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The Golden Buckeye Program

Merchants of all types offer special savings for Golden Buckeye cardholders. More than two million Ohioans are eligible for the Golden Buckeye card, honored at 20,000 businesses statewide. Golden Buckeye cardholders have saved an estimated $2.5 billion since 1976. All Ohioans age 60 or older, as well as adults age 18-59 who have disabilities as defined by Social Security, are eligible for a free Golden Buckeye card.

The Golden Buckeye program is a service of the Ohio Department of Aging. For assistance, please call 1-800-422-1976.

Where to Use Your Card - Since its inception, the Golden Buckeye program has been a small business program. Merchants of all types (e.g., restaurants, retail, auto care, medical and more) voluntarily offer special savings or deals for Golden Buckeye cardholders. Some participating merchants display the Golden Buckeye logo on their door, in their window or at the checkout, but many do not. You are most likely to find that mainly locally owned small businesses honor the Golden Buckeye Card, but we encourage you to ask anywhere you spend money about a Golden Buckeye or other discount for which you may qualify.

Below are some examples of the types of businesses that participate in the Golden Buckeye program and the types of savings they offer. Follow our page on Facebook for more business suggestions and tips.

Stay active this fall and save with your Golden Buckeye Card

Stay active this fall and save with your Golden Buckeye CardAs the days start growing cooler and shorter, it's natural to become less active. But, there are many reasons you should maintain healthy activity levels all year long. Regular exercise helps you sleep better, aids digestion and can help you maintain strength and stamina to prevent falls. Many local gyms and yoga studies offer discounts and specials to Golden Buckeye cardholders. Here are a few examples, but remember to ask at fitness centers in your area if they honor the Golden Buckeye card or offer another discount for which you may qualify.

BodyZone TotalFitness
11 Executive Center Drive, Chillicothe | 740-779-1300
10% off memberships, free training consultation, excludes massage, tanning and chiropractic care.

Changing Leaves Yoga
99 E. Buckeye Street, West Salem | 330-822-8128
$1.00 off drop in classes, 2% off class packages.

Colonial Sports N’ Courts
1101 Fairy Falls Drive, Coshocton | 740-623-8382
Ask about discount details.

Heartland Rehabilitation Services of Ohio
67 South Terrace Avenue, Newark | 740-522-3160
5% off gym memberships.

Live Fit Personal Training & Nutrition
27006 Center Ridge Road, Westlake | 440-250-9988
10% of all purchases.

Snap Fitness
230 State Street, Conneaut | 440-599-9951
10% off all purchases.

Wyandotte Athletic Club
5198 Riding Club Lane, Columbus | 614-861-6303
Ask about discount details.

Ask the merchant for discount details. Discounts cannot be combined with other discounts, offers, coupons, sales or specials.


Discover more types of merchants that honor the Golden Buckeye Card.

We recommend asking anywhere you spend money if they honor the Golden Buckeye card or offer a senior discount (if you qualify). Here are a few businesses that have recently signed up, confirmed their participation in the program or updated their offers to cardholders. Please check them out and show your appreciation for their participation.

3246 Dixie Hwy, Middletown | 513-424-6241
Ask for discount details.
 
5891 Zarle Street, New Albany | 614-855-3855
10% off of services.
 
McClure's Family Restaurant
218 General Hartinger Blvd, Middleport | 740-992-5248
Ask for discount details, must show Golden Buckeye card.
 
3933 Hensing Road, Bucyrus | 419-562-9156
10% off camping fees, 25% off Mother's Day, Father's Day and Grandparents Day weekends. Can't be combined with other discounts or coupons. Card holder must be present and show Golden Buckeye card to receive discount. Excludes monthly/seasonal rates.
 
14719 Cemetery Road, Wapakoneta | 419-738-6016
7% off camping fees, not valid on holidays.
 
4275 Blake Road, Seville | 330-336-2251
5% off camping fees.
 
Lazy B Campground
8375 Friendsville Road, Wooster | 330-345-1528
10% off camping fees.
 
11104 North Shore Drive, Hillsboro | 937-393-3119
10% campsites.
 
710 Crystal Rock Road, Sandusky | 419-684-7177
10% off regular daily rates, excludes holidays and major events.
 
1424 East Main Cross Street, Findlay | 419-425-7275
Ask for discount details.
 
1800 East Sandusky Street, Findlay | 419-422-3936
5% off Tuesday only. Must show Golden Buckeye card.
 
3249 Harding Highway West, Marion | 740-382-1935
10% off purchase.
 
15005 South Springdale Avenue, Middlefield | 440-548-1018
10% off purchase.
 
Contact your local representative for discount details.
 
