As I was perusing the web today I came across a site that showed which businesses gave discounts to seniors. At first I was shocked to find out that according to some businesses senior citizenship started for them at the age of fifty! Ouch! Then I looked at it as the plus side to getting old. I could now get discounts! Sweet! Since I live in Canada the site was pretty much useless to me as half of the businesses, from restaurants to clothing stores, do not exist in Canada. So I wondered which businesses in Canada gave discounts and at what age they started. The following is what I found. It is not a detailed list, but you'll get a few ideas as to the savings you might now enjoy!
Golden Griddle - 10% off on all meals - 55+
A & W - 10% off all meals - 60+
McDonald's - prices a large coffee for seniors for less than a dollar every day - 60+
Imperial Buffet - 25% off buffet every day - 65+
Mandarin Chinese Buffet - 20% off buffet - 65+
Tim Hortons - 10% - 60+
I tried to find out if there was a discount to Swiss Chalet but sadly I could not find anything (not even from their website). So ask when you go in - it doesn't hurt!
Best Western - 10% senior discount on hotel room rates - 55+
Choice Hotels International (includes Clarion, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, MainStay Suites, Rodeway Inn) - 10% - 60+
Days Inn - 20% - 60+
Marriott - 15% - 62+
Travelodge - AARP/CARP members who make advance reservations are given a 15% discount off the regular room rate. 50+ can receive a 10% discount off the regular room rate. Additionally, seniors can also receive in-room coffee, no long distance access charges and free weekday lobby newspapers.
Silver City/ Cineplex - 20% - 65+
Odeon - 20% - 65+
Shopper's Drug Mart - 20% on last Thursday of the month for 55+
Value Village - offers 10% off on purchases every Tuesday for 55+
The Bay - takes 15% off purchases for seniors on the first Tuesday of the month - 60+
Bulk Barn - takes 10% off regularly priced items every Wednesday - 60+
M & M - 5% every Tuesday - 60+
Rexall PharmaPlus - 10% off last Tuesday of the month - 60+
Canadian Tire - 10% off first Wednesday of every month - 65+