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Aven’s Fall Savings Spree Ends MONDAY

Through Monday at Aven’s…We’ve got huge markdowns on the Floor Samples you’ve been drooling over… PLUS…we’re paying the Sales Tax Store-wide…that’s right…on top of everything else…we pay the Sales Tax…


This offer applies to everything…Except Hot Buys…they’re always on sale at our absolute best price…

Some of the best brands in America…all under one roof…and all right here in Lancaster!
Thomasville, La-Z-Boy, Stanley, Flexsteel, Hooker just to name a few!

Plus…From now til October 5th. You can Finance anything from Thomasville and pay no interest until Jan 2013!

That’s Aven’s…On the corner of 10th street west at Lancaster Blvd…

In Beautiful, Shinny New, Downtown Lancaster.

 

September 30, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Aven’s is at the Blvd Farmers Market! Stop by…You could win a $250 Gift Certificate!

Aven’s is the featured business tonight at the Blvd Farmers Market!

Stop by and say hello!

Also…Be sure to drop your name and email address into the fish bowl… You could win a $250 gift certificate to be drawn from tonight’s entries.

Plus… We’ll keep you up to date on the latest happenings at AV’s Best Furniture Store! Winner need not be present to win!



 


 

September 29, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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September 28, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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 866 906 9484 http://rallyisthebest.com/ We’ve got fantastic news! Rally has just added Mitsubishi to our great line-up of vehicles. So if you’re looking for a new GMC, Buick, Cadillac, Hyundai, Kia or Mitsubishi…this is the place! No matter what your needs are… a Big Truck, SUV, Crossover, Luxury or Commuter Vehicle…We have something for you. Plus, every new vehicle is backed with Rally’s Total Protection Program, so you can truly buy with confidence. You get Vehicle Cost Protection, our Credit Score Price Guarantee, a Trade-In Bonus and we’ll Match any Coupons Plus Ten-Percent. Rally also has the largest inventory of Certified and Pre-Owned vehicles in the Antelope Valley…over 300 at last count and we have vehicles to fit any budget. Plus, Rally is your Chevrolet Headquarters. Please fill out the form on this page to receive an additional $600 Trade-in Bonus. Then, just print the coupon and bring it in. It’s that easy.

September 28, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Paying For The Best Health Care For Your Pet

In today’s turbulent times, it’s even more important that pet owners have the financial resources to pay for their pet’s veterinary care. The simple truth is that we love our pets like they are family, and we want to do the right thing for them by taking the advice of the veterinarian and staff to treat them when they’re injured or suffering from an illness. What we fail to recognize is that veterinary care has advanced tremendously over the decades, and diagnostics, treatment, and procedures in the human health care world are pretyy much available for your pets as well. Improved veterinary technology helps us to keep our pets healthier so they live longer and continue to be important members in our families. However, all this comes with a price tag that pet owners are oftentimes not prepared for.

What choices are available to pay for veterinary services? Pet owners could put the charges on their credit card, apply for Care Credit if offered by the veterinary hospital, or look into pet medical insurance. In this issue, we will investigate pet insurance.

Pet insurance has been around in the U.S. since the 1980’s. It’s only gotten more complicated with each passing decade. But there are some simple guidelines that will help you weed through the 12 or so pet insurance companiesout there:

1. Look for a plan that is simple to use and easy to understand. Different plans and options abound, it can be very confusing to understand what is covered and what the exclusions and limitations are. Make sure a sample policy is availableto view on the pet insurance company’s website.

2. Decide what kinds of things you want coverage for. Do you want routine care like the annual or twice a year exam, the vaccinations, and prevention for parasites, etc. covered? Or, can you budget for the above but need help with the unforeseen accidents/injuries and illnesses that your pet may encounter in its lifetime?

3. Look for a policy that has few or no dollar limits per incident/condition, per year, or per claim. No payout limits for the lifetime of the pet is best!

4. Policies that have a deductible option will help you to customize the premium to fit your budget.

5. Policies that pay based on a percentage basis are typically better and easier to understand than ones that don’t. Some cover 70% of the charges, some as high as 80-90%. Make sure reimbursement is based on the actual charges and not on “usual and customary” charges or on a predetermined benefit schedule. And confirm that you get that same coverage at your general practitioner, emergency clinic, or specialist.

6. A policy that covers hereditary and congenital issues is a must have! Coverage for cancer and chronic conditions like diabetes, ear infections, and heart problems are also must haves! If your pet’s breed is prone to certain medical issues, check to make sure they are covered.

7.A policy where the premium increases as your pet celebrates birthdays or as you put in claims is not ideal. One that inreases as cost of veterinary care in the area increases is reasonable.

Lastly, unlike human healthcare, the pet insurance industry is one where you pay your veterinarian for services and then seek reimbursement from the insurance company. And if there’s one piece of advice I can pass along, it’s this: Insurance is the one thing you can’t buy when you need it the most! So, do your homework when your pet is healthy and make an informed decision whether pet insurance can help you to help Fido get the best veterinary care he deserves.

 

Contributed by: Jean Lew-Martin

                       Territory Partner, Southern CA

                       Trupanion Pet Insurance

                       www.trupanion.com

      

                         

 

 

September 23, 2011 Posted by | AV Best Veterinary, Lancaster Veterinary, Palmdale Veterinary, Quartz Hill Veterinary, Rosamond Veterinary | Leave a comment

Paying For The Best Health Care For Your Pet

In today’s turbulent times, it’s even more important that pet owners have the financial resources to pay for their pet’s veterinary care. The simple truth is that we love our pets like they are family, and we want to do the right thing for them by taking the advice of the veterinarian and staff to treat them when they’re injured or suffering from an illness. What we fail to recognize is that veterinary care has advanced tremendously over the decades, and diagnostics, treatment, and procedures in the human health care world are pretyy much available for your pets as well. Improved veterinary technology helps us to keep our pets healthier so they live longer and continue to be important members in our families. However, all this comes with a price tag that pet owners are oftentimes not prepared for.

What choices are available to pay for veterinary services? Pet owners could put the charges on their credit card, apply for Care Credit if offered by the veterinary hospital, or look into pet medical insurance. In this issue, we will investigate pet insurance.

Pet insurance has been around in the U.S. since the 1980’s. It’s only gotten more complicated with each passing decade. But there are some simple guidelines that will help you weed through the 12 or so pet insurance companiesout there:

1. Look for a plan that is simple to use and easy to understand. Different plans and options abound, it can be very confusing to understand what is covered and what the exclusions and limitations are. Make sure a sample policy is availableto view on the pet insurance company’s website.

2. Decide what kinds of things you want coverage for. Do you want routine care like the annual or twice a year exam, the vaccinations, and prevention for parasites, etc. covered? Or, can you budget for the above but need help with the unforeseen accidents/injuries and illnesses that your pet may encounter in its lifetime?

3. Look for a policy that has few or no dollar limits per incident/condition, per year, or per claim. No payout limits for the lifetime of the pet is best!

4. Policies that have a deductible option will help you to customize the premium to fit your budget.

5. Policies that pay based on a percentage basis are typically better and easier to understand than ones that don’t. Some cover 70% of the charges, some as high as 80-90%. Make sure reimbursement is based on the actual charges and not on “usual and customary” charges or on a predetermined benefit schedule. And confirm that you get that same coverage at your general practitioner, emergency clinic, or specialist.

6. A policy that covers hereditary and congenital issues is a must have! Coverage for cancer and chronic conditions like diabetes, ear infections, and heart problems are also must haves! If your pet’s breed is prone to certain medical issues, check to make sure they are covered.

7.A policy where the premium increases as your pet celebrates birthdays or as you put in claims is not ideal. One that inreases as cost of veterinary care in the area increases is reasonable.

Lastly, unlike human healthcare, the pet insurance industry is one where you pay your veterinarian for services and then seek reimbursement from the insurance company. And if there’s one piece of advice I can pass along, it’s this: Insurance is the one thing you can’t buy when you need it the most! So, do your homework when your pet is healthy and make an informed decision whether pet insurance can help you to help Fido get the best veterinary care he deserves.

 

Contributed by: Jean Lew-Martin

                       Territory Partner, Southern CA

                       Trupanion Pet Insurance

                       www.trupanion.com

      

                         

 

 

September 23, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Can Atopica Help Your Pet With Allergies?

