Discounts and savings for the over-60s

Getting older has its advantages with a raft of discounts up for grabs. Here's what you can nab as you blow out those candles!

Age 50-plus

  • A Diamond Club card gives you and a guest (if they’re over 50) food discounts at over 100 pubs and carveries. Plus you’ll earn points towards reward vouchers for even more money off meals out.

Age 55-plus

Age 60-plus

  • Vue's discounted screenings come with a cuppa via its Seniors Club
  • Empire offers senior screenings on Wednesday mornings with tea and biscuit
  • English Heritage offers reduced membership rates  - £41 for a single person. Call 0370 333 1181
  • National Trust offers reduced membership, but you'll need to have been a NT member for five out of the last 10 years. Call 0344 800 1895
  • A Senior Railcard (0345 3000 250) is £30 a year or £70 for three years and saves a third off a range of fares
  • The National Express Senior Coachcard (08717 818181) costs £10 yearly (£2 p&p) and gives a third off coach fares
  • Wyevale Garden Centres' The Gardening Club gives 5 per cent of your spend back in vouchers, plus double points on Tuesdays. Apply in store or online
  • B&Q's Diamond Card gives 10 per cent off on Wednesdays. Apply in store or online
  • Boots Advantage Card offers 10 points for every £1 spend on Boots-branded products, plus 25 per cent off at Boots Opticians and 15 per cent off hearing aids. See online or in store.

Age 75-plus

  • If you're 75-plus you can get a free TV licence, saving £145.50 from or call 0300 790 6144
  • British nationals born on or before September 2 1929 get a free 10-year passport, saving £72.50. Apply online via, at the Post Office or Passport Adviceline (0300 222 0000).

Bus passes

England: Free off-peak local bus travel once you reach state pension age. See to check eligibility.
Scotland: If aged 60 or over you can get free bus travel with a free National Entitlement Card, see
Wales: If you're aged 60 or over you can get free local bus travel. Contact your council.
Northern Ireland: Free travel on most public buses and trains within NI if you're 60-plus, with a free 60+ SmartPass or a Senior Citizen SmartPass if you're 65 or over. More at

Prescription savers

England: Free NHS prescriptions - saving £8.20 a time - and NHS sight tests if you're 60 or over. More at
Scotland: Everyone gets free prescriptions. See
Wales: Prescriptions free regardless of age if you have a Welsh GP and get your prescription from a Welsh pharmacist, or if you're a Welsh patient with an English GP and an entitlement card. See
Northern Ireland: Prescriptions free. See

  • There are more money-saving tips in every issue of Yours magazine, out every fortnight on a Tuesday.