Tightwad Tod has a great post on more businesses offering senior discounts to open pocketbooks in the recession. Seniors can now get discounts at drug and grocery stores, clothing stores, gyms, hardware stores, auto repair shops, and insurance companies. You can also ask plumbers, contractors, barbershops, car washes, piano teachers, veterinarians, and car dealers for a discount, according to the post.
Some perks start at 62 or 65, others begin as early as 50. Just ask!
More senior discount resources:
The Web site senior discounts has info on business that offer perks to older customers. Some of the site is free but paid members get more access to deals.
About.com lists about three dozen senior discounts.
AARP members get discounts on retail, travel, fitness, and home purchases.