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Old 02-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #21
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20% off at Kmart for 50+ is significant. It might be worth it to buy some groceries there.
Hmmm. I did not realize that they still made Kmart. They must all be gone from here.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:56 PM   #22
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Thanks for the list, DFW_M5! I always look for and ask for 'senior' discounts just about everywhere I go. I've been doing that since I turned 50 and got an AARP card. I always get the senior discount on my coffee at Burger King (.49) and McDonalds (.80).....both with free refills!

Plus I ALWAYS ask for the senior and/or AARP discount for hotels and car rentals. I have only been 'carded' one time....the desk clerk asked to see my AARP card and said actual age didn't matter. We're leaving on vacation on Friday, and by applying senior and AARP discounts, I'm saving just over $300 on 14 of 16 nights of hotel stays.

One resort that we're only spending 2 nights at doesn't give ANY discounts, although when we stayed there for 5 nights on our Christmas vacation in 2010, they gave us a free upgrade to a very large suite and tickets to several things that we wanted to do and see!

I LOVE senior discounts, and I'm looking forward to getting even more in about a month and a half when I hit 55!!!
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I find it easier to simply ask "Can I get a senior discount?"...
I always ask "What is your senior discount?" I was a bit taken aback at Whataburger when I ordered a hamburger. The lady immediately asked if I wanted a senior drink. OK.. sure.... it seems they don't charge for a senior drink.

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I wish I could get a senior discount on my property taxes!
Cook County, Illinois gives senior discount.

Also check your utilities. Some offer discount for seniors (65+).
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Sometimes you get them without asking.
I must admit that I was irritated several months ago when I bought dinner at Subway for my daughter and me and they gave me -- without asking -- the senior discount. According to the list it starts at 60....alas, I have a few years before I turn 60. Sigh.
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I find it easier to simply ask "Can I get a senior discount?"...
Seeing as how I'm only 54, I'm not yet in the habit of asking that question. Once actually enter into old-geezer status next year, I'm sure it'll eventually become second nature. However, having said that, I did spend lots of years in the military, and what I learned about group discounts was that sometimes the young clerk/waitress whatever might tell you that no, they don't give the discount, they are sometimes just ignorant of the fact that the company actually does offer one. I've encountered that situation more than once. I'm probably not really going to carry the paper around in my wallet, though.
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I'm only 54, I'm not yet in the habit of asking that question. Once actually enter into old-geezer status next year...
That would be 'young-geezer' status, whippersnapper...
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Property Tax/Rent Rebate

Pennsylvania offers it. Paid for by the lottery.
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I use them.

I question whether they should be legal. Blatant age discrimination against the poorer young adults (on average vs. seniors) with kids to raise to me. That shouldn't be IMO. I mean why should someone on unemployemnt have to pay more for goods than someone retired with ample income? Makes no sense outside politics.
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I've always looked very young for my age. I'd probably be laughed at if I asked for a senior discount.
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I use them.

I question whether they should be legal. Blatant age discrimination against the poorer young adults (on average vs. seniors) with kids to raise to me. That shouldn't be IMO. I mean why should someone on unemployemnt have to pay more for goods than someone retired with ample income? Makes no sense outside politics.
Then don't you feel you are being unethical by taking advantage of the discounts?
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That would be 'young-geezer' status, whippersnapper...

I stand corrected....
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I was at Chick-fil-a this morning. Ordered coffee with a burrito. I usually order a senior coffee. It's free! Why did I forget to do it this morning Sometimes it's hard to admit you're a senior, even to yourself I suppose.
Tell them you had a "senior moment", and see if they help you out!!
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I think that some of that list is participating stores only. If there Is not a sign it would be hard for me to ask when buying a 5 dollar foot long. I will print the list. Thanks
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I don't think I've ever seen a sign posted in any place of business. I ask as I pay the bill at almost every business (not the gas station or supermarket) and get a discount more often than not. I'm not saying my 'dressed in old clothes, needs a shave and a haircut' appearance helps, but...
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I don't think I've ever seen a sign posted in any place of business. I ask as I pay the bill at almost every business (not the gas station or supermarket) and get a discount more often than not. I'm not saying my 'dressed in old clothes, needs a shave and a haircut' appearance helps, but...
Could be pity...
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I asked one time at our local AMC theater what the age for a senior ticket was and the teenager behind the cash register laughed (pleasantly) and said "Lady, if you're willing to say you're a senior, I'll give you the discount." So I did.
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I asked one time at our local AMC theater what the age for a senior ticket was and the teenager behind the cash register laughed (pleasantly) and said "Lady, if you're willing to say you're a senior, I'll give you the discount." So I did.
The secret is to never ask that question, only "Do you offer a senior discount?". Most will not ask you how old you are or to show proof of age (never happened - probably for good reason ), and will simply add the discount if the business offers one.
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