There are tons of businesses in the United States that offer senior discounts!
Knowing that seniors often have a modest fixed monthly income, many retailers and restaurants offer small discounts to customers over a certain age. Also, knowing that this generation has a tendency toward brand loyalty, they hope that the extra savings will be an extra point in their favour toward winning your business!
Many stores and restaurants have a senior discount policy but don’t advertise it well. If you visit an establishment that’s not on my list, don’t be afraid to ask! The worst they can say is “no.” Even the places on this list may not automatically ring in a discount, and you may have to mention your “senior status” to the cashier.
The senior discount age cutoff varies from business to business. Some places start their senior discounts at age 55, while others wait until you reach 60, 62, or even 65. When in doubt, just ask!
Please note that this list is subject to change and not all locations listed may offer the same discounts.
Here is my list of 22 stores and 23 restaurants that currently offer senior discounts:
Senior Discounts List of Stores
Kohl’s offers an extra 15% off every Wednesday, to shoppers 60 and older.
2. Banana Republic
Banana Republic offers a 10% senior discount at 50 and older.
K-Mart’s senior discount used to be available in all stores, but now is only in select locations, so please verify with your local store. If you can get this one, it’s a significant savings of an extra 40% off on Wednesdays for shoppers over 50.
Belk offers shoppers age 62 and older an extra 15% savings on the first Tuesday of each month.
5. Dress Barn
This is another one that may vary by location. Some Dress Barn locations do offer a 10% discount on a specific day for seniors 55 and over.
Clarks shoe stores give shoppers 62 and older an extra 10% off.
7. Stein Mart
Stein Mart’s senior discount is rather specific – an additional 20% off on red-dot clearance items, on the first Monday of the month, for seniors 55 and up.
8. Christopher Banks/C.J Banks
Christoper Banks and their sister store, C.J. Banks, offer a 10% senior discount on Wednesdays for those over 60.
Ross gives seniors 55 and over 10% off on Tuesdays.
10. Bealls Outlet
Bealls Outlet offers an extra 15% discount to shoppers over 50 every Tuesday.
11. TJ Maxx
TJ Maxx stores in Florida (no other states at this time) gives an extra 10% off to shoppers 55 and up on Mondays.
Goodwill Stores usually have one day per week (varies by location) where seniors (usually 55+) can save an extra 10 – 20%.
13. The Salvation Army Thrift Store
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores typically also offer a weekly senior discount. The day and amount of savings vary by location.
If you are 65 or older and a member of Walgreens’ free “Balance Rewards” loyalty program, you can get an extra 20% off one day per month.
Rite-Aid offers seniors 65 and over a 10% discount on Tuesdays, additional coupons just for seniors, and 10% off prescriptions every day.
16. JoAnn Fabric
JoAnn Fabric hosts regular “senior discount days” where shoppers 55 and up can save an extra 20%. Check with your local store to see when the next one is scheduled.
Michael’s offers an extra 10% off for AARP members (55+). Most locations will also price-match with JoAnn Fabrics. If you bring in a flyer (or internet ad on your smartphone) indicating JoAnn’s discount day, you may be able to get the same savings at Michael’s that day.
iParty often offers an extra 10% to seniors, though this does vary by location, so check with your local store.
Hallmark usually has a weekly 10% senior discount day, though the age limits and day of the week do vary by location.
20. Harris Teeter
If you are 60 or older and have a Harris Teeter grocery store near you, you can save an extra 5% every Thursday.
21. Fred Meyer
Fred Meyer, another regional grocery store, gives seniors 55 and over a 10% discount on selected days. Check your local store for the next one.
Some Safeway locations also have senior discount days. The discount, age limit, and frequency do vary by location.
Senior Discounts at Restaurants
Most Applebee’s locations will give seniors (60+) 10% off. Check with your local branch to verify.
2. Outback Steakhouse
Outback Steakhouse gives AARP members 10% off of their order (excluding alcohol).
Chili’s gives a 10% discount to diners 55 and over.
4. Carrabba’s Italian Grill
AARP members save 10% at Carrabba’s, though there are two locations in Houston, Texas, that do not participate in the discount program: Kirby and Woodway.
5. Bonefish Grill
Bonefish Grill is another place that gives AARP members 10% off.
6. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Bubba Gump also gives AARP members 10% off. In addition, they offer a 10% military discount.
7. Captain D’s Seafood
On Wednesdays, most Captain D’s locations offer a special menu for seniors (62+), with 8 meal/drink combos for $4.99 apiece.
8. Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe gives AARP members 10% off every day.
Shoney’s has a seniors’ club that people 60 and over can join for 10% their bill, in specific Tennessee counties. Check with your local branch to see if they participate.
At breakfast, seniors can get 10% and free coffee at Friendly’s. Any other time, you can get a free small sundae for dessert! Verify with your local branch, as this can vary.
11. Golden Corral
Most Golden Corral’s offer some type of senior discount, but it varies by location.
IHOP has an entire discounted menu for seniors 55 and up.
13. Old Country Buffet
Old Country Buffet’s senior discount varies by location, but each of their restaurants does offer one.
14. Sweet Tomatoes
All Sweet Tomatoes locations offer a “senior meal deal” between 2-5 p.m, Monday-Friday.
Perkins also has an entire discounted senior menu for diners over 55.
16. Waffle House
Most Waffle House locations give diners 60 and older 10% off on Mondays, but it does vary by location.
17. Ben & Jerry’s
Most Ben & Jerry’s locations give seniors 60 and up 10% off. This may vary by location.
18. Dunkin’ Donuts
AARP members receive a free donut with the purchase of a large or extra-large beverage at most Dunkin’ Donuts locations.
19. Boston Market
Most Boston Market restaurants offer some type of senior discount, which does vary by location.
Denny’s has a discounted senior menu for diners over 55, and some locations offer additional senior discounts, as well.
21. Burger King
Most Burger King locations give seniors (60+) 10% off every day. Some locations also include discounts on coffee and soft drinks.
Most Wendy’s restaurants have some type of senior discount, but it varies from location to location.
Most Subway locations give a 10% discount to diners over 60. Again, this may vary by location.
Senior discounts are a great way to save money when on a fixed budget. Knowing what businesses offer discounts, how much and when, can help you make cost-saving decisions especially when making large purchases or simply choosing when to have your date night.
Don’t be embarrassed or afraid to ask about senior discounts wherever you spend money. You never know until you ask. You may be pleasantly surprised. And don’t forget to ask when travelling or vacationing either. Some airlines and hotels offer senior discounts as well as national parks and tourist spots like Disney World.
Keeping more money in your pocket is not only smart but makes every experience that much more worth it. Am I right?