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September 15, 2006


Senior Special Section: This last Sunday was Grandparents Day and we hope all of you with grandchildren had a wonderful weekend. Our last newsletter looked into those discounts offered by regional and nation discount chains. This week, we continue to review many of the retail discounts available to seniors.

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 flowers, health products and sporting goods among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know what the national minimum wage is? Find out below.

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Pam, from Houston, TX tells us that Denis' Seafood House allows "Seasoned" citizens to order from the lunch menu until 7:00pm daily, providing significant savings form the dinner menu.

Nancy, in Middleton, MA informs us that Pepperidge Farms Thrift Store provides a 50% discount off already reduced bakery items on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to people 65 and older.

Wynelle, of Fort Worth, TX has mentioned that Trinity Railway Express provides a $1.00 discounted fare for travel to and from Fort Worth to Dallas as well as rides on the Dart Rail train and buses in the Dallas and Fort Worth area. Available to passengers 50 and older.

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Retail Discounts Part 2

In out last newsletter we discussed how to locate senior discounts at regional and national retail chains. We analyzed the amount of the discount one can expect to receive, the most common age requirements as well as the typical times and days most retailers offer their senior discount. We also listed some specific senior discounts that can be found at various national and retail chains. Due to the number of retail chains that offer senior discounts, we were only able to highlight a few of those retail chains. To see last week's newsletter, click here.

This week we continue with breakdown of retail chains that offer discounts to seniors.

Burke's Outlet
Seniors 50 and older receive a 15% discount on all purchases every Monday. One must join the free Burke's Monday Club.

Carson Pirie Scott
Carson Pirie Scott and its affiliate stores: Boston Store, Bergners, Herbergers, Carsons and Younkers offer discounts to customers 55 years of age or older. They typically have one "Senior Day" a month which usually falls on a Wednesday. The discount is 20% off if one uses the store's proprietary credit card, 15% off if one uses any other type of payment and 10% off their Home Store merchandise using any payment type. There are some exclusions, which typically include Cosmetics, Fragrances and Designer Apparel.

Factory Card and Party Outlet
Shoppers can receive 10% off every Wednesday at select locations. Discount, age requirement and participation varies. Please call or ask at a local store for details.

Goodwill Industries and Salvation Army
Stores that offer a discount typically give seniors 55 and older 10% to 20% off the entire purchase and the discount is usually good only on certain days of the week, most commonly Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Contact your local Goodwill or Salvation Army for participation, discount details and age requirements.

Goody's Stores
Seniors 55 and older typically receive 10% to 15% off on select days, usually a Tuesday or Wednesday. Goody's recommends contacting a local store for the dates of the discount, age requirements and discount amounts.

Gottschalks credit card customers 55 and over receive 10% off on purchases every Tuesday. Among other benefits seniors also receive free customer gift wraps on items purchased on Tuesdays.

Hancock Fabrics
Seniors 55 and older receive a 10% discount on the first Wednesday of each month.

Kohl's Department Store
Seniors 62 and older can receive 10-15% off on select days at participating Kohl's locations. To locate the specific days and discounts available, check your local paper for the Kohl's advertisement or ask a Kohl's associate.

Longs Drug Stores
The Longs Senior Advantage program provides its members with discounts of up to 50% on cash purchases of prescriptions. Members also receive 10% off all Hallmark products, 10% off all Longs Brand products and 10% off Longs One Hour Photo Processing. This program is free to join and Longs Drugs provides an online form on their web site. Customers can also register at a local store. The age requirement for the Longs Senior Advantage program is 60 years and older in California and Hawaii and 55 years of and older in all other states.

See you next week for the rest of this retail review. We have all of the stores above and more listed on our web site in the Retail Category. To search for the stores and their senior discounts, click here.

  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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  From You Flowers
  From You Flowers has a large selection of flowers & gifts for any occasion and every sentiment. They offer same day delivery anywhere in the country on all orders placed before 3:00pm in the delivery time zone. SeniorDiscounts Card Members save 20% on all orders. Simply order online or call 1-800-838-8853 and use the discount code 484.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  1-800-Patches, Inc. has a complete list of health, beauty and wellness products. Products include weight loss, wellness, anti-wrinkle treatment, teeth whitening, pain relief, smoking cessation, and nutrition. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive an exclusive 12% discount on all orders from

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  Auto Service Warranty
(Parma Heights, OH)

  SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive $100.00 off any Complete Coverage Policy. (0% interest plans are available.) $50.00 of any vehicle warranty. Be sure to ask for the senior discount. Call for details and have your membership number available.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Auto Services category in Parma Heights, OH.
  Mel Cotton's Sporting Goods
(San Jose, CA)

  Mel Cotton’s is a household name in Northern California. They have inventories of over 1,000 brand name vendor lines, ranging in outdoor activities from backpacking to camping, skiing to snowboarding, freshwater to saltwater fishing, athletic shoes to hiking boots, inline skating to skateboards, athletics and water sports. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount off of the total purchase at Mel Cotton's Sporting Goods on Tuesdays.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Sports and Recreation category in San Jose, CA.
  Family Thrift Center
(El Paso, TX)
  Family Thrift Center places over 5,000 experienced items for sale each day. They have new and secondhand household goods like clothing, linens, toys, records, shoes, books, and furniture. Every Wednesday, SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 50% off most items.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Retail category in El Paso, TX.
  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.

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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, Nancy McGuire of Middleton, MA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Nancy, 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:
About how many grandparents reside in the United States?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What is the current US National Minimum Wage?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:

The current US National Minimum Wage is $5.15 an hour.

Our winner this week, Prudence Murphy of Fairmont, WV will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Prudence, 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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Grandparents Day Facts:

1.7 million grandparents are currently married in the U.S.

5.7 million grandparents have grandchildren under age 18 living with them.

2.4 million, or about 42% of all grandparents whose grandchildren live with them are responsible for most of the basic needs (food, clothing, shelter) of one or more of the grandchildren who live with them. Of these caregiver grandparents, 1.5 million are grandmothers and 880,000 are grandfathers.

1.4 million grandparents are in the labor force and provide for most of the basic needs of their grandchildren.

460,000 grandparents whose income is below the poverty level are caring for their grandchildren.

About 80 percent of grandparents in the US had either visited or spoken with their grandchildren by phone in the past month.

About 3 million grandparents receive Grandparents Day cards, nationwide, each year.


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