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Old 04-17-2016, 07:25 AM
 
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Better than any senior discount is the option of eating less food by ordering smaller plates or, better yet, taking a lesson learned from the ladies, of immediately asking for a doggy bag, eating half the order and taking the other half home for a second meal. That lowers the cost of your meal by 50% on top of the senior discount by giving you two meals for the price of one. The surfboard-size plates that food is delivered on nowadays is more food than most of us physically need.

We guys are no longer a teenager on the high school football team so we don't need the amount of food our minds would like to eat. Maybe not you personally but many of us. And many ladies can also shovel down some serious chow beyond what's needed.

Some of us suffer from a syndrome that results in us not allowing being full to keep us from eating all on our plate. It's a serious condition that needs to be worked with vigilance.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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There's a list of restaurant discounts on page 2 of this list:

https://www.theseniorlist.com/2016/0...ior-discounts/
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Better than any senior discount is the option of eating less food by ordering smaller plates or, better yet, taking a lesson learned from the ladies, of immediately asking for a doggy bag, eating half the order and taking the other half home for a second meal. ...
The OP wrote: "...both of us eat lightly due to health complications we also enjoy that they have a dollar menu/discount menu (so it is not as expensive plus we don't have so left overs to take home..."
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:04 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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There's a list of restaurant discounts on page 2 of this list:

https://www.theseniorlist.com/2016/0...ior-discounts/
Thank you for this list. I didn't know Albertsons gives discount on the first Wednesday and Hyatt 50% discount. I will book them next time.

The local IHOP doesn't have a senior menu, we get discount over the regular menu. But I don't eat at IHOP anymore since my family became gluten free.
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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These are the ones that I'm aware of:


Taco Bell-free senior drink
Dairy Queen-65+ 10% discount
Taco Cabana-10% discount
Burger King-.50c senior drink
Cici's Pizza-Tuesday is senior day $4.99 buffet with drink
McD's-coffee .65


I always ask for what discounts they offer.


Like in Ross Dress for Less Seniors get 10% off the entire purchase on Tuesdays.


Check your receipt for a survey-you'll get a discount on your next visit..sometimes a free sandwich or $1.00 off.


It all adds up if you eat out a lot.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Some of the dishes on the " Senior Menu " at IHOP have smaller portions than the regular priced items . Technically not a real discount . But if that's not a problem .... so be it .
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Old 04-17-2016, 02:20 PM
 
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You can share a meal in most restaurants and still have leftovers.
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Old 04-17-2016, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Thank you for the suggestions. I am definitely going to check out some of those places.


Please keep them coming if you have more.


I was especially looking for places that may offer a free or significantly discounted soda or coffee with your food order. Ideas?
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Old 04-17-2016, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Is there a culinary school near you or a technical college with a culinary program?

They always have inexpensive lunches or dinners so the fledgling chefs can practice.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Subway does every day of the week.
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