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Your Guide to Finding the Best Deals and Senior Discounts

Updated January 13, 2023Jeff HoytJeff Hoyt , Editor in ChiefMaureen StanleyMaureen Stanley , Writer & Editor

SeniorLiving.org is compensated when you click on the provider links listed on this page. This compensation does not impact our ratings or reviews.

Senior Discounts

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Relish your golden years with savings! Many businesses offer exclusive discounts to customers over a specific age. You may be surprised that some senior discounts are offered long before you turn 65, as not all companies classify senior citizens in the same way. Ready to start saving on your favorite leisure activities, restaurants, grocery stores, and more? Our research team has compiled over 100 senior discounts to cash in on.

Table of Contents

What Are Senior Discounts?

Senior discounts are a fantastic way to maintain your budget and enjoy the benefits of being an older adult. Keep in mind, there is not a legal requirement to offer discounts to seniors, so it pays to ask before you buy. If you can think of it, there just might be a discount for it!

How Old Do You Have to Be to Receive a Senior Discount?

While 65 is the age to officially claim Medicare, many senior perks and discounts start much earlier! If you enroll in an AARP or Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) membership on your 50th birthday, you’ll have a head start cashing in on senior discounts. For all other discounts, the minimum age requirements vary based on the company or location and can range from 50 to 65 years of age.
Unsure if you qualify for a senior discount? Don’t hesitate to ask! Not all businesses advertise their discounts for older adults, so a little detective work might be in order.

Popular Types of Senior Discounts

From retail and grocery to insurance and health care, there are all types of senior discounts to claim. Maximize your savings and make the most out of your purchases (large or small) by cashing in on the following discounts. You can also watch the video below with SeniorLiving.org Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Hoyt, to learn more about the best senior discounts.

Retail Senior Discounts

Retail Discounts

Kick your retail savings up a notch! While not all retail stores provide a dedicated senior discount, many offer impressive savings with a store rewards card or other perks.

RetailerDiscountIn-store or onlineEligibilityDiscount availability
Amazon Prime50% off Prime membershipOnlineMust be a qualifying government assistance recipient, including SSI and SNAPEvery day
Bealls Coast2Coast Rewards10% off your purchaseIn-storeNo age requirementTuesdays
Big Lots Big RewardsCash-back rewards, VIP shopping day discounts, and a birthday surpriseIn-store or onlineMust create a Big Lots accountEvery day
CVS ExtraCareEarn 2% back in ExtraBucks Rewards every time you use your ExtraCare cardIn-store or onlineCVS ExtraCare card memberEvery day
CVS Veterans Advantage20% off your purchaseOnlineVetRewards memberEvery day
Home DepotPrice match guaranteeIn-store or onlineNo age requirementEvery day
Goodwill Senior Savings Day10% off your purchaseIn-store60+ yearsTuesdays
JOANN Senior Discount Day20% off your purchaseIn-store55+ years; must present a state-issued photo ID for proof of age upon checkout to receive discountCheck your local JOANN store for their senior day schedule
Kohl’s15% off your purchaseIn-store60+ years; must present a state-issued photo ID, which is required at checkoutWednesdays
Lowe’s Veteran Program10% off your purchaseIn-store and onlineMilitary veterans must first enroll online; valid photo ID required at checkoutEvery day
Ross Dress for Less 55+ Program10% off your purchaseIn-store55+ years; must provide a photo ID at checkoutTuesdays
Michaels10% off your purchaseIn-Store and Online55+ years; Must create a Michaels Rewards accountEvery day
Red, White, and Blue Thrift Stores Senior Citizen Day50% off your purchaseIn-store55+ yearsWednesdays
Rite Aid wellness 65+Earn 5x points, in-store purchases that day. Free pharmacist consultation to review medications, immunization needs, blood pressure screening, and Medicare Part D questionsIn-store65+ years; must enroll in-store for the wellness65+ and be a wellness+ memberFirst Wednesday of each month
SaversPercentage varies by store locationIn-store55+ yearsTuesdays
Tanger OutletsFree Tanger coupon book with up to $1,000 in savingsIn-storeAARP memberEvery day
Walgreens Seniors Day20% off eligible items and cash rewardsIn-store and online55+ years or an AARP member; must create a myWalgreens accountCheck your local Walgreens for their senior day schedule

