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Just 60 last Thursday

(10 Posts)
Stephen Tue 16-Apr-13 17:42:08

What can I do now that I could not do when I was 59. I have a over 60's discount card only to be used on a Wednesday. cannot get a Freedom Pass for the bus and train for another 3.25 years.

Are there any deals out there?

gracesmum Tue 16-Apr-13 17:46:03

Free prescriptions. Enjoy!

FlicketyB Tue 16-Apr-13 17:46:43

I think 60 is the new 50!

Deedaa Tue 16-Apr-13 21:12:00

Some really good concessions in some theatres and cinemas, but you need to ask. On the other hand some think they're being generous knocking off 50p.

HUNTERF Tue 16-Apr-13 21:24:49


I have only had 1 prescription since turning 60.


harrigran Tue 16-Apr-13 21:41:22

Free eye test.
Most places have senior entry fee which is a little cheaper than ordinary adult. We saved a whole £1 when we took GD to cinema last week.

Nonu Tue 16-Apr-13 21:43:09

J don"t think business"s are as generous for seniors as they are in Stateside .

For goodness sake let us have cheap coffee , we don"t ask for a lot .

Although we were at a Harvester , and it was a bottomless cup, about time they cottoned on .


Nonu Tue 16-Apr-13 21:57:29

typo , meant I not J

glammanana Tue 16-Apr-13 22:33:34

Good reductions at the hairdresser,free swimming at the local sports centre,discount at slimming world all sorts if you have a look around really.grin

Ausgrandma Tue 16-Apr-13 22:53:22

I celebrated my 60th Birthday last year and will not be entitled to my pension until Sept next year...Bus pass and some other discounts only apply if you are drawing your pension...On a lighter note we do have something to look forward to when we become pensioners....