4430 Indianola Avenue, Columbus | 614-262-9056
5% off regularly priced items. Excludes new magazines and items already discounted.
 
28 Shelter Cove Lane, 112C, Hilton Head, SC | 843-682-3400
15% off with your Golden Buckeye card.
 
3 North Monroe Street, Port Clinton | 800-245-1538
$2 off adult round-trip from any location. Must show Golden Buckeye card at ticket window.
 
4637 Oak Harbor Road, Fremont | 419-332-1747
5% off Wednesday only, retail sales, excludes beer and wine.
 
9956 Park View Circle, Strongsville | 440-263-1813
15% off purchases and services rendered.
 
10346 State Route 279, Oak Hill | 740-682-3915
Ask for discount details. Must present Golden Buckeye card.
 
252 Upper River Road, Gallipolis | 740-446-0842
10% off parts and labor.
 
1404 Allentown Road, Lima | 419-222-1036
Ask for discount details.
 
5140 Youngstown Poland Road, Youngstown | 330-755-3451
Ask for discount details.
 
3511 Cleveland Road West, Huron | 419-433-5525
10% off Tuesday only, excludes bulk and sale items.
 

Fortin Ironworks
944 West 5th Avenue, Columbus | 614-291-4342
Ask for discount details.

Malabar Farm Restaurant
3645 Pleasant Valley Road, Perrysville | 419-938-5205
10% off.

Spencer Feed & Supply
227 North Main Street, Spencer | 330-648-2111
10% off all in-store merchandise. Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons or specials.

Velvet Ice Cream - Ye Olde Mill
11324 Mount Vernon Road, Utica | 740-892-3921
10% off ice cream and food.

Blueview Bait Company
9764 Tollgate Road, SW, Etna | 614-615-8124
10% off on total purchase, cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

The Book Store
307 Pine Street, Greenville | 937-548-7188
10% off on total purchase, cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

BikeSource
Columbus and Dublin
10% off of purchases, 20% off accessories. All discounts are off of MSRP. No discount on labor.

R D Bike Shop
128 Second Street, NW, Barberton | 330-848-2453
10% off excludes bikes and sale items.

Bike Authority
7979 Broadview Road Unit 1, Broadview Heights | 440-546-9966
10% accessories

Fremont Cycle & Fitness Center
107 North Ohio Avenue, Fremont | 419-332-4481
5% off bikes, 10% off parts and accessories. Ask about exclusions.

Greve Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
756 West Ervin Road, Van Wert | 419-238-3944
10% parts.

Great Scot
Located around Ohio
5% off Tuesdays. Excludes alcohol and other items by law.

Al Joe's Pet & Garden Center
173 North Brookwood Avenue, Hamilton | 513-894-3291
10% off cash and carry. Excludes sales, labor and equipment.

Gerdes Turf Farms, Inc.
1441 Upper Bellbrook Road, Xenia | 937-426-4489
10% purchase.

Saluppo Landscaping
2018 Glengary Road, Akron | 330-666-5776
10% off landscape.

Sterner Sod
11240 Brookpark Road, Cleveland | 216-265-8300
Ask for details.

Danny Lawn
Mahoning and Trumbull Counties | 330-750-2504
7% off of services.

Dues Nursery & Landscaping
4380 Monroe Road, Celina | 419-586-1290
Ask about discount details.

Forever Grateful Lawn & Garden Service
9179 Music Street, Novelty | 440-338-6404
10% off services.

Ernst Sporting Goods
Locations in Minster, Sidney and Versailles | 419-628-2602
10% clothing, excludes sale items.

Logan Sports, Inc.
1144 South Main Street, North Canton | 330-499-1700
Ask for discount details. Must present Golden Buckeye card to receive discount.

The Museum of Ceramics
400 East Fifth Street, East Liverpool | 330-386-6001
$1 off full admission price.

Westshore Pizza & Cheesesteaks
6176 Tylersville Road, Mason | 513-754-8200
10% off purchases, excludes discounts and coupons.

West Milton IGA
1177 South Miami Street, West Milton | 937-698-4206
5% off Monday and Tuesday as allowed by law.

