Archive for July, 2013

BMO Harris Bank has seven valuable tips to help you become a more savvy shopper during the back-to-school and college shopping season. As parents and kids gear up for another exciting year of back-to-school shopping, retailers aim to meet the needs of consumers by providing them with various sales, promotions, and exclusive deals for school supplies.

“When it comes to their children, there’s nothing more important to a parent than making sure their children have everything they need, even in a tough economy — and especially when it comes to back to school shopping,” said Matthew Shay, President and CEO, National Retail Federation. Get ahead of the back-to-school shopping rush, and make this an enjoyable, savings-filled year for your family with these tips:

  • Shop early: Many retailers plan to provide early back-to-school shopping opportunities to consumers. Prepare to shop at least one month before school starts, and be sure to purchase supplies on sale. This practical approach will help you take advantage of early promotions and discounts.
  • Get creative: According to the NRF, more parents will ask their children to make-do with last year’s items. You can re-purpose many of your home-office supplies by allowing your child to personalize pens, folders and binders. Let their creativity blossom! If you have more than one child, find out what supplies they can pass down to their sibling. This strategy can help you eliminate items from your list.
  • Compare prices: Take time to compare prices among competing retailers — see which deals meet your need in both quality and value. According to the NRF, more people will use the Internet to their advantage by doing comparative shopping online. “Retailers will offer shoppers plenty of ways to save money both in their stores and on their websites, including bundles, free gift cards with their purchase and even free online shipping on school items, aiming to attract value-focused back-to-school college shoppers,” said Shay.
  • Look for coupons and sign up for savings: Coupons and exclusive promotions can help you save a lot of money. Be sure to check your local drug store and supermarket for great sales — they provide store coupons in their circulars. Online consumers can take advantage of social networking sites to receive discounts and exclusive deals by simply “following” or “liking” the retailer(s) of their choice. You can also get special offers from retailers when you sign up to receive their e-newsletters. Retailers are looking to attract as many consumers as possible, so take advantage of their promotions both in-store and online. <p
  • Team up with other families:Families can shop together and save on back-to-school supplies if they choose to buy in bulk. In this case, more is less. “Big warehouse clubs will offer savings, but you have to buy a lot more than you can use, go in together with a few families and split it up,” said Jeff Kaplan, CEO and Money Saving Expert, LOZO.com. You can visit their website for printable school supply coupons. Make sure to keep an eye out for weekly coupon inserts in Sunday newspaper circulars as well as online.
  • Rent textbooks:The average student spends about $1000 on books/year; however, students can save 50% or more buying used books online. Book rental sites give you the option to buy or rent, and usually provide free shipping.
  • Set a budget: A budget will allow you to identify your back-to-school essentials. Make a list of what you need and can afford to buy now — and remember to follow it! If you can, ask teachers what supplies your child really needs. It may be tempting to buy everything you see, but aim to spend less than the national average of $688. Research shows that teenagers and pre-teens will spend more of their own money on back-to-school items this year. Give your child a certain amount of money to spend on supplies to cover any additional items that they don’t buy themselves. This tactic will motivate them to help you find bargains.

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Real-World Rewards Program to Offer Scramble With Friends Players In-Game Achievements and Redeemable Rewards With Their Favorite Brands
SessionM, the leading mobile loyalty and ad platform, today announced a partnership with Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), a leading provider of social game services. This first-time partnership will offer mPOINTS to Scramble with Friends players for unlocking in-game achievements and interacting with innovative new ad experiences as they play. mPOINTS will be redeemable for real-world rewards, such as iTunes and Amazon gift cards, as well as to be used to enter additional SessionM sweepstakes and contests. Starting in July, players will see an icon within Scramble With Friends giving them the option to play for achievements and earn loyalty points, which they can collect and redeem for a real-world reward.

So its no longer just in cyberspace, its real!

The partnership will reward active, loyal players while giving brand advertisers new opportunities to deliver valuable engagement-based video ads that are entirely opt-in and add tangible value to players. “Zynga is committed to delivering the most innovative and meaningful ways for our global network of players to engage with their favorite brands,” said Adam Sussman, SVP of sales and distribution for Zynga. “Partnering with SessionM enables us to launch Zynga’s first mobile real-world rewards program to benefit our players while providing a unique value to brands, which can engage directly with their target audience. “We are delighted to add Zynga to our growing list of partners as we endeavor to build the world’s largest mobile rewards network,” said Bill Clifford, chief revenue officer, SessionM. “Zynga’s massive, engaged audience will love being rewarded for their gameplay and brands will love the results they see from this proven platform. It’s a true ‘win’ for both.”

