One of the great perks of getting older is that you can start earning discounts at the stores you love. While they may not be huge, they all take money off of your bill at the end of the day. Why not go for the deals?
The thing that surprises many people about senior discounts is that they often start much earlier than you might think. While some discounts will require you to be 65 or older, others start at just 50 years of age. With many different discounts starting at different ages, it is worth taking some time to figure out if your favorite business has a discount that you qualify for.
Here are some of the most popular discounts out there.
The discounts vary by location, but if you are over 60 years old then you can expect to get 10 to 15 percent off of your meals there. You may be required to have a Golden Apple Card, but this is not the case at all locations. Be sure to check in with your nearest location to make sure they offer senior discounts.
If you love roast beef, then you will love getting a senior discount from Arby’s. Discounts start at just 55 years of age, meaning you can start reaping the benefits earlier than at many other businesses. They will give you 10 percent off of your purchase, and some locations will even offer you a free drink. It is worth checking in ahead of time to see about the drink discount, but you can expect a discount at any location.
(3) Ben & Jerry’s
If you want to go out for some inventive ice cream flavors, then the first place you are probably thinking of is Ben & Jerry’s. If you are over 60 years old, then you can make the most of this trip with a 10 percent senior discount. It is worth your time to give them a call before showing up, as different locations will sometimes adjust the age requirement for the discount. However, their locations are good about offering discounts of some sort, so one way or another you will be able to enjoy some discounted ice cream.
(4) Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Want to enjoy some seafood at everybody’s favorite Forrest Gump themed restaurant? When you head to Bubba Gump’s, you can expect a 10 percent discount if you are an AARP member. As an added bonus, they also offer a 10 percent military discount. If you love great deals as much as Forrest loved Jenny, you’ll want to take a trip down to Bubba Gump’s for some discounted dinner.
(5) Burger King
Burger King offers good, convenient meals that are great for when you want to save a few dollars or if you are on the go. If you are over 60 years old, you can expect a senior discount of 10 percent. If that’s not enough, you can also expect discounts on soft drinks and coffee, making these already-affordable meals even cheaper for senior citizens.
Another great American dinner restaurant, Chili’s is a great place to go with family and friends. Best of all, their senior discount begins at just 55 years old, making them one of the restaurants you can start enjoying discounts at earlier than many other businesses. You’ll be glad you took advantage of these deals!
If you live in the Midwest, you probably know a thing or two about Culvers. Whether you want a butter burger, a concrete mixer, or some cheese curds, you can get a 10 percent discount if you are over 60 years of age. The next time you feel like getting a good mid-western meal, consider Culvers for a meaty discount.
The senior discounts available at Denny’s vary by location, so you will want to give them a call before you head over so you can know what is in store for you. However, AARP members get an impressive 15 percent discount, which is one of the better deals out there. If you want some breakfast food no matter the time of day, give Denny’s a call and see what kind of a deal they can offer you.
(9) Dunkin’ Donuts
It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, everybody can use a cup of coffee and a donut. If you are an AARP member, you can get the donut for free! You will get a free donut if you purchase a large (or extra large) drink as long as you are an AARP member, which is a deal that you will love taking advantage of in the morning.
(10) Einstein’s Bagels
Who doesn’t love a good bagel with all the goodies on it? That’s what you get at Einstein’s bagels, where you can get a nice 10 percent discount as long as you are over 60 years old. You shouldn’t have to check in ahead of time, as this discount is consistent across locations.
Fazoli’s offers one of the more unique senior discounts out there, as if you are 62 years old you are eligible to join “Club 62”, which gives you discounts on certain senior menu items. Take a look at the items that are included in this deal, as you just might end up finding a great deal from this very unique senior discount package.
Another great place for a big dinner with family and friends, Fuddrucker’s stands out for offering their senior discount for anybody 55 or over. You will get 10 percent off of any senior platter, which will usually end up being a pretty nice discount. This deal is especially nice if you can get a group together for a nice meal together.
Hardee’s offers a discount that is especially impressive for being available to anybody over 52 years of age, which is much earlier than most other restaurants can offer. You will be able to get drinks for 33 cents every day, which is a big discount. Some locations will also offer 10 percent off of your final tab, though you will want to call ahead of time to verify this deal at your nearest location. For those just entering the senior discount years, Hardee’s is a great place to get the discounts going.
