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28 Aug. 15 - Sept. 4, 2009
Get the skinny on skin care
A special skin care event is open to the SanTan School Rd., Suite A14, in Chandler. therapist assist them. On the weekend of Sept. 19 only,
Sun community from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday The Saturday clinics will include free skin analysis a Dermalogica representative will be in the store.
in September at Beauty Express, a full service salon and a “skin bar” where customers can try out For more information about Beauty Express or to
offering hair and skin care services at 2815 S. Alma Dermalogica products themselves or have a skin care make an appointment, call 480-857-7555.
Local resort receives Gold Key Award
The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa is equipment, accessibility and locations and dining in November.
among the top meeting facilities in the nation to service were also evaluated. The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, located
receive the coveted 2009 Gold Key Award, voted on by “This award refl ects our entire staff’s consistent on the Gila River Indian Community, is a destination
readers of Meetings & Conventions magazine. This is devotion to make every guest feel warm, welcome and resort showcasing the heritage, culture, art and legends
the second time the resort received the award. connected during their stay,” says Patrick Connors, of the Pima and Maricopa Tribes. Resort offerings
Meetings & Conventions’ readers, comprised of director of sales and marketing for Sheraton Wild include 500 culturally themed rooms, Mobil Five-
65,000 meeting professionals, were asked to nominate Horse Pass Resort & Spa. “Our new ballroom and Star/AAA Five-Diamond dining at Kai Restaurant, the
and vote on the resorts they felt best demonstrated existing meeting facilities are unparalleled, but Mobil Four-Star Native American Aji Spa, 36-holes
a commitment to excellence in 2009. Meeting what truly sets us apart from our competition is our of Troon-managed golf at Whirlwind Golf Club, the
professionals from across the country submitted connection with the storied past of the local Pima and 1,000-acre Koli Equestrian Center and a boat cruise
votes, rating properties from personal experience on Maricopa People and the fi ve-star service culture that to the Wild Horse Pass Casino and Rawhide Western
criteria including quality of service, quality of meeting is infused into every detail we implement.” Theme Town.
rooms, environment and overall meeting experience. For more than 30 years, this annual award has been The facility is located at 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass
Also considered were effi ciency, staff attitude as well bestowed upon the world’s fi nest meeting properties. Blvd. in Chandler. Call 602-225-0100.
as guest accommodations. The quality of food and The winning hotels and resorts will be featured in
beverage, ancillary offerings, technical support and Meetings & Conventions’ Gold Award issue published
Credit card advice for students
As college students across the country go back to school After you are solicited, call the organization yourself with
this fall, so do credit card companies. the number listed on the company’s website, in the phone
“Even though credit cards are currently not being marketed book or on your credit card statement to confi rm before
as aggressively as in years past, credit card companies will be giving out any fi nancial information.
setting up shop in bookstores and student unions offering If you do decide to get a credit card, do not charge more
food, clothes and other goodies in exchange for a credit card than you can afford to pay back in full each month. Over
application,” explains Attorney General Terry Goddard. “In time, interest rates and fees add up, and not paying back the
just a few minutes, a student can get a free lunch and, in balance on your card can negatively affect your credit report.
some cases, cause lasting damage to his or her credit report.”
According to Goddard, once a student gets a credit Q: Doesn’t the Credit CARD Act of 2009 (Credit
card, contract terms can quickly change, and just one late Card Holder Bill of Rights) put limitations on
payment can cause interest rates to be doubled. He offers the credit card companies?
following questions and answers to educate students: A: Yes, the Credit CARD Act of 2009 – better known as
the credit card bill of rights – protects college students by
Q: How can I protect myself? placing restrictions on contract terms, interest rates, fees and even how credit card
A: Resist the temptations from credit card marketers and follow these fi ve tips companies market to students. However, these restrictions do not take effect until
for a secure fi nancial future: February 2010, so students need to be careful when starting school this fall.
Don’t fall for the free pizza. Just because a credit card is marketed on campus, Some of the most important consumer protections provided by the act are:
doesn’t mean it is the right card for you. If you need a credit card, shop around for Credit card companies will be severely restricted on when they can raise your
the best rates. interest rate due to a late payment.
Don’t apply for every card. Remember that every time you fi ll out a credit Universities will be required to disclose marketing agreements with credit card
application someone is pulling your credit report, and too many credit checks can companies.
actually lower your credit score. Credit card companies will be prohibited from offering free merchandise to
Beware of promotional rates. Many cards start out with low rates but eventually students in exchange for signing up for a credit card when the offer is made on or
move up to high rates. Read the fi ne print, and make sure you know when the near campus or at a college event.
higher rate begins. Anyone younger than 21 years old will need a parent, guardian or spouse older
If you receive a phone call or email asking you to apply for a card or provide than age of 21 to co-sign their credit card application.
your credit card information, confi rm that the solicitation is from a reputable Credit card companies will be required to clearly spell out contract terms and
company. Often, scam artists try to gain your trust by claiming to be from a well- post the terms of their agreements online.
known organization.
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