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A unique way to meet others, challenge oneself, and give back, as strangers face their fears of being "bad" in a very public way.
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    Mac 'n Cheese Mingler Admission >> a unique, comfortable, and fun way to expand your networks (professional, social, romantic). The one caveat? Everyone comes solo! Food, drink, music, games, discussion. Friday or Saturday evening at a Roscoe Village location. Average group size is twenty-five. Must sign up on website and use TBA special code. Will be asked to bring a snack or drink to share. Redeem by December 31, 2012. See more info: http://macncheeseproductions.com/minglers

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    Dating documentary DVD >> DVD of Mac 'n Cheese Productions' "dating rubik's cube"! A sixty-minute, award-winning documentary on dating in Chicago. With such classic quotes like "Cheating isn't a dealbreaker.; it's not like vegetarianism." Includes shipping. US only. Watch the 1-min trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Ei-KbHHOQ

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    CRAVE Chicago Book >> gorgeous guide to 100+ of Chicago's need to know female entrepreneurs, filled with photos and inspiring words from women business owners. Makes a great gift, as well is a great resource for finding independent businesses to support. Take a peek! http://thecravecompany.com/chicago/crave-guide/peek-inside/

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    Dog Wash >> Have your dog washed at Ruff Haus Pets located at 4652 N. Rockwell Street in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago. The dog wash will be held by appointment the afternoon/ Evening of a Tuesday TBD in April 2012. The dogs will be lovingly washed and dried but no grooming will actually take place. One dog per pledge.

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    DVD of the Fear Experiment Show.

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    Event Planning Package >> 60 minute event consultation + $100 towards your first event on Eventbrite -- planning a gala? class? surprise birthday party? Let's brainstorm! Eventbrite Chicago partner will connect you with vendors, venues and help spread the word to make your event a huge success!

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    Fear Experiment Ticket >> 8PM, April 28th at the Park West in Chicago. See the end result of forty-seven people challenging themselves, by doing something they're not great at and by doing it alone! General admission. 50 of the tickets are standing room only. Doors open at 6:30PM; bar open until 11:30PM. Name will be on list at door. ID required for entrance and drinks.

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    Basic Technology Training/Consultation >> 90-minute session for 1 to 4 people. Do you need to know how to use email, Microsoft Word/Excel, Powerpoint, Google Docs, Google Calendar, iMovie, Garageband, iTunes, etc? Learn the basics of many different technology software applications. Must be within 25 miles of Chicago city-limits.

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    Artwork >> $250 credit to online art shop of Chicago artist Matthew Lew: http://www.mbymatthewlew.com

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    Tax Help >> Preparation of your 2011 personal tax return! Must be redeemed by April 7, 2012.
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    Cubs Tickets >> FOUR Cubs Tickets to the Thursday April 12th Chicago Cubs game vs. Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. 1:20pm. GREAT seats!! Donated by Bill Schirmang & Skokie Valley Beverage Company.

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    You on stage! >> Perform with the improv group Dirty Water, as THE special sit-in guest of the evening. This isn't a one-minute run-on, you'll be up there for 30, 40, 60 minutes. At the Town Hall Pub, 3340 N Halsted, on a mutually-agreed upon date. Invite your friends to see you in all your glory! Last year the show sold out (two times!).

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    Dog-Sitting >> Headed out of town? Bring fido to Casa de Sara [one of the Fear Experiment participants]! She works from home and has a feneced in back yard (note: she has a pug -- so it's necessary that your dog get along with her) Redeem by 12/31/2012, seven days maximum stay.

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