August 14th, 2011

Over 55? Save Money on Meals, Gear, and Travel Expenses

Senior DiscountsWe know that many of our readers are 55 years of age or older (or soon will be). Your Editor just hit the 55 mark this year. But growing old isn’t all bad — many companies offer discounts for seniors. The threshhold age for discounts can range from 50 to 66, but for many programs, persons 55 or older qualify. A list of 106 companies offering senior discounts has been compiled by On the list, you’ll find savings on groceries, restaurant meals, clothing, hard goods, cell phone plans, park admissions, hotels, car rentals, air travel and even personal services such as haircuts. We know you guys traveling to matches can benefit from the hotel and rental car discounts. CLICK HERE to download Senior Discount Company List (PDF).

Here are some of the best deals from the list (savings may vary by region):

  • U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off other services including camping (Age 62+).
  • Albertson’s: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+).
  • American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+).
  • Kohl’s: 15% off (60+)
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods: 10% off (55+).
  • Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions.
  • Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+).
  • Alamo, Avis, and Hertz Rent-a-car: Up to 25% off for AARP members.
  • Clarion, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+).
  • Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+).
  • Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+).

The above list is just a small sampling of the senior discounts available. Download the entire list to see 106 companies’ senior savings programs (with eligibility requirements). You can find more discounts at In addition, since many senior discounts are not advertised to the public, folks over 55 should ALWAYS inquire (before you hand over your credit card) whether the store or vendor provides a senior discount. That way, you can be sure to get the most bang for your buck. Even if you only save $1.00 on a cup of coffee, that’s money saved that can be used to pay important bills, or used to buy more reloading components.

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