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The Ultimate Guide to Senior Discounts

September 21, 2018

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Senior discounts help you live your golden age in savings and style. Whether you plan to travel abroad, spend more time with family or relax in your hometown, these senior deals — which include everything from discounts at retailers and restaurants to lowered airfare and hotel room rates — let you make the most of your retirement.

To help you maximize your savings, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of senior discounts. Use the jump links below to find specific senior discounts, or check out the full guide to see how you can save on everything from eating out to traveling abroad.

Restaurants | Grocery Stores | Retail Stores | Health and Wellness | Airfare and Travel | Hotels | Rental Cars and Maintenance | Vacation and Entertainment | Cell Phone Plans

Senior Discounts at Restaurants

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What early bird special? These restaurants offer premium discounts that will keep you and your wallet full any time of the day.

Age 50+

Bonefish Grill: Active AARP members save 10% when they show a membership card. (source)

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: AARP members receive 10% off food and non-alcoholic drinks with proof of an AARP membership. (source)

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Show a current AARP membership card at a Carrabba’s any day of the week to receive 10% off your entire meal. (source)

Chart House: Current AARP members receive 10% off their meal. (source)

Fisherman’s Wharf: AARP members receive 10% off any day of the week. (source)

Krispy Kreme: Customers receive 10% off their purchase. (source)

Landry’s Seafood: Show an up-to-date AARP membership card and valid identification to receive a 10% discount on your purchase. (source)

McCormick & Schmick’s: Receive 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases with a current AARP card. (source)

Oceanaire Seafood: All current AARP members are eligible for a 10% discount with proof of identification. (source)

Outback Steakhouse: Outback offers a 10% discount to AARP members with a valid membership card. (source)

Rainforest Cafe: Show your ID and AARP card to receive 10% off your entire meal. (source)

Saltgrass Steakhouse: AARP members receive a 10% discount with valid identification (source)

Steak ‘n Shake: Senior diners receive a 10% discount on their meal. (source)

sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt: sweetFrog gives AARP members 15% off all in-store purchases. (source)

Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks: AARP members receive 10% off food and non-alcoholic drinks when they show a valid membership card. (source)

Age 55+

A&W: A&W restaurants offer 10% off to seniors, although the discount varies by location. (source)

Arby’s: Arby’s restaurants offer a 10% discount to senior guests; some restaurants also offer a discounted soft drink. Check with your local location for specifics. (source)

Applebee’s: Present your server with a valid ID to receive between a 10 and 15 percent discount on your order. (source)

Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A offers 10% off your meal or a free small drink or small coffee. (source)

Chili’s: Seniors visiting Chili’s restaurants receive 10% off. (source)

Country Kitchen: Country Kitchen has a special “lighter fare” senior menu that offers lower prices and smaller portions. (source)

Dairy Queen: Dairy Queen restaurants offer a 10% discount; some franchises also offer a free small soft drink to senior guests. (source)

Denny’s: Denny’s has a special 55+ menu that offers different choices and discounted prices for patrons within that age range. (source)

IHOP: IHOP has a special menu for senior customers, which features discounted breakfast, lunch and dinner items. (source)

Old Spaghetti Factory: The Old Spaghetti Factory has a 55+ seniors’ menu that offers smaller, discounted portions. The menu varies by location, so go online to view the one in your area. (source)

TCBY: Senior guests receive 10% off their order. (source)

Whataburger: Receive a free soft drink with valid identification. (source)

Age 60+

Ben & Jerry’s: Senior guests receive a 10% discount on their treat. (source)

Bennigan’s: Senior patrons receive a discount. Check with your local store for discount specifics. (source)

Big Boy Restaurants: Big Boy offers varying discounts for senior citizens. (source)

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Show valid identification and receive 10% off a baker’s dozen. (source)

El Pollo Loco: El Pollo Loco restaurants offer a 10% discount to senior diners. (source)

Golden Corral: Golden Corral offers a senior early bird brunch and a senior early bird dinner at different times throughout the week, depending on location. Check your local restaurant for specific details. (source)

Sizzler: Sizzler has a special “Honored Guests” menu available for seniors. (source)

Sonic: Sonic offers a choice of 10% off your meal or a complimentary soft drink. (source)

Age 62+

Captain D’s: Senior diners receive a discount. (source)

White Castle: Senior guests receive 10% off. (source)

