Entertainment discounts for seniors
New York Philharmonic – Many top performance events offer senior citizens discounted tickets, including “The Phil” at Lincoln Center. Attendees 62 and older can purchase $10 tickets on the day of select performances, excluding Friday matinees and Saturday-evening shows.
National Parks Senior Pass – (62+) good for life. Price rose from $10 to $80 August 2017, but it’s still a fab deal.
AMC Theater movies — $5.38 with STUBS card on Tuesdays for seniors.
Landmark Theatres — Regular movie ticket price reduced to $9.50 for age 62+.
Regal Cinemas — offers a senior admission, usually about $1 off regular ticket prices.
Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Travel discounts for seniors
Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+)
Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members
American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Best Western — AARP Members Save Minimum of 10%; similar savings for AAA members. Many Best Westerns offer “mature guests” (their words!) extras like early check-in, late checkout, a complimentary room upgrade or continental breakfast.
British Airways: AARP members get up to $400 off flights to Europe, Asia, Middle East or Africa on British Airways.
Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Clarion: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
Greyhound: 5% off (62+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hertz: up t0 25% off for AARP members
Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+)
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+)
Motel 6: 10% off (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+)
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Zipcar – AARP members join for $40 (versus $72) and get $40 in free driving credit.
If there’s anything not on this list where you do business — ask the store manager.
It’s likely you will be extended a discount if you ask.
Evelyn Kanter also is the author of several NYC and Hudson Valley guidebooks, including my latest, 100 Things to Do in NYC Before You Die.
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