(BPT) – It has been three decades since New York City launched the now nationwide phenomena of Restaurant Week. As the trend grew in popularity, cities across the country began hosting their own versions to showcase unique dining establishments with special pricing to boost business and encourage people to try new restaurants. One of the biggest consumer advantages is that you can access a variety of menus at different price points, providing options so guests with varying budgets feel welcome. But, what about the rest of the year when you want to dine out yet still save money?
One of the most delicious benefits that comes along with an AARP membership is the plethora of dining discounts. Whether you’re looking for high-end dining or an affordable night out, AARP members can essentially experience Restaurant Week year-round.
‘Prices in the supermarket soared at the start of the year and have only continued to climb. The Bureau of Labor Statistics even reported food prices have risen at a faster rate than general inflation, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t find special deals and offerings while eating out or at home,’ said Senior Vice President of Lifestyle and Emerging Businesses Jason Mugg. ‘An AARP membership offers discounts on such a wide variety of dining brands that there really is something for everyone.’
Here are just a few ways you can save with AARP member benefits:
1. Start the day with a balanced and budget-friendly breakfast.
Whether you’re digging into the most important meal of the day or meeting up for a weekend brunch with friends and family, you don’t have to pay full price for your meal. Whatever your breakfast go-to is, it’ll taste that much better when you can savor a discount. At Denny’s, AARP members can enjoy a balanced meal and automatically save 15% off dine-in and pickup orders*.
2. Capitalize your lunch break
Eating lunch with colleagues can help foster healthy relationships and boost productivity within the workplace. But you don’t have to break the bank to capitalize on your meal breaks. Try your local Corner Bakery where AARP members can save 10% on dine-in and carry-out orders at all participating locations. You’ll get to choose from a variety of delicious treats including bakery sweets, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, oh my!
3. Treat yourself
Is it date night? Are you celebrating a birthday? Or did you decide to simply treat yourself? AARP members can enjoy a variety of appealing restaurants while staying on budget, whether you’re celebrating or just don’t feel like cooking at home. Any day of the week, members can savor a delicious surf and turf meal at Bonefish Grill while saving 10% on food and nonalcoholic beverages.
4. Let your social life bloom while continuing to save
Sometimes life gets busy, and you can’t always see those who mean the most to you as often as you’d like. Why not get together for a sit-down dinner with family or friends at Outback Steakhouse where AARP members can save 10% on food and nonalcoholic beverages. Enjoy boldly seasoned steaks, spirited drinks, Aussie hospitality and don’t forget to try the famous Bloomin’ Onion.
5. Get the ‘Mediterranean’ diet without the hassle.
You don’t need to travel far in order to have a nice Italian meal. AARP members can have a night filled with fresh food, fun and conversation at Carrabba’s Italian Grill all while saving 10% on food and nonalcoholic beverages. Are you bringing kids or grandkids? Keep them entertained with a coloring and activity map of Italy while you save – it’s a win-win.
6. Simple savings from your couch.
These savings don’t stop at the restaurant door either. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your already prepared meals with a home delivery service like Yelloh!™ Frozen Food Delivery. AARP members save $20 on their first customer order of $50 or more.
7. Fine dining at any time.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own private chef? With Silver Cuisine™ by BistroMD now you can have your own chef-prepared meals whenever you want. AARP members save 25% and receive free shipping on their first order of $99 or more. Plus, they save 10% and get free shipping on all subsequent orders of $99 or more. Silver Cuisine™ by BistroMD makes eating healthy easy by giving you the flexibility that you need and the variety you crave all with the convenience of home delivery.
With so many tempting food options nowadays, you can turn every week into restaurant week and find your new favorite haunt without breaking your wallet. To learn more about the benefits and discounts for AARP members to help you save while eating good, please visit www.aarp.org/diningdays.
*Everyday Value Slam® is not eligible for any coupons or discounts including AARP member benefits. It is not stackable or combinable with any other offers or promotions, and it does not apply to the purchase of gift cards. Pick-up is available at participating locations only.