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Top Traits to Look for in a Great Guide

For today’s travel consumer, quality of experience is what is most important in terms of value for the dollar. That experience can be enhanced or unfortunately soured by our personal experiences with a tour guide. “A great guide can make a successful trip just as quickly as an average or sub-par guide can ruin one,” says Dan Austin, co-founder and Director of Austin-Lehman Adventures (ALA) http://www.austinl ehman.com/, a leading active tour company based in Billings, Montana. With over 20 years in the business, Austin probably knows what he’s talking about. ALA was honored this year by the editors of National Geographic Adventure Magazine with its highest accolade as one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.” “We take great care in selecting and assigning our guides knowing that your guide is often what, in the end, defines your travel experience.” says Austin. So what makes a great guide? Here are the top traits ALA looks for: A great guide is… 1. Focused with laser-like precision on making sure that you feel like a V.I.P. and your satisfaction is what’s most important. 2. Naturally Intuitive and has the innate ability to foretell what a guest is thinking or wanting. Along with this comes the skill to listen to and interpret both the verbal and body language of a guest. 3. Spontaneous and can seamlessly deal with the unexpected, both pleasant and potentially disastrous. This means having a Plan B ready in case of such things as sudden weather changes, lodging snafus and road delays. 4. Passionate and eager to share his or her knowledge to welcoming ears. A great guide’s enthusiasm and energy is quickly contagious as is a thirst for knowledge about an unfamiliar destination. 5. An Expert Juggler. The ability to multi-task is essential, switching from chauffeur, coach, and doctor, to teacher, culinary wizard, athlete, mechanic, social worker and psychologist, all in a heartbeat. A great guide has the natural ability to calmly keep many balls in the air at once with poise, precision and patience. 6. Gifted with a Sense of Humor and through timing and application, break the ice during a tense or stressful moment, loosen everyone up to break out of their shell, encourage silliness and the emergence of one’s inner child, and in doing so, create strong bonds between absolute strangers. “With developments like Google, 24-hour high-definition travel television, online forums, Twitter, Facebook and more guidebooks and travel blogs than you can shake a stick at, it seems like informed, independent travel is easier than ever,” says Austin. “But no matter how much research, planning and consultation goes into a trip; travelers who choose to fly solo are still missing two key elements essential for a truly world-class vacation: the knowledge that comes with experience, and peace of mind that there is a guardian angel looking out for you.” Austin says he tips his hat to the ALA team that consistently delivers the ALA service promise to its discerning clientele. ALA takes pride in its extensive staff and guide training programs and boasts one of the most generous (1:6) guide to guest ratios in the business. Austin-Lehman Adventures manages all of the arrangements for its selected destinations that include iconic regions of North, Central and South America as well as southern Africa and in spring 2009, cycling holidays in Europe. Small groups are limited to 12 guests (18 on family departures). Rates include first-class accommodations, most meals and beverages, expert guides, park entry fees, multisport activities such as hiking, biking, rafting, horseback riding and more, ground transportation, luggage service and unlimited memories.  (May 21, 2009 | post #1)

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Spending Money on Travel Memories Has More Positive Impact

