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Friday, July 8, 2005


Senior Special Section: has moved. We are now located in Chicago, Illinois. We are just about settled and really enjoy the Chicago summer. Read below for more details about the move and changes to our contact information.

Senior Discounts Section: This week we are highlighting discounts including hotels, multiple retail stores and discount centers.

Challenge Section: We have a winner this week for the Submit a Discount challenge and have begun a new challenge for another $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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The following discounts all come from our winner of the Submit a Discount Challenge, Mary Ann of Columbus, OH. Thanks Mary Ann.

Donley Gutter Company of Columbus, OH offers a 10% discount on services to people 60 and older.

Anthony Thomas Candy locations in Westerville, OH, provide a 10% discount to people 60 and older.

Charley Brown's Restaurant
in Rosemead, Ohio offers seniors 60 and older a 10% discount.

Moved to Chicago and SeniorDiscounts Card has moved its headquarters from Houston, Texas to Chicago, Illinois. It took us a couple of days longer than we had anticipated, but we are finally settling in.

We will be posting all of our new contact information on the web site within the next week. Our e-mail addresses and web site URL will not change and you can still access our web sites at and Our phone numbers will be changing soon but you can still reach us at our original numbers. If you receive our voice mail, please leave a message and we will get back with you promptly. We have a new postal address which is PO Box 14762, Chicago, Illinois 60614. We will post our physical address on the web site within the next week.

As we said in our last newsletter, will be looking for a part to full time employee to help with our operations in Chicago. We have received many e-mails and resumes so far and want to thank all of you for your interest. We will be reviewing the applications in the coming weeks. If you are still interested in applying, please let us know. 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

SeniorDiscounts received some great press last weekend but unfortunately we had some technical problems with our search function on the web site due to the large amount of visitors. We apologize for any inconvenience and the site is back to its normal operating mode.


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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  Best Western Hotels  
  At Best Western hotels, seniors 55 and older receive at least a 10% discount on regular room rates. Many of their hotels will also offer mature guests some extras like late check-out, complimentary room upgrade or continental breakfasts.
Click here to search for a Best Western hotel. Search our Lodging category.
  Burke's Outlets  
  Burke's Outlets offer a 15% discount on all purchases every Monday to seniors 50 and older. You must join their Monday Club to receive the discount, but membership is free.
Click here to search for Burke's Outlets. Search our Retail category.
  Pamida Discount Centers
  Located in the Midwest, Pamida centers provide a 10% discount on any item purchased during their discount sale. The discount sale occurs once or twice a month. Excludes tobacco, drugs, games, etc. Must be 55 years of age or older.
Click here to search for Pamida locations. Search our Retail category.
  Banana Republic
  Many Banana Republic stores offer a senior discount, sometimes on a particular day of the week. The discount amount and the age requirement can vary by location, so contact the local store for details.
Click here to search for Banana Republic locations. Search our Retail category.
  Many TCBY dessert parlors offer a 10% discount to seniors. The typical age requirement is 55 and older. The amount of the discount and the age requirement may vary by location, please inquire before you order.
Click here to search for TCBY locations. Search our Restaurants category.

Nominate a Business Challenge

The $200 Nominate a Business Challenge is under way. 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

We have a winner. would like to congratulate and thank our winner, Mary Ann Maher from Columbus, Ohio, for all the discounts she submitted. Thanks Mary Ann.

The next Submit a Discount contest for a $100 starts today. Many thanks to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing your new contributions in this next contest. We are looking for any and all NEW Senior Discounts for our new $100 contest. 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:
In what year was the "Chicago Picasso," a 50-foot steel sculpture, installed outside of the Civic Center Plaza at Washington Street and Dearborn?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Who dubbed Chicago the "Windy City?"
Challenge Answer:
New York Sun editor Charles A. Dana.

Our winner this week, Gale Garinger of Garland, TX, will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Gale, 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.



More Chicago Facts:

The Chicago Public Library is the world's largest public library with a collection of more than 2 million books.

The central water filtration plant, located on the lakefront north of Navy Pier, is the largest in the world.

The Chicago Post Office at 433 West Van Buren is the only postal facility in the world you can drive a car through.

Chicago's Oceanarium has the world's largest indoor marine mammal pavilion.

The 4 stars on the Chicago flag represent Fort Dearborn, the Chicago Fire, the World's Columbian Exposition, and the Century of Progress Exposition.


SeniorDiscounts Card members, look for an upcoming e-mail about the status of the second edition SeniorDiscounts Guide Book in the coming weeks.

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