The 123 Best Senior Discounts to Use in 2019

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 citizen discounts are one of the few truly great perks that come with growing older. You can 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 discounts 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 citizen 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

Cheaper prices for senior citizens 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.

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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 Citizen Discounts

Store Discount Eligibility
A&W 10% off;
Present proof of age at checkout
Varies
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+
Applebee's 10% to 15% off;
Present proof of age at checkout. Some locations may require a Golden Apple card (ask your server for details)
60+
Arby's 10% off or a free drink;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
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+
Banana Republic 10% off;
Present proof of age at checkout
50+
Bealls 10% to 20% off on Tuesdays;
Present proof of age at checkout. May require free discount club membership
50+
Belk Up to 20% off on Tuesdays;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Ben & Jerry's 10% off;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Bennigan's Varies;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Best Western Up to 15% off;
Select senior/AARP rate when booking online or by phone, and present proof of age at check-in
50+, 55+
Bi-Lo 5% off on certain days at select locations;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Big Boy Restaurants Varies;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Bob Evans Discounted items;
Order off the seniors menu
55+
Bonefish Grill 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Boston Market 10% off;
Check your local restaurant for details
65+
British Airlines 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+
Burger King 10% off, plus discounted soft drinks and coffee;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Captain D's Meal and drink for $4.99 on Wednesdays;
Present proof of age at checkout
62+
Carl's Jr. 10% off or discounted drink;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
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+
Chick-fil-A 10% off or free drink with purchase;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Chili's 10% off;
Present proof of age at checkout
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+
Cicis 10% off or free drink with buffet;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Cinemark Discounted tickets for Senior Day;
Check your local theater for details
62+
Claim Jumper Restaurants 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Compare Foods 10% off on certain days (varies by location);
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Corky's Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery Discounted seniors menu and Senior Frequent Diner Club Card (buy nine meals, get one free);
Ask your local restaurant for details
55+
Country Kitchen Discounted items;
Order off the seniors menu
55+
Dairy Queen 10% off or free small drink;
Present proof of age at checkout
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+
Dressbarn 10% off on a specific day of the week, with the day varying by store;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Dunkin' 10% off;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Einstein Bros. Bagels Varies;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
El Pollo Loco 10% off (up to $1);
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Fazoli's Discounted seniors menu;
Join Club 62 in-store and present your membership card
62+
Fred Meyer 10% off select items, primarily store brands;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Friendly's 10% off, sometimes select freebies;
Present proof of age at checkout
50+
Fry's Food Stores 10% off on the first Wednesday of the month;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Fuddruckers 10% off select items;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Golden Corral Discounted meals on select days and times (varies by location);
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Goodwill Retail Stores Varies, and discount may only be offered on certain days;
Check your local store for details
60+
Great Clips Varies, and discount may only be offered on certain days;
Check your local salon for details
65+
Greyhound 5% off;
Present proof of age when booking
62+
Hardee's 10% off or 33-cent drinks;
Present proof of age at checkout
52+
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+
Hy-Vee 5% off on Wednesday at select locations;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
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+
Jack in the Box 20% off;
Present proof of age at checkout
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+
KFC Free small drink with meal;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Kohl's 15% off every Wednesday;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Krispy Kreme 10% off;
Present proof of age at checkout
50+
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+
Long John Silver's Varies;
Present AARP card at checkout
55+
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+
McDonald's Discounted drinks;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Michaels 10% off items in-store;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Motel 6 Up to 10% off;
Select senior rate when booking online or by phone, and present proof of age at check-in
60+
Mr. Gatti's Pizza $4.99 buffet and $1.89 drinks (may vary by location);
Present proof of age at checkout
50+
Mrs. Fields 10% off;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
National Parks Discounted $20 annual park pass or $80 lifetime park pass, plus passholders get up to 50% off select amenities costs;
Include an image of your ID when buying online or by mail
62+
New Seasons Market 10% off on Wednesdays;
Present proof of age at checkout
65+
Norwegian Cruise Lines $100 or 5% off select cruises;
AARP members can contact Norwegian for discounted sailings
50+
Old Country Buffet Varies;
Check your local restaurant for details
55+
Outback Steakhouse 10% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
Papa John's Varies;
Check your local store for details
--
Pep Boys 10% off;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Discounted items;
Order off the seniors menu
55+
Piggly Wiggly 5% off on Wednesdays;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Ponderosa Steakhouse Discounted items;
Order off the seniors menu
60+
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
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+
Ross Dress for Less 10% off on Tuesdays for members of the Every Tuesday Club;
Sign up for the Every Tuesday Club in-store
55+
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+
Salvation Army Thrift Stores Varies;
Check your local store for details
55+
Shoney's 10% off for members of the Golden Age Club;
Check your local restaurant for details on the Golden Age Club
60+
Showcase Cinemas Discounted $7.50 tickets for all films (including 3D, 4D, and IMAX) on Wednesdays, plus $4.50 popcorn and drink --
Sizzler Discounted items;
Order off the seniors menu
60+
Sonic Drive-In 10% off or free drink;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Souplantation All-you-can-eat Senior Meal Deal for $7.99 from 2-5 pm on weekdays;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
Southwest Airlines Discounted fares;
Select senior fare when booking online, by phone, or via a travel agent
65+
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+
Subway 10% off;
Check your local restaurant for details
60+
Sweet Tomatoes Discounted Senior Meal Deal from 2-5 pm on weekdays;
Present proof of age at checkout
60+
SweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt 15% off;
Present AARP card at checkout
50+
T-Mobile Discounted Unlimited 55+ plan: $70 for two lines;
Sign up for the Unlimited 55+ plan online, by phone, or in-store
55+
Taco Bell 5% off and free drink;
Present proof of age at checkout
65+
TCBY 10% off;
Present proof of age at checkout
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+
Uno Pizzeria & Grill 25% off on Wednesdays;
Join the Double Nickel Club
55+
Verizon Wireless Discounted Go Unlimited 55+ plan: $60 for one line, $80 for two lines;
Subscribe to the Go Unlimited 55+ plan online, by phone, or in-store. Existing Verizon customers need to subscribe by phone or in-store
55+
Village Inn 10% off and may have discounted seniors menu;
Present proof of age at checkout, and order off the seniors menu if available
60+
Waffle House Varies;
Check your local restaurant for details
Varies
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+
Wendy's 10% off or a free drink;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
Whataburger Free drink with purchase;
Present proof of age at checkout
55+
White Castle Select items for 10% off;
Present proof of age at checkout
62+
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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5 comments
Ronnie Brewer
You have a great list. Thank you
Critical Consumer
Why does BK make you wait until 60? Oh the humanity... ;-)
GeoC
Albertsons Markets, 10% first Wednesday of every month. Some exclusions apply such as pharmacy, alcohol, tobacco, etc..

Krogers Markets, including their various brands nationwide such as City Market, Smiths, Ralph's,etc., 5%-10% first Wednesday of every month depending on local store. Some exclusions apply.
OldTooly
Thanks, great list
jb_mn
Refer to this annual list all the time. I've saved hundreds over the years--thanks Elizabeth and DN.