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Old 02-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #41
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The lady immediately asked if I wanted a senior drink.
"Yes, I'd like a Geritol on the rocks."
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"Yes, I'd like a Geritol on the rocks."
Eeewww.

No Al, what you want is a "Mexican Faucet": 1 part prune juice, 1 part orange juice, 1 part tequila. Serve on the rocks with a twist of lemon.
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Eeewww.

No Al, what you want is a "Mexican Faucet": 1 part prune juice, 1 part orange juice, 1 part tequila. Serve on the rocks with a twist of lemon.
OMG ROTFLMAO. which is worse, the drink or the name?
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Thanks for this list. I'm 55 this year and my first senior discount is my monthly YWCA. With BCBS's discount for 12 uses per month plus the senior discount, my monthly fee for unlimited group classes, weights, pool, etc. is only $18.00! I think I'm gonna like being a senior (but not TOO senior).
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No one has mentioned the best discount of all - the one on your 1040:

Higher Standard Deduction for Age (65 or Older)
If you do not itemize deductions, you are entitled to a higher standard deduction if you are age 65 or older at the end of the year. You are considered 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. Therefore, you can take a higher standard deduction for 2011 if you were born before January 2, 1947.

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I asked about a senior discount coffee for the first time ever this morning, at Chick-fil-a. The cashier said the corporate office eliminated it nationwide last month. At least I tried.
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No one has mentioned the best discount of all - the one on your 1040:

Higher Standard Deduction for Age (65 or Older)
If you do not itemize deductions, you are entitled to a higher standard deduction if you are age 65 or older at the end of the year. You are considered 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. Therefore, you can take a higher standard deduction for 2011 if you were born before January 2, 1947.

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Simarlily, many states provide a discount on property taxes. I saw my assessment go up by $22K this year, so this is one time I would be willing to age 2 more years
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I discovered that not every McDonalds offers the senior coffee either. It is up to the discretion of the owner.

And I've learned to ask everywhere if they have a senior discount. JoAnnes (fabric & craft) stores has one once a week, but it ismnot advertised anywhere that I've seen.
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JoAnnes (fabric & craft) stores has one once a week, but it is not advertised anywhere that I've seen.
How much is the discount?
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I asked about a senior discount coffee for the first time ever this morning, at Chick-fil-a. The cashier said the corporate office eliminated it nationwide last month. At least I tried.
Since I saw that Subway was listed on this thread, last week while ordering I asked my local Subway if they had a senior discount. The response was a guilty look, and the cashier said in a much heavier Indian accent than before, "I am new, I don't know!". Oh well.
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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.
When I was in my early 50's I took my date (22 y/o) to the movies. I gave the cashier exact change for two tickets. She handed me my tickets and some coins back. I told her that I thought she had made a mistake and she proceeded to point to the line on the "price menu" that said Seniors (60+). I was very happy to receive the discount and told my girlfriend what a great country she lived in.

She then refused to be seen with me as we entered the theater and while I enjoyed getting the discount, I realized it would be more costly in the long run!
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I discovered that not every McDonalds offers the senior coffee either. It is up to the discretion of the owner.

And I've learned to ask everywhere if they have a senior discount. JoAnnes (fabric & craft) stores has one once a week, but it ismnot advertised anywhere that I've seen.
What are the particulars: age requirement; what day; % of discount; can it be used with they coupons?
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When I was in my early 50's I took my date (22 y/o) to the movies. I gave the cashier exact change for two tickets. She handed me my tickets and some coins back. I told her that I thought she had made a mistake and she proceeded to point to the line on the "price menu" that said Seniors (60+). I was very happy to receive the discount and told my girlfriend what a great country she lived in.

She then refused to be seen with me as we entered the theater and while I enjoyed getting the discount, I realized it would be more costly in the long run!

You're lucky the cashier didn't call the police, 22 years old, sheeeeesh!
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Simarlily, many states provide a discount on property taxes. I saw my assessment go up by $22K this year, so this is one time I would be willing to age 2 more years
Yep! Just went to the township office a few weeks ago to start our "senior exemption." There are two levels depending on income. We got the smaller exemption but it'll still take between $200 and $300 off our taxes beginning this year (payable next year).

And almost as good, our town offers 50% off the garbage collection fee once you get the senior exemption on your property taxes. That's saving us about $3 per week and has already started. I guess they figure we geezers don't make as much garbage.......
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And almost as good, our town offers 50% off the garbage collection fee once you get the senior exemption on your property taxes. That's saving us about $3 per week and has already started. I guess they figure we geezers don't make as much garbage.......
Our village gives the first automobile sticker for free to seniors. And I mentioned before, discounted water/sewer rates.
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I'm 53, so I never get a discount on my own. I suppose I could ask, but I'll wait for the official "double nickels" to arrive.
Mr B is 60, so he asks for and gets the discount without being proofed.
The cashier usually applies the discount to the entire check.
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