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Greetings YEI members


Celebrating the 100th issue of the You’ve Earned It newsletter

Today, we celebrate an exciting milestone – the 100th issue of the You’ve Earned It newsletter.  We are very proud of YEI which has become the brand synonymous with South African over-60s, making it a trusted go-to, user-friendly resource for its readers.  

More importantly, we are proud of the fact that YEI has given a voice to the over-60 community on a national scale.

The savings and benefits sourced and communicated by YEI make a significant and meaningful difference in the lives of seniors. 

The articles provide relevant, informative, interesting, up-to-date and significant information to the YEI readers who are given the opportunity to save some hard-earned pension, enrich their lives and read about issues that are specific to them. 

It is so encouraging to see how far YEI has come.  With close to 1,000,000 website banner advert impressions and 26,000 unique page views, our readers are guaranteed the very best in over-60 offers. 

We are excited to see what we will accomplish and can’t wait to see what great new strides we will make in the next 100 issues.

Acorn Stairlifts, one of YEI’s valuable advertisers, had this to say:

We would like to congratulate “You’ve Earned It” on their 100th edition and we wish them all the success going forward with their remarkable and informative publication.

In addition, Acorn Stairlifts are celebrating the 100th edition by offering readers a very special discount (Valid till 21/07/17) – please click here.

Media Release from SASSA:

Deduction of money from social grant accounts, fake news regarding beneficiary cards and SASSA loans.  If you are a SASSA beneficiary, please click here to read.   Please consider passing this on to pensioners who you know are SASSA beneficiaries. 

WODAC – South Africa’s largest pet expo

WODAC Pet expo, promoting responsible pet ownership, will be staged from 14 – 16 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre. Featuring champion animals, scores of demonstrations and a huge range of pet products, WODAC is South Africa’s largest pet expo, traditionally attracting around 20,000 visitors each year.

  • See the full event programme here.
  • For more information, email or call   031-7654286
  • Click here to enter a YEI competition where you can win tickets to the WODAC pet expo.
  • Click here to read more about the WODAC pet expo

Great news from one of YEI’s trusted and well-loved advertisers –
The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment

The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment are now offering a massive saving to seniors aged 63+, subject to availability.  Click here to find out more….

YEI – What’s On

YEI What’s On – the guide featuring the best of what’s on for seniors, pensioners, retirees in South Africa.   We invite you to browse through the What’s On guide to see what is on during the next month. Click here to go through to the What’s On guide.

Very encouraging and scientific message from a senior citizen:

Brains of older people are slow because they know so much.  People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe.    Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full, so, too, do humans take longer  to access information when their brains are full.   Researchers say this slowing down process is not the same as cognitive decline.  The human brain works slower in old age, said Dr Michael Ramscar, but only because we have stored more information over time.  The brains of older people do not get weak.  On the contrary, they simply know more.  Also, older people often go to another room and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for.  This is NOT a memory problem.  It is nature’s way of making older people do more exercise.  So now that you know this, you can excuse yourself by saying “My disk is full”!

YEI business listings

When you make an enquiry or a booking at a business listing in the YEI Directory, please advise the business, either telephonically, or via email, that you are a YEI member, and quote the YEI reference number, which can be found at the bottom of each listing.

Remember, You’ve Earned It is your site

  • Interact with other readers, comment on articles, give us your opinion on listings, tell us your stories – talk to us!
  • Browse through the YEI website to read articles, press releases etc that are not necessarily featured on the YEI website.
  • Use the YEI Directory – enjoy great savings and benefits countrywide.  Something for everyone in the Directory!
  • When you contact an advertiser in the YEI Directory, be it an enquiry or booking, please quote the reference number detailed at the bottom of the advertisement.
  • Click on the banners for further information.
  • “Like” the YEI Facebook page – be the first to hear about all sorts – over-60-related!

Until next month…

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team



  • Jennifer Wilson says:

    Good morning,
    I would like to enquire about something please. How do I go about finding another person who is willing to have conversation French? I am learning and need to create an opportunity to practice speaking. I am a member of SAARP. Can I submit this enquiry through YEI.
    Thank you
    Jenny Wilson

    • Marilynh says:

      Dear Jennifer

      We did email you in this regard. Your query will be included in the next YEI newsletter.

      Kind regards

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