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Friday
Jul192013

Ice Cream On-Demand and Other Heat Wave Promos

Stephen Mallon/Taxi(NEW YORK) -- As temperatures soar past 90 degrees in cities across the U.S., companies are offering ways to cool down with freebies and promotions.

Some of these deals are expiring soon, so be sure to read the fine print, get in while supplies last, and check for restrictions at particular locations.

1. Free Workouts From Town Sports International
Town Sports International's gyms in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. are opening its doors to the public for free workouts every time the temperature hits 90 degrees or above. Reference the "heat wave promotion" at the front desk of New York Sports Clubs, Boston Sports Clubs, Philadelphia Sports Clubs or Washington Sports Clubs.

Access is permitted except 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. from Monday through Thursday. This promotion began on Thursday and ends on Saturday, Aug. 31. You must be at least 18 years old and have a photo I.D.

2. Jetblue's 2HOT2HANDLE
Travelers who got the shaft after missing Jetblue's very limited 90 percent off promotion can receive a consolation prize of 25 percent off fall flights from New York's JFK/LGA/EWR airports. Fliers can use the code more than once.

Book by Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT for travel Sept. 3 to Oct. 31. using promo code 2HOT2HANDLE. The promo code is good for all days and all domestic flights (including Puerto Rico), as long as there's an available seat.

3. Uber's Ice Cream Trucks on Demand
On-demand car service app Uber is bringing back its ice cream truck on-demand service in 33 cities on Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Though no cash is required -- as everything is paid with your Uber account on your iPhone or Android -- the company says demand for ice cream trucks "will be very high and availability very limited."

"It may take multiple tries to find an available truck. Please be patient! We'll be working all day to deliver as much ice cream as possible," Uber said on its website.

4. Regal Cinemas $3 off any soft drink
Relaxing in a movie theater is an easy way to escape the heat if you can beat the crowds for a seat. Expiring on Sunday, Regal Cinemas is offering $3 off any soft drink via a mobile coupon.

5. Free Nathan's Hot Dog at Sunoco
Expiring Saturday, drivers, cyclists and melting pedestrians can get a free hot dog from participating Sunoco gas stations with this mobile coupon, in celebration of National Hot Dog Day.

6. Free Movie Ticket or Tub of Twizzlers with Office Depot Purchase
Expiring Saturday, get a free $12 movie ticket and $5 in concessions with a $75 purchase at OfficeDepot.com. Or, spend $50 or more and receive a "Tub of Twizzlers," which is a box of 105 pieces. Valid only at Officedepot.com or by phone or fax. The coupon codes are 16890313 for Twizzlers and 87980478 for the movie ticket.

7. Buy One Get One Free Movie Ticket
Visa Signature Cardholders are offered a free movie ticket if you buy one movie ticket via Fandango. Offer ends Aug. 2.

8. Free Candy Crush Saga Levels Help Guide From Amazon
Arguably the biggest mobile game addictive fad, Candy Crush has offered a free digital player's guide for your Android device.

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Monday
Jul232012

Report: Telecommuters Missing Out on Raises and Promotions?

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(DAVIS, Calif.) -- Telecommuting is an attractive option for many workers. They don't have to face a rush hour, commute or play office politics. Or do they? A new study finds there may be a hidden down side to being invisible at the office.

A new study, published in the MIT Sloan Management Review, finds people who don't put in face time with the boss, get smaller raises and poorer work reviews.  Researchers at U.C. Davis found "out of sight is out of mind," since bosses were more likely to rate employees they saw as dependable and those who put in overtime as ambitious.

But they also found, at-home workers can create a productive image by returning office emails immediately, and being extra visible when they do come into the office.
 
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Friday
May182012

Looking to Get Ahead? How Much You Talk May Affect Promotion

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- Men determined to get ahead in the business world should learn to speak up, a Yale School of Management study finds.

On the other hand, the Yale researchers recommend that women in the workplace should hush up if they’re trying to climb the corporate ladder.

As chauvinistic as it sounds, the study concluded that female employees who tend to gab are viewed as “domineering and presumptuous,” and if they really want to succeed, they need to talk less, especially around their male peers.

Male workers don’t have to hold their tongue, the Yale study reveals; in fact, the more they verbalize their opinions, the more competent they appear to be.

In one experiment, participants were asked to rate a fictional chief executive in the following four categories: a talkative man, quiet man, talkative woman or quiet woman.  Talkative men were ranked higher in the competency scale than their quiet counterparts while the opposite was true of women chief executives.

Lead researcher Victoria Brescoll said, “When men talk a lot and they have power, people want to reward them either by hiring them, voting for them, or just giving them more power and responsibility at work.”

However, women will temper how much they talk, according to Brescoll, because they don’t want to seem like they’re coming on too strong.´╗┐

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Sunday
Nov282010

Cyber Monday: Record Number of Retailers Peddle Online Deals

Photo Courtesy - ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- While brick-and-mortar stores have Black Friday to kick off the holiday spending spree, online the world belongs to Cyber Monday. This year, record numbers of retailers are promoting special deals for the shopping day.

"Almost any retailer with a website is really getting into the Cyber Monday craziness and chaos," said Ellen Davis, vice president of the National Retail Federation. A survey conducted by the nonprofit found that nearly 90 percent of retailers have some sort of Cyber Monday promotion, up from 73 percent last year.

"What we are seeing for Cyber Monday specifically: a lot of free shipping deals, one-day sales, percentages off the entire site, which is great if you're a holiday shopper looking to save," Davis said.

Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation, coined the phrase "Cyber Monday" to illustrate the trend of people shopping online the Monday after Thanksgiving, when shoppers coming back from holiday travels or unsuccessful Black Friday trips started to troll websites for seasonal bargains.

Cyber Monday is still in its infancy but is slated for huge growth. Market research firm comScore reported Cyber Monday sales of $887 million last year, an increase of 5 percent over 2008. The company expects sales to grow even higher this year.

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