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Pensioners’ Specials in South Africa 2023 – Brought to you by Supa Quick

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A List of Pensioners’ Specials in South Africa

Many South African pensioners are dependent on the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) old-age grant. However, this is just not enough when one takes into account, the increased amount as of 1 October 2023, and the last few years of increased costs across the board.   This, we believe, is one of the reasons why many retailers and establishments have made it their business to assist older citizens, by offering them pensioner discounts on products or services.

We’ve put together a comprehensive breakdown of retail categories and the various offerings from well-loved brands across South Africa. But there may be some confusion as to what exactly is a pensioner, and how do you qualify for a pensioner discount? 

What is a pensioner and how to qualify for a discount?

Anyone in South Africa who is over the age of 60 can, in essence, be called a pensioner whether they continue working or not. Not everyone, however, who is over that age may claim their pensions or old age grants, as these can only be claimed once you have stopped working.

In order to qualify for a pensioner discount, you need to meet the qualifying criteria of the individual retailers, who each decide at what age you qualify (some retailers will provide discounts for over 55’s, some over 60 and some even over 65).  Each retailer may have different requirements for providing proof of qualification, so be sure to check beforehand..

SASSA old age grants

To qualify as a SASSA pensioner, you must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee, and live in South Africa. You also must not:

  • Receive any other social grant for yourself
  • Be cared for in a state institution
  • Earn more than R86,280 per annum if you are single or R172,560 if married.
  • Have assets worth more than R1,227,600 if you are single or R2,455,200 if you are married.

To apply for a SASSA card, visit the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) office nearest to where you live along with your 13-digit bar-coded identity document. 

For more information: Pensioner grants, how to apply, what documentation to take with, or view the YEI SASSA page at

What if I don’t have a SASSA card?

Not every pensioner special requires you to be on an Older Persons Grant. There are many retailers and institutions that simply need your ID to prove you are at the required age to qualify for their special offer.

Each will have different requirements so be sure to check beforehand..

List of Pensioners Specials on Offer Across South Africa


  • Food Lover’s Market – Each branch has their own pensioners day, enquire at your closest branch for details.
  • Game – 10% discount on in-store purchases up to the cost of R3,000
    • When: Any day of the week
    • To redeem: Present your SASSA card and ID
  • Makro – Up to 10% discount on general in-store purchases and up to 5% off ins-store food purchases to mSenior members. The discount is intended only for purchases made for personal use. Bulk purchases for commercial or business use do not qualify.
    • When: Every day
    • To redeem: Present your SASSA card and mSenior card
    • Extras: Priority entry to the store and express checkout
  • Pick n Pay – Double points to all Pick n Pay Smart Shopper customers over the age of 60 
    • When: Wednesdays in Pick n Pay stores.
    • To redeem: Present your Smart Shopper Card 

Building & DIY

  • Builders’ Warehouse – 10% discount on certain purchases (some products are exempt)
    • When: Every Wednesday
    • To redeem: Present your Builders card and ID

Health & Beauty

  • Clicks Seniors Club –60+ ClubCard members earn 4% cash back on online or in-store purchases.
    • When: Every Wednesday
    • To redeem: Present your ClubCard 
  • Dischem 60 Plus – Double points on in-store purchases
    • When: Every Wednesday
    • To redeem: Present your Dischem card
    • Extras:
      • One free blood pressure test a month (T&Cs apply)
      • Discounts on selected salon treatments
      • Invitations to exclusive 60 Plus tea parties


  • Torga Optical – Choose from three different options:
    • Single vision package
    • Bifocal package
    • Multifocal package
    • When: Everyday
    • To redeem: Present your ID

Entertainment & Leisure

  • Spur – See the Senior’s Menu for specials
    • Available at all Spur restaurants nationwide
  • Ster-Kinekor – 22% discount on movies
    • When: Every day except Tuesday when tickets are ½ price.
    • Access to SK Club screenings and SK Club lounge.
    • To redeem:  Present your SK Club card
  • Nu Metro – Discounted rates on Regular, VIP, and Extreme movie formats
    • When: Every day
    • To redeem: Present your ID
  • SANparks – Up to 40% off camping, accommodation, game drives
    • When: Certain months of the year, excludes Fridays, Saturdays and long weekends. 
    • Required: Proof of identification or proof of pension category must be given on arrival.
  • Accommodation – Pensioners can find discounts on accommodation at certain establishments. For example:

Car Hire

  • Hertz – Special offer on car hire for over 55s by using the promo code when booking
    • When: Every day
    • To redeem: Present your ID on vehicle collection


  • Supa Quick – Wheel balancing, wheel alignment, and  tyre rotation for only R250.  
    • When: Every Wednesday. 
    • To redeem: Present your ID
Disclaimer: This information is for educational, or entertainment purposes only. It must not be construed as advice, legal, financial, or otherwise. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information.


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  • Marion Lemmer says:


  • Jean Schoonraad says:

    Thank you for all the discounts on various
    Items and at shops, tyees, restaurants,
    Guest houses, car hires

  • Mercia says:

    Thank you for all the specials. Movies wonderful to see movies on the big screen snd ten off to a lovely meal at Spurs. Thanks

    • Angela W says:

      Dear Mercia, thank you for your comments, we love to get feedback from our readers and we are sure that Supa Quick (who wrote this article) will also appreciate the feedback. Kind regards, Angela Watkins, YEI Manager

  • Barend(Ben) Coetzee says:

    Thanks for the service rendered
    Could you maybe approached Builder warehouse to have all essential hardware available every day and not only on Wednesday.
    eg. Water pipes do not wait for `Wednesday to burst, that includes electrical equipment.
    Certain things can not wait till Wednesday
    Please ask them for a better service

    • Angela W says:

      Dear Ben, your comment is very valid and we will certainly address this with our contact at Builders Warehouse, Kind regards, Angela Watkins

  • Myrtle Rustin says:

    Thankyou for all the information

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