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Old 05-31-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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Senior discounts: up-to-date overview

I know there's been some debate about whether senior discounts should be "retired", but for those who don't mind using them while they're still around, here's a new article that provides a nice overview:

Take advantage of these 'hidden' senior discounts - MarketWatch

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"The age to qualify often varies but the starting point is usually 50, as it is for AARP members. Sometimes the qualification age can be 55 or even 60-plus, so its necessary to ask."
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:34 AM   #2
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Over the past 2 years, I've hired more than a dozen contractors from Angie's List, all of whom advertise "senior discounts." When I ask for the senior discount to be taken off the estimate, they always assure me that the senior discount is "already in the estimate." Since I am not 62, and don't look it (yet), I am pretty sure they are shading the truth...that there is no such thing as a senior discount; it is only a way to lure older customers. After all, how am I going to find out?

Edit: I just realized this post makes no sense without adding that I am asking for the discount on behalf of my husband, who is "senior." It's just that I am the one who interviews people these days.
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The $10 lifetime pass to national parks is one of the best of the list. Many of the so-called senior discounts by travel providers is available to any member of AARP regardless of age.
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the best senior discount, IMO, is free skiing at age 70+
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:32 PM   #5
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I don't know if this is national, but Ross Dress for Less by us has Senior Day on Tuesdays - 15% off. It is for 55+. Sometimes we have to ask for it and sometimes not. When they don't ask we wonder which one of us, or maybe both of us, they were keying off of!
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Over the past 2 years, I've hired more than a dozen contractors from Angie's List, all of whom advertise "senior discounts." When I ask for the senior discount to be taken off the estimate, they always assure me that the senior discount is "already in the estimate." Since I am not 62, and don't look it (yet), I am pretty sure they are shading the truth...that there is no such thing as a senior discount; it is only a way to lure older customers. After all, how am I going to find out?

Edit: I just realized this post makes no sense without adding that I am asking for the discount on behalf of my husband, who is "senior." It's just that I am the one who interviews people these days.
Is "shading the truth" the same as lying, but less difficult for polite people to say?

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The $10 lifetime pass to national parks is one of the best of the list. Many of the so-called senior discounts by travel providers is available to any member of AARP regardless of age.
Coincidentally, just picked up the lifetime pass today, at Skyline Drive. It is a great deal.
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