You’re torn. A new Armani Collezioni three-button suit from Neiman Marcus retails for $1,695, but you could spend the same amount on a 5-day guided hiking adventure to the Grand Canyon. Money’s tight, but how you spend what you’ve got can impact how satisfied you become over time. Recent studies show that the satisfaction that comes from stamping experiences into memory outweighs and lasts longer than making purchases. “It’s a no brainer. Memorable experiences are exactly what Austin-Lehman Adventures (ALA) is all about,” says Dan Austin, ALA’s co-founder and Director. “Our own experiences tell us that travel and the fond memories you bank in your mind is one investment that always appreciates over time.” So in the spirit of a study by Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University, “Experiences make us happier than possessions” which aired recently on CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com /2009/HEALTH/02/10 /happiness.possess ions/index.html, Austin lays out some real-life, and current purchase vs. experiences comparisons. Will it be… • Armani at $1,695 or ALA’s Havasupai: a Grand Canyon Oasis Adventure (www.austinlehman. com/trips/havasupa i__a_grand_canyon_ oasis_adventure/53 .php) at $1,698 that showcases iconic waterfalls and the Native American village of Supai, the most remote village in the country where the U.S. mail still arrives by packhorse? • A pre-owned Men’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual "Airking " Watch from TheFinestWatches.c om at $2,395 or ALA’s week-long Costa Rica Volcanoes and Jungle Multisport Adventure (www.austinlehman. com/trips/costa_ri ca___volcanoes___j ungles_multisport/ 23.php) at $2,398 that includes navigating class IV rapids, hiking, biking and boating deep into the heart of Costa Rica's untouched wilderness? • A Sharp LC - 65" LCD Widescreen TV from Radioshack.com at $3,499 or ALA’s 8 day & 7 night France - La Loire: Castles to Coteaux Cycling Adventure (www.austinlehman. com/trips/france__ _la_loire__castles _to_coteaux/65.php ) at $3,498 that retraces the footsteps of Catherine de Medici, Leonardo da Vinci and Joan of Arc while cycling through villages and vineyards along the Loire, Indre and Cher rivers? Austin adds, “The joy of buying a new car or home entertainment center will fade over time. The satisfaction and benefits of a great vacation keeps you coming back for more. That’s why our rate of return business is one of the highest in the industry!” In the worldwide arena of adventure travel companies, National Geographic Adventure magazine recently singled out Austin-Lehman Adventures (ALA), for its highest accolade as one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.” Austin says he tips his hat to the ALA team that consistently delivers the ALA service promise to its discerning clientele. ALA takes pride in its extensive staff and guide training programs and boasts one of the most generous (1:6) guide to guest ratios in the business. Austin-Lehman Adventures manages all of the arrangements for its selected destinations that include iconic regions of North, Central and South America as well as southern Africa and in spring 2009, cycling holidays in Europe. Small groups are limited to 12 guests (18 on family departures). Rates include first-class accommodations, most meals and beverages, expert guides, park entry fees, multisport activities such as hiking, biking, rafting, horseback riding and more, ground transportation, luggage service and unlimited memories. For a copy of the 2009 catalog as well as information on ALA’s 66 unique itineraries for active adult and family travel, please call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail [email protected] com. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries you can log onto its website: www.austinlehman.c om.  (Feb 25, 2009 | post #1)

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PriceEvaluation.com Announces New Federal Price Evaluatio...

Price Evaluation Training has made available a new online course that covers the spectrum of activities that affect Federal acquisitions: including the Purchase Team and Planning, required ethical conduct, specification, contract types, and technical and price evaluation factors. It includes a discussion of cost accounting and cost estimating systems. It identifies the factors that should ordinarily be considered in establishing and evaluating profit. Also, the practical exercises provide valuable experience. The 40-hour computer based training (CBT) does not rely on scrolling screens of texts, but uses linking of information in a fashion that makes for uncluttered screens and the availability of information when relevant and the student has an incentive to learn it. The CBT is very interactive. It provides the price evaluator more than 250 interactions and provides more than 500 choices. It segments training modules into manageable 30 to 45 minute periods before quizzing. It records, tracks, and accumulates scoring for ready access. Upon completion of the course, the student can evaluate course and print from within the application the ‘Certificate of Completion.’ The CBT, delivered completely from the price evaluator’s personal computer (pc), includes two accompanying support manuals: 1. The Instructor’s Guidance Manual-which provides the information about various sections of the CBT, how use the CBT resources, and how to prepare for and take the practical exercises and quizzes; and 2. The Student Workbook-which provides an opportunity to work the more involved exercises outside of the application before inputting results for scoring and performance tracking. The Workbook is a Microsoft Excel Workbook and is designed to be used from the price evaluator’s pc. For more information on Price Evaluation Training course, visit www.priceevaluatio n.com or www.priceevaluatio n.org # # # About Price Evaluation Training Since its inception in 1984, FAM&TS has been dedicated to providing effective training and consulting support in purchasing and contract management to federal agencies and private enterprise. Such performance has been delivered under hundreds of contracts and has taken FAM&TS and its staff to most major cities in the United States, and several foreign locations. FAM&TS' training philosophy and practice is to facilitate learning by meaningful instruction, realistic application, and real life models. Having participated in the writing, the award, and the management of a wide range of contracts amounting to from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars, real life examples are plentiful. FAM&TS' consulting philosophy is to provide its staff to become an integral part of an operating team by bringing to the team a wide range of tools that facilitate exchange of ideas and the development of mechanisms to accomplish to purpose and objectives of the team effort. In some situations, the tools facilitate the development of well-defined descriptions of the requirement, the identification of performance standards, quality requirements, and the means by which performance or delivery can be measured. Other situations merely require input from the vast body of knowledge of its team consultant or representative.  (Feb 24, 2009 | post #1)

