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Thursday, June 2, 2005


Senior Special Section: We hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. This week's discussion in not just for people over 50; we are discussing online coupons and where one can locate them. Read on below.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: In an effort to increase the number of businesses providing deeper discounts for our members we have started a new Nominate a Business program. Read below for details. For more information about the SeniorDiscounts Card program, click here.

Other News: Many of you may have noticed that we are now using a new service to send our newsletter. We hope you like it. If you are having any difficulties please e-mail us at:

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted discounts available through our SeniorDiscounts Card program including discount car rentals and auto repair.

Challenge Section: We have a winner of our first Nominate a Business Contest. Read below for who it is. Read our challenge section below for other available challenges.



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Catherine, from Buzzards Bay, MA, tells us that the Penner's Place offers a 20% discount every day from 3pm to 6pm to people over 60 years of age or older.

Carol, from Middletown, NY, tells us that the Boston Market on Route 211 provides a 10% discount to people 55 and older.

Nancy of Springfield, IL, informs us that the Buffet King
offers seniors 60 and older a 10% discount.

Thanks for all of your submissions.


Coupon Websites

When looking for senior discounts, be careful not to overlook one of the oldest sources of savings - coupons. Though clipping your way through Sunday papers and mail circulars just to save 25 cents on a can of soup might not sound like an alluring prospect, many Internet sites offer meaningful discounts on everything from travel to electronics, as well as your favorite brand of chicken noodle soup.

Online coupon sites are all free, and their searchability makes it much easier for you to find the deals you're looking for. features a clearinghouse of coupon providers that give you access to discounts on items that traditionally appeared in newspaper coupon inserts. While you're there, be sure to check out About's comprehensive "freebies" section. Click here:

For discounts on big ticket items, try your luck at Coupon Mountain. Both sites provide you with printable coupons for in-store purchases and promotional codes for online sales. These sites cover thousands of retailers, making it easy to save as much as 25% on non-sale purchases at retailers like the Gap, Gateway Computers, or Coupon Mountain:
Coupon Cabin:

If you're ready to act fast, Coupon-Codes carries limited-time coupons and information on sales at many retailers. The coupons on this site often expire quickly, but checking back regularly can land you some great deals. The site also hosts several forums where users can post bargains as well as detailing "the catch" when an offer appears too good to be true. Click here:

ElderCarelink provides free helpful information an array of elder care service providers varying from Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Response to Home Care and Assisted Living Facilities. The detailed questionnaire on ElderCarelink's web page allows you to specifically detail your or a loved one's elder care needs, then puts you directly in touch with local providers who are able to help. Click here.

While coupon sites give you access to an array of savings opportunities, you should be wary of sites that require registration. Such sites can fill your inbox with a lot of junk mail. You should also be careful about signing up for the newsletters offered by most of these sites. While they sometimes give you valuable information, they may often feature items of limited interest or thinly veiled ads for their sponsors.

If, however, you want your coupons to come to you, Flamingo World lets you sign up for e-mail notification when particular retailers offer discounts. The site also has user forums in addition to a section listing items that have recently been marked down. Click here:

Finally, Amazing Bargains has many of the same features as other coupon sites, but it also has incredible deals on magazines. Using the discounts listed there, you can save 75% on newsstand prices, and sometimes receive magazines for less than the cost of shipping. Click here:

This list is far from exhaustive, but it's a good start in rediscovering the fruitful world of coupon discounts on the Internet.

  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.
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  Budget Car Rentals  
  Budget now has special offers for members of the SeniorDiscounts Card program. The following offers are good through June 22nd.
Offer 1: $37.99/Day for Standard SUV.
Offer 2: $159/Week for a Midsize Car.
Click here to go to our discount search page and search under Car Rentals for more details.
  Global Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
  Global Fiduciary Advisors located in Boca Raton, FL, is an independent Financial Planning and Wealth Management Firm with special programs for retirees to help manage their financial affairs. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive a special Retirement Income and Estate Planning Review Package for a discounted price of $199.00.  
For details, click here. Located in the Local Services category.
  Royalty Dry Cleaning
  Royalty Dry Cleaning in Walden, NY, has great customer service, with drive-up assistance and a convenient, locked drop-off box for those who can not make it during regular hours. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive 10% off all, pre-paid dry cleaning orders.  
For details, click here. Search the Local Services category.
  Connetquot West Inc.  
  Connetquot West located in Farmingdale, NY, is a full line medical supply company that specializes in Medical Nutrition, Incontinence, Skin Care and Ambulatory Products. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive 5% off all Skin Care and Incontinence products online.  
For details, click here. Located in the Health and Nutrition category.
  Star Import Service
  Auto & Light Truck repair for all Asian imports located in Las Vegas, NV. Founded in 1996 by John Campe, Owner & Operator. SeniorDiscounts Card members receive a 10% discount on parts.  
For details, click here. Search the Auto Services category.

Nominate a Business Challenge

We have a winner this week for our first ever $200 Nominate a Business contest. SeniorDiscounts Card would like to congratulate and thank Valory Munroe
of Ridgefield, CT
for all of the businesses she has nominated for our Card program.

We would like to thank everyone else for all of their contributions and for helping us make the SeniorDiscounts Card a real value.

We have begun our new contest. 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:
Many believe that June was named after this goddess. Who was the goddess?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Which community was proclaimed in 1966 by the U.S. government as the birthplace of Memorial Day?
Challenge Answer:
Waterloo, New York

Our winner this week, Janet W. Tretter of Indianapolis, IN, will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Janet, 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 containing senior discounts, click here.



Here are some quotes and sayings submitted by many of you:

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you HAD hair.

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Life is like a roll of toilet paper: The closer to the end it gets, the faster it goes.

Humans shall be called to account for all the permitted pleasures they failed to enjoy.

We are more valuable than any of the younger generations.
We have silver in our hair.
We have gold in our teeth.
We have stones in our kidneys.
We have lead in our feet.
We are loaded with natural gas.


We have started a new Nominate a Business challenge this week and would like to hear what businesses you would like see offer a discount through our Card program. To nominate a business, click here.

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


"He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not, every day, surmount a fear."

Submitted by our reader, William Bigley

If you have a comment, quote, or joke for us, please E-mail us at:

David Smidt - President, Inc.

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