How Seniors Can Save Money

This article provides information on how seniors can save money on shopping, travel and more.

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One of the advantages of ageing is accessing discounts and savings. Whether you are preparing to enter your 60s or it’s a milestone you passed some time ago, we have some great options to explore. Look at some of the fantastic offers available on shopping, travel, and attractions. 

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Discounts on Attractions and Days Out

 

You may have more time on your hands than ever before for activities and days out. Spending time with friends and family is enhanced when you can plan exciting places to explore. And you can save money too, take a look at some of our suggestions. 

Senior National Trust Membership

 

For those that love the great outdoors, historic buildings, and beautiful gardens the National Trust has a great option for saving money on a membership. Those over the age of 60 who have held a National Trust membership for the last 3 consecutive years become eligible for a senior discounted membership rate. 

What you need to know:

  • Available to existing members only. 
  • Get 25% off the full price.
  • A single senior membership costs £63 a year. 
  • A joint senior membership costs £104.40 a year.
  • To access this discount call 0344 800 1895.
  • Membership includes a free handbook.

Senior English Heritage Membership

 

If your perfect day out includes a stroll around England's finest country homes and castles then a Senior English Heritage membership could save hundreds over the course of a year. 

What you need to know:

  • You must be over 65 years of age to be eligible.
  • Provides unlimited access to over 400 locations.
  • A single senior membership costs £59.
  • A joint senior membership costs £115.
  • Members can get free entry for up to 6 children.
  • Membership includes a free handbook and quarterly magazine.

Senior Lifetime RHS Membership

 

Garden and plant lovers can take advantage of yearly savings for a lifetime with the Royal Horticultural Society. Visit over 200 partnered gardens all over the UK whilst making great savings. 

What you need to know:

  • Includes free entry with one guest or 2 children.
  • Privileged/discounted entry to RHS shows including the Chelsea Flower Show. 
  • Free monthly gardening magazine.
  • Free gardening advice is either face-to-face, by telephone, by mail, or by email.
  • Free monthly email updates that include special offers. 
  • Individual cost is £820 for a lifetime or £45.75 by monthly direct debit. 

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Senior Cinema Discounts

 

Has the weather let you down? Fancy watching the latest film? A trip to the cinema doesn’t have to cost a fortune with the senior ticket ranges that are available at cinemas throughout the UK. Here are some of the best discounts we’ve found.

Showcase Cinemas

 

Catch the latest film at your local Showcase Cinema. There are 21 Showcase cinemas available across the UK.

What you need to know:

  • Senior ticket rate is available every Monday.
  • Only showings before 12 pm are at the senior price.
  • The senior ticket price is £5. 

Odeon Cinemas

 

Watch a film at a reduced price with Odeon Silver Cinema tickets. There are 120 Odeon cinemas across the UK.

What you need to know:

  • Standard ticket prices for seniors start at £3.50.
  • You can book online or at the cinema on the day.
  • The price includes tea, coffee, and biscuits.

Vue Cinemas

 

Vue Cinema offers a senior rate ticket for showings every Wednesday. There are 91 Vue Cinemas across the UK. 

What you need to know:

  • Senior screenings are discounted. Check with your chosen Vue Cinema for prices. 
  • Prices include a free cup of tea and a biscuit.
  • Proof of ID is required. 

Everyman Cinemas

 

Step up your cinema experience with a movie at Everyman Cinemas. With comfortable seats and a social atmosphere, it’s the perfect venue to sit back and relax. There are 38 Everyman Cinemas across the UK. 

What you need to know:

  • The Silver Screen program is available to those over 55.
  • Tickets include a hot drink and a slice of cake.
  • Available at all Everyman cinemas except Canary Wharf.

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Senior Theatre Discounts

 

If live performances are of interest you will probably be considering a trip to the theatre. Most theatres across the UK offer a concession rate for people over 60 years of age, it’s impossible for us to list them all. But we have a few suggestions to get you started.

The Royal Shakespeare Company

 

Located at the home of Shakespeare, Stratford-Upon-Avon, at the Royal Shakespeare Company, seniors can watch a classical Shakespeare play written and performed by his contemporaries.

What you need to know:

  • A 20% discount is available.
  • You must be over 65 to be eligible for a discount.
  • Discounted performances are Mondays and Tuesdays along with matinee performances.

The National Theatre

 

The National Theatre offers a variety of performances across the UK from Othello to Wuthering Heights. 

What you need to know:

  • Discount is available on matinee performances.
  • Travelex appointments are reduced from £35 to £10. 
  • Oliver and Lyttleton tickets are reduced from £52 to £20 on average. 
  • Dorfman tickets are available for £30.

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Senior Dining Discounts

 

A meal out with friends and family is a great way to socialise, but it can be expensive. Lots of places offer special discounts for those over 60. Here are some of our suggestions.

Hungry Horse Restaurants

 

There are approximately 270 Hungry Horse restaurants around the UK. Serving pub food and firm favourites they are an affordable family choice. Hungry Horse offers the Golden Years Menu.

What you need to know:

  • A Starter or dessert and a main are just £4.70.
  • Add another course 3rd course for £1.50.
  • Offer available to customers over 60 years of age.

Green King Pubs

 

With approximately 2,700 Green King pubs in the UK, you are sure to find one close to you. Offering traditional pub food and well-loved dishes, there is something for everyone. This pub offers a senior menu. 

What you need to know:

  • Menu offers smaller-sized starters.
  • Desserts and main courses are available from £1 to £5.99
  • The menu is available to those who are 60 years of age or older.

