The new 2018 deals that could save seniors thousands

Big discounts on mobile phone, holidays and groceries are now on offer to more than one and a half million seniors.

Big discounts on mobile phone, holidays and groceries are now on offer to more than one and a half million seniors.

The new deals are included in the 2018 Seniors Card booklet, potentially saving members thousands.

“When you get to a senior  you make sure you’re getting the right thing at the right price,” one senior citizen told Nine News.

“It means a few more coffees a week and things like that,” said another.

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The State government has partnered with Vodafone to offer seniors card holders 10 percent off mobile phone and mobile broadband plans.

“The staff are trained to look after you, to explain technology in the most basic ways, there’s no need to be left behind,” said Vodafone Consumer Business Unit Director Ben Macintosh.

The deal is just one of more than 200 new offers available to Seniors Card Holders this year, including:

AGL has 25% off electricity and 14% off gas.

Eyecare Plus is offering a free pair of single vision glasses with any full-priced pair.

Insureandgo.com.au gives over 60s 15 percent off any travel policy and Hertz will take a further 10 percent off the best rate of the day.

The Cancer Council has 10 percent off storewide.

While Woolworths will give seniors 5 percent off gift cards, which can be used to pay for groceries.

Anyone over 60 working fewer than 20 hours a week is entitled to a seniors card, giving access to thousands of deals and discounts.

“We know every dollar counts for those who are pensioners, and those on fixed incomes, so I encourage you to get on board,  look into the website or pick up a seniors card directory,  and have a look at all the discounts and savings available to you,” says Tanya Davies NSW Minister for Ageing.

Any advice provided in this article is general in nature in that it does not take into account an individual’s particular circumstances or needs. Individuals should consider their own objectives, financial situation or needs, and if in doubt seek appropriate advice, before proceeding.