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SA Seniors set to benefit from new fuel discount initiative

The latest 2024 Seniors Card Discounts and Deals Directory has unveiled a fuel discount initiative that promises significant cost-of-living relief.

The latest 2024 Seniors Card Discounts and Deals Directory has unveiled a fuel discount initiative that promises significant cost-of-living relief. This new benefit, aimed at easing the financial burden on seniors, is part of the ongoing expansion of the Seniors Card program, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.

The initiative offers a four-cent per litre discount on fuel purchases at United Petroleum service stations across the nation, including 30 locations in South Australia alone. This discount is accessible to more than 415,000 Seniors Card holders in the state, marking a significant step in providing practical benefits to the senior community. Chris Picton, Minister for Health & Wellbeing, emphasised the impact of the partnership with United Petroleum, stating, “The SA Seniors Card helps more than 400,000 South Australians getting out and about and encourages them to be active in the community. This partnership… will also help to reduce the cost of living for older South Aussies.”

The 2024 Directory, offering a plethora of discounts on a wide range of goods and services including travel, home and garden, fitness, and more, is a part of the government’s commitment to support seniors. With the inclusion of the fuel discount, the directory becomes an even more essential tool for seniors looking to maximize their savings.

Eligibility for the Seniors Card remains open to permanent South Australian residents aged 60 and above who are employed for less than 20 hours a week in paid employment. The application process for the United fuel discount card is straightforward, with options to register online for a digital or physical card, further simplifying access to the discount.

This fuel discount is not the first initiative aimed at supporting senior South Australians. The Malinauskas Labor Government previously introduced free all-day travel on Adelaide services for Seniors Card holders in July 2022, part of a broader $471.3 million package for cost of living relief unveiled in the last State Budget.

Judith Russell, Head of Loyalty at United Petroleum, detailed the process, “Seniors Card members simply need to sign up for a United fuel discount card online and show and scan the card at the time of purchase at participating United service stations to save the four cents per litre.” She also highlighted the convenience of the digital card, which is ready for immediate use upon registration.

The Office for Ageing Well, under the leadership of Executive Director Kirsty Delguste, operates the Seniors Card Program. Delguste praised the new fuel discount, recognizing it as a significant addition to the array of savings available to seniors, “This brand new discount has been added to the wealth of seniors card savings, providing a welcome discount for seniors at the bowser.”

As South Australia’s senior population continues to navigate the challenges of fixed incomes amid rising costs of living, seniors are encouraged to explore the wide range of discounts and offers that can help them connect and save.

To apply for the United fuel discount card, go to www.unitedpetroleum.com.au/fuel-discount-cards/our-partners/sa-seniors-card, or call the United Customer Solutions team on 1300 383 587.
 
For more information on the Seniors Card program, visit www.seniorscard.sa.gov.au
 
The Seniors Card Unit can also be contacted at [email protected] or by calling 1800 819 961.
 
The Seniors Card Program is operated by the Office for Ageing Well, which works to fulfil the Government’s commitment to support South Australians to age well.

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