September Leslie’s Lane: Job Fair, FREE Stuff & Mystery Shopping Gigs!

Leslie E. Royal

Leslie E. Royal

Greetings Beautiful Family and Friends!

How are you? I trust that you have had a great week! Please find September Leslie’s Lane below. I want to thank each of you so much for your support of my monthly blog! It is a labor of love! It is certainly worth it when I receive such wonderful words of encouragement from you!

Moreover, I want to thank individuals and organizations for contacting me on a regular basis in reference to donations, grants, scholarships and gifts that you want me to help you give out! It warms my heart to know that you trust me to do the right thing and refer you to reputable organizations and individuals that are in need of what you have to offer! Please continue to call me! I love giving away free stuff! I usually like to give shoutouts! But I will have to decline this time! I think the people/companies/organizations would prefer to remain anonymous about their gifts! Please feel free to forward this month’s Leslie’s Lane to all of your family members and friends! I trust that you all find it quite helpful and informative!

Thanks so much and have a wonderful holiday weekend!


“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” — Psalm 34:1

Why don’t you try having a Garage Sale! You Can Raise $500 to $3500 or More! Please click on the link below for the article that I wrote for the June Issue of ESSENCE Magazine:

The Chick-fil-A Fundraising Cow Calendars Are In!
Please Call Chick-fil-A at Turner Hill Road at 678.526.0088

I am so very excited! We’re in full gear as our Cow Calendar Fundraising Drive is well underway! This fundraiser is awesome because each calendar has over $30 in FREE food coupons! What’s so great is that you buy them from us for $4.00 each and sell them for $8.00 each! You make $4.00 off each calendar AND………… your customer gets more than their money’s worth! You can beat that!

Have You Gotten Your 100% Discount from Scoutmob Today?

In other words, have you gotten all of your FREE Stuff! Antasha and I did this week! We got a FREE Hot Dog from Skip’s in Avondale Estates, a FREE Crap Dip from Nicky’s Seafood in Atlanta, a FREE Hamburger from Skip’s and a FREE Bag of Popcorn from It’s Poppin’ in Atlana! Just download the Scoutmob App on your phone today! Please go to Also, check out Atlanta on the Cheap! That website tells you about a lot of other FREE stuff too!

BTW, Scoutmob has offers that are 50% OFF! WE went to Buttersweet Bakering in Hapeville and their desserts were soooooooooooooooo delicious! Please check them out at, and 404.767.9884!

AARP Conference in Atlanta, Georgia – Life@50

Thanks Deacon Violet aka “Mother Violet” for this info! AARP is having a conference in Atlanta, Georgia! This is one of the best discount organizations in the world! I couldn’t wait to become a member! When Tony turned 50 a few years back, I ran and joined as quickly as I could! I look forward to signing up for this conferences! I hear you get all kinds of goodies! Plus, their are great speakers and workshops! Please click on the link below:

Veteran’s Career Fair & Diversity Job Expo

hursday, September 26, 2013
Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30339

Fair runs from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to the Public, Free Parking!

Getting More Bang for your Buck!

You all know that I like the best and lowest prices on everything! But at the same time, I like high quality products! This is how I typically shop! First I go to the Dollar Store, then to Family Dollar, then to Big Lots or the likes and then I head the website and check out
Check Out Trip Advisor!

When you’re going on vacation or trying a new restaurant in town, check out They give great info of places for you to check out prior to your arrival!


Please read as many of the postings of Leslie’s Lane that you can! I designed it to be “evergreen”. That means that a lot of the job info is always up-to-date or relevant. Just click on the company’s careers or job opportunity links and it should give you positions that are available today.

Likewise, a lot of FREE offers are always relevant. For example, take a look at August Leslie’s Lane and you will see a long list of places to go to eat for FREE on your birthday! In another posting, I have info on Veteran’s freebies on special days! Please read and enjoy!

Thanks Congressman Hank Johnson for this Great Info!

snellville_seniors_2013_eletter.jpgSNELLVILLE SENIORS: I’m holding a Meet & Greet for senior citizens and adults at Snellville City Hall at 2342 Oak Road, Snellville, GA 30078 on Monday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will help seniors navigate through the often confusing and complicated process of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, IRS and the Veterans Administration.

