There are a lot of things we grump about as we age, but senior discounts is definitely not one of them! Many places throughout Clark County, from locally-owned stores to large chains, honor senior citizens by offering discounts. If you are looking to use your age to your advantage the next time you shop, check out this list of businesses that offer money-saving senior discounts.
New Seasons offers Senior Wednesdays for those 65-years-old or over with 10 percent off most items. The Fisher’s Landing Store features live music on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Seniors can do their shopping and then enjoy a salad or hot deli meal in the deli seating area while listening to live music.
Chuck’s Produce offers a senior discount every Tuesday – 10 percent for those 65-years-old or over. The entire store excluding the gift shop is a part of the discount. Both stores offer a “Senior Meet & Greet” class in the classrooms. For Salmon Creek, the class is typically held the 3rd Monday from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. and at Mill Plain it is held the last Monday of the month from 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pacific Northwest Best Fish Company in Ridgefield offers 10 percent off to seniors 55-years-old or over on Tuesdays at Pacific NW Best Fish and the PNWB Café.
Fred Meyer stores offer a senior discount to those 55-years-old or over each Tuesday. There are restrictions. For example, you can’t use the discount for fuel or at the deli. Full details are on the Fred Meyer website.
Albertsons offers a Senior Savings Day Discount. The first Wednesday of every month, Albertsons gives seniors 55-years-old or over 10 percent off their grocery purchases.
Walgreens offers 20 percent off on the first Tuesday of the month to those with a Balance Rewards card (free from Walgreens), are 55-years-old or over and AARP members. Discounts are not valid on some items such as alcohol, tobacco, stamps, magazines, sale items, etc. Complete details can be found at the Walgreens website.
The Clark County Historical Museum in downtown Vancouver offers seniors age 65-years-old or over $1 off their regular admission price. In addition the museum is open from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. each month for VDA’s First Friday Downtown. Admission is free on that day.
Goodwill offers 10 percent off on Tuesdays for those 55-years-old or over.
Great Clips offers $3 off haircuts to those 60-years-old or over and Super Cuts offers $2 off haircuts for seniors 65-years-old or over.
Ross Dress for Less offers a discount to their senior club members. The Every Tuesday Club is for those 55-years-old or over. It’s free to join. Members get 10 percent off merchandise on Tuesdays. You can sign up in a store at the customer service desk by providing an ID with your age or date of birth. The store will issue you a Tuesday Club Discount card.
Eligible Seniors May Save at the Farmers Markets
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides $40 worth of checks to eligible seniors to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Checks are distributed by lottery through Meals on Wheels People (formerly Loaves & Fishes) and are valid June through October.
You are eligible if you:
- Meet the income guidelines
- Are 60-years-old or over, and
- Are a resident of Washington State (must show ID)
More information is available by calling 1-866-788-6325
More Lists of Senior Discounts
In addition, the Brad’s Deals website lists food and retail chains that offer senior discounts. Another website to check is the Senior Citizen Discount List site. AARP is a membership organization with a fee to join and is known for discounts offered to their members.
Asking for a Senior Discount
Even though a business advertises a “senior day” or discount, you’ll probably have to ask for your discount. Also, there are many businesses that offer a discount but don’t really advertise it. So ask when you make purchases. And, be prepared to show your identification – seniors are looking younger every day!