Getting older does have its perks and luxuries! Many companies and franchises around the country offer some special privileges and discounts to seniors in order to honor and aid them in their golden years. AARP membership or a simple age requirement is normally all that is needed to utilize most of these benefits. 62 seems to be the magic age number for many places, but there are exceptions, with cutoffs at 65 years old. Take a moment to see which of these senior discounts listed below might be available for you or a loved one to take advantage of.
A 15% discount is offered to Amtrak travelers age 62 and older on the majority of Amtrak trains. However, this deal excludes first-class and business-class tickets, as well as weekday Acela Express trains. For train rides crossing the Canadian border, this discount becomes 10% for seniors age 60 and older.
A 5% discount is available upon request to passengers age 62 and older on bus fares within the United States.
- Verizon (65 Plus Plan)
Verizon accommodates the basic, simple phone needs for seniors who don’t need all the fancy gadgetry and just want a phone for functional purposes.
Verizon offers customers age 65 and above a cell phone plan with fewer minutes than its regular nationwide plans for a lower price. This 65-plus plan provides 200 anytime minutes for just $29.99 on basic functional cell phones. A comparable data plan for a smartphone is a little extra.
- A Range of Restaurants
A handful of popular restaurant chains offer excellent discount to dining seniors.
Applebee’s offers a 15% discount for customers age 60 and older.
IHOP has a 55-plus menu offering smaller portions at lower prices.
Denny’s takes 20% off the check for all AARP card carriers.
And Dunkin Donuts offers a free donut with the purchase of a large coffee to AARP members.
- Rental Cars
AARP members are entitled to discounts for up to 25% on car rentals from Alamo, Hertz, National, and Budget, as well as 30% discounts from Avis, and 5% discounts from Enterprise rental cars.
- Select Hotels
AARP provides seniors with a choice set of discounts at great hotels, including up to 20% off at Sheraton, Weston, and Ramada hotels, and 10% off lodging at Hyatt, Best Western, and Comfort Inn.
- Teleflora Flowers
AARP members can get a 20% discount on flowers and bouquets at Teleflora Flowers.
AMC provides senior discount tickets for people 60 and older in addition to its child discount tickets.
Cinemark offers a comparable discount on Mondays for seniors 62 and older.
Regal only charges $5.50 for a popcorn and drink to AARP members.