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100 great deals for seniors for 2018

  • 100 great deals for seniors for 2018
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    100 great deals for seniors for 2018

    While not many people want to acknowledge their senior citizen status there is a bright side to getting older. Companies around the world are offering discounts on everything from airline tickets and car rentals to grocery retail shopping and mobile phone plans.

    These savings come at a crucial moment as currently more than 25 million Americans aged 60 and over are living at or below 250% of the federal poverty level—$29,425 per year for a single person.

    What defines being a senior and how do you take advantage of these deals? Stacker scoured companies for their select offerings for senior citizens—some available for someone as young as 55 years old. And while getting most of the deals is as easy as flashing a government issued photo ID some deals require the person to be a member of a specific retired person’s organization like AARP—which may pay for itself: It only costs between $12 and $16 per year.

    Read on to discover 100 great deals for seniors in 2018.

    ALSO: Most prevalent chronic conditions in American seniors

  • Marriott and Starwood Hotels
    2/ Bernard Gagnon // Wikicommons

    Marriott and Starwood Hotels

    Travelers 62 and older can save up to 15% on hotel stays on Starwood and Marriott Hotels. Book online and choose the senior discount or call (888) 236-2427 in the U.S. and Canada, and mention the reduced price for seniors.

  • Choice Hotels
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    Choice Hotels

    Seniors who are 60 and older or AARP members can save 10% on their hotel stays. The reservation just needs to be booked in advance online or by calling (800) 4CHOICE.

  • Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Norwegian Cruise Line

    AARP members who are ready to ship out on Norwegian Cruise Line cruises can receive up to $100 off select cruises. Travelers can also combine this offer with additional promotions on the cruise line’s website.

     

  • Southwest Airlines
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    Southwest Airlines

    Travelers 65 and over can receive special fares, early check-in, and other incentives when using Southwest Airlines. Benefits must be verified with a government-issued photo ID.

     

  • Royal Caribbean International
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    Royal Caribbean International

    Royal Caribbean offers guests who are 55 years or older special prices on select cruises. One guest per state room must be age-eligible to receive the promotion.

     

  • United Airlines
    7/ Lasse Fuss // Wikicommons

    United Airlines

    United Airlines offers seniors who are 65 years or older special pricing on select tickets. Travelers just need to select the special rate on the website when they book or mention it to a reservation representative over the phone.

     

  • Delta Airlines
    8/ Masakatsu Ukon // Wikicommons

    Delta Airlines

    Delta Airlines offers discounted fares for seniors in certain markets. To receive the discount, seniors must mention it when they call a representative.

     

  • InterContinental Hotel Group
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    InterContinental Hotel Group

    Seniors 62 or older, or those with a valid ID of a retired persons organization, can receive special discounted room rates. To take advantage of the offer just search for the senior discounted rate on the InterContinental Hotel Group website.

     

  • Hilton Hotels and Resorts
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    Hilton Hotels and Resorts

    AARP members can receive 5% off their stays at Hilton Hotels and Resorts. They also can receive late checkout when it’s available.

     

  • American Airlines
    11/ BriYYZ // Flickr

    American Airlines

    American Airlines and American Eagle offer specially priced tickets for seniors in select markets. To inquire call: (800) 433-7300.

     

  • Amtrak
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    Amtrak

    Amtrak riders 65 or older can save 10% off fares. Additionally seniors 60 and over can cash in on discounted cross-border travel operated by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.

     

  • National Parks
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    National Parks

    Seniors 62 year and older can save $20 on an annual senior pass or $80 for a lifetime senior pass to U.S. National Parks. A valid ID must be presented to receive the offer.

     

  • Motel 6
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    Motel 6

    Motel 6 offers travelers 60 and older 10% off their nightly best available rate at their more than 1,400 hotel properties. Seniors can select the special rate from the website or mention it to a representative when they call (800) 899-9841.

     

  • Ramada Worldwide
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    Ramada Worldwide

    Guests who are 60 and over can save up to 10% on Ramada hotel rates. They can book rooms online or by calling (800) 854-9517.

     

  • Wingate by Wyndham
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    Wingate by Wyndham

    Travelers 60 and over can save on the best available rate when they book with Wingate by Wyndham hotels. To receive the offer book online or by calling (800) 337-0077.

