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January, 2007


Senior Special Section: Happy New Year! We hope all of you had a happy and fun beginning to the year. In this week's issue we look back on 2006 and the changes that have occurred for the age-related discount.

SeniorDiscounts News:
SeniorDiscounts will be coming out with its 2007 SeniorDiscounts Guide Book in the coming months. But until that happens, get our 2006 Guide Book for only $6.95, including shipping. This can make a great gift for friends and family. For more details, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We highlight SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available on lodging, spa treatments and medical tags among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know what the most common New Years Resolution in the US is?

If you would like to tell others about
SeniorDiscounts and this Newsletter, click here.




Jan, from Tampa, Fl, reminds us that many Village Inn locations throughout the US offer a discount to older customers. Participation, discount amount and age requirement can vary by location.

Larry, in Fairfax, VA tells us that offers a 15% discount on labor charges for people 55 years of age and older.

Davis, of Salt Lake City, UT lets us know that Utah Opera provides a 50% discount on tickets 30 minutes before a performance for people 62 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
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SeniorDiscounts: 2006 Year In Review

2006 has been an exciting year in the world of age-related discounts. SeniorDiscounts has seen the creation of hundreds of new discounts by large and small businesses alike and with the help of the community has uncovered thousands of new discounts offered by businesses around the United States. Some press may say that the mature discount is disappearing, but we say it is growing faster than ever.

SeniorDiscounts is continually working to locate new businesses that offer discounts to the mature market. With our staff's help and the continued support of the community, SeniorDiscounts has added over 10,000 new business locations that offer discounts to the older market in 2006. While many of these new discounts come from the travel, restaurant and service industries, we are seeing new trends in discounts from the mortgage and financial markets as well as the health and fitness industries.

SeniorDiscounts also works to create new discounts for the over 50 consumer. While we have seen many local businesses offer new discounts in 2006, some of the notable national companies to offer a new discount are Costco and CitiMortgage.

Costco is offering a $10 Costco Cash Card when one registers as a new member with the discount form located on our web site.

CitiMortgage's discount benefits include $500 off closing costs, preferred interest rates, a pre-approval program, streamlined processing, and on-time closing guarantee.

Another company that has joined the trend is KB Toys, which now offers a 10% discount to grandparents and people over 50 years of age every Tuesday.


Liberty Wireless has special offers available on cell phone service starting from only $30 per month. Take advantage of these great offers.
Click here.

The press has always been a great way to let others know about the money that can be saved with age. Last year was no different. SeniorDiscounts was featured in dozens of articles across the nation and was interviewed on the TV network "Retirement Living TV" on the east coast. The press is learning that there is a great interest in money-saving opportunities for a growing older market. Most of us are living longer on a fixed income and need to save in any way that we can. Look for more press on SeniorDiscounts and discounts available for older Americans.

Some say that due to the large increase in the number of Americans over the age of 50, there will be fewer discounts available to them. SeniorDiscounts is finding the exact opposite. Businesses are competing for your business and that competition will help the older consumer with better prices and deeper discounts.

2006 proved to be a growing year for senior discounts and we believe 2007 will be even better.

  This week, we bring you some of the discounts available in our SeniorDiscounts Card program. The following discounts and over 130,000 more can be found at Included in each listing is the phone number, address, map of the location and more. Remember - we add more discounts every week.  

Do you know of a senior discount that we don't? Tell us and you could win a free one year subscription to our Card program.
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  Choice Hotels
  Choice Hotels offers SeniorDiscounts Card Members a 20%-30% savings at more than 3,500 hotels across the United States, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, or Rodeway Inn. For more information and the discount code, visit our web site.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging category.
  Women's Wellness Massage & Spa
Patten, ME

Women’s Wellness Massage & Spa offers ladies very private spa amenities. Services include massage, sauna, full-body steam treatments, herbal body wraps, manicure & pedicure treatments, among others. They aim to be in everyone’s price range and massages start at only $40/hour. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive 10% off services.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category in Patten, ME.
  Fancypaws is the home of the Care-Free Pet doors. They have been in the pet supply business for many years and are proud member of the BBB. SeniorDiscounts Members receive a special discount with Free Shipping in the 48 USA states. Receive an extra 15% discount on all Dogwalk dog doors.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  MedicTag is great for anyone with special needs or medical conditions. MedicTag allows you to store your medical history and emergency information on a small computer device. Any emergency services or your doctor can have instant access to your history and all medical information. SeniorDiscounts Members receive an introductory price of $39.95 + S/H.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Medical Services category in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
  Personalized Home Services, LLC
Dallas, TX
  Personalized Home Services, LLC is a licensed home health care company that provides Geriatric Care Management. Caregivers monitor medication, housekeeping, run errands, prepare meals and assist those in need with bathing and dressing. SeniorDiscounts members receive a 10% discount on all services, labor and products and a 25% discount on all Geriatric Care Management.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category in Dallas, TX.
  Find a retirement or assisted living community, nursing home or Alzheimer's care home that matches your needs at View maps and online tours or get driving directions. Check out their new, easier search, click here.

Find elder care at This free referral service helps you find everything from Home Care and Assisted Living to Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Responses. Click Here.

Add a Discount Challenge

Each week in this newsletter we announce a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge. Let your fellow senior discounters know about any new discounts you find and keep those discounts coming.

We are looking for any and all NEW Senior Discounts. This means discounts that we don't already have on our web site. Ask at your favorite place of business and find out if it offers a senior discount. If it does, simply submit it on our web site. Click here.

You can also tell us about businesses you think would be interested in offering a senior discount. Provide us with a business's information and we will contact that business and invite it to offer a senior discount. The more discounts you enter, the better your chances of winning. Click here.

As always, we greatly appreciate your participation in adding value to our service.

Our winner of the senior discount challenge this week, Jan Boyd of Tampa, FL will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Jan, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.

Weekly Internet Challenge

Answer the trivia question correctly and you will be entered to WIN a complimentary SeniorDiscounts Card Membership with included SeniorDiscounts Guide Book.

This Week's Challenge:
What do you believe is the most common New Years Resolution made by US residents?

To answer: Click Here and tell us your answer to the Weekly Challenge. Good luck.

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Who actually owns the famous New York City New Year's Eve Ball?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:

Business/Property owners of One Times Square.

Our winner this week, Bill Sajnacki of Ronkonkoma, NY will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Bill, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.

Corrections Challenge

We can always use help keeping our database of discounts current and our web site free of errors. If you find a discount that is not correct, no longer valid, or an error on our web site, let us know and we will send you a gift. Just e-mail us at: with the mistake you have found and please include a correction if applicable. We appreciate your help.


2007 Events:

January 1: Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.

March 11: Daylight saving time in the United States and most of Canada will begin, four to five weeks ahead of the previous schedule, in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

April 26: Jamestown 2007, the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the first settlement of the modern-day United States at Jamestown, Virginia will be celebrated.

July 1: Hong Kong, which was returned to the Chinese Government from the British Government in 1997, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary of its Special Administrative Region Establishment.

July 7: The New Seven Wonders of the World are set to be revealed in a ceremony in Portugal.

November 4: Daylight saving time in the United States and most of Canada will end, one week later than the previous schedule, in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005.


A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.

But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits. - Andre Gide

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