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.
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.
Where to Use Your Card
Since its inception, the Golden Buckeye program has been a small business program. Thus, you are most likely to find locally owned small businesses who honor the card. Merchants of all types (e.g., restaurants, retail, auto care, medical and more) voluntarily offer special savings or deals for Golden Buckeye cardholders. The savings offered will vary, but may include a percentage off a total purchase or special deals on certain products or services. Limitations may apply.