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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Saturday Services




I read this on a couple peoples blog and thought I would put this out for you to look at.

First annual southern bloggers conference Raleigh, NC

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The corn in last weeks blog - microwave 8 minutes - cut the bottom off - let it fall off and it is all clean and cooked - it does work!  I tried it this week and I have friends who wrote back and said that it worked for them too.It was delicious.



SENIOR DISCOUNTS

Keep this list - - - and Send a copy to your senior friends and relatives.
As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently, I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that seniors over age 55 gets 10% off everything on the menu, every day.
Being of 'that' age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too. This incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually surprised to see how many there are and how some of them start at the young age of 50.
This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family, too.  Pass it on!
Dunkin Donutsgives free coffee to people over 55. If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for free.
YOU must ASK for your discount! RESTAURANTS:
Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off (55+) Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
Chili's: 10% off (55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter (55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off (55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+) 
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations (55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday (55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off (55+) Tea Room Cafe: 10% off (50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off (55+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+)
This is for me ... if I ever see one again.
RETAIL & APPAREL:
Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50+)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+)
Big Lots: 10% off Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
Clarks: 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 10% off (55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 20% off (50+) Kohl's: 15% off (60+)
Modell's Sporting Goods: 10% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)
GROCERY: Albertson's:
10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55+)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50+)
Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55+)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+) Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 5% off (62+)
TRAVEL:
Airlines:
Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Rail:
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Bus: Greyhound: 5% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+
Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Best Western: 10% off (55+)
Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+)
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members Over Night Accommodations:
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+)
Motel 6: 10% off (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+)
Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT:
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+)
Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa , FL : $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 30% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket (55+)
SeaWorld Orlando, FL: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS:
AT&T:
Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).
MISCELLANEOUS: Great Clips: $3 off hair cuts (60+)
Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60+) 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:



I love this quote.  I really do.  I admit I have to work hard on it though.  When someone hurts me - it's hard to let go of it for me - sometimes.  I kind of wonder why it happened or if I did something to cause it to happen.  And I have to learn to let it go - and then and only then can I move on and live in the day.  
It isn't easy, but it can be done.  I think it is just a matter of really forgiving yourself and others - and realizing no one is perfect and that is okay!
  Move on.

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33 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love that list of discounts! Since I'm "of that age", I'll take whatever discounts I can get. Some I knew about, but many of those I did not. Again, thanks!!

Gloria Hood said...

So happy I am "of age" lol

Jill said...

What a great list of discounts. Thank you!

I love the quote too and can relate to you 100%. I'm getting a "little" better at letting go but it's tough.

Miss Debbie said...

WOW...great list! And you are right, it isn't always easy, as a matter of fact, it rarely is, but the answer is to forgive and move on. The alternative only hurts you! Have a great weekend!

Catherine said...

That is a very good quote. I have to make a conscious effort to let go of 'yesterday' all the time too. It's a good reminder ~ thanks!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend friend!
xo Catherine

Shelly said...

I loved your list! Only a few of them apply to me right now as I am 50, but I will save it for future reference~

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Senior Discounts are wonderful. I didn't know about a lot of those on your list. But I'm going to try and make a practice of asking from now on when I go someplace.You really do have to ask most of the time. They don't volunteer the info very often. Starting each new fresh and letting go of yesterday is good advice for sure. Hope your Saturday is a super one!

LL Cool Joe said...

It's weird to me that someone of 55 would be considered a senior. A bit depressing really.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Debbie said...

This is great information. I didn't know about the 50+. I'm grabbing a pen and paper and writing them down for our next out of town trip. YAY! Score one for getting older!!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Now if we can just remember to use the discounts...I've never been good at using coupons! lol Enjoy your weekend!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I'll have to look around and see if I can find a list of Ontario service providers who offer a seniors discount. Not that I'm a senior yet you understand..ahem..

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi sandie, there are SOME advantages to getting old, senior discounts :)

Sandra said...

the state of Florida almost every store/restaurant has senior discounts, most of them 55 plus. but i did not know about Wendy's, no one has ever offered it and we eat there about once a month.

Beth said...

In Illinois most of the senior discounts apply to a small drink or a small cup of coffee. I always ask for the senior discount and this is what they tell me.

Love the quote and I need to pay attention to it.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Speaking of blogging conferences, Type A Con, which I've been to the past 2 years, will be in Atlanta next summer. You should go - it's a lot of fun.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Well there is something good in being over 55 after all.
But most of those places I do not frequent.

Hope your day is good.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Sandie, I love that quote too and you wrote my own struggle with it perfectly!! Love ya! tanna

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I always forget to ask for my Sr Discount. Not my Mom, LOL, she always asks and it really helps with a free drink or something. I need to ask more often since I'm on a fixed income. Love the quote my friend. Hugs, Linda

Pondside said...

The quote should be needlepointed on a pillow where I can see it every day!

TexWisGirl said...

once again, your closing thoughts hit home.

Knitty said...

That is an impressive list! I am printing it and checking a few places to see if they participate. I can't imagine the Kroger stores near here giving me anything but a headache, but I'm going to find out!

EM Illustrator said...

I love that quote :)

Soggibottom said...

I'm so fed up with following you in comments on different blogs :-) I have finally given in and joined the clan :-) X X X

Belle said...

Thanks for the info. I'm going to try to remember I'm a senior from now on!

Arkansas Patti said...

Dang I knew there had to be some advantage of being old. I guess they can't offer these to you for fear of offending someone not of "the age". Thanks,I will now ask.

jack69 said...

Shucks, I think I will use all the discounts and get money back. hahahaha!

Yes, about the quote. It can be done, but it is tough.

I forget sometimes and get frustrated until I realize, I am hurting me, and I hate to hurt me. hahahaha

That last line of yours is so true, no one is perfect.(as much as I like to think I AM!I know better.) LOL

Dee said...

Gosh I do not have to ask anymore...they just give it to me:) I am going to try the corn this week...I like anything easy peasy and good:)

Mary said...

That is super senior service message. I go to those and goodness knows I can use a discount...hahahaha.

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the quote at the end of your post, Sandie -- yesterday's gone and all we really have is right now. xo

Dolores said...

Wow, I'm shocked amazed and thrilled to see so many on this list. I'm going to print this...thanks!

TARYTERRE said...

Those are FANTASTIC discounts. WOW. Thanks for posting.

SquirrelQueen said...

The blogging conference sounds like fun, too bad it's on the other coast from me.

That is quite a list of discounts. Most of these businesses keep them well hidden. Thanks for the info.

Debbie said...

I don't think my mom's printer is working right now so I need to print this for her! I've never heard her ask for a senior citizen discount a single time. She needs to!!

Thanks, Sandie.

And I'm so glad you liked the corn.