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Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Senior Special Section: SeniorDiscounts just recently partnered with a flu immunization provider in order to help you bring flu shots to your community. Read below for more details.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: As we said last week, the SeniorDiscounts Card special for $19.95 has ended, but 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 more information on becoming a member of the SeniorDiscounts Card program scroll down or click here.
Also, if you attempted to contact us from our web site last week, we may not have received the message. If we have not responded to you, please contact us again, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available at antique stores, on computer hardware and software, and for home care.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts has combined its Nominate a Business and Submit a Discount Challenges. Scroll down for more information on this new challenge and others.


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Catherine, from Buzzards Bay and Wareham Line, MA tells us that Penner's Place Restaurant offers a senior discount of 20% off everyday from 2-5 p.m. for guests 60 and older

Janice, from Seattle, WA, tells us the Seattle Space Needle provides a $2 discount to visitors 65 and older.

W. L. Oakes of East Longmeadow, MA informs us that A.W. Brown's Pet & Garden Store offers shoppers 55 and older a 10% discount.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Flu Vaccinations For Your Community is always working to bring more discounts and savings opportunities to our readers and members. Because of a recent relationship with a leading flu shot immunization provider, SeniorDiscounts can help you bring flu vaccinations to your community.

Anyone, regardless of age, can receive a flu vaccination. People with the Medicare or other health insurance can receive this vaccination for free, while those without Medicare coverage or health insurance will pay $25.

The immunization provider SeniorDiscounts is working with has contracted with the three largest immunization companies in the U.S. While the immunization contractor has the ability to provide these services to local communities, it does not have the infrastructure to reach the grass roots level of the community and has sought out organizations like SeniorDiscounts to help reach a greater number of participants.

It is very easy to bring this service to your community. The provider just needs a location to stage the event. You can ask local religious centers, senior centers, grocery stores, fitness centers, and any organization that has a community of 250 or more customers or members if it would like to have a one-time event that would bring flu vaccinations to the community. This is a great service, requires very little participation and is completely free for the host provider. If the organization or business is interested, please provide us with the contact information, and SeniorDiscounts will pass it on to the immunization provider and it will then contact the facility.

There is little work for the host site to get involved. The immunization company will contact the host sites and provide them with marketing materials to post at their sites as well as coordinate the event schedule. The only request the immunization provider may have is for your host site to provide tables and chairs if it has access to them.

What if there are already facilities that provide vaccinations in my area? It is true that there are probably places people can go to receive flu vaccination. However, by providing additional host sites, you will make it easier and more convenient for everyone to get them by having more locations and creating more awareness.

To participate, simply contact any host site you may think is appropriate, (remember we are looking for those facilities that have 250+ members or customers including churches, senior centers, grocery stores, fitness centers, and any retailers.) If they are interested in participating, ask for the contact information for the internal representative they prefer to have as the point of contact for the immunization provider to coordinate the free event with. You can then send us the host site representative contact information and address to, or call us at 800-372-7513, or fax to 773-880-1276.

Unfortunately, because we were introduced to this program only very recently, the deadline to get interested host sites listed for this year's vaccinations is SEPTEMBER 9th - THIS FRIDAY. We hope this helps you bring much needed flu vaccinations to your community.

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 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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  Rice Senior Care Inc.
  Rice Senior Care in Houston is a well-known source of non-medical in home assistance providing transportation, companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, computer assistance, pill taking reminders, bill paying reminders, and much more. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 20% discount.
For details, click here. Located in the Health and Nutrition category.
  The Senior's Companion
  The Senior's Companion in Richmond, VA, makes it possible for the elderly to maintain as much independence as possible, by providing appropriate in-home assistance. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off first month's service.
For details, click here. Located in the Health and Nutrition category.
  TMSR Computer Solutions  

TMSR located in Garland, TX, provides computer supplies on both hardware and software. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 50% off on computer purchases and free computer training with each computer purchase.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Retail category.
  Looking Back Antiques
  Looking Back Antiques, located in San Dimas, CA, has over 5,000 antique items for sale. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 15% off all items.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Retail category.
  Manor House
  Manor House, located in Aurora, IL, is a safe living facility for seniors. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive up to $1,200 off the regular monthly rent of $2,500 to $2,800. Rent includes heat, electric, cable and 3 meals a day. Other amenities include sunroom, pool room and reading room.  
For details, click here. Located in Local Services category.

Add a Discount Challenge

SeniorDiscounts has merged the Nominate a Business and Submit a Discount Challenges to create the Add a Discount Challenge. You can now tell us about new senior discounts or tell us about other businesses you would like to see offer a senior discount at one place. And you could win $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. You can also tell us about businesses you think would be interested in offering a senior discount. Provide us with the business information and we will contact that business and invite them to offer a senior discount. 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

This Week's Challenge:
What category hurricane was Katrina when it reached the United States?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
According to the Department of Labor, when was the first Labor Day celebrated?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.

Our winner this week, Jeffrey Boas of Tucson, AZ will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Jeffrey, 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 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.

Katrina Facts

- At least 273 000 people made homeless by the storm are put being up in a variety of shelters in 16 US states, after they are processed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
- More than one million people in Louisiana may have been displaced by Katrina.
- Katrina devastated 235,000 square kilometers, an area half the size of France. 40 to 50 kilometers of Mississippi shoreline was obliterated. Four fifths of New Orleans ended up under water.
- The cost of the damage could surpass $100 billion and $35 billion to insurance companies. The loss of productivity in the area costs $100 million a day.
- Congress has released $10.5 billion in emergency aid.
More than $352 million have been pledged by private individuals through the Red Cross.
More than 50,000 troops are to be dispatched to the storm-ravaged area.
Draining New Orleans of its floodwaters could take anywhere between 36 days and 80 days, according to the US army.

    Members receive a personalized SeniorDiscounts Card, our over 500 page SeniorDiscounts Guide Book and exclusive member-only discounts. The goal of this program is to provide more and better discounts to the senior community, while providing an outlet for businesses to let seniors know about their special discounts. If you are interested in helping us spread the word about SeniorDiscounts and would like to become a sales representative, please contact us at

To visit the SeniorDiscounts Card web site, click here.

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"There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control."

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