Senior discounts are plentiful but ever-changing. Here are our Top 10 categories for senior discounts. They are organized categories to make discounts easier to find. Just click on the links below to jump to the category of discount you want.
- Health Care
- Travel & Leisure
- Car Rental
- Movie theaters
- 0.1 Restaurants
- 0.2 Grocers
- 0.3 Health Care
- 0.4 Retail
- 0.5 Communications
- 0.6 Transportation
- 0.7 Travel & Leisure
- 0.8 Car Rental
- 0.9 Movie Theaters
- 0.10 Services
- 1 Frequently asked questions about senior discounts
- 2 Going forward
There are all kinds of senior discounts listed on various websites. Most of the information appears to be out of date.
We have attempted to curate the discounts and provided links to current information so you can verify current discount information. Make sure you ask before placing your order.
|Applebee’s||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Arby’s||Many mentions of Arby’s discounts online but no mention of senior discounts on their corporate website. You can, however, sign up for an email list for deals but it is not age-specific. By the way, I recommend a large size chocolate Frosty next time you visit an Arby’s!|
|A & W||No mention of a senior discount on their corporate website but you can sign up for emailed deals.|
|Bubba Gump Shrimp Company||Members save 10% on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members. To-go service is available for orders placed by phone at participating locations only.||50+|
|Burger King||No senior discounts on the corporate website but they do have an offers page.|
|Carrabba’s Italian Grill||10% off an entire meal for AARP members. Varies by location.||50+|
|Carrow’s Restaurants||Carrows has a Golden 55 Menu that offers discounts for breakfast, lunch, and dinner||55+|
|Chick-fil-A||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Chili’s||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Cicis Pizza||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Denny’s||AARP members enjoy 15% OFF your entire guest check.||50+|
|Dunkin’ Donuts||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate but they do have a perks page available.|
|El Pollo Loco||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Fazoli’s||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Friendly’s||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Golden Corral||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|IHOP||10% discount with identification. May vary by location. (9/2020)|
|Krispy Kreme||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Long John Silver’s||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Landry’s Seafood||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|McDonald’s||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website but they do have an email list for deals. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Outback Steakhouse||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Old Country Buffet||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Old Spaghetti Factory||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Papa John’s||Senior discounts vary by location. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Perkins Restaurants||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Ponderosa Steakhouse||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Sizzler||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Subway||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Taco Bell||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Wendy’s||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website. Ask at your local restaurant.|
|Village Inn||Seniors get a 10% discount. Cannot be combined with coupons or other discounts (9/2020)||60+|
The list above focuses on national and regional chains. The best restaurants are often the local restaurants, not the chains. Make sure you ask your favorite restaurant if they offer senior discounts.
|Albertson’s||Discounts apply but vary by location|
|Food Lion||Discounts apply but vary by location|
|Fred Meyer||First Tuesday of every month, seniors can take an additional 10% off select items like Private Brand Groceries and Nutrition including Fred Meyer, Kroger, Simple Truth & more brands||55+|
