Seniors can save up to $6,000 per year through online discounts and programs run by local stores. Unfortunately, many seniors are unaware of these specials. We’d like to change this, so we’ve hunted up some of the best-forgotten discounts available for people over 60. Chances are, you qualify for several of them.
5 Discount Categories to Explore
Many seniors are unaware that they can save money on their groceries. When you check out, simply ask for the senior citizen discount on your grocery bill. Some stores don’t even require you to ask for the discount. Sometimes, your birthday is attached to the store card the cashier scans before your order.
Here are some examples of grocery discounts:
- Hy-Vee – 5% discount on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
- Farm Fresh – 5% discount Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Piggly Wiggly – depends on location
- New Seasons Market – 10% every Wednesday
- Fred Meyer – 10% on the first Tuesday of the month
- Compare Food Supermarket – 10% at participating locations
- Fry’s Food – 10% on the first Wednesday of the month with VIP card
In some cases, there are discounts for people over 60 on mortgage payments. The good news is that once you qualify, you’re set until your home is paid off. FMERR, or Freddie Mac’s Enhanced Relief Refinance, can reduce your mortgage payments by as much as $260 per month. See if you qualify for a reduced mortgage.
Discounts on groceries is great, but sometimes you don’t feel like cooking. Luckily, there are many restaurants offering discounts for over 60. Here are some options available to you:
- McDonald’s – discounts on coffee and other beverages
- Subway – 10% discount
- Sizzler – special menu for seniors
- Old Country Buffet – daily discounts for seniors
- Papa John’s – some locations offer discounts for seniors
- Perkins Restaurants – discounted special menu for those over 55
- Burger King – 10% discount
Keep in mind that there are many more restaurants offering discounts. Some restaurants are operated by franchise owners, so discounts, deals, age requirements and participation may vary based on location. It never hurts to ask!
Senior Discounts Club provides members with massive deals, discounts, coupons and much more. Membership is free for senior citizens. And unlike AARP, there are no strings attached to club membership.
When you sign up for a free account, you receive unlimited access to deals and offers exclusive to members and a daily e-mail newsletter. You can have personalized discounts and deals sent straight to your inbox every day. Participating stores include Walgreens, JC Penney, CVS Pharmacy, Walmart, Kohl’s and Target.
Clothes, Housewares, and Medications
Kohl’s offers a 15% discounts for over 60 seniors every Wednesday. Every Tuesday, outlet stores like Ross and Marshalls offer discounts of up to 10% for seniors. Age requirements can sometimes vary based on the store, so ask in your area.
Other clothing and houseware stores you can save money at include Dress Barn, Stein Mart and Goodwill. Goodwill offers senior discounts ranging between 10 and 20%. Stein Mart offers an additional 20% discount on clearance items on the first Monday of each month. Finally, Dress Barn offers a 10% discount every Tuesday and Wednesday for people 62 or older.
You can also enjoy “Seniors Day” at Walgreens once a month. Discounts vary by location. However, if you’re a Rewards cardmember, you can enjoy 20% off. Online, you can save 10%.
Discounts for Over 60 and More Facts
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