Seniors and Senior Citizens: There may be Senior Discounts available to you at places you shop or eat every day.
1. Some Fast Food Restaurants give a Senior Discount.
There may be Senior Discounts available to you, but you must remember to ask.
I was reminded of this recently when my husband and I were at our local Taco Bell restaurant. The cashier, without even asking, gave us a Senior Discount. I was astonished, as we had been eating there on a regular basis for some time, and no one had ever offered us a senior discount before! Now I really don’t know if this is something new, which the Taco Bell restaurant has started, or if we should have known it in some manner or another. There is no sign posted and to be truthful, we were getting such a good price on a meal for only $2 each, plus tax, that it didn’t occur to us to ask for a senior discount.
We do know it now, and to take advantage of this 10% Senior Discount, we just have to remember to say “Senior Discount Please” before placing our order. It does appear to be a big hassle for the cashier to correct it after we order. We each got a $2 meal today and with our Senior Discounts, we only paid total of $3.93, tax included.
At both our local fast food restaurants of Burger King and McDonald’s you can ask for a ‘Senior’ drink, This should give you a discount on either a cold drink or on coffee. The same holds true at our local Arby’s Restaurant.
2. Some grocery stores have a “Senior Day”.
Our local Kroger grocery story advertises that every ‘first Wednesday’ of the month, they allow Seniors and Senior Citizens to purchase anything in the store with a 10% discount. If the Senior, or Senior Citizen spends a lot of groceries, this amounts to a large savings. This discount will effectively pay our local state and county sales taxes, which is 9.25%.
3. Some Hardware stores have a Senior Discount Day
A sign recently reminded me at our local Ace Hardware store they also give a Senior Discount on the ‘first Wednesday’ of the month. Now if I could just persuade my house to not need anything until then, I could save some money!
4. Some clothing or department stores have a Senior Day each week
Our local Ross – Dress for Less store chooses each Tuesday as a Senior Discount Day
5. Some Thrift Stores offer a Senior Discount
Our local Goodwill store offers a Senior Discount of 10% on any purchase, any day. You must tell them before the sale is put into the cash register to receive this discount. The stores may also offer double that discount on certain days of the week – check it out at your local Goodwill store.
Our local Hendersonville Samaritan store used to offer a Senior Day, on the first of every month, when Seniors and Senior Citizens would only pay 25 cents on the dollar for almost anything in the store. Some items were excepted from the sale price. Now, however, the same store just offers an everyday Senior Discount of 20% on everything in the store.
This summary of possible places for Senior Discounts gives an idea where to look.
My best advice to Seniors and Senior Citizens is ask anywhere you go:
Do you give a discount to Seniors and Senior Citizens?
this writer’s own personal observations and experiences
None of the stores or places mentioned in this article are affiliated with this writer in any manner