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August 31, 2006


Senior Special Section: We hope all of you have an enjoyable Labor Day Weekend and are able to stay dry. If you plan to shop this weekend, this newsletter may help you save some money as we discuss senior discounts at retail stores.

SeniorDiscounts News: Save on Dental, Vision and other Health services, click here.

Thousands of 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 restaurants, vitamins and mobility products.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know what is the smallest and largest official dog breeds are? Find out below.

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Georgia, from Union Hatward, CA reminds us that many Pollo Loco restaurants provide a 10% discount on all menu items to customers 60 and older.

Marge, in White Plains, NY informs us that NY MTA Bus Service offers a Reduced-Fare MetroCard that is available with an application for 50% off regular fares to people 65 and older.

Bill, of Plant City, FL has mentioned that Dinosaur World offers $2 off adult admission to guests 60 years of age and older.

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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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Retail Discounts Part 1

It has been over a year since we last reviewed senior discounts available at national and regional retail stores. Many retail chains offer discounts to the over 50 crowd, but they do not always advertise the discounts, so it can be difficult to track them down.

The age requirements for these discounts will vary depending on the retail store you visit. Some begin as early as 50 years of age while others may only offer the discount to those 62 years of age and older. The discount amount for seniors is typically 10% but there are some chains that provide a 20% savings and even a few that will offer more.

While some chains may not offer senior discounts, their factory or outlet stores might. Many factory and outlet malls will have senior discount programs available at some, if not all, of the merchants located in the mall.

Typically senior discounts at retail stores will not be offered every day. Usually, stores will offer a senior discount one day a week, most commonly on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Below is a list of some retail chains that offer senior discounts. We do not have enough room to post them all this week so look for details on other retail chains in upcoming newsletters or check our web site, click here.

Costco Wholesale
SeniorDiscounts Card Members can join Costco and receive a free $10 Costco Cash Card to be used with any purchase. Annual Costco membership includes a Free Household Card. To receive the offer please visit the SeniorDiscounts web site and search for a local store in your area, click here.

Banana Republic
Many Banana Republic locations offer a senior discount program. Those stores that provide a discount will typically offer a 10% discount every day but the age requirement and discount amount varies from store to store. Banana Republic recommends contacting your local store for details.

Bealls Stores
Located in Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and Alabama, Bealls Stores offers a 20% discount to shoppers 50 and older on the first Tuesday of every month with its Club 50 Plus program. One can register for the program at any store location at no cost.

Bealls Florida
Bealls Senior Days Promotion includes a 15% discount on purchases in the store only. Bealls Senior Days occur a few times each year; they are usually scheduled on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of the month and will be posted in the local paper or on their web site.

Bealls Outlet and Burke's Outlet Stores
These stores are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina and Texas. Seniors 50 and older receive 15% off all purchases every Monday when you join their Monday Club.

Belk Department Stores
On the first Tuesday of every month, Belk department stores have a fifty-five plus shopping day where purchases are 15% off and include free gift-wrapping.

Many Dressbarn stores have senior discounts. The amount of the discount given, age requirement and participation varies with the store location. Stores typically offer a 10% discount to shoppers 55 years of age and older. Contact your local Dressbarn for discount information.

Check in next week for information on senior discounts at other retail stores.

  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 a free on year subscription to our Card program.
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 provides vitamins, supplements and natural health products. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off all orders. One can purchase online or by phone.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.


SpinLife has everything from walkers to power wheelchairs. They promise to meet or beat any published competitor's price for any wheelchair, power wheelchair, electric scooter or home medical equipment product for sale at SpinLife. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive an additional 5% off all orders.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  T.A.P. (Transcending All Problems)
  Counseling and Coaching for self-esteem, fears and phobias. Dr. Kiya L. Immergluck offers quick, effective energy work (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques) for letting go of old limiting beliefs. In practice since 1978, Dr. Immergluck sees clients in the Chicago area and can work with clients by telephone anywhere in the United States. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive $20 off the initial counseling session.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category in Chicago, IL.
  Canes Canada Inc
  Canes Canada provides SeniorDiscounts Card Members a $5 discount on any purchase of $100 or more or two free tips with any purchase of a cane. To order, please call the umber located on our web site and mention SeniorDiscounts.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  Nicholas James Bistro
  Nicholas James Bistro in Merrick, NY specializes in enjoyable American cuisine for lunches, dinners, cocktails and catering, both on and off premises. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 15% off the regular menu dinner when seated between 4pm-6pm. Also, Nicholas James Bistro offers a 3 course price-fixed menu when seated between 4pm-6pm on Tuesdays through Saturdays for only $18.95 per person (normally $36). Members also receive a 10% discount during lunch hours and a 10% discount on catering orders served on or off the premises.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging category in Merrick, NY.
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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, Jesse Jackson Jr. of Auburn Hills, MI will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Jesse, 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 current US National Minimum Wage?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What is the smallest and largest official dog breeds?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:

Smallest - Chihuahua: Largest - English Mastiff: Tallest - Irish Wolfhound.

Our winner this week, Carolyn Donnell of San Jose, CA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Carolyn, 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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Labor Day Facts from the US Census Bureau

The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing a “Labor Day” on one day or another, and a bill to establish a federal holiday was passed by Congress in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.

151 million - Number of people age 16 or older in the nation’s labor force in May 2006. Among the nation’s workers are 81.2 million men and 69.8 million women.

$40,798 and $31,223 are the 2004 annual median earnings, respectively, for male and female full-time, year-round workers.

5.1 million - Number of state government employees nationwide as of March 2005.

2.7 million - Number of civilian employees of the federal government as of December 2005.


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