Saturday, June 6, 2015

Very Important Relationships, Inc. Announces Enhanced Product Search and Price Comparison Capabilities for its CashBack Shopping Malls

VIR’s new Product Search and Price Comparison feature now searches over 300 million products contained in the inventories of VIR’s 3,000+ mall merchants.

Reno, NV, June 02, 2015 - Very Important Relationships, Inc. (VIR),, one of the nation’s premier developers of corporately branded Internet CashBack Rewards Shopping Malls today announced a greatly enhanced product search and price comparison tool now available in all of its CashBack Mall platforms. VIR’s new Product Search and Price Comparison feature now searches over 300 million products contained in the inventories of VIR’s 3,000+ mall merchants. It then aggregates the display showing which stores are offering the same products with a price and CashBack comparison for each store. An example of one of VIR’s CashBack shopping malls with this new enhanced Product Search and Price comparison capability is

“Our enhanced Product Search and Price Comparison feature now makes VIR’s CashBack shopping malls one of the most convenient places on the Internet to shop.” says Jody Tallal, CEO of VIR. “For example, if you input “4k TV” in Google to do a search it will return 83,7000,000 results. These results include articles about 4k TVs, stores that sell them, product reviews about 4k TVs, 4 k technology explanations, chat rooms discussions about 4k TVs, etc. While this is all good information, VIR’s Product Search and Comparison feature is only focused on the inventories of our 3,000+ merchant’s stores that contain “4k TV” in its product description. This makes shopping results much more relevant for finding 4k TVs and comparing their prices for all of the main stores that sell them.”

This enhances Product Search and Price Comparison feature creates one of the easiest and quickies methods on the Internet to instantly find what you want to buy. It contains several filtering options to refine your search such as price, stores, categories, and brands.

VIR’s core service is its unique CashBack Shopping Mall which feature 3,000+ of the nation’s best known brand store; each offering CashBack on everything purchased. VIR, founded in 2006, is one of the nation’s premier developers of CashBack shopping malls and began its operations when the CashBack small industry was new.

“Today, VIR’s proprietary technology is unmatched in the CashBack Shopping Mall industry. Since its focus is on enhancing the customer experience through high-quality interactions, the end result is a winning combination.” states Tallal.

VIR’s new third generation malls (v3) are an ultimate shopper’s paradise where retailers from clothing to electronics to jewelry to travel, plus many more products and services, are all available together under one roof for the shopper’s convenience. VIR has relationships with most of the top retailers on the Internet like as Travelocity, Target, Best Buy, Staples,, and more than 3,000 others merchants; and combines CashBack shopping, special discounts and significant bargains to its shopping members.

“VIR’s new CashBack Button also allows members to install it once and then never miss another opportunity to earn CashBack.” says Tallal. “It like having a constant monitor set on your computer to visually alert you anytime you are about to make any type of purchase when CashBack is available. For people interested in always getting the highest and best use of their money, it doesn’t get any better than this”

Additionally, clipping coupons from the Sunday newspaper is now a thing of the past. VIR’s malls also have their own Coupons section which offers the four largest online coupon sites on the Internet, all together in one place. These sites include, SmartSource, Redplum and CouponNetwork; so all a member needs to do is select the coupons they want, print them out on their printer, and use them at their local grocery or drugstore. The malls even include a direct API feed from Groupon offering its daily Groupon Goods, which are Groupon’s deeply discounted products offering.

“Since VIR is a technology company first, it can integrate any of its discount health and lifestyle benefit programs with the mall so they are presented to the end user as a seamless website.” states Tallal. “We can integrate multiple independent web based services from different sources and produce a seamless end user experience, all on the same URL. Very Important Relationships, Inc. simple has the best platform available for any company wishing to offer a merchant funded loyalty CashBack shopping mall to its customer, members or supporters.”

About Very Important Relationships, Inc.
Very Important Relationships, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier developers of Internet CashBack Rewards shopping programs. VIR operates different CashBack mall business models that serve seven industries, including customer loyalty, employee benefits, nonprofit fundraising, and association benefits. For more information on Very Important Relationship, Inc. and the services they offer, visit or call (972) 726-9595.

Jody Tallal
Very Important Relationships, Inc.
2533 N Carson Street, Suite 1V
Casrson City, NV 89706
(972) 726-9595, Ext 229

Holiday Retirement launches bedtime “story drive” to re-ignite cross-generational storytelling

Selected stories to be published in illustrated children’s book available this winter

Lake Oswego, OR, June 06, 2015 — Remember those tales your grandparent would tell you before bed that captured your imagination, taught you valuable life lessons, and built warm, everlasting memories? Holiday Retirement remembers and has launched a national “story drive” to collect those original tales, anecdotes, and fables that have been handed down from generation to generation.

The leading senior living provider invites every generation, from seniors to children, to share their stories at A selection of the stories submitted will be published in an illustrated children’s book available this winter.

“We have the good fortune of hearing marvelous and imaginative stories from our residents each and every day as they share them with children, grandchildren, and members of our Holiday family,” said Kai Hsiao, president and CEO at Holiday Retirement. “We want to ensure these stories don’t get lost. That’s why we’re thrilled to host the initiative.”

Because digital media have become the predominant communications platform for Americans, less time is spent telling and reading stories. According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American reads only 19 minutes a day, and teenagers spend a meager 4.2 minutes a day reading. At the same time, a report from Nielsen shows that the average American adult spends 11 hours per day with digital media.

Recording stories and sharing them with younger generations is vital to preserving family legacy. Without capturing family stories, oral history can be lost in three generations, according to an expert from the National Archives.

Holiday Retirement is accepting story submissions until Friday, July 17, 2015. Individuals interested in submitting a story can find tips for gathering an original story from an older adult and turning it into a publishable tale at Once on sale, all book proceeds will benefit the National Center for Families Learning, a charity dedicated to helping improve family literacy.

The children’s book produced from the submissions will include a selection of the stories and also serve as a tool to help children gather their own tales from different generations. A resource found at the close of the book will offer a how-to guide to help children encourage older friends and relatives to share their stories.

“We want to create opportunities for people of different generations to sit down and connect in a meaningful way,” said Jamison Gosselin, vice president of marketing, communications, and resident enrichment at Holiday Retirement. “This initiative not only captures stories, it creates an outcome – a book – that adults and seniors can share with the children in their lives for years to come.”

How to submit
Visit to submit a story. All story submissions must be no longer than 600 words. All stories must be original; no copyrighted material will be accepted. Adults may submit stories on behalf of children under age 13. Read the rules and regulations for the terms of the campaign. Individuals whose stories are selected will be notified at the close of the campaign in July 2015. For questions about the submission process, contact

Media Contact:
Brian K. Fawkes
Holiday Retirement
(971) 245-8837

About Holiday Retirement
Since 1971, Holiday Retirement has endeavored to provide its signature “Holiday Touch” to residents and their families. Today, Holiday is a trusted name in senior living and provides security, comfort, and value to independent seniors seeking a fulfilling lifestyle. Holiday operates more than 300 retirement communities, making it the second largest senior housing operator in the United States. For more information about Holiday Retirement, please call 800-322-0999 or visit

Molly Koch
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, Colo., 80206