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Monday, April 13, 2009

Box Tops for Education + The Big Clip = Lots of Opportunity for Schools

One of the favorite things about my current job (Web Geek for General Mills) is the ability to discuss my consumer-facing work with family and friends and get direct feedback from them. I have a few friends that are teachers, and from time to time we'll chat about Box Tops for Education. I'll gain interesting insights like the coolness factor of collecting Box Tops and how it corresponds to age.

Speaking of Box Tops, I'm really exicted to see how The Big Clip will come to fruition in the local grocery stores this summer. There will be a big Bonus Box Tops sweepstakes (you can sign up now to be reminded once it starts), and I'd bet lots of great in-store deals to be had as well.

If you clip Box Tops from your favorite cereals, brownies, and Ziploc baggies -- that's great -- keep it up. But did you know you can easily earn money for your school by using the website? Next time you shop online at Gap or Barnes & Nobles, swing by first, and you can earn money for your school. No gimmicks, no catches.

Check it out and support your school.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Chat on the Web - Quick and Easy

Chatting (instant-messaging) on the web just got a whole lot easier. No need to worry about signing up for anything or installing any applications.
  1. Visit
  2. Click the "Create your room" button
  3. Copy the URL they show you
  4. Send this URL to friend(s)
  5. Give yourself a nickname
  6. Start chatting
No signing up. No registering. No worrying about cross-application compatibility. Just chat. Who would have thought?