Senior discounts are deals and discounted rates offered on products and services that are available to people of an older age. As one gets older and retirement kicks in, it’s quite common to be living on a different monthly income. Luckily, retailers are aware of this and offer products and services at a discounted price for seniors.
What Age Do Senior Discounts Start?
You’ll find most discounts start at age 50, especially when it comes to AARP discounts. Every store varies — for some, they won't give a discount unless you’re 65 years old. You’ll usually find most stores offer a discount to people between the ages of 55 to 65 years old.
5 Things To Know About Senior Discounts
Discounts at restaurant franchises may vary from location to location. Don’t assume you’ll get the same discounted price at every store. They differ between franchise locations. Make sure to call ahead and check with each particular location.
Alcohol isn’t usually discounted — We know that statement was sad to read, but it’s the hard truth. But remember, that’s what “happy hour” is for.
Some discounts only happen on certain days of the week. Some grocery stores and restaurants will have discounted rates only on certain days of the week. In this case, call ahead to make sure you’re going to shop on the discounted day.
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Don’t forget about the little guys. Sure, big retailers have senior discounts. But don’t forget that the small shops or lesser-known retailers may have big discounts as well. Contact them either by email or phone to see if they offer a discounted price for certain age groups.