Grocery stores are doing their part in helping us out in this time of crisis — and one way that they are helping is by hosting shopping hours dedicated to those 60 and older. This allows seniors to get their essentials, before the stores open to the general public; and stay away from the crowds, as much as possible. It also allows for some people, who may be at high risk, are pregnant or who may be shopping for seniors get in before the stores get overwhelmed.
Shopping Hours for Seniors
- Whole Foods: If you are 60+, you can enjoy 1 hour of shopping before stores open to the regular public. Hours vary from store-to-store, so be sure to check with your local store before coming in.
- Trader Joe’s is offering a seniors-only line outside everyday between 9-10 a.m.
- Costco will open the store and the pharmacy between 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors 60+ or those with disabilities.
- Walmart: Senior ages 60 and older can shop on Tuesdays one hour prior to regular store opening (pharmacies and vision centers included), from March 24 until at least April 28.
- Walgreens is offering shopping for seniors 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Related note: On Tuesdays, Walgreens offers senior discount for age 55 and older, which is 30 percent off regularly priced Walgreens brands and 20 percent off regularly priced national brands. Restrictions may apply.
- Target: Shopping for vulnerable guests, including seniors, is offered the first hour on Wednesdays. Participating Target stores also offer Drive Up, in which your purchase is delivered to your vehicle in the parking lot. Deliveries are offered via Shipt.com and Target.com.
- Publix: Shopping for age 65 & older 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, includes the pharmacy beginning March 24.
- Dollar General: Store officials are strongly encouraging the first hour of each day be reserved for seniors, and are asking other shoppers to wait to shop after that reserved hour.
- Fresh Market: Shopping for seniors and others at most risk 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays to Fridays
- Winn-Dixie: Shopping for seniors and at-risk customers are available Monday through Friday from 8 to 9 a.m.
- Big Lots: The first hour of each day, 9-10 a.m. is reserved for senior citizens.
- Costco: Tuesday and Thursday from 8-9 a.m. is designated shopping for seniors 60 and older and people with disabilities, including the pharmacy.
- Aldi: Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. is designated for seniors, expectant mothers and those with health concerns.