Who doesn’t love a good discount? For seniors, researching the many discounts available to you can be worth the time and energy put in. Discounts on entertainment, shopping and travel can add up to substantial savings over time and help you keep more of your hard-earned money. Here is a good rule of thumb: once you, a family member or friend turns 50, start inquiring with various businesses you frequent about available discounts. Some senior discounts start at age 50, while others begin at 55. Discounts can change over time, so don’t hesitate to ask more than once!

To get you started, we’ve done some initial research for you. Here are 10 senior discounts to enjoy in Richmond, Virginia.


Age requirement: 50+

Planning a trip? Need a rental car? Alamo offers unlimited mileage and year-round discounts between 10% and 25% off, depending on the location and the type of request. When making your vehicle reservation, have your AARP membership number handy, and request I.D. Number 706768.


Age requirement: 55+

Looking for a comfortable place to stay on your next vacation? Or do you need to reserve a room in Richmond for friends or family planning a visit? Best Western offers a 10% savings (or more) on room rates at their hotels and resorts. You will be asked to provide proof of your age at check-in, so have your AARP membership information handy.


Age requirement: 60+

This popular burger chain offers a 10% discount at participating locations. It is always a good idea to ask about available senior discounts before ordering, as some chain locations around the country are independently owned and offer different discounts.


Age requirement: Grandparent

Looking to spend some quality time with your favorite grandkids? While there is no “percentage discount” for seniors at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, a grandparent’s membership for two allows all grandchildren under age 18 to enter for free.


Age requirement: AARP member

Denny’s offers 20% off between 4 pm and 10 pm, as well as coffee for one dollar for AARP members. They also offer a 55+ menu with smaller portions at better prices.


Need to get some work done on your car? Jiffy Lube generally offers discounts to senior citizens, but the percentage varies by location. Call your closest Jiffy Lube and see what they will do for you! If you are close enough to multiple Jiffy Lube locations, you may want to check to see which one offers the best deal.


Age requirement: 60+

Ready to do some shopping? Every Wednesday, Kohl’s department store offers a 15% discount for customers who are 60 or older. The discount cannot be combined with other percent-off discounts available in the store, and proof of age is required at check-out. If you have any questions about what does/does not work with the discount, don’t hesitate to talk to a sales associate.


Age requirement: 55+

One of the premiere tourist destinations in Richmond, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers a senior membership option that includes admission for a year plus 2 free guest passes and discounts on purchases and classes. Take a friend and enjoy the beauty of nature in one of the most breathtaking locations around.


Age requirement: 55+

Most McDonald’s locations around the country offer senior citizens discounted beverages and coffee. Because McDonald’s franchises are independently owned, however, participation and available discounts vary from location to location. It is best to call or inquire ahead of ordering.


Age requirement: 55+

Do you love history? One-day admission to the Valentine exhibition galleries, the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio and the 1812 Wickham House costs only $8 for visitors 55+. Yearly membership costs $25 and comes with many additional benefits, including (but not limited to): free admission for a year, admission to other select national museums, free parking, discounted walking and bus tours, a discount in the museum store and complimentary guest passes. Take advantage of everything Richmond has to offer!

Don’t see your favorite location on the list? Don’t worry. These 10 senior discounts are only scratching the surface of what is available. Keep in mind that many places offer discounts without listing them on their website, so it is always a good idea to ask. You may be surprised how much money you can save.

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