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9 Discounts Seniors Get Only If They Know

November 1st, 2017 

There are many special discounts that are available to seniors. Retirees are offered discounts at most retailers, restaurants, parks, on public transport and at hotels. But you won’t get these discounts unless YOU ASK for them. Simply ask the question, “Do you offer a senior discount?” and see how much you can save. You’ll be able to save money every time you find yourself reaching for your wallet or purse. Here is a list of nine discounts seniors get only if they know about them in 2017.


1. Cruise Deals

Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Costa Cruises

Is there any better way to celebrate life than to venture out at sea? Cruises are wonderful with their all-inclusive travel options where you get to sit back, have a drink or two for free, soak up the midday sun and enjoy some high-class cuisine along with various live music performances. Cruise lines offer a huge variety of discounts for senior citizens, and this includes some of the most well-known companies like Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, offering exclusive deals to citizens over the age of 55. You will be able to get a cruise deal anywhere in the world, be it the Caribbean or even the icy Alaska.


2. Discount on Mortgage and Car Insurance

It’s not just burgers and fries. Seniors are eligible for discounts on financial services as well. if you use these, it can potentially save you thousands of dollars. Here are the best we’ve found:

Discount on Mortgage

Seniors can get special discounts and terms if they decide to refinance their mortgage. There’s a forgotten government program passed by Obama to help the middle class senior Americans reduce their monthly payments by as much as $3,500 each year. Click here to learn more about this mortgage bailout program.

Discount on Car Insurance

Did you know that depending on your age and other factors you could get a huge discount on car insurance? Most seniors don’t even know these discounts exist. Click here to read how seniors can save $400+ on car insurance.


3. Save on Groceries

Albertson’s, Kroger, Publix, Fred Meyer & New Seasons Market

Once you’ve used your senior discount at all of your favorite restaurants, you’ll need to buy some groceries. Lots of stores give a senior discount – you just need to ask. Albertson’s and Kroger will take 10% off your bill on the first Wednesday of each month if you are over 55.

Publix offers up a weekly Wednesday discount to over 55s, but be sure to check as it’s the managers call on whether the store offer discounts and when. At Fred Meyer on the first Tuesday of every month, seniors can get a 10% discount, and New Seasons Market give a 10% senior discount every Wednesday. At Compare Food Supermarket, select location offers a 10% discount, just get in touch with your local store to find our which days. Piggly Wiggly also offer discounts at various locations, you’ll need to contact them to find out more. And, at Fry’s Supermarket seniors can take 10% off every single day.


4. Save on Prescriptions

CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart and Rite Aid

Medication is an essential part of human life, and the costs of the prescriptions add up more and more as you age. Most retirees need to take some type of medication, so it’s only right that you should be able to get a discount on your pills. You can get a discount at the pharmacy section of lots of retail stores including CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Rite Aid and also on websites like

If you’re a AARP cardholder, you can get a great 38% discount on qualified prescription medication. Also, some pharmaceutical companies will send seniors a discount card that you can show when paying for prescriptions. Just remember to check with your local pharmacy to see what discounts are available to you.

Get Your Prescription Drugs Covered With Medicare

Many seniors may be able to get extra benefits like prescription drug coverage and don’t even know they’re available. You can check if you are eligible to get vision, dental, hearing or prescription drug coverage included in your plan at


5. Go Shopping

Kohl’s, Banana Republic, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx and Stein Mart

You might be surprised to learn that a lot of trendy shops give a senior citizens discount. At Banana Republic, if you over 50-years old you can get a 10% discount at stores, simply by asking for it. At Kohl’s on Wednesdays, over 60s can get 15% off. And on Tuesdays, outlet stores Marshall’s, TJ Maxx and Ross will offer up a 10% discount for seniors – though the exact age is determined by each store.

Walgreens hold a “Seniors Day” once a month too – which varies by location. Discounts of 20% are available for Rewards card members and AARP member that are over 55 years old in store, and if you’re shopping online you can get a 10% price reduction. If you are 62 or older, you can get a 10% discount every Tuesday and Wednesday at Dress Barn. If you need to buy new shoes Clarks will give a 10% discount to over 62s when asked.

