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December 3, 2010 – Pearson Prentice Hall Online is the website for Pearson Prentice Hall Online, where you can access online content from Prentice Hall.

Prentice Hall is a publisher of educational books for secondary school, and is an imprint of Pearson Education Inc. Pearson Education is based in New Jersey, USA, and is a major publisher of educational books in the US.

There are two major links on the Pearson Prentice Hall Online site ( The first link is the “Product Information” link, which leads to the Pearson School website at At, you can learn all about Pearson products for education. You are also able to search for a specific textbook or educational book by entering the title or the ISBN number in the search box and hitting enter. You can also browse the large selection of books by subject area on

On, you are able to enter the web codes that you find in some textbooks published by Prentice Hall. What are web codes? These codes are a way for students to continue their lessons from their textbooks on the web. The codes are essentially links from the textbooks to the web. By entering the web codes on the site, you can gain access to various additional content, such as quizzes to determine whether the student has learnt the key points from the book, or supplemental material that extends and elaborates concepts taught in the textbook.

The last website that you can access on the website is, which can be reached by clicking the “SuccessNet Login”. What is Pearson SuccessNet? This is the eText platform from Pearson. This platform provides text and pictures from textbooks whenever and wherever you can access the Internet. The eText pages look exactly like that on a printed book, but can be customized to the student’s needs. This product is meant mainly for teachers and other educators, to be bought and customized for use by their students. To log into the SuccessNet platform, you first need to buy an eText book and obtain an access code. Using that access code, you can register for a name and password. With that name and password, you can then gain access to your purchased eText book on the Internet through this website.

So, for more information on Pearson and Prentice Hall books, to enter web codes that you find in Prentice Hall textbooks, or to gain access to the eText that you’ve purchased through the Pearson SuccessNet website, pay a visit to, the Pearson Prentice Hall web site.

December 2, 2010

December 1, 2010 – Walgreens Survey Sweepstakes – Win $3000 Cash

Take the Walgreens customer satisfaction survey and enter the Walgreens survey sweepstakes to win $3000 cash at is the website for consumers to participate in the Walgreens customer survey online. The company wants their customers to leave feedback for the company so that the company knows how it is doing. So Walgreens invites its customers to take this satisfaction survey. The survey invitation is printed on the purchase receipt. To express its appreciation of customers’ inputs, it offers a free entry to the cash sweepstakes for every participant. The winner of this drawing will get $3000 cash. The result of the sweepstakes is released once per month.

Many merchants offer customer satisfaction surveys to collect customers’ opinions so customer survey sweepstakes are commonly seen. Most of time, they will offer store gift cards as prizes for these sweepstakes. But this is not the case for this Walgreens survey sweepstakes. Instead of giving away gift cards, they offer $3000 in CASH for the lucky winner. This cash prize makes the Walgreens sweepstakes very unique.

How to participate in the Walgreens customer satisfaction survey online

1. Follow the instruction on your receipt and visit This survey is hosted on So when typing the link into your web browser, you will be led to the customer survey site at This Walgreens survey can also be taken on the phone by calling the following toll free number 1-800-763-0547.

2. The Walgreens feedback survey is available in two languages. Both English and Spanish are available. If you want to take it in English, click the button on the left. Otherwise, click on the link located on the right.

3. Type in your survey # and password in order to see the survey questionnaire. This information can be found on the receipt from your recent store visit. To help you locate the correct information, they show a receipt example on the website. On the example, both required numbers are highlighted in red circles.

4. Give your thorough thoughts and answer the feedback questions to let them know what you think of their services. Make sure that you should finish all the survey questions within 20 minutes since they have a 20 minutes time limitation. IE and firefox are the recommended web browsers to take the survey.

5. Like most other surveys, they will ask some information about you and your family. This info should be used for classification purpose only. But still, it is a good idea to read their privacy statement first.

6. To enter the Walgreens survey sweepstakes, you also need to provide your full name, physical address and telephone number at the end of the customer survey. Only US residents aged 18 years old or older are eligible for entering the monthly cash sweepstakes. To learn the detailed rules of this cash drawing, you may need to visit the Walgreens drugstore in your region since they don’t provide it on this survey site. I think this arrangement is not convenient particularly for people who are interested in knowing how to enter this sweepstakes and how to check the winners of the Walgreens survey sweepstakes.

