Age Pays: 120 Senior Discounts
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Age Pays: 120 Senior Discounts (Some Starting at Age 50!)

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Check out the Best Perks for Seniors in Each State that you might not know about. 

Age Pays: 120 Senior Discounts
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Aging doesn't always have its perks, but this list of discounts might add some pizzazz to the fact of getting older and help cut costs for retirees. Starting at age 50 (the minimum age for AARP membership), seniors can cash in on numerous deals just for being born on or before the date required for the bargain. Simply flash an ID to collect on most discounts, although some apply only to AARP members and some are offered only by select chain franchisees. These discounts might make retirement a little more fulfilling.
1-800-Baskets.com
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1-800-baskets.com

AARP members save 20 percent off of their gift order or $20 off any order of $79.99 or more. That includes chocolate, cheese, fruit, brittle, biscuits, and other edibles.
Alamo Rent A Car
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alamo

The car-rental chain's Senior Circle promotion offers discounts to those age 50 and over, and AARP members get up to 25 percent off.

Allstate Roadside Assistance
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allstate roadside assistance

For $58 a year, AARP members can get towed anywhere, get gas in their empty tank, have flat tires changed, get their battery jump started, and get back into their car if locked out.
AMC
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amc

Senior tickets for moviegoers 60 and up cost less than regular admission at AMC movie theaters.

American Airlines
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american airlines

The airline is awfully coy about senior fares, but claims to offer them to those 65 and over who call the airline's toll-free reservations number (1-800-433-7300).
Amtrak
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amtrak

Hop aboard ... Amtrak travelers (62+) years of age and over can receive a 15 percent discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains. On cross-border services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada, a 10 percent senior discount applies.

Estimated Payments
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ancestry world explorer

AARP members eager to dig deep into their roots get a 30 percent price cut on an annual subscription (regularly $299) to Ancestry World Explorer.

AT&T
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at&t

The AT&T Senior Nation plan gives customers 65 and up 200 minutes of calls for $29.99 a month. AARP members can receive a 10 percent discount on the monthly service charge of qualifying wireless plans and a 15 percent discount on eligible accessories.

Atlantis Casino Resort
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Avis
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avis

AARP members can save up to $10 to $25 off base rates for car rental at participating locations in the United States and Canada.

Related:How to Save Big When You Rent a Car

Avista Resort
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avista resort

Want to enjoy some quiet golfing near Myrtle Beach, but don't want to deal with the noise and bustle of Myrtle Beach itself? This resort in North Myrtle Beach gives AARP members a discount when they book.
Best Western
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best western

Room rates drop at least 10 percent or more at Best Western for AARP members and guests 55 and up when reserving online or with a company representative.

Bonefish Grill
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bonefish grill

Fans of fresh fish and wood-grilled meats who also belong to AARP get to enjoy their meal, minus alcoholic beverages, at a 10 percent savings at Bonefish Grill.

Boston Globe
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boston globe

The newspaper offers discounted subscriptions to readers 65 and older.
British Airways
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british airways

AARP members can save $65 on an economy ticket or $200 on a business-class seat for any flight to London, Europe, Asia, Middle East, or Africa through 2020.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
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bubba gump shrimp company

If shrimp and down-home Southern-style cooking sounds like dinner, AARP members can cash in on a 10 percent discount, excluding alcoholic beverages, at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.

Burkes Outlet
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burkes outlet

Signing up for Burkes' loyalty secures a 15 percent discount for customers 50 and over each Monday.

Budget Rental Cars
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budget

If you're an AARP member, Budget offers a free upgrade on your rental car, a waived additional-driver fee, vehicle insurance, and 24-hour roadside assistance, as well as discounts up to 25 percent off rental rates.

Captain D's
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captain d's seafood

Like seafood? Captain D's has a “Happy Wednesday Offer” that gives seniors 62 and up a choice of 8 meals plus a drink for $4.99 or less. The deal varies by location. 

Carnival
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Carrabba's Italian Grill
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carrabba's

At Carrabba's Italian Grill, AARP members can save 10 percent off their entire dining bill every day (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes, and gratuity).

