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November 3, 2006


Senior Special Section: We hope all of you had a great Halloween. While this newsletter's topic may be coming early for some, it is never too early to start saving on Christmas shopping. Take a look at some of the discounts that are available at outlet malls.

SeniorDiscounts News:
SeniorDiscounts needs to make room for its new 2007 SeniorDiscounts Guide Book. That means we are selling the 2006 Guide Book for a very large discount. For more details, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We highlight SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available on health products, air and water purifiers and a performing art center among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know how many women hold congressional seats?

If you would like to tell others about
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Kim, from Taunton, MA tells us that Ventura Grain, a local Lawn & Garden and Farm & Home Store offers a 10% in-store discount on all non-sale items to customers 55 and older.

Patty in Pittsburgh, PA reminds us that McDonald's provides a discounted senior coffee to all senior customers. Remember, not all locations may participate and age requirements can vary.

Ben, of Colleyville, TX lets us know that the Regal Opera Company provides a $2 discount on all shows to people 65 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

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Outlet Malls

November is here and you can already begin to see Christmas decorations going up in store front windows. While most of us may wait until Thanksgiving, or later, to begin our Christmas shopping, we thought it would be important to mention some of the discounts now available for those of you who like to get an early start.

There are some alternatives for those national retail chains that do not typically offer a senior discount on a nationwide basis. They are outlet malls. You may not have realized it, but many outlet malls across the US have senior discount days at most if not all of the stores in the particular center.

These "senior days" usually occur once a week, but may also occur on a monthly basis, with the most common senior day occurring on Tuesdays. Expect to save around 10%, while some stores may offer a free gift or a two-for-one special to seniors on a particular purchase.

The age requirements for these mall discounts can vary. Some may begin as early as 50 years of age while others may not begin until 60. Malls may also require that you visit the mall's front office to receive a discount card or certificate to redeem the discounts. Other malls simply ask that you provide identification at the particular stores when you make your purchase.

Most malls have web sites where their senior deals can be found, but don't assume that a mall doesn't have a senior discount program just because it is not stated on its site. Call the customer service desk or inquire at the main office next time you visit. Some stores in a mall may offer senior discounts even if the mall itself does not have a senior discount program in place.

Two of the largest chains of outlet malls that offer a senior discount are the Premium Outlet Malls and Mills Outlet Malls.

Premium Outlet Malls, with 37 locations in 24 states, provides a 50-Plus Shopper Club available. Shoppers 50 and older receive an added 10% savings on Tuesdays by simply presenting photo identification to the cashier at participating stores.

The Mills Outlet Malls, with 40 locations in more than 20 states, provides senior discounts at many of its outlet locations. There is no formal program and not all malls participate, but many offer a 10% discount on Tuesdays at participating stores.

We have other mall discounts located on our site in our retail category. Click here. If you know of a mall that offers a senior discount and would like to tell others, please let us know. 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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  1-800-Patches has a complete supply of health, beauty and wellness items. Products include weight loss, wellness, anti-wrinkle treatment, teeth whitening, pain relief, smoking cessation, and nutrition. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive an exclusive 12% off all orders from  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers category.
  Colonial Medical Assisted Devices

Colonial Medical specializes in assisted living devices. They carry a wide range of items to enhance living standards of today's seniors and disabled. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 5% off all products including sale items. Products available nationwide.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category in Nashua, NH.
  Air and Water Purification
(McKinney, TX)
  Power of Living sells Ecoquest International Air and Water Purification products. These air purifiers eliminate bad odors, reduce allergens like dust, pollen, dander, mites, mold and germs. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off all models of Air and Water Purifiers. Products available nationwide.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category in McKinney, TX.
  Ken's Corner Cafe
(Hackettstown, NJ)
  Ken's Corner Cafe serves Breakfast and Lunch everyday and Dinner on Friday’s & Saturday’s. Breakfast available all day. Mini Menu available for smaller appetites and includes 1/2 sandwich, soups, and side salad combo's, SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount every Wednesday.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Restaurant category in Hackettstown, NJ.
  Palace Performing Arts Center
(Albany, NY)
  Palace Performing Arts Center provides entertainment with a widely diverse offering of popular acts and cultural events. SeniorDiscounts Card Members and senior groups of 10 or more receive $3.00 off per ticket.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Entertainment category in Albany, NY.
  ElderCarelink is currently sponsoring a series of consumer surveys that will provide valuable information to families, employers, insurers, writers and other interested parties, regarding important issues associated with caregiving and their impact on our society. Click here.  

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, Angela Rall of Hempstead, NY will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Angela, 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 the 109th US Congress (2006), how many women hold congressional seats?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What was the per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2005?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:

26 pounds.

Our winner this week, Stanford Axel of Plainview, NY will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Stanford, 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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Women in Politics

This year, 78 women hold statewide elective executive offices across the country or 24.8% of the 315 available positions. Among these women 35 are Democrats, 39 are Republicans, one is an independent, and three were elected in nonpartisan races.

To date, women have been elected to statewide offices in 49 of the nation's 50 states. In Maine, the governor is the only executive elected statewide, and a woman has never served as governor there.


Joke by our reader Ron Wagner
Q: Did you know there are 3 things you lose when you turn 50?
A: The first thing is your memory...
and I can't remember the other 2.
Thanks Ron

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