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BC Health Coalition

Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations BC

Local Senior Networks

West End Seniors’ Network

South Granville Seniors Centre

Senior’s discount list for Lower Mainland (MAY VARY DEPENDING ON LOCATION)

  • A & W, 60+ Discounts on coffee/tea and on food
  • ABC Country Restaurant, Seniors menu section, Sunday brunch special in some locations
  • The Bay Restaurant, 65+, 10%
  • Burger King, 55+, seniors coffee
  • Church’s Chicken, 55+, 30% Tuesdays
  • Denny’s Restaurant, 55+, seniors section on menu
  • IHOP, 55+, seniors section on menu
  • KFC, all groups, Tuesday specials
  • Knight & Day, seniors menu, specials from 4:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Macdonalds, 60+, discounted seniors coffee and coffee/muffin deals
  • The Pantry, 65+, seniors menu
  • Ricky’s All-day Grill, 65+, 10%
  • Subway, 60+, 10%, at Manager’s discretion
  • Taco Bell, 60+, free drink
  • Wendy’s Restaurant, 55+ varies by location
  • White Spot, 65+, ask for seniors menu,
  • The Bay, 60+, 15%, First Tuesday of each month
  • Salvation Army, 10%, 60+, every day
  • Sears, 55+, 10%, Second Tuesday?
  • Value Village, 30%, 60+, Tuesdays
  • Walmart, does not have a specific seniors discount but has numerous on-line coupons
  • Banana Republic, 60+, 10%, one day a week
  • Carlton Cards, 60+, 10%, Every day
  • Laura Secord, 65+, 15%, First Monday
  • Ming Wo , 60+, 20%, First Monday, regular priced items only
  • Liquor Depot/Barn, 65+, 5%, Tuesdays
  • M&M Meat Shop, 60+, 5%, Tuesday, 10% if order over $30
  • McGavins Bread Basket, 60+, 10%, Tuesdays, good deals on large orders
  • Safeway, 10% off or Air Miles, First Tuesday, Customer Appreciation Day, minimum $35, with Safeway Card
  • Uprising Breads, 65, senior discount every day

Hotels:

Senior discounts vary by age, by % of discount, and by season. Loyalty cards for the hotel chain or membership cards (such as BCAA or CARP) are often needed. Ask when reserving.

  • Best Western
  • Sandman Hotels
  • Choice Hotels (Clarion, Comfort Inn, Quality, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, etc.)
  • Days Inn
  • Hilton Hotels (Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Red Lion, etc.)
  • Howard Johnson
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Radisson Hotels
  • Travelodge Hotels
  • Fairmont Hotels

Banks/Credit Union

  • All financial institutions offer 60+ discounts which vary by product and institution; often must ask.

Pharmacies & Health Services

  • Costco Pharmacy, has lowest drug and dispensing fees, membership needed
  • Iris Eyecare, significant discounts for CARP members on frames, lens and laser surgery
  • Lens Crafters, 30%, CAA members discount
  • Pearle Vision, 65+, has given CARP discounts in past, has 30% discount for BCAA members
  • Pharmasave, 65+, varies from store to store, often 10% off on one day a month
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 55+, last Thursday, some exclusions, need Optimum Card
  • Fair Pharmacare, Prov. Government, will subsidize high prescription and medical supply costs for low income citizens, sliding scale, must be registered, restrictions apply
  • Medical Services Plan, Prov. Government, Premium Assistance program, free coverage for low income citizens with net income below $22,000, then sliding scale

Home Improvement & Building Supplies

Art Knapps, 60+, 20%, Wednesday, Off regular priced items

Canadian Tire, 65+, 10%, First Wednesday, off regular priced items

Cloverdale Paints, 65+, 15%, Any day, 25% paint, 15% tools and accessories

Home Hardware, 65+, 10%, discounts vary, manager’s discretion, Tuesdays at some locations

Rona, 65+, 10%, First Tuesday of each month

Automotive Care & Supplies

Bashir’s Auto, 60+, 50%, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Car washes

Lordco, 65+, 30%, Anyday, Off regular priced items

ICBC and Canada Direct offer significant seniors discounts for car insurance, (some restrictions), 65+

Thrifty Canada, 55+, 5%

Budget, Hertz, Avis, 25% but must be a CARP member

Airlines: Air Canada and Westjet do not offer seniors discounts however a number of American airlines (American, Delta, United, US Airlines, etc.) offer limited discounts/deals in some markets, on some flights, usually by telephone only; always query before making reservations. Note that CARP members have access to various packages and offers. See their website.

Amtrak, 65+, offers seniors discount though other passes and discounts may offer superior value

Aquabus, 65+, seniors discounts on individual and all passes

BC Ferries, 65+, free passenger fare to March 31 on Mon. to Thurs., 50% discount after that date, on most routes, holidays excluded

Greyhound Canada, 62+, 10%, also have significant discounts when senior travels with other adults or related children, restrictions apply

Park’N Fly, 20% discount for CARP members

Translink, 65+, concession fare of $1.75, monthly passes, with ID

Provincial Bus Pass program for low-income seniors receiving GIS or other allowances, 65+, one-time-payment of $45 for year, restrictions apply

VIA Rail, 60+, 15%, seniors discounts, other passes and discounts may offer superior value

Parks Canada, 65+, 12% discount on day and yearly pass

BC Parks, 65+, seniors discount of 50% off summer rate from Labour Day to June 15th , restrictions apply, offer seniors discounts usually of 20% or more

Vancouver Art Gallery, 65+, 30%

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, 65+, discounts varies, also have a 25% CARP discount

UBC Museum of Anthropology, 65+, 13% discount

University of BC, Simon Fraser University, and Capilano University all offer significant seniors discounts, special seniors offerings and continuing ed courses, 55+, of special note is Endless Pursuits at UBC each June and Elder University at Capilano University

Community Centres, 65+, 30% off for seniors, there is also a limited-access pass for all low income families and individuals with various activities being free or at 50% of cost.