Who says getting older in South Carolina doesn’t have it perks? The Palmetto State has always been an attractive spot for retirees, and for good reason: in addition to mild weather, sandy beaches, and no shortage of things to do, there are also plenty of places offering sweet senior discounts to help you get the most from your retirement. Find the best ones at these 10 best places for senior discounts in South Carolina.
Seniors age 65 and up can snag a substantially discounted annual pass to all 47 of the state’s parks for half the price of the regular passport—just $35 per year! These passports offer endless entry to all your favorite state parks, and the activities within. If you have this pass, any guests you bring can also enjoys its benefits as long as you are present.
Publix is undoubtedly one of the best things to ever happen to grocery shopping, especially if you’re a senior. Each Wednesday you can score a 5 percent discount on your purchases if you’re age 60 or older. These savings can add up quickly, especially since you’re buying things you already use.
Once you retire, you’ve got the time to travel. Seniors ages 50 and up get a 10 percent discount off the best daily rate at Westgate Resorts. Since Myrtle Beach offers some of the best attractions in the state, planning your stay here is a no-brainer.
You’re never too old to learn something new, right? Clemson University agrees, which is why it offers the OLLI program. Dedicated exclusively to senior education, you can pick from a variety of courses at substantially lower prices than regular university courses. If you never graduated college or are interested in expanding your educational breadth, this is the place for you.
Michael’s is South Carolina’s favorite craft store, and their senior deal just makes them better: they offer their senior customers a 10 percent discount on their purchases. A few brands are excluded from this deal, so make sure you check with your local store for all the details.
If you prefer to fly to your vacation destination, start your trip with American Airlines. They offer up to a 15 percent discount on some domestic fares. You will need to call their hotline for booking information, as not all domestic flights will quality for this discount.
With some of the best names in hotels, like Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, and Comfort Suites, you’ll never worry about paying full price for a hotel room again. Choice Hotels will give seniors ages 60 and up a 10 percent discount on reservations. Since these hotels are easily found throughout the state, you should have no trouble finding one to keep you cozy for the night.
Are you an AARP member? If so, your membership just got $1,000 better. Stop by Tanger Outlets Shopper Services to snag a free coupon book to help you save even more money in their stores. They usually charge for these special books (valued at up to $1,000), but you can get yours for nothing.
Glasses are just a part of getting older, but you don’t have to sacrifice style for functionality. If you’re an AARP member, you can save big on complete sets of eyeglasses,
Get more out of your AARP membership when you book a rental car with Avis. Saving up to 30 percent off the normal rate, you can also score a free upgrade and other perks.