It Took A While But......

@Juliaacv (23190)
Canada
November 30, 2017 8:46pm CST
I love to shop. Some of you already know that. The last Thursday of the month is "seniors day" at Shoppers Drug Store. And I used air quotes for seniors day because they give 10% off to anyone aged 55 and up. And it took a while, but I finally reached that age a couple of months ago. And today I stopped and bought a bottle of Taylor Swift perfume (which is next to impossible to find in stock) and a pretty candy cane Christmas broach and I had $10 worth of points to redeem for my purchase, plus my seniors discount, plus the stuff was on sale.........the grand total was under $10. I almost fell over! Of course if you spent $50 you got a bonus $10 gift card, but I literally didn't have the time to do that much shopping or I would have. I love little incentives like that. Do you get any age-related perks when shopping?
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@andriaperry (33101)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Dec
Although I am just 52 I still get senior discount at Publix but they know me and they... well . They shouldnt but they give it to me.
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@Juliaacv (23190)
• Canada
1 Dec
I remember someone gave it to me at Sears when I was about the same age. I think that its a pretty easy discount for them to apply and there cannot be many rules. But once you actually can get it all of the time........I think that its SO nice.
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@YrNemo (8553)
1 Dec
Some stores have a certain day for seniors when we would have 10% off storewide I think.
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@Juliaacv (23190)
• Canada
1 Dec
I like that discount, money is my pocket is better then in theirs.
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@YrNemo (8553)
1 Dec
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@LadyDuck (121859)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
No, we do not have age-related discounts, but our main stores have a "fidelity card", you get points every time you buy and you convert the points into a gift card at the end of the year. I receive sometimes free points to participate to their survey. Right now I have points to redeem 85$ in cash and I have a 500 points coupon that I got yesterday. May be I can reach $100 before the year ends.
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@LadyDuck (121859)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
@Juliaacv If not, the points are not lost, I will ask a gift card for the amount I have reached and the leftover will be used next year.
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@Courtlynn (50793)
• United States
1 Dec
Wow thats awesome! And my kind of shopping! Nope, not me lol
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@Juliaacv (23190)
• Canada
1 Dec
So many of the social benefits of our province are directed towards young parents, and people in their 20's and 30's and it makes me feel forgotten. This is a nice little perk, that I waited a long time to enjoy. I really like it when we eat at a restaurant that has a seniors menu.
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@Courtlynn (50793)
• United States
1 Dec
@Juliaacv I'm glad you have perks now to enjoy. Most places here have discounts for seniors.
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@Happy2BeMe (70142)
• Canada
1 Dec
My fiance got his first seniors diacount at Lawtons pharmacy yesterday. I still have a few more months before i get any.
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@Juliaacv (23190)
• Canada
1 Dec
I just love that discount. A couple of people that I work with, that area clearly older then I am (by about 5 years) told me that they've never gotten the discount and asked me why. I told them I always ask the cashier if I will get my discount and after they tell me that I look too young for it, they apply it.
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@Happy2BeMe (70142)
• Canada
1 Dec
@Juliaacv That is great. I think the cashiers are sometimes are afraid to offend people so they don't ask because some people get upset if they aren't a senior or even if they are and they don't think they look like one.
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@sishy7 (27295)
• Australia
1 Dec
No, not yet... I haven't quite reached the eligible age... Some shops here offer senior discount too especially for grocery and medicines...
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@Juliaacv (23190)
• Canada
1 Dec
I don't believe that our grocery stores offer any discounts.
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@TRBRocks420 (62166)
• Banks, Oregon
1 Dec
Wow that's pretty cool.
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@Juliaacv (23190)
• Canada
1 Dec
Yeah, I was impressed.
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@JudyEv (100851)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Isn't that great? We often ask about discounts for seniors and sometimes we strike it lucky.
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@Juliaacv (23190)
• Canada
1 Dec
Its just so nice!
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@rina110383 (23071)
1 Dec
No, I wish we have that here. Seniors here have 20% discount when buying meds though.
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@Susan2015 (18665)
• United States
3 Dec
No discounts for me yet. I will have to remember to ask to see about those.
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@JESSY3236 (5048)
• United States
1 Dec
not yet. I'm not of that age yet.
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@Juliaacv (23190)
• Canada
2 Dec
It feels good when it hits you, enjoy it when that comes!
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@Fleura (6196)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec
Sounds like you got some real bargains there!
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@Juliaacv (23190)
• Canada
1 Dec
I love a sale!
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