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  1. jedi one

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    could you please ask why I get concessionary prices for my cup tickets ( I was 60 last October) but don't for my season ticket. t.i.a.
     
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    I'm not a season ticket holder, but this question is bugging me as well; I got a concessionary price for the JPT final (I was 60 on 30th March last year) and I'm nearly sure it was the same for the Playoff final (Wembley policy I think).

    As a community club shouldn't Barnsley offer concessionary tickets to over 60s for all games? I understand that they used to but changed their policy a couple of years back.
     
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    You should get it for the Season Ticket. I have since turning 60.
     
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    If you are 60 and have held a season ticket for a set number of seasons ( 5 I think), then you can purchase a season ticket at the concessionary price.
    If you call the ticket office Beth and her staff are all extremely helpful and will tell you your entitlement.
     
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    It's because the age was raised from 60 to 65 (but anybody already qualifying was allowed to keep the 60 age limit on reductions) but for cup tickets they can't do that so they lowered the price to 60 so that those already qualifying didn't miss out, you benefit from them having to simplify things.
     
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    Yet another Don Rowing special.
     
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    Why should we offer concessionary tickets to the most well off in society? 60 to 65 year olds have had the longest to pay off their mortgages so should have the lowest expenses, they have had the longest to climb the ladder at work so should be the highest earners too. Can see the argument for pensioners but really don't see any reason why somebody aged 60 should be getting in for half price when a 20 year old in an entry level position on minimum wage and a crippling mortgage has to pay twice the amount.
     
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    I'm not really sure why 60 is used; it seems like such a random age. I may be wrong but I'd have thought that the only 60 years old who have retired are the ones who can afford to do so?
     
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    I would think so, there aren't many places who force you to retire at 60 or below and the ones that do usually give big lump sums and generous pensions
     
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    Just to make it clear though, I'm not against 60yr olds getting a discount, if anyone is lucky enough to get cheaper tickets for whatever reason then good on them.
     
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    Not necessarily I suspect it gets a lot harder to get a job once you are over 60 if you lose the one you already had - whether you wanted to retire or not

    though I can see a good argument for using the state retirement age for concessions
     
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    I'm not strictly against it either but I do feel it is a bit misplaced and if the club is able to afford to give cheaper tickets to anybody that they should be looking in other areas.
     
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    THIS - in spades!
     
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    Even though I'm 61 and retired I have to agree. The number of discounts and benefits I got when I turned 60 was amazing. Obviously I'm not going to turn it down if offered but it does seem rather generous. I even get discounts on cinema tickets, which usually annoys me as they automatically give me the discount without asking my age or for ID. I think I look about 35, so why they give me a discount is beyond me. Maybe it's the frostbite in my hair?
     
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    As far as I know it was 60 for many years before Rowing stuck his oar in; I doubt your comment above would have applied when it first came in; given our fanbase the majority of beneficiaries over the years would have been ex-miners.
     
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    It was 65 and was lowered to 60 during PCs time here before being reversed and out back to 60 I think. I could be wrong but I'm also sure I remember it being reduced
     
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    It's always bothered me that they don't do student discounts. I'm ashamed to say that I completely abandoned Barnsley FC when I was at uni as I quite simply couldn't afford it. It's weird because I have a complete BFC knowledge gap between those years. When the club do the flashbacks there's games I just don't have a clue about - I can't even name our players during that time! I kind of understood it in that we didn't have a uni in Barnsley then but we have the Open University now.
     
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    I got a concessionary ticket for the JPT final last year when I was 59 ! How that happened I don't know. I hadn't had a season ticket for a couple of years. I was 60 when the game took place.
    I also got a concessionary season ticket for this season when I was 60, again not having had a S/t for a couple of years.
    As someone above suggested, if you have a record of s/ts for a certain number of years then you do qualify, but is that continuous years or sporadic so long as they total five, if that's the number you need?
     
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    That's a very fair point but I think it was a general point that was being made. The 60 +generation are the most affluent in society. (Not everyone but in general). It's changed a lot since the war tha knows.

    It doesn't make a lot of business sense either. The biggest change I've seen in my time watching the Reds has been the age and make up of the crowd. From very young in the 1970's to fat blokes in their 50's now - it's the same people!
    Need to do everything we can to encourage younger supporters.
     
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    True. I'm through the 'youngster in the 1960s/70s' and 'fat bloke in my 50s' stages lol - but I did my bit by dragging my son along with me! And now I'm an owd git in my 60s and looking forward to including my grandson in the party!
     

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