If you bought anything from a Walgreens store within past 3 days, you may have been invited to do the Walgreens feedback survey. If you would like to help them to build a better drugstore and get a free cash-drawing ticket to win $3000, take the feedback survey at

November 30, 2010 – Alaska Job Center Network

Find information about Alaska jobs at, the official website of the Alaska Job Center Network. is the web address for the The Alaska Job Center Network web site. This website can also be visited through the “Alaska Job Bank” link found on the home page of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) web site (

The main function of this website is to provide a doorway to the website for ALEXsys, Alaska’s Job Bank. ALEXsys stands for Alaska Labor Exchange system. By clicking on the image of Alaska map with the ALEXsys sign in the center of the page, you can enter the web site of Alexsys, the Alaska Job Bank at

The site is designed for both job seekers and employers. If you are new to this site, you can use the Guess Access link to visit Alexsys. But it only gives you limited access. In order to enjoy the full services at Alexsys, you have to register for an account. After account registration, you will get a UserID and password. With these pieces of information, you can log in to your Alexsys account to access specialty services. If you are a job seeker, this site can help you to create a resume, find occupational information and locate position openings in your region. If you need to improve your skills or gain more knowledge, it may also be helpful to visit this site since it also provides education and training information. If you are an employer, you may want to find a candidate for your business or post a job at the Alaska Job Bank. If you are interested in learning more about labor market information, or about information which can help you make a decision on starting salaries to offer, this is also a good site to visit.

Besides the link to ALEXsys, this site also contains many other useful links scattered in 3 sections including “Main Menu”, “Hot Topics” and “Quick Links”. For instance, if you are actively looking for new jobs in Alaska, you may find the ”Job Seeker Resources” (in the Main Menu) section very informative, where you can find military recruiting, local government and other Alaska jobs info. If you are interested in getting a position at Job Fair or an on-site recruitment, you may want to check the recruiting schedules using the Calendar for Job Fairs and Recruitment. The “Job Fairs Calendar” link can be found in the list of quick links on the right hand side of the page.

I am glad to know the ALEXsys website. I think it is informative and helpful. Next time if someone asks me: How to find a job in Alaska or how to do an employment search in Alaska, I will tell them that the Alaska Job Center Network ( is good site to go to.

November 29, 2010 – Buy New or Used Cars, Motorcycles, Boats, Parts | Ebay Motors

If you are looking for a car, truck, motorcycle or boat, go on over to the Ebay motors website at

On, you can look at both new and used cars and trucks on auction. You can find the autos on sale through a variety of ways. Firstly, you can browse the cars by type. For example, you are able to look at all the SUVs, minivans or trucks. There are even specialty car types, such as antique collector car models, and cars that use alternative fuel. If you are in the market for a used car, you are also able to browse specifically the certified pre-owned auto category. Secondly, you can browse for a car based on the make and model. For example, you can look for all the Ford Taurus autos on auction, or all the Lexus ES cars. Lastly, you can also provide your zip code, and the site will show you all the autos that are being auctioned in your area. Most of the shown items will be from dealers in your vicinity, but there will be the odd car for sale by a private individual.

In addition to entire autos, parts and accessories are also available at the ebay motors site. The most convenient way to find a specific part for a specific car is to choose your make, model and year, and then enter a keyword to search for your desired part or accessory. The Ebay parts store is especially good for finding parts of antique cars that are no longer in production.

Many people buy cars on Ebay Motors every year, and most of them are satisfied with the transaction. However, a small number of buyers end up being defrauded, or are otherwise unhappy with their purchases. To ensure that you do not end up in this minority, there are several important rules to follow when bidding for an auto on Ebay. Firstly, you never bid on a car sight unseen, unless there is an explicit clause in the contract that allows you to cancel after you inspect the car. You should always do a physical inspection, and if possible do a test drive, before you start bidding. Ideally, you should also get the car inspected by a mechanic, although some owners may balk at this request. Secondly, you should always get a CarFax report with the VIN number, which is available for $25 for an unlimited number of cars. Although Ebay offers a free AutoCheck report, CarFax offers a more detailed report, especially for older vehicles where there is a significant chance of odometer fraud, so the extra expense is definitely worth it. Lastly, if at all possible, pay with a credit card or a personal check. Avoid paying with cash. This way, you can stop a check or do a credit card chargeback if something goes wrong. If you follow these rules, you will most likely have a pleasant car buying experience.

To buy a vehicle or auto parts on Ebay, visit, the Ebay motors web site.

