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July 5, 2007


This Week's Special Section:
Last week we explored some of the more popular and helpful web sites that provide information on coupons. To read last week's article, click here.

This week we look into those books that can help you locate discounts and lead a fulfilling lifestyle.

Sound Off:
What are some of your favorite reads? Let others know in our Discussion Boards.

Senior Discounts Section:
We highlight discounts available at Costco, KB Toys and lodging, among others.

Challenge Section:
SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know what the most widely spoken language in the world is?




Ruth, from White Plains, NY tells us that the City Center Cinema 15 in her area offers movies for only $3.50 every Wednesday for people 60 years of age and older.

Peg, in Lake Oswego, OR, lets us know that the New Season Markets in Oregon provide a 10% discount every Wednesday for people 65 and older.

William of Providence, RI reminds us that many Dunkin Donuts locations provide a free small coffee every day to customers 50 and older. Age requirement and discount amount may vary by location.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

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Book Review

This week, we're highlighting books that stand out as great sources of information on how to make the most of your lifestyle. While there are many resources online, these books may offer more in-depth strategies for having fun, planning ahead, and (of course) hunting down senior discounts.

Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50, 2007-2008, by Joan Rattner Heilman.

This book provides many tips for saving money for the physically active and travel-oriented senior. It is well-organized and gives tips for big and small budgets alike. The book focuses primarily on those discounts related to travel and its widespread offerings can be used to do adventurous things near home, as well as when you're on the road. Heilman also includes information on clubs and travel programs that can help you increase your savings.

The Savvy Senior: The Ultimate Guide to Health, Family, and Finances for Senior Citizens, by syndicated columnist Jim Miller.

Jim Miller has turned his column into a comprehensive guide to aging. Covering topics from social security to estate planning to grandparenting and avoiding scams, Miller brings together his sense of humor and knowledge to create an informative guide. Though his tone is sometimes light, the information he brings to the table is always useful. This book is a great place to start if you find yourself confronted by a myriad of questions about aging and your future.

Retirement on a Budget, by John Howells.

John Howells' book provides seniors with information for retiring comfortably. This guide includes information on topics such as; tapping your equity, affordable retirement locations at home or abroad, qualifying for Medicare and Medicaid, finding fun and low-cost recreational and cultural opportunities, mobile home and RV living, trimming utility bills, and thriving as a single in your retired years.

Invent Your Retirement: Resources for the Good Life, by Art Koff

Art Koff has created a "user-friendly" guide for those preparing for retirement. The book touches on subjects such as; where to retire and how best do it, keeping fit both mentally and physically, working in retirement or creating a new home business, becoming computer savvy, protecting your credit, estate planning, assisted living, long term care and social security.

When researching books to purchase, particularly those on senior discounts, be sure to check the publishing date, as the information in these books can be out of date in a couple of years.

For more SeniorDiscounts approved books, check out the "Useful Books" link at the bottom of our home page.

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 This week, we bring you some of the discounts available for Gold and Premium Members in our SeniorDiscounts Database. The following discounts and over 135,000 more can be found at Included in each listing is the phone number, address, discount details and more. 

Before September 1st, join Costco Wholesale and receive a $10 Costco Cash Card. The annual Costco membership also includes a free Household Card. ($10 Costco Cash Card offer is available only to non-members for their first year of membership. Limit one offer per household.)You must print out the application form and bring it to the nearest Costco location. (New discount offers will be available on September 1, 2007.)

KB Toys
 KB Toys offers a discount of 10% every Tuesday to all grandparents and/or shoppers 50+. Dubbed the Grandparents' Reward Club, customers can sign up for the program by filling out a short application in any KB Toys store. Membership is free and Club members will receive a KB Toys Grandparents' Rewards Club Card and keychain card, which they can present when shopping at KB Toys on any Tuesday. 
Factory Card and Party Outlets
Shoppers 55 and older receive 10% off every Wednesday at many Factory Card and Party Outlet locations. Discount, age requirement and participation can vary by store.
Best Western
Best Western has more than 4,200 locations in 80 countries. SeniorDiscounts members save at least 10% off the regular rates. Call the special toll free number listed on our web site and mention the exclusive MVP# for members.
Details about these discounts and information about thousands more are available on our web site for our Gold and Premium members.
Do you know of a senior discount that we don't? Tell us and you could win a free subscription to our program. Click Here.
 Find a retirement or assisted living community, nursing home or Alzheimer's care home that matches your needs at View maps and online tours or get driving directions. Check out their new, easier 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 Responses. Click Here.

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.

As always, we greatly appreciate your participation in adding value to our service.

Our winner of the senior discount challenge this week, William Haddad of North Providence, RI, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. William, 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 Premium Membership and Guide Book.

This Week's Challenge:
What is the most widely spoken language in the world?

To answer this week's question and for last week's challenge and answer, click here.

Our winner of last week's challenge, William Barclay, of Saint Louis, MO, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. William, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.


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