     

  • Hertz
    17/ Brian Johnson & Dane Kantner // Wikicommons

    Hertz

    Hertz customers 50 and over can save 20% and more when joining the rental car company’s Fifty Plus bonus program. Find details about joining the program on their website.

     

  • Greyhound
    18/ SounderBruce // Flickr

    Greyhound

    Seniors 62 and over can save 5% on Greyhound passenger fares. A valid photo ID must be presented to receive the offer.

     

  • Days Inn
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    Days Inn

    Those 60 and over can enjoy savings off the best available rate at participating Days Inn hotels. Redeem the offer by booking online or calling (800) 225-3297.

     

  • Carnival Cruises
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    Carnival Cruises

    Cruise-loving seniors 55 and older can save on Carnival trips with designated senior fares. Redeem by checking the calendar on the Carnival Cruises website.

     

  • Budget Car Rental
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    Budget Car Rental

    AARP members can enjoy savings of up to 30% off Budget base rates. Use Budget customer discount number 'Y508501' to get the lowest price.

     

  • British Airways
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    British Airways

    Seniors with AARP memberships receive special discounts on both economy and business class seats to more than 130 British Airways destinations around the world. Travelers need to book through an active AARP account.

     

  • AVIS
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    AVIS

    AARP members can save up to 30% off base rates at the rental car provider as well as other benefits like upgrades and unlimited mileage. Use Avis Worldwide discount number 'A359807' to book.

     

  • Best Western
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    Best Western

    Seniors 55 and over can save 10% or more on room rates at Best Western Hotels & Resorts. Book online and provide proof of age when checking into the hotel.

     

  • Air France
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    Air France

    Air France offers the Hop! Senior Pass, which gives seniors 65 and older up to 30% off fares on more than 100 France-based routes. Travelers must present the pass at the airport.

     

  • CheapOair
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    CheapOair

    The airline website logs discounted senior travel deals and offers discounts up to 30%. To take advantage of reduced-price airfare book online or by calling (888) 712-6787.

     

  • Extended Stay America
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    Extended Stay America

    Guests 55 years of age or older can enjoy Extended Stay America hotels at a special senior rate. To apply your discount go online to their "book a room" menu and select "seniors" from the special rates menu. Seniors can also book by calling (800) 804-3724.

     

  • Sixt
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    Sixt

    Seniors as young as 50 can receive up to 5% off when they rent a car from Sixt; they must book online to receive the offer.

     

  • Peter Pan Bus Lines
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    Peter Pan Bus Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines riders 62 and older can save 15% off full adult fares on the line. Photo ID is required to receive the deal.

     

  • Fairmont Hotels
    30/ Michael Gray // Flickr

    Fairmont Hotels

    Guests 55 and over are eligible for select discounts at certain locations. They can receive special rates by booking online.

     

  • Residence Inn
    31/ Ron Cogswell // Flickr

    Residence Inn

    Seniors 62 and over can save 15% or more on room rates by booking online or calling (888) 236-2427.

     

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
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    Fairfield Inn & Suites

    Seniors 62 and over can save 15% or more on stays at select properties. Get the discount by booking online or calling (888) 236-2427.

     

  • Kohl's
    33/ Mike Mozart // Flickr

    Kohl's

    Seniors 60 and over can receive 15% off every Wednesday when they shop at Kohl’s as long as they present valid identification.

     

  • New Seasons Market
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    New Seasons Market

    Seniors 65 and over are eligible for 10% off most items in the store every Wednesday. View more details on their website.

     

  • Walgreens
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    Walgreens

    Walgreens pharmacy offers a Seniors Day once a month when shoppers 55 and over, and AARP members, can receive special discounts both in-store and online. Shoppers must be Balance Rewards members.

     

  • Lens Crafters
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    Lens Crafters

    AARP members can receive deals at the national eyewear chain such as discounts on complete lens sets, eye exams, contacts, and more.

     

  • Sprint
    37/ Mike Mozart // Flickr

    Sprint

    Seniors 55 and older can opt into Sprint’s Unlimited55 plan. The deal includes pricing from $35 per line per month.