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Families Travel to America’s National Parks

Think national parks this summer and give extra thought to packaged, all-inclusive, small group family tours that can save money, planning and logistics time and maximize sightseeing opportunities and experiences. Austin-Lehman Adventures, the gurus of family adventure travel, remind that national parks address both value and the stay-closer-to-hom e mantras of today’s new economy. “Now’s the time to start planning, early interest in our U.S. programs has been surprisingly strong,” says Dan Austin, ALA’s co-founder and director, who suggests his company’s top five domestic national park vacation destinations for families looking to make the most of their vacation dollar. Austin also points out that his company was just singled out as one of the top 13 outfitters in the world in National Geographic Adventure magazine’s annual “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” issue which hit newsstands this month. Here are ALA’s Top Five national park trips for value-minded families: 1) Yellowstone National Park: 6 days/ 5 nights, all inclusive at $1,998 per adult, double occupancy. Children age 7 to 12 share-room price: $1,798 first child, $1,598 each additional child. Departures are June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 28, Aug. 2, 9, 16. www.austinlehman.c om/trips/yellowsto ne_family___geyser s___grizzlies/16.p hp Kids go crazy for: The mineral hot spring-fed pool at Chico Hot Springs Resort where they gather for their own private pizza party while parents have a romantic, adult-only candlelit dinner in the historic dining room. 2) Yosemite National Park: 6 days/5 nights, all inclusive at $2,298 per adult, double occupancy. Children age 7 to 12 share-room price: $2,068 first child, $1,838 each additional child. Departures are July 5 and 12. www.austinlehman.c om/trips/yosemite_ family___domes__ri vers___waterfalls/ 34.php Kids go crazy for: The huge trees! It takes 15 kids and parents, hand in hand, to barely encircle one of the Giant Sequoias they visit. 3) Grand Canyon National Park: 5 days/4 nights, all inclusive at $1,698 per adult, double occupancy. Children age 7 to 12 price: $1,528. Departures are Mar. 22, April 2, 13, May 7, June 4, July 2, Sept. 3, Oct. 8. www.austinlehman.c om/trips/havasupai __a_grand_canyon_o asis_adventure/53. php Kids go crazy for: The natural Jacuzzi-like tubs created by the cascading waterfalls and Travertine limestone pools of Havasu Creek. 4) Kenai Fjords National Park: 6 days/5 nights, all inclusive at $2,998 per adult, double occupancy. Children age 7 to 12 share-room price: $2,698 first child, $2,398 each additional child. Departures are June 28, July 5, Aug. 9, 16. www.austinlehman.c om/trips/alaska_fa mily___glaciers___ wildlife/26.php Kids go crazy for: The long hours of daylight. With Alaska's midnight sun, it's never too dark to paddle, hike and play long after dinner. 5) Grand Teton National Park: 6 days/5 nights, all inclusive at $2,598 per adult, double occupancy. Children age 7 to 12 share-room price: $2,338 first child, $2,078 each additional child. Departures are June 28, July 5, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9. www.austinlehman.c om/trips/yellowsto ne_teton_family___ bull_moose_to_buck ing_broncos/4.php Kids go crazy for: Seeing enormous bull moose under the towering Tetons during the day and bucking broncos under the lights that night at the Jackson Hole rodeo. Austin-Lehman Adventures manages all of the arrangements for its selected destinations that include iconic regions of North, Central and South America as well as southern Africa and Europe. Small groups are limited to 12 guests (18 on family departures where they add an extra van and guide). Rates include first-class accommodations, most meals and beverages, expert guides, park entry fees, multisport activities such as hiking, biking, rafting, horseback riding and more, ground transportation and luggage service. Not included is round trip travel to the host city.  (Jan 29, 2009 | post #1)

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Life Coach Meredith Haberfeld offers New Paths in Hard Times

