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Not Sure How I Feel About This…

I went to pick up a coffee this afternoon at Dunkin’ Donuts, but when I went to get out of the car, I realized I had forgotten my wallet.

Fortunately, I had enough quarters in the car to buy a coffee (an extra large at that), so I went in and placed my order.

When the cashier rang up my order, I noticed that he gave me a senior discount.

That’s the first time I’ve ever gotten such a discount, and I’m not sure what prompted it. I’ve been to this Dunkin’ Donuts store hundreds of times, but the cashier was not someone I recognized.

I have no idea what the senior discount policy is at Dunkin’ Donuts, but I didn’t say anything. Hey, 5% is 5%.

But as  I left I thought that this could be some sort of turning point in my life.

Should I start actively seeking out other places that offer senior discounts, even though I’m only 58? Do places that offer senior discounts ask you for proof of age?

Or should I go the other route, and start dyeing my hair and trying to do something about the wrinkles in my face?

One of those options seems like it saves me money, while the other one looks like it would cost me money.

So to me the choice is obvious – looks like I’ll be busy signing up for senior discount cards, or whatever it is us old people have to do to save a nickel here and a nickel there.

By the way, while researching the senior discount policy at Dunkin’ Donuts, I read that since each store is independently owned, they each have their own policies for senior discounts. However, all DD stores to participate in a program with AARP that offers AARP members a free donut with a purchase of a large coffee.

I wonder if AARP will be able to fast track my application…

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

10 thoughts on “Not Sure How I Feel About This…”

  1. I like/dislike it when someone asks me if I want the senior discount. I’m 53, but some people think I’m older. Yuck. But, yes, 5 percent is 5 percent. :-)

    On a related note, I’ve been trying to learn to drink my coffee black and am on a quest for a really smooth brand of coffee. I know that Dunkin Donuts’ coffee has ranked No. 1 in some surveys. Would you recommend it? Do you drink it black?




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    1. Yes, it’s definitely a mixed feeling when starting with the senior discount. And as to DD, that’s exactly what I have, a black (decaf); it seems fine to me. But I’m not much of a gourmet.




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