And that’s not all, Stein Mart are treating over 55s with their clearance offer. On the first Monday of each month, you can get an extra 20% discount on clearance items.


6. Eating Out

If you don’t feel like cooking be sure to turn to these places for good senior dining deals. From fast food to steak restaurants, our compiled 10 restaurant list will definitely help you make your choice.

  • McDonald’s – discounts on coffee and colas when dining in
  • Arby’s – 10% discount or discounted drink (ages 55+)
  • Piccadilly Cafeteria – 10% discount with “Prime Time for Seniors” card.
  • Subway – 10% discount (ages 60+, may vary by individual franchise)
  • IHOP – 10% discount (55+)
  • Applebee’s Bar and Grill – 15% discount just by asking
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – free donut with purchase of large or extra large beverage
  • Chili’s – 10% discount (ages 60+)
  • Taco Bell – 5% discount on food, free beverage if aged 65+
  • Chick-fil-A – 10% discount or free drink (ages 50+) may vary by franchise location


7. Hotel Rooms

Clarion, Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge, Motel 6, Best Western & Marriott

If you want to settle down for the night some place away from home you can be sure to get a discount at Clarion, Comfort Inn, Motel 6 and more. You can receive 10% off at Clarion, Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge and Motel 6 if you are over 60. On top of that, Best Western will also give 10% off to over 55s and Marriot’s will give you 15% off if you are 62 or older. The discounts get even larger at these following hotels, too.

At Hyatt’s you can receive up to 50% off of the nightly rate if your 62 or above. And, Quality Inn will give you a 30% discount for those of you 60-years old and above. If you are an AARP member you can get 20% off your hotel bill at Super 8, Travelodge and Wyndham hotels. Hilton Hotel will give you a 5% saving and at La Quinta Inns over 50s can save 10%.


8. Take a Trip to the Movies

AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas & CineMagic

It’s lovely to visit the cinema every so often. Lots of theaters offer a senior discount too. AMC Theaters offer a generous 30% discount to over 60s. While Regal Cinemas are going one better and will give you 35% off. With the money you’re saving you can treat the grandchildren and get a bag of candies to eat while you all enjoy the movie. Carmike Cinemas and Georgia Theatre Company offer senior discounts, simply check their websites to find out more.

If you’re over 60, you can get discounts from Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and get $1 or $2 off at B&B Theatres and $2 off all evening shows at Celebration Cinemas. Fridley Theatres offer a Bargain Day every Tuesday for all ages – why not take the grandkids? And at Marcus Theatres seniors can watch matinees for just $5 on Fridays before 5:30 p.m. Showcase Cinemas offer $7 tickets on Senior Wednesdays and $4 for popcorn and a soda. If you’re over 65, you can get a discount of between 10%-25% off your ticket price at CineMagic.


9. Visit Amusement Parks

Busch Gardens, SeaWorld Orlando, Disney Land & Dollywood

If you’re up for an adventure, you can use your discount at theme parks too. While your days of riding the rollercoaster might be over, there are still some other great attractions on offer. Busch Gardens in Tampa will give senior citizens a $13 discount on a one-day pass and SeaWorld Orlando will give you a $3 discount if you are over 50. If you’re an AARP member you can get a $40 saving on the entrance price to Disney Land. You can also get a senior discount on one-day tickets and seasonal packages at Dolly Parton’s Tennessee-based park, Dollywood, that includes activities for all of the family.

Are you a fan of Charlie’s Chocolate Factory? You can visit the next best thing, Hershey Park. This chocolate-themed park will offer seniors aged 55-69 a one-day pass for $36.95 and ages 70+ can get a ticket for just $23.95.




