Save the pennies with these over 60s perks

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by Lorna White |

Cinema

Join the Vue Senior Cinema Club and you can watch the latest films for just £3.05 – and the ticket price includes a free cup of tea and a biscuit! To join, take a look here. Odeon cinemas also offer discounted tickets – starting from around £3 – which can be bought for Senior Screen showings. Visit www.odeon.co.uk/silvercinema.

Theatre

Save 20-50 per cent on theatre ticket prices with a group of eight or more people. Or try joining a coach tour where the whole package often costs less than the price of a ticket alone.

You can also save on the cost of attending a big show by supporting smaller fringe groups or local amateur dramatic shows (www.amdram.co.uk).

Heritage

English Heritage offers over-60s discounted memberships of £39 for a single membership or £60 for couples, reduced from £49/£86. Visit www.english-heritage.org.uk or call 0870 333 118.

National Trust: There is reduced membership for over-60s if you’ve been an NT member for five out of the last ten years. Call 0844 800 1895 to check rates.

Travel

Pay £30 for a year on a Senior Railcard and get one-third off fares. Visit www.senior-railcard.co.uk.

National Express Senior Coachcard: Pay £10 per year and get a third off all standard coach fares. You can get a coachcard from National Express outlets, www.nationalexpress.com or call 0871 781 8181.

Home and Garden

Join a Garden Centre Group Gardening Club for free and you’ll get five per cent of your total spend back in vouchers, plus over-60s get double points on Tuesdays. Click here for more information.

B&Q Diamond Card for the over-60s, this card is valid nationwide and gets you 10 per cent off on Wednesdays. Apply in store or online at www.diy.com/diy/diamond-club.

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