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Old 01-03-2009, 02:11 PM   #41
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Did you return the money?
I told the teenage cashier that I wasn't a senior.... but they let me have the discount anyway. The order had already been rung up and paid for.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:09 AM   #42
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IHOP in our town has an early bird special between 3 and 5 pm, buy one dinner and large drink and get a free dinner.


Senior Discounts

Tons of places listed here.

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IHOP in our town has an early bird special between 3 and 5 pm, buy one dinner and large drink and get a free dinner.
For those of you who awaken at 4 AM and are in bed by 7 PM, this is a real winner.

EDIT: I noticed you have to register and pay $7.95 per year membership fee before you can search the database and find discounts on the Senior Discounts website. Wonder why they don't offer a discount membership for seniors?
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IHOP in our town has an early bird special between 3 and 5 pm, buy one dinner and large drink and get a free dinner.
I forgot about the 'early bird' deals! We have an 'upper crust' restaurant here in town (kind of a semi-ritzy joint, good grub, but fairly expensive), that offers an 'early bird' special menu. The menu contains most of the items on the regular menu...same portions too....but at about 1/2 to 2/3 the regular price. For them 'early bird' is 4pm to 6pm Monday-Friday....if the order gets turned in at 6:01pm, it's regular prices.

They also have a 'birthday special'. If you go there on your birthday (and they do ask to see your driver's license to verify your birth date and age), you receive the percentage off of your dinner according to the number of years you are old....i.e. if it's your 48th BD, you get 48% off....50th = 50% off. They now have a top limit at 50%...they just changed it in the last few years, as there never used to be a top limit. I took my Mom there for her 75th BD several years ago, and got 75% off her bill! Anything over 50 years, is now maxed at 50%.

So the best deal is to go between 4pm & 6pm, on your birthday....that way you not only get the 'early bird' price, but you also get the BD % discount too!!! What a deal!!! Get an 'early bird' dinner at about 50% off, then subtract another 50% of that for the BD discount......heck, you just got yourself a nice dinner for 25% of the normal price! Plus you get a BD, helium-filled balloon! Whoopy!!
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Good angles, Goonie.:confused:

I took SO out on a birthday. Entire restaurant sang "Happy Birthday." Cake and candle was on them. We still go there on B-Days but don't tell the waiter anymore. Living Above Our Means?
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Meijer's for those in the mid-west. They have Senior Days - 15% off on General Merchandise. Next one is tomorrow here in Central Ohio. The 15% is off the price even if it is a sale price. Helpful, if you do your homework on large ticket items before you go there to be sure the product can't be had cheaper someplace else.
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I think a lot of department stores have a 10 or 15% senior discount on like Tuesday or Wednesday - but in reality - those are the days when the weekend sales aren't on - so not sure it is such a good deal.
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Last year (ummm...make that 2007), when I was 49 yrs old, I went with my son to a Barnhill's restaurant in Bossier City, LA. Barnhill's is a buffet place. We paid up front before going to our table to give our drink orders to the waitress. My son looked at the ticket laying on the table & started laughing his ass off. Right on the bill, it showed our total amount paid, & for one of the meals it clearly stated "Senior Discount"! The lady taking our money who made out the ticket never asked my age, I guess she just made an assumption. I swear I don't look a day over 75 lol! Anyhow, my son enjoyed it. To tell the truth, I never thought I really even looked as old as I actually am. When I was in my late 20's & early 30's I was still regularly being carded when I entered a club. Did I protest the discount at the restaurant? Heck no!!!
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For those of you who awaken at 4 AM and are in bed by 7 PM, this is a real winner.
Regarding dining at IHOP or any place open 24/7...it's best for senior citizens or anyone for that matter to eat early.

Of course if you're bored, you could go very late and watch the fist fights in the parking lot. It gets very interesting there especially on the w.e. when the bars have closed.
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We went to the movies yesterday afternoon (Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons) and couldn't use our two for one coupon. But the kid did ring us in without asking us at the senior discount rate ($6 each--it's Cinemark on Mondays from now on for us!).
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Of course if you're bored, you could go very late and watch the fist fights in the parking lot. It gets very interesting there especially on the w.e. when the bars have closed.
Ex-fiancee used to work at an all-night restaurant, and was the midnight manager on weekends. One Saturday night I called her about midnight, and when she answered she very abruptly said "can't talk now...I'll call you back later!" About an hour later she called back and said that when I had called, she was dealing with one fight in the restaurant, and three more that had spilled out into the parking lot. She called 911 and told dispatch what was happening, and in a matter of minutes there were about a dozen squad cars there from the city PD, the county Sheriff's, and the state police.

