According to Dunkin Donuts, America runs on its coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. Millions of people visit their stores each year to prove it. When you want a quick hot breakfast, a frozen latte, or a bagel in the United States, there’s probably a Dunkin Donuts nearby. Often, there’s a location within easy driving distance of wherever you need to be.
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Dunkin Donuts franchises are also proud to take care of the senior citizens who want an affordable breakfast option when living on their fixed retirement income.
If you want to meet up with a friend who is also a senior citizen, Dunkin Donuts could be a nice, inexpensive way to get coffee and catch up.
Dunkin Donuts’ Senior Discount Policy
Dunkin Donuts used to offer a breakfast promotion for seniors. With the purchase of a large or extra-large coffee, AARP members could get a free donut.
As of March 31, 2018, the nationwide partnership between Dunkin’ Donuts and AARP ended. Therefore, the Dunkin Donuts Senior Discount is no longer available. While individual stores may have chosen to continue honoring the promotion, there is not a nationwide senior discount publicized by Dunkin.
It never hurts to ask if there is a senior discount. Some Dunkin visitors report that they were offered a 10% off—not bad. Mostly, Dunkin Donuts has begun focusing its efforts on other kinds of promotions. Fortunately, there are discounts that seniors can participate in.
4 Quick Tips to Spend Less at Dunkin Donuts
A senior discount is a nice perk at Dunkin Donuts, but it isn’t the only way to save a bit on your breakfast options. These clever options can keep your costs down on your sandwiches, donuts, and coffee.
Sign up for DD Perks to earn points
DD Perks is an application and rewards program for Dunkin Donuts. For every $1 you spend, you earn 5 points. 200 points generate a free beverage “perk” in your application.
The app can also save you time in addition to money. It lets you order ahead and pick up your order, skipping lines. Depending on your location, the app may offer bonus opportunities and advertise special events at your local Dunkin Donuts.
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Follow on Facebook for promos and deals
Facebook is a good place to check to see if Dunkin is running a national promotion. For instance, with the introduction of plant-based sausage products, Dunkin has occasionally held free-sample events at their stores.
Facebook can help you keep an eye on new promotions, like value menus, holiday specials, and more.
Monitor the app for special deals and points boosts
Once you’ve signed up for DDPerks and “liked” the Dunkin Donuts Facebook page, you can check the app periodically for new deals. These will be specially marketed to you, given your buying habits.
Sometimes you'll get two or three times the points if you stop by during specific times. If you’re on the fence about where to go for breakfast, check the app first and see if there’s a deal at Dunks.
Pay your friends for Dunkin Donuts gift cards
One unusual way to save money on Dunkin Donuts is to keep an eye out for when friends or family members receive Dunkin Donuts gift cards and offer to pay cash for the card at a lower rate, say $8 for a $10 card.
If you have friends who work as teachers, they often receive more gift cards than they typically use and might appreciate this benefit.
Finding Good Deals at Dunkin Donuts
In retirement, we’re much more aware of how far we can stretch a dollar. We sign up for retirement magazines where we can get great discounts, and we narrow down the expensive activities we do, focusing on our retirement bucket list.
One thing economizing can do is give us peace of mind that we have what we need for the coming years or decades of life, even if we choose not to continue working. Another way to generate peace of mind is to iron out what we want to happen to our estate if anything is left over or if there are unpaid debts to resolve upon our deaths.
Cake makes it easy to start end-of-life planning to keep our legacy orderly and clear. Cake’s simple tools help you communicate with your family and friends about your wishes, saving them from extra stress after you pass.
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