Senior Discounts

patti43November 17, 2012

I sent this to some of you whose e-mail address I have, but thought I'd share here, too. Good to know! My SisIL sent it to my e-mail.

Some for as young as 50! Go for it!

Senior Discounts

Keep this list - - - and Send a copy to your senior friends and relatives.

As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently, I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that seniors over age 55 gets 10% off everything on the menu, every day.

Being of 'that' age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too.

This incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually surprised to see how many there are and how some of them start at the young age of 50 .

This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family, too.

Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55. If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for free.

YOU must ASK for your discount !


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 (60+)

Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)

Boston Market: 10% off (65+)

Burger King: 10% off (60+)

Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)

Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)

CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)

Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)

Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)

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+)

Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)

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 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+)

Subway: 10% off (60+)

Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)

Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)

TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)

Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)

Village Inn: 10% off (60+)

Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)

Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)

White Castle: 10% off (62+)


Banana Republic: 10% off ( 50 +)

Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)

Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)

Big Lots: 10% off

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)

Kmart: 20% off ( 50+)

Kohl's: 15% off (60+)

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+)

Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)


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+)

DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)

Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60+)

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+)

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 +)

Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)

Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 5% off (62+)


Airlines: Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+)

American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations

Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

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)

Rail: Amtrak: 15% off (62+)

Bus: Greyhound: 5% off (62+)-Trailways Transportation System: various disc for ages 50+

Car Rental: Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members

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+)

Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+)

Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members

Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+)

National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

Over Night Accommodations:

Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) - Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+) - Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)

Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) - Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+)

Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance

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 +)

Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)

Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)

Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)


AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)

Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)

Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $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, FL: $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)


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+).


Great Clips: $3 off hair cuts (60+)

Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60+)

YOU must ASK for your discount --- no ask, no discount.


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You can also get discounts with the AAA card and the AARP card which sometimes are better.
Thanks for the list.
Also, if you go to Canada they will give discounts too. Just ask.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 2:21PM
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Thanks I had a list like this but lost it. Be sure to ask sometimes eating places will already have a SR meal

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 2:28PM
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Marie-ndcal, the discounts that require an AARP card are so noted on the list. No mention of AAA, which we also belong to. I'm assuming that if it doesn't list a particular card, you don't need one, or they don't honor AAA or AARP. (That's an assumption--guess we could always ask!)

That National Park Gold card is a must for retirees with an RV/camper who plan to travel and see those beautiful parks. A one-time $10 purchase and you get free entry for yourself and everyone else in the car/van/RV. We sure did use ours when we could travel easier.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 2:31PM
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Thanks for posting!

Kohl's must have changed their policy, I got a senior's discount four years ago at age 56 after a cashier asked to see my driver's license. I was paying cash so was puzzled why he needed to see it. When I asked, he said, it's Senior Discount day and you just made it. :-)


    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 2:56PM
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Shoppers' Drug Mart (Canadian chain) offers 10% or 20% off for most items not on sale on certain days, usually specified in their flyers, often third Thursday of the month.

There are some others ... but I can't remember specifics at the moment: I'm getting old, you know!

Haven't heard of any discounts from the tax people, though.

ole joyfuelled

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 3:34PM
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Well, OJ, don't we all wish we'd hear that kind of good news from the tax people???

I don't know how many of the companies listed apply to you in Canada--I hope some of them that you can use, anyway.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 3:39PM
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Thx, patti, I received your email yesterday :o)

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 3:52PM
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On Wednesday I received my first ever senior discount. The cashier was ringing me up and then said that I'm not 55 or over, am I? I was kind of caught off guard but responded that yes, I am 55 but it was the first time I had ever been asked. It struck me as funny and I was laughing telling people that I just received my first ever senior discount.

No one laughed with me, or congratulated me. I must have looked like as idiot. But at least I don't look 55! LOL

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 5:11PM
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I can get discount train tickets. If I buy a ten-trip, each ticket is 85 cents, during off-peak hours. Love that! You have to be 65 though, and sadly, I am.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 8:20PM
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And I've learned to ask if they offer senior discounts.

Ross's on Tuesday's which is senior day, doesn't give you the senior discount unless you tell them. duh

Had that happen to a friend of mine.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 8:30PM
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Publix senior discount is not everywhere. Publix was founded here in Lakeland FL many years ago. When I saw it on the list for discounts, I asked and was told that it is only in areas where they are opening new markets or where other grocery stores all do it. So you may want to ask if it matters where you shop there or elsewhere.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 9:33PM
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Mimi's restaurant gives 10% for AAA members, but you have to ask.

My hair turned white in my 40s, and I used to get timid inquiries from cashiers who did not want to insult me. I turned down discounts for years, and now that I am clearly a senior, places rarely offer the discounts to me.

Your list has one restaurant we eat at weekly, and we did not know that they have discounts, so thank you.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 10:34PM
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The Goodwill I went to in TX and the one here in FL have both given me 10% off senior discount. I have to ask.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 11:33PM
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Here's another list that includes more, including Culver's, Dairy Queen and others. 196 total.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 1:00AM
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Kmart give 20% discount to 50+? Is that everyday or just a certain day/days of the month?

Thanks for the list, I'm going to copy and save it.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 9:04AM
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