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American Society on Aging


Thursday, April 28, 2005

 

SeniorDiscounts would like to wish all of you a Happy Passover and Arbor Day.

Senior Special Section: Arbor Day is almost here and we would like to celebrate by offering some more tips this week on how to go about locating discounts to keep your trees and plants looking spectacular.

SeniorDiscounts Card: Our Card program is going very well so far. We are in the process of updating our Guide book with all of our new member discounts. The Guide book is available to members of the SeniorDiscounts Card program. The new version will be available in about a month and will be sent to our current members at that time. For more details, click here.

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

Challenge Section: Check out our $200 Nominate a Business challenge available through our SeniorDiscounts Card program. Click here. We also have our $100 Submit a Discount challenge and the $10 Weekly Internet Challenge. Read our challenge section below for more details.

PrimeTimer's Discussion Section: This week we have corrections for two discounts, Dollar Car Rental and US Airways, which we mentioned in one of our recent newsletters. We apologize for any incorrect information. Please read our discussion below for the corrections.

 
 


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Sharon, from Westlake Village, CA, tells us that the Do-It Center offers a 5% discount every day to people 65 and older.

Lydia, from Simi Valley, CA, tells us that Enchanted Way Nursery provides a 10% senior discount every day on all non-sale items

Connie of Canton, OH informs us that Amy Maple, Massage Therapist,
offers seniors 60 and older $10 off a one hour message or $5 off a half hour message.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Gardening 2nd Edition

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. With Arbor Day just around the corner we will continue with this theme and examine discounts that can be found on tool and yard maintenance, and equipment rentals.

Recently we have had some companies contact us about senior discounts they offer for their yard and tool maintenance services. We have placed these discounts in our database, located in our Local Services category. You can search our database by visiting our web site. Click here. This is a new type of discount for us, so we are still building more information and company listings, but we thought it important to tell you what we have discovered so far.

To our knowledge, there are no national chains that provide these services, e.g. general lawn and yard care, tree maintenance, lawn mower and other yard tool repairs, as well as equipment rentals, with a senior discount. It is the local companies that seem to offer deals for the over 50 population. The businesses we spoke to tend to offer 10% off their services. Age requirements for these discounts vary, but many businesses tell us that if one knows to ask for the senior discount, they will provide the discount without inquiring about a specific age.

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 can vary the price of the estimate easily. Before asking about a senior discount, be sure to ask for a price quote first, then ask if the business has a senior special. This prevents the company from adding 10% to the estimate and then providing the discount from the inflated rate, thus canceling out the savings you would have received.

We would love to hear from all of you about any discounts you may know of for these types of services. You can either nominate a business you think may want to offer a senior discount, or tell us about a business that already does; just visit our challenge page. Click here. You could collect up to $200.

 
 
     
  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 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.
Click Here
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  D & L Medical Supplies  
 
  D & L Medical Supplies in Des Moines, Iowa, specializes in medical items covered by insurance. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive a 15% discount on non-Medicare covered items. Insurance covered items are available nationwide and they will come to your home to consult with you anywhere in the United States.  
For details, click here. Search Health and Nutrition category.
 
         
  CanesCanada.com
 
 
  CanesCanada.com offers hundreds of high quality walking Canes. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive 2 free cane tips and $5.00 off any purchase over $65.00 Canadian.  
For details, click here, Search Online Retail.
 
         
  Wynstar Inn & Suites  
 
  Wynstar Inn & Suites in Fort Meyers, FL offers SeniorDiscounts Card members 40% off the regular rate. Must present the SeniorDiscounts Card.  
For details, click here. Located in Lodging category.
 
         
  G.R. Baker's Custom Cabinetry  
 
  G.R. Baker's Custom Cabinetry in Maryville, TN makes custom cabinets for any kind of project or design. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive a 5% discount on any custom work. Must show SeniorDiscounts Card.  
For details, click here. Located in Local Services category.
 
         
  Tupperware CyberSavers  
 
 
  Tupperware CyberSavers sells first quality Tupperware shipped within 3 days of your order. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive a 15% discount.  
For details, click here. Located Online Retail.
 
     
 
     
 

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 it 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 Amazon.com.

This Week's Challenge:
In which US state did Arbor Day originate?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What is the largest cash crop in the US?
Challenge Answer:
According to the USDA, the largest cash crop is corn. However, other sources state that marijuana is the largest cash crop. Due to the difficulty of evaluating an illegal substance such as marijuana, these statistics are necessarily only an estimate. We accepted both answers.

Our winner this week, Reeta Rumfelt
of Independence, KS,
will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Amazon.com. Reeta, 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 with senior discounts, click here.

(The ads displayed in the current results pages of these polls are not ours.)

People 50-64 years of age, please tell us what you think: 


Seniors 50-64: What type of senior discounts would you like to see more of?

 

Seniors age 50-64. What senior discount categories do you search most often?

 

 

People 65 years of age or older, please tell us what you think: 


Seniors 65 and Older: What type of senior discounts would you like to see more of?

 

Seniors 65 and Older. What senior discount categories do you search most often?

 

 

 

 

 
     
 
 
 

Two weeks ago we listed the senior discount details for both Dollar Rent a Car and US Airways. We have learned from some of you that US Airways no longer offers a senior discount. We also discovered that Dollar Rent a Car no longer offers additional drivers for free, although they still provide a Silver Dollar Club for seniors 50 and older.

Thanks to all of you who brought this to our attention.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com.

 
     
 
 
 


I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines. -Henry David Thoreau

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. -Martin Luther

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

 
     
 
 
 
David Smidt - President
SeniorDiscounts.com, Inc.
info@seniordiscounts.com
www.SeniorDiscounts.com
 
     
 
 
 

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