Most of us don’t need an official holiday to celebrate our grandparents. They’re our extra layer of support, offering words of wisdom, experience, and kindness as we face life’s hurdles and successes. They share cherished memories of our childhoods with us, and pass on their lifetime of learning to our own children. Whether it’s their birthday, Grandparents Day, or just another day of the week, it’s time to show our grandparents our appreciation!
If you’re taking grandma and grandpa out for a meal or to the movies, don’t forget to check for special senior discounts that are available at many restaurants, theaters, and other locations. If you are a grandma or grandpa — and proud of it! — be sure to check this list for discounts on everything from food to entertainment tickets.
We’ve put together this list of 45+ verified senior discounts and freebies for those who are 50+ years young, and we’ll continue adding more. If you don’t see your favorite place listed, it never hurts to ask if they offer a special senior menu or discounts. If you do find one we’ve missed, please share it with us in the comments below!
Restaurant Discounts for Seniors
Bubba Gump | Bubba Gump offers 10% savings on food and non-alcoholic beverages for AARP members and up to 5 guests. Savings are available to members who show their AARP membership card at the time of guest check delivery.
Carrows | Carrows Restaurants offer value-priced entrees through their Golden 55 special menu. Seniors must be 55 years and older to enjoy the Golden 55 menu selection.
Chart House | The Chart House offers 10% savings on food and non-alcoholic beverages to AARP members (50 years and older). Please be ready to show your AARP membership card when dining at any Chart House restaurant.
Claim Jumper | Claim Jumper offers AARP members a savings of 10% on food and non-alcoholic beverages. AARP members should be ready to show their membership card at the time of guest check payment.
Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery | Corky’s offers seniors ages 55 and older a frequent diners card. One frequent diner stamp is awarded per single meal purchase per customer per day. This is offer is not valid with any other offer. Members must present the card at the time of purchase and/or meal redemption.
Denny’s | Denny’s offers a special senior menu to adults 55 years and older. AARP members ages 50 and older who show their AARP membership card any day of the week between 4-10 p.m. are eligible to receive 15% off their entire check.
Golden Corral | Golden Corral offers the Seniors Early Bird Special to adults 60 years and older. The Senior Special is just $7.49 with your drink included, and available Monday-Friday from 2-4 p.m. Offer varies by location so be sure to check with your local Golden Corral to see if they offer the Seniors Early Bird Special!
IHOP | IHOP offers special pricing and perfect portions for seniors 55 years and older every day of the week.
Landry’s Seafood | Landry’s offers a 10% savings on food and non-alcoholic beverages for AARP members (50 years and older). Be sure to present your AARP membership card at the time the guest check is delivered. This discount does not apply to tax, gratuity, or gift card purchases and cannot be combined with any other offer or in conjunction with the Landry’s Select Club card.
McCormick & Schmick’s | McCormick & Schmick’s offers a 10% savings on food and beverages (excluding alcohol) for AARP members (50 years and older) and up to 5 guests. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer or in conjunction with the Landry’s Select Club card.
Perkins | Perkins offers all-day breakfast and discounts on lunch and dinner every day to seniors 55 years and older. Lunch and dinner deals are available after 11 a.m. and are served with a dinner roll and two sides.
Ponderosa Steakhouse | Ponderosa’s Senior Menu includes your choice of a 6-ounce sirloin, tilapia, Chicken Monterey, sirloin tips, chopped steak, and the Seniors’ Buffet. Menu items and age requirements vary by Steakhouse.
Shoney’s | Shoney’s of Knoxville offers a 10% discount on all regular menu items to Shoney’s Golden Age Club members. Membership is available to seniors 60 years and older. Discounts are not applicable for special menu or buffet promotions, on holidays, or with any other discount offer. For other locations, please check with your local Shoney’s restaurant to find out if they offer a similar discount.
Sizzler | Sizzler offers their Honored Guests menu to seniors 60 years and older. The special menu includes a choice of side, plated side salad, and fountain drink, coffee, or tea. Honored Guests can upgrade to the Endless Salad Bar option (varies by location).
