Clipping coupons is always a savvy way to save dough at the grocery store. You may even make a weekly routine out of it. But those who have reached their golden years have earned the right to some additional perks — ones that don’t require newspapers, scissors or an hour of your day.
We’re talking about senior discounts.
It’s true that some grocery stores have retired these exclusive offers in recent years. Don’t let that discourage you, though. Several markets still offer price cuts to its prime-aged customers.
We’ve rounded up a list of the grocery stores. Take a look and see if there’s a “senior” discount near you.
1. American Discount Foods
Shop American Discount Foods on Mondays, and you’ll get 10% off your entire purchase.
Every Monday is Senior Day for shoppers who are at least 62 years old. To redeem the discount, simply bring in a valid ID as proof of your age.
2. DeCicco Family Markets
Anyone 62 years or older is eligible for a discount on regular-priced items at DeCicco Family Markets.
The discount is only awarded on one designated day per week, and you must be registered and have a DeCiccio Preferred Card. You must also present a valid ID at checkout. Contact your nearest store for more details.
- New York
3. Fred Meyer
Once you turn 55, enjoy an additional 10% off select purchases at Fred Meyer.
Because the chain is owned by The Kroger Co., Fred Meyer’s discount is valid on private label brands that include Fred Meyer, Kroger and Simple Truth. You can also save on apparel, shoes, accessories, toys, sporting goods, electronics and even jewelry.
For more ways to save at Fred Meyer and related chains, check out “7 Ways to Save Cash at Kroger and Its Affiliates.”
4. Harris Teeter
If you have a Harris Teeter in your neighborhood, sign up for the “VIC” card.
Every Thursday, shoppers 60 and older get a 5% discount on all items except fuel, pharmacy, tickets and gift cards. Best of all, the savings are applied on top of all other coupons and discounts. To redeem your discount, simply present your VIC card at checkout and let the cashier know you’re eligible.
- District of Columbia
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Hy-Vee operates more than 240 stores throughout the Midwest, and many — if not all — offer a senior discount.
At the West Maple Road and 156th Street Hy-Vee in Omaha, Nebraska, for example, shoppers 55 and older get 5% off eligible purchases every Wednesday. However, discounts vary by location. Make sure you contact your nearest store for the full details.
- South Dakota
6. New Seasons Market
On Senior Wednesdays, you can take 10% off most items at New Seasons Market. The discount is available to customers 65 years and up.
If you’re an active service member or veteran, you’ll also enjoy 10% savings on Military Tuesdays.
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