Did You Know: Savings.com is a terrific resource to snag thousands of coupons and promo codes. Sign up for free and save money when you shop at your favorite online stores. From food and restaurant coupons to clothing and health and medicine coupons (and everything in between), Savings.com has savvy shoppers covered!

Grocery Store Senior Discounts

Grocery Discounts

Food not only nourishes our bodies, it’s an important part of our overall health. Shopping at your local supermarket doesn’t have to break the bank; there are quite a few ways to save. Free rewards cards, coupon clipping, buying in season, and senior-specific discounts, or senior discount days will help with your grocery shopping costs. These major grocery retailers offer discounts.

Grocery storeDiscountEligibilityDiscount availability
ACME MarketsSavings each week in coupons and deals; earn points, and redeem rewards for discounts on gas or groceriesjust for U reward card memberEvery day
AlbertsonsSavings each week in coupons and deals; earn points, and redeem rewards for discounts on gas or groceriesjust for U reward card memberEvery day
Food LionReceive personalized savings and ways to earn rewards each monthShop & Earn MVP Monthly Rewards card memberEvery day
Fred MeyerSave 10% on select items55+ yearsFirst Tuesday of the month
Harris TeeterSave 5% on your purchase60+ yearsEvery Thursday
KrogerSave with coupons and special promos; earn cash back, fuel points, and community rewardsShopper’s card memberEvery day
New Seasons MarketsSave 10% on most items65+ yearsEvery Wednesday
PublixSavings each week with coupons and dealsClub Publix reward card memberEvery day
SafewaySavings each week in coupons and deals; Earn points and redeem rewards for discounts on gas or groceriesjust for U reward card memberEvery day

Did You Know: Don’t be shy! Before you hit the aisles, stop by the customer service desk to ask if they offer a senior discount or special price reduction. Don’t forget your ID for proof of age.

Restaurant Senior Discounts

Restaurant Discounts

One of the easiest places to get a senior discount is at your favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or diner. Be sure to ask if there’s a senior menu or early dinner discount. Many chain restaurants are independently owned, so discounts or promotions will vary by location.

The great news is even if a restaurant doesn’t offer a senior discount, there’s still savings to be had! For example, Chili’sRed LobsterTim Hortons, and Panera Bread offer free membership rewards programs to all customers, so you can earn free food and discounted meals.

RestaurantDiscountEligibility
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.Save 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Bonefish GrillSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Bruster’sSave 25 cents per purchase60+ years and a Bruster’s Kid at Heart card.
Carrabba’s Italian GrillSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Chart HouseSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Corner Bakery CafeSave 10% off your checkPresent AARP card at checkout
Denny’sSave 15% off your check; dine from Denny’s 55+ menuPresent AARP card member to save 15%; 55+ years for the senior menu
El Pollo LocoSave 10% (up to $1)60+ years
IHOPDine from IHOP’s 55+ menu55+ years
Joe’s Crab ShackSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Landry’s SeafoodSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Landry’s Inc. RestaurantsSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Luby’sSenior Luann Special $7.99 – 3 p.m. to closeNo requirements
McCormick & Schmick’sSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
McDonald’sDiscounted or free coffee at participating locations*55+ years
PerkinsDine from Perkins’ 55+ menu at participating locations*55+ years
Outback SteakhouseSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Rainforest CafeSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Saltgrass Steak HouseSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
The Oceanaire Seafood RoomSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout

* You may need to call a location in your area to inquire about discounts, as they are only available at select locations.

