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February 17, 2006


Senior Special Section: This week we are reviewing some discounts that we have not discussed for some time. Read below to learn about senior discounts available on car maintenance and services.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: We now have over 5,000 business locations offer exclusive discounts for members of the SeniorDiscounts Card. For more information on becoming a member of the SeniorDiscounts Card program, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available on vitamins, prescriptions, and golf products, among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge every week. Check out our Challenge Section below for more details, this week's winner and for others ways to win a free SeniorDiscounts Card Membership.

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Vickie, from Del City, OK tells us that the Walls Bargain Centers in Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi offer a 15% discount on the first Tuesday of every month to customers 55 and older.

Gene of Griffith, IN tells us that many of the White Castle Restaurant locations in her area provide a 15% discount for people 60 and older.

Lisbeth in Norman, OK lets us know that the Long John Silver's Restaurants in her area provide a senior meal for only $2.00. Must be 50 or older.

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Auto Services

Prices at the gas pumps remain high, and while you may be spending lots of money filling up your car, you may be able to save on other services for your automobile. Senior discounts can be found on everything from automobile services to the purchase of a new car.

The most common of these senior discounts can be found at the many national auto service centers throughout the United States. Many Jiffy Lube and Midas Auto Service locations will other a standard 10% discount to customers 55 and older. But since many of the locations are owned by franchisees, the discounts, participation and age requirements can vary from store to store, so it is best to call in advance or ask prior to receiving the work performed on your vehicle. Some locations may offer more or less than the standard 10% discount and may not extend the discount to parts. You may also notice differences in the age requirements for the senior discounts. Some may require that one be only 50 years of age, others as old as 60 or 62.

There are also many local auto repair shops which offer a senior discount. These discounts can include a percentage off parts, labor or both. Most discounts will save you about 10%, but they can be substantial if you need a lot of work done. These discounts usually begin around the age of 55, but could also require an age as high as 65.

Many Saturn dealerships will also offer a 10% discount on parts and service to seniors 55 and older.

Some regional tire stores also offer senior discounts. For instance, STS Tire and Auto Centers on the East coast have a Sliver Club for people 55 and older. Members receive a 5% discount on tires, services, and accessories, including those which are on sale.

Check your local car wash for discounts as well. You will probably not find any senior discounts available at self service car wash stations, but the full service stations may offer 10% off. We have many discounts for car washes that offer senior discounts located on our web site.

If you a crack or nick in your windshield you may be able to receive 10% off on repairs. We have not seen many senior discounts for new windshields, but there are many local windshield repairs shop which offer discounts up to 10%.

There are even some car dealerships that will provide senior discounts on the purchase of a new or used car. We have not found many of these yet, but they do exist.

Most of these discounts will not be highly advertised so be sure to ask if they have a senior discount available before you have the service performed or purchase the parts.

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  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.  

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  Puritan's Pride
  Puritan's Pride is offering Special Savings for SeniorDiscounts Card Members. Members receive $5 off any purchase over $50. Visit their web site and enter the promotion code located on our web site during the checkout process. Or place your order by phone at 1-800-645-1030 and mention the coupon code also located on our web site. You can reach them online or on the phone 24 hours a day.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.

UPRIGHT Golf is ending the bending in golf. UPRIGHT Golf playing aids make golf more enjoyable by allowing golfers to concentrate on their games rather than on the discomfort in their lower backs, knees, and hip joints. SeniorDiscounts Card Members will receive free shipping on all orders. Card Members can save an additional $10 off the regular combined price of $54.90 when purchasing an UPRIGHT Golf Stick and the UPRIGHT Retriever at the discounted price of $44.90. SeniorDiscounts Card Members will also receive a complimentary MagnaFlex Putting Pack with the purchase of a Senior Golf Caddy.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Golf category in Cedar Falls, IA.
  Save Now Discount Pharmacy
  Save Now Discount Pharmacy offers the low everyday prices on prescription drugs. They currently carry over 1100 products. If you don't see the item you're looking for on the web site, please call (888) 640-3880 for a free price quote or to register with their pharmacy. All orders will ship within 24 hours of the receipt of a valid prescription. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive an additional 10% off the advertised cash price on generic drugs with cash or credit card orders.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Medical/Pharmacy category.
  Anchors Away Discount Cruise Travel
  Anchors Away offers group cruises for single people over 50. You must be age 55+ to receive the senior discounts. Set sail with Celebrity Cruises to Alaska. Next cruise aboard the Celebrity Mercury is on August 25, 2006, sailing round trip from Seattle.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Cruise category.
  The Scooter Store
  The SCOOTER store is America's leading supplier of power chairs for people with limited mobility. They offer a complete line of scooters, power chairs, home ramps, car lifts, and accessories. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a $100.00 discount when purchasing the Go-Go scooter. Go to our web site to print an online SeniorDiscounts Card discount form or simply call the toll free number and mention the SeniorDiscounts Card membership number. Available in select areas.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category.
Senior and Elder Care Resources:
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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, Vickie Newton of Shawnee, OK will receive a one year membership to SeniorDiscounts Card. Vickie, 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:
Who was the first person to win the first gold medal in the first event of the first Winter Olympics?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
According to Roman mythology, Cupid was the son of which god?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
We accepted: Venus (Aphrodite), Mercury (Hermes), Diana (Artemis), and Mars (Ares in Greek mythology).

Our winner this week, Hugh Barton of Huntington, NY will receive a one year membership to SeniorDiscounts Card. Hugh, 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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Olympic Winter Games Facts

Anders Haugen (USA) waited 50 years to receive his bronze ski jumping medal. Deprived of his third place because of a marking error, Haugen won his case and obtained his medal aged 83.

In the 1928 Winter Olympics, the 50km cross country race took place in freakish weather conditions. At the beginning, the temperature was 0° Celsius (32° Fahrenheit); by the end it had risen to 25° Celsius (77° Fahrenheit). Per Erik Hedlund (SWE) was the only competitor to conquer the conditions. His winning time was more than 13 minutes faster than any of the other skiers.

Eddie Eagan (USA-bobsleigh and boxing) achieved a unique feat by winning gold medals in both summer and winter sports. In 1920, he won the light-heavyweight boxing championship. Twelve years later, he reappeared at the Winter Olympics and won the four-man bobsleigh event.


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