According to Medicare and retirement savings accounts, 65 means entering your Golden Years of retirement. This magic number also unlocks numerous discounts, as well! While you may be aware of some of the more common senior discounts, like breakfast deals and AARP, there are plenty of other discounts for seniors that you might not be aware of. American Standard uncovers more ways to save money.
Common Senior Discounts
Auto Insurance: Most aging drivers don’t know that auto insurance is generally less expensive than before. The AARP Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford offers auto insurance policies exclusively for those over 50. Users save an average of $404 a year compared to conventional providers.
Banks: Many banks offer discounts for seniors, including free checking accounts and free checks. Ask your bank about special rates on savings accounts and bank services.
Barbers and Salons: Local barbers and salons provide great senior discounts that range from 10% to 20%. Some national chains offer discounts for seniors as well.
*Great Clips: Customers 65 and older receive a $1-3 discount off of the regular adult price for a haircut. Check your local Great Clips for more information.
*MasterCuts: Receive a 20% discount on all salon services and hair care products, Monday through Thursday (With senior discount card, 60+).
*Supercuts: Those 60 years old and older receive $2 off the regular adult price for a haircut.
Movie Theaters: Most movie theaters offer discounts to seniors, but often for certain showing times. Senior discounts at movie theaters can range from 25% to 60% off the regular ticket price and typically start at age 60 or 62 — but many have lowered the age to 55 or even 50.
*AMC/Loews Theatres: The second largest movie theater chain in North America offers up to 20% off the regular adult admission. (60+)
*Cinemark: Receive 35% off regular adult ticket prices. Cinemark also hosts Seniors Day every Monday, which is an additional 10% off all showings. (62+)
*Regal: Seniors receive 30% off movie ticket prices. (60+)
Museums: Most museums offer discounts for seniors but often for certain days or times. Be sure to ask prior to purchasing admission.
Senior Travel Discounts
Many individuals over the age of 55 are on the road to retirement and are likely starting to experience empty nest syndrome. What better time than the present to start traveling? There are numerous senior travel discounts available to those 55 and over.
Amtrak: Travelers 62 years of age and over are eligible to receive a 15% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains.
Car Rental: Check with national firms like Hertz, National, Alamo, Enterprise and Budget. All of these dealerships have a discount program in place for seniors.
*Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members
*Avis: up to 30% off for AARP members
*Budget Car Rental: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
*Hertz: up to 25% off on Hertz Daily Member rates for AARP members
*Sixt: 5% off (50+)
Cruise Lines: Most cruise lines offer discounts for seniors, including AARP cruise deals.
Hotel Discounts for Seniors: Many hotels offer a range of discounts for seniors. Before booking, we recommend calling the property ahead of time to see what rates they can offer you.
*Hyatt: Senior Citizen Travel Rates could save you as much as 50% in the continental U.S. and Canada.
*Marriott: The hotel chain offers seniors 62+ at least 15% off their stay.
*Starwood Hotels: Westin, Sheraton, and others in the Starwood family offer AARP members 5-15% off their best available rates.
National Parks: Many national parks offer discounts to seniors, however some may provide specific days and times for discounted or free admission. For those 62+, the National Park Service offers a lifetime park pass with access to National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands for $80.
Senior Retail Discounts
Who doesn’t love to shop and save? Many retailers offer discounts for seniors. Here are some of our favorites:
American Standard Walk-in-Tubs: $1,500 in savings with exclusive, limited time offer for every customer who purchases and installs a new Liberation walk-in tub.
Banana Republic: 10% off (No regular days, 50+)
Clarks: 10% off (62+)
Dressbarn: 10% off Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays (varies by location, 55+)
Hallmark: 10% off one day per week (varies by location, product may vary by age)
Kohl’s: 15% off on Wednesdays (60+)
Michael’s: 10% off every day (with AARP card, 55+)
Rite Aid: Wellness 65+ program members get 20% off at Rite-Aid on Wednesdays
Ross: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
The Salvation Army: Up to 50% off (days may vary, 55+)
SteinMart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)
TJ Maxx: 10% on Mondays (only in Florida, 55+)
Walgreens: “Senior Day” 20% off once a month, “Balance Rewards” card required (with AARP card, 65+)
Restaurant Discounts for Seniors
Does discounted dining sound too good to be true? It’s not! There’s an abundance of restaurant discounts for seniors. Discounts at chain restaurants can range from a free drink to a percentage off your entire bill. Having an AARP membership can help you get 10% several restaurant chains after age 50. Here’s some of our favorite deals for seniors!
Applebee’s Senior Discount: 10-15% off (varies by location), MAY require Golden Apple Card (60+)
Boston Market Senior Discounts: Discount varies by location, often 10% off (65+)
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: 10% off entire meal for AARP Members (Not valid at Kirby and Woodway locations in Houston, TX)
Chart House: 10% off for AARP members only
Denny’s: Senior discount varies by location, 15% off for AARP members
Einstein’s Bagels: Varies by location. Often 10% to 15% off (55+)
IHOP: Discounted rates on 55+ menu items (55+)
The Oceanaire Seafood Room: AARP members receive 10% off of food and non-alcoholic beverages (every day)
Rainforest Cafe: 10% off for AARP members (50+)
Subway: Varies by location. Often 10% off any regular-price menu item (60+)
The Old Spaghetti Factory: “Senior Menu” offers discounted list of menu items
The Golden Years unlocks a multitude of savings for those 50 and above. Penny pinching is made easy, thanks to discounts for seniors by private companies and those affiliated with AARP. Keep in mind that while American Standard may have highlighted several ways to save, there’s many more senior discounts out there. When in doubt, it never hurts to ask!