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November 21, 2007


This Week's Special Section:
Happy Thanksgiving. The traveling season is definitely here and many of us will be traveling over the next few months to see loved ones. It's the perfect time for our annual review of car rental discounts.

SeniorDiscounts Discussions:
Due to an increase in advertised postings, SeniorDiscounts has temporarily closed its discussion boards while we search for a new version to post on our site to serve you better.

Senior Discounts Section:
This week we highlight discounts on cruises, shuttle services and sports equipment among others.

Challenge Section:
SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know who the captain of the Mayflower was?






Betsy of Los Angeles, CA informs us that seniors living in the City of Los Angeles are able to receive a free dog license and qualify to receive a Spay/Neuter Certificate (valued at $60) for use at participating veterinary hospitals.

Jim in Tallahassee, FL lets us know that the Tallahassee Animal Service Center provides 50% or more off pet adoption fees for people 55 and older.

Tom from Colorado tells us that ARC Thrift Stores offers a 50% discount every Tuesday to shoppers 60 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

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Car Rental Savings

Virtually all major car rental agencies offer some form of senior discount. Discounts can range anywhere from 5% to 20% off the rental companies standard rates and most of the discounts offered are good for those 50 years of age and older.

While some rental agencies may require membership in a senior association, most will typically extend the same discount to non-members; you just have to ask for it.

Car rental agencies are continually offering special offers and promotions, and although most guarantee they will provide you with the best deal available, it is always smart to compare the rates of the current special with those of the senior discount.

You should also compare rates among two or three different car rental agencies. Although many car rental agencies are now owned by the same parent companies, the prices can vary by as much as 20%. Comparing prices has become much easier with their online reservation systems, as many car rental web sites will provide the final rental price with any associated discounts already applied.

If you can not locate their senior rates or senior discount information on their web sites, you may have to have a promotional/coupon code to receive the discount. We have many of these codes listed in the search area on the's web site.

Below, we have highlighted some of the companies that provide senior discounts. You can see more details and other car rental discounts in the search area on the's web site.

Alamo - Alamo offers SeniorDiscounts members unlimited mileage and year-round discounts of up to 10% off Alamo's rates. Request I.D. Number 706768. (50+)

Avis - SeniorDiscounts Members receive up to a 10% discount. Use Promotional Code D897500 when making a reservation online. Visit the web site for restrictions and web site links. (50+)

Budget - SeniorDiscounts members receive up to a 10% discount. Use Promotional Code Y620600 when making a reservation online. Visit the web site for restrictions and web site links. (50+)

Dollar - Drivers 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. Membership is free. (50+)

Enterprise - 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. You must mention that you are 50 years or older when picking up the vehicle. (50+)

Hertz - AARP members receive discounts up to 15%. Hertz recommends comparing the AARP rates with other rates, as lower prices may be available. (50+)

National Car Rental - Members of SeniorDiscounts can enjoy the benefits of National's Business Partner Program. Members receive complimentary membership in National's Emerald Club (a $50 value). Their "Best Rating" ensures you receive the lowest available rate. (50+)

Thrifty - Receive 5% or more on regular rental rates. Call the reservations department to receive this discount. (55+)

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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. 
Travel Value Center

Travel Value Center is a premier cruise agency offering trips by more than 70 cruise lines. SeniorDiscounts members receive a special discount that is guaranteed to be lower than any other price available with Travel Value Center. Their combination of low cruise rates and unmatched service assures your cruise vacations are a great experience every time and you get the most for your vacation dollar.

Park Ride Fly USA
 Park Ride Fly USA provides off airport parking facilities providing curb to curb service. Receive a 10% discount off the total parking stay. Visit their web site at and use promotional code "senior". is a web site dedicated to bringing you the best selection of boating supplies, fishing gear and clothing items. SeniorDiscounts members receive a 10% on-line discount on all purchases at You must use the link provided in the search area of SeniorDiscounts web site to receive this discount. (Must be a Gold or Premium Member.)

Aunt Millie's Bakery Outlets
Located primarily in the Midwest, Aunt Millie's Bakery Outlets offer a Senior Day once a week for people 60 and older to receive discounts on all bread products.
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.

Click Here to Enter

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

Our winner of the senior discount challenge this week, Marianne Henderson of Seattle, WA, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Marianne, 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:
Who was the captain of the Mayflower?

Submit Your Answer

Last Week's Challenge and Answer

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


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