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Friday, April 1, 2005


This week's newsletter is dedicated to the launch of the new SeniorDiscounts Card. We will continue providing this newsletter with great senior discount information free of charge and will continue to cover topics applicable to all seniors. Look for future updates about the SeniorDiscounts Card program as well.

Senior Special Section: This is a very special week for Our four year anniversary is just around the corner, and to celebrate, we are excited to announce the New SeniorDiscounts Card, now available and accompanied by an all new web site. Read on for more information on these new programs.

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted discounts offered through the SeniorDiscounts Card program this week.

Challenge Section: Enter our $100 Submit a Discount challenge and our $10 Weekly Internet Challenge below. We also have a new $200 Nominate a Business challenge available through our SeniorDiscounts Card program, click here.

PrimeTimer's Discussion Section: We would like to invite businesses to offer a special discount with our SeniorDiscounts Card program. Read below for more details.


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Joanne, from Tallahassee, FL, tells us that Florida residents 65 and older receive half price camping fees at all Florida state parks.

Shelley, from Portland, OR, tells us that New Seasons Market's has a 10% discount on Wednesdays for people 65 and older.

Sheila of New York City, NY informs us that New York Sports Clubs offer programs and discounts for seniors 65 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

SeniorDiscounts Card Program

For four years, has provided useful information on over 125,000 businesses that offer discounts to seniors. With our NEW SeniorDiscounts Card program, we are working even harder to bring you more and better discounts. Our promise is to continually develop deeper, more valuable discounts for our Card members.

As we have written in recent newsletters, we want to bring this new program to you first, before we offer it to the general senior population. Current readers of the newsletter receive a special discounted rate of only $19.95 for a one-year membership, a savings of almost 20%, while we build our program discounts.

What is the SeniorDiscounts Card?
The SeniorDiscounts Card program provides exclusive member discounts on products and services available to people aged 55 years and over. Members receive a personalized card as well as a complimentary copy of our SeniorDiscounts Guide Book, a directory of generally available senior discounts as well as exclusive Card member discounts. Members also receive regular Card newsletters with information on new SeniorDiscounts Card discounts and special offers. For more information on the SeniorDiscounts Card program, please click here.

What is the SeniorDiscounts Guide?
The Guide Book is a nearly 500-page reference to the discounts found on the web site. It will be published annually and includes both the SeniorDiscounts Card member exclusive discounts as well as generally available senior discounts. This is a great resource to take with you while you shop or travel. It also makes a great gift for your friends and family who do not have access to the Internet or our web site. The Guide book is free, but it's only available with a membership to the SeniorDiscounts Card. For more information on the SeniorDiscounts Guide, please click here.

The SeniorDiscounts Card program also provides new ways for you to bring more discounts and savings to your community. Like our current Add a Discount contest, you can nominate businesses that you believe would want to offer a senior discount. To nominate a business and for a chance to win $200, click here. has also changed its look with a new web site. We hope it enhances your experience online. It also provides information on the SeniorDiscounts Card Program. and this newsletter will remain free to you. We will also publish a newsletter for the Card program, detailing the new discounts and benefits available to its members. Please visit our new site by going to

  The following discounts and over 125,000 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.
Click Here

  Travel Value Center  
  Travel Value Center is a premier cruise agency offering trips by more than 70 cruise lines (over three times as many cruise lines as Orbitz). SeniorDiscounts Card members receive a special discount that is guaranteed to be lower than any other price available.  
For more information on the Travel Value Center discount, click here.
(Search in the Cruises category)
  Grand Magazine  
  Members of the SeniorDiscounts Card program receive $7 off a one-year subscription to Grand Magazine. This magazine provides information on grandparenting and issues important to grandparents.  
For more information on the Grand Magazine discount, click here.
(Search in the Internet Services category)
  Transitions Magazine  
  SeniorDiscounts Card members receive a free one-year subscription to Transitions Magazine, a $19.95 value. Transitions Magazine is a quarterly publication that helps their readers understand the unique challenges and opportunities facing those aged 50 and older.  
For more information on the Transitions Magazine discount, click here.
(Search in the Internet Services category)

Submit a Discount Challenge

Win $100 -- we are looking for any and all NEW Senior Discounts. This means discounts 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, submit it on our web site. The more discounts you enter, the better your chances of winning. Click here to enter. As always, we greatly appreciate your participation in adding value to our service.

Weekly Internet Challenge

Answer the trivia question and you will be entered to WIN a complimentary $10 gift certificate from

This Week's Challenge:
When is the anniversary of
Answers: Mar. 29, Apr. 1, Apr. 4, or Apr. 10

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Which two rivers in the United States are dyed green every year on St. Patrick's Day?
Challenge Answer:
The Chicago and San Antonio rivers.

Our winner this week is Ron Smith of Franklin Lakes, NJ. He will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Ron, 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 with senior discounts, click here.

Senior Facts

The Ten States with the highest Populations over 50:

1. California
2. Texas
3. New York
4. Florida
5. Pennsylvania
6. Illinois
7. Ohio
8. Michigan
9. New Jersey
10. Georgia

Every 8.6 seconds, someone in America turns 50.

Over 81 million adults are over the age of 50 in the US.

The over 50 population is the fastest growing age demographic, both online and off.

Over twenty-two million seniors currently use the Internet.


    can help businesses reach the senior community. Businesses who register with the SeniorDiscounts Card program are given priority placement in our online search engine (i.e. that business is placed at the top of search results). Registered businesses will also have priority placement in the SeniorDiscounts Guide, a printed directory of generally available senior discounts as well as exclusive SeniorDiscounts Card member discounts. Newly enrolling businesses are featured in our newsletters, reaching over 60,000 seniors. They also have the opportunity to announce special offers or savings to our senior members. For more information, click here.

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