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Friday,
March 2, 2007

 

Senior Special Section: Happy March. This week we discuss ways one can save on automobile maintenance and care. Be safe on the roads out there.

SeniorDiscounts News:
Get Ready! SeniorDiscounts will be launching a new web site in the near future. Look for a new streamlined look and features.

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 Rental Cars, Flowers and CitiMortgage among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know on which Italian Island a volcano recently erupted?

 

 

Bill from College Station, TX reminds us that many What-a-Burger locations provide a free coffee everyday to customers 55 and older. (Participation and age requirements vary by location.)

Gene, in Highland, IN, informs us that the Gator Fitness Center in her area provides approximate discount of 10% on membership.

Lynn of Arvada, CO, tells us that the Wendy's Restaurants in her area gives a 10% discount on orders to people 50 years of age and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
click here
.

 

 

Auto Services - Maintenance

Owning and operating a vehicle can be costly these days. After insurance, regular maintenance and of course the high gas prices, public transportation can start to look mighty good. But there are some services that provide discounts for older adults and help ease the cost of owning a vehicle and keep you in your vehicle.

The most common discounts can be found at the many national auto service centers across the country.

Many Jiffy Lube and Midas Auto Service locations, and some Zip Lube and Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations, will offer a standard 10% discount on labor and services. (The discount is not typically extended to parts.)

Since many of these 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. Age requirements usually begin around the age of 55, but could also require an age as high as 65.

If you own a Saturn, many 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. SeniorDiscounts.com has many car washes that offer 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 some local windshield repair shops 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.

To search for Auto Services on SeniorDiscounts.com, click here.

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 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 www.seniordiscounts.com. 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.
Click Here
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 CitiMortgage
 
 
 Members of SeniorDiscounts Card can take advantage of a new mortgage benefit program available through CitiMortgage, a member of the world's leading financial services company, Citigroup. Whether purchasing a new home or a vacation home, refinancing, or considering investment property, CitiMortgage can assist you with your home financing needs. Benefits include $500 off closing costs, preferred interest rates, a pre-approval program, streamlined processing, on-time closing guarantee, and much more. For more information call 1-877-287-1436.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category.
 
   
 Budget and Avis
 
 
 

Budget and Avis Car Rentals have regular special offers for Members of the SeniorDiscounts Card program. Visit our web site for their new offers.

 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Car Rentals category.
 
   
 USAFlorist.com
 
 
 USAFlorist.com is a nationwide provider of flowers and gifts. It offers same day delivery anywhere nationwide and is open 24 hours a day. Senior Discounts Card Members receive a 20% discount on all of their flower needs.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
 
   
 1-800-Patches, Inc.
 
 
 1800patches.com has a great selection of health, beauty and wellness products, from weight loss and wellness to teeth whitening and pain relief products. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive an exclusive 12% off all orders from 1800Patches.com.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
 
   
 Super Rick's Windshield Repair
Denver, CO
 
 
 
 Super Rick's Windshield can repair rock chips on any windshield. They offer mobile service to home or work with a lifetime guarantee against further breakage. Please call to schedule your repair. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 20% discount on services.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Auto Services category in Denver, CO.
 
 
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Find elder care at EldercareLink.com. This free referral service helps you find everything from Home Care and Assisted Living to Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Responses. Click Here.
 
   
 
   
 

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, Lynn LaBrant of Arvada, CO will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Lynn, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com 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:
A volcano recently erupted on which Italian Island?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Unofficially, how much snow fell in Redfield, NY during the week long snowfall?

Last Week's Challenge Answer:

12 feet and two inches.

Our winner of last week's challenge, Nancy Bumpus, of Ocala, FL will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Nancy, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com 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: corrections@seniordiscounts.com with the mistake you have found and please include a correction if applicable. We appreciate your help.

 

 

The Most Active Volcanoes in the World

Etna, Italy:
3500 years
Stromboli, Italy:
2000 years
Yasur, Vanuatu:
800 years
Ambrym, Vanuatu:
1935-present
Tinakula, Solomon Islands:
1951-present
Erta Ale, Ethiopia:
1967-present
Manam, Papua New Guinea:
1974-present
Langila, Papua New Guinea:
1960-present
Bagana, Papua New Guinea:
1972-present
Semeru, Indonesia:
1967-present
Merapi, Indonesia:
1967-present
Dukono, Indonesia:
1933-present
Sakura-jima, Japan:
1955-present
Suwanose-jima, Japan:
1949-present
Santa Maria, Guatemala:
1922-present
Pacaya, Guatemala:
1965-present
Arenal, Costa Rica:
1968-present

The following 4 volcanoes emit the most lava:
Kilauea (Hawaii),
Mount Etna (Italy),
Piton de la Fournaise (Réunion),
Nyamuragira (D.R. Congo).

 

 
   
 
 
 

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it, I want to have lived the width of it as well." -Diane Ackerman

Submitted by Arlene Tuohey form Cohasset, MA

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