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• THRIFTY IS NIFTY • Senior Discounts This is an expanded list of discounts available to seniors throughout the DC metropolitan area. It first appeared in the April 2009 issue of our monthy newsletter Generation to Generation. It should not be viewed as a complete or definitive list; rather, it is an evolving project that will be added to regularly. To this end, we invite you to send us your suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our research method is not scientific. Our goal is simply to illustrate the fact that discounts for seniors are plentiful and wide-ranging. You just need to search—and ask—to find them! Inclusion on our list does not represent a recommendation or endorsement. Area Restaurants • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant— Senior menu for seniors 55+. Visit www.bobevans.com. • Boston Markets— 10% discount at most locations for seniors 65+, but may extend to younger people who know to ask for it. Visit www.bostonmarket.com. • Branded ‘72 Pit Barbecue— Formerly O’Brien’s, located at 387 E. Gude Drive in Rockville. 10% discount for seniors 60+. Visit www.branded72.com. • Carmen’s Italian Ice— Homemade Italian ices, 12-15 flavors offered daily, and coffees. Seniors 60+ should mention the Hebrew Home to receive a $1 small ice or $1 coffee. Located in Rockville. Visit www.carmensrockville.com. • Burger King— 10% off for seniors 60+. Visit www.burgerking.com. • CiCi’s Pizza— All locations offer different discounts for seniors 60+. In Rockville: M-F, $5.29 for buffet & drink. Visit www.cicispizza.com. • Denny’s Restaurant— Senior menu at all locations. In Gaithersburg, 20% off daily, 2-6 pm, with regular entrée. Visit www.dennys.com. • Edible Arrangements— Fresh fruit bouquets for every occasion. In Bethesda, at 4701 Sangamore Rd. Seniors 65+ get $5 off orders by mentioning the Hebrew Home with coupon code #HEBR0145. Call 301.263.1020 or visit ediblearrangements.com. • Fuddruckers— 10% discount for seniors 55+. Visit www.fuddruckers.com. • Great American Buffet— At VA locations, seniors 55+ pay $7.95 for lunch, $9.44 for dinner. Visit www.greatamericanbuffet.com. • Hollywood Diner— In Rockville, seniors 62+ receive 15% off, M, T, W from 2:30–7:30 pm; Sun, 4:30-7:30 pm. Visit www.hollywooddinermd.com. • IHOP— 10% discount for seniors 55+. In Rockville: 50% off on Wednesdays, 2–6 p.m., with restrictions. Visit www.ihop.com. E-MAIL THIS LIST TO YOUR FRIENDS! Area Restaurants - continued • Kentucky Fried Chicken— Offers and restrictions vary with location. In Rockville, free small drink with a meal for seniors 55+. Visit www.kfc.com. • McDonald’s— Senior offers and age restrictions vary with location. At Potomac’s Seven Locks location, seniors 55+ pay 69¢ for small drinks and coffee. Visit www.mcdonalds.com. • Old Country Buffet— Seniors 60+ can purchase a “Senior Club Card” for $1 to get 50¢ off lunch, 70¢ off dinner. Enter weekly drawing for chance to win a free meal. Purchase new card annually. Visit www.oldcountrybuffet.com. • Original Pancake House— Senior menu for seniors 65+. www.originalpancakehouse.com • Popeyes— Seniors 50+ receive 10% discount by showing an AARP card at 15 metropolitan area locations. Visit www.popeyes.com. • Quizno’s Subs— Senior offers and age restrictions vary with location. At 1611 E. Gude Drive, Rockville, seniors receive 10% discount. Visit www.quiznos.com. • Silver Diner— All locations, 10% discount for seniors 55+. Visit www.silverdiner.com. • Three Brothers Pizza— 10% off, all locations. Visit www.threebrotherspizza.com. • Wendy’s— Senior citizens asking for a senior discount will receive 10% off their meal at most locations. Age restrictions vary. Visit www.wendys.com. Beauty • TN Nails & Spa— Seniors 55+ receive 20% off manicures, pedicures, M-Th, throughout 2010. Near Rockville Town Square. Call 301.610.0993. Visit www.tnnailspa.com. Entertainment • AMC/Loews Theatres— Seniors 60+ save up to 30% off the regular adult admission. Discount amount may vary according to location. Visit www.amctheatres.com. • Arena Stage— Seniors often take advantage of their Group Rate: 30% discount off any performance for groups of 15 or more. Box Office: 202.488.4380. Visit www.arenastage.org. • Ford’s Theatre— For seniors 60+, matinée prices for some musicals and plays are $28 on weekends, $25 on weekdays. Ticket information: 202.347.4833. Visit www.fordstheatre.org. • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts— Half-price for seniors 65+, except Sat. evening. Must purchase in person with proof of age. Call 202.467.4600 for availability. Visit www.kennedycenter.org. • Olney Theatre Center— Seniors 65+ receive $5 off all tickets, except Sat. evening. Box Office: 240.644.1100. Visit