Business Spotlight Archive

The Golden Buckeye web page includes a seasonal spotlight focusing on a timely topic and highlighting participating Golden Buckeye merchants who can help. Previous business spotlights can be accessed here.

 

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.

November 2019: Dry Cleaning

Let your Golden Buckeye Card help with holiday cleaning

Let your Golden Buckeye Card help with holiday cleaningIf you're like most Ohioans, your to-do list grows longer as the holidays grow nearer. It may seem like an endless parade of chores prevents you from focusing on what you value most - time with family, planning get-togethers, sharing memories. From ensuring your "Sunday best" clothing is at its best, or ensuring your table linens and decorations are clean or fresh, your Golden Buckeye Card and your local dry cleaner can shorten your to-do list and save you some money in the process. Here are some examples from around the state, but be sure to ask your community dry cleaner about a Golden Buckeye or senior discount. Remember, you're most likely to find Golden Buckeye discounts at locally-owned small businesses.

Appearance Plus Cleaners
Locations in Anderson, Hyde Park and Cincinnati | 513-231-5540
10% off dry cleaning and laundry services only.

Boyd Cleaners
502 East Main Street, Greenville | 937-548-1505
10% services, excludes laundry, wedding dresses, suede and leather.

Greener Cleaners
1101 Norfolk Street, Portsmouth | 740-353-3363
10% off services.

Jay Dee Cleaners
Locations in Euclid and Highland Heights
10% off services. Cannot be combined with other offers and discounts.

Martell Cleaners
1149 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula | 440-992-0066
10% off services. Cannot be combined with other offers and discounts.

Ross Cleaners
2964 East Broad Street, Columbus | 614-231-9652
10% off cleaning. Cannot be combined with other offers and discounts.

Sanitary Cleaners 
225 Golden Gate Plaza, Maumee | 419-893-0741
10% off services. Excludes repairs, alterations and furs.

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

October 2018: Home Improvement/Winterization

Get ready for another Ohio winter with your Golden Buckeye Card

Get ready for another Ohio winter with your Golden Buckeye CardLike it or not, another Ohio winter is around the corner and, as usual, the only thing we can accurately predict about it is that it will be unpredictable. Do you have some home repair projects you've been putting off or need to get done before the snow, ice and cold arrive? Whether it’s inside or outside your home, there is a Golden Buckeye participating business ready to help you tackle those home projects. From hand rails and stairs, adding insulation, reparing or installing a new roof, upgrading windows or just a general remodel, you can stretch your budget and count on a Golden Buckeye business to get the job done. Here are some examples from around the state, but be sure to ask your community contractors, supply companies and handyman services about a Golden Buckeye or senior discount.

Abby Construction
4568 Mayfield Road, South Euclid | 216-921-6300
10% off purchase.

Elyria Concrete Step Co.
8015 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria | 440-323-1707
5% off purchase.

Fortin Ironworks
944 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus | 614-291-4342
5% off handrails.

G.A. Home Improvements
Two locations in Dayton | 937-278-8288
5% off total. Cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons.

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

Small Jobs Co., Handyman Services
275 Oakmont Street, Cincinnati | 513-383-1888
10% off purchase.

T. J. Shannon Construction
88 North Main Street, Rittman | 330-334-3686
3% off purchase.

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

September 2018: Fitness

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.

July-August 2018: Camping

Save on your summer camping adventure with Golden Buckeye

Save on your summer camping adventure with Golden BuckeyeSummer camping is a time-honored tradition in Ohio, and for good reasons. Not only do we enjoy relatively mild weather and many beautiful and diverse natural settings to enjoy, Ohio is also home to a robust network of state parks and privately operated campgrounds. Whether you’re into roughing it on a primitive campsite, RV-ing, renting a cabin or going full tilt with a “glamping” getaway (yup, that’s a thing – Google it), Ohio has a destination for you, and many honor the Golden Buckeye card. Here are a few examples, but remember to ask wherever you like to camp if they honor the Golden Buckeye card or another discount for which you may qualify.

Bayview Campground & Cottages, Bait & Tackle
11104 North Shore Drive, Hillsboro | 937-393-3119
10% off campsite fees.

Crystal Rock Campground
710 Crystal Rock Road, Sandusky | 419-684-7177
10% off regular daily rate. Excludes holidays and major events.

Lazy B Campground
8375 Friendsville Road, Wooster | 330-345-1528
10% off camping fees.

Maple Lakes Campgrounds
4275 Blake Road, Seville | 330-336-2251
5% off camping fees.