Leisure Activity Senior Discounts

Leisure Discounts

During your golden years of retirement, rest and relaxation come in many forms! Whether you catch the latest flick on the silver screen, get lost in an audio book, or explore the great outdoors, a senior discount is most likely available. Check out these wallet-friendly fun activities.

CompanyDiscountEligibilityDiscount availability
AMC TheatresDiscounted movie tickets at select locations60+ yearsEvery day
AncestrySave 30% on a World Explorer or All Access membership for the first yearAARP memberEvery day
Cinemark TheatresDiscounted movie ticket for Senior’s Day and the Early Bird special62+ years for Senior’s DayContact your local theater for their designated Senior’s Day
Marcus Theatres and Movie TavernYoung at Heart special: $6.00 for any show that starts before 5:30 p.m.60+ yearsEvery Friday
National Parks America the Beautiful Senior Pass$20 annual park pass or $80 lifetime park pass provides admittance to more than 2,000 recreation sites62+ years; must provide proof of age and residency or citizenship. A $10 fee applies to passes bought online or by mailEvery day
Regal Cinemas AARP Movie TicketsSave up to 20% on Regal ePremiere tickets purchased onlineAARP memberEvery day
Regal Cinemas Senior Citizen Movie TicketsDiscounted movie tickets at select locations60+ yearsEvery day
Regal Cinemas Concession$3 off popcorn and soda comboAARP member and Regal Crown Club member; must present both cards at the time of purchaseEvery day
SilverSneakersFree healthy living and fitness classes at over 17,000 fitness locations65+ years and a member of select Medicare or other health plansEvery day
Showcase CinemasDiscount admission at select theaters; popcorn and soda for $4.5060+ yearsEvery Wednesday
TicketmasterSave on tickets to select shows and eventsAARP memberEvery day

Did You Know: Museums, zoos, parks, and historical locales are all top spots to snag senior discounts.

Cruises Senior Discounts

Cruise Discounts

We all need a vacation (even if you’re living in your dream beachfront retirement community), and cruising is a fantastic way to see the world. Cruises are incredibly inclusive, offering accessible cruising for guests with disabilitiesmedical conditions, or special needs.

Cruise companyDiscountEligibility
AARP Travel Center Powered by ExpediaUp to $100 in extra onboard cruise credits on more than 15 cruise lines.AARP member
Carnival CruisesExclusive savings for seniors55+ years
Collette Cruise ToursCombine two cruise tours and save up to $300 per person on your second tour and subsequent tours.AARP member
Grand European TravelOffers a variety of discounts throughout the year. You can currently save up to 15% on worldwide tours.AARP member
Royal CaribbeanExclusive senior pricing on selected sailings55+ years
Vacations By RailSave up to $500 on more than 40 rail and cruise vacationsAARP member

Hotel and Rental Car Senior Discounts

Hotel Discounts

Planning a getaway? Take advantage of special hotel and car rental rates. If you don’t find the senior (or AARP) rate on the hotel or rental car website, contact customer service before booking. AARP offers discounts for over 50 hotels and resorts. Below is a sample of discounts starting at age 50 and up.

Hotel or rental carDiscountEligibility
Avis Rent a CarSave up to 30% off Avis’ base rates, plus get an upgrade on compact through full-size car class bookingsAARP member
Budget Rent a CarSave up to 35% off Budget’s base rates, plus get an upgrade on compact through full-size car class bookingsAARP member
Budget Truck RentalSave 10% to 20% on truck rentalsAARP member
Best Western Hotels & ResortsSave 5% to 15% at over 4,000 hotels worldwideAARP member
Cambria HotelsSave up to 10% off the best available rateAARP member
Choice HotelsSave 10% on advance reservations60+ years or an AARP member
HertzSave up to 20% off Hertz’s base rates with the Fifty Plus Program50+ years
IHG Hotels & ResortsSave with IHG’s Senior Discount Rate program62+ years
MarriottOffers a senior discount rate at participating locations62+ years
Payless Car RentalSave 5% on leisure daily, weekly, weekend, and monthly base rates, plus get a free upgrade on compact through full-size car class bookingsAARP member
Thrifty Car RentalJoin the Silver Thrifty Club and save 5%50+ years
Wyndham HotelsSave 10% off Wyndham’s best available rateAARP member
Zipcar$40 for an annual Zipcar membership, plus $40 in free driving creditAARP member

