10 Great Senior Discounts!

When searching for discounts, always keep your identification handy, some places will ask to see a form of ID to check that you have reached the qualifying senior discount age before applying any promotions. 

Here’s some restaurant, groceries, retail stores and other establishments that offer discounts for seniors:

A.) Some retailers provide a senior discount on a specific day, such as every Wednesday or the first Tuesday of the month:

  • Ace Hardware: Grants seniors 10% off at participating locations.
  • Amazon Prime: Offers a discounted membership to those with a Medicaid card.
  • Kohl’s: Offers a senior discount of 15% every Wednesday.
  • Ross Store: Features 10% off for seniors every Tuesday.

B.) Grocery store senior discounts. Supermarket gives senior discount often vary by location and may only apply on certain dates. Check with your local branch to learn about specific senior discounts in your area:

  • Albertsons: Grants seniors 10% off on the first Wednesday of the month.
  • BI-LO: Offers 5% off on a specific day at participating locations.
  • Hy-Vee: Gives seniors 5% off on Wednesdays at participating locations.

C.) Hotel senior discounts. If you don’t see a promotion for seniors listed when booking a hotel reservation, don’t be afraid to ask. A few notable hotel senior discounts:

  • Best Western: Offers up to 15% savings on rooms for seniors.
  • Red Roof Inn: Includes a 10% discount for seniors on their stay.
  • Marriott: Offers a 15% discount or more on stays at participating locations.

D.) Car rental senior discounts. Before renting a car, ask about discounted rates for those above a certain age. Look for these car rental deals for seniors:

  • Avis: AARP Members can save up to 30% off Avis base rates.
  • EZ Rent-A-Car: Provides a 10% discount for seniors.
  • Hertz: Offers 20% off for senior travelers.

E.) Airline senior discounts. In addition to miles you might accumulate through a credit card, check with airlines for senior discount before making a purchase:

  • American Airlines: Offers deals for those who select the 65+ passenger option when booking a flight.
  • Southwest: Includes offers on some flights for passengers who indicate they are traveling as a senior when booking a flight.
  • United Airlines: Offers a discounted price to older passengers for select destinations when booking a flight.

F.) Travel senior discounts. Museums, parks and historical sites tend to offer special deals to senior tourists:

  • America the Beautiful Senior Pass: $20 for an annual senior pass or $80 for a lifetime pass, which can be used at national parks and federal recreational lands.
  • Amtrak: 10% off on most rail fares for seniors.
  • Art Institute of Chicago: $6 off a general admissions ticket for seniors.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City: $8 off ticket prices for seniors.
  • The National Baseball Hall of Fame: $5 off of admission for seniors.

G.) Car rental senior discounts. Before renting a car, ask about discounted rates for those above a certain age. Look for these car rental deals for seniors:

  • Avis: AARP Members can save up to 30% off Avis base rates.
  • EZ Rent-A-Car: Provides a 10% discount for seniors.
  • Hertz: Offers 20% off for senior travelers.

H.) Cellphone senior discounts. If you’re shopping for a cellphone plan, look for one with perks for seniors. Before signing up, read the fine print. Make sure the details of the plan fit your lifestyle and specific needs. Here are several cellphone senior discounts to consider:

  • Consumer Cellular: 5% discount on usage and monthly fees for AARP members and 30% off select accessories.
  • Sprint: The Unlimited 55+ plan offers special deals for seniors.
  • T-Mobile One: The Unlimited 55+ plan is designed for seniors.

I.) Health senior discounts. Check what you’re currently spending on health-related expenses, and look for ways to save on each item. Follow senior citizen advocacy groups online or look for one in your community. They’ll often be able to guide you to save money on items necessary to manage your health conditions:

  • AARP prescription savings: Members save an average of 61% on FDA-approved prescriptions not covered by insurance.
  • Atera Spas: Includes special prices on products for seniors.
  • RiteAid: Offers a wellness 65+ program for seniors that includes 20% off of purchases on the first Wednesday of each month. The program also includes a free consultation with a pharmacist.
  • RxFreeCard: Includes discounts on prescriptions for seniors.

J.) Cruise senior discounts. It’s best to call the cruise line before booking to see what is currently available, as some won’t advertise specific deals on their websites or may have special offers. Be on the lookout for these cruise senior discounts:

  • Carnival: Offers cruises for seniors at lowered rates, although exact prices depend on sailing dates and destinations.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line: Includes up to $100 off select cruises for AARP members and a 5% discount on cruises if you book at least nine months in advance.
  • Royal Caribbean: Special prices are available on select cruises for senior travelers.

Make sure to ask establishments if they have certain discount for you- remember do not hesitate to claim and ask for discount and other senior privileges.