Daily Archives: January 9, 2012

Entitled To Savings

One of the fun benefits to being on the other side of sixty, is that we are entitled to savings on things.  We get discounts just by being our age.  My husband will never ask for the ‘senior discount’ because he feels that this should be only for people on a ‘fixed income’, not for people still working.

Well, I feel differently.  Have you ever seen a sign that stated the discount is only for people who are over a certain age and no longer working?  I don’t think so!

Recently I found this from The Senior Citizen Journal and thought I’d pass it along here:

Seniors Save with Internet Resources

There are a variety of Internet websites that offer assistance to senior citizens looking to make their retirement dollars stretch as far as possible.  SCJ did a search this week for sites that offer coupons targeted to senior citizens.  Here’s what we found:

  • A full products and services directory offered by AARP for offers and discounts related to health and welfare, discounts, travel and financial needs;
  • ShopAtHome.com offering free online coupons, grocery coupons, cash back rewards, free samples, restaurant coupons and contests.  This site boasts it is unique from other sites because it gives cash back to shoppers for purchases made through the online shopping cart;
  • free-stuff daily.com is a funky site that provides a daily email if you subscribe; the email contains all sorts of free stuff that is available online; clicking on the links in the email gets you to the pages you want to review for deals and coupons;
  • TheFreeDeal.com has coupons and deals galore, in a one-stop-shopping venue.  As with other sites cited, the focus is on what is free.
  • AbsolutelyFreebies.com not only offers coupons, but there is also information about contests and sweepstakes on this site.  You will find everything free here.

Here is where I need to apologize for using a couple of terms I had indicated, when I started Sixty Something Now, that I would never use.  And for that I am sorry.  The reason I’ve used them here, is that I’m quoting an article and a publication.  And there is some really useful information and websites you may get great value from knowing about.

How do you feel about accepting the discount if you are still working and not on a fixed income?  Would love to hear your comments.