Getting
Senior Citizen Discounts
is Fun! - 2021

Senior Citizen Discounts
are
Everywhere!


senior citizen discounts are everywhere


Senior citizen discounts are all over the place.

Whoever said getting older was a bad thing obviously didn't know about senior discounts!

These discounts add up. $5 here, $2 there, $22 at the automobile service station, $150 on travel, $9 - $50 on dinner, $20 each month your cell phone.... You can save hundreds and even thousands of dollars each year just by using all the senior citizen discounts we have have available to us.

By taking advantage of senior citizen discounts our income goes further. And, we then have more money to spend where ever we want. All these discounts can enable many of us to live a higher quality of life.




Stores and Merchants
Love Senior Citizens

senior citizen discounts at retail stores



Another important thing to remember about senior citizen discounts is this: Most sales people know that as a senior citizen, you probably don’t have the same amount of income as you did when you were working a job.

So, they usually go out of their way to help you with these discounts if they can.

Despite all the advertisements focused on youth products and being young…. getting older, and, becoming a senior citizen is NOT a negative thing. It's an Amzing time!

We have grandchildren, social security checks, more time to do what we want, AND, we get discounts all over the place.

We get senior citizen discounts on everything from groceries and restaurants (not just the early bird specials) to clothing, travel, transportation, automobile repair, and almost anything you can think of. Stores and merchants love senior citizens because they know we are serious shoppers. And, many of them have warm hearts too!

We’ve tried to make a fairly comprehensive list here to get you going. But, if there are any other great discounts for seniors that you know about, please drop us a line and let us know so that we can share it here with our fellow seniors.




Always Remember to
Ask


Always ask if there is
are Senior Citizen Discount
s
wherever you go to buy anything.





We consider this to be our #1 Savings Tip!

Always ask if there is a senior citizen discount. Everywhere you shop. You'll be surprised!

And, don’t be shy. Always ask. It is so worth your while. Not all seniors discounts are advertised well. Or, even at all. If you ask, you won't miss any.

If you’re quite elderly, and you look your age, most people are kind enough to tell you about any senior citizen discounts (as you are checking out at the register) if they have them. If they don't mention them, ASK. If you’re a younger senior, you will usually always have to ask for it. And, maybe show ID.

BUT: Always ASK.

I have to say it again because too many of you will be too shy about it, or, thinking it may be a waste of time. But, it can save you hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

Asking for those “senior citizen discounts” pays off Big Time!

The worst that can happen is they tie you up, take you to a deserted place in New Jersey, and throw you in the river…. Not really. The worst that can happen is they say they don’t have one. That’s it. They don’t have one. The words are not painful. And, how much time does that whole process take? Usually under 10 seconds.




You Make A Lot of Money Per Hour
by Asking

senior citizen discounts save a lot of money

As a young man I had a lot of jobs. Many were on commission. Which means you only get paid a percentage on what you are selling. No salary.

The two questions for me always were: “How long does it take to make this sale?” And, “How much is the commission?”

From those two things I could figure how much money I was making per hour.

And, even if you used to work for a fixed salary, how much did you earn per hour? $20? $40? $75? Even, $200+?

What does this have to do with asking for senior citizen discounts?

Well, take a look:

If it only takes 10 seconds to ask ("Do you have senior citizen discounts?" that's all you have to say.), and, you only get a discount in just 1 out of 3 places you shopped, you only spent 30 seconds asking for that discount. Are you with me?

Now, let’s say you got only that one discount today. And, that discount was just $4.

That means for your 30 seconds of work (asking in 3 different places) you made $4. For a full minute, that comes out to $8. For an hour, that comes out to $480.

Yes. At that rate you make $480 per hour just asking if a senior citizens discount is available.

Wow! Right?

Even if you only saved $2 on your day’s purchases, you still are making $240 an hour just for asking, “Do you have senior citizen discounts?”

Still pretty great, right?

And, no one will ever say, “How dare you! What do you mean senior citizen discounts? Are you crazy?? Someone call security!!!”

That will never happen. I promise.

And, more often than you think, you’ll be saving money in stores and service centers and restaurants and hotels and air fare, etc…. than you thought was even possible.

I have to tell you, when you start doing this, it is really fun! And, the pleasure never wears out!




A Special List
from AARP

senior citizen discounts with AARP


AARP is the #1 place to find senior citizen discounts on almost everything.

You'll be getting discounts all over the place with an AARP membership. If you don't have your membership yet, it is the BEST $16 you will spend this year.


As a bonus: Here’s a great special little list from AARP of “10 Places to Ask for a Senior Citizen Discount” that you may not be thinking give senior citizen discounts.




