(BPT) – With winter finally behind us, it’s time to greet spring. The sun is out longer, the weather isn’t throwing punches and nowadays schedules are packed with work, household chores and family activities. While it’s good to be busy, it can be difficult to plan quality time with others. When it comes to nourishing connectivity with a romantic partner, children, grandkids, or friends, consider setting aside a pre-designated day during the week, like Thursday, to show just how much you care for and appreciate the people in your life.
A regular “ThursDate” can help fill up your cup and be something to look forward to. And, it’s a fun kickstart to the weekend. Planning doesn’t have to be over the top or expensive. In fact, if you’re an AARP member, there are many discounts and benefits available that can help you plan a memorable ThursDate. Here are just a few ideas:
1. Brighten Spirits with Flowers, Chocolates and Gift Baskets
Sometimes it can be difficult to express how much someone means to us with words, so say it with flowers or another gift from FTD. Choose a beautiful bouquet of their popular blooms – from roses, lilies, sunflowers and more – or an additional gift option from chocolates and sweets, fruit and gift baskets, or a charcuterie platter, as an easy way to tell someone you’re thinking about them. If you’re hosting a gathering, a pop of color from a floral arrangement or chocolates for dessert can help make planning a cinch. AARP members automatically save 25% sitewide on flowers and 30% on select items with promo code AARP30 and with same-day delivery available by local florists.
2. Fuel the Start of Your Day with Company
A date doesn’t always have to be in the evening. Shake up your routine by going out for a breakfast date. Good conversation and a warm cup of coffee pairs well with a warm buttery pancake from a place like Denny’s and AARP members can enjoy these delicious treats and automatically save 15% off dine-in and pickup orders*. Or if you’re on the go, meet up to grab a smoothie, juice, or bowl from Jamba, where members can save 10% on in-store, in-app and online orders at all participating locations when they link their AARP membership to their Jamba Rewards account.
3. When a ThursDate Turns Into a Getaway
For a ThursDate to remember, extend the outing into a night or weekend away. For a road trip getaway, consider renting a car from Budget to save miles on your personal vehicle, and taking a new ride out for a spin to make it even more exciting. AARP members save up to 30% off base rates and receive a 3% credit to apply to rentals within 12 months. Plus, you get an upgrade on compact through full-size car class bookings (based on availability), an additional driver at no cost and more. Driving one-way from the Southeast to Northeast? For a limited time, enjoy great deals on daily and weekly rates!
Another fun part of taking an adventurous ThursDate is picking where to stay. North, south, east or west, AARP members can take advantage of savings up to 10% off the best available rate at any of Hilton’s 19 world-class brands including Hampton by Hilton. Members can also choose from more than 1,400 Motel 6 and Studio 6 locations, where you can save 10% off the best available rate and receive a late check-out of 2 p.m., when available, so you can enjoy a spontaneous trip with your loved one without breaking the bank.
To learn more about the benefits and discounts for AARP members to help you prepare for your ThursDate, please visit aarp.org/save.
*Offer does not apply to Dennys.com or in-app purchases.