When human hearts lack of compassion…

January 14, 2012 | 1:01 am | Journal: guest writers |    0 comment

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

In this entry, my focus switches from writing to the lack of humanity of some company-taken decisions, which you may or may not agree with, but that you will certainly recognize as poor in compassion and customer care.

I’m talking about the ongoing dispute between Walgreens and Express Scripts. I’m sure you’ve heard about it. A one-phrase summary of the situation may be: Express Scripts Inc. decided that Walgreens was no longer a profit for them so they chose to kick it out of their pharmacy network.

‘Fine’, you could say, ‘Who cares?’ Well, I wouldn’t ask ‘who cares?’ when you – as a customer – risk not being able to buy your prescription drugs anymore because they’re no longer served at your community pharmacy as of January 1st of 2012. Now, perspectives change, don’t they?

The customer IS always the one affected by these sudden decisions and long diatribes… and the customer is poor communities, troops, employers, … YOU.

Now, Walgreens is a good-hearted company and is doing all it can to help people ease the burden placed on their shoulders by Express Scripts. In fact, they are offering a special membership – $5-$10/year – to help patients get their discount prescription drugs without having to drive off town to get their medicines. It’s the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens, real manna from Heaven. The program also offers savings on over 8,000 products and diabetic supplies, plus bonuses apply when you purchase brand-name products. I think that’s really generous of them, especially since they’re currently at loss too.

Guess we can do something to support Walgreens too, by ‘liking’ Walgreens on Facebook and adding @Walgreens on Twitter. It’s good to stay updated on the situation as well.

Let’s pray for a positive end of this diatribe…

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An opportunity filled with humour and wittiness

January 12, 2012 | 5:01 pm | Journal: guest writers |    0 comment

This post brought to you by Contest Factory. All opinions are 100% mine.

I understand this contest has little to do with writing, but its an opportunity to let out your other creative talents: video-making, comedy, humour. :)

It’s the Pimp My Cube Contest and it ends on 1/31/12 at 12:00 PM. All you need to do it take a funny video of your work or home cubicle, showing its most messy and pathetic features, including old technology pieces and a lot of junk on the floor or the desk. In the video, you should explain why your work/study place is so messy and how Contest Factory can help you by ‘pimping’ your ‘cube’.

Here’s an example:

Entering the contest is easy: once you register and upload your video you’re officially participating; then you only need to  invite your friends, family and coworkers to give your video a vote and possibly a comment. That’s all you need. :) Also, you may vote and comment on other participants’ videos to get extra sweepstakes points. If your video is selected by CF judges, you win the grand prize.

The grand prize carries a $1,200 value, but there is going to be an extra prize for a randomly chosen user too: a $200 gift card.

The grand prize comes with:

What else? Wish you the best of luck! ;) Almost no one has uploaded a video, so your chances of winning are high. Give it a try. ^^

And I’m back to writing (gosh, so much to catch up with!)…

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A few words on Straight Talk

October 21, 2011 | 5:01 pm | Journal: guest writers |    0 comment

This post brought to you by Straight Talk. All opinions are 100% mine.

I feel creative!

A lot. :) Short stories and blog posts come out so easily these days. I’m happy with the creative burst, I don’t get it so often, especially when I spend two weeks in bed with influenza (sigh).

I will update you on my stories progress soon. ;)

Remember Tracfone and it’s cute cellphones? I wrote about them some time ago, and I think I mentioned Straight Talk too. You know, Straight Talk phones are not only famous in Robocity (I made my Robocitans blog about it, hehe), they’re also getting my personal favors. :) Too bad I live in Italy, because with the ‘Unlimited Monthly’ plan, free 411 calls and web access, it sounds really appealing. Also, they mount one of my favorite OS’s: you can Feel Richer with Android, even on a low budget, as… it’s free to use. :) And free of virus attacks too (yeah, not like Windows!).

And it also comes with a lot of fun apps and games. That’s the best part of the OS, trust me. The power of Android, the true one.

Look here, a video to better illustrate all I told you about Straight Talk:


The Straight Talk Image… by LittleBard95

I will update again in a few days.

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