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Old 07-20-2014, 09:00 AM   #41
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The kind that will probably be eliminated as soon as I am old enough to be eligible.

Hope I'm wrong, but I'm Generation X and this is what we have come to expect....
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:22 AM   #42
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DW and I went to see a movie yesterday. We were charged the "twilight rate' of $5.75 each for a saturday 5:30 PM show. That's half the regular price. No complaints here...
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:12 AM   #43
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In some cases I wonder if people see the big picture. If Denny's is open for business but can't fill the tables each second of the day then the waiters/waitresses aren't collecting enough tips and base salaries would need to rise. But by lowering the profit on a dinner while attracting people who don't work and can show up on the off-hours, the restaurant can provide a more steady stream of customer paid tips for workers. And etc. It may actually produce a positive bottomline benefit to the business.

I am just suggesting that part of the competition is for the unfilled hours retirees have on their hands whether it be for restaurants or for Lowe's toys. I've met many retirees that are grateful to be able to go to an "early" dinner before the rush hours.

When it comes to veteran discounts, don't you think that is just part of their PR policies? I don't, myself, believe businesses are just patriotic or sweet.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:48 AM   #44
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I had been looking forward to getting our state's homestead exemption on property tax at age 65. Unfortunately, it was recently changed to only be for seniors with income under $30,500, so we will not qualify. It would have been worth about $500/yr.


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Yes, most anything that I would be interested in here in PA is income-based also. My township does offer a trash pick up discount to those 65 and older so I have something to look forward to in 5 years (said in jest). The PA lottery does subsidize very cheap taxi fare to those 60 and older (although in my county it is 65). It is not income dependent. I think, though, that if I could no longer drive, I would hire someone once a week from one of the agencies to do some household chores and drive me around to appointments on that day. Friends would be a back up.
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When it comes to veteran discounts, don't you think that is just part of their PR policies? I don't, myself, believe businesses are just patriotic or sweet.
That is exactly correct. I have only been using my 10% Home Depot discount for a little while, but came across a snag.

I purchased a roll of insulation, R13, 15" x 32'. It was only ~$8.29, and the cashier scanned their Veterans discount bar code that is on every register. It rang up as 0%.

I guess somethings do not have enough margin that they might not make as much. So, certain items do not get a discount.

It was patriotism, even a loss leader would have a discount.
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Was out of town, went to Denny's and flashed my AARP card to get 15% off.
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I am just suggesting that part of the competition is for the unfilled hours retirees have on their hands whether it be for restaurants or for Lowe's toys. I've met many retirees that are grateful to be able to go to an "early" dinner before the rush hours.
I agree. I just ran across this in signing up for a community college course. I was notified that my application had been accepted (yeah, I was on the edge of my seat worrying about that), so I signed up for the geology course I wanted. The "My Finances" tab showed tuition due at the full rate. When I asked why I didn't get the senior rate, they told me I had to wait till 8/15 (classes start Monday. 8/18!) to register in order to get the senior rate (about $200 less in total).

It makes sense, of course; they want to make sure that all the students paying full freight (and working on degrees) can get in before filling up any remaining spaces with reduced-rate students.
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You know, I used to get a lot of senior discounts when I was in my 50's and still working. But you know, right now I can't think of even one senior discount I have encountered since the day after I retired, five years ago at age 61. Not even one!

Guess I don't get around much any more. Either that, or my memory is shot.


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OK, not a senior discount, but another Military. Most wireless companies give a military discount. AT&T gives 15% and I believe Verizon does also. This is for Active Duty, Retired, and all Veterans.
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OK, not a senior discount, but another Military. Most wireless companies give a military discount. AT&T gives 15% and I believe Verizon does also. This is for Active Duty, Retired, and all Veterans.
Wireless only? Being a veteran, I'll have to check in with Comcast to see if they will give me one for cable...ha!
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