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Named One of The Best Places to Find Deals and Discounts
Wall Street Journal, November, 2003

Wednesday, March 2, 2005


Last week we discussed local senior discounts available on home services. In this week's Senior Special section we'll expand our review of local businesses to those you may not have thought offered discounts to seniors.

We also have discounts on food, clothing and even electric fireplaces in this week's Senior Treasure section.

Enter our $100 Submit a Discount contest and our $10 Weekly Internet Challenge in the Contests section below.

In our PrimeTimer's discussion section, we want to hear from you about the types of discounts you'd like featured in our new SeniorDiscounts Card program. Read below for more details.


Local Services

Last week, we explored a variety of local discounts in home services available to seniors, and how you could locate them on your own. This week, we are going over other local businesses that you may not have thought even offered a senior discount. These include salons and barbers, mechanics and car washes, real estate agents and mortgage lenders, repair services and handymen, legal services and bankers, carpet and dry cleaners, film developers and photographers, computer classes and repair and even dance classes and self defense.

As we mentioned last week, local services are typically operated by single owners and there are no consistent age requirements or discount amounts. Age requirements for the services we've listed above can vary dramatically and many businesses may not even have a set age. Small business owners can be flexible and may provide a senior discount just as long as you ask for it. On average, these discounts begin at age 60 or older, but always ask. A 10% senior discount is fairly standard for local businesses, but some offer better savings on particular days of the week.

Locating local businesses that offer senior discounts can be difficult. We have thousands listed on our web site but there are surely thousands more out there. Local businesses do not typically advertise the senior discount on the front window, and many store employees may not have been trained to offer one. Our SeniorDiscount suggestion: call the business in advance. Try selecting ten or 20 businesses that you frequent or have thought about visiting and call to inquire about a senior discount. You will save yourself time and the effort it takes to go and ask in person. Be sure to get the age requirement and discount details before you hang up.

We wrote this last week, but it's worth repeating. Small businesses can be flexible. Many a senior has told us that a favorite business did not have a specific senior discount policy in place, but when asked about offering a senior discount, the business provided them with a great deal.

To search for local discounts in your area, go to the Discount Search Form located on our web site and select the Local Services/Other category.

If you know of any local service discounts in your area, please tell us on our Senior Add a Discount page, (you could be eligible to win $100). Click here.


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Judy, from Encinitas, CA, tells us that the Quail Botanical Gardens provides seniors 60 and older with savings of up to 35% on admission and that the first Tuesday of every month is free.

Margie, from New Orleans, LA, tells us that the Delgado Community Colleges in Louisiana will waive tuition for seniors 60 and older.

Bonnie of Willmar, MN informs us that Culvers Restaurant provides a 10% discount on meals to seniors 60 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.


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The following discounts and over
125,000 more can be found on Included in each listing is the phone number, address, map of the location and more. Remember - we add more discounts every week.


Click here to search for Discount Treasures!

ADDCO-Electric Fireplaces and Stoves

It is still cold out there and ADDCO-Electric Fireplaces and Stoves offers a 10% discount on ADDCO Universe and Galaxy Collection fireplaces for seniors 55 and older.


For more information on ADDCO, click here.

Goody's clothing stores offer senior discounts of 10% to 15% depending on the location. Some locations may not participate. Goody's recommends contacting a local store for its discount days and amounts. The discount is typically offered to seniors 55 and older.

To find a Goody's store near you, click here.

Elephant Bar Restaurants
Located mainly in the West and Southwest, Elephant Bar Restaurants has a Senior Explorers Club Card which can be obtained for free at any location. The card provides discounts to seniors 60 and older.
Do you know of a discount that we don't? Tell us at and you could win $100. Thanks again.


For more information and to locate an Elephant Bar Restaurant, click here.


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Submit a Discount Contest

Win $100 -- we have started the new contest and 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, submit it on our web site. The more discounts you enter, the better your chances of winning. Click here to enter. As always, we greatly appreciate your participation in adding value to our service.

Weekly Internet Challenge

Answer the trivia question and you will be entered to WIN a complimentary $10 gift certificate from

This Week's Challenge:
In honor of Steve Fossett and his GlobalFlyer mission: What is the circumference of the earth at the equator?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Which President was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize?
Challenge Answer:
Theodore Roosevelt

Our winner this week is Carolyn J. Frank of New Hope, PA. She will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Carolyn, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.

Mistakes Contest!

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.

For great deals on books with senior discounts, click here.

William, one of our readers sent this to us.

A row of bottles on my shelf
Caused me to analyze myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop
Goes to my heart so it won't stop.
A little white one that I take
Goes to my hands so they won't shake.
The blue ones that I use a lot
Tell me I'm happy when I'm not.
The purple pill goes to my brain
And tells me that I have no pain.
The capsules tell me not to wheeze
Or cough or choke or even sneeze.
The red ones, smallest of them all
Go to my blood so I won't fall.
The orange ones, very big and bright
Prevent my leg cramps in the night.
Such an array of brilliant pills
Helping to cure all kinds of ills.
But what I'd really like to know...
is what tells each one where to go?

          has thousands of discounts listed on our web site. We are working hard to partner with these businesses to offer you a special, more valuable discount as a member of our new SeniorDiscounts Card program. Look for more details and registration information which will be available soon. would like to know what types of discounts you especially want to see in our new program. Just e-mail us at

If you have any comments or suggestions, please e-mail us at:


"Set goals, challenge yourself, and achieve them. Live a healthy life...and make every moment count. Rise above the obstacles, and focus on the positive." --Robert H. Goddard
- Submitted by Ann, one of our readers.

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