The Age to Save: Awesome Discounts for Seniors

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Posted on 03/30/2011

Want to save some green in your golden years? When it comes to discounts for senior citizens, most experts agree—you don’t know until you ask. Retail shops, movie theaters and grocery stores are all known to give discounts to those with a few more years under their belt. But often the key to scoring that savings is to ask. Here are some examples of the awesome discounts available for seniors.


Travel - Planning a summer getaway? Lucky for you older folks, Amtrak offers a 15% discount for those aged 62 and older. And if you’re a member of AARP you can receive up to 20% off at various hotel chains like Best Western, Hyatt and LaQuinta Inns and Suites. Discounts of up to 25% are also available at several car rental companies for AARP members. At Motel Six, anyone over the age of 60 can save 10% off regular rates as long as they ask for it.


Shopping - AARP members can save money in thousands of ways simply by flashing their membership card. One example is at Borders books where members save 10% on paperbacks and 35% on AARP titles. Kohl’s also offers a senior discount. Just bring your identification and keep in mind that you can’t use it with other percent-off discounts.


Groceries - Lots of grocery stores offer 5% discounts to seniors on certain days of the week. For instance, at Fry’s if you’re 55 or older you can save 10% on your food bill the first Wednesday of the month when you sign up for the Senior Rewards Program. Plus AARP members can access exclusive coupons to various brands including Kellogg’s.


Movies - Many movie theaters offer people in their golden years discounts to the silver screen. One example is AMC Theaters. They sell discounted tickets every Tuesday to those who are at least 60 years old. At Regal Entertainment theaters, senior tickets cost a few bucks less than adult seats.


Restaurants - A wide variety of restaurants offer senior specials including Denny’s, Applebee’s, Perkins, and Krispy Kreme. As in the case with most places, it’s best to ask because offers can vary by location. But these discounts can end up being a significant savings and it’s not just an early bird special.


By Alison Storm


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Comments


Meghan

Posted on 04.01.11 at 2:25 PM

Since most senior citizens don't use the cell phones they have too much, they are spending money unnecessarily. So what should they do? Get a prepaid cell phone instead. With SVC (Senior Value Cell), they pay less than $7/month and really only pay for the minutes they use!

charley alford

Posted on 04.11.11 at 6:01 AM

I love the AARP deals on home and auto insurance. Being a member saved me significantly over my previous provider. They were very good with the claims as well.
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