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Old 07-17-2011, 04:10 AM   #81
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We have a bunch of things that are free for seniors. I have been getting the seniors discount on my haircuts since I was 55. Sometimes the bus driver will ask for proof and I just shake his hand and thank him. The ferries are free during the week and we have to supply proof (a Gold Healthcare card). That saves $28 each time.

A few years ago, we were celebrating a friend's 55yo birthday and I treated them to a cruise in their harbour. Turns out they offer the discount at 55 and so he got the earliest discount ever!
About 15 years ago I took my visiting parents to a State Park (Port Hudson). They had one of their granddaughters with them (aged 10) plus we had my 2 young kids. As I went to pay the entrance fee, Dad said, "Let me get this son, it's about time you let me pay for something on this holiday". It was a genuine offer and he thought it was hilarious that he only had to pay for 1 of the 6 tickets as he, my mother and the 3 kids were all free.

Since we passed 55, the 'concession' we like best are the senior meals offered at some restaurants. These days we prefer the smaller portions that come with these meals.
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Since we passed 55, the 'concession' we like best are the senior meals offered at some restaurants. These days we prefer the smaller portions that come with these meals.
I haven't stumbled on senior meals yet. I could use the smaller portions though.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:17 AM   #83
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Funny how the "too young" comments fell off when I moved from my 50's to my 60's....
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I haven't stumbled on senior meals yet. I could use the smaller portions though.
There are plenty around. When we travel for example we love Denny's breakfast options for Seniors.

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Restaurants Offering Senior Discounts Include:
  • Arby's
  • Bakers Square
  • Bennigan's Bob's Big Boy
  • Boston Market
  • Burger King
  • Carl's Jr.
  • Carrows
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Church's Chicken
  • Coco's Bakery Restaurants
  • Country Kitchen
  • Dairy Queen
  • Denny's
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Elephant Bar Restaurant
  • Fosters Freeze
  • Fresh Choice
  • Friendly's Restaurant and Ice Cream
  • Fuddruckers
  • Golden Corral
  • Gondola Pizza & Steak House
  • Grandy's
  • Hardees
  • HomeTown Buffet
  • IHOP
  • Jack in the Box
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
  • Krystals
  • Le Peep
  • Long John Silver's
  • McDonald's
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse
  • Popeye's Fried Chicken
  • Shoney's
  • Sizzler
  • Sonic Drive In
  • Souper Salad
  • T.J. Cinnamons
  • Taco Bell
  • TCBY
  • Todai
  • Village Inn
  • Wendy's
  • Whataburger
Discounts and age requirements may vary depending on the location of the restaurant. Asking before ordering is always a good idea.
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There are plenty around. When we travel for example we love Denny's breakfast options for Seniors.

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Have you found any in England?
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Have you found any in England?
I haven't been looking as we are too young. Concessions or discounts here are usually shown for "OAP's" which is at age 60 (women) or 65 (men).

Most meals we eat out are at the small town we live, in local cafes and restaurants. I'll try and remember to look.
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Since we passed 55, the 'concession' we like best are the senior meals offered at some restaurants. These days we prefer the smaller portions that come with these meals.
DW and I often stop for breakfast midway on a morning bike ride and split a
Senior meal. It's a great deal.
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DW and I often stop for breakfast midway on a morning bike ride and split a
Senior meal. It's a great deal.
Now you are making me feel guilty that we usually split a regular meal!

Yesterday we split a chicken Caesar wrap, and honestly that was enough. I don't see how people manage to eat a whole one.
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There are plenty around. When we travel for example we love Denny's breakfast options for Seniors.

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I have been giving a senior discount at Popeye's(without asking dammit!), but I have never seen a senior menu with smaller portions at some of the common fast food restaurants you list. I'll have to look harder next time.
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