Age 65+

Boston Market: Senior customers receive a discount; contact your local store for the exact amount. (source)

Cici’s Pizza: Cici’s offers senior discounts that vary from location to location. Contact your local franchise for pricing and age information. (source)

Taco Bell: Receive 5% off your meal and a free soft drink with valid identification. (source)

General Senior Discounts (No Age Specified)

Burger King: Burger King offers 10% off for seniors as well as additional discounts on coffee and soft drinks. (source)

Friendly’s: Friendly’s offers 10% off breakfast and a free coffee or a free small sundae. (source)

Fuddruckers: Senior customers receive 10% off a burger and a side. (source)

Hardee’s: The Hardee’s burger chain either offers a 10% discount or $0.33 soft drinks, depending on the location. (source)

Jack in the Box: Seniors are eligible for as much as 20% off, depending on location. (source)

KFC: Discounts vary by location, but can include between 5% and 10% off or a free small drink with a purchase of a meal. Check your local store for details. (source)

McDonald’s: McDonald’s offers a free coffee or beverage to senior guests. (source)

Old Country Buffet: Old Country Buffet offers discounts to seniors every day. Discounts vary by location, so contact your local store for details. (source)

Senior Discounts at Grocery Stores

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Stock up on necessities or treat yourself to something special with the senior discounts at these grocery stores.

Age 55+

Albertsons: Senior shoppers receive 10% off on the first Wednesday of each month. (source)

Convenient Food Mart: On Senior Discount Tuesday, senior shoppers receive 10% off their purchases. (source)

Hy-Vee: Sign up for the Senior Citizen Discount Club to receive 5% off every Wednesday. (source)

Farm Fresh: Farm Fresh offers a 5% discount every Tuesday and Thursday. (source)

Fred Meyer: Seniors save 10% on certain purchases the first Tuesday of every month. (source)

Fry’s Supermarket: Senior shoppers at Fry’s Food Stores receive 10% off their entire purchase on the first Wednesday of every month. (source)

Age 60+

Bi-Lo: The supermarket chain offers 5% off every Wednesday. (source)

Great Valu Markets: Great Valu offers senior citizen discounts every Wednesday. (source)

Harris Teeter: Shoppers with a VIC card receive a 5% discount. (source)

Piggly Wiggly: Piggly Wiggly offers a discount to seniors that varies by location. (source)

The Big Y: Members of the Big Y Silver Savings Club are automatically enrolled in the Senior Savings Club, which offers special discounts when they turn 60. (source)

Age 62+

DeCicco Family Markets: On Senior Citizen Discount Days senior shoppers are given discounts on regular priced items. The designated day varies by location. (source)

Age 65+

New Seasons Market: On Senior Wednesdays, senior customers receive 10% off. (source)

Senior Discounts at Retail Stores

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“Dressing your age” takes on a whole new meaning with the discounts from these retailers.

Age 50+

Banana Republic: Seniors receive a 10% discount any day of the week. (source)

Bealls: Seniors shoppers are eligible for 15% off at Bealls every Tuesday. (source)

Tanger Outlets: Tanger Outlets offers AARP members 20% off. (source)

The UPS Store: AARP members save 15% on eligible products and services and 5% on domestic and international shipping. (source)

Age 55+

Belk: Senior day, which gives seniors 15% off their purchase, is every first Tuesday of the month at Belk. (source)

Bon-Ton Department Stores: Bon-Ton offers 15% off on senior discount days, which vary by location. (source)

Dress Barn: Dress Barn’s senior discounts vary by location, but are typically around 10% off. (source)

Joann Fabric: Joann’s offers a Senior Discount Day that provides seniors with a 20% discount on of all regular, sale-priced and clearance items. (source)

Michael’s: Michael’s offers 10% off your entire purchase, excluding sale items. (source)

Ross: Seniors signed up for the Every Tuesday Club receive 10% off when they shop on Tuesdays. (source)

Salvation Army: The Salvation Army offers up to 50% off on senior days, which vary by location. (source)

Stein Mart: Every first Monday of the month, Stein Mart offers 20% off red-dot/clearance items. (source)

Age 60+

Goodwill: Every Tuesday is Goodwill Senior Savings day, where seniors receive 10% off donated merchandise. (source)

Kohl’s: Every Wednesday, seniors receive a 15% off in-store discount. (source)

Age 62+

Clarks: Seniors who shop at Clarks are eligible for 10% off. (source)

Senior Discounts on Pharmacies, Prescription Medications and Heath and Wellness

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Looking to refocus on your health and wellness in the golden years? The discounts from the retailers below will help you do everything from save on prescription medicine to take up a gym membership.

