Social Security Recipients: The Best Senior Discounts for Retirees 62 and Older

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Reaching 62 years old is an important milestone for Americans because it’s the age at which you can start applying for Social Security retirement benefits. This doesn’t mean most Americans begin collecting Social Security at 62, however — or even that they should.

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As GOBankingRates previously reported, nearly three-quarters of Americans eligible for Social Security wait until after the age of 62 to start collecting benefits.

The 25% who do start collecting at 62 cite various reasons. Some simply need the immediate income to pay bills and buy groceries. Others like the idea of collecting benefits as long as possible — even though your Social Security check gets bigger the longer you wait. Then there are those who move overseas to cheaper countries, where the Social Security payments they collect at 62 can stretch a long way.

One thing everyone can look forward to at 62 is a wider selection of senior discounts — especially at hotels and travel destinations, but also at certain retailers, restaurants and grocery chains. These discounts are in addition to similar discounts you qualify for when you turn 50-, 55- and 60-years-old.

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Here’s a list of establishments that offer discounts to people 62 and older, based on various consumer and company websites. Keep in mind that some deals might vary by location.



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