Where to Find Better Deals Than Those Senior Discounts
When you’re caring for elderly parents, every penny counts. Thank goodness for senior discounts, huh?
Except … those discounts aren’t always as good as they sound, reports Time Moneyland. In fact, better deals are sometimes available to the general public. Time reports:
In a world overrun with discounts and deals, sometimes “senior” specials are nothing special. They’re often identical to promotions and offerings available to all, regardless of age. And at times senior deals even cost more. …
Even the AARP isn’t blameless. A current member promotion on the AARP’s website offers $25 Restaurant.com gift certificates for $4. That sounds like a good deal, but Restaurant.com’s own promotion to customers on its mailing list is $2 for that same $25 certificate.
The article also notes where to find better deals for Denny’s, banking and travel. One of the takeaway tips is to do an online search. Google may reveal better coupons than the ones you’re offered.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.