You’re not just getting older, you’re getting better. And the world wants to reward your six decades of experience by offering deals aplenty.
Traditionally, turning 62 has been the signal that it’s time to retire and begin to slow down. But baby boomers are overturning that notion. And these deals mostly reward those on the move.
Many of the discounts on this list are geared toward travel. So, anyone who has had a 62nd birthday and still has plenty of wanderlust will find several attractive offers.
Best of all, these offers are available to anyone who has reached that magic age. You don’t have to sign up for AARP to take advantage.
Following are eight great offers that kick in after you turn 62.
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Whether you travel for work or fun, turning 62 will earn you a price break on Amtrak. In fact, you can score a 15 percent discount on the lowest available fare on most of this carrier’s trains.
If you plan to travel into Canada, you can score a 10 percent discount for trips operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada. This discount actually applies to all riders age 60 and older.
Some limitations apply to the senior discount, so be sure to check the website before planning your next trip.
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If you prefer to travel by road rather than rail, Greyhound has a deal for you. Passengers who are 62 or older can net a small discount — 5 percent on Greyhound fares. As with Amtrak, restrictions apply. So be sure to check the website.
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Has all that traveling on Amtrak or Greyhound left you hungry? If it’s Wednesday, stop in to your local Fazoli’s for a Senior Pasta with Side Salad for just $4.
To score your deal, you’ll need to sign up for Fazoli’s Club 62. As the name suggests, this offer — billed as “for experienced eaters only” — is open to those who are 62 or older. By signing up, you’ll have access to Fazoli’s senior menu, and can order a small drink for just $1
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The next four discounts are all associated with hotel chains. Travelers who are 62 or older save at least 15 percent when booking a room at more than 4,000 Marriott hotels across the globe. Even better, the offer is available every single day of the week!
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Do you prefer Hyatt hotels? Luckily for you, Hyatt offers a senior discount – and it’s a big one. You can save up to 50 percent on your room at participating hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada. As with all items on this list, 62 is the magic age when you qualify for the price break.
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Holiday Inn hotels in the U.S. and Canada also offer a senior discount to travelers age 62 and older. However, the chain does not specify the size of the price break on its website. Call your preferred location for details.
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Crowne Plaza is the fourth hotel chain on our list to offer a discount to anyone who has turned the big 6-2. Like Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza does not specify the size of the price break on its website.
National Park Service
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Many people dream of traveling the country in retirement, and the National Park Service helps turn such fantasies into reality by offering a $10 lifetime pass to the parks for all citizens and permanent residents who have turned 62.
The pass also qualifies you for a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees associated with the parks. The discount may apply to the following fees:
- Boat launch
- Specialized interpretive services
You can apply the next time you visit a national park, or apply via mail or online. Please keep in mind that there is an additional $10 fee for processing your application if you apply through the mail or online.
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