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November 10, 2006


Senior Special Section: We hope all of you made it the polls on Tuesday as there were many close races.

We know that many of you will be traveling over the holidays, so this week we are reviewing the discounts offered by the major car rental companies.

SeniorDiscounts News:
SeniorDiscounts needs to make room for its new 2007 SeniorDiscounts Guide Book. That means we are selling the 2006 Guide Book for a very large discount. For more details, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We highlight SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available on lodging, printing needs and travel agents among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know how many seats the Democrats and Republicans now hold in the Senate?

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Janice, from Philadelphia, PA tells us that the Philadelphia Museum of Art provides $3 off adult admission to all adults 62 years of age and older.

Jack in Ypsilanti, MI has informed us that the Hidden Dragon Restaurant on Michigan Avenue in his home town offers a 10% discount to all customers 60 years of age and older.

Alex, of Virginia Beach, VA lets us know that, at the Honey Bee Golf Course, golfers 50 and older receive discounts on green fees, including weekends and holidays. These rates begin after 12 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

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Car Rentals

Virtually all car rental agencies offer some form of senior discount. While some rental agencies may require membership in a senior association, most will typically extend that discount to non-members as well.

Discounts can range anywhere from 5% to 30% off the rental companies standard rates. Most of the discounts offered are good for those 50 years of age and older, but there are a few that may require one to be 60 years or older.

Car rental agencies are continually offering special offers and promotions, and although most guarantee they will provide you the best deal, it is always smart to compare the rates of the current special with those of the senior discount. Most car rental agencies will not display their senior rate or senior discounts information on their web sites so you must either have a promotional/coupon code to enter on the web site or call the company's toll free number.

If you plan to travel abroad, most car rental agencies will provide the same senior discount as in the States, but in many countries the rate will actually increase for those people over 70 years of age.

Below, we have highlighted some of the companies that provide senior discounts. You can see more details and other discounts on our web site, click here.

Alamo (800-354-2322)
Alamo provides a discount of up to 10% to members of SeniorDiscounts. Alamo also states that they offer other discounted rates for those 50 years of age and older. They do not state the amount of the discount, as it changes periodically.

Avis (800-331-1212)
Avis provides a standard 10% discount to members of SeniorDiscounts. They also offer promotional rates of 10% off SuperValue Daily and Weekly rates and 5% off SuperValue Weekend rates to members of AARP.

Budget (800-527-0700)
Budget provides a standard 10% discount to members of SeniorDiscounts. They also offer promotional rates of 10% off Standard Daily, Weekly and Weekend rates to members of AARP.

Dollar (800-800-4000)
Members 50 years and older can save up to 10% on most rentals with Dollar's Silver Dollar Club. Members also receive unlimited rental car mileage and there is no charge for additional drivers listed on the car rental agreement.

Enterprise (800-261-7331)
Enterprise offers a free upgrade to people over the age of 50. The upgrade is valid on all vehicles up to a full size car and is subject to availability. Mention that you are 50 years or older when picking up the vehicle.

Hertz (800-654-3131)
AARP members receive 15% off Hertz Daily Member Benefit Rates and 10% off their Standard Rates. They also recommend comparing the AARP rates with other rates, as lower sale prices may be available.

National (800-227-7368)
National offers discounted rates for those 50 years of age and older. To receive the discount one must call the reservation department. AARP members also save from 5%-30% off National's daily, weekend, weekly and monthly Leisure Rates in the United States and Canada.

Thrifty (800-847-4389)
Drivers 55 and older receive 5% or more off the rental rate.

  This week, we bring you some of the discounts available in our SeniorDiscounts Card program. 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.  

Do you know of a senior discount that we don't? Tell us and you could win a free one year subscription to our Card program.
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  World Wide Travel USA
  World Wide Travel USA is a full service travel agency offering many types of travel programs to individuals and groups throughout the United States and Canada. World Wide Travel USA has luxury, small & large ship cruises, all-inclusive packages, history, religious and wine tours to name a few. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive $15 to $75 off, depending on program.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Travel Agents category.
  Red Carpet Inn

SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount from the standard rates at all Red Carpet Inn locations.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging category.
  Jamoke' Printing Co.
  Jamoke' Printing Co. performs all types of printing services and sells various products from color copies, signs, banners and vinyl lettering to license plates, t-shirts, hats, jackets and knives. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount on all orders. Can ship nationwide.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category in Gilbert, WV.
 has Collectible Glassware that is not available in department stores. Most glassware they carry is hand crafted and made in the USA. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount on any regularly priced purchases over $50.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retailers category.
  Urban Renewals
Allston, MA
  Urban Renewals has over 5,000 used 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.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Retail category in Allston, MA.
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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 this week, Stan Miller of New Baltimore, MI will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Stan, 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:
How many seats do the Democrats and Republicans now hold in the Senate?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
In the 109th US Congress (2006), how many women hold congressional seats?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:

Women hold 81, or 15.1%, of the 535 seats in the 109th US Congress. (14 of the 100 seats in the Senate and 67 of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives.)

Our winner this week, Judy Ramminger of Wakefield, MI will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Judy, 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.


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Election 2006

Elections for the United States House of Representatives were held on November 7, 2006, with all of the 435 seats in the House up for election. Since Representatives are elected for two-year terms, those elected will serve in the 110th United States Congress from January 3, 2007 until January 3, 2009.

In the election, there were 32 open seats: 28 incumbents not seeking reelection and four vacancies. Of the 28 open seats, 18 were held by Republicans, 9 were held by Democrats and 1 was held by an independent.

The four vacancies were: New Jersey's 13th congressional district, to be filled at the same time as the general election with the winner taking office in November immediately after the votes were certified; Texas's 22nd congressional district, with a separate special election on the same day; Ohio's 18th congressional district; and Florida's 16th congressional district. Ohio and Florida did not have special elections to fill the vacancies before January 2007.


Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right? - Robert Orben

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