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Thursday, April 14, 2005


We have a winner for the Submit a Discounts challenge. The winner is Harvey Johnson from Live Oak, Texas. Thanks to all of you who submitted discounts and helped us keep this service full of great discount information for all seniors. For those of you who did not win this time, you will automatically be entered in the next Submit a Discounts Contest. (Don't forget to mail in those taxes.)

Senior Special Section: To celebrate spring and the coming summer, this week we are discussing discounts you can receive at your local golf course.

SeniorDiscounts Card: Thank you for the great response to our new SeniorDiscounts Card program. We will be sending you highlights about all the new discounts that are available through the Card. For more details about the SeniorDiscounts Card program, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted discounts for airlines, car rentals and clothing this week.

Challenge Section: We have begun our new $100 Submit a Discount contest and you can also enter our $10 Weekly Internet Challenge. Read our contests section below for more details. We also have a new $200 Nominate a Business challenge available through our SeniorDiscounts Card program, click here.

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




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Donald, from Glen Rock, PA, tells us that Old Trail Veterinary Services offers a 10% discount on veterinary services, pet medications and some pet items, to customers 65 and older.

Gene, from Highland, IN, tells us that Michael's Restaurant on 45th Street
provides a senior discount of 15% every Tuesday for seniors 55 and older.

Gay of North Little Rock, AR informs us that Backyard Burgers offer seniors 55 and older a free drink with the purchase of a meal.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Golf and Golf Courses

The weather is getting warmer and many of you are probably out on the Golf Course already. This week we will bring you some tips on how to locate golf discounts for seniors.

Golf courses are known for changing senior discounts from season to season and from year to year. Many golf courses will have monthly or seasonal senior discounts depending on the number of customers they expect during that time. Golf courses typically like to attract seniors during the slower periods, so be prepared to play in the mornings or late afternoons during the week if you want to claim your discount.

The golf course senior discount can also vary greatly in age and amount from course to course. There are discounts for those of us that are 50 or 55 years of age, but some discounts may not begin until 60 or 62. Discounts can be found on green fees, golf cart rentals and driving ranges. Some facilities also offer discounts on lessons. Discounts can range anywhere from 10% or a couple of dollars to more than 50% or more than $50 dollars.

A majority of golf courses now have a web site and usually you can find the senior discounts located under the green fees section. We have over a thousand golf courses listed on our web site, but it is always a good idea to confirm the discount before going to play your next round.

If you see a mistake on our site, please let us know so we may update it, click here.

If you know of some golf course discounts that we don't already have, please let us know. You could even win $100. To tell us about the discount, click here.

  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

  Midwest Airlines  
  Midwest has "flat rate" senior fare that allows an extended stay of up to 180 days. People 55 years of age or older are eligible. The senior fare is not available online at this time. To compare the senior fare with the price available online, call Midwest Airlines Reservations at 800-452-2022.  
For more details on the Midwest Airlines discount, search our airlines category, click here.
  Banana Republic  
  Many Banana Republic stores offer a senior discount to people 50 years of age and older. The discount amount and age requirement can vary by location, so please contact the local store for details.  
To locate a Banana Republic near you, click here.
  Dollar Rent a Car  
  Dollar has Silver Dollar Club for seniors 50 and older. Save up to 10% on most rentals and receive unlimited rental car mileage. There is no charge for additional drivers listed on the car rental agreement.  
For more details on the Dollar discount, search our car rental category, click here.

Submit a Discount Challenge

We have a winner. would like to congratulate and thank our winner, Harvey Johnson from Live Oak, Texas, for all the discounts he submitted. Among them were The Premium Outlet Malls located across the US. Thanks Casey.

The next Submit a Discount contest for a $100 starts today. Many thanks to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing your new contributions in this next contest. We are looking for any and all NEW Senior Discounts for our new $100 contest. 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:
How many full time employees does the IRS employ?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What was the world's largest oil spill?
Challenge Answer:
Kuwait, January 26, 1991 (240 million gallons)

Our winner this week is Alexis Abraham of Sun City, AZ. He will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Alexis, 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.

Tax Facts

The Gettysburg address has 269 words, the Declaration of Independence has 1,337 words, and the Holy Bible has 773,000 words. However, the tax law has grown from 11,400 words in 1913, to 7 million words today.

There are at least 480 different tax forms, each with many pages of instructions.

Even the easiest form, the 1040E has 33 pages in instructions, and all in fine print.

The IRS sends out 8 billion pages of forms and instructions each year. Laid end to end, they would stretch 28 times around the earth.




    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 enrolled 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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The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination. -Ronald Reagan

Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents? -Peg Bracken

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