If the sky falls, will you still be able to view the future with some sense that you and your life are bigger than foreclosures, job losses and economic storms? According to renowned Life Coach Meredith Haberfeld, “Hard times tend to awaken people from their apathy and force them out of their comfort zone. One needs to respect one’s difficulties and be curious about the lessons they have to offer. They could be the kick in the pants you need to reach for goals you’ve been postponing.” Meredith should know, she’s is a transformer; who coaches everyday folks, entrepreneurs, and executives at leading institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, Forbes, JP Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, FuseTV and the World Health Organization. She recently was an adviser to the development of the life coaching education program at MIT. “In these uncertain times,” she comments, “people are easily weighed down by bad news headlines and the economic climate. But such cycles also strip away what’s not essential and compel people to examine their lives more intensely. It’s important that a person claim and nurture their own happiness with a sense of self-trust and internal confidence, and not give in t random anxieties.” Her words are proved by recent studies that have reported data from more than 600 adults ranging in age from 51 to 95, confirming that personal happiness and self-esteem are closely linked. In one survey the University of Utah canvassed more than 13,000 individuals - and self-esteem emerged as the strongest factor in their overall life satisfaction. So if you feel your confidence is on shaky ground and the sky is about to crash around your shoulders, Meredith has a very accessible solution; her urban retreat called Claiming Your Voice. She will be giving this dynamic weekend workshop once again in New York City on March 20th- 22nd 2009 at the Essential Therapy Spa, 122 East 25th Street. “This intensive coaching session”, says Meredith, “addresses key aspects of claiming your voice, in writing, in movement and vocalizing, and most importantly, in daily life through the choices you make.” From resolving personal difficulties to coping with daily life challenges, Meredith’s former students can confirm how her coaching has equipped them to deal with what life serves, in good and challenging times. “Some of the greatest leaps in personal development,” she advises, “come when we stop believing that others have more access to deep wisdom than we do. Participant experience by the end of the workshop being comfortable in their own skin and a facility to move forward into their future with grace and confidence.” http://www.meredit hhaberfeld.com  (Jan 22, 2009 | post #1)

Travel/Tourism

Austin Lehman Adventures is the World’s Best Adventure Tr...

In the worldwide arena of adventure travel companies, National Geographic Adventure magazine has singled out a rising industry star, Austin-Lehman Adventures (ALA) for its highest accolade as one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.” Announced online and in its February 2009 print edition, ALA was ranked third in the luxury category and 13th in the world overall in the magazines’ selection of the 200 best adventure outfitters worldwide. “We are honored to be recognized as one of the preeminent adventure travel companies in the world, shoulder to shoulder with such esteemed veteran companies as Mountain Travel Sobek, Wilderness Travel, Butterfield and Robinson, and Wildland Adventures,” said Dan Austin, ALA’s co-founder and Director. Using a scoring system with criteria synonymous with the high standards set by National Geographic -- sustainability, quality of service, education, spirit of adventure, and client satisfaction -- 248 outfitters and tour operators were considered. Of those ALA scored in the top 5 percent. Austin says he tips his hat to the ALA team that consistently delivers the ALA service promise to its discerning clientele after his company scored in the top 2 percent worldwide in overall client satisfaction. “Really, we owe this award to our folks on the firing line—our sales people and guides.” ALA takes pride in its extensive staff and guide training programs and boasts one of the most generous (1:6) guide to guest ratios in the business. One of the premises of the scoring is that a traveler’s most important decision is not always where to go but who to go with. For details please see http://adventure.n ationalgeographic. com/2009/02/advent ure-ratings-text Austin’s partner, Paul Lehman, notes that in these challenging economic times where dollars are stretched, “being singled out by this prestigious magazine underscores how important it is that we at ALA continue to deliver the trip of a lifetime, the first time and every time.” Lehman added, “We have always strived to provide the best quality trips and customer service in the industry. It’s nice to have the leading adventure travel magazine recognize our accomplishments.” The magazine wrote of an ALA experience: “You may come away from a trip with Austin-Lehman to Europe or the Americas feeling downright spoiled. High thread-count sheets are the standard – even while hiking, biking and kayaking the Alaskan outback – as are nightly surprise gifts and obsessively researched lodging (including the sole Machu Picchu hotel with in-room oxygen).“ While this may be the crowning feather in its hat to date, this is not the first time the company has been recognized for its excellence. For three consecutive years from 2006 to 2008 ALA was awarded the “World’s 25 Best New Trips” accolade from National Geographic Adventure and in 2007 the outfitter was recognized by National Geographic Traveler in their “50 Tours of a Lifetime” edition. Austin-Lehman Adventures manages all of the arrangements for its selected destinations that include iconic regions of North, Central and South America as well as southern Africa and in spring 2009, cycling holidays in Europe. Small groups are limited to 12 guests (18 on family departures). Rates include first-class accommodations, most meals and beverages, expert guides, park entry fees, multisport activities such as hiking, biking, rafting, horseback riding and more, ground transportation and luggage service. Not included is round trip travel to the host city. For a copy of the 2009 catalog as well as information on ALA’s 66 unique itineraries for active adult and family travel, please call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail [email protected] com. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries you can log onto its website: http://www.austinl ehman.com.  (Jan 15, 2009 | post #1)

