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SeniorDiscounts, Recommended by Consumer Reports Money Adviser
March 2006

Friday,
April 21, 2006

 

Senior Special Section: Spring is here and summer is on the way. This is a great time to go and see some local sporting events and wouldn't you know it, there are many discounts for seniors.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: On Friday of last week, we had some technical difficulties with some of the forms on our web site. If you have attempted to contact us or enter the Add A Discount challenge and have not received a response, please try us again, as we most likely did not receive your information.

Over 5,000 business locations now 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 car rentals, medical alert systems, and health products, among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Check out our Challenge Section below for more some Earth Day trivia, this week's winner and for other ways to win a free SeniorDiscounts Card Membership.

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If you are interested in helping us spread the word about SeniorDiscounts Card and would like to become a representative, please contact us. Click here.

 


Carol, from Smyrna, GA tells us that the Captain D's Seafood Restaurant in her area provides a 10% discount to customers 65 and older.

Mike from Louisville, KY tells us that Austin's Restaurant offers a 10% discount on dinner Monday through Thursday before 6 PM for patrons 55 and older.

Last week we mentioned a discount for Kohl's. While some locations may advertise the discount on Tuesdays, the most common day for the discount is Wednesdays.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us know about senior discounts,
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Sporting Event Discounts

Sporting events are a great way to enjoy the wonderful weather most of us find in the spring time and they are another one of the many places you may be able to locate senior discounts.

While the major US sports; baseball, basketball, football, golf and hockey, do have some senior discounts, one can also find discounts at other events, like soccer, tennis, rodeo or track among others.

Typically, senior discounts are difficult to find for the professional events like football, hockey and golf, but baseball and basketball will many times provide senior discount days. These discount days can be found on the team's or stadium's web site or by calling the stadium's main office.

Minor league and city teams and college and high school sports are one of the best places to locate senior discounts. These events may provide discounts for every game or for a particular event. Other sports like soccer, swimming, rodeo, track and tennis will also likely have senior discounts available.
If you plan on attending a major tournament, chances are you will not be able to locate a discount. The demand for these events is typically too great to allow for discounts, senior or otherwise. Look for discounts during the regular season on weekdays when the events are looking to fill their seats.

The age requirements for these discounts will vary on the event. The most common age requirement is 60 years of age, but keep an eye out; there are discounts out there that begin at age 50 or 55. You can expect to save anywhere form 10% to 20% on the price of admission, but for those events that have senior days the savings can be substantially more, sometimes 50% to 75%.

Don't forget about the children and grandchildren. There is nothing like taking a young person to see a sporting event and they usually can receive a discount as well. 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 some sport discounts located on our web site in the Sports and Recreation category, but for those events that occur periodically throughout the year, like rodeos, tennis matches and college sports, you may want to try looking at the events web site for the senior discounts and admission rates.

To search for sporting event 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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  Budget and Avis
 
 
  Budget and Avis Car Rentals have updated their special offers for Members of the SeniorDiscounts Card program once again. Visit our web site for their new offers.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Car Rentals category.
 
       
  LifeStation
 
 
 

LifeStation is a nationwide 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 purchasing 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 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 provide repairs on all major and minor computer products. They will make house calls and no job is too small. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category. Located in Tucson, AZ.
 
       
  Body Basics Exercise Equipment
 
 
  Body Basics in Omaha, NE helps people achieve their optimum health, fitness, and weight management by providing quality exercise equipment. This includes treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical trainers, and weight equipment. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive 50% off delivery and assembly of any exercise equipment with purchase.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category. Located in Omaha, NE.
 
       
  Puritan's Pride
 
 
 
  Puritan's Pride is offering Special Savings for SeniorDiscounts Card Members. Members receive $5 off any purchase over $50. Visit www.puritan.com and enter promotion code SENIORS during the checkout process. Or place your order by phone at 1-800-645-1030 and mention coupon code PSENIOR. You can reach them online or on the phone 24 hours a day.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers 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, Darby Beattie of Tucson, AZ will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Darby, 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:
Which Senator from Wisconsin organized the first Earth Day?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
In what country would you find an ancient Easter tradition called "Smingus-Dyngus," a custom of people pouring or splashing water on each other?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
Poland

Our winner this week, Anne Bourke of Wildwood, NJ will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Anne, 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.

 

Recycling Facts

More than 20,000,000 Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of tinfoil. All that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it.

Every week about 20 species of plants and animals become extinct.

McDonald's saves 68,000,000 pounds of packaging per year just by pumping soft drink syrup directly from the delivery truck into tanks in the restaurant, instead of shipping the syrup in cardboard boxes.

The largest environmental organization in the world is the National Wildlife Federation. It has 5,600,000 members.

Rainforests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute.

One-third of the water used in most homes is flushed down the toilet.

A single quart of motor oil, if disposed of improperly, can contaminate up to 2,000,000 gallons of fresh water.

You can walk 1 mile along an average highway in the United States and see about 1,457 pieces of litter.

 

 
   
 
 
 

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

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