The Oceanaire Seafood Room | The Oceanaire Seafood Room offers AARP members 10% off of food and non-alcoholic beverages every day of the week. Guests must be ready to show their AARP membership card when the guest check is delivered.
The Old Spaghetti Factory | The Old Spaghetti Factory offers a Senior Menu with special pricing and portions. Age and location requirements vary by location.
Senior Discounts on Entertainment
AMC Theatres | AMC offers discounts of up to 30% with Senior Discount tickets available to seniors ages 60 years or older. Discount may vary by theatre, so use AMC’s theatre locator to find your local theatre and check for pricing.
Cinemark/Century Theaters | Cinemark and Century Theaters offer daily savings up to 35% on regular adult tickets for seniors ages 62 years and older. On designated Senior Days, patrons save an additional 10%. Participation, discount, and Senior Days vary by theater.
Cirque du Soleil | AARP members can save up to 30% on show tickets and take advantage of 20% discounts on selected tickets to Michael Jackson ONE, Mystere, Zumanity, KA, The Beatles LOVE, and Criss Angel Believe.
Kindle E-Books | AARP members save up to 50% off a monthly selection of Kindle e-books chosen specifically for AARP members.
Regal Cinemas | Seniors ages 60 years and older save up to 30% off ticket prices. Discount and participation may vary by location.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not | The St. Augustine, Florida location offers a buy one, get one for $10 deal for seniors. Both patrons must be over age 55 and tickets must be purchased in person. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
U.S. National Parks | U.S. citizens or permanent residents ages 62 and older can get a lifetime park pass for $10 (if in person at a federal recreation site) or $20 (if paid through the mail, includes a $10 processing fee). This lifetime park pass grants access to more than 2,000 national parks nationwide. The National Park Service may also provide a 50% discount to seniors on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launches, and specialized interpretive services. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
Senior Discounts on Air Travel
American Airlines | American Airlines and American Eagle may offer senior fares in some domestic markets for seniors ages 65 years or older. Be sure to call ahead before booking a reservation.
British Airways | British Airways offers seniors with AARP member benefits special savings. AARP members can save from $65-$400 on their trip of a lifetime. Members can log into their AARP account via the British Airways website and follow the instructions for discounted pricing.
Delta Air Lines | Delta offers special fares and discounts to seniors that vary by market. Please contact Delta’s Customer Support and Reservation line to check availability of discount.
Southwest Airlines | Southwest Airlines may offer travelers 65 years or older special senior fares. Fares are subject to change until tickets are purchased, but senior fares are fully refundable. Be sure to call a Southwest Airlines Customer Representative for more details.
United Airlines | United offers senior fares to select travel destinations for seniors who are 65 years and older. Be sure to call ahead before making a reservation or select the seniors (age 65 and older) category when you make your reservation online.
Car Rental Discounts for Seniors
Avis | Avis offers up to 25% off on all vehicles (domestically and internationally) for AARP members. Seniors should be prepared to show their AARP membership card when picking up their rental vehicle.
Budget Rental Cars | Budget offers seniors with an AARP membership up to 25% off when renting a vehicle from a participating Budget Rental car location. The special pricing is available to members in the U.S. and Canada. Please have your AARP membership card available when making a reservation.
Payless Car Rental | Payless Car Rental offers special AARP member benefits including everyday savings of 5% on rentals in the U.S. and Canada. To book your rental car, please have your AARP Membership card available.
Zipcar | Zipcar offers seniors with an AARP membership up to 43% savings on a Zipcar membership. AARP members should have the membership card ready at the time of booking.
Senior Discounts on Hotels
Best Western | Best Western provides a minimum 10% discount to seniors 55 or older and AARP members. To enjoy the special senior pricing, please provide proof of age at check-in.
