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December 28, 2006


Senior Special Section: We hope everyone has a fantastic New Year's Eve and a Happy New Year. This holiday week we are keeping the newsletter short and are reviewing our discounted price for the current SeniorDiscounts Guide Book before next year's publication.

Senior Discounts Section: We will continue this section next week.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know who owns the famous New Year's Eve Ball that drops each year in NYC?

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Continued next week.

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SeniorDiscounts Guide Book

SeniorDiscounts is making room for the release of the New 2007 SeniorDiscounts Guide Book.

Right now you can purchase the 2006 Edition for only $6.95. That even includes all shipping costs.

Until now, the SeniorDiscounts Guide Book has only been available to members of the SeniorDiscounts Card Program, which was provided as a benefit of Membership.

But right now, SeniorDiscounts needs to liquidate its current supply of the 2006 Guide Book.

The SeniorDiscounts Guide is a compilation of the over 125,000 discounts available on the web site.

The Guide is designed for easy reference and provides our senior discount information to people without Internet Access. It is divided into two major sections, nationally available discounts and those discounts unique to each state.

The Guide Book can make a great addition to your library of discount information and can make a great gift for friends or family.

So get your SeniorDiscounts Guide Book while supplies last!

Click here to print an order form.
Or visit our web site for more details:


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, Jaime Fields of Mobile, AL will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Jaime, 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:
Who actually owns the famous New York City New Year's Eve Ball?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in California holds the US single storm snowfall record. How much snow fell?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:

189 inches (15.75 ft.) on February 13–19, 1959.

Our winner this week, Scott Elswood of Miami, FL will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Scott, 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.


New Your City's New Year's Eve Ball Facts

The Ball is a geodesic sphere, six feet in diameter, and weighs approximately 1,070 pounds. It is covered with a total of 504 Waterford crystal triangles that vary in size and range in length from 4.75 inches to 5.75 inches per side.

For the 2007 New Year's Eve celebration, 72 of the crystal triangles feature the new "Hope for Peace" design, consisting of three dove-like patterns symbolizing messengers of peace.

The actual notion of a ball "dropping" to signal the passage of time dates back long before New Year's Eve was ever celebrated in Times Square. The first "time-ball" was installed atop England's Royal Observatory at Greenwich in 1833. This ball would drop at one o'clock every afternoon, allowing the captains of nearby ships to precisely set their chronometers (a vital navigational instrument).


Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. - Benjamin Franklin

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