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Senior Benefit and Uber

April 20th, 2021 at 02:14 pm

Yesterday I went to the local senior center to get some help with installing my Uber app.  I wasn't having trouble with the app per se, but couldn't get it to accept the debit card I wanted to use.  The debit card was a benefit from the senior center, so that's why I went there for help.  They couldn't help but did refer me to someone who could.  Turns out I was just entering the wrong zipcode.

A word about the debit card -- it is a benefit for seniors at a certain income level.  I can use it for transit, which includes buses, trains, taxis and ride services.  I'm not sure if I can use it for air travel.  Anyway, I deposit money into the account, and it doubles in value when used -- i.e., if I have $50 in the account I can spend $100.  A really nice benefit.  Since I am already "ride-free" on local buses and trains, I plan to use it mostly for Uber.  I'll use it for getting to and from the airport in a few weeks.

The senior center is close to Aldi, so I went there again to get ten more items.  $22.  Variables are now at 72%, which is higher than I would like for this point in the month.  Payday is tomorrow, so I'll be doing some non-variable spending, but I'm also going to order some pet supplies from Amazon.

Snow is in the forecast today!  It's cold enough -- I had to turn on the radiator this morning.

2 Responses to “Senior Benefit and Uber”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful benefit!

    It's cold downstate too and started to snow. My husband's brother lives in Kansas and they have already received 6 inches of snow.

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Very cool deal

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