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Aaron Shust – Mighty Fortress (Lyric Video) + FREE SONG DOWNLOAD
GodTube.com has teamed up with Aaron Shust to bring you a FREE song download of the new song “Mighty Fortress” – grab it now, it’s only available for a limited time! Aaron Shust’s new album Morning Rises available now on iTunes.

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Wynonna Judd Sings “Testify to Love” Right in Her Kitchen!
Wynonna and her friends lift up praises to our Lord right in her kitchen! Watch their wonderful acoustic performance of “Testify to Love.” It’ll brighten your day!

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Aaron Shust – The God of Brilliant Lights (Official Lyric Video)
Even though we live in a world of darkness, our God breaks through with His light! Listen to “God of Brilliant Lights” by Aaron Shust and be reminded that God’s glory is everywhere!

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Matt Maher – Lord, I Need You (Acoustic) with Audrey Assad
Watch this absolutely beautiful acoustic performance of “Lord, I Need You” by Matt Maher and Audrey Assad from the new album, All The People Said Amen.

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Skillet – “American Noise” Official Music Video Premiere
GodTube.com brings you the official premiere of the eagerly awaited new music video for “American Noise” by Christian rock band Skillet. It poses a strong reminder that God’s love will prevail through all the hustle and bustle of life.

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Chris Tomlin – How Great Is Our God (World Edition)
Chris Tomlin reminds us that nothing compares to the greatness of our God in this uplifting and energizing new worship ballad “How Great is Our God.”

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TROPICAL STORM CHANTAL ADVISORY NUMBER 8

Chantal is said to be passing by Hispaniola!
Her location:…15.2N 63.7W

ABOUT 270 MI…440 KM SE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO

ABOUT 470 MI…755 KM ESE OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 26 MPH…43 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006 MB…29.71 INCHES

The remnants of Tropical Storm Chantal are affecting Barbados. Chantal is centered near at 15.2N, 63.7W at 5:00pm.

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TROPICAL STORM CHANTAL ADVISORY NUMBER 6
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL032013

Chantal is slightly East of barbados

LOCATION – 13.3N 58.4W
Approx. 75 MI…120 KM E OF BARBADOS
Approx. 180 MI…285 KM E OF ST. LUCIA
Maximum Sustained Winds of …50 MPH…85 KM/H
Current Movement …WNW or 290 DEGREES at 26 MPH…43 KM/H
Minimum Central Pressure – 1010 MB…29.83 INCHES

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Tropical Storm CHANTAL

Posted: July 9, 2013 in Uncategorized


Advisory #6 for Barbados on Tropical Storm CHANTAL Issued by The Barbados Meteorological Services at 5:00 a.m Tuesday, 09th July, 2013

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Barbados

A Tropical Storm Warning means that Tropical Storm conditions are expected or are already occurring within the warning area, in this case within 6 to 12 hours.
At 5.00 a.m the center of “Chantal” was located near 13.3°N 58.4°W or about 75 miles…120 km to the east of Barbados. Chantal is moving towards the west -north west at 26mph…43 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50mph…85km/h with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend outwards up to 90 miles…150 km from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 mb…29.83 inches.
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The center of T.S Chantal is clearly visible in recent radar imagery and is on track to pass about 50 miles to the north of Barbados later this morning. Scattered moderate to heavy convective showers are already affecting some sections of island as the storm maintains its west-northwestward track. A further deterioration in conditions is anticipated with widespread moderate to heavy showers, scattered thunderstorms and winds gusting to storm force expected to affect the entire island as the morning progresses. Rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are anticipated while swells may reach as high as 4 meters (13ft). Buoys to the north-east of the island are already reporting swells as high as 3 meters (9ft). Storm surge can raise water levels by as much as 1 to 3 feet above normal tide levels.

Residents should continue to monitor the progress of this system and take all necessary precautions.
An intermediate advisory will be issued at 8.00 a.m

This advisory was issued by the BARBADOS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES, GRANTLEY ADAMS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT,

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