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Tuesday,
May 8, 2007

 

This Week's Special Section:
For many of us, groceries can be one of the greatest household expenses. The cost of groceries for ourselves and family can add up, but if you do a little research and time your trip to the store, you may be able to cut 10% from your annual grocery bill.

Senior Discounts Section:
We highlight discounts available in our database on movies, car rentals, and lodging 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 city recorded the most rainfall in one year in 1860?

 

 

Bette, from Middleboro, MA reminds us the Hannaford Supermarkets in her area provide a 5% discount every Tuesday to customers 50 years and older.

Elsie, in Springfield, VA, tells us the Embassy Autowashes gives various discounts, depending on the service, to people 60 years and older.

Deborah, of Portsmouth, RI, informs us that the Clements Marketplace in her area provides a 5% discount every Wednesday to shoppers 55 years and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

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Grocery Stores

It can be difficult to know where to look for savings on your grocery bill, so here is some general information about what you can expect from the potential savings at grocery stores as well as a list of some of the regional stores that provide discounts.

National vs. Local stores:
While there are a few national grocery store chains that do offer discounts to seniors, it is the smaller, local specialty stores, regional chains and co-ops that are more likely to offer a senior discount. These local stores have more flexibly in establishing their pricing are competing with the larger stores for your business.

Discount Amount:
Grocery stores usually have a low-mark up on their goods so expect to find discounts of 5% to 10%. Certain products are typically not included in most supermarkets' senior discounts. These products include prescription drugs, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, gift cards and certificates.

Availability:
Discount are almost always offered either one day a week or one day per month, as stores are trying to attract shoppers on their slower days. But there are exceptions as some stores offer discounts every day. The most common days for a senior discount are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Age Requirements:
As always, the age requirements can vary by store, but usually begin at the age of 55, while some may not be offered until 60 or 62.

Here are a few examples of discounts offered at some regional chains:

Bi-Lo Grocery Store - Located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Save an extra 5% with the Senior Bonuscard every Wednesday.

Foodland - Some Foodland Stores offer a senior discount of 5% one day a week. The day of the discount, discount amount and age requirement varies for each store.

Fry's Food & Drug - Located in Arizona, shoppers 55 or older save 10% on the total food bill on the first Wednesday of every month. Must be a member of the Fry's VIP Club.

Harris Teeters Grocery Store - Located in the Southeast US. Shoppers 60+ save 5% on groceries every Tuesday. Not all stores participate. Age requirements vary by location.

Kroger Grocery Stores - Typically a 5% discount on Tuesdays for shoppers 55 and older. Day, age requirement, discount amount and store participation vary.

Meijer - About once a month, Meijer offers a Senior Discount Day featuring 15% off General Merchandise. Senior Discount Days usually occur Monday or Tuesday.

Price Chopper - Customers 60+ receive special discounts and offers with the Senior AdvantEdge program. Visit a local store or the web site for details.

Ralph's Grocery Store - Located mainly in California, seniors 60+ save an extra $1 on their grocery bill with each $10 purchase on Ralph's Private Label Products.

Shop N Save - Located in the Midwest, many locations offer a 10% discount one day a week. Check with a local Shop N Save for participation and information.

Wild Oats Natural Marketplace - There is a 10% discount one day a week. Day, age requirement, discount amount and store participation vary.

  
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 This week, we bring you some of the discounts available for Gold and Premium Members 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, discount details and more. 
  
 
National Car Rental
 
 
Members of SeniorDiscounts can enjoy the benefits of National’s Business Partner Program. Members receive: Complimentary membership in National’s Emerald Club for all your travelers (a $50 value); Contracted low rates and special business rates; Best Rating that ensures you receive the lowest available rate.
 
 
 
 
Continental Airlines
 
 

Continental offers senior fares to selected travel destinations for passengers who are 65 and older. Ask for more details about these fares when you make your reservation, or when you make your reservation online; select the Seniors (age 65 and older) category.

 
 
 
 
Best Western Hotels
 
 
SeniorDiscounts members save at least 10% off the regular rates. Call the special toll free number or use the web site link provided on our web site
 
 
 
 
AMC Theaters
 
 
Movie goers 60 and older can save up to 30% on the regular adult price.
 
 
 
 
1-800-PetMeds
 
 
SeniorDiscounts Members receive a 5% discount on all orders from 1-800-PedMeds. Click on the special link located on our web site, or use the code located on our web site when purchasing online or ordering by phone.
 
 
Details about these discounts and information about thousands more are available on our web site for our Gold and Premium members.
 
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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, Elsie Cunningham of Springfield, VA, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Elsie, 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 Premium Membership and Guide Book.

This Week's Challenge:
In 1860, what city recorded the most rainfall in one year?

To answer this week's question and for last week's challenge and answer, Click Here.

Our winner of last week's challenge, Dorothy Miller, Corvallis, OR, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Dorothy, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com to claim your prize.

 
   
 
 
 

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