Age 50+

AARP: Through OptumRX, AARP provides the AARP Prescription Discount Program. The program allows seniors to save on FDA-approved generic, brand name or specialty drugs that aren’t covered by insurance or Medicare. (source)

Costco: Members of Costco also have access to the retailer’s Prescription Program, which offers up to 70% off prescription costs to members without insurance coverage. (source)

CVS: The CVS ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards Program allows seniors to earn ExtraBucks rewards on prescriptions, flu shots and other services. (source)

Lenscrafters: AARP members get exclusive deals at Lenscrafters, including 30% off a complete frame and lenses. (source)

Pearle Vision: AARP members receive discounts on glasses, contact lenses and comprehensive eye exams. (source)

RxFreeCard: RxFreeCard is a discount prescription drug card that offers savings on prescriptions. The service offers a card tailored specifically to seniors. (source)

Sears Optical: AARP members receive discounts on eyewear and contact lenses. (source)

Target Optical: Target Optical offers deals on eye exams and eyewear purchases to AARP members. (source)

Walgreens: Walgreens’ Prescription Saving Club offers up to 20% off for most immunizations, 10% bonus on Walgreens brand purchases and exclusive discounts on prescriptions. Walgreens also has a Senior Discount Day each year where senior citizens older than 55, or seniors who are AARP members, are given 20% off. (sources: 1, 2)

Age 60+

Discount Drug Mart: Every first Wednesday of the month is Senior Savings Day, where seniors receive 10% off their entire purchase and 20% off Drug Mart brand beauty and healthcare products. (source)

SuperCuts: Seniors receive a discount on the adult price of a haircut. (source)

Age 65+

Great Clips: Seniors receive a discounted price on standard haircuts. (source)

Rite Aid: As part of the wellness65+ program, seniors receive 20% off the first Wednesday of every month and a free pharmacist consultation any time. (source).

Silver Sneakers: Silver Sneakers offers free gym memberships at more than 14,000 gyms and fitness centers around the United States. (source)

Senior Discounts on Airfare and Travel

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Retirement marks a new phase in life. The discounts below, from airfare reduction to senior cruise discounts, are perfect for those looking to spend new-found free time traveling.

Age 50+

Expedia: Expedia offers AARP members exclusive rates on hotels, rental cars and cruises. Plus, seniors don’t pay booking fees on flights. (source)

Park Ride Fly: AARP members receive 12% off when they book airport parking through Park Ride Fly. (source)

Vacations by Rail: Vacations by Rail offers 5% off rail tours in the USA, Canada, Europe and other locations for AARP members. (source)

Age 55+

Carnival Cruises: On the Carnival Cruise Line calendar, select “Cruisers 55+” under the “Extra Savings” options to see the senior fares. (source)

Celebrity Cruises: The Celebrity Cruise Line offers discounted rates to senior travelers. (source)

Royal Caribbean: Royal Caribbean Cruises offer reduced rates on selected sailings for senior guests. (source)

Vacations To Go: Seniors booking with cruise agency Vacations to Go receive special room discounts. (source)

Age 62+

Greyhound: Greyhound senior passengers receive a 5% discount on passenger fares. (source)

Peter Pan: Seniors are eligible to receive a 15% off discount on full adult fares on the bus line. (source)

Age 65+

American Airlines: American Airlines and American Eagle offer select senior fares in domestic markets. (source)

Amtrak: Amtrak senior travelers receive a 10% discount on most rail fares. You must have valid proof of age when buying the ticket and while on the train. (source)

Delta: Delta offers discounted fares on certain itineraries to senior travelers. Senior rates aren’t available online and must be booked by phone. (source)

Southwest Airlines: Southwest offers reduced fares for senior travelers. (source)

United Airlines: United offers senior fares to select travel destinations. (source)

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Seniors living in or visiting the Washington, D.C. area are eligible for a discount with a valid photo ID. (source)

Senior Discounts on Hotels

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Live out your retirement in style with senior citizen discounts from these major hotel chains.

