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March 24, 2006


Senior Special Section: Looking for something to do this weekend? We may have the answer. This week we report on senior discounts available at museums, theaters and music venues, including the opera, and the symphony orchestra.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: As we informed you last week, the SeniorDiscounts Card program has just established a discount on Costco memberships, which we hope will be available by next week.

We are also pleased to tell you that CitiMortgage also offers preferred rates and discounts on mortgages to SeniorDiscounts Card Members. We have their office in Southfield, MI currently listed and will be adding the other offices shortly. The program is available nationwide and you can contact them through the toll free number listed at the Michigan location.

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 video memoirs, massage, and auto services, 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 other ways to win a free SeniorDiscounts Card Membership.

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If you are interested in helping us spread the word about SeniorDiscounts Card and would like to become a representative, please contact us. Click here.



Gary, from Napa Valley, CA tells us that The Napa Valley Travelodge offers a 10% discount. All Travelodge locations will offer a 10% discount to people 60 or older or members of AARP.

Nancylee of Green Leesburg, VA reminds us that Premium Outlet Malls have a 50-Plus Shopper Club. Every Tuesday shoppers 50 and older can save 10% at participating stores.

Lilly in Washington, PA reports that Cici's Pizza in her area provides a 10% discount to customers 55 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us know about senior discounts,
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Museums and Theater

Are you at a loss for something to do over the weekend? Many of us may forget that there are various museums, theater programs and music concerts available in most every city. Add a senior discount to one of these events and you can have a great time for less money.

Visiting museums is a great way to spend an afternoon or a weekend morning. Whether you want to spend some quiet time admiring art, or take the grandchildren to the natural history or science museum, there will almost certainly be a senior discount available.

Like most senior discounts, the age requirements for museum discounts vary. The most common age requirement is around 60 years of age, but there are some that begin as low as age 50. Expect discounts that range from saving a couple of dollars to 50% off the regular admission price. Many locations may even have free admission for seniors of a certain age or on certain days of the week.
Senior discounts can also be found on attractions within museums. For instance, IMAX theaters or gift shops may have a separate senior discount, usually around 10%. If you are unable to locate the discount on our web site, try the museum's own web site as it will most likely have senior rates listed.

You don't have to live in a big city to enjoy the theater or opera. Most cities have local theater groups which perform on a regular basis and many of them offer discounts to seniors. In fact, the smaller, local theaters typically have the best senior rates. Discounts are often 10% to 30% off the regular ticket price and age requirements tend to be lower than those for museums. Larger theaters and opera houses will usually list senior ticket prices on their web sites, while small or local theaters may not, so you should call in advance. The discounts may vary for each show, so don't assume the discount will be the same throughout the entire season.

The Symphony Orchestra is a wonderful way to spend an evening. Senior discounts can be found at many of the major venues throughout the country. Discounts can range from 10% to as much as 40% off, depending on the show. The exact amount may not be posted on the web site. Many times, seniors are required to call to receive the special rate, as they may not be available through the web site. The age requirements for these discounts are usually a bit higher, around 62 years off age.

Enjoy the show. To search for museums, theaters, and music in your area, go to the Discount Search Form located on our web site, 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 $100.
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  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. Search in Southfield, MI.
  Think Back Films

Think Back Films produces video memoirs that are customized for individuals and families. Includes interviews with you and loved ones, old photographs, music background and if applicable, old film (8mm, 16mm, etc.), merged together. They also offer basic services such as the transfer of old film or video to DVD. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount on video memoir projects that are longer than 1 hour. (They are located in Oakland, CA, but discounts are available nationwide.)

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services Category. Located in Oakland, CA.
  BODYography in Edison, NJ, offers Massage and Colon Hydrotherapy Services which include: Shiatsu, Therapeutic-Medical-Sports Massage, On Site Chair Massage, Reflexology, Herbs, Bach Flower Remedies, Reiki, Aromatherapy, and Colon Hydrotherapy. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 20% off all services.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category.
  Super Rick's Windshield Repair
  Super Rick's Windshield can repair rock chips on any windshield in the Denver, CO area. 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.
  Smile & Love
  Smile & Love, Inc. is a private domestic employment agency founded in Chicago. It covers Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The agency provides quality care for its clients with live-out and live-in nannies and caregivers. All employees are thoroughly screened, licensed and bonded by the State of Illinois. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 40% discount.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category. Located in Elk Grove Village, IL.
Senior and Elder Care Resources:
Find a retirement or assisted living community, nursing home or Alzheimer's care 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.

You can also tell us about businesses you think would be interested in offering a senior discount. Provide us with the business 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, Lilly Petronka of Belle Vernon, PA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Lilly, 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:
According to Forbes, who is the highest paid athlete in the world?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
How many places in the United States share the name of Ireland's capital, Dublin?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
According to the US Census Bureau, there are 9 cities.

Our winner this week, Tim Younger of Bala Cynwyd, PA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Tim, 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.


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


Funny Thoughts
Submitted by Kenneth Schoof

The easiest way to find things around the house is to buy a replacement.

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?



A friend is the person who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you forget the words.

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