Subway
1628 West 117th Street, Lakewood | 216-226-8806
10% off order.

Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
Locations in Akron and Solon
10% off Wednesdays. Excludes sale items, alcohol and juicers.

Terry's Furniture Showcase
11319 South Avenue, North Lima | 330-549-3511
10% regularly priced items.

A & A Groceries
200 North Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky | 419-294-2942
5% off Wednesday and Sunday only. Ask for exclusions.

Hopewell Dental Care
Locations in Health, Lancaster and Dayton
5% off all services.

Everything Rubbermaid
115 South Market Street, Wooster | 330-264-7119
10% off, ask for any exclusions. Must present card to receive the discount.

Helen's Flowers & Gifts
1146 Sweitzer Street, Greenville | 937-548-3008
10% off cash and carry only.

Bellevue Hotel & Suites
1120 Main Street, Bellevue | 419-483-5740
10% off regular room rates.

Hancock Park District
1424 East Main Cross Street, Findlay | 419-425-7275
Ask for discount details.

Moxie's Gifts, Candy and Party Room
3468 North High Street, Columbus | 614-657-6854
10% off all gift items and candy selections. Excludes party room rental.

Best Western - Canal Winchester Inn - Columbus South East
6323 Prentiss School Place, Canal Winchester | 614-834-4790
10% based on availability, special events excluded. Must book directly with hotel.

Boyd Cleaners
501 East Main Street, Greenville | 937-548-1505
10% off dry cleaning. Excludes wedding dresses, suede and leather and laundry.

Ganley Ford Barberton
2835 Barber Road, Barberton | 330-745-9081
10% off parts and service.

Colonial Sports 'N Courts
1101 Fairy Falls Drive, Coshocton | 740-623-8382
Ask for discount details.

Akron Fossils & Science Center
2080 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley | 330-665-3466
10% off purchases.

Children's Museum of Cleveland
3818 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland | 216-791-5437
$1 off card holder's admission.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland | 216-231-4600
$2 off regular adult admission.

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
200 W. Main Cross Street, Findlay | 419-423-2787
10% off purchases.

Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe Street, Toledo | 419-255-8000
Free parking on Wednesday, must show Golden Buckeye card. Admission is always free.

Aging in Place Home Healthcare Agency, LLC
4593 Madison School Drive, Columbus | 740-868-7270
10% off first month of service and free initial consulation. Must mention Golden Buckeye program during initial consultation to receive discount.

77 Inn and Grill
889 Commercial Parkway, Dover | 330-364-7724
10% off regular rate.

Solomon's Garage
122 South Detroit Avenue, West Liberty | 937-877-0029
$5 off oil changes,  $20 off repairs (not normal fluid changes, tune ups, etc.) Ask for details.

Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast
6041 Township Road 310, Millersburg | 330-674-7608
$10.00 off per night, must make reservations over the telephone and present your Golden Buckeye card upon check-in.

Red Maple Inn
14707 South Cheshire Street, Burton | 440-834-8334
$8.00 off per night

The Inn at Brandywine Falls
8230 Brandwine Road, Northfield | 330-467-1812
10% off room rates, January through April, Sunday through Thursday

The Inn at Dresden
209 Ames Drive, Dresden | 740-754-1122
10% off room rates.

Welcome Home Inn Bed and Breakfast
6640 Home Road, Delaware | 740-881-6588
10% off room rates.

White Oak Inn
29683 Walhonding Road, Danville | 740-599-6107
15% off regular room rates.

Zoar School Inn Bed and Breakfast
160 Third Street, Zoar | 216-927-3700
10% off room rates.

Body Zone Total Fitness Center
11 Executive Center Drive, Chillicothe | 740-779-1300
10% off memberships; free training consultation; excludes massage, tanning and chiropractic care.

Walls of Books
1212 Brandywine Blvd., Zanesville | 740-297-7210
10% off purchases. Cannot be combined with in-store promotions or discounts. 

AMedEquip
Dayton | 513-988-8550
Online and in-home shopping only. 10% off products purchased over $50. Free samples of incontinence and gloves supplies.

Heartland Rehab Services of Ohio
67 South Terrace Avenue, Newark | 740-522-3160
5% off gym memberships, single or couple membership only.

Captivating Canines
12 East Main Street, Westerville | 614-882-8863
10% off of purchase, excludes all pet foods.

