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Complete List of Popular Senior Discounts in 2024

Summary: There are several discounts available to seniors through major retailers across the U.S. Review the list provided below to see if your favorite stores offer discounts.  Estimated Read Time: 10 min

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Table of Contents:

  1. Are Discounts for Seniors Available Across the US?
  2. What is the Age for Senior Discounts?
  3. Types of Senior Discounts
  4. Retail Discounts for Seniors
  5. How Much is Amazon Prime for Seniors?
  6. Restaurant Discounts for Seniors
  7. Grocery Discounts for Seniors
  8. What is the Kroger Senior Discount?
  9. Travel Discounts for Seniors
  10. AAA Membership Discounts for Seniors
  11. Cellular Service Discounts for Seniors
  12. How to Utilize Senior Discounts

Senior discounts are a popular way for companies to show appreciation to the older generation while helping them save a few dollars each time they shop at their retail location. Senior discounts across the U.S. span several industries and can include services, travel, grocery, and more.

Below, we complied lists of prominent retailers with senior discounts in 2024.

Are Discounts for Seniors Available Across the US?

With prices continuing to rise across the country, seniors and those on a fixed income can always benefit from a discount.

Senior discounts are extremely common across the U.S. and may even be available at some of your most frequented stores. Whether it be a free item or a small percentage off of their total price, even the smallest senior discounts can make a huge impact in the lives of the individuals who qualify.

What is the Age for Senior Discounts?

The age to receive senior discounts varies based on the company. However, on average, the senior discount qualification begins around 55-60 years old. There are a handful of companies that expand their minimum age to below 55, so it is important to know the exact qualifications of the discount before requesting it.

However, it is not common for a company to provide a senior discount to those below the age of 55.

Types of Senior Discounts

There are several types of senior discounts available throughout all industries across the U.S. Some memberships are available for simply being over the companies set age limit and others require a membership to access the discount.

Regardless of how you access the discount, these discounts can help seniors save money on everyday necessities. Below, we review popular discounts across these five industries:

  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Grocery
  • Travel
  • Cellular

Retail Discounts for Seniors

Retail discounts allows seniors to save money on everyday items such as clothing, household items, cleaning products, crafting supplies, and more. Some stores will automatically apply the discount at the register. However, other times you may need to ask for the discount when checking out.

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Either way, it is important to know which stores may offer a discount just for being above a certain age. Keep in mind, this is not a full list and there may be additional discounts at stores local to your area.

Popular retailers that offer a discount include:

Company Discount Eligibility
Bealls Department Store 15% off every Tuesday Age 50+
Belk 15% off on the first Tuesday of the month Age 50+
C.J Banks/Christopher Banks 10% off Age 55+ or valid veteran status
Clarks 10% off Age 62+ or valid veteran status
Goodwill 10% – 25% off one day a week; day varies by location Age 55+
Hallmark 10% off Age 55+
JOANN 20% off your purchase on Senior Day (Check local store for dates and times) Age 55+
Kohls 15% off Age 60+
Michaels 10% off Age 55+
Ross Dress for Less 10% off every Tuesday Age 55+
The Salvation Army Thrift Up to 50% off on senior discount days (varies by location) Age 55+
TJ Maxx 10% off on Monday Age 55+
Walgreens 20% off on the first Tuesday of the month Age 55+

How Much is Amazon Prime for Seniors?

Amazon prime is a popular subscription service for the online retail giant Amazon.com. If you’ve ever use Amazon, you understand the appeal of Amazon Prime. Not only does the service provide free fast delivery, but it also provides you with access to unlimited music streaming, movies, TV shows, and more.

With its hefty price tag of $139 annually or $14.99 per month, many seniors on a fixed income may be hesitant to enroll in the service. Unfortunately, Amazon Prime does not provide a discount for seniors. However, there may be alternate routes for seniors to cut their Prime membership bill.

Amazon Prime Access Member

As an Amazon Prime Access member, you can benefit from a reduced subscription cost if you qualify. While this discount is not specifically for seniors, many seniors may fall into one of the qualification categories.

An Amazon Prime Access membership reduces the monthly subscription cost to $6.99. You are eligible for this program if you receive any of the following government assistance:

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • Direct Express Prepaid Debit Card
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

To receive the discount, you’ll need to prove your enrollment in any one of these assistance programs. If you qualify you can enroll directly through Amazon.

If you do not qualify for this discount, there are other ways for you to save on an Amazon Prime membership. These include:

  • Paying annually rather than monthly can save you up to $41
  • Utilize the 30-day free trial
  • Sharing a membership with a family member
  • Using an Amazon gift card to cover the membership fees

Restaurant Discounts for Seniors

When you must abide by a fixed budget each month, having a discount on restaurant services can mean the difference between being able to eat out or having to eat at home. Restaurant discounts are a luxury for seniors and allows them a little extra wiggle room in their budget to be able to eat out every now and then.