Carrows Restaurants
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carrows restaurants

The Golden 55 breakfast, lunch, and dinner discount menu is available to customers 55 and older.
Castle Resorts and Hotels
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castle resorts and hotels

If you're age 55 or over and are booking a trip to Hawaii, this Pacific hospitality chain will knock 10 percent off your room rate.
Chart House in Annapolis, Maryland
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chart house

This upmarket seafood chain gives AARP members a 10 percent discount on every meal.
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cheryl's cookies

Know someone who loves cookies, brownies, or chocolate-covered pretzels? If you're an AARP member, you can get 20 percent off your order or $20 off of orders of $79.99 or more.
Choice Hotels
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choice hotels

Choice Hotels, which includes Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, and Comfort Inn, shaves room fees up to 10 percent for AARP members or travelers age 60 and older. Advance reservations required.

Cici's
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cici's

If you want to dive into a pizza buffet at a discount, it pays to call ahead. While some Cici's locations offer discounts to those 60 and over, it varies by establishment.
Cinemark
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cinemark

Numerous Cinemark movie theaters offer a senior day discount that varies by theater. However, the minimum age for daily senior-priced tickets is 62.
Claim Jumper
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claim jumper

The Claim Jumper chain of restaurants offers all-day early bird specials to seniors. AARP members get an extra 10 percent discount.

Actions Speak Faster Than Words
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consumer cellular

Consumer Cellular's deal for AARP members includes a 5 percent discount on usage and monthly fees and a 30 percent discount on select accessories.

Cornell University
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cornell university

If you're 60 or older and always wanted to attend an Ivy League school, Cornell will let you take classes at a discounted rate for no credit during its summer program. In fact, many schools offer seniors free or cheap classes.

Delta Airlines
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delta

The airline offers senior discounts, but only in certain markets.
Denny's
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denny's

Denny's offers 15 percent off for all AARP members and also a special menu with lower prices for guests 55 and older.

Dressbarn
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dressbarn

There are discounts, but they vary by location.

El Pollo Loco
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el pollo loco

This Mexican food chain offers diners 60 and older a 10 percent discount up to a maximum value of $1.

Expedia
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expedia

This online travel giant runs the AARP Travel Center and offers 10 percent off hotels, 25 percent off car rentals, up to $300 onboard cruise credits, and free online or phone booking.
Extended Stay America
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extended stay america

If you need a suite with a kitchen for a while and are age 55 or older, this chain will cut you a deal on a room.
Fred Meyer
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fred meyer

This Pacific Northwest superstore offers shoppers 55 and older 10 to 15 percent off depending on the department on the first Tuesday of the month.

Fruit Bouquets By 1-800-Flowers
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fruit bouquets by 1-800-flowers

This service will give AARP members 20 percent off of their order or $20 off an order of $79.99 or more.

Gatti's Pizza
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gatti's pizza

Seniors eat for $4.99 and get a drink for $1.89. However, you have to show ID to confirm you're over 60.

Glasses.com
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glasses.com

The online eyeglasses company Glasses.com offers AARP member a 25 percent discount on purchases over $200, free basic lenses, or 25 percent off lens upgrades. Free shipping and shipping and returns are available for AARP members, and they can get free frame adjustments at LensCrafters.

Golden Corral
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golden corral

This buffet chain offers reduced rates for seniors, including a 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. early bird special that includes drinks, but varies by location. You'll still have to prove you're over 60.

Related:The Most Indulgent Buffet in Every State

Goodwill
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Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel
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grand canyon railway and hotel

AARP members enjoy a 15 percent discount on travel and lodging at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, including the RV park and a two-night "Canyon Explorer" package.

Greyhound
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greyhound

Greyhound lowers fares by 5 percent for bus passengers age 62 and older.

Develop an Ecocentric Shopping Mindset
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harris teeter

Supermarket chain Harris Teeter cuts prices 5 percent on Thursdays for customers who are at least 60 years old.

Harry & David
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harry & david

Fruits, cheeses, crackers, baked goods, chocolates ... even just a bunch of Moose Munch for yourself seems like less of a splurge with a 20 percent AARP discount. AARP members can alternately get $20 off an order of $79.99 or more.

