Top 5 Things That Every British Pensioner Should Be Doing To Save Thousands in 2021

By Jessica Truss | Published January 17, 2021

If you haven’t done these simple hacks yet, to put it frankly, you’re wasting money every single day. Whether it be supermarkets or energy companies, they all have one thing in common: they will overcharge you as much as possible. 

Here’s our top 5 things that every pensioner should be doing to save £££s in 2021:

1. Hack the supermarkets

Supermarkets are very clever at separating their products into different categories, using language to give you the choice of how ‘luxury’ or ‘basic you want to be. Often a manufacturers’ brand and own brand may well be made in the same factory!

A recent story online showed that Aldi’s ready to roast vegetables were made in the same factory as the same product from Waitrose. The difference in price was 55%!

Next time you shop, swap one of everything to something just one brand level lower. So if you usually buy Lurpak butter, this time buy Tesco’s own brand. Many can save £1,000s when dropping a brand level on everything!

2. Save hundreds on your energy bills in 60 seconds

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3. Travel for less

If you regularly use the train you could save with a Senior Railcard.

You must be over 60 and you can apply up to two weeks before your 60th birthday. The railcard costs £30 for 1 year and gets you a third off fares. That could save you an average of £125 a year.

4. Go shopping… for a better deal

Many stores offer discount schemes to pensioners. B&Q, for example, has a Diamond Card offering over-60s 10 percent off purchases.

If you have a Boots Advantage Card, you will get ten loyalty points for every £1 spent, up from the usual four. You also get extra points on hearing tests and 25 percent off your first pair of glasses.

Odeon offers ‘Silver Cinema’ screenings for over-55s, where tickets start from just £3 and include tea and biscuits.

5. Grab a bite to eat for less

One of the biggest benefits of being a pensioner is the amazing discounts you can get eating out… here’s our list of the top mouth-watering discounts:

  • Hungry Horse Pubs: a ‘Golden Years’ menu for over 60s
  • Greene King Pubs: special discounts for seniors   
  • McDonald’s: discounts on coffee and beverages (55+) at most locations
  • Nando's: varying senior discounts by date and location
  • Subway: 10% off 
  • Dobbies: a Senior Citizens lunch that includes two courses and a tea or coffee for just £7.45
  • Krispy Kreme: 10% discount (50+)
  • KFC: free small drink with any meal depending on location (55+)
  • Pizza Hut: special discounts for 50+ up to 50% off! (check your local branch)
  • Burger King: 10% discount on purchase depending on location (60+)
  • DiamondCard: is a membership card that gives over-50's special discounts at over 100 different pubs and carveries

(Keep in mind that deals may vary at participating locations)

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