There’s a big silver lining to getting older: a bevy of discounts for you to enjoy, from free samples to discounts on car rentals.
For many of these incentives, you don’t have to be anywhere near 65. In fact, some can be enjoyed starting at 50. Of course, to get the freebies or the 20 percent off, you’ll have to admit your age —and then most likely flash your ID, but it can be well worth it.
‘‘Every penny counts,’’ said Jodi Furman, author of a blog called Livefabuless.com, who said she’s seeing more discounts that start at age 50 than just a few years ago. ‘‘All you have to do is mention your age.’’
Here are some strategies and tips.
Information via The Associated Press