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Old 08-24-07, 04:33 PM   #1
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Senior Citizens's Discount

I received my first senior citizen's discount, attending my son's High School band performance, along with other High School Bands. All of a sudden my wife see's me as some kind of a bargain.
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Old 08-24-07, 04:37 PM   #2
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Yup. I get a "senior" coffee at McDonald's almost every day.
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I received my first senior citizen's discount, attending my son's High School band performance, along with other High School Bands. All of a sudden my wife see's me as some kind of a bargain.
Being a bargan is one of the things that keeps us from being replaced.
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All of a sudden my wife see's me as some kind of a bargain.
That sounds better than a "cheap date".
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Old 08-24-07, 05:14 PM   #5
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Hey Retro-How old to rec. a macdonalds discount? Maybe I'll start buying my coffee there.
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- dunno about discounts, but i have lots of 'senior' moments...

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I always wanted to own a business so I could hang a sign over the cash register that said

ASK ABOUT OUR SENIOR CITIZEN SURCHARGE

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Hey Retro-How old to rec. a macdonalds discount? Maybe I'll start buying my coffee there.
If you have to ask what are you doing on 50+? I honestly don't know and I've never been carded. I guess I must have an honest face for them to assume that I qualify.
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Old 08-24-07, 06:54 PM   #9
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- dunno about discounts, but i have lots of 'senior' moments...

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Me too. For example, I like to spray paint "seniors rule" on highway overpasses.
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Old 08-24-07, 08:22 PM   #10
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One of our local movie theater chains defines "senior" at age 55, saving my wife and me $4 or 5 with every visit.
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I've turned down about 5 or 6 "senior" discounts because their signs said 55 or 60, and I'm just 52. I'm in no hurry to claim to be 55.
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Old 08-25-07, 06:04 AM   #12
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[QUOTE=Retro Grouch;5140389]If you have to ask what are you doing on 50+?]
Well, I keep forgetting to ask when I'm down to the big mac and I look so young they never offer.
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When you have hair that turns white in your 20's, you become accustomed to offers of Senior's Discounts very early...........just now beginning to enjoy 'em, though. Hey, with 3 college tuitions you'll take every discount you can get!!!
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If you have to ask what are you doing on 50+?]
Well, I keep forgetting to ask when I'm down to the big mac and I look so young they never offer.
Southwest Wisconsin?

Are you by chance near Ferryville? I have a cousin who owns a farm there. They have a group of friends who retired from the Chicago area. They meet every Saturday for breakfast (not at McDonalds). We had a real good time but they put me to work helping to schlep a cast iron wood stove for somebody. It's a real neat area for bicycling.
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Got my first senior discount at a Comfort Inn when I was 50. That was their age requirement back then (probably still is).

My wife was thrilled to be asked for ID when we bought a bottle of wine in New Orleans when she was 55. She does look younger, but not that young, so I presume they ask everybody in Louisiana. Anybody know?
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... so I presume they ask everybody in Louisiana. Anybody know?
- dunno about LA, but it's the law in TN...
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I refuse to ask for a senior discount. My logic is if I don't accept it (being a senior) mentally, it won't happen.
Talk about your serious denial!
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Senior discount must be at least 15%. Less than that and it is a bit juvenile.
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Most "senior discounts" in restaurants equal smaller portions so it's not really a discount........
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Most "senior discounts" in restaurants equal smaller portions so it's not really a discount........
Yeah, but that's probably a good idea anyway. For me, anyway. Smaller portions is a good thing!

I ordered from the senior's menu at Dennys recently while dining with my daughters. I don't know if the portions were smaller, but the plate definately was! Cracked me up.
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Most "senior discounts" in restaurants equal smaller portions so it's not really a discount........
I agree that getting 1/2 the food for 3/4 the price isn't the best deal. However, if a person can't eat a full portion anyway, no sense spending the extra to leave more food on the plate.

I can get in to the local HS basketball games for free now, so I enjoy that part. It wouldn't be in my budget otherwise. I also get 10% off at the used bread store.
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Yup. I get a "senior" coffee at McDonald's almost every day.
You can also get a "Senior Coke" at McD's - 50 cents and free refills

Some others:

Wendy's - 10%
Burger King - 10%
Village Inn (local chain) - 10%
Black Eyed Pea has a special menu
Most motel chains
(At "Choice HOtels" they have a whole different (and lower rate structure for over 60, but you have to call the 800 number)

And my wife and I always split just one entree' at restaurants. Generally, restaurant portions are HUGE, and I don't seem to need to eat so much any more
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[Are you by chance near Ferryville?]

Ferryville is about 2 and1/2hrs away. If you look at a map of Wi. go due south out of Madison and on the il. border you will see Monroe the town in which I live. It is most famous as being the only area where limburger cheese is still made commercially. (remember you don't eat limburger with your nose!) It is also a good area for biking.
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[QUOTE=rck;5143700 If you look at a map of Wi. go due south out of Madison and on the il. border you will see Monroe the town in which I live.[/QUOTE]

We'll be swinging pretty closely by there next Friday on our way to Appleton for the Midwest Tandem Rally. How far off of the interstate is Irma's and how big is their senior discount?
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I can't help but wonder what things would cost if they didn't give discounts to "special groups", but actually charged everyone a fair price.
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