Don't Miss
The BIG Digital Coupon Book

coupon book from senior living


Since this article is specifically about discounts, how many of you clip coupons?

We don't all have the patience for that. But, you save a bundle with those coupons. Right?

Well, here's the digital (on line) coupon book.

If you’re looking for almost every discount coupon out there, seniorliving.org puts out a "Big Book" each year just for you. The cost of the book is $20. But, as you know if you are a coupon shopper, you have thousands of dollars worth of coupons in there. All in one place.

The way we look at it is, if you only save $100 for the year, you’re still $80 ahead. If you save $500, that was a spectacular $20 investment. Do you agree?

The Book is called: “The Senior List 2020 Digital Coupon Book”




Now, Let’s Get to Your
Senior Citizen Discounts


We tried to group these for you. If you want to go to a category directly, just click on one of these links:


1)  Major Restaurants

2)  Grocery Stores

3)  Retail and Clothing Stores

4)  Travel

5)  Cell Phones and Internet

6) Entertainment

7)  Buying OnLine






Which Major Restaurants
Give Senior Citizen Discounts?



Which Major Restaurants Give Senior Citizen Discounts?


  • Applebee's: 10-15% off.You need to be 60+. You may need their Golden Apple Card.

  • Arby's: 10% off if you're 55+.

  • A&W All American Food: 10% in most, but, varies by location.

  • Bakers Square They have a quiet casual atmosphere. 10% discount every day to those of us 60 and over depending on the location. Call ahead to find out.

  • Ben & Jerry's: We all know this ice cream. Right? For seniors 60+, 10% off. Varies by location.

  • Bonefish Grill: For AARP members get 10% off. That AARP card is like gold!

  • Boston Market: Dine in or take out. Senior citizens discounts are for seniors 65+.

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company: A fun place to go. Again, AARP members, 10% off.

  • Burger King: Varies by location. 60+ seniors, 10% off. Plus additional discounts on your coffee and soft drinks.

  • Captain D's Seafood: Happy Wednesday Offer. A real winner! Senior 62+ can have one of 8 meals that include a drink for only $4.99 at the participating restaurant locations.

  • Carrabba's Italian Grill: Remember your AARP card and get 10% off an entire meal. Again, varies by location.

  • Carrows Restaurant: An old favorite stand by. Carrows has a Golden 55 menu where senior citizens 55+ can get a discounted breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Chick-fil-A: Senior Citizens get free refillable drinks, not including coffee. Not available at all location.

  • Chili's: You only need to be 55 to get 10% off.

  • CiCi's Pizza: Some of the locations off a seniors discount. Call ahead to find out if yours does.

  • Denny's: If you are an AARP member, 15% off!  All other senior discounts vary by location.

  • Dunkin' Donuts: AARP members receive a free donut when you but a Large or Extra Large beverage at participating restaurants.

  • El Pollo Loco: If you've never had this chicken, you're missing a real treat! The skin is marinated and extra delicious. 10% discount for seniors 60+.

  • Fazolli's: Join their Club 62 for a special senior citizens menu. 62+.

  • Friendly's Restaurant: Want a FREE icream sundae? You'll get 10% off a meal with free coffee at breakfast or a free sundae during non breakfast hours. That sounds pretty friendly!

  • Golden Corral: Senior citizens discounts vary by location.

  • IHOP: We all know this one too, right? Discounts on senior menu items for seniors 55+.

  • Jack in the Box Burgers, sandwiches, salads & ice-cream shakes. 55 and over, 20% of almost all orders.

  • Krispy Kreme: Varies by location. Normally 10% off if you're 55+.

  • Long John Silver's: Various discounts at participating locations. 55 and older.

  • Landry's Seafood: AARP discount? You bet! 50+ members get 10% off.

  • McCormick & Schmick's: Same as Landry's. 10% off for AARP members 50 and up.

  • McDonald's: Uver 55 you'll get a seniors discount on coffee.

  • Mrs. Field's: Varies by location. usually 10% off for 60 plus.

  • The Oceanaire Seafood Room: AARP members, 10% off. (Have you geotten that AARP membership yet??)

  • Outback Steakhouse: AARP members get 10% off.

  • Old Country Buffet: Daily senior citizens discounts for those 55 and older.

  • The Old Spaghetti Factory: Discounts on the senior menu items.

  • Papa John's: Discounts for seniors vary by location. Call ahead to find out at your location.

  • Perkins Restaurants: A special 55+ menu offers special deals for senior citizens.

  • Ponderosa Steak House: Senior citizens discounts vary by location.  60 and older. Call ahead to find what your location offers.

