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Old 10-28-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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I came across this on Facebook. I have not verified any of these but some may be true:


Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55 .
If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for FREE.

YOU must ASK for your discount !

RESTAURANTS:
Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again.

RETAIL & APPAREL :
Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)

GROCERY :
Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

TRAVEL :
Airlines:
Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Rail:
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Bus:
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+

Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT ;:
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS :
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

MISCELLANEOUS:
Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:37 AM   #2
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Would recommend that you check by phone before raising expectations on things like KMart or EconoLodge 40% discounts...
On looking up the list on Google, I find the same list quoted on dozens of websites, but not much to verify that some of the discounts exist...
I usually check Snopes for verification on stuff like this, but while they do show threads on the discounts, I see no "True-False" statement.

Would be interesting to see confirmation here, on some of the larger discounts shown on the list... like Lodging and Airlines.
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I agree. I am skeptical of a lot of these discounts.......................
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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My local Subway doesn't give any senior discounts. The cheap SOB who owns the place owner doesn't participate in any of the sales that you see on TV, either, like the $5 foot long. Our AMC has a senior discount during certain hours, but everybody else gets the same discount during those hours.

BUT - - I think the advice to ask about senior discounts is excellent, especially at chain stores like these. Often one finds a great discount! Dress Barn gave me a Tuesday senior discount on my first day after retirement without even asking, but it helps to ask.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #5
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https://www.kmart.com/community/ques...-50-and-older/

"Kmart does not currently have a Senior Discount Program."
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:46 PM   #6
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My local Kroger offers no senior discount.

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Old 10-28-2013, 02:28 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure my sister gets some kind of discount one day per week at her Kroger. I want to say she applied for a new Plus Card that has the discount tied to it. Couldn't hurt to ask if you shop with Kroger.
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Contractors on Angie's List often claim to offer a 5% or 10% senior discount. In our experience, the guy arrives, and it turns out you get 5% or 10% for being a "new customer" or "repeat customer."

This is not, of course, in addition to the senior discount! It's just a marketing gimmick - all customers get the same (fictitious) "discount."

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I've been seeing that list on the net for quite a few years. Checking on some at random showed that at least half the items on the list are bogus.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #10
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My dentist,10%.
SEPTA trains in Philly area cost only a buck each way.
Local shoprite,5% on Tuesdays.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #11
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This list sounds more reasonable:
Senior Discount Directory

Amazing how many websites pick up lies and then spread them, isn't it?
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40% off at Food Lion? Knowing grocery store margins are already pretty slim that doesn't sound realistic.

Restaurant/hotel discounts in the 10% range sound more realistic. People 60+ are less likely to leave a mess or trash the place.
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First off, thanks for posting the list.

The other thing to watch for is x% of off WHAT? If off of retail, you may be better off not taking the discount. For example, at our local Kohls dept store they have more than half the items on sale within the store every day! At McDonalds, if you get a "value meal", the meal is likely cheaper than a Big Mac, fries, and drink all bought individually at retail.

I don't see how grocery stores can offer much of a discount because their margins are razor thin as it is.

For hotels...I'll bet you can do better on Priceline or Orbitz than getting a discount off retail.
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I might ask for a cup o Joe at Duncan Donuts but I would avoid most of the rest of those restaurants like the plague.
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Thanks for all the comments.
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The biggest senior citizen discount that I received is for the property tax.

Also some utilities offer SC discounts, but you have to ask for it. In our area, Water/Sewer and Disposal. Our municipality will also return a portion of your municipality taxes on Gas and Electric.
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I can't shake the feeling that senior discounts are going to start drying up around the time I'm old enough to get them. Then again, I guess that's the Generation X in me saying that, not expecting the "good deals" to last into my generation...
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Skillful use of discounts is one aspect of survival in Paradise. I can confirm, for instance, the 20% AARP discount at Dennys. After 4PM, I can eat from their $2-$4-$6-$8 menu and then take the discount. I have, more than once, waddled away from Dennys for a total bill of around $5 (including near $2 tip).

I forget the numbers, but the property tax exemptions increase from (don't quote me) age 62 to 70 at intervals. Very significant, though property tax here is relatively low compared to some locals.

We always ask, where ever we go. "Do you have a Senior discount?" MANY places do. We now exceed the age limit of ALL discounts, heh, heh. I do recall a few years back when a young clerk eyed me "funny" and said "You don't look old enough." I sweetly replied "Why, thank you deerie." (I avoided the impulse to pinch her rosy cheek.)

I agree with others here. Many discounts depend on what price is being discounted. Hotels and airfares are notorious for having a dozen different "starting prices" to which a long list of discounts may or may not apply. Unless the discount is specifically applied to the "lowest discounted price", one is actually just "haggling" as in a 3rd world country (like NYC) Naturally, YMMV.
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I can't shake the feeling that senior discounts are going to start drying up around the time I'm old enough to get them. Then again, I guess that's the Generation X in me saying that, not expecting the "good deals" to last into my generation...
Always cynical, most of the time with good reason, us Gen Xers.
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Any senior discount that means I have to be some place at a specific time is an automatic no-go for me. Nothing I dislike more than being around a bunch of people just like me...
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