The AARP (American Association for Retired People) negotiates senior discounts nationally for its members. Senior citizens with access to a computer or smart phone with Internet access can also locate offers online via several websites dedicated to senior discounts. Many businesses also publicize senior discounts.
Membership in the AARP requires a nominal fee but provides discounts offered exclusively to its members. Public transportation services typically offer discounts to senior citizens. Applicable discounts are usually available on the schedule of fares. Restaurants are also businesses that frequently offer senior citizen discounts. Many advertise senior citizen discounts either in-house, in print or on their website. Some feature a special section of discounted menu selections on their menus from which only senior citizens can order.
Other businesses that frequently offer senior discounts include those in the travel and hospitality industry. This is particularly true of chains that have a national or international presence. Seniors can check the print brochures or websites of hotels, cruise lines, airlines, car rental companies and attractions for discounts. If it is unclear whether or not a business offers senior discounts, then it may be worth it for those who may qualify to simply ask if any special pricing is available to those over 55.