Officials from each department will be on hand to assist seniors. More than 500 seniors have attended our previous senior meetings in DeKalb, Rockdale and Newton counties. Helping constituents, especially our seniors, solve seemingly intractable problems is what my district office does every day. I’m proud that my staff has been able to help so many constituents receive the benefits due them from the federal government. Taking care of home first is my number one priority.

For more information, e-mail my staffer Mr. Peter Butts, call him at 770-987-2291 or click HERE.

foreclosure-prevention-300×265.jpgSAVING CONSTITUENTS’ HOMES: On Saturday, Sept. 28 at Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers and Saturday, October 5 at Salem Bible Church in Lithonia, I’m hosting free foreclosure prevention events in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ HomeSafe Georgia program, certified housing counselors D&E The Power Group and credit counselors CredAbility.

HomeSafe is designed to provide temporary assistance to Georgia homeowners who have suffered a substantial income loss due to involuntary unemployment or underemployment and who are able and willing to work. The free events will also provide opportunities for homeowners to meet with counselors to find out if they are eligible for a loan modification. For more, click HERE.

As always, I appreciate your time and feedback. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to represent you in Congress. Please have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.

Forever Pink Foundation, Inc. Debutante Cotillion – The Premier Social Event of the Year!

Many of you know that I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter. Our affiliate, Forever Pink Foundation, Inc., will be hosting our Annual Debutante Cotillion! Please forward this email to all of the high school young ladies that you know in metro Atlanta!


August 29, 2013

Ms. Willieyour Arnold, (678)772-2334
Ms. Racquel Jackson, (678)592-9214

2013-2014 Debutante Cotillion

We are pleased to announce that the Forever Pink Foundation, Inc of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host the premier event of the year in DeKalb County: The Forever Pink Foundation, Inc. Debutante Cotillion – Prevue of Celestial Pearls!

We cordially invite you to our “Cotillion Orientation” where you will have the opportunity to obtain information on our community service program and the all requirements for participation.

A prospective Debutante must:

· Be a senior in High School at the beginning of the fall school term.
· Have a Cumulative Academic average of at least 2.5.
· Be single.
· Not have children.
· Provide two (2) letters of recommendation; one (1) must be from a school counselor or advisor and the other from a clergy member, or an adult who has knowledge of the prospective participant’s character and achievements.

A prospective Sub-Debutante must:
· Be a junior in High School at the beginning of the fall school term.
· Have a cumulative academic average of at least 2.5.

· Be Single.
· Not have children

Plan to attend the “Cotillion Orientation” on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall (2340 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, GA 30034).

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Willieyour Arnold at (678)772-2334 or Ms. Racquel Jackson, Orientation Chair at (678)592-9214. We welcome the opportunity to present you to the community in our premier 2014 Prevue of Celestial Pearls!

FOREVER Pink FOUNDATION, INC. is a 501 (c) 3 organization

I am a member of the Forever Pink Foundation, Inc. which is an affiliate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter! I am really excited about this upcoming event and we would love for you to join us! This is a fundraiser and we will be having a great time while raising money for a worthy cause! The tickets are $20 per person. Please contact Valarie Wilson at 770.498.3878. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Forever Pink Foundation,. Incorporated cordially invites you to be a “VIP GUEST” at its 2nd Annual Movie Premiere Party. The Movie: The Best Man Holiday. Save the Date: Sunday, November 17, 2013. The Foundation is making plans for a great affair and the wedding will not be the same without you being there. So pencil us in on your calendar. Start telling your friends, invite some more guests, tell them to be “VIP”, find some brides, find some bridesmaids and find some grooms. Stay tuned for more details. Share this video and the attached flyer with your friends. Remember, tickets are going fast! Come on out and have a blast with friends and family. We are sure to have the BEST time!

Chick-fil-A at Turner Hill Road Presents…………….
International Author, Jean Mackay Vinson
In a Children’s Book Reading and Book Signing

Please bring small children out for this fun event. It will be Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Jobs that Waive Student Loan Fees!

Are student loans getting you down? Please check out this Google link to jobs that will forgive your student loans!

Go Paperless and Receive Discounts!

I hate to admit it! But…….. I don’t like going paperless! I link to see the actual printout of my bill or document. And I don’t have any intention of printing it out myself! So……… I usually decline paperless billing. But I am re-thinking that because some companies give you incentives for going paperless. Please check this out!
Check Out Expedia for All of Your Travel Needs!