The Hartford
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the hartford

This insurance company's partnership with AARP offers various discounts on car, home, renters, and RV insurance for policyholders age 50 and up.
HearUSA
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hearusa

Hearing aids are an unpleasant side effect of aging, but a 15 percent discount for AARP members softens the blow a bit.
Hertz
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hertz

Drivers age 50 and older save up to 20 percent on base rates when renting a vehicle.
Hilton
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hilton

Hilton Worldwide offers AARP members 5 percent off stays at Hilton Hotels Resorts, DoubleTree, Hampton, Hilton Garden Inn, Waldorf Astoria, Embassy Suites, Conrad Hotels Resorts, and other properties owned by the hospitality chain.

Howard Johnson
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howard johnson

Howard Johnson awards AARP members 10 percent discount off the best available rate at participating branded hotels.

Hy-Vee
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hy-vee

This grocery chain is a regional favorite, and it offers 5 percent discount to customers with a senior discount card. However, that discount is only available on Wednesday ... with restrictions.

IHOP
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ihop

No need for a coupon at IHOP. A special menu of pancakes, eggs, omelets, sandwiches, chicken, pancakes, French toast, and more is already discounted for senior diners, starting at age 55.

Intercontinental Hotels Group
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intercontinental hotels group

This sprawling hotel chain offers discounts on its non-discounted room rates to anyone age 62 and older. Rates vary by location. 

Related:The Best Free Hotel Breakfasts in America

Jiffy Lube
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jiffy lube

Some Jiffy Lube locations offer a senior discount, but each franchisee handles it differently. Call ahead if you're curious about the discount at your nearest location.
JoAnn Fabrics
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joann fabrics

On its senior discount days, this crafts superstore offers 20 percent off all items in the store for those 55 and older with ID.
Kingsmill Resort
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kingsmill resort

Just outside of the historic grounds and theme parks of Williamsburg, Virginia, this resort offers AARP members a 10 percent to 30 percent discount. The amount you save is based on the length of your stay.
Kohl's
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kohl's

Every Wednesday, this discount retailer offers 15 percent off all purchases to those ages 60 and older with a valid form of ID.
La Quinta Inns and Suites
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la quinta inns and suites

La Quinta Inns and Suites offers AARP members up to 10 percent off room rates, as well as discounts for guests 65 and older.

Landry's Seafood House
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landry’s seafood house

AARP members can see their bill scaled back by 10 percent at this seafood chain.

LensCrafters
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lenscrafters

LensCrafters marks down lenses and frame combos, including prescription sunglasses, by 30 percent for AARP members. Order a pair of Transitions lenses with a frame and save 40 percent.

LiveNation.com
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ticketmaster

Seniors can take advantage of discounts for live music if a senior discount is part of the ticket-type option.

Stay Active By Sharpening Your Skills
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long island university

If you are age 65 or older, you can take any course at a 50 percent discount. If you want to take that same course for no credit, that discount rises to 75 percent.
Macayo's Mexican Table
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macayo's mexican table

For customers 55 and older, there's 20 percent discount if they sign up for a senior discount card.
Marcus Theaters
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marcus theaters

The movie chain's "Young at Heart Fridays" offer $6 admission to patrons age 60 and over for any show starting before 5:30 p.m.

Marriott
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marriott

Guests at Marriott hotels save at least 15 percent on room rates worldwide once they've reached the age of 62.

McDonald's
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mcdonald’s

Seniors 55 and older can wake up a little easier at most McDonald’s with discounted coffee. Franchise participation may vary.

PainBC
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medjetassist

Designed to help global travelers with medical transportation, MedjetAssist offers AARP members discounts up to 20 percent.

Mesa Community College
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mesa community college

At this Arizona school, students age 62 and over can take any course for half price, as long as the class is not full.
Mermaid Cottages
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mermaid cottages

A 5 percent discount may not seem like much, but AARP members looking for a place to stay on Georgia's historic Tybee Island could fare worse than this reduction.
McCormick and Schmick's
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mccormick and schmick's

Seafood restaurant McCormick Schmick's gives AARP members 10 percent off food, non-alcoholic beverages, and retail merchandise for up to five guests.

