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Information on Writing Contests

I’ve previously written about writing contests, and there was enough interest that I thought it would be useful to gather together some information on how to find these contests. Below you’ll find some great examples of regular contests in various genres, along with links to places where you can find more. Following that you’ll find links to true stories...
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Walmart Secrets

When Walmart opened a store in the small Michigan town where I lived at the time, I bought a bottle of shampoo. Up to that point I had been paying $ for this brand. Walmart’s price was 99 cents — one example of many, many low prices. The arrival of that store was like getting a big pay raise,...
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Slot Machines – Reduce or Eliminate Your Risk

For a while, the small casino where I worked in the 1990s offered customers a $10 roll of quarters when they walked in the door. It was meant for the slot machines. The casino didn’t monitor whether people played the machines or not, so couples could — and did — collect $20 between them and walk back out the...
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Can You Really Make Money With Online Surveys?

No. That’s the short answer. Yes, there are exceptions, but you’ll rarely make much from doing online surveys. In fact, I haven’t seen a credible report of anyone making minimum wage, but perhaps it’s possible. The thing about calculating what you make is that most people just plain don’t know how to do it objectively and accurately. That leads...
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