Carefree RV Resorts Offers Military Discount Program
Carefree RV Resorts, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, announced that it will offer permanent 50 percent nightly discounts to active and veteran military service members and their families at its 35 parks in Florida, Texas, New Jersey, North Carolina, and California.
“At Carefree RV Resorts we value all of our customers, but it is with great pride that we get to offer discounts to the active and veteran servicemen and women who protect our country’s democracy and keep us safe,” said Mike Rosenhagen, a retired U.S. Army major who serves as Carefree RV Resorts’ vice president of operations.
To take advantage of this discount, veterans and active service members need to show their military ID or other form of identification that documents their service. The discounts also apply to immediate family members who are traveling with active military members or veterans.
According to the Carefree RV Web site, the discount can be used Sunday through Thursday nights. The discounts will be offered on a space-available basis and cannot be combined with any other discount programs or used on holiday weekends. All Carefree RV Resorts include a clubhouse, swimming pool, and planned activities programs, as well as rental units to accommodate people who don’t have their own RV.
For more information about this program or to locate a Carefree RV Resort facility, call (480) 423-5700 or visit www.carefreervresorts.com.
Winegard Dealers Offer Pay-As-You-Go Dish Network
Winegard Company announced that the Winegard dealer network now offers a Pay-As-You-Go programming service through DISH Network. The Pay-As-You-Go service features a DISH Network ViP211k satellite receiver, and gives mobile customers the ability to purchase DISH Network programming 30 days at a time and receive the same programming options as residential viewers. Customers also have the flexibility to stop and start service as needed with no activation, disconnect, or restart fees, and no contract.
“RVers, campers, tailgaters, and truckers have long desired seasonal or temporary service without having to pay for service for an entire year, and we see Pay-As-You-Go programming as a great option,” said Aaron Engberg, director of Mobile Products at Winegard Company. “Oftentimes, customers struggle in finding, installing, and activating receivers. As an authorized RV channel distributor, Winegard will provide this customer segment with easy access to receivers and programming at our dealers nationwide. Trained technicians can also assist with installation and activation.”
The compact ViP211k is a single-tuner satellite receiver that works with DISH Network-compatible Winegard satellite antennas on both SD and HD televisions. The ViP211k receiver is offered for $149.
For more details or to find a Winegard dealer or retailer near you, contact Winegard at (866) 609-9374 or visit www.winegard.com/dishnetwork.
Online Coupon Web Site Expands
LocalGreatDeals.com, an online marketplace for local coupons and deals, announced that it is now serving the Boston, Massachusetts, area, giving the Web site a presence in 20 U.S. cities with plans to expand to 100 cities in 2011.
LocalGreatDeals.com provides small- to medium-sized businesses with a manageable, cost-effective way to participate in the growing market for local deal/coupon advertising. The company utilizes its highly localized online deals portals, social media, and mobile integration to offer a large selection of local coupons and deals to consumers in the markets it serves.
Local businesses, which include auto repair, salon services, home contractors, entertainment, professional services, and restaurants, use the LocalGreatDeals.com online tools to create, edit, and manage their own coupon offerings. Businesses also can track consumer activity for their deals.
LocalGreatDeals.com currently offers service in Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Greensboro, North Carolina; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Lexington, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; Manchester, New Hampshire; Nashville, Tennessee; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Portland, Maine; Rochester, New York; Toledo, Ohio; and Tucson, Arizona.
All-Electronic Toll Collections To Begin On Florida Turnpike
Beginning in mid-February 2011, those who are traveling to Miami or the Florida Keys via the Florida Turnpike (Homestead Extension) will find toll booths empty. Instead, tolls will be collected electronically between exit 1 and exit 47 in Miami-Dade County as the first phase of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise’s switchover to all-electronic open-road tolling begins. Tolls charged to motorists traveling this 47-mile stretch of the turnpike will be collected either through SunPass, the state’s prepaid electronic toll collection system, or through Toll-By-Plate.
The SunPass system utilizes small, credit-card-size electronic devices that attach to the inside of a vehicle’s windshield. When that vehicle goes through a tolling location, a transponder sends a signal and the toll is collected from the customer’s account. For more information about acquiring and using a SunPass, call (888) 865-5352 or visit www.sunpass.com.
Those who do not have a SunPass will be charged via the Toll-By-Plate collection method. This system takes a photo of a vehicle’s license plate as it travels under the tolling equipment installed overhead and mails a bill to the registered owner of the vehicle for the tolls incurred over a 30-day period, plus a $2.50 administrative fee. Travelers have the option of establishing a prepaid Toll-By-Plate account by calling (888) 824-8665 and providing a credit card or debit card to avoid the administrative charge.
Drivers who frequently use this section of the Florida Turnpike “” or any other portion of the turnpike “” may want to consider purchasing a SunPass, as the tolls charged can be from 25 cents to $1 less per toll-collection site, depending on the number of axles. For instance, at milepost 10, Homestead Plaza, the SunPass rate for a five-axle vehicle (a motorhome equipped with a tag axle towing another vehicle) is $3, while the five-axle rate for the same combination using the Toll-By-Plate system is $4. For the entire 47 miles, the total toll for the five-axle combination using a SunPass would amount to $27, while the Toll-By-Plate rate would be $46.
For more information about Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, all-electronic tolling, and toll rates for Florida’s Turnpike system, call (800) 749-7453 or visit www.floridasturnpike.com.