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Old 02-14-2015, 01:10 PM
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Discounts for seniors - details list from different businesses:

http://www.cheapism.com/blog/2808/se...nts-comparison
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:05 AM
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You bet your "bippy" (old 1960s word, for you young people) I take advantage of the senior discounts here...

Thrift stores have a senior day each week..
One grocery has 5% senior day, and 5 cent credit for reusable grocery bags.. Plus cents off gas coupons..
I make a list of things that can wait for the 11% off sale at the home supply store...
The farm supply store seems to cycle many "specials" every 6-10-12 weeks.. I watch these again with a list... It really saves when you can buy a whole winters bird seed on sale...
Little "Grab it and Growl" diner has a senior day each week... I don't stop often, but make a point of taking advantage of that swoop... There meatloaf dinner is to die for...

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Even though I am living the senior/retired lifestyle (read limited income) I don't qualify for most of those discounts because of my age even though my body acts as if it is 20 years older than I actually am.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:24 AM
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Coaltrain,

That's not the "senior lifestyle" that AARP says seniors nowadays have.

(Taking trips to Cancun, buying a Porsche ('cause you're worth it, etc.)
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That's not the "senior lifestyle" that AARP says seniors nowadays have.

(Taking trips to Cancun, buying a Porsche ('cause you're worth it, etc.)
Oh - is that the way it's supposed to be.....??

But that's OK - I'm kind of enjoying my hermit lifestyle here in the boonies. I would someday (soon) love to take a road trip though to see the deep south, Texas and the southwest, and the Rocky Mountains. Don't know if that will ever happen though as I am totally exhausted after just a grocery run.
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I hit up Lowes and homie_depot for veterans 10% I showed them my drivers license which has an American flag in veteran on it in red
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I hit up Lowes and homie_depot for veterans 10% I showed them my drivers license which has an American flag in veteran on it in red
I always get 10% off at Lowes and HD.
I have a VA ID card.
My brother has a picture of his DD214 on his phone and they accept that.
I've saved a bunch there.
When my wife got old enough to get a senior discount she had trouble asking for it.
On one hand she is cheap so she wanted to save the money on the other hand she hated to admit she was that old.
Cheap won out.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:59 AM
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coaltrain,

That's because it's "grunge" work (stuff you gotta do and do all the time).

It's like when I have to go grocery shopping. I come back home and after making lunch, doze off for a few minutes watching Divorce Court. Hubby passes out on the couch and he doesn't even go into the store!

When we drove 5 hours straight to WI and the spent several hours looking at apartments, we were wide awake and didn't feel tired. (Also helps to keep some food in your stomach - I slump big time if I ate 5 hours ago).

Also taking a stop or two for a few minutes.

I guess a friend of mine was bored or tired after we drove from Princeton, IL to Chicago...it was 11:00 p.m. and about an hour ride. She swerved along the guardrail several times. I had her pull over and take a walk and get something to eat (light). She snapped to after that.

Rocky mountains...hubby took MIL to Las Vegas (gambling) and drove there. He talked about the narrow ledges of the mountains (?) he had to maneuver. (Reminded me of that Lucille Ball Movie The Long, Long Trailer):

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...8ECFD6234C874E
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That's because it's "grunge" work (stuff you gotta do and do all the time).

It's like when I have to go grocery shopping. I come back home and after making lunch, doze off for a few minutes watching Divorce Court. Hubby passes out on the couch and he doesn't even go into the store!

When we drove 5 hours straight to WI and the spent several hours looking at apartments, we were wide awake and didn't feel tired. (Also helps to keep some food in your stomach - I slump big time if I ate 5 hours ago).
I guess you may be right. It's been years since we went somewhere just for the fact of going somewhere for ourselves - maybe even never - we never even went on a honeymoon or any type of vacation.

When we were first married we were homesteading off the grid and being home bodies has since been engraved into our being.

I am hoping the research and production of RA meds continues like it has the past 10 years. I am 50% better with the Humira than I was before (which is great!) but still not enough to withstand much of anything.
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Store here has senior day each Wed with 15% off. I buy my milk then. They jumped the egg prices to about $3 a dozen. They are high here. Milk you have to check the dates as they sell it out dated and bread. I shop in the citied when we go, Senior bus. But have to buy lunch so there goes money too. But gets you out of house for the day.
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Hey Coaltrain,

When we got married in '88, hubby said "Yes, honeymoon next year".

As of today's date: still waiting, LOL.
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