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Thursday,
August 30, 2007

 

This Week's Special Section:
I think all of us are looking forward to the long Labor Day Weekend, and is there a better way to spend the weekend than visiting one of our national or state parks? This week we have all the information you need to save money at the parks.

Sound Off:
What are your plans for Labor Day weekend? Tell us about your extended weekend activities and find out what others are doing in our Discussion Boards.

Senior Discounts Section:
This is the last day to receive the cash card discount at Costco. Read below for more details.

Challenge Section:
SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know what the highest mountain in the continental United States is?

 

 

Al of Des Plaines, IL reminds us that most Hallmark stores provide a 10% discount to shoppers 55 and older one day every week, usually a Monday or Tuesday.

Charles, in Buffalo Verona, NJ informs us that Kings Supermarkets provide a 10% discount to all customers 65 and older.

Pete form Lincoln, Nebraska tells us that Douglas Theaters provides discounts of up to 20% to people 60 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
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Labor Day Savings at the Park

News you can use to save at National and State Parks this Labor Day Weekend.

National Parks

The America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Senior Pass is a lifetime pass for US citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The cost is $10.

This pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an entrance fee or standard amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and will admit the pass holder + 3 adults at per person fee areas. The pass can only be obtained in person at a national park that charges a fee. This pass also provide a 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50% price reduction.

This information and more is available at the National Parks web site located at: http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm.

State Parks

Like national parks, most state parks have discounts for older adults.

The discounts for seniors can vary from state to state. Some states require that you purchase a pass which can be used at all of the parks, while others offer a discount on the entrance fee, which you can obtain when you arrive. Be sure to bring an ID with proof of age with you. Some states may require that you are a current resident of that state to receive the discount, but it is uncommon.

Frequent use passes or annual passes can be purchased at most parks that charge admission, but also check the park's web site for information on purchasing these passes online, through the mail, or via a toll free number.

State parks that offer passes usually only charge a nominal fee for the initial purchase. Once you have the pass, admission is either free or discounted. Passes may also provide discounts on other park services, such as cabin rentals, camping, or fishing, but check with the state park beforehand. Not all states offer discounts on their other facilities and services. State Parks that don't offer a discount pass will usually provide discounts on the entrance fees. These can range anywhere from 25% to 75% off.

To find out the specifics of the discounts available in a particular state, visit that state park's web site. There you should be able to locate all of the details and restrictions. If you do not see information about these discounts, call or e-mail the local park or inquire about the discounts available when you arrive.

We have provided a list of all of the states and their current senior discounts as well as contact information. The list is a summary of the discounts available and we recommend checking the state's web site for full details. Click here to view the list with Adobe Acrobat.

  
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 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 www.seniordiscounts.com. Included in each listing is the phone number, address, discount details and more. 
  
 
Costco (Last Day)
 
 

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:
http://www.seniordiscounts.com/Costco.aspx

 
 
 
 
National Car Rental
 
 Members of SeniorDiscounts can enjoy the benefits of National’s Business Partner Program. Members receive: Complimentary membership in National’s Emerald Club for all your travelers (a $50 value); Contracted low rates and special business rates; Best Rating that ensures you receive the lowest available rate; Flexible coverage options tailored to meet your needs; Fast, easy Emerald Club Aisle Service, no lines, no counter, no forms; Easy online reservations with National’s One-Click Reservation process. You must use the link provided on the SeniorDiscounts.com web site to receive the discount. (Must be a Gold or Premium Member.)
 
 
 
 
Choice Hotels
 
 

Choice Hotels offers SeniorDiscounts Members a 20%-30% savings at more than 3,500 hotels across the United States, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, or Rodeway Inn. For more information and the discount code, visit our web site at SeniorDiscounts.com

 
 
 
 
Puritan's Pride
 
 
Puritan's Pride is offering Special Savings for SeniorDiscounts Members. Members receive $5 off any purchase over $50. Use promotion code SENIORS during the checkout process online, or place your order by phone at 1-800-645-1030 and mention coupon code PSENIOR.
 
 
 
  
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.
 
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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.

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

Our winner of the senior discount challenge this week, Charles Dimeck of Verona, NJ, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Charles, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com 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:
What is the highest mountain in the continental United States?

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

Our winner of last week's challenge, Ana Almodovar, of Glen Burnie, MD, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Ana, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com to claim your prize.

 
   
 
 
 

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