Seattle is an eclectic, laid-back city freckled with retail establishments that have a long history with the area’s economy and with its philanthropy. Seattle Goodwill has long supported local education and work training and Seattle Humane has a food bank program to help lower income pet owners feed their animal family members. And the emerald city loves its senior citizen shoppers, too. This is reflected in the variety of establishments that offer generous senior discounts. Whether you’re looking for books, plants or car service, there’s a discount to suit every senior shopper. From thrift store shopping to auto care and from books to pet food purchases, Seattle establishments with senior discounts abound.
Seattle Goodwill Outlet
1765 6th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 957-5516

Seattle Goodwill is a familiar emerald city establishment – and it’s a mecca for shoppers on a budget searching for that perfectly fun, funky or unusual item. Seattle Goodwill was founded in 1923, and for more than 90 years, the nonprofit organization has supported the local community. It is Seattle Goodwill’s mission to provide free education and training to people in need. In 2012 alone, it provided almost 6,300 students with free job training and basic adult education, helping almost 700 people find employment after participating in the educational program. Seattle Goodwill is committed to supporting seniors, as well. Every Wednesday at the Seattle Goodwill Outlet, seniors aged 62 years and older will receive 20 percent off of their entire purchase.

Sky Nursery
18528 Aurora Ave. N.
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-4851

Sky Nursery has been helping budding gardeners and seasoned horticulturists alike since 1953 – and it’s even referred to as the “Gardener’s Garden Store.” This year-round garden center offers supplies and plants for every season, including annuals, shrubs, trees and perennials. Sky Nursery is staffed by knowledgeable gardeners who can field questions and provide solutions for every gardening dilemma – and they offer educational events and seminars, as well. They love their senior gardeners, too. Every Wednesday is senior day and seniors age 60+ can save 10 percent off regularly priced merchandise.

Specialty Auto Care
6701 15th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 789-7686

Specialty Auto Care has been locally owned and operated for more than 20 years. This auto care center services Acura, Audi, Honda, Lexus, Infinity, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen and includes services such as brakes, engine repair, transmission, electrical and basic lube, oil and filter services. Repairs are covered under a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty (whichever comes first), covering both labor and parts. Seniors receive a 15-percent discount off of labor when they show their gold or flash card.

Seattle Humane Society
13212 S.E. Eastgate Way
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 649-7566

The Humane Society for Seattle/King County (Seattle Humane) has been an important part of the Seattle community since 1897. This private nonprofit organization provides humane education, dog training classes and veterinary services in addition to adopting out animals in need and operating a pet food bank. Seattle Humane supports senior pet owners, too. For seniors aged 55 and up, Seattle Humane provides free supplemental pet food for low-income seniors.

Arundel Books
214 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-4442

Arundel Books was founded in 1984 as a publisher of graphic arts and original literature. For three decades, Arundel Books has been providing out-of-print and rare books for Seattle bibliophiles. Located in historic Pioneer Square, Arundel offers readers a diverse, eclectic selection of books for collectors and readers alike. It offers a 10-percent discount for seniors aged 60+ and for those with disabilities.

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