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Apart from a bus pass.....

(34 Posts)
NotAGran55 Thu 11-Mar-21 19:27:51

.....what else can I look forward to upon reaching the state retirement age later this year ?

Ilovecheese Thu 11-Mar-21 19:40:42

Here in Manchester we can go swimming for free.

Ilovecheese Thu 11-Mar-21 19:42:26

Ooh, and I think you can get 10% off in B & Q on one day a week, I can't remember which day.

avitorl Thu 11-Mar-21 19:48:37

I'm sorry to say but I don't think B&Q do that now.

midgey Thu 11-Mar-21 19:50:04

Sorry Ilovecheese since covid hit that joy doesn’t apply. If you have the Wednesday 10% off garden goods hang on to it!!

M0nica Thu 11-Mar-21 19:51:26

Lots of 'senior' offers in restaurants (mainly chains), reduced rate hair cuts (if you go on a specific day or time), over 60 rates to get into all sorts of places of entertainment from NT properties to local sports centres. The list is endless.

Ilovecheese Thu 11-Mar-21 19:59:33

Shame about B & Q, but at least I still don't have to pay fines if my library books are overdue.

eazybee Thu 11-Mar-21 20:06:11

cheap tickets in cinemas, usually in the morning;
2 for 1 meals in pubs on certain days;

Jaxjacky Thu 11-Mar-21 20:08:00

Free eye tests, discount rail card.
Fortunately I’ve still got my b&q discount card.

chelseababy Thu 11-Mar-21 20:40:37

State pension if you qualify

kittylester Thu 11-Mar-21 21:00:11

Not having to get up st a specific time!

Grannybags Thu 11-Mar-21 21:05:20

Turning over in bed while you listen to your neighbour scraping ice off their car!

Harris27 Thu 11-Mar-21 21:07:05

Love it granny bags!

EllanVannin Thu 11-Mar-21 21:15:42

There's a lot to be said for retirement really. No demands are made on you and you're not to time with anything unless you've made the plans / arrangements yourself. Just enjoy it after years of slog.

Charleygirl5 Thu 11-Mar-21 21:31:17

When theatres are up and running- remember them? A discount if one is over 60.

Not having to go out until the frost has melted naturally on my car windows.

Being paid £200 a year towards my heating bills.

No longer getting up at some ungodly hour, rain or shine to be in the centre of London by 7. 30 am.

Not having to think for 5 days a week what I was going to wear each day.

Blossoming Thu 11-Mar-21 22:22:50

I’ve had a disabled person’s bus pass for years, so not even that!

Ailsa43 Thu 11-Mar-21 23:00:34

I'd be interested in having a list of what Discounts are available for people who have just reached retirement age ( 66 ) as I will be later this year

I've been told that all I will receive is a free Bus pass.. as well as my state pension... I've been getting free eye tests since I was 60, but I always thought there was more than that at retirement age. I live in a small town, not a city so can't take advantage of many city travel benefits or Theatre tickets ..

Blossoming Thu 11-Mar-21 23:17:22

You get £10 from the DWP at Christmas and £200 winter fuel payment.

Eloethan Fri 12-Mar-21 00:07:25

Not having to sit at work on a beautiful sunny day or go to work in the dark and come home in the dark.

M0nica Fri 12-Mar-21 15:14:34

Ailsa43, I am not sure there are any lists. The organisations giving discounts are so disparate.

What you need to do is keep your eyes open and ask if you think there may be a concession.

I always ask in any cultural venue, because they nearly always do. Also general entetainment attractions. Hairdressers usually have a not in their window with the price list. Food concessions are usually limited to restaurant chains like Harvester, Beefeater and the like - family venues where older people like to lunch and are likely to treat the family.

Peasblossom Fri 12-Mar-21 15:20:59

Loads of discounts in local shops etc near me if you’re willing to go off peak. You just have to research a bit.

And free concerts and stuff.

Not just for oldies. It’s just that now you’ll have time to take advantage of them.

glammanana Fri 12-Mar-21 15:41:10

Fe pass for buses/ferry/trains as far as Chester/Southport (I think) from Wirral saves a fortune in Summer.
10 - 20% off meal prices at at lots of restaurants/theatres/cinema's cheap morning showings of new films.
Cheaper car insurance if you are lucky,discounts from tradesmen all well worth having.

nadateturbe Fri 12-Mar-21 16:09:18

Concessions for Open Learning courses.

Megs36 Fri 12-Mar-21 16:41:24

Taxi vouchers where I live.Free prescriptions.Waking up 🙄

ninathenana Fri 12-Mar-21 17:17:50

Some of you do very well. No shop discounts in our small town. Discount at nearest cinema 25 miles away. Theatre same distance.
I do have a bus pass