December 20, 2004

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Join WORKING ASSETS* Long Distance

The nation's socially conscious phone service and get three months of Working Assets Long Distance monthly service fees refunded after you've billed with Working Assets for three months. That's nearly an $18.00 savings for BWC members who join. Working Assets donates 1% of your phone bill to progressive causes at no extra cost to you. Plus you'll get a 2-for-1-airline travel voucher. For details, visit Working Assets.

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Dear Better World folks,

I unfortunately needed to call you folks for roadside assistance a month or so ago. I was apprehensive as it was my first time to request service... I was told that someone would be there within an hour or so. I was still apprehensive but to my delight my help arrived in about one-half hour! My tire was changed in just minutes and the service rep insisted on leading me to the nearest service station to fill up my spare tire for me. He even used his own 50 cents for the air!

I don't know why I was surprised -- but I think that when anyone changes tracks they anticipate a bump in the road. I just wanted you to know that the road was smooth.

Leta Winston
BWC Launches New Web Site

Marketing Dept Ready to Accept Compliments While Deflecting Complaints to Nerds in IT Department

Check out our new and improved web site at and tell us what you think! We'll even enter your name into a drawing to win something really cool.

Our new Do-it-yourself Travel Section has online booking! Search for last minute travel deals, check for airfare and even book yourself a family friendly hotel. For every online travel reservation booked through our site, we're donating $1.00 into our carbon offset fund.

Find out how you can TravelCool!: Here you'll find our recommendations on top notch eco-tour and eco-lodging companies, like Costa Rica Adventures and Maho Bay.

Could you use a few extra bucks? Do you yearn to help promote Better World Club? Check out our Affiliate Program and find out how you can help spread the word and earn some quick cash.

We'd love to get your feedback. Take a look at the site and then fill out this quick four question survey. We'll enter your name into a drawing to win an Emergency Car Kit. The winner will be announced in the next edition of Kicking Asphalt, due out just before Christmas.

What is your overall opinion of the new web site?
Awesome! It's much better than the old one.
Pretty cool. It's better than the old one, but still lacks something.
Ok. It's about the same as the old one.
Not so cool. I like the old one better.
Use this link if the form above doesn't work

Thank you for supporting Better World Club. We're out to change more than just tires!
Better World Club has teamed up with Community Car in Madison, WI

Better World is proud to provide Community Car's fleet of vehicles with emergency roadside assistance services.

Community Car is a member-based car sharing service that provides high gas mileage and hybrid-electric vehicles by the hour for individuals and organizations. Members share access to a fleet of four cars located conveniently throughout the city.

Think it's not for you? Consider the get to drive a hybrid for a fraction of the cost. You can bus, bike or carpool to work and still have the freedom to run errands on a lunch break or pick up a child from school early. Or maybe you live downtown and want a car occasionally to shop or visit a friend outside of the city.

Try them out for just $45! Learn more about Community Car at
New York Times: Cars Flatten S.U.V.'s---in Safety

The New York Times reported in August that the gap in safety between sport utility vehicles and passenger cars last year was the widest yet recorded, based on new traffic data.

People driving or riding in a sport utility vehicle in 2003 were nearly 11 percent more likely to die in an accident than people in cars, the figures show. The government began keeping detailed statistics on the safety of vehicle categories in 1994. More
Internet Access for Travelers: Tired Drivers to Get Wired

We want to provide information to our members about where to find free Internet access while traveling. For example, there's the Needles Route 66 Café located off I-40 in Needles, California near the Colorado River and the Arizona border. Check it out at:

Meanwhile, the Texas Department of Transportation is installing free wireless Internet access points at all of the state's 84 highway rest areas.

"We think this is a huge win for travelers," said Andy Keith, who oversees the rest areas for the department. "Knowing free Internet access is available at all of our rest areas will get drivers to make regular stops."

Transportation planners hope that Internet access will encourage more drivers to pull off the road at intervals that reduce the risk of fatigue and falling asleep at the wheel. When was the last time you heard about someone falling asleep at their computer?
Don't be afraid to send us your comments or suggestions. We love to hear from our devoted fans and members. Send Email

*New* Online Store Opens--Presents Challenge for Shoplifters!
Winona Ryder Asks How to Try Stuff On

We've got lots of cool Better World Club gear available at our new online store. Organic tee shirts, bumper stickers, mugs and canvas tote shopping bags...just to name a few.

20% Discount on Gift Memberships Extended Through Kwanzaa (December 31st) after New Poll Results Received

The annual first night of Hannukah discount on Better World memberships was extended through that holiday, Christmas, and Kwanzaa (December 31st) after a nationwide survey confirmed scientifically what has already become common knowledge: America's teenagers want to give their parents peace of mind and restful nights by receiving a Better World Club membership as a gift. (The poll was conducted by "I'm Not Getting Off the Phone Until You Answer These Questions", a polling subsidiary of the Better World Club.)

Researchers were surprised to learn that America's wives care so much about the stress levels of their husbands that they too want nothing more than a Better World Club membership during the upcoming holiday season. A majority of husbands said they were happy to give their wives a Club membership because it is cheap compared to, say, a Tiffany necklace or Oreck Vacuum.

Purchase a Gift Membership Online Today!

Enter promotion code: GIFT2121

Survey Results: What would you like to receive as a holiday gift?

Better World Club membership 81%
Someone to Take SATs for me 12%
XBox 7%

Better World Club membership 73%
Divorce 14%
Tiffany Necklace 11%
Keep Your Hands Off Me 2%

When told the price of a BWC membership, 100% of survey participants responded that it's the best gift out there for the price!

Breaking Story: Computer Virus Attacks Marketing Department. IT Dept. Responds.....Very Slowly. (Developing....)

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