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Where to get Senior Discounts and Deals Around Schenectady  

When you visit some businesses, it pays to be up there in years. If you’re looking to save a few bucks next time you’re out and about, keep reading for a guide to senior discounts and deals in and around Schenectady. Some spots require an AARP membership card, while at others, you’ll just need to flash your ID to prove you really are of a certain age. This list isn’t comprehensive—if you’re unsure if a business offers any discounts for seniors, just ask!

 

Dining

If scoring a discounted bite to eat is what you’re on the lookout for, check out IHOP’s 55+ menu, which offers smaller portions of IHOP favorites for a discounted price. Denny’s also has a 55+ menu, and AARP members also receive 15 percent off with their card. You can also use your AARP card for 10 percent off at Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Chili’s and Ben & Jerry’s. (Excludes alcoholic beverages.)

 

Pharmacies

Both Walgreens and Rite Aid offer senior specials on select senior days. At Walgreens, you’ll get 20 percent off eligible items (check online for their senior day schedule, and at Rite Aid, you’ll earn 5x point on in-store purchases and receive a free pharmacist consultation (senior days are the first Wednesday of every month).

 

Shopping

Time for a shopping spree! Head to Joann Fabric on its senior day (check your local store for schedule) for 20 percent off your purchase; Kohl’s on Wednesdays for 15 percent off your purchase, and Goodwill on Tuesdays for 10 percent off your purchase. Michael’s also offers 10 percent off in-store and online purchase for those 55 and up, but you must create a Michael’s Rewards account to reap the benefit.

 

Movie Theaters

At Regal Cinemas, seniors are treated like royalty. AARP members can save up to 20 percent on Regal ePremiere tickets purchased online, movie-lovers 60 and up can get discounted movie tickets at select locations, and those with both an AARP membership and Regal Crown Club membership will receive $3 off a popcorn and soda combo.

 

Travel

Planning your next getaway? If you travel by train and are 62 or older, you can receive a 15 percent discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains. If you go by plane, Southwest offers discounted senior fares, as do United and American airlines. Once you get to your destination, enjoy 20 percent off at Days Inn, Super 8, Travelodge, Ramada and more. Is a cruise more your style? Royal Caribbean, Carnival and more cruise lines offer exclusive savings for seniors, too.

 

Local Businesses

If you’re looking to get some deals while supporting local establishments, Colonial Car Wash offers senior coupons if you fill out an online form; The Egg offers half off regular ticket rates to patrons 65 and older one hour prior to showtime for selected Dance NY performances; CDTA offers half-fare ID cards for those 65 and up; and fitness centers such as the Jewish Community Center and Rudy Ciccotti Family Recreation Center offer reduced membership rates for seniors.