|Fry’s Supermarket||Seniors receive 10% off the first Wednesday of the month|
|Harris Teeter||Seniors get 5% off their purchase every Thursday with a VIC card except Fuel, Pharmacy, Tickets, and Gift Cards. In addition, it applies after all coupons and VIC discounts are deducted.||60+|
|Hy-Vee||Sign up for a Senior Citizen Discount Club and get 5% off every Wednesday||55+|
|Kroger||No senior discounts|
|Publix||“Effective Dec. 27th, Publix will no longer offer the 5 percent senior discounts to customers,” spokeswoman Brenda Reid said in a statement in 2017 (9/2020)|
|Safeway||No mention of senior discounts on the corporate website|
|AARP Prescription savings||Members save an average of 61% on FDA-approved prescriptions not covered by insurance.||50+|
|Lenscrafters||Vision-related discounts are available for AARP members.||50+|
|RxFreeCard||Includes discounts on prescriptions for seniors.|
|Amazon||If you are an AARP member you can save 50 percent on certain Kindle e-books, 10 percent on Kindle e-readers, and 10 percent on audio and print books.|
|Banana Republic||Seniors can get up to 10 percent off.|
|Bealls Outlet||Seniors get 15 percent off every Tuesday.|
|Big Lots||Some locations offer discount savings cards. Some locations offer up to 10 percent off through their discount programs.|
|Goodwill||Perhaps one of the best-known locations for savings. Seniors can get between 10 and 20 percent off one day each week. Locations set the dates that work for their needs.|
|Home Depot||Home Depot does not offer specific senior discounts. However, it does price match the discounts that other retailers may offer for the same product in their location.|
|Joann Fabrics||On Senior Discount Day, seniors can receive 20 percent off total purchases; must be 55 or older and discount days vary.||55+|
|Kohl’s||Senior discounts every Wednesday. They can be up to 15 percent off. They allow seniors to combine these discount days with coupons to save even more. Identification required. (9/2020)||60+|
|Lowe’s||Veteran seniors can receive 10 percent off eligible purchases|
|Marshall’s||Marshall’s provides seniors with limited discounts. Special offers may be available at some locations.|
|Michael’s||10% off your entire purchase every day. (9/2020)||55+|
|Rite Aid||Seniors can obtain a 10 percent discount on Tuesdays. Additionally, seniors receive a 10 percent off discount on prescriptions.|
|Ross Stores||Seniors can get 10 percent off if they shop on Tuesdays in the store. (9/2020)||55+|
|Savers||Many locations offer discounts, up to 10 percent. However, some do not offer any discounts to shoppers.|
|Target||Limited access to senior discounts is available at Target. However, some locations may offer discounts on specific days for various events.|
|The UPS Store||AARP members can save 15% off eligible products and services and 5% off domestic and international UPS shipping services. Varies by location. (9/2020)|
|TJ Max||Shoppers here can qualify for up to 10 percent off when they shop on Mondays. However, this discount is now limitedly available (may only apply in Florida right now).|
|Walgreen’s||“Seniors Day” once a month, varying by location. Discounts are available for Balance Rewards card members or Balance Rewards card members that are also AARP members. Discounts include 20% off in-store or 10% off online. (9/2020)||55+|
|Walmart||No mention of a senior discount on Walmart’s corporate website but things are changing daily because of the Covid-19 pandemic. (9/2020)|
|AT&T||AARP member can Save up to $10/mo. per phone line on the AT&T Unlimited Elite™ wireless plan|
|Consumer Cellular||5% discount on usage and monthly fees for AARP members and 30% off select accessories.|
|T-Mobile||Seniors can sign up for unlimited talk, text, and LTE data for two lines for a set price of $60 per month.||55+|
|Verizon||Verizon offers senior plans and discounts. The Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan offers a discounted rate for seniors – this rate can change by area as well as over time.||65+|
Transportation companies have been hammered disbelievingly hard during the Covid-19 pandemic. The status of discount programs can change literally by the hour. Make it a practice to ask first what might be available when you make your reservations.
