Macy's Versus J.C. Penney - The Story At Tucson, Arizona Mall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here at the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and J.C. emails coupons for even more off the discounted price. You can't sell, at least not to Everywoman, unless you are providing an extreme bargain. Penney are based in the same section. As I drive in, Macy's is on the left, J.C. on the right. I always head right. Once in J.C. I gleefully endure long lines to get into the dressing room and to then check out. On those lines other shoppers and I gush about the deals.

Chevy Cobalt - From Empty To Full, $18.32, Fry's, Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those totaled a 20-cents discount per gallon at Fry's gasoline pumps, on 1st Avenue and E. Roger, Tucson, Arizona. Okay, I did have Reward Points From Fry's (One of Kroger Supermarket Brands). But, still, even without it, I would have filled up the empty tank of the Chevy Colbalt for less than half what it had cost last April when I filled up on Foxon Road, in New Haven, Connecticut. For those who love details, the total sale today was $18.32. What does that mean?

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Radical Saving, Not Spending, Is Sexy - Restaurant, Fast Food, Discount Department Store Sales Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Restaurants, fast foods, and discount department stores are experiencing fewer sales. Selling has become pure discounting.    In the residential complex where I bunk in Tucson, Arizona everyone has a story of the critical need to save, radically. For a major online-only bank I had researched and ghostwritten about 10 articles on radical saving.

Art Cinema Theatres, Like The Loft, Tucson, AZ - Can They Survive Amidst Netflix et al.?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday I went to the Art Cinema Theatre - The Loft - in Tucson, Arizona.   Also, The Loft sells memberships with perks ranging from steep discounts on admission to free viewings. Just as I experienced at the art cinema theatres in Madison and New Haven, Connecticut, the audience was mostly Baby Boomers like myself. The film was the sci-fi "I Origins." " So, I anticipated a more heterogenous group. 

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Kroger - It's Like Facebook In That It Wants You Never To Leave

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There you can get organic/natural food, a huge assortment of discount private-label merchandise, prescriptions filled, and highly competitively-priced gasoline. If we forget to ask for them, the check-out clerk tactfully asks if we want to take advantage of the discounting. And I don't know if this was staged: When I requested the discounting, the clerk apologized and asked for ID. Here in Tucson, Arizona, the Kroger subsidiary goes by the Fry's brand. As

2015 52

Macy's, Your Pricing Is Too High

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and JCPenney stand almost side-by-side. For the steep discounts, a few minutes inconvenience is a small tradeoff. I have never been in that store, at least not since I moved to Tucson in 2014. Discounting is everything in retail. In the fitting rooms and checkout lines in Penney, shoppers wait patiently for service. On one of those lines, I asked other shoppers about Macy's.

2016 43

Snail Mail - Still Should Be Part Of Marketing Mix, Especially When Targeting Over-55

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, only 19% of marketers in the study said they send updates as coupons and discounts in the [snail] mail." The mailer tends to get opened here in Tucson, Arizona. It was the flyer from a local furniture store arriving snail mail which triggered my buying a sofa bed from it when I moved to Tucson.

Brand Bundling - Sleepy Hollow Outlet, Boardman, OH Does Low Prices/Extreme Customer Service

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I pulled into the front of the mattress discount store. My four-footer son, LOV, and I had been traveling for five days from Tucson, Arizona, to Austintown, OH. Sleepy Hollow Outlet.    That brandname, on the left side of Market Street in Boardman, Ohio, caught my eye. We blew into town the previous afternoon. This was going to be our special gift to ourselves: the perfect sleep experience.    My plan: Start the search for that at Sleepy Hollow.

2016 43

Goodwill Retail - Best Value Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's when other discount retailers such as the dollar stores are empty.  On September 1st , I blew into Austintown from Tucson, Arizona. For those over-62, such as myself, there is also a discount. In Austintown, Ohio, the Goodwill Store at 6000 Mahoning Avenue is packed with shoppers.   One reason is that Goodwill Retail has established itself as the best value brand around.  Plus,

2016 53

Look, Grandkids: We're Carless

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cities with excellent public transportation, for instance, include Pittsburgh and Tucson, Arizona. There are discounts for seniors, children, and those with disabilities.    One insurance quote from a discount company was over $200 monthly. That was with the discount provided through having one's driving patterns monitored with a mobile app.  Relocation for retirement/semiretirement used to be relatively simple. 

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The Rental Economy: That changes the rhetoric of sales, pitching

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Tucson, Arizona, where I recently relocated my ghostwriting/scriptwriting shop, I am renting a modem from Cox. Increased is the importance of immediate incentives such as discounts, freebies and speed of response. IBM struggles as the economy shifts from buying to renting.   Here is the coverage of its latest revenue report in The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.).

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My Dentist in Mexico - No one pays full price any more

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And, even where there is discounting, we intend to bargain. That meant three more three-hour round-trips from Tucson, Arizona to Mexico. That's how I found out about what dental discounting was below the border. On the drive back from Mexico yesterday, my fellow dental tourists and I compared pricing for hair cuts in Tucson versus Oro Valley, AZ.

