Best List Of Senior Discounts 2013

money in a panOne of our friends on The Senior List Facebook Page was inquiring as to the best listing of senior discounts floating around out there, so we did a little research.  We did come across a nice list put together by Judy Calvaneso of Judy’s Pair-A-Dice Tours (Williamsville, NY).  Originally posted on the Pair-A-Dice Facebook page, we thought it was worthwhile passing along.  (Special thanks to Judy for putting this list together.)

Let us know if you have other favorite lists featuring senior discounts below in the comments area.  One thing that Judy notes on her list is that “you must ask for your discount”, so don’t be afraid to say “I understand you have a senior discount available, can we take advantage of that today?”  Hey why not… You earned it!

If you know of other discounts out there (or understand one listed to be discontinued below) please let us know in the comments section.

Here is Judy’s list with commentary:

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“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 age 55 gets 10% off everything on the menu, every day.

Being of ‘that’ age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too.

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, but for your friends and family, too.  YOU must ASK for your discount!” — Judy Calvaneso

BEST RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS:

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 (60+)
Bob’s Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
Chili’s: 10% off (55+)
CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
Dunkin’ Donuts: See updated information in “Comments” section
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 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+)

BEST RETAIL & APPAREL DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS:

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+) No longer Available (see below)
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+)

BEST TRAVEL DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS:

Airline Discounts for Seniors:

American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
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)

Car Rental Discounts for Seniors:

Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
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+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+)
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

BEST ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS:

AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+)
Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)
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, FL: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)

BEST CELLPHONE DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS:

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+).

MISCELLANEOUS DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS:

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

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  • Nensi

    Quick question = I see that many discounts claim that you must have an AARP card. Is that accurate? Or can you just prove your age? I am specifically talking about the car/airline/hotel deals. For a variety of political reasons, we would not support AARP, but want to help compile a list of discounts.

  • Amie Clark

    And this from Dunkin’ Donuts PR Team- “Dunkin’ Donuts does not have a nationwide offer of free or discounted coffee for seniors. As Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants are individually owned and operated, it is at the discretion of the franchise owner to offer a senior discount. We encourage guests to check with their local Dunkin’ Donuts to see if they offer a senior discount.”
    “Dunkin’ Donuts does have an agreement with AARP to provide an exclusive discount offer to its members. Any AARP member with a valid AARP membership card receives a free donut with the purchase of a large or extra large Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide. More information can be found at:http://discounts.aarp.org/offer/index/offerid/150143/usource/VURL?cmp=RDRCT-ADC-DUNKIN-DONUTS-082412

  • Jackie Stonehuerner

    In NC Maxway gives 10% off on Wed. to 55+, but you usually have to ask.

  • http://www.theseniorlist.com Amie

    Another List of Senior Discounts from About.com

  • Shelby Hyde

    To find out more about Kmart’s senior discount of 20% for seniors 55+, I went to the Kmart website and searched for more information. However, I could find no such 20% discount. Are you sure it exits? If so, how to you claim it?

    • http://www.theseniorlist.com Amie

      He Shelby! Thanks for checking out Kmart’s discounts for seniors. This list isn’t ours so we’re hoping members of our community (like you) can help us verify what is still available and what is not. I’ll do some digging and see what I can find out about Kmart.

      Anyone else have any luck with Kmart discounts? Also, if you have any feedback on any of the others listed, please let us all know! thx, A

      • http://www.theseniorlist.com Amie

        Shelby, This from Kmart:(Posted June 29, 2013)
        “Welcome to the MyKmart Community! Unfortunately Kmart does not have a Senior Discount Program at this time. We appreciate you coming in and taking the time to reach out with your question today!” Guess we can scratch this one off the list.

  • http://www.theseniorlist.com Amie

    Delco News Network (another Facebook friend) just passed along another list. Click thru for their list of senior discounts. Thanks for passing it along! Add to the list of resources below, or join us on Facebook.