The Best Senior Discounts


There are some serious advantages to being over the age of 65, and one of them is all the discounts! Many popular businesses, stores, and destinations offer senior discounts. Here’s how to make sure you’re getting the best senior discounts. 


Becoming an AARP member is one of the best ways to get the most bang for your buck. As of April 2022, membership only costs $12 per year. An AARP membership offers discounts at restaurants, hotels, pharmacies, and more. There are hundreds of benefits, so it’s definitely worth the cost of membership!

Movie Theaters

This may seem like a no-brainer, but most movie theaters have senior discounts. Some of them might not advertise their discounts, though, so if you aren’t sure, ask the management! Discounts vary depending on where you live. Most Cinemark theaters offer a “Senior Day” discount. At Regal Cinemas, AARP members can buy tickets for up to 20% off! 

Amazon Prime

Did you know seniors can get 50% off a membership to Amazon Prime? Amazon Prime gives you free shipping on tons of Amazon purchases, as well as access to their video streaming service. You can also get this discount if you’re a recipient of SNAP, Social Security, Medicaid, EBT, or other government assistant programs. Click here to find out more and apply.

Retail Stores

Many retailers offer senior discounts. The discount varies by location, but make sure to check for (or ask about) a senior discount at the following stores:

  • Joann’s Fabric and Crafts
  • Goodwill
  • Ross Dress for Less
  • Michael’s Crafts
  • Rite Aid
  • Salvation Army
  • Saver’s/Value Village
  • Tanger Outlets
  • TJ Maxx
  • Walgreens


Most chain restaurants provide a discount for senior citizens. Usually, the discount applies to people who are 55 or 60 years of age or older. The age requirement and discount vary by location. The following restaurants usually have a senior discount of about 10%-15%. Some discounts require an AARP membership.

  • Applebee’s
  • Arby’s
  • A&W
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Bennigan’s
  • Boston Market
  • Burger King
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Chili’s
  • Dairy Queen
  • Denny’s
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Einstein Bagels
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Golden Corral
  • Hardee’s
  • IHOP
  • Jack in the Box
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Sonic
  • Steak n’ Shake
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Wendy’s
  • White Castle


If you have travel plans, several airlines give various senior discounts! Check for senior discounts at American Airlines, Delta, British Airways, and United Airlines. You could also get a discount at car rental agencies like Avis, Budget, and Hertz. Many hotel chains offer senior discounts as well, including Best Western, Hampton Inn & Suites, Marriott, Travelodge, and others. Make sure to ask even if you don’t see the discount listed. 

Cell Phone Plans

You can even find senior discounts with some cell phone providers! If you have Consumer Cellular, Metro PCS, T-Mobile, or Verizon, make sure you ask about discounted senior rates. 

When it comes to senior discounts, it never hurts to ask! This is a list of the best senior discounts, but there are likely more at the restaurants, retailers, and movie theaters near you. Make sure to take advantage of all the benefits of being a senior, including the discounts!