#SeniorPerks May 29


I started the Coach4aday blog in 2014 and have done daily posts on one topic for each year. In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and in 2017 it was “Colleges and Universities”.
The one consistent piece of feedback I have received with this blog is the 2015 series on “A Friend of a Friend”. Readers and blog followers said please bring it back. The stats also back that up with the number of views each of those posts received.
So in 2018 two things will happen with the Coach4aday blog; One I plan to collaborate with a friend named John Rancke and revisit some of those 2015 “A Friend of a Friend” posts and do some new ones with a slightly different twist. I write the posts on odd-numbered days each month and John handles the even-numbered days.
In addition John and I will write about things we both are interested which will include basketball, food, people, music, our granddaughters, and great stories.
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The perks of being a senior

Hitting your 60’s has its benefits. I have experienced a few moments of senior serendipitous the past month.

First the obvious it happens at the golf course. Playing from the forward tees. As I tell my 4 sons I have chronologically earned the privilege.

forward tees

Second there are days that retailers give discounts to seniors. I had no idea that at grocery store in the Carolinas called Harris Teeter that day is Thursday. Last week I drove to Fayetteville to buy crab legs and shrimp that were on a Buy 1 get 1 special.

On top of that deal I got 5% off my entire purchase with my VIC card because it was Thursday and I was 60+.

Vic Card

Third area restaurants like Bojangles and Hardees have senior prices on their coffee. I have also received discounts at Burger King without even asking.

senior discount

Fourth last July I purchased a lifetime senior pass to the US National Parks for $10..00 before it increased to $80.00 on August 28, 2017. At $80.00 it still isn’t a bad deal.

Lifetime Pass

Annual and lifetime Senior Passes provide access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by six federal agencies:
National Park Service
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
US Forest Service
US Army Corps of Engineers

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