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, November 17, 2005


Senior Special Section: Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of you will probably be "chefs for a day." This week we are reviewing discounts that can be found at grocery stores to help you save money on the big feast.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: Our newsletter subscriber special rate for the SeniorDiscounts Card will end on January 1, 2006. To receive the discounted $19.95 rate, enter the promotional code "sdcard01" during check out. For the holiday season we are also adding a special rate for purchases of more than one membership. Read below for more details.

For more information on becoming a member of the SeniorDiscounts Card program, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available on Lodging, Medical Supplies, and Tupperware, among others.

Challenge Section: Check out our Add a Discount challenge to win $100. We also have some other ways in which you can earn a reward from SeniorDiscounts, including Veterans Day trivia. Check out our Challenge Section below for last week's winner and more details.

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Marlene, from Freeport, NY tells us that the Dress Barn in Meadowbrook Commons offers a 10% discount on Tuesdays to shoppers 62 and older.

Jeanne, of St. Paul, MN tells us that Arthur Williams Optical
provides a 10% discount on eye care services to clients 65 and older.

Mary in Fort Wayne, IN informs us that Maid in Aboite offers a 10% to 15% discount on all cleaning services to customers 55 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.


Let us know about senior discounts,
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Grocery Stores

For many of us, Thanksgiving dinner is traditionally one of the most elaborate meals of the year, requiring the purchase of lots of groceries. The cost of groceries can add up, but if you do a little research and time your trip to the store, you may be able to save some money.

While some national grocery store chains do offer discounts to seniors, we have found that it is the smaller, local specialty stores that are more likely to offer senior discounts. Shoppers will typically find discounts of 5% to 10%, but they can be as high as 25%. Certain products are typically not included in most supermarkets' senior discounts. These products include prescription drugs, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and gift cards and certificates.

A senior discount is almost always offered either one day a week or one day per month, but there are exceptions as we some stores offer discounts every day. The most common days for a senior discount are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, perfect timing for the Thanksgiving holiday. These discounts usually begin at the age of 55, but may not start until 60 or 62 so check with your local store.

Here are a few examples of discounts offered at some regional chains:

Fry's Food & Drug - Located in Arizona, shoppers 55 or older save 10% on the total food bill on the first Wednesday of every month.
Bi-Lo Grocery Store - Located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Customers 55 and older receive a 5% discount every Wednesday.
Harris Teeters Grocery Store - Located in the Southeast US. Shoppers 60+ save 5% on groceries every Tuesday.
Ralphs Grocery Store - Located mainly in California, seniors 60 and older save an extra $1 on their grocery bill with each $10 purchase on Ralphs Private Label Products.
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace - There is a 10% discount one day a week. Day, age requirement, discount amount and store participation vary. Call your local store for details.
Kroger Grocery Store - Typically a 5% discount on Tuesdays for shoppers 55 and older. Day, age requirement, discount amount and store participation vary. Call your local store for details.

To search for grocery stores go to the Discount Search Form located on our web site and search within the RETAIL category, click here. We are always looking for more grocery store discounts. If you know of any in your area, please tell us on our Senior Add a Discount page, click here.

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  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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  Wynstar Inn & Suites
  Located in Fort Meyers, FL, this Wynstar Inn and Suites provides SeniorDiscounts Card Members with a 40% discount. Ask for the SeniorDiscounts Card rate at the time of making your reservation.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging category.
   provides Vitamins, Supplements and Natural Health Products. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off their order. Visit the web site at or call the toll free number 1-800-793-2601. You must use SeniorDiscounts Card promotion code: WZ48BSD to receive your 10% discount.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  Franklin Medical Supply
  Franklin Medical is a handicapped-owned business located in Massachusetts that provides adjustable beds at low prices throughout the US. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a $100 discount on Adjustable Beds and $20 on Hospital Beds from Franklin Medicals already guaranteed low prices on Invacare beds or bed packages.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category.
  TMSR Computer Solutions
  TMSR 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.
  Tupperware CyberSavers
  Tupperware CyberSavers sells first quality Tupperware shipped within 3 days of order. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 15% discount. Please call for details.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
Great Senior and Elder Care Resources:
Find a retirement or assisted living community, nursing home or Alzheimer's care that matched your needs at You can now view maps & get driving directions. To start your search, click here.

For helpful information on elder care service providers varying from Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Response to Home Care and Assisted Living Facilities, click here.

Add a Discount Challenge

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. 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.

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 was the name of the captain of the famous Mayflower?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What year was Armistice Day officially changed to Veterans Day?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:

Our winner this week, Elaine Olsen of Escanaba, MI will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Elaine, 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.


Turkey Facts

Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead.

Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.

A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees.

A turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.

Benjamin Franklin wanted a turkey to be the national bird.

The best times to find turkeys are on warm clear days or in a light rain.



SeniorDiscounts has offered our SeniorDiscounts Card program to our newsletter subscribers for the discounted rate of $19.95 since we first began. As of January 1, 2006, that rate will no longer be available, so get your cards and guide books now.

Starting November 23, 2005, we are also offering a discounted rate for purchases of more than one membership. Current members of the SeniorDiscounts Card program can purchase additional memberships for friends and family, which include access to our exclusive discounts as well as our Guide Book, for only $15.95. This is a great opportunity to buy your family and friends a membership for Christmas. If you are not already a member, you will first need to become a member at our newsletter special $19.95 rate. Simply register on our web site using the promotional code "sdcard01" during check out and next week we will provide you with a special promotional code to access this great price. Look for more information on our web site and in this weekly newsletter.

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