Age pays: A comprehensive guide to senior discounts
These charts detail discounts for seniors by age in categories including restaurants, retail, grocery, travel, entertainment, and more.
Starting at age 50, seniors can cash in on numerous price cuts just for being born on or before the date, month, and year that qualify for the bargain. To collect on most discounts, just flash an ID (be assertive and request the special deal), although a few require membership in AARP.
The comparison tables that follow showcase discounts allotted to seniors in a variety of product and service categories.
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Have you ever wondered why our great grandparents all had such fond memories of their youth?
Well... I'm surprised they remembered anything at all !!!
A bottle of Bayer's 'Heroin'.
Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine.
It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough.
Coca Wine, anyone?
Metcalf's Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with Cocaine on the market.
Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of it's time.
Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time.
He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.
Produced by the Maltine Manufacturing Company of New York ..
It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal.
Children should only take half a glass.
A paperweight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne (Mannheim, Germany).
They were proud of being the biggest producers in the world of products containing
Quinine and Cocaine.
Opium for Asthma:
At 40% alcohol plus 3 grams of opium per tablet.
It didn't cure you... But you didn't care!
Cocaine Tablets (1900).
All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance.
Cocaine drops for toothache.
Very popular for children in 1885.
Opium for newborns.
I'm sure this would make them sleep well.
It's no wonder they were called, "The Good Old Days".
From cradle to grave...
While I don't frequent most of these nor are many of them in my area, don't count on it !! You have to ask for it. I don't look 65 so if there's a discount, it's given reluctantly. I'm not pulling out my license for a cup of coffee !!
For travelers & hotels/motels, I used to have both an AARP and AAA card. I dropped AARP - they give a bigger discount via AAA plus the fact if I have car trouble, AAA will take care of it. AAA also has discounts and you don't have to be a 'senior' to get some of these discounts.
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