  • SaltGrass: AARP members, once again, save 10%.

  • Shoney's of Knoxville: IOf you join the Shoney's Golden Age Club, and are 60+, you'll get 10% off.

  • Sizzler: Offers Honored Guest Menu for senior citizens 60+. May vary at each location.

  • Sonic: Varies by location. But, look for 10% off your meal or a free beverage if you're 60+.

  • Subway: Who hasn't eaten here already? 10% off for 60+. Varies by location.

  • Sweet Tomatoes: Senior meal deals are Monday through Thursday for 60+. From 2pm until 5pm $7.99 all you can eat including fountain beverages. All other times 10% off.

  • Taco Bell: Another one we all know and usually don't know there's a discount for 65 and older. 5% off and free beverages.

  • TCBY: Just 55 and you'll get 10% off.

  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Join their Double Nickel Club, be 55 and older, and you'll receive 25% off on Wednesdays. Nice one!

  • Wendy's: I personally love Wendy'd burgers. So juicy and fresh meat. Discount and age limit vary by location. So, call your local restaurant for details.

  • White Castle: Primarily known for its small, square "slider" hamburgers. 10% off for those 62 and over.





Which Grocery Stores
Give Senior Citizen Discounts?

senior citizen discounts on groceries


Save on groceries? You bet! And, because we need groceries every week, these savings add up big time!

Although some of the major retailers like Walmart and Kroger have discontinued their senior citizens discounts, there are still a good number of groceries that offer us special savings.

Most grocery stores that offer us a discount usually choose one day of the week, or, just one day of the month to offer these discounts.

So, we suggest you call your local markets and ask them what they do for seniors. You'll often find discounts on groceries that may not be well advertised.

Remember to ask them if there are any excluded products or memberships required.

Here we go:


  • Bi-Lo: Seniors 60 and over get 5% off every Wednesday.

  • Compare Foods Supermarket: 60 and over get 10% off every Wednesday.

  • DeCicco Family Markets: Seniors over the age of 62 receive a discount on designated days. Find your nearest DeCicco’s for full information.

  • Fred Meyer: 55 and over can save 10-15% on the first Tuesday of each month. Varies by location.

  • Fry's Supermarket: 10% off on the first Wednesday of every month.

  • Gristedes Supermarket: Shoppers over the age of 65 can enjoy an additional 10% off their groceries every Tuesday.

  • Harris Teeter: Every Thursday, seniors 60 and over, get a 5% discount when you use your VIC card.

  • Hy-Vee:  If you're 55 and older, you can sign up for their Senior Citizen Discount Club and enjoy 5% off every Wednesday.

  • Kroger: Senior discounts vary by location. Call your local store to find out what they offer.

  • New Seasons Market: 65+ get 10% off most items every Wednesday.

  • Piggly Wiggly: Discounts for senior citizens vary by location. Call your local store to see what they offer.

  • Publix: Over 60? 5% discount on Wednesdays at select locations. Again, call your local store to see what they offer.





Which Retail and Clothing Stores

Give Senior Citizen Discounts?

senior citizen discounts at retail and clothing stores

  • Banana Republic: If you're 62+, 10% off.

  • Bealls: For 50+, every Tuesday get 50% off! Wow!

  • Belk: On the first Tuesday of every month 62 and over get a5% off.

  • Bon-Ton Department Stores: On senior citizen discount days you get 15% off. Use a Bon-Ton credit card and you'll get 20% off.

  • Burkes Outlet: Your seniors discount is 15% on Mondays.

  • Dress Barn: Varies by location, But, look for 10% off Tuesday and Wednesday if you're 55+.

  • Goodwill: 55 and over: 10-20% off one day a week. Different locations have different days.

  • Joann Fabrics: A great shop for thosw who sew. Senior Discount Days are once each month. Over the age of 55, receive a 20% discount.

  • Kohl's: A 15% off in store only discount on Wednesdays for 60+.

  • Lens Crafters: Here our wonderful AARP card brings big savings again!  Members get $75 off a complete pair of glasses that are single vision. $115 off multifocal. 25% off a transitional upgrade when you buy a complete pair.

  • Michael's: For 55+, 10% off your entire purchase every day.

  • Pep Boys: Customers over the age of 55 receive a 10% discount every day.

  • Ross Stores: 55 and over, save 10% every Tuesday

  • Savers At select locations, senior citizens over the age of 55 can save 30% on Senior Day Tuesdays. Call you location to see if they participate.

  • Stein Mart:  55 and older get 20% off red dot clearance items first Monday of each month.