     

  • T-Mobile
    38/ Mike Mozart // Flickr

    T-Mobile

    T-Mobile One Unlimited 55+ plan includes unlimited data, calls, and texting for $70 per month.

     

  • Verizon
    39/ Mike Mozart // Flickr

    Verizon

    Verizon’s Go Unlimited 55+ program offers plans that start at $60 per month.

     

     

  • AT&T
    40/ Mike Mozart // Flickr

    AT&T

    AT&T’s Senior Nation plan offers seniors 65 and older 200 anytime minutes, unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes, and 500 night and weekend minutes without roaming and long-distance charges. Monthly charges start at $29.99.

     

     

  • McDonald’s
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    McDonald’s

    The fast-food chain offers seniors one free refill of coffee on the house. Refills are available in 8-ounce or 12-ounce sizes.

     

  • IHOP
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    IHOP

    Breakfast tastes better when it’s at a discount. IHOP offers diners 55 and over a special discounted senior menu.

     

  • Outback Steakhouse
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    Outback Steakhouse

    The national restaurant chain offers 10% off their Aussie-inspired fare when a valid AARP card is presented.

     

     

  • Landry’s Restaurants
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    Landry’s Restaurants

    Seniors can save 10% when they present a valid AAA and AARP card at restaurants in this group, including Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Landry’s Seafood House, Rainforest Café, Simms Steakhouse, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, and many others.

     

  • Carrabba's Italian Grill
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    Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Seniors who are members of AARP can save 10% off their meal at Carrabba's Italian Grill. To redeem the offer just present a valid AARP card.

     

  • Pizza Hut
    46/ Mioncerotyvae // Wikicommons

    Pizza Hut

    The pizza chain offers seniors 55 and older half-off their meals if they dine between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays at selected restaurants.

     

  • Old Country Buffet
    47/ Takoradee // Wikicommons

    Old Country Buffet

    Old Country Buffet offers deals to seniors every day. Discounts vary by location.

     

     

  • Shoney’s
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    Shoney’s

    The family restaurant chain offers the Shoney’s Golden Age Club, which gives seniors a 10% discount on the restaurant’s menu. Offers vary by location.

     

  • Ancestry
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    Ancestry

    Seniors are never too old to discover their roots. Ancestry.com sweetens the deal by offering 30% off of their World Explorer membership to AARP members. The offer is valid for the first year only.

     

  • YMCA
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    YMCA

    Select branches of the YMCA offer special pricing to patrons 65 and older. Check branches for more details.

     

  • Cinemark
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    Cinemark

    Cinemark offers special discount pricing for seniors all day for any movie at any showtime. Seniors should check with their local theater for specific dates.

     

  • Fandango
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    Fandango

    The movie ticketing company offers discounts up to 30% for seniors. Prices vary depending on the specific theater.

     

  • AMC Theaters
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    AMC Theaters

    The national theater chain offers special pricing on movie tickets for seniors. Check local theaters for specific pricing.

     

  • Michaels Stores
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    Michaels Stores

    Seniors 55 and over shopping at Michaels Stores can save 10% daily. The offer is good on sale items as well. A valid ID must be presented at time of purchase.

     

  • Sally Beauty
    55/ Mike Mozart // Flickr

    Sally Beauty

    Those 55 and older can save on the membership fee for a Sally Beauty Club card, which offers special discounts. A valid ID is required.

     

  • Rite Aid
    56/ Mike Mozart // Flickr

    Rite Aid

    Rite Aid’s free wellness65+ program gives shoppers 65 and older a discount of 20% on wellness65+ Wednesdays. The program also includes a free pharmacist consultation and more.

     

  • Jo-Ann
    57/ Mike Mozart // Flickr

    Jo-Ann

    Shoppers 55 and over can save up to 20% off their total purchase at the craft supply store during their Senior Discount Day. The discount includes regular sale-priced and clearance items.

     

  • ArcLight Cinemas
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    ArcLight Cinemas

    ArcLight Cinemas offers reserved seating, a disruption-free viewing environment for its patrons,  and specially priced tickets for seniors.

     

  • Landmark Theaters
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    Landmark Theaters

    The movie discounts keep coming: Landmark Theaters also offers specially priced tickets for seniors.