Choice Hotels | Choice Hotels offers AARP members and seniors 60 years or older up to 10% off hotel rates. Member discounts are available at participating hotels around the world. Please have your membership card ready during booking and provide proof of membership at check-in. Choice Hotels brands include: Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria Hotels & Suites, Clarion Hotels, Clarion Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge, Mainstay Suites, Quality Inn & Suites, Rodeway Inn, Sleep Inn & Suites, and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel. Check here for AARP discounts.
Days Inn | Days Inn offers its mature guests ages 60 years and older discounted pricing. AARP members can also enjoy up to 20% off of the Best Available Rate. For discounted reservations, please have proof of age ready at check-in. AARP members should present their card at check-in.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts | Hilton Hotels offers AARP members 5% off the Best Available Rate at over 3,900 hotels across 91 countries and 10 distinct brands. Choose from Waldorf Astoria, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, and Hilton Grand Vacation. Please be prepared to show your AARP Membership card at check-in.
Holiday Inn | Holiday Inn offers senior guests 62 years or older with a discount participating hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Special pricing is available to guests with proof of age or with valid membership ID of a retired persons organization.
Howard Johnson Hotels | Howard Johnson offers its guests who are 60 years or older with special savings off its Best Available Rate at any participating hotel. To book your senior discount, book your reservation online or call our guest services and request the senior rate. Please be prepared to show proof of age at check-in.
Hyatt Hotels | Hyatt offers AARP members 10% savings off of the Hyatt daily rate at participating Hyatt Hotels and Resorts worldwide. Please show your AARP membership upon check-in.
Knights Inn | Knights Inn offers its guests ages 60 years and older up to 10% off the Best Available Rate. To enjoy senior savings simply book your reservation online and show proof of age upon check-in. AARP members can enjoy up to 20% savings on Best Available Rates at participating Knights Inn hotels.
La Quinta Inns & Suites | La Quinta offers its mature guests 64 years and older discounted rates at any participating location across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Senior savings include free bright side breakfast, free high-speed internet, comfy pillowtop beds, and refreshing swimming pools. La Quinta also offers AARP members up to 10% savings. Be sure to show proof of age and your membership card at check-in.
Marriott | Marriott offers its senior guests ages 62 years and older with up to 15% savings on your stay at any one of the 4,000 Marriott hotels worldwide, seven days a week. Be sure to present proof of age at check-in to enjoy savings.
Motel 6 | At Motel 6 you can enjoy a 10% discount off standard room rates at each of the 1,100 locations. When booking online, simply click “AARP Member Rate” or mention your AARP Member discount to the reservation agent. Please be ready to present your AARP membership card at check-in to receive this special rate.
Ramada Worldwide | Ramada offers seniors ages 60 years and older up to 10% off the Best Available Rate at any participating Ramada hotels. Please be prepared to present valid proof of ID at check-in. AARP Members receive up to 20% off the Best Available Rate. Please be prepared to show your AARP Membership card at check-in.
Starwood Hotels | Starwood Hotels offers AARP members savings from 5-15% off the Best Available Rates. Enjoy discounted pricing at more than 1,200 hotels worldwide. Please be sure to present your AARP membership card at check-in. Starwood Hotel Brands include Le Meridien, Four Points, Westin, W Hotels, Sheraton, and St. Regis.
Super 8 | At Super 8, seniors receive up to 10% off the Best Available Rate when staying at participating Super 8 hotels. Simply click the “Find It” button to book your senior discount and be prepared to present a valid proof of identification at check-in.
Travelodge | Travelodge offers seniors 60 years and older special savings off the Best Available Rate at any participating Travelodge hotels. Please be ready to present proof of age at check-in to enjoy senior savings. AARP members can enjoy up to 20% off the Best Available Rate. Please be ready to show proof of AARP membership at check-in.
Wyndham Hotels | At Wyndham Hotels, AARP Members can save up to 20% off the best available rate at participating locations every time you travel. Wyndham Hotel Brands include: Days Inn, Wingate by Wyndham, Microtel Inns & Suites, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Ramada Worldwide, Super 8, Baymont Inn & Suites, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, and Travelodge. Please provide AARP membership card at booking and check-in.
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