Have you ever parted with something many years ago and would do anything to get it back, perhaps pay 250,000 for it? If you'd pay a hefty fee to reunite with something that was once yours back in the day, you're not alone. The owner of Papa John, John Schnatter sold his beloved gold and black 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 for 2,800 in 1983. The sale at the time was necessary to keep his family's business running, and saved his father's bar in Indiana. The rest of the money from the car was used to start his, now, well known pizza place.
John missed this old memory, and spent years searching for this car. After years of searching the car, he was able to locate his car through a blog by Jalopnik. It was discovered that since the sale of his Camero, the car had been sold to one more person. The current owner of the car, who goes by the name Robinson, returned the car, and got the 250,000.
Alas, Schnatter was reunited with his car. In fact, he was so happy, that today, Aug. 26, all Camaro owners get a free pizza.
Today's a good day to be a Camaro owner! Cheers!
source: Yahoo articles
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
I work for my University's event planning business, and my boss had given my coworker and I a new project. Due to recent drops in attendance from our usual conference groups, it is up to us to figure out cheap new marketing strategies to entice more people to use our services to host their conference. Since the state has cut of a funding for a lot of things, we really don't have a lot to work with in terms of marketing. Here is a list of possible ideas that might work. If you have any that are not on the list, please leave a comment with your idea. I could use all the ideas I can get.
- Get comments and suggestions from previous/former clients
- Write and circulate a conference office newsletter, describing events taking place, pictures, and description
- Make a virtual tour on major locations and services used by most conference groups
- Pens, pencils with info printed on it
- Leave business cards in prospective locations
- actively participate in professional groups. Attend meetings and network the office through these groups
- Ask current/former clients, casual acquaintances and prospects for referrals
- Put out a suggestion box
- List number in the local phone directory
- Place business cards around campus
- Network with local hotels and work together in working with groups. Have hotels refer any prospective clients to business
- Network, network, network!
- Make a blog
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Dear Entrecard Droppers,
I know you must be looking at this blog, thinking, what in the world does this woman blog about. One day its about some random money making survey, the next, about how flustered her day was.
Since the blog is called Perfect Nonsense, anything on here is fair game. I blog about anything that sparks my fancy, and one of those things is money, especially in this time. A lot of us have probably lost our jobs, had our hours cut short, or are laid of temporarily. I know how it is, so that is why I will post up a lot of neat sites that do make some extra cash. It’s not a full time job, but every cent helps. In fact, being a poor college student, I was able to earn 20 dollars just for giving my own opinion on survey/gpt sites. So keep an eye out for my blog because I will be posting up any opportunities.
Other than that, here are some things you should know about me; my name is Kavita and I’m a student at Northern Illinois University. I finish up my undergrad course work this Spring of 2010, and am applying into Grad School.
Music, reading, and writing are my passion, although I have not been able to read and write for personal enjoyment lately.
I also am East Indian, and after years of trying to avoid my culture, I am trying to find out who I am, and the great things about my culture.
Please favorite my blog if you like what you see, because you’ll never know what you’ll get!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Yesterday, just before returning to my office after 2 long weeks, I decided to pick up my textbooks for the school semester. Every year, before I buy books, I always research prices online, and almost always buy my books online instead of at the book store.
My game plan for the past several years has been to buy the books from those money suckers at the university, and then wait for my books to come through in the mail. I’ve always used my financial aid money to help pay for my books. To my dismay, the book store only allows a week and a half for full refunds. This is different from the two to three week time frame that they gave, and which was more than enough for me to purchase my books online.
After grabbing all my books, and keep in mind, two of the books were not even on the shelf, my whopping total was 450 dollars. I literally wanted to cry. Although it was coming out of my financial aid, I could have saved some of that money buying the books online.
Damn you publishers.
I really should have considered just renting books. My boyfriend rented quite a few of his books online and saved a whole lot on them. I figured why buy books, use them, and never use them again, and get a measly amount back? Its just a waste of time and money
Hell, next time I’m renting from Chegg books.readmore »»
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I must say this is the third helpful site I have found from Trini Barbie's blog :) If you are like me, you are probably sick and tired of wasting time and getting scammed by worthless companies that routinely claim that you will be making money.
Finally there is a site with honest reviews and ratings on countless services, products, people, and other products. Best of all, you can get paid to make honest comments, reviews, and give out grades.
IMREPORTCARD is just that type of site
If you are familiar with the online money making scheme, take the time to give your honest input of what you have experienced. Not only will you be helping people in deciding whether the service or product is right for them, but you will also be earning some extra cash.
Members earn credits which can later be converted to cash. Each credit is worth a cent.
If you grade an item, you get 10 credits.
If you post a comment, you get 50 credits. Keep in mind that you need to provide a well written comment on the product. A generic and regurgitated comment will not be accepted, and multiple attempts at this will get your account banned
If you provide a website for them to review, you get 75 credits.
Finally if you see a comment you like or dislike, you can rate it, and get one credit for it.
The cashout is 20 dollars (2,000 credits) and is very easy to reach.
So what are you waiting for, go on and join today!
Btw, YES they do pay:
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I'm a real skeptical person, and if you ask anyone who knows me well enough, they'll tell you I research into anything before I sign up for it, or if I purchase it.
Take the case of making money online for example. I think this is a topic that cannot be taken lightly, and a lot of research must go into it before even considering joining a site which claims you can make money. The real sad thing is that there are survey sites as well as ptc sites that do help you make money, but they are drowned in so many scams, that no wonder people like me get so discouraged.
After a year and a half, I have found which survey sites work, and which don't. You can be sure that if a survey site claims to pay you 75 dollars per survey, you better start looking for pigs that can fly, because that is the only time you will get paid so much per survey.
There are site that do pay, but pay you major cents per survey. Cents don't sound like a lot individually, but add them up, and well, they add up to major dollars. Before I share my knowledge of good survey sites (some which I'm a part of and some which I'm not) here are some tips to help you decide if the site you want to join is legit.
Signs that a survey site/PTC site is legit
- The site is not on the GPT boycott list. www.gptboycottlist.com
- The site includes a support forum, including a payments proof section
- The admin is able to get in touch with you in a timely manner
- The site has a reputable history of actually paying its members
- Search engines don't mark the site as a scam. Bear in mind that some members will claim a site is a scam because they did not get paid, or their account got deleted. Look at the overall feedback of the site. It is possible for members to get banned for not following the rules. Remember, signing up for a website, you agree to the rules and the terms. It is like signing a contract, when you sign it, you give permission to abide by their rules.
There are a TON of sites which do pay, and I assure you that they are all legit. Two sites that I would like to introduce to you are Swagbucks and Youdata.
If you already search the internet, why not get paid to do it. Swagbucks is like virtual currency. Collect enough of swag bucks, and you can buy some really neat things. There are also other ways to get swag bucks besides surfing. Click the banner and find out all the neat things this site offers
If you're tired of paying attention and not getting paid for paying attention, consider joining Youdata. This site retrieves ads based on your interests, family, life, health, and just about everything. When the site finds ads based on YOU, you get paid for viewing these ads. It helps to have paypal for Youdata. Payout day is every Friday, and guess what? There is no min. requirement.
Sorry I couldn't find a fancy picture or banner, but the link above will do. Please keep in mind that these sites will not make you super rich. Keep your day job, and do this on the side :) readmore »»