Get Senior Discounts Starting at Age 50

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You can earn some senior discounts starting at age 50. Did you read the story in Sunday’s Wall St. Journal?

I have a list of 109 Senior discounts by category and age here on my blog. Many are available without joining AARP.  Be sure and share this with friends and family.

From the Wall St. Journal….

“50 and Over

The bulk of the discounts that become available at age 50 are through AARP (in which membership costs $16 a year for an individual or a couple). Among the deals:

Car rentals: Get up to 25% off at Avis, Budget and Hertz.

Hotels: Get up to 20% off at Sheraton, Westin and Ramada hotels. It’s up to 10% off at Hyatt, Best Western and Comfort Inn hotels, among others.

Entertainment: Get four Live Nation concert tickets for the price of three. Take 15% to 20% off Cirque du Soleil shows. Get a 32-ounce soft drink and a 64-ounce popcorn for $5.50 (about half off) at Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters.

Restaurants: At Dunkin’ Donuts, get a free doughnut when you buy a large beverage. Take 25% off at Papa John’s pizza restaurants. Get coffee for $1 at Denny’s and take 20% off the full menu from 4 to 10 p.m.

Essentials: Take 10% off mobility equipment at Walgreens, 30% off glasses made with your prescription at LensCrafters, 20% off Teleflora flowers, and 15% off UPS shipping products and services.

Take 20% off Sleepy’s mattress purchases of $399 or more (with some exceptions). In most states, you can get a free 45-minute legal consultation (in-person or by phone) through Allstate Insurance and a 20% discount on attorney fees. You can also save 10% on ADT home security systems.

Similar discounts may be available through other membership groups, including AAA. If you are a member of multiple groups, compare the discounts available for each.

55 and Over

At 55, a few more restaurant chains, retailers and at least one hotel chain kick in:

AARP members get 10% off at Chili’s, 10% off and 50-cent coffee at participating Arby’s, and a free drink at some Wendy’s.

Starting at this age, there are also many discounts that don’t require an AARP membership:

Shopping: At Rite Aid Pharmacy, take 20% off purchases the first Tuesday of the month, 10% off all other Tuesdays, 10% off Rite Aid-brand products and cash prescriptions every day. Ross Dress for Less stores offer 10% off purchases every Tuesday when you join their free Every Tuesday club, and participating Hallmark stores also offer a 10% discount one day a week (check with your local store).

Pathmark has a 5%-off-$30 discount every Tuesday. Take a 10% discount at Goodwill one day a week (the day varies by location).

IHOP Restaurant offers a 55-plus menu with smaller portions and lower prices.

And get at least 10% off Best Western hotels.

60 and Over

At 60, you earn more discounts on restaurants, entertainment and shopping.

Movies: AMC Theatres offers a discount on Tuesdays (the amount varies). Regal Entertainment offers up to 30% off ticket prices.

Food: Take 10% off at Burger King. Get 5% to 15% off at Applebee’s with a free Golden Apple discount card (at participating locations). Most Ben & Jerry’s offer a 10% discount. And get 10% off at participating Subway and Dairy Queen restaurants.

Shopping: At Publix, get 5% off every Wednesday (outside Florida only). Take 10% off at Gristedes supermarkets on Tuesdays. Kohl’s offers a 15% discount on Wednesdays.

62 and Over

When you turn 62, you’ll save on travel and hospitality.

Get 15% off on Marriott and Holiday Inn Express hotels. Save 15% on Amtrak (with some exclusions) and get 5% off Greyhound.

You’re also now eligible for an America the Beautiful senior pass, which, for $20 by mail (or $10 when purchased in person), provides free lifetime access to federal recreation sites including national parks, as well as discounts on expanded fees at these sites—on campgrounds, cabins and guided tours, for example.

Once you hit 65, of course, you’re officially a senior citizen—and eligible for a spate of senior rates across the country, on everything from movie tickets to museum admission.”

If you like these, I have 109 Senior and Baby Boomer discounts organized by age and category. From grocery stores, hotels, restaurants, retail stores and more, I don’t think you can find a more comprehensive list of senior discounts! Please share and let me know if you find others or find one that is not being honored so I can keep this current.




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