Huge List of Senior Discounts 2017

Updated: March 14, 2017


Click Here to see discounts or you can view the list of discounts below:

Senior Discounts at Grocery Stores

  • 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+)
  • Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
  • Fry’s Supermarket: free Fry’s VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
  • Great Value 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 +) Not valid in FL
  • Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
  • Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

Senior Discounts at Retail Stores

  • Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
  • Bealls Outlet: 15% off with free Monday Club Card (Mondays 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 Tues and/or Wed (call ahead-varies by location 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 on Wednesdays (55+)
  • Marshalls: 10% off on Tuesdays (varies by location) UNVERIFIED
  • Michael’s: 10% off on Tuesdays (with AARP card)
  • 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+)
  • SteinMart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)
  • TJ Maxx: 10% on Tuesdays (FLORIDA only at this time)
  • Walgreens: 20% off once a month (55+ and AARP) “Balance Rewards” Card required

Senior Discounts at Restuarants

  • Applebee’s: 10-15% off (varies by location) MAY require Golden Apple Card (60+)
  • Arby’s: 10% off (55+)
  • A&W All American Food: 10% Senior discount varies by location
  • Backyard Burger: free drink with purchase
  • Ben & Jerry’s: 10% off for seniors (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+) plus additional discounts on coffee and soft drinks
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co: 10% off for AARP Members
  • Captain D’s Seafood: “Happy Wednesday Offer” choice of 8 meals + drink for $4.99 or less- varies by loc. (62+)
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill: 20% off on Wednesdays to AARP Members
  • Carrows Restaurants: Golden 55 Menu offers discounted breakfast, lunch & dinner (55+)
  • Chili’s: From the Chili’s website: “There is not a single brand-wide policy regarding these discounts; offers vary by location.  Please contact the restaurant directly for information on its individual senior citizen, military and/or uniformed officer discounts.”
  • CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
  • Country Kitchen: Great Senior Menu (55+)
  • Culvers: 10% off senior discount (60+)
  • Dairy Queen: 10% off for seniors (15% for coaches) varies by location (free small drink at some locations)
  • Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
  • Dunkin’ Donuts:  AARP members receive a free donut with the purchase of a large hot coffee (at participating restaurants)
  • Einstein’s Bagels: 10% off baker’s dozen of bagels (60+)
  • El Pollo Loco: 10% off senior discounts varies by location (55+)
  • Friendly’s Restaurants: Breakfast discount varies by location (60+) Senior List readers to confirm
  • 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: Great discounts on senior menu items (55+)
  • Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
  • Kagle’s Barbecue: 10% off (50+)
  • KFC: Free small drink with any meal (55+)
  • Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+) (age and discount varies depending on location)
  • Long John Silver’s: Various discounts at locations (55+)
  • McDonald’s: discounts on coffee everyday (55+)
  • Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
  • Outback Steakhouse: 15% off AARP members for meals Monday through Thursday (alcohol excluded)
  • Old Country Buffet: Daily discounts for seniors (55+)
  • Papa John’s: 25% off (55+) for online orders. Enter the code “AARP25” when placing your order
  • Ponderosa Steak Houses: Senior Discounts Vary- Senior menu available (60+)
  • Shoney’s: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
  • Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) varies by location
  • Steak ‘n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+)
  • Subway: 10% off (60+)
  • Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (60+)
  • Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
  • TCBY: 10% off (55+)
  • Tea Room Cafe: 10% off for seniors (50+)
  • Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
  • Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
  • Wendy’s:Senior age and special offer will vary depending on the restaurant location. Please ask the restaurant for details.
  • Whataburger: Free drink w/ purchase of a meal- varies by loc. (55+)
  • White Castle: 10% off (62+)


The Best Senior Citizen Discounts in Dining, Travel, and Retail

Updated on April 21, 2016


And other items of interest to and for seniors.


What you will never see when walking into a store or restaurant, but the discounts are there...

Very few restaurants, stores, or other businesses have a sign like this; but if you ask, you may very well get the discount.

Welcome to this deals and discounts list and directory for seniors age 50, 55, 60, 65 and over. Usually no sort of membership nonsense is required. However, none of these national chains or other places are likely to have any prominent signs advertising any senior discounts or deals. The website of a national chain may not tell you what the policy is. You will have to ask.

The best way to obtain the discount is to just say, “Hi, I understand you have a senior discount?” Note the wording: a question, instead of a statement or demand. A question inflection is much more likely to elicit cooperation from the young person behind the counter.

