Saving Money as a Senior Citizen

May 23, 2005

Did you know that many fast food places, restaurants, and other retail outlets offer a senior discount? Most restaurants that I go to give a 10% discount, and many of the fast food chains will either give you at least a 10% cash discount or a free drink with no minimum purchase. All you have to do is just ask, and 99% of the time you will get it!


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March 4, 2005

If you are a senior be sure to get the discount.

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February 24, 2012

Can anyone recommend a cheap cellphone service for the elderly?

By bigrex2012 from Chandler, AZ


February 24, 20120 found this helpful

How about assurance wireless they have a free 250 minutes a month, or maybe metro pcs they are cheap.

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February 24, 20120 found this helpful

I use Tracfone. You can purchase a phone for $10 @Walmart. Activate it for a year costs about $100. So thats about $10 a month. If you need more minutes you can purchase them as you go.

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February 25, 20120 found this helpful

I also use Tracfone and love it. I have had it for several years with no problems. Each year, I purchase the 1 year card and the minutes that I did not use on the last card are added to the new card. I don't use it a lot therefore, I have accumulated a lot of minutes. I keep it with me all the time, especially when I am alone.

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August 12, 20130 found this helpful

Safelink also offers 250 free minutes per month to those who qualify. If you draw SS benefits, more than likely you qualify.

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August 5, 20180 found this helpful

i use t mobile. 25.00 a month for unlimited talk and text.

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Does McDonald's offer a discount for seniors?

By john larney from Medway, MA


July 13, 20090 found this helpful

You can call your local McDonald's and ask them.

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July 13, 20090 found this helpful

I know a lot of the fast food places have discounted drinks or free ones for seniors but you have to ask. Wendy's give a seniors discount where I live for all the food. I have never heard of it at McDonald's only the drinks. Taco Bell does the drinks too.

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July 15, 20090 found this helpful

My Mom gets a discount on coffee at McDonalds.

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July 15, 20090 found this helpful

Burger King gives us "senior" drinks for .25. Combine that with one of their buy-one-get-one-free coupons for a sandwich, and we get lunch for two for two or three dollars. I haven't seen many McD's coupons.

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July 15, 20090 found this helpful

It varies by location. The corporate owned locations in my area offer a 49 cent coffee or soft drink. Franchise costs range from 50 cents to 60 cents. No discount on food. I'm not sure of the age threshhold as this will vary by ownership also.

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July 16, 20090 found this helpful

In my area (NY) only on coffee which varies by location. Ex.: I paid 64-cents yesterday in NYC
but have also pd 96 in another area of NYC.
on L.I. it is cheaper

Wendy's gives 10% on one's total order.

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December 8, 20100 found this helpful

McDonalds, Bishop's Corner, West Hartford, CT. only give a penny off for senior coffee. Normal price $1.06. Senior price $1.05. Shame on them!

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January 25, 20110 found this helpful

D'Angelo sub shops give full 10% off everything. Wendy's also.
I just avoid McDonald's, their attitude rubs me wrong.

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February 19, 2017

Many stores and restaurants offer senior discounts. Finding out which merchants do, can require a bit of investigation. This is a page about, "Where do you get senior discounts?".

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