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Alana33
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Someone sent me the following and wish there were as many places here that offered discounts as in the states!
Wonder if the ones here offer the same. Will have to check it out since it seems to be policy tho this is the VI.

SENIOR DISCOUNTS ( even I'm a senior for some of these :o(

Keep this list and send a copy to your senior friends and relatives.

As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently, I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that seniors over age 55 get 10% off everything on the menu, every day.

Being of 'that' age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too.
This incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually surprised to see how many there are and how some of them start at the young age of 50 .
This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family too.

Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55 .
If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for FREE.

YOU MUST ASK for your discount !

RESTAURANTS:
Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again.

RETAIL & APPAREL :
Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)

GROCERY :
Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket:free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)

Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

TRAVEL :
Airlines:
Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Rail:
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Bus:
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+

Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT ;:
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS :
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
]Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

MISCELLANEOUS:
Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)

NOW, go out there and claim your discounts - - - - and remember ----

YOU must ASK for your discount ---- no ask, no discount.
I Know everyone knows someone over 50 please pass the one on!!!!!

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Topic starter Posted : August 22, 2013 8:45 pm
mtdoramike
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WOW Alana, this is a great piece of work here. I don't use most of them, but there is a few that will come in real handy. I printed out the list to send to relatives and friends.

Thanks,
Mike

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Posted : August 23, 2013 1:53 pm
Alana33
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If you are back and forth to the states, they'll come in handy but doubt the majority of those listed that are located in VI will honor them since we are not in continental USA! Arrgghh! Someone sent to me so figured if info was accurate it would help others out.

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Topic starter Posted : August 23, 2013 4:19 pm
DanielB_STX
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OK, I'm curious..............never ever heard of Kmart giving any discount........."Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)"

They never pointed out that to us that's for sure..... ;o)

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Posted : August 23, 2013 4:37 pm
Alana33
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It may not apply here in the VI. But it can't hurt to ask.

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Topic starter Posted : August 23, 2013 5:47 pm
mtdoramike
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Non of these places point out senior discounts. If you don't ask, you don't get!

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Posted : August 23, 2013 7:06 pm
mtdoramike
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Please make sure of the senior discount BEFORE you factor it in. I received this email from Publix, who ONLY offers a 5% senior discount for 60+ in their Atlanta area stores.

Thank you for taking the time to contact us and allowing us the opportunity to serve you. We always enjoy hearing from our customers, and we appreciate the trust you have placed in us as your grocer of choice.

Thank you for your question about "senior discounts". In addition to maintaining competitive everyday prices, at Publix we work hard to provide the kinds of promotional offers and incentives that most interest our customers. So, generally, we rely heavily on weekly specials (mostly price discounts and BOGOs); Publix Advantage Buys (discounted prices which usually are effective over multiple weeks) and some degree of couponing.

But we also face different competition (and competitive activity) in different markets. As a result we sometimes create different store specific and/or market specific offers. For a few years now we've offered a 5% senior discount on Wednesdays in our Atlanta division area stores. It is for customers age 60 and older. Please be aware that this program is only available in our Atlanta Division stores which encompass Tennessee and the northern portions of Alabama, South Carolina, and North Georgia.

While it may be unique to Publix in that area, we feel that our customers across all other markets enjoy a very similar (if not identical) overall value through our other forms of offers and incentives they receive. So, in short, though our promotional mix may differ somewhat in different areas - we believe that overall, we are delivering a "fair" and consistent value to our customers everywhere.

As an additional way you can save money, you'll be happy to know that our stores do accept competitor coupons from traditional supermarkets. I would suggest checking with the store manager where you will be shopping if you have questions about a particular competitor.

You may also visit Publix online for additional ways to save money. Please visit: http://www.publix.com/save/Home.do

We sincerely thank you for shopping at Publix. We know you have a choice when it comes to selecting a supermarket, and we appreciate your having chosen Publix. I hope you will continue to find shopping at Publix a pleasure.

If we may be of further assistance in this matter, please do not hesitate to contact our customer care specialist at 1-800-242-1227. You may also contact us via email at www.publix.com/contact or write us at Publix Super Markets, Inc., P.O. Box 407, Lakeland, FL 33802, ATTN: Customer Care. Please be sure to reference your case identification number. We look forward to serving and meeting all your future needs.

Sincerely,
Melissa
Customer Care

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Posted : August 23, 2013 10:44 pm
mtdoramike
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Also, don't be surprised by places like IHOP, Wendy's, Mcdonalds and so on not offering any senior discounts in your area. Most of these are franchise owned and operated, which usually mean they don't all have the same policies.

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Posted : August 23, 2013 10:48 pm
Alana33
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It may not apply here in the VI. But it can't hurt to ask.

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Topic starter Posted : August 24, 2013 4:22 am
East Ender
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There are plenty of discounts here in the VI. The half-price vehicle registration and $3 St John round trip are enough for me! The theater has a great discount at 55. Grocery stores give 5%.

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Posted : August 24, 2013 1:54 pm
Exit Zero
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The ferry discount and the DMV discount require a Virgin Island Senior Citizen card.

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Posted : August 24, 2013 3:45 pm
rotorhead
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The ferry discount and the DMV discount require a Virgin Island Senior Citizen card.

Which costs $5 and has to be renewed every 5 years.

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Posted : August 24, 2013 8:59 pm
Exit Zero
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And may be the friendliest Govt. office you will ever visit!

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Posted : August 25, 2013 3:12 am
Alana33
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And may be the friendliest Govt. office you will ever visit!

So true! Very nice and helpful.

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Topic starter Posted : August 25, 2013 3:54 am
East Ender
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Yes, you do have to have a senior citizen card. As an aside, I always wonder why someone doesn't sue the territorial government for discrimination. If the discount is for seniors, why doesn't everyone who can show proof of age get it?

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Posted : August 25, 2013 12:37 pm
OldTart
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Yes, you do have to have a senior citizen card. As an aside, I always wonder why someone doesn't sue the territorial government for discrimination. If the discount is for seniors, why doesn't everyone who can show proof of age get it?

The discounts are for bona fide USVI residents. Are you saying that visitors should also be eligible?

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Posted : August 26, 2013 1:17 pm
East Ender
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I should think a discount for a senior should be for all seniors. When we were in the UK, the concessions were for anyone over a certain age, maybe 62? Why should it just be for residents?

And why should visitors be charged more than residents for the ferry?

It's just not fair! Waa! (baby crying emoticon)

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Posted : August 26, 2013 9:44 pm
Alana33
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I have to agree. If one has a Senior ID, no matter where it's from, it should be accepted.

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Topic starter Posted : August 27, 2013 2:51 pm
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