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Back to School – School Zone Laws

Many area schools are back in session. School zones in Texas have special speed limits and traffic laws that must be obeyed during certain times of the day or if an indicator light is flashing yellow. School zones are clearly marked by both the speed limits and active times. Watch for children and extra traffic. Continue Reading

5 Ways to Secure Your Home for a Seriously Stress-Free Vacation

Are you planning a trip soon? Worried about how to keep your home safe while you are away? Spending time worrying about your home is no way to spend your vacation. Luckily, there are some fairly simple steps you can take to secure your home before you leave, and make sure you have a stress-free, safe trip: Continue Reading


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11 hours ago

AAA

The young renter’s fee* is waived for AAA drivers 20-24 years old Hertz – perfect for that back to school trip. Visit AAA.com/Hertz to book your rental *Terms apply ... See MoreSee Less

The young renter’s fee* is waived for AAA drivers 20-24 years old Hertz  – perfect for that back to school trip. Visit AAA.com/Hertz to book your rental  *Terms apply

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AAA is a scam artist who is in the business of stealing from their customers in the middle of a pandemic. Renewed my account 15 days early and when I called customer service said the money would be transferred immediately back to my account. Well it wasn't, then they said it would be 2-3 business days. Well it didn't show up. Then they said it was pending and would take 5-7 business days and they aren't sure who would tell me it would be 2-3. Uhhhh, you did. Now it's 10 business days later and no money. But guess what, $102 in overdraft fees because of this. After MULTIPLE calls to customer service, sitting on hold for hours waiting on a supervisor, only to be told that they would call me back and they never did. Now their supervisor says it will be sent to my account today but they can't do anything about the $102 overdraft. Uhhhh, how about a year of free service? "Oh no sir we can't do that" 😡 WORST COSTUMER SERVICE EVER.


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2 months ago

Genius Pack

Beautiful shot of Arch National Park in Utah! Here you’ll experience some of the country’s most beautiful rock formations that have developed over time! ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful shot of Arch National Park in Utah! Here you’ll experience some of the country’s most beautiful rock formations that have developed over time!

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3 months ago

Away

Our Mini sets are here! Filled with Patchology, Feals, and Summer Fridays, they make it easier to practice a little self-care, or help a loved one do the same. 100% of net proceeds go GlobalGiving's Coronavirus Relief Fund supporting immediate relief and long-term recovery in vulnerable communities. Feel good, do good.
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Our Mini sets are here! Filled with Patchology, Meet Feals, and Summer Fridays, they make it easier to practice a little self-care, or help a loved one do the same. 100% of net proceeds go GlobalGivings Coronavirus Relief Fund supporting immediate relief and long-term recovery in vulnerable communities. Feel good, do good. 
bit.ly/self-care-minis

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Currently own 5 Minis. Sand for my husband. Blush for myself. 2x White for my daughters. 1x White for my future cat. Update: Cats.

Away is refusing delivery of a suitcase that was ordered months ago. I've never dealt with customer service like this in my life.

I love my mini in Sand😍

Is this only in the US?

I can’t find the sets with the stuff inside them? Did you sell out?

Do you guys know when you’ll bring back the purple?

Kitty

Joanna Trenado

🖤😈🤘👊

Will there be discounts soon thanks

hi

Do you sell gift cards online?

I can’t find the pink mini to match my set, will you be selling these in future in pink? 😊

I have an issue with my time sensitive order and have been unable to reach anyone as you do not provide a contact phone number. I just wasted 30mins with UPS only to find out the tracking number you provided was wrong and a tracking number that was scanned in Aug 2019! Will someone please get in contact with me. Order Number: R660818347

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Hospitality: Restaurants and Lodging

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5 days ago

Marriott Hotels

When inspiration calls you to start exploring again, let us be your launchpad for a scenic Bay Area road trip curated by Marriott Bonvoy Traveler: marriotth.tl/6188GgjiQ ... See MoreSee Less

When inspiration calls you to start exploring again, let us be your launchpad for a scenic Bay Area road trip curated by Marriott Bonvoy Traveler: http://marriotth.tl/6188GgjiQ

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Very disappointment. Our reservation was cancelled without any notice at the Courtyard Cambridge this coming weekend. The hotel called me two weeks ago to confirm we were still coming due to COVID and assured me that if the hotel did not open as planned, they would automatically move me to a sister property. Well that didn’t happen. I called Marriott and while I was able to find another hotel, it’s at a higher rate. They did not honor the original rate nor did they were not offered anything for the inconvenience. As a Marriott Owner, this is beyond disappointing.

We love Marriott. Loved San Francisco but not so much now.