We would like to introduce a very “special” client of ours named Winston D’Andrea. Winston is a 4 year old English Bulldog whom we started seeing 2 years ago for allergies. Many pets, as well as people suffer from this very challenging problem. Dogs and cats often express their allergies in the form of ear infections, licking of their paws, scratching causing hotspots, and redness/infection of the skin. When we first saw Winston he was having constant ear infections and dermatitis, which is infection/inflammation of the skin. Being that he is an English Bulldog, his skin folds were also holding in a lot of area for bacteria to grow.  We could get Winston better temporarily by resolving his skin and ear infections, but they were always returning. We were determined to get to the bottom of the problem. We had to figure out if Winston was food allergic versus environmental allergic versus a combination of both. Winston’s owner had tried previous commercial diets but with little results.  So we started Winston on a food trial with a hypoallergenic diet called Z/D. The food’s particles are made so small that the body does not recognize it as any allergen. Winston’s mom was very good with this diet as she understood that 1) it was pertinent that he ONLY have this diet since it is a food trial and 2) that since he was so itchy and irritated we HAD to get to the bottom of this.  He responded well to the Z/D, but his skin did not clear up 100%. Meaning that he has a mixture of environmental and food allergies. Lucky Winston huh and mom.  He was then started on a product called Atopica. This is a medication used for environmental allergies (skin disorders) as well as autoimmune diseases.  The medication specifically targets the cells involved in the allergic response, basically telling the body to stop responding so much to allergens. Since he started Atopica and continued the special diet, he is 100% better. We would like to show him off so that you can see the before and after picture of this handsome guy. If you think your pet is having allergies, it is very important to talk to a doctor about them because although it can be a very frustrating disease, it is definitely rewarding when we get to the bottom. Making life much easier for the pets and owners.

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Winston before Atopica

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Another picture of Winston before Atopica

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Winston after Atopica

September 23, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Can Atopica Help Your Pet With Allergies?

Winston before Atopica

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Another picture of Winston before Atopica

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Winston after Atopica

September 23, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell speaks at the John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center Tomorrow!

Hoffmann Hospice is a locally founded, non-profit hospice agency serving Kern County and the Antelope Valley. Renowned for its high standard of care and innovative services, Hoffmann cares for patients of all ages and illnesses. At Hoffmann Hospice we consider it a privilege to care for the terminally ill and their families during this season of life.


VOICES OF INSPIRATION 2011

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell will take the dais as keynote speaker of Hoffmann’s first Voices of Inspiration dinner and auction in the Antelope Valley on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center in Lancaster.

Luttrell served as pointman for Hoffmann’s 17th annual Voices of Inspiration event in Bakersfield on May 26. He mesmerized guests with his story of valor and sacrifice so eloquently told in his New York Times bestseller, Lone Survivor. With Luttrell front and center, Hoffmann raised $135,000 in support of its many patient and family care programs.

For more information on Voices of Inspiration in Lancaster, call 661-272-2355.

Voices photos by Christina Bohannon Photography. For more, click on the Voices emblem at right.

Navy SEAL and Navy Cross recipient Marcus Luttrell

September 21, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rally Total Protection

http://rallyisthebest.com/

We’ve got fantastic news!  Rally has just added Mitsubishi to our great line-up of vehicles.  So if you’re looking for a new GMC, Buick, Cadillac, Hyundai, Kia or Mitsubishi…this is the place!  No matter what your needs are… a Big Truck, SUV, Crossover, Luxury or Commuter Vehicle…We have something for you.

Plus, every new vehicle is backed with Rally’s Total Protection Program, so you can truly buy with confidence.  You get Vehicle Cost Protection, our Credit Score Price Guarantee, a Trade-In Bonus and we’ll Match any Coupons Plus Ten-Percent.

Rally also has the largest inventory of Certified and Pre-Owned vehicles in the Antelope Valley…over 300 at last count and we have vehicles to fit any budget.  Plus, Rally is your Chevrolet Headquarters.

Please fill out the form on this page to receive an additional $600 Trade-in Bonus.  Then, just print the coupon and bring it in. It’s that easy.

September 19, 2011 Posted by | av best autos, av chevy, av rally, best car dealer, rally is the best, rally price protection | , , , , , | Leave a comment