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6 Easy Ways to Save Money After You Turn 50


6 Easy Ways to Save Money After You Turn 50

6 Easy Ways to Save Money After You Turn 50 Photo by goodluz /

Few of us look forward to the Big Five-O — but perhaps we should.

After all, 50 is the age when we can join AARP or the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) — or both — and finally qualify for discounts at plenty of stores, restaurants and elsewhere.

So, instead of sitting around wondering when all those wrinkles arrived — or where all that hair went — take advantage of the following types of price breaks you can enjoy after turning 50.

Remember: You’ve earned ’em.

1. Dining discounts

You can save while dining all over town as a card-carrying member of AMAC or especially AARP.

AMAC members enjoy discounts at a few chains.

The many dining discounts available to AARP members include 10% off meals at about a dozen restaurants — such as Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. With an AARP card, you’ll save 15% at Denny’s and Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt shops.

Other restaurants offer discounts even if you don’t belong to an organization. For example, some Chili’s locations offer price breaks for seniors. For more, check out “9 Restaurant Chains With Discounts for Diners Age 50 or Older.”

Scrumptious savings abound for those ages 50 and over. Bon appétit!

2. Entertainment deals

You’ve worked hard during your half-century — now’s the time to start reaping rewards in the form of discounted entertainment.

AARP members, for example, can save up to 20% when purchasing Regal ePremiere Tickets online. They can also save $3 on any size popcorn and drink combo at Regal Cinemas if they are also Regal Crown Club members.

Members can also save on tickets for select shows and events through Ticketmaster. These discounts include:

  • Two-for-one tickets
  • Me + 3 (four-packs)
  • Events with select tickets for less than $40

AMAC members enjoy a variety of entertainment deals through MemberDeals.

For more options, see “7 Movie Theater Chains With Great Senior Discounts.”

3. Retail savings

AMAC members save at a few retailers, like Office Depot and Brooks Brothers.

AARP members can catch a price break at various national retailers. Members who flash their card at Tanger Outlets, for example, get a coupon book with up to $1,000 in savings.

You don’t need any membership card to take advantage of “senior” discounts at retail stores, however. All of the retailers we mention in “10 Stores That Give Discounts to Shoppers Age 50 or Older” offer such discounts without any membership requirements.

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