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Seasons Greetings to all YEI Readers

Posted By Marilynh / December 5, 2017 / 2 Comments

The Editor and the You’ve Earned It team would like to take this opportunity of wishing all YEI readers and their families a very happy, peaceful and safe Festive Season.
Whether you are staying at home or are travelling to see friends and family locally or abroad, have fun and safe travels.
We wish you good health, happiness, prosperity and peace in 2018.



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Greetings YEI members


The next YEI newsletter

YEI will be taking a short break over the holiday season, once all the 2018 planning is finalised.  Your next YEI newsletter will reach your inbox on Wednesday 17th January 2018.    We do encourage you to like the YEI Facebook page.  During the festive season, we will have information to share with you, including a very exciting Seniors Campaign, and the YEI Facebook page is the place where we will do this.  So “like” the YEI Facebook page now, and keep up to date with everything that is happening in the World of Seniors in South Africa!

Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate

Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate, in conjunction with the renowned Zevenwacht Wine Estate, now introduces unique retirement living including Lifestyle Homes, Retirement Apartments and a Health Care Centre with Assisted Living Suites.  Click here to view the Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate listing in the You’ve Earned It Directory.  Click on the Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate banners on the YEI homepage and on the YEI Retirement page for additional information. Becoming a patron of Zevenwacht offers you several great discounts and benefits – definitely worth a look!

Feedback from a YEI member regarding a business listing in the YEI Directory

We encourage your feedback once you have experienced the service of a business listing in the YEI Directory – it’s great for the business concerned, and very valuable information for other YEI members.

The following, particularly nice feedback, was received from Pat Peppler:

I heard about Forest Edge Nature Lovers Resort from your mailings and we have just been there and cannot overestimate how impressed we were with everything there. The accommodation is excellent, the grounds are beautifully maintained and the setting is fantastic. The managers were very friendly and pleasant and we lacked nothing.  I just felt that you may be interested in hearing that.

A YEI staff member, Phoebe, decided to visit Bertha’s in Simonstown for dinner.  Here’s what Phoebe had to say:

Had dinner at Bertha’s last night, wonderful service, great food and a stunning venue! Worth a try!

Are you retiring at the end of 2017?

If you are, don’t forget to send us your new email address prior to retiring.   To change your email address, send us a mail with your name, old and new email address, name of suburb, town, province and cell phone number.  Don’t miss out on great pensioner deals and other valuable information that you receive through the YEI newsletter. 

Take matters into your own hands – don’t let YEI be seen as spam

Regrettably, YEI can be seen as spam by certain servers, due to references in the newsletter about discounts, savings, benefits and great deals.   We recommend that you add info@youve-earned-it.co.za (the YEI email address) to your address book in order to ensure receipt of the YEI free fortnightly newsletter.   In addition, you can write to your server and ask them to whitelist the YEI email address.  This has to come from you – servers will only whitelist a domain if it is requested by one of their customers. 

YEI winners, and feedback from YEI winners

Winner:  Garden Birds in Southern Africa

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the book Garden Birds in Southern Africa by Author:  Duncan Butchart  is Margaret Savage from Lakeside, Cape Town.  Congratulations! We know that you will thoroughly enjoy this fascinating book!  Thank you to Struik Nature for providing this awesome prize!

 Feedback from winner of Yusuf Cat Stevens in concert

We love happy winners!  And you won’t get a happier winner than Billie Robinson!  Billie – we love your enthusiasm – thank you for sharing your feedback with us. 

I want to thank you with all my heart for allowing my husband and I to win the tickets to see Jusuf Cat Stevens. His show was outstanding. The guitars he played during the show, [he changed a few times,] were magical. The sound was mind blowing, I am definitely more of a fan now than I ever was before. For a man of his age, he still sounds phenomenal, I have to admire his strength, he played for two hours and never got tired!!!!! Thank you Cat Stevens for such a wonderful experience!!!!
Hughie and Billie Robinson

Competitions can be seen on the WIN with YEI page – click here.

Click here to read comments and feedback from YEI members.

YEI winner’s names can be seen here

YEI – What’s On

We invite you to browse through the What’s On guide to see what is on during the next month. 

Request from YEI

  • Vote for YEI in the SA Blog Awards. Click here to vote
  • Spread the YEI word to your friends and family so that they too can benefit from the great deals that our advertisers are offering you.
  • Encourage your local businesses who offer pensioner discounts to register their great deals in the YEI
  • 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
  • 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!

2018 promises to be an exciting year for YEI and its readers. Watch this space for great content, new developments and new advertisers displaying their offers to South African seniors, pensioners, retirees and baby boomers. More about this next year!

We thank you for your valued support and look forward to making contact with you in 2018.

Until 2018…

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team

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  • Lois Wessels
    December 6, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Best Wishes for a Fabulous Festive Season and Happy Holidays

    • Marilynh
      December 19, 2017 at 9:13 am

      Thank you Lois! And the same to you and your family!

      Kind regards
      Marilyn, YEI Editor

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