Senior Discounts

I have friends with household incomes in the six figures and well-padded portfolios, and even they worry about what it will be like to retire and live on a fixed income. And I want those gals to join me in the life of the happily retired. Therefore, I’m posting this list revealing the many discounts offered to seniors, to give them courage and everyone else a hand in stretching the budget.

Note: I haven’t tried to take advantage of all these discounts personally. This information is excerpted from Retired Brains.

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Since many senior discounts are not advertised to the public, our advice is to ALWAYS ask a sales associate if that store, restaurant or company provides a senior discount. That way, you can be sure to get the most bang for you buck.  Also some franchise locations do not offer the same discounts as company stores.

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Restaurant Discounts

Applebee’s: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby’s: 10% off (55+)
Ben & Jerry’s: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan’s: discount varies by location
Bob’s Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Captain D’s Seafood: discount varies on location (62+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
Chili’s: 10% off (55+)
CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Culver’s: 10% off (60+)
Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members 4PM-10PM & cofee just $1.00 for you & your guests
Dunkin’ Donuts: AARP special at participating locations free donut when you buy a large hot coffee
Einstein’s Bagels: 10% off baker’s dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker’s: 10% off any senior platter (55+)
Gatti’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
IHOP: 10% off (55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+)
Long John Silver’s: various discounts at participating locations (55+)
McDonald’s: discounts on coffee everyday (55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney’s: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak ‘n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+) some locations
Subway: 10% off (60+) selected locations-check prior to ordering.
Sweet Tomatoes 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+) in some locations.
TCBY: 10% off (55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off (50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy’s: Check with the restaurant as senior age discounts vary.
White Castle: 10% off (62+)
Whataburger (if you ask) you can get a senior drink with purchase of other food items.
(Discounts & age requirements may vary. It’s best to ask if discounts for seniors or travel discounts are available before ordering. Many restaurants provide senior discounts to those seniors who come in for an early dinner.)

Retail and Apparel Discounts

Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (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 (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 (60+)
Modell’s Sporting Goods: 10% off
Rite Aid: 25% off 1st Wed. seniors 65+
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)
WD Store offers a 15% discount to seniors 50+ (www.wdstore.com) use coupon code WDSENIOR

 Grocery Discounts

Albertson’s: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+)
A&P 5% off Tuesday shopping order on purchases over $30 (55+)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+)
Best Cellars 5% off Tuesday shopping order on purchases over $30 (55+)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Emporium 5% off  Tuesday shopping order on purchases over $30 (55+)
Fry’s Supermarket: free Fry’s VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55+)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Grocery Coupon Center
Harris Teeter Thursdays 5% discount for 60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: Discounts varies by location
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Hartsdale NY location only
Pathmark 5% off Tuesday shopping order on purchases over $30 (55+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50+)
Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55+) Some stores only–check with your local Publix.
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
SuperFresh 5% off Tuesday shopping order on purchases over $30 (55+)
Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace: 5% off (62+)
Waldbaum’s 5% off Tuesday of food order on purchases over $30 (55+)

Travel Discounts

Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+)
Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members
American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Best Western: 10% off (55+)
Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Clarion: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
Greyhound: 5% off (62+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hertz: up to 25% off on Hertz Daily Member rates for AARP members
Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+)
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler’s Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+)
Motel 6: 10% off (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+)
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

 Activities & Entertainment Discounts

AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+)
Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 30% off
Ripley’s Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket (55+)
SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)

Gas Discounts

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Cell Phone Senior Discounts

AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+)  in some markets

Information in part provided by Brad’s Deals

Some additional discounts for seniors savings:

Airlines Many airlines offer discounts for seniors 62 or older.

Banks Many banks offer discounts for seniors often providing free checking accounts and free checks. Check your bank to see if they offer free travelers checks, special rates on savings accounts and use of bank services like faxing, copy machines, etc.

Cruise Lines Most cruise lines offer discounts for seniors. Ask to see if you qualify.

Museums offer discounts for seniors but often for certain days or times.