Archive | October, 2010

PennