering big discounts to seniors. You can get a free quote on a Walk-in Tub by visiting this website.

12. FIXD – Save Thousands on Car Repairs!


Have you ever gone to an auto repair shop for an oil change, only to have the mechanic say you need a new transmission? Or has the mysterious “check engine” light come on, and next thing you know the mechanic has a list of expensive engine parts that need replacing? Unfortunately, mechanics know taking advantage of people is easy, given their lack of knowledge about car maintenance needs. But there’s a new device you can carry with you in your car to tell you exactly what’s wrong with it. If you own a car built after 1996 then you can use this brilliant new device called Fixd to instantly diagnose any car problems. This means the next time your “Check Engine Light” happens to come on, you’ll know exactly what the issue is and the Mechanics won’t be able to lie to you! In the United States alone, this product did over $50,000,000 in sales in 2017.

13. Hotel Rooms


If you want to settle down for the night someplace away from home you can be sure to get a discount at Marriott, Comfort Inn, Motel 6 and more.

Keep in mind that discounts may vary and change without notice.

■ Marriott – 15% discount (62+). You can book online or call and ask for the senior discount
■ Red Roof Inn – option of “senior rate” when you book online, may not be available for all locations
■ Choice Hotels – 10% discount if you book in advance (60+)
■ Hyatt Hotels – up to 50% off in participating locations. To qualify for this deal you have to make a reservation in advance and book for two people (60+)
■ La Quinta – varying offers at participating locations (65+). Book online or call and ask for senior discounts
■ Omni Hotels – varying offers at participating locations (55+)
■ Motel 6 – 10% discount (60+). Call and book over the phone in order to get discount
■ Wyndham Hotels – varying offers at participating locations (60+)
■ Hampton Inns & Suites – 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
You can find more senior hotel discounts by using Booking.com to look for your next hotel room.

14. Take a Trip to the Movies


AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas & CineMagic

It’s lovely to visit the cinema every so often. Lots of theaters offer a senior discount too. AMC Theaters offer a generous 30% discount to over 60s. While Regal Cinemas are going one better and will give you 35% off if you are 60 and over. With the money you’re saving you can treat the grandchildren and get a bag of candies to eat while you all enjoy the movie.

Georgia Theatre Company offer varying senior discounts, depending on location and showtime, so be sure to visit their website for more information. If you’re over 60, you can get into weekday shows before 2pm for $6 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, get $1 or $2 off at B&B Theatres and $2 off all evening shows at Celebration Cinemas. Fridley Theatres offer a Bargain Day every Tuesday for all ages – why not take the grandkids?

And at Marcus Theatres seniors can watch matinees for just $5 on Fridays before 5:30 p.m. Showcase Cinemas offer discounted ticket price on Senior Wednesdays at all locations (except Showcase Superlux), and various discounts for popcorn and a soda. If you’re over 65, you can get a discount of between 10%-25% off your ticket price at CineMagic.

15. Visit Amusement Parks


Busch Gardens, SeaWorld Orlando, Disney Land & Dollywood

If you’re up for an adventure, you can use your discount at theme parks too. While your days of riding the rollercoaster might be over, there are still some other great attractions on offer.

Senior Pass Members at Busch Gardens in Tampa will get various discount offers all year round and SeaWorld Orlando will give you a $3 discount if you are over 50. LegoLand Florida gives seniors a $7 discount on entrance.

King’s Island offers seniors over the age of 62 various discounts as well You can also get a senior discount on one-day tickets and seasonal packages at Dolly Parton’s Tennessee-based park, Dollywood, that includes activities for all of the family.

16. Save On A Medical Alert System


Many of us seniors don’t want to admit that it might be time to get a medical alert system. But if you’re alone and something unexpected happens to you, who will make the call for help? Falling causes most major injuries and hospitalizations for adults over 65. The consequences of severe falls increase for older adults, especially for those who suffer from other conditions. For some, a bad fall can mean a painful hip replacement or even a move to a nursing home. Having a medical alert device can help you keep your independence, and give both you and your family peace of mind. That’s why eMedicalAlerts launched their free service that allows you to quickly and easily compare prices, features and devices from top medical alert brands. Live safely and independently knowing that help is at your fingertips whenever you need it.

17. Get A Reverse Mortgage


Now although a reverse mortgage is available to older homeowners, it’s still a loan and should be looked at as such. Reverse mortgages allow elders to access the home equity they have built up in their homes now, and defer payment of the loan until they die, sell, or move out of the home. Because there are no required mortgage payments on a reverse mortgage, the interest is added to the loan balance each month. This could be a great option for you if you have a lot of home equity built up, but need some extra money to live during your retirement years. Many retirees have worked hard all their lives and have most of their money tied up in their homes but don’t want to sell because they enjoy the area they live in. That’s where a reverse mortgage can be particularly useful. You can visit Reverse Mortgage America to learn more information.

18. NightSight Driving Glasses


Seriously, did you know that the vast majority of car accidents happen at night and right before dawn? A lot of that has to do with glare and the problems with vision many people experience. Maybe that’s the reason these driving glasses are selling at a big discount for seniors over the age of 55. Night Sight HD promises to reduce night driving glare and eye strain, and it will dramatically improve seeing at night during snow or rainy conditions.
It lets you see enhanced colour, is durable, lightweight and is fully equipped with polarized lenses. Unlike clip-ons it protects your eyes from all sides, and you can just slide it over your existing prescription lenses. Whether driving, reading or golfing, these versatile goggles make seeing a whole new experience.

19. Register Your Pet As An Emotional Support Animal


Having a loving companion into our golden years is truly a blessing, that’s why having a dog or cat can be a source of great comfort for the elderly. Not to mention, having a pet has also been scientifically proven to be better for the health. The elderly who have a pet, also have lower blood pressure and report a higher happiness level. But having a pet can also mean a lot of added costs, for instance, many landlords charge pet rent and pet deposits. That’s why registering your pet as an Emotional Support Animal can save you a lot of money over the long run. By registering your pet (pretty much any animal can be considered an Emotional Support Animal), landlords are not allowed to charge pet rent or pet deposits! If your pet is well socialized and isn’t aggressive you can easily get it registered as an Emotional Support Animal by visiting this website.

Bonus #1. Invest Your Hard Earned Dollars The Right Way!


The money you have earned and saved is precious! And investing can be risky. If you had bought Apple, Microsoft or Amazon 20 years ago (with even a small investment), you’d still be swimming in money. If you had invested $5,000 in Amazon when it first IPO’d, you’d now be worth at least $2.4 million today. Of course, you’re probably thinking hindsight is 20/20. But what if it wasn’t always? A new video has been leaked on the Internet from Paul Mampilly (an Ex Billionaire Hedge Fund Investor) who talks about a new technology which will end up being bigger than the Internet. He explains step by step how you can invest in this new technology and reap the rewards, but you have to watch the video until the end. Now, we would never suggest you invest money that you can’t afford to lose… but if you have a little money you can set aside, learning how to invest from an expert with a proven track record could just end up changing your life

 

9 Discounts Seniors Get Only If They Know

November 1st, 2017 

There are many special discounts that are available to seniors. Retirees are offered discounts at most retailers, restaurants, parks, on public transport and at hotels. But you won’t get these discounts unless YOU ASK for them. Simply ask the question, “Do you offer a senior discount?” and see how much you can save. You’ll be able to save money every time you find yourself reaching for your wallet or purse. Here is a list of nine discounts seniors get only if they know about them in 2017.

 

1. Cruise Deals

Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Costa Cruises

Is there any better way to celebrate life than to venture out at sea? Cruises are wonderful with their all-inclusive travel options where you get to sit back, have a drink or two for free, soak up the midday sun and enjoy some high-class cuisine along with various live music performances. Cruise lines offer a huge variety of discounts for senior citizens, and this includes some of the most well-known companies like Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, offering exclusive deals to citizens over the age of 55. You will be able to get a cruise deal anywhere in the world, be it the Caribbean or even the icy Alaska.

 

2. Discount on Mortgage and Car Insurance

It’s not just burgers and fries. Seniors are eligible for discounts on financial services as well. if you use these, it can potentially save you thousands of dollars. Here are the best we’ve found:

Discount on Mortgage

Seniors can get special discounts and terms if they decide to refinance their mortgage. There’s a forgotten government program passed by Obama to help the middle class senior Americans reduce their monthly payments by as much as $3,500 each year. Click here to learn more about this mortgage bailout program.

Discount on Car Insurance

Did you know that depending on your age and other factors you could get a huge discount on car insurance? Most seniors don’t even know these discounts exist. Click here to read how seniors can save $400+ on car insurance.

 

3. Save on Groceries

Albertson’s, Kroger, Publix, Fred Meyer & New Seasons Market

Once you’ve used your senior discount at all of your favorite restaurants, you’ll need to buy some groceries. Lots of stores give a senior discount – you just need to ask. Albertson’s and Kroger will take 10% off your bill on the first Wednesday of each month if you are over 55.

Publix offers up a weekly Wednesday discount to over 55s, but be sure to check as it’s the managers call on whether the store offer discounts and when. At Fred Meyer on the first Tuesday of every month, seniors can get a 10% discount, and New Seasons Market give a 10% senior discount every Wednesday. At Compare Food Supermarket, select location offers a 10% discount, just get in touch with your local store to find our which days. Piggly Wiggly also offer discounts at various locations, you’ll need to contact them to find out more. And, at Fry’s Supermarket seniors can take 10% off every single day.

 

4. Save on Prescriptions

CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart and Rite Aid

Medication is an essential part of human life, and the costs of the prescriptions add up more and more as you age. Most retirees need to take some type of medication, so it’s only right that you should be able to get a discount on your pills. You can get a discount at the pharmacy section of lots of retail stores including CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Rite Aid and also on websites like Narcup.com.

If you’re a AARP cardholder, you can get a great 38% discount on qualified prescription medication. Also, some pharmaceutical companies will send seniors a discount card that you can show when paying for prescriptions. Just remember to check with your local pharmacy to see what discounts are available to you.

Get Your Prescription Drugs Covered With Medicare

Many seniors may be able to get extra benefits like prescription drug coverage and don’t even know they’re available. You can check if you are eligible to get vision, dental, hearing or prescription drug coverage included in your plan at BestMedicarePlans.com

 

5. Go Shopping

Kohl’s, Banana Republic, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx and Stein Mart

You might be surprised to learn that a lot of trendy shops give a senior citizens discount. At Banana Republic, if you over 50-years old you can get a 10% discount at stores, simply by asking for it. At Kohl’s on Wednesdays, over 60s can get 15% off. And on Tuesdays, outlet stores Marshall’s, TJ Maxx and Ross will offer up a 10% discount for seniors – though the exact age is determined by each store.

Walgreens hold a “Seniors Day” once a month too – which varies by location. Discounts of 20% are available for Rewards card members and AARP member that are over 55 years old in store, and if you’re shopping online you can get a 10% price reduction. If you are 62 or older, you can get a 10% discount every Tuesday and Wednesday at Dress Barn. If you need to buy new shoes Clarks will give a 10% discount to over 62s when asked.

And that’s not all, Stein Mart are treating over 55s with their clearance offer. On the first Monday of each month, you can get an extra 20% discount on clearance items.

 

6. Eating Out

If you don’t feel like cooking be sure to turn to these places for good senior dining deals. From fast food to steak restaurants, our compiled 10 restaurant list will definitely help you make your choice.

  • McDonald’s – discounts on coffee and colas when dining in
  • Arby’s – 10% discount or discounted drink (ages 55+)
  • Piccadilly Cafeteria – 10% discount with “Prime Time for Seniors” card.
  • Subway – 10% discount (ages 60+, may vary by individual franchise)
  • IHOP – 10% discount (55+)
  • Applebee’s Bar and Grill – 15% discount just by asking
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – free donut with purchase of large or extra large beverage
  • Chili’s – 10% discount (ages 60+)
  • Taco Bell – 5% discount on food, free beverage if aged 65+
  • Chick-fil-A – 10% discount or free drink (ages 50+) may vary by franchise location

 

7. Hotel Rooms

Clarion, Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge, Motel 6, Best Western & Marriott

If you want to settle down for the night some place away from home you can be sure to get a discount at Clarion, Comfort Inn, Motel 6 and more. You can receive 10% off at Clarion, Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge and Motel 6 if you are over 60. On top of that, Best Western will also give 10% off to over 55s and Marriot’s will give you 15% off if you are 62 or older. The discounts get even larger at these following hotels, too.

At Hyatt’s you can receive up to 50% off of the nightly rate if your 62 or above. And, Quality Inn will give you a 30% discount for those of you 60-years old and above. If you are an AARP member you can get 20% off your hotel bill at Super 8, Travelodge and Wyndham hotels. Hilton Hotel will give you a 5% saving and at La Quinta Inns over 50s can save 10%.

 

8. Take a Trip to the Movies

AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas & CineMagic

It’s lovely to visit the cinema every so often. Lots of theaters offer a senior discount too. AMC Theaters offer a generous 30% discount to over 60s. While Regal Cinemas are going one better and will give you 35% off. With the money you’re saving you can treat the grandchildren and get a bag of candies to eat while you all enjoy the movie. Carmike Cinemas and Georgia Theatre Company offer senior discounts, simply check their websites to find out more.

If you’re over 60, you can get discounts from Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and get $1 or $2 off at B&B Theatres and $2 off all evening shows at Celebration Cinemas. Fridley Theatres offer a Bargain Day every Tuesday for all ages – why not take the grandkids? And at Marcus Theatres seniors can watch matinees for just $5 on Fridays before 5:30 p.m. Showcase Cinemas offer $7 tickets on Senior Wednesdays and $4 for popcorn and a soda. If you’re over 65, you can get a discount of between 10%-25% off your ticket price at CineMagic.

 

9. Visit Amusement Parks

Busch Gardens, SeaWorld Orlando, Disney Land & Dollywood

If you’re up for an adventure, you can use your discount at theme parks too. While your days of riding the rollercoaster might be over, there are still some other great attractions on offer. Busch Gardens in Tampa will give senior citizens a $13 discount on a one-day pass and SeaWorld Orlando will give you a $3 discount if you are over 50. If you’re an AARP member you can get a $40 saving on the entrance price to Disney Land. You can also get a senior discount on one-day tickets and seasonal packages at Dolly Parton’s Tennessee-based park, Dollywood, that includes activities for all of the family.

Are you a fan of Charlie’s Chocolate Factory? You can visit the next best thing, Hershey Park. This chocolate-themed park will offer seniors aged 55-69 a one-day pass for $36.95 and ages 70+ can get a ticket for just $23.95.

 

 

 

Huge List of Senior Discounts 2017

Updated: March 14, 2017

 

Click Here to see Guide2Free.com discounts or you can view the list of discounts below:

Senior Discounts at Grocery Stores

  • Albertson’s: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
  • American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
  • Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
  • Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
  • Fry’s Supermarket: free Fry’s VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
  • Great Value Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
  • Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
  • Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
  • Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
  • Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
  • Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
  • The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
  • Publix: 5% off every Wednesday ( 55 +) Not valid in FL
  • Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
  • Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

Senior Discounts at Retail Stores

  • Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
  • Bealls Outlet: 15% off with free Monday Club Card (Mondays 50+)
  • Belk’s: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+)
  • Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+)
  • C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
  • Clarks: 10% off (62+)
  • Dress Barn: 10% off Tues and/or Wed (call ahead-varies by location 55+)
  • Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
  • Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
  • Kohl’s: 15% off on Wednesdays (55+)
  • Marshalls: 10% off on Tuesdays (varies by location) UNVERIFIED
  • Michael’s: 10% off on Tuesdays (with AARP card)
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods: 10% off
  • Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
  • Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: Up to 50% off (55+)
  • SteinMart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)
  • TJ Maxx: 10% on Tuesdays (FLORIDA only at this time)
  • Walgreens: 20% off once a month (55+ and AARP) “Balance Rewards” Card required

Senior Discounts at Restuarants

  • Applebee’s: 10-15% off (varies by location) MAY require Golden Apple Card (60+)
  • Arby’s: 10% off (55+)
  • A&W All American Food: 10% Senior discount varies by location
  • Backyard Burger: free drink with purchase
  • Ben & Jerry’s: 10% off for seniors (60+)
  • Bennigan’s: discount varies by location (60+)
  • Bob’s Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
  • Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
  • Burger King: 10% off (60+) plus additional discounts on coffee and soft drinks
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co: 10% off for AARP Members
  • Captain D’s Seafood: “Happy Wednesday Offer” choice of 8 meals + drink for $4.99 or less- varies by loc. (62+)
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill: 20% off on Wednesdays to AARP Members
  • Carrows Restaurants: Golden 55 Menu offers discounted breakfast, lunch & dinner (55+)
  • Chili’s: From the Chili’s website: “There is not a single brand-wide policy regarding these discounts; offers vary by location.  Please contact the restaurant directly for information on its individual senior citizen, military and/or uniformed officer discounts.”
  • CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
  • Country Kitchen: Great Senior Menu (55+)
  • Culvers: 10% off senior discount (60+)
  • Dairy Queen: 10% off for seniors (15% for coaches) varies by location (free small drink at some locations)
  • Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
  • Dunkin’ Donuts:  AARP members receive a free donut with the purchase of a large hot coffee (at participating restaurants)
  • Einstein’s Bagels: 10% off baker’s dozen of bagels (60+)
  • El Pollo Loco: 10% off senior discounts varies by location (55+)
  • Friendly’s Restaurants: Breakfast discount varies by location (60+) Senior List readers to confirm
  • Fuddrucker’s: 10% off any senior platter (55+)
  • Gatti’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
  • Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
  • Hardee’s: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
  • IHOP: Great discounts on senior menu items (55+)
  • Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
  • Kagle’s Barbecue: 10% off (50+)
  • KFC: Free small drink with any meal (55+)
  • Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+) (age and discount varies depending on location)
  • Long John Silver’s: Various discounts at locations (55+)
  • McDonald’s: discounts on coffee everyday (55+)
  • Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
  • Outback Steakhouse: 15% off AARP members for meals Monday through Thursday (alcohol excluded)
  • Old Country Buffet: Daily discounts for seniors (55+)
  • Papa John’s: 25% off (55+) for online orders. Enter the code “AARP25” when placing your order
  • Ponderosa Steak Houses: Senior Discounts Vary- Senior menu available (60+)
  • Shoney’s: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
  • Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) varies by location
  • Steak ‘n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+)
  • Subway: 10% off (60+)
  • Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (60+)
  • Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
  • TCBY: 10% off (55+)
  • Tea Room Cafe: 10% off for seniors (50+)
  • Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
  • Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
  • Wendy’s:Senior age and special offer will vary depending on the restaurant location. Please ask the restaurant for details.
  • Whataburger: Free drink w/ purchase of a meal- varies by loc. (55+)
  • White Castle: 10% off (62+)

 

The Best Senior Citizen Discounts in Dining, Travel, and Retail

Updated on April 21, 2016

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And other items of interest to and for seniors.

 

What you will never see when walking into a store or restaurant, but the discounts are there...

Very few restaurants, stores, or other businesses have a sign like this; but if you ask, you may very well get the discount.

Welcome to this deals and discounts list and directory for seniors age 50, 55, 60, 65 and over. Usually no sort of membership nonsense is required. However, none of these national chains or other places are likely to have any prominent signs advertising any senior discounts or deals. The website of a national chain may not tell you what the policy is. You will have to ask.

The best way to obtain the discount is to just say, “Hi, I understand you have a senior discount?” Note the wording: a question, instead of a statement or demand. A question inflection is much more likely to elicit cooperation from the young person behind the counter.

A personal story: I walked into Taco Bell and asked what the deal-of-the-century was for this week. They said there was none.

I knew that; they grinned; I grinned. I ordered five 99-cent tacos. I informed them, "I'm a senior, so I'll take the usual 100% discount."

They said, "That would be nice...." More grinning; they were fine; I was fine; just having fun. I wandered out the door with my tacos. Yep, the discount was there. It wasn't 100%, but it was just what it was supposed to be.

 

Ten Percent Is Worth It

Many seniors may think a 10% discount is not worth the bother, but this is usually just a matter of perception. If instead of the deal being stated as a 10% discount, it had been stated as “Pay No Sales Tax for Life!”, everyone of all ages would be all over it. Yet the 10% discount would almost always be the better deal.

 

Know of a Senior Discount or Deal?

If you know of a senior deal or discount not listed here, we would like to know about it. Post it in the Comments Section below or drop us a note.

Also, of course, sales and marketing is a fluid force. Deals and discounts come and go. If you discover a senior discount listed here is no more, please let us know. The good news, what with the continuing population shift, is even more companies will probably initiate discounts for seniors.

 

Restaurants: Senior Dining Deals

 

Remember to Ask!

 

Applebee's gives a 15% discount to seniors age 60 and over who have the Applebee's Golden Apple Card.

Arby's gives 10% off for ages 55+.

Back Yard Burgers has a 10% senior discount for your order at participating locations, reasonably certain the age is 55 and over..

Burger King has a 10% discount for ages 60+, and additional discounts on coffee and soft drinks. (As of Oct. 2015, though, Burger King may be like Denny's, i.e., some stores give discounts and some don't. Thank you, Roger and D Brandt.)

Chili's is 10% off for ages 55+.

Denny's gives 10% off for age 55+. They will make it 20% off if you are an AARP member. As of 2014, each franchise owner was making his/her own decisions regarding this, so your results may vary.

Dunkin' Donuts does 10% off for ages 55+. Or a free donut (doughnut) when buying coffee.

IHOP is 10% off for ages 55+.

Jack in the Box has a 20% beverage discount for seniors age 55 and over. Though again, as of August 2013, the Jack-in-the-box discount may not be a sure thing.

KFC will give you a free small drink with a meal if you are 55+, although again, it’s reported some KFC's will and some won’t.

Long John Silver's has various discounts for 55+. Depends on location, so your results may vary.

McDonald's has discounts on coffee and soft drinks for the 55+ crowd.

Outback Steakhouse has a 15% senior discount, age demarcation unknown.

Roy Rogers Restaurants gives a 10% discount for seniors, age demarcation unknown.

Sonic gives a choice of free beverage or 10% off for folks 60 and older.

Subway is 10% off for ages 60+; though at least occasionally, a store owner will deny the discount, either because they are uninformed or because of individual franchise policy.

Taco Bell is 5% off plus free beverages for ages 65 and over.

Wendy's is 10% off for ages 55+, though at least one Wendy’s in Topeka, Kansas gave a free drink in place of the 10% discount. Not known if this is the new policy or a franchisee-specific incident. Thank you, Maggie.

 

Deals on Travel and Vacations

 

Alamo Car Rental has discounts and deals ranging up to 25% for AARP members.

Alaska Airlines was 10% off for ages 65+. It is now reported to be 50% off. Other fees, however, are unknown. Airlines like to wiggle out of things; call first to ask about the discount and fees before making plans or booking.

American Airlines has discounts and deals for seniors 62 and up. Various discounts can reach up to 50% for non-peak periods (Tuesdays through Thursdays). Other fees, however, are unknown. Airlines like to wiggle out of things; call before booking.

Amtrak has a 15% discount for seniors. But they have a whole bunch of restrictions to go along with it.

The Avis car rental company has discounts and deals ranging up to 25% for AARP members.

Best Western motels have a 10% discount for seniors age 55 and over.

Comfort Inn motels have discounts ranging from 20% to 30% off for seniors age 60 and over.

Southwest Airlines is reported to have various discounts for ages 65 and up. But the usual warnings apply: call first, find out about other fees, etc.

 

Retail Discounts and Deals

 

Actually, some of these senior discounts could add up to serious dollars...

 

Glasses

A side note about glasses. Glasses are expensive and serious business. When selecting a store, it wouldn't hurt to do a "StoreNameHere review scam" search to see what complaints there are about them. And it could be unwise to have the exam done at one place and the glasses made at another; if there is a problem, each will point to the other as being the cause.

LensCrafters is reported to have a 30% discount for AARP members. Frankly, I'd find out the prices for everything first before mentioning the discount. Then spring the AARP card on them before taking the exam and see what happens. It wouldn't hurt to check frames and lenses prices at Walmart and Sears first for comparison.

I had an unprofessional experience at Pearle Vision a couple decades ago; I was verbally assaulted the second I walked in the door. I immediately realized the franchisee or store manager was extremely defensive about something. I cleared out after about 30 seconds and never did find out what his problem was (in retrospect, maybe it was because they had the highest prices in town, not sure).

 

Clothes

Goodwill gives 10% off one day a week (your day may vary). A 2015 report states for at least one store the age is 55 and the day is Wednesday.

Kohl's does 15% off on Wednesdays for folks 60 and over. [Updated July 15, 2015. Thank you, CarissaM.]

Ross Dress For Less, also known as Ross Stores, has an Every Tuesday Club for customers age 55 and older. Just sign up at the customer service desk to receive a discount card. Folks with the discount card receive a 10% discount for in-person purchases made on Tuesdays.

The Salvation Army thrift stores give up to 50% off for folks 55 and over.

 

Groceries

Grocery stores Albertsons and Kroger do 10% off, but you will have to work for it. If the first employee you ask doesn't know the answer, ask the store manager as to days and dates, and whether the discount applies at 55, 60, etc.

Grocery Outlet (western states plus Pennsylvania) gives a 10% discount to people 55+ on Tuesdays or Thursday mornings, at at least some stores.

 

Hair

Great Clips has $3 off for haircuts. Ages 60 and up.

Super Cuts has $2 off for haircuts. Ages 60 and over.

 

Pharmacies

CVS doesn't have any senior discounts per se. But you do want to get their Extracare Card. And do give them your email address; they will rain all sorts of worthwhile discounts on you. It used to be if you ran the card through the red machine at the front of the store, a great deal would show up now and again; but I haven't seen any such for a long time now.

Costco pharmacies are exempt from store membership requirements in most states.

Rite-Aid has 10% off on Tuesdays. And there is 10% off on prescriptions. Age demarcation unknown.

Walgreens generally charges the highest prices in town for everything, especially in the pharmacy department.

Walmart pharmacies are always worth checking out.

 

Exercise

Bally Total Fitness has a $100-off membership discount for age 62 and over. Personally, I'd rather go jogging; it's free. Or join the activities programs if you happen to live in a mobile home park or other senior citizens' community.

 

Phones

If you don't happen to know what Lifeline is, you definitely want to check that out no matter who your phone company is. If you qualify, you will save between $200 to $300 a year on your phone bill. You qualify based on income, not age.

AT&T has a $19.99/month cell phone plan for seniors ages 65+, currently called the Special Senior Nation 200 Plan.

Jitterbug has a $10-a-month cell phone plan for users 50+.

Verizon Wireless has a $30/month plan for seniors ages 65 and over. However, if you have a Lifeline landline, and want to use it to get on the Internet, it could be well worth your while to drop by the Verizon website and see what DSL deals they are offering; no age restrictions, and DSL is plenty good enough for most situations, including streaming videos.

 

Movies

AMC Theaters gives up to 30% off for ages 60+. AMC specifically says, "If you're at least 60 years old, you've probably seen a lot of great movies in your lifetime. And if you haven't, get started now with discounted tickets on Senior Day." I underlined that phrase because it makes me wonder if they show only old movies on that day. [Updated July 2014. Thank you, Jen.]

Regal Cinemas offers a 30% discount for seniors ages 60 and over. Not available for all performances.

 

Miscellaneous Retail

Big Lots does not do senior discounts at this time. Confirmed by three independent sources. [Updated July 15, 2015. Thank you Alice Ann, JMorgan, and kmobrien!]

Kmart used to give 40% off on Wednesdays for folks 50 and over, but as of 2015 this discount is no more.

 

 

 
 

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