Billings, MT

Carriaged Away Joins City Deals Montana

Carriaged Away joins City Deals Montana in selling their gift certificates at a discounted price online. And what a perfect gift for the entire family at a discounted price! An old-fashioned Montana sleigh ride is a popular option for many people in search of an all-round winter vacation experience. Gather the family or friends together and go dashing through the snow in a sleigh pulled by a team of horses. Enjoy some peace and serenity with great scenery along the way. Take a break from all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a sleigh ride from Carriaged Away! Carriaged Away offers sleigh rides in Bridger and Red Lodge, Montana great places to bring the past to the present by offering afternoon and evening traditional sleigh rides pulled by a team of horses. The horses pull the sleighs through the farm, up along the ridge of the mountain and back to Carriaged Away. Travel through a variety of landscapes, pine groves, open meadows, and secluded woodland vistas. Two horses pull each sleigh, and blankets are provided. Carriaged Away also has a vintage sleigh used for private romantic rides for two. Numerous successful unions have resulted from the elegant proposals that have occurred on this private sleigh. For rates and more information visit online at www.carriagedaway. com. CityDeals.com recommends Carriaged Away, Montana’s premier horse outfitter, which operates out of two locations, in Bridger, Montana as well as Roberts, Montana. About Carriaged Away: Carriaged Away is home to one of Montana's finest horseman — Duncan Vezain. His skills included training horses to ride and drive, building custom saddles and tack, and developing personalized horse vacation packages. When it comes to horses talk to Duncan. Customize your Equine vacation package: • Wagon trains • Carriage rides • Wedding packages • Horseback rides • Horse & rider training • Sleigh rides • Saddle & tack building • Proper farrier techniques About: CityDeals.com CityDeals.com is a leading online retailer of discount gift cards and gift certificates to hundreds of local and national brands. CityDeals.com offers savings up to 50% off every day retail prices. Gift certificates and passes may be redeemed at hundreds of locations including restaurants, spas, salons, entertainment venues, travel destinations and even home, auto, and business service providers. Gift certificates are delivered direct to your door, or can be shipped to anyone as a gift. All CityDeals.com merchandise is backed with a money-back guarantee. Established in 2003, this Utah-based company is owned by parent marketing firm Livewire Media. http://www.citydea ls.com  (Dec 1, 2008 | post #1)

Billings, MT

Tanz & Things Joins CityDeals Montana

CityDeals Montana announces that Tanz & Things in Billings, MT has joined their long list of businesses who sell their gift cards at a discounted price through CityDeals.com. Tanz & Things salon is the cleanest salon in Billings, Montana. They feature several different tanning options for clients including a12 minute lay down bed in a spa-like environment. Tanz and Things Salon, located at 1844 Broadwater Ave, strive to meet all of its customers’ tanning needs. “I went into the tanning salon business because, being a devoted tanner myself, there were things I felt were missing from the tanning experience,” said owner Lynn Brown. “I wanted a salon that was more like a spa, with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where my clients could feel welcomed—not rushed.” “My clients especially love the 12 minute bed for the intense color they get along with the cooling effect,” Brown said. “Tanning beds can get pretty warm on a busy day—but not this bed. The fans are so strong that they keep the clients cool and comfortable throughout their session. The body mister is also a great added benefit. We have a variety of tanning beds to meet everyone’s needs” Tanz & Things offers personalized airbrush spray tanning, Pedicures, Manicures, Acrylic Nails, Facials, Body Waxing, Body Wraps and Eyelash Extensions. They carry a variety of skin products and lotions. “We educate our clients about the importance of using lotion, not only to enhance their tan, but also to protect their skin from damage,” Brown said. “We encourage them to focus on skin care while enjoying their tanning experience.” For those in Billings who love tanning, a whole new experience awaits them at Tanz & Things that was awarded the Best Tanning Salon by the 2008 Reader’s Choice Awards and Lynn also received the 2008 40 under 40 award. About: CityDeals.com is a leading e-commerce provider of gift cards, gift certificates, printable coupons, and discount promotional codes for both the corporate and consumer markets. Citydeals.com is the reward and gift brand of choice in today’s marketplace. Citydeals.com offers an extensive portfolio which includes Macy’s, Gap, Applebee’s, and Olive Garden to name a few. The company offers the best turnaround times and reliability in the industry. Established in 1998, Livewire Media Inc. owns and operates CityDeals.com and is based in Utah.  (Nov 27, 2008 | post #1)

Billings, MT

CityDeals.com Comes To The Rescue of Credit Card “Gotchas!”

