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February 16, 2007


Senior Special Section: We hope all of you had a Wonderful Valentine's Day. It sounded like many of you were going to enjoy a nice dinner with that special someone.

This week we are discussing those discounts that can help you keep that figure, gyms and sport clubs.

SeniorDiscounts News:
SeniorDiscounts will be launching a new web site and program in the coming weeks. Look for modernized look with new ways to search, discussion boards and product reviews.

SeniorDiscounts will be coming out with its 2007 SeniorDiscounts Guide Book in the coming months. But until that happens, get our 2005-2006 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, nutritional supplements and exercise equipment among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know how much snow fell in Redfield, NY during this last week long snowfall?

If you would like to tell others about
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Jenny from Carson City, NV tells us that the Caravan Cafe in the Slot World Casino provides a 10% discounts to all customers 50 and older.

Wanda in Donelson, TN has informed us that the Krystal Restaurant in her are provides a discounts meal for people 60 years of age and older. Check other Krystal locations for similar deals.

Mary Ann of Redwood City, CA reminds us that many Applebee's locations provide discounts of around 10% to older adults. Not all locations may provide a discount, so check before you order.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
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Gyms and Sport Clubs

Many of us have probably made the same New Year's resolution as a good portion of the United States; to get in shape. This is the time of year that sticking to that resolution can be difficult, so here are some added reasons to continue that workout.

While it's difficult to put a cost on your health, gym and sport club memberships and monthly dues can certainly add up. Luckily, there are lots of discounts out there for older adults who are looking to get in shape.

Gyms and sports clubs are among the many businesses which offer senior discounts and they can be found at many different health facilities nationwide. Some of the national chains may offer senior discounts, but you will most likely find better deals at local health clubs. Some of the best places to locate senior discounts are at the facilities operated by your local parks and recreation departments or at the YMCA.

National health clubs, like Bally's Total Fitness and Gold's Gym, typically franchise their locations. They have told us that there are no universal senior discounts, but certain locations may provide membership incentives for seniors. Their advice is to contact your local branch and inquire about any available senior programs.

Local clubs and exercise facilities are competing with the larger companies for customers, which can lead to larger discounts for you. While these facilities may not have the same equipment as the nation chains, they may prove to be less crowded and more personable. Check many of the local exercise classes, like jazzercise, tae bo, and dance classes, as they will likely have discounts for older adults.


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Almost all parks and recreation facilities have discounts for seniors. Senior discounts tend to be the greatest at these facilities, but the age requirements will probably be higher than those of the privately owned facilities.

Specifically, most discounts at the privately owned facilities will begin at age 55, while the parks and recreation facilities typically begin around 62. The amount of a discount can vary dramatically depending on the facility and its location. Some gyms and spas provide discounts off initiation fees, while others give a discount from their monthly dues. Some locations even provide discounts on both initiation fees and monthly dues.

Clubs have also started programs for the mature market. These programs can include personal training sessions, classes and nutritional guides to help you get in shape. While researching gyms and sports clubs, be sure to inquire about these additional programs and ask them what they do to make their facility more accommodating for you.

If you can't find a particular gym on the SeniorDiscounts' web site, look for the particular gym on the Internet. Many don't necessarily post their senior rates, as they would like to try to sell their membership in person. If this is the case, call ahead of time and ask if they have any specials for older adults. To search for gym and sport club discounts in your area, go to the Discount Search Form located on our web site and look in the Sports and Recreation category. 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 or enter SR10 at checkout to receive your discount. Click here.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
 Body Basics Exercise Equipment

Body Basics helps people achieve their optimum health, fitness, and weight management by providing quality exercise equipment nationwide. This includes treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical trainers, and weight equipment. SeniorDiscounts Members receive 50% off delivery and assembly of any exercise equipment with purchase.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category in Omaha, NE.
 Costco Membership
 We have had some people inquire about the Costco Membership discount and how to get it. SeniorDiscounts Members can join Costco and receive a Free $10 Costco Cash Card. Annual Costco membership includes a Free Household Card. Members must print out the form provided on our web site. This will ensure that the local branch will accept the discount.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Retail category. has Vitamins, Supplements and Natural Health Products. SeniorDiscounts Members receive 10% off any order. Visit the web site at or call the toll free number 1-800-793-2601. You must use the SeniorDiscounts Card promotion code listed on our web site.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers Category.
 Quickresponse Medical Alert Systems
 Quickresponse Medical Alert Systems provides Medical Alarms, Medication Reminders, Monitored Smoke Detectors and Wander Guards. SeniorDiscounts Members receive a 20% discount on its Medical Alert Systems as well as free installation, a $50 savings. Members also receive a 20% discounts on its MedReady Medicine Dispenser.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers Category.
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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, Carol Young of Marietta, GA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Carol, 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:
Unofficially, how much snow fell in Redfield, NY during the week long snowfall?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
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?

Last Week's Challenge Answer:

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, CA.

Our winner of last week's challenge, Joan Reichert of Ashland, OR will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Joan, 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.


The Warmest Month on Record

Last month was by far the hottest January on record across the globe.

The broken record was fueled by a waning El Niño and a gradually warming world, according to U.S. scientists who reported the data Thursday. Records on the planet’s temperature have been kept since 1880.

Spurred on by unusually warm Siberia, Canada, northern Asia and Europe, the world’s land areas were 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than a normal January, according to the US National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.

That didn’t just nudge past the old record set in 2002, but broke that mark by 0.81 degrees, which meteorologists say is very significant, since such records often are broken by only hundredths of a degree at a time.

(Provided by MSNBC)



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