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October 13, 2006


Senior Special Section: We hope all of you are making it through this Friday the 13th without any mishaps. This week we are bringing some retail discounts that can help you save some money while getting ready for the Halloween Holiday. Read below for the full article.

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Jackie, from New York reminds us that Price Chopper Grocery Stores provides its customers that are 60 years of age and older with special discounts with its Senior AdvantEdge program. Discounts can be found on Price Chopper products and from other merchants.

Pete in Hartford, CT informs us that the residents 65 and older can pick up a free fishing license at any Connecticut Town Hall.

Daniel, of Duluth, GA tells us that St. Marlo Country Club provides $32 off regular green fees to golfers 55 and older every Monday through Thursday.

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Halloween Discounts

Today is Friday the 13th and Halloween is just around the corner, so this week we thought we should mention some of the discounts that can help with your Halloween preparations.
We have included some of the national and regional retail chains that provide senior discounts on items like candy, costumes and decorations. These stores can help you save money while preparing your children and grandchildren for their Halloween trick or treating.

Decorations and Supplies:

Factory Card and Party Outlet:
Shoppers can receive 10% off every Wednesday at select locations. Discount, age requirement and participation can vary. Please call or ask at a local store for details.
Savers has a senior discount program available at many of its locations, although not all participate. The discount is usually on Wednesdays and is good for 10% to 20% off their used merchandise. The age requirement may also vary by store. Contact your local store for details.
ShopKo offers a senior discount to individuals 55 and older. The discount is available once a month. Seniors receive a 15% discount on most items with some exclusions.


Goodwill Industries and Salvation Army:
You may be able to piece together a great costume at Goodwill and Salvation Army. Stores that offer a discount typically give seniors 55 and older anywhere from 10% to 20% off the purchase and are usually good only on certain days of the week, most commonly Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Hancock Fabrics:
If you plan to make a costume this year, seniors 55 and older receive a 10% discount on the first Wednesday of each month.
KB Toys:
Grandparents and adults 50 and older can sign up for the KB Toys Grandparents' Rewards Club Card by filling out a short application in any KB Toys store. Customers will receive a discount of 10% every Tuesday at its more than 600 nationwide stores.

Candy and Supplies:

Longs Drug Stores:
The Longs Senior Advantage program provides its members with a 10% discount on 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, but 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.
Pamida Discount Centers:
Shoppers 55 and older can save 10% on most items during select discount days. Contact your local Pamida store for dates and details.
Rite Aid:
Members of Rite Aid's Living More program receive 10% off cash purchases of prescription drugs and additional discounts on certain items in the store. Additional discounts include 10% on all Rite Aide products and 10% off most other products throughout the store every Tuesday. The age requirement for the Rite Aid Living More programs is 60 years of age and older and it is free to join.

Have a wonderful Halloween. Next week we will tell you about discounts at many of the grocery stores nationwide to help you even further with purchases for the Halloween holiday.

  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.  

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  ClubHouse Inn & Suites
  At many of the Clubhouse Inn and Suites across the United States, SeniorDiscounts Card Members can save at least 10% off the regular rates.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging category.
  Quickresponse Medical Alert Systems

Quickresponse Medical Alert Systems provides Medical Alarms, Medication Reminders, Monitored Smoke Detectors and Wander Guards. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 20% discount on its Medical Alert Systems as well as free installation, a $50 savings. Members also receive a 20% discount on its MedReady Medicine Dispenser. Available Nationwide.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Medical category in Newton, NH.
  All Star Deli (Prospect, CT)
  All Star Deli, a baseball themed restaurant, has a variety of foods to choose from, including Boars Head cold cuts, various salads and soups, specialty sandwiches, and flame-grilled hamburgers and hotdogs. Daily specials are available and breakfast is served all day. Dine in or take out. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Restaurant category in Prospect, CT.
  Innovative Financial Group, LLC
(Hillsborough, NJ)
  Innovative Financial Group, LLC is a full service financial planning firm for individuals and small business owners in New Jersey. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a free initial consultation and 20% off all fees.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category in Hillsborough, NJ.
  Your Assistant, LLC
(Branchburg, NJ)
  Your Assistant, LLC helps with financial schedules, investment performance monitoring, reviewing of investment portfolio, bill paying and can help negotiate and act as liaison between with contractors/banks/etc. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 20% off fees.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Medical Services category in Branchburg, NJ.
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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, Margaret Harke of Visalia, CA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Margaret, 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:
In which country did the Jack O' Lantern originate?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What year did the first Oktoberfest take place?
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Our winner this week, Mike Oberlander of Republic, OH will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Mike, 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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Halloween Facts:

Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.

Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.

Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.

Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.


A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. - Erma Bombeck

Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.
- Steve Almond

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