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Friday,
June 8, 2007

 

This Week's Special Section:
It can be difficult to know which bank to choose to manage your money. And as the older US population grows, so do the new choices for mature bank customers...

Sound Off:
The United States has suspended the new passport rules due to delays issuing new passports. What do you think about the new passport laws?

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Senior Discounts Section:
We highlight discounts available at restaurants, book stores and movies, 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 is rainiest city in the continuous 48 states?

 

Janette, from Russellville, AR reminds us that Stage Stores offers a 20% discount to shoppers 50 and older on the first Tuesday of every month.

Judy, in Walled Lake, MI, lets us know that Tim Horton's in her area provides a 10% discount to customers 50 and older. Participation may vary by store.

Laurel, of Los Angeles, CA, reminds us that people 60 and older receive a 10% discount every Tuesday among other discounts and benefits.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

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Banking for Mature Adults

Many people may not realize that many banking institutions provide special services for seniors. Not only do banks offer senior checking programs that offer discounted benefits beyond those of their standard checking services, but they may also have full service money management services available that are designed specifically for older adults' needs.

Most of these programs are available to seniors aged 50 or 55 and older and the benefits can typically be found on the bank's web site, but you can also inquire in person or through the toll free number.

When researching a bank's benefits for seniors, it is best to look at the standard offers for regular checking accounts and then compare those with the extras you may receive in the senior program. Some of the same benefits may be found with other checking programs, so look for the one that is right for you. Be sure to read the fine print and ask questions if you are unsure of the program details and requirements. Here are some of the extras you may receive with a bank's senior program:

-Free or discounted personalized checks
-No fee Travelers Cheques
-Free personal money orders and cashier's checks
-No minimum daily balance requirements
-Free or discounted Bill Pay
-Preferred interest options on checking balances
-Preferred rates on Money Market Savings, CDs and IRAs
-Preferred rates on select loans and lines of credit
-Extra savings accounts
-Special check cards
-Free or discounted safe deposit box
-Free stop payment, money order and bond redemption services
-Overdraft protection options
-Unlimited check writing with no per item fees
-Free or discounted identity protection

Here are some senior programs offered by some of the major banks:
-Bank of America Advantage for Seniors (For Seniors 55 and older.)
http://www.bankofamerica.com/
-SunTrust Select 50 Checking (For Seniors 50 and older.)
http://www.suntrust.com/

-Wachovia Crown Classic Banking and Access Fifty Checking (For Seniors 50 and older.)
http://www.wachovia.com/
-Wells Fargo Elder Services
http://www.wellsfargo.com

  
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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. 
  
 
Ryan's Family Steakhouse
 
 
Many Ryan's Family Steakhouses offer a senior discount to customers 55 and older. Some locations may offer a percentage from the price of the meal while others may offer a discount only between 1-4 PM. (Participation and age requirement vary by location. Please inquire at your local location.)
 
 
 
 
Borders Book Stores
 
 Many Borders Stores have a Senior Savings Days with savings up to 20% off all books. They recommend contacting a local store location for details. (Participation may vary by location.) 
 
 
 
Souper Salad
 
 
Souper Salad is one of the nation's largest all-you-care-to-eat soup and salad bar restaurant chains. Customers 60 and older receive 10% off with a Souper Salad Senior Card.
 
 
 
 
AMC Theaters
 
 
AMC Entertainment has movie theater locations in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Movie goers 60 and older save up to 30% off the regular adult admission.
 
 
 
  
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, Victor G. Kaplan of Mineola, NY, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Victor, 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:
According to WeatherBill, Inc., what city is rainiest city in the continuous 48 states?

To answer this week's question and for last week's challenge and answer, click here.

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

 
   
 
 
 

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