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July 27, 2007


This Week's Special Section:
Planning a vacation this summer? If you have a little extra travel time and want to avoid the airports, try riding a train. It can provide a great way to see the country and could save you some money with its senior discounts.

Sound Off:
Southwest Airlines is experimenting with the idea of providing seating sections just for families on their flights? Let others know what you think in our Discussion Boards.

Senior Discounts Section:
We highlight discounts available at Costco, Ritz Camera and GNC, among others.

Challenge Section:
SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know which US state has a higher percentage of people with PhD's than any other state?





Debbie of Duncan, SC tells us that the Olive Tree restaurant in her area provides a 10% discount on their large potions and great food to customers 55 and older.

Gina, in Lansford, PA, informs us that Julia's Family Restaurant offers special discounted entrees daily for folks 55 and older.

Carol of Kings Park, NY lets us know that the Park Bake Shop in New York provides a 10% discount to all customers 65 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
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Transportation - Bus and Rail Discounts

When planning your travel this summer, don't forget about some of the more scenic ways in which to reach your destination. So many of us are flying or driving these days, that we forget to consider trains and buses as an inexpensive alternative that can provide a great way to see the country.

While trains and buses are typically more cost effective, they can even be a better deal with the discounts available for mature travelers. Below are some of the senior discounts for bus and rail travel offered by the major providers. So next time you are traveling and have a little extra time, look into these alternatives and their discounts.

Alaska Railroad (800-544-0552)
Seniors receive a 20% discount on regular fares. (65+)

AMTRAK (800-872-7245)
Amtrak travelers aged 62 and over receive a 15% discount off the applicable adult rail fare on most Amtrak trains. (Discount does not apply to sleeper accommodations or the Auto Train.)
A 10% discount is available to seniors 60+ on the North America Rail Pass. The North America Rail Pass is the most adventurous and affordable way to see the United States and Canada. Amtrak also has Children's Discounts, Student Discounts, Military Discounts and Veteran's Discounts. Check their web site for details. (62+)

Gray Line (303-394-6920)
AARP members receive a 10% discount on any half or full day tour at participating locations throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. Some locations may also provide the same discount to non-AARP members, but the age requirement may be 55-60 years of age. (50+)

Greyhound (800-229-9424)
Greyhound passengers age 62 and older may request a 5 percent discount on unrestricted passenger fares. Appropriate ID may be required.
eSavers: Save 10% by purchasing your ticket online for advertised locations. This Internet-only promotion covers virtually every corner of the country. Greyhound also has Children's Discounts, Student Discounts, Military Discounts and Veteran's Administration Discounts. Check their web site for details. (62+)

Peter Pan Bus Lines (800-237-8747)
Travelers 62 and older receive a 5% discount. (62+)

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SeniorDiscounts and this Newsletter, click here.
 This week, we bring you some of the discounts available for Gold and Premium Members in our SeniorDiscounts Database. The following discounts and over 135,000 more can be found at Included in each listing is the phone number, address, discount details and more. 

Before September 1st, join Costco Wholesale and receive a $10 Costco Cash Card. The annual Costco membership also includes a free Household Card. ($10 Costco Cash Card offer is available only to non-members for their first year of membership. Limit one offer per household.)You must print out the application form and bring it to the nearest Costco location. (New discount offers will be available on September 1, 2007.) Click here to print the form:

GNC (General Nutrition Centers)
 GNC sets the standard in the nutritional supplement industry by demanding truth in labeling, ingredient safety and product potency, all while remaining on the cutting edge of nutritional science. SeniorDiscounts members receive 10% off all orders and free shipping on all online orders. To redeem, visit the web site and search under Health and Nutrition. (Must be a Premium Member.) is dedicated to providing the best selection of quality photo, video and consumer electronics products at the most competitive prices available. At your order is always TAX-FREE, includes FREE SHIPPING on most photo items and is protected by our LOW PRICE GUARANTEE. SeniorDiscounts members receive a 5% discount on-line at You must use the link provided on the web site to receive the discount. (Must be a Premium Member.)
Enjoy the taste of salt without the health risks of sodium. AlsoSalt isn't salt, but tastes like it when used on food. AlsoSalt is all natural, providing nutrients that are essential for good health. Available in shaker bottles and individual serve packets. SeniorDiscounts members save 10% on orders over $5.00 placed online at by entering the word (seniors) in the coupon field on the order form.
Details about these discounts and thousands more are available on our web site for our Gold and Premium members.
Do you know of a senior discount that we don't? Tell us and you could win a free subscription to our program. Click Here.
 Find a retirement or assisted living community, nursing home or Alzheimer's care home that matches your needs at View maps and online tours or get driving directions. Check out their new, easier search, click here.

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.

As always, we greatly appreciate your participation in adding value to our service.

Our winner of the senior discount challenge this week, Sherry Gonzales of Santa Cruz, CA, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Sherry, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.

Weekly Internet Challenge

Answer the trivia question correctly and you will be entered to WIN a complimentary SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book.

This Week's Challenge:
Which US state has a higher percentage of people with PhD's than any other state?

To answer this week's question and for last week's challenge and answer, click here.

Our winner of last week's challenge, Annette Hancock, of Ozark, AL, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Annette, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.


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