Does saving up on prescriptions, train rides, and hotels sound enticing to you? Fortunately for those 55 or 65 and over in Connecticut, there are an abundance of senior discount offers that help to make life more affordable. With a senior discount, you can book that dream cross-country trip you’ve always wanted to embark on, delicious meals, and all of your favorite movies. Here are the 10 best offers in the state.
If you are an AARP or AAA member, you can receive discounts on prescription eyewear and the discounts really add up! With an AARP membership, seniors can receive 30 percent off a complete pair of eyeglasses or 40 percent off transition lenses.
The first Wednesday of every month, senior citizens can receive 20 percent off on purchases. They also often have promotional discounts for those over 65 who are part of the wellness65+ program.
If you always planned on using your retirement for travel, take advantage of Amtrak’s generous 15 percent off discount on Amtrak train fares. Those 62 and over can enjoy discounts while traveling across the U.S. and a 10 percent discount from age 60 if the booking is operated jointly by Amtrak and Rail Canada.
AARP members renting a car from Avis can enjoy 30 percent off of Avis base rates. This discount can be used throughout continental U.S. and Canada, making a scenic road trip to marvel at fall foliage in the Northeast up to Montreal a more affordable option. Other savings are also available at Avis including discounted rental of a Garmin GPS, unlimited mileage, additional driver fee waived, and frequent traveler points accumulated.
At all Outback Steakhouse locations across Connecticut, and extending throughout the rest of the U.S., Outback Steakhouse is offering senior citizens 10 percent off lunch and dinner. This offer excludes alcoholic beverages, but is applicable to their mouthwatering steaks, chicken dishes, and seafood meals. Using this discount is a wonderful way to save money when dining out on a delicious meal.
Staying in touch with family and friends often requires a cell phone, but cell phone plans can be exorbitantly expensive. Consumer Cellular offers more affordable plans and provides special discounts to AARP members. Specifically, AARP members can qualify for a 5 percent discount on service charges each month, free activation, and the option to add family members.
When visiting family and friends in Connecticut, or traveling elsewhere in the U.S., senior citizens can qualify for a 10 percent discount on hotel stays at Best Western. In addition, if you are a Best Western points user, you will enjoy a 10 percent bonus on each qualified stay and your account is automatically upgraded to Gold Elite, meaning your Best Western points never expire and you can enjoy numerous other awards.
If you have grandchildren nearby, the Mystic Aquarium is likely one of the top places you’d want to take them. Though admission is quite high, senior citizens age of 60 and up enjoy tickets discounted to $28.79 and AARP members enjoy an additional $5 off admission for themselves and $4 off child or youth admission. These discounted prices definitely make a fun day out less strenuous on the wallet!
If you are a film buff, Showcase Cinemas offers Senior Wednesdays where moviegoers age 60 and older enjoy admission for between $6.50 and $7.50 depending on the location. Popcorn and a fountain beverage can also be enjoyed for $4.50 if desired. All movies apply except for Event Cinema films.
The pharmacy at Big Y provides ample discount to seniors 60 and over if you are a Silver Savings Club Member. This membership could provide great savings on necessary generic prescriptions, annual flu shots, and discounts on diabetic supplies. Other savings also may apply and there is no membership fee required to join this savings club.