Air, Bus, and Rail Senior Discounts

Travel Discounts

Hop on the bus, Gus! Most public transportation (local and regional), including bus, subway, train, and ferry services offer a senior fare. Not all airlines offer senior-reduced fares or promote them online, so make a call to customer service before locking in your flight plans. No matter the type of transportation you plan to use, ask for a senior discount!

TransportationDiscountEligibility
AmtrakSave 10% on most rail fares on most Amtrak trains65+ years
British AirwaysSave $65 off World Traveller (economy) and World Traveller Plus (premium economy) or $200 off Club World (business class) fares when you purchase round-trip transatlantic tickets online to over 130 destinationsAARP member
Delta AirlinesSenior discounts are available for limited itinerariesCall Delta’s customer care at (800) 221-1212 to find out if your flight is eligible for the discounted fare
GreyhoundSenior discounts are available for specific destinations and dates62+ years
United AirlinesSave on senior fares to select travel destinations65+ years

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to make the most of your flight by signing up for airline miles or use a travel credit card to earn points.

Internet Service and Communications Senior Discounts

Internet Discounts

Many internet providers recognize that seniors are one of the fastest-growing segments of new internet users. Check out our guide to the best internet service for seniors to learn which companies lead the pack on pricing and discounts.

There are quite a few cell phone plans with incentives and discounts for older adults. Compare these cellular plans to see which best meet your budget and lifestyle needs.

  • AT&T: AT&T senior plans start at $60 per month (single line only) or $80 per month for two lines ($40 per line). AT&T’s 55+ plan is restricted to Florida residents only.
  • Consumer Cellular: Consumer Cellular’s Unlimited Talk with Text and Data plan starts at $20 per month for 1 GB of data. Consumer Cellular also offers discounts to AARP members, including a five percent discount on monthly service and usage charges and 30 percent on accessories. Lastly, Consumer Cellular offers some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
  • Lively: Lively service not only has some of the best no-contract prices, but they arguably have the best senior-friendly phones on the market. AARP members can now save $60 per year on select Health & Safety Packages. Lively is also offering steep discounts on devices for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
  • Verizon: The Verizon 55+ Unlimited Plan offers unlimited calls, texts, and data for $60 a month (single line only) or $80 per month for two lines ($40 per line). The Verizon 55+ plan is only available to senior residents in Florida.
  • T-Mobile: Adults ages 55 and over have three Unlimited 55+ plans to choose from with unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data: the Essentials (starting at $27.50 per line), the Magenta (starting at $35 per line), and the Magenta MAX (starting at $45 per line). T-Mobile’s 55+ plans are available in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Senior Discounts for Major Life Expenses

Major Expenses Discounts

Our discount list wouldn’t be complete without diving deeper into the benefits of AARP, the leading senior savings program. From vehicle and property insurance to hearing, optical, and pharmacy savings, AARP’s membership helps save on major expenses.

AARP Health and Wellness Senior Discounts

  • CareLinx In-Home Care
  • Health savings account offered by Optum Bank
  • Hearing care program provided by HearUSA
  • HearUSA Hearing Shop
  • Kroger Co. Pharmacy
  • LensCrafters
  • MyVision Care provided through EyeMed
  • Prescription discounts provided by OptumRx
  • Short-term care insurance from Medico
  • Target Optical
  • Vision discounts provided by EyeMed
  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • Walmart Pharmacy

AARP Vehicle and Property Insurance Senior Discounts

  • Auto insurance program from The Hartford
  • Homeowners insurance program from The Hartford

Senior Discounts and Savings

Your Guide to Finding the Best Deals and Senior Discounts

Updated January 13, 2023Jeff HoytJeff Hoyt , Editor in ChiefMaureen StanleyMaureen Stanley , Writer & Editor

SeniorLiving.org is compensated when you click on the provider links listed on this page. This compensation does not impact our ratings or reviews.

