A variety of retailers – from grocery stores to auto repair shops – start their “senior” discounts at age 55. These include:
- Hy-Vee: The Midwestern grocery chain offers 5% savings on purchases made on Wednesdays. You may need to register for and present a Hy-Vee Senior Citizen Discount Club Card, available in-store, free of charge. Contact your store for details.
- Fred Meyer: Many people living in the Western U.S. know about Fred Meyer superstores. If you’re at least 55, you get a 10% discount on their private-label brands. Shop the Fred Meyer, Kroger and Simple Truth brands and other private brands to save.
- Michael’s: Save even more on your DIY projects when you bring a valid ID to a Michael’s brick-and-mortar store. After verifying your age, the cashier will take 10% off your entire purchase. The best part is, this offer includes sale items and it is valid every day of the week.
- Pep Boys: Whether you need an oil change or whole new set of tires, be sure to take a valid ID with you to Pep Boys auto parts stores. They provide 10% off to any customer 55 or older. This discount is only available in-store.
- Ross: Through Ross’ “55+ Tuesday Discount,” the chain offers 10% off to all customers who have hit that threshold. You may have to show proof of your age at the register, so don’t forget your ID. For details, see Ross’ “contact us” page and click the FAQ, “What is the 55+ Tuesday Discount?”
- Walgreens: If you are 55 or older, or if you are an AARP member, join Walgreens’ Balance Rewards program — no charge — to be eligible for “Seniors Day” discounts. On select dates, program members who are 55 years and older can save 20% on selected, regular-priced items.
For more options, check out “10 Retailers That Give Discounts to Older Shoppers.”