Age 50+

Atlantis Casino Resort: AARP members receive 10% off with a club membership card and a valid ID. (source)

Dolce Hotels: Participating Dolce Hotels and Resorts offer a 10% discount for AARP members. (source)

DoubleTree: AARP members are eligible to save 5% at DoubleTree hotels. (source)

Embassy Suites: Members of AARP save 5% at all Embassy Suites. (source)

Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel: AARP members receive 15% off train, hotel and RV park reservations year-round. Additionally, members receive 10% off retail merchandise. (source)

Hilton Hotels & Resorts: AARP members receive 5% off and complimentary late checkout at Hilton Hotels & Resorts. (source)

HotelPlanner.com: HotelPlanner.com offers AARP members between 10% and 20% off when booking through the site. (source)

La Quinta Hotels: Members of AARP save up to 10% during their stay and enjoy a free breakfast. (source)

Age 55+

Best Western: Guests staying at Best Western Hotels and Resorts are eligible to save 10% or more with proof of age at check-in. (source)

Castle Hotel and Resorts: Senior guests at Castle Hotel and Resorts receive discounted room rates at 22 locations across the Hawaiian islands. (source)

Extended Stay America: Extended Stay offers senior guests a special senior rate regardless of if they’re an AARP member. (source)

Myrtle Beach Resorts: Seniors receive a 10% discount on daily and weekly rates for condominiums rented through Myrtle Beach Resort Vacations. (source)

Age 59+

Red Roof Inn: Any senior over 59 receives 10% off the regular room rate. (source)

Age 60+

Comfort Inn: Guests visiting the Comfort Inn save up to 10% when they request the senior rate while making advance reservations. (source)

Comfort Suites: If you’re over 60 or a member of AARP, you’re eligible to save up to 10% at Comfort Suites hotels. (source)

Days Inn: Senior guests are eligible to receive a special room rate if they mention their senior status while booking. (source)

Howard Johnson Hotels: Enjoy special savings by requesting the senior rate when booking at Howard Johnson hotels. (source)

Motel 6: Seniors save up to 10% off nightly rates as part of the chain’s senior rate discount. (source)

Ramada: Ramada seniors save 10% off the hotel’s best available rate. (source)

Sleep Inn: AARP members or senior citizens who are over 60 are eligible for up to a 10% discount on advance reservations. (source)

Super 8: Senior guests enjoy special savings on room rates. (source)

Travelodge: Senior customers at Travelodge hotels receive discounts on room rates. (source)

Age 62+

Candlewood Suites: Candlewood Suites offers a non-disclosed discount for senior guests. (source)

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts: Senior citizens are eligible for a discounted room rate at hotels within the Crowne Plaza family. (source)

Holiday Inn: Senior guests of the Holiday Inn receive a senior discount. (source)

Hyatt Hotels: Guests of Hyatt Hotels, including the Hyatt Place and the Hyatt Regency, are eligible for senior rates. (source)

Marriott: Senior guests are eligible to save 15% or more at any of Marriott’s 4,000 hotels worldwide. (source)

Age 65+

Hampton: Senior citizens save 10% off at Hampton by Hilton. (source)

Hilton Garden Inn: Seniors are eligible for 10% off at the Hilton Garden Inn. (source)

InterContinental Hotels Group: Hotels within the IHG family offer senior rates. (source)

Radisson: Senior guests of Radisson Hotels get up to 15% off their stay. (source)

Senior Discounts on Rental Cars and Car Maintenance

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Not into air travel? These discounts from rental car providers make it easy — and cheap — to get where you want to go

Age 50+

Alamo: Alamo offers discounts on their car rentals through their Senior Circle program. (source)

Avis Rental Cars: AARP members save between 20% and 30% on both domestic and international vehicles. (source)

Budget Rental Car: Members with a valid AARP card get up to 30% off Budget base rates in both U.S. and Canada. (source)

E-Z Rent-a-Car: EZ offers 10% off for seniors. (source)

Hertz: Senior travelers receive a discount on Hertz base rates, with savings up to 20%. (source)

Jiffy Lube: Discounts vary by location, but the majority provide 10% off services and/or parts. (source)

Payless Car Rental: AARP members save 5% on daily, weekly, weekend and monthly rates. (source)

Pep Boys: Pep Boys offers 10% off for customers with a valid ID. (source)

Zipcar: AARP members can join Zipcar for $40 and a one-time $25 application fee. Additionally, they receive $40 in free driving credit. (source)

Age 60+

Auto Europe: Auto Europe offers a 5% discount to seniors renting cars in Europe. (source)

Senior Discounts on Vacation and Entertainment

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From discounted movies and live theatre to some of the country’s most famous sightseeing spots, these discounts are sure to keep you busy in your retirement.

