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SeniorDiscounts, Recommended by Consumer Reports Money Adviser
March 2006

Friday,
June 23, 2006

 

Senior Special Section: We hope all of you had a wonderful Father's Day. This week we bring you information on discounted banking services for seniors.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: SeniorDiscounts has partnered with organizations to bring you low cost vision, dental and other medical services. These services are now available to you. For more information, click here.

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 hotels and medical and health products.

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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A Gentleman, from Kimball, MI tells us that Fore Lakes Golf Club provides seniors 55 and older a round of 18 holes for only $20, usually $36 on weekdays.

Sonny Fettig, in Franklin, MA reminds us that Hollywood video provides a 10% discount to customers 60 and older.

Terri Sweeney, of Ocala, FL tells us that the Taco Bell restaurants in her area provide a free small drink to patrons 65 and older with purchase of a meal.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us know about senior discounts,
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Senior Banking

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

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

 
     
  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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  BookRoomsNow.com
 
 
  Many Scottish Inns, Red Carpet Inns, Master Hosts Inns and Resorts, Downtowner Inns, and Passport Inns offer special discounts for SeniorDiscounts Card Members. Visit our web site for more information.  
Click here to search for these hotels in our Lodging Category.
 
       
  Quality Inn
 
 
 

Quality Inn offers SeniorDiscounts Card Members a 20%-30% savings at all of its hotels across the United States. Simply call the toll free number 800-4CHOICE and quote the discount #00062600. Card members can also save online by going to www.choicehotels.com and entering the code in the Special Rate ID field.

 
Click here to search for these hotels in our Lodging Category.
 
       
  Quickresponse Medical Alert Systems
 
 
  Quickresponse Medical Alert Systems provides Medical Alarms, Medication Reminders, Monitored Smoke Detectors and Wander Guards. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 20% discount on its Medical Alert Systems as well as free installation, a $50 savings. Members also receive a 20% discount on its MedReady Medicine Dispenser.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers Category.
 
       
  Breathe Well, Live Well
 
 
  Breathe Well, Live Well manufactures and markets Healthy Living Technologies including a full line of air and water purifiers. In addition, they offer a complete line of wellness products designed to support every aspect of a healthy lifestyle. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 15% discount off the S.R.P. of their air and water purifiers as well as free shipping. Financing available.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers Category.
 
       
  Medicool, Inc.
 
 
 
  Medicool, Inc. manufactures and distributes a range of diabetic and beauty related products that are unique and practical and can help make life a little easier for seniors, especially those with diabetes. They also handle diabetic supplies that are covered by Medicare and other Private insurance companies. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive Quarterly Specials on various products and services.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers Category.
 
 
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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.

You can also tell us about businesses you think would be interested in offering a senior discount. Provide us with the businesses' 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, Lorraine Karmonocky of Ocala, FL will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Lorraine, 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:
Who won the Soccer/Football World cup in 2002?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Who was the woman who first proposed the idea of a "father's day"?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
Mrs. (Sonora) or John B. Dodd, of Washington State.

Our winner this week, Brenda Dunteman of Joliet, IL will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Brenda, 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.

 

 

Soccer/Football Facts

Soccer - Football/Futbol - as it is known in Europe and other countries other than North America, is played on every continent.

FIFA (The Federation of World Football) counts 204 member countries.

Soccer has a larger worldwide following than Baseball, Basketball and Football (American) combined.

Organized soccer was born in Britain.

Soccer is played by more than 7 million 6- to 11-year-olds in the United States, making it the second most popular team sport among children in the USA.

The first rules of soccer were drawn up at Cambridge University in 1848. Since then they have been rewritten and amended many times.

Soccer has been a part of the Olympic Games since 1908.

 

 
   
 
 
 

Football (Soccer) is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys. - Oscar Wilde

If you have a comment, quote, or joke for us, please E-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com.

 
     
 
 
 
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SeniorDiscounts.com, Inc.
PO Box 14762
Chicago, IL 60614

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