Michaels
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michaels

This crafts chain offers a 10 percent discount every day for those age 55 and over with ID.
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort
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mountaineer casino racetrack and resort

This West Virginia casino offers its ONE Club members a $50 room rate from Monday through Thursday, provided they're 50 or older.

Motel 6
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motel 6

All seniors 60 and older get a 10 percent price cut.

Annual Passes Are Cheaper for Seniors
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national parks

The bad news is that the $10 lifetime pass for those ages 62 and over now costs $80 (plus a $10 handling fee). The upside is that you still get into every national park for the rest of your life for that price, and you get a 50 percent discount on amenities like camping, swimming, and boat launches.

New Seasons
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new seasons

This Pacific Northwest grocery chain gives shoppers 65 and older a 10 percent discount every Wednesday.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room
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the oceanaire seafood room

When you don't want to see food but eat it (these are the kind of jokes you can make once you hit AARP age), this chain offers AARP members a 10 percent discount.
The Old Spaghetti Factory
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the old spaghetti factory

This national pasta chain has menus for diners aged 55 and older at various locations, though you'll have to visit the chain's website to see menus at specific locations.
Outback Steakhouse
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outback steakhouse

At Outback Steakhouse, seniors with an AARP membership get a 10 percent discount off the tab for lunch or dinner, minus alcoholic beverages, as long as the order isn't placed online. Some locations may not participate.

Park Ride Fly
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park ride fly

The offsite airport parking service Park Ride Fly USA offers AARP members a discount of 12 percent. The reservation discount is available at 150 locations nationwide.

Pep Boys
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pep boys

You can save 10 percent the next time you have your car serviced if you remember to bring ID and prove that you're age 55 or older.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
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perkins restaurant and bakery

This breakfast-all-day stop offers a discounted menu for customers 55 and older for each meal it offers.
The Popcorn Factory
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the popcorn factory

Buttered, cheddar cheese, caramel, or chocolate-covered popcorn from The Popcorn Factory is a much better gift when it comes with a 20 percent discount (or $20 off purchases of $79.99 or more) for AARP members.

Portland Community College
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portland community college

Those 62 and older can audit courses for no credit for free, but can also take credited courses for a 50 percent discount. Even when courses are taken for free, however, fees still apply.
Public Transportation
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public transportation

Just about every public transportation system offers some kind of discount for seniors. However, in Portland, Oregon, the Trimet public transportation system considers seniors "honored citizens" who get half-price tickets per trip and pay just a third of the price of a monthly pass. Those who live in downtown Portland get unlimited free rides anywhere downtown for two years for just $10.

Rail Europe
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rail europe

This European rail service offers discounts on rail passes in the Balkan states, Great Britain, France, Ireland, and Romania for those over 60.
Rainforest Café
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rainforest café

Food and non-alcoholic beverage costs are pared by 10 percent for AARP members at the Rainforest Café, a theme-restaurant chain with locations in 11 states.

Ramada
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ramada

Ramada hotel customers age 60 and older are entitled to 5 percent off on the best available rate at participating locations.

Red Lion Hotels
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red lion hotels

Seniors 55 and up can get up to 10 percent off the best available rate on a hotel room, subject to availability. 

Red Roof Inn
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red roof inn

Seniors ages 59 and over get 10 percent off the cost of their room booking year-round.
Regal
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regal

Regal movie theaters post special senior rates for patrons 60 and older.

Rite Aid Pharmacy
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rite aid

With membership in the Wellness 65+ at Rite Aid, seniors 65 and older receive a 20 percent discount on non-prescription items the first Wednesday of the month.

Ross Dress for Less
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ross dress for less

Ross offers 10 percent off to shoppers 55 and older on Tuesdays when they sign up for the Every Tuesday Club.
Royal Caribbean
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royal caribbean

This cruise line occasionally offers special pricing to those 55 and over, but it reserves that pricing for specific trips.
Saltgrass Steakhouse
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saltgrass steakhouse

Does a steak, garlic butter, and a baked potato sound good to you? If you're an AARP member, this steakhouse chain will give you 10 percent off your meal.
Salvation Army
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salvation army

Seniors 55 and older can expect discounts up 50 percent off on items such as clothing at Salvation Army thrift stores on select days of the week. Ask your your local store for details.

