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he best news is that you can do both of those things AND save a lit­tle bit of money with the help of a Su­perGold card.

We know that ev­ery lit­tle bit helps when man­ag­ing tight bud­gets, and for New Zealan­ders who are 65 or older, the Su­perGold card gives you the chance to stretch your money fur­ther.

You can get spe­cial of­fers and dis­counts across a range of busi­nesses and ser­vices. There are sav­ings on the es­sen­tials such as fuel, food and health costs, as well as spe­cial of­fers on en­ter­tain­ment, ac­com­mo­da­tion, tourist at­trac­tions and travel (through­out NZ).

Su­perGold card­holder Laurie finds the su­per­mar­ket dis­counts very help­ful and says, “get­ting to the shops for free on the bus is also a real ben­e­fit”.

With Su­perGold, off-peak pub­lic

The Su­perGold card is one way that the gov­ern­ment and New Zealand busi­nesses can say thank you, or tēnā rawa atu koe, for every­thing our se­niors have done for

Aotearoa, by rais­ing fam­i­lies, work­ing, or help­ing in the com­mu­nity. There are cur­rently more than 790,000 Su­perGold card­hold­ers, with around 60,000 peo­ple get­ting a card each year.

If you’re 65+ and a New Zealand res­i­dent, Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment (MSD) will au­to­mat­i­cally send your Su­perGold Card in the mail once your New Zealand Su­per­an­nu­a­tion pay­ments are granted. This usu­ally only takes a few weeks, but you may have to wait amonth or two if you ap­ply for New Zealand

Su­per­an­nu­a­tion prior to your 65th birth­day. Even if you don’t get NZ Su­per, you can still ap­ply for a Su­perGold card.

It’s now quicker and eas­ier to find sav­ings with Su­perGold. Peo­ple can look at all avail­able of­fers on the Su­perGold web­site (www.su­pergold.govt.nz). Of­fers can be viewed by re­gion, cat­e­gory or by busi­ness name.

There is also a Su­perGold app. You can down­load the Su­perGoldNZ app for free, to find out where you can get sav­ings when you’re out and about.

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