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July 27, 2006


Senior Special Section: Last week we looked at some of the major hotel chains and the senior discounts they offer. This week we continue to look at discounts offered at other US 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 5,200 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, mortgages and various local services.

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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Newsletter Topics
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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Sonya, from Winston-Salem, NC tells us that Jimmy The Greek Kitchen in her area locations provides a senior discount of 10% for customers 50 years of age and older.

Jayne, in Wooster, OH informs us that Buehler's Milltown Restaurant offers an early bird special from 3pm to 5pm Monday-Friday for only $4.99. Please inquire about age requirements.

Richard, of Columbus, OH tells us that the White Castle Hamburger
location in his area provides a 10% discount to customers 55 years of age and older.

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Hotel Discounts Part 2

Last week we discussed some of the senior discounts offered by major hotel brands. To see last week's newsletter and the hotels we reviewed; Cendant (Amerihost Inn, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Ramada, Super 8, Travelodge, Wingate Inn and Wyndham), Choice Hotels (Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn), InterContinental (Candlewood Suites, Crown Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Indigo and StayBridge), Marriott (Renaissance, Courtyard, Residence, Fairfield, TownePlace and SpringHill), Hilton (Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn and Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites), visit our newsletter archive page on the web site. Click here. This week we will continue with our look at a look at other hotel senior discounts.

Motel 6 and Studio 6
At Motel 6 and Studio 6 locations in the US and Canada, guests 50 and older receive a 10% discount. Motel 6 allows children under 18 to stay for free and there is no additional charge for pets at either hotel.

Hyatt operates under the brand names Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt, and Park Hyatt and also has affiliations with Summerfield Suites, Hawthorn Suites and Amerisuites. 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.
Seniors 65 and older can save with the Summerfield Suites senior rate. The exact amounts of the discounts are not available and they recommend contacting a local Summerfield Suites for rate information. Both Hawthorn Suites and Amerisuites offer AARP members a discounted rate. This is rate is also not published and they recommend contacting the particular hotel for rate information.

Best Western
Guests 55 and older and AARP members receive at least a 10% discount off regular hotel room rates. Many Best Western hotels will also offer mature guests little extras like late check-outs, complimentary hotel room upgrades and continental breakfasts.

La Quinta
La Quinta and La Quinta Inns and Suites hotels also operate Baymont Inn & Suites all of which offer a discount to seniors. La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inns and Suites provide a savings up to 30% for people 55 and older or members of AARP. Baymont Inn & Suites offers 10% off to everyone 55 and older and 30% for members of AARP.

Carlson Hotel Group offers senior discounts at four of the chains it manages, Country Inn and Suites, Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza. Seniors 50 and older can save 10% at participating Country Inn and Suites hotels. Radisson offers senior guests 60 and older about a 10% discount, but the discount amount can vary by location. At both Park Inn and Park Plaza, customers 60 and older will save around 10%.

As we said last week, we have all of these hotels and more listed on our web site. To search for these hotels and their senior discounts, click here. We will be wrapping up our hotel discounts in our next newsletter.

  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 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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  Red Carpet Inn
  Red Carpet Inns has over 130 locations nationwide. SeniorDiscounts Card Members can now receive a 10% discount at many of these locations.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging Category.
  Chicago Bancorp

Chicago Bancorp is a National Mortgage Bank and is the largest privately held mortgage bank in Chicago. Chicago Bancorp can help with one's entire mortgage financing needs; including refinances, reverse mortgages, equity, and purchases of primary, vacation and investment properties. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a $250 Closing Cost Credit. Available in most states.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services Category in Chicago, IL.
  Gotta Getta Map
  Gotta Getta Map has two locations in Nevada and carries all types of city, state, national and international maps and atlases. They also carry magnifiers, compasses, USGS topographical maps, raised-relief maps, and globes. SeniorDiscounts Card Members can receive various discounts at both locations. You can e-mail them at:  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services Category.
  Logan Valet and Fly
  Logan Valet and Fly provides customers with a drop-off and pick-up service for your vehicle at any Logan Airport Terminal. Customers can leave the car at the terminal and have it waiting for them when they return. Reservations are required. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount. Please call and mention the SeniorDiscounts Card Membership when making your reservations.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services Category in Boston, MA.
  X-Pert Dry Cleaners
  X-Pert Dry Cleaners in Mentor, OH provides great care when cleaning and finishing garments and household items. Free pick up and delivery service available in select areas. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off all dry cleaning and household items. Tuesday and Wednesday Specials: Bring in one dry clean item and get second one at half price.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services Category in Mentor, OH.
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Find elder care at This free referral service helps you find everything from Home Care and Assisted Living to Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Responses. Click Here.

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, Wayne C of Franklin Park, IL will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Wayne, please e-mail us at: 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 largest National Park in the lower 48 states?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What is the longest river in the United States?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
The Missouri River at 2,540 miles.

Our winner this week, Florence Steinhorn of Marlboro, NJ will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Florence, 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 mistake you have found and please include a correction if applicable. We appreciate your help.


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National Parks

Yellowstone national park is the first and oldest national park, established by and Act of Congress in 1872.

California is the state with the most National Park Service areas.

Delaware has the fewest National Park Service areas, none.

Crater Lake National Park, located in southern Oregon is the location of the deepest lake in the US at 1,932 feet.

Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska features North America's highest mountain, 20,320-foot Mount McKinley, also known as Denali.

Mount Whitney in California stands 14,494 feet and is the highest mountain in the continental United States and is located in Sequoia National Park.

You can find the longest recorded cave system in the world at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, which includes more than 336 miles of explored and mapped caves.





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