During the difficult times of COVID-19, SBS thought it would be a helpful idea to share discounts with our clients! No matter what your budget is, there are always very beneficial ways to keep money in your wallet. Below we have presented a list of places that provide seniors with extra discounts. 

1) Needy Meds


It provides free or discounted medicine to people who are unable to afford them. It also connects patients to assistance programs that best suit their individual needs. They don’t charge users nor do they require personal information from them.

2) Good Rx


Compares prices for prescriptions at nearby pharmacies and where you can get the best deal.

3) Medicare.gov


Compare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage plans to see pricing and available plans in your state and county. This is a great way to save money on prescriptions. You can compare Retail vs. Mail Order costs as well.

4) State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs


Many states offer to help to pay drug plan premiums and/or other drug costs.

5) SilverSneakers


Allows you access to more than 13,000 participating gyms/fitness center locations nationwide as long as you are part of a participating health insurance plan.

6) AARP Membership


Anyone 50 years of age or older can become a member and receive discounts to healthcare products, automobile insurance, homeowner’s insurance, travel, dining, entertainment, phone plans, and more.

7) At Your Best


Vocal has listed 14 online courses that are free for seniors. This is a great way to stay busy and healthy during Covid-19. These courses range from photography classes to learning new languages! 

8) Eldercare Locator


Eldercare Locator is an accessible transportation option for older adults and people with disabilities. It allows seniors to customize transportation to their unique circumstances. It could be a helpful resource during Covid-19. 

9) The Senior List


This is a great place to find discounts for restaurants, retail, travel, grocery, retirement, and more.

10) Benefits CheckUp


Free Service of the National Council on Aging (NOCA) that helps identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of expenses such as medications, food, utilities, legal, health care, housing, in-home services, taxes, transportation, employment training.

11) Amazon Prime 


Amazon Prime is offering all individuals a free 30 day trial of prime shipping along with Prime video. It contains many of the movies and shows that you love! Not only is this a good save, but it offers hours of entertainment!

12) National Association of Area Agencies on Aging


It serves older adults and individuals with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Additionally, we want to remind our clients of the senior hours in numerous grocery stores. Here is an extensive list: 

  • Costco – 9:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Dollar General – first hour open 
  • Hy-vee – 7:00 am to 8:00 am 
  • Kroger – 7:00 am to 8:00 am 
  • Schnucks – 6:00 am to 7:00 am
  • Target – first hour open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 
  • Trader Joe’s – 8:00 am to 9:00 am or 9:00 am to 10:00 am depending on the store location 
  • Walgreens – 8:00 am to 9:00 am every Tuesday 
  • Walmart – first hour to open on Tuesday depending on the store location
  • Whole Foods – one hour before the store opens depending on the store location 

If you have any questions regarding your Medicare plan during this time, Senior Benefit Services’ agents are always available. Remember to stay healthy and safe! 

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