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SeniorDiscounts, Recommended by Consumer Reports Money Adviser
March 2006


Friday,
March 31, 2006

 

Senior Special Section: Summer is almost here and it's time to get in shape for those outdoor activities. This week we discuss where you can find the best senior discounts for sport clubs, gyms, and exercise classes.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: As we informed you last week, the SeniorDiscounts Card program has just established a discount on Costco memberships. Read below for more details.

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 highlight SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available on Costco memberships, medical alert systems, and pharmacies, 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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Lydia, from Simi Valley, CA tells us that the Pep Boys auto store in her area offers a 10% discount on certain services to people 60 and older.

Kathy reminds us that many Long John Silvers restaurants offer a senior meal for a discounted price or a free senior drink. Age requirement, discount and participation vary by location.

Carole in Annapolis, MD reports that Anne Arundel County Public Schools provide a Senior Citizen Event Card for free to people 55 and older. This card grants free admission for one person to attend Anne Arundel County Public School sponsored cultural or athletic events.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

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Gyms and Sport Clubs

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Many of us will be heading to the gym to get ready for summer activities and outdoor fun.

While it's difficult to put a cost on your health, gym and sport club memberships and monthly dues can certainly add up. Luckily, there are lots of discounts out there for older adults who are looking to get in shape.

Gyms and sports clubs are among the many businesses which offer senior discounts and they can be found at many different health facilities nationwide. Some of the national chains may offer senior discounts, but you will most likely find better deals at local health clubs. Some of the best places to locate senior discounts are at the facilities operated by your local parks and recreation department or even at the YMCA.

National health clubs, like Bally's Total Fitness and Gold's Gym, typically franchise their locations. They have told us that there are no universal senior discounts, but certain locations may provide membership incentives for seniors. Their advice is to contact your local branch and inquire about any available senior programs.

Local clubs and exercise facilities are competing with the larger companies for customers, which can lead to larger discounts for you. While these facilities may not have all the equipment of the nation chains, they may prove to be less crowded and more personable. Check many of the local exercise classes, like jazzercise, tae bo, and dance classes, as they will likely have discounts for older adults.

Almost all parks and recreation facilities have discounts for seniors. Senior discounts tend to be the greatest at these facilities, but the age requirements will probably be higher than those of the privately owned facilities.

Specifically, most discounts at the privately owned facilities will begin at the age of 55, while the parks and recreation facilities typically begin around 62 years of age. The amount of a discount can vary dramatically depending on the facility and its location. Some gyms and spas provide discounts off initiation fees, while others give a discount from their monthly dues. Some locations even provide discounts on both initiation fees and monthly dues.

Health clubs may provide discounts, but many have also started programs for the mature market. These programs can include personal training sessions, classes and nutritional guides to help you get in shape. While researching gyms and sports clubs, be sure to inquire about these additional programs and ask them what they do to make their facility more accommodating for you.

If you can't find a particular gym on our web site, look for the gym on the Internet. Many don't necessarily post their senior rates, as they would like to try to sell their membership in person. If this is the case, call ahead of time and ask if they have any specials for older adults. To search for gym and sport club discounts in your area, go to the Discount Search Form located on our web site and look in the Sports and Recreation category. 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 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 $100.
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  Costco Membership
 
 
  Costco Wholesale is the premier membership warehouse club. Costco’s members enjoy low warehouse prices on thousands of high-end, brand-name products and services for their home or business. They also have convenient services like a Pharmacy, Hearing Aid Center and Gas Stations. Costco is committed to offering the best value to its members with a risk-free 100% guarantee of satisfaction on every product and every membership. SeniorDiscounts Card Members can join Costco today and receive a Free $10 Costco Cash Card. Annual Costco membership includes a Free Household Card.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Retail category.
 
       
  LifeStation
 
 
 

LifeStation is a national provider of a medical alert system for seniors living at home alone. In case of emergency, simply press the lightweight emergency button to notify a LifeStation care operator 24/7. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive the first month of monitoring service at a 70% discount. Please call and mention your SeniorDiscounts Card membership or enter the promotional code "sdcard," when checking out on the web site.

 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition Category. Located in Brooklyn, NY.
 
       
  Future Information Design
 
 
  Future Information Design, located in Tucson, AZ, is a full service computer store specializing in disaster recovery, including computer crashes, virus and spyware removal, and data recovery. They sell new and used computers and parts, and repair all major and minor computer products. They also make house calls and no job is too small. They support Unix, Linux, Microsoft and Apple. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category.
 
       
  Save Now Discount Pharmacy
 
 
  Save Now Discount Pharmacy offers low everyday prices on prescription drugs. They currently carry over 1,100 products. If you don't see the item you're looking for on the web site, please call (888) 640-3880 for a free price quote or to register with their pharmacy. All orders will ship within 24 hours of the receipt of a valid prescription. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive an additional 10% off the advertised cash price on generic drugs with cash or credit card orders.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Medical/Pharmacy category.
 
       
  Eggs Cetera's Blue Star
 
 
 
  Restaurant serving great breakfast, lunch and dinner to Seattle for over 31 years. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off senior meals and beverages.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Restaurant category.
 
 
Senior and Elder Care Resources:
 
 
Find a retirement or assisted living community, nursing home or Alzheimer's care that matches your needs at NewLifeStyles.com. View maps and online tours or get driving directions. Check out their new, easier search, click here.


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 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, Lydia Martins of Simi Valley, CA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Lydia, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com 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:
In which country was the March 29, 2006 solar eclipse first visible?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
According to Forbes, who is the highest paid athlete in the world?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
Tiger Woods at $87 million last year.

Our winner this week, Brady Welsh of Denver, CO will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Brady, 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: mistakes@seniordiscounts.com 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.

 

Top Paid Athletes in the World according to Forbes

Michael Jordan
Age: 43
Sport: Basketball
$33 million

Shaquille O'Neal
Age: 34
Sport: Basketball
$33.4 million

Alex Rodriguez
Age: 30
Sport: Baseball
$27.5 million

Valentino Rossi
Age: 27
Sport: Motorcycling
$28 million

Michael Schumacher
Age: 37
Sport: Auto Racing
$60 million

Michael Vick
Age: 25
Sport: Football
$37.5 million

Tiger Woods
Age: 30
Sport: Golf
$87 million

Lance Armstrong
Age: 34
Sport: Cycling
$28 million

David Beckham
Age: 30
Sport: Soccer
$32.5 million

Kobe Bryant
Age: 27
Sport: Basketball
$28.8 million

Oscar De La Hoya
Age: 33
Sport: Boxing
$38 million

Alex Rodriguez
Age: 30
Sport: Baseball
$27.5 million

 

 
   
 
 
 

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man things of comfort.
- Confucius

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