Seniors Discounts no longer Limited to Seniors

May 2022

Gen-Xers now qualify for seniors discounts.  Like their parents, they can save money by going to businesses offering these discounts.

Seniors discounts were introduced decades ago as a way to assist seniors on fixed incomes.  Today they can be part of an overall marketing strategy available to those who have not yet reached official retirement age regardless of income.

Seniors discounts are not always openly advertised. Age is verified by providing a government-issued identification card that displays proof of age.  This can include a driver’s licence, provincial health or identification card, or passport.

Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) members can receive discounts at an earlier age for hotels, stores and other businesses that don’t stipulate a minimum age.  Annual membership fee is $19.95.

Discounts for those over 50

  • Rona offers a 15 percent rebate on the first Tuesday of each month

Discounts for those 55 plus

  • Goodwill offers a 25 percent discount on Seniors’ Day
  • Best Western Hotel – 10 percent discount
  • Fairmont Hotels provides a 15 percent discount
  • Denny’s offers a discount on Thursdays
  • Rexall Pharmacies offers a Tuesday discount
  • McDonalds – 20 percent off any size coffee or tea

Discounts for those 60 plus

  • Pet Valu offers a 10 percent discount on the last Thursday of each month
  • M&M Meat Shops offers a discount of 5 to 10 percent every Tuesday
  • Via Rail – 10 percent off
  • York University – One undergraduate course and one graduate course
  • Banks – Free chequing, reduced monthly fees and various discounts for those who maintain minimum balances

Discounts for those 62 plus

  • Greyhound – 20 percent senior discount

Discounts for those 65 plus

  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 20 percent with a personal Shoppers Optimum card every Thursday
  • Mandarin Chinese Buffet offers 20 percent off the buffet price
  • The Bay offers 15 percent discount the first Tuesday of each month

Discount policies can change at any time.  Check directly with local businesses to confirm their current discount policies.

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