A personal story: I walked into Taco Bell and asked what the deal-of-the-century was for this week. They said there was none.

I knew that; they grinned; I grinned. I ordered five 99-cent tacos. I informed them, "I'm a senior, so I'll take the usual 100% discount."

They said, "That would be nice...." More grinning; they were fine; I was fine; just having fun. I wandered out the door with my tacos. Yep, the discount was there. It wasn't 100%, but it was just what it was supposed to be.


Ten Percent Is Worth It

Many seniors may think a 10% discount is not worth the bother, but this is usually just a matter of perception. If instead of the deal being stated as a 10% discount, it had been stated as “Pay No Sales Tax for Life!”, everyone of all ages would be all over it. Yet the 10% discount would almost always be the better deal.


Know of a Senior Discount or Deal?

If you know of a senior deal or discount not listed here, we would like to know about it. Post it in the Comments Section below or drop us a note.

Also, of course, sales and marketing is a fluid force. Deals and discounts come and go. If you discover a senior discount listed here is no more, please let us know. The good news, what with the continuing population shift, is even more companies will probably initiate discounts for seniors.


Restaurants: Senior Dining Deals


Remember to Ask!


Applebee's gives a 15% discount to seniors age 60 and over who have the Applebee's Golden Apple Card.

Arby's gives 10% off for ages 55+.

Back Yard Burgers has a 10% senior discount for your order at participating locations, reasonably certain the age is 55 and over..

Burger King has a 10% discount for ages 60+, and additional discounts on coffee and soft drinks. (As of Oct. 2015, though, Burger King may be like Denny's, i.e., some stores give discounts and some don't. Thank you, Roger and D Brandt.)

Chili's is 10% off for ages 55+.

Denny's gives 10% off for age 55+. They will make it 20% off if you are an AARP member. As of 2014, each franchise owner was making his/her own decisions regarding this, so your results may vary.

Dunkin' Donuts does 10% off for ages 55+. Or a free donut (doughnut) when buying coffee.

IHOP is 10% off for ages 55+.

Jack in the Box has a 20% beverage discount for seniors age 55 and over. Though again, as of August 2013, the Jack-in-the-box discount may not be a sure thing.

KFC will give you a free small drink with a meal if you are 55+, although again, it’s reported some KFC's will and some won’t.

Long John Silver's has various discounts for 55+. Depends on location, so your results may vary.

McDonald's has discounts on coffee and soft drinks for the 55+ crowd.

Outback Steakhouse has a 15% senior discount, age demarcation unknown.

Roy Rogers Restaurants gives a 10% discount for seniors, age demarcation unknown.

Sonic gives a choice of free beverage or 10% off for folks 60 and older.

Subway is 10% off for ages 60+; though at least occasionally, a store owner will deny the discount, either because they are uninformed or because of individual franchise policy.

Taco Bell is 5% off plus free beverages for ages 65 and over.

Wendy's is 10% off for ages 55+, though at least one Wendy’s in Topeka, Kansas gave a free drink in place of the 10% discount. Not known if this is the new policy or a franchisee-specific incident. Thank you, Maggie.


Deals on Travel and Vacations


Alamo Car Rental has discounts and deals ranging up to 25% for AARP members.

Alaska Airlines was 10% off for ages 65+. It is now reported to be 50% off. Other fees, however, are unknown. Airlines like to wiggle out of things; call first to ask about the discount and fees before making plans or booking.

American Airlines has discounts and deals for seniors 62 and up. Various discounts can reach up to 50% for non-peak periods (Tuesdays through Thursdays). Other fees, however, are unknown. Airlines like to wiggle out of things; call before booking.

Amtrak has a 15% discount for seniors. But they have a whole bunch of restrictions to go along with it.

The Avis car rental company has discounts and deals ranging up to 25% for AARP members.

Best Western motels have a 10% discount for seniors age 55 and over.

Comfort Inn motels have discounts ranging from 20% to 30% off for seniors age 60 and over.

Southwest Airlines is reported to have various discounts for ages 65 and up. But the usual warnings apply: call first, find out about other fees, etc.


Retail Discounts and Deals


Actually, some of these senior discounts could add up to serious dollars...



