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Top 10 Senior Discounts to Take Advantage Of

One of the advantages of retirement is the abundance of senior discounts available. From restaurants and movie theaters to hotels and car rentals, there are hundreds of businesses and organizations that recognize deals and discounts for seniors. Please check with your local organization for more information, as deals and discounts can vary by geographic region and season.

 

Top 10 Senior Discounts to Save Money

Save Money on Vehicle Maintenance

The next time your car or truck is in need of an oil change, tire rotation, or other maintenance service, remember to ask if a senior discount is available, since many service shops offer discounts of at least 10 percent off, including:

  • Express Oil: Varies, Typically $5 Off
  • Jiffy Lube: 10% Discount
  • Meineke: 10% Discount
  • Pep Boys: 10% Discount
  • Valvoline: 10% Discount
 

Save Money at the Drugstore

Most major drugstore chains offer monthly discount days that allow members to save up to 20% off of their entire purchase. Even more discounts may be available on select items and departments on these monthly discount days. You can also take advantage of savings programs as well as store memberships to earn points on purchases which can be redeemed for future checkouts.

If you reside in a retirement community or nursing home, you may find your location offers a shuttle to local pharmacies at least once per month to coincide with the biggest discount days. If not, consider asking if this service could be made available for residents who are interested in taking advantage of the savings in over-the-counter healthcare items, health and beauty items, seasonal gifts and decor, and more.

  • Rite Aid: 20% off First Wednesday of the Month
  • Walgreens: 20% off First Tuesday of the Month
 

Save on Prescriptions

Prescription medications can be incredibly expensive. While Medicare may cover some or all of the cost of prescription medications, there are also other ways to save at the pharmacy. Fortunately, many drugstores and pharmacies offer discounts on prescriptions for seniors.

  • Costco: Up to 80% off through Costco Member Prescription Program
  • CVS: 38% Discount for AARP Members
  • Rite Aid: 20% Discount for Rite Aid RX Savings Members
  • Walgreens: Discounts through Walgreens Prescription Savings Club
  • Walmart: $4 Generic Prescriptions
 

Save at Department Stores

Seniors can take advantage of senior discounts at various department stores and speciality clothing stores, including:

  • Banana Republic: 10% Discount
  • Dress Barn: 10% Discount on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Kohl’s: 15% Off on Wednesdays
  • Ross: 10% Discount on Tuesdays
  • Steinmart: Additional 20% Off on Clearance Items on the First Monday of the Month
 

Restaurant Deals and Discounts

Everybody loves to eat! There’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of a few deals and discounts from your favorite dining spots. From fast food to casual family dining, there are many restaurants that offer senior discounts and special menus, including:

  • Applebees: 10% Discount
  • Arby’s: 10% Discount
  • Back Yard Burgers: Free Drink with Purchase
  • Ben and Jerry’s: 10% Discount
  • Bonefish Grill: 10% Discount
  • Burger King: 10% Discount
  • Carrabba’s: 10% Discount
  • Chick-Fil-A: Free Drink with Purchase
  • Chili’s: 10% Discount
  • Hardee’s: 10% Discount
  • IHOP: Special Menu
  • Krispy Kreme: 10% Discount
  • Popeye’s: 10% Discount
  • Sonic: 10% Discount
  • Subway: 10% Discount
  • Taco Bell: 5% Discount
  • TCBY: 10% Discount
  • Waffle House: 10% off on Mondays
 

Travel Discounts and Savings

Retirement brings many rewards, one of which is the opportunity to travel whenever and wherever you please. Luckily, many transportation services offer senior discounts and deals for car rentals, airline tickets, and more.

AIRLINES THAT OFFER SENIOR DISCOUNTS

The following airlines offer various discounts for seniors:

  • American Airlines: Varies
  • British Airlines: Varies
  • Southwest Airlines: Varies
  • United Airlines: Varies
  • Virgin Atlantic: Varies
 
CAR RENTAL COMPANIES THAT OFFER SENIOR DISCOUNTS

The following vehicle rental services offer various discounts for seniors:

  • Alamo: Up to 25% for AARP Members
  • Avis: $10-25 off for AARP Members
  • Budget: 10-25% Discount
  • Hertz: Varies
 

Save Money on Vacation

Planning your next vacation? You just might qualify for deals and discounts. After all, no one deserves a vacation more than you do. In addition to saving money on airline tickets, seniors can also take advantage of the senior discounts offered at many hotels, vacation destinations, and more.

