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I'm now eligible for discounts.  Senior citizen discounts.  Happened 6 years ago, and I’m not one of the 50-plusers who’s afraid to use them either.

One of the perks of getting to be 50 and over is that you become eligible for a boat-load of senior citizen discounts.  Often when we hear the words "senior citizen," we think of a much older man or woman, but I'm here to tell you that that is not necessarily the case.  These days, 50-plusers are younger looking and once you hit the bit quality for many discounts!

I happen to know folks who refuse to use these discounts due to the fact that they are in complete denial.

I definitely capitalize on the opportunity.

Why not?  After all, I do qualify!

I get such a good laugh when I make my request for my discount to some of the cashiers in the various stores, restaurants or wherever I may happen to be.

I get the "Ma'am, this discount is for senior citizens only" or "You don't qualify for these discounts; it's only for senior citizens" among the many weird responses I get.  Then when I whip my driver's license out and they take a look at my date of birth, the entire story changes.  It happens almost every single time.  I enjoy it.  I don’t even get mad.

One of my favorite places to shop is Kohl's Department Store (@Kohls) who now has two senior citizen discount days.  Every time  I go shopping there, I have the same experience when I'm ready to pay for my purchases.   I’m wondering if the clerks are trained to discourage you at first to see if you’ll change your mind.  Doesn’t work with me.  I’m getting my discount.

Anyway, it’s a pleasure to see the many discounts you become eligible for once you hit the big 5-0 and once I hit 55, the discounts got even better.

I can imagine what they’ll be like once I hit 60!