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SeniorDiscounts, Recommended by Consumer Reports Money Adviser
March 2006

Friday,
May 5, 2006

 

Senior Special Section: May is already here, and that means Cinco de Mayo is here and Mother's Day is just around the corner. This week we discuss discounts on travel to Mexico and discounts on cards and gifts for mom.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: To celebrate the Mothers in all of our lives, SeniorDiscounts is offering a special discount on its SeniorDiscounts membership. Through Mother's Day, purchase our SeniorDiscounts Card and Guide Book for only $19.95. Please use promotional code "sdcard22."

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 flowers and personalized memoirs for mom, 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 details, this week's winner and for other ways to win a free SeniorDiscounts Card Membership.

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Bill, from Menomonie, WI tells us that Kingdom Buffet Chinese Restaurant provides a 10% discount for customers 60 and older and college students with ID.

George, in Independence, MO lets us know that The Big Biscuit, a local restaurant, offers people 60 and older a 20% discount every Wednesday.

John Carroll e-mailed us in response to our newsletter about city utility discounts. John says that by checking the refuse collection rates annually for different companies, one can usually get its current service provider to lower its rates to match the lowest provider rate. John has even received a free month's service when requesting lower rates.

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Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day

Cinco de Mayo is today and Mother's Day is approaching quickly. In recognition of Cinco de Mayo, this week we are highlighting discounts that could help you take that Mexican vacation and in honor of Mother's Day, we have some discounts that may help save some money on that card or gift for that most special person in our lives.

Mexico can be a great way to escape without spending lots of money and 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 will extend its senior discount to travel to Mexico. Seniors 65 and older receive around a 10% discount on most fares. They no longer extend the offer to a companion of any age.

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, ATA 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 abroad. Check hotels, cruise lines and car rentals for their senior discounts next time you travel abroad. Happy Cinco de Mayo.

Picking out the perfect card or gift for the mothers in our life can be a difficult prospect, but you may be able to save some money while you are at it. Just don't tell mom.

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 we have seen 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.

Longs Drugs offers 10% on all Hallmark products, Longs Brand products and Longs One Hour Photo Processing to seniors 55 and older, while Rite Aid provides 10% off Rite Aid brand products every day and 10% off most other items every Tuesday to shoppers 60 and older.

SeniorDiscounts is also providing a Mother's Day Discount on its premium membership. Moms will get our SeniorDiscounts Card with access to member only discounts as well as the SeniorDiscounts Guide Book and special member newsletters. Through Mother's Day, purchase our SeniorDiscounts Card and Guide Book for only $19.95. Please use promotional code "sdcard22." Happy Mother's Day.

 
     
  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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  From You Flowers
 
 
  Just in time for Mother's Day. Choose from a huge selection of flowers & gifts for any occasion and every sentiment. They offer same day delivery anywhere in the country on all orders placed before 3:00pm in the delivery time zone. SeniorDiscounts Card Members save 20% on all orders.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers category.
 
       
  Think Back Films
 
 
 

This can be a great gift for the mom in your life. Think Back Films produces video memoirs that are customized for individuals and families. Includes interviews with you and loved ones, old photographs, music background and if applicable, old film (8mm, 16mm, etc.), merged together. They also offer basic services such as the transfer of old film or video to DVD. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 5% to 10% discount on various video memoir projects.

 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers category.
 
       
  Create City Toys & Trains
 
 
  Create City Toys & Trains is a specialty toy shop that personalizes gifts for children. They have hardcover "Personalized Books" which include the child's full name, age, hometown, friends and a dedication printed inside each book, and "Name Trains" that are created with 6 different color letters of the alphabet to spell the child's name. They offer a full line of wooden toy trains including, Thomas the Tank, Maxim and Maple Landmark Trains and offer many more "award-winning" creative toys. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 20% off.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Retail category in Worcester, MA.
 
       
  Ladybug Home Care
 
 
  Ladybug Home Care in Benbrook, TX, offers care in the home for children, adults and people with special needs and disabilities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a Free Registration and consultation (a $50 value).
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category.
 
       
  Patterson Electric
 
 
 
  Patterson Electric is family owned & operated and serves St. Charles County, MO with 24 hour emergency service. It specializes in installation, maintenance and repair of all types of indoor and outdoor wiring, including outlets, lights, and fans to name a few. No job is too small. Electricians are licensed, bonded & insured. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 5% discount on labor and a 5% discount on bided jobs.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category in O'Fallon, MO.
 
 
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, Linda White of Howell, MI, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Linda, 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:
According to Forbes, what is the most fuel-efficient car sold in the United States?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Which astronaut from New Mexico was one of the last two men to walk on the moon?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
Harrison Jack Schmitt, who was also the only scientist to walk on the moon. A geologist by training, Jack brought back many important rock samples and participated in analyzing them.

Our winner this week, Hope Steinman of Raleigh, NC will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Hope, 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 mistake you have found and please include a correction if applicable. We appreciate your help.

 

For great deals on books containing senior discounts, click here.

 

Gas Prices Per Gallon Around the World in US Dollars
(As of March 24)

Amsterdam: $6.48
Oslo: $6.27
Milan: $5.96
Copenhagen: $5.93
Brussels: $5.91
Stockholm: $5.80
London: $5.79
Frankfurt: $5.57
Paris: $5.54
Lisbon: $5.35
Budapest: $4.94
Luxembourg: $4.82
Croatia: $4.81
Dublin: $4.78
Geneva: $4.74
Madrid: $4.55
Tokyo: $4.24
Prague: $4.19
Romania: $4.09
Andorra: $4.08
Estonia: $3.62
Sofia: $3.52
Brasilia: $3.12
Havana: $3.03
Taipei: $2.84
Beirut: $2.63
Johannesburg: $2.62
Managua: $2.61
Panama City: $2.19
Moscow: $2.10
San Juan: $1.74
Riyadh: $0.91
Kuwait City: $0.78
Cairo: $0.65
Lagos: $0.38
Caracas: $0.12

 

 
   
 
 
 

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

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