www.olneytheatre.org. • Round House Theatre— Ticket prices for seniors 65+: Bethesda – $40; Silver Spring – $12. Box Office: 240.644.1100. Visit www.roundhousetheatre.org. E-MAIL THIS LIST TO YOUR FRIENDS! Entertainment - continued • National Theatre— Seniors can take advantage of their Special Patron Ticket Program (SPT). For details, visit http://www.nationaltheatre.org/tickets/halfprice.htm. • Shakespeare Theatre Company— For seniors 60+, 20% discount; at Wed. noon matinees, 50% discount. Box Office: 202.547.1122, option 1. Visit www.shakespearedc.org. • Studio Theatre— Seniors 62+ receive $5 off tickets for all performances. I.D. required. Possibly better discounts available for groups. Box Office: 202.332.3300. Visit www.studiotheatre.org. • Music Center at Strathmore— No senior discounts, but patrons can take advantage of discounts in advance through “Special Email Offers.” Create an account to receive news & email-only discount ticket offers. Tickets: 301.581.5100 or visit www.strathmore.org/account/ signin.asp. • Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD— For seniors 62+, typically $2 off ticket price. Box Office: 301.600.2828. Visit www.weinbergcenter.org. Fitness & Wellness • Fitness First Health Clubs— Special rates for seniors 60+. E-mail Fitness Consultant Tamara Skelly at email@example.com or call 301.424.5660 to set up. Visit www.fitnessfirstclubs.com. • Gold’s Gym (all locations)— With AARP card, join for $49. Plus, save up to 20% off monthly membership costs. Visit www.GoldsGym.com. • Massage Heights— Seniors 55+ receive 10% discount on all massage services, including Hot Stone Therapy, Peppermint Foot Scrub, Hot Towel w/Cold Stone Face Massage, & Aromatherapy. Located in Rockville, Congressional Plaza (lower level). Call 240.256.3960. Visit http://massageheightsmaryland.com/CongressionalPlaza Merchants • Banner’s Hallmark/Expressions (stores in MD and Northern VA)— With a Gold Crown Rewards Card, seniors 60+ receive 10% discount on all full-price merchandise. For a list of locations, call 301.670.4140 or visit www.hallmark.com. • Carpet Concepts— 10% discount for seniors 60+ on flooring installation as well as carpet, rug & upholstery cleaning and repair. Serving DC, MD, VA. Call 301.869.3355 or visit www.carpetconceptsco.com. • Edible Arrangements— Fresh fruit bouquets for every occasion. Seniors 65+ get $5 off orders by mentioning the Hebrew Home with code #HEBRO145. Call 1.877.DoFruit® or visit www.ediblearrangements.com. • Harris Teeter— Thursdays, seniors 60+ receive 5% off total purchase. MD locations include Rockville, Germantown, Columbia; many stores in N. VA. Visit www.harristeeter.com. E-MAIL THIS LIST TO YOUR FRIENDS! Merchants - continued • Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets— “50 Plus Shopper Perks” every Tuesday. Take 10% off entire purchase at participating stores. A photo ID demonstrating proof of age required. Call 703.737.3071 or visit www.premiumoutlets.com, Sales & Events. • Meadows Nursery Farm, Chantilly, VA— Every Wednesday, seniors 55+ get 10% off their purchase. Call 703.542.2300 or visit www.meadowfarms.com. • Prime Outlets of Hagerstown— “Prime Timer” seniors 55+ receive a 10% discount every Tuesday at participating stores. Call 301.790.0300 or visit www.primeoutlets.com. • Ross Dress for Less— Every Wednesday, seniors 55+ get 10% off their purchase on Tuesdays, all stores. Visit www.rossstores.com Services • B & H Precision Contracting— General contracting serving the entire metropolitan area. Seniors 60+ enjoy 10% discount on kitchen/bath remodeling, home modifications (for elderly), painting, & more. Call 301.816.0844 or visit www.bhcontracting.com. • Beltway Movers— Seniors 65+ get a 5% discount on local moves. In addition, they will receive a FREE pack, move and unpack of six mirrors or pictures using Beltway Movers’ exclusive CrushProof Cartons—part of Beltway’s SmartPack® Move System. Customers also receive a senior move workbook that contains a 6-month calendar to help with planning the move. Call Victor Folea at 301.340.2310 or visit www.beltwaymovers.com/resources-movetips_ senior-moves.html. • Care for You Inc.— Care for You provides companions, family support, and non-medical care to clients in MD, Northern VA, and DC. New clients who mention “Thrifty is Nifty” or “Hebrew Home Discounts” will receive 10% off their first week of service. Call 301 650-4169 or visit www.careforyou.us. • Training at Home— Computer training in your home provided by a senior. Guaranteed results or lesson is free. Seniors receive 20% discount on all training, installations, and repairs. Call Mike Goldsteen, 301.774.6436. • First Class Plumbing— Plumbing installation & repair, storm water management, and more. Seniors 60+ get 10% discount. Call 301.916.2700 or visit www.1stclassplumber.com. • Hann & Hann, Inc.