You better be offering free nights stay in San Francisco. Not safe there at all.

it's a beautiful hotel but the area around it is not safe.......

We should have been with you in March for our 50 wedding anniversary we had to cancel hope we can travel soon it is our favourite place

We stayed in this place last year, absolutely love it. Hope, we will come again 😀

I’ll be there next week n

Looks beautiful

Looks beautiful

We prefer the Palace Marriott when visiting SF 🤷🏼‍♂️

No offense Marriott I am an owner of one of your Marriott resorts but not a fan of the Marriott in San Francisco and much less a fan of the city

I don’t like cities that allow tree hugging crapping on the streets. Look at Austin, Dallas, Portland, Seattle. Keep on going

Looks beautiful

San Francisco one of my favourite cities

Why is your website still not allow free night awards redemption?

I stayed at this property three years ago while visiting San Francisco with my sons. As a Marriott lifetime Titanium member this was a great location to see the sites

Rachel Weyer quand vous y retournerez un jour , ce sera Marriott cette fois-ci 💋

No thanks been there it was scary

You opened up a can of worms!!

No thanks

I have been a loyal Marriott hotel member. I had a terrible conversation with a manager of yours, his name is George. Please call me. We were booked for 3 nights at a Marriott Residence Inn. We showed up and were told that the hotel was closed. I was on the phone with your representatives today and they assured me the hotel was open. After driving out there and finding out it was closed, I called Marriott to make sure I would not be charged. I was given to the manager George. When I told him I would not pay for the 3 nights we booked, he said this was not reasonable. I got angry, and instead of listening to me George said he would hang up and did. I can no longer recommend Marriott and will no longer stay in a Marriott property. I have always enjoyed my stays, but this is ridiculous poor customer service, especially when there is a power outage and a pandemic. It was George’s job to be understanding. I will be calling tomorrow to speak with a supervisor. In the meantime, for the rest of us, this is my story. I’m sad to lose my affiliation with what use to be a great chain of hotels. But trust is earned and Marriott has hired managers like George that are pathetic.

Very disappointed and disgusted with the rude service. Part of a wedding party in Keene and the wedding is at 4 o’clock it’s now 3:00 and they won’t let us in our room to check in. Told me it would not be ready until 4 o’clock and that We can change in the public bathrooms and leave all our belongings in the car. Never staying at Marriott again!

Absolute FILTH at your property in Prescott AZ.

Worst customer service, I am disgusted with how they spoke to me disgraceful and as member for many years.

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1 day ago

IHG Rewards Club

In the last few months, we learned new skills we didn't know we had. We found unexpected joy from the simpler things in life. We learned that self-care also helps us care for our communities. And, most importantly, we found strength in each other. So as we get ready to explore the world again, let's move forward as one. Let's Stay. Together. ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm hoping you rewards catalog, come back soon!!! All these points and can't use them

Better spend them before they take them off you...like they did to thousands who had saved their club points for years and years! Will never use this group again.

Please add more pet-friendly hotels!

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A king-size bed, HD television and a Keurig coffee maker — SureStay Plus by Best Western Santa Clara Silicon Valley has all the room essentials you need to start and end your day.

SureStay Hotel Group has been named #1 in Guest Satisfaction in the economy segment of the J.D. Power 2020 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study.

For J.D. Power 2020 award information, visit jdpower.com/awards.
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A king-size bed, HD television and a Keurig coffee maker — SureStay Plus by Best Western Santa Clara Silicon Valley has all the room essentials you need to start and end your day. 

SureStay Hotel Group has been named #1 in Guest Satisfaction in the economy segment of the J.D. Power 2020 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study.

For J.D. Power 2020 award information, visit jdpower.com/awards.
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16 hours ago

La Quinta by Wyndham

We’re elevating our health and safety protocols to give you peace of mind including complimentary disinfecting wipes with your key card at check-in, required masks in indoor public areas, and more frequent cleaning of high-touch areas. Subject to availability. Learn more about how we’re putting safety first at www.wyndhamhotels.com/count-on-us?cid=SO:ake7herncby6mnz ... See MoreSee Less

We’re elevating our health and safety protocols to give you peace of mind including complimentary disinfecting wipes with your key card at check-in, required masks in indoor public areas, and more frequent cleaning of high-touch areas. Subject to availability. Learn more about how we’re putting safety first at www.wyndhamhotels.com/count-on-us?cid=SO:ake7herncby6mnz

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LaQuinta is excellent.

I Love LQ. Thank You For All You're Doing.

