Sometimes it pays to be old.

There are very few of you who are looking forward to becoming senior citizens. There is no doubt about it, the day will come when you reach that milestone. But at least there is something to look forward to, all of the senior discounts.

There are many companies that offer special deals and discounts for those people who reach a certain age. Some companies have great deals and discounts for those aged 50 and older while other companies offer deals and discounts for people aged 55, 60 or even 65 and older.

By taking advantage of senior discounts, you can reduce your cost of retirement and free up some cash for other activities that you enjoy. Goldberg and Associates, your retirement planning service in Atlanta, offers this list of places that offer senior citizen discounts.

JOANN

JOANN is a retail outlet with a focus on crafting supplies and fabrics. They boast over 850 stores in nearly all 50 states. If you are into knitting, sewing and crafts, then you have probably shopped here before.

As a senior citizen, you can enjoy a 20% savings on your purchases at JOANN if you shop on Senior Discount Days, of which there are several throughout the year. Perhaps a crocheted blanket is in the works.

Supercuts

Supercuts offers haircuts and other salon services at all of its locations in the United States. You don’t have to make an appointment to get a haircut at Supercuts, just show up. If you are aged 60 or older, you can enjoy a 10% discount on your haircut in all of their 2,400 plus locations.

Walgreens

Walgreens has been serving America since 1921 and it is the place to be if you need to pick up first aid supplies or medications. Walgreens has more than 8,000 locations throughout all 50 states.

If you are aged 55 or older, Walgreens offers a 20% discount on selected items.

Pep Boys

If you do your own auto maintenance or own a 1968 Camaro that you are restoring, then you probably spend a lot of time and money at the auto part store. If this describes you, you should be shopping at Pep Boys.

Pep Boys was founded in 1921 by four gentlemen fresh out of the Navy. Today, Pep Boys boasts over 1,000 locations in about 35 states. If you are aged 55 or older, you get to enjoy a 10% discount on auto repair, tires or whatever else you need to keep your vehicles running smoothly.

Kohl’s

Kohl’s is a leading retailer of clothing as well as many other products. There are more than 1,100 Kohl’s locations all across the United States. Whichever state you live in, chances are good it has at least one Kohl’s location.

If you are aged 60 or older, when you shop at Kohl’s, you can enjoy a 15% discount. Clothing costs add up over the year, such a discount will save you a lot of money.

National Parks

President Woodrow Wilson established the National Park Service in 1916. It has since grown to encompass more than 400 areas across our great nation. If you like to hike, fish or camp on the more than 80 million acres of National Park land, you will need to purchase a pass.

An annual pass will allow access to over 2,000 recreation sites across the entire country. And while most people have to pay $80 for an annual pass, seniors aged 62 or older can get their pass for only $20. You could choose to get a lifetime pass for only $80. Either way, this is a great deal.

Roto-Rooter

Roto-Rooter is the largest drain cleaning and plumbing service provider in North America. They have been around since 1935 and boast more than 600 company-owned franchises that reach over 90% of the population.

Not that you will find this on their website, but they offer a senior citizen discount for anyone aged 55 or over. It is definitely worth asking about should you need a toilet unclogged or leak fixed.

Amtrak

Amtrak boasts over 20,000 route miles in 46 states and the District of Columbia. They also serve three provinces in Canada. More than 300 trains show up to their destinations every day.

For people who are aged 65 or older, Amtrak offers a 10% discount for most rail fares. If you enjoy traveling by train, this could add up to some pretty sweet savings.

Dining

If you enjoy eating out, senior citizens get discounts at many restaurant locations. For example, Applebee’s offers 10 to 15% off depending on the location. Einstein’s Bagels offers 10% off for anyone aged 60 or older. Perkins has an entire discounted menu for patrons aged 55 or older.

Goldberg and Associates specializes in all your estate planning and elder law needs. Contact us today.