Free Stuff & Good Deals for Folks Over 50

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Overview

Have you reached the golden age of 50? Then you're going to love the completely revised 2nd edition of Free Stuff & Good Deals for Folks over 50. It features goods and services that are either absolutely free or are such a fantastic deal, you won't want to pass them up! And best of all, author and professional bargain hunter Linda Bowman shows you how to obtain your free gifts and incredible bargains quickly and easily.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891661334
  • Publisher: Santa Monica Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Free Stuff and Good Deals Series
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Have the Time of Your Life in the Prime of Your Life 7
Ask and You Shall Receive 12
Serious Shopping and Savings 12
Remember the Internet! 15
Chapter 1 Let Us Entertain You (for Less!) 19
Movies and Concerts 20
Fairs and Expos 22
Eat for Cheap (or Free) 22
Savings at Unusual Restaurants 28
Tourist Attractions 29
Visit a Magic Kingdom for Less 32
Watch and Wager for Less 35
If You're Looking for Culture 35
Cultural Attractions 37
Washington, D.C. for Free 40
Nature 41
Museums 43
Sporting Events 47
Chapter 2 Sports, Fitness and Exercise 49
Calling All Athletes 50
State Competitions 50
Tennis--The Sport for a Lifetime 54
Run for Your Life 55
Take Yourself Out to the Ball Game 56
If You're on a Roll, Bowl 57
Walk for Health 58
The Classic Game of Golf 61
You're Never Too Old to Ski 63
Cross-Country Skiing 66
Dancing 68
Stay in Shape with Swimming 68
Volkssporting 69
Non-Stress Exercise 70
Chapter 3 "Time of Your Life" Travel 71
Traveling for Free 73
Home Exchange 76
House-Sitting 77
Planning Trips and Using Travel Agencies 78
Doing It Yourself 81
Travel Agencies, Clubs and Organizations for 50+ Travelers 83
Experienced Travel Companies 83
The Alternatives to Solitude 85
Where to Stay: Hotel, Motel and Resort Bargains 88
If You Don't Want to Stay in a Hotel 97
Camping 100
Bed and Breakfasts 102
More Clubs for Mature Travelers 103
Fly and Save Money 104
Airline Discounts 107
U.S. Regional Airlines 110
Canadian Airlines 111
European Airlines 112
Take a Cruise for Less 113
Cruises for Seniors 115
Special Interest Cruises 116
Bus and Railroad Excursions 117
Renting a Car 121
Group Tour Programs 122
Tips for Traveling Abroad 125
Traveling with the Grandkids 127
Adventure Travel 129
Pedal Power: Bike Trails 132
U.S. National Park System and Recreational Areas 132
The Golden Passports 135
Chapter 4 Your Finances, Retirement and Insurance Made Easy 137
Free Stuff from the Bank 138
Tax Relief 140
Retirement Recommendations 142
Where to Go for Answers on Medicare and Insurance 149
Automobile Insurance 153
Chapter 5 You're Never Too Old to Learn 155
Learning Centers 156
Auditing Seniors 157
Travel and Learn 168
Go to the Head of the Class 172
Stress-Free Learning 176
Chapter 6 Here's to Your Health 179
Books and Information on Health 181
Health Newsletters 184
National Organizations and Prevention Programs 185
Don't Lose Your Sight 190
Keeping Your Skin Healthy 192
What You Should Know About Breast Cancer 193
Pay Attention to Your Prostate 194
Don't Boo-Hoo the Flu 195
Taking Care of Your Teeth 196
Help for Hearing 198
Live for Tomorrow--Quit Smoking Today 201
Relieving Your Aching Feet and Back 202
Wear a "Real" Lifesaver 203
Discounts on Drugs 204
Chapter 7 Associations and Organizations That Work for Mature Adults 209
Federal Agencies 210
State Agencies 214
More Public Agencies 222
Private Organizations 225
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