It's a Deal

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Here are some places to go for discounts: is a Web site that compiles discounts offered by many vendors. Amtrak travelers 62 and older receive a discount of 15 percent on the applicable adult fare on most Amtrak trains, although it doesn't apply to sleeper accommodations, the Auto Train, weekday Acela Express or Metroliner service. Banana Republic offers discounts of 10 percent to shoppers 62 and older. Metro offers a senior ID card; apply for it at Metro sales offices or a public library. The card allows riders 65 and older to pay half fare on the subway up to a maximum of $1.95 at any time of the day. Bus rides are 60 cents. Marriott International Hotels offer discounts of 15 percent to clients 62 and older on standard room rates.

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