The Best Senior Discounts After Age 50

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The number 50 isn’t called golden for nothing. It’s a magic number that transports you into a world where there are plenty of perks and senior discounts to be had.

Of course, it’s true that a lot of people dread passing the threshold of 49. It seems that when one gets to be 50, thoughts of rapid aging, memory loss, and loss of independence begin to reign supreme.

However, don’t fret. Instead of stressing over turning into a golden guy or gal anytime soon, look forward to this milestone in your life and enjoy the best savings the world has to offer. And to familiarize you with the practical benefits of turning 50 (and beyond), take a look at the following discounts you can enjoy organized by topic of interest.

Health

For seniors, health is a major concern, as this is the time when certain health conditions begin to crop up, and physical health deteriorates. However, you can stress less about this by enjoying the health privileges of life after 50 with these great deals and discounts.

  • AARP: AARP members and their families can use their AARP Prescription Discount Card to save as much as 61 percent off generic, specialty, or name brand drugs not covered by Medicare Part D or prescription insurance.
  • Costco: Through the Costco Member Prescription Program, Costco members and their families that do not have prescription drug insurance can save up to 80 percent off prescription medications. Moreover, members with insurance that fails to cover all prescription medications enjoy the same benefits.
  • CVS Pharmacy: By enrolling in the CVS ExtraCare Savings and Rewards program, you can enjoy their ExtraSavings via coupons that come with your receipts, or online through the ExtraCare Coupon Center. You also earn ExtraBucks Rewards (as much as 2 percent) when you shop and fill prescriptions. When you reach ten prescriptions, you receive a $5 ExtraBucks Reward, which you can use in the ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards program.
  • Kmart: Kmart’s Pharmacy Savings Plus program allows you to enjoy big discounts through your Prescription Savings Club membership. Benefits include coverage for you and your family for specific generic drugs, 10 percent pet prescription cover, and 25 percent off vaccinations.
  • Narcup: Credit union members age 50 and up can enjoy substantial savings through Narcup’s prescription discount card. Also open to the public, this program benefits families, children, and grandchildren who do not have prescription drug insurance or who use medications not covered by insurance. Users of the prescription discount card can save as much as 50 percent off on FDA-approved drugs. Even some pet medications are covered.

Bonus: Be sure to check out other excellent discounts offered at Glasses.com, Hear USA, LensCrafters, Sears Optical, Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens Prescription Savings Club, Walmart Pharmacy Services, Pearle Vision, MedjetAssist, and SilverSneakers as well.

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Dining

Food is one of life’s simplest sources of joy. Have fun dining out with friends and family while enjoying the best discounts from this long list of participating restaurants based on age range:

For the age 50, 52, and unspecified age set

  • A&W Senior Discount All American Food: 10 percent senior discount (location-specific)
  • Backyard Burger: Free drink with purchase
  • Bonefish Grill Senior Discount: AARP members get 10 percent off
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company: AARP members age 10 percent off
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill: AARP members get 10 percent discount off the total bill (except at Kirby and Woodway)
  • Chart House: AARP members get 10 percent off
  • Chick-fil-A Senior Discounts: Get a free refillable senior drink (excludes coffee; location-specific)
  • CiCi’s Pizza: Senior discounts vary based on location
  • Claim Jumper: AARP members get 10 percent off
  • Dairy Queen: Seniors enjoy 10 percent off (location-specific; free small drink in some locations)
  • Denny’s: AARP members get 15 percent off
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: AARP members get a free donut for every purchase of one large or XL drink (only at participating outlets)
  • Friendly’s Restaurants: Seniors get 10 percent off their meal + free coffee (breakfast hours) or a free small sundae (non-breakfast hours)
  • Golden Corral: Location-specific senior discount
  • Hardee’s: For age 52+, you get drinks priced at $0.33 (any day)
  • Krispy Kreme: Get 10 percent off (applicable age and discount are location-specific). Also, get a free donut with your coffee purchase
  • Landry’s Seafood: AARP members age 50+ get 10 percent off
  • McCormick & Schmick’s: AARP members age 50+ get 10 percent off food and drinks (excluding alcohol)
  • The Oceanaire Seafood Room: AARP members get 10 percent off of food and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Outback Steakhouse: AARP members get 10 percent off meals (excluding alcohol)
  • Papa John’s: Check with your local stores, as there is no standard senior discount policy, although AMAC members get 25 percent off
  • Polo Tropical: Get 10 percent off for age 50+
  • Rainforest Cafe: AARP members age 50+ get 10 percent off
  • Richie Roman’s Barbecue: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 52+
  • SaltGrass: AARP members age 50+ get 10 percent
  • Sweet Tomatoes: Avail of the Senior Meal Deal priced at $8.29 (includes drink) from 2 to 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Tea Room Cafe: Get 10 percent off for seniors age 50+
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory: Their Senior Menu includes a discounted list of food items
  • Traditions Restaurant (East Texas): They offer a senior platter meal priced at $4.71 for adults age 50+
  • Wendy’s: Senior age and special offer are location-specific

