The 53 Best Senior Discounts to Use in 2022

From cheaper food to savings on travel, all kinds of senior citizen discounts are available to folks who are 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 benefits!

To help you keep track of all the deals on entertainment, dining, travel, and more, we've compiled four handy senior citizen discount lists.

Be aware that for many businesses, the senior citizen discount varies by location; brands may let individual franchisees decide whether to provide senior perks. 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 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 — 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% off, 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 2022

Store Discount Eligibility
AMC Theatres Discounted tickets;
Present proof of age when purchasing or picking up your tickets
60+
Cinemark Discounted tickets for Senior Day;
Check your local theater for details
62+
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+
Regal 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+
Showcase Cinemas Discounted $7.75 tickets for all films (including 3D, MX4D, and IMAX) on Wednesdays, plus $5.50 popcorn and drink 60+
Store Discount Eligibility
Bonefish Grill 10% off;
Present AARP card with check
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+
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+
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+
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+
IHOP Discounted seniors menu;
Order off the seniors menu
55+
Landry's Restaurants 10% off;
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+
McCormick & Schmick's 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Outback Steakhouse 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Rainforest Cafe 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Saltgrass Steak House 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
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
Check with local restaurant
Store Discount Eligibility
American Airlines Discounted fares;
Select senior fare when booking online (by selecting passenger age) or by phone
65+
Amtrak 10% off most fares;
Present proof of age when booking
65+
Avis Up to 30% off rentals;
Book online, or call and ask for the AARP rate
50+
Best Western Up to 15% off;
Select AARP/Senior rate when booking online or by phone, and present AARP card at check-in
50+
British Airways Up to $200 off flights;
Book online through British Airways' AARP page
50+
Budget Up to 35% off rentals;
Book online through Budget's AARP page, or call and ask for the AARP rate
50+
Carnival Cruise Line Discounted select cruises;
Contact Carnival for senior prices
55+
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+
Delta Discounted senior fares on select flights;
Call Delta directly to book
65+
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 10% 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 & Resorts Discounted room rate;
Select senior rate when booking online or by phone, and present ID at check-in
62+
Marriott Discounted room rate;
Select senior rate when booking online or by phone, and present proof of age at check-in
62+
Motel 6 8% off;
Select senior rate when booking online or by phone, and present proof of age at check-in
60+
Red Roof 10% off;
Select senior rate when booking online or by phone, and present proof of age at check-in
59+
Royal Caribbean Discounted senior prices on select cruises;
Contact Royal Caribbean for discounted sailings
55+
United Airlines Discounted senior fares;
Select senior fare when booking online (by selecting passenger age) or by phone
65+
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts 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 membership for AARP members;
Join through Zipcar's AARP page
50+
Store Discount Eligibility
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+
Fred Meyer 10% off select items, primarily store brands, on the first Tuesday of the month;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Harris Teeter 5% off on Thursdays;
Sign up for the VIC program and present your VIC card at checkout
60+
Joann 20% off on Senior Discount Days;
Watch Joann'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+
LensCrafters Discounted lenses, frames, contacts, and eye exams;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
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+
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 UPS Store 5% off shipping and 15% off other products and services;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Verizon 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 myWalgreens member. AARP members can get discounts starting at age 50;
Sign up for myWalgreens and present card at checkout
50+, 55+

Want to save even more? Check out our Staff Pick deals, which are our "best of the best" offers.


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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