(14) Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box has always had a bit of a black sheep status among the fast food titans for having a unique menu and unconventional advertising campaigns, but another area where they stand out is with their senior discounts. Their discounts start at just 55 years old and will sometimes save you as much as 20 percent on your meal. Call ahead of time to see what kind of money they can save you, but Jack in the Box has the chance to be the place where you are able to save more money than anywhere else.
The most popular friend chicken restaurant in the world can give you a free drink with any meal if you are over 55 years old. While it is not the most impressive discount out there, it will save you a couple of dollars every time and starts at a relatively young age, meaning it will be worth your while if you love fried chicken.
(16) Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is known for offering some of the best donuts out there, but they also offer one of the most impressive senior discounts. While the deal does vary by locations, you can usually get 10 percent off if you are 50 years old or older. This is definitely one of the youngest discounts out there, making it a great deal for deal hunters that may have a few years to go before entering their prime senior discount years.
While the senior discount at McDonald’s is not the most impressive on this list, it deserves to be mentioned because it starts when you are just 55 years old. Considering how popular their restaurants are, there is a good chance that you will enjoy taking advantage of their discount, which allows you to get discounts on coffee. If you generally get a cup of Joe on your trip to McDonald’s, you’ll want to keep this discount in mind.
(18) Outback Steakhouse
Another great spot to get yourself a big meal full of red meat, Outback Steakhouse is one of the most popular chains out there. If you are an AARP member, you can get a 10 percent discount on everything but alcohol. Maybe you won’t save on your beer, but you will spend less on everything else you order when you get a meal at Outback Steakhouse.
(19) Papa John’s
While discounts vary by location, Papa John’s is known for offering some of the best discounts out there, so it stands to reason that their senior discounts will probably be worth checking out for you. Even if your nearest location doesn’t offer a senior discount, you can head to Google to find some coupon codes, which are readily available and will sometimes allow you to make your order for up to 50 percent off.
Another chain of diners that allow you to get your favorite breakfast meals any time of the day, Perkins offers a special Fifty-Five Plus menu that offers special deals for diners that are over 55 years old. You can find this menu online, so you can know ahead of time whether this is the deal for you.
(21) Rainforest Café
One of the liveliest restaurants out there, the Rainforest Café is always a fun place to enjoy a meal with some wild scenery. If you are an AARP member, you will be able to save 10 percent on your meal, giving you all the more reason to take a trip to this tropical eatery.
If you enjoy this fun and unique drive-in restaurant, you will love taking advantage of their senior discount. If you are 60 years of age or older, you can get 10 percent off of your meal or receive a free drink. You will want to call ahead of time to see what they offer you, but either way you should be able to receive a good deal at a fun venue.
(23) Steak ‘n Shake
While the senior discounts at this chain are only available on Mondays and Tuesdays, they are notable for being available to anybody over 50 years old. Considering how few great discounts are available to people below 55 years old, Steak ‘n Shake offers you a great place to start racking up savings before all the other deals become available. You will be able to get 10 percent off of your meal on Mondays and Tuesdays, so make sure you are showing up on the right day of the week before showing up for savings.
(24) Taco Bell
While the Taco Bell discount does not begin until you are 65 years old, they offer a good deal. Considering it is one of the most popular fast food restaurants in the world, you will probably want to know about this deal in case you already enjoy the values offered at their restaurants. If you are over 65 years old, you will be able to get five percent off of your meal along with a free drink.
(25) White Castle
While the deals at White Castle don’t begin until you are 62, the meals at this fast food restaurant are already remarkably affordable. When you start applying the senior discount, you will be able to get a full meal at an excellent price. If you are over 62 years old, you will be able to get a 10 percent discount every day.
Everybody loves savings, but many people don’t realize how many deals they are really eligible for. Senior discounts often begin much earlier than you would think, which means by the time you turn 50 it is a good idea to start looking around and seeing what deals are out there. While some may be better than others, it is a sure bet that you will be able to find something that saves you money if you look hard enough.