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What are some discounts seniors over 65 get?

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Seniors over 65 – and sometimes younger than 65 but over 50 – can get discounts on restaurant meals, admission prices, membership fees, and store-bought items such as groceries. Seniors may also get discounts for services such as haircutting, dry cleaning and lawn care. For some discounts, an identification card proving age is enough to qualify someone for a senior discount; other discounts are only available to members of senior organizations such as AARP, Inc.

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Friendly's Restaurant offers 10 percent discounts on meals to seniors 60 and over, along with free coffee at breakfast and a free ice cream sundae at lunch and dinner, as of 2015. Some restaurants have senior prices during special days or dining hours.

U.S. Citizens and permanent residents over 62 can purchase a lifetime American the Beautiful pass for $10 in person or $20 by mail that gives free admission to national parks and wildlife refuges. The pass also gives a 50 percent discount on camping, boat launch and swimming fees.

Kohl's offers 15-percent-off discounts on in-store purchases to people age 60 and older on Wednesdays, as of 2012. Supermarkets such as Albertson's, Kroger and Publix offer senior discounts of 5 to 10 percent on certain days of the week or month.

AARP membership qualifies seniors for a host of travel discounts on cruises, hotels, rental cars, restaurants and tourist attractions. Other offers open to AARP members include discounts for Consumer Cellular phone plans, Amazon.com print and ebooks, LensCrafters and other optical shops, and Tanger Outlets stores.

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