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February 3, 2006


Senior Special Section: There are many discounts for older adults in the United States, but did you know that there are similar discounts programs in other countries? This week we will look at three other countries that have services that provide discount information and programs for older adults.

Have a great Super Bowl weekend.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: SeniorDiscounts was mentioned in a column titled the "Savvy Senior" by Jim Miller. This column is distributed by over 400 local newspapers nationwide. If you would like to read the column, visit the Savvy Senior web site, click here.

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Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available on flowers, lodging and car rentals, among others.

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Darby, from Tucson, AZ tells us that the International Wildlife Museum
offers a $1.50 off admission price to people 62 and older.

Mike of Arizona tells us that many of the Fuddruckers locations in his area provide a 10% discount on food orders to patrons 55 and older.

Freda in Elkins, WV informs us that Shop 'n Save grocery store has a 5% discount every Tuesday for shoppers 55 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

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Discounts Abroad

If you are planning to travel abroad, you may want to consider looking into age related discounts that may be available to you in other countries. As many of you probably already know, many national companies in the US provide discounts to older adults, but did you know that similar discounts may be available at their international locations? Hotels, car rentals and airlines are just some of the types of discounts that may be available to you while traveling outside the US. There are also some services similar to available in other countries.

If you're thinking about traveling to New Zealand, Australia or the South Pacific you should take a look at the New Zealand Seniors Card. The New Zealand Seniors Card has more than 2,500 businesses offering discounts and benefits to people 55 years of age and older. The Card provides discounts on many products and services, from travel and hotel accommodations to food and tourist attractions. The site provides contact information for each business as well as a discount description and any restrictions. The discounts range from about 10% to 50% off regular prices and discounts can be found in New Zealand, certain areas of the South Pacific and Australia. The cost for a 2-year membership is $24 Australian or about $15 US. Members receive a Seniors Card and Guide Book. Visit the web site for more information. Click here:

Senior Concessions is a web site which lists discounts available to people over 55 years of age. They state that their site "helps senior citizens find and benefit from the many discounts and other concessions available to them, and encourages businesses to introduce new concessions to this important market." Currently they have over 4,000 different businesses listed throughout England, Scotland, Whales and Northern Ireland which offer a senior discount. To search for discounts on the web site, one must first choose a category and then will have the option of refining the search by location, age requirement for the discounts and/or a key word search. Each business listings provides the contact information, location, discount and business description and any restrictions to obtaining the discount. The online service is free and there is no printed version of the discount information. Visit the web site for more information. Click here:

Canada also has an organization that provides discounts for the older population, CARP. CARP is a non profit advocacy group for Canadians over 50 which "promotes the rights and quality of life of mature Canadians." A one year membership to the organization is $19.95 Canadian, and provides a subscription to the 50plus magazine as well as access to its benefits and discounts. For more information, visit its web site. Click here:

  This week we are bringing you some of the discounts available in our SeniorDiscounts Card program. The following discounts and over 125,000 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 $100.
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  Avis Car Rentals has regular special offers for Members of the SeniorDiscounts Card program. Visit our web site for its new offers.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Car Rentals category.
  From You Flowers

Just in time for Valentines Day. Choose from a huge selection of flowers & gifts. Same day delivery anywhere in the country on all orders placed before 3:00pm in the delivery time zone. SeniorDiscounts Card Members save 20% on all orders.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  Hillcrest Guest House
  One of the oldest and established lodgings in the Virgin Islands, it was built in 1966 by the Hall Family. Located in St. John, this house overlooks Cruz Bay. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a $100 discount per week and from August to October will receive 10% off daily and weekly rates.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging category.
  Quality Inn
  Quality Inn offers SeniorDiscounts Card Members a 20%-30% savings at all of its hotels across the United States. Simply call the toll free number 800-4CHOICE and quote the special discount code located on our web site. Members must also display the SeniorDiscounts Card upon check in. Card members can also save online by going to and entering the code in the Special Rate ID field.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging category.
  Comfort Caregivers, Inc.
  Comfort Caregivers provides non-medical companion/homemaker services to seniors and others throughout Phoenix and Maricopa County. Options include 24 hour live-in care or hourly care. All of their caregivers are carefully screened and insured. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive $100 dollars off the first 15 hours of service.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category.
Senior and Elder Care Resources:
Find a retirement or assisted living community, nursing home or Alzheimer's care 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 Response. Click Here.

Add a Discount Challenge

We are announcing a new winner every week in this newsletter for the Add A Discount Challenge, so let your fellow senior discounters know about new discounts you find and keep those discounts coming.

We are looking for any and all NEW Senior Discounts. This means discounts 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 the businesses' 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 this week, Freda Louk of West Virginia will receive a one year membership to SeniorDiscounts Card. Jack, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.

Weekly Internet Challenge

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

This Week's Challenge:
Where was the first Super Bowl played?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
When did Disney's Pluto first appear on the screen?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:

Our winner this week, Judy Hayslett of Orlando, FL will receive a one year membership to SeniorDiscounts Card. Christine, 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 correction you have found and please include a description of the mistake. We appreciate your help.


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Super Bowl Facts:

Nine of the ten most-watched TV programs of all time are Super Bowls.

People eat more food on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the each other than Thanksgiving.

The Super Bowl is Broadcast in 182 countries.

New Orleans has hosted the Super Bowl the most at 9 times. Miami has hosted 8 times.

Dallas and San Francisco have won the most Super Bowls at 5 times. Pittsburgh has won 4 times.

The longest Super Bowl winning streak has only been two in a row.

Minnesota, Buffalo and Denver have lost the most Super Bowls at 4 times. Buffalo lost 4 times in a row.

Mike Ditka and Tom Flores are the only two men to win a Super Bowl both as a player and a coach.


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