BEST Senior Discounts on Dining, Retail & Travel (+ Score $12 AARP Membership & FREEBIE)

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Senior discounts are one of the perks of aging! 🥳

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Are you over the age of 50? Here’s how you could be saving hundreds annually with senior discounts…🤩

In fact, we’ve rounded up a list of 40+ restaurants, retail shops, grocery stores, movie theaters, and more businesses that offer senior discounts to make growing older better pretty terrific!

*Note that these offers and discounts may vary by location, and some may require an AARP membership (see below). It’s always a great idea to call ahead and ask about a senior discount – wherever you’re going!

AARP — START here to snag the best senior discounts!

AARP members get access to carefully chosen discounts, programs, and benefits for those 50 and older. Members save on health & wellness (such as prescription medications and eyewear), travel, restaurants, groceries, food delivery services, retail shopping, fraud prevention services, and more.

For a limited time, save up to 25% on an annual membership! Join now and choose to snag a 1-year membership for $12 with automatic renewal – that works out to as little as $1 per month!

Plus, choose a free gift with your membership – either an Insulated Trunk Organizer or a $ Walmart gift card! And you’ll get a second membership FREE for another member of your household. 🙌

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Hip tips for saving BIG money with senior discounts:

  • Sign up for an AARP membership! As you’ll see throughout this list, an AARP membership is pretty much essential to unlocking senior savings and discounts that aren’t available to the general public. You can save big on travel (including airlines and hotels), dining at restaurants, and even on a night out to the movie theater. The savings opportunities are endless AND for a limited time, you can score a discount on an annual membership! 🙌🏼
  • Always ask before you make a purchase! Many businesses do not voluntarily offer discounts unless they are requested, and franchise establishments may have varying offers by location.

Before you make any purchases, check this list of senior discounts to help you save!


Albertsons 

On the first Wednesday of every month, customers ages 55+ can score 10% off their Albertsons purchase!


older man and woman watching movie in theatre

AMC

Guests ages 60 and up can get discounted ticket prices at participating AMC theatres every day of the week! Just select Senior Pricing when checking out online.


American Airlines

American Airlines may offer Senior Fares in some domestic markets for seniors 65 years or older. Call American Airlines Reservations at 1-800-433-7300 for more details, or use the Advanced Search feature on their website to see available Senior Fares.


Ancestry

AARP members save 30% on their first year of an All Access or a World Explorer subscription to Ancestry.com. Get access to records and online tools to search, save and share your family history. If you’re new to Ancestry, you’ll receive the discount on the first year of your subscription only. If you already have an Ancestry account, you’ll receive the discount when you renew your subscription for a year.


Applebee’s

Guests ages 60+ may be able to get 10% to 15% off at participating locations, however, you’ll want to call your local store to verify participation.


Stores, restaurants, hotels, and other places that offer senior discounts – Arby's sandwich and drink on a tray

Arby’s

Seniors age 55 or older may be able to get a 10% discount at Arby’s. Some locations also offer a free drink. Contact your local restaurant to verify participation.


Auntie Anne’s

AARP members save 10% off every purchase when you link your AARP account to your Auntie Anne’s Rewards account!


Avis Rent-A-Car

AARP members save up to 30% off base rates, plus get an upgrade on compact through full-size car class bookings (based on availability), an additional driver at no cost, and more. Reservations can be booked online using promo code A359807 or by phone through Avis.


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Best Western

Guests 55 and older can save up to 15% on room rates at Best Western Hotels & Resorts. Book your stay at over 4,200 hotels worldwide and enjoy complimentary breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi, and points that never expire!


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Bonefish Grill

AARP Members can visit Bonefish Grill and save 10% off their dining bill (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes, and gratuity). To receive your 10% discount, just show your valid AARP membership card during dinner, lunch, or Sunday brunch at any participating Bonefish Grill location.


British Airways

AARP members save $65 off World Traveller (economy) and World Traveller Plus (premium economy) or $200 off Club World (business class) fares when they purchase round-trip transatlantic tickets online to over 130 destinations, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.


Stores, restaurants, hotels, and other places that offer senior discounts – Bubba Gump shrimp soft tacos

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Present your AARP membership card at any participating Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant and save 10% on food and non-alcoholic beverages.


Budget Rent-A-Car

AARP members save up to 30% off base rates, plus get an upgrade on compact through full-size car class bookings (based on availability), an additional driver at no cost, and more. Reservations can be booked online or by phone through Budget.


carabbas italian grill

Carabba’s Italian Grill

AARP members can visit Carrabba’s Italian Grill any day of the week to save 10% off their entire dining bill (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes, and gratuity).


Chart House

AARP members save 10% on food and non-alcoholic beverages at Chart House.


