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November 29, 2006


Senior Special Section: The holiday shopping season is here in full force and to help you save this holiday season, we bring the latest and greatest coupon web sites...

SeniorDiscounts News:
While supplies last, our 2006 Guide Book for only $6.95, including shipping. This can make a great holiday gift for friends and family. For more details, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We highlight SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available on vitamins, flowers and messages among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know what type of tree the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is?

If you would like to tell others about
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Straight from KB Toys:

For One Week Only:
From November 27 to December 3, KB Toys will honor the Grandparents' Reward Club 10% discount every day of this week.

(Normally the discount only applies to purchases made on a Tuesdays. Available at more than 600 nationwide stores, grandparents and/or shoppers 50+ 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 during the year.)

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
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Coupon Web Sites

When looking for senior discounts this holiday season, be careful not to overlook one of the oldest sources of savings - coupons. While coupon web sites may not provide senior specific discounts, many offer meaningful discounts on everything from travel to electronics.

Most online retailers provide coupon or promotional codes during the check out process. Enter these codes and the total amount will automatically adjust for the discount being offered. While many coupon sites may provide multiple codes for one retailer, you can usually only use one promo code, so check to see which one best serves your needs.

Online coupon sites are all free, and their search ability makes it much easier for you to find the deals you're looking for. They may provide you with a printable coupon that can be used within a retail store, or more often, provide information on promotional codes that are available at select online retailers.

Coupon Cabin
Coupon Cabin allows you to search by category or by retailer. They list both online promotional codes as well as printable coupons. While they list only large national chains, the site is free and does not require any registration.

Coupon Mountain
Much like Coupon Cabin, this site provides you with printable coupons for in-store purchases and promotional codes for online sales. This site covers thousands of retailers, making it easy to save as much as 25% on non-sale purchases.
Many of you may be familiar with the Valpak blue envelope you receive in the mail, but did you know you can also find these coupons online. Valpak offers a list of their available coupons on their web site; all you have to do is print them off. Valpak allows you to search by geographic area and then by category to locate the discounts you are looking for.

The Promo Codes
If you're ready to act fast, Promo Codes carries limited-time coupons and information on sales at many retailers. The coupons on this site often expire quickly, but checking back regularly can land you some great deals.

Flamingo World
Flamingo World has a large selection of retailers that offer promo codes and lets you sign up for e-mail notification when particular retailers offer discounts. The site also has user forums in addition to a large section listing items that have recently been marked down.
This web site has thousands of online discounts available, but they do require that you register with their site before allowing access to the coupons. As with all sites that require you to register, it is best to check their privacy policy to see what your information will be used for. Once you have registered, you can search for coupons by category, geographic location or by the store or manufacturer.

This list is far from exhaustive, but it's a good start in rediscovering the fruitful world of coupon discounts on the Internet.

  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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  Vitacost provides vitamins, supplements and natural health products. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off the already low prices on every order. The SeniorDiscounts Card promotion code is available on our web site.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
 is a nationwide provider of thousands of flowers and gifts. It offers same day delivery anywhere nationwide and is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. is offering all Senior Discounts Card Members a 20% discount on all of their flower needs.

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  SeniorShops offers over 1,000 products and gifts for seniors, including amplified phones, magnifiers, games, bathroom aids, orthopedic support, seat cushions, loud alarms and much more. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 5% off all merchandise.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  Accurate Heating & Air Conditioning
Pittsburgh, PA
  Accurate Heating & Air Conditioning Company has been providing great service for over 33 years. SeniorDiscounts Card Members now receive a 10% discount on service and installation labor charges for residential customers.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category in Pittsburgh, PA.
  Women's Wellness Massage & Spa
Patten, ME
  Women’s Wellness Massage & Spa offers ladies very private spa amenities. Services include massage, sauna, full-body steam treatments, herbal body wraps, and manicure & pedicure treatments, among others. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive 10% off services.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category in Patten, ME.
  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.

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 of the senior discount challenge this week, Jayne Coffy of Wooster, OH will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Jayne, 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:
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is what type of tree?

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

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Which US state produces the largest number of turkeys each year?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:


Our winner this week, Allen Grunthal of West Milford, NJ will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Allen, 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.


Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Facts:

Desired dimensions are a minimum of 65 feet tall and 35 feet wide. They are dense and have "character." Trees 75 to 90 feet tall are preferred.

Farthest distance traveled:
The farthest distance a tree has ever traveled to Rockefeller Center was approximately 518 miles in 1966. That tree was from Ottawa, Canada.

First time aired on television:
The first nationally televised Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting was in 1951 on the Kate Smith Show. It was again lit in 1954 on the Howdy Doody Show.

In 1971, the tradition of recycling the tree began. Since 1974, the mulch has been donated to the Boy Scouts of America and used at their camps as ground cover to combat soil erosion and to create paths. Each year's tree provides almost 3 tons of mulch. In addition, every year the largest part of the trunk at the base of the tree is offered to the U.S. Equestrian Team, headquartered in Gladstone, NJ, for use as an obstacle jump. Team members happily point out previous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree trunks to visitors to their training grounds.


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