All About Senior Discounts
The best way to save money with senior discounts is to always ask for your senior discount. These discounts are given at local stores, restaurants, travel agencies, car rentals, insurance, phone plans, tourist attractions, tax preparation and computer classes just to name a few. Senior discounts are given to people over the age of 55 and some are only given to those over the age of 62. It is to your advantage to discover these discounts and to use them for your daily purchases. Whenever you are purchasing something always ask if they offer a senior discount. Carry an ID with you to prove your age. Many places will offer you a discount just by showing your AARP card.
SIGN UP FOR AARP
Once you turn 55 sign up for AARP. By using your AARP card you will be able to receive discounts on your purchases. Visit www.aarp.org to study the discounts that AARP has to offer.
SHOP ON DISCOUNT DAYS
Many of your local department stores will offer a discount to seniors one day a week or once a month. In our local area usually on Wednesdays the department stores offer a senior discount of 10% on their purchases.
MENTION YOUR SENIOR DISCOUNT AT FAST FOOD RESTRAUANTS
Many fast food restaurants will either give their senior guests a free cup of coffee or a discount on their entire bill. The only thing that you have to do is ask for it. Also, when dining in restaurants check out the senior menu to save money on your dinner.
SAVE ON YOUR PHONE AND CABLE BILL
There are several different plans for mobile phone service that are set up just for seniors with special discounts. Ask your local cable company if they offer any special plans for seniors on their cable bill.
ENJOY YOUR NATIONAL PARKS
If you are 62 or older and a U.S. citizen you can get a lifetime pass to our national parks and federal recreation areas. Your entrance fee will be free and you may be able to get a 50 percent discount on camping and boat launching. You deserve to enjoy your golden years so take advantage of these wonderful discounts.
ALWAYS ASK FOR A DISCOUNT
Don’t be afraid to ask for a senior discount. Most places forget to ask you if you are a senior citizen. Once you have learned about the local discounts in your area be sure to take advantage of them. If a Tuesday or Wednesday is senior discount day then be sure to do your shopping on that day. Remember that many places will offer you a senior discount such as car repair and oil changes, insurance, video stores, hair cuts, hotels and travel just to name a few. Just a little note: when calling or asking for a discount first ask what is your best price? Then ask if they have a senior discount. Some senior discount pricing is not lower that the best price offered especially for hotel rooms.
- Always ask for your senior discount.
- Check the senior websites for special offers.