Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day with Target



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Being earth-friendly need not carry a price tag every time you attempt to be on the "green" side! We must admit that sometimes the "green" stuff or the once that have already been recycled are more expensive than the generic items we see on shelves and groceries. But each and every time we could help Mother Nature, and be frugal at the same time, I'm all for it! 

One of my favorite stores would have to be Target, and they are reported to not only promote Earth Day, but they're gonna give away some free stuff to help its consumers for awareness.



Read on! 
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Target to Celebrate Earth Day with Giveaway of 1.5 Million Reusable Bags


 
What:
In honor of Earth Day, Target® (TGT) will give away 1.5 million reusable bags at stores across the country, as well as sustainable product coupon books that offer over $40 in savings. Of the 1.5 million reusable bags, 250,000 will also contain samples of sustainable products, including method Dish Soap, Annie’s Bunny Grahams, Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent and Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Cream. Target's Earth Day giveaway encourages guests to take advantage of Target's five-cent reusable bag discount and experience a selection of products that are environmentally friendly, while effectively balancing price, performance and convenience.

By providing guests free reusable bags and rewarding them with each use, Target helps guests save money and make small changes that add up to make a big difference. Target is committed to helping guests lead more sustainable lifestyles by providing the right information, tools and incentives to make it easy. Learn more here.

Who:
Target guests and team members

When:
While supplies last on Sunday, April 21, beginning at 10 a.m.

Where:
Target stores across the U.S. (click here to find a store near you)

Visual:
Target team members giving away free reusable bags, and guests shopping with their reusable bags and sampling sustainable products.

Contact:
Target Public Relations
Jessica Stevens, 612-761-6351
or
Target Media Hotline, 612-696-3400 


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Friday, January 18, 2013

Put Your Car Keys Beside Your Bed at Night



Article via Pipe Creek Fire Department's Facebook Page
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Put your car keys beside your bed at night. 

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr's office, the check-out girl at the market
, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. 

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. 

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. 

If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime. 

P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem. 

Please pass this on even IF you've read it before. It's a reminder.


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