9 Discounts Seniors Get Only If They Know

Written By: Guest Contributor - Oct• 27•17

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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 Narcup.com.

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 BestMedicarePlans.com

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.


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