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My Favorite Senior Discounts

I had a very special birthday this month and I became an official senior at 55.  I still can’t believe it because I feel so young.  And of course I am grateful to have another birthday after this tumultuous year of battling cancer.  So, as you may have realized by now, I like to try to make the best of things, so when I turned 55, I couldn’t wait to see what discounts I would be eligible for.

Here are some of my favorites:

Montgomery County All Pool Pass – Individual Pass Drops from $365 to $295 per year and Admission Fees drop from $6 to $4.50 (I waited to buy my pass until I could get my senior discount!!)

Hershey Park – 55+ One Day Rate drops from $57.95 to $36.95 

Walgreens 15% off Senior Discount on Tuesdays (I learned about this one while standing in line at Walgreens last week – you have to ask for it to get it!! Ouch- went to Wags today and they said that what I was told was incorrect – they only have a 15% senior discount on specially announced senior days at the beginning of the month – they announce it in store and in their weekly flyer. They said it’s kind of random. What? )

Taco Bell, Wendy’s Free Drink with purchase for 55 + (Can’t wait to ask all of the Quick Service Restaurants about their discounts!!)

Arby’s , IHOP – 10% discount at participating locations for 55+

AARP Discounts ($16 per year to join for you and your spouse or partner – get a one-year membership free if you’re unemployed. You can get your AARP Card when you’re 50! ):

Dunkin Donuts – A DDiscount For AARP members. Just show your valid AARP membership card when you purchase any Large or Extra Large beverage and get a FREE Donut! (This is a fun deal!)

Outback Steakhouse – AARP Member Discount – SAVE 10% on Mondays & 10% on Weekend Lunch

Regal Entertainment Group –  Present your AARP card at any Regal Entertainment Group theatre and pay $5.50 for a bundled purchase of a 32 oz. soft drink and a 64 oz. popcorn.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Chart House – Present your AARP membership card and save 10% off on food and non-alcoholic beverages for up to 6 people
I’m sure I’ll be learning about lots more Senior Discounts as I settle in to being an official senior – the secret is to ASK!!  And I’ll be keeping you updated about any new senior discounts on my web site at

Do you know of a great Senior Discount for 55+? 60 +? 65+?  Share it with us here!

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About Marlyn Ferguson

Marlyn Ferguson, founder of the Strategic Shopping Network, created one of the fastest growing blogs around to help people save on groceries, jewelry, entertainment, retail and much more. But things changed rapidly in the Fall of 2012 when she was diagnosed with Lymphoma and became a member of Club C - the Club no-one wants to join. Her whole life changed as she began to fight for her life! Marlyn shares how her family lives, loves and laughs with Cancer, PLUS her strategic shopping tips to help you embrace life along with them!


2 Responses to “My Favorite Senior Discounts”

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    On July 15, 2013 at 10:39 am responded with... #

    Marlyn, Happy Birthday!
    Did you know you can get an AARP membership when you turn 50? Apparently, they also offer a discount when creating a membership for two, rather than one. A piece of advice for frugal spouses, don’t get your spouse a membership at 50 just to save a few dollars on the membership.

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      On July 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm responded with... #

      Thanks so much for the tip Michelle – great lead for our readers! I actually have used the AARP card since 50, but when you turn 55, you can get the senior pool pass from Montgomery County Recreation, plus a few more special things – Sweet!

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