Otago Daily Times : 2020-11-23



14 Otago Daily Times Monday, November 23, 2020 @ SuperGold Card Otago Daily Times ADVERTISIN­G FEATURE Get a gold star in savings this Christmas government and New Zealand businesses can say thank you 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. THE festive season is always a good time to treat yourselves, and after the year we’ve had it’s also a great time to support local businesses. The 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. 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 a month 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. 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 could add the trip to the shops or a catch up with friends to your list of savings too, like Sarah. 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). Sarah and her friends like to meet up for coffee regularly and visit cafes that do a SuperGold offer. “We love cafes that offer SuperGold discounts!”, says Sarah. 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. With thousands of offers available to view at Supergold.govt.nz, there’s something for everyone. Offers are regularly added and updated, so for the savvy money savers out there it pays to check back regularly. 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”. There is also a SuperGold app. You can download the SuperGoldN­Z app for free, to find out where you can get savings. With SuperGold, offpeak public transport is free in many areas throughout the country. So, if you plan your day right ABOUT SUPERGOLD The SuperGold card is one way that the Thousands of places to save nationwide. Find golden opportunit­ies to save every day. Visit and check the www.supergold.govt.nz SuperGoldN­Z app. or download