It’s a great way to stretch your eating out or take-out budget, whether you are eating alone or with family or friends, especially if you can combine senior discounts with kids eat free or cheap discounts.
Most deals are for diners 60+, some deals are for 50+. Some require that you are a member of the chain’s customer loyalty program or the AARP, and many vary by location.
According to a recent Zagat survey, the average individual cost of dining out ranges from $28.77 (in Detroit) to $48.44 here in New York City, where higher rents push up prices for just about everything, including eating out.
If you eat out once per week, you could be spending $1,496.04 to a whopping $2,518.88 per year, more if you include your daily take-out caffeine fix.
Take pride in your age and take advantage of the savings.
Pay attention to the age requirements, as they vary according to the establishment.
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Keep in mind that some locations do not offer senior discounts on holiday weekends such as Mother’s Day or July 4th.