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Popular restaurants that provide a discount include:

Company Discount Eligibility
Applebee’s 10-15% off Age 60+
Arbys 10% off Age 55+
Ben & Jerry’s 10% off Age 60+
Bonefish Grill 10% off AARP Membership
Boston Market 10% off Age 65+
Burger King 10% off Age 60+
Bubba Gump Shrimp 10% off AARP Membership
Carabba’s Italian Grill 10% off AARP Membership
Chick-fil-A 10% off or free small drink Age 55+
Chili’s 10% off Age 55+
Dairy Queen 10% off Age 55+
Dunkin’ Donuts 10% off or free donut Age 55+
Golden Corral 10% off Age 55+
IHOP Discounted senior menu Age 55+
KFC Free small drink with any meal Age 55+
Krispy Kreme 10% off or free donut with purchase of any coffee Age 50+
McDonalds Discounts vary by location Age 55+
Outback Steakhouse 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages AARP Membership or valid veteran status
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Discounted senior menu Age 55+
Rainforest Cafe 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages AARP Membership
Sonic 10% off or free drink Age 60+
Steak ‘n Shake 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages AARP Membership
Subway 10% off Age 60+
Taco Bell 5% off or free drink Age 65+
Waffle House 10% off on Monday Age 60+
Wendys Varies by location Age 60+
Whataburger Free small coffee or small drink with any entrée Age 55+ and ask for “Club 55” discount

Grocery Discounts for Seniors

It is no secret that the cost of groceries has rapidly increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with the pandemic restrictions lifted, grocery prices still continue to rise.

Below we compiled a list of popular grocers that provide a senior discount.

Company Discount Eligibility
Bi-Lo 5% off on Wednesday Age 60+
Fred Meyer 10% off on the first Tuesday of the month Age 55+
Harris Teeter 5% off every Thursday Age 60+
Hy-Vee 5-10% off on weekly senior discount day (varies by location) Age 55+
Piggly-Wiggly Discount varies by location Age 55+

What is the Kroger Senior Discount?

In 2024, Kroger, a popular mid-western based grocery retailer, no longer offers its prominent senior discount program. In previous years, the grocery giant offered a 5% discount on all their fresh produce, pantry staples, and household essential to all seniors who shopped in-store and used their Kroger discount card.

A Kroger discount card is a free membership service that allows patrons to receive discounts. While these discounts are still available today, the additional 5% senior discount is now longer applicable.

Travel Discounts for Seniors

For many, traveling is a luxury that is difficult to obtain on a fixed income. Having a discount helps ease this burden. The following companies provide a senior discount for travel services.

Company Discount Eligibility
American Airlines Up to 50% off based on destination and availability Age 65+
Amtrak 10% off Age 65+
Avis Up to 35% off AARP Membership
Best Western 5-15% off AARP Membership
Budget Rent-A-Car Up to 30% on base costs and an additional driver at no cost AARP Membership
Candlewood Suites 10% off Age 62+
Delta Airlines 10% off select flights Age 55+
Dollar Rent-A-Car 10% off Age 50+
Hampton Inn & Suites 10% off AARP Membership
Hertz 20% off Age 50+
Hyatt Senior rates based on availability Age 62+
Mariott Senior rates based on availability Age 62+
National Parks Senior Lifetime Pass Priced at $80.00, the *Lifetime Pass provides access to over 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies for approximately 50% of the normal service, facility, and amenity charges. Age 62+
United Airlines Discounted rates for select destinations Age 65+
Wyndham Hotels 10% off AARP Membership

AAA Membership Discounts for Seniors

AAA is a popular membership service that provides discounts for travel, shopping, dining, and more. The program also offers roadside assistance and financial services.

While AAA is a prominent membership among seniors, there is no national senior discount when it comes to enrollment fees.

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The Classic AAA membership includes all AAA membership discounts and limited roadside assistance costs an annual fee of $77.

The Plus AAA membership costs an annual fee of $127.50. This membership level includes all AAA membership discounts and a mid-tier offering for roadside assistance.

Lastly, the Premier AAA membership has an annual price tag of $155.50 and offers the highest level of roadside assistance along with all AAA membership discounts.

So, while you may not receive a discount on annual fees, you do still receive the perks of a membership even when you enroll in the lowest membership tier.

Cellular Service Discounts for Seniors

Having a cell phone allows you to talk to your loved ones – near and far – at any time of the day or night. These devices are extremely important when you have loved ones who have moved away and are not able to have a face-to-face conversation with you each day.

Cell phone carriers that provide discounts to seniors include:

Company Discount Eligibility
AT&T Discounted unlimited plans, starting at $40 per line Age 55+
Consumer Cellular 5% discount on usage and monthly fees; 30% discount on accessories AARP Membership
Metro PCS 5% off AARP Membership
T-Mobile Discounted unlimited plans, starting as low as $27.50 per line Age 55+
Verizon Discounted unlimited plans, starting as low as $40 per line Age 55+

How to Utilize Senior Discounts

Utilizing senior discounts can help you save money on everyday purchases and allow you to stretch your retirement funds even further. If you frequently shop at a retailer not listed above, it is still important to check about their senior discount offerings to see if you may qualify for savings.

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Kayla Hopkins

Kayla Hopkins

Content Editor
Kayla Hopkins is an accomplished writer and Medicare guru serving as the Editor of MedicareFAQ.com. Upon completing her Communications degree from Ohio University, Kayla dedicated her time to understanding the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare. With her extensive background as a Licensed Medicare Insurance Agent, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her writing.
Ashlee Zareczny

Ashlee Zareczny

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Ashlee Zareczny is the Compliance Manager for MedicareFAQ. As a licensed Medicare agent in all 50 states, she is dedicated to educating those eligible for Medicare by providing the necessary resources and tools. Additionally, Ashlee trains new and tenured Medicare agents on CMS compliance guidelines. Ashlee is a Medicare expert who specializes in Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D education.

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