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Easy Ways to Save Money (As a Senior)

By February 26, 2019 No Comments

Sometimes getting older means living on a fixed budget due to having less income and having higher medical bills, mortgages, and care giving needs. For this reason, seniors look for more ways to save money. Here are some discounts and that you may not be aware of.

Hotels/Motels

Many hotel chains offer discounts for seniors when they travel. Choice Hotels has a 10% discount  if you book in advance. You must be 55 or older. The Marriott, if you are 62 or older, has a 15% discount for your room rate. Hyatt has a deal in some locations, where if you are over 60 and book at least two people, you can save up to 50%. Motel 6 has a 10% discount if you are over 60. You need to contact these hotels directly for more information.

Food Chains

Many food chains, such as McDonald’s and Sizzler have deals for seniors. McDonald’s can give discounts on drinks, including coffee and sodas. Not all McDonald’s participate, however, and may only be for dine-in customers. Golden Buffet has an early bird special where you can order the buffet for $7.59 between 11 am and 4 pm, Monday through Saturday. IHOP also has a 10% discount if you are 55 or older. Old Country Buffet has discounts every day if you are 55 or older.

Mobile Carriers

T-Mobile has a plan for seniors 55 and over for $60 a month. AT&T and Verizon have plans for $29.99 a month if you are over 65.

Groceries

Many grocery stores have special discounts for seniors on certain days of the week. New Seasons Market has a 10% discount for seniors every Wednesday, called Senior Wednesdays. The discount is for most items. Fred Meyer has the same for the first Tuesday of every month. Farm Fresh has a 5% discount every Tuesday and Thursday. You can also ask your grocery store if they have any special discounts for seniors.

Drugstores

You can get a discount on non-prescription drugs at these drug stores. Walgreens, on the first Tuesday of every month, has a “Senior Savings Day” where you can get discounts up to 20% off if you are 55 or older. Rite Aide has the same offer on the first Wednesday of each month in their wellness 65+ program.

Movies

If you are over 60, you can get a 30% discount for films at AMC Theaters. If you are close to a Regal Cinema location, you can receive a 35% discount.

Transportation

If you are over the age of 65, you can get a 10% discount for trips using Trailways and Amtrak.

These are just some of many discounts that are available to seniors. You should check with the companies to see if there are any restrictions for the discount.

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