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Thread: Long List of Senior Citizen Discounts

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    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
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    Long List of Senior Citizen Discounts

    Don't be afraid to ask. My sister sent me this list of Senior Citizen Discounts. Every little savings can help us in this economy.

    This came from a senior friend of mine who says "Dont be too proud or afraid to ask everyplace even if not on the list. We have for a long time.
    Each place may have additional ones, like some Wendy's also have free coffee."
    Senior Discounts
    Keep this list. Send a copy to your Senior friends.

    As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently, I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that seniors over 55 gets 10% off everything on the menu, every day.

    Being that age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too. As I waited for my turn, I thought about the consequences of doing so. If the employee asked me for I.D., it could be embarrassing having to show my license. But if she didn't ask for proof, I would get depressed that I really did look "old" and that I didn't need to prove it. Since I always like to save money, I boldly asked for the discount, and sadly she just rang up the discount (even though I am convinced I don't look a day over 54).

    Anyway, this incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually surprised to see how many there are and how some of them start at the young age of 50.

    This list may not only be useful for you, your friends and family.

    Hmmmm, Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55. If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for free.

    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
    Bob’s Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
    Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
    Burger King: 10% off (60+)
    Captain D’s Seafood: discount varies on location (62+)
    Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
    Chili’s: 10% off (55+)
    CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
    Culver’s: 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 participating 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+)
    White Castle: 10% off (62+)

    Retail And Apparel
    Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
    Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50+)
    Belk’s: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+)
    Big Lots: 10% off
    Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+)
    C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
    Clarks: 10% off (62+)
    Dress Barn: 10% 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: 20% off (50+)
    Kohl’s: 15% off (60+)
    Modell’s Sporting Goods: 10% 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: 6% 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: 5% off every Wednesday (55+)
    Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
    Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace: 5% off (62+)

    Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+)
    Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members
    American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
    Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
    Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
    Best Western: 10% off (55+)
    Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
    Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
    Clarion: 20%-30% off (60+)
    Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
    Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
    Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
    Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
    Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+)
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
    Greyhound: 5% off (62+)
    Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
    Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
    Holiday Inn: 10%-30% 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: 15% off (62+)
    Motel 6: 10% off (60+)
    Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+)
    National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
    Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
    Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
    Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
    Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
    Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up
    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)

    Activities And Entertainment
    AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+)
    Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)
    Busch Gardens Tampa: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
    Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
    Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
    U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
    Regal Cinemas: 30% off
    Ripley’s Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket (55+)
    SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)

    Cell Phone Discounts
    AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+)
    Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+)
    Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

    Great Clips: $3 off hair cuts (60+)
    Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60+)

    Last edited by Caroline S; 03-22-2012 at 03:23 PM.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Looks like a great list... sorry to say.... not many of the places I frequent are on it though.

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    Thanks for the list!! I see many places I go to! Going to copy and print!

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    or just get one of these!!
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    I knew about some of the fast food places, but I didn't know the list was that extensive. Thanks for sharing. I have copied, and it's in my purse.
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    Recently, on a very hectic weekday when I had a number of activities going on, I drove through a local place for a box of chicken for supper. When the young lady told me the total, I double checked the price list and then told her she hadn't charged me enough. Smiling quite cutely, she proudly said "Oh, that's the price with your senior discount." Though I tried not to show it, inside I was shocked! Do I look that old?! I'm only 57, and all my life people have told me that I look so much younger than my real age. Have they been lying to me?

    But........once the initial shock was over, I thought this isn't such a bad deal after all, so why not take advantage of it. As Caroline S. has told us, there are lots of discounts out there, and it only takes a minute to find out if they apply to you. So I say take those discounts where you can. It saves you money so you can buy more fabric!!!
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    I believe Hancock Fabrics gives a senior discount once a month also.

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    Great, thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    or just get one of these!!
    That is cute Barb. Already thinking making one with a more feminine touch. I bet there is a Maxine cartoon that would be appropriate. Well maybe not, Maxine can often be inappropriate. LOL
    Sweet Caroline

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    Great list...I always ask...my son used to laugh at me but he saw the savings and backed off! I ask everyone...the roofer, the garage door repairman, the landscaper, etc. Most of them really do reduce their costs.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Afraid that they wll ask you to prove your age for your senior discount reminded me when my husband asked me to pick up a bottle of wine when I went to the grocery store. I did this, and at the check out, the little teenager asked me for my ID. I laughed and told her that I was sure that I didn't look underage. Very seriously, she tells me that the cash register told her she had to see my ID. LOL
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    Thanks for the list. K-mart, 20%, if that on everything? I surely did not know about this.

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    I never think to ask. Manager at Burger King in our area knows my 10 year old Grandson and knows I am a senior citizen and always gives me a discount. At a Captain Ds several years ago a young Lady gave me a discount and goofy me told her I was not a senior.
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    My husband just turned 54, so I think he will be going shopping with me alot starting next year. lol Last September when we were in Las Vegas (a business trip for my husband), I went to McDonald's to get my coffee. I had not showered yet, so no makeup and the male cashier rang up my purchase and said "I gave you the senior discount". I just smiled, paid him, took my coffee and left. I told the lady that was with me that I had to hurry and put some makeup on coz I am only 52. We had a good laugh over it.

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    That's a great list and many that I have been patronizing without knowing.......ps Truck Stops of America where I live also gives senior discounts....don't know if that is for all but as you say ASK......Thanks for sharing......

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    Good to know, Thanks for making us aware that there are places that will give seniors discounts! I din't see Godfather's Pizza on your list, in my town they give you a 10%. It certainly doesn't hurt to ask!

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    I too put this list in my purse for future reference
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    Yes I have gotten senior discounts before I was old enough. my hair is white, I decided not to color it. But I turn 60 this year so I will be legit. :-) Fabric Hut has a 10% discount here for 60+ That's what I am waiting for. :-D
    I need a hat though or maybe just a T-shirt I look awful in hats.

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    Great idea Caroline S. I'm going to check out Maxine for something for on a visor (cap).

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    Local Dunkin D. no longer give free coffee to seniors. I think they were losing $'s.

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    I just turned 63, so I'm used to getting unrequested discounts, but I remember my first -- I bought a swim suit at a resort and they gave "senior" discounts to anyone 50+. Had to laugh. Even then, I had plans to be a real senior for many, many decades.

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    Thanks for the list.

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    Thank you so much for the list. As a retired teacher on a fixed income, this will be very helpful. Wish the government gave a senior discount!

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    You can add Borics on Tuesdays to that list in the Detroit area.

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    By the time I became "of age" Ames was out of business. I think DD are locally owned franchises so it may be different depending on the location. Thanks for the list.


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