Senior Discounts

Para ver nuestra guia de consejos en español, pulse aquí.

Relish your golden years with savings! Many businesses offer exclusive discounts to customers over a specific age. You may be surprised that some senior discounts are offered long before you turn 65, as not all companies classify senior citizens in the same way. Ready to start saving on your favorite leisure activities, restaurants, grocery stores, and more? Our research team has compiled over 100 senior discounts to cash in on.

Table of Contents

What Are Senior Discounts?

Senior discounts are a fantastic way to maintain your budget and enjoy the benefits of being an older adult. Keep in mind, there is not a legal requirement to offer discounts to seniors, so it pays to ask before you buy. If you can think of it, there just might be a discount for it!

How Old Do You Have to Be to Receive a Senior Discount?

While 65 is the age to officially claim Medicare, many senior perks and discounts start much earlier! If you enroll in an AARP or Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) membership on your 50th birthday, you’ll have a head start cashing in on senior discounts. For all other discounts, the minimum age requirements vary based on the company or location and can range from 50 to 65 years of age.
Unsure if you qualify for a senior discount? Don’t hesitate to ask! Not all businesses advertise their discounts for older adults, so a little detective work might be in order.

Popular Types of Senior Discounts

From retail and grocery to insurance and health care, there are all types of senior discounts to claim. Maximize your savings and make the most out of your purchases (large or small) by cashing in on the following discounts. You can also watch the video below with SeniorLiving.org Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Hoyt, to learn more about the best senior discounts.

Retail Senior Discounts

Retail Discounts

Kick your retail savings up a notch! While not all retail stores provide a dedicated senior discount, many offer impressive savings with a store rewards card or other perks.

RetailerDiscountIn-store or onlineEligibilityDiscount availability
Amazon Prime50% off Prime membershipOnlineMust be a qualifying government assistance recipient, including SSI and SNAPEvery day
Bealls Coast2Coast Rewards10% off your purchaseIn-storeNo age requirementTuesdays
Big Lots Big RewardsCash-back rewards, VIP shopping day discounts, and a birthday surpriseIn-store or onlineMust create a Big Lots accountEvery day
CVS ExtraCareEarn 2% back in ExtraBucks Rewards every time you use your ExtraCare cardIn-store or onlineCVS ExtraCare card memberEvery day
CVS Veterans Advantage20% off your purchaseOnlineVetRewards memberEvery day
Home DepotPrice match guaranteeIn-store or onlineNo age requirementEvery day
Goodwill Senior Savings Day10% off your purchaseIn-store60+ yearsTuesdays
JOANN Senior Discount Day20% off your purchaseIn-store55+ years; must present a state-issued photo ID for proof of age upon checkout to receive discountCheck your local JOANN store for their senior day schedule
Kohl’s15% off your purchaseIn-store60+ years; must present a state-issued photo ID, which is required at checkoutWednesdays
Lowe’s Veteran Program10% off your purchaseIn-store and onlineMilitary veterans must first enroll online; valid photo ID required at checkoutEvery day
Ross Dress for Less 55+ Program10% off your purchaseIn-store55+ years; must provide a photo ID at checkoutTuesdays
Michaels10% off your purchaseIn-Store and Online55+ years; Must create a Michaels Rewards accountEvery day
Red, White, and Blue Thrift Stores Senior Citizen Day50% off your purchaseIn-store55+ yearsWednesdays
Rite Aid wellness 65+Earn 5x points, in-store purchases that day. Free pharmacist consultation to review medications, immunization needs, blood pressure screening, and Medicare Part D questionsIn-store65+ years; must enroll in-store for the wellness65+ and be a wellness+ memberFirst Wednesday of each month
SaversPercentage varies by store locationIn-store55+ yearsTuesdays
Tanger OutletsFree Tanger coupon book with up to $1,000 in savingsIn-storeAARP memberEvery day
Walgreens Seniors Day20% off eligible items and cash rewardsIn-store and online55+ years or an AARP member; must create a myWalgreens accountCheck your local Walgreens for their senior day schedule

