Chicago Stores with Senior hours Updated
Several retailers have created dedicated shopping hours for seniors to shop for groceries without being trampled by the hoards. A friend who is a senior said that these hours are often very crowded with little social distancing – just like regular shopping hours. I haven’t updated this post since May 2020. I would recommend calling your store to see if they still offer senior hours. The few stores I checked aren’t showing anything on their websites so calling seems to be the logical option.
This website from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association may be more up to date but it doesn’t show the last time it was updated.
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Aldi: Senior citizens, pregnant women and customers with compromised immune systems shopping hours one hour before opening to the public, Tuesdays and Thursdays (store hours vary by location).
Big Lots: Senior citizens and “those most vulnerable to this virus” first hour after store opening (store hours vary by location).
Caputo’s – Seniors and immuno-compromised can shop Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays 6:00AM-7:30AM.
Costco: Effective Monday, May 4, Costco warehouses will open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday for members ages 60 and older, and people with disabilities. Only members who meet this criteria will be able to shop during these hours. Guests will not be admitted. The pharmacy will be open, but the Costco Food Court will be closed during these hours. Find a Costco warehouse near you.
Dollar General: First hour of each shopping day is dedicated to senior shoppers.
Fairplay: Elderly and most vulnerable Tuesdays and Thursdays 7AM-9AM.
Food 4 Less: Senior citizen shopping is Tuesday and Friday 7:30AM–8:00AM.
Fresh Thyme: Seniors and people at high risk. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6AM-8AM.
Jewel-Osco: Senior shoppers are being given priority on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7AM-9AM.
Mariano’s: Senior shoppers and those with underlying health conditions have dedicated shopping hours Daily 6AM-8AM.
Meijer: Meijer stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping hours for senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7AM-8AM.
Pete’s Fresh Market: Senior shopping is Monday through Friday 7:00AM-8:00AM.
Potash: First hour of every Tuesday and Friday is dedicated to seniors and immune suppressed people to shop.
Sam’s Club: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9am for senior, pregnant and at-risk members, including our free concierge service.
Sunset Foods: Senior and immune-compromised customers shopping hours 7am-8am daily, starting Wednesday, March 18.
Target: Senior shoppers and other vulnerable populations, such as those with compromised immune systems have dedicated shopping the first hour that a store is open on Wednesdays.
Tony’s Fresh Market: Senior shoppers have dedicated shopping hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 7AM-9AM beginning Tuesday, March 24.
Trader Joe’s: Every day between 8AM and 9AM, Open to our senior customers (age 60 and over) and customers with disabilities who may need extra assistance.
Walgreens: Senior hours are available to senior citizen customers and patients age 55 and over every Tuesday starting March 24, 2020 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, for a limited time period until further notice by Walgreens. Pharmacy hours may vary by location. Senior savings day every Tuesday
Walmart: Beginning Tuesday, March 24 through April 28 Customers ages 60 and older can shop every Tuesday an hour before stores open. Walmart pharmacies and vision centers will also be open during this time.
Whole Foods: Customers age 60 and older can shop daily an hour before stores open to the general public. i.e. if a store opens at 9AM, for example, seniors have access at 8AM.