At one time I was indecisive about asking for a “Senior Discount”. What was the problem? Pride,? Refusal to accept the fact that I was older? Embarrassment? Whatever the reasons, I no longer hesitate to ask for a senior discount.
When I buy at Mc Donalds I always ask for a “Senior Coffee” or “Senior Coke” and I am charged 50 cents or less for a $1.00 drink. The same works for Burger King. I ask Wendy’s for a senior discount and they give me a free drink with my purchase. I haven’t the courage to ask for only the free drink at Wendy’s without any other purchase. Shoney’s and Dunkin Donuts give Senior discounts, I simply ask for it. Sonic, Hardee’s and Krystal’s tell me they don’t give senior discounts when I ask.
Bonney shops the Food Markets on the senior discount days. Kroger gives 10 % to card holders on the first Wednesday of the month. Publix gives 5% on Wednesdays, simply ask for the Senior Discount. Harris Teeter gives 5% to VIC card holders on Thursdays. The Harris Teeter behind the old Belle Meade Theater near White Bridge Road periodically sends an offer of $20 off on a purchase totaling $50 or more. That is a whopping 40% discount!I don’t know of any other Harris Teeter store that does that.
There are a few restaurants we visit on a carry-out basis. Captain D’s have a number of Senior Special deals on Wednesday’s and Sunday’s which include a drink. At one time they had a giant banner listing all of the special deals on the approach to the drive-up speakers. They have since taken the banner down.
Periodically we buy one O’Charlies $8.00 special meal for carry-out which Bonney and I share at home and we save more since we furnish our own drinks at home and save the cost of a tip and expensive drinks.
I am told that IHOP and Chili’s both give 10% Senior Discounts. I have learned that the best thing I can do is ask for a Senior discount everywhere I shop. The worst they can do is to say “No.”