Retail and Dining Discounts For Seniors

Section 5: Retail and Dining Discounts For Seniors

Several restaurants, stores and travel companies offer discounts for seniors ages 50+; oftentimes without any membership requirements.

However, these companies don’t always advertise the senior discounts they offer–even on their website. The best course of action is always to ask if a senior discount is available before you make a purchase.

While a nominal discount of 5% or 10% may not seem like that much, consider the savings you will accrue over time if you receive a discount on even a quarter of the purchases you make at a restaurant or retail outlet throughout one year!

The following list gives you a good representative sample of the kinds of deals that are available to you if you take the time to ask.

(Important note: These deals and discounts change frequently. Be sure to reach out to the retailer or restaurant to get the latest information about current discounts.)

Dining deals

  • Applebee’s: 10%-15% off for 60+ (varies by location) and may require a Golden Apple Card
  • Arby’s: 10% off (55+)
  • A&W All American Food: 10% senior discount (varies by location)
  • Ben & Jerry’s: Senior discounts available (varies by location)
  • Bonefish Grill: 10% off for AARP member
  • Boston Market: Senior discounts for 65+ (varies by location)
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company: 10% off for AARP members
  • Burger King: 10% off for 60+; additional discounts on coffee and soft drinks (varies by location)
  • Carraba’s Italian Grill: 10% off your meal for AARP members (varies by location)
  • Carrow’s Restaurant: Has a Golden 55 menu with 55+ discounts
  • Chick-fil-A: Free refillable senior drink, not including coffee (varies by location)
  • Chili’s: 10% off for 55+
  • CiCi’s Pizza: Offers senior discounts (call for details)
  • Denny’s: 15% off for AARP members, other senior discounts vary by location
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: AARP members receive a free donut with the purchase of a L or XL beverage at participating restaurants
  • El Pollo Loco: 10% off for 60+
  • Friendly’s: 10% off a meal with free coffee at breakfast
  • Golden Corral: Senior discounts available (call for details)
  • IHOP: Discounts for 55+ on senior menu items
  • Jack in the Box: 20% beverage discount for 55+
  • KFC: free small drink with meal for 55+ (at participating stores)
  • Krispy Kreme: Many stores offer senior discounts (call for details)
  • Long John Silver’s: Discounts for 55+ at participating locations
  • McCormick & Schmick’s: 10% off for 50+
  • McDonald’s: Discounts on coffee and soft drinks for 55+
  • Outback Steakhouse: AARP members save 10%
  • Old Country Buffet: Daily discounts available for 55+
  • Papa John’s: Senior discounts available (varies by location)
  • Ponderosa Steak House: Discounts for 60+ (varies by location)
  • Roy Rogers: 10% discount for seniors (call for details)
  • SaltGrass: 10% off for 50+
  • Sizzler: Honored Guest Menu discounts for 60+ (varies by location)
  • Sonic: 10% off or free drink for 60+
  • Subway: 10% off for 60+ at participating stores
  • Taco Bell: 10% off for 65+ plus free beverages (varies by location)
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Double Nickel Club gives 25% off on Wednesdays for 55+
  • Wendy’s: 10% off for 55+

Grocery discounts

  • Albertsons: 10% off for seniors (age and discount details vary by location)
  • Kroger: 10% off for seniors (age and discount details vary by location)
  • Grocery Outlet: 10% discount for 55+ on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (not all stores)
  • Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% discount for 60+ on certain days (not all stores)
  • Fred Meyer: 10% off for 55+ on the first Tuesday of each month
  • Fry’s Supermarket: 10% off for seniors (call for details)
  • Harris Teeter: 5% discount for 60+ on Thursdays when you use your VIC card
  • Hy-Vee: Senior Citizen Discount Club gives 5% off every Wednesday for 55+
  • New Seasons Market: 10% off most items every Wednesday
  • Piggly Wiggly: Senior discounts available (call for details)
  • Publix: 5% discount for 60+ on Wednesdays at select locations

Entertainment discounts

  • AMC Theaters: Up to 30% off for ages 60+
  • Regal Cinemas: 30% discount for 60+ (not available for all performances)
  • AMC Theaters: Senior discount tickets for 60+ (call for specifics)
  • Carmike Cinemas: 35% off regular adult tickets for 65+
  • Cinemark: Senior discounts available on specific days (call for details)
  • SeaWorld Parks: Discounts on annual passes for 65+
  • S. National Parks: $80 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services for 62+

Fashion deals

  • Banana Republic: 10% off for 50+ (varies by location)
  • Bealls: Monday Club members receive 15% off for 50+
  • Belk: 15% off on the first Tuesday of the month for 55+
  • Bon-Ton Department Stores: 10%-15% off on designated senior discount days
  • Dress Barn: 10% off for 62+ on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (varies by location)
  • Goodwill: 10% off for seniors one day a week (date varies by location)
  • Kohl’s: 15% off for 60+ on Wednesdays
  • Michael’s: 10% off for seniors (call for details)
  • Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday for 55+ with a Tuesday Club Discount Card
  • Tanger Outlets: Free coupon book for AARP members
  • The Salvation Army: Thrift stores give up to 50% off for 55+

Miscellaneous retail deals

  • Great Clips: $3 off haircuts for 60+
  • Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts for 60+
  • Rite-Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays and 10% off on prescriptions for seniors (call for details)
  • The UPS Store: 15% off eligible products and services for AARP members and 5% off domestic and international UPS shipping services (varies by location)
  • Lens Crafters: AARP members get 30% off a complete pair of eyeglasses and 40% off a complete pair of transition lenses
  • Walgreens: Monthly “Seniors Day” discounts available (varies by location); Balance Rewards Card members 55+ receive 20% off in store or 10% off online (call for details)

Phone special offers

  • AT&T: Senior Nation plan offers low-priced nationwide calling for basic phones for $29.99 per month for 65+ (additional discounts available for AARP members)
  • Cricket Wireless: AARP members get a $20 Cricket Visa card (mail-in rebate) with a new cell phone purchase or upgrade
  • Consumer Cellular: AARP members can get a 5% discount on monthly fees and a 30% discount on cell phone accessories
  • T-Mobile: ONE Unlimited plan for 55+ provides two lines with unlimited talk, text and LTE data for $60/month with AutoPay

Final note: Your utility company may have a medical or low-income assistance discount–as well as other seasonal and energy efficiency discounts.


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2018-07-23T12:53:26+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|