From retail and restaurants to grocery shopping and traveling, there are many discounts available for seniors that you may or may not be aware of. The percentage of savings add up, and after all, you’ve certainly earned them. And let’s face it, a good deal can make a huge difference.

Typically, the age qualification ranges from 50 to 65, but that number can vary depending on the type of discount you are seeking. However, the important thing to remember is to always ask if there isn’t clarity from a business or service about available discounts.

Below is a list of some of the top places where you or a loved one can save money. Remember that the overall scope of where you can save varies across all platforms and the numbers may fluctuate, so it’s important to always do your research and ask questions.

Entertainment Discounts

Do you like going to the movies? Every theater’s different, but there’s more than likely a discount ready for you. Some movie chains have specific days of the week when you can save or purchase a matinee special. Either way, see what’s applicable in your area and enjoy a new film. The same goes for attractions, museums, special events, etc. Many of these places may offer reduced or free admission, so hop online or call to find out what is available today!

Retail Discounts

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 other day, whereas another retailer may only offer a 15% discount on specific days.

Become an AARP Member

Becoming a member of AARP is one of the easiest ways to find discounts. Founded in 1958, they serve as the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. Membership eligibility starts at age 50, and for a minimal fee per year, you’ll have access to great member benefits. We highly recommend becoming a member of AARP ASAP!

Cell Phone Discounts

If you have a cell phone, then there is most certainly a discount available to you. Make appointments, talk to loved ones, handle business dealings, and more — all while saving with a plan that works best for you. Most cell phone 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!

Hotel Discounts

If you have travel plans in the future that require you to say in a hotel, this is definitely an area where you can save big. Always check for senior discounts when it comes to rates before booking your room. Whether it’s a 10% or 30% discount or anything in between, you’ll be happy when that final bill comes your way. Please note, age requirement varies at participating hotels so always make sure to ask!

Senior Living in Burr Ridge

If you’re looking for retirement options in the Illinois area, consider visiting our Life Plan Community in Burr Ridge. Located on a beautiful 35-acre campus, we invite you to experience senior living uniquely tailored for a life you deserve — from a vibrant adult lifestyle with meaningful amenities to a full continuum of care should you ever need it. To learn more about our community, contact us today!