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December 21, 2006


Senior Special Section: Happy Holidays! In honor of the major snowfall in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains, we discuss discounts associated with snow in this week's issue.

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Senior Discounts Section: This week, we highlight senior discounts available at some of the retail stores to help those that still have last minute shopping.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know what is the largest snow total for a single storm in the United States?

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Jackie, from San Antonio, TX informs us that many Taco Cabana locations offer a Many Taco Cabana restaurants offer a 10% discount to customers 55 and older.

Thomas, in Mobile, AL, tells us that the hotel chain, Extended Stay America provides a 10% discount to guests 62 and older.

Samantha, of Deerfield Beach, FL lets us know that many Piccadilly Cafeteria locations offer a 10% discount from 2-5 PM Mondays through Wednesdays for customers 60 and older.

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Savings on the Snow

Denver and much of the Rockies has been hit with one of the largest snow storms in years. While this can be problematic for travelers and people living in the areas hardest hit by the snow, it signals the beginning of a great year for snow sport enthusiasts. What better time to discuss some of the best senior discounts around, those offered by ski areas.

There are of course discounts available on lodging, car rentals, restaurants and other services one might use while traveling to and staying at winter resorts, but some of the best discounts will be found on lift tickets, rentals and lessons.

Many ski areas offer discounted lift ticket rates for older skiers. Typically ski areas will offer different rates depending on one's age. Discounts usually start around the age of 60 or 62 and can range between a 15% discount on the lift ticket price to no charge at all. Yes, that is correct, some ski areas offer free skiing to skiers of a certain age. People in their sixties can expect to see discounts of 15% to 75% off a daily ticket price and anywhere from 30% to 80% off season passes. Free skiing and deeply discounted lift ticket rates are usually reserved for skiers in their seventies and older.


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The majority of ski areas have web sites, and one can find their senior rates listed there. You can also call the area for its rates and specials. When booking a trip, be sure to ask about multiple day prices, especially if you don't yet qualify for and age-related discount. Some ski areas will have special senior packages that include air fare, lodging, lift tickets, rentals and lessons.

If you are not eligible for those senior discounts, check out the ski area's season passes. Many ski areas are now offering season passes to multiple mountains at very discounted prices. Often, you will only need to ski a couple of days to recoup the cost. Also, check out local grocery, stores, retail stores, hotels and gas stations in proximity to a ski area. Many of them will sell discounted ski tickets.

There are also ski clubs just for seniors. The Over the Hill Gang and the 70+ Ski Club are just two of the many clubs available. These clubs provide discounted prices and rentals, fun trips, and new friends to ski with.

Discounts can also be found on lessons and rentals. Many areas provide ski programs that are specifically designed for older skiers and will be reduced in cost. One may also find discounts on ski rentals, but generally only at the rental shops owned by the ski areas. Independently owned ski shops typically do not have age related discounts.

So enjoy the snow and save some money this season.

  This week, we bring you some of the discounts available on our SeniorDiscounts Web Site. 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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  Many Dressbarn stores have senior discounts. The amount of the discount, age requirement and participation varies with the store location. Stores typically offer a 10% discount to shoppers 55 years of age and older. Contact your local Dressbarn for discount information.
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  Factory Card and Party Outlets

Mature 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.

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  Kohl's Department Stores
  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.
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  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.
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  Banana Republic
  Many Banana Republic locations offer a senior discount program. Those stores that provide a discount will typically offer 10% off everyday but the age requirement and discount amount varies from store to store. Banana Republic recommends contacting your local store for details.
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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, Kristen Jones of Springfield, MO will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Kristen, please e-mail us at: 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:
Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in California holds the US single storm snowfall record. How much snow fell?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
According to the US Department of Energy, which state uses the most total amount of energy?
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Our winner this week, Jack Hopkins of Woodbridge, VA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Jack, 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.


Ski Area Fun Facts

Lowest Major Ski Resort in North America: This title goes to Alyeska Resort in Girdwood Alaska, whose base is at 250 feet.

Highest Annual Average Snowfall for A Lift-Served Ski Resort in North America: Washington's Mount Baker receives an average of 647 inches.

Longest Ski Season in North America: Oregon's Timberline Resort on Mount Hood generally stays open until Labor Day.

The Most Innovative Ski Lift in North America: Snowbird, Utah is constructing a 575-foot tunnel that will deliver skiers via a conveyor belt to Mineral Basin.

Highest Chairlift in North America: The honor goes to Breckenridge, Colorado's new Imperial Express Superchair which tops out at 12,840 feet.

First Indoor Skiing Snow Dome in the US: Meadowlands Xanadu will be opening in East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2007.

The Oldest Ski Resort in the US: Idaho's Sun Valley. First opened in 1936.


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