The 60 Best Senior Discounts to Use in 2020

From cheaper food to savings on travel, you can get all kinds of senior citizen discounts if you're 50 or older.
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Senior discounts are one of the few truly great perks that come with growing older. You can even start collecting senior discounts at age 50 from some stores, so you could save big long before you even qualify for retirement! To help you keep track of all the deals, we've compiled a handy senior citizen discount list.

Location Matters for Senior Discounts

Be aware that for many of these businesses, the senior citizen discount varies by location; brands may let individual franchisees decide whether to provide the perk. As a result, one of your local restaurants might give you a higher percentage off than the same chain would across town.

Senior discounts can vary by location, so check with your local store before heading out to eat or shop.

Before heading out on a shopping spree, check with your local store about the discounts for seniors on offer. (This can be a helpful strategy when it comes to birthday freebies and military discounts, too.)

Senior Citizen Benefits Are Disappearing

Senior savings have been around for decades, but it seems like retailers are slowly phasing them out. In some cases — such as the Publix grocery chain — the stores are allegedly changing tactics to provide better savings all around. However, other retailers — like Gap and some of its brands — have simply dropped their senior discounts altogether.

One industry where senior discounts still thrive is travel. Many major airlines, hotel chains, cruise lines, and rental car companies offer senior discounts of up to 30%, which can make vacationing much more affordable. Still, these deals aren't always obvious: you may have to hunt for senior rates on business websites or simply call and ask directly.

