That golden age

@Debs_place (10525)
United States
March 25, 2008 4:35pm CST
Too soon, I will be reaching that age where you can take advantage of discounts. If you are eligible for them, do you take advantage of them? How does using the make you feel How many of you use them? Can you pass on any info about places (stores, restaurants, hotels, parks, etc) that have them?
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@ruby222 (4848)
25 Mar 08
Hi im notquite there yet but niot too far rto go!!..hubbyis there and he would use everything and anything that he could get a discount on!!..at first he said he wouldnt use anything...but that soon wore off!!! im not sure if youre in the uk..so whether the discounts wouldbe the same...many happys anyway!!
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Ah, you youngsters! I am looking for any way I can to save money. I get paid very little and the cost of everything keeps rising. Every penney counts
• United States
25 Mar 08
I am only about half-way there, but I can already tell you that I would not hesitate to use any discount offered my way, as long as it is really a discount. Make sure you know what you are getting with your discount. Many places offer a "senior" menu with lower prices than the regular menu, but you also get smaller portions. You would probably be better off ordering a regular size entree and bringing home the extra for a meal the next day. Same goes for if you find buy-one get-one entrance fees somewhere. Often it has to be regular-priced entrance fees, so it is likely not worth it to pay 2 "senior" rates, when you could just pay 1 regular rate.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Those are 2 very good points that I will keep in mind. Personally less food is a good thing since I tend to eat what is on my plate and it is never as good the next day anyhow.
• United States
25 Mar 08
I know what you mean, I am not a leftover person either. Another option though is to consider splitting the meal with your hubby or someone else. My husband and I used to love dining out (before the kids came), but realized the pounds were adding up quick and the dollars were disappearing just as quickly. We decided that we would start splitting meals and adding on a cup of soup or a salad. It helped allow us to continue to dine out without the huge hit to our finances and we stopped gaining weight. Of course, we did have some trouble trying to agree on what we liked, but we managed to figure something out most of the time and the few times we couldn't we just ordered separate meals.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
26 Mar 08
You-Hoo! Senior Citizens Discounts. They are lovely and there are lots of them. getting in for the Price of a kids ticket, or restaurant meals discounted. I'm 74 and love all the discounts. Some stores have 10% off for everything if you're a senior. Those are the stores I shop at. I like it when the Teller asks if I'm a senior, I pretend I'm just 55 and she really can't tell. (some Tellers are too Smart!) Sometimes I Limp as I leave with my big bag of bargains just so she'll feel a little sorry for me.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Im ther Deb,and Yes i do take advantage of everyone and it makes me feel GOOD. I always ask for senior discounts,its not that much but every little bit helps..It does not bother me one bit...I have to admit that sometimes i forget ,and when i do i do not get it,because they are looking for a old grey haired lady on a walker... I was in one store with a friend and she asked if they gave a senior discount and they said yes,but they did not want us to get it,we had to show our drivers license....So remember you will have to ask or you will not get it...
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I don't think that I will take an advantage of discounts when I reach the golden age. I can make me feel old....I am not sure if I ever reach the point of feeling good as "old"...
@whittby (3073)
• United States
25 Mar 08
The senior menus are a good start for you. I know IHop has the senior menu for sure. We used our AARP for hotels on our last trip and got a little discount. The AARP website has some good resources. I tried at the movies and I had to be 62, phooey huh? I will use any I can find and probably should start looking for more.