Staying Informed
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sears optical

AARP members get $10 off a complete pair of glasses. Eye exams are $55, too.

Showcase Cinemas
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showcase cinemas

On Senior Wednesdays, discount admission is $6.50 to $7.50, and a soda and popcorn is $4.50 for anyone 60 and older.

Silver Cuisine by BistroMD
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silver cuisine by bistro md

This meal delivery service just for seniors offers AARP members get 25 percent off their first healthy meal order of $99 or more. Members save 10 percent and get free shipping on all subsequent orders of $99 or more.

SilverSneakers
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silversneakers

For simply being in Medicare or enrolled with a participating insurer, you can get free access to more than 14,000 fitness and community centers. You can also enroll in numerous free classes. Here's where to find the best gym in every state.
Simply Chocolate
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simply chocolate

With more than 25 brands of chocolate to choose from, Simply Chocolate offers a 20 percent discount to AARP members.
Southwest Airlines
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southwest

This airline not only offers discounted senior fares to those ages 65 and older, but also allows you to book them online. It allows seniors to board early and will refund their fare in full should they have to cancel.
Stock Yards
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stock yards

You can have steaks, ribs, hams, and other meats and seafood delivered to your door for a 20 percent discount if you're an AARP member.

Super 8
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super 8

Participating Super 8 hotels discount rooms by 10 percent off the best available rate for AARP members.

Sweetfrog Frozen Yogurt
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sweetfrog frozen yogurt

AARP members age 50 and older get a 15 percent discount on in-store frozen yogurt and merchandise purchases. They also get 15 percent off discount for online gift card purchases.

Target Optical
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target optical

Did you find a pair of glasses on sale for a decent price at Target. The discount retailer will knock off another $10 a complete pair of glasses for AARP members.

The Oasis at Death Valley
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the oasis at death valley

Hot enough for you? AARP members get 10 percent off rooms and golf at this luxury resort.

Top It Off Frozen Yogurt
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top it off frozen yogurt

Seniors over 60 get a 10 percent discount every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Trailways
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trailways

This Northeast bus company provides a 10 percent discount for those over age 65, but limits it to a 5 percent discount for certain routes. Meanwhile, some seniors may qualify for its half-fare program.
Trump Hotels
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trump hotels

The president isn't against senior programs. His hotel chain (or at least the one his kids are running with his name on it) cuts 10 percent off room rates for AARP members and seniors 65 and older.

United Airlines
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united

The airline offers special fares to those ages 65 and older, but also offers its Signature Service personal concierge and club lounge to those who need extra assistance.

University of Scranton
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university of scranton

The school allows those ages 60 and older to take classes for no credit for free, or can take credited courses at a 50 percent discount.
UPS Store
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ups store

AARP members can save 5 percent on shipping and 15 percent on other eligible products and services at the UPS Store.

Vacations By Rail
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vacations by rail

This rail tourism service offers a 5 percent discount to AARP members for train rides in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and other locations. It also provides seniors special offers and waives booking fees for European travel.
Verizon Wireless
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verizon wireless

The Nationwide 65 Plus program at Verizon Wireless entitles existing customers 65 and older to unlimited talk and text as well as 4G LTW data for $60 a month.

Wendy's Now
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wendy's

Wendy's leaves the decision about senior discounts to each franchise holder. The burger chain says most stores offer savings, so don't hesitate to ask.

Walgreens Pharmacy
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walgreens

AARP members and other seniors 55 and older can get discounts up to 20 percent on the first Tuesday of every month if they have a Walgreens Balance Rewards card.

Wolferman's
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wolferman's

English muffins, pastries, buns, and other baked goods all get a 20 percent discount for AARP members.
Zipcar
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zipcar

Just need a car to occasionally get around for a few hours? Zipcar lets AARP members get an annual membership for a 43 percent discount and gives them $40 of free driving time. However, the $25 application fee bites into that benefit quite a bit.