Who doesn’t love a good discount? Although, the senior discount can feel like a bit of a double-edged sword. While we all might enjoy (and need) the extra savings, we may not feel flattered that we’re being offered it. If we’re able to accept our age, even enjoy it, the discounts that come with it can make life a lot easier. Maximize your discounts and your money!

Age Minimums for Senior Discounts

Some companies offer senior discounts starting at 50 years old. Others begin at 60+ and even others start at 62. Because it varies from company to company, it never hurts to ask at the places you shop to see if you qualify.

Time Frames for Senior Discounts

Some grocery stores and retail stores actually have time frames for senior discounts, especially now that Covid-19 and in-store traffic flow is a consideration. There may be special days of the week when companies offer discounts. Some examples are:

  • Bealls Department Store: 15% off every Tuesday (55+)
  • Kohl’s: 15% off on Wednesdays (60+)
  • Ross Dress for Less 55+ Program 10% off your purchase In-store (55+)
  • Fred Meyer Senior Discount: 10% – 15%, depending on the department, first Tuesday of each month (55+)
  • TJ Maxx Senior Discounts: 10% on Mondays (FLORIDA only at this time – 55+)
  • Joann Fabric: 20% off on Senior Discount Days (check your local store to be sure which day)

Other establishments, often restaurants, will have specific hours in which a senior discount is applied, such as dinner specials from 3pm – 7pm every weekday. These may also vary by location, so be sure to check while you’re there, or better yet, call ahead.

Requirements for Senior Discounts

While some locations only require proof of age at time of order or checkout, this isn’t always the case. Often, major chains will require your AARP card to be shown. For more info on how to get an AARP card or membership number, click here.

Other times, a business may have you fill in an application, and they have their own discount card they will give to you for use when making purchases. This would be similar to a membership or “points” card, but would quickly identify you as having access to their senior discount program.

Categories of Businesses that Offer Discounts

  • Restaurants
  • Pharmacies
  • Retail Stores
  • Grocery Stores
  • Entertainment Venues (Movie theaters, National Parks, etc.)
  • Travel (Think planes, trains, car rentals and hotels)

Miscellaneous Vendors and Services:

  • T-Mobile
  • The UPS Store
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Lenscrafters
  • AT&T
  • Various spas and gyms
  • Various Insurance Companies (House, car or health insurance)
  • Many Transportation and Transit Authorities
  • Finance Companies and Banks (Loans, special rates for accounts, investment products and debt relief)
  • Technology services or retailers (anti-virus software, internet services, health alert products and more)
  • Educational items (Courses {credit or non-credit}, tuition discounts, etc.)

Don’t Forget About Online Shopping

Many of us are shopping online more and more these days. Don’t forget to check your favorite retailers online while you’re shopping to see if they also offer discounts. Remember, a store may offer an in-store discount and not offer an online discount or vice versa.

No matter the vendor, restaurant or service, asking if they offer a senior discount is always prudent. You’ve worked hard all your life and deserve to make the most of the money you have.

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