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Everyone is looking for ways to save these days, and the grocery store may be an option if you’re an older adult. Many supermarkets across the country offer people over a specific age a percentage off their bill. The grocery stores typically pick one day per week, known as senior discount days, to extend this deal to their older shoppers. The discounts tend to range from 5 percent to 10 percent off your grocery bill or select items.
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Keep in mind that some big grocery chains, including Safeway and Giant, don’t have a corporate-wide senior day on the books, but individual stores may extend a discount, so it’s best to check with your store. Veterans can also save at the grocery store, with some supermarkets offering similar discounts to individuals who have served in the military. With that in mind, here’s a list of 10 grocery stores across the country that have set senior discount days.
Locations: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas and other central and western states
Age for discount: Varies
Deal: Senior discount is available at select stores throughout the country. Customers are encouraged to reach out to their store to confirm if there’s a senior discount.
Locations: Over 100 stores in Arizona
Age for discount: 55+
Deal: The first Wednesday of every month, customers 55 and older get 10 percent off their purchase. Customers are required to use their Thank You rewards card to receive the discount. The discount cannot be used for prescriptions, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, postage stamps, gift cards, Western Union, taxes, fuel or lottery tickets.
3. Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy
Locations: Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas
Age for discount: 60+
Deal: Every Tuesday and Thursday, customers 60 and older can save 5 percent off their grocery purchase when they use their Brookshire’s Thank You Card. Eligible adults need to ask for the discount at checkout. The discount doesn’t apply to milk and other dairy products and a host of other things including fuel, tobacco and prescription drugs.