  • Walgreens“Seniors Day” once a month. 20% off in store purchases or 10% off online. Discounts are available for Balance Rewards card members or Balance Rewards card members that are also AARP members.

  • The UPS StoreAARP members can save 5% off domestic and international UPS shipping services. 15% off eligible products and services.




What About Travel Discounts

for Senior Citizens?

travel discounts for senior citizens


You bet!

Take a look:


  • American Airlines: Call before booking to ask for the discounts available. 65+

  • Amtrak: 62 and older, 15% off. And, it's a lovely train ride.

  • Auto Europe: Senior citizens discount: 5%.

  • Avis: Up to 30% off base rates for AARP members when renting from participating locations.

  • British Airways: Again, AARP members can save big time. Anywhere from $65 - $200 on flights.

  • Budget Rental CarsAARP members enjoy up to 30% off base rates when renting from participating locations.

  • Carnival Cruise: Cruises love senior citizens. Always ask for a senior citizen discount on any cruise you are considering. Carnival exclusive discounts start at age 55.

  • Choice HotelsIf you are an AARP member or a senior citizen 60 and over, you can save up to 10% with advance reservations.

  • Days Inn: 60 and over may enjoy special savings varying by location.

  • Greyhound: 62 and you're in for 5% off.

  • Hertz: Has a 50+ Car Rental Program that can get you exclusive deals.

  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts: AARP members receive up to 5% off the best available rate.

  • InterContinental Hotels Group: Discounts vary. For senior citizens 62 and older.

  • La Quinta Inns & Suites: Your AARP discount saves up to 10%, plus free breakfast.

  • Marriott Hotels: 62+ gets 15% off.

  • Motel 6: 60 and over, 10% off.

  • Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off starting at age 55.

  • Royal Caribbean: Again, cruise lines LOve senior citizens. Call before booking to get the best discount. 55+

  • Sheraton Hotels & Resorts: AARP discount: Save 5% to 15% on your next stay.

  • United Airlines: Call before booking. Various discounts for ages 65 and up.




Communication and Internet
Senior Citizen Discounts

senior citizen discounts on cell phones and internet


Most major internet service providers know that senior citizens are using cell phones these days. They also know that many seniors on a fixed income need to watch their expenses closely. SO, most major providers have special programs for senior citizens on low and fixed incomes.

  • AT&T: Plans are available for seniors at reduced costs.

  • Verizon: Verizon offers special plans and discounts for seniors. The Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan offers a discounted rate for seniors.

  • Comcast: Offers discounts. Call them because the discounts vary by location.

  • T-Mobile: If you're over 55 they have a plan with unlimited talk, text, and LTE data for two lines for a set price of $60 per month.

  • Sprint: Has a line of cell phones specially marketed to seniors. These phones have easy to use accessible features, such as TTY/TDD support, LED alerts, and 911 shortcut keys. Unfortinately they don't doesn't offer a senior discount on cell phone plans.

Other discounts may be available to senior citizens.

Remember:  You have to ask for a senior citizen discount before paying for your products. Most locations are happy to give you a bit of a discount if you remember to ask for it.





Are There

Entertainment Discounts

for Senior Citizens?

entertainment discounts for senior citizens


Yep!

Just because we're going out to have some fun, doesn't mean we can't save some money too.


  • AMC Theaters: Get your senior discount tickets staring at age 60.

  • Cinemark: Call your location to see what their discount is and on which days.

  • Goodrich Quality Theaters:  Ticket discounts starting at $5 for customers 62 and older; discounts on 3D movies.

  • Kennedy Space Center: Savings on daily admission for 55-plus.

  • Landmark Theatres: Up to 30% off tickets for guests 62+. One of the things I like best about these theatres is they try to assist patrons who have special needs.

  • TripBeat: Save up to 40% off on select 7-night resort vacation rentals in worldwide destinations.

  • U.S. National Parks: The lifetime pass is $80 for senior citizens. There is also a 50% discount off additional services including camping. Turnoing 62 has it's benefits if you love the parks.




Wikibuy

Automatic, OnLine Discounts


senior citizen discounts online



Here's an interesting one if you enjoy shopping on line and don't want to have to go to every single website that has your product to find the best price.


Wikibuy can automatically give you the best online buy when you shop on line.

Here's what they say.


"Wikibuy gets you better offers, automatically applies
the best coupon code at checkout, and lets you know
when prices drop on products you've viewed and purchased."


You can read their terms of service here.

These guys really work for you. And, the service is free.






CONCLUSION

We hope you found this list energizing and inspiring. You can save loads of money with senior citizen discounts. You earned them! Use them.

