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February 2, 2007


Senior Special Section: In our last newsletter we discussed the changes to the discounts offered by the National Park Service. This week we review those discounts available at state parks.

Have a great Superbowl and look for our fact or fiction trivia at the end of this newsletter.

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 Member discounts available on General Nutrition Products, airport transportation and tax preparation among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know in which State Park an elderly couple was recently hiking when the husband was attacked by a mountain lion?

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





The following discounts were all submitted our winner this week, Pam Sheets, of Tennessee. Thanks Pam.

(The following discounts may not be available at other locations)

Kentucky Fried Chicken provides a 10 % discount and special senior prices on its buffet for people 55 years of age and older.

Pizza Hut has a 15% discount on most items for people 65 years of age and older.

Sonic Drive In will give a 10% discount to people 60 years of age and older.

Krystals provides 10% discount off on the following to people 55 years of age and older: 2 Krystal burgers, small chili and small drink meal or 2 Krystal Burgers, small fries and small drink meal.

Gondola Pizza & Steak House gives a 10% discount to customers 62 years of age and older.

Jack in the Box has $.50 drinks for people 50 years of age and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
click here



State Park Discounts

Like national Parks, state parks are a great way to see the beauty a state has to offer and plan an inexpensive vacation as most state parks offer some form of mature discount. State parks also have discounts for children, the disabled, the financially strained, and annual passes for frequent users.

The majority of senior discounts offered at state parks are for those 62 years of age or older, although some discounts start at age 50 or 55. There are even a few states that offer both a senior discount for younger seniors and free admission for people over 70. There are no age restrictions for the disabled or for frequent use passes. Children younger than age 7 usually can get in free at many of the state parks.

The discounts for seniors can vary from state to state. Some states require that you purchase a pass which can be used at all of the parks, while others offer a discount on the entrance fee, which you can obtain when you arrive. Be sure to bring an ID with proof of age with you. Some states may require that you are a current resident of that state to receive the discount, but it is uncommon.


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Frequent use passes or annual passes can be purchased at most parks that charge admission, but also check the park's web site for information on purchasing these passes online, through the mail, or via a toll free number. Passes for the disabled and the financially strained can typically be obtained this way as well. Be prepared to fill out a form and to have documentation that proves your disability or financial status.

State parks that offer passes usually only charge a nominal fee for the initial purchase. Once you have the pass, admission is either free or discounted. Passes may also provide discounts on other park services, such as cabin rentals, camping, or fishing, but check with the state park beforehand. Not all states offer discounts on their other facilities and services. State Parks that don't offer a discount pass will usually provide discounts on the entrance fees. These can range anywhere from 25% to 75%.

One can visit our web site to locate the state park discounts, but due the sheer number of state parks within the US, is not able to list them all, although we are working on it.

To find out the specifics of the discounts available in a particular state, visit that state park's web site. There, you should be able to locate all of the details and restrictions. If you do not see information about these discounts, call or e-mail the local park or inquire about the discounts available when you arrive.

To find State Parks in your area, go to our discount search page. Click here.

If you know of any State Park discounts that we don't already have listed on our site, please let us know. To tell us about the discount, click here.

 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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 GNC (General Nutrition Centers)
 GNC sets the standard in the nutritional supplement industry by demanding truth in labeling, ingredient safety and product potency, all while remaining on the cutting edge of nutritional science. GNC is the world’s largest company of its kind devoted exclusively to helping its customers improve their quality of life. SeniorDiscounts members receive 10% off all orders and free shipping on all online orders. To redeem, simply click the link provided on our web site.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
 PM Light of California

PM Light of California is an Internet reseller company of items you don't see every day. If you find a lower advertised price online, we will match the price. SeniorDiscounts Members receive discounts of 5% to 15% off. Visit our web site for more details.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
 Custom Laser Creations
Orlando, FL
 Custom Laser Creations offers a wide range of personalization and engraving services nationwide. They can preserve your favorite portrait on marble, acrylic or wood. They also etch glasses and suncatchers with your personal message. SeniorDiscounts members receive 15% off any regular price purchase.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Retail category in Orlando, FL.
 Affordable Airport Transportation
O'Hare and Midway Airports
 Affordable Airport Transportation provides transportation to and from Midway and O’Hare Airports. They are a small family owned company, serving Chicago and surrounding counties. SeniorDiscounts members receive a 10% discount off any airport trip to Chicago's Midway and O’Hare airports.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category in Chicago, IL.
 IDK Financial Services, EA
Malverne, NY
 They offer Income Tax Preparation and free electronic filing. To receive expert services with a personalized touch call today. SeniorDiscounts members receive a 25% discount.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category in Malverne, NY.
 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.

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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, Pam Sheets of McMinnville, TN will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Pam, 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:
Last week, an elderly woman saved her husband from a mountain lion by beating it with a stick. In what State Park was the couple hiking when the husband was attacked?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What is the World's warmest year on record?

Last Week's Challenge Answer:

1998 was the warmest in the world. 2006 was the warmest in the United States.

Our winner of last week's challenge, Jerome Schindler of Columbus, OH will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Jerome, 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.


Fact or Fiction
Superbowl Myths
(Provided by MSNBC)

At half-time, when television viewers simultaneously head to the bathroom, sewer systems could burst from the sudden rush of water.

Two-thirds of all avocados are bought within three weeks of Super Bowl Sunday.
Fiction-The largest consumption comes during Cinco de Mayo.

The biggest national sick day hits the Monday after the game.
Fact-It is estimated that as many as 7 million people could call in sick.

A global TV audience of 1 billion people typically tunes in to watch the game.
Fiction-The number is more like 98 million, with another 151 million tuning in at some point.

During the Super Bowl, Americans drain 10.5 million barrels of beer.
Fiction-That would be 1.45 cases per person if a third of the population drank beer.

The Super Bowl is the best time to avoid crowds at Disney World because the park clears out.
Fiction-Superbowl Sunday is not much slower than any other Sunday.



"The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart."
- W.C. Fields 1933
Submitted by Ronald Early

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