French toast with turkey bacon and scrambled eggs. That’s the order my mom gives the IHOP server at our standing date each Sunday. I’m sure she enjoys the company, but not as much as she enjoys saving money. Mom has been clipping coupons for as long as I can remember. At 81, she now hunts for savings offered to senior citizens, like IHOP’s discounted menu for 55+. Now that America is getting back to pre-pandemic life, it’s time for older adults to start using some of those deserved senior discounts.
Hey, wait a minute. Aren’t seniors doing better now financially than a lot of younger people? Retailers and restaurants don’t just offer discounts because many seniors are living on a budget. Senior discounts build repeat business, foster good will and are a positive way to get the attention of shoppers and guests.
As long as you meet the age requirement, you don’t need to be a member of any club or organization to get the savings listed here. (Some of these companies may ask seniors to sign up for their free rewards programs). Here are the best discounts that you can use right now.
Shopping With Senior Discounts
Seniors ages 62 and older receive 15% off the first Tuesday of every month. Belk is the largest privately owned retailer in the US, so finding a good deal at one of their 300 stores is a breeze.
Senior discounts are available at all Fred Meyer grocery stores on the first Tuesday of every month. Shoppers 55+ can take an additional 10% off hundreds of items including private grocery brands, apparel, toys, auto, garden and electronics.
Goodwill, Savers, and Value Village
Thrift store prices are already low, and seniors can save an additional 10% off their purchase every Tuesday at participating Goodwill locations. The Savers chain of second hand stores offers seniors discounts of up to 40% on specific days of the week. Value Village senior customers enjoy 30% off every Tuesday.
Once a month, Joann Fabrics offers 20% off your entire purchase for seniors 55+. It even includes sales and clearance items. Photo ID must be presented. Get free shipping with online orders over $50.
This retailer wants seniors to know that special customers get a special discount. Every Wednesday, shoppers 60 years of age and older receive 15% off their entire purchase. The discount can be used when Kohl’s cash is redeemed, and purchases will earn Kohl’s cash for future visits.
Shoppers 55+ can get crafty at Michaels with 10% off their purchase, including sale items. This discount is available every day, and you must show your ID at checkout. Seniors get even more benefits when they sign up for the free Michaels rewards program.
For Grandma’s little four-legged joy, PetSmart offers seniors a 10% discount on grooming services every Tuesday. Save 20% on PetsHotel overnight stays, too. Senior discounts are available to those 65 and older.
Hit this grocery store every Wednesday to enjoy 5% off your purchase. Shoppers must be 60 years old or more, and seniors are eligible for more savings when they join the free Club Publix program. Discounts are not available at all locations, so check the store nearest you.
This drug store chain created the wellness 65+ program just for seniors. It is free to join, and every Wednesday program members get 20% off eligible purchases. The first Wednesday of the month also includes free pharmacy consultation and special activities with a different health topic every month.
Ross Dress for Less
Over 55? Every Tuesday, you can save 10% off your purchase. This is the largest off-price retailer in the United States, so seniors are bound to find a great deal at one of their 1,483 stores nationwide.
The first Tuesday of every month is Seniors Day at most Walgreen’s locations. Seniors save 20% on eligible items and can still earn points toward future purchases with the myWalgreens rewards program. Enter the promo code SENIOR20 for online savings available only on Seniors Day.
Eating With Senior Discounts
10% off- The following restaurants offer 10% off the entire order for guests 60 and over.
- Arbys (Free small drink, too)
- Ben & Jerry’s
- Burger King
- Dairy Queen (Free drinks also offered)
- El Pollo Loco
- Krispy Kreme
- Steak ‘n Shake (Monday and Tuesday only)
- White Castle
Other Restaurant Savings-
- Captain D’s- Seniors 62+ receive discounts each Sunday and Wednesday
- Chick-fil-A- Get a free refillable senior drink, not including coffee.
- Denny’s- Special discounted menu for guests 55+
- IHOP- Special discounted menu for guests 55+
- Jack in the Box- Save 20% off your order for seniors age 55 or older
- McDonalds- Free or discounted coffee
- Taco Bell- Save 5% and get a free drink if you are 55+
- Whataburger- Free drink with meal purchase
Of course, store policies may change, so check with your local restaurant or retailer location for the most up-to-date information on senior discounts. We hope you get to enjoy some of these awesome deals.