Everyone's on the go this time of year. Whether you're rushing for gifts, flying home for the holidays, or distracting yourself from the annoying kids in the line at Macy's, your smartphone can be your saving grace. (Just to be clear -- I'm not the only one that stands in line to visit Santa by myself...right? Right?)
With the right app, you can make your shopping season simpler, catch that plane, or even make the family party fun this year. All it takes is a sharp eye, a few bucks, and a few free gigs on your phone. On Apple, on Samsung, on Google and Verizon! Joonbug's got your apps for the holiday season! (And yes, we know that the rhyme only works if you pronounce it "Vereezon." Get into the spirit and stop complaining.)
The deal tipped yesterday morning with 15 bought. But this wasn't pizza-making lessons or eyebrow threading. This was a discount on tuition at a university.
Today, National Louis University officially offered discount college tuition through Groupon. The deal, designed specifically to boost enrollment in its graduate teaching program, knocks $1,282 off the sticker price of Intro to Teaching, down to $950 for the semester.
The agreement between the monster tech company and the Chicago-based university leaves plenty of room to wonder whether we'll see more deals like this, and whether institutions can use large scale discounts to boost their numbers. With only 25 slots available, it seems clear that National Louis University is banking on national exposure, as well as price, to raise its profile.
Instead of selling something, Philanthroper is sharing the story of a new 501(c)3 nonprofit every day. You have the option of giving a $1-10 donation. The small monetary amount is used as a tool to get us in the habit of doing good daily; can't we all spare a daily dollar? In Philanthroper's words, "We're trying to make doing good a habit."
How do they choose a nonprofit to feature? They do their research, choosing exceptional 501(c)3 groups out to make a difference from the local to the global level. Philanthroper especially looks for younger, growing nonprofits that have not been as exposed in the charitable world; they tend to pick nonprofits that bring in less than $1 million per year in revenue. If smitten, Philanthroper will call the organization up and hear their story. Then, with permission, the charity will become featured on the site.