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Thursday, June 23, 2005


Senior Special Section: is moving. The core of our operations will be locating to Chicago, IL, but we will continue to have a small presence in Albuquerque, NM. Therefore, next week there will be a shorter version of the Newsletter. Read the Senior Special section below for more details.

Senior Discounts Section: This week we are highlighting discounts including hotels and groceries.

Challenge Section: There is only one week left to enter the Submit a Discount Challenge for $100. We also have 3 other ways in which you can earn a reward from SeniorDiscounts. Check out our Challenge section below for more details.


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Marilyn, from Cambridge, MA, tells us that Pepperidge Farm Thrift Store offers a 10% discount Tuesdays and Wednesdays for people 60 and older.

Barbara, from San Diego, CA, tells us that Rescue Rooter provides a 10% discount on all plumbing needs including new installations to people 50 and older.

Karen of Corning, CA, informs us that Rolling Hills Casino offers seniors 50 and older a 50% discount at its buffet.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Moving to Chicago and SeniorDiscounts Card will be moving their headquarters from Houston, Texas to Chicago, Illinois at the beginning of next week. As with any move, there will be some changes.

Our postal address and phone numbers will be changed and we will post the new information on the web site at and in our newsletters as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, our current address and phone numbers will still be accessible. Our e-mail and web site addresses will remain the same.

Along with a new office in Chicago, will be looking for a part to full time employee to help with our operations. We value our community and therefore would like to invite all of you in the Chicago area to apply for this position. We are looking for a highly driven person who is very comfortable using a computer and various software applications. There will also be mail processing and database management duties to perform. We are looking for someone who is also comfortable on the telephone and must be willing to answer questions and call businesses on a regular basis. So if you or someone you know might be interested, please e-mail a resume to We will be calling potential applicants in approximately two weeks.

SeniorDiscounts is excited about its move and serving the senior community from the Windy City.


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.

  This week we are bringing you some of the discounts available on the web site. 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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  La Quinta  
  Adults 55 and older can save up to 30% at all La Quinta hotels. If registering online, click on the "Senior Citizen" special rate program button when booking and be sure to keep your ID handy, as proof of age will be required at check-in to receive your special rate.
Click here to search for a La Quinta hotel. Search our Lodging category.
  Wild Oats Markets  
  Many Wild Oats Market Places offer discounts to seniors. Some locations offer a discount every day while others may offer a discount only on certain days of the week. The discount is usually 10%. Participation, discount amount, and age requirements vary.
Click here to search for Wild Oats Markets. Search our Retail category.
  Jiffy Lube Service Centers
  Many Jiffy Lube Service locations offer 10% off services. Age requirement, amount of discount, and participation may vary at each store. We recommend calling your local Jiffy Lube for more information.
Click here to search for Jiffy Lube locations. Search our Auto Services category.
  Amtrak travelers age 62 and older receive a 15% discount on most Amtrak trains. (Discount does not apply to sleeper accommodations or the Auto Train.) Amtrak also has Children's Discounts, Student Discounts, Military Discounts, and Veterans' Discounts.
For details, click here. Located in the Trains and Buses category.
  Fire Mountain Restaurants
  Some Ryan's Family Steakhouses and Fire Mountain Restaurants offer a senior discount to those 55 and older. Some locations offer a percentage discount from the price of the meal (about 10%) any time, while others may offer a discount only between 1-4 pm. Participation and age requirement vary by location. Please inquire within.
Click here to search for Fire Mountain and Ryan's restaurants. Search our Restaurants category.

Nominate a Business Challenge

We have begun the new $200 Nominate a Business Challenge. 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

This is the last week to claim the $100 for this challenge. 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:
Who dubbed Chicago the "Windy City?"

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
The American flag first flew over a foreign fort in what country?
Challenge Answer:
Libya , over Fort Derne, on the shores of Tripoli.

Our winner this week, Cynthia Jones of Houston, TX, will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Cynthia, 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.

A Chicago Fact

The flow of the Chicago River was reversed. In 1887 it had been decided to attempt a bold engineering feat and reverse the flow of the Chicago River in order to improve Chicago's sewer system and to reduce epidemics of diseases. To reverse the flow of the Chicago River, a 28-mile canal was built from the south branch of the river through the low summit and down to Lockport. It was completed in 1900. The flow in this canal, commonly known as the Sanitary and Ship Canal or main channel, is controlled by locks at the mouth of the Chicago River and at Lockport. Rudolph Hering was the chief engineer of the drainage and water supply commission during this period.


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:


It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago-she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.
- Mark Twain

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