HOTELS THAT OFFER SENIOR DISCOUNTS

In addition to AAA member rewards and discounts, many hotels also offer additional nights at no costs and other benefits for seniors. The following hotels offer discounted rates and other deals for senior guests:

  • Clarion: Up to 30% Discount, Plus Additional 15% Discount for AARP Members
  • Days Inn: 10% Discount, Plus Additional 15% Discount for AARP Members
  • Econo Lodge: Up to 30% Discount, Plus Additional 15% Discount for AARP Members
  • Four Points: 50% Discount
  • Howard Johnson’s: 20% Discount for AARP Members
  • Hyatt: 25% Discount
  • Marriott: 15% Discount
  • Quality Inn: Up to 30% Discount, Plus Additional 15% Discount for AARP Members
  • Radisson Inn: 15-40% Discount
  • Ramada Inn: 20% Discount for AARP Members
  • Rodeway Inn: Up to 30% Discount, Plus Additional 15% Discount for AARP Members
  • Sheraton: 50% Discount
  • Sleep Inn: Up to 30% Discount, Plus Additional 15% Discount for AARP Members
  • Travelodge: Up to 10% Discount, Plus Additional 15% Discount for AARP Members
  • W Hotels: 50% Discount
  • Westin Hotels and Resorts: 50% Discount
  • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts: Up to 20% Discount, Plus Up to 40% Discount for AARP Members
 
CRUISE LINES THAT OFFER SENIOR DISCOUNTS

Have you ever wanted to take a cruise? From Alaska and Scandinavia to the Mediterranean Sea and the Caribbean, cruises offer travelers the opportunity to experience both mild and cool climates all over the world, with the opportunity to book exclusive tours and group activities limited to cruise line guests. The following cruise lines offer discounted rates and other deals for seniors:

  • Carnival Cruise: Varies
  • Royal Caribbean: Varies
 
NATIONAL PARKS SENIOR DISCOUNTS

One of the best yet least familiar senior discounts is offered through the U.S. National Park Service. For a one-time fee of just $10, seniors are able to join the lifetime Golden Passport Program which offers free admission to all national parks. The best part: the fees also cover admission for others travelling in the car with a member, so you can bring the kids and the grandkids on the road trip of a lifetime! Members also have access to up to 50 percent discounts on park facilities, camping fees, kayak or canoe rental, boat rental, fishing licenses, and more.

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Save Money on Entertainment

From movie tickets to bowling, seniors can take advantage of deals and discounts others can’t. Next time the grandkids are in town, take advantage of the opportunity to score great deals on event tickets and other entertainment. Many entertainment venues offer senior discounts, including:

  • Amusement Parks
  • Bowling Alleys
  • Concert Venues
  • Ice Skating Rinks
  • Miniature Golf Venues
  • Movie Theaters
  • Theaters
  • Skating Rinks
  • Sporting Events

 

Save Money at Home and Garden Centers

From lawn care and maintenance to those pesky repairs every homeowner will inevitably have to make at some point, chances are you’ve traveled to a home and garden center in the last few months. Luckily, many home and garden centers offer senior discounts, including:

  • Ace Hardware: Varies
  • Home Depot: 10% Discount
  • Lowe’s: 10% Discount
 

Save Money on Wireless and Cellular Services

From cell phones to iPads, seniors qualify for exclusive discounts on a variety of technology and cellular service packages from many providers, including:

  • AT&T: 5% Discount on Monthly Charges and up to 30% Discount on Technology and Accessories for AARP Members
  • T-Mobile: Access to T-Mobile ONE Plan - Prices vary
  • Sprint: Access to Senior Discount Plan - Prices vary
  • Verizon: Access to 55+ Plan - Prices vary
 

Other Senior Services to Take Advantage of

AAA

You don’t have to be a senior to take advantage of AAA’s discounts and affiliate programs that offer discounts rates and prices on everything from hotels to car rentals. Membership also includes roadside assistance and free towing service up to a set number of miles.

AARP

Like AAA, AARP members can take advantage of deals and discounts from affiliate members on everything from travel to vehicle tuneups. Unlike AAA members, however, AARP members must be a certain age to qualify for membership into the program and receive exclusive discounts.

Military Discounts

If you are a veteran of the U.S. military, or an active duty member, you also have access to exclusive deals and discounts at various restaurants, hotels, department stores, and other venues around the country. Just a few businesses and organizations that recognize veterans with discounts include: 

  • American Airlines
  • Apple Store
  • Applebee’s
  • Arby’s
  • AT&T
  • Autozone
  • Back Yard Burgers
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Best Western
  • Captain D’s
  • Carnival Cruise
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Chipotle
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Days Inn
  • Firestone
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Home Depot
  • IHOP
  • KFC
  • Kohl’s
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Lowe’s
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Meineke
  • Old Navy
  • Panda Express
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Pizza Hut
  • Rack Room Shoes
  • Red Robin
  • Sam’s Club
  • Shoe Carnival
  • Sonic
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spring
  • Subway
  • T-Mobile
  • Taco Bell
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Verizon
  • Wendy’s
  • Wyndham Hotels
  • Zaxby’s
 

Retirement Communities

If you are considering downsizing, if you are tired of the hassle of keeping up with lawn care and maintenance, or if you are looking for the opportunity to interact with other seniors your age, you might consider moving to a retirement community. Just a few of the advantages of living in retirement community include: 

  • 24/7 Access to Healthcare
  • Access to Activities and Social Events
  • Housekeeping and Cooking Services
  • In-suite Dining
  • Laundry Services
  • No More Yard Work
  • Safety and Security
 

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