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Friday, April 22, 2005


Senior Special Section: The lawn needs to be fertilized, the spring flowers planted, the garden tilled and the new weeds removed. This is the time of the year to work on those yards and plants. Whether you have a large yard or just a few indoor and outdoor plants, this week's newsletter can help you save some money.

SeniorDiscounts Card: We have had many people sign up for our new SeniorDiscounts Card last week and 30 new businesses are offering exclusive discounts to our members. We will continue to bring you more information and updates through this newsletter every week. For more details, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted discounts available in our SeniorDiscounts Card program. For more information on the SeniorDiscounts Card, click here.

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 like to know what senior discounts you use on a regular basis and what senior discounts you would like to see more of. We have some easy polls you can participate in. Click here.


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Marjorie, from Simi Valley, CA, tells us that the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum offers a discount of $2 on admission to visitors 65 and older.

Esther, from Phoenix, AZ, tells us that Valle Luna Mexican Restaurants provide a senior discount every Tuesday. Seniors can buy one dinner at regular price and receive the second dinner for free.

Harvey of San Antonio, TX informs us that Bealls Department Stores offer seniors 50 and older 20% off every Tuesday.

Thanks for all of your submissions.


Spring is here and summer is rapidly approaching. It is time to put your green thumb to work and get your yard and plants ready for the coming warmer weather. In this week's and next week's newsletter we have and will have some tips to locate senior discounts on garden supplies, tool and yard maintenance, and equipment rentals.

Every spring I seem to find myself in one of the garden or home centers looking for potting soil, spring flowers or a new pair of gloves. Most of us probably visit one of the large home center chains because they seem to have everything you need at reasonable prices, but they probably do not offer a senior discount and if you have questions, you may have to wait to speak to someone. Instead, you may want to go to one of your local garden or home centers. Many local and regional stores provide discounts for seniors and with the senior discount, the prices can be comparable to those of larger chains. Smaller stores also rely on their attention to their customer's needs in order to compete with the larger stores. This translates to staff that are generally more available and knowledgeable for your gardening questions.

Senior discounts at these stores are typically 10% to 15%. Garden center discounts are usually available to people 55 years of age and older while home improvement centers may start at 60 or 62 years of age. It is also common for these discounts to only be available on certain days of the week; often a Tuesday or Wednesday.

You can search our database located at our web site for discounts related to gardening and home centers in our retail category. Click here. If you do not see a discount close to you, try calling some of the local stores in your area for their senior discount information. If you find a discount, let us and other seniors know about it. Click here. You could even win $100.

One large chain that does currently offer a senior discount is Home Depot. AARP members can receive a 4% discount on gift cards purchased online through the web site. Visit the AARP web site for more details.

Next week we will discuss senior discounts available on yard and tool maintenance as well as discounts available on tool rentals.

  This week we are bringing you some of the discounts available in our SeniorDiscounts Card program. 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

  Vitacost provides Vitamins, Supplements and Natural Health Products at reduced prices. Now SeniorDiscounts Card members receive 10% off their orders.  
For details, click here. Search Online Retail.
  Franklin Medical Supply
  Franklin Medical provides adjustable beds at low prices. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive a $100 discount on Adjustable Beds and $20 on Hospital Beds.  
For details, click here, Search Online Retail.
  The Pepis Studio  
  The Pepis Studio in West Haverstraw, NY maintains a full service, high quality photography studio. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive a 10% discount on photographic restorations and sitting fees.  
For details, click here. Located in Local Services category.
  Family Thrift Center  
  Family Thrift Center in El Paso, TX has new and secondhand household goods. On Wednesdays, SeniorDiscounts Card members receive 50% off most items.  
For details, click here. Located in Retail category.
  Visiting Angels  
  Visiting Angels in Wellington, FL provides homecare services. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive a $50 credit towards the first week of full-time homecare, or a $30 credit applied to part-time care.  
For details, click here. Located in Retail category.

Nominate a Business Challenge

Win $200. SeniorDiscounts Card is always looking for new exclusive business discounts to add to its discounts program. If you know of a business you think would be interested in offering an exclusive senior discount for our Card members, simply let us know and we will send them a registration form. Click here to enter.

Submit a Discount Challenge

Win $100. We have started the new contest and 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, simply 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:
What is the largest cash crop in the US?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
How many full time employees does the IRS employ?
Challenge Answer:
More than 99,000.

Our winner this week, M B Buckley of Apopka, FL, will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from M B, 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.

One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and emits four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people. - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

There are about 60-to 200- million spaces along our city streets where trees could be planted. This translates to the potential to absorb 33 million more tons of CO2 every year, and save 4 billion in energy costs. - National Wildlife Federation

Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20 - 50 percent in energy used for heating.
- USDA Forest Service





    is always working to locate more discounts that are of interest to you. Please help us by telling us what kinds of senior discounts you use on a regular basis and which senior discounts you would like to see more of. We have placed some polls on our site that are easy to participate in and do not ask for any personal information. Click here.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please e-mail us at:


Flowers are the sweetest thing God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. -Henry Ward Beecher

Gardening requires a lot of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. -Lou Erickson

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