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Discussion in 'Retirement' started by stopwatch, Feb 14, 2020.
We get free swimming sessions at certain times at our local council run leisure centre. (Over 60s)
Gourmet Card costs £15 a year but gives you access to discounts on restaurant dining across UK and the world. Discounts apply to everyone dining with the cardholder so if you dine with 3 friends all 4 of you get the discounts.
What range/how many restaurants are included?
And what level of discount?
Just getting round to replying, sorry. I have just had a quick Google - can you buy a CSSC card if you are a retired teacher, but have never had one before? if so, do you have to prove that you were a teacher/how do you do this? Considering that a Tastecard costs £30-£40, it seems a steal to get a CSSC for £45!
I got my CSSC card several years ago when they came to do a presentation to staff at school. I think CSSC is the (very) old Civil Service Sports and Social Club, which was for all civil and public servants. It seems very relaxed today - I'm sure you'd be able to join. Google them and enquire.
Just looked at website and it does say 'working in civil or public service'. But it would be worth giving them a ring to enquire. I definitely get my money's worth from the £4.25 a month!
You can get cheap opera and ballet tickets in a few places. At the Vienna Opera House, there is a large section for standing, or rather leaning against a padded rail, as there is a tradition of giving access to art to the masses in Austria. You have to queue up at a door on the left as you face the opera house. Tickets are just €4!! I've seen many world class productions here. The strange thing is, because of a bad back, I would prefer to stand rather than sit. Each standing room place also has a translator module.
Turn up 30 minutes before the start at the Warsaw Opera House, and you can get standby tickets for 44 Zloty, about £8. Seats down the front are only about fourty quid and actually worth splashing out for, but still, you can see world class ballet and opera for peanuts if you want or need to.
Should be some cheap cruise offers around soon, if that's your thing.
I signed up this morning no problem. Asked who my employer had been, who pays my pension and for my pension reference number. As you said with Taste Card and English Heritage it seems like a no brainer for under £4 a month !
We use Meerkat movie vouchers as got car insurance through Compare the Market. We can see films on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at our local Vue, free parking, for only £4.99 for the pair of us as two for one. Obviously we go to see all the films we fancy.
CSSC is a new one for me. Checked the eligibility list and under S is State Schools. So no issues and joining today.
Unfortunately, B&Q have ditched their over 60's card.
That site looks interesting.