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Our Favourite Discounts for Over 60s

Freya Wilding

Freya Wilding

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Take advantage of some great discounts and freebies now you’ve reached 60; it is the new 21 after all…

Whether you’re spending the day shopping and eating out, or enjoying a day out, we don’t want you to miss out on the deals these over 60s discounts can get you.

What Discounts Are Available for the Over 60s?

Out and About

For days out why not head to a National Trust site with hundreds of unforgettable places, including these lesser-known locations across Britain. If you’ve been a member for five years out of the last 10, you are entitled to a 25% discounted senior membership.

If history is your thing, spend a day at one of the many English Heritage sites. Become a member and you can qualify for a cheaper membership if you are over 65. Enjoy endless days enjoying the unlimited 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites England has to offer. English Heritage guarantees a great day out, made even better with a slice of cake and a good cup of tea, and you can even take your grandchildren for free.

TIP: Many museums and attractions will offer discount for seniors, so it’s always worth asking what discounts are available, wherever you go!

Food and Drink

In retirement, eating out doesn’t have to be a rare luxury. Enjoy discounted prices at Hungry Horse pubs Monday – Friday on their ‘Golden Years’ menu for over 60s. The deal includes a main plus any starter or desert from the same menu. Some Greene King pubs also offer traditional dishes but smaller portions with their senior menu, perfect for over 60s with smaller appetites to enjoy.

Travel in Style

Britain provides a plethora of days out but getting around to all of these fantastic sites across Britain can be a problematic. Train travel provides the perfect solution with a Senior Rail Card, you can save 1/3 off rail fares. Costing £30 a year, it’s a great way to spend your days exploring the beauty Britain has to offer. Other offers and competitions run in conjunction with the railcard so check their website often for details.

If train travel isn’t your thing, National Express offers a 1/3 off on standard and fully flexible flares to hundred of towns, cities, and airports across the UK with their Senior Coachcard. The card will cost £10 a year, but you can also use your card to travel mid-week and only pay £15 for a day return anywhere in the UK (except airports).

Sit Back and Relax

If, talk of travel gets you exhausted, why not opt for a trip to the cinema. Cinemas usually offer concessionary rates for older viewers while some do specific discounted screenings.

Odeon’s Silver Cinema screenings start from just £3 for over 55s. Unwind and catch up with friends over tea, coffee and biscuits before you get transported to another reality during the film. Vue does a similar option for over 60s.

You are also eligible for a free TV licence for your household once you, or someone you live with is over 74.

If you prefer to watch sport over movies, you can grab season tickets at discounted prices for over-65s, so be sure to check out your team’s options to never miss a match again!

Have a Spring in Your Step?

For those sprightlier pensioners, most gyms offer discounted memberships. So, if you’re after a quick swim or a game of squash, check out your gym or leisure centre for seniors offers and ask how they can help you.

Keep an Eye on The Prize

Worried you can’t see the squash ball and you’ll miss that winning shot? Get 25% off for over 60s on all glasses and lenses at Specsavers, if you buy any single pair of glasses from the £69 range or above. Not sure if you need new glasses? You can be eligible for an NHS-funded eye test if you meet the correct criteria.

Boots also offer 25% off your first pair of glasses or prescription sunglasses for those tennis matches in the summer sunshine! You can get every additional pair half price and save 15% hearing aids. By using the Boots Advantage Card, you can also get extra savings once you turn 60, including 10 points for every pound you spend on Boots’ own brand products.

Don’t Feel Cold This Winter

Every household with someone aged 65 or over, is entitled help toward their winter energy costs under the UK Government’s winter fuel payments scheme. Over 65s can claim a lump sum of up to £250 tax-free.

Help With Pet Costs

For those with furry friends, vet bills can be expensive. Ask you local veterinary practice for any discounts available for over 60s. You can also join Dogs Trust which will offer you 50% off their membership, costing you £12.50 a year. Benefits include unlimited access to 24-hour emergency advice services, 3rd party public liability insurance for your dog and free Canine Care Card.

Do I Get More Discounts in Retirement?

During retirement, there are certainly discounts available to you if you keep an eye out for them. Along with the great discounts described above, there are also plenty of other ways to help you cut costs that will pave the way for a more comfortable retirement.

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