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Old 01-02-2009, 07:24 PM   #21
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Im pretty speechless Yes, good quality entertainment for free
I'll be here all week. Please tip your waitresses servers; they're working hard to take care of you.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:24 PM   #22
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Orowheat Bakeries offer a 10% discount for 55 or over, but you have to ask for it.

These stores are franchises, so this may not apply across the country.

Regal Theaters offers a senior discount for 62 and over (don't know how much).
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:33 PM   #23
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Wendy's fast food - 10% senior discount for 55 and over.
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I've never understood why age discrimination in general pricing is legal when it's not legal for gender or race or religion or sexual orientation or marital status or......
I'd say it's harder to make a constitutional case for allowing the government to tell a private business that they cannot discriminate based on any stupid criteria they choose. It would be largely self-limiting: How many people of any race/sexual orientation would go into a restaurant that refused to serve gays or blacks, or which charged them 10% more?

Anyway, Ziggy29, I'm waiting for airlines to implement your scheme and either start charging people by the pound or charging everyone the same rate regardless of when they buy their ticket.
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I'm sitting here sipping on a scotch and water and reading all the blogs and you guys/gals are making my head hurt. Maybe it's the analyzing of discounts or maybe it's the scotch. Why take a chance--I'll get off for awhile and continue sipping.
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I swear I’m going to join the Y in mid-January for the pool. Their senior rate (age 62 and up) is $45/mo. without an annual contract or joining fee.

I find it is often a better deal to declare myself a “student” by taking one class here and there. I have a membership in the Fine Arts Museums (two museums $45/year) and go to others on free days. Student rush seats at the opera are about half the senior rate.

Zig, did you ever see old folks fall asleep in the theater? They actually only see a few minutes of the show. I almost split a gut the time someone was snoring at the opera. He was in a $100 seat but I didn’t care because I was in the nearby cheap standing room section.

Yes, Wahoo, your entertainment dollar does go far here at E-R forums but I try to get out everyday also. Today I saw the “rat-cat-rottweiler stack” show for free today! Saw it from the bus so the guy couldn’t hit me up for spare change. And I stayed awake, I think; it was a quick ride. [deleted--I was confessing my cheapest secret--later.] Where is Uncle Mick? Gulp it down, Johnnie.
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Yes, Wahoo, your entertainment dollar does go far here at E-R forums but I try to get out everyday also.
Me too, but Nurse Ratched isn't always cooperative.
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Where am I, what day is this? Huh?
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Around Florida Senior discounts are everywhere and they vary on the age requirement so when they ask me am I eligible I just say yes .The best is at the dollar movie they have a senior special of popcorn and a soda for $1.75 .
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I used to agree 100% with Ziggy, but as I get older closer and closer to qualifying I can't seem to remember why I was so offended by them...
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Old people also drive 20% slower on the roads, causing 20% greater traffic in slow lanes. Though we all know that old people are the only ones buying Lincolns and Buicks, which in turn is good for the US economy.

I'm torn, really.
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Hardee's has senior coffee for 39˘...includes unlimited refills.

In Illinois, the DNR gives seniors and handicapped folks a break on hunting & fishing licenses:
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(INCLUDES AGENT’S FEES):
Resident sport fishing; annual . . . . . . . . . $13.00
Resident sport fish;
65 years old and over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.75
Resident sport fishing;
disabled, blind . . . . . . . . . . . . . NONE NEEDED
Sportsmen’s License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.25
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The tour company that we travel with a lot, is normally tilted toward seniors, so they always get senior group discounts wherever they go...shows, eateries, attractions, etc. And if you're not a senior...like me....you still get the discount, 'cause that's just the way it is. And heck, I sure ain't gonna complain about it!

If I go somewhere, and they offer me or give me a senior discount, that's fine with me. I don't expect to get one...but if offered, I grab it! I do ask if there's an AARP discount, or what the age requirement is for senior discounts if I see they offer one. If I'm booking a hotel or rental car, I'll also ask if there are any discounts for Union members.....sometimes there are....and I'm still a card carrying "retiree in good standing" member. And when I go to botanic gardens or similar places, I ask if there are discounts or other benefits for members of the American Hort. Society.....got free admission to the botanic gardens in San Antonio last month, and my Mom got their senior discount.

Public transportation in many cities offer senior discounts. Daytona Beach regular fare is $1...senior fare is 50˘. Our local taxi companies offer senior a discounted rate also, as our municipality helps subsidize that offer.
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McDonald's Senior Coffee, Chicago area, 49 cents. And not bad.....
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Wendy's (may be a repeat) 10% off the entire bill. You gotta to ask for it, if they do not.
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Wow! 37 posts already. Am I ever late for the party.

Anyway, I notice that nobody seems to have a problem (nor should they) with coupons or other forms of begging enticing customers to part with their money. Or, for that matter, the weekly "Sales" published in the local newspaper. Why single out the "senior" discount? Stop picking on the poor retailers. They are just trying to make a buck.
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It isn't legal to discriminate for us old folks, just against.
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Cinemark movie theaters charge seniors $1.00 on Mondays.
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