Senior Discounts: Age 55Senior Discounts Age 55

Last week we talked about all the wonderful discounts you’re eligible for once you reach age 50. When you rack up a few more years, you qualify for a few more discounts. Think of it as another sweet reward in your pleasant summer’s day. Some discounts come with an AARP membership, but more and more discounts come with just hanging in til you reach fifty-five or older.

Many businesses offer a discount, but not unless they are asked for it. Perhaps it’s because the employees don’t want to embarrass the seniors by assuming they are senior citizens and could possibly be wrong. It’s an awkward situation. So don’t be bashful about asking for a senior discount. If you are too young, go and celebrate. If you get a discount, you save some money. It’s a win-win.

Did you know that Dunkin Donuts gives a free donut to AARP members who are over 55 when they order a cup of coffee or any large beverage? You have to tell them your age and ask for it, maybe even show your card. But it’s worth the trouble. Buying coffee every day is pretty common, and a free donut is pretty special. You can meet up with friends and have a chat and a snack.

Members of AARP get 10% off at Chili’s, 10% off and 50-cent coffee at participating Arby’s, and a free drink at some Wendy’s. You don’t have to join AARP for IHOP Restaurant’s offer of a 55-plus menu with smaller portions and lower prices.

Below we’ve included the discounts you’re eligible at age 55, as well as the ones you already qualified for at age 50. Get ready for some big savings!

Eating Out

  • Ben & Jerry’s: 10% off
  • Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee
  • Chili’s: 10% off
  • Dairy Queen: 10% off
  • Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: 10% off or free donut with coffee
  • Fuddruckers: 10% off any senior platter
  • IHOP: 10% off off the regular menu
  • Jack in the Box: up to 20% off
  • KFC: free small drink with any meal
  • Krispy Kreme: 10% off
  • Long John Silver’s: various discounts at locations
  • McDonald’s: discounts on coffee everyday
  • Mrs. Fields: 10% off
  • Shoney’s: 10% off
  • Steak ‘n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday
  • Subways: 10% off
  • TCBY: 10% off
  • Tea Room Cafe: 10% off
  • The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday

Retail and Apparel

  • American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday
  • Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month
  • Belk’s: 15% off first Tuesday of every month
  • Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days
  • C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday
  • Dress Barn: 20% off
  • Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
  • Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
  • Ross: 10% off on Tuesdays


  • Albertson’s: 10% off first Wednesday of each month
  • Fry’s Supermarket: free Fry’s VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday
  • Publix: 5% off every Wednesday


  • Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National: up to 25%
  • Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off
  • Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+


(Learn more about travel tips for seniors)

  • Best Western: 10% off
  • Comfort Inn: 10% off
  • Comfort Suites: 10% off
  • Holiday Inn Express: 15% off
  • Hyatt Hotels: 10% off
  • La Quinta Hotels: 30% off and free breakfast
  • Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler’s Discount
  • Marriott Hotels: 15% off
  • Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off
  • Ramada: 20% off
  • Sheraton: 20% off
  • Waldorf Astoria NYC: $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite
  • Weston: 20% off


  • AMC Theaters: up to 30% off
  • Busch Gardens Tampa: $13 off one-day tickets
  • Cirque du Soleil: 15-20% off
  • Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service
  • LensCrafters: 30% off (learn more about saving money on eyeglasses)
  • Regal Cinemas: Popcorn and soda $5.50
  • SeaWorld Orlando : $3 off one-day tickets
  • UPS: 15% off

As you can see, it pays to ask for a senior discount, even when you are as young as fifty-five. Don’t forget to ask! And if you’re over the age of 55 these may be some helpful articles for you:

Senior Discounts: Age 60

Senior Discounts: Age 65

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  1. Gwen June 25, 2016 Reply

    Hi Miriam. I have a massage business. I offer a 20% discount to anyone 55 or older every day. Can you add my site to your list I’m in Miami.

  2. Laura September 1, 2016 Reply

    Which offer discounts without Aarp

  3. gerald schultz October 10, 2016 Reply

    why isnt hardees restaraunt on your list of places with a veteran discount

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  5. Judy Dotson January 7, 2017 Reply

    Tax preparation and other stores

  6. Jami June 8, 2017 Reply

    What about WalMart? Seems like they should be a good candidate, what do you think?

  7. Jeni Bresnehan June 9, 2017 Reply

    AMC Discount is only for age 60+

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