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Senior Discounts in Canada

Senior Discounts in Canada

If you’re a senior (or you know a senior) looking to save money, look no further. Thanks to the help of many on our Facebook page, I have put together a list of discounts available to seniors in Canada.

The following list includes the store, discount, and minimum age requirement. I will add more discounts to this list as I come across them. Feel free to submit them here, too!

  • A&W (age: 60+): 10% off food purchases, every day.
  • The Bay (age: 60+): 15% off your purchase, first Tuesday of every month.
  • Bulk Barn (age: students AND 60+): 10% off your purchase, every Wednesday. Discount cannot be combined with any other discount ($3 off $10 coupons).
  • Canadian Tire (age: 65+): 10% off regular priced items, first Wednesday of every month.
  • Golden Griddle (age: 55+):10% discount, excluding alcohol, every day.
  • Go Transit (age: 65+): 1/2 price of a single ride adult fare, every day.
  • Greyhound (age: 62+): 10% off your purchase, every day.
  • Imperial Buffet (age: 65+): 25% off the buffet price, every day.
  • Lawtons Drug (age: 55+): 20% off select merchandise, every day.
  • M&M Meats (age:60+): 5% off your purchase, every Tuesday.
  • Mandarin Chinese Buffet (age: 65+): 20% off the buffet price, every day.
  • Marriott (age: 62+): 15% off or more on your room rate, every day.
  • McDonalds (age: 60+):Large coffee for $0.85, every day.
  • Rexall PharmaPlus (age: 55+): 20% off your purchase of regular priced merchandise every Tuesday of the Month.
  • Rona (age: 65+): 10% off your regular priced purchase. First Tuesday of the month.
  • Salvation Army (age: 60+): 10% off your purchase, every day. Discount cannot be combined with other offers.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (age: 55+): 20% off your purchase of regular priced merchandise (excludes certain items), every Thursday.
  • Smitty’s: With a $2 annual fee, receive a $5 gift certificate and save 15% off any menu or retail item, every day.
  • Value Village (age : 55+): 10% off your purchase, every Tuesday.
  • Via Rail (age: 60+): Save on adult regular fare, every day.

Reaching a milestone birthday of 50+ is cause for celebration – think of all the discounts you’re able to receive now (often on top of coupons and other discounts)!

The best possible way to receive a senior discount is to simply ask for one. Most stores offer them, but may not actively promote this service. When it doubt, ask. You can’t get what you don’t ask for!

Do you know of any stores that give senior discounts? Please submit them here.

Comments

  1. Angela

    Canadian Tire always has great sales, and would recommend that seniors shop the sales rather than using a 10% discount on regular priced items, as when on sale would be 30, 40, or even 50% off.

  2. Renata

    Shoppers does not always give the discount if you are under 65. I went with my mother, who is 60, and got no special price on seniors’ day… It depends on the cashier…

  3. Eve

    Value Village offers 30% off on Senior Tues.That is every week.

  4. Di

    BC resident seniors can ride BC Ferries, Mon – Thurs (excluding holidays) for free. Must present ID. This does not include the car… but still a great savings to be aware of.

    • MDash

      BC Ferries no longer has free senior fares. Seniors now must pay 1/2 price Mon to Thurs, except holidays.

  5. sally

    some colleges and universitites offer free courses for seniors when others have to pay the full tuition

    free/low fee bank accounts + free cheques

    In Ontario annual eye doctor check ups are free but younger patients have to pay around $70+

    Depending on the region where you live, there is free/low cost snow shovelling/lawn mowing

    Ontario has the seniors home renovation tax credit to renovate your house

    Enbridge gas in Ontario does not make seniors pay a late fee (or a much lower fee) when they pay their monthly gas bill

    Enbridge gas in Ontario has a program for reduced gas fee when a senior is low income (must have proof and must apply)

    Sears 10% off for Optical, Women/Men/Children’s clothing on 2nd Tuesday of the month, at least in Ontaro

    Pearle Vision 30% off eye wear with CAA card

    • Cassie Howard

      Thanks so much, Sally! Do you happen to know of the ages for these places?

  6. Pink

    Grey Power home or car insurance, huge savings for 50 plus

  7. Rayana

    In BC, Salvation Army Thrift Shops give a 20% discount on Tuesdays only.

  8. Marlene G

    A&W at the Shoppers mall in Brandon MB refused to give discount. Is this another “At participating locations” thing? I can’t find any information on A&W policy.

  9. Jen

    Shoppers Drug Mart (age: 55+)*

    This is YMMV, but I’ve been to at least 5 Shoppers Drug Marts in Ontario (3 in Peterborough, 1 in Orillia, 1 in North Bay) that have seniors discounts starting at age 50.

  10. Miranda

    I work at Wendy’s in Halifax Nova Scotia and we offer 10% off for seniors

  11. A Smith

    EggSmart (a breakfast/lunch chain) has a senior’s card (for free) that gives you 10% discount on Tuesdays at the Fowler Drive, Mississauga, store and atthe Geneva St. store in St. Catharines.

  12. Margaret Dougherty

    Shoppers Drug Mart offers its 20% seniors discount **every** Thursday. 55+

    • Cassie Howard

      Thanks for the heads up!

