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Seniors specials

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018

Daryl Whitelaw from Broken Hill Meats is one of the many local business owners participating in the Seniors Card Program. PICTURE: Myles Burt Daryl Whitelaw from Broken Hill Meats is one of the many local business owners participating in the Seniors Card Program. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

Seniors can enjoy a larger variety of discounts after the number of businesses participating in the Seniors Card scheme in NSW has tripled since 2015.

The program enables older people around the state the option to purchase essential services, products and entertainment for less.

Since 2015 the state government has been able to boost the number of participating businesses from 1,600 to 5,700.

However, locals like Kevin Sinclair from the Broken Hill Men’s Probus Club, doesn’t think the cards hold as much worth locally compared to using it in areas like Sydney.

“It’s not that much of a benefit, but it is when you go to Sydney,” he said.

“Because you get a concession on your travel and you get a concession on a lot more business houses.

“You can go all round Sydney, all day, ferry, tram and bus for $2.50.

“That’s $2.50 all day.”

Even with a Seniors Card Directory being published every year, Mr Sinclair said there are not too many local businesses participating in it.

He said there could be more done by businesses to publicise their participation, which would be a great help to local seniors.

“I don’t know if there’s many others here,” Mr Sinclair said.

“That’s probably it, lack of publicity.”

After surveying 35,000 Seniors Card members the NSW Government found that seniors are more likely to try a new business if it offered a Seniors Card discount, with 70 per cent of those surveyed saying they would return to a business if they did.

“I mean, if you can get 10 per cent off, why wouldn’t you?” Mr Sinclair said.

 

BH Seniors Card Businesses

Old Willyama Motor Inn

The Demo Club

Avis Australia

Art on Argent Gallery

Tri State Safaris

About Town Cottages

Emaroo Cottages

The Real McCoy Holiday Accommodation

NSW Trustee and Guardian

Silver City Tours

McDonald’s

My Nanna’s Place

OPSM

Royal Exchange Hotel

Silhouette Salon

7 Day Spares & Accessories

Broken Hill Meat

LC Electrical & Air Conditioning

Red Earth Motel

Sampsons

Pete’s Cooling & Heating

Clarke Constructions Pty Ltd

Leading Edge Computers & Electronics

The Homestead Gallery

The Lodge Outback Motel

Broken Hill Golf & Country Club

Charles Rasp Motor Inn

Daydream Motel & Cottages

John & Cathy Lehmann Plumbing Pty Ltd

Silver City Meats

Bugeja Building

Helloworld Broken Hill

Lehman Brothers

Biggins M & P Electrical Contractors

The Chicken Coop

Gloria Jean’s Broken Hill

Homework Done

Northern Earthmovers

Synergy Physiotherapy & Pilates Clinic

Hilltop Motel

Todd Winders Constructions

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