Live Fit Personal Training & Nutrition
27006 Center Ridge Road, Westlake | 440-250-9988
10% off all purchases or services.

Wyandotte Athletic Club
5198 Riding Club Lane, Columbus | 614-861-6303
Ask about discount details.

Elite Homecare
7031 Corporate Way Suite 201, Dayton | 937-660-8300
20% off premium package. Free Elite leather folder with notebook and writing utensils. Limited to first 10 customers, offer ends Feb. 28, 2018.

Health & Fitness Equipment Centers
Several locations in Northern Ohio
10% aerobic exercise equipment. Can not be combined with other discounts, specials, sales or coupons.

Total Fitness
9030 Country Club Road, Piqua | 937-773-9133
$129 off enrollment fee and discounted monthly membership fee.

Exercise & Leisure Equipment
3445 Highland Avenue, Cincinnati | 513-531-7777
10% off purchase, excludes sale items.

Aquatic Adventures
3940 Lyman Drive, Hilliard | 614-545-3700
10% off swim memberships.

Silver Crown Homecare
44 Kintner Parkway Suite C, Sunbury | 614-358-7900
20% first week of services for home care and companion care.

Good Bodies Personal Fitness
4353 Tuller Road, Suite K, Dublin | 614-889-2282
15% off all services noon to 4 pm weekdays, free initial consultation.

Snap Fitness
230 State Street, Conneaut | 440-599-9951
10% off all purchases or services rendered. Free enrollment fee.

Perfect Fit Health Club
27233 Wolf Road, Bay Village | 440-386-4089
20% off all purchases or services. Can not be combined with other discounts, specials or coupons.

Lawrence G. Schneider, Optometrist
6834 Tylersville Road, West Chester | 513-779-3933
20% off of materials, cannot be combined with insurance.

Summit Family Eye Care
5198 North Summit Street, Toldeo | 419-726-1541
10% off eyeglasses.

Roush Honda
100 West Schrock Road, Westerville | 614-882-1535
10% off parts and service. Cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.

Summit Meats
1965 Eight Mile Road, Cincinnati | 513-474-2228
10% off of $10 order or more.

Copey's Butcher Shop
10988 Gerlaugh Road, Medway |937-849-1338
$1.00 off of $10 order or more.

Berris Optical
21631 Center Ridge Road, Westwood Town Center, Rocky River | 440-333-3138
10% off retail price of frames and lenses.

Dietary Health Foods
42985 North Ridge Road, Elyria | 440-233-6381
10% off of vitamins.

Newman Meats & Grocery
223 West Broadway Street, Wellston | 740-384-2886
5% off entire purchase as allowed by law.

Hixson's Flowers
14125 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood | 216-521-9277
10% off cash sales only. Certain items excluded, ask for details.

Beavercreek Florist
2173 North Fairfield Road, Beavercreek | 937-426-4253
10% off local deliveries or in store purchases. Cannot be combined with other discount or sale items.

Spencer Feed & Supply
227 North Main Street, Spencer | 330-648-2111
10% off in-store merchandise. Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons or specials.

GetActive Health & Wellness
1875 East Stroop Road, Kettering | 937-397-1998
5% off total in store purchase. Free delivery and set up within 50 miles of store. Excludes additional offers, coupons.

Keepsake Photography Studio
1008 Delta Avenue, Cincinnati | 513-321-1125
10% off services. Must show card.

Don Pound Studio
13 West Main Street, Newark | 740-34-9818
10% off services. Must show card.

Connect Hearing
5380 Pleasant Ave., Suite 1B, Fairfield | 513-863-2938
Free product, service or bundle on Connect Hearing products. Ask for details.

Safety Step, LLC
5924 Cantwell Drive, Mayfield Heights | 216-956-5600
10% off all purchases or services.

Lair's Hallmark
Columbus and Powell
10% off purchases. Cannot be combined with discounts, coupons or specials.

Portage Electronics
414 Cleveland Road, Ravenna | 330-297-1491
$5.00 off diagnostics

Jack's Heating, A/C and Plumbing, Inc.
450 Olive Street, Findlay | 419-422-7313
10% off of all purchases or services rendered.

Oak Pointe Veterinary Care
3165 Reese Road NW, Dover | 740-229-4065
10% off

The Family Pet Clinic
5151 Turney Road, Garfield Heights | 216-662-1770

Chillicothe Animal Clinic
1100 Eastern Avenue, Chillicothe | 740-773-4133
5% off services.

