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Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures that You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50, 2009-2010 (Unbelievably Good Deals & Great ... Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50) Paperback – December 11, 2008

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About the Author

Joan Rattner Heilman is the author of more than a dozen books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. In her prime, she's an experienced traveler and savvy consumer who can spot a good deal and is always game for a great adventure.

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Planning a trip, going back to school, looking for adventure? Well, have we got a deal for you! If you're over 50, you qualify for outrageous breaks, benefits, and money-saving offers. This bestselling guide, now in its 13th edition, is extensively revised year after year so that you'll never miss out on exciting discounts and special perks, including:


*Travel adventures, from whitewater rafting on the Salmon River to cycling in France to sea kayaking in New Zealand
*Terrific price breaks on airfares all over the world
*Over-50 discounts at hotels, motels, and restaurants
*Tennis camps, golf vacations, ski clubs, bike trips, and walking tours
*Trips and clubs for singles
*Significant breaks on automobile and homeowner's insurance
*College education for free--or almost free
*Big discounts on trains, buses, and car rentals
*And much, much more --This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.

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Product Details

  • Series: Unbelievably Good Deals & Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 18 edition (December 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071598847
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071598842
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,428,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book should be renamed "Don't expect any deals unless your over 60." There were very few deals for anyone younger than 60 and those that were offered were basically common sense. Ask and you'll get discounts, you don't need to spend money on this book to find the bargains.
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My book club had this book on special so I decided to see if I could get it from Amazon cheaper. BOY, am I glad I did! I certainly would not recommend it. I was highly disappointed because there wasn't much for any one under 60 (62 is more like it). Every "deal" she listed is common knowledge. I gave it two stars only because some of the organizations listed...is worth checking out. But now you have the number so save your money for a really good book.
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This is an excellent book with some great values in it. Unfortunately, it is 3 years old and needs updating since many of the deals have changed or some have been discontinued. There is a wealth of information and savings that can pay for the price of the book in one hotel stay. REALLY WOULD LIKE TO SEE AN UPDATE PUBLISHE
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This book does three things that make it a valuable present for people 50, 62, 65 and between and above. It lists all the kinds of things you can get a discount on, from travel onward, and tells you what age the discount is available for; it provides contact numbers so you can easily get more information; and it reminds you of things you might not have thought about, like ASKING for a discount on golf, volunteering to be a foster grandparent, or going to a summer tap dancing camp (among other choices) for elders.
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I give a copy of this book to every one of my friends who turns 50 (and those who are over 50 but don't have a copy yet). I believe that it belongs in the library of every over-50 person! It is filled with endless travel perks, and non-travel perks, that (in most cases) you have to be at least 50 to get. This book is one of the reasons I not only was not depressed about turning 50 (two years ago), but actually started looking forward to it. Joan Heilman gives us reason after reason to celebrate entering the second half of our lives. This book is perfect for all independent, thinking, fun-loving people who are 50 and over.
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By Ralph on December 29, 2011
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The book has limited new information. Most of the material is old and outdated. The suggestions for unbelievably good deals cost more than paying retail. The old story--you get what you pay for was certainly true in this case.
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This book is very elementary. The 'Good Deals' represented here are not more than most informed 'seniors' are already aware of, like National Parks discounts, AARP discounts, AAA discounts, etc. Not worth the money or the effort to read it.
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By Susan28 on July 14, 2012
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Amazon, as always,came though with incredible pricing and prompt delivery. This book however, is old and dated, offering no new information. I should have checked to see if it had been revised.
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