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SeniorDiscounts would like to take a moment to say that our thoughts and prayers go out to all those people who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Senior Special Section: SeniorDiscounts has discovered that Delta has brought back some of its senior fares on its Shuttle Service. Read below for more details.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: The SeniorDiscounts Card special for $19.95 is now over. However, because of Hurricane Katrina many of us may not have had access to a computer. So, for our newsletter subscribers only, enter the promotional code "sdcard01" during check out and you will still be able to receive the $19.95 rate for another couple of weeks. For more information on becoming a member of the SeniorDiscounts Card program scroll down or click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available at thrift stores, and on exercise equipment and Tupperware, among others.

Challenge Section: We have a winner this week for our $200 Nominate a Business Challenge. Scroll down to see who won and for more information on this challenge and others.

 
 



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The following discounts were all submitted to us us by Marilyn, from Pueblo, CO. Thank you so much for all of your help Marilyn

Marilyn tells us that Suehiro Japanese Restaurant offers a 10% discount to guests over 65 years of age and older.

She also tells us that Mulligan's Sports Bar and Grill has a 10% discount for all sports fans 62 years of age and older.

Last but not least, Marilyn says that Fujita's Restaurant provides a 10% discount to anyone 60 years of age or older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.


Delta Shuttle

In our last two newsletters, we discussed the changes Southwest Airlines has made to its senior discount and its Rapid Rewards program. While we were researching these updates, we found that Delta is now offering senior discounts on its shuttle service along the East Coast.

Delta provided senior fares to travelers 62 years of age and older many years ago, but in 2001 it discontinued its senior discount. Now it has brought back a senior fare for its shuttle service. The age requirement is still 62 years of age or older and you can only book a flight over the phone. In fact, it was almost impossible to find information about this program on the Delta website.

We found that the senior fares offered by Delta were significantly cheaper than the regular fares, although you must fly during specific times of the day. On the flights that we researched, the average savings was about $50 for a round-trip flight. The senior fares are available any time Saturday and Sunday, and from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm or from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM during the week. There are also no advance reservations required, but the senior fares are subject to availability, which means that available seats may sell out.

While the flights we checked for senior fares were less expensive than the regular fares offered by Delta Shuttle, it is always a good idea to check Delta's website to compare prices and make sure the senior fare is the best deal available. You may also want to look at other carriers or discount websites like Orbitz.com, Travelocity, Expedia.com or SideStep for the best rates.

To book senior fares with Delta Shuttle, you must call their toll free number 800-221-1212 and advise the agent that your are requesting rates with the senior fare. You can check the senior fare against their regular fair by going to the Delta website at www.delta.com.

Delta also states that senior fares are subject to availability and may change. Only coach seats are available for the senior fare, although shuttle services have an all coach configuration. There is no minimum or maximum stay requirement and a valid ID such as a birth certificate or driver's license must be presented at time of purchase and/or check-in.

ElderCarelink provides free helpful information on an array of elder care service providers, varying from Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Response to Home Care and Assisted Living Facilities. The detailed questionnaire on ElderCarelink's web page allows you to specifically detail your or a loved one's elder care needs, then puts you directly in touch with local providers who are able to help; to check it out, click here.


 
 
     
  This week we are bringing you some of the discounts available in our SeniorDiscounts Card program. The following discounts and over 125,000 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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  Urban Renewals
 
 
  Urban Renewals in Allston, MA places over 5,000 experienced (used) items for sale each day. They have new and secondhand household goods such as clothing, linens, toys, records, shoes, books, and furniture. On Wednesdays SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 50% off most items.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Retail category.
 
       
  Tupperware CyberSavers
 
 
  Tupperware CyberSavers sells first quality Tupperware shipped within 3 days of order. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 15% discount.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
 
       
  Franklin Medical Supply  
 
 

Franklin Medical is a handicapped-owned business that provides adjustable beds at low prices. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a $100 discount on Adjustable Beds and $20 on Hospital Beds from Franklin Medical's already guaranteed low prices on Invacare beds or bed packages.

 
Click here for more details. Search our Medical Services category.
 
       
  Body Basics Exercise Equipment
 
 
  Body Basics in Omaha, NE provides exercise equipment that includes treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical trainers, and weight equipment. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 50% off delivery and assembly of any exercise equipment with purchase.
 
Click here for more details. Search our Retail category.
 
       
  BODYography
 
 
 
  BODYography in Edison, NJ offers Massage and Colon Hydrotherapy Services which include: Shiatsu, Therapeutic-Medical-Sports Massage, On Site Chair Massage, Reflexology, Herbs, Bach Flower Remedies, Reiki, and Aromatherapy, and Colon Hydrotherapy. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 20% off all services.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health/Nutrition category.
 
     
 
     
 

Nominate a Business Challenge

We have a winner of the $200 Nominate a Business Challenge. Pat Lewis of Portland, Oregon will receive the gift for all of the businesses she nominated. Thank you Pat for all of your help.

SeniorDiscounts is merging the Nominate a Business Challenge with the Submit a Discount Challenge. Thus, in the future, there will be one place you can tell us about new discounts and ask us to contact businesses about offering new discounts.

Submit a Discount Challenge

Earn $100. We are looking for any and all NEW Senior Discounts. This means discounts 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. The more discounts you enter, the better your chances of winning. Click here to enter.

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

Weekly Internet Challenge

Answer the trivia question and you will be entered to WIN a complimentary $10 gift certificate from Amazon.com.

This Week's Challenge:
According to the Department of Labor, when was the first Labor Day celebrated?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
How fast does a Space Shuttle travel in space?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
According to NASA, a Space Shuttle must reach speeds of about 17,500 miles per hour to remain in orbit.

Our winner this week, Carl Brueckner of Champaign, IL will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Amazon.com. Carl, 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 correction you have found and please include a description of the mistake. We appreciate your help.

 

For great deals on books containing senior discounts, click here.

 

 

Labor Day Facts

149.1 million:
Number of people age 16 or older in the nation’s labor force in May 2005. Among the nation’s workers are 80.0 million men and 69.1 million women. These men and women represent 66 percent of the civilian noninstitutionalized adult population.

The amount of time the average American spends commuting to work each year is more than 100 hours. (This exceeds the typical two weeks of vacation time taken by many U.S. workers over the course of a year.)

4.5 million:
The number of people who work at home.

28%:
Percentage of workers 16 or older who work more than 40 hours a week. Eight percent work 60 or more hours a week.


 
     
 
 
 

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To visit the SeniorDiscounts Card web site, click here.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please e-mail us at: thecard@seniordiscounts.com.

 
     
 
 
 

Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.
-Adam Smith

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SeniorDiscounts.com, Inc.
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Chicago, IL 60614

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