U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-14-2014, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Redmond, WA
559 posts, read 719,377 times
Reputation: 748

Advertisements

I didn't know where to place this, but the other day at Old Country Buffet the clerk insisted I take the "senior discount" and I am not a senior by my definition, but am I according to someone elses? Maybe I really did look like a senior to her, she couldn't of been much older than 19.

BTW, I was attempting to use a coupon, but the senior rate saved me another 35 cents and she was so excited about it that my attempts at explaining my not being a senior went in one ear and out the other.

Of course it generated much discussion at the table with majority opinion being "when your old enough to join aarp", but when is that?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-14-2014, 10:38 PM
 
1,209 posts, read 1,078,937 times
Reputation: 2547
That would be at 50. But different organizations, restaurants, movie theatres, etc., seem to all have their own definitions. It can be worth asking sometimes. One of my favorite stores, for example, has senior discount day on Tuesday and a senior there is 55. Our local movie theatre is 62. And on and on.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2014, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
9,703 posts, read 18,891,498 times
Reputation: 8595
Nobody seems to have a set age which makes it real confusing. Those age elitists can't keep me away from senior coffee at McD's anymore, but I still don't rate at a lot of other places.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2014, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
4,800 posts, read 4,855,118 times
Reputation: 6379
It is a question that gets different replies. The AARP will allow you to get in at age 50. Del Webb makes you wait until 55 to buy into one of their houses. The army tells me I cannot go passed 60 and will have to get out (special permission for enlisted to age 62, warrant officers get to stay to 62 and generals are forever).

I am getting close to what I will say is senior. Give me 5 more years then watch out Jack Nicholas and move over there will be a new Senior PGA champ (my mind only)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2014, 05:21 AM
 
71,779 posts, read 71,875,234 times
Reputation: 49345
i am a senior whenever a discount is involved.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2014, 05:23 AM
 
6,580 posts, read 2,802,545 times
Reputation: 7905
When I was 20 I though it was 30. When I was 30 I thought it was 40 and now that I am in my 50s, I think it is when I am 80!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2014, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
14,018 posts, read 17,756,785 times
Reputation: 32309
I'll go with 62. That's the age that the main Los Angeles area art house chain gives discounts for movie tickets and also the earliest age at which we can draw Social Security retirement benefits.

But yes, I agree that there is no one single correct answer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2014, 05:58 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
3,302 posts, read 3,583,976 times
Reputation: 3810
Depends on the place. 50, 55, 60, 62 and 65.
Very confusing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
19,883 posts, read 18,894,234 times
Reputation: 33808
I think I'd go with 62 for the same reason as ER--it's the earliest we can get social security.

The establishments that let people in at age 50 or 55 have a motive. It's so that they can get more customers.
__________________
my posts as moderator will be in red. Moderator: Health&Wellness~Genealogy. The Rules--read here>>> TOS. If someone attacks you, do not reply. Hit REPORT.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2014, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
13,574 posts, read 21,729,972 times
Reputation: 18126
Arp told me I was a senior at 50 when they first offered me a calculator if I signed on. I am a whole lot older now and haven't joined AARP, and that big old calculator was discarded years ago. I imagine one can consider themselves Srs with the first SS check.
__________________
Moderator of:
Non Romantic Relationships
Parenting and sub forums
Dayton, Akron-Canton in Ohio
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top