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Age Pays: A Comprehensive Guide to Senior Discounts

Posted on 1/7/2014 14:55 EST


Aging doesn't always have its perks, but we've compiled a list of discounts that might add some pizzazz to the fact of getting older. Starting at age 50, seniors can cash in on numerous price cuts just for being born on or before the date, month, and year that qualify for the bargain. To collect on most discounts, just flash an ID (be assertive and request the special deal), although a few require membership in AARP. Note that discounts are not always available at some chain locations. The comparison tables below showcase discounts allotted to seniors in a variety of product and service categories.

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Restaurant Discounts for Seniors
Age Restaurant Discount
50+ Krispy Kreme 10 percent
55+ Arby's 10 percent
Chick-Fil-A 10 percent or free small drink or coffee
Chili's 10 percent
Fuddrucker's 10 percent on any senior platter
IHOP 10 percent
Denny's 15 percent off your entire check (all day)
TCBY 10 percent
Wendy's 10 percent
60+ Burger King 10 percent
CiCi's Pizza 10 percent
Einstein's Bagels 10 percent on baker's dozen (bagels)
Golden Corral 10 percent
Mrs. Fields 10 percent (select locations)
Sonic 10 percent or free beverage
Subway 10 percent
Waffle House 10 percent on Monday
62+ White Castle 10 percent
65+ Boston Market 10 percent
Taco Bell 5 percent and free beverage

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Apparel & Other Retail Discounts for Seniors

Age Retailer Discount
50+ Banana Republic 10 percent
CJ Banks 10 percent on Wednesday
Rite Aid 10 percent on Tuesday; 10 percent on prescriptions
55+ Belk's 15 percent on first Tuesday of month
Goodwill 10 percent one day/week (day varies by location)
60+ Kohl's 15 percent on Wednesday
65+ Hallmark 10 percent one day/week (day varies by location)
Dress Barn 20 percent

Grocery Discounts for Seniors
Age Store Discount
50+ American Discount Stores 10 percent on Monday
55+ Albertson's 10 percent on first Wednesday of month
60+ Food Lion 6 percent on Monday
Harris Teeter 5 percent on Tuesday

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Travel Discounts for Seniors
Age Company Discount
50+ Dollar Rent-A-Car 10 percent
Alamo Car Rental Up to 25 percent (AARP members)
Avis Up to 25 percent (AARP members)
Budget Rental Cars 40 percent; up to 50 percent (AARP members)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 5 percent (AARP members)
Hertz Up to 25 percent (AARP members)
National Rent-A-Car Up to 30 percent (AARP members)
Myrtle Beach Resort 30 percent
Waldorf Astoria, NYC $5,000 off nightly rate on Presidential Suite
60+ Cambria Suites 20-30 percent
Comfort Inn 20-30 percent
Comfort Suites 20-30 percent
Econo Lodge 40 percent
Motel 6 Free Sunday nights
Rodeway Inn 20-30 percent
Sleep Inn 40 percent
62+ American Airlines Some 50 percent discounts during non-peak periods, Tuesday-Thursday (call before booking)
Holiday Inn 20-40 percent, depending on location
Hyatt Hotels 25-50 percent
65+ Amtrak 15 percent
Greyhound 15 percent
InterContinental Hotels Group Various discounts
Southwest Airlines Various discounts; refundable tickets (call before booking)
Trailways Transportation System Various discounts
United Airlines Various discounts (call before booking)
US Airways Various discounts (call before booking)

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Entertainment Discounts for Seniors
Age Company Discount
50+ Busch Gardens Tampa, FL $13 off one-day ticket
SeaWorld Orlando, FL $3 off one-day ticket
Regal Theaters $3 off popcorn/soft drink combo (AARP members)
55+ AMC Theaters 30 percent
Regal Theaters up to 30 percent off tickets
62+ Bally Total Fitness $100 off membership
U.S. National Parks $10 lifetime pass; 50 percent off additional services, including camping
65+ Carmike Cinemas 35 percent

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Cell Phone Discounts for Seniors
Age Provider Discount
50+ Jitterbug $10/month cell phone service
Consumer Cellular 5 percent/month cell phone service; 30 percent/select accessories (AARP members)
Verizon Wireless Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month

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