     

  • Harkins Theaters
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    Harkins Theaters

    The national theater chain offers specially priced tickets for seniors. To redeem, check in with a local theater.

     

  • Harris Teeter
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    Harris Teeter

    Grocery store and pharmacy chain Harris Teeter offer seniors 60 and over a 5% discount every Thursday when they present the store’s VIC rewards card. It applies to everything except fuel, pharmacy, tickets, and gift cards.

     

  • Fred Meyer
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    Fred Meyer

    Seniors 55 and over who shop at Fred Meyer stores receive an extra 10% off their purchases. Discounts are good on everything from groceries, apparel, shoes, accessories, and more.

     

     

  • Home Shopping Network Outlet Stores
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    Home Shopping Network Outlet Stores

    Seniors 50 and over can receive an additional 10% or up to $50 off their order on Tuesdays. Additional promotions also run Wednesdays through Tuesdays each week.

     

  • Belk
    64/ Michael Rivera // Wikicommons

    Belk

    Shoppers at Belk can receive a special discount on Tuesdays when the department store offers deals to seniors 55 and over, service members, and teachers.

     

  • Shopko
    65/ m01229 // Flickr

    Shopko

    Shopko offers discounts for seniors 55 and older in retail stores. Check Shopko ads for Senior Citizen Events at select stores for details.

     

  • The Paper Store
    66/ Raysonho // Wikicommons

    The Paper Store

    The Paper Store offers 10% off Hallmark cards in select stores for shoppers 55 and older once a week. Check your local store for details.

     

     

  • Orscheln Farm & Home
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    Orscheln Farm & Home

    Orscheln Farm & Home shoppers 55 and older are eligible for a discount of 5% on Wednesdays. Find select store locations on their website.

     

  • Big Y
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    Big Y

    Seniors 60 and over can enroll in the Big Y Silver Savings Club for special savings and benefits at the grocery store chain. Joining the membership program is free.

     

  • Coastal
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    Coastal

    The outdoor outfitter offers shoppers 55 and older 10% off on Tuesdays. Some restrictions apply; see the website for more info.

     

  • Bi-Lo
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    Bi-Lo

    Seniors who hold a SE Grocers rewards card are eligible for special discounts at the grocery store. Some restrictions apply. View the Bi-Lo website for more details.

     

  • The Paper Source
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    The Paper Source

    Seniors can brighten anyone’s day with 15% off bouquets on 1800Flowers.com. To receive the promotion use code 'Senior' at checkout.  

     

  • MLB.com
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    MLB.com

    Select Major League Baseball teams offer senior discounts on for those 55 and over—up to half off on select games.

     

  • Consumer Cellular
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    Consumer Cellular

    AARP members can save 5% on Consumer Cellular's Talk Text & Data plan. They can also receive 30% off select accessories and an extended risk-free guarantee.

     

  • Cicis
    74/ Abbamouse // Wikicommons

    Cicis

    The chain of pizza restaurants offers discounts for seniors, which vary by location.

     

     

  • Papa Murphy’s
    75/ Corey Coyle // Wikicommons

    Papa Murphy’s

    Certain franchises in the Papa Murphy’s chain offer senior discounts. Check with local restaurants.

     

  • The Old Spaghetti Factory
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    The Old Spaghetti Factory

    Certain outposts of the restaurant offers a senior menu with discounted items. View the menu-specific locations on their website.

  • Cornell University Summer Senior Citizens Program
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    Cornell University Summer Senior Citizens Program

    Aspiring students 60 and older can enroll in summer courses for the price of a modest registration fee. The seniors program applies to courses offered in the three-, eight-, and six-week summer sessions.

     

     

  • Budget Truck Rental
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    Budget Truck Rental

    Seniors can receive a 15% discount when they book online. To receive the discount enter promotion code 'SENIOR' in the optional promotion code field.

     

  • Great Clips
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    Great Clips

    Seniors can save on certain services from Great Clips. Contact specific locations for details.

     

  • Snap Fitness
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    Snap Fitness

    Snap Fitness centers offer senior discounts. Customers just need to contact their preferred location to redeem.

     

  • MagicKitchen.com
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    MagicKitchen.com

    Seniors can save on meals from MagicKitchen.com. To redeem use promotional code 'SN10' to get $10 off any order $80 and over.

     

  • Bay Alarm Medical
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    Bay Alarm Medical

    The senior-assistance alarm company accepts discounts from various senior associations. See their website for specific details.

     

  • Qatar Airways
    83/ Maxpixel

    Qatar Airways

    Qatar Airways offers seniors 65 and over 15% off on business-class fares and up to 10% off economy-class fares. To receive the offer, book online through this page.

     

  • Auto Europe
    84/ Riccardo Bresciani // Pexels

    Auto Europe

    Seniors can travel Europe and enjoy 5% off rates from Auto Europe. Redeem online or by calling (888) 223-5555.

     

  • Japan Airlines
    85/ BriYYZ // Wikicommons

    Japan Airlines

    Japan Airlines offers special senior citizen stand-by fares for travelers 65 and older if there are seats available at the departure airport on the date of travel. Eligible routes include domestic routes flown by the JAL group. See the website for more details and specific dates.

     

  • One Travel
    86/ rawpixel.com // Pexels

    One Travel

    The online travel agency offers savings of up to 30% off for seniors. Book online or by calling (888) 712-6818.

     

  • Smart Fares
    87/ Porapak Apichodilok // Pexels

    Smart Fares

    Seniors can take advantage of special fare pricing through the online travel agency. They can search fares online or by calling (877) 245-3755.

     

     

  • Carrows Restaurants
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    Carrows Restaurants

    The casual dining restaurant chain offers special Golden 55 menus for breakfast lunch and dinner. Seniors need to be age 55 and older to qualify, and cannot use any coupons with the menu.

     

  • Holiday World
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    Holiday World

    Those 60 and over can enjoy discounted admission to the Christmas-inspired theme park in Santa Claus, Indiana. To take advantage of the offer it must be booked online.

     

  • XL Airways
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    XL Airways

    Travelers 60 and older can save 10% on select fares and baggage allowances. Book online to take advantage of the offer.

     

  • Aqua Resorts
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    Aqua Resorts

    Aqua Resorts offers visitors 50 and over up to 15% off on their best-available rates. Seniors must present a valid ID when checking into the resort.

     

  • Silver Legacy Resort
    92/ Ken Lund // Wikicommons

    Silver Legacy Resort

    Seniors 55 and over traveling to the Silver Legacy Resort can enjoy 10% off room rates. Book online to receive the offer.

     

  • Turtle Bay
    93/ Simon_sees // Flickr

    Turtle Bay

    Golfers 60 and over can enjoy special rates on tee times at the resort. Travelers must book online to receive the offer.

     

  • Myrtle Beach Resort
    94/ Dan J // Flickr

    Myrtle Beach Resort

    The South Carolina resort offers travelers 55 and older a 10% discount on most daily and weekly rates with savings up to 21% on weekly rates. See the resort’s website for more info.

     

  • TripBeat
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    TripBeat

    Seniors can save up to 40% off on select seven-night resort vacation rentals at worldwide destinations. Learn more online or by calling (844) 367-6433.

     

     

  • Catalina Express
    96/ Horst Frank // Wikicommons

    Catalina Express

    Visitors to Southern California who are 55 and older can visit Catalina Island for less. Book online or call (800) 613-1212.

     

  • Kings Dominion
    97/ Coasterman1234 // Wikicommons

    Kings Dominion

    The theme park offers seniors 62 and over a discount on general admission. Find more information about the offer on their website.

     

     

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
    98/ Andrew Hitchcock // Wikicommons

    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    Music fans 65 and over can receive special admission pricing with both advance and day-of tickets. Visit their website for more details.

     

  • Museum of Science and Industry
    99/ Daderot // Wikicommons

    Museum of Science and Industry

    Seniors receive $20 off individual and dual-level memberships to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. Seniors must present a valid ID to receive the offer.

     

  • Kennedy Space Center
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    Kennedy Space Center

    Visitors 55 and over can receive special savings on daily admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida. For more information on ticket pricing, visit their website.

     

  • Discover the Dinosaurs
    101/ Will // Flickr

    Discover the Dinosaurs

    Discounted tickets at this prehistoric-themed exhibition are available to patrons 65 and over. View more information on performance dates and ticket pricing on their website.

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