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25 Senior Discounts to Help Stretch the Holiday Budget

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Spend and Save

Holiday merriment comes with a price, even (and in some cases especially) during a pandemic, when prices have gone up on some essentials and other items due to high demand. Spending can be challenging for seniors on a fixed income. But with a bit of digging, there are deals to be had starting at age 50. "Getting older definitely has its perks," said Ivy Chou as a content manager at DealsPlus. "You get access to all kinds of discounts for restaurants, retailers, travel, and more. Coupled with hot holiday sales, it just might be the best time of year to be a senior."

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Amtrak
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Cambria Hotels & Suites
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Chart House
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Cici's Pizza
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Dressbarn
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Greyhound
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Harris Teeter
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Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store
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La Quinta Inns and Suites
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Kohl's
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Michaels
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Michaels

This craft retailer sells holiday decorations, cards, calendars, and a variety of unique, inexpensive gifts. Shoppers 55 and older save 10% on Michaels purchases (regular and sale merchandise) every day, with some exclusions.

Related: Great Gifts to Buy Your Grandkids for Christmas

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Sirloin Steak
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Ross Dress for Less
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Southwest Airlines
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Southwest Airlines

Passengers 65 and older get discounted fares. Seniors no longer get to board early, but the airline will refund their fares in full should they have to cancel.

Related: Airline Fees Comparison

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Travelodge

Road warriors age 60-plus rack up savings off the best available rate at participating Travelodge hotels.

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
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Zipcar

For those who need a car for a few hours at a time, Zipcar lets AARP members join for $40 for a year — a 15% discount over the regular monthly rate after a $25 application fee. The company also throws in $40 of free driving time, and says that for each subsequent year, the savings top 40%.

Related: Do You Qualify for These Car Rental Discounts?

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