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General Discussion => Share Your Badassity => Topic started by: Trudie on August 22, 2016, 03:41:08 PM

Title: Please share your 50+ discounts/bennies here
Post by: Trudie on August 22, 2016, 03:41:08 PM
My husband just turned 55; I am 46.  We're making sure to do the obvious things -- like the catch up contributions (started at 50) to his 401K and the HSA catch-up contribution.  Also, I reclassified the type of checking account we have at our bank (which doesn't draw interest anyway) so it's totally fee free and we get free checks.  (Bennie available to 50+).

I know that typical MMMers eschew consumerism, but please do share any 55+ bennies/discounts you use to keep a little more of your $$.
Title: Re: Please share your 50+ discounts/bennies here
Post by: Basenji on August 22, 2016, 07:02:41 PM
Following, DH is getting close...
Title: Re: Please share your 50+ discounts/bennies here
Post by: ender on August 22, 2016, 07:08:26 PM
Also, I reclassified the type of checking account we have at our bank (which doesn't draw interest anyway) so it's totally fee free and we get free checks.  (Bennie available to 50+).

For what it's worth you should be able to get this at a lot of places regardless of age.

I've not paid a cent for checks, ever, and haven't paid a penny to have a checking account, either.
Title: Re: Please share your 50+ discounts/bennies here
Post by: meteor on August 22, 2016, 07:25:17 PM
Although I don't feel like a senior, I found out that the local senior center said I can take classes there for free after 50.  Luckily the classes are interesting -- Yoga, Tai Chi, languages, painting etc...I don't really hand around. I just run in and do the classes and leave -- and I'm telling you, those seniors can do yoga poses twice as better than me!
Title: Re: Please share your 50+ discounts/bennies here
Post by: Gerard on August 29, 2016, 03:59:13 PM
Thanks for the thread -- it encouraged me to look into websites listing senior discounts in Canada, and I found one even I can use!  Unfortunately for me (mustachian people problems, I guess), most discounts are for things I barely use any more: hotels and drugstores.

One thing I would recommend: read through *all* the discounts available on websites. A few years back, Hilton had a 10% discount for people over 62, but farther down the list, they had a discount of 20% for anybody belonging to CARP (Canadian AARP) *or over 50*. Guess which one I took?