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13 Supermarkets That Give Seniors a Discount

Food prices have come down, but there are still ways to save

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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 a senior discount day, to extend this deal to their older shoppers. The discounts tend to range from 5 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 14 grocery stores across the country that have set senior discount days. ​


Locations: Over 2,200 stores in Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas and 10 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.​

3Brookshire's Food & Pharmacy

Locations: Over 200 stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma

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 or a host of other things including fuel, tobacco and prescription drugs. ​

4DeCicco Family Markets

Locations: Four locations in Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties, New York

Age for discount: 62+

Deal: Seniors get a discount on regular-priced items one day per week. The individual store sets the percentage off and day of the deal. Customers are required to have a DeCicco Preferred Card to receive the discount. ​

5Food Bazaar Supermarket

Locations: 31 stores in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York

Age for discount: Varies

Deal: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., seniors get 5 percent off their grocery bill. Sales found in the weekly circular are not eligible for the senior discount.

6Fred Meyer

Locations: 141 stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington

Age for discount: 55+

Deal: The first Tuesday of every month, adults 55 and older get 10 percent off select items including private-brand groceries, apparel, shoes, accessories, all home goods and most electronics.

7Fry's Food Store

Locations: Over 125 stores in Arizona

Age for discount: 55+ 

Deal: The first Wednesday of the month, people 55 and older get 10 percent off most items in the store. 


Locations: Over 30 stores in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Westchester County, New York

Age for discount: 65+

Deal: Every Tuesday, older adults get 10 percent off their purchases.

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9Harris Teeter

Locations: 258 stores in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Age for discount: 60+

Deal: Every Thursday, Club 60 customers receive a 5 percent discount on their bill. To receive the discount, a shopper must have a valid VIC rewards card. Let the cashier know at checkout to get the savings. 

10. New Seasons Market

Locations: 19 stores in Portland, Oregon; San Jose, California; and Vancouver, Washington 

Age for discount: 65+

Deal: On Wednesdays, people 65 and older receive 10 percent off most items in the store.

11. Super 1 Foods

Locations: 48 stores in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas 

Age for discount: 60+

Deal: Every Tuesday and Thursday, shoppers 60 and older receive 5 percent off all purchases. ID is required to receive the discount.

12. Tops Markets

Locations: 149 stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont

Age for discount: 60+

Deal: The first Tuesday of every month is Young at Heart Day, when shoppers 60 and older get 6 percent off their entire grocery bill and out-of-pocket prescription drug purchases. Customers have to sign up for a Tops BonusPlus rewards card to get the deal.

13. Weis Markets

Locations: Nearly 200 stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia

Age for discount: 60+

Deal: Every Tuesday, people 60 and older get 10 percent off participating Weis-branded products.

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