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SENIOR DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE

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Published Jun 18, 2024

Written by Michael Braden

Did you know that there are a lot of Discounts available for Seniors?.  Some are for people 50 and older, some 60 and older.  In addition to local discounts for Seniors in your locale, we thought it would be nice to share with you the Senior Discounts that are available across the United States.

 

We all have felt the pain and pressure of inflation over the past four years.  And, it is hard to say when we might see prices return to a more humane level. While many companies are not dropping prices full-time, there are quite a few companies that understand that many seniors live on fixed incomes in retirement, so they have made many discounts available for people to take advantage of. It is certainly not like winning the lottery, but we all know there is nothing wrong with saving money. 

In addition to the discounts in this article, we encourage those of you with a AAA Card to go online or to call your local AAA Club and ask them about what discounts they offer for their members.  Many include Car Repair, Hotel Discounts, Movie Discounts, and discounts for Food and even Eyeglasses and Contacts. 

 

AVAILABLE SENIOR DISCOUNTS IN 2024

 

ARE DISCOUNTS ONLY FOR THOSE 65 AND OLDER?

The age to receive senior discounts will vary from company to company. what we have found during our research is that most companies use either age 55 or age 60 as their baseline for discounts. 

 

WHAT SORT OF DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS?

There are several types of senior discounts available across the country. Some businesses require you to join their "Senior Club", while others generously offer discounts to everyone who meets the Age Requirements.  Remember though, many people do not look their age, so even though discounts are available, they will not automatically be applied unless you specifically ask about them. 

 

INDUSTRIES WITH THE MOST DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR "EXPERIENCED" CONSUMERS!

 

  •  Retail
  •  Restaurant
  •  Grocery
  •  Travel
  •  Cellular

 

 

DISCOUNTS FROM RETAILERS

 

 

  1. Beall's Department Store 15% off every Tuesday Age 50+   
  2. Belk 15% off on the first Tuesday of the month Age 50+   
  3. C.J Banks/Christopher Banks 10% off Age 55+ or valid veteran status   
  4. Clark's 10% off Age 62+ or valid veteran status   
  5. Goodwill 10% – 25% off one day a week; day varies by location Age 55+   
  6. Hallmark 10% off Ages 55 and over   
  7. JOANN  Fabrics 20% off your purchase on Senior Day (Check local store for dates and times) Age 55+   
  8. Kohl's 15% off Age 60+   
  9. Michael's 10% off Age 55+   
  10. Ross Dress for Less 10% off on Tuesday's, Age 55+   
  11. The Salvation Army Thrift Up to 50% off on senior discount days (varies by location) Age 55+   
  12. TJ Maxx 10% off on Monday Age 55+   
  13. Ross Dress for Less 10% off on Tuesday Age 55+   Ages 55 and beyond 

 

 

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT BEING A PRIME ACCESS MEMBER WITH AMAZON?

 

As an Amazon Prime Access member, you can benefit from a reduced subscription cost if you qualify. While this discount is not specifically for seniors, many seniors may fall into one of the categories listed below. 

An Amazon Prime Access membership reduces the monthly subscription cost to $6.99. You are eligible for this program if you  receive any of the following government assistance: 

 

  •  Medicaid
  •  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  •  Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)
  •  Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  •  Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  •  Direct Express Prepaid Debit Card
  •  National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  •  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

 

If you qualify you can enroll directly through Amazon

And, even if you do not qualify for this discount, there are other ways for you to save on an Amazon Prime membership. These include: 

 

  •  Paying annually rather than monthly can save you up to $41
  •  Utilize the 30-day free trial
  •  Sharing a membership with a family member
  •  Using an Amazon gift card to cover the membership fees

 

 

DISCOUNT DINING OPTIONS

When you must abide by a fixed budget each month, having a discount on restaurant services can mean the difference between being able to dine out or having to eat at home. Restaurant discounts are a luxury for many seniors, and discounts allow them a little extra room in their budget to go out to eat a little more often.

 

RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS  

 

 

  1. Applebee’s 10-15% off Age 60+   
  2. Arby's 10% off Age 55+   Ben & Jerry’s 10% off Age 60+   
  3. Bonefish Grill 10% off AARP Membership   Boston Market 10% off Age 65+   
  4. Burger King 10% off Age 60+   
  5. Bubba Gump Shrimp 10% off AARP Membership   
  6. Carrabba's Italian Grill 10% off AARP Membership   
  7. Chick-fil-A 10% off or free small drink Age 55+   
  8. Chili’s 10% off Age 55+  
  9. Dairy Queen 10% off Age 55+   
  10. Dunkin’ Donuts 10% off or free donut Age 55+   
  11. Golden Corral 10% off Age 55+   
  12. IHOP Discounted senior menu Age 55+   
  13. KFC Free small drink with any meal Age 55+   
  14. Krispy Kreme 10% off or free donut with purchase of any coffee Age 50+  
  15. McDonald's Discounts vary by location Age 55+   
  16. Outback Steakhouse 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages AARP Membership or valid veteran status   
  17. Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Discounted senior menu Age 55+   
  18. Rainforest Cafe 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages AARP Membership   Sonic 10% off or free drink Age 60+   
  19. Steak ‘n Shake 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages AARP Membership   
  20. Subway 10% off Age 60+   
  21. Taco Bell 5% off or free drink Age 65+   
  22. Waffle House 10% off on Monday, Age 60+   
  23. Wendy's Varies by location Age 60+   
  24. Whataburger offers a free small coffee or small drink with any entrée Age 55+, just ask for their “Club 55” discount     