Did You Know: Savings.com is a terrific resource to snag thousands of coupons and promo codes. Sign up for free and save money when you shop at your favorite online stores. From food and restaurant coupons to clothing and health and medicine coupons (and everything in between), Savings.com has savvy shoppers covered!

Grocery Store Senior Discounts

Grocery Discounts

Food not only nourishes our bodies, it’s an important part of our overall health. Shopping at your local supermarket doesn’t have to break the bank; there are quite a few ways to save. Free rewards cards, coupon clipping, buying in season, and senior-specific discounts, or senior discount days will help with your grocery shopping costs. These major grocery retailers offer discounts.

Grocery storeDiscountEligibilityDiscount availability
ACME MarketsSavings each week in coupons and deals; earn points, and redeem rewards for discounts on gas or groceriesjust for U reward card memberEvery day
AlbertsonsSavings each week in coupons and deals; earn points, and redeem rewards for discounts on gas or groceriesjust for U reward card memberEvery day
Food LionReceive personalized savings and ways to earn rewards each monthShop & Earn MVP Monthly Rewards card memberEvery day
Fred MeyerSave 10% on select items55+ yearsFirst Tuesday of the month
Harris TeeterSave 5% on your purchase60+ yearsEvery Thursday
KrogerSave with coupons and special promos; earn cash back, fuel points, and community rewardsShopper’s card memberEvery day
New Seasons MarketsSave 10% on most items65+ yearsEvery Wednesday
PublixSavings each week with coupons and dealsClub Publix reward card memberEvery day
SafewaySavings each week in coupons and deals; Earn points and redeem rewards for discounts on gas or groceriesjust for U reward card memberEvery day

Did You Know: Don’t be shy! Before you hit the aisles, stop by the customer service desk to ask if they offer a senior discount or special price reduction. Don’t forget your ID for proof of age.

Restaurant Senior Discounts

Restaurant Discounts

One of the easiest places to get a senior discount is at your favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or diner. Be sure to ask if there’s a senior menu or early dinner discount. Many chain restaurants are independently owned, so discounts or promotions will vary by location.

The great news is even if a restaurant doesn’t offer a senior discount, there’s still savings to be had! For example, Chili’sRed LobsterTim Hortons, and Panera Bread offer free membership rewards programs to all customers, so you can earn free food and discounted meals.

RestaurantDiscountEligibility
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.Save 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Bonefish GrillSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Bruster’sSave 25 cents per purchase60+ years and a Bruster’s Kid at Heart card.
Carrabba’s Italian GrillSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Chart HouseSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Corner Bakery CafeSave 10% off your checkPresent AARP card at checkout
Denny’sSave 15% off your check; dine from Denny’s 55+ menuPresent AARP card member to save 15%; 55+ years for the senior menu
El Pollo LocoSave 10% (up to $1)60+ years
IHOPDine from IHOP’s 55+ menu55+ years
Joe’s Crab ShackSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Landry’s SeafoodSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Landry’s Inc. RestaurantsSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Luby’sSenior Luann Special $7.99 – 3 p.m. to closeNo requirements
McCormick & Schmick’sSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
McDonald’sDiscounted or free coffee at participating locations*55+ years
PerkinsDine from Perkins’ 55+ menu at participating locations*55+ years
Outback SteakhouseSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Rainforest CafeSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
Saltgrass Steak HouseSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout
The Oceanaire Seafood RoomSave 10% on food and nonalcoholic beveragesPresent AARP card at checkout

* You may need to call a location in your area to inquire about discounts, as they are only available at select locations.

