Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Housewives of NYC and JCPenney Manhattan

To cap off Earth Week, JCPenney Manhattan hosted a Denim Drive , benefitting Goodwill, at our Manhattan store with our Green Living partner Danny Seo. Excited customers started lining up at 6:00 AM to donate their denim and receive a JCPenney gift card and reusable tote bag as a thank you from us!

Within the first hour, we had accepted more than 100 donations, and by the end of the day, we were able to collect nearly 500 pairs of jeans for donation.

Special guests, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Countess LuAnn De Lesseps of the Real Housewives of New York City,

joined the excitement, donated their jeans and autographed our reusable tote bags. Inside the store, one lucky customer was shocked to find Jill, LuAnn and Kelly behind the cash wrap ready to ring up merchandise! The Housewives made the unsuspecting and very happy shopper's day by also paying for her purchase and taking some photos with her.

While walking through the store, Jill picked up an Olsenboye tee, requested especially by her teenage daughter. Media was buzzing about the Denim Drive and Danny Seo as well as the Housewives' appearance. US Weekly interviewed Danny, Jill, Kelly and LuAnn. Of course, our Manhattan associates make it all happen! Special thanks to Assistant Store Manager David Garkawe and SET Execution Manager Lisa Wicka for helping pull together a great end to Earth Week!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Make Your Opinion Count!

Last month I was emailed an available study from Schlesinger Associates and was selected to participate in an hour long study in Dallas. So I took a couple of hours of Paid time off from my regular job and participated. I Made $100 and didn’t lose any of my regular pay from my job! Easy Money. :)

Many of you are already members of Schlesinger Associates or have participated in Market Research studies from them in the past. And if you haven't heard yet, they are making some changes.

Just this month, I was invited to join their new site Inspired Opinions. This is a site dedicated to providing a central spot for people all over the U.S to receive updates on studies. These paid studies can either be in person, online or via telephone.

Previously, Schlesinger Associates had locations in many areas but you need to apply for that specific location’s studies. Now with their new site Inspired Opinions I don’t even have to take Paid Time Off ! I can do it from the comfort of my own living room and so can you!

To get started with Inspired Opinions and Schlesinger Associates just enter your email address below and see how much you can add to your pocket book.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

No Rest for the Wicked?

Weekends are wonderful times in the spring. The windows are open and the cool breeze makes for wonderful sleeping weather . . .NOT!

Saturday morning, Ronnie slips out of bed grabs Nitro and his bed and closes the bedroom door - Ahhh . . . I can sleep all morning if I want . . .NOT! Tweet-Tweet-Tweet...... Tweet-Tweet-Tweet.... Tweet-Tweet-Tweet.... Tweet-Tweet-Tweet. Oh, yea, the birds are waking up to this glorious Saturday morning. Where's the shotgun!

Sunday morning, 3:15 am, whiskers tickle my face. Nitro needs to go out. Ok, I'll be back in bed asleep in about 5 minutes, no problem.

Sunday 4:40 am repeat above. But this time I let the Elvis out with Nitro and went back to bed without letting them in. Ahhh, back to sleep with no other interruptions . . .NOT!

Sunday 7:49 am . . . RING, RING, RING! Text message. Jaclyn is texting, "R u up?" Guess what, I am now!

No Rest for the Wicked!