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    Default Senior Discounts

    If you are 50+ years old, there are discounts available at many chain restaurants, grocery stores, retail apparel and other stores, car rental agencies, train-bus-airlines, and more. In many cases, the establishment will not automatically give you the discount, you have to ask for the senior price. This list is by no means perfect - places change their policies seemingly overnight, but I have the attitude, "it never hurts to ask!" Also, some places require membership in AARP, which you can join for a nominal fee at age 50.

    (55+)(60+)(62+) and (65+) indicate the age required for the senior discount. I've discovered that they will seldom ask for any proof that you are of age, especially if you appear in front of them and look as though you could meet their requirement.

    RESTAURANTS:

    Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
    Arby's: 10% off (55 +)
    A & W: 10% off
    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+)
    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co: 10% off for AARP members, 10% off military
    Burger King: 10% off (60+)
    Captain D's: Happy Wednesday Offer (varies by location) (62+)
    Carrabas Italian Grill: 20% off on Wednesdays to AARP Members
    Carrows Restaurants: Golden 55 menu offers discounted bfast, lunch & dinner (55+)
    Chart House: 10% off for AARP members
    Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
    Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
    CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+) (varies by location)
    Claim Jumper: 10% off for AARP members
    Country Kitchen: Senior Menu (55+)
    Culver's: 10% off
    Dairy Queen: 10% off for seniors (no age specified), 15% for coaches
    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+)
    El Pollo Loco: 10% off (55+) varies by location
    Fazoli's: Join Club 62 for special senior member offers (62+)
    Friendly's: 10% off meal w/ free coffee at breakfast or free small sundae during non-brkfst hours
    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+)
    Hometown Buffet: 10% off (55+)
    IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
    Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
    Kagle's Barbecue: 10% 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+)
    Old Country Buffet: 10% off (55+)
    Old Spaghetti Factory: Senior Menu
    Outback Steakhouse: 15% off for AARP members, M thru Th, alcohol not includede
    Perkins: Fifty-Five Plus menu offers special deals (55+)
    Ponderosa Steakhouse: Senior Menu available (60+)
    Shoney's: 10% off
    Sizzler: “Honored Guest Menu” offers (60+)
    Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
    Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
    Subway: 10% off (60+)
    Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation: 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+)

    GROCERY :

    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+)
    Fred Meyer: 10% off first Tuesday of month (55+)
    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+)
    New Seasons: 10% off Wednesdays (65+)
    The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
    Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
    Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
    SuperFresh: 5% Tuesdays on purchases over $30 (55+)
    Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)
    Waldbaum's: 5% Tuesdays on purchases over $30 (55+)

    TRAVEL :

    Airlines:
    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
    Hawaii Air: 10% off (60+)
    Midwest Air: discount only available by phone (55+)
    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)

    Rail:
    Amtrak: 15% off (62+)

    Bus:
    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
    Enterprise: 5% for AARP members
    Hertz: Up to 25% for AARP members
    National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

    Overnight Accommodations:

    Best Western: 40% off (55+)
    Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
    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
    Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
    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+)
    Travelodge: 10% off (50+)
    Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)

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    ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

    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 +)

    RETAIL & APPAREL :
    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+)
    Marshall's: 10% off on Tuesdays (varies by location)(no age specified)
    Michael's: 10% off on Tuesdays for AARP members
    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 +)
    TJ Maxx: 10% on Tuesdays (varies by location)
    UPS: 15% off goods and services for AARP members
    Walgreens: 20% off once a month for AARP members 55+, requires Balance Rewards

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    Default Now, that's interesting

    I never knew there was a discount at grocery stores... Very interesting list you have created here.

    Mark

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    Default Amendment.

    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR57 View Post
    U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; ...
    Available to US citizens/perm residents only.

    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR57 View Post
    ..... 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
    Many, if not all parks grant this to those not eligible for the life time pass, who have purchased the America the Beautiful Pass (unofficial!).

    Lifey

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    Default They're obviously having trouble filling it.

    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR57 View Post
    Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
    With that discount I should be able to stay there for a week- - - - NOT!

    Lifey

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    Thanks for making this a sticky!

    My mom always shops at Fry's on Senior Day.

    I should probably have added the reminder that these are almost always done quietly, and some of these have outlets in areas where discounts are discouraged or even prohibited. Some of them do them anyway (I have gotten the Taco Bell discount in an area where discounts for seniors are discouraged).


    Donna

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    Found a new one today. When I asked, the answer was "many locations".

    Great Clips for Hair: $2 off on regular haircut (62+)



    Donna

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    It's frustrating, when you're traveling, to eat out, stay healthy and not come home with extra pounds. We usually carry the snack bag and a cooler in the vehicle with us, and carry a little bit of equipment to make a meal in a hotel room if we can. But when we are on the move, and stop at a restaurant, wise choices can be made if one thinks ahead.

    Lately, when out to eat, I take half of what's on the plate and ask for a to-go box right up front. Hopefully, the next motel room will have a microwave where I can heat that meal up. For salads, I carry low-fat dressings in packets in my purse, and ask for their dressing either to be eliminated or at least placed on the side. I order either unsweetened tea or water to drink, and never order dessert. If there is a senior menu, it's where I start perusing. I look for words like "grilled" or "roasted" (rather than "fried" or "breaded"), calorie counts are very helpful, and I have occasionally asked for a small change for me. Most restaurants are happy to comply as long as the request is reasonable.

    So here's a list of chain restaurants that have Senior/Fit Fare/Healthy/Small Appetite menus:

    LIGHTER FARE/HEALTHY/OVER 55 MENU:

    Applebee's – limited selection “Lighter Fair”

    Carrows – “Golden 55 Menu”

    Cheesecake Factory – “SkinnyLicious”, also “Small Plates”

    Chili's - “Lighter Choices”

    Claim Jumper – Vegetarian and Gluten Free menus, soup and salads

    Coco's - Club 55, Gluten-Free

    Culver's – limited selection, “Mindful Choices”

    Denny's - “55+” and “Fit Fare” menu choices

    Golden Corral – buffet has lots of healthy choices, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and a good soup and salad bar. Calories are listed by the labeling sign, in most locations.

    Hooters - “The Light Choice”

    Houlihan's – Gluten-Free, soups and salads, and flatbreads.

    IHOP – 55+ menu

    Joe's Crab Shack – lots of steamed fish/shellfish, soups, salads.

    Macaroni Grill – '600 Calories or Fewer”

    Old Chicago Grill – Gluten sensitive, salads and soups menu

    Old Country Buffet/some Hometown Buffets/Ryan's – buffets have lots of healthy choices
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    Olive Garden - “Light Fare”

    Perkins - “55+ Menu” choices

    Pizza Hut – nothing specifically light. Some locations have a pizza and salad bar.

    Ponderosa/Bonanza Restaurants – Senior menu, menus vary by location.

    Red Lobster – soups and salads menu only. Most locations willing to substitute a different vegetable for the baked potato, if you ask.

    Round Table Pizza – nothing specific; some locations have a pizza and salad bar at lunch on variable days of the week (usually weekdays)

    Sizzler - “Smaller Plate”; some locations have an impressive soup, salad and other bar

    Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes – The vast majority of the menu is soups and salads, flatbreads and foccacia breads, fat-free frozen yogurt

    TGIFriday's – Gluten Sensitive menu





    Donna

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