Leisure Activity Senior Discounts

Leisure Discounts

During your golden years of retirement, rest and relaxation come in many forms! Whether you catch the latest flick on the silver screen, get lost in an audio book, or explore the great outdoors, a senior discount is most likely available. Check out these wallet-friendly fun activities.

CompanyDiscountEligibilityDiscount availability
AMC TheatresDiscounted movie tickets at select locations60+ yearsEvery day
AncestrySave 30% on a World Explorer or All Access membership for the first yearAARP memberEvery day
Cinemark TheatresDiscounted movie ticket for Senior’s Day and the Early Bird special62+ years for Senior’s DayContact your local theater for their designated Senior’s Day
Marcus Theatres and Movie TavernYoung at Heart special: $6.00 for any show that starts before 5:30 p.m.60+ yearsEvery Friday
National Parks America the Beautiful Senior Pass$20 annual park pass or $80 lifetime park pass provides admittance to more than 2,000 recreation sites62+ years; must provide proof of age and residency or citizenship. A $10 fee applies to passes bought online or by mailEvery day
Regal Cinemas AARP Movie TicketsSave up to 20% on Regal ePremiere tickets purchased onlineAARP memberEvery day
Regal Cinemas Senior Citizen Movie TicketsDiscounted movie tickets at select locations60+ yearsEvery day
Regal Cinemas Concession$3 off popcorn and soda comboAARP member and Regal Crown Club member; must present both cards at the time of purchaseEvery day
SilverSneakersFree healthy living and fitness classes at over 17,000 fitness locations65+ years and a member of select Medicare or other health plansEvery day
Showcase CinemasDiscount admission at select theaters; popcorn and soda for $4.5060+ yearsEvery Wednesday
TicketmasterSave on tickets to select shows and eventsAARP memberEvery day

Did You Know: Museums, zoos, parks, and historical locales are all top spots to snag senior discounts.

Cruises Senior Discounts

Cruise Discounts

We all need a vacation (even if you’re living in your dream beachfront retirement community), and cruising is a fantastic way to see the world. Cruises are incredibly inclusive, offering accessible cruising for guests with disabilitiesmedical conditions, or special needs.

Cruise companyDiscountEligibility
AARP Travel Center Powered by ExpediaUp to $100 in extra onboard cruise credits on more than 15 cruise lines.AARP member
Carnival CruisesExclusive savings for seniors55+ years
Collette Cruise ToursCombine two cruise tours and save up to $300 per person on your second tour and subsequent tours.AARP member
Grand European TravelOffers a variety of discounts throughout the year. You can currently save up to 15% on worldwide tours.AARP member
Royal CaribbeanExclusive senior pricing on selected sailings55+ years
Vacations By RailSave up to $500 on more than 40 rail and cruise vacationsAARP member

Hotel and Rental Car Senior Discounts

Hotel Discounts

Planning a getaway? Take advantage of special hotel and car rental rates. If you don’t find the senior (or AARP) rate on the hotel or rental car website, contact customer service before booking. AARP offers discounts for over 50 hotels and resorts. Below is a sample of discounts starting at age 50 and up.

Hotel or rental carDiscountEligibility
Avis Rent a CarSave up to 30% off Avis’ base rates, plus get an upgrade on compact through full-size car class bookingsAARP member
Budget Rent a CarSave up to 35% off Budget’s base rates, plus get an upgrade on compact through full-size car class bookingsAARP member
Budget Truck RentalSave 10% to 20% on truck rentalsAARP member
Best Western Hotels & ResortsSave 5% to 15% at over 4,000 hotels worldwideAARP member
Cambria HotelsSave up to 10% off the best available rateAARP member
Choice HotelsSave 10% on advance reservations60+ years or an AARP member
HertzSave up to 20% off Hertz’s base rates with the Fifty Plus Program50+ years
IHG Hotels & ResortsSave with IHG’s Senior Discount Rate program62+ years
MarriottOffers a senior discount rate at participating locations62+ years
Payless Car RentalSave 5% on leisure daily, weekly, weekend, and monthly base rates, plus get a free upgrade on compact through full-size car class bookingsAARP member
Thrifty Car RentalJoin the Silver Thrifty Club and save 5%50+ years
Wyndham HotelsSave 10% off Wyndham’s best available rateAARP member
Zipcar$40 for an annual Zipcar membership, plus $40 in free driving creditAARP member

