Did you hear what happened when Jodie Foster, Demi Moore, Tom Cruise and Jon Bon Jovi went to IHOP?
They got the senior discount.
Forget what they say: 50 isn’t the new 30. It’s the new 65 when it comes to some senior discounts.
Many places no longer make you wait until you’re of retirement age to get a break on eating and shopping. There are some starting at 50. For most, however, you have to be at least 55.
So, if you were old enough to have been behind the wheel for a few years when 55 was enacted as the national speed limit, then you’re old enough for most of these discounts.
(The 1974 Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act that prohibited speed limits higher than 55 miles per hour was drafted in response to oil price spikes and supply disruptions during the 1973 oil crisis. Gas was about 55 cents a gallon.)
Offers vary by location. Not all participate. Ask before ordering.
Jack in the Box: 50-plus get 50 cents off drink prices.
Seattle Premium Outlets, Tulalip: 10 percent off on Tuesday for 50-plus at many stores, including Coldwater Creek, Columbia, Converse. The Fudgery. For complete list: www.premiumoutlets.com/salespdf/Seattle50plus13.pdf
IHOP Restaurant: Happy Hour for 50-plus from 3 to 6 p.m. daily, up to $7 off two meals and two drinks, at 10301 Evergreen Way.
IHOP Restaurant: Senior BOGO, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 to 9 p.m., with purchase of two beverages, 3710 Broadway Ave.
Tulalip Resort Eagles Buffet: 50-plus get 15 percent off.
Ross Stores: 55+ get 10 percent off on Tuesdays.
Sally Beauty Supply: 55-plus get club card for $2.50 a year.
Ivar’s: Carte Clam Club card for 55-plus with 10 percent discount and a free birthday meal.
Fred Meyer: 55-plus get 10 percent off on the first Tuesday of every month.
Denny’s: Senior Menu for 55-plus.
Diamond Veterinary Associates: 3625 Rucker, Everett: 55-plus (people) get 10 percent off services and some products. Pets can be any age.
Jiffy Lube: 55-plus get $12 off oil changes at the 6209 Evergreen Way shop.
Shari’s: Honored Guests Menu for 60-plus.
Goodwill: 62-plus get 20 percent off on Wednesday.