 

 

DISCOUNTS FOR GROCERIES

 

 

  •  Bi-Lo 5% off on Wednesday Age 60+   
  •  Fred Meyer 10% off on the first Tuesday of the month Age 55+   
  •  Harris Teeter 5% off every Thursday Age 60+   
  •  Hy-Vee 5-10% off on weekly senior discount day (varies by location) Age 55+  
  •  Piggy-Wiggly Discount varies by location Age 55+   
  •  ALDI, Kroger, Ralph's, Von's, Albertson's, Safeway, and Basha's offer 10% Senior Discounts the 1st Wednesday of every month for 60+  
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DISCOUNTS FOR TRAVEL

For many, traveling is a luxury that is difficult to obtain on a fixed income. Having a discount helps ease this burden. The following companies provide a senior discount for travel services. 

 

 

  1. American Airlines Up to 50% off based on destination and availability Age 65+   
  2. Amtrak 10% off Age 65+   
  3. Avis Up to 35% off AARP Membership  
  4.  Best Western 5-15% off AARP Membership   
  5. Budget Rent-A-Car Up to 30% on base costs and an additional driver at no cost AARP Membership   
  6. Candlewood Suites Hotels10% off Age 62+   
  7. Delta Airlines 10% off select flights Age 55+   
  8. Dollar Rent-A-Car 10% off Age 50+   
  9. Hampton Inn & Suites 10% off AARP Membership  
  10.  Hertz 20% off Age 50+   
  11. Hyatt Senior rates based on availability Age 62+  
  12. Marriott's
  13. US National Parks offer a Lifetime Pass for just $80.00. This *Lifetime Pass provides access to  over 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies for  approximately 50% of the normal service, facility, and amenity charges. Age 62+  
  14.  United Airlines Discounted rates for select destinations Age 65+   
  15. Wyndham Hotels 10% off AARP Membership     

 

 

AAA CLUB DISCOUNTS

 

AAA is a popular membership service that provides discounts for  travel, shopping, dining, and more. The program also offers roadside  assistance and financial services. 

While AAA is a prominent membership among seniors, there is no national senior discount when it comes to enrollment fees.

The Classic AAA membership includes all AAA membership discounts and limited roadside assistance costs an annual fee of $77. 

The Plus AAA membership costs an annual fee of $127.50. This  membership level includes all AAA membership discounts and a mid-tier  offering for roadside assistance. 

Lastly, the Premier AAA membership has an annual price tag of  $155.50 and offers the highest level of roadside assistance along with  all AAA membership discounts. 

So, while you may not receive a discount on annual fees, you do  still receive the perks of a membership even when you enroll in the  lowest membership tier. 

 

DISCOUNTS OF WIRELESS PHONE SERVICE AND HOME INTERNET

 

What 30 years ago was a novelty, has now become mainstream.  Having a cell phone is mandatory these days, and everyone needs a smartphone, right?  

  

 

  •  AT&T Discounted unlimited plans, starting at $40 per line Age 55+   
  •  Consumer Cellular 5% discount on usage and monthly fees; 30% discount on accessories AARP Membership   
  •  Metro PCS 5% off AARP Membership   
  •  T-Mobile Discounted unlimited plans, starting as low as $27.50 per line Age 55+
  •  Verizon Discounted unlimited plans, starting as low as $40 per line Age 55+     

 

 

WRAPPING THINGS UP

Discounts are not the end all be all for us to survive.  But, in these tighter economic eras, we are currently in. It just makes sense to save money, and not have to overpay for everything. If we can save money, by taking advantage of discounts that are offered. It just is good common sense. Companies hope that the discounts they offer will result in you being a more regular patron of their establishments.  We can all remember the phrase "Good Things Come To Those  Who Wait"  but I think we can safely add "Good Things Come For Those Who Ask" to that list.  

Disclaimer: Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information. Braden Medicare Insurance Agency is not associated with or endorsed by the United States Government or the Federal Medicare program. Braden Medicare Insurance is an Independent Medicare/Healthcare Broker offering Medicare Supplement and Medigap Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, Under 65 Health Insurance, Short Term Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance. The Braden Medicare Insurance Agency is not affiliated with the U.S. Government or the Federal Medicare Program

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