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edited 8 February 2012 at 5:31PM in Over 50s Money Saving
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edited 8 February 2012 at 5:31PM in Over 50s Money Saving
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Hi all, this thread is specifically to discuss the guide:

We want your feedback - what worked for you, and are there any other juicy discounts, tips or tricks you've found that could help other MoneySavers? Just click reply to share your feedback.

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  • I see from the recent e-mail that mention is made of Focus DIY's 10% discount card. As some will know, from time to time they also send out a 15% discount card which has about a month's validity - well worth waiting for!
  • CimscateCimscate Forumite
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    Many theatres give big discounts for over 60's. I got tickets for Jersey Boys for £19.50 in row B of dress circle - normally £60. You have to ring the theatre direct to get this discount.
  • alanqalanq Forumite
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    Cafe Giardino give 10% discount to over-60's without the need for a card. (They have stopped publicising this since they introduced a free discount card that anyone can apply for by supplying their details.)
  • ErrataErrata Forumite
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    That's helpful. I unsubscribed to the weekly email some considerable time ago when my email addy was swamped in spam and MSE admitted it was to blame. It happened to other members as well.
    So - I'd like to comment, but I can't !
    .................:)....I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...:)
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    Cimscate wrote: »
    Many theatres give big discounts for over 60's. I got tickets for Jersey Boys for £19.50 in row B of dress circle - normally £60. You have to ring the theatre direct to get this discount.

    My DD got us some great seats for this show last April and we had a wonderful day out.She mentioned that I was a pensioner plus I had a mobility problem and they couldn't have been more helpful She too got two tickets with her as my 'carer' for a third of the price of what they should have been,fantastic show and I loved every minute of it:j:j
  • hethmarhethmar Forumite
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    I signed up for the Senior Friend card (£16 a year) at my local city theatre. Up to half price on first nights and reductions for yourself and up to 3 friends (they dont have to be seniors) for most of the shows.
  • Just to let you all know that to get help with your central heating, repairs replacing a boiler etc call warmfront they will ask a few questions, check to make sure they have not previously award a grant, and if you are on benefits.
    If you are not on benefits you can receive a voucher worth £300 which you hand over to the fitter when the work is completed and he deducts it from your bill.
    just make sure you get several estimates, all the fitters have to be registered with warmfront to be able to use the voucher.

    we obtained 3 quotes after moving home when we found the boiler to be faulty, we called someone who had installed central in our previous home and 2 others, the one we chose was charging almost £1000 less than the fitter we had used in the past, he did a better job, was quick, came when he said he would, the finish and fittings were better than we had in our other home, it was a quality job for a lesser cost. We are in shropshire if anyone wants his name let me know. :money:
  • PrimrosePrimrose Forumite
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    Boots have an Over 60's discount card scheme. B & Q have a 10% discount day on one weekday (think it may be Wednesday) if you sign up for a card. Many garden centres have a discount for a Pensioners Day if you ask.
    My hairdresser offers lower pensioners' prices Monday to Thursday.
    The National Trust have a lower subscription rate for pensioners.
    Also as others have posted, many theatres offer concessions for pensioners.
  • An even bigger potential saving than the 1/3 off ticket prices is the fact that a Senior Railcard converts a Saver ticket into an Open ticket i.e. travel at peak times at Saver rates (excluding a single journey starting and finishing in Greater London i.e. commuting).
  • wealdroamwealdroam Forumite
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    deepdale56 wrote: »
    An even bigger potential saving than the 1/3 off ticket prices is the fact that a Senior Railcard converts a Saver ticket into an Open ticket i.e. travel at peak times at Saver rates (excluding a single journey starting and finishing in Greater London i.e. commuting).
    I may be wrong, but I think you'll find that is only applicable to Virgin Trains.

    This map shows their network.
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