Vikki Libowsky can count on her grocery store being packed every Wednesday. They come by the bus loads, all looking to trim a bit off their food costs. It’s a welcome sight and has been for a long time, said Libowsky, store manager at the Kroger Toco Hills location.
Senior citizens get a 5 percent discount on Wednesdays at Kroger. It is just one of countless reductions available to seniors, some starting as early as age 50.
“There are a huge amount of people here,” Libowsky said. “We are near retirement homes, so they’ll come and do their whole week’s shopping on that day.”
According to Consumer Reports, senior discounts have spread to all sorts of industries. From car repair shops to clothing stores; fast food restaurants to fitness clubs, seniors have more opportunities to save than ever. There are significant savings that come with joining AARP, but you don’t have to be a member of the organization to take advantage of the discounts available.
Many AMC Theatre locations, for instance, are $5 off on Tuesdays. The discounts vary, though. In Kennesaw, for example, senior tickets are $6 on Tuesdays, and $9 after 4 p.m. any other day.
It’s not a huge amount, but every little bit helps. The Georgia Aquarium cuts its regular $27 general admission rate to $21.50 for people 65 and older.
A round of golf is a great way to enjoy an afternoon. Cobblestone Golf Course is just one of several courses in the area that give senior citizens discounts for tee times. For those 55 and older, a round is $35 Monday through Thursday, and $20 after 2 p.m.
But don’t stop here. Review a list of more senior discounts here.
And tell us where you save every day.