One of the best perks of aging is the tremendous variety of discounts available to seniors for just about everything. From grocery stores and travel to retail and restaurants, the percentage of savings add up, and after all, you’ve certainly earned the discounts. And let’s face it, a good deal can make a difference with 10% saved here or 20% saved there.
Typically, the age qualification number ranges from 50 to 65 years of age — a number that’s not the same across the board. The important thing is to always ask if there isn’t clarity from a business or service about available discounts for senior citizens.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the top categories where you or your loved one can save. The overall scope of where you can save is expansive, and the numbers may fluctuate, so it’s important to do your research about potential cost benefits.
Save with AARP
One of the first places to start your senior citizen discount adventure is by becoming a member of AARP. Founded in 1958, it serves as “the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age.”Membership eligibility starts at 50 years of age and for a minimal fee per year, you’ll have access to great member benefits.
Attractions and Entertainment
Are you a fan of going to the movies? Every theater is different, but there’s most likely a discount ready for you. Some movie chains have a certain day of the week when you can save big or purchase a matinee special. Either way, see what’s applicable in your area and enjoy a new release. The same goes for museums, attractions, special events, etc. Many of these places may offer reduced or free admission, so hop online or call to find out what is available.
Looking for that perfect outfit for a special event or that perfect gift for a special occasion? A discount is most likely in your favor. Every retailer is different (and may vary by location), so make an inquiry on whether they have certain days designated for seniors or if it’s a daily opportunity. For example, one retailer may offer 10% off every day, whereas another retailer may only offer a 15% discount on Tuesdays.
If you have any travel plans in the future that require a hotel stay, this is definitely an area where you can save big. Always check for senior discounts when it comes to rates. Whether it’s a 10% or 30% discount or anything in between, you’ll be happier when that final bill comes your way. Please note, age requirement varies at participating hotels.
Cell Phone Plans
If you have a cell phone, this is fantastic area to take advantage of a discount. Talk to your loved ones, make appointments, handle business dealings, and more — all while saving with a plan that works for you. Most major cell companies have discounted plans based on age eligibility and/or location, so make sure to see if your cell carrier can reduce your rate while still enjoying the same great service.
Senior Living in Winston-Salem
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