Age has its perks, and a big one is discounts. Aiming to reward loyal shoppers and lure new ones, some of the nation's retailers offer special discounts to older consumers. It’s very common with supermarkets and has spilled over into other areas of retail.
Big retailers, such as Kohl’s and Rite Aid, offer the same discount across the chain. At other smaller, independent chains, such as Goodwill, it can vary by store. With that in mind, here’s a list of seven retailers that reward you for getting older.
Locations: Over 1,100 stores in every state but Hawaii
Age for discount: 60
Deal: On Wednesdays, shoppers 60 and older can get a 15 percent discount on in-store purchases. Dollar-off coupons, including Kohl's cash, will be applied before the age-specific discount. However, other percent-off coupons can't be combined with this deal. Also, the discount is good for one checkout per Wednesday.
2. Rite Aid
Locations: Over 2,200 stores in 17 states including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York and Washington
Age for discount: 65
Deal: Shoppers get 5X Rite Aid Reward points on the first Wednesday of every month. You must be a member of the free Rite Aid Rewards program. Members also get a free consultation with a store pharmacist. Every 1,000 points equals $2 of BonusCash redeemable on future eligible purchases.
3. Pep Boys
Locations: Over 900 stores in 36 states including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and North Carolina — plus Puerto Rico
Age for discount: 55
Deal: Customers 55 and older with a valid ID get a 10 percent discount on any in-store purchase.
Locations: Over 9,000 stores in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands