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DECEMBER 2008 NEWSLETTER
This holiday season, go "glo-ho-ho-bal." My Wonderful World (MWW) members can take 20% off all purchases from National Geographic's online store. But, Santa wants you to go one step further: Forward this offer to a friend and ask them to sign up for the campaign the way you did. It's easy! Quick, just think of ONE person you know who loves to travel, has a child in school, or knows how important learning about the world is, and ask them to lend their voice to call for more geography education. Now hit "Forward" on this email and type in their address. Ask them to sign up and they, too, can get the 20% off coupon and make a world of difference at the same time. Thanks and happy holidays.

Christopher Shearer, MWW Director
OUR GIFT TO YOU: 20% OFF AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S ONLINE STORE
Photo:As 2008 comes to a close, My Wonderful World would like to say thank-you for your support this year! As a gesture of our appreciation, please accept a 20% discount to the National Geographic Online Store. Putting the gift of geography — a globe, atlas, world map, video, book, or geographic game — in a child's hands sends the message that the world is his or hers to explore, and that this learning is important. These tools help children begin to see global connections. Please forward the newsletter and the the coupon code (08MWW29)* to your friends, family, and colleagues with this special offer. To redeem, visit the National Geographic Online Store and enter the coupon code for 20% off your entire purchase. Happy holidays, everyone! Gear up for more geography learning with My Wonderful World in 2009.

*Expires 12/31/08. Excludes gift certificates, magazines, and Genographic Kits. Not valid with other offers. Online orders only.
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