These Are The Retailers With The Most Enticing Senior Discounts

Published July 18, 2024

While some strive to stay eternally young thanks to advances in modern medicine, others are relishing in the wrinkles - a telltale sign of a life full of laughter and smiles. Whether you're the former or the latter, there are perks of growing older - senior discounts.

Typically reserved for those 55 and older, senior discounts and senior freebies come from a wide variety of participating retailers and industries. In combination with AARP, senior discounts can be found at many of the grocery stores, restaurants, retailers, and entertainment venues you've been frequenting for decades.

Although these discounts and freebies are always subject to change, we've collected just some of the most trustworthy and consistent retailers to partake in this offering.

Grocery Stores Offers

Fred Meyer: "The first Tuesday of every month, seniors age 55+, can take an additional 10% off select items."

Harris Teeter: "Shop at Harris Teeter and use your VIC card. Every Thursday, if you are 60 or over, you will receive a 5% discount!"

Hy-Vee: "All seniors 55 years of age and older receive a 5% discount on Thursdays! "

New Seasons Market: "Senior Wednesdays, 10% off most items."

Hotel Offers

Best Western: "Best Western® is pleased to offer AARP® members a discount of up to 15% on room rates. Explore and save at destinations throughout the U.S., Canada and many Best Western hotels worldwide. "

IHG Hotels: "People 62 years of age and over can take advantage of senior travel rates at any participating IHG® hotel around the world. Search destinations and dates above to book your Senior discount rate."

Marriott: "The Marriott Senior Discount Program is offered to all Guests 62 years of age and older."

Wyndham Hotels: "As an AARP member, you can enjoy 10% off our Best Available Rate at participating hotels* and combine this discount with select Wyndham Rewards bonus points offers. "

Travel Offers

Amtrak: "Amtrak travelers 65 years of age and over are eligible to receive a 10% discount on most rail fares on most Amtrak trains. On cross-border services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada, a 10% Senior discount is applicable to travelers aged 60 and over."

Delta: "Certain discounts or companion fares may apply to a selected itinerary but are not available at… Senior discounts (available in certain markets)."

United Airlines: "United offers senior fares to selected travel destinations for customers who are 65 and older. Ask for more details on these great fares when you make your reservation. "

Car Rental Offers

Avis: "AARP Members can save up to 35% off Avis PAY NOW rates when making a reservation with Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number …. Complete your reservation and receive instant online and email confirmation of your travel plans."

Budget: "AARP Members can enjoy savings of up to 35% off Budget PAY NOW rates when renting a vehicle from a participating location in the contiguous U.S. and Canada. Use Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number Y508501 to shop the lowest rates for your next rental."

Hertz: "Travelers 50 and over save up to 20% off base rates.* Plus, take advantage of additional program benefits."

Restaurant Offers

The following restaurants offer seniors 10% off their food and nonalcoholic beverages when an AARP card is presented.

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Chart House
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Landry Seafood
  • McCormick & Schmick's
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Saltgrass Steak House
  • The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Cell Phone Plan Offers

Consumer Cellular: "AARP members receive a 5% discount on monthly service. For our average customer, that's an annual reward of $24!*."

T-Mobile: "If you are 55 and up; our best unlimited plans now include Netflix. That's 2 lines for just $70/mo. with no unexpected price hikes, ever."

Verizon: "A special offer for those 55 and older. Get unlimited on the network more people rely on. $80/mo for 2 lines."

Entertainment Offers

AMC Theaters: "At AMC, we aim to bring you the movies you want at the prices you love. That's why guests 60+ can save on tickets all day, every day. Just select senior pricing when checking out online."

Cinemark: "Special discount pricing for seniors. All day on theatre's participating day, for any movie, at any showtime."

Regal Cinemas: "AARP Members save up to 20% on Regal ePremiere Tickets purchased online (conditions apply). Tickets are valid at all Regal locations nationwide for all movies and showtimes. Plus, members can save $3 on popcorn and soft drink combos."

Showcase Cinemas: "Senior Wednesdays offers patrons 60 years of age and older a discounted price, at select cinemas, every Wednesday. The reduced price applies to all movies, including MX4D, XPlus, IMAX®, RealD 3D."

Above are just a few industries and retailers that offer senior discounts, freebies, and additional perks. We suggest you jot down a list of your favorite retailers and see who's willing to give you some discount love.