Cash in on Senior Citizen Discounts

Everyone likes to save a few dollars here and there, and one great benefit of being in your golden years is the senior citizen discount. From national chains to independent stores and attractions, discounts are available everywhere for you to take advantage of. This list we’ve compiled is just a sampling of the savings you could be getting!
 
On food:
There are plenty of food chains that offer discounts and free items to senior citizens, including:

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  • Boston Market
  • Burger King
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Chili’s
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Dairy Queen
  • Denny’s
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Eat ‘n’ Park
  • Friendly’s
  • Golden Corral
  • Hardee’s
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  • Hoss’s
  • IHOP
  • KFC
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Long John Silvers
  • Ponderosa
  • Sonic
  • Steak & Shake
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Wendy’s 
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On products and services:

  • Anyone age 50 and over can get 20% off of their order at 1800flowers.com when you use the promo code SENIORS. Send flowers to family and friends without breaking the bank!
  • Most Ace Hardware locations will offer up to a 10% discount to customers 60 and older.
  • AT&T and T-Mobile both offer special packages for senior citizens.
  • While not available at all locations, many Roto Rooter branches offer a 10% discount to customers 55 and older.
  • Is Banana Republic just your style? Fill your closet with a 10% discount, offered daily at most locations to shoppers over 50.
  • While the discount varies by store, Goodwill stores typically offer a 10-20% discount to shoppers 55 and older, often on certain days of the week. The Salvation Army also offers discounts up to 50%.
  • Tuesday is the best day for you to shop at Kmart, as you’ll save 10% as long as you’re 55 or older.
  • Shoppers 60 and older shouldn’t forget their ID at Kohl’s on Wednesday, or they’ll miss out on a 15% discount.

On activities:

  • Planning on doing dinner and a movie? Save a few dollars by going to an AMC or Carmike theater! AMC theaters often offer a 30-60% discount on a regular ticket prices for customers 60 and older, while certain Carmike locations offer up to a 35% discount to those 65 and older.
  • The Andy Warhol Museum is located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural district, which is filled with galleries, restaurants and theaters. Make a day of it and save $3 on your museum admission with proof that you are 55 or older.
  • Speaking of museums, those 65 and older can also get $3 off their admission to the Carnegie Museums of Art and History.
  • The Carnegie Science Center is a fun activity for science students of all ages. Anyone 64 and older can get a discount off of their admission ranging from $4-6 as well as $2 off Omnimax shows.
  • History buffs and Pittsburgh’s biggest fans ages 62+ can save up to 15% off their admission to the Heinz History Center.
  • Have a day of fun and flight at The National Aviary for $1 off if you’re 60 or older.
  • Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens offers a beautiful view of nature year-round. Just as beautiful is saving $1 off admission fees if you’re 60 or older.
  • The exact same deal as Phipps applies at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium.
  • The Kelly Strayhorn Theater, located along Penn Avenue, offers $5 discounts to theater lovers 65 and older. 

On travel:

  • Did you know that senior citizens age 65 and older can ride Port Authority transportation (busses, the T and the Mon Incline) for free? All you need is a Senior Citizen ID card, which you can apply for at the Port Authority’s Downtown Service Center or at your local senior center.
  • Many airlines offer discounted ticket prices to senior citizens. If you’re booking with your favorite company, be sure to ask if there are any specials available to you.
  • Considering a cruise? If you book through Carnival Cruise Lines you could save more than $100 on a cruise. Be sure to ask about this discount if you are 55 or older.
  • Enterprise offers discounts to AARP members, and many other car rental services, such as Hertz, offer discounts to senior citizens. AARP members get a long list of discounts, which you can browse on the AARP website.


Many businesses offer senior citizen discounts without promoting them too much, from heating and cooling companies to local coffee shops. If you think you might be able to score a great deal, don’t hesitate to ask!