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New Charitable Website and Monthly Contest

I just launched my new site, “Cheap and Charitable”. This is a charity blog/website and shopping portal. I want to kick it off by giving away a prize every month of the first year. A different prize will be given each month, starting in July. Julys’ prize is a cellphone. This is a Motorola L2 TriBand Unlocked GSM Cellphone. You can enter to win this until July 31st, at which time the prize changes. At any time, if you go to the same link you can enter the current month’s contest.

The purpose of cheap and charitable is three fold. One: to make people aware of the various issues that face our world today, issues like human trafficking and homeless vets, and give them ideas, motivation and links to help. Two: to offer lots of products at discount prices and at great value and include coupons. Three: to sell enough product through my partners to garner money for charity. That’s it.

If you wish to enter the contest you will have to answer three questions correctly.  The answers are on the front page of the site, in the text.  If you wish to visit the site to find and answer the questions, then follow the link below. Look for the widget in the sidebar that has the three questions for this month and once you have the answers, click on the link to enter. It’s that simple. Once you enter the contest you will be sent a link to your email each month for a chance to enter the next month’s contest. It doesn’t cost you a thing. Unless, of course, you take a look around Cheap and Charitable and decide to do some of your shopping there. Lots of needy people and animals would thank you!

So go here to find the questions:


… and GOOD LUCK!


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Greenopolis: A Cool New Concept

I found this info online at various sources and was fascinated. For a long time I have tried to find ways to reduce the expenses of living and make my life simpler. I have used recycling websites since 2000. I have taken advantage of Craigs List, it’s free advertising and it’s listing of free stuff. I have also been on Freecycle where you can recycle stuff by trading with other people. And I have been on the Freegan site, imagining myself dumpster diving but not yet doing that. Now, there is a new site online that combines all three ideas. It’s Greenopolis and if you have a moment, hit this link and check it out.

This great new recycling program is really just a retooling of the old swap sites but with a bonus: you can earn points while trading on the site. The points are good for coupons and other discounts. Greenopolis also has a “green” job board where you can apply for new “green” jobs. And the site also has Earth 911, a place to recycle stuff that would normally be trash. Here is how their new recycle/reuse site works:

Both posting items and posting requests for items can earn members points:

-Points are used to acquire Greenopolis Badges (there are currently 10 available)

-Badges equal coupons and items you can download from Greenopolis partners

The Greenopolis site also features games and forums designed to educate members on various environmental issues using social networking tools.

If you have items no longer eligible for reuse, you may be able to recycle them using Earth 911.

Go to the site for complete details on this great new idea. You will help support the development of similar sites if you patronize the ones that are just now starting up.

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