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Friday,
April 13, 2007

 

Senior Special Section:
Last week we discussed some tips on how to locate senior discounts on garden supplies at both local and larger retail stores. If you would like to see last week's newsletter, please visit our newsletter archive page located on our web site, click here.

This week we look at ways you can save money with the continuing upkeep of the yard.

SeniorDiscounts News:
SeniorDiscounts receives great press about its services. Check out the SeniorDiscounts Press Room for a list of recent articles. Press Room.

Senior Discounts Section:
We highlight discounts available in our database on airlines, car rentals, and restaurants among others.

Challenge Section:
SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Test your brain this week with a real brain teaser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan Partlowe from West Lafayette, IN reminds us that some Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations offer a discount to patrons 55 and older. (Many Applebee's provide a discount, but the age requirement, discount amount and participation can vary by location.)

Donia Connell, in Gainesville, FL informs us that the Haven Hospice Attic Resales Stores in her area provide a 25% discount to customers 55 and older every Tuesday.

Lynn Wulffof Germantown, MD tells us that the Roy Rodgers restaurants in her area have a senior discount for people 60 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
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Garden Preparations 2nd Edition

Once you have purchased all of your plants and garden supplies for your spring preparations, you may now need some help with upkeep and maintenance over the summer. Or maybe you just need some help with the planting of those spring supplies you have just purchased. Either way, with Arbor Day just around the corner, we continue to look at discounts that can be found on yard and tool maintenance as well as equipment rentals.

There are only a couple of national chains that provide general lawn and yard care, tree maintenance, and landscaping services. The most notable are Scotts Lawn Care and TruGreen Lawn Care and Landscaping. Neither of these national companies provides a senior discount on a national basis. Their local branches are typically franchised, and as such, is up to the individual franchisee to determine if it would like to offer a senior discount. After some extensive online searching, only a couple of locations provided a senior discount, but just because they are not advertised does not mean they do not exist.

Local companies more often offer deals for the over 50 population. The standard discount in this industry is 10% and does not vary much from one place to another. Age requirements for these discounts vary, but many businesses tell us that if you know to ask for the senior discount, they will give it to you without inquiring about your age.

There are some local businesses that offer these types of discounts listed on the SeniorDiscounts' web site, but if you can not find it there, you may want to try your local yellow pages or newspapers. Some businesses will advertise their senior discounts in their printed yellow pages ads, but look closely; They are usually in small print and hard to locate. You may also want to try your local paper's online classified ads, as many businesses will advertise their senior discounts online.

One thing to be aware of while researching senior discounts for these types of services, is that price is very subjective. This means that businesses are providing estimates and the price of the job can increase very easily. Before asking about a senior discount, be sure to ask for a price quote first, then ask if they have senior special. This prevents the company from adding 10% to the estimate and then providing the discount to the inflated rate, thus canceling out the savings you would have received.

Have a great time sprucing up your home this spring.

  
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 Database. The following discounts and over 135,000 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 a free subscription to our program.
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 United Airlines
 
 
 Travelers 55 and older can join United's Silver Wings Plus program for as little as $25 per year with access to discounted air fares starting at $191 for round trip flights. Also, find discounted cruises, earn bonus miles to redeem for free airfare or cruises with Mileage Plus bonus miles.
 
Details about this discount are located in our Airlines category.
 
   
 Hertz
 
 
 

Hertz offers SeniorDiscounts Members special year-round discounts on daily, weekly, weekend, and monthly rentals for business or pleasure; traveling in the US or worldwide. Call 1-800-654-2200 or visit the Hertz web site at www.hertz.com when making your reservation.

 
Details about this discount are located in our Car Rentals category.
 
   
 Jiffy Lube Service Centers
 
 
 Many Jiffy Lube Service Center locations across the United States provide a 10% discount on services to customers 60 and older. Participation, age requirement and discount amount can vary by location.
 
Details about this discount are located in our Auto services category.
 
   
 Travel Value Center
 
 
 Travel Value Center is a premier cruise agency offering trips by more than 70 cruise lines. SeniorDiscounts Members receive a special discount that is guaranteed to be lower than any other price available with Travel Value Center. Their combination of low cruise rates and unmatched service assures your cruise vacations are a great experience every time and that you get the most for your vacation dollar. 
Details about this discount are located in our Cruises category.
 
   
 Old Country Buffet
 
 
 
  Senior Club Cards are available to anyone 60 or above for only $1. The cards are good for the calendar year. When presented to the cashier, the card entitles the owner to the Senior Club Card discount. Everyone who purchases a Senior Club Card will also be entered in the weekly drawing for a free meal.
 
Details about this discount are located in our Restaurants category.
 
 
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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, Donia Connell of Gainesville, GA, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Donia, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com 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:
Brain Teaser:
Replace the same characters by the same numerals so that the mathematical operations are correct:
RE + MI = FA
DO + SI = MI
LA + SI = SOL

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
According to survey done by Men's Health Magazine, what US city has the best drivers?

Last Week's Challenge Answer:

Des Moines, IA

Our winner of last week's challenge, Staza Morris, of Granite Falls, WA, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Staza, 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: corrections@seniordiscounts.com with the mistake you have found and please include a correction if applicable. We appreciate your help.

 

Best and worst airports for percentage of on-time flights

Best for on-time arrivals:

Cincinnati: 83.14% of the time
Salt Lake City: 82.82% of the time
Phoenix: 80.27% of the time

Worst for on-time arrivals:

Newark: 62.56% of the time
New York, LaGuardia: 64.16% of the time
Chicago O'Hare: 68.23% of the time

Best for on-time departures:

Salt Lake City: 85.68% of the time
Cincinnati: 84.48% of the time
San Diego: 82.42% of the time

Worst for on-time departures:

Chicago O'Hare: 68.84% of the time
Atlanta: 71.61% of the time
Newark: 71.87% of the time

Source: US Bureau of Transportation Statistics for 2006.

 
   
 
 
 

Joke Submitted by one of our Readers:

Reporters interviewing a 104 year-old woman:

"And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the reporter asked.
She simply replied; "No peer pressure."

- submitted by Carroll

If you have a comment, quote, or joke for us, please E-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com.

 
   
 
 
 
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