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Wednesday, May 4, 2005


Happy Mother's Day and Cinco de Mayo.

Senior Special Section: This weekend we recognize Mother's Day and Cinco de Mayo. We are highlighting discounts for buying mom a special card or gift and for traveling south to Mexico.

SeniorDiscounts Card: We will be sending out our first official SeniorDiscounts Card newsletter to our Card members very shortly. This newsletter will include new discount information as well as news and events pertaining to our new Card program. For more details about the SeniorDiscounts Card program, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted discounts available in our SeniorDiscounts Card program, from restaurants to cruise vacations.

Challenge Section: There are only a couple of weeks left to enter our $200 Nominate a Business challenge available through our SeniorDiscounts Card program. Click here. Read our challenge section below for more details and other available challenges.

PrimeTimer's Discussion Section: Social Security is very hot topic right now, and all of should be concerned about how the new policies will play out. There are two major senior organizations that are taking sides, AARP and USA Next. We would like to hear what you think about this issue and if you support either of these organizations.


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Sharon, from Springfield, GA, tells us that Richard's Heating & Air offers a 10% discount to people 55 and older on all services. Must ask for the discount.

Donna, from Thornton, CO, tells us that King's Palace Chinese Super Buffet provides a 10% for lunch and dinner to those of us 60 and older.

Candace of Iola, WI informs us that Iola IGA Foodliner
offers seniors 60 and older 5% off on Wednesdays.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Mother's Day and Cinco de Mayo

Picking out the perfect card or gift for the mothers in our lives can be a difficult prospect, but you may be able to save some money while you are at it. Factory Card and Party Outlets offer a discount to seniors every Wednesday. People 55 and older can receive 10% off the purchase of most items in the store. Not all stores may participate and the age requirement and discount amount can vary, so it is a good idea to check on the store's senior discount policy in advance.

Many Hallmark stores also offer a senior discount. These stores are typically franchised, so it may be up to the individual owners whether they provide a discount or not. Most Hallmark stores will extend a 10% discount on regularly priced items to seniors 55 and older. Like the Factory Card and Party Outlets, it is best to inquire in advance about the particular store's senior discount. Happy Mother's Day.

Mexico can be a great way to escape for little money. There are many airlines which offer senior discounts on travel to this warm country. Mexicana Airlines offer a senior discount to those of us 62 years of age and older. The company would not specify the exact amount of the discount since the amount of the discount can vary depending upon the time you travel and destination, but expect to save around 10%. America West extends its senior discount to travel to Mexico. Seniors 62 and older receive a 10% discount on most fares. One companion of any age can also receive the same fare. America West also offers a Senior Saver Pack which includes four one way coupons, good for coach travel on America West and America West Express flights to Mexico. Continental Airlines also has senior fares available to people 65 and older. Like Mexicana, it does not have a fixed discount amount published on its web site, but be sure to ask about the senior fares next time you travel with Continental. Other airlines that travel to Mexico and provide senior discounts are United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta. Visit our web site search page and search under the category "airlines" for all of these airlines' senior discount information. Click here.

Remember, just because you are traveling in another country does not mean there are not senior discounts available. Most US companies which do business in other countries will extend their senior discounts to US citizens while traveling. Check hotel, cruise lines and car rentals for their senior discounts next time you travel abroad. Happy Cinco de Mayo.

  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

  Travel Value Center  
  Travel Value Center is a premier cruise agency offering trips by more than 70 cruise lines, (over three times as many cruise lines as Orbitz). SeniorDiscounts Card members receive a special discount that is guaranteed to be lower than any other price available with Travel Value Center.  
For details, click here. Search the Cruise category.
  Body Basics Exercise Equipment
  Body Basics, in Omaha, NE, helps people achieve their optimum health, fitness, and weight management by providing quality exercise equipment. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive 50% off delivery and assembly of any exercise equipment with purchase.  
For details, click here. Search the Health and Nutrition category.
  Nicholas James Bistro
  Located in Merrick, NY, Nicholas James Bistro Specializes in enjoyable American cuisine for lunches, dinners, cocktails and catering, both on and off premises. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive 15% off the regular menu dinner. Members also receive a 10% discount during lunch hours, and 10% on catering orders served on or off the premises.  
For details, click here. Located in the restaurant category.
  Manor House  
  Manor House, located in Aurora, IL, is a safe living facility for seniors. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive up to $1,200 off the regular monthly rent of $2,500 to $2,800. Rent includes heat, electric, cable and 3 meals a day. Other amenities include sunroom, pool room and reading room.  
For details, click here. Located in Local Services category.
  Looking Back Antiques
  Looking Back Antiques, located in San Dimas, CA, has over 5,000 antique items for sale. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive 15% off all items.  
For details, click here. Located in the 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 it a registration form. Click here to enter.

Submit a Discount Challenge

Win $100. We 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:
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle at Puebla. In what year did it take place?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
In which US state did Arbor Day originate?
Challenge Answer:

Our winner this week, Hope Steinman
of Raleigh, NC,
will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Hope, 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.

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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?






Social Security affects us all and will affect future generations to come. It is very possible that reform of the current system will take place during the next four years, and two senior organizations, AARP and USA Next, will have all lot to do with how the new system takes shape. To learn about these two groups and their policies, go to: and

We would like to hear from you and how you feel about the proposed changes to Social Security and these two organizations. Please e-mail us at:

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


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- Tenneva Jordan

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- Abraham Lincoln

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