Budget-savvy seniors have many resources at their disposal to stretch their monthly income. Whether shopping online or in person, consumers in 2022 don't have to search very far for stores with special promotions, sales or rewards card programs that will help them save money.
Stores with senior discounts let older adults maximize their savings, often as easily as simply shopping on a specific day or adding a promo code to an online order.
The best way to know if a store has a senior discount program is to call ahead and ask, since many shops set policy on a local level.
For example, Ace Hardware and Chick-fil-A don't have a national senior discount program, but many of the stores offer one. This is because the stores are independently owned and operated by different people who choose their own policies and regulations.
Start saving today with this list of senior discounts.
Senior Days are held once a month on the first Tuesday for Walgreens shoppers. Discounts are available for purchases made in local stores for individuals age 55 and over.
Additional benefits are available for AARP participants, who get exclusive deals thanks to their membership cards.
Michaels has streamlined its discount program to make it easy for seniors to enjoy 10% off their entire order each time they visit the store or purchase items online. No promo codes or membership cards are required through its easy program.
To qualify, consumers must be age 55 or older and create a free Michaels Rewards account. The senior discount is then automatically applied to orders once age requirements have been verified through a valid ID.
Seniors who shop at Goodwill North Central Texas on Tuesdays can take 25% off their purchase. No membership is necessary to claim the discount.
For additional savings, seniors can use a smartphone or computer with internet access to sign up for Goodwill's loyalty program. With each dollar spent at a participating Goodwill store, participants earn a point. By accumulating 200 points, customers can take $10 off an order costing $25 or more.
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass can be purchased as an annual or lifetime pass. Individuals need only prove they're age 62 or over and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States to qualify.
The pass can be used at more than 1,100 parks to cover entrance fees and more. This includes Benbrook Lake, just 9 miles from Bethesda Gardens Fort Worth, where our residents can spend a leisurely day fishing or boating with visiting family members. Since policies vary by location, seniors can also check to see if their pass provides additional discounts for park amenities.
A coupon is provided for seniors age 60 and over shopping at Kohl's on Wednesdays. The discount can't be used at the same time as other coupons or programs, and several store items aren't eligible for the savings, including emerging brands, consumables and select premium goods. Interested seniors can ask store associates for more information and read a complete list of exclusions on Kohl's official website.
Seniors who receive government assistance can get a 50% discount on Amazon Prime monthly or annual subscriptions. Participants in SSI, SNAP, Medicaid and other programs just need to show proof of the eligibility to get started.
The discount must be renewed annually, and it can only be applied to an account four times. After the fourth year, seniors must join a different paid membership plan or cancel service.
There are several IHOP locations 20 minutes or less by car from our Fort Worth location on Altamesa Boulevard, making it easy for our residents to regularly visit a favorite breakfast hangout. Each offers access to IHOP's 55+ menu, which features discounted meals for older adults.
Seniors can also check out the IHOPS rewards program, which awards PanCoins to customers for the money spent on meals and as a birthday gift. These coins can then be redeemed for stacks of free pancakes.
When signing up for the Good As Gold Club program offered by Golden Corral, seniors can check a box to receive special coupons and deals for individuals 60 years old and over.
Club membership also gives point rewards, free beverages and special birthday offers, making it a tasty deal for those craving home-style food in a relaxed restaurant setting.
Good vision not only lets seniors enjoy seeing the face of a loved one, but it also helps improve their personal safety by reducing their risk of falls. AARP members have access to a wide variety of exclusive discounts on needed goods, including eyewear through LensCrafters, which makes it easy for older adults to save money while taking care of their eyesight.
Participating locations that meet set conditions offer a $55 exam through a co-pay program with AARP, and seniors can enjoy further savings on lenses, sunglasses, frames and contact lenses.