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10 Discounts Senior Citizens Get Only If They Know

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Some of you may already know, sorry.
I didn't, and a few of these are available to those of us in our 50's so it got my interest lol.

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1) Cruises
Some of the most well known include Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, which offer special deals to senior citizens above the age of 55 on select dates and routes. Cruises are available in all parts of the world and in any climate you prefer.

2) Dining
Participation and offers may vary with location:

Arby's – 10% discount or discounted drink (ages 55+)
Outback Steakhouse – 10% discount (with AARP card, excludes alcohol, taxes & gratuity)
Subway – 10% discount (ages 60+, may vary by individual franchise)
IHOP – 10% discount (55+)
Sweet Frog – 15% in store or online (must show AARP card)
Golden Corral – Senior Early Bird Discount (11am-4pm, $7.59 includes drinks)
Carrabba's Italian Grill – 10% discount good any day (must show AARP card)
Chick-fil-A – 10% discount or free drink (ages 50+) may vary by franchise location
Denny's – 10% discount (must show AARP card)
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – 10% discount food and non-alcoholic beverages (must show AARP card)

3) Hotels
Hyatt has been verified as a higher quality hotel chain that knocks up to 50% off of regular room rates at participating hotels and resorts in the continental US and Canada, for adults 62 years or older.
Reservations must be made in advance, however Hyatt is known to be free of booking fees. Participating branches in the United States and Canada include Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, and more.

4) Prescriptions
Major pharmacy chains such as CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Rite Aid, and even websites like offer discounts to senior citizens in various forms. AARP also provides a discount of 38% off of qualified prescription drugs.

5) Crafts
Major hobby chains such as Michael's have extended discounts to senior citizens for 10% or more off of crafting materials. Most discounts are specific to store location and vary according to manager and store preference.

6) Trains
Amtrak is America's favorite locomotive travel source, and they show love to senior citizens by offering discounted travel options at 15% off for adults over the age of 62.
Most fares are eligible for the 15% senior discount, however cross-border and VIA Rail Canada are eligible for a 10% discount if over the age of 60. Simply choose the number of passengers from the senior drop down menu when booking your trip to apply the discount.

7) Donuts with your Coffee
At recognized locations, Dunkin' Donuts will include a free donut of your choice with a purchase of any large or extra large coffee with proof of AARP membership. Some east coast stores have even offered free coffee to seniors who are 55 years or older. If you are in more of a savory mood, participating Einstein's Bagels restaurants offer a 10% discount on your entire purchase if you are over the age of 60. Always inquire about restaurant discounts for seniors before paying.

8) Grocery Day
Companies such as Albertson's have established a monthly discount, which is applied to shoppers over the age of 55 if they visit during the first Wednesday of the month. Grocery store discounts average between 5% and 10%, but it is important to take note of the day of the week or month that the discount is active. Many stores offer a permanent senior discount, including the midwest chain known as Hy-Vee, which offers 5% off groceries and gas at participating locations.

9) Shipping Packages
UPS is one of the most popular shipping resources, and they have shown appreciation to their senior citizen clientele by providing AARP members with discounts between 5% and 15% on eligible packing and shipping products as well as domestic and international mailing services at participating store locations. Other discounts might include office supplies and computer and Fax services.

10) Car Rental
Companies such as Hertz, Avis, and Alamo Car Rental offer up to 20% off for AARP members . While AARP requires seniors to apply to receive benefits, the travel perks are often well worth it.
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