Senior-Only Discounts and Deals

older couples dining out - senior discounts
older couples dining out - senior discounts

With age comes some privileges, and chief among them may be getting discounts just for being older. And just how old is "older?" AARP, the country's largest lobbying group, considers you a senior when you turn 50.

But if that insult can be forgiven, then you can expect to be rewarded -- with deep and far-reaching discounts on everything from cruises, rental cars, outlet mall shopping, hotel room rates, books, groceries and even meals at Denny's (and not necessarily that Early Bird Special, either).

Stemming from the cultural belief that our elders deserve respect -- and a lingering bottom-line belief that seniors may be the last ones standing with any discretionary dollars left to spend -- there are discounts targeting seniors with age qualifications ranging from 50 to 65. AARP, which offers an annual $16 membership to those 50 or older, is a great place to start, but it isn't the only place to find deals.

Here are some of our other favorites: