Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This is the controversial magazine cover of the Pacman's wife Jinkee Pacquiao! Yup, Jinkee is the latest cover of the said magazine. And as you can see, a very much different Jinkee was seen in the cover! She is more beautiful here.
Being the wife of our great boxer, Jinkee already had many visits in different countries specially in USA wherein most of the fight of her husband took place. And she got many tickets for sure!
It's so easy for Jinkee to order tickets online. Well, it's because of Ticketamerica.com.
Yup, Ticketamerica.com has tickets for the Fiesta bowl the sugar bowl and the cotton bowl. These are tickets which caught the interest of many mothers like her!
Jinkee's kids love the cotton blwl ticketsas well as the fiesta bowl. And since her kids were too young, they all like to have the sugar bowl. Wow! Amazing! c",)
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
This post brought to you by Contest Factory. All opinions are 100% mine.
Everyday, we always make sure that our cubicle or workstation is always neat, fresh and clean! We always put things on their respective proper places! Some even put decorations on their workstation!
Almost all of us hate to see or work in a dirty or messy cubicle. But did you know that there is luck in this messy or worst work station you are hating on?!
Yeah, definitely, there is a money on dirt! And for those who were really lazy of cleaning their cubes, you will truly love this!
Pimp My Cube is searching for the worst, most pathetic and messy cubicle or office that may have bad furniture, old technology, messy, unorganized, noisy, dirty, dark and/or any other attributes that make it a bad space to work in.
They are looking for people who can upload a video showing their cube/office/workspace while they explain the details about why it is horrible and why it is so important that Contest Factory come in and ‘Pimp’ their cube.
Afterwards, once your video was already entered, time now to invite your friends, family and coworkers to vote for your video. Yes, yes, yes...invite them in many ways just like campaigning for your video for you to win! Cool!
And not only that! You will get sweepstakes entry points for registering, voting, commenting and inviting others to register for the contest. It's such that give and take! Great!
The grand prize of your cube being ‘pimped’ will be selected by CF judges based on various criteria including for the most votes, best (really worst) video and most compelling story.
The Pimp My Cube Contest has a total grand prize value of approximately $1200.
Prize is to update your office/workspace/cube with one of three prize packages namely: new high end computer system; new desk, chair and decorations; and new Entertainment package with high end stereo, espresso machine etc.
Right now no one has uploaded a video so the chances of winning are very good!
It is so easy to upload video to the site to enter from your phone or webcam.
Video should be fun and witty – anything goes!! The better the story, the funnier the video therefore better chances of winning.
A second sweepstakes prize of a $200 gift card will be awarded to the registered user chosen by random drawing at the end of the contest period.
I'm sure you are still wondering how it will run! Well, here is a video clip pertaining to the said contest. Let's all watch this:
The contest period is from 12/5/11 at 12:00PM to 1/31/12 at 12:00PM.
So what you are waiting for?! Join now! The steps are easy as one, two, three! Visit the PMC site, register and upload your videos to enter in the contest. Once you video is approved, encourage your friends and family to vote on your video to enhance your chances of winning! Great! It's so exciting
What more are you looking for?! Start making your workstation messy, think of the story about it why it became as such, get a video of it, upload the video, and go campaigning for your video! It's so easy right?! It's just like playing while working! And the best thing is, you can win from it! They always say that it's hard to find money or even a centavo on trash or garbage, but this time, you will be the one to break this rule! So, what are you waiting for, go on and make your cube messy! And release the creativity in you for you to win! Good luck! Hope you will be the luck one! Go, go, go...!!! c",)
Saturday, January 14, 2012
This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
Are you familiar with Walgreens?! How about the Express Scripts?! Well, these two identities are the two arms which are helping us to have a better and healthier life!
Walgreens and Express Scripts join hands in helping customers in terms of health! These are the pharmacy teams who are guiding us in a better and healthier path! But how does the collaboration of these two started?! Well, allow me to discuss a quick glimpse about Walgreens and Express Scripts!
For the past year, Walgreens has negotiated with Express Scripts for a new contract to continue as part of its pharmacy provider network. Those negotiations were unsuccessful, and the contract expired on Dec. 31. As a result, Walgreens is no longer part of Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network as of Jan. 1, 2012. This includes all Walgreens pharmacies nationwide and Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York City area.
This situation of forcing pharmacy patients to go elsewhere to use their in-network pharmacy benefits was unnecessary. Express Scripts’ actions are causing disruption with no significant benefit to patients or their health plan. Patients covered by an Express Scripts plan now find themselves not only having to change their pharmacists, but many are having to drive farther to get prescriptions filled at pharmacies with less convenient hours for their hectic schedules. Walgreens offers more 24-hour and drive-thru pharmacies than any other pharmacy in the country.
And patients are not seeing their costs go down in exchange for the increased hassle they’re being subject to. It’s all pain with no gain.
