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March 28, 2007


Senior Special Section:
The days are now longer than the nights and that means that spring and summer sports are here.

This week we talk about discounts available on sporting events and games.

SeniorDiscounts News:
SeniorDiscounts now has dozens of articles about how you can save money by utilizing senior discounts. Check out these articles and learn to save. Articles.

Senior Discounts Section:
We highlight SeniorDiscounts Member discounts available on lodging, lodging and health and nutritional products among others.

Challenge Section:
SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know which body of water connects Lake Erie via the Erie Canal?


Martha from Dixfield, ME tell us that her local energy provider, Hometown Energy gives a 10% discount on oil for people 60 years of age and older.

Gloria, in Riverside, CA informs us that the Farmers Boys restaurants in her area provide a 10% discount to customers 55 and older.

Pete of Chandler, AZ reminds us know that Souper Salad offers discounts of 10% to customers 55 and older at many of its locations.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
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Sports Discounts

Now that spring has officially sprung, it's time to start looking outside for savings.

Attending a sporting event can be a great way to save while taking in the sun. Though tickets for some major sports - professional baseball, basketball, football, NASCAR, golf and hockey - are often in too much demand to be discounted, there are still deals to be found. Some franchises offer "Senior Day" promotions that offer savings of over 50%. You may also find good deals with no age restrictions for games during the middle of the week.

Sports like soccer, tennis, rodeo, swimming and track often offer senior discounts. The age requirements for these discounts will vary depending on the event. Usually they apply to those 60 years and over, but keep an eye out for discounts that begin at age 50 or 55. You can expect to save anywhere from 10% to 20%.

Don't forget about your local minor league, college and high school sports teams. Many of these teams play at very high levels. Better yet, they consistently offer discounts to their already-low admission prices while giving you the opportunity to root, root, root for the home team.

You should also keep your younger relatives in mind. Children can usually receive a discount of their own, and there is nothing like talking a little one to a game. Many different sporting events offer child rates and some ballparks even have grandparent days with discounts on admission and food for both you and your younger companion.

We have many sports discounts located on our web site in the Sports and Recreation category, but there are many more. Often the best way to find them is by calling the box office because the discounts often don't appear on web listings.

If you would rather spend this spring participating in sports instead of watching them, discounts are available at almost all local, regional and national parks, and many bowling alleys, gymnasiums and golf courses. There are even discounts on fishing permits. You can find information on many specific discounts in our database, but senior rates are usually on display at athletic facilities and parks.

When in doubt about a discount, you can always just ask, but make sure you tell us about it later.

For those of you who consider shopping a sport and would rather spend the spring finding cool duds to wear for the summer, there are plenty of discounts for you, too. Banana Republic offers 10% off every day for those 60 and over (participation and age requirement may vary). On Tuesdays, Ross Dress For Less gives a 10% discount to anyone over 55.

Now get yourself outside and redefine daylight savings!

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.
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 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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 Quality Inn
 Quality Inn offers SeniorDiscounts Premium Members a 20%-30% savings at all of its hotels across the United States. Simply call the toll free number 800-4CHOICE and quote the special discount code located on our web site. Members can also save online by going to and entering the code in the Special Rate ID field.
Details about this discount located in our Lodging category.
 Peak Bar

Peak Bar products are nutrition bars that are baked as you would in your kitchen, using ingredients you would use at home. Peak Bar nutrition supports a healthy life style with Protein, Energy, Diet, Heart Healthy, and Kids bars. SeniorDiscounts Premium Members receive a 20% discount on ALL orders. The promotional code is listed on our web site.

Details about this discount located in our Retail category.
 1-800-Patches, Inc. has a complete list of health, beauty and wellness products. Products include weight loss, wellness, anti-wrinkle treatment, teeth whitening, pain relief, smoking cessation, and nutrition. SeniorDiscounts Premium Members receive an exclusive 12% discount on all orders from
Details about this discount located in our Health and Nutrition category.
 Red Carpet Inn
 Red Carpet Inns has over 130 locations nationwide. SeniorDiscounts Premium Members can now receive a 10% discount at many of these locations.
Details about this discount located in our Lodging category.
 SeniorShops offers over 1,000 products and gifts for seniors, including amplified phones, magnifiers, games, bathroom aids, orthopedic support, seat cushions, loud alarms and much more. SeniorDiscounts Premium Members receive 5% off all merchandise.
Details about this discount located in our Shopping and Retail 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, Gloria Hendershott of Riverside, CA, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Gloria, 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:
Erie Canal connects Lake Erie to which body of water?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What is the largest US reservoir?

Last Week's Challenge Answer:

Lake Mead behind Hoover Dam at 34,850,000 cubic meters.

Our winner of last week's challenge, Angela Minker, of Rainier, WA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Angela, 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 Longest Canals in the World:

Baltic-White Sea, Russia:
141 miles
Completed: 1933

Suez, Egypt:
101 miles
Completed: 1869

Albert, Belgium:
81 miles
Completed: 1939

Moscow, Russia:
80 miles
Completed: 1937

Volga-Don, Russia:
63 miles
Completed: 1957

Nord-Ostsee (Kiel), Germany:
61 miles
Completed: 1895

Göta, Sweden:
54 miles
Completed: 1832

Houston Ship Channel, US:
52 miles
Completed: 1914

Panama, Panama:
50 miles
Completed: 1914

Amsterdam-Rhine, The Netherlands:
39 mile
Completed: 1952



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