7 Unbeatable Senior Citizen Discounts to Use Today

Posted by on February 6, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Retirees LOVE deals. Ready to save money on your phone bill, prescriptions, clothing, and food? Here are seven unbeatable senior citizen discounts to use today.

We’re all looking for ways to save money. But for seniors and retirees who are no longer earning income, it’s even more important. The older we get, the more crucial it becomes to save at every turn.

Ready to save money on your phone bill, prescriptions, clothing, and food? Here are seven unbeatable senior citizen discounts to use today.

1. AARP Membership

An AARP membership offers dozens of ways to save on everything from dinners to hotels. Anyone over the age of 50 can join. Once you’re a member, you can start saving on things you buy and use regularly.

And it only costs $12 for the first year! If you choose to renew, an annual membership costs $16, but you’re free to cancel at any time.

As a member, you can enjoy 10% off at participating restaurants such as Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, and Bonefish Grill.

Traveling or visiting your grandchildren out of town? AARP members can save up to 15% at a variety of hotel chains, including Wyndham, Hilton, and Waldorf Astoria.

AARP offers a variety of other discounts for insurance deals, retail stores, financial services, and auto services. If you download their app, you’ll find plenty of deals right in your neighborhood.

2. Travel Deals

The next time you have to travel out of town, check with your carrier, as many offer senior citizen discounts.

Like to travel by train? Amtrak offers seniors 10% off on most rail tickets. Prefer to fly? Many airlines, including Southwest and United, offer discounted rates for seniors.

Want to take a leisurely cruise? Royal Caribbean and Carnival both offer senior deals to save you money.

If you’re the adventurous type or like to spend time outdoors, the National Park Service has a special Senior Pass for anyone over the age of 62. You can buy an annual pass for $20 or a lifetime pass for just $80. With a National Park Senior Pass, you’ll gain free entry into more than 50 stunning parks across the US.

Before you book your next trip, make sure to ask all of your travel partners if senior citizen discounts are available.

3. AT&T Senior Plan

There’s no need to waste $100 a month on cell phone service. The AT&T Senior Nation Plan costs only $29.99 per month!

The only downside of this plan is smartphone users aren’t eligible to receive it.

If you have a smartphone, look into the AT&T Prepaid Plan. Anyone of any age can sign up for this plan, but it offers even better benefits than the senior plan, which is rather limited. The Prepaid Plan costs $30 per month, but if you set your account up with automatic billing, you can save $5 each month.

4. Never Pay Retail Prices Again

There are plenty of clothing stores and department stores that have senior discounts programs. So the next time you go shopping, look for stores that offer opportunities to save.

Here are just some of the popular retailers that help seniors save money:

  • Kohl’s: 15% off on Wednesdays
  • Ross: 10% off on Tuesdays
  • Walgreens: 20% off once a month on “Senior Day” (check with your local store for a list of dates)
  • Rite Aid: 20% off on the first Wednesday of every month (discount cannot be used towards prescriptions)

When you find yourself in your favorite store, simply ask if they have a senior discount — you’ll be surprised at how many do. You can also visit any store’s website and look at their FAQ page to see if and when discounts are offered.

By spending less money at retail stores, you’ll be able to make your retirement savings last longer.

5. Save Money at the Movies

Granted, it seems like most movies today are made for kids. But if and when there’s a film you want to see, you can save on movie tickets.

Most major cinema chains have some sort of senior discount. For example, Regal Cinemas offers a 35% discount, and AMC Theaters offers a 30% discount.

When you get to the window to buy your ticket, just tell the clerk you want a senior ticket. You might even be able to get a discount on popcorn or candy!

6. Save on Prescriptions

Seniors know that prescriptions can drain one’s budget. The more medications you have to take, the more daunting the price of prescription drugs can be.

But there are a few ways to save (if only just a little) on medicine.

With the RiteAid Rx Savings Program, you can save up to 20% on medication. If you have your prescriptions filled at CVS, you can earn 2% cashback by joining their ExtraSavings program.

7. Dine Out and Save

There’s one thing that we all have in common: everybody has to eat! For seniors, there are plenty of ways to save on meals at national chains and popular restaurants.

Wendy’s, IHOP, Denny’s, and Burger King all offer 10% off to seniors. Uno Pizzeria & Grill offers 25% off on Wednesdays, but you’ll need to sign up for their Insider’s Club.

And, as we mentioned above, an AARP membership can save you up to 15% at a variety of establishments, such as Joe’s Crab Shack, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, and Rainforest Café.

Prefer to eat healthier and cook at home? There are plenty of ways to save on groceries, too. Grocery deals vary by location, so check with your local store to see if they offer senior discounts on certain days of the week.

Conclusion

Whether you’re 50, 65, or nearing 90, saving money is something that everyone should try to do. After all, there’s no need to pay full price for something when you can get a deal!

So before you book a trip, make a purchase, or go out for dinner, check with your local stores and establishments to see what kinds of specials they offer. You’ll be surprised at how many businesses are willing to extend a discount to seniors!

Author Bio:

Cassie Avery is the Business Manager at Incline at Anthem, a 55 and older community in Heriman, Utah. With over eight years of experience in the industry, she begins and ends each day loving what she does. She finds joy in helping others and makes this property a place everyone loves to call home.

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