All you have to do is ask
Kohl’s gives a 15 percent discount to those age 55-plus every Wednesday. Ross offers 10 percent off to shoppers 55 and older on Tuesdays when they sign up for the Every Tuesday Club.
- Gym Membership
If you’re a group retiree or part of a Medicare health plan, you may be eligible for a free SilverSneakers membership, which gets you access to more than 13,000 participating fitness facilities around the country as well as special classes and activities. Also, it doesn’t hurt to ask your local gym if they offer a discount.
- Auto Services
National chains Jiffy Lube and Midas offer service discounts. The age requirement and the discount varies by location. If you’re shopping locally, it never hurts to ask if your neighborhood auto repair shop offers a senior discount.
- Movie Tickets
Seniors 60-plus can save up to 30 percent on regular admission at most AMC Theatres and up to 60 percent on Tuesday Senior Days offered at select locations. Showcase Cinemas offers a discounted $6 admission for the 60-plus crowd on Senior Wednesdays. Senior day discounts at Cinemark theaters vary by location.
- National Park Admission
For $10, seniors 62 and older can purchase a Senior Pass that’s good for lifetime access to over 2,000 federal recreational sites and national parks. (Note: If you apply by mail, there is a $10 processing fee.) Depending on the venue, the pass could entitle you to discounts on other amenities such as camping or swimming.
On Thursdays, grocers Kroger offers a 5 percent discount off the entire bill for those 60 and older. Note: The discounts usually don’t apply to tobacco products or prescriptions.
Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Carnival cruise lines offer discount rates to cruisers 55 and over. Amtrak offers a 15 percent discount to travelers 62 years or older. Those of you that same age also qualify for a 5 percent discount on Greyhound bus travel. Southwest Airlines offers special senior fares for those 65-plus.
If you’re a senior citizen (person 65 years or older) who resides in or owns property subject to ad valorem taxation in Dallas County and you enroll in credit classes, DCCCD will waive a maximum of six hours of tuition each semester or summer session if space is available. In order to apply for this program, you must appear in person at the Admissions/Registrar’s Office at your preferred college and request to sign a Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver. A photo ID, such as a driver’s license, will be required to prove age and residency.
Tips courtesy of AARP/Money/Budgeting; www.aarp.org
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