Consumer news: Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009

September 29, 2009

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Disney is offering one free day's admission to one-million guests who give a day to others. The "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" program will provide certified volunteers with a one-day ticket to any park at Disneyland in Anaheim or Walter Disney world in Orlando in 2010.

Disney is partnering with HandsOn Network to connect people with projects and to confirm the work was done.

Would-be volunteers have to register online and once their work is verified by HandsOn, they can print out an online certificate.

You have to do your volunteer work in 2010 and visit the park of your choice by December 15th, 2010.

Disney is the parent company of 6 ABC.

You've heard of a coupon but how about a Groupon?

It's a way to save big bucks with other people by using your collective bargaining power.

Each day, Groupon features a cool product or service at an unbeatable price but you can get the savings only if enough people join in that day.

Tuesday's Groupon deal for Philadelphia is 67-percent off customer photo books!

Last week my friend Jina sent me this email inviting me to get 61-percent off a professional makeover at Andre Richard Salon in Philadelphia. Normally the service is $75 but thanks to Groupon folks could get the makeup application for just $29.

"It got to the point where I had talked to so many people, I was so frustrated I said, okay, I can't do this individually I see that."

That's why Clif Mason turned to the collective power of Call for Action.

He says he needed help with a satellite TV Company which had erroneously charged him $400 for what was supposed to be free installation.

Clif says after Call for Action get involved the company finally did the right thing.

"They credited me the money and you guys called me back to follow up again to see how things, which was very nice, very professional I appreciate that."

If you need help with a consumer issue you're having here's what you should do.

Call 1-866-978-4232. The CFA hotline is open weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. And to be a volunteer you can call 215-581-5745. You'll only need to give a few hours, one day a week.

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