Clermont Animal Hospital
1404 Old State Route 74, Batavia | 513-685-4527
5% off services.

Everything Rubbermaid
115 S. Market Street, Wooster \ 330-264-7119
10% off most items. Ask about exclusions. Must present Golden Buckeye card at time of purchase.

Anthony-Thomas Candy Company
Locations in Central Ohio
10% off all chocolates. Excludes chocolate covered strawberries, Ohio State Fair. Cannot be combined with other discounts, specials, coupons.

S & K Reliable Handyman Service
1306 West Main Street, #132, Lakeside Marblehead | 419-967-5540
10% off - ask for details.

P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling, Inc. 
34280 Solon Road, Solon | 440-248-2110
10% off service partner plan.

Corcoran & Harnist
1457 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati | 513-921-2227
10% off service.

Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning
Locations in Cuyahoga and Lake Counties
4% off service. Cannot be combined with discounts, specials and coupons.

Bill Munzer Heating and Cooling
2909 Sunwanee Road, Columbus | 614-447-9009
10% off labor and parts.

Bay Heating & Air Condition, Furnace & Sheet Metal
24530 Sperry Drive, Westlake | 440-871-1030
5% off service and parts. Cannot be combined with discounts, specials and coupons.

AllPro Technologies
5070 Crookshank Road, Cincinnati | 513-661-4333
10% off of all purchases and services rendered. Free pick up and delivery with repair.

Church Women United Thrift Store
631 S. Crissey Road, Holland | 419-865-2300
10% off of all purchases, cannot be combined with other discounts, specials, offers or coupons.

Bloom Brothers Supply
2884 E. 116th Street, Cleveland | 216-421-5425
10% off of all purchases, cannot be combined with other discounts, specials, offers or coupons.

Abby Constructions Co.
4568 Mayfield Road, South Euclid | 216-921-6300
10% off of all purchases, cannot be combined with other discounts, specials, offers or coupons.

Handyman Ace Hardware
Locations in Western Ohio
10% off of purchase, Tuesday only.

Orme Do It Best Hardware
Locations in Eastern Ohio
Ask for discount details.

Zettler Hardware

Several locations in Central Ohio

10% off purchases on Wednesday, cannot be combined with specials or other discounts.

 

Handyman Supply

Several locations in Trumbull County

5% off of all purchases.

 

Oakland Nurseries

Several locations in Central Ohio

10% off of purchases, excludes sale items, cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.

 

Deal's Landscape Service

3454 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek | 937-426-2118

10% off of all plants.

 

Greenleaf Landscapes

Locations in Athens and Marietta

10% of all purchases, excludes retail specials and contracting.

 

Pettiti Garden Centers

Several locations in Northern Ohio

10% of all purchases, Wednesday only, excludes sale items.

 

Albert Family Tree Farm & Nursery Inc.

7505 Bunkerhill Road, Amanda | 614-837-1667

10% off of all purchases or services rendered.

 

General Pro Hardware

6633 Providence Street, Whitehouse | 419-877-0461

5% off of all purchases except sales items or net profit items.

 

Bedford Ford Lincoln

1700 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House | 740-335-1670

$10 off of total service bill of $100 or more.

 

Great Lakes Theater

2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland | 216-241-6000

$10 off A-Level Seats (Use promo code: BUCK). Discount not available retroactively or in conjuction with any other offer. Limit of 8 tickets per performance date. For groups of 10 or more, please telephone 216-453-4457 for additional discouonts.

 

Tiger Hut

412 W. Baird Street, West Liberty | 937-650-7440

Free fountain drink or coffee with the purchase of food.

 

Emerald Animal Hospital

4185 Ridge Road, Cleveland | 216-749-7161

10% off of all purchases or services rendered. Free first exam for new clients.

 

Sandstone Animal Hospital

1467 W. Bagley Road, Berea | 440-234-6336

10% off of all purchases or services rendered.

 

Clean Queens Cleaning Services

P O Box 954, Luckey | 567-698-1565

10% off of all purchases or services rendered.

 

CompuFix Wooster

887 W. Highland Avenue, Wooster | 330-202-5264

10% off of service charge only.

 

Key Kutterz

9011 Market Street, Unit B, North Lima | 330-921-1101

10% off of all purchases or services rendered.

 

Ortho-Solutions, LLC

28500 Miles Road, Solon | 216-316-8225

10% off of all purchases or services rendered.

 

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

200 W. Main Cross Street, Findlay | 419-423-2787

10% of all purchases or services rendered.

 

The Dairy Shack

300 Zanesvield Road, West Liberty | 937-887-8155

10% of all purchases, per visit.

 

Arab Termite & Pest Control
5569 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati | 513-385-3430
10% off any first-time service, off of any product purchases.

Avalon Home HealthCARE, LLC
1085 Rockside, Parma | 440-863-3609
Up to $200 off your invoice after 13 weeks of continuous home service.

Cloud9 Bar & Grill
9721 Sawmill Road, Powell | 614-726-9950
10% off of purchase, limit one offer per check. Excludes happy hours or specials.

APAR Auto Repair
523 Claremont Avenue, Ashland | 419-289-0012
10% of purchases and services rendered.

Jake’s Pizza
73 North Portage Street, Doylestown | 330-658-3333
10% of purchase of $10 or more.

Elite Care Home Healthcare
5311 Northfield Road, Suite 415, Bedford Heights | 216-510-4098
Free 2 hours of services with 4 hours scheduled. First time customers only. Customer must present card at time of contract signing.

Corky’s
2745 East Main Street, Springfield | 937-244-7773
10% off of purchases.

Ellie’s Waffles, Smoothies & Sweets
14486 Cedar Road, University Heights  | 216-381-5577
50% off any coffee beverage.

Music’s Automotive
237 Hay Avenue, Brookville | 937-833-2886
10% off all purchases or services rendered. $100 maximum discount

Mohawk Animal Hospital
414 West 7th Street, Sycamore | 419-927-4343
5% off all purchases or services rendered. Can only be applied to the cardholder’s own pets.

Mann Technologies, Inc.
21051 West Toledo Street, Williston | 419-972-4167
5% off of all purchases or services rendered.

G. A. Home Improvement
5990 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton | 937-278-8288
5% off of all purchases or services rendered. May not be combined with other offers or coupons.

Ganley Volkswagen of Bedford
250 Broadway Avenue, Bedford | 440-439-3444
$300 off any new or used vehicle purchase. 10% off parts or vehicle services performed, free car wash with service. Not valid on previous sales.

Businesses that honor the Golden Buckeye card receive no compensation from the State of Ohio for their participation. Please repay their kindness with your regular patronage.

These lists are for informational purposes only and do not imply an endorsement or promotional relationship between listed businesses and the Golden Buckeye program, the Ohio Department of Aging or the State of Ohio.

 

How to Get a Card - Ohio residents who hold current Ohio Driver Licenses or State ID cards automatically receive their Golden Buckeye cards in the month of their 60th birthdays. Individuals who do not have a current license or State ID, as well as people under age 60 who are eligible due to disability, or who otherwise do not receive their card automatically, may apply for a card at most public libraries and senior centers. Due to ID, age and disability (when appropriate) verification requirements, you cannot apply for a Golden Buckeye card online or by phone.

How to Get a Replacement Card - If your Golden Buckeye card has been lost, stolen or damaged, call 1-866-301-6446 to request a replacement.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to get a Golden Buckeye card?

To be eligible for a Golden Buckeye card, you must be an Ohio resident age 60 or older OR an adult resident (age 18 to 59) with a permanent and total disability (as defined by Social Security).

How do I apply for a Golden Buckeye card?

We automatically mail Golden Buckeye cards to Ohio residents with a current Ohio Driver License or ID card in or before the month of their 60th birthdays. If you have a license or ID card, but do not automatically receive your Golden Buckeye card, it may be because your mailing address on file with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is incorrect. If that is the case, call toll-free 1-866-301-6446 during normal business hours to provide the correct information and request your card be re-sent. If you do not have a Driver License or state ID card, or if you did not receive your card for unknown reasons, you can apply for a Golden Buckeye card at most senior centers and public libraries. Please bring with you proof of age, residency and disability (if appropriate). Sorry, but we cannot accept applications or requests for Golden Buckeye cards online or by phone.

I did not receive my Golden Buckeye card when I turned 60. How do I get one?

Call toll-free 1-866-301-6446 during normal business hours to verify your mailing information. You also may apply for a card at most senior centers and public libraries.

