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Monday, August 13, 2007

This Week's Special Section:
This is a topic SeniorDiscounts has previously not touched on, so before you go for your next haircut, check out this week's issue on savings at national and local hair salons.

Sound Off:
After the horrific bridge collapse in Minnesota, Congress is looking to assess the state if our transportation system. Do you believe our highways and bridges are outdated? Let others know what you think in our Discussion Boards.

Senior Discounts Section:
We highlight discounts available at Costco, on shipping supplies and vitamins, among others.

Challenge Section:
SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know in which of the lower 48 states the coldest temperature, -70 Degrees Fahrenheit, was recorded?

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Discounts on Hair Care and Salons

Are you the type of person who waits as long as possible before going to get your hair cut or do you schedule your next hair appointment before leaving the salon? Either way, there may be some potential savings available to you. The only requirement is that you may need to have some gray hairs.

Where to Look:

There are a handful of national salons and hair care services that do offer discounts to seniors. These salons typically provide basic services and market to customers who are interested in a good haircut at a reasonable price. Local barbers and salons may be the better place to find a discount while providing some extra services and a personal touch. Locally owned hair stylists rely on repeat business and great service to keep their chairs occupied and thus tend to be willing to offer discounts so you keep coming back. Don't count on the high end salons to provide senior discounts.

Discount Amount:

Discounts start at 10% and go up from there. Customers are paying more for the service than for products or overhead; so many discounts will be in the 20% range.

The national chains tend to offer a senior discount everyday of the week, but local salons may only offer discounts on certain days to fill their schedules on otherwise slow days. Tuesdays are the most common, but some places offer discounts every weekday as the weekends are busier.

Age Requirements:

As always, the age requirements can vary by location, but usually begin at the age of 60.

Some Tips:

Next time you go for a haircut at one of the national chains, try calling in advance. Many locations will allow you to put your name down on their waiting list so you don't have to wait as long when you arrive.

Here are a few examples of discounts offered at some national chains:

Great Clips
Customers 65 and older receive a $1-3 discount off of the regular adult price for a haircut. Check your local Great Clips for more information.

MasterCuts offers customers 60 and older a 20% discount on all salon services and hair care products, Monday - Thursday only. Must present a senior discount card that can be obtained at any location.

Many Supercuts locations offer $2 off the regular adult price for a haircut to people 60 and older. Discount amount, and participation may vary by location, so be sure to ask in advance.


Richard of Stillwater, OK tells us that the Mazzio's Pizza restaurant in his town provides a 10% discount to diners 50 and older.

Roy, in Chester, MD informs us that the Tru-Value Hardware stores in his area provide a 10% discount to customers 55 and older.

Jim of Honolulu, HI lets us know that University of Hawaii at Manoa Men's Basketball Team provides a 15% discount on season tickets for sports fans 65 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

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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.) Click here to print the form: is a factory direct moving boxes and supply company offering factory prices to the consumer. SeniorDiscounts members receive 10% off all orders of $50.00 or more. Free Shipping via Fed Ex also included. Must use the coupon code provided in the search area to receive the discount. (Must be a Gold or Premium Member.) is dedicated to providing the best selection of quality photo, video and consumer electronics products at the most competitive prices available. At your order is always tax-free, includes Free Shipping on most photo items and is protected by their Low Price Guarantee. SeniorDiscounts members receive a 5% discount on-line at You must use the link provided on the web site to receive the discount. (Must be a Premium Member.)

Botanic Choice

Botanic Choice provides high-quality nutritional supplements, vitamins and fresh herbs with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee or your money back. SeniorDiscounts members save an extra 15% on every order. Enter Code: SDISCOUNT at checkout. First-time customers receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

Details about these discounts and thousands more are available on our web site for our Gold and Premium members.

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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:

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

Our winner of the senior discount challenge this week, Roy Rafter Sr. of Chester, MD, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Roy, 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:
The coldest temperature ever recorded in the continental United States was -70 Degrees Fahrenheit. In what state was this temperature recorded?

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

Our winner of last week's challenge, Anne Kerr, of Marlton, NJ, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Anne, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.

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