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8 Great Deals for Summer Fun

Check out these bargains and discounts

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    See Nature

    En español | A National Parks Service lifetime pass for those 62-plus costs $10 and lets you visit more than 400 national parks for free. The per-car entrance fee for Yellowstone is $25 for a single day's visit.

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    Culture on the Cheap

    Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers get free admission to museums, zoos and more the first weekend of each month. For example, visit the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and avoid the $19.50 adult admission (it's $16.50 for those age 65-plus).

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    Home Run

    Some Major League Baseball teams offer discounts. The Florida Marlins provide Free Ticket Thursdays for those 55 and up. Compare that with the $50 average price of a seat in their ballpark.

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    Ride the Rails

    If you are 62 or older, Amtrak offers 15 percent off. On a trip from New Orleans to Los Angeles, you could slice about $48 off the $320 one-way fare.

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    Music for All

    Nothing says summer like free concerts. At Washington's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage concerts, which often showcase jazz artists, are free. At regular Kennedy Center jazz performances, a ticket is typically $85.

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    Learn about simple ways to save your money, get expert advice, avoid scams and more! Subscribe to our FREE monthly Money Newsletter today. Join AARP today and start saving for your dreams.

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    Go Tax-Free

    Sixteen states hold sales-tax holidays in July or August, with savings of up to $8 on every $100 spent.

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    Channel Your Inner Child

      Does the kid in you still love roller coasters? Several amusement parks knock off a few bucks on entry fees once you hit 55. Hersheypark in Pennsylvania deducts $23 for those 55–69 and $37 for those 70-plus.

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    Shop On

    Many stores, including Kohl's, have a discount day for those over 55. On Wednesdays get 15 percent off Kohl's purchases—buy $100 worth of merchandise and save $15.

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