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!