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One of the good things about being is senior is that there are many discounts you can take advantage of. Keep reading for ideas on discounts that you can try out.


Seniors age 65 and older who use public transportation can receive a discount when using a Senior Clipper Card. The discount applies to Contra Costa County transportation systems as well as BART. Discounts are available on cash value fares and transfers when you use the Clipper card. You can apply for a Senior Clipper Card by mail, email, or by fax. If you would like to obtain your card right away, you may apply in person at transit agency ticket offices. To get your card, you will need to verify your date of birth and show ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. Click  Click here to learn more.

Cultural Attractions

The Contra Costa County Library’s Discover & Go program allows Contra Costa County residents to obtain free or low cost passes to local attractions like museums, zoos, science centers, theaters, and other cultural destinations. To participate in the program, you must have a full service library card. Click here to view frequently asked questions. Click here to learn more.

AARP Discounts

Joining AARP makes you eligible for a number of different discounts. While it costs money to become a member, having a membership can include discounts on things like travel, technology, food, shopping, movies, and more. Click here to learn more.


The Contra Costa Water District offers a discount to seniors who live in certain parts of the county covered by the District. To qualify for the Lifeline Rate program, you must be low income and over the age of 62, or you must receive permanent disability insurance benefits from the Social Security Administration. The program can reduce your daily water service charges by half. Call (925) 688-8000 to learn more or visit.


In addition to these discounts, many other business offer discounts for older adults. Ask businesses about their senior discount policies to learn more.

Lastly, check out our blog post about the discounted Senior National Parks Pass and visit California’s federal parks!