For age 55+

  • Arby’s: Get 10 percent off (location-specific)
  • Carrows Restaurants: Avail of the Golden 55 Menu – discounted breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Chili’s Restaurant: Get a 10 percent senior discount
  • Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery: Avail of their special senior menu AND their Senior’s Frequent Diner Card (buy 9 get 1 free)
  • Country Kitchen: Get their Great Senior Menu
  • Fuddrucker’s: Get 10 percent off any senior platter item
  • IHOP: Ask about their great discounts on senior menu items
  • Jack in the Box: Enjoy up to 20 percent off
  • KFC: Get a free small drink with any meal you order
  • Long John Silver’s: Location-specific discounts
  • McDonald’s: Offers discounts on coffee
  • Old Country Buffet: Daily discount offers for seniors
  • Perkins Senior Discount: Avail of their Fifty-Five Plus menu and other special deals
  • TCBY: Enjoy 10 percent off
  • Uno Pizzaria & Grill: Join the “Double Nickel Club” to get 25 percent off every Wednesday
  • Whataburger: Receive a free drink with every meal (location-specific)

For the 60+ set

  • Applebee’s: For age 60+, get 10 to 15 percent off (depending on location and may require a Golden Apple Card)
  • Ben & Jerry’s: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+ (location-specific)
  • Bennigan’s: Discount offers for age 60+ are location-specific
  • Bob’s Big Boy: Discount offers for age 60+ are location-specific
  • Boston Market: Discount offers for age 65+ are location-specific
  • Burger King: Get 10 percent off for age 60+ plus additional discounts on coffee and soft drinks
  • Captain D’s Seafood: Avail of their “Happy Wednesday Offer” which is a choice of 8 meals + a drink for $4.99 or less (location-specific and for age 62+)
  • Culvers Corner: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+
  • Einstein’s Bagels: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+
  • El Pollo Loco: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+
  • Fazoli’s: Join “Club 62” to enjoy special senior menu items for those age 62+
  • Gatti’s Pizza: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+
  • Fields: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+ (location-specific)
  • Ponderosa Steak Houses: Offers senior menu and varying discount offers for those age 60+
  • Shoney’s of Knoxville: Be a member of the Shoney’s “Golden Age Club” and get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+
  • Sizzler: Avail of their “Honored Guest Menu” if you’re age 60+ (location-specific)
  • Sonic: Get 10 percent off or enjoy a free beverage if you’re age 60+ (location-specific)
  • Subway: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+ (location-specific)
  • Souplantation: Avail of their Senior Meal Deals from Monday through Thursday, 2 to 5pm;  priced at $7.99, this is an all-you-can-eat deal inclusive of their fountain beverages and/or coffee; at other times, you get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+
  • Taco Bell: Enjoy 5 percent off and free beverages if you’re a senior age 65+
  • Village Inn: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+
  • Waffle House: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+ (every Monday)
  • White Castle: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 62+

Grocery shopping

Going to the grocery store just got extra fun with these exciting offers for senior citizens age 55 and above:

