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Friday, July 14, 2005


Senior Special Section: In this week's section, we are focusing on senior discounts offered by the hotel industry. This will be a three part series. We will also announce a special discount offered by Choice Hotels to our SeniorDiscounts Card Members in the following newsletters.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: The second edition of the first annual SeniorDiscounts Guide Book is on its way. This 500+ page book is a great resource for locating discounts across the country. We will begin shipping them next week to our current SeniorDiscounts Card members. For information on becoming a member of the SeniorDiscounts Card program, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted discounts available at many retail chains as well as airlines and movie theaters.

Challenge Section: We have begun the new $100 Submit a Discount Challenge. We also have three other ways in which you can receive a reward. Read below for more details.


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Barbara, from Oriental, NC, tells us that Town N Country Food Store offers a 10% discount to people 60 and older every Wednesday.

Erma, from Macomb Township, MI, tells us that the Country Inn Restaurant provides a 20% discount to guests 60 and older. Not available on take-out orders.

Linda of Anthem, AZ informs us that Kitchen Collection
offers seniors 55 and older a 10% discount on Tuesdays.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Hotel Discounts

Most hotels in the United States, and many more around the world, offer some form of senior discount program. These discounts can be substantial, but it is always a good idea to check online for other special deals and promotions the hotels may be offering. Most hotel companies are now guaranteeing that the lowest rates can be found on their own web sites, but try sites like which allows you to set your own price. Here are some discounts offered by many of the hotel chains:

Marriott Hotels
Marriott Hotels has many different brands under its flagship name, all of which offer the same senior discount program around the world. If you are 62 years of age or older, you can save at least 15 percent on the room rate. This senior discount is available weekdays or weekends, seven days a week but is subject to availability. To receive the discount at Marriott Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott; Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites, SpringHill Suites and Marriott Vacation Club International, call the reservation number on our web site and ask for the senior discount.

Motel 6
At Motel 6 locations in the US and Canada, guests 50 and older will receive a 10% discount. To receive the discount, call the reservation number located on our web site or the hotel directly and ask for the Seniors Program rate. You can also receive the discount at the front desk by simply providing a valid ID. Motel 6 allows children under 18 to stay for free and there is no additional charge for pets.

Hyatt Hotels
Hyatt Hotels offers a substantial discount for seniors age 62 and over. They offer up to a 50% discount on standard rates at participating hotels and resorts in the United States and Canada. Call their toll free reservation number located on our web site and ask for the senior discount or book online and select the senior citizen rate.

Best Western
Travelers 55 and older or AARP members can receive a minimum 10% discount at all participating Best Western hotels in the US and Canada. Most locations also offer senior guests extras like late check-out, complimentary room upgrades and continental breakfasts. Register online at their web site or call their reservation number located on our web site to receive the senior rate. Minimum age requirements may vary by country outside the US and Canada and the rate may not be available at all hotels and is subject to availability.

Next week we will take a look at the special Choice Hotels discount for SeniorDiscounts Card members and some other hotel chains and the senior discounts available. We have all of these hotels and more listed on our web site. To search for the hotels and their senior discounts, 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.

  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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  Gottschalks credit card customers 55 and over receive 10% off most items when purchased on Tuesdays. Also receive 2 free customer gift wraps on items purchased on Tuesday with their Gottschalks credit card.
Click here to search for a Gottschalks and more details. Search our Retail category.
  Hancock Fabrics  
  Hancock Fabrics offers a 10% discount to seniors 55 and older on the first Wednesday of each month.
Click here to search for a Hancock Fabrics. Search our Retail category.
  Bealls Outlet Stores
  Seniors 50 years of age and older can join Bealls Outlet Stores' Monday Club for free and receive 15% off all purchases every Monday.
Click here to search for a Bealls Outlet. Search our Retail category.
  Loews Theaters
  Many Loews Theaters across the US offer a senior discount. Typically the discount is about 30% off the regular admission price with an age requirement of 62 years of age. Amount of discount and age requirement can vary by location.
Click here to search for a Loews Theater. Search our Movies category.
  Midwest Airlines
  Midwest has a flat rate senior fare that allows an extended stay up to 180 days to anyone 55 years of age or older. The senior fare is not available online at this time. If you would like to compare the senior fare (or a companion fare, if two are traveling) with the price received online, call Midwest Airlines Reservations.
Click here to search for Midwest Airlines and for details. Search our Airlines 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 new $100 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:
What were the New York Yankees called before they were called the Yankees?
(Submitted by Peter.)

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
In what year was the "Chicago Picasso," a 50-foot steel sculpture, installed outside of the Civic Center Plaza at Washington Street and Dearborn?
Challenge Answer:

Our winner this week, Bryan Reding of Reisterstown, MD, will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Bryan, 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.



Did you Know?
(Submitted by Patricia.)

The microwave oven was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket?

STEWARDESSES is the longest word typed with only the LEFT hand, and LOLLIPOP with only your right hand.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: abstemious and facetious.

The state with the longest coastline in the US is Michigan.

The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of 5 megabytes.

Moisture, not air, causes superglue to dry.


We have many new businesses offer discount to our SeniorDiscounts Card members. We will be posting these new discounts on our web site within the week and will be sending a special newsletter in the coming weeks. Click here to visit the SeniorDiscounts Card web site.

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"As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." - Pope John Paul II

Submitted by Ann of San Jose

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