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Sharron Report 7 May 2013 22:57

I hae always thought that I would avail myself of all the little perks that are available to you once you turn sixty.

So far I have seen an offer of a fish and chip lunch,complete with peas and a cup of tea for £4 and £2 off a shampoo and set at the hairdressers.

Apart from those and a bus pass,which it appears is not automatic, what else can I have?


Bobtanian Report 7 May 2013 23:02

if you post a date to jenniwren you can have a birthday thread set up........


michael2 Report 7 May 2013 23:05

May be fred will take you out for a free lunch.


GlasgowLass Report 7 May 2013 23:30

Half price DVD rental (and fines) from your local library?


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 7 May 2013 23:33

Free eye test.


PricklyHolly Report 7 May 2013 23:35

You don't arf make me larf sometimes Sharron!!

:-D :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 May 2013 23:35

Unless they've moved the goal posts in the last 3 years ('im, not me!) -

Free prescriptions
Reduced cost of entry at National Trust and English Heritage

Anything to make the pennies go further is welcome


GinN Report 8 May 2013 14:26

Don't get much oppertunity to use my bus pass (due to lousy bus service around here), but I love my Senior Rail Card. It's not free, cost depends on how many years worth you buy, but you get a third off rail travel. If you live near a main line, it's well worth it for trips out. :-)

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 8 May 2013 14:38

Lots of pubs do mid-week lunches for Seniors at reduced price.

B & Q special prices on Wednesdays.

Some garden centres have special prices too on certain days, check locally.



LadyScozz Report 8 May 2013 14:42


I applied for a Seniors' card when I turned 60.

Got the card, and a book listing all the places that give discounts to seniors in NSW.

At least 80% of those places are in Sydney (I'm about 800km north of Sydney) and I'm not near the other 20% either.

Why can't the Seniors' card be National?

I wonder if I'll get anything when I turn 65?



Lyndi Report 8 May 2013 15:22

Have just been for lunch at a local carvery with a friend who got a 'pensioner meal' .
I paid full price for mine because I wanted the 'free highchair bowl' for my granddaughter and they only come with a full price meal lol, but worth knowing for another time.

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 8 May 2013 15:23

Scozz ... "I wonder if I'll get anything when I turn 65"?

Probably arthritis girl,

careful what you wish for :-D :-D :-D


GinN Report 8 May 2013 15:26

That seems a bit unfair, Lyndi. Why can't a pensioner have a free bowl if they take the grandchildren out for a meal?!

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 8 May 2013 15:36

Reduced price at the pictures. Have a look and see reduced price at hairdressers! B&Q have pensioner cards 10% off on certain days. Keep looking there's lots on offer


LadyScozz Report 8 May 2013 16:11

I've already got arthritis!!

When the doc asks how the arthritis is, I take great pleasure in showing him my middle finger


that's the joint that's swollen more than the others.

I can't creep up behind anyone these days.......... they hear me!! Creaky Creaky knees.