List of Available Seniors Discounts in Canada

List of Available Seniors Discounts in Canada

June 16, 2020    Budgeting Advice

What’s one of the many reasons Canada is a great place to live? Countless Canadian businesses offer discounts for senior citizens.

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed financial burdens on many individuals. To ease some of those burdens, we put together a list of 55+ senior discounts in Canada, including businesses that are offering senior hours for safe shopping. Many of these businesses are still open during the COVID-19 pandemic but it’s best to check beforehand.

Read on for discounts on fast food, grocery, retailers, entertainment and more!


55+ senior discounts in Canada

A friendly reminder: discounts may vary from store to store so we recommend confirming the discount with the location you choose to visit.


Grocery Stores

  • M&M Food Market: 5% off every Tuesday for 60+ and 10% if you spend over $30
  • Bulk Barn: 10% off for 65+ every Wednesday
  • Safeway: 10% off for Air Miles holders on the first Tuesday of the month and some stores offer senior discounts on the first Wednesday of the month (age not specified)
  • Giant Tiger: 10% off for 60+ on first Monday of the month


Drug Stores

  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 20% off on the last Thursday of the month for customers 65+ (some locations 55+) if they have a PC Optimum card
  • Rexall: every Tuesday, seniors aged 55+ save 20% on regular-priced items
  • Pharmasave: 10% off on one day each month (date and age not specified)


Fast Food

  • McDonald’s: discounted coffee for seniors aged 55+
  • Taco Bell: free drink for seniors 65+ and at least 5% off meal (varies by location)
  • Burger King: discounted and sometimes free coffee (age not specified)
  • A&W: 10% off for 60+
  • Arby’s: 10% off for 55+
  • Subway: 10% off for 60+
  • Smitty’s: 10% off for 60+ with senior’s card



  • Parks Canada: discount for 65+ (discount may vary)
  • Landmark Cinemas: every Monday, seniors 65+ get 20% off senior’s admission price and concessions
  • Cineplex: discounts for 65+ on cheap Tuesday and regular admission days



  • Via Rail: 10% off for 60+
  • Greyhound: 5% off for 62+



  • Hudson’s Bay: 15% off for 60+ on the first Tuesday of the month
  • Michaels: 10% off regular and sales items every day for 55+
  • Value Village: 30% off on Tuesdays for 55+
  • Hallmark: 10% off one day a week for 65+
  • Rona: 10% off regular-priced products for 50+ on the first Tuesday of the month
  • Canadian Tire: 65+ get 10% off regular-priced items on the first Wednesday of the month
  • Home Hardware: 20% senior discount on select days (no age specified)


Financial Institutions

*Check with your bank for specific rebates and offers.

  • BMO: 60+ get free chequing and savings accounts
  • National Bank of Canada: low monthly fees for 60+ when they open a Modest Chequing Account
  • RBC: 60+ get free ATM transactions, in-branch debit transactions, cheque writing and more with a RBC Sixty Plus Account
  • Scotiabank: 60+ get lower monthly fees on chequing and savings accounts
  • CIBC: 60+ get chequing and savings accounts with low monthly fees and annual discounts
  • TD: offers a 60 Plus Checking account with discounts

For additional discounts in the above categories and more, check out this list.


Designated Shopping Hours for Seniors

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated the elderly are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. To accommodate these higher-risk individuals, many Canadian stores have graciously opened their doors with special hours for shopping. This allows people to shop with less crowds and have a good pick of the selection before supplies get picked over at peak shopping times.

Here are some businesses offering specified hours for seniors to shop safely:

  • Sobeys will open its doors for seniors during the first hour of opening (usually 7-8 a.m.).
  • Loblaws (including Superstore and No Frills) will allow seniors to shop an hour before the store opens which is typically between 7-8 a.m.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart will give the first hour of shopping for seniors and customers who need assistance and will offer 20% off for seniors during that first hour.

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