— A full-service construction company specializing in painting and wallcovering, DC, MD, VA, offers 5-15% discount (depending on size of job) to seniors 55+. Call 301.252.6766 or visit www.hannandhann.com. • Hassle Free Home Services, Inc.— High-quality home maintenance, repair and improvement services in the greater Washington area. Seniors 60+ receive 10% discount. Call 301.294.4444 or visit www.myhasslefreehome.com. • Hearn Insulation— Seniors 55+ receive 10% discount on all new roofing, gutters, siding, and insulation. Serving DC, MD, VA since 1936. Call 301.565.9300 or visit www.hearnco.net. E-MAIL THIS LIST TO YOUR FRIENDS! Services - continued • Hughes Landscaping, Inc.— Landscaping & hardscaping (e.g., retaining walls, patios, etc.) Seniors 60+ receive 5-10% discount depending on scope of job. Call Gloria, 301.933.5469, or visit www/hugheslandscaping.com. • Jeeves Handyman Services— For seniors 55+, 10% off plumbing, electrical, carpentry, tile services, and more. Call 800.371.5730 or visit www.jeeveshandyman.com. • Joe’s Auto Body— Serving Kensington, MD and surrounding vicinity, Seniors 65+ get 5% off work on foreign cars. Voted #1 in Washington Consumers CHECKBOOK Magazine. Call 301.564.1288 or visit www.joesautobody.com. • Junk Junkers— Their 500-sq. ft. truck hauls away heavy items (furniture, TVs, etc.). “Competitive prices, and we carry more load per dollar than most big-name junk hauling companies.” Seniors 55+ get 10% discount. Serving Montgomery Co. and DC. Call 301.760.9552 or visit www.junkjunkers.com. • Meridian Homes, Inc.— Meridian Homes specializes in home renovations, remodeling and handyman services, employing “green materials and practices.” Seniors 60+ receive 20% discount on all labor costs. Call 301.652.4440 or visit meridianhomesinc.com. • Paul Friedman Plumbing— Plumbing services, including installation of name-brand toilets, faucets, garbage disposals, water heaters and high-efficiency tankless water heaters. Over 45 years experience in MD, VA and DC. Seniors 55+ get 10% discount on all services. Call 301.881.8660 or visit www.paulfriedmanplumbing.com. • Simply Computers— Computer service, repair, installation, training, networking, and more. “25 Years of Excellence.” Seniors 55+ receive 20% discount on all work. Call 301.279.2846 or visit www.simplycomputers.net. • Westwood Cleaners— Dry cleaning & laundry, alterations, shoe repair. Seniors 60+ get 10% discount on dry cleaning, 20% for 5 or more items. In Rockville, opposite Ring House. Call 301.770.6766. Transportation, Local TAXIS • Regency Cab— Seniors 70+ (ID proof of age required) can call 301.990.9000 to arrange for (1) free round-trip rides, up to 10 miles each way or (2) free round-trip rides to pick up something, 5 miles each way (they will wait only 15 minutes for return trip). This program is so popular that there are certain restrictions on availability and schedules fill quickly. Visit www.regencycab.net. E-MAIL THIS LIST TO YOUR FRIENDS! Transportation, Local - continued WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY • Metrorail/Metrobus— Seniors 65+ may ride for half the regular fare on Metrorail, for 60¢ on regular Metrobus routes, and for discounted fare on other participating bus service providers. Senior citizens may purchase a Senior SmarTrip® card or $10 discount paper Metrorail farecards and $6 Metrobus Weekly Disabled Passes by presenting a valid government- issued photo ID card (driver’s license, non-driver’s ID or passport) at METRO sales offices and commuter stores. For a full list of locations, go to www.wmata.com/fares/purchase/where.cfm. If you are a local resident, you may pay the reduced bus fare by showing the bus operator a valid Medicare card and a government-issued photo ID. Visit www.wmata.com/fares/reduced.cfm. Travel The Internet is a treasure trove of info for cost-conscious seniors yearning to travel. Check for senior discounts at hotels, car rentals, airlines, and package trips. Discover basic travel tips by Googling “Senior Travel Discounts.” Also, visit AARP’s travel website: www.expedia-aarp.com. BY AIR • American Airlines— Discounted senior fares to some destinations. Reservations: 800.433.7300. At www.aa.com, go to Reservations, Book Flights, and complete Section 4 by marking the Senior box. • Northwest— Ask for availability of senior fares if 65+. Reservations: Call 800.225.2525 or visit www.nwa.com. • Southwest— Discounted fares for seniors 65+ with valid proof of age. Reservations: Call 800.435.9792 or visit www.southwest.com. • U.S. Airways— In select markets, special fares may be available for seniors 65+. If your itinerary qualifies, the senior discount will be applied automatically to the displayed fare price. Reservations: Call 800.428.4322 or visit www.usairways.com. BY BUS • Greyhound Lines, Inc.