How to pinch extra pennies in your sixties

How to snap a few cents more at sixty: These are the fabulous discounts that every retiree should know about – from entertainment to travel

Turning 60 is an important milestone, so enjoy the party!

But alongside the fun, take some time to take advantage of one of the biggest perks of reaching your sixth decade — the real bonanza of discounts you’re suddenly entitled to.

Many shops and attractions offer lower prices for the over 60s – especially on weekdays – so always check the ads and ask when in doubt.

If you enjoy spending time exploring the great outdoors or exploring ancient buildings then National Trust senior membership is worth considering.

It is available to those over 60 who have been members for at least five of the previous 10 years and entitles you to 25% of adult fares. Not bad!

Man sits on a train in the city.

Man sits on a train in the city.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) also offers a discounted lifetime membership if you are over 60, with over £500 deducted for the individual member bill.

You’ll enjoy all the benefits of membership, including free access to the charity’s five spectacular gardens and 220 others run by partner organisations.

Of course, to take advantage of all the stunning attractions that you can now visit for less money, you have to travel.

Well you’re in luck! National Rail’s over-60s rail card costs £30 a year or £70 for three years and gives you a third off all rail fares, plus additional discounts on day trips.

One of the most popular benefits for the elderly are bus passes.

In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland you can get a free bus pass from the age of 60, while in London you can also travel for free on the Tube and some trains – potentially saving you hundreds of pounds each year.

If you’re flying away, some airlines offer special discounts for seniors – so find out before you book.

Health and wellbeing is another area well covered by discounts, with over 60s in England entitled to free prescriptions and eye tests.

Many gyms and leisure centers also offer lower prices for fitness classes or workouts – so do your research!

When it comes to the home, Age UK offer handyman services for older people who need help with small practical jobs such as repairs and fitting carbon monoxide alarms.

You usually pay a fee, but it’s usually cheaper than the open market.

And if you’re a dog owner, the Dog Trust offers a 50% discount on an over 60 membership, which includes unlimited access to 24-hour emergency advice and liability insurance.

There is nothing to complain about! How to pinch extra pennies in your sixties

Edmun Deche

Edmun Deche is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmun Deche joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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