New York, NY (PRWEB) April 1, 2009
At a time when everyone is looking for new ways to save money, 50PlusDeals.com (http://www.50plusdeals.com) has tracked down the best 12 discounts currently available to people over 50. The idea that meaningful savings for mature adults start to kick in only at age 65 is definitely out of date. Businesses eager to attract and hold onto loyal customers are increasingly enticing them with valuable discounts starting at age 62, 60, 55, and now even 50. After scanning hundreds of deals in the 50PlusDeals.com database, here are the best deals and discounts waiting to be grabbed today by anyone age 50 or over.
REAL ESTATE: Customize your new home. Toll Brothers, America's Luxury Home Builder, is offering $3,000 off options or Design Studio selections when you purchase a new Toll Brothers home.
BANKING: Get rid of annoying banking fees. Wachovia Access 50 is a special account that offers unlimited checking and teller visits, discounted checks, free online banking and identity theft protection, free online banking, and more. Also ask about Wachovia's Crown Classic Banking, another 50+ checking account option.
BANKING: Make sense of your savings. Bank of America's Advantage for Seniors program offers all regular checking services plus preferred interest rates on medium- and long-term savings, easy access to CD funds, a free safe deposit box where available, and more.
AUTO INSURANCE: Drive safely. GEICO offers guaranteed renewals for drivers over 50 as well as potential discounts if you take a defensive driving course that is certified in the state where you live.
CLOTHING: Look sharp for less. Banana Republic is the largest clothing retailer to offer a discount, 10 percent off your total purchase, to its 50+ customers.
CAR RENTAL: Stretch your vacation budget. Hertz, America's leading car rental agency, offers five to 25 percent off rentals (depending on location) when you book directly through Hertz and are a member of certain large clubs and organizations like AAA or AARP. Check with Hertz if your organization qualifies.
HOME SECURITY: Feel secure at home. Brinks offers a 10 percent discount on installation of its home security systems.
HOME INSURANCE: Save money protecting your home. Check with the Hartford Financial Services Group to see if you qualify for its 15 percent discount on premiums for homeowners over 50 who are not working. Discounts depend on location.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: Save money on every prescription refill. Kmart's GoldK prescription discount program can yield up to 20 percent off on your medications.
HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS: Enjoy luxury at a bargain price. Westin Hotels offers guests up to 50 percent off hotel rooms based on availability. Discounts and qualifying age depend on location.
HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS: Save on international trips. Intercontinental Hotels promotes a 10 percent discount on its available rooms in the U.S. and abroad. Discounts vary by location.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Go back to school at any age. Your local state university will likely invite you to audit classes for free or for a nominal fee. Check your closest local academic institutions to find out what they offer.
50PlusDeals.com (http://www.50PlusDeals.com) sifts through thousands of sources to find hundreds of age-related deals and discounts available nationally or regionally in 13 major product and service categories ranging from travel to education. The listings can be browsed or searched by the age at which they are available (over 50, 55, 60 or 65) or by more than 50 sub-categories. In addition to its editorial listings, 50plusdeals.com also presents Special Offers from selected partners and suppliers are seeking business from 50-plus consumers as well as free samples of new and interesting products.