ODNR Division of State Parks and Watercraft
Locations around Ohio   
Reservations: Telephone 1-866-OHIOPARKS
50% off camping fees Sunday - Thursday, 10% off camping fees Friday and Saturday, 10% off cottages any night, 10% off total rate for all getaway rentals any night. Must show Golden Buckeye Card on check-in.

Sunset Springs RV Resort
3933 Hensing Road, Bucyrus | 419-562-9156
10% off camping fees, 25% off camping fees Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day weekends.

Wapakoneta KOA
14719 Cemetery Road, Wapakoneta | 419-738-6016
7% off camping fees, not valid on holidays.

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

June-July 2018: Car care

Before you hit the road, have your vehicle serviced by a Golden Buckeye participating shop

Before you hit the road, have your vehicle serviced by a Golden Buckeye participating shopSummer is a great time to hit the road, whether you’re visiting family, enjoying a vacation, taking a day trip or crossing another destination off your “bucket list.” Ensure you can focus on the fun by making sure your vehicle is in top shape. From oil changes to tire rotations to more serious repairs and maintenance, there is likely a Golden Buckeye merchant who can help you ensure your trip is hassle free, and save you a little money in the process. Discounts can be on services and maintenance or on parts. Here are a few participating auto repair and maintenance shops, but we encourage you to ask for a Golden Buckeye or senior discount wherever you have your car serviced. Safe travels and happy trails!

APAR Auto Repair
523 Claremont Avenue, Ashland | 419-289-0012
10% off labor. Cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.

Beford Ford Lincoln
1700 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House | 888-436-4003
$10 off total service bill of $100 or more.

Dusty & Steve’s Services
2750 East Center Street, North Kingsville | 440-224-0659
Ask for details.

Glockner of Ironton
911 South Third Street, Ironton | 740-957-9387

Music’s Automotive
237 Hay Avenue, Brookville | 937-833-2886
10% off all purchases or services, $100.00 maximum discount.

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

May-June 2018: Lawn care

Let your Golden Buckeye Card help with your yard work

Kick Start Your Spring Cleaning with Your Golden Buckeye CardOhio is in full bloom. It’s finally time to finally put away the snow shovel and bring out the mower and lawn rake. Some people look forward to yard work – mowing, trimming, seeding and weeding – while others may prefer to let someone else take care of the outdoors for them. Whether yard work for you means grabbing the pruning shears or the phone and a cold glass of lemonade, there’s a Golden Buckeye participating business out there who can help you get the right equipment or hire the right person for the job. Here are a few examples, but remember to ask about a Golden Buckeye discount wherever you spend money.

Al Joes Pet & Garden Center 
173 North Brookwood Ave, Hamilton | 513-894-3291
10% off cash and carry, excludes sales, labor and equipment.

Danny Lawn  
Mahoning and Trumbull Counties | 330-750-2504
7% off all purchases or services rendered.

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

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

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

Saluppo Landscaping   
2018 Glengary Road, Akron | 330-666-5776
Ask for discount details.

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

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

April-May 2018: Spring cleaning

Kick start your spring cleaning with your Golden Buckeye Card

Kick Start Your Spring Cleaning with Your Golden Buckeye CardAfter a winter that seemed like it would never end, you might be itching to clear out months of clutter and dirt. Love it or hate it, it's spring cleaning time. This is a great opportunity to clean out the pantry and fridge, and get a fresh start for the spring and summer. Many locally-owned markets offer discounts that cardholders can use to stock up on sponges, sprays and other cleaning supplies, as well as restock their shelves with fresh food for spring. If you want to organize and simplify your life, you'll even find savings on solutions to make the most of your pantry and closet space. Here are a few examples of the types of stores that honor the Golden Buckeye Card. Ask wherever you shop if they honor our card or offer a senior discount. Happy spring and happy cleaning!

Community Markets – Great Scot 
Locations around Ohio.
5% off Tuesday. Excludes sale, clearance and items by law.

Dave’s Markets
Several locations in Northern Ohio
5% off Wednesday. Excludes sale, clearance and items by law.

Jungle Jim’s International Market
5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield | 513-674-6000
5% off Wednesday. Ask for details and exclusions. Fairfield location only.

Prather’s IGA
107 East Walnut Street, West Union | 937-544-2643
5% off Tuesday. Excludes sale, clearance and items by law.

Rivertown IGA
1041 Old US Highway 52, New Richmond | 513-553-4245
5% off Tuesday. Excludes sale, clearance and items by law.

Everything Rubbermaid
115 South Market Street, Wooster | 330-264-7119
10% off. Ask for details and exclusions. Must present Golden Buckeye card.

