Issue 29: August 2013





With spring technically around the corner, we celebrate a bloomin’ good and bumper edition this month with no less than six competitions/ticket give-aways. From a four-night stay in the Waterberg to tickets for the SA Tattoo, Madama Butterfly, Cirque de La Symphonie, Gauteng Getaway Show, and the Evergreen Health and Vitality Day - our sponsors are keen to give YEI members a good time!

YEI joined in the fun when Evergreen Lifestyles hosted a fascinating historical tour of the oldest Brewery in Africa. Click here to see the photos. Evergreen Lifestyles are planning another event on 22 August which, promises to be a fun-filled morning plus lunch at an absolute steal of a price (R50!!). Click here to find out more about the Evergreen Health and Vitality Day and how you could win one of five double complimentary tickets up for grabs.

One of our new advertisers is going to get you itching to pack your bags! If you are 55+, find out how you can benefit from reduced senior prices on selected sailings in their feature “Benefits of Cruise Holidays”. Welcome on board, Cruises International!

What else do we have on offer this month? Nedbank looks at “The Happiness Prescription”. Personal Trust keeps you safe by unpacking pyramid, multiplication and Ponzi schemes – lots of valuable information for you in this article. We look at how you can maximize your benefits by understanding how loyalty cards work, how to save on fuel costs, how to decide on a cancer treatment plan and how much is enough when it comes to retirement, and when you get there – delight in retirement. And meet Hazel Feldman – responsible for entertainment at the highest level in South Africa.

Don’t forget to look at our regular, popular and unique service – Your Finance questions – answered. The Finance experts will respond to your finance queries – online – and at no cost!

YEI is all about discounts, savings and great offers. Click here to view the latest news, special offers, useful information and event details from YEI Advertisers.

The YEI Facebook “likes” have doubled in the last month. Click here to “like” us on Facebook, and you will be updated on the “happenings” at YEI on a regular basis. And do spread the YEI word to your friends, family and local businesses and tell them about the FREE company listing option on YEI.

Whew – I think that’s a wrap! Happy Women’s month!

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


The Happiness Prescription



Happiness coupled with good health is critical to our wellbeing, and the amazing power of positivity, as a healing tool, is increasingly being recognized. Nedbank shares with us ‘The six paths to happiness’.


Benefits of cruise holidays



Pack your bags – you’ll be ready to go after reading this fascinating article! Find out more reduced senior prices, only on selected sailings, exclusively for guests who are 55 years of age and older!


Deciphering Pyramid/Multiplication/Ponzi schemes



Personal Trust unpacks pyramid, multiplication and Ponzi schemes and offers valuable tips and practical advice in an attempt to provide early warning signs to alert investors.


The features of loyalty cards – maximize your benefits



How many loyalty cards do you have in your purse or wallet? YEI explores the features of loyalty programmes and finds out how you, as a consumer, can effectively maximize your benefit by joining such a programme.


If it’s Showtime, it’s Hazel Feldman



August is Women’s month. YEI spoke to Hazel Feldman, Founder and Director of Showtime Management. Hazel is responsible for bringing us shows like the recent Jersey Boys, Chicago and We Will Rock You- shows that easily top the Broadway versions.


How to save on fuel costs



Remember the good old days when R100 would fill your petrol tank and last for a week or more? If you are suffering from “pain at the pump”, take a read…


How to decide on a cancer treatment plan



Life is so tough at times. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, your mind must be reeling over the cancer treatment options. We outline five steps to assist you to determine your best options.


Delight in retirement



Would you like to design your own retirement? Alan Maguire outlines the changes he made in his life as he entered his 60s. His greatest delight is being able to live the retirement he wants rather than the one that so nearly happened.


How much is enough to retire on?



When it comes to retirement, the most asked question is: How much do I need to retire? The answer is neither easy nor straightforward. The Retirement Expo outlines how you can achieve this goal and ensure a comfortable retirement.


WIN: 4-night midweek stay at Hanlin Lodge



How does a four-night mid-week break in the Bushveld in the Waterberg sound? This lovely competition with an awesome price valued at R5120 is just waiting to be won. Hurry and enter now...


WIN: One of four sets of double tickets to the SA Tattoo



The SA Tattoo is back! Don’t miss this year’s 90-minute, open-air spectacular at Montecasino, with a host of multi-talented local and international performers. And four lucky winners can win their double tickets here…!!


WIN: Three sets of double tickets to Madama Butterfly



Puccini’s much-loved Madama Butterfly returns to Artscape’s Opera House this spring, playing from 19 to 27 September. If you would like to win a double ticket to this heart-rending opera, click here to enter...


WIN: Double tickets to the Cirque de La Symphonie



Calling all Gauteng residents... A lovely ticket give-away with a very tight deadline. The new and captivating production of Cirque de la Symphonie is on at the Teatro at Montecasino for two shows only. Hurry now to enter…


WIN: Tickets to the Gauteng Getaway Show



The Getaway Show is such fun. Dozens of freebies, discounts and competitions from leading travel, outdoor and adventure brands. And three entry tickets are waiting to be won – click here to find out how to enter …


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