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The best discounts for over 60s in the UK

This article explores the best discounts available to help the elderly manage and protect their finances.

August 23, 2023

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Whether you're approaching retirement or already receiving your pension, there are plenty of discounts are available for older people to help manage and protect their finances. Seniors aged 60 and over can enjoy these discounts and benefits for travel, dining, entertainment, shopping and more in the UK.

In this article, we explore the best discounts available to help the elderly make the most of their time and money. 

Discounts on travel

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Senior railcard

Unlock the beauty of the UK's railways with the Senior Railcard. You can enjoy a generous one third discount on rail fares for Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak, and Advance tickets. This means you can save money while travelling by train to visit loved ones or explore more of Britain. It costs £30 per year, or £70 for three years, and you can save an average of £76 per year.

Bus passes

Thanks to many local councils, enjoy free or discounted bus travel during off-peak hours. Whether you're going to the park or exploring the city, seniors can appreciate the convenient and affordable transportation. One of the best discounts available for people over 60 is the pensioner's bus pass in England, which grants them free travel once they reach state pension age.

In Wales, people over the age of 60 are eligible for a bus pass, while in Scotland, they can get free bus travel with the National Entitlement Card.


National Express senior coach card

The National Express Senior Coach Card offers a great way to save on Standard and Fully Flexible coach fares to hundreds of towns, cities and airports across the UK. The Senior Coach Card provides a travel experience that is both versatile and cost-effective, with no limitations on peak or off-peak times.

Whether you're looking for a spur-of-the-moment weekday getaway, a relaxing weekend trip, or even travel during public holidays, this card can make it all possible. Its flexible travel options allow you to explore new destinations or revisit your favourite ones without breaking the bank.

London travel

Older adults aged 60+ living in or visiting London to explore the bustling city. have two options available for them to enjoy the convenience of travelling without having to bear the expenses. The first option is the 60+ Oyster photo card, which provides complimentary travel. The second option is the Freedom Travel Pass, which offers unrestricted access to public transportation. These initiatives are designed to encourage senior citizens to stay active and explore the city without worrying about transportation costs.

 

Discounts on tourist attractions and activities

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National Trust senior membership

If you're over 60 years old and have a passion for discovering nature's wonders and historic sites, the National Trust Senior Membership is an excellent option for you. By being a member of the National Trust for at least three consecutive years, you can get a discount of 25 per cent off your subscription.

You can also opt for a joint membership. To activate the discount, those who turn 60 must contact the National Trust directly. This membership allows you to enjoy exceptional experiences and connect with like-minded individuals in a community setting. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enrich your life with the National Trust Senior Membership.

Royal Horticultural Society senior life membership

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has stunning gardens all over the UK, perfect for plant lovers. They offer a discounted life membership for those aged over 65, saving members over £500. Joint memberships are available at an even more significant discount, including free entry to RHS's five gardens. 

Cinema tickets

Take a break and unwind with a captivating movie. You can now relish discounted cinema tickets exclusively designed for seniors. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy a delightful cinematic experience at an affordable price. Join the Odeon Cinemas and get discounted tickets for the latest films starting at £3.50, including a free cup of tea and a biscuit. To join, visit their website. Empire Cinemas offers £3.75 tickets for seniors every Wednesday morning, which includes tea, coffee, and a biscuit before the screening.

Health and wellbeing discounts for over 60s

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Specsavers

If you are aged over 60 and purchase a single pair of glasses from the Specsavers range of £69 or above, you will receive a 20% discount. This deal includes frames, lenses, and any extra options, such as treatments that protect your lenses or provide sun protection. You will also receive a free eye test funded by the NHS.

 

Boots

The Boots Advantage Card offers over 60s significant discounts on their range of products, including 8 points for every pound spent on Boots' own-brand products.

Every point you earn is equivalent to a penny you can spend in-store, saving you a lot of money on different products.

 

Iceland

If you are over 60 and love to shop, Iceland has a special offer just for you! Every Tuesday, you can enjoy a 10% discount on all purchases without any minimum spending requirement. All you need to do is show valid proof of age, such as your driver's license or bus pass, and you'll be eligible for this amazing deal. 

 

MOTs and servicing

ATS Euromaster offers year-round discounts on car maintenance for members of their Club 60, including MOTs, air con recharge, wheel alignment, and 15% off servicing, brakes, steering & suspension, exhausts, batteries and more.

 

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If you or a loved one is experiencing health or lifestyle changes in later life, our team can help provide peace of mind with information on personal alarms. You can now also avail 3-months free monitoring when you pay annually by Direct Debit* 
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