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What discounts /reductions for 60+?

(102 Posts)
waldorfgrosi Fri 03-Mar-17 14:47:53

My husband and I will turn 60 next month. May I ask you what kind of discounts you are aware that we could benefit from? We live in the south-east and are both working.
One of the reasons for asking is that my dry cleaner asked me yesterday if there was a member in my household who was over 60 as the would offer a 10% discount (needless to say that my hopes of looking in my late 40s went out of the window at that point).grin

Riverwalk Fri 03-Mar-17 15:19:38

Well if you live in one of the 33 London Boroughs the big one is a free Oyster Card - worth its weight in gold!

Off the top of my head, all I can think of is the cinema (unfortunately, not most theatres)

tanith Fri 03-Mar-17 15:23:27

B & Q on Wednesday you get 10% discount with their card, and yes the Freedome Pass in London boroughs lets you travel on tube and bus and some British Rail trains that run into London for free.
Can't think of anything else but it pays to ask for a discount wherever you shop.

GillT57 Fri 03-Mar-17 15:23:54

Specsavers offer a good discount for over 60s.

Alima Fri 03-Mar-17 15:31:40

Free prescriptions.

NanTheWiser Fri 03-Mar-17 16:04:24

Boots loyalty card do discounts for Boots products, I've just saved 25% on a new pair of glasses, I think you get 10% off their own-brand products.

SueDonim Fri 03-Mar-17 19:08:18

Cinema & theatre ticket reductions, lower admission prices to tourist venues. Pensioner fish and chip suppers!

GrandmaMoira Fri 03-Mar-17 19:18:22

A lot of hairdressers do a pensioner discount, though mine only offers for over 65. Adult education offers a discount for pensioners varying in different areas, often only for those on pension credit. Some restaurants and pubs offer pensioners discounts midweek lunchtime. There's a senior railcard for over 60s. Many places are now raising their 60+ offers to 65+.
I've just discovered my local council offers a handyperson service to over 60s to help with small repairs at home, even changing light bulbs. Other councils may do this.

waldorfgrosi Fri 03-Mar-17 19:25:05

Thank you all for helpful replies!

KatyK Fri 03-Mar-17 20:07:40

Double Advantage card points at Boots smile

rosesarered Fri 03-Mar-17 21:23:28

If in doubt....ask, it's always worth it.There aren't many benefits to being over 60/65 but concessions is one of them.grin

Deedaa Fri 03-Mar-17 22:25:45

Our local chippy does pensioner's fish and chips at lunchtime - although I'm always a bit miffed that they don't query my age when I order it! The leisure centre does cheap rates for over 60's. Hairdressers usually offer a discount too. I recently rang our electricity supplier to give them a meter reading and the chap I was talking to mentioned that as pensioners we would be a priority if there was a power cut. He asked if we had any medical problems and, when I said that DH is diabetic, he made a note of it so that if there was a prolonged cut we would be provided with a generator so that the fridge could be kept running for his insulin.

Grannyknot Fri 03-Mar-17 22:42:02

As an over 60, I get discounts on exercise classes locally e.g. Pilates is only £4 a class. My local authority has free exercise activities for the over 60s - a lovely walking group. So check out your local council page.

gillybob Fri 03-Mar-17 23:51:47

Just wondering why you are asking about discounts waldorfgrosi ? You say you are both working. Are you on minimum wage ? On the bones of your backside? Struggling to pay the gas and electric? confused

Hopehope Sat 04-Mar-17 00:04:12

That seems a bit harsh gillybob, The Op is as entitled to any pensioner discounts as anyone else. to my knowledge they are not means tested.

gillybob Sat 04-Mar-17 08:50:58

Apologies if it came out harsh (I'm in a bit of a bad mood lately) it wasn't meant too. I just wondered why anyone would be searching for age related discounts if they were financially okay and working too. Are you a "pensioner" at 60 these days?

Just ignore me everyone. I think I might just go and boil my head.

grannylyn65 Sat 04-Mar-17 08:55:13

Seems to me that the richer people are, the more discounts they seek !!
Many many people don't use their entitlements.

rosesarered Sat 04-Mar-17 08:57:10

Yes, a lot of discounts still do start at 60 Gilly and everybody should take advantage of them if they are My DH is working at the moment ( he does, on and off) and he is 70, but still has his concessions at the barber, cinema etc.

annsixty Sat 04-Mar-17 08:58:59

Another thread taking an unfortunate turn. Newcomers to GN must have a very slanted opinion of members.

rosesarered Sat 04-Mar-17 08:59:03

I doubt that actual 'rich' people bother about concessions grannylynn but I don't know any to ask!

gillybob Sat 04-Mar-17 09:06:12

The thread is not taking an unfortunate turn at all annsixty it was only me who was being awkward. No one else at all. I have apologized and explained that I'm in a bit of a mood with myself these days so no need to worry about the OP having a "slanted view" of anyone else but me .

Moving on . Why not just ask "do you do over 60 discount?" Everywhere and then if they say yes it's a bonus to you and if not there is nothing lost.

Lazigirl Sat 04-Mar-17 09:16:13

Our local cineworld and council run cinema give discounts as do many theatres.

annsixty Sat 04-Mar-17 09:18:17

Oh dear , the last thing I wanted to do was upset you gillybob I know just how upset you are and why. I get very cross with certain threads myself these days as my own life does not run on oiled wheels but I just keep off them.
I think sometimes when one poster makes a comment against the OP others follow to the detriment of the thread. I am very very sorry to add to your angst as I do understand and please don't go and boil your head. It would be very uncomfortable.

Anya Sat 04-Mar-17 09:20:34

OK ...everyone shake hands and a group hug grin

Just had all this with GDs (5&7) who were staying overnight hmm it something in the air??

Fflaurie Sat 04-Mar-17 09:27:34

I don't want a discount, I just want to get my state pension that I have paid for instead of working for the next six years. I look after my demented mother, support my daughter (emotionally not financially) and want to spend time with my granddaughter too. My husband and I (!! we are posh ) wonder when it will be our time.