What is the Senior Discount Age?
There’s no shortage of senior discounts which can begin as early as age 50 for some stores and restaurants. However, the older and closer to retirement age we get, many more discounts start to become available to us. According to bradsdeals.com which publishes an online senior discount list, hundreds of retailers are featuring new and improved discounts exclusively for the 60 and older crowd.
Seniorlist.com, another online publisher of senior discount lists, warns that discount policies do change though, both at the national level and at the local level and these changes are not always published. They advise discount shoppers to ask ahead of time so there are no surprises.
Senior Discount Lists
Seniorlist.com offers one of the most extensive senior discount lists available online and they organize their list of senior citizen discounts into several categories including discounts at grocery stores, prescriptions, senior discounts at restaurants, retail & apparel discounts and travel discounts . The travel category also includes airlines, car rentals and hotel discounts. The list is updated through-out the year so they keep abreast of changes and any new discounts that become available. You can print out their list of the 2015 Biggest List of Senior Discounts here or browse their website at Seniorlist.com.
BradsDeals.com is another great resource for finding senior discounts and they provide an extensive list of restaurants that give senior discounts, retail and clothing discounts, grocery discounts and travel discounts. They also include a list of entertainment discounts for theaters, fitness centers, cinemas and other fun attractions. You can print out the complete list of 100+ Stores with Senior Discounts here or simply browse their website at BradDeals.com.
AARP gives Members access to savings and discounts that come with an AARP Membership which costs $16.00 a year. From their main discount page, you can get access to a variety of discounts for retail stores, car repair and maintenance, flowers and gifts, items for around the house, groceries and also discounts at local businesses that are close to your home.
Premium Outlets – One fun way to claim your senior discounts all at one location is to shop at your local outlet center. The Premium Outlets offers 10% savings on Tuesdays for participating stores. They are located in most major cities in the United States and are also located internationally.
Of course, keep in mind that Senior Discounts may not always be the best deal as Charles Passy points out in his article on The Myth of the Senior Discount. Charles makes a point that you can also get AAA discounts, pay-in-advance discounts, corporate discounts, or another promotional rates or packages. And that’s on top of the options to book through a third-party discounter (like Expedia or Hotels.com) or to use miles or hotel reward points. Like many of us, Charles was disappointed because he couldn’t find many worthwhile senior discounts for those of us in the 50-62 age range (and especially for those of us in the 50-55 age range). Nevertheless, depending on where you shop or the restaurants you frequent, 10% to 15% discounts can add up into significant savings over time!