MORE SAVINGS FOR SENIORS IN OUR REGIONS
Businesses providing everyday services, products, and entertainment in the Tamworth, Gunnedah, Walcha and surrounding districts will be invited to take part in a renewed push to join the Seniors Card program.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the number of participating businesses offering discounts to Seniors Card holders has more than tripled since 2015.
“It’s so important that we continue to do everything we can to put downward pressure on the cost of living, and the Seniors Card program has enabled older people in our community to do more for less.
“Everyday living discounts range from energy and phone bills, education courses, travel insurance, accommodation, and through to your local café, gym, hairdresser, or mechanic.
“Seniors are already enjoying savings from some of the big brands like Woolworths, AGL and Telstra, but I am calling on local retailers in centres like Walcha, Werris Creek, Boggabri, Barraba, Manilla, Nundle and other centres to get on board.
“In 2015 the Government committed to expanding the NSW Seniors Card program and since that time has increased the number of businesses from 1,600 to more than 5,700, while adding more than 250,000 new members.
“Business owners are catching on and realising the benefits of offering a NSW Seniors Card discount are two-fold – enticing new loyal customers and giving back to their communities.
“At a time when the cost of living is rising and much of our ageing population is living on a fixed income, we need to find innovative ways to help seniors make every dollar count,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Businesses who sign up by November 9 this year will have the chance to win a $10,000 NSW Seniors Card advertising package, and members who nominate a business to join will go into a draw to win one of three $500 Visa gift cards.
A recent survey of 35,000 Seniors Card members revealed NSW seniors are more likely to try a new business if it offers a Seniors Card discount.
For more information or to apply for you card, visit www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au