Have you stopped free breakfasts

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News from our Home Office and some of our Markets

We trust our team of publishers to create the products and services that help millions of guests who use our maps to have a more enjoyable stay in the community they are visiting. We take a lot of pride in offering the best possible product to our hotel partners. And working with the area’s best businesses is a lot fun. Our brands offer significant income potential to publishers because our advertisers see significant return on their exposure to hotels guests looking for their products and services. We’re looking for more like-minded entrepreneurs who want to join us.

You can learn more about our Product, Process and People here.

Social Media plays a big part of our digital product. Each map area manages a Facebook page that highlight their sponsors/community Facebook posts. Below is our Facebook company page and several of our map area pages.  Which can also be viewed on each map area page.

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5 days ago

Front Desk USA

We recommend these natural Essential Oils as a supplement to your cleaning habits. #immune8 #safetravel ... See MoreSee Less

We recommend these natural Essential Oils as a supplement to your cleaning habits. #immune8  #safetravel

1 month ago

Front Desk USA

Just another reminder to double check travel plans, requirements are always changing.Check out our running list of what travel companies are doing to keep you safe. Bookmark this page for when you are ready to travel again: AAA.com/HealthPlans #wewilltravelagain ... See MoreSee Less

Just another reminder to double check travel plans, requirements are always changing.

3 months ago

Front Desk USA

This is an ever changing situation. Here a trusted source.As the country reopens and COVID-19 restrictions change, consult the AAA COVID-19 Travel Restrictions map for county, city and state data, such as roadway travel checkpoints, border crossing closures and national land closures in the U.S. and Canada. The map also includes color-coded details on areas where masks are required and shelter in place or stay at home orders are in effect, as well as other travel restrictions: bit.ly/2TAcBwm #wewilltravelagain ... See MoreSee Less

This is an ever changing situation. Here a trusted source.

Katy, Texas
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You already know we're keen on supporting our frontline heroes, but our new Kolache Factory Cares: Adopt a Frontline Hero program now allows you to give back too!

You can purchase an order on behalf of local medical professionals and first responders. Any company, organization or individual is invited to place a paid order with us and deliver to the frontline hero of their choice. It could be a hospital, clinic, police, fire, paramedic – any essential workers out on the frontlines would love to be an adopted hero and receive your kolaches and appreciation!

More info here: www.chron.com/neighborhood/katy/news/article/Free-breakfast-from-Kolache-Factory-for-medical-1518...
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Jackson, Mississippi

Beaumont, Texas
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You already know we're keen on supporting our frontline heroes, but our new Kolache Factory Cares: Adopt a Frontline Hero program now allows you to give back too!

You can purchase an order on behalf of local medical professionals and first responders. Any company, organization or individual is invited to place a paid order with us and deliver to the frontline hero of their choice. It could be a hospital, clinic, police, fire, paramedic – any essential workers out on the frontlines would love to be an adopted hero and receive your kolaches and appreciation!

More info here: www.chron.com/neighborhood/katy/news/article/Free-breakfast-from-Kolache-Factory-for-medical-1518...
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Sugar Land, Texas
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It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTONNOW ON SALE: Tickets for our 2020 RODEOHOUSTON concerts are now on sale! Get yours here: smarturl.it/RH20FB_Tickets ... See MoreSee Less

It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTON

Rosenberg, Texas
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Thanks for keeping Houston Moving Houston METRO.This Monday, METRO is making more adjustments to bus and rail schedules. All Park & Ride routes, except those serving the Texas Medical Center, are suspended. Read and be informed about all the service adjustments bit.ly/2Ucp0WS ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks for keeping Houston Moving Houston METRO.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Austin / Highland Lakes, Texas

Events and Attractions

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5 hours ago

Walt Disney World

Good luck to Orlando City Soccer Club and the Portland Timbers in the #MLSisBack Tournament Final tonight! Tune-in to ESPN right now to check out the Final game. And thank you to all the Major League Soccer (MLS) teams that played at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort. ... See MoreSee Less

Good luck to Orlando City Soccer Club and the Portland Timbers in the #MLSisBack Tournament Final tonight! Tune-in to ESPN right now to check out the Final game. And thank you to all the Major League Soccer (MLS) teams that played at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort.

Comment on Facebook Good luck to Orlando...

What an absolutely beautiful picture of the castle! I love this....

Great, now allow annual passholders into the parks that we've already paid to have access to. You're nowhere near capacity. 🙄

For my son CJ Smith; GO Orlando City!

Nice to be back again at Walt Disney world Resorts

Awesome. Good luck.

I can’t wait to see some fireworks again 😢😢

Please let us buy Annual Passes again!

