There are so many smart ways to save money when eating out that there’s practically no reason ever to pay full price at a restaurant. And that’s especially true for older folks.
Diners who are at least 50 years old are eligible for “senior” discounts at restaurant chains across the country.
At some, you must also be a member of an organization to snag a discount. At others, you simply have to ask if a discount is available. Discounts can vary from one location to another within the same chain due to franchising.
Here’s everything you need to know about senior price breaks at the following restaurants:
1. Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Folks who belong to AARP — you can become a full member if you’re at least 50 — save 10% at this chain. Just present your AARP card to get the discount.
Chili’s does not offer a company-wide discount for seniors. Some locations provide a discount, but such offers vary by location — so the company advises asking specific locations directly whether they offer a senior discount.
Many of this pizza buffet chain’s locations offer discounts to certain groups of people, such as seniors or military members. The offers vary by location, though, so ask your nearest Cicis whether it offers a senior discount.
More than a dozen restaurant chains currently offer discounts to AARP members. Most of the AARP dining discounts are for 10% off — but Denny’s is an exception, offering 15% off. Just present your membership card.
5. El Pollo Loco
Guests who are 60 or older get a 10% discount, which is good for up to $1 off. Ask the cashier for the discount before you pay.
Members of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) — another advocacy group for folks age 50 or older — get access to special Friendly’s coupons. To redeem one, download or print a coupon from AMAC’s website and present it to your Friendly’s server.
Examples of coupons include:
- One free adult entree with the purchase of an adult entree
- $3 off a purchase of $15 or more
- One free sundae with the purchase of a sundae
7. Golden Corral
Check with your local Golden Corral for senior discounts, as they vary by location. For example, the one in Roxboro, North Carolina, offers both brunch and dinner early-bird specials to folks age 60 or older, according to its webpage. Other locations don’t list any senior discounts on the chain’s website, however.
If you’re 60 or older, you might also want to join Golden Corral’s Good as Gold Club. When you sign up, you can check the “Seniors (60+)” box to indicate that you want to receive information specifically for folks of that age — in addition to the offers available to anyone who joins the club.
8. Outback Steakhouse
AARP members who show their membership card save 10% at this nationwide chain.
What’s your favorite restaurant discount for older folks? Let us know below or on our Facebook page.
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