Great Senior Discounts in Michigan

As the cost of living goes up, paying for things on a tight income can be difficult. From entertainment to essentials, these senior discounts in Michigan can help.

Great senior discounts in Michigan

After retirement, or even before, living on a budget can be difficult. But there are plenty of senior discounts in Michigan that can help – including perks from various chains with locations in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Whether you’re looking to have a little fun with the grandkids or get a bargain on clothing, this list has a variety of options.

Many of these businesses have age restrictions, and it’s always best to check ahead with your nearest location to make sure they have the discount.

Also, discounts can sometimes vary based on the store, even if it’s part of the same chain. Be sure to call ahead to see if the location near you is participating.

In addition, some of the discounts are also only on certain days or at certain times – so check that information, too.

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Finally, keep in mind that some spots – specifically some grocery stores – have done away with senior discounts in favor of offering broader discounts to those who sign up for savings programs. Those are not included in our list, but it’s always worth checking with your favorite shopping destinations to see how you can save.

Bottom line: Always do your homework when it comes to helping your aging parents save money.

Read to discover some solid senior discounts in Michigan, especially here in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Arby’s

  • Discount: 10 percent off or drink discount
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

This fast food chain, famed for its slow-roasted meat sandwiches, offers senior discounts that may vary by location.

Auntie Anne’s

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: Ages 65-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Anyone can also download the Auntie Anne’s app for discounts, coupons, birthday pretzels and more to start enjoying those soft pretzels.

A&W Restaurants

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

The “all-American food” chain offers a senior discount at some locations. Call ahead and stop in for a burger and a root beer float.

Banana Republic

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: Ages 50-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Check the Banana Republic website for other discounts as well, such as student or teacher breaks.

Bob’s Big Boy

  • Discount: Varies by location
  • Qualifications: Ages 60-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Some Big Boy locations offer a discount, though there is not a company-wide policy. Check ahead at your local eatery to find out.

Bonefish Grill

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: AARP members
  • Locations: Novi, Troy

This causal-dining seafood spot’s discount is available for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Must have a valid AARP card.

Boston Market

  • Discount: Varies by location
  • Qualifications: Ages 65-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Boston Market also offers discounts through their VIP club. Sign up on their website

Burger King

  • Discount: 10 percent off and other discounts on drinks and coffee
  • Qualifications: Ages 60-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Ask and see if there is a senior discount on Burger King’s freshly brewed coffee. Also see the website for more savings.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: AARP members
  • Locations: Canton, Clinton Township, Novi, Southgate, Troy

Be sure to show a valid AARP membership card to receive this discount.

Chili’s

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Join the My Chili’s Rewards program for more savings and offers from the Tex-Mex-style cuisine chain.

C.J. Banks/Christopher Banks

  • Discount: 10 percent off on Wednesdays
  • Qualifications: Ages 60-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

There are 28 locations in Michigan, so check ahead and enjoy high-quality clothes at a discount price.

Clarks

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: Ages 62-plus
  • Locations: Auburn Hills, Clinton Township, Novi

Shop for shoes from casual to dressy. Browse the website for additional offers, too.

Dairy Queen

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: Varies by location
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Some locations of the soft-serve ice cream icon offer bargains. Most are open year-round, but call ahead to be sure during colder months.

Denny’s

  • Discount: 15 percent off
  • Qualifications: AARP members
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Show your valid AARP membership card to receive the discount at this American-fare sit-down chain.

Dressbarn

  • Discount: 10 percent off on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Call ahead to see if your local Dressbarn is among those offering senior discounts in Michigan. Its website also has additional bargains.

Einstein’s Bros. Bagels

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: Ages 60-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Join the Shmear Society to receive more discounts and deals.

Goodwill

  • Discount: 10 percent off on Tuesdays
  • Qualifications: Ages 60-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Tuesdays are Senior Savings days at Goodwill. Receive 10 percent off all donated merchandise.

Hardee’s

  • Discount: 33-cent drinks or 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: Ages 52-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Check with your local Hardee’s to see what sort of discount they offer for seniors.

IHOP

  • Discount: Bargains on its 55+ Rise ‘N Shine menu
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus
  • Locations: Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Canton, Dearborn Heights, Livonia, Novi, Royal Oak, Woodhaven, Ypsilanti

Get your pancake fix with a specially priced menu just for seniors.

Joann Fabric and Crafts Stores

  • Discount: 20 percent off
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Keep your eyes peeled for the next Senior Discount Day at this popular crafting supply store chain.

KFC

  • Discount: Free small drink with any meal
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Some KFC locations deliver through Grubhub, too. Check ahead and see if yours does to enjoy its signature fried chicken delivered to your door.

Kohl’s

  • Discount: 15 percent off on Wednesdays
  • Qualifications: 60-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

The popular retail department store offers bargains once a week. Time your purchases, though, because this offer can’t be combined with Kohl’s Cash.

Michaels

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Do your crafting at a discount with this offer. This choice among senior discounts in Michigan comes with a bonus: It also includes sale items.

Motown Thrift

  • Discount: 25 percent off entire purchase, Monday-Friday
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus
  • Location: 8050 N. Middlebelt Road, Westland

Score great bargains on gently used clothing and household items on weekdays while supporting U.S. veterans.

Outback Steakhouse

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: AARP members
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Show a valid AARP membership card and get 10 percent off of your bill at Outback.

Rainforest Cafe

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: AARP members
  • Locations: 4310 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills

Present a valid AARP membership card to redeem this reward at this themed restaurant chain.

Royal Oak restaurants

  • Discount: 20 percent off before 6 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus
  • Locations: Ale Mary’s, Hamlin Corner, Lily’s Seafood, Lockhart’s BBQ, Mesa Tacos & Tequila, Mr. B’s Pub, O’Tooles, Pronto!, ROAK, Royal Oak Brewery, Rock on Third, Taphouse, Tom’s Oyster Bar

Visit various downtown Royal Oak eateries before dinnertime on Tuesdays and snag a bargain (doesn’t apply to daily specials or alcohol) with a discount card.

Salvation Army

  • Discount: Varies by location
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Salvation Army senior discounts can be up to 50 percent. Check ahead and swing by to grab extra deals on many resale goods.

Subway

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: Ages 60-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Subway’s fresh ingredients are great for any meal. Get rewards through its app.

Taco Bell

  • Discount: 10 percent off and drink discounts
  • Qualifications: Ages 65-plus
  • Locations: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Different locations may offer different things, such as the 10 percent discount or a free drink – so check ahead as see what your local spot has in store.

Walgreens

  • Discount: Up to 20 percent off the first Tuesday of the month
  • Qualifications: Ages 55-plus and AARP members
  • Location: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Get a Balance Rewards Card to enjoy discounts on Seniors Day, which is the first Tuesday of the month, at this popular drugstore chain.

White Castle

  • Discount: 10 percent off
  • Qualifications: Ages 62-plus
  • Location: Various locations in metro Detroit/Ann Arbor

Check your nearest outpost for this slider chain and see if they’re among those offering senior discounts in Michigan.

Know of some great senior discounts in Michigan we missed? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to the list.

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