Wednesday, January 14, 2009

National Thrift Week Starts Saturday!

"In 1916, with the First World War looming imminently on the horizon, the leaders of America's major civic organizations launched an ambitious education campaign designed to ready the American public for a wartime economy. Dubbed "National Thrift Week" and sponsored primarily by the Young Men's Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.), the campaign became a recurring celebration, beginning each year on January 17, in honor of the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, the "American apostle of thrift."

National Thrift Week is Jan. 17-24 this year. The goal, according to the website, isn't self-denial: it's self-control. Festivities include an essay contest (prize: $100 savings bond) and other goodies. Visit here for more:

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And to start it out, TODAY (JAN. 14) ONLY, you can get a coupon for a free bottle of Suave brand shampoo or body wash! Go here for more:

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