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Who Wants to Save Money While Shopping?

By Donna Fuscaldo, AARP, March 2024

I do. I do.

Supermarkets aren't the only stores that let you save money as you get older. Age has its perks, and a big one is discounts. Aiming to reward loyal shoppers and lure new ones, some of the nation’s retailers offer special discounts to older consumers. It’s very common with supermarkets and has spilled over into other areas of retail.

Big retailers, such as Kohl’s and Rite Aid, offer the same discount across the chain. At other smaller, independent chains, such as Goodwill, it can vary by store. With that in mind, here’s a list of eight retailers that reward you for getting older. ​

Locations: Over 4,000 stores in all 50 states and the District of Columbia

Age for discount: 55 or 60, depending on store

Deal: One day a week, typically Tuesday or Wednesday, shoppers age 55 and older get 15 to 25 percent off their purchases. The deal is valid in-store and may not be offered at every location.

2. Kohl’s

Locations: Over 1,100 stores in every state but Hawaii 

Age for discount: 60 

Deal: On Wednesdays, shoppers 60 and older can get a 15 percent discount on in-store purchases. Dollar-off coupons, including Kohl’s cash, will be applied before the age-specific discount. However, other percent-off coupons can’t be combined with this deal. Also, the discount is good for one checkout per Wednesday.

3. Michaels

Locations: Nationwide 

Age for discount: 55

Deal: Michaels Rewards members 55 and older get 10 percent off their purchase, including sale items in store and online. If you don’t have a Michaels Rewards account, you can still receive a 10 percent discount on in-store purchases. You may need to show a valid ID at checkout as proof of age.​

Locations: Over 900 stores in 36 states including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania — plus Puerto Rico

Age for discount: 55

Deal: Customers 55 and older with a valid ID get a 10 percent discount on any in-store purchase. 

Locations: Over 2,200 stores in 17 states including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York and Washington

Age for discount: 65  

Deal: Shoppers get 5X Rite Aid Reward points on the first Wednesday of every month. You must be a member of the free Rite Aid Rewards program. Members also get a free consultation with a store pharmacist. Every 1,000 points equals $2 of BonusCash redeemable on future eligible purchases.

Locations: Over 2,000 stores in 41 states including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington 

Age for discount: 55

Deal: Every Tuesday, shoppers 55 and older get 10 percent off purchases. You must notify the associate at the time of purchase, and an ID may be required.​

7. Savers

Locations: Close to 200 stores in 29 states including Arizona, California, Minnesota, New York, Washington and Wisconsin.

Age for discount: 55

Deal: Every Tuesday, shoppers 55 and older get 30 percent off purchases. The deal excludes new merchandise (red tags). Other restrictions may apply, so be sure to check with your Savers store.​

8. Walgreens

Locations: Over 9,000 stores in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Age for discount: 55 

Deal: On the first Tuesday of the month, customers age 55 and older who are members of the myWalgreens rewards program get 20 percent off in store on regular-price items. Prescriptions and clinical services are excluded from the discount. You can’t use coupons on top of the discount.

The discount is also available online with code SENIOR20. You must be logged into your account to get the deal. (AARP members are eligible for additional savings at Walgreens.)

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