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, December 29, 2005


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. We are reviewing our discounted rate for the membership before the price returns to its normal rate at the beginning of this year.

Next week we will be discussing senior discounts available on utilities through your local government and utility providers.

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available for hotels, thrift centers and cruises, among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts has begun a new Add a Discount challenge for a free one year membership to the SeniorDiscounts Card program. Check out our Challenge Section below for more details and for others ways to win a free SeniorDiscounts Card Membership.

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Jane, from Los Angeles, CA tells us that El Pollo Loco Restaurant offers a 10% discount to customers 65 and older.

Marilyn of Huntsville, AL and Linda of Arlington, TX have brought to our attention a change in Sally Beauty Supply discount. Many of its locations may now require seniors to purchase the Sally Beauty Card to receive its discounts. Seniors can now receive a discount on the purchase of the Card. The typical discounted price is $2.50 for the Beauty Card compared to the regular price of $5. Please check with a local Sally store, as some stores do not have the same age requirement or discount.

George of Canon City, CO informs us that his local Village Inn Restaurant offers a 10% discount to patrons 55 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

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SeniorDiscounts has offered our SeniorDiscounts Card program to our newsletter subscribers for the discounted rate of $19.95 since the Card program began. As of January 1, 2006, that discounted rate will no longer be available (standard rate is $24).

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.

Members are entitled to:
Our SeniorDiscounts Card - The SeniorDiscounts Card provides access to our member-only discounts. The Card can also be used as a form as identification to show other merchants you are entitled to their senior discounts.
The SeniorDiscounts Guide Book - Members receive our 500+ page SeniorDiscounts Guide Book. The Guide Book references both our exclusive member-only discounts as well as our generally available discounts. Members will receive a new updated Guide Book every year.
Member Newsletters - Members also receive newsletters which will provide news and information about new discounts and programs that become available. Newsletters will also provide updated information on exclusive member-only discounts that can be printed and carried with the SeniorDiscounts Guide Book.

SeniorDiscounts Card will also be adding low cost dental, vision, prescription, and chiropractic coverage for its members by the beginning of 2006. This coverage will include options for both insurance and discounted services.

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 discounted membership. 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:

To visit the SeniorDiscounts Card web site, click here.

Best wishes to all of you and for a healthy and happy 2006.

If you are interested in helping us spread the word about SeniorDiscounts Card and would like to become a representative, please contact us. 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.  

Do you know of a senior discount that we don't? Tell us and you could win a free membership.
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  Comfort Suites
  Comfort Suites offers SeniorDiscounts Card Members a 20%-30% savings at all of its hotels across the United States. Simply call the toll free number 800-4CHOICE and quote the special discount code located on our web site. Card members can also save online by going to and entering the code in the Special Rate ID field.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging category.
  Strings Italian Cafés

Strings Italian Cafés offer Italian food at an affordable price. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 15% discount at some locations located in California.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Restaurant category.
  Thrift Centers
  Thrift Centers place over 5,000 items for sale each day. They have new and secondhand household goods like clothing, linens, toys, records, shoes, books, and furniture. On Wednesdays, SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 50% off most items at its locations in Allston, MA, Austin, TX, El Paso, TX, and Fort Myers, FL.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Retail category.
  Vitacost offers vitamins, supplements and natural health products. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off any 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.
  Travel Value Center
  Travel Value Center is a premier cruise agency offering trips by more than 70 cruise lines, (over three times as many cruise lines as Orbitz). SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a special discount that is guaranteed to be lower than any other price available with Travel Value Center.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Cruises 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.

Find elder care at This free referral service helps you find everything from Home Care and Assisted Living to Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Response. Click Here.

Add a Discount Challenge

The next Add a Discount challenge for a SeniorDiscounts Card Membership has begun. We will be announcing a new winner every two weeks in this newsletter, so let your fellow senior discounters know about new discounts you find and keep those discounts coming.

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:
What year did the ball first drop in Times Square?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What shape are snowflakes?

A: Octagons, Hexagons, or Pentagons
Last Week's Challenge Answer:

Our winner this week, Ben Pilcher of Georgetown, TX will receive a one year membership to SeniorDiscounts Card. Ben, 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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New Years Facts

Other traditions of the season include the making of New Year's resolutions. That tradition also dates back to the early Babylonians. Popular modern resolutions might include the promise to lose weight or quit smoking. The early Babylonian's most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment.

In order to set the calendar right, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the new year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what was come to be known as the Julian Calendar. It again established January 1 as beginning of the new year. But in order to synchronize the calendar with the sun, Caesar had to let the previous year continue on for 445 days.

The Tournament of Roses Parade dates back to 1886. In that year, members of the Valley Hunt Club decorated their carriages with flowers. It celebrated the ripening of the orange crop in California.



Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
-Bill Vaughan

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