The Shopper Deal Finder: Senior Discounts available at retailers, theaters and more
By LaTina Emerson, The Shopper Deal Finder
Getting older can have its benefits, such as getting senior discounts. Seniors can use their age to their advantage and save on clothing, movie tickets, cell phone plans and more.
Here are some local businesses that offer senior discounts, but seniors shouldn’t be afraid to ask about deals at places they visit frequently.
Ross: On Tuesdays, shoppers who are 55 and older get a 10 percent discount at Ross.
Belk: Starting July 10, Belk will start a new discount day for seniors, military and teachers every Tuesday. Customers 55 and older will receive 20 percent off sale and clearance items storewide. (They will get 15 percent off home items and shoes.) Shoppers are not required to use their Belk card to take advantage of the savings.
Walgreens: Walgreens has Seniors Day on the first Tuesday of every month and offers customers who are 55 and older or AARP members a 20 percent discount on eligible, regular priced items. To receive the savings, seniors must have the store’s Balance Rewards card.
Goodwill: Goodwill doesn’t have an official senior discount, but customers of all ages can get 50 percent off items marked as the color of the week at Goodwill retail stores.
Regal Entertainment Group: At Regal Entertainment Group theatres, seniors age 60 and older can get a discounted rate on movie tickets all year round. In Newnan, Regal Georgian Stadium 14 is at 232 Newnan Crossing Bypass in Ashley Park.
AMC Theatres: At AMC Theatres, seniors age 60 and older can get a special rate on movie tickets all year long. The company also has a new offer for people of all ages at AMC Classic Newnan 10, located at 87 Newnan Station Drive in Newnan near Junction Lanes. For movies showing before 4 p.m., children, adults and seniors can get tickets for $4.99 plus tax.
CELL PHONE COMPANIES
Sprint: Sprint has launched a new discount plan called the Unlimited 55+ Plan for people age 55 and older. New customers who are 55 and older can get two lines of unlimited data, talk and text for a total of $70 (equals $35 per line) with autopay. The first line is $50 per month and the second line is an additional $20 per month.
Seniors who enroll in the plan will receive Sprint Global Roaming, which allows them to travel worry-free and stay connected with text and basic data for no additional charge in more than 185 worldwide destinations. They will also get unlimited mobile hotspot data at 3G speeds and be able to stream videos in DVD quality with speeds up to 480p+ resolution, music at up to 500kbps and streaming cloud gaming at up to 2Mbps.
The offer is available for a limited time only. To sign up, seniors should visit their local Sprint store and bring a valid ID to verify their age. They can bring, buy or lease their phone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/55plan.
T-Mobile: T-Mobile offers the T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ plan for customers age 55 and older. Under this plan, qualified customers can get two lines for only $60, taxes and fees included. The first line is $50, and the second line is $10 after a $5 per line autopay discount.
Seniors will receive unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data, along with other T-Mobile ONE benefits, such as unlimited text and data roaming and low flat-rate calling in more than 140 countries and destinations. They can also use their T-Mobile number on compatible phones, tablets and PCs and get free gifts on T-Mobile Tuesdays simply for being a customer.
To sign up, new customers age 55 and older can stop by their local T-Mobile store with valid ID to verify their age. Current customers can visit a local T-Mobile store, call 1-800-TMOBILE or visit https://www.t-mobile.com. For more information, visit https://www.t-mobile.com/content/t-mobile/corporate/news/articles/2017/08/unlimited-55.html.