    • Carol

      Shopper’s Drug Mart offers discount only on regular priced items which are way overpriced in the first place, usually by 20% or more so you’re not saving anything. I needed to purchase an item on Senior’s Day and it happened to be on sale at 10% off regular price. I was not allowed the 20% off for seniors because it was already on sale. Their rules are extremely frustrating!!!

  13. Robin Ross

    Rona in Coquitlam, BC says seniors’ discount only on first Tuesday of each month

  14. Terri

    I requested a large seniors coffee at McDonalds and was told they only have a seniors discount on their small coffee. Anyone else experience this?

  15. cathy

    BC Ferries charge seniors from outside the province full fair everyday – we’re from Ontario and felt that this wasn’t very fair.

  16. Rick Wilson

    Hi,

    Rexall’s age is 55 (see this weeks flyer – April 3/15).

    Shopper’s age is at the discretion of the franchise owner (I was told this by Shoppers help line.) Some stores use 55, some 60 and some 65. It’s very inconsistent and frustrating especially when I read that some stores in northern Ontario use 50!

  17. Russ Moore

    Have been to the Hallmark store in tge Quinte Mall in Belleville twice. Both times a discount was refused. 1st time I was told: “This store gives no discounts.” Second time, the clerk disclaimed any knowledge and suggested the senior’s discount may be for Hallmark USA not Canada. I wrote to Hallmark’s Head Office in Toronto, but have received no response.

  18. Volker

    I bought a sunshelter at the Rona store Fleetwood (Surrey B.C.) for $1019 + Tax. It was on a 1 week 15% off regular price $1199. Your discount list says Rona…10% off your purchase any day. My purchase price was $1019. Rona informed me that the 10% was only on the regular price of the item. Nothing about sale items. I’m not happy. Being a SENIOR, I’d like to save what money I can. (RONA) says they know nothing about these so called lists for seniors……Signed Disgruntalled

    • Erica Ashley

      thanks for letting us know. It is always best to check with the store before you purchase a product. Since we are not affiliated with any store things can change quite often based on what we have posted.

  19. volker

    I forgot to mention in my earlier rant that I did buy the sunshelter on Ronas Seniors Day (first Tuesday of the month). So I urge you to check with these stores that go on the list what policies are in place and add them with the store on the list, so others won’t get as irritated as I am.

  20. Greg

    There are not any RONA stores in the Belleville, Brockville, Kingston and Verona area that will give a senior discount. BEWARE. There appears to be very few RONA stores in Ontario that will give the discount.

  21. Ken Sala

    The senior’s discount of 20% offered at Shopper’s Drug Mart is only available to holders of their Optimum card! They used to offer a 15% discount to seniors who didn’t have an Optimum card but appear to dropped that practice. No card – no discount.
    Rexall’s 20% discount is offered to ALL seniors – age dependent only.

  22. Len

    but with free refills, it only matters if it’s takeout.

  23. Ralph

    Mcdonald at Scarborough Parkway wont accept the offer a large coffee for 85 cents every day for senior.

    • Monique Ashby

      In Cornwall it is 20% for a seniors coffee. Didn’t realized till this week that senior age is 55+ I am 56 and paying the regular coffee price.

      • Monique Ashby

        Also any size coffee is available. Get their app for your cellphone. If you look to make a purchase it will let you know if seniors has large coffee discounts. Just cancel the request of the online order but then you will know the rule of the restaurant you would be ordering from.

  24. Lorraine Redfern

    yes, I ask for seniors coffee at every locations and only the small!

  25. Debbie

    Shoppers in Midland is pretty liberal with the seniors discount. I went on a Thursday, I do have an optimum card but can’t remember if I used it. I picked up a prescription and several other items while waiting for them to fill my script. The lady gave me the 20% discount without me asking for it and I was 58 at the time, a month before my 59th. She didn’t ask my age and many say I look much younger than I am.

  26. Susan

    The Optimum Card is free

  27. Deborah Barry

    Wendy’s gives seniors 60+ a free drink

    • Linda O

      Yes but again in my experience you have to ask for it as they don’t automatically offer it

  28. David

    Your Value Village information is not correct. Value Village offers 30% off every Tuesday for Seniors 65yrs old and over.

  29. barbara romanczuk

    GIGANT TIGER HAVE A SENIOR DISCOUNT TOO ASK FOR IT

  30. Dhun Contractor

    Shoppers Drug Mart has differing information to who is a senior (is it 65 yrs or 55 yrs) in order to get a senior’s discount on a Thursday. The organization should ensure that the stores and the information available on websites give the same information as it is frustrating and confusing for the Customers.

  31. Rebecca

    Most Shoppers Drug Marts are age 65 not age 55 for the discount !!!

  32. Colleen C

    I would love to see this updated!

  33. Marilyn

    My experience with Rexall pharmacy,is you get 20%,off their own brand products, however you have to show a CARP card.The carp card cost me $19.99,is good for 1 year,thecard offers some other discounts,like travel ins,some hotels I have not seen any benefit from this yet.It is affilliated with Zoomer.

  34. Greg M.

    Subway.
    15% off 55+ every day

  35. Ken M

    Petland – last Thursday of month for 20%

  36. Jess

    La Senza- if you are a loyalty card member- offers discount (I think 50% off one item) during your birthday month!

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