Thursday, March 29, 2012

Discounts for Seniors

Senior Thursday

As seniors age and leave the work force, their income is usually reduced. Instead of drawing a salary, they rely on pensions or Social Security. Sometimes this is enough to cover their expenses. Sometimes it isn't.

To help with rising costs and falling income, it is wise to look for ways to save money. One way is to find discounts on services and products. There are many places to find discounts.

Organizations like AARP partner with companies to offer discounts for their members. These offers range from health and life insurance to movie theater tickets. And like AAA, they offer discounts on travel.

Pharmaceutical companies sometimes offer discounts to seniors on their prescription medications, and there are discounts on other health care products as well.

Many stores offer discounts to seniors once a week. This may be a clothing store, a bakery, or book stores. Check with your local retailer to see what discounts they have. Services may be discounted also. Ask around your auto repair shop or your beauty parlor. Professional services, such as financial, legal and medical may also be discounted.

And while eating out can be expensive, check for hours/days your favorite restaurants offer senior discounts. You may be able to treat yourself more often than you think.

Find what you need at Just put in your zip code, and search results will supply everything from museums to spas that offer specials to the aging population.

Always check the requirements for each offer, though. For example, some have age restrictions of 50+, while others require that you be at least 65 years old. Some are only available on certain days of the week, or during certain hours. Know before you go.

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