Department of Family & Support Services
City Services

Senior Save Discount Program

SeniorSave links seniors to valuable discounts offered by Chicago businesses. A list of participating merchants and their discounts are included in a SeniorSave discount directory. Seniors who apply receive a SeniorSave card to show merchants when making a purchase.

SeniorSave helps keep Chicago affordable for everyone. By creating a single SeniorSave discount card for multiple merchant discounts, it makes it both easier for businesses to offer and seniors to access discounts.

Frequently Asked Questions for SeniorSave

Q: What is SeniorSave?
A: SeniorSave links seniors to valuable discounts offered by Chicago businesses. A list of participating merchants and their discounts are included in a SeniorSave discount directory. Seniors who apply receive a SeniorSave card to show merchants when making a purchase.

Q: Who is eligible?
A: All Chicago residents 60 years and better are eligible.

 Q: Why is SeniorSave valuable?
A: To increase awareness of affordable shopping options in Chicago, SeniorSave provides a one-stop resource for seniors to learn about merchant discounts.

Q: Where can I sign up?
A: You can apply for SeniorSave at all Chicago Department of Senior Service senior centers, Golden Diner sites, fitness class locations and CHA senior buildings. To find a sign-up location near you, call 3-1-1.

Q: What can the SeniorSave card be used for?
A: You can use the card to get discounts at participating retailers, restaurants, service providers and other merchants in Chicago. Although some merchants may allow you to use the SeniorSave card alone, some may also require you to sign up for their own discount programs.

Q: What do I need to apply?
A: Any valid form of photo identification that shows your age. Even with the SeniorSave card, merchants may ask for additional proof of age.

Q: How much does it cost to participate in SeniorSave?
A: It is free!

Q: How much will I save?
A: Savings vary from business to business. Each business sets its own discount. Check the SeniorSave discount directory or ask merchants about their individual discounts.

Q: Who honors the card?
A: Participating businesses are listed in the SeniorSave discount directory, which is continually updated. You can check the SeniorSave web site at www.cityofchicago.org/seniorservices/seniorsave for the most current list. Any business may decide to participate, so ask if a business honors the SeniorSave card or other savings for seniors.

Q: Can I receive discounts if I don't have a SeniorSave card?
A: Each business sets its own discount rules. Even if you do not have a card or forget your card, you may still be able to receive discounts.

For more information on this program, call 312.744.4016 or seniorsave@cityofchicago.