Toby Carvery

 

The Toby Carvery offers affordable roast dinners 7 days a week. But if you would like to visit during breakfast time, there is an offer that those over the 60s can enjoy.

What you need to know:

  • Offer available to over 60’s only.
  • ID is required.
  • Unlimited tea or coffee when you buy a breakfast bap.

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Senior Health and Fitness Discounts

 

Saving money in all areas can be life-enhancing, but it can be life-changing when you can save money on health and fitness. Here are some ideas to help you can keep more money in your pocket whilst staying well. 

Senior Specsavers Discounts

 

Looking after our eyesight is vital, especially as we get older. Specsavers have a great offer available to their senior customers. 

What you need to know:

  • Free eye tests are available to those over 60.
  • A discount of 25% is available on lenses and glasses in the £69 and above range.
  • Designer frames and sunglasses are included in the discounted offers. 

Senior Boots Opticians and Boots Hearingcare Discounts

 

Seniors can make the most of discounts from Boots Opticians and Boots hearing care. There are currently 550 Boots opticians in the UK, so you are sure to find one on a high street near you. 

What you need to know:

  • You must have a Boots Advantage card to get senior discounts. The Advantage card is free to everyone. 
  • Advantage Card holders are eligible for 25% off prescription glasses or sunglasses.
  • Seniors are eligible for a free hearing test.
  • 15% off hearing aids.
  • Once a year, seniors are eligible for 150 free Advantage points when booking an appointment. 

Senior Gym Discounts

 

Keeping fit and active is an important part of maintaining health as we age. It also engages people in the community and it’s an excellent way to socialise. 

Better Health Senior Membership

 

Better Health Senior Membership provides discounted access to swimming pools, gyms, and fitness classes. Better Health is a not-for-profit organisation so all the proceeds for memberships are reinvested into the local community. Benefits include;  an inclusive gym, swimming pool, and fitness class access. Access to health suits including saunas, and jacuzzi where available. Inclusive access to Better at Home - an online library of over 1500 fitness classes and workouts. 

What you need to know:

  • Senior membership is available to those over 66 years of age. 
  • 7 days priority booking is available via the Better Health App. 
  • Free access to WIFI is available at most venues. 
  • Pay annually or monthly via Direct Debit.
  • Membership costs vary depending on region and venue. Check the website for full details. 

Total Fitness Membership

 

Total Fitness offers a membership for those ages 65 and over. There are 15 health clubs across the UK. Total Fitness wants members to achieve their personal goals and have a range of activities to achieve that. 

What you need to know:

  • You must be 65 or over to receive senior membership.
  • You will have access to a gym floor, swimming pool, track, cafe, ladies-only gym, over 70 fitness classes, and more. 
  • You can try a one-day pass for free. 
  • Buy a 12-month membership or rolling contract.
  • Choose a peak or off-peak rate.

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Senior Shopping Discounts

 

There are a number of ways to save whilst shopping. Some stores have specific senior discounts. Take a look at some of our suggestions, including how to save with MyVoucherCodes.

Senior Discount at Iceland

 

Seniors can save money when stocking up on freezer essentials from the high street's favourite frozen food supermarket - Iceland

What you need to know:

  • A 10% discount is available.
  • You must be 60 and over to be eligible for a discount. 
  • This discount is available every Tuesday. 
  • Only available in-store. 
  • You will need to show ID such as a senior bus pass or driving license

Senior Discount at B&Q

 

You can save money at your local B&Q on gardening selected gardening and Christmas products. 

What you need to know:

  • You need to hold a B&Q Diamond Card to receive a discount. (Existing cardholders only, B&Q is not offering the card to new customers)
  • A 10% discount is available. 
  • The discount is available on Wednesdays.
  • Excludes click-and-collect orders. 

Senior Discount at ATS Euromaster

 

Keep your car on the road and ready for its next adventure by saving money on tyres and car parts at ATS Euromaster

What you need to know:

  • You will need to sign up for the over 60 discount club, it’s free. 
  • Get 15% off selected tyres.
  • Get savings on your MOT, aircon recharge, and wheel alignment.
  • Get 15% off servicing, brakes, steering and suspension, exhausts, batteries, and more. 
  • Enjoy free coffee while you wait.

Senior Discount at Abakhan

 

Hobby and crating enthusiasts can enjoy saving at Abakhan

What you need to know:

  • A discount of 10% is available.
  • You must be 60 or over to be eligible for a discount.
  • Your discount is available every Wednesday.
  • Discount is available in-store only.
  • You will need to show ID, such as a senior railcard, bus pass, or other photographic ID.

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Savings at MyVoucherCodes

 

Our team of experts source the best discount codes and special offers regularly. They are especially useful if you love the convenience of shopping online. We have thousands of stores in our database with discount codes offering money off, free delivery, or free gifts! 

 

Some of our discount codes are available exclusively to seniors, but you can use any discount codes to save on groceries, clothing, gardening, restaurants, and more. 

Sarah-Jane Outten
Editor

Hi, I’m SJ. I’m an editor and content executive here at MyVoucherCodes. I started my journey here as a deals expert which gave me the skills to become a money-saving expert. You can find my tips and recommendations in various publications including The Sun, The Mirror, and The Telegraph.

I gained a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing in 2018, and I’ve put my writing skills into many projects since then. My portfolio at sarahjaneoutten.com includes my work with Cardiff Times, Buzz Magazine and more. 

I write poetry and short stories for pleasure and enjoy getting creative with watercolours and lino printing. I hope that I can merge my love of writing and art into a children's book in the future - watch this space!