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Old 12-21-2015, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Hey, if they offer I will gladly take!
Gimme my discount!
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Our nearest grocery store is an 'IGA', they offer a 'Senior Discount' every Tuesday for everyone over 55. I do our grocery shopping and most of our cooking, my weekly routine now is to go grocery shopping on Tuesdays. It is like 5%. I see a lot of retirees doing it.

My wife works at the Commissary on-base in the city 25 miles away. Over the years, she has rotated around through all of their internal departments. She has been their Produce Manager, she was a meat-cutter, but mostly she is comfortable working the warehouse and loading dock. Being a servicemember we can shop there, and since she is there 5 days a week, for any sale items she has access to any good deals they have. But overall there are only a couple things priced lower on-base [coffee, beef and booze]. For most things we get lower prices in civilian grocery stores, and now with the 'Senior Discount' on Tuesdays. It has became very rare for us to get anything on-base other than coffee and booze. Nothing against the beef, but I breed pigs and our freezers are full of pork, so we rarely eat any beef.

Many of the restaurants around here offer a military discount of 10%. I just show them my Navy ID card. Also some 'big box' hardware stores offer a military discount. [Lowes gives discounts that are calculated differently for each item, the discounts range from 10% to 15%]
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Sorry, I guess I missed the post where someone explained why charging people below a certain age extra is fair.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:24 AM
 
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Sorry, I guess I missed the post where someone explained why charging people below a certain age extra is fair.

no need to be sorry...it's there- you must have just forgot you read it- just a sign you're closer to your discount

(#youshouldknowbynownothingisfair)
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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Well, he didn't deserve a tip. This is serious stuff.

I need to move somewhere that has these senior discounts that I keep reading about. I've never had a senior discount in a restaurant. I really, really wanted a senior discount on the Nova Scotia cruise ship (that has now gone out of business because it was so expensive that the ship was usually partially empty! I asked on the phone, I emailed them--see what they get for not listening? Seniors used to love to go to Nova Scotia so they could have filled that ship easily.)

I wanted a senior discount on the musical White Christmas because two $95 tickets plus the cost of getting up to New Hampshire, paying for parking, meal, etc. is too steep a price for us right now.

I guess I did get a senior discount a few times at the drive through for MacDonalds on coffee. So I don't have a story about senior discounts. If I can ever find a place that gives them, I'll talk about it.
You usually have to ask if they have any kind of discounts. Sometimes it's just a reduced price like here at Mc'd's senior coffee is .65c. Free senior drinks at Taco Bell. Most places do not automatically give it to you. A lot of restaurants and buffets offer 10% to seniors 65 and older. I don't mind asking and the
overall savings really adds up in a year.
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:25 AM
 
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All the contractors on Angie's List state they have a senior discount.

Then when you get your bill and ask where is the discount, they say "But I gave you the Angie's List discount. I can't give you TWO discounts."

So it is just a scam. I don't think they charge any less for your having used Angie's List, either!
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:48 AM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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In 2008, I was in Springfield MO. I went to a Wendy's to get some dinner, before hitting the theater to see "Cloverfield" I made my order and the cashier rang it up and then I saw "Total $7.89....SNR Disc...$1.18 (15%)"

Now at this time, I was 48. But longer hair, beard streaked with gray.....Now I do my level best to get the discount (Since I am now 55....Shop at places where my age gets me some reductions....)

Have a similar or even funnier story?
I was working and ate at Wendy's almost every day because it was nearby. Heard they had a Senior discount so I asked about it and what age it covered. Manager was waiting on me so he asked if I could prove I was old enough to get the discount to which I asked, "Would you like to see my driver's license?" I got the discount.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Quartzite, AZ sits next to I-10 in Arizona, and plays host to RVers...many of whom are no spring chickens. I pulled into a fast food place and walked inside. At 54, I was the youngest person in there by about 15 years or so. When I got my order, the cashier said "I gave you the senior discount. You saved $1.49." I would have understood if he had been in his teens or twenties, but he was about 45 years old himself. I thanked him and tucked the receipt with the "senior discount" in my pocket so I could show my Significant Other when I returned to L.A. It is still posted on a board in our kitchen, eight years later.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I was in Phoenix, AZ, on vacation. I stopped by a TJ Maxx one Tuesday morning and found a pair of tennis shoes my size. A male clerk walked by and told me that the shoes were 10% off that day. He eventually checked me out at purchase. I went outside and that's when I saw the sign in the store's window that stated seniors 55+ get 10% off their purchase every Tuesday. I was only 38 years old.
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:07 PM
 
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Sorry, I guess I missed the post where someone explained why charging people below a certain age extra is fair.

You won't get that explanation. This is a forum for retirees, and I don't believe anyone over the age of twelve thinks that "fair" is a factor in the business world.

OTOH, I like this one:
No Senior Citizens Discounts - You Have Had Twice As Long To Get The Money - Funpicc
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