  • Hy-Vee: Senior discount policy is location-specific
  • Fred Meyer: Enjoy 10 to 15 percent, depending on the department on the first Tuesday of every month if you’re age 55+
  • Fry’s Food Stores: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 55+ on the first Wednesday of every month
  • Bi-Lo: Enjoy 5 percent off if you’re age 60+ every Wednesday
  • Compare Foods Supermarket: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+ every Wednesday
  • DeCicco Family Markets: Enjoy 5 percent off if you’re age 60+ every Wednesday
  • Harris Teeter: Enjoy 5 percent off if you’re age 60+ every Thursday
  • Piggly-Wiggly Discounts: Enjoy 5 percent off if you’re age 60+ every Wednesday
  • Publix: Enjoy 5 percent off if you’re age 60+ every Wednesday (applies only to outlets in Tennessee, North Carolina, and the northern portions of Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia)
  • American Discount Stores: Enjoy 10 percent off if you’re age 62+ every Wednesday
  • Gristedes Supermarket: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 65+ every Tuesday
  • New Seasons: Enjoy 5 percent off if you’re age 65+ every Wednesday
  • Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace: Enjoy 10 percent off if you’re age 65+ on Wednesdays

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Retail shopping

Shopping for yourself and your loved ones gets even better with the discounts you can look forward to enjoying in the following stores:

  • Hallmark: Get 10 percent off your purchases one day a week (may be location- and age/product-specific)
  • Banana Republic: Enjoy 10 percent off if you’re age 50+ (no regular days)
  • Bealls Outlet: Get 15 percent off if you’re age 50+ every Tuesday
  • Bon-Ton Department Stores: Get 15 percent off if you’re age 55+ on senior discount days (20 percent if you charge your purchases using the store’s proprietary credit card)
  • Dressbarn: Enjoy 10 percent off if you’re age 55+ on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays (location-specific; please call ahead)
  • Goodwill: Get 10 percent to 20 percent off if you’re age 55+ one day a week (date can vary depending on location)
  • Michael’s: AARP members age 55+ get 10 percent off every day
  • Ross Stores: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 55+ every Tuesday
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: Enjoy up to 50 percent off if you’re age 55+ (days vary)
  • SteinMart: Get 20 percent off clearance or red dot items if you’re age 55+ on the first Monday of every month
  • TJ Maxx: Enjoy 10 percent off if you’re age 55+ on Mondays (Florida only)
  • J. Banks/Christopher Banks: Get 10 percent off if you’re age 60+ every Wednesday
  • Kohl’s: Get 15 percent off if you’re age 60+ every Wednesday
  • Clarks: Enjoy a 10 percent discount if you’re age 62+
  • Belk: Get 15 percent off if you’re age 62+ on the first Tuesday of every month
  • iParty: Receive a 10 percent senior discount every day (inform the checker right away)
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods: Enjoy 10 percent off if you’re age 65+ every day
  • Walgreens: Get a 20 percent discount if you’re an AARP member that’s age 65+ once a month (Balance Rewards card required)

Communication

Keep in touch with the people you hold dear, strike up new and interesting friendships, and run your business remotely, as you enjoy semi-retirement with the following cellphone plans:

  • AT&T: AARP members get a 10 percent discount on specific monthly AT&T voice and data wireless plans, as well as 15 percent off certain wireless accessories
  • Consumer Cellular: AARP members can avail themselves of a 5 percent discount on usage and monthly fees, and 30 percent off specific accessories
  • Metro PCS: Enjoy 5 percent discount if you are an AARP member

More deals and discounts galore!

Isn’t it amazing that all these offers only come up with aging? To maximize these benefits, schedule your purchases wisely and use a calendar, so you can keep track of those days when discounts are available in shops that have assigned senior discount days.

There are so many more rewards that come after age 50, and they only seem to get better and more numerous with age. So, make sure to explore other great deals on travel, education, etc., and keep track of these great offers with the help of our helpful and friendly staff at Villas at San Bernardino.

GLEN


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