CiCis Pizza

Many CiCis restaurants do offer senior discounts. However, since most of the stores are individually owned, discounts may vary from location to location. Contact your local Cicis to inquire about discounts.


Stores, restaurants, hotels, and other places that offer senior discounts – couple watching a movie

Cinemark

Cinemark offers a Senior Day discount price on participating days, valid for any movie, any showtime (excludes Cinemark XD, Xtreme, IMAX, and Special Engagements). Check your local theatre box office for pricing and participation information.


Cinnabon

AARP members can take 10% off their in-store or online purchases when you link your AARP membership account with a Cinnabon rewards account.


Corner Bakery Cafe

Present your AARP card to save 10% on dine-in and carry-out orders at Corner Bakery Cafe. This discount cannot be applied to delivery orders.


Denny’s

AARP members can visit Denny’s any day of the week to save 15% off their entire bill. This offer is valid at participating locations and cannot be combined with other discounts on the same check.


Fred Meyer Storefront

Fred Meyer

On the first Tuesday of every month, seniors age 55+ get an additional 10% off select items. This discount includes private brand groceries and nutrition including Fred Meyer, Kroger, Simple Truth (and more brands), apparel, shoes & accessories, all home including toys, sporting goods, auto & garden, and most electronics.


Goodwill

Goodwill used to have a standard Senior Savings Day where shoppers 60+ could save 10% every Tuesday at any Goodwill store. Now, senior discount days now vary by location. Contact your local Goodwill thrift store to find out when they offer a senior discount.


Harris Teeter

If you’re over 60, you can save 5% at Harris Teeter with your VIC card every Thursday.


Stores, restaurants, hotels, and other places that offer senior discounts – Hertz car rental

Hertz

Travelers 50 and over can save up to 20% on base rates every day as part of the company’s Fifty Plus Program. Plus, take advantage of additional program benefits.


Hilton

AARP members save up to 10% on the best available rate at any one of Hilton’s portfolio of hotels. AARP members can also get late checkout (until 2 p.m.), when available.


IHOP

IHOP offers a special 55+ menu with appropriately sized and priced options — available anytime! Plus, participating locations offer Senior Specials on select days and times, such as 50% off any regular menu item, BOGO entrées, 20% off all regularly priced menu items, and more.


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Jiffy Lube

Some Jiffy Lube service centers offer a senior citizens discount, but this discount varies from location to location. Please call ahead to your local Jiffy Lube to determine if a discount is available.


Joe’s Crab Shack

AARP members save 10% on food and non-alcoholic beverages every day at Joe’s Crab Shack.


man in red and black plaid shirt holding up a brown KFC bag and fried chicken sandwich

KFC

KFC does not have a company-wide senior savings policy, but several locations do offer a senior discount of 5-10% or even a free drink with your entrée. Ask at your local KFC to find out if they have a special offer for seniors!


Kohl’s

Kohl’s offers a 15% senior discount every Wednesday in their stores. These savings are valid in-store only for customers aged 60 and up.


Stores, restaurants, hotels, and other places that offer senior discounts – Krispy Kreme donut

Krispy Kreme

While Krispy Kreme does not offer a nationwide senior discount, many locations do offer 10% off for customers 50 and up. Contact your local store to verify participation.


Landry’s, Inc. Restaurants

Show your AARP membership card at any participating Landry’s restaurant to enjoy a 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages.


Marriott

If you’re 62 years or older, you can save 15% or more on your room rate at Marriott brand hotels worldwide, seven days a week. Discounted rooms are offered on a space-available basis, and a maximum of two rooms can be reserved per stay.


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McAlister’s Deli

Members save 10% on in-store, in-app, and online orders at all participating McAlister’s Deli locations when they link their AARP membership to their McAlister’s Rewards account.


McCormick & Schmick’s

Show your AARP membership card at any of the McCormick’s family restaurant locations to save 10% on food and non-alcoholic beverages.


Stores, restaurants, hotels, and other places that offer senior discounts – McDonalds McCafe coffee

McDonald’s

Most McDonald’s locations provide seniors (55+) with discounted coffee and beverages, but since each restaurant is individually owned, be sure to check with your favorite location.


Michaels

If you are age 55 years or older, take 10% off your entire Michaels purchase including sale items every day (exclusions apply). Simply present a valid ID at the register to claim your savings!


Moe’s Southwest Grill

At Moe’s, AARP members save 10% on in-store, in-app, and online orders at all participating Moe’s locations when they link their AARP membership to their Moe’s Rewards account.


Saguaro National Park

National Parks Lifetime Pass

Seniors ages 62+ can purchase a National Parks Lifetime Pass for just $80 or a seasonal pass for $20! This pass provides admittance to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by six Federal agencies, with up to 100% of the proceeds being used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services.


