US Presidents Sites – Visiting the William McKinley Presidential Museum in Canton, Ohio

The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum is unlike any other presidential museum. Originally intended solely as the final resting place for our 25th president, it has effectively reinvented itself as a museum campus of sorts. The site appeals to not only those interested in McKinley and presidential history, but students of other scientific disciplines as well.

Located not far from Interstate 77 in Canton, Ohio, the towering memorial can be seen for miles. McKinley was tragically assassinated in September, 1901 and was laid to rest in a temporary tomb until a suitable memorial could be planned and built. Six years later, the McKinley Memorial was dedicated, and it is where the president and his family are entombed.

Today, fitness enthusiasts walk or jog the 108 steps leading to the entrance of the memorial, and it is a popular gathering place for school groups, continuing education classes, and visitors. On site, the visitor will find an active planetarium, exhibit space dedicated to McKinley memorabilia, and rotating exhibits focused on various aspects of American history.

One of the more popular attractions is the Street of Shops, a museum like exhibit of shops circa 1900. Various artifacts from that time period are displayed, like early model fire engines and machinery used in that era. There is also a museum shop on site which carries a wide variety of items appealing to all interest levels.

The site is open daily and there is a nominal admission charge. Visitors should allow about an hour to see all the various exhibits, which rotate frequently and often feature items from the Smithsonian and other presidential museums.

While McKinley and his family once owned a home in Canton and planned to return here after his second term as president, the home was not preserved and no longer exists. The home of his wife, also located in Canton, is now the First Ladies Library, dedicated to America’s first ladies. The building is where the McKinley family lived when the future president and his wife were first married.

Canton is also known for several popular local restaurants in the nearby downtown area, any of which make a perfect stop for lunch or dinner. The city is probably best known for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, located a short five minute drive from the McKinley memorial museum.

If you are traveling to or from Cleveland, we highly recommend a stop in Canton. For sports fans, the Football Hall of Fame is a must see, while anyone with even a passing interest in history will enjoy a visit to the McKinley museum campus.

My Shopping Genie Review – Is It A Dream Come True?

It will soon be obvious that My Shopping Genie is no genie in a bottle or a pipe dream. It is a subsidiary of parent company My Net Universe Inc which is situated in Creve Coeur, Missouri, and that’s where this wizard’s story begins.

My Shopping Genie – Leadership

My Shopping Genie is directed by President David Freed who has a far-reaching history in direct sales and network marketing. In researching his history I found that he was formerly the National Marketing Director for a company called GMT (Get Moving Today). When I tried to access the company’s website it was no longer there. There is a lot of not so pleasant info on the internet concerning GMT.

Now just because GMT had its problems does not mean that My Shopping Genie is a scam or is involved with anything else that’s not above-board. Do not forget though what I’ve said in many previous reviews. That is when fact-finding in an MLM company you look at the age of it and the newer it is the harder you look at the leadership. Bruce Bise, who was listed as the President and CEO of GMTis now recorded as being the co-founder and master distributor of My Shopping Genie.

My Shopping Genie – The Products

The My Shopping Genie product is an application (genie) which you can download for free and install on your computer, then have access to just about any other product with an affiliate program. The idea or goal is that when you are shopping for something online the genie searches the internet for the best deal. Now it is free as long as you are just a user. If you want to benefit monetarily well, that’s another story.

My Shopping Genie – Getting Started and Comp Plan

Supposing you should decide you want to get involved with My Shopping Genie as a distributor it will cost you $199. Having become an IGD (Independent Genie Distributor) you’ll receive a distribution license with which you can give away free genies that will have your brand id encoded into them. When a shopper purchases something you get a piece of the action. That is as long as it’s a participating affiliated merchant and you’re registered with them.

With My Shopping Genie you also receive a tutorial program to help you get started. You get a customizable branding tool, an advertising system, a coupon creator, a business profile builder, a communication tool and a communication system. There is a $29 a month maintenance fee for your website etc.