Air, Bus, and Rail Senior Discounts

Travel Discounts

Hop on the bus, Gus! Most public transportation (local and regional), including bus, subway, train, and ferry services offer a senior fare. Not all airlines offer senior-reduced fares or promote them online, so make a call to customer service before locking in your flight plans. No matter the type of transportation you plan to use, ask for a senior discount!

TransportationDiscountEligibility
AmtrakSave 10% on most rail fares on most Amtrak trains65+ years
British AirwaysSave $65 off World Traveller (economy) and World Traveller Plus (premium economy) or $200 off Club World (business class) fares when you purchase round-trip transatlantic tickets online to over 130 destinationsAARP member
Delta AirlinesSenior discounts are available for limited itinerariesCall Delta’s customer care at (800) 221-1212 to find out if your flight is eligible for the discounted fare
GreyhoundSenior discounts are available for specific destinations and dates62+ years
United AirlinesSave on senior fares to select travel destinations65+ years

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to make the most of your flight by signing up for airline miles or use a travel credit card to earn points.

Internet Service and Communications Senior Discounts

Internet Discounts

Many internet providers recognize that seniors are one of the fastest-growing segments of new internet users. Check out our guide to the best internet service for seniors to learn which companies lead the pack on pricing and discounts.

There are quite a few cell phone plans with incentives and discounts for older adults. Compare these cellular plans to see which best meet your budget and lifestyle needs.

  • AT&T: AT&T senior plans start at $60 per month (single line only) or $80 per month for two lines ($40 per line). AT&T’s 55+ plan is restricted to Florida residents only.
  • Consumer Cellular: Consumer Cellular’s Unlimited Talk with Text and Data plan starts at $20 per month for 1 GB of data. Consumer Cellular also offers discounts to AARP members, including a five percent discount on monthly service and usage charges and 30 percent on accessories. Lastly, Consumer Cellular offers some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
  • Lively: Lively service not only has some of the best no-contract prices, but they arguably have the best senior-friendly phones on the market. AARP members can now save $60 per year on select Health & Safety Packages. Lively is also offering steep discounts on devices for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
  • Verizon: The Verizon 55+ Unlimited Plan offers unlimited calls, texts, and data for $60 a month (single line only) or $80 per month for two lines ($40 per line). The Verizon 55+ plan is only available to senior residents in Florida.
  • T-Mobile: Adults ages 55 and over have three Unlimited 55+ plans to choose from with unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data: the Essentials (starting at $27.50 per line), the Magenta (starting at $35 per line), and the Magenta MAX (starting at $45 per line). T-Mobile’s 55+ plans are available in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Senior Discounts for Major Life Expenses

Major Expenses Discounts

Our discount list wouldn’t be complete without diving deeper into the benefits of AARP, the leading senior savings program. From vehicle and property insurance to hearing, optical, and pharmacy savings, AARP’s membership helps save on major expenses.

AARP Health and Wellness Senior Discounts

  • CareLinx In-Home Care
  • Health savings account offered by Optum Bank
  • Hearing care program provided by HearUSA
  • HearUSA Hearing Shop
  • Kroger Co. Pharmacy
  • LensCrafters
  • MyVision Care provided through EyeMed
  • Prescription discounts provided by OptumRx
  • Short-term care insurance from Medico
  • Target Optical
  • Vision discounts provided by EyeMed
  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • Walmart Pharmacy

AARP Vehicle and Property Insurance Senior Discounts

  • Auto insurance program from The Hartford
  • Homeowners insurance program from The Hartford

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