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Tuesday,
April 24, 2007

 

This Week's Special Section:
While spring is often a time to rediscover the outdoors, spring rains can quite literally put a big damper on any sports, walks, gardening or any other outdoor fun you may have planned. If the rain has you stumped when it comes to putting together an outing, you might want to consider exploring some of your city's cultural offerings.

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 department stores, car rentals, and summer classes among others.

Challenge Section:
SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know what US state boasts the following rivers: the Guadalupe, Trinity, Rio Grande, Brazos, and Colorado?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy, form Greenfield, WI tells us the Rusty Skillet restaurant in her area provides a discount to diners 55 and older. You must ask for the discount, as it is not advertised.

Fran in Wooddale, IL informs us that Bentleys Restaurant has a 10% discount on its regular menu items as well as a senior menu with discounted prices. Available to customers 60 and older.

Rose of Rockdale, TX tells us that the Brookshire Brothers Food and Pharmacies in Texas provide a 10% discount on groceries every Wednesday with its free Silver Star card.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
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Get Cultured

Many of us may forget that there are numerous museums, theater programs and music concerts available in every city. Add a senior discount to one of these events and you can have a great time for less than it costs to go to the movies.

Visiting museums is a great way to spend an afternoon or a weekend morning. You can spend some quiet time admiring art, or you can bop around with your grandchildren at a natural history or science museum. Whatever you choose, there will almost certainly be a senior discount available.

Like most senior discounts, the age requirements for museum discounts vary. The most common age requirement is around 60 years of age, but some begin as early as age 50. Expect discounts that range from a couple of dollars to 50% off the regular admission price. Some locations even have free admission for seniors on certain days.

Senior discounts can also be found on attractions within museums. For instance, IMAX theaters or gift shops may have a separate senior discount, usually around 10%. If you are unable to locate the discount on our web site, try the museum's own web site as it will most likely have senior rates listed. Discounts tend to be clearly posted near museum ticket windows as well, and if you take a youngster with you, expect additional discounts for students or those under the age of twelve.

If you think you've already been to all of the museums in town, try contacting your local university as universities often have exhibits that cater to local interests or areas of study in which the university specializes.

If you plan on going to the same museum more than once or twice a year, it's also worth considering buying a museum membership. Members are typically entitled to unlimited visits, in addition to discounts in museum stores and exclusive members-only events.

Would you rather see the work of Shakespeare or Simon for a sixpence? If an evening at the theater is your preference, there are lots of ways to save, even if you don't live near Broadway. In fact, smaller local theaters can have the best senior rates. Discounts are often 10% to 30% off regular ticket prices, and age requirements tend to be lower than those at museums. Larger theaters are better organized and usually list senior ticket prices on their web sites. Small theaters don't always do a good job of publicizing their discounts, so you may need to call to inquire. Also, discounts can vary for each show, so don't assume the discount will be the same throughout the entire season.

Operas and symphonies can be a little more on the expensive side. Fortunately, senior discounts can be found at many of the major venues throughout the country. Discounts can range from 10% to as much as 40%, depending on the show. To prevent jealous non-seniors from taking advantage of these discounts, reduced-price tickets are not always available for web purchase, so you may need to call to place your order. The age requirement for these discounts is usually a bit higher, around 62 years of age.

Discounts on Broadway musicals are a little hard to come by because demand is exceedingly high. However, you don't have to travel to New York to see old favorites by the likes of Rodgers and Hammerstein or Andrew Lloyd Webber. Most high schools and colleges put on a tried and true classic at least once a year. From Oklahoma to Cats, there should be plenty of inexpensive options, even if no senior discounts apply. Contact the drama departments at nearby schools for details.

Try to stay dry out there, and enjoy the show!

  
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 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. 

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 Bealls Department Stores
 
 
 At Bealls Stores, customers 50 and older save 20% on all purchases on the first Tuesday of every month. Apply at any store. Proof of age is required.
 
Details about this discount are located in our Shopping and Retail category.
 
   
 Budget
 
 
 

SeniorDiscounts Members receive up to a 10% discount at Budget Car Rentals. For more information on this offer and the promotional code click on the link provided.

 
Details about this discount are located in our Car Rentals category.
 
   
 ShopKo
 
 
 Receive a 15% discount to people 55 and older on a selected day, typically Wednesday, during the first week of each month. Some restrictions apply. ShopKo recommends contacting a local store for details and the day of the discount.
 
Details about this discount are located in our Shopping and Retail category.
 
   
 Senior Summer School
 
 
 Senior Summer School offers education vacations for adventurous seniors from June through September at 8 different college campuses across the nation and in Canada. Sessions are 1, 2, 4 or 8 weeks and include classes, lectures, day trips, evening excursions, accommodations, meals and social activities. The $50 registration fee is waived plus $100 off any program for SeniorDiscounts Members. 
Details about this discount are located in our Education category.
 
   
 Banana Republic
 
 
 
  Most Banana Republic stores offer a senior discount. The discount and age vary by location, but expect to find about 10% off with an age requirement of 55 years of age.
 
Details about this discount are located in our Shopping and Retail 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, Rose King of Rockdale, TX, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Rose, 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:
What US state boasts the following rivers: the Guadalupe, Trinity, Rio Grande, Brazos, and Colorado?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
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

Last Week's Challenge Answer:

This was a tough one:
27+56=83
40+16=56
93+16=109

Our winner of last week's challenge, Sondra Bowling, of Tuscaloosa, AL, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Sondra, 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.

 

Major US Rivers (in order by length):

1. Missouri, 2,540 miles (flows into Mississippi River)
2. Mississippi, 2,340 miles (flows into Gulf of Mexico)
3. Yukon, 1,980 miles (flows into Bering Sea)
4. Rio Grande, 1,900 miles (flows into Gulf of Mexico)
4. St. Lawrence, 1,900 miles (flows into Gulf of St. Lawrence)
6. Arkansas, 1,460 miles (flows into Mississippi River)
7. Colorado, 1,450 miles (flows into Gulf of California)
8. Red, 1,290 miles (flows into Mississippi River)
9. Brazos, 1,280 miles (flows into Gulf of Mexico)
10. Columbia, 1,240 miles (flows into Pacific Ocean)
11. Snake, 1,040 miles (flows into Columbia River)
12. Platte, 990 miles (flows into Missouri River)
13. Ohio, 981 miles (flows into Mississippi River)
14. Pecos, 926 miles (flows into Gulf of Mexico)
15. Canadian, 906 miles (flows into Arkansas River)

 
   
 
 
 

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