- From 24 January, Game is extending its former pensioner day to the entire week.
- That will offer registered over-60s a maximum discount of R300 every day, at a rate of 10% on almost everything it sells.
- The extension will allow seniors to buy essentials when they need to, Game says, including when their social grants are paid.
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From 24 January, registered seniors will be able to claim a discount of up to R300 at Game stores every day of the week.
The chain has announced the extension of its pensioner discount Wednesdays to the entire week from that date, offering 10% off on baskets of up to a maximum of R3,000.
Only airtime, cellphone products, and insurance products are excluded from the discount, Game says, but it does not apply to online sales.
The discount extension will be permanent, it said.
To claim it, people over 60 must apply for Game's Senior Citizens Discount Card, which is issued on the same day to those who can provide an ID book and photo.
The extension is particularly aimed at social-grant recipients, Game's vice president of marketing, Katherine Madley, said in a statement.
"South African pensioners, who collect their SASSA [SA Social Security Agency] grants on the third of each month, are often relying on an income of less than R2,000 a month. Our over 60’s discount has always been important to our shoppers, and is well received each week. Making this discount available every day of the week ensures they are able to make their essential purchases at any time, including the day they come in for their grant."
Game previously launched a 10% discount for anyone who could prove they had been vaccinated, in what it termed "Vax Appreciation Wednesdays". The two discounts can not be claimed simultaneously, and pensioners are specifically barred from using the combination to claim 20% off.
(Compiled by Phillip de Wet)