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My parents have a list of shops in their area that offer senior discounts. Some are valid every day, some are one day a week, some are one day a month. The discounts can vary from 10 to 25 percent off, and most don't require you to sign up for a free membership. Just show your ID to prove your age. These discounts are for people 55 to 60 and up, but some allow 50 and up if you're an AARP member. It's best to call or check online to confirm what day(s) your local store participates, but these are typically nationwide:
Food: Applebee's, Arby's, Ben & Jerry's, Boston Market, Bubba Gump, Burger King, Carrows, Chick-fil-A, Chili's, CiCi's Pizza, Denny's, El Pollo Loco, Golden Corral, IHOP, Jack in the Box, Krispy Kreme, McCormick & Schmick's, McDonald's, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Sizzler, Sweet Tomatoes, Uno's Pizzeria, Wendy's
Grocery: Fred Meyer, Fry's Supermarket, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Publix
Clothing/Retail: AT&T, Banana Republic, Dress Barn, Goodwill, Kohl's, Lens Crafters, Michael's, Ross, Stein Mart, Walgreens
Travel: American Airlines, Amtrak, Avis, British Airways, Budget Rentals Cars, Carnival Cruise, Days Inn, Greyhound, Hilton, Marriott, Motel 6, Southwest Airlines, Royal Caribbean, United Airlines
Entertainment: AMC Theaters, Cinemark, SeaWorld, US National Parks
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By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA
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I was surprised to learn of some business's that give senior citizens discounts. Quite often, all you need to do is ask. I only know of a couple though, does anyone want to share with me where they usually get senior citizens discounts? The pharmacy I go to is one I know of, and a grocery store gives seniors a discount on tuesdays, where i live (10%). There are probably a lot more. I even heard of a fast food chain that does, but I haven't checked it out to know for sure. Thanks for all replies!
Ross department store also gived 10% discount on Tuesdays.
Krogers grocery store gives their plus card with a 10% discount to seniors everyday, even sale items on all Kroger products. I save a bundle. The Dress Barn gives 10% on Tuesdays.
I am 60. I've found that you need to ask what the age might be for the senior discount. Different grocery stores have different ages.
Long John Silvers seafood is one reastaurant that has a discount for seniors..
The best discount, I hear, is at the senior center where you can get a meal for not much money.
Dont be afraid to ask. I recently learned that Rite Aid has senior discount (age 60) on Tuesdays. It is 10% off anything you buy.
Best of luck
McDonald's has a reduced price for coffee for seniors. Bob Evans, Denny's, and Ponderosa have a senior discount or reduced prices (for reduced portion size). Some are effective at age 50, others age 55. State Parks also have a Golden Passport. You might check with AARP for other discounts.
My husband always gets Senior discount at McDonalds, he is 48.
I get a discount at Goodies Dept. store on Wednesdays, and I will be 50 in June.
At age 61 I don't feel old either but eagerly seek and use all the senior discounts I can. So far I use these:
Bob Evans ~ senior menu
Kroger 5% on Tuesday
One of our banks has a senior program providing free checking and the checks as well. Each bank varies in what it offers.
We will use the senior discount a La Quinta hotel in CA this week for the first time.
Our county offers a property tax discount at age 65 as well.
Check with your pharmacy and car repair/maintenance dealer.
Don't hesitate to ask since the worst anyone can say is "we have none".
Many places that have discounts don't give them unless the customer asks for the discount each time. <frown>
Most fast food places give some kind of discount, But you have to ask!! McDonalds and Burger King give discounted drinks. Taco Bell gives free drinks.
Lots of the Campgrounds we go to give discounts to AARP members.
Do Best Buy stores give senior citizen discounts?
Here's a list of some senior discounts -
Join AARP (http://www.aarp.org) for thousands of discounts and special prices on everything from auto insurance and travel to home security systems and amusement park admission. Membership is $12.50 per year (which includes membership for you and your spouse or partner). Members also get access to sales. For example, through July 13, Crystal Cruises
is offering AARP members a $400 shipboard credit when they book a cruise.
Virgin Atlantic (http://www.virgin-atlantic.com) offers senior pricing 5% to 15% off all fares. You must book over the phone and request the discount.
Sign up for Dollar Rent A Car's (http://www.dollar.com) Silver Dollar Club, which offers 10% off regular rates.
Select Banana Republic (http://www.bananarepublic.com) stores provide discounts. The store in Denver's Cherry Creek Shopping Center, for example, offers a flat discount of 10%.
Discounts of 10% at select locations of:
Wendy's (http://www.wendys.com) Old-Fashioned Hamburgers,
Chili's (http://www.chilis.com) Grill & Bar
IHOP (http://www.ihop.com) Discounts of 10%.
Omni Hotels (http://www.omnihotels.com) offers discounted rates about
10% with its "Leisure 55" rate.
Thrifty Car Rental (http://www.thrifty.com) offers 5% off regular rates.
Join Rite Aid's (http://www.riteaid.com) Living More senior reward
program to save 10% off cash prescriptions and all Rite Aid-brand
products. Shop on Tuesdays, and you'll save 10% on most other items.
You can buy a senior movie ticket at AMC Theatres
(http://www.amctheatres.com). In New York City, that's $7 instead of
$10.75 a 35% discount.
At Regal Cinemas (http://www.regalcinemas.com), you can get a senior movie ticket. In Alexandria, Va., that's $7 & $0.50 less than the adult price for a matinee, and $3 less than the adult price for evening shows.
Hilton Hotels (http://www.hilton.com) offers a Senior HHonors program. In addition to regular reward program benefits (points accrued with each stay for free accommodations), Senior HHonors members specially priced room rates and dining discounts of 20% at hotel restaurants.
Alamo Rent A Car (http://www.alamo.com) offers special senior rates 5 to 10% off. You must book over the phone and request the discount.
Marriott (http://www.marriott.com) offers a 15% discount off the regular room rate.
Buy a Golden Age Passport from the National Park Service (http://www.nps.gov). For $10, this pass gets you lifetime admission into all national parks (plus any accompanying passengers). If your trip includes certain activities, say, camping, swimming or boating you'll also get 50% off those park service fees.
Continental (http://www.continental.com), Delta (http://www.delta.com) and SouthWest (http://www.southwest.com) all offer special senior fares; however, availability and pricing vary by flight. Southwest, for example, discounts fares by as much as 70%, capping prices at $129 for a one-way ticket.
Margaret from Denton, TX