November 28, 2010

Texas-Approved Defensive Driving Online Courses | Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Find the list of Texas-Approved Defensive Driving Online Courses at http://, the web site of the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

Texas is one of biggest states in the United States. If you are currently living in Texas, you should understand how important a car is to our daily lives. Just think about how much time you spend on the road each day. No matter where we want to go, most of time, we have to get there by car. Every day we have to spend a lot time on the road including the time we spend on the way to work, to school, to do shopping, to pick up kids and to do many other things essential to our lives. There are only 24 hours per day. Eight hours are used for sleeping and 16 hours is spent awake. If you spend 2 hours driving daily, that is approximately 12% of your time awake. Have you ever carefully counted how many hours you spend driving your car every day? If you haven’t, maybe you should count it when you have time. Then you may want to pay more attention to your driving skills.

We need to learn defensive driving not only for ourselves and our passengers, but also for other drivers on the road and pedestrians on the sidewalk. There are many benefits to learning how to drive in a defensive way. For instance, you can learn how to avoid dangerous situations and how to deal with emergencies. Also you can learn how to use many useful safety features in your car to reduce your chances of getting into a car accident and/or to increase your car accident survival rate. Defensive driving courses are especially useful for teenage drivers. They are young and aggressive and they don’t have much driving experience, so they have higher tendency to get speeding tickets and be involved in auto accidents. When drivers get speeding tickets, usually they need to take defensive driving courses to get their ticket dismissed. But ticket dismissal should not be the only purpose of these courses. Instead, the purpose should be to help people become better and safer drivers. Being a safe driver, you can also enjoy paying lower premiums for auto insurance with a safe driver discount.

How to Choose Defensive Driving Courses?
Nowadays there are so many places where you can take defensive driving courses. Most of them are local schools and some of them are available online. Defensive driving online courses are very popular because of their convenience. But when choosing online defensive driving courses, you should make sure that the one you pick is approved by the state and the court, if you want to get a valid certificate for ticket dismissal or point reduction purposes. If you are residing in Texas, you can contact the Driver Training Division to ask them which online driving courses are approved. Since many people may have the exact same question, Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides the list of Texas-Approved Online Driving Safety Courses at On the list, you can see the driving course name, CP number, School number and the web address where it is offered. The contact telephone numbers are also provided on the table. If you plan to take online defensive driving course in Texas, you may check out the list. Then you can visit individual web site to compare the price, format and other services offered by each course or school.

November 27, 2010 – New Jersey Traffic Ticket Information Online | NJMCdirect is a web site for New Jersey residents to access their traffic ticket information on the web. The NJMCdirect (Municipal Courts of New Jersey) site is provided by the New Jersey Judiciary. This web page is hosted on the New Jersey Courts Online web site which can be accessed using or

If you are living in the state of New Jersey and have gotten a parking ticket or any other traffic ticket recently, you may find more information about your traffic ticket online at You also have the option to pay your parking or other traffic ticket fine on the NJMC direct site. But this convenient online payment service is fee-based. To enjoy the convenience, you need to pay a fee. How much “convenience fee” you need to pay depends on the penalty amount on your traffic ticket. In general, the higher your penalty amount, the higher the convenience fee you have to pay. For instance, if your penalty amount is in the range of $1 to $40, you have to pay a $1convenience fee to pay online. But if your penalty amount is more than $200, $4 is the amount that you need to pay for the fee, and it is also the maximum amount charged.

When visiting, you need to get two things ready. One is your parking or traffic ticket, the other is your license plate number. On these two things, you can find the Court ID, Ticket Prefix, the ticket number and you license plate number. This info will be required in order to check your traffic ticket information online at the NJMCdirect website. If you don’t know where to locate this info, you can check the ticket sample on the site. To pay your NJ traffic ticket online, you have to make the payment using a Visa or Mastercard card since these are the only payment methods accepted on this site. Also the online payment is not available at all times. So before paying your fine, you have to check the time schedule on for the online payment hours. For instance, if you want to make the payment on Sunday, you have to pay some time from 1 PM to 11:45 PM. If you want to pay on a regular business day, you can pay it in the morning since the working hours are longer.

If you have questions about your traffic ticket or parking ticket, you have to contact the municipal court directly since you may not be able to find answers on

Website to pay New Jersey Parking or Traffic Ticket online:

November 26, 2010

November 25, 2010 – Phillips Seafood Menu

View Phillips Seafood Menu online at, the official web site of Phillips Seafood Restaurant.

