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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

        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

  • Boston Markets— 10% discount at most locations for seniors 65+, but may extend to
  younger people who know to ask for it. Visit

  • Branded ‘72 Pit Barbecue— Formerly O’Brien’s, located at 387 E. Gude Drive in Rockville.
  10% discount for seniors 60+. Visit

  • 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

  •   Burger King— 10% off for seniors 60+. Visit

  • CiCi’s Pizza— All locations offer different discounts for seniors 60+. In Rockville: M-F,
  $5.29 for buffet & drink. Visit

  • Denny’s Restaurant— Senior menu at all locations. In Gaithersburg, 20% off daily,
  2-6 pm, with regular entrée. Visit

  • 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

  •   Fuddruckers— 10% discount for seniors 55+. Visit

  • Great American Buffet— At VA locations, seniors 55+ pay $7.95 for lunch, $9.44 for dinner.

  • 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

  • IHOP— 10% discount for seniors 55+. In Rockville: 50% off on Wednesdays, 2–6 p.m.,
  with restrictions. Visit

Area Restaurants - continued
 • Kentucky Fried Chicken— Offers and restrictions vary with location. In Rockville, free
 small drink with a meal for seniors 55+. Visit

 • 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

 • 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

 •   Original Pancake House— Senior menu for seniors 65+.

 • Popeyes— Seniors 50+ receive 10% discount by showing an AARP card at 15 metropolitan
 area locations. Visit

 • Quizno’s Subs— Senior offers and age restrictions vary with location. At 1611 E. Gude Drive,
 Rockville, seniors receive 10% discount. Visit

 •   Silver Diner— All locations, 10% discount for seniors 55+. Visit

 •   Three Brothers Pizza— 10% off, all locations. Visit

 • Wendy’s— Senior citizens asking for a senior discount will receive 10% off their meal at
 most locations. Age restrictions vary. Visit

 • TN Nails & Spa— Seniors 55+ receive 20% off manicures, pedicures, M-Th, throughout
 2010. Near Rockville Town Square. Call 301.610.0993. Visit

 • AMC/Loews Theatres— Seniors 60+ save up to 30% off the regular adult admission.
 Discount amount may vary according to location. Visit

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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.

 • Olney Theatre Center— Seniors 65+ receive $5 off all tickets, except Sat. evening.
 Box Office: 240.644.1100. Visit

 • Round House Theatre— Ticket prices for seniors 65+: Bethesda – $40; Silver Spring – $12.
 Box Office: 240.644.1100. Visit

Entertainment - continued
 • National Theatre— Seniors can take advantage of their Special Patron Ticket Program
 (SPT). For details, visit

 • Shakespeare Theatre Company— For seniors 60+, 20% discount; at Wed. noon matinees,
 50% discount. Box Office: 202.547.1122, option 1. Visit

 • 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.

 • 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

 • Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD— For seniors 62+, typically $2 off ticket
 price. Box Office: 301.600.2828. Visit

Fitness & Wellness
 • Fitness First Health Clubs— Special rates for seniors 60+. E-mail Fitness Consultant
 Tamara Skelly at or call 301.424.5660 to set up.

 • Gold’s Gym (all locations)— With AARP card, join for $49. Plus, save up to 20% off monthly
 membership costs. Visit

 • 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.

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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

 • Harris Teeter— Thursdays, seniors 60+ receive 5% off total purchase. MD locations include
 Rockville, Germantown, Columbia; many stores in N. VA. Visit

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, Sales & Events.

 • Meadows Nursery Farm, Chantilly, VA— Every Wednesday, seniors 55+ get 10% off their
 purchase. Call 703.542.2300 or visit

 • Prime Outlets of Hagerstown— “Prime Timer” seniors 55+ receive a 10% discount every
 Tuesday at participating stores. Call 301.790.0300 or visit

 • Ross Dress for Less— Every Wednesday, seniors 55+ get 10% off their purchase on Tuesdays,
 all stores. Visit

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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

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/

 • Jeeves Handyman Services— For seniors 55+, 10% off plumbing, electrical, carpentry,
 tile services, and more. Call 800.371.5730 or visit

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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.

Transportation, Local - continued

  • 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
  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

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:


  • American Airlines— Discounted senior fares to some destinations. Reservations:
  800.433.7300. At, 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

  • Southwest— Discounted fares for seniors 65+ with valid proof of age. Reservations:
  Call 800.435.9792 or visit

  • 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


  • 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 to learn about discount restrictions.


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.

  • 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

 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

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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


 • Amtrak— Seniors 62+ receive 15% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most trains.
 Proof of age required. Visit and click on “Passenger Discounts.”


 • Best Western— Seniors 55+ or AARP members receive 10–15% off rack rate at all
 participating hotels. Call 800.528.1234 or visit

 • 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.

 • 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

 • 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

 • 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

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

 • 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


 • 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 for more details.

             Their tag line: “the largest senior discount database anywhere—
                               over 150,000 businesses listed!”
        Visit the AARP website at for senior discount information.

                       NOTE: Please notify us at 301.770.8371
                 if a discount or contact information has changed.

                                             (Updated 3/2010)


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