There are 9 ways to earn income with My Shopping Genie:

Affiliate Commissions
Affiliate Override Bonuses
Genie System Sales ($100 Fast Start Bonuses)
12 N 12 Bonus Pool (Time Sensitive)
Dual Team Pay Commissions
Global Power Check Match
Diamond Check Match
Diamond Affiliate Income Pool
Diamond Power Leadership Pool

My Shopping Genie – The Bottom Line

At the outset I think this is really a pretty cool idea. I mean it’s an affiliate program for a lot (I would hope) of different merchants and products. I don’t have the time here to burrow down and see who they have on board and exactly what the commissions are. People have been making money with affiliate programs for a long time so that part of it is very appropriate.

For me you’re either going to be an affiliate or you’re going to get involved with network marketing. Not get involved with network marketing in order to become an affiliate. It doesn’t feel right to me for other reasons too but I’m about out of space here.

If you decide to get immersed in My Shopping Genie you have to come up with a way to find people to get on board with you after you run out of family and friends. You WILL need a mentor and a system

The bottom line is your success will depend on whether or not you can sponsor new people. The main thing you have to do is learn from someone how to market your business and generate leads.

Discount Shopping in Richmond and Vancouver

If you like to shop, then Richmond B.C. and the rest of the city of Vancouver is the place to be. With over 8 malls between them you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Arberdeen Centre located in Richmond, is one of the largest malls in the greater Vancouver area and is located in what is referred to as the Golden District. It is geared more toward those of Asian descent, but caters to just about everyone. It also has a musical fountain show that begins at noon and continues to give a show every hour after. A nice touch to a day spent bargain shopping at the mall.

Bargain and Discount Shopping

Richmond has plenty to offer in the way of discount and bargain shopping with a wide range of different retail stores like banana republic, The Gap, Guess, and American Eagle. With all these great stores you are bound to score some great savings, either through store flyers, store coupons, or in-store discounts and savings. The Pacific Centre is one of downtown’s largest malls and contains well over 200 shops including the ones mentioned, along with other high-end department stores and a food court. Many of the large Asian-themed malls include: The Yaohan Centre in Richmond B.C. where you can find well over 80 stores; Parker Place has well over 200 retail stores, shops, and high end stores; Lansdowne Centre with over 120 shops; President’s Place, Union Square Mall includes retail stores, high end stores, food court, and even karaoke.

Even the Vancouver International Airport has over 110 different shops and services, ranging from high end souvenirs, food court, retail shops, and salons. Vancouver’s shopping is almost second to none with a unique and eclectic mix of themed malls and diverse landscape of the type of malls that make up the sunshine coast. Many of the better discount coupons can be found during both special times of the year, like back to school, or, during festive times such as Christmas. You may even be able to find some stores with discount savings on marked racks, in many cases up to 80% off.

Whether you’re looking for high end fashion or bargain shopping, Vancouver and the greater Richmond B.C. area definitely will have something to fit your taste. If shopping malls are not really what you like they are still defiantly worth seeing. They’re are a great place to visit if your trying to stay out of the weather. The architecture used in some of these malls is amazing, not to mention they are some of the largest in all of Canada. So if you’re touring Vancouver or a local the malls here have something waiting for you. Grab your store coupons or store flyer and head down to one of these great malls. You are most likely to add up some saving with these and the in store discounts, that way you can “shop ’till you drop” without breaking the bank.

There are many other bargain shopping that you can find through the smaller stores found in both Richmond and Vancouver and the best place to look is through the flyer inserts in the local newspaper, or, through looking up the stores through on-line shopping discount sites. Many times, you will find some of the best discounts in places you never thought you would. Make sure to visit these online discount shopping sites before you head out for the day so that you can be assured the most savings possible. If you use discount coupon books such as the Entertainment Book, you can plan many of your shopping days around that based on the expiry date of these coupons.