They calmed everyone down, and asked her who she wanted arrested. She said to take them all away, and let the attorneys and judges hash it all out. All told, about 25 people got a free ride to the county lock-up that night. Also, that was the last night of the place being an all night restaurant. She called the owner and told him she was kicking everyone out, locking the doors, and going home. He told her she couldn't do that, and she replied that she was anyway, and that if he didn't like it, he could kiss her @ss.

It's quite amazing the show that a few drunken idiots can put on for the viewing public!
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Great story Goonie! I've seen some folks get irate over their butter not being melted correctly. It turned out to be an expensive evening for them....no coupons for jail....
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We went to the movies yesterday afternoon (Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons) and couldn't use our two for one coupon. But the kid did ring us in without asking us at the senior discount rate ($6 each--it's Cinemark on Mondays from now on for us!).

Off Topic.....How was the movie? I have been wanting to go see it....
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For those of you who awaken at 4 AM and are in bed by 7 PM, this is a real winner.

EDIT: I noticed you have to register and pay $7.95 per year membership fee before you can search the database and find discounts on the Senior Discounts website. Wonder why they don't offer a discount membership for seniors?
Actually we awaken much later than that. We brunch about 10 or 11, go to town to run errands, swing by IHOP between 3 and 5 on the way home, get the special, box up the leftovers and home we go. The leftovers are for lunch the next day. We usually have just salad, soup or a sandwich for dinner, if anything, after we get home.
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Sometimes -- at least when their age has nothing to do with the cost of providing the goods and services, I think it's a little shady.
It's not okay for race, or gender, or marital status, or sexual orientation or religion.
But it still doesn't seem right when the cost of providing the goods or services have nothing to do with age.
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Maybe it costs less to deal with seniors. The businesses are just hoping to fill all their seats before you show up to monopolize all of their customer-service resources discuss their discount policies with them...
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The one restaurant that we go to frequently to dine...and I go to just about everyday for coffee.....really caters to it's senior customers. They have a large section on their menu that is "For Seniors Only". It's several of the more popular dinner selections, just a smaller portion than the normal menu item, and at a lesser cost. Since the normal portions of their dinners are immense, the smaller 'senior' portions are still quite large, and most folks who order the smaller portion still take a doggie bag when they leave! They give you a lot of food!!!

Also, if you're a 'regular' at their restaurant, and you're under the weather or the weather is too bad for you to venture out, the owners will deliver the meal of your choice to your house. No need to worry about having the cash on hand to pay for it....you don't pay until you're able to make it into the restaurant....whether it's a day, a week, or a month.

And one further way that the they cater to seniors, is if you need to go to a doctor or other medical appointment...whether in town or out (even as far away as Chicago....~80 miles), they will drive you there...free of charge!!! One elderly lady who was a regular there, had a cousin who died and she really wanted to go to the funeral, but it was about a 3 hour drive away. One of the owners heard her talking, and told her that he would drive her there, and that she could stay and visit with family & friends for as long as she wanted, and then he would drive her back home. He did it free of charge, and stayed there all day until she was ready to come back home.

One of our friends, a very dear elderly lady, passed away this past summer. She only lived about 1/2 block away from the restaurant, and was probably they're #1 customer, as she ate all of her meals there for many years. When she didn't show up to eat one day, the owner walked over and found her dead. He contacted the coroner, and then he contacted the funeral home. He told the funeral director that he would cater the meal after the funeral....for free....at the local VFW hall. And if they or the family needed anything, to contact him and he'd take care of it.....for free of course!

So I guess they offer the "Senior Discount PLUS" program.
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WOW! What a great place. I'd go there every day too.

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Just outstanding and caring. There definitely few places like that today. At the risk of causing them a bit of a crowd - can you name the place?
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A nearby casino has the "Young at Heart" club for anyone over 50. $50 for dinner at the fancy restaurant on your birthday and anniversary, plus free bagel or cinnamon roll breakfast any weekday. Also one free dinner per month.
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Cinemark movie theaters charge seniors $1.00 on Mondays.
The Monday senior deal at the Cinemark nearest to me is $5.25. Darn!
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