Leah the Castle is lit up in green and purple! That’s awesome

Whaaaatttttt!!!! Should be completely purple 💜💜💜. Go City!!! Vamos Orlando!!! ⚽️⚽️⚽️

Vary nice pictures there pretty nice pictures and gorgeous

Go City Go!

I miss Seeing the Minnie Van service

Beautiful <3

Hermoso

Nice picture

Tim Steimer

Lisa Mowder Burgess

Tina Conway

Hot in July

Playing in masks 6 ft apart

No one cares

❤️

Audree Galipeau ❤️

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Media, marketing, publishing and sales

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16 hours ago

Jeffrey Gitomer

Who do you love? Show them. Tell them. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you don’t stop learning your pretty much dead. The only way you can learn is conversation and true connection. Action through conversation.

Good morning, Kellen AHF! Thank you for hosting the Tuesday morning show, and just being your awesome self.

"I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." Florence Nightengale...G'day everyone 🇸🇬

Good morning everyone from Bucks County PA right outside of Philly. Ken Walls nice interview of Justin Benton posted on the Insiders Club. I learned a lot about CBC by watching, thank you.

Ken Walls is on my Coffee Talk next Tuesday! Look for information today with a different time.

Indeed Pat, when I was lifting weights, I was always the smallest guy in the circle.

True, Cynthia. Some of them the same which is good, as well.

" Positivity, confidence and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself." - Khalid "Join The Insider's Club, for a daily dose!" - Jeffrey Gitomer and Cynthia Manion

I got a horse right here, his name is GITOMER, CAN DO CAN DO

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” — John Maxwell “There are no mistakes in life if you learn from them they become life changing lessons.” Justin Benton

Outreaches... what a great concept. great morning Jeffrey and everyone from Calgary!

Good Morning Jeffrey, thanks for the shout outs over the past few days. Missed them live since I was GSD

It’s my best sales year ever, and it started twelve years ago with the Little Red Book of Selling! You are the man, Jeffrey; thank you!

Of course, I grew up playing sports. Always a participant. Tx, Jeffrey.

Hmm...Ponyo is more my thing, or was, in the original Japanese with english subtitles. before that, Shall We Dance, Japanese version was the favorite.

I caught one of the creditors doubling up on my credit report, yesterday I filed a dispute..\

I am still in Charlotte. I worked at Kinko’s and assisted you with many copying projects with Maria and Scott Reese. LOL. Now I have my own business and doing very well.

Good morning from Los Angeles. My first time jumping in at 6:58 clicking to 6:59 and no Jeffrey and I'm wondering what I did wrong. Lol

Thanks for the message today! So straight forward, so simple, so spot on. So following through with it!

Hi ESW Peeps from Wintervile, GA! Will have to listen to the recording as we are working on a 1/2MM proposal! Go kill it today!

Good morning Brian, Jack, Joachim, Ken, Gregory, JR, and Tim

Good morning Jeffrey, Justin, Kuna, Bruce, Joe, Glenn, Toru, Jo Lyn, Beth, Sean, Mark, Cynthia and me

"Put yourself in a winning position." Any tips on retail right now, Jeffrey?

Thx for all the shoutouts for the show today. Reminds of my favorite quote. To paraphrase, “If you say it, it’s bragging. If your fans say it, it’s a testimonial”

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Front Desk USA is more than a pretty piece of paper

It means business for your business. With over a 1,000 hotels currently using Front Desk USA maps and tens of thousands being viewed by hotel guests each day, Front Desk USA is the, “go-to” visitor information guide for hotels. The maps are designed to assist hotel guests with questions they may have about the area around the hotel. Our maps are custom drawn to be specific to a geographic area. This means an advertiser can reach a specific number of hotel guests in their area. Front Desk USA maps focus on categories that are most important to hotel guests such as where to EAT, where to SHOP and where to PLAY. Publishers monitor hotels to ensure adequate inventory at all times. Hotels can order additional maps anytime at no charge. Now we have added custom  welcome website pages creating even more opportunity for exposure from additional marketing and promotions using social media. Just search Facebook for Front Desk USA.
About Front Desk USA:
Hotels have at their fingertips all of the information they might need to guide their guests. Our maps can answer almost any question a guest might ask the hotel staff about the area around them. Many of our maps cover large metropolitan areas, and our maps assist guests with making their way to airports, etc. The maps pinpoint selected area restaurants (EAT) that are family-friendly fun and which have the best tasting food in the area of course. The maps also include shopping areas (SHOP) and pinpoint pharmacies and hospitals, etc. Area attractions (PLAY) are also are pinpointed, like museums, golf courses and parks and amusement venues.

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