2016 43

Climate Change and Retirement/Semi-Retirement/Plain Cost Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The discomfort of extreme temperatures and the cost of the electricity for the air-conditioning to manage the heat should discourage retirees, those in semi-retirement, and the ones focused on cost control from relocating to Tucson, Arizona in Pima County. The day I pulled out of Tucson, in late August 2016, it was 122. Overall the cost of living is lower in eastern OH than in Tucson. For seniors, there is a monthly $25 discount.

2018 40

Old Men And The (Fading) Limelight: Rudy Giuliani, Jack Welch, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Roger, in Tucson, Arizona. The  The best time is Discount Day. In his recent pivot attempting to return as a thought leader in politics, Rudy Giuliani made serious mistakes. Conservatives may be unforgiving. Meanwhile read the comments on The Wall Street Journal coverage of the new book "The Real Life M.B.A." " by Jack Welch (along with wife Suzy).

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Households Heading into Retirement - Be Prepared to Spend Average of $3,800 Monthly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In supposed retirees' paradise - Tucson, Arizona - a 100-unit usually jacked up the rent $50 a month annually. In addition, the record heat in Tucson mandated the air conditioner be on a lot. Tucson had that going for it. The latter prepares all the meals, in exchange for a discount on the rent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average household headed by those 65 or older spends about $3800 a month.

2018 40

The Money Is Gone - What We Do Next

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, the media took great delight in following her around and she shopped in discount stores in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. It took more than a decade, bunking in low cost of living Tucson, Arizona and, as with Cohen, lots of meditation to get on the other side of financial insecurity. Alyssa Milano is the latest to contend she's in a state of financial ruin. For that she blames her money man Kenneth Hellie and his firm. Last week, she filed a lawsuit against them.

2017 40

J.C. Penney - We Bargain-Hunters Piled In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Penney in the Tucson, Arizona Mall told me today. What was Ron Johnson, the Penney chief executive officer who was ousted, thinking when he made deep discounting verboten? "The end of the line is back there."  "  That's what the check-out clerk at J.C. Yes, the store was that crowded. Give us consumers big bargains and we will pile into your store. There were significant mark-downs. Plus, I had the coupon for $10 more off.

2014 53

Arizona Dreamin' - And Other Retirement/Semi-Retirement Myths

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Renting a studio apartment in Vista Montana in Tucson, AZ was at $400 in April 2014. With the senior discount of $25 a month, that downsizes to $544. "The monthly cost of buying a home - which includes mortgage payments, taxes, and insurance - jumped 14% between July 2017 and July 2018 … Comparatively, it only became 4% more expensive to rent a home over the same period."  "  - Jacob Passy, MarketWatch, September 2, 2018. Here is the article. 

GenRenter - Squeezed on Price, Many Other Terms and Conditions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the grapevine, there are rumors that there will no longer be the $200 off the month's rent at lease-renewal time or the senior/veteran discounts.   In Tucson, Arizona, at the Vista Montana complex, the price for a studio apartment had been $400 in April 2014. It's palpable. Owners and managers of residential complexes across the U.S. have acquired tremendous power.

2019 40

Reinventing Paranormal for Post-Scientific Era - Call Those Otherworldly Presences "Spirits"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Woods Public Library here in Tucson, Arizona there is brisk business in checking out books and videos on the occult.   Not that we should discount what STEM can offer. The STEM college graduates may be getting the full-time jobs. However, those with the ability to connect with "spirits" (we don't call them "ghosts" any more) are earning a nice buck.

2014 46

New Aging - "Equity Refugees" Migrate to Arizona (and some soon come to regret it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In April 2014, I was among the Equity Refugees, migrating from the New York Metro area to Tucson, AZ. At the second lease renewal time, the best incentive discount was the senior-citizen one. They even have a label: equity refugees. They are the New Aging who are determined not to outlive their money. So they migrate from high cost of living locations such as Orange County, California, to more affordable ones like Phoenix, Arizona.

2018 40

Over-60, Maybe Still Working - But Can't Afford NY Metro or CA Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, a studio apartment in Tucson, Arizona can be found and rented via an internet transaction for about $400. There was a discount for seniors but still that added up. In The Atlantic , Alan Semuels presents the plight of the aging who are experiencing downward mobility. Many are near-poor. But between the lines in this article is the reality that those struggling often are geographically based where the cost of living is higher than average.

2018 40

Off to Mexico for Dental Care - No, I'm not helping make America great again, Mr. Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's what a woman at a dinner party told me during my first month living in Tucson, Arizona. So, who is going to resist crossing the border for a deep discount? "All those crowns. You'll have to go with us to Mexico to replace any of them." Her husband flashed his implants. That was how I found out that medical tourism includes dental work.

2016 43

Public Speaking Business Marketing - Leased Access TV

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Remember you are going to get a severely discounted rate that is forced on the cable company so they are in no mood to talk to you. Even though I don’t live there I ran my first show in Phoenix/Tucson for $117.00 Leased Access TV Did you know that you can buy a half hour of air time on a cable station for as little as $15.00? This is not pie in the sky or hocus pocus. This is “leased access” TV. The government mandates rates for one channel on all cable stations in the USA.

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Hildy Gottlieb, co-founder of Community Diaper Banks of Arizona and president of Help for Nonprofits and Tribes, both in Tucson, knows this for a fact. Negotiate with conference sponsors for free copies, volume discounts, or event limited permission to copy and send tapes to those who couldnt hear the speech.