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March 16, 2007


Senior Special Section:
The first day of spring is almost here and in our last newsletter we discussed discounts available for preparing your car for the summer driving season.

This week, we continue with the automobile theme and discuss discounts available on auto insurance.

SeniorDiscounts News:
Many of you may have already noticed the changes that have taken place on the web site recently. (We are currently reorganizing the discount database and should have most of the businesses re-categorized by Monday.)

We have created many new features and will be highlighting them over the next couple of weeks. This week...Discussion Boards. Learn More.

Senior Discounts Section:
We highlight SeniorDiscounts Member discounts available on lodging, pet medications and supplies and generic medications among others.

Challenge Section:
SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know what the largest US reservoir is?


Barbara from Fort Worth, TX tell us that the Storage Depot locations in her area provide a 10% discount for people 55 years of age and older.

Lynn, in Germantown, MD informs us that the Roy Rogers restaurants in her area provide a 10% discount to customers 55 and older.

Don of Bolingbrook, IL lets us know that Escapades Restaurant offers a 10% discount to customers 65 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
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Auto Services - Insurance

Did you know drivers entering their fifties should see some decrease in their auto insurance rates? Although it may not be automatic, most insurance companies provide a mature drivers discount.

If you are opening a new account or switching providers, the discount should be automatically provided in the quoted rate. Most companies will ask for your age when applying for a quote in person or online, but it never hurts to remind the agent that you may be eligible for a mature driver discount.

If you currently have insurance, your auto insurance agent should be reviewing your policy on a regular basis to see if there are any discounts or other benefits that may be available to you. It is doubtful that your insurance carrier will post this information on its web site, so if you have not reviewed your policy in some time, inquire with your current provider to see if they offer any mature driver discounts.

Most of the major auto insurance agencies we researched provide a 5%-10% discount to drivers beginning at the ages of 50 or 55.

There are also many defensive driving courses now available to mature drivers that could help reduce the amount you pay for your insurance. These classes are available in most states and cost between $10 and $30 for a two-day (eight hour) course. More than two-thirds of states mandate auto insurance policy discounts for such courses, and many insurance companies offer the discounts voluntarily.

Insurance companies will typically provide up to a 10% discount on car insurance for a three year period upon completion of one of these courses, but check with your provider before you sign on.

The mature driving courses are available through local and state agencies as well as AAA and AARP. You can also check with your insurance agent to see what courses may be available to you or visit the web site of the National Safety Council at

Here are some other discounts that may be available to you:

There are discounts available for retired individuals. If you are retired and are not employed full time, you may be eligible for a discount of up to 5% off your car insurance. Age requirements for this type of discount vary by state and insurance carrier.

You could also save on Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. Some companies will provide a discount if a minimum amount of the driving mileage is by anyone over a specified age.

Be careful on the roads out there. The best way to keep your rates down is to avoid citations and accidents.

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.
 This week, we bring you some of the discounts available in our SeniorDiscounts Premium program. The following discounts and over 135,000 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 subscription to our program.
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 SeniorDiscounts Premium Members receive a 5% discount on all orders from 1-800-PedMeds.
Details about this discount located in our Pets category.
 Save Now Discount Pharmacy

Save Now Discount Pharmacy offers low everyday prices on prescription drugs. They currently carry over 1,100 products. All orders will ship within 24 hours of the receipt of a valid prescription. SeniorDiscounts Premium Members receive an additional 10% off the advertised cash price on generic drugs with cash or credit card orders.

Details about this discount located in our Pharmacy category.
 Sleep Inn Hotels
 Sleep Inn offers SeniorDiscounts Premium Members a 20%-30% savings at all of its hotels across the United States. Premium members can book online or by phone. Members may be required to produce their SeniorDiscounts Card at check in.
Details about this discount located in our Lodging category.
 EcoEagle Health Systems
 EcoEagle Health Systems provides air purifiers that clean the air of unseen particulates that can trigger allergy and asthma attacks. It can also help with other breathing problems and will decrease odors, pet dander, dust, bacteria, viruses and fungi. SeniorDiscounts Premium Members receive 10% off high-quality air purifiers as well as free shipping.
Details about this discount located in our Health category.
 Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki
 Located just one block from Waikiki's world famous beach, the Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki provides affordable accommodations in a convenient location. The hotel features rooms with or without optional kitchenette facilities. SeniorDiscounts Premium Members receive a savings of 55% off the full-published rack rates and can receive special car rental rates.
Details about this discount located in our Lodging category.
 Find a retirement or assisted living community, nursing home or Alzheimer's care home 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 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.

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 Premium Membership and Guide Book. Lynn, 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:
What is the largest US reservoir?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
A volcano recently erupted on which Italian Island?

Last Week's Challenge Answer:

The Island of Stromboli.

Our winner of last week's challenge, Hannah Hanrahan, of Farmingville, NY will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Hannah, 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 following are the world's ten largest reservoirs by surface area (km²):

1. Lake Volta:
(8,482; Ghana)

2. Kuybyshev Reservoir:
(6,450; Russia)

3. Smallwood Reservoir:
(5,698; Canada)

4. Lake Kariba (5,580; Zimbabwe, Zambia)

5. Bukhtarma Reservoir:
(5,490; Kazakhstan)

6. Bratsk Reservoir:
(5,426; Russia)

7. Lake Nasser:
(5,248; Egypt, Sudan)

8. Rybinsk Reservoir:
(4,580; Russia)

9. Caniapiscau Reservoir:
(4,310; Canada)

10. Lake Guri:
(4,250; Venezuela)



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