You could win $10,000 in cash, an electric car or an HDTV for filling out your Census 2020 form

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An electric car, $10,000 in cash, a cruise vacation — they’re not prizes on a TV game show; they’re rewards people can win for filling out their 2020 U.S. census form.

With just days left to complete this year’s census, some community groups and municipalities are running contests offering money and other prizes to drum up participation in the once-a-decade national head count, which determines big questions like where to draw congressional districts, and smaller ones like where to put a new McDonald’s (MCD) restaurant.

One national campaign is giving away five chances to win $10,000. Entrants must submit a confirmation code to prove they’ve filled out their census form, and winners are scheduled to be announced during a Facebook (FB) Live event on Oct. 1. Two nonprofit groups launched the campaign, called Futuro Hispano, “to make sure that the Hispanic community has the representation

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Convertible Cars – Form Vs Function

Driving a convertible is, in many ways, an extension of the very principles that make up the American dream. After all, what says “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” more than driving down the freeway with the top down and the wind in your hair? Naturally, car enthusiasts adore a well-made convertible, but even those who are usually indifferent towards cars indulge in a little convertible fantasy from time to time. If you’re serious about buying a convertible, however, you may be at a loss as to how to begin narrowing down the field of contenders in order to make your selection. The two main considerations when evaluating convertibles are form and function.

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The Cheapest Form of Personal Transport – The Scooter

Actually the cheapest personal transport contraption is the pedal-powered bicycle. You might even say that’s not correct, the skateboard is. Okay, no argument there, but when it comes to motorized vehicles, few will argue that scooters make the most economical sense for a personal vehicle. Until they can make a two seater car even cheaper, the scooter is king of the road.

Defining what Cheap Means

In the world of motorized driving, going cheap can have different meanings. Compact cars have become cheap in the sense that they are the most affordable 4 wheelers on the road these days. Going for unheard-of brands online can be considered dirt-cheap as they want to break into markets dominated by the major auto makers and having the lowest sticker price can be their best bet.

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