What will you accept as proof of disability for a Golden Buckeye card?

To prove eligibility for a Golden Buckeye card due to disability, you must provide one of the following documents:

  • a Medicare (not Medicaid) card;
  • SSI or SSDI acceptance documentation; or
  • a copy of a document certifying permanent and total disability issued by any state department, Ohio public employee retirement system (STRS, PERS, etc), or any federal retirement system.

We are unable to accept any other form of proof of disability, such as a letter from your doctor.

I thought the age for a Golden Buckeye card was 55. When did it change?

The minimum age of eligibility for a Golden Buckeye card has been 60 since 1985. Prior to that (from the program's launch in 1976), the minimum age was 65. From 1985 to 1988, the Golden Buckeye card partnered with the Southwestern Bell Silver Saver card, which was available to folks 55 and older, but the age of eligibility for Golden Buckeye was still 60.

Can I apply for a Golden Buckeye card online?

No. State law requires validation of age or disability status to issue a Golden Buckeye card. This can be done only in person. You may apply in person at most senior centers and public libraries.

Can you send me a Golden Buckeye card application?

No. State law requires validation of age or disability status to issue a Golden Buckeye card. This may only be done in person. You may apply in person at most senior centers and public libraries.

I applied or called for a new or replacement Golden Buckeye card but I have not yet received it. What should I do?

You should receive your card in six to eight weeks after your application is received. If you have not received your card in this time period, call toll-free 1-866-301-6446 during normal business hours and ask for the status of your application.

Why did I receive two Golden Buckeye cards?

Everyone who receives a new or replacement Golden Buckeye card after January 2015 will receive two copies of their card. Use one card and store one away in case of loss or theft, or keep one in your wallet and one in your car - whatever is most convenient for you. Remember, however, that your Golden Buckeye benefits are not transferrable, and the card may only be used by the person named on it.

Can I let someone else use my Golden Buckeye card?

No. Only the person whose name is on the card is entitled to the benefits and discounts of the Golden Buckeye card. Some merchants may ask for another form of identification.

My Golden Buckeye card was lost or stolen. How do I get a new one?

Call toll-free 1-866-301-6446 during normal business hours to request a replacement.

I need to change my name on my Golden Buckeye card. How do I do this?

Call toll-free 1-866-301-6446 during normal business hours to request the change.

The name on my Golden Buckeye card is wrong. Can you fix this?

Call toll-free 1-866-301-6446 during normal business hours to request a corrected card.

Where I can use my Golden Buckeye card?

Ask anywhere you spend money about a Golden Buckeye discount, senior discount or other discount for which you may qualify (e.g., veterans, disability). The best places to find Golden Buckeye discounts are at locally owned small businesses. Some participating merchants will display the Golden Buckeye Card logo on doors, windows and at the cash register, but many prefer that you ask.

Can you send me a list of businesses that accept the Golden Buckeye card?

Due to the large number of participating businesses throughout Ohio, we do not mail out a list of businesses. We recommend that you ask anywhere you spend money if they honor the Golden Buckeye card or offer a senior discount (if you qualify).

You can find participating pharmacies at the Ohio's Best Rx website.

The Ohio State Parks online reservation system will not accept my Golden Buckeye card number. What can I do?

The Ohio State Parks reservation system may not work with Golden Buckeye cards issued prior to Sept. 1, 2003. Call toll-free 1-866-301-6446 during normal business hours to request an updated card with a new member number.

Should I report businesses that no longer honor the Golden Buckeye card or that have gone out of business?

We rely on businesses to let us know when they close or stop honoring the Golden Buckeye card, but many do not. If you find a business in your area that is closed or no longer accepts the Golden Buckeye card, please contact us to report it.

We are a Golden Buckeye sign-up site. How do I get more blank applications?

Please telephone 1-800-422-1976, option 4 during normal business hours to request blank applications.

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Ohio's Best Rx - Prescription Drug Savings for Golden Buckeye Cardholders

Your Golden Buckeye card includes the Ohio's Best Rx prescription drug discount program. If you lack prescription drug insurance, have coverage limits or have a prescription that isn't covered by your insurance, your Golden Buckeye/Ohio's Best Rx card could offer significant savings over regular retail prices.  You may qualify for Ohio's Best Rx, even if you do not qualify for Golden Buckeye. Call toll-free 1-866-923-7879 or visit www.ohiobestrx.org for more information.

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