|Alaska Airlines||Seniors will save a significant amount of money with discount plane tickets. However, discounts vary from one-time frame to the next. Most commonly, seniors can save 10 percent.|
|American Airlines||There are various senior discounts that apply to various trips. Call to find out which are available.|
|Amtrak||Senior pricing is available for most Amtrak locations. This ranges from 10 to 15 percent off.|
|Avis||AARP members enjoy up to 30% off base rates when renting from participating locations.|
|Delta Airlines||Senior discounts are available for limited itineraries with Delta Air Lines. However, you must call 1-800-221-1212 to find out if your flight is eligible for the discounted fare. You will not be able to purchase your tickets online and receive the senior discount.|
|Greyhound||Seniors over 62 can receive 5 percent off Greyhound bus tickets. You do need to provide a photo ID for eligibility.||62+|
|JetBlue||Does not offer senior discounts due to the already discounted ticket prices for all ages. The airline does state it supports the military including retired military veterans, so you can contact 1-800-538-2583 (JETBLUE) to request information about possible discounts.|
|Southwest Airlines||Seniors over 65 who are traveling with Southwest Airlines may be eligible for Senior Fares. These are available online and for international and domestic travel. You can also purchase Senior Fares through a customer service representative at the airline or a travel agency. You will need to arrive early at the gate to be able to prove your age in order to be checked in for your flight.|
|Uber||Does not regularly provide senior discounts. However, the company has provided savings on uberSENIOR Day, which has been held on the first day of the month in limited markets.|
|United Airlines||United offers discounted prices for flights for seniors over 65. Seniors need to select the Over 65 category when purchasing tickets online or with a customer service agent. Discounts vary depending on the flight and location.||65+|
Travel & Leisure
|Best Western||Guests age 55 and older can save up to 15% at select locations. (9/2020)||55+|
|Choice Hotels||If you are an AARP member or a senior citizen (60+) you can save up to 10% with advance reservations.||60+|
|Intercontinental Hotel Group||Discounts vary for senior citizens (62+).62+|
|Marriott||15% discount or more on stays at participating locations. (9/2020)||62+|
|Motel 6||A senior discount of up to 10% off the best available rate. (9/2020)||60+|
|National Parks||America’s National Park Service has grown to encompass more than 400 areas across the country with more than 80 million acres in total. Entrance fees vary by park, but annual passes are also available, offering access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Annual passes cost most people $80, meanwhile those 62 or older can get an annual pass for only $20! A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites!||62+|
|Wyndham Hotels||Discounted rates at age 50+ for AARP members and 60+ for anyone;|
Select Senior/AARP rate when booking online or by phone, and present proof of age at check-in
Cruise lines have been removed from the list because most – if not all – have suspended operation through the end of 2020.
Make sure you ask about senior discounts BEFORE renting a car. Recent bankruptcies in the industry could affect senior discounts on an ongoing basis.
|Avis||AARP Members can save up to 30% off Avis base rates.|
|Budget||Up to 30% off at participating locations.|
|Hertz||Offers savings of up to 20% for travelers 50 and over||50+|
Move theaters have been removed from this list because most are struggling to reopen in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. We will revisit this category when theaters return to full scale operation.
|Great Clips||Senior discounts vary by location.|
Frequently asked questions about senior discounts
What are senior discounts?
Businesses offer senior discounts to build customer loyalty within a very important segment of our society. It is a business decision on their part. Many businesses that have senior discounts do not advertise them well. It is always best to inquire at your favorite business. For example, asking a server after you have been seated is not a good idea. A server might not be aware of the discount. Ask the hostess before you are seated.
Senior discounts are not a legal requirement. Be a good citizen when using senior discounts or when you find out there has been a change to a program or a program has even been eliminated.
How old do you have to be to get senior discounts?
This is not an easy question to answer. The answer really is from 50 to infinity. Many AARP discounts start as early as 50. Restaurants tend to start senior discounts at 60. The recurring theme here is that you need to ask. Once you hit 50, every business you frequent is a prospect for new discounts.
Why are senior discount programs always changing?
The simple answer is that senior discounts are always changing because the marketplace is always changing. Look at the changes that have taken place since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many restaurants, for example, are struggling to survive if they are even open at all. The business model for most businesses have changed. Business owner and operators are reevaluating every aspect of their businesses.
There have already been significant changes in some senior discount programs and, as seniors, we should expect more in the coming months.
Bankruptcies and store closures are taking a toll as well. Several national retail chains have been deleted from earlier versions of this list. When a company is in bankruptcy and undergoing liquidation, do not expect your senior discount to work any more. Often inventories are tuned over to liquidation companies that are actually different business who are not obligated to follow any of the policies or procedures of the company going out of business.
We will attempt to keep this post current but senior discounts have become very fluid in the age of Covid-19! If you see a number in parentheses after a discount listing, it indicates that the discount has been verified or updated as of that date.
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