The Best Senior Discounts in 2020

Store Discount Eligibility
AMC Theatres Discounted tickets;
Present proof of age when purchasing or picking up your tickets
60+
American Airlines Discounted fares;
Select senior fare when booking online (by selecting passenger age) or by phone
65+
Amtrak 10% off select fares;
Present proof of age when booking
65+
AT&T 10% off select plans and 15% off select accessories for AARP members, plus a discounted $29.99 Senior Nation plan for anyone 65+ 50+, 65+
Avis Up to 30% off rentals;
Book online or call and ask for the AARP rate
50+
Belk Up to 20% off on Tuesdays;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Best Western Up to 15% off;
Select AARP/Senior rate when booking online or by phone, and present AARP card at check-in
50+
Bob Evans Discounted items;
Order off the seniors menu
55+
Bonefish Grill 10% off;
Present AARP card with check
50+
British Airways Up to $200 off flights and packages;
Book online through British Airways' AARP page
50+
Bruster's 25 cents off;
Present Kid at Heart card at checkout. Check your local restaurant for details
60+
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Budget Up to 30% off rentals;
Book online through Budget's AARP page or call and ask for the AARP rate
50+
Carnival Cruises Discounted select cruises;
Contact Carnival for senior prices
55+
Carrabba's Italian Grill 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Carrows Restaurants Discounted items;
Order off the seniors menu
55+
Chart House 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Choice Hotels Up to 10% off;
Select Senior/AARP rate when booking online or by phone, and present proof of age at check-in
50+, 60+
Cinemark Discounted tickets for Senior Day;
Check your local theater for details
62+
Corky's Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery Discounted seniors menu and Senior Frequent Diner Card (buy nine meals, get one free);
Ask your local restaurant for details
55+
Country Kitchen Discounted items;
Order off the seniors menu
55+
Delta Discounted senior fares on select flights;
Call Delta directly to book
65+
Denny's 15% off and discounted seniors menu;
Present AARP card or order off the seniors menu
50+, 55+
El Pollo Loco 10% off (up to $1);
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Fred Meyer 10% off select items, primarily store brands;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Greyhound 5% off;
Present proof of age when booking
62+
Harris Teeter 5% off on Thursdays;
Sign up for the VIC program and present your VIC card at checkout
60+
Hertz Up to 20% off rentals;
Book online through Hertz's senior page, or call and ask for the senior rate
50+
Hilton Hotels & Resorts Up to 5% off;
Book online through Hilton's AARP page or book by phone and ask for the AARP rate, and present your AARP card at check-in
50+
IHG Hotels Discounted room rate;
Select senior rate when booking online or by phone, and present proof of age at check-in
62+
IHOP Discounted seniors menu;
Order off the seniors menu
55+
Jo-Ann Fabric 20% off on Senior Discount Days;
Watch Jo-Ann's website or Facebook page for the next Senior Discount Day
55+
Kohl's 15% off every Wednesday;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Landry's Restaurants 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
LensCrafters Discounted lenses, frames, contacts, and eye exams;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Luby's Senior Luann Special for $7.99 from 3 pm to close, and potentially other discounts at select locations;
Order Senior Luann Special
55+
Marriott Hotels 15% off;
Select senior rate when booking online or by phone
62+
McCormick & Schmick's 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Motel 6 Up to 10% off;
Select senior rate when booking online or by phone, and present proof of age at check-in
60+
National Parks Discounted $20 annual park pass or $80 lifetime park pass, plus pass holders get up to 50% off select amenities costs;
Must provide proof of age and residency or citizenship. A $10 fee applies to passes bought online or by mail
62+
Old Country Buffet Varies;
Check your local restaurant for details
55+
Outback Steakhouse 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Discounted items;
Order off the seniors menu
55+
Rainforest Cafe 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Red Roof Inn 10% off;
Select senior rate when booking online or by phone, and present proof of age at check-in
59+
Regal Entertainment Group Up to 20% off, plus additional discounts may be available at your local theater;
Present AARP card and check with your local theater for additional discounts
50+, 60+
Rite Aid 20% off on the first Wednesday of the month for Wellness65+ members;
Sign up for a Wellness+ card and the Wellness65+ program, and present card at checkout
65+
Royal Caribbean Discounted senior prices on select cruises;
Contact Royal Caribbean for discounted sailings
55+
Saltgrass Steak House 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Showcase Cinemas Discounted $7.75 tickets for all films (including 3D, MX4D, and IMAX) on Wednesdays, plus $4.50 popcorn and drink 60+
Sprint Discounted Unlimited 55+ plan for new subscribers: $50 for one line, $70 for two lines;
Subscribe to Unlimited 55+ plan online, by phone, or in-store
55+
T-Mobile Discounted Unlimited 55 plans: starting at $55 for two lines;
Sign up for Unlimited 55 plans online, by phone, or in-store
55+
The Oceanaire Seafood Room 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
The Old Spaghetti Factory Discounted 3-course meal;
Order off the seniors menu
55+
The UPS Store 5% off shipping and up to 15% off other products and services;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
United Airlines Discounted senior fares;
Select senior fare when booking online (by selecting passenger age) or by phone
65+
Verizon Wireless Discounted 55+ Unlimited Plan: $60 for one line, $80 for two lines;
Subscribe to the 55+ Unlimited Plan online, by phone, or in-store. Existing Verizon customers need to subscribe by phone or in-store
55+
Walgreens 20% off on the first Tuesday of the month if you're a Balance Rewards member. AARP members can get discounts starting at age 50;
Sign up for Balance Rewards and present card at checkout
50+, 55+
Wyndham Hotels Discounted rates at age 50+ for AARP members and 60+ for anyone;
Select Senior/AARP rate when booking online or by phone, and present proof of age at check-in
50+, 60+
Zipcar Discounted $40 annual membership for AARP members;
Join through Zipcar's AARP page
50+

Readers, what are your favorite stores for senior discounts? Did we leave a retailer off our list? Let us know in the comments below!


DealNews Contributing Writer

Originally working in IT, Elizabeth now writes on tech, gaming, and general consumer issues. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, and more. She has been one of DealNews' most regular contributors since 2013, researching everything from vacuums to renters insurance to help consumers.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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2 comments
RudeVader
You're right, it's not a discount if you're forced to join a club you don't want, need or use. It would appear being a senior citizen is not good enough anymore.
marlowe101@outlook.com
Being forced into AARP is no deal. Some may find their "services" useful bit I've never been one. I will not shop or buy where I coerced into a cult.