A side note about glasses. Glasses are expensive and serious business. When selecting a store, it wouldn't hurt to do a "StoreNameHere review scam" search to see what complaints there are about them. And it could be unwise to have the exam done at one place and the glasses made at another; if there is a problem, each will point to the other as being the cause.

LensCrafters is reported to have a 30% discount for AARP members. Frankly, I'd find out the prices for everything first before mentioning the discount. Then spring the AARP card on them before taking the exam and see what happens. It wouldn't hurt to check frames and lenses prices at Walmart and Sears first for comparison.

I had an unprofessional experience at Pearle Vision a couple decades ago; I was verbally assaulted the second I walked in the door. I immediately realized the franchisee or store manager was extremely defensive about something. I cleared out after about 30 seconds and never did find out what his problem was (in retrospect, maybe it was because they had the highest prices in town, not sure).



Goodwill gives 10% off one day a week (your day may vary). A 2015 report states for at least one store the age is 55 and the day is Wednesday.

Kohl's does 15% off on Wednesdays for folks 60 and over. [Updated July 15, 2015. Thank you, CarissaM.]

Ross Dress For Less, also known as Ross Stores, has an Every Tuesday Club for customers age 55 and older. Just sign up at the customer service desk to receive a discount card. Folks with the discount card receive a 10% discount for in-person purchases made on Tuesdays.

The Salvation Army thrift stores give up to 50% off for folks 55 and over.



Grocery stores Albertsons and Kroger do 10% off, but you will have to work for it. If the first employee you ask doesn't know the answer, ask the store manager as to days and dates, and whether the discount applies at 55, 60, etc.

Grocery Outlet (western states plus Pennsylvania) gives a 10% discount to people 55+ on Tuesdays or Thursday mornings, at at least some stores.



Great Clips has $3 off for haircuts. Ages 60 and up.

Super Cuts has $2 off for haircuts. Ages 60 and over.



CVS doesn't have any senior discounts per se. But you do want to get their Extracare Card. And do give them your email address; they will rain all sorts of worthwhile discounts on you. It used to be if you ran the card through the red machine at the front of the store, a great deal would show up now and again; but I haven't seen any such for a long time now.

Costco pharmacies are exempt from store membership requirements in most states.

Rite-Aid has 10% off on Tuesdays. And there is 10% off on prescriptions. Age demarcation unknown.

Walgreens generally charges the highest prices in town for everything, especially in the pharmacy department.

Walmart pharmacies are always worth checking out.



Bally Total Fitness has a $100-off membership discount for age 62 and over. Personally, I'd rather go jogging; it's free. Or join the activities programs if you happen to live in a mobile home park or other senior citizens' community.



If you don't happen to know what Lifeline is, you definitely want to check that out no matter who your phone company is. If you qualify, you will save between $200 to $300 a year on your phone bill. You qualify based on income, not age.

AT&T has a $19.99/month cell phone plan for seniors ages 65+, currently called the Special Senior Nation 200 Plan.

Jitterbug has a $10-a-month cell phone plan for users 50+.

Verizon Wireless has a $30/month plan for seniors ages 65 and over. However, if you have a Lifeline landline, and want to use it to get on the Internet, it could be well worth your while to drop by the Verizon website and see what DSL deals they are offering; no age restrictions, and DSL is plenty good enough for most situations, including streaming videos.



AMC Theaters gives up to 30% off for ages 60+. AMC specifically says, "If you're at least 60 years old, you've probably seen a lot of great movies in your lifetime. And if you haven't, get started now with discounted tickets on Senior Day." I underlined that phrase because it makes me wonder if they show only old movies on that day. [Updated July 2014. Thank you, Jen.]

Regal Cinemas offers a 30% discount for seniors ages 60 and over. Not available for all performances.


Miscellaneous Retail

Big Lots does not do senior discounts at this time. Confirmed by three independent sources. [Updated July 15, 2015. Thank you Alice Ann, JMorgan, and kmobrien!]

Kmart used to give 40% off on Wednesdays for folks 50 and over, but as of 2015 this discount is no more.



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