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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

AARP members save 10% on food and non-alcoholic beverages every day at The Oceanaire Seafood Room.


Outback Steak with fries

Outback Steakhouse

AARP members can visit Outback Steakhouse any day of the week for lunch or dinner and save 10% off their entire dining bill (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes, and gratuity).


Payless Car Rentals

AARP members save 5% on leisure daily, weekly, weekend, and monthly base rates, plus get a free upgrade on compact through full-size car class bookings. Reservations can be booked online or by phone through Payless Car Rental.


Petsmart

Senior & military members receive a 10% discount at the Grooming Salon on Tuesdays only. (Check with a salon associate at your nearest location for details.)


Radisson Hotels

AARP members save 10%-20% off the best available rate at all participating Radisson properties. Plus, when you join Radisson Rewards Americas, you can earn Gold status in just four stays.


Rainforest Cafe

Next time you’re visiting Rainforest Cafe, remember to present your AARP membership card to save 10% on food and non-alcoholic beverages.


Rite Aid Weekly Ad Match-ups

Rite Aid

The first Wednesday of every month is dedicated to special senior events and savings for all Rite Aid Rewards+ members 65 and older. These include the following:

  • Earn 5x points on in-store purchases
  • Special monthly activities with a different health topic each month
  • Featured products and information just for seniors

Every Rite Aid Rewards 65+ member also has the opportunity to receive a free pharmacy consultation including a review of:

  • Current medications
  • Immunization needs
  • Free pharmacy services
  • Free blood pressure screening
  • Medicare Part D questions

exterior of Ross store

Ross

If you’re looking to update your fall wardrobe or grab new clothes for winter, consider heading to Ross where they offer 10% off for shoppers 55+ on every Tuesday when they sign up for the Every Tuesday Club. This discount even applies to sales items, so you can score some pretty sweet deals!

Note you must sign up for the Every Tuesday Club in-store at Customer Service. You’ll need to provide an ID and once your age is verified, the store will issue you a Tuesday Club Discount card. Easy peasy!


table for two at Saltgrass Steakhouse

Saltgrass Steak House

The next time you’re dining at Saltgrass Steak House, remember to present your AARP membership card and save 10% on food and non-alcoholic beverages.


Schlotzsky’s

AARP members save 10% on in-store, in-app, and online orders at all participating Schlotzsky’s locations when they link their AARP membership to their Schlotzsky’s Rewards account.


Showcase Cinemas

Showcase offers patrons 60+ the discounted price of $7.75/ticket every Wednesday. This reduced price is valid on all movies, including MX4D, XPlus, IMAX, and RealD 3D. In addition to discounted tickets, seniors can also enjoy popcorn and a fountain beverage for only $5.50.


t mobile on phone

T-Mobile

T-mobile offers an Unlimited Essentials 55+ plan with 2 unlimited lines for just $27.50/line. This plan includes 5G, additional benefits and discounts, and a Price Lock guarantee.


TCBY

While TCBY doesn’t have a company-wide senior discount, participating TCBY locations may offer customers 55 and over 10% off their entire purchase price.


Ticketmaster

AARP Members can save on tickets to select shows and events booked via Ticketmaster. Offers include 2-for-1 tickets, Me + 3 (4-packs), and events with select tickets under $40


United Airlines plane in air

United Airlines

United offers senior fares to selected travel destinations for passengers who are 65 and older. Ask for more details on these discounted fares when you make your reservation, or select the Seniors category when you make your booking on united.com.


UPS Store

AARP Members get 5% off domestic and international shipping services plus 15% off other eligible products and services at the UPS Store. Just mention your AARP membership at the time of your purchase!

Members can also save 20% on all online printing services, such as banners, brochures, business cards, postcards, flyers, and more. Just enter promo code SAVE at checkout and pick up your printed materials in-store.


Valvoline Instant Oil Change

AARP Members receive 15% off their entire invoice by showing your AARP card at checkout or this printable coupon.


senior man shopping at Walgreens with staff member

Walgreens

When you link your AARP and myWalgreens memberships, seniors 55+ will earn 10% Walgreens Cash rewards on Walgreens branded health and wellness products, 7% Walgreens Cash rewards on Walgreens branded beauty products, and 3% Walgreens Cash rewards on other eligible beauty purchases.

Seniors 55+ can get 20% off all regularly priced eligible items, valid in-store or online when you use promo code SENIOR20 at checkout. Proof of age may be required for discounts.


Wendy's Fries and Frosty

Wendy’s

While there’s no nationwide senior discount at Wendy’s, participating locations may offer 10% off your order or a discounted drink. Call your local store for age requirements and other participation details.


