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2011-03-21 13:55:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 2,000 parents, children, and elected officials will demand that the state expand access to school choice at a Statehouse rally in Columbus tomorrow. The hour long event will begin at 1 PM at the West Lawn of the Ohio Statehouse. Participants from across the state will offer support for legislative proposals that would provide low-and middle-income parents with better educational options. Pending legislation would dramatically...

2011-01-24 10:00:00

LONDON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Florists, restaurants and retailers often increase prices for special Valentine's Day gifts, when consumers are often forced into making purchases at any cost to fulfil the expectations of their partner, so voucher code site savoo.co.uk is advising people to shop early to avoid a pricey February 14th. Despite being in the midst of recession, 2010 Valentine's Day online spending was up 66 per cent on the previous year, according to analysis by...

2010-12-23 10:54:00

YORK, England, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Superbreak, the short break specialist, has announced a surge in the number of bookings for its gift voucher product by almost 50% in the run up to the busy festive period. As the festive season approaches, the Yorkshire based tour operator has reported an increase in demand in this area of their business and is looking forward to welcoming many more new and existing clients back in the coming year. Customers can choose from denominations of...

2010-12-07 09:40:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo (Nasdaq: TZOO), a global Internet media company, announced today that it has sold its 100,000th Local Deal voucher. The voucher purchased was a $20 lunch for two at Michelin-Rated Colibri Mexican Bistro in San Francisco. The deal follows 150 other outstanding offers that have saved Travelzoo® subscribers more than $2.5 million at local businesses in 24 cities since Local Deals launched in August. Notable offerings...

2010-11-09 03:00:00

LONDON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Christmas might be the season of good will to all men, but when it comes to our buying and giving of presents things aren't quite as transparent as we might think, according to research conducted by Savoo.co.uk, the voucher code website for savvy shoppers. 70% of those polled said they hid the true cost of the presents they buy for friends and family - buying items online at a discount, but claiming that they pay full price if asked - meaning we really...

2010-11-03 11:57:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities In Schools of Nevada is reaching out to Las Vegans to help them with a community wide clothing drive to help them provide cold weather clothing for at-risk students. Communities In Schools of Nevada is looking for community groups to collect gently used clothes of any size. Through a partnership with Goodwill, Communities In Schools then turns these donations into vouchers for families to use to purchase uniforms and other needed goods...

2010-09-21 08:33:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to weak economic conditions that make it difficult for some families to afford back-to-school clothing, school uniform supplier French Toast and retailer Youngland/Kid City are combining to donate $25,000 in school uniforms vouchers to two New York City Public Schools. The two schools, which will each receive 500 uniform vouchers, are: P.S. 064 Pura Belpre in The Bronx and PS/IS 109 in Brooklyn. The vouchers can be redeemed for French Toast...

2010-07-20 06:10:00

CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum are proud to announce the Captain Morgan "Safe Rides Home" designated driver program during Cheyenne Frontier Days. Captain Morgan and his crew of Morganettes are coming to Cheyenne to distribute 1,000 pre-paid "Safe Ride Home" taxi fare vouchers. The vouchers have a maximum value of $7 towards a safe ride home, and will be distributed to legal drinking age consumers at Cheyenne-area hot spots...

2010-07-08 10:06:00

-- Microsoft providing no-cost training and certification exams -- Available in Palm Beach County through Workforce Alliance WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workforce Alliance is working with Workforce Florida Inc., the Agency for Workforce Innovation and Microsoft® to provide free technology training to Palm Beach County residents in a program titled the Microsoft Elevate America® program. Microsoft donated over 3,000 vouchers...

2010-06-29 18:16:27

Nevada, Pennsylvania and Chile researchers team up to complete massive study With the effectiveness of school vouchers a hot topic of debate, researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chile have completed a lengthy study on the effects of Chile's school reforms in 1981. Along with other school decentralization efforts, the reforms included making Chile the only nation in the world to have a nationwide school voucher program. Most...