On 11-21-08 Liz Moyer wrote an article for Forbes Magazine warning buyers beware of gift card “gotchas” this holiday season. Warning consumers that if they purchase a gift card from certain national chains that they could be left holding the bag or “the card” after the first of the year. Liz Moyer states that, “Weakened and bankrupt retailers may leave consumers stranded with $100 million of worthless store gift cards this year, according to some estimates, though many stores are honoring their cards, at least for now.” CityDeals.com has come to the rescue of consumers who wish to purchase gift cards, and don’t want to get burned in the process. CityDeals.com offers hundreds of gift cards and certificates to local and national brands. They also back everything they sell with a 90-day return policy. That means you can rest assured that the gift you buy will be honored, or you can return it for cash or store credit. This is great news in light of economic problems the nation faces. “We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every product we sell. That’s right, if you purchase a gift card from CityDeals.com and the business closes its doors, you can return it within 30 day for cash or 90 days for an in store credit,” says Jeff Stucki, President and Founder of CityDeals.com. “We’ve been around for 10 years. Our success comes from building consumer confidence.” If the American consumer wants peace of mind with the gift cards they are purchasing this holiday season, then they can go to CityDeals.com today to purchase their gift cards. While the economy is on shaky ground, we all could use a little bit of reassurance that even the $50 gift card will still have value come January 1st. So let Santa stuff those stocking with those much beloved gift cards this holiday season while you and your loved ones rest assured that when you wake up Christmas morning, those gift cards will still have value. “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!” says CityDeals.com. About: CityDeals.com is a leading e-commerce provider of gift cards, gift certificates, printable coupons, and discount promotional codes for both the corporate and consumer markets. Citydeals.com is the reward and gift brand of choice in today’s marketplace. Citydeals.com offers an extensive portfolio which includes Macy’s, Gap, Applebee’s, and Olive Garden to name a few. The company offers the best turnaround times and reliability in the industry. Established in 1998, Livewire Media Inc. owns and operates CityDeals.com and is based in Utah. http://www.citydea ls.com  (Nov 24, 2008 | post #1)

Salt Lake City, UT

POL-ICE Storm Salt Lake City Mayors Office

A group of protesters known as the Refrigerator POL-ICE, stormed Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City Mayor’s, office today to voice themselves, on the impact caused by produce waste from over cooling refrigerators and freezers. The Chief of the Refrigerator POL-ICE stated that everyone was in good spirits, and kept their cool. The company, Refrigeratorsaver. com, was behind these publicity protests, and is planning to take this campaign from state to state, trying to get the message across to home owners & business owners that approximately 20% of the worlds energy is used by some form of refrigeration. The only thing that you can guarantee about your refrigeration is that 24/7, 365 days a year, in your home or business, your refrigerator or freezer is constantly on. The average home will throw away over $580 of produce this year, and this equates to over 600 lbs of produce being thrown in the trash. It is estimated that over 96 billion dollars of produce will be thrown away in the United States this year alone. The average home refrigerator will cost $200 per year to run, and the Refrigeratorsaver will help you extend the life of your produce, by two to three days. This has a value of $40 to $60 in energy savings and approximately $130 in saved produce. With commercial refrigeration being used in restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets, hotels, hospitals, schools and colleges, the Refrigeratorsaver, which won a Millennium Award, is a must for refrigerators and freezers. Most consumers and businesses today are looking for ways to save money where they can and the bottom line is that with gas prices increasing and fuel charges being put onto all deliveries, this $30.00 device that has no installation requirements, can save you money. Not only can it save you money, but it also has a payback period of months not years. The Refrigerator POL-ICE are continuing to spread the news about saving money with the Refrigeratorsaver, find out if the Free the Fridge campaign is coming to your state by visiting our website at www.refrigeratorsa ver.com. About Refrigeratorsaver. com Refrigeratorsaver is owned by a British housewife based in Salt Lake City, the company is opening offices on the East Coast and West Coast and an office in London, England next spring. Refrigeratorsaver has its own news channel, which weekly reports Fridge News by host, Adam De Frost who makes energy saving fun and can be watched via the refrigeratorsaver website starting on the evening of October 1st.  (Sep 30, 2008 | post #1)

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