Tomorrow, August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day – a day to give our older and wiser family, friends and neighbors some thanks – and some respect – for all they’ve contributed to the national well-being.
To celebrate, RetailMeNot has gathered a list of senior discounts from all the retailers that seniors know and love – and a surprise or two.
Check out the deals for seniors below, and see if you can’t land a big discount if you’re 55-or-over.
One caveat – RetailMeNot reminds consumers to always confirm ahead of time that your local venue honors these specific senior discounts.
Senior Discounts on Apparel, Home and Tech
In select stores, customers 55 and up enjoy exclusive in-store savings on Tuesdays.
Many Goodwill stores have weekly senior discounts. Check with your local store to find out whether they have a senior discount day.
With the wellness65+ program, you get a free blood pressure screening and a pharmacist consultation to discuss your medications and immunizations, plus a 20% off senior discount on the first Wednesday of every month.
Shopaholics, rejoice! Save on already-good prices at Tanger Outlets with a free coupon book, available at the on-site Tanger offices. It includes discount offers of up to 20% off from stores like Rockport, Eddie Bauer, Easy Spirit and Harry & David.
Senior Discounts on Travel
Urban retirees who rely on public transportation but want an occasional set of wheels should check out the car-sharing company Zipcar. AARP members join for $40 (versus $70) and get $40 in free driving credit.
Senior Discounts on Food and Entertainment
The senior buffet will save you about 50 cents off regular menu prices, but the early bird special is where it’s at. Guests 60 and up can enjoy the buffet between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday, for $7.59—drinks included.
Pay just $80 for a lifetime membership, and you can access more than 2,000 national parks and federal recreation areas in the U.S. The pass covers the entrance and day fees, and may even provide discounts on park amenities such as camping, swimming, boat launching or guided tours. If you’re 62 years or older, simply apply online.
Many gyms and fitness centers have special classes for older members, but see if you’re eligible for SilverSneakers. This perk, which is open to adults 65 or older who use certain Medicare or other health plans, allows free access to more than 12,000 fitness centers, gyms, YMCAs and Curves.
RetailMeNot also has a good senior discounts page – check it out