Carrick traders make Wednesdays discount day for retired people

Carrick-on-Suir’s business community is aiming to tap into the South East’s large “grey” market by enticing retired people to their town through special discount offers in a range of shops and services every Wednesday.

Carrick-on-Suir’s business community is aiming to tap into the South East’s large “grey” market by enticing retired people to their town through special discount offers in a range of shops and services every Wednesday.

The town’s Business Association has designated Wednesday as its Golden Years Discount Day and began the scheme last week.

An estimated 50 businesses in Carrick-on-Suir are taking part in the Business Association’s latest initiative to attract more shoppers to the town.

The special offers and discounts are available to the over 65s and or members of an active retirement group.

Carrick-on-Suir Business Association has written to each active retirement group in the South East inviting their members to come to the town on any Wednesday to avail of the special offers.

There are discounts for everything from giftware to hardware, beauticians to butchers, furniture to footwear, chemists, hairdressers,” said COSBA Chairman Seamus Campbell.

He pointed out that Bus Eireann and Irish Rail have regular services from the all surrounding towns and villages and there is also the excellent Ring A Link service.

Mr Campbell suggested that retired people, who visit Carrick-on-Suir to avail of the Wednesday discounts can also spend time relaxing over a meal in participating cafes and restaurants and enjoy a free of charge guided tour around Ormond Castle.

Mr Campbell pointed out that all participating businesses will display a Golden Years Discount Day poster in their window. Terms and conditions will apply and to avail of a discount in a participating store or service you simply show some ID to any staff member.

The website: www.yourcarrick.ie will feature many of the participating businesses over the next few weeks.

Any queries can be sent to cos.business@gmail.com.