Friday, November 19, 2010

Small Business Saturday: Shop, Save and Help Local Businesses

The American Express OPEN initiative will provide free advertising for small retailers and rewards for consumers on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Shop till you drop: American Express OPEN's Small Business Saturday will reward consumers who shop at local retailers the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, the holiday shopping season is almost in full swing. Now small retailers have a special sales promotion day all their own to promote holiday spending: Small Business Saturday.

American Express OPEN has dubbed Nov. 27 -- the Saturday after Thanksgiving -- Small Business Saturday. The initiative seeks to drive shoppers to local merchants across the United States, in hopes of helping them create jobs, boost the economy and increase revenues for their communities.

Over the past 20 years, 65 percent of net new jobs have been created by the nation's small businesses -- at last count, 28 million strong, according to the Small Business Administration. The 3/50 Project, a small-business advocacy group, says for every $100 spent in locally owned, independent stores, $68 goes back to the community in the form of taxes, payroll and other expenditures. Small Business Saturday is an effort to keep that money in the community.

Small Business Saturday is designed to benefit consumers, too. American Express has launched a national campaign to promote Small Business Saturday, along with campaigns on Facebook and Twitter, driving consumers and business owners to, where they can participate in several ways:
  • American Express is giving $25 statement credits to 100,000 card holders who register their cards and use them to shop on Small Business Saturday at locally owned, independent small businesses that accept American Express.
  • American Express will give $100 of free Facebook advertising to 10,000 business owners who sign up at to help build online buzz about the event. The personalized, geo-targeted ads will run on Facebook in the days before Nov. 27. Facebook has donated $500,000 in Facebook credits for these small-business owners to use in the future.
  • Small-business owners can download online promotional materials and use social media tools to promote their businesses for Small Business Saturday.
"Small business is among the sectors hardest hit by the recession," Kenneth Chenault, chairman and CEO of American Express, said in announcing the initiative. "By spreading the word about Small Business Saturday, we can help raise awareness about the critical role small businesses play in cities and towns across the country at a time when they need support the most."

In addition to American Express OPEN, the Small Business Saturday initiative is supported by more than a dozen advocacy, public and private organizations, including The 3/50 Project, Facebook, The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Center, The National Association of Women Business Owners, SCORE, and Yelp.

For more information on the initiative and to download tools, visit or

Sunday, November 14, 2010


...the perfect Holiday Gift for the "Smoker" in your life!

Our Starter Kit contains everything you need to Green Smoke.

It includes:

1 Short lithium ion rechargeable electric cigarette battery with Green Tip Lights Red
1 Long lithium ion rechargeable electric cigarette battery with Green Tip Lights Red
1 USB home charger kit (includes USB adapter and wall adapter) (100-240VAC)
5 Nicotine cartridges (Tobacco M Red Label 8mg or NEW Intro Pack see below for details)
1 Green Smoke electric cigarette manual

Green Smoke electric cigarettes consist of only two pieces, the cartridge and the battery. The cartridge contains a solution of nicotine and water vapor. It has a built in atomizer, which means that there is no cleaning or maintenance required. The battery is designed to optimize the perfect balance between usage time and weight. Just screw them together and puff! This will activate the heating element, and you will inhale steam with nicotine and tobacco flavor. Each cartridge should last you about 110-180 puffs – the equivalent of at least a pack of tobacco cigarettes! You'll know when a cartridge is used up when the flavor becomes weak and has a burnt taste. Just screw off the old and screw on the new -that’s it! You’ll know that it is time to recharge the battery when the light blinks.

Allow 2-3 hours for the battery to charge.

Cigarette Dimensions and Weight:

Short Battery
Length (Cartridge+Battery) : 98 mm (3.9 inches)

Weight (Cartridge+Battery) : 14 g
Long Battery
Length (Cartr
idge+Battery) : 112 mm (4.46 inches)

Weight (Cartridge+Battery) : 15.5 g

The Starter Kit also includes a USB home charger kit. You can plug it into any outlet or can charge it off a USB port on any computer.

Green Smoke Electronic Cigarette – Don’t Be A Smoker, Be A Green Smoker

Green Smoke electronic cigarette is one of the best e-cig brands on the market today. Not only you will get a brand new experience when smoking, these e-cigarettes are not harmful to your lungs. It is Tar free and Carbon monoxide free which will give you a smooth and fresh feeling when smoking.

With the new Green Smoke electronic cigarette, you can start quitting slowly by taking a step by step progress. First, switch to the electronic cigarette, then choose the Nicotine free option, and so on. Even though it is not a quit smoking aid, I’ve seen people managed to get rid of this habit in just a couple months.

Since the smoking ban become effective, many smokers like us are not allowed to smoke in bars, restaurants, office buildings or even airports. It is a hassle to run around and find a smoking spot. Smokers are treated unequally because of the effects that we created to others around. We will no longer have these problems with the new electric cigarettes.

With the new Green Smoke electronic cigarettes, there is no more concern about second-hand smoking because the e-cigarette doesn’t create real smoke. There is also no odor left on clothes or mouth and no effect on people around you. It’s also a lot more healthy for your lungs because there is no Tar and Carbon monoxide.

green smoke electronic cigaretteWhat Makes Green Smoke The Best Electronic Cigarette Of Choice?

green smoke electronic cigarettes

Green Smoke is becoming a well-known and desired electronic cigarette. It is my favorite cigarette since the day I decide to quit smoking regular tobacco. The Green Smoke sale reps were doing a great job and making the Green Smoke cigarettes by putting right proportion together. They offer solid products as well as reliable customer services.

If you compare Green Smoke with other available electronic cigarettes in the market you will see that the green smoke cigarette price is little bit higher. But concerned to the quality based on product and service you can bear the cost. They are offering a whole package of different nicotine levels (five), flavors (eight), chargers (three for home, PC and car), battery sizes (two) and also a plug in system attached to cartridge holder which can be used in any USB port.

There is a big difference between Green Smoke electronic cigarettes and other electronic cigarette brands. That is the Green Smoke electronic cigarette has only 2 parts and don’t have an extra atomizer. Its atomizer is build in the cartridge. So when you refill a new cartridge you will get a new atomizer. This is a really cool and suitable feature to make your experience a whole lot easier.

You can get several starter kits for several price levels in Green Smoke. We reccommend using the general starter kit consisting two batteries with a sampler.


green smoke electronic cigaretteBasic Starter Kit is the best Green Smoke cigarette product for the money that includes a USB & home charger, 2 batteries (short and long lithium ion rechargeable), 1 user manual, and 5 refill nicotine cartridges. It is the most popular package for any beginners who are experiencing with the new electric cigarettes. The price for this package is $139.