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

March-April 2018: Learning adventures

Have a Spring Break learning adventure with Golden Buckeye

Spring break at Ohio's schools are a much needed rest for busy students, but that doesn't mean our young ones should stop learning. Your Golden Buckeye Card can help you keep their growing minds (and yours) engaged and active. Many of Ohio's greatest learning destinations offer Golden Buckeye discounts on unique learning opportunities that will entertain and educate the young ones. Discounts may be on admission, parking, gift shop purchases and more. You never know, you might learn something, too! Here are a few suggestions, but remember to ask at your favorite destination if they honor the Golden Buckeye card or offer other discounts for which you may qualify. (Photo courtesy of the Ohio History Connection)

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

Children’s Museum of Cleveland
3813 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland |216-791-5437
$1 off admission per cardholder

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

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

Ohio History Connection
Sites around Ohio.
Each site determines its own discount, ask for details.

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

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


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February-March 2018: Bed and Breakfasts

Your Golden Buckeye Card can help cure cabin fever

The Inn at Brandywine Falls is a participating Golden Buckeye businessWith a longer winter in the forecast, you may be suffering from a case of cabin fever. A change of scenery might be just the thing to help you make it through to spring. The Golden Buckeye program has several participating Bed and Breakfast resorts that offer homestyle comfort and warm hospitality to help take the chill off these winter days – at a discounted price. Here are a few, but remember to ask wherever you want to spend money if they honor the Golden Buckeye card or offer other discounts for which you may qualify.

Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast and Cottages
6041 Township Road 310, Millersburg | 330-674-7608
$10 off each night, must present Golden Buckeye card and make reservations over the telephone.

Red Maple Inn
14707 south Cheshire Street, Burton | 440-834-8334
$8.00 off each night any room.

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

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

White Oak Inn
29682 Walhonding Road, Danville | 740-599-6107
15% off regular room rates.

Zoar School Inn Bed and Breakfast
160 3rd Street, Zoar | 216-927-3700
10% off room rates.

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

January-February 2018: Gyms and workout equipment

Your Golden Buckeye Card can help you keep your 2018 resolutions

Your Golden Buckeye Card can help you keep your 2018 resolutionsIf one of your New Year’s resolution was to work out, get fit and be more active, keep going! We know you can do it! There are Golden Buckeye businesses that can help you stay on track for a healthier you in 2018. If you don’t see a business near you in this list, remember to ask everywhere you spend money if they accept the Golden Buckeye Card or offer a senior discount. If they don’t ask them to consider signing up.

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

Perfect Fit Health Club
27233 Wolf Road, Bay Village | 440-386-4089
20% off all services.

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

Total Fitness
9030 Country Club Road, Piqua | 937-77-9133
Discounted enrollment fee and monthly membership.

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

Health & Fitness Equipment Centers
Serving Northern Ohio | 800-348-5537
10% off aerobic exercise equipment.

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

November-December 2017: Heating service and snow removal

Use your Golden Buckeye Card to stay warm, be safe and save money this winter

Use your Golden Buckeye Card to stay warm and save money this winterWinter is here and two big concerns for all Ohioans are staying warm inside and remaining safe when we venture outside. A professionally cleaned and maintained furnace will not only help you stay warm all winter, it will also minimize the chances of losing heat when you need it the most. Many heating and cooling companies honor the Golden Buckeye Card or offer another type of senior discount. Then, when you're outside, it's important that your walkways and driveways are clear of ice and snow to help prevent falls. Several lawn services offer discounts on professional snow removal. Below are a few companies that honor the Golden Buckeye Card for services that will keep you safe and warm this winter. Remember to ask for a Golden Buckeye or senior discount.

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

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

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

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

Danny Lawn
Serving Youngstown, Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties | 844-243-6092
Ask for discount details.

Deals Landscape Service, Inc.
3545 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek | 937-426-2118
Ask for discount details.

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

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

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

October 2017: Autumn chores

Autumn chores made easier with Golden Buckeye businesses!

Autumn chores are easier with Golden Buckeye!Autumn is a great time to work in the yard. The temperatures are mild and it’s the perfect opportunity to plant some fall color and trees. Your local Golden Buckeye participating nurseries can help you select the appropriate plants for your area. For the heavier lifts, check out discounted landscape services from participating businesses

Albert Family Tree Farm & Nursery, Inc.
7505 Bunkerhill Road, Amanda | 614-837-1667
10% of all purchases or services rendered

Greenleaf Landscapes
Locations in Athens and Marietta
10% of purchases, excludes retail specials and contracts

Petitti Garden Centers
Several locations in Northern Ohio
10% of all purchases, Wednesday only, excludes sale items

Deal’s Landscape Service
3454 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek | 937-426-2118
10% off of plants

Oakland Nurseries
Several locations in Central Ohio
10% off, excludes sale items