Many seniors are on a fixed income and one great way to stick to a budget is to take advantage of senior discounts.

Restaurants, department stores, hotels, and more offer senior discounts, and many of them start at age 50.

Here are a few of the great discounts that we’ve found.

Did you know that Dunkin Donuts will give a free doughnut to people over 55 (with an AARP card) when they order a cup of coffee?

Want to go out to dinner? Restaurants like Applebee’s (15 percent off with Golden Apple Card – 60+), Chili’s (10 percent off – AARP), and Sonic (10 percent off or free beverage – 60+) have deals that seniors can take advantage of.

Heading out shopping? Several stores also offer senior discounts. Dress Barn offers 20 percent off to shoppers 55 and over. Kohl’s offers 15 percent off to guests 60 and over, and Modell’s Sporting Goods has a 30 percent off deal.

Even cell phone companies offer discounts for seniors. AT&T has a Special Senior Nation 200 plan for $19.99 a month for those 65 and older. Verizon Wireless offers a Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan for $29.99 a month for 200 anytime minutes for anyone 65 or over.

Looking get your hair done? Great Clips has a $3 off haircut discount (days and times vary) for those 60 and over and Supercuts offers $8 off haircuts for clients 60 and over.

Ready to get away for a bit? Several airlines – including Southwest, United, and U.S. Airways – have various discounts available for travelers 65 and over. You should always call the airline before booking to receive the discount.

Renting a car when you get to your destination? Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National all have discounts of up to 25 percent for AARP members. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a 5 percent discount for AARP members.

Need somewhere to stay? Holiday Inn offers 15 percent to 40 percent (depending on location) to guests 62 and over. Best Western has a 10 percent discount for AARP members, La Quinta Hotels has a 30 percent off and free breakfast deal for guests 55 and over, and Marriott Hotels have a 15 percent off discount for AARP members.

Heading to a national park? National parks offer a $10 lifetime pass (includes free admission for a “car load”) and 50 percent off additional services – including camping – for people 62 and over.

See, seniors can go a lot of places and do a lot of things while still saving a lot of money!

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