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American Society on Aging


Wednesday,
July 19, 2006

 

Senior Special Section: We hope everyone has been able to escape the heat this week. This newsletter begins our annual review of senior discounts provided by the major hotel chains.

SeniorDiscounts 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 vitamins, genealogy, landscaping and more.

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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Every week we try and bring you useful information about certain types of businesses that offer senior discounts. We'd like to know what you're interested in or would like to hear about in future newsletters. Please e-mail us with any ideas or topics you would like us to research and bring to you.
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Penni, from Joplin, MO reminds us that many Sally Beauty Supply locations provide a senior discount of 10% for shoppers 50 years of age and older. Participation, discount and age requirement may vary by store.

Wayne, in Franklin Park, IL informs us that the Culver's, Frozen Custard & Butterburgers location in his area, offers a 10% discount to seniors 60 and older. Discount may only be available with a Culver's discount card.

Sonny, of Uxbridge, MA tells us that the Koopman Lumber locations provide a 10% discount on Tuesdays to customers over 60 years of age.

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Hotel Discounts Part 1

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 now guarantee that the lowest rates can be found on their own web sites. This week, we begin with senior discounts offered by the larger hotel chains:

SeniorDiscounts is very happy to bring a special discount to its SeniorDiscounts Card Members. Choice Hotels offers SeniorDiscounts Card members a 20-30% savings at more than 3,500 hotels across the United States. SeniorDiscounts Card Members can save at any Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, or Rodeway Inn. Simply call the toll free number 800-4CHOICE and quote the discount code listed on our web site. Card Members can also save online by going to www.choicehotels.com and entering the code in the Special Rate ID field. Advance reservations are required and this discount is subject to availability at participating hotels and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.

InterContinental Hotels operates over 3,600 hotels worldwide under the brand names; Candlewood Suites, Crown Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Indigo and StayBridge. AARP Passport members receive a minimum 10% savings on the non-discounted room rate at any participating hotel in the US. This rate must be reserved by phone and cannot be obtained online.

Cendant is the world's largest lodging franchisor, with nearly 6,400 hotels around the world. Their brands include Amerihost Inn, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Ramada, Super 8, Travelodge, Wingate Inn and Wyndham. All of these hotel chains offer some form of discount for seniors.

  • Amerihost Inn & Suites provides a 50+ Program upon request. All guests 50 and older receive a 10% discount year round. Discount is off published rates and cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • Days Inn provides 10% off its standard rates to seniors 60 and older with valid proof of age. AARP members can also save 10% off, but only at participating Days Inn hotels. Black-out dates and other restrictions may apply. The discount is based on availability and can't be combined with other offers.
  • Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Travelodge and Wingate Inn all provide seniors over the age of 60 special senior rates with proof of ID. There is no set percentage off their standard rates. AARP members can also receive up to 10% off the regular room rate with advance reservations. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. The discount is based on availability and can't be combined with other offers.
  • At Ramada and Super 8 Hotels, AARP members can save up to 10% off the regular rate at participating hotels.
  • Wyndham offers members of AARP discounts of 35%-40% at participating Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

Marriott has over 2,800 hotels worldwide and operate under the hotels Renaissance, Courtyard, Residence, Fairfield, TownePlace and SpringHill. Seniors 62 and older save at least 15% on the room rate, which is available seven days a week. Discounted rooms are subject to availability, and a maximum of two rooms can be reserved per stay. There is no limit on the number of nights per stay. Guests must present valid ID with date of birth at check-in.

Hilton offers seniors 60 and older its Senior HHonors program at its over 2,300 hotels including: Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn and Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites. Members receive discounted hotel rates and other benefits including: free membership for a spouse, additional rooms for family and friends at the same discounted rate when they stay the same dates as you, dedicated Senior HHonors reservation service, expedited Check-In and free morning newspaper. There are also discounts available on other services. Visit their web site for more details. There is a fee for this program and there are some blackout dates. Visit their web site for more information.

Next week, we will take a look at more hotel senior discount programs. We have all of these hotels listed on our web site. To search for the hotels and their senior discounts, click here.

 
     
  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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  Puritan's Pride
 
 
  Last week we mentioned the Puritan's Pride discount, but the discount code had not been updated in the system. It is now working correctly. Puritan's Pride is offering Special Savings for SeniorDiscounts Card Members. Members receive $5 off any purchase over $50. Visit their web site and enter the promotion code located on our web site during the checkout process. Or place your order by phone at 1-800-645-1030 and mention the coupon code also located on our web site. You can reach them online or on the phone 24 hours a day.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers Category.
 
       
  Vitacost.com
 
 
 

Vitacost.com provides vitamins, supplements and natural health products. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off your order. Visit the Vitacost.com web site at www.vitacost.com or call the toll free number 1-800-793-2601. You must use SeniorDiscounts Card promotion code: WZ48BSD and have your Card number to receive the 10% discount.

 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers Category.
 
       
  Professional Genealogists
 
 
  Professional genealogists Bob & Linda Ausbourne can help find those missing branches of the family tree. They specialize in U.S. research and perform Internet work exclusively. Receive a low hourly rate of $12 and an introductory special of 2 hours for $5. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount on hourly fees. Visit the web site for more details. E-mail or call and mention your SeniorDiscounts Membership to receive the discount.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers Category.
 
       
  Desert Earthworks, LLC
 
 
  Desert Earthworks in Las Cruces, NM provides landscape design & installation, tractor work, fencing, and pressure washing. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off all services.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services Category in Las Cruces, NM.
 
       
  Ken's Corner Cafe
 
 
 
  Ken's Corner Cafe in Hackettstown, NJ serves breakfast and lunch everyday and dinner on Friday’s & Saturday’s. A Mini Menu is available for smaller appetites and includes 1/2 sandwich, soups, and side salad combos. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount every Wednesday.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Restaurant Category in Hackettstown, NJ.
 
 
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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, Ted Baker of Spokane, WA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Ted, 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:
What is the longest river in the United States?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Who was the only soccer player to win three world cup winners’ medals?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
Pele

Our winner this week, Dolores Sniadoch of Carmel, NY will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Dolores, 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.

 

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The United States has over 250,000 rivers. That’s 3.5 million miles of rivers.

The largest river is the Mississippi, which has a flow volume of 593,000 cubic feet per second at its mouth.

More than 235,000 river miles in the United States have been channelized.

Nearly 40% of the rivers and streams in the US are too polluted for fishing and swimming.

On average, we have built one dam a day every day since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. - Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt.

Currently, 600,000 miles of our rivers lie behind an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 dams.

The 600,000 miles of rivers lying behind dams amounts to fully 17% of our nation’s river mileage.

The 8 largest rivers in the US, based on volume, are (in descending order) Mississippi, St. Lawrence, Ohio, Columbia, Yukon, Missouri, Tennessee, and Mobile.

 
   
 
 
 

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