Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Senior Discounts

 I want my blog to be about positive things.  Things I want to remember, or things I feel might be of benefit to others. In the long run I do not want to remember or look back on these stressful days of fixing up the house and saying goodbye to treasured possessions  Posts about Craig fixing this or my painting that are of no real value or interest, so I have decided to not write them any more.

So, until we are actually traveling  or if I think I have a good food or craft idea to share, my entries may be more limited.

With that in mind, I thought I'd pass on this list of senior discounts I found on the Escapee's Forum. 

We don't eat out very often, and when we do it is rarely at fast food places, but when in a rush or on the road we have.  I'm going to make it a habit to ASK if there is a senior discount.

Seems like we have been to many of these places and have not seen any sign of them.

 One thing I have noticed is that many of the discounts listed below are for certain times of the day or certain days of the week or month.  But time is what we have the most of.

I'd be interested in learning about any other discounts you may know about.  They may be anywhere in the country, because who knows where we will travel once the house is sold!

Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:28 AM on SKP Forum: Subject Senior Discounts
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+), free coffee with AARP card
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 everyTuesday (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) [NOTE: it is 5% on Wednesdays]

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 fordiscount)
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 Travelers' 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 bookingfor discount)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking fordiscount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking fordiscount)

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+).


  1. Fixing this and that ARE positive things! These transition months of moving from stix to wheels are worth remembering - you have both accomplished so much - celebrate it! In 5 years from now when you are sitting back reminiscing you'll wonder what was the big deal - to be able to go back and read just what you did to get to where you are is a treasure. And reason to give yourselves a big pat on the back :-) Yes there were sad and frustrating times, but you got through them and made it to your goal.

    Who knew about all the discounts... I wonder how they match up to what is available in Canada? I'll have to check it out as Carm turns 60 next March. That's gotta be good for something :-)

  2. Sweet - can't wait till I'm that old. At that point though, the age will probably be changed to 68 or something.

  3. Thanks for sharing the list. I forget to ask most of the time. I think its my mind in denial that I'm old enough.

  4. I didn't know about most of these, especially the grocery stores. I wonder how Dunkin Donuts can give away the free coffee to those that are 55+. In and around Chicago, many 55+ are daily commuters and that would be a great deal. Laura has a point about writing notes about the transition, sounds like you are frustrated and need to go on another trip, LOL. :) hope things get moving along for you.

  5. I for one enjoy hearing about your accomplishments on getting your house ready to sell. I'm always amazed at the energy you guys have.

    I'm with Janie. I forget to ask for discounts. I just don't feel old enough to think of myself as falling into the senior category :)

  6. The AARP site has lots of discounts listed for members and I get an email every time they add something new. Many places require that you ask for the discount so you can't be shy!! I figure if they're offering, I'll take them up on it.

    I agree with what Laura said and I have enjoyed watching your progress on your transition. You and Craig are hard workers and very inspirational.

  7. I know I like hearing about your preperation times. So many of us have been through it, the ups and the downs. When the time is right it will all come together for you. Thanks for the list, I'm also one who forgets to ask. Becki

  8. I agree with everyone...don't stop writing about your house projects...I give you lots of credit for how far you have come! I'm going to start asking for the discount...if nothing else it will pay for the tax!

  9. The Goodwill and Savers in Las Cruces give a 30% discount every Wednesday - I just got back with my "goodies." :-)

  10. I'm with the others. I also enjoy reading about your house preparations. Many of us have. Been in your shoes and others hope to be doing what you're now doing.

    I'm learning to ask for discounts. A perk for getting older.

  11. Kind of a coincidence... we stopped in at the AT&T store in McAllen today... want to change our telephone plan... asked about the senior discount. That's only good for a single plan. Family plans don't matter. We pay around $80 a month for our plan... WAY too much for our use, but looks like that's the only way AT&T will go. Guess we're looking for a different phone server at this time.

  12. We try to remember senior discounts. I qualify for the over 55, George over 62. We found out that a lot of grocery stores have 10% on Tuesdays, usually the first Tuesday of every month. George isn't shy about asking for any discounts!
    Even if you don't want to write about the process of getting ready to sell, keep us all informed of the progress once in awhile! We like seeing you check things off your list ;)

  13. John and I enjoy going back and reading about our trials and tribulations of getting our house ready to go on the market. It is our history, as your blog is your history. We will miss keeping up with your progress.

  14. I for one have learned a lot about getting ready to RV fulltime from your trials and tribulations in getting the house ready to sell. Many things I have never thought of. Please don't stop.

  15. Many of these are repeats, but I think there are some new ones, too!



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