There are all kinds of Wonderful Discounts for Senior Citizens to be had in every type of retail store, travel agency, or restaurant imaginable.

Not every store has senior citizen discounts. But, a lot do. And, many don't advertise them very well.


So: Our Most Important Point to Remember is this:

Wherever you are, in person, on the phone, even on line: ALWAYS ask if there are senior citizen discounts before you pay for anything. You'll be surprised at how much you start saving! Even in places you'd never expect.


Have a Most Wonderful Time Shopping!  ~ William, Fiona, and Charlotte




go to:

Senior Discount Day

Senior Citizens Discounts with AARP

Which Stores Offer Unadvertised Discounts?

What is The Senior Discount Age?






Some
Letters from Our Readers


Monica C.  -  NY, NY


William, Thank you so much for all your wonderful information. I love your website and on this page I learned how to save so much more money. I didn’t realize I could get a grocery discount. We’re both retired and my mother in-law lives with us. So there are 3 of us in the house and the grocery bill adds up. Especially when the kids come to visit. 3 of mine and 4 of his! Great stuff! Can’t wait to see what’s next.

Sincerely, Monica



Carl A.  -  Montgomery, AL

Thanks for sharing this wonderful article. Never knew about these Senior Discounts. Thank You So Much.

Carl A



Elle H.  -  Jackson, WY

Cool!! this will help seniors have a bright future.

Elle H



Marvin W.  -  Bangor, ME

I get my $12 membership back many times over already. Some deals are negotiated by AARP and that’s why they are exclusive to members.

Marv



Charles Y.  -  Edmonton, Alberta

These deals are amazing. I am a senior citizen this year and these discounts will help me have more fun.



Charles W



Alex D.  -  Springfield, MI

When my cable bill increased I called my provider. I explained that I am paying for channels I don’t view. I told them as a senior citizen I am on a limited budget and I watch what I spend closely. Guess what? They are now giving me a discount each month for three years for being on of their loyal customers. As you said, ASK. It really pays to ask. Be nice about it and don’t complain. You have nothing to lose! You can share this letter on your website.

Thanks, Alex



Bob G.  -  Amarillo, TX

I just found out that MOST ACE HARDWARE STORES have Senior Citizens discounts too!
Goodwill industries discount is 25% all day Wednesday, 55+, in Texas.

Bob G



Lois S.  -  Rockford, IL

Love this list!

Lois



Larry T.  -  Los Angeles, CA

I get 15% off at Denny’s for the whole table. Great!

Larry



Andrea T.  -  Madison, WI

Thank you for sharing this list. I am a nursing assistant in an elderly retirement home. This list will help me a lot with my job.

Sincerely, Andrea



Josh O.  -  Van Nuys, CA

This is a good list. I shared it with my Grandpa. He says it is very good. And, he says Thank you.



Josh



Gerri K.  -  Brooklyn, NY



Ross Dress For Less, senior discount 55+, 10% off Tuesday.



Laetitia A.  -  Des Moines, IA

Thank you for sharing this post with us. We are already saving some nice money.

Warm Regards, Laetitia



Ben L. - Phoenix, AZ

This is a very nice blog. I shared this post’s link to all the seniors in my contacts list.

Ben L



Jerome M.  -  Tampa, Fl

This is a perfect list. We love going out to eat and traveling every year. And, I got a better rate on our cell phones.

Thanks William, Jerome and Sylvia M



Georgina Y.
  -  Oklahoma City, OK

This is an awesome post for Senior Citizens. All kinds of discounts! Thank you for sharing it. I also love your post on dancing for elderly senior citizens.

Have a Great Day, Georgina



Edgar G.  -  Bronx, NY

This is a fantastic listing of savings and very timely for me to receive as I recently retired just two months ago. I have added a link to this post on both my blog post and my eBook. I am also enjoying your exercise page. I really need this one. It’s time to get back in shape. Well, at least lose a few pounds. Keep up the good work.

Thanks William!,  Edgar



Rosemary R.
  -  Denver, CO

ROSS has 10% discount for Seniors on Tuesdays. NORMS has their senior citizen discounts after 2pm.

Rose



Burt W.  -  Santa Fe, NM

LOOKS GOOD TO ME AT 83.

Burt



Jay T.  -   Pittsburgh, PA

Hi William,
Clearview Federal Credit Union offers a Free Checking account for seniors 50+

Jay T




Leslie D.  -  Seattle, WA

AARP has more senior citizen discounts than we realized. Wow! Fun!!

Les





We'd love to hear from you too!

You can drop us a line here.

Thanks!  ~ William, Fiona, Charlotte




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