— Greyhound passengers age 62+ may request a 5% discount on unrestricted passenger fares. Appropriate ID may be required. Call 800.231.2222 to purchase tickets with a credit card. Visit www.greyhound.com to learn about discount restrictions. BY CAR RENTAL AARP membership entitles seniors to the following discounts: • Alamo Rent A Car— Save up to 25% on daily, weekend, weekly and monthly leisure rates throughout the U.S. and Canada. Call 800.786.3064 and state ID#7013463. Visit www.alamo.com. • Avis Rent-A-Car— “Red Hot Deals” for AARP members. Save up to 25% on every rental when you use the AARP/Avis Worldwide Discount. Call 800.331.1800 and state AARP/ Worldwide Discount #A359807. Visit www.avis.com. E-MAIL THIS LIST TO YOUR FRIENDS! Travel - continued • Budget Rent-A-Car— Get a 20% AARP discount on all rentals from corporate locations and participating licensee locations. Use Budget Customer Discount #Y508501. Present AARP card at time of pick-up. Visit www.Budget.com • Enterprise Rent-A-Car— Enterprise offers AARP members 5% off the everyday low rates. Call 800 Rent-A-Car (736.8227) and use discount ID #RP72X7 and the number on your AARP card. Visit www.Enterprise.com. • Hertz Rent-A-Car— Herz offers AARP discount rates worldwide on daily, weekly, weekend and monthly rentals. Call 800.654.3131, and present your AARP membership number plus CDP #50075. You must present card at time of pick-up. Visit www.hertz.com. • National Car Rental— AARP members receive discounts ranging from 5–15%, depending on car type and day of week. Call 877.222.9058 or visit www.NationalCar.com. BY RAIL • Amtrak— Seniors 62+ receive 15% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most trains. Proof of age required. Visit www.amtrak.com and click on “Passenger Discounts.” HOTELS • Best Western— Seniors 55+ or AARP members receive 10–15% off rack rate at all participating hotels. Call 800.528.1234 or visit www.bestwestern.com. • Choice Hotels (Ascend Collection, Cambria Suites, Clarion Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Econo Lodge, MainStay Suites, Quality Inn, Rodeway Inn, Sleep Inn, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel)— For seniors 50+, request the “Mature Travelers Rate” and save 10% by calling 800-4CHOICE. For seniors 60+, request the “Sixty Plus Rate” and save 20–30% by calling 800- 4CHOICE (800.424.6423). An ID may be required at some hotels. Also, ask about the AARP rate. Visit www.choicehotels.com. • Hyatt (All Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Summerfield Suites)— For seniors 62+, 30–50% discount at all hotels. Call 800.233.1234 or visit www.hyatt.com. • InterContinentel Hotels Group (Candlewood Suites Hotels, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Holiday Inn Hotels, Hotel Indigo, InterContinental Hotels, Staybridge Suites Hotels)— Their Senior Discount Program offers discounts on the non-discounted room rate at any participating hotel in the U.S. This is available to guests who are 62+ or with valid membership ID of a retired persons organization. Visit www.ichotelsgroup.com. • Marriott International (Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Ritz-Carlton, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites)— Seniors 62+ receive minimum 15% discount off the weekday and weekend rates at participating locations. Valid ID of age required at check-in. Call 888.236.2427 or visit www.marriott.com. E-MAIL THIS LIST TO YOUR FRIENDS! HOTELS - Continued • Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Sheraton, Aloft, Element, Four Points, Luxury Collection, St. Regis, W, and Weston Hotels)— AARP members save up to 50% at available hotels. Call 800.325.3535 or visit www.starwood.com/AARP. • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (includes Wingate by Wyndham)— AARP members receive discounts that vary by hotel and location. Need to ask when making reservations. Call 800.996.3426 or visit www.wyndham.com. PARKS • America the Beautiful: National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass— The “Senior Pass” for seniors 62+ is a lifetime pass and it costs $10. It grants access to or use of Federal recreation sites charging an entrance fee. Obtain your Senior Pass in person at the park. Visit www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm for more details. Visit seniordiscounts.com. Their tag line: “the largest senior discount database anywhere— over 150,000 businesses listed!” ALSO: Visit the AARP website at www.AARP.org for senior discount information. NOTE: Please notify us at 301.770.8371 if a discount or contact information has changed. (Updated 3/2010) E-MAIL THIS LIST TO YOUR FRIENDS!
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