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, December 15, 2005


Senior Special Section: We hope everyone is looking forward to the holiday season. This week we have provided information on many retail chains that offer discounts to seniors. We hope it can save you some money on that last minute shopping.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: Read below for information on how to receive your SeniorDiscounts Card membership at a discounted rate. We are also offering savings for friends and family. You can also view a recent newsletter with more detailed information, click here.

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 for flowers, hair care and restaurants, among others.

Challenge Section: Only one week left to enter our Add a Discount challenge to win $100. We also have some other ways in which you can earn a reward from SeniorDiscounts. Check out our Challenge Section below for last week's winner and how you can win a free SeniorDiscounts Card Membership.

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Joan, from Bay City, MI tells us that the Grains and Greens health food store offers a 10% discount every day to customers 62 and older.

Dian of Charlestown, IN tells us that the Kentucky Fried Chicken locations in her area provide a senior buffet every Monday for only $5.00 (drink included), to customers 60 and older.

Mertie in Freeport, ME informs us that Sam's Sandwich Shop offers a 10% discount to patrons 55 and older.

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Retail Discounts

It has been over a year since we last reviewed senior discounts at national and regional retail stores. With only a short time left until the holiday season is upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone what discounts are available at retail stores. Below we have provided a condensed list of retail stores that have senior discounts.

Banana Republic
Banana Republic offers a senior discount program at many of its stores. Most locations offer a 10% discount every day but the age requirement varies from store to store. Banana Republic recommends contacting your local store for details.
Bealls Outlet Stores
Shoppers 50 and older can join the Bealls Monday Club and receive 15% off all purchases every Monday. Pick up the free card to receive the benefits at any of their locations.
Belk Department Stores
Belk Department Stores are located across the Southeast and in Texas. On the first Tuesday of every month, shoppers 55 and older receive 15% off of purchases.
Burke's Outlet
Seniors 50 and older receive a 15% discount on all purchases every Monday. You must join the free Burke's Monday Club.
Dressbarn stores have senior citizen discounts available but it varies with the store location. The typical discount is 10% for people 55 and older. Please contact your local Dressbarn to see what senior citizen discount is offered.
Factory 2-U
Stores are located in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. Every Monday, seniors 55 and older can receive an additional 10% savings in any and all Factory 2-U locations.
Factory Card and Party Outlet
Receive 10% off every Wednesday at select locations. Discount, age requirement and participation can vary. Please call a local store for details.
Goodwill Industries 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. Contact your local Goodwill or Salvation Army store for participation and discount details and age requirements.
Goody's Stores
Seniors 55 and older can typically receive 10% to 15% off on select days, usually a Tuesday or Wednesday. Goody's recommends contacting your local store for its dates, age requirements and discount amounts.
Gottschalks credit card customers 55 and over receive 10% off on purchases every Tuesday. Also receive free customer gift wraps on items purchased on Tuesdays.
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.
Pamida Discount Center
Shoppers 55 and older can save 10% on most items during select discount days. Contact your local Pamida store for dates and details.
Ross Dress for Less
Ross stores offer a discount of 10% to seniors 55 and older every Tuesday. They request seniors ask a store associate for details.
Sally Beauty Supply
Some Sally Beauty Supply locations offer discounts for seniors, but be sure to ask about the specific location's participation, age requirement and discount as they can and will vary. Most Sally Beauty Supply locations that offer a senior discount will provide between 5% and 25% off non-sale items to seniors 55 and older.
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.
Stage Stores
Stage operates Bealls, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage locations. Bealls, Palais Royal and Stage all provide people 50 and older with a 20% discount on all purchases on the first Tuesday of every month with its Club 50 Plus plan. Peebles also provides a discount on the first Tuesday of every month but it is 15% and for shoppers 55 and older.
Stein Mart
Many of their locations have a senior day which is usually available one or two times a month and most often falls on a Tuesday. On these senior days, seniors 55 and older can receive 15% off the total purchase. Contact your local store for details.

All of these discounts and many more retail discounts can be found on our web site, click here.

  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.  

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   is a nationwide provider of flowers and gifts. It offers same day delivery anywhere nationwide and is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. is offering all Senior Discounts Card Members a 20% discount on all of their flower needs.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  Creative Hair Designs by Chance

Creative Hair Designs by Chance in Laurel, MD specializes in balding and thinning hair. It welcomes all hair types and has a focus on black hair care. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a Relaxer, Trim & Semi Color for only $65, a savings of $30; Relaxer and Trim for only $55, a savings of $25; and a Set and Permanent Color for only $50, a savings of $10.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local services category.
  Independent Watkins Associates
  Watkins quality products have been around for over 135 years, and includes baking goods, medicinal products, home care products and others. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a $5 Gift Certificate mailed to them after any purchase over $50.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  Uncle Joe's Diner
  Uncle Joe's diner in Hamburgh, NY is modern diner with good food. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Restaurant category.
  The North Country Gazette
  The North Country Gazette is a daily online newspaper of commentary and investigative reports for New York State and beyond. It focuses on legal, consumer and legislative news that affects our everyday lives. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off all Gazette services and all in-house e-books, as well as 5% off NCG merchandise.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category.
Great Senior and Elder Care Resources:
Find a retirement or assisted living community, nursing home or Alzheimer's care that matches 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 SeniorDiscounts Card Membership with included SeniorDiscounts Guide Book.

This Week's Challenge:
According to USA Today, how much will the average consumer spend this holiday season?
A: $568, $645, $763 or $836

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Where was the most snow fall recorded during a one year period?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
According to the National Climate Extremes Committee, Mt. Baker in northwestern Washington reported a record 1,140 inches of snowfall for the 1998-99 snowfall season.

Our winner this week, Adam Benjamin of Buffalo, NY will receive a SeniorDiscounts one year membership. Adam, 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.


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Holiday Facts

The idea for using electric Christmas lights came from an American named Ralph E. Morris in 1895. The new lights proved safer than the traditional candles, which often started fires by falling in the dry Christmas trees.

Candy canes began as straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorated the Christmas trees. A choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral decided have the ends bent to depict a shepherd's crook and he would pass them out to the children to keep them quiet during the services. It wasn't until the 20th century that candy canes acquired their red stripes

Each night of Hanukah, an additional candle is placed in the Menorah from right to left, and then lit from left to right. On the last night, all the candles are lit.



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, and will only be offered at its standard $24 rate.

There are a number of benefits for becoming a SeniorDiscounts Card member and now is the time to do so while the discount is still available.

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 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 we will provide you with a special promotional code to access this great price. Current members will receive an e-mail that provides them with this special code. If you are a current member and have not received the special code, please e-mail us at:

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