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Ask Patty December 2011 Enews

Published Dec 20th 2011, 8:25am by Jody DeVere in Articles
Monthly eNewsletter :: December 2011
Ask Patty Holiday Gift Garage: Kids

It's that time again! Holiday Gift Garage season on Ask Patty is the time when we share great auto-themed gift ideas with you, and this year we have a series of gift garages planned to help you get prepared for holiday shopping!

In this first Gift Garage post, we're going to talk a little bit about gifts for the kids, and a little bit about safety, too. Well, what are we waiting for? It's December 2! Let's get to it!

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Ask Patty Holiday Gift Garage: Pets

Welcome back to another Ask Patty Holiday Gift Garage - last week the focus was on gifts for kids, but this week we're talking about some gifts for those furry kids, our beloved pets. At a loss for what to pick up for that pet lover in your life, or even looking for something to make your own pets' holiday a little brighter? Look no further than the Ask Patty Holiday Gift Garage - Pets edition!

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The Ask Patty Holiday Gift Garage: YOU!

Wow, it's hard to believe, but it's true: we are officially into single digits on our "days until Christmas" countdown. A little more than a week remains until tinsel time, but there's still time to bring you one last Holiday Gift Garage post, this time focused on the one person we haven't shopped for yet: YOU! We've done the kids, and we've done the pets, now it's time for us to look at some great automotive themed gifts that will make your holiday a little bit brighter, and maybe a little bit safer, too. Let's get to it!

Read Full Article CEO Jody DeVere Honored as Winner of SEMA 2011 SBN Athena Award

Automotive Marketing to Women pioneer and CEO of, Inc. Jody DeVere was honored last week as the recipient of the 2011 SEMA Businesswomen's Network's Athena Award, which was presented at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada ( The award, which is given annually established to honor an industry person - male or female - or company for outstanding contributions to women in the automotive aftermarket, was presented during the SBN Breakfast on Thursday November 3rd, 2011.

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Ask Patty's Jody DeVere Reminds You that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

This Holiday PSA from the Ad Council and CEO Jody DeVere needs very little in the way of introduction. Watch the video and take Jody's message to heart this holiday season - remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Jody DeVere was driving to a family gathering for the Thanksgiving holiday when a car suddenly crashed into her on the highway. It turned out the woman driving the oncoming car had a few too many drinks that evening. When she arrived at the emergency room, Ms. DeVere learned that the young children riding with the alcohol-impaired driver had tragically died from the crash, leaving an unfortunate mark on Jody that affects her still today. This holiday season we ask that you remember - you don't have to be falling down drunk to be too drunk to drive - Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. Visit

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Ask Patty Interviews: The Costco Auto Program and GM

Holiday Car Shopping? Costco Auto Program and GM have partnered to bring Costco members GM Preferred Pricing at participating dealerships, along with a $500 Cash Card

to use on any Costco goods! We sat down with Gina Paolino, president of the Costco Auto Program, and India Rayl, VP of Marketing for the Costco Auto Program, to talk a little about the initiative.

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Vehicle Safety Items Make Perfect Holiday Gifts

It’s crunch time and if you’re still struggling with what to give a loved one, family member or friend this holiday season, the perfect gift can be an item related to vehicle safety. Tire pressure gauges, ice scrapers, emergency kits, windshield wipers or the new consumer Car Care Guide, published by the Car Care Council, are suitable items for any drivers on your list.

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