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Don’t Miss Out on San Diego’s Hottest New Year’s Eve Event

2011 glassesThis just might be San Diego’s hottest New Year’s Eve event.  Located in the Gaslamp district’s Historic Horton (4th and E st) this all-inclusive, All VIP, Open Bar Party begins at 8 pm New Years Eve.

Downtown San Diego’s New Year’s Eve Bash Tickets are only $109 (if you buy today) and include the following:

  • 5 hours of Unlimited Beer, Wine and Liquor
  • Hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening!
  • Huge Open Bars
  • 2 Stages with 4 Different Music Acts in 4 rooms

Also, a portion of the ticket sales go to charity

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California’s Unclaimed Property Program…Could There be Money Waiting for You?

moneyCould you have unclaimed money or property waiting for you?  The  California unclaimed property program holds property that has been turned over to them when business owners lose contact with the property owner.

Even if you don’t think you have any unclaimed money or property you should check here anyway.  My brother found $25 from a very old bank account.

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Cafe Blu, The Hidden Gem in Mission Hills

Cafe blu (2)Cafe Blu in Mission Hills is a French/New American Bistro that offers a nice selection of  small batch boutique wines from around the world.  This hidden gem offers a very hip, but comfortable and cozy atmosphere for one to meet up with friends for a culinary treat or just some great wine. 

The menu is truly a French American mix with  offerings like hamburgers, fish and chips as well as French favorites like Coq Au Vin.  Here my friend and I were sharing the “crispy calamari martini”. 

I definitely recommend checking this quaint wine bar-restaurant out the next time you are in Mission Hills!

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How to Generate Your Own QR Code for FREE!

If you don’t know what a QR Code is or how to use it please read my previous post “What is a QR Code“?  For those of you ready to learn how to generate your own QR code please read on.  First of all you will need a QR code generator.  You can google “QR code generator” or use the site I used for this tutorial (QRStuff).

This is the site I am using today for this tutorial.  And by the way, QR code generators are free, so if you don’t like this one there are many more out there to use.  Also, another important note, if you would like to track how many people have opened your QR code you can first “shorten” the URL (like http://diegocentric.com) at goo.gl.com.  Once you shorten the URL code you can use it as follows.

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What is a QR Code?

A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a two-dimensional data matrix barcode.  It was developed in Japan in the 90′s and has only recently become popular in Europe and the Middle East. 

Why should you know about it?  Well, because it is showing up everywhere.  Here is the Calvin Klein billboard that was in New York’s Madison Square Garden.   Would you like to know what that is and how to use it?  That’s exactly why I wrote this post. QR calvin

If you, for example, were to use your phone to ’scan’ that QR code by Calvin Klein you would be taken to Read the rest of this entry »

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Green Tip to Help You Save Money on Your Energy Bill

green homeMost people don’t know that some appliance continue to use energy when they are plugged in but not being used.  How can you  save money on your energy bill without the hassle of unplugging all of your appliances every day?   The Modlet, that’s how! 

 The Modlet is an outlet that plugs  into your existing outlets that will automatically turn off your appliances when not in use.  And not only will the device turn off your appliances for you, but you will be able to log on to the web to monitor your energy use as well!

Where do you get it?  It will go on sale starting next year and will retail for $40.

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