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2018 Senior Discounts: Where to Save Money at 50+ to 65+

Updated April 2, 2018

Being older does have benefits. If you’re retired, you can do all the things you never had time for before. Go out to eat, see movies, visit museums and take that trip you’ve dreamed about. Fortunately, hitting a certain age also means you qualify for senior discounts to do those things for less money.

To help you save cash, offers these lists of senior discounts, updated for 2017. You’ll find discounts for restaurants, grocery stores and drugstores, movie theaters, hotels, and more. And, new for 2017, we’ve added senior discounts at department stores and other shops.

New printable PDF! Now you can download’s full Senior Discount Guide in a convenient document that you can print and save. Download the printable guide here.

What Is the Senior Discount Age?

Senior discounts can kick in as young as age 50, especially for AARP members. Otherwise, you’ll find senior discounts at ages 55, 60, 62 and 65. So act your age – and start saving!


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Note: We do our best to keep these lists up to date, but deals and policies can change. Confirm the current senior discount before ordering or visiting.

And remember the most important rule of senior discounts: Ask! Some retailers don’t promote their senior discount widely. Also, discounts can vary from store to store within the same chain or franchise.

Restaurants and Coffee Shops

Senior discounts at restaurant chains and franchises can range from a free beverage with a meal to 20% off any menu item. The discounts can kick in at age 50, 55, 60 or 65. So, like a fine wine, restaurant discounts for seniors can improve with age.

Movie Theaters

Movie theater chains like AMC, Regal, and Cinemark, as well as many smaller chains, offer discounted tickets for seniors. Our roundup of senior movie theater discounts offers a wide-ranging list of entertainment savings.

Travel and Hotels

Most hotels, car rental companies, and cruise lines offer travel discounts for seniors, with many savings kicking in as early as age 50. Especially with hotels and car rental companies, you may need an AARP membership for the best deal. Many museums, zoos, aquariums, and parks also offer senior discounts.

Grocery Stores and Drugstores

Grocery store chains such as Farm Fresh, BI-LO and Harris Teeter offer discounts of 5% to “seniors” as young as 55. Most often, senior discounts at grocery stores are available only on a certain day of the week, usually Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You also may need to sign up for a special discount card. Drugstores such as Walgreens and Rite Aid offer senior discounts up to 20% one day a month.

Department Stores, Shops and Services

Bealls, Belk and Kohl’s are among the department stores that offer senior discounts of up to 15% on certain days. But those aren’t the only stores where your “silver” dollar will go further. You’ll also find senior discounts on crafts, glasses, auto services, haircuts and more. Most of these senior discounts at department stores and other shops start at 55.

Help Us Make This the Best Senior Discount Guide Online

Are there other categories of senior discounts you’d like to cover? Did we miss a senior discount you use frequently? Do you think a discount we list isn’t accurate? Let us know in the comments! We’re all in this together to save money.

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    1. Elephant Bar brought back their Senior Discount, 55+ and it’s 15% off when they use their Elephant Bar Rewards account.

    2. Linda DeBenedetto says:

      Hamrick’s is a southern region dept store. They have a 10% off Senior Day on Tuesdays.

    3. Hello I am deaf and age 64. I had a bad health that what I have a Fibromyalgia, Arthritis for Neck back and lower back Also Scoliosis. I need a place in Brandon Fla .. Thanks

    4. Some of the sites i also know from where everyone can get discount. every age of group. should i mention those here?

    5. Joyce Chapman says:

      Is there a way to make this list printable with out the ads? Its to big to print in its present form and be of any use. Its not portable!

    6. Can you help to find an article regarding senior rental in San Diego California as below
      1. Applicants and recipients will be considered or verified on asset limits to determine eligibility to senior housing.
      2. Age and income restrictions.
      3. How to find the safety areas in San Diego to move in?
      4. Need for information on senior discount rentals availability in San Diego California and contact phone numbers.


    7. Angela Kearney says:

      I’m 59 I would like information on afforable rental information in Liberty, Mo or Kearney, Mo.

    8. Edwin Velazquez says:

      Me agrada mucho esta oferta y espero disfrutar de todas las ofertas

    9. Sotera Barker says:

      Are there any discounts for food buying like TRADER JOES?

    10. Alice Williams says:

      I need to know about affordable housing in Atlanta Ga.

    11. There should be senior housing applicant requirements for each senior housing establishment beyond age such as income restrictions. Or at least an article that can help identify the most common requirements.

    12. Karen Rozanski says:

      Would love to receive info on senior discounts for airline, hotels and travel packages

    13. patricia jacobson says:

      need for information on senior housing availability in west LA

    14. how about yard work an house cleaning help ,organizing down sizing etc ?


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