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Clubhouse at Congressional

U.S. Open in D.C. Highlights Local Senior Discounts

The U.S. Open returns to Congressional this week and to celebrate Sciddy is adding new deals daily in the Washington D.C. metro area! Whether you’re in town to check out the action or a DC-NoVA-MD resident, check with to make sure you are maximizing your savings.

Maybe, you are looking for a delicious lunch spot to visit before you hit the links? How about Georgetown favorite Wingo’s. They offer a 10% discount to patrons who are 55+. Or are you just in the mood for a snack after a long day of watching Freddiye & Rory knock it around the Blue Course? If so, stop by Wetzel’s Pretzels in Bethesda, MD where anybody 50+ will receive 20% off their pretzel purchase.

Of course, the savings don’t stop with food. If you’re visiting, you can keep close to the action at Congressional by staying at the Hilton Garden Inn located just 10 minutes from the course. Doing so will save anyone 55+ an easy 10%. Perhaps you don’t have tickets to all four rounds of the Open and are interested in catching an IMAX show? The Einstein Planetarium at the National Air & Space Museum offers seniors (60+) tickets for only $8.

While there may be a few meltdowns on the course this weekend, there will be no shortage of senior discounts in the D.C. metro area. We hope you continue to utilize to reap their benefits!

College Grads

Using Senior Discounts to Continue the Family Legacy

Sometimes you just don’t want to ask for a senior discount. And we get it, no one wants to be perceived as older than they feel. Plus, it’s so easy to ignore a relatively small dollar amount, think of all the loose change you find under your couch cushions when you clean it out! But those pennies, nickels and dimes sure do add up!

As reported by Sciddy, auto repair shop Car-X offers a 10% discount to seniors. While the average American is spending $1,200 per year on auto maintenance, taking advantage of senior citizen discounts can help with the hefty price tag and can go a long way. Let’s say you make quarterly trips to Car-X, and you decide to invest your senior savings in a college tuition fund for your child or grandchild. Under conservative growth estimates, five years of this behavior should yield roughly $800 in savings for your loved one’s education.

Now consider what you could provide for your family’s next generation when applying this process to all Senior Discounts. You’ll find that they are definitely worth asking about.

Fenway Park

Seniors Day at the Ballpark?

12,682. 18,028. 14,765.

Last week Tampa Bay (Rays), Chicago (White Sox), and Cincinnati (Reds) played weekday afternoon games and those were their respective attendance figures. As the 4th consecutive season of declining MLB attendance rolls on, these so-called “Businessman Special” afternoon games paint a gloomy attendance picture. But, the discount hunters at Sciddy see this as a bright opportunity.

Plenty of men and women who are 50 and older spend their summer afternoons on the golf course. They can play golf any day, but there are only so many afternoon ball games. Of course getting them back in the seats might require more than a 10% discount. What if you went a step further? How about a vintage ball game, complete with old-school uniforms, limited music and gimmicks, and most importantly throw-back pricing on tickets & concessions (for 50+ only!).

The baby boomer generation offers a growing segment of seniors that want to spend their money on things they love, especially a game of baseball representing their youth. would be happy to feature any ballgame specials geared to seniors. There is a huge opportunity for the taking, MLB, we want to help you hit a home run!