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CompuServe's Holiday Headquarters

CompuServe offers a simplified approach to the holidays this season: CSi’s Holiday Headquarters. A special community highlighting online areas, Holiday Headquarters lets busy professionals take care of their holiday needs.

Sponsored by Windows 95, CSi’s Holiday Headquarters lets shoppers avoid long lines and short tempers by shopping worry-free at CompuServe’s online shops. All stores support a security protocol that helps safeguard members’ credit card information. To help shoppers find the best gifts quickly, Holiday Headquarters offers a gift guide with a colorful directory of online shops stocked with presents for family, friends, clients and coworkers, and organized by categories such as “The Toy Shoppe,” “Media Corner,” “Gourmet Gifts & Baskets,” “The CompuServe Flower Shoppe by FTD” and “Gifts Under $25.”

American Greetings’ Web site, accessible from CSi’s Holiday Headquarters, offers an extensive catalog of holiday cards, where shoppers can send a personalized message or a scanned graphic image using Add-a-Photo(TM) cards. Also available are personalized onscreen wishes with downloadable Animated Greetings(TM) cards.

Simplified shopping allows busy professionals more time to explore the wealth of holiday content available at CompuServe’s CSi Holiday Headquarters. Dinner party ideas and software specials are among the many offerings designed to add enjoyment to the season.

Following are categories included in Holiday Headquarters:

* Holiday Trip Planning — Features the “Hot Deals List,” a listing of all current travel deals for CSi members; a reservations area for booking flights, renting cars or reserving lodging; and the Travel Forum, where members can discover new destinations and get tips from other travelers and travel experts.

* Movies, Music & More — Contains a comprehensive listing of the best holiday movies, classic videos, TV shows, books and magazines, and a chance to vote on the “best of 1997.”

* Holiday Fun & Traditions — Allows CSi members to take a break from holiday pressures with games, contests and conversations with friends around the globe.

* Entertainment Ideas — Provides at-home holiday ideas, including decorating advice, creative crafts, Christmas cookies and healthy holiday meals.

CSi members can access Holiday Headquarters by using the GO HOLIDAY command.

Founded in 1969, CompuServe Incorporated provides the world’s most comprehensive online/Internet access through its two brands, CSi and SPRYNET. Through CompuServe, its Japanese licensee NIFTY- Serve and its affiliates around the world, more than 5 million home and business users in more than 185 countries are connected online and to the Internet. CompuServe Network Services, a leading network integrator, provides more than 1,200 companies around the world with complete, fully integrated, Internet, Intranet, and Extranet connectivity solutions. With world headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, the CompuServe organization includes offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

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