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111 Ways to Senior Savings: Complete Senior Discounts Guide

Senior Savings, Savings for Seniors, Senior Discounts

Every time you go shopping, go on vacation, or order something on the Internet, seniors should be asking this question. Do you offer a senior discount? Senior savings doesn’t have to be as challenging as you think . Most establishments will advertise their senior discounts, but it doesn’t hurt to ask the ones that don’t. Here’s our collection of articles pointing out the ways to savings for seniors.

SENIORS SAVE ON MEDICINE…

Canada: Your Prescription for Lower Drug Prices

Here’s exactly how to save 40 percent or more — sometimes much more — on your prescription drugs. (I just saved $583.27 for three month’s medicine!)

How to Get Cheap, Even Free Drugs

Congress lies when it says it wants to pass a Medicare drug benefit this year. Fortunately, drug companies now offer cheap, even free pharmaceuticals pretty much for the asking to those seniors who need them most.

Free Prescription Drugs Already Here

It’s true. Problem is, Big Pharma won’t let you know, and once you try to get them, God help you.

Medicare Supplements 101

By reader Regina Lopez-Torres, Licensed medicare Agent.Everything you need to know to make intelligent choices, including the right questions to ask.

How to Add 5 Years to Your Life
(Sure you deserve to?)

Straight from the wise pages of Esquire. What you can do for your heart, your skin, your knees, your mouth, your eyes, and your brain to add five years to your life. It’s so e-a-s-y.

Bargains for Suddenly Senior Comparison Shoppers

Here are some of the price comparison Websites, many of which will search the Internet for the cheapest price on whatever it is you want to buy. 

Bargains from all over are at FatWallet.com

Consumer Reports, March 2004, rates Bizrate.com and Shopping.com the best, with the latter being the best of the best.

Cataract Surgery Costs Little

Instead of a nightmare with knives in my eyes, cataract surgery is the most painlessly effective medical procedure this side of childhood inoculations. Best of all, it scares the grandkids and Medicare pays most everything!

Terrorizing Telemarketers

Here’s how to make telemarketers the source of humor and joy in your life, while creating shock this theirs. Plus a not so trivial way to make big bucks off them as well.

You’re Never Too Old To Surf the Internet

Americans age 65 and up are jumping on the Web faster than a free Early Bird Special. What are they doing there? Two thousand Suddenly Senior readers confess. Read all about useful sites helpful to old pros and newbies alike.

Making Your House Pay in Retirement

Reverse Mortgages Turn Home Equity Into Income, And Costs — a Big Drawback — Are Coming Down.

NEW! CHECK YOUR CREDIT NOW. FREE!

Get your free credit report every year from each of the three major credit-reporting agencies. Just go to annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877.322.8228.

SENIORS SAVE ON TRAVEL…

Tips for Senior Air Travel Discounts

All the programs that are left after airlines discontinued many senior discounts in July and August, 2002.

Check for Best Senior Airline Discounts: Senior Flight Discounts on your favorite airline as of July 2003.

Travelocity and other great travel sites for seniors going places

Travelocity is one of the big three (Orbitz and Expedia being the others) that travelers generally start with. Especially if you’re flying.

FlightArrivals comes in handy for those picking you up, providing the latest arrival and departure times of all US and Canadian flights. If you’re driving, Mapquest is a great tool, providing the way, the mileage, everything you need to get from here to there.

Another top guide, this to scenic routes and historical paths, is RoadTripUSAHotels.com is a good booking site for finding discount hotel rates around the world.

LuxuryLink is excellent for finding hotels, cruises, tours and other high-end travel needs. DigitalCity answers the question: What will we do when we get there?
Interested in why air fares vary so, and how to take advantage. Check out this March 2003 article in Fast Company.

SENIORS SAVE BY KNOWING WHAT TO DO…

How to Get a Real Human Being on the Phone

Some little-known tricks on how to talk to a real person at a large corporation.

How to Protect Yourself from Fraud

Here’s good advice on how not to order checks and how to protect yourself if your wallet is stolen.

How to Avoid Identity Fraud

Here’s good, simple, practical advice on what to do when your wallet or purse is stolen.

Looking for a Job? Start Small, Think Big

Some good advice from people in the know, plus links that may help in your search.

Making Maturity Pay

For those seniors wanting or needing to work, bagging groceries or asking, “Do you want fries with that?” often seem the only career opportunities available. Here are five sites that help you get back to work for at least a living wage, often more.

Good Advice on How to Buy a Car

Realizing that the cost of new transportation can really throw a budget into reverse? Here’s good advice from the author of How to Buy a Used Automobile, Sport-Utility Vehicle, or Minivan and Save Money.

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