Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams urged Seniors Card members to check out the new Discount Directory and encouraged any eligible seniors who have not yet applied for a Seniors Card to get one and start enjoying the benefits.
“Cardholders can now receive their 2015 Discount Directory with listings of updated discounts and special offers,” Mrs Williams said.
“In NSW discounts are available from over 3,000 locations. The most popular saving is the NSW public transport travel concession, where Seniors Card holders have unlimited travel for $2.50 per day.
“There’s something for everyone in the new directory – food and beverages, travel, computing, events and entertainment, magazines, and much more – with discounts from 10 per cent up to as much as 50 per cent,” Mrs Williams said.
“About 95 per cent of people in NSW over the age of 60 are currently taking advantage of the program and its discounts.
“Discounts can be found by downloading the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and find information about the closest shops, businesses and services giving Seniors Card members discounts,” Mrs Williams said.
Minister for Ageing John Ajaka reminds businesses interested in being added to the directory, that it’s free to be listed and reaches more than one million seniors across the state.
“Every participating business is listed on the website at www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au, and the mobile app, for all members to easily find.”
To qualify for a NSW Seniors Card, applicants must be a NSW permanent resident, aged 60 or over and work no more than 20 hours a week in paid employment.
To obtain a new directory or to apply for membership visit service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-nsw-seniors-card or contact the Seniors Card call centre on 13 77 88.
Posted on 8 Mon, December, 2014
by Leslie Williams