What can you use your Super Gold Card for?
What you can use your card for. Use your SuperGold card or Veteran SuperGold card to get business discounts, free or discounted council services, and free off-peak travel on public transport.
Why do seniors get discounts?
Aid to seniors increased over time, in particular with the creation of Medicare in 1965 and the passage of an amendment indexing social security to cost of living increases and creating an additional Supplemental Security Income for seniors in 1972.
What times can you use your gold card?
What you need to know. The SuperGold Card scheme was introduced in 2008. It allows cardholders to travel free on scheduled off-peak urban public transport — between 9.00am and 3.00pm and after 6.30pm from Monday to Friday, and all day on weekends and public holidays.
Is 55 considered elderly?
In general, however, once you turn 55 you start to enter the senior age demographic. By the time you are 65 you reach the most common age for retirement from your job. However, an increasing number of senior citizens are working after 65, so retirement can no longer be a key factor in becoming a senior.
Where can I use my gold card in New Zealand?
The cards can be used at Mobil, Caltex and BP sites nationwide. Budget Rent A Car offers 10% off their daily rental rates for seniors with their SuperGold Card. They have 40 locations around New Zealand.
What concessions do you get at 60?
Here are just a few of the discounted items that a staggering 80% or more of over 60s either knowingly or unwittingly pass up on.
- Senior rail cards.
- Cheaper menus in restaurants.
- Discounts in retail outlets.
- Older person’s bus pass.
- Free prescriptions.
Can I use my gold card on Auckland buses?
Description. Senior citizens can travel for free on selected bus, train and ferry services in Auckland after 9am weekdays and all day weekends and public holidays with a SuperGold card or AT senior citizen ID card.