Whataburger

Although Whataburger does not have a company-wide senior discount, select locations may offer seniors a free 8-ounce coffee or a small drink with the purchase of a meal. Other locations provide a 10% discount to guests 55+. Contact your local Whataburger to verify participation.


Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Save 10% on the best available rate when you show your AARP card at participating Wyndham hotels and resorts.


car parked on street

Zipcar

AARP Members get $20 off an annual Zipcar membership. Plus, if you’re new to Zipcar, you’ll receive $40 in free driving credit.


Know of any other senior discounts? Please share in the comments!

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About the writer:

Chelsey is a writer & photographer with both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Arizona State University. She holds 3+ years blogging experience not only for Hip2Save, but various other publications in the health, lifestyle, and education field.


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Comments 19

  1. JD827

    A Star Hip2Saver is a recognized member of our Hip2Save community hand selected by our team for demonstrating a long history of engagement with helpful & friendly comments across Hip2Save.com and our social channels. Our Star Hip2Saver badge acts as a verification for readers who know the ins and outs of all Hip2Save sets out to accomplish — assisting our community to live extraordinary lives on ordinary budgets. Readers cannot pay or provide any sort of exchange in order to earn this badge. Rather, they are invited to participate by a member of the Hip2Save team and opt to have the Star Hip2Saver badge added to their profile & comments.

    One important thing to know is that there is no age requirement to join AARP. It is open to those below age 50. However some AARP benefits do require age 50+. One example that may benefit those younger than 50 is the first Tuesday of every month in the store at Walgreens as well as online during that week AARP members and seniors receive 20% off regular priced items. Check and see if you could use any benefits open to you if you are younger than 50.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      AWESOME! Thanks for mentioning that helpful piece of information, JD827! Good to know! 🙌❤️

  2. StephanieR

    We were recently visiting Bryce Canyon & Zion. Both are national parks. We were about to pay over $60 for admission when I asked the Ranger if we would qualify for the Senior rate. My husband had to give them proof of his age and we purchased his pass on the spot. Saved us tons of money. So, if you are 62 & over, invest a small amount of money now and it will pay itself off in 3-4 visits.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing how you were able to save at the national parks, StephanieR! So glad you were able to grab a discount there when asking! 🤗💞

  3. Theresa

    Culver’s gives a senior discount if you ask. No memberships needed.

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Theresa! Culver’s doesn’t officially have a dedicated senior discount policy. However, certain stores give 10% discounts on the total cost for customers aged 60 and over. Never hurts to ask.🥰

  4. Olgraygirl

    I don’t join AARP because I don’t support their political agenda or other social projects, but AAA has similar discounts and perks such as bundled insurance policies, etc. I can personally attest to the Tmobile 55+ unlimited plans-we ditched Verizon and their price increases and never looked back! Also if you are in the region with Publix groceries, their senior day is Wednesday-5% discount. Happy shopping and thanks again H2S for giving us all the scoop!

    • Slswift

      Same here, Olgraygirl. I am a member of AMAC (Association of Mature American Citizens). They offer many discounts, as well, and they do not support the political agenda that AARP does.

    • Seana

      You don’t even need aarp or aaa for the t mobile 55+ package. I have neither and got the discount.

  5. Kirsten

    Thanks for compiling – I realize how much I under-utilize by AARP membership!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re very welcome, Kirsten! Glad this list is helpful! 🥰

  6. Renee

    Verizon has a 55 and over Senior Plan available as well, and when you combine it with an automatic payment, you save even more. Also, even if you are not a Senior, be sure to check Verizon Up frequently for free tickets, early pre-sale tickets and other awesome prizes. Tickets vary for where you live. I won 2 tickets to the Broadway Musical Series “Pretty Woman”!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up, Renee! It looks like the current eligibility for the Verizon 55+ plan is for Florida residents. Hoping they might expand this offer nationwide soon! 🤞 SO awesome that you won Broadway tickets – I bet that was a super fun show to go see! ❤️

      • Renee

        Gee, why doesn’t Verizon offer that discount nationwide?

        Thank you, Jessica! The musical, “Pretty Woman” was fabulous!!! I’d watch it again.

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          YAY! So happy to hear it was a good time and you’d watch it again, Renee! I agree about the offer! I thought it was strange that it was limited to one state, but we’ll keep an eye on it! ❤️

  7. Mike

    Just an FYI, my wife asked about the discount at Albertsons/Vons on her shopping trip today, and was told NOT here in California. Geez……

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      DARN! Thanks for the update about your store, Mike! So sorry to hear they didn’t honor that discount for you. Hoping there might be another nearby grocery store that offers a senior discount for you! 🤞💞

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