So, this was fun. I was shopping at the Giant at York and Gittings yesterday, and as the cashier was ringing me up, she asked if I was 55 years or older.
After I posted about this encounter on Facebook, some of my friends who are 55 and older (and who, by the way, are in way better shape than I am) said, “Wait, I get a discount?!”
So I called back today for info and was told that on Tuesdays, Giant offers a 5 percent discount for people 55 and over. You don’t need an AARP card or anything like that, they said, you just have to be 55 or over.
[Update: A spokesman for Giant’s parent company said the discount is supposed to be for people 60 and up at all stores.]
I also called the Giant in Timonium and they said they offer the Tuesday discount for people 60 and over.
I then called a bunch of other stores to see if they offer a “senior” discount:
ShopRite in Timonium: 5% off for people 62 and over on Tuesdays
Safeway in Towson: no
Weis in Towson: no
Fresh Market* in Towson: no
Eddies* on North Charles: no
Graul’s* in Ruxton: no answer when I called several times; same goes for Mays Chapel location
Trader Joe’s in Towson: no
MOM’s Organic Market in Timonium: no
So, Giant shoppers of a certain age: go forth and enjoy your discount.
* If you’re shopping here, you probably aren’t worried about a discount.