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Wednesday,
November 22, 2006

 

Senior Special Section: Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving.

In this week's issue: One of the most common places to find age related discounts is at national and local restaurants, but they can be difficult to locate...continued below.

SeniorDiscounts News:
While supplies last, we are selling the 2006 Guide Book for a very large discount. This can make a great holiday gift for friends and family. For more details, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We highlight SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available on flowers, senior products and pest control among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know which US state produces the largest number of turkeys each year?

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Lindy, from Orlando, FL tells us that the Girlfriend's Online Mall, located at thegirlfriendsmall.com provides a 10% discount to people 60 years of age and older.

Matilda in Bensalem, PA reminds us the KB Toys now offers a 10% discount every Tuesday to grandparents and/or people over the age of 50.

Angelo, of Orland Park, IL lets us know that Marcus Theaters provides a discounts for movie-goers 60 years of age and older. Save an estimated 10% on matinee movies and about 35% on evening movies. Special prices are also available for matinees on Friday.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
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Restaurant Discounts

One of the most common places to find age related discounts is at national and local restaurants. While these discounts are readily available, most restaurants do not advertise their discounts and thus the discounts must often be requested.

These discounts can come in a variety of different forms. Most common is a standard percentage, typically 10%, discounted from the price of the meal. Others may provide a free coffee or beverage with the purchase of an entrée or a "senior menu" with smaller portions and lower prices. Also look for 2 for 1 specials, as many places will extend the discount to companions of any age.

Age requirements will vary from location to location. Most large national chains will have an age requirement of 50 to 55, but most of these chains will usually extend the discount to people who simply know to ask for it. Local restaurants on the other hand will tend to have higher age requirements, perhaps 60 or 65 years of age and may require some type of identification. They will tend to have larger discounts.

While many restaurant chains offer a discount, they are often franchised and therefore each location may have a different owner. This can cause some discrepancies among the senior discounts provided. Restaurant chains may not require that the franchisees provide a specific senior discount or any senior discount for that matter. You will find however, that there is some continuity among senior discounts at particular chains.

Here are some of the national companies that provide senior discounts at some or all of their locations. SeniorDiscounts lists many more of these and tens of thousands of local restaurants throughout the US.

Arby's, Bakers Square, Bennigan's Bob's Big Boy, Boston Market, Burger King, Carl's Jr., Carrows, Chick-fil-A, Chili's Grill & Bar, Church's Chicken, Coco's Bakery Restaurants, Country Kitchen, Denny's, Dunkin Donuts, El Pollo Loco, Elephant Bar Restaurant, Fosters Freeze, Fresh Choice, Friendly's Restaurant and Ice Cream, Fuddruckers, Golden Corral, Grandy's, Hardees, HomeTown Buffet, IHOP, Jack in the Box, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Le Peep, Long John Silver's, McDonald's, Mrs. Fields Cookies, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Popeye's Fried Chicken, Shoney's, Sizzler, Strings Italian Café, Souper Salad, T.J. Cinnamons, Taco Bell, TCBY, Todai, Village Inn, Wendy's, Whataburger.

The key is to remember to always ask for the discount.

Remember that the discounts, the age requirements and the store participation can vary. Always ask ahead of time and expect variations in the discounts offered. You can find these discounts and more on our web site at www.seniordiscounts.com. We are always looking for more restaurant discounts, if you know of any in your area tell us on our Add a Discount page.

 
     
  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 www.seniordiscounts.com. 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 one year subscription to our Card program.
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  DozenRosesOvernight.com
 
 
  DozenRosesOvernight.com can ship roses anywhere in the US overnight. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 20% discount on all purchases. Use promotional code FRIEND at check out.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
 
       
  4EverActive
 
 
 

4EverActive.com is a resource which facilitates day to day activities for individuals with limiting physical conditions. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 5% discount on all orders and a free pharmacy savings card.

 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
 
       
  SeniorShops
 
 
  SeniorShops offers over 1,000 products and gifts for seniors, including amplified phones, magnifiers, games, bathroom aids, orthopedic support, seat cushions, loud alarms and much more. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 5% off all merchandise.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
 
       
  Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows
Orlando, FL
 
 
  Step into the world of comedy and intrigue where you become the detective. Enjoy dinner and unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks while watching a hilarious whodunit with improvisation and audience participation. Shows Nightly. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 15% off for up to 6 guests when you present your SeniorDiscounts Card.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Restaurant category in Orlando, FL.
 
       
  Pest Free Service Co.
Miami, FL
 
 
 
  Pest Free Service Co. is a family owned Pest Control company offering residential and commercial service. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category in Miami, FL.
 
 
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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 a business's 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 of the senior discount challenge this week, Matilda Carr of New Bensalem, PA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Matilda, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com to claim your prize.

Weekly Internet Challenge

Answer the trivia question correctly and you will be entered to WIN a complimentary SeniorDiscounts Card Membership with included SeniorDiscounts Guide Book.

This Week's Challenge:
Which US state produces the largest number of turkeys each year?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
How many seats do the Democrats and Republicans now hold in the Senate?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:

Right Now:
Rep: 55; Dem: 44; Ind: 1
For 2007:

Rep: 49; Dem: 49; Ind: 2(Dem Sided)

Our winner this week, Charles Brand of Beltsville, MD will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Charles, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com 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: mistakes@seniordiscounts.com with the mistake you have found and please include a correction if applicable. We appreciate your help.

 

For great deals on books containing senior discounts, click here.

 

 

Thanksgiving Day Facts

What many regard as the nation’s first Thanksgiving took place in December 1621 as the religious separatist Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. The day did not become a national holiday until 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday.

256 million is the preliminary estimate of the number of turkeys raised in the United States in 2005.

13.7 pounds is the quantity of turkey consumed by the typical American in 2003.

$1.00 was the cost per pound of a frozen whole turkey in December 2004.

 
     
 
 
 

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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