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Thread: Senior Discount at lunch

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    Senior Member barking-rabbit's Avatar
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    Hmm, should I be thankful or offended? Today at the local Casino I got $10 off our total lunch bill at the buffet as the senior discount.
    I just had my hair "brighten" up too. I guess my hairdresser kept it natural. I won't be 55 until August.

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    Hey, take every discount they offer!

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    Oh don't be offended you saved $10! :0)

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    With age comes wisdom and discounts! Take it as a sign of respect and a compliment! :)

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    My dark hair turned to the "salt and pepper" look when I was still in my 30's ...I got used to senior discount offers! BTW- if you look closely, there is still a hint of "pepper" but its just mostly white now!

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    LOL, dicounts are always good!

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    :)

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    My husband started being offered the senior discount about a year before me (we're both 55). This was probably 4 or 5 years ago. I laughed at him till they offered me one. It's a sobering experience the first time it happens. But it's also money in your pocket so it's all good.

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    ha, ha. the first time someone in a store called out Ma'am, i thought they were talking to someone else. not!!

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    Consider it a compliment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt-fanatic
    Hey, take every discount they offer!
    You know your true age. If they want to give you a discount, take it.

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    I wish someone would give me a discount! I wouldnt care how old they thought I was!hahahahahahaha

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    I would take the discount with a big smile and thank you :D:D:D

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    If your casino is like ours here, 95% of the patrons are "seniors". They probably didn't even notice you were just a youngster of 55. Take the money and run!

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    we got a senior discount yesterday at lunch without asking; my husband who's 75 and looks it, was slighly offended (lol) that the cashier didn't ask!

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    Had that happen at the movie theater once. didn't know whether to laugh or cry(I was maybe 50 at the time) Just smiled at the young man and said "thanks".

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    Wish I could get discounts - I'm retired. over 60 and have to pay
    full price for everything. I would relish it if I were you.

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    I took advantage of senior discounts the first chance I could. My husband thought it would people think he was old so he passed them by (I don't offend that easily). At dinner one night, I told the waiter separate checks (my husband paid for both) and showed my discount card. Boy, did that ever open his eyes. He made sure he got the discount from then on everywhere we went. I now go on bus trips to a local Indian casino where we get the cost of the bus back in "free money" and a free (fabulous buffet) lunch. Needless to say, 99% of the trippers are seniors. I say age earns the discounts, so smile and take them. You may look like a senior, but you can always be "young at heart".

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    My hair is mostly dark, at 64 I have to ask about senior discounts. Just think -- every bit you save is more fabric you can purchase.

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    Make sure you ask. A lot of places start the discount at 55 (some at 50) since that is what AARP considers "senior". I find it pays to ask. As an aside - my daughter who was not quite a senior - had purchased my ticket at the local state fair. When asked if she could also get a ticket (she was not quite eligible) at the senior price, her reasoning was she felt like a senior. The cashier smiled and gave her the senior price.

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    I have been getting the "senior" discount since I was about 25. I starting turning gray at 17. At first I got upset but after a few dollars you can just smile and run to the bank.

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    I was shopping with my older aunt (who had snow white hair) and they gave me the disount--in my 40's, and did not give it to her. She couldn't wait to get home and call and tell everyone. Until the day she died, she'd get a funny look on her face and start laughing and I always knew what she was thinking.

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    AARP has been trying to get my business since I was 41. I would rather have your discount.

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    Our senior center accepts memberships if you are 50 or older, so it just depends on what the establishment rules are-- I agree with the others who say "take the money and run" (run to the nearest fabric store and add to you stash :)

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    I take it anywhere I can!! Of coarse I am old enough!!! :lol: :lol:

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