During negotiations, Walgreens offered to hold rates for a new contract flat and did not seek an increase in rates. The response from Express Scripts was to insist on being able to unilaterally define contract terms, such as what does and does not constitute a brand and generic drug. Express Scripts also proposed to slash Walgreens reimbursement rates to levels below the industry average cost to provide each prescription.
Express Scripts itself has stated that clients will not see any significant savings from excluding Walgreens from its network. In fact, costs may even go up without Walgreens because we offer competitive pricing, additional savings by dispensing less expensive generic drugs more often than other pharmacies, and savings through 90-day supplies of medications at our retail pharmacies versus three, 30-day refills.
Express Scripts could offer substantial savings to its clients by promoting 90-day refills at retail pharmacies, but it conflicts with its own mail order 90-day prescription business that it profits from. In addition, while profits per prescription among retail pharmacies have been flat or declining in recent years, Express Scripts’ profits have grown at a rate more than two times the average of peers in health care.
One of Express Scripts’ clients is Tricare, which is the health and prescription drug program for America’s military service men and women. During negotiations, Walgreens took the unprecedented step of offering Express Scripts an ironclad guarantee that Walgreens prices would match or beat the average costs per adjusted prescription of all other pharmacies in the Tricare network. Walgreens did this in an effort to prevent our country’s military personnel from being caught in the middle. Walgreens also offered to contract separately with Express Scripts for Tricare from other Express Scripts commercial business, but these offers were rejected. Express Scripts continues to refuse to negotiate a separate contract for the benefit of the Tricare program and its beneficiaries.
In terms of the Walgreens patient, many patients under an Express Scripts plan have used Walgreens pharmacies for years and have a personal relationship with their Walgreens pharmacist. In an effort to minimize their disruption and inconvenience, Walgreens unveiled a comprehensive national effort to make this transition as smooth as possible and is doing all it can to help patients continue to use Walgreens when possible, or take care of them as they are forced to leave Walgreens in order to use their in-network coverage.
Only patients with certain prescription insurance plans managed by Express Scripts are impacted. It is best to check with your local Walgreens pharmacist to find out for sure if you’re impacted. Patients also can check the back of their prescription insurance card – if it has Express Scripts’ name there, then they may be affected. If it doesn’t say Express Scripts, then they are not affected.
Among the steps Walgreen is taking to minimize the disruption is offering a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club. An individual can join during a special January promotion for only $5, or $10 for a family membership, and receive savings on more than 8,000 brand name and all generic medications. More than 400 generics are available with a three-month supply for less than $1 a week. Regular annual membership is $20 for an individual and $35 for a family.
Express Scripts acts as a middleman between pharmacies providing the health care service and employers and health plans who pay for the medications. Because Express Scripts is the middleman, most payers don’t see the rates Express Scripts pays to Walgreens. They only know what they pay Express Scripts. When they do see what Walgreens is paid, many health plans and employers are making decisions to continue to ensure access to Walgreens because they find our prices to be competitive and believe that we can lower overall health care costs.
Express Scripts continues to gain financially from its position as a middleman as its profits have grown at a rate more than two times the average of peers in health care. Historically brokers in a marketplace take a percentage of the cost of a product for putting the buyer and seller in contact. In Express Scripts’ case, the broker is growing profits faster than the provider of the service. When the middleman is more profitable than the providers, the relationship is out of balance.
Beyond the contract issues, this issue between Express Scripts and Walgreens is really about the value of your local community pharmacy. Express Scripts wants customers to use their own mail order pharmacy business instead of your community pharmacy whenever possible. This could threaten all community drugstores in your area. Remember, community pharmacies are a valuable presence in your neighborhood when you need a pain medication as you leave the emergency room at 2 a.m., or need a flu shot and haven’t been able to get to the doctor’s office. Community pharmacies are often the first point of entry for many people into the health care system, and the value they provide by lowering overall health care costs should be recognized by Express Scripts.
A Walgreens proprietary survey of 823 executives and managers who are key decision makers for pharmacy benefit decisions or provide input found that 82 percent of employers said that they would not exclude Walgreens for less than 5 percent savings on their total pharmacy spend. Sixty percent of employers would not exclude Walgreens for less than 10 percent savings, and 21 percent would not exclude Walgreens from their network regardless of the amount of savings. These findings on employer attitudes are consistent with recent research published by several leading equity research analysts.
Employers value having Walgreens as a pharmacy option for their employees, but Express Scripts wants to take that choice away.
Walgreens really wants to help! The Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens is offering a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club. And this really helps the customer a lot more!
There are times that customers were upset about not being able to use Walgreens. In this case, just contact your local media and voice your dissatisfaction! Walgreens will take actions immediately!
And of course, let's keep in touch with Walgreens! Let's support them by just liking Walgreens on Facebook and following Walgreens on Twitter via @Walgreens. Helping one another really makes a healthy life! Great! c",)