To find the Phillips Seafood menu, visit At the homepage of this site, click on the link “Menus & Locations” shown on the middle top of the page. Since different Phillips Seafood locations may serve different dishes, you have to specify your preferred location before viewing its menu. For instance, if you plan to visit the Phillips Seafood Restaurant in Baltimore, you should click on the link “Baltimore”. On the next page, you will see the address, phone number, working hours, menus, specials and other information about the restaurant your selected. The Phillips Seafood menu is available in PDF which allows you to view it online or download it onto your computer. All the food and beverage served in their restaurant are categorized into several menus. For instance, you can choose from lunch menu, dinner menu, kids menu and many others. On their menu, you will see the dish name and price. It also shows you whether the restaurant offers free WiFi service. For example, their restaurant in Baltimore offers complimentary WiFi to its customers. The Phillips Seafood Menu found on their web site is identical to the one you get in their restaurant. There is no nutritional information included. If you want to find nutritional facts about their dishes and want to calculate how much calories you will get from their dishes, their menus are not good for this purpose. You may want to look somewhere else.

Phillips Seafood is a restaurant chain mainly operating in the East Coast of the US. Consumers can find their restaurants in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia and Washinton DC. The company’s headquarter is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Their phone number is 1-888-234-CRAB or 1-443-263-1200. This restaurant has more than 50 years of history in business. In 1956, their first restaurant “Phillips Crab House” was opened in Ocean City, Maryland. Since then, it has been growing steadily. If you want to find one of their restaurants in your area or learn more information about the company, you should pay a visit to where you will find Phillips Seafood careers, gift cards, coupons, rewards, locations and other news about their restaurants.

On, customers can also register their card to join the PhillipsSeafood Frequent Diner Program. If you want to save money when dining out at their restaurants, this rewards program might be right for you. As a member of this program, you will earn rewards points for dining at participating Phillips Seafood locations. The rewards points can be accumulated and redeemed for their restaurant credits. Also, members will receive special offers and/or Phillips Seafood coupons occasionally. To learn additional information about this rewards program, please visit

Website to find Phillips Seafood Menu:

November 24, 2010 – BOA Online Banking

To access the BOA Online Banking website, surf over to

The first time that you browse to, you will be required to choose your state of domicile. The website to which you will be directed differs slightly based on your state choice. Once you are on the BOA Online Banking site, there are many things you can do. If this is your first visit to the site, the first thing to do would be to enroll your Bank of America account so that you can access all the online banking services. You can enroll a variety of BOA accounts, including checking, credit card, mortgage and vehicle loan accounts. To enroll, you need to provide your account number, the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number, and your email address. To complete the enrollment, you also need to consent to the Service Agreement, and the Electronic Communications Disclosure by checking a couple of check boxes. Once completing the enrollment, you will then be able to access the various services available to you on the Bank of America Online Banking website.

A basic task that you are able to perform through online banking is to check your account balance, and view the past 12 months of transaction activity, as well as any pending transactions. You can also download up to 18 months of monthly statements as pdf files for your records. The site also allows you to set up banking email alerts so that you are on top of all account changes. For example, you can have your daily checking account balance emailed to you, so that you will not overdraft your account. You can also ask the system to email you an alert if there is an abnormally large transaction, or when an important check clears.

In addition to receiving information about your account, you are also able to initiate transactions at the Online Banking web site. You can make immediate transfers between your various Bank of America accounts. For example, you can transfer money from your BOA checking to your BOA mortgage account immediately to pay your monthly mortgage. You can also set up transfers to other banks and financial institutions. However, these transfers are made from the ACH network, and may take 2-3 days to clear, unlike internal BOA transfers which clear immediately. Lastly, you can also pay your bills through the site. You will need your paper bill so that you can enter your account number and Pay To account information to set up online bill pay.

And finally, the best thing about using the BOA Online Banking site is that Bank of America offers an Online Banking Security Guarantee, which guarantees that you incur no liability from any unauthorized transaction arising from the Online Banking web site, including the Bill Payment service. This guarantee is contingent upon your following certain common-sense precautions, such as safeguarding your login and password, reviewing your monthly statements, and not leaving a computer unattended in the middle of an Online Banking session. So if you are interested in the BOA Online Banking website, go on over to

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