Age 50+

Regal Entertainment: AARP members receive $3.00 off the purchase of a small or large popcorn and soft drink combo, with valid identification. (source)

Age 55+

Kennedy Space Center: Seniors visiting the Kennedy Space Center in Florida receive a discounted daily admission price. (source)

Age 60+

AMC Theaters: Seniors receive discounted tickets at AMC. (source)

Ben & Jerry’s Factory: Seniors receive $1.00 off general admission to the factory tour. (source)

Cinemark: Cinemark offers discounted tickets on “Senior’s Day,” which varies by participating location. (source)

Ford’s Theatre: Senior visitors to Ford’s Theatre receive discounted tickets to weekend and weekday matinees. (source)

Showcase Cinemas: Showcase offers Senior Wednesdays, with discounted admission and a popcorn and soda combo for $4.50. (source)

Age 62+

Alcatraz: Seniors receive a discount on day tour admission prices. (source)

Empire State Building: Seniors receive a $3.00 discount on admission tickets. (source)

George Washington’s Mount Vernon: Senior visitors can purchase discounted general admission tickets. (source)

Graceland: Seniors visiting the famed Elvis museum receive discounted admission. (source)

Landmark Theatres: Landmark Theatres offer discounted tickets to seniors. (source)

National Parks: Seniors can purchase an $80 lifetime pass or a discounted annual senior pass. (source)

Space Center Houston: Receive 10% off the Space Center gift shop. (source)

Statue of Liberty: Seniors touring the Statue of Liberty receive a $4.50 discount on tickets. (source)

Age 65+

Central Park Zoo: Seniors receive discounted admission to the zoo. (source)

Chicago: Seniors visiting the city are eligible for a reduced fare permit from the Regional Transportation Authority. (source)

Georgia Aquarium: Seniors visiting the Georgia Aquarium receive a discounted admission price. The discount amount depends on the time of day of the visit, so check the website for full details. (source)

Golden Gate Ferry: Receive discounted tickets on the San Francisco Ferries. (source)

Kennedy Center: Senior’s visiting The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., can buy specially priced tickets. (source)

Manhattan: Senior citizens residing in or visiting New York are eligible for a reduced-fare MetroCard. (source)

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Senior visitors receive an $8.00 discount on admission tickets to the MOMA. (source)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Seniors receive discounted general admission. (source)

San Francisco: Seniors who are visiting the Bay Area save 62.5% on a BART Green Ticket and Regional Clipper Card. (source)

SeaWorld: Senior visitors to SeaWorld receive discounted tickets. (source)

Space Needle: Seniors receive discounted general admission tickets. (source)

World of Coca-Cola: Seniors visiting the Atlanta attraction receive $2.00 off admission. (source)

Senior Discounts on Cell Phone Plans

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Stay connected with family and friends with these senior-friendly cell phone plans.

Age 50+

AT&T: AARP members save 10% on monthly services plans. (source)

Consumer Cellular: Members of AARP receive special benefits from Consumer Cellular, including a discount on service every month. (source)

Cricket Wireless: Cricket Wireless offers a $20 mail-in rebate to AARP members. (source)

Age 55+

Sprint: Sprint’s “Unlimited 55+” plan offers two lines of unlimited talk, text and data for $70/month. (source)

T-Mobile: T-Mobile’s ONE plan offers senior customers two lines for $70/month. (source)

Age 65+

Verizon Wireless: Verizon offers special monthly plans to customers through their Nationwide 65 Plus program. (source)

Financial Resources for Seniors

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For more ways to save in retirement, check out this list of financial resources.

AARP Career Center

AARP Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

AARP Tax-Aide Program

Benefits.gov

Benefits CheckUp

Eldercare Directory

IRS Tax Filing for Seniors

Medicare

Medicare Savings Programs

National Senior Citizens Law Center

Nutrition Services Incentive Program

Retirement Benefits, SSA

Reverse Mortgage Program

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Senior Job Bank

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs

Senior Service America

Social Security Administration

State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

No matter how you’re planning to spend your retirement, these senior discounts will help you maximize your savings. Keep in mind that many businesses and franchises details are subject to change by location, so be sure to contact your local store to confirm their policy on discounts.

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