We are pleased to announce the initiation of the DualCurrency Systems beta test.

The beta test is a proof of concept for our DualCurrency technology and an educational tool to reach out to merchants, strategic partners, potential investors and others. With your help, the beta test can be a resounding success. By October 1, we intend to complete the next generation, scalable DCS beta site. We are asking a small number of supporters to begin using the system through the current site. We would greatly appreciate your participation and feedback.

To join the DCS beta test, just go to the site, sign-up for a personal account and receive DC$100.00 to spend. When you make your first purchase, you will need a credit card, debit card or checking account to register with PayPal. This is for paying the cash portion of each DualCurrency transaction.

Go To: dcscustomer.dualcurrency.com (no www). Enter your email address and pick a password; then click on 'Create or Edit your DCS Customer Profile.' On the site, you can place an order for the gift card of your choice and print a receipt to take to participating merchants. (We are currently working on the DualCurrency point-of-sale credit card solution) Then… watch for additional DualCurrency special offers coming to your workplace and community. Our initial merchants include:

Bryant Lake Bowlwww.bryantlakebowl.comBryant Lake Bowl Menu

DualCurrency Specials: Breakfast Monday - Friday, 8am - 11am 68% US$ and 32% DC$; same deal on BLB logo gear (shirts, hats etc.). Watch for special DCS offers on bowling as well.

Barbettewww.barbette.comBarbette Menu

(City Search review and directions: http://twincities.citysearch.com/profile/5583973)

DualCurrency Specials: Tuesday through Friday: Late lunch (1:00 - 3:00pm) and early dinner (5:00 - 6:00pm); both at 68% US$ and 32% DC$. Please call ahead for dinner reservations.

We are holding DCS meetings over meals in both locations for training, recruitment, building the beta test and more. Contact us to join in the fun or if you want additional information on DualCurrency Systems: alynnmichel@hotmail.com or Amy at 651-786-9185.

We will soon be announcing 45 participating national companies and many more local opportunities to spend cash and redeem DC$ and Volunteer Credits. This is a first generation DualCurrency pricing, accounting and transaction settlement system. Thank you for your patience as there may still be a few bugs to work out. We would appreciate hearing about your experiences. We also welcome your introduction to South Minneapolis or Internet merchants that can be part of the beta test.

If you require technical support, please contact: Alex at finkx082@umn.edu or 612-720-5549

We will soon be expanding the beta test to include the community housing volunteers of Third Way Network; see attachment and www.thirdwaynetwork.org

If you want to sign-up to volunteer at one of Third Way Network's affordable housing projects, please contact Tracy Vicory at either 612-588-9418 ext #21 or vicorytracy@thirdwaynetwork.org

Thank you for your continued interest and support. Please help us make the beta test a rich learning experience and a step towards the wide-ranging emergence of DualCurrency Commerce. We welcome you to forward this announcement to others in your networks.

To the Future...

Joel Hodroff
DCS Founder and CEO

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