Seniors' Discounts

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Chef Extraordinaire
Moderator Emeritus
Sep 13, 2010
near Montreal, Quebec
A friend on FB shared this list of discounts for seniors. I haven't checked it, since most is for the US.

YOU must ASK for your discount !
Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again.
Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)
Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)
Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+
Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).
Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)


Chef Extraordinaire
Nov 9, 2011
East Boston, MA
No matter where I go, I always ask for a senior discount. And if I get a "No, I am sorry, we don't give senior discounts." I always act shocked. Like, you don't like seniors. I tell them this is the first store I have ever been in that doesn't give senior discounts. They almost hang their head in shame and offer me a small discounts. I always have my AASRP card in hand. Although when you look at me, you know I am a senior.

At Boston Medical Center, they have a Dunkie's. There is one server who very softly told me that they are not to give the discounts unless the customers ask. I had asked, but for sharing that into with me, I make it a point to always get in his line and give him a tip. :angel:


Chef Extraordinaire
Nov 9, 2011
East Boston, MA
Thanks for the info!

Just remember Aunt Bea, a lot of places do not give it automatically. You have to ask each and every time. And a lot of stores only have senior discount on only certain days of the week. And some places will even ask for an ID. Most places will accept your AARP card. I have been doing this for years. I started when Howard Johnson was still in business. They gave you a card that they marked each time you came. Then when you hit a certain number of visits, your ticket was free. I was sorry to see them go our of business. :angel:

Katie H

Site Moderator
Staff member
Sep 11, 2006
I live in the Heartland of the United States
Interesting information, taxlady. However, I don't think it's universally the rule all across the U.S.

For example, our Kroger chain only offers a 5% discount and that's only on Tuesday. Kohl's has similar limitations. Only on certain days with a small discount. Ditto for Big Lot's here.

I can't address much of your list because nearly 90% of what is on it isn't available to us.

One thing my husband does with regularity is to ask if the vendor accepts a military discount. Many do. Many who don't accept senior ones.

In my estimation, the only real smart thing to do is to ask.
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Andy M.

Certified Pretend Chef
Sep 1, 2004
I usually ask. Where I get my haircut, I asked if they gave a discount when I turned 65. They did not but thought they should. I suggested 20%, they offered 10%. I accepted.

Cheryl J

Chef Extraordinaire
Jun 4, 2012
Thanks, Taxy. I have that list and keep it in the glove box in my car. If I go down to the city with my daughter in her car, I bring it with me. :)

We don't have a lot of those options here in my small town, and our local Albertson's doesn't offer the senior discount. I've asked about it, they said they'll look into it. :rolleyes::)


Chef Extraordinaire
Mar 17, 2010
south central coast/California
I was very interested in the 40% discount on Wed. from K Mart. That's a significant savings! Our little town actually has one, and I buy lots from there. I called the store and they said they don't offer it. Come Mon. morning, I'll get to the bottom of this when their Corporate office is open in Ill.

Aunt Bea

Master Chef
Mar 14, 2011
near Mount Pilot
Some of the discounts are similar to Caslon's coupon, lots of fine print. :ermm::ohmy::LOL:

One example is our local Walgreen's, they offer 20% off full price merchandise on the first Tuesday of every month. I never remember on the first Tuesday and rarely buy anything that is not already on sale.

Like they say "It's the thought that counts"! :ermm::ohmy::LOL:


Chef Extraordinaire
Apr 12, 2011
I'm amazed at all the senior discounts we forget to use. DH is in his 60's, and many times is too proud to ask. He also belongs to our local bank's senior program, and they have a long list of local businesses that offer the discounts. We're thinking of a matinee today, and I'm going to insist he gets the senior discount.
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