All know that there are many travel search engines. But Expedia is my personal favorite!

Need a Mary Kay Representative? Please Contact My Cousin!

Hi Leslie,

Please visit my Mary Kay website and let me know if you need any samples or etc.

Thanks in advance,


Great Mystery Shopping Gigs! Check this out………..

We have an immediate easy shopping assignment for 09/05-09/10. if you have a FICO score of less than 600. These are PAIRED wireless cell phone shops. You will be paid $40 for the pair, $60 if you do three and $80 if you do all four (T-Mobile with Verizon, Sprint and AT&T). You must complete all shops in order to be compensated, and you may only shop locations you are not a customer of.

This session is for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint locations. These shops must be paired with a T-Mobile location. You may shop any location you are not a customer of.

You may only complete ONE grouping of shops, so choose wisely.

You can not be a customer of any of the wireless companies you choose to shop.

You must look up and provide your FICO score as a part of this shop. You can do this at

You must meet the following qualifications to apply for this shop:
* You cannot have shopped the same location within 30 days


Business Type/Name: Retail
Due Date : 09-10-13
Shop cannot be performed BEFORE 09-01-13

Available Shops:
* AL: BIRMINGHAM, Birmingham, Dothan, Enterprise, Homewood, MADISON, Mobile, Trussville->

* AZ: Avondale, Chandler, GILBERT, Glendale, MESA, Mesa, PHOENIX, Peoria, Phoenix, SCOTTSDALE, SURPRISE, Scottsdale, Surprise, TEMPE, TUCSON, Tempe, Tucson->

* CA: Menifee, BAKERSFIELD, Bakersfield, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Carson, Chino, Clovis, Commerce, Culver City, Downey, E. Los Angeles, Escondido, Fontana, Fresno, Garden Grove, Grenada Hills, Huntington Park, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Manteca, Montebello, Murrieta, Northridge, OAKLAND, Ontario, Panorama City, Rialto, SAN JOSE, San Diego, San Francisco, San Leandro, San Marcos, San Ramon, Santa Ana, Santa Monica, Santa Rosa, Santee, South Gate, Stockton, Turlock, Visalia, Wildomar, Woodland Hills->

* CO: AURORA, Aurora, COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado Springs, DENVER, Denver, FORT COLLINS, LITTLETON, Lakewood, Littleton, THORNTON, WESTMINSTER, Westminster->

* CT: Clinton, Colchester, Enfield, Old Saybrook, Waterford->

* FL: Alachua, BOCA RATON, BOYNTON BEACH, Boca Raton, Bradenton, Brandon, Clearwater, Clermont, Daytona Beach, Deland, Delray Beach, Gainesville, Gainsville, Jacksonville, Lake Wales, MELBOURNE, MIAMI, Miami, Newberry, North Miami Beach, ORLANDO, Ocala, Ocoee, Orlando, PEMBROKE PINES, Pensacola, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Vero Beach, Wellington, Winter Haven->

* GA: ALBANY, ATLANTA, Atlanta, Augusta, Austell, BUFORD, Clayton, Columbus, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Fayetteville, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, MORROW, Marietta, McDonough, Morrow, Newnan, SUWANEE, Smyrna, Snellville, Suwanee, Tucker, VALDOSTA->

* IA: West Des Moines->

* IL: Algonquin,, Aurora, Batavia, Berkeley, Berwyn, Bloomingdale, Bloomington, Burbank, CHICAGO, Calumet City, Chicago, Chicago Ridge, Collinsville, Crestwood, Darien, Downers Grove, EVANSTON, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Evergreen Park, Highland, Hillside, Joliet, La Grange, Lincolnwood, Machesney Park, Mundelein, Naperville, North Aurora, OAK PARK, Ottawa, Plainfield, Rockford, Romeoville, Schaumberg, Schaumburg, Wheaton, Willowbrook->

* IN: BLOOMINGTON, Bloomington, EVANSVILLE, Evansville, FISHERS, FORT WAYNE, Fishers, Fort Wayne, GREENWOOD, Greenwood, INDIANAPOLIS, Indianapolis, MUNCIE, Merrillville, South Bend->

* KY: Louisville->

* LA: Alexandria, LaPlace, Lafayette, Metairie->

* MA: Acton, Allston, Auburn, Beverly, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Chelsea, Chestnut Hill, Dorchester, Everett, Framingham, Hyannis, Leominster, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Medford, Methuen, Peabody, Quincy, Saugus, Shrewsbury, Springfield, Worcester->

* MD: BALTIMORE, Baltimore, Bowie, Catonsville, Columbia, FREDERICK, Frederick, Germantown, Hagerstown, Pikesville, Rockville, Silver Spring->

* MI: Benton Harbor, Dearborn, Detroit, GRAND RAPIDS, Garden City, Grand Rapids, Lake Orion, Lansing, MUSKEGON, Muskegon, Warren->

* MO: COLUMBIA, Columbia, Florissant, INDEPENDENCE, Independence, Jefferson City, KANSAS CITY, Kansas City, Lees Summit, SPRINGFIELD, ST. LOUIS, Saint Louis, Springfield->

* MS: Biloxi, Diberville, Gulfport->

* NC: Asheboro, CARY, CHARLOTTE, Cary, Charlotte, DURHAM, Fayetteville, GASTONIA, GREENSBORO, GREENVILLE, Greensboro, Greenville, RALEIGH, Raleigh, Winston Salem, Winterville->

* NH: Nashua->

* NJ: Burlington, JERSEY CITY, N. Brunswick, New Brunswick, Newark, North Brunswick, Orange, Watchung->

* NY: ALBANY, Astoria, BRONX, Bronx, Brooklyn, Copiague, HUDSON, NEW YORK, New York, POUGHKEEPSIE, Rochester, Staten Island, Syracuse->

* OH: CANTON, CINCINNATI, COLUMBUS, Canton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Garfield Hts, HAMILTON, Huber Heights, Lyndhurst, North Olmsted, TOLEDO, Toledo->

* OK: BROKEN ARROW, EDMOND, Edmond, NORMAN, Norman, OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma City, TULSA, Tulsa->

* OR: BEAVERTON, Beaverton, EUGENE, Eugene, PORTLAND, Portland, SALEM, Salem->

* PA: Abington, Bensalem, Bridgeville, CARLISLE, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Erie, Greensburg, Homestead, Meadville, Mechanicsburg, Monroeville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, READING, SOMERSET, Willow Grove, Wyncote->

* RI: Lincoln, Smithfield->

* SC: Charleston, Fort Mills, Spartanburg->

* TN: CHATTANOOGA, CLARKSVILLE, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Johnson City, KNOXVILLE, Knoxville, MEMPHIS, Memphis, Murfreesboro, NASHVILLE, Nashville->

* TX: AMARILLO, Alvin, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, CEDAR HILL, Corpus Christi, DALLAS, Dallas, Denton, Desoto, Edinburg, El Paso, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Friendswood, GRAND PRAIRIE, Galveston, Garland, Geogetown, Georgetown, HOUSTON, Houston, Hurst, Irving, Katy, Killeen, LEWISVILLE, League City, Lewisville, McAllen, Mcallen, Mesquite, PLANO, Pflugerville, Plano, Port Arthur, ROCKWALL, Round Rock, SAN ANTONIO, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Marcos, Selma, Stafford, Sugar Land, Temple, Victoria, Waco, Watauga, Webster->

* VA: Alexandria, Colonial Heights, Fairfax, MANASSAS, Manassas, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg->

* WA: EVERETT, Kennewick, PUYALLUP, Richland, SEATTLE, SPOKANE, Seattle, Spokane, Spokane Valley, TACOMA, Tacoma, Vancouver->

* WI: Appleton, Ashwaubenon, Green Bay, Madison, Wauwatosa, West Allis->


COMMENTS: I have fitness center shops available in your area that need to be completed as soon as possible.

Should you complete the shop correctly and in a timely manner, you will be paid $12.00.

This visit will require that you visit a Gold’s Gym Fitness Center location. The purpose of this phone call/visit is that we find out whether the facility is or is not still in operation. You will be required to upload a photo or scan of the front of a recent phone book.

You will need to be able to take a picture of the outside of the facility and upload to the survey form. You will have to have this capability to conduct this assignment.

If the location is open, you will make a visit inside to determine what marketing information is available and how the employee describes their service.

Please be aware if you sign up for this job and are accepted and confirm, however you DO NOT complete it by the deadline, DO NOT complete it CORRECTLY by following the instructions provided on the shop form, or if you FALSIFY any shop, YOU WILL NOT BE PAID AND WILL NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED AN ACTIVE SHOPPER WITH MYSTERY SHOPPERS.

You must meet the following qualifications to apply for this shop:
* Your age must be 21 years or More


Business Type/Name: gym
Due Date : 09-01-13

Available Shops:
* CA: Modesto, Oakdale, Sacramento->

* GA: Cedartown->

* MA: Boston->

* NH: Concord->

* WA: Marysville->

* BC: Quesnel , Richmond ->


New shoppers welcome to apply.
Please check your job board for other Small Business Banking Study mystery shops!

COMMENTS: Small Business Owner Profile #1

You are a small business owner and currently have between $400,000 and $600,000 in sales. You have 3 full time employees. For example, you can state you have a business that makes $450k, $475k, $512k, etc.; please be specific when presenting your scenario at the bank. You are the sole owner of the business and have been in business for just over one and one half years. Your customers pay you using cash, checks and credit cards. You have between 10-30 clients per day. Your current line of credit is $50,000 which you rarely use and you have a business checking account with your current bank. You keep approximately $7,000 in your checking account.

For this banking study you may conduct up to 3 shops per scenario (1, 2, 3) for a total of 9 shops.

No restrictions to APPLY for a shop, however…

If you meet the following qualifications, you can immediately SELF ASSIGN shops to yourself:
* Your Shopper Rating must be at least 5


Business Type/Name: Banking
Due Date : 09-04-13
Shop cannot be performed BEFORE 08-06-13

Available Shops:
* AZ: Black Canyon City, Chandler, Mayer, Phoenix->

* CA: Los Angeles, San Francisco->

* CT: East Hartford, Milford, Stratford, West Hartford->

* DC: Washington->

* DE: Greenville, Wilmington->

* FL: Jacksonville, Orlando->

* GA: Atlanta, Columbus->

* IL: Chicago, Dearborn, Hamtramck->

* MI: Detroit, Niles->

* LA: New Orleans->

* MA: Boston, Cambridge, North Andover, Revere, Springfield->

* MD: Baltimore, Easton->

* MO: St. Louis->

* NC: Albemarle, Charlotte, Pittsboro, Raleigh, S. Harrisburg, Wadesboro, Wilmington->

* NJ: Newark, Passaic, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Swedesboro->

* NY: Buffalo->

* OH: Cincinnati, Covington->

* PA: Hamilton Square, Mercerville, Pennington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh->

* TX: Dallas, Houston, S. Houston->

* UT: Salt Lake City, South Kearns->

* WA: Seattle->

Because you have previously registered on the ath Power Consulting Corporation system, you are receiving this automated posting of SELF ASSIGN mystery shops. Receipt of this email does not indicate that you have been assigned any shops. You MUST be the first person to claim a shop BEFORE performing any shop.

Please do NOT reply to this message directly.

TO CLAIM A SHOP: Find your state/region/country among the “Available Shops” and click on its link.

TO STOP RECEIVING SHOP OFFERS from ath Power Consulting Corporation:
Please login at and:

-Deactivate your account
-Check this box: “I do not wish to receive mystery shopping offers by email” (to stop emails, but keep account active)
Thanks Berean Cousin Bobbie for this Info!

FYI…this is in Washington, DC. Please share with interested parties.

Job Title:Management Analyst
Department:Department Of Housing And Urban Development
Agency:Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner
Job Announcement Number:13-HUD-152
$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 to Monday, August 19, 2013
Full-Time – Permanent
1 vacancy – Washington, DC, US


“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” — Psalm 34:1

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Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance journalist, product review expert, social media influencer, global travel writer, speaker, media consultant and strategist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: AAA Southern Traveler, ESSENCE,, Upscale, Upscale Living, The Ashro Blog,, Black Enterprise,, The Travel Bags with Annita Blog, and The Wall Street Journal. She is creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information brand and has penned two books: How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s CreateSpace (Amazon $9.95) and Leslie’s Lane The Book! Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel and More! (Amazon $14.95). Just click on this link to order the books: Follow her on social media at @LesliesLane.
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