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The Golden Age of Saving: Senior Discounts at Grocery Store

Seniors, especially those retirees living on a fixed income, should really be taking advantage of the deals many grocery and retail stores offer to senior citizens.   And some of us should be shopping with our parents and grandparents more often!  Driving your sweet, elderly neighbor to the grocery store just got a lot more rewarding!

The most important lesson for the over-55-crowd to learn about senior discounts is to ALWAYS ASK!  As a military wife, I’ve learned that I must always ask whether or not retailers offer a military discount.  They often do, and if I hadn’t asked, I would have never known!  The same goes for seniors!  There’s not a thing wrong with asking each store’s policy and whether or not they give senior discounts!

Discounts at Grocery stores:

Albertsons: Select stores 10% off first Wednesday

Bi-Lo: 5% off on Wednesdays

Kroger: Seniors enrolled in the Senior Citizen Reward Club receive a 10% discount OFF of your total purchases on the first Wednesday of every month.  All Seniors, 60 years and older, are eligible! (southern Illinois, southern Indiana, select KY & Nashville, TN area stores Only!) Just visit the customer service desk to enroll.

Harris Teeter: 5% off on Thursdays to seniors 60+

Hy-Vee: 5% off senior days, vary by location

Meijer: Occasional senior discount days on general merchandise. Watch for announcements in the weekly sales fliers.

Publix: Select stores offer 5% off to seniors 55+ every Wednesday.

Piggly Wiggly: 5% off on Wednesdays, ages 60+

What other grocery stores have I missed?

More Senior Discounts

. . . and a few more reasons why it’s cool to hang out with grandma!

AMC Theaters: Seniors 60+ receive up to 30% off the price of admission at most theater locations. On Tuesdays, it’s Senior Day at participating AMC theaters, with discounts up to 60% off a regular priced ticket.

Hallmark: Seniors age 65 and up receive 10% off purchases one day each week. The senior discount day varies by Hallmark location, so check with you local store to find out your deal day.

Hollywood Video:  Seniors 60+ receive 10% discount every day with their membership card.

Hyatt Hotels:  Seniors 62+ receive up to 50% off rates at participating hotels and resorts.  Limit 1 room per night.

Kohls: Offers a 15% discount every Wednesday for senior citizen shoppers.

National Parks:  Seniors 62+ can purchase a lifetime pass to national parks for only $10.  Up to 3 passengers can travel with the senior pass-holder and receive free entrance and 50% discount on some services such as camping, boat launch and more!

Ross: Seniors 55+ receive 10% every Tuesday.

OK all you KCL’s…now send this link to your mothers and grandmothers!

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21 thoughts on “The Golden Age of Saving: Senior Discounts at Grocery Store”

  1. Wow I had no idea about Krogers offering discounts to seniors. I shop with my 83 year old father and we use paper coupons and e coupons all the time but now I will check this out as well. I love Krazylady!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Basha’s has a 10% senior discount on the first Wednesday each month.

  3. Susan LaSala says:

    Senior Citizens Discount at Publix on Wednesday- I called Publix. There discount is not in Florida except the Tallahassee area. And it’s not 55 but 60 years old and up.

  4. Fred Meyer offers 10% off on the first Tuesday of every month (on certail items) except for Nov. & Dec. when it is every Tuesday.

    And Denny’s gives coffee with an AARP card every day for $1.00 and 20% off from 4-9:00 p.m. every day with an AARP card.

    Walgreen’s makes an AARP offer monthly. This month if you buy $20 (pre MQs) you get a $5.00 RR, you must use the AARP card to get it and then when you use the RR.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I was just at a Carter’s kids clothes store yesterday and they had a sign that they offer a grandparents discount on Wednesdays. Combine that with a coupon and sale and that would be a huge discount.

  6. the Kroger I go to in Richmond Va has 10% off for seniors EVERY tuesday…thanks to my mom, I get it also!

    • Anonymous says:

      Farm Fresh (VA&NC) in Hayes/Gloucester VA has senior day on Tuesdays–5% off, not sure about the other SuperValu stores

    • Anonymous says:

      Farm Fresh (VA&NC) in Hayes/Gloucester VA has senior day on Tuesdays–5% off, not sure about the other SuperValu stores

  7. Dawn Tadlock says:

    Walgreens has a senior citizen day on Wednesday I think, and another day is Military discount day. My Dad has also used his AARP card on a certain day to get a discount.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Does Walgreens or Walmart offer senior citzen discounts?

  9. A says:

    The Kroger Senior discount also gives you 10% off all Kroger brand items everyday. I love it when the Senior discounts get added to the end of my bill (thanks to my folks).

  10. A says:

    The Kroger Senior discount also gives you 10% off all Kroger brand items everyday. I love it when the Senior discounts get added to the end of my bill (thanks to my folks).

  11. Anonymous says:

    Savemart… I believe it is Tuesday’s.

  12. Our Publix’s in Alabama offers a 5% discount to seniors on Wed. I am thankful. Why doesn’t Florida offer the discount to seniors?
    My friend who lives in Florida asked for the senior discount and she said they looked at her like she was looney.

  13. Great post! I’m trying to get my grandparents into couponing. My grandparents did offer me a good tip on saving gas at Walmart though! Walmart gas stations give a discount on gas when you use a Walmart Credit Card or GIFT CARD. So, they buy their gift card inside the store while shopping and come out and use it immediately at the pump to get a discount on gas. Thanks Grandma!

  14. Kasey Toy says:

    As far as Kroger goes, if one member of the family is eligible for the Senior Citizen Discount Day then everyone in the family that has a discount card connected to the “senior” member’s account they receive the discount. I share the Kroger card account with my parents, although I am only 24 I always get the 10% discount thanks to my pops!

    • Lindsey Banner says:

      Me too!! LOVE it!!

    • Anonymous says:

      My past job was a Social Director and Rec Therapist for an Assisted Living community…we shopped at Kroger every Monday. I would take a bus load over with volunteers (to help those who needed help) and the Manager gave our volunteers the discount, too. It was a great arrangment. I personally did not have time to do personal shopping since I had to keep up with everyone but our volunteers got to pick up a few things.

  15. don’t forget about Beall’s Outlet ! Senior discount (15%) on Mondays and under 55 on Friday- Donna B

  16. don’t forget about Beall’s Outlet ! Senior discount (15%) on Mondays and under 55 on Friday- Donna B

  17. don’t forget about Beall’s Outlet ! Senior discount (15%) on Mondays and under 55 on Friday- Donna B