Holiday merriment comes with a price. The National Retail Federation says consumers will spend, on average, $967 during the 2017 holiday season on gifts, food, flowers, decorations, and greeting cards. That kind of 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," says Ivy Chou, 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."
Moviegoing skyrockets during the holidays. Senior tickets for moviegoers 60 and up cost less than regular admission at AMC movie theaters.
Dressbarn's senior discount of 10 percent goes to shoppers age 62 and up for in-store purchases on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, depending on the store.
If your plans include traveling by bus this season, Greyhound lowers fares by 5 percent for bus passengers age 62 and older.
What are the holidays without great grub? Supermarket chain Harris Teeter cuts prices 5 percent on Thursdays for customers who are at least 60 years old.
Tuesday is the best time for the 55-and-up crowd to hit Ross stores. Save 10 percent on gifts, holiday attire, and more.
Seniors are beloved in Santa Fe. Find special discounts at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens, the Courtyard Marriott, and Drury Plaza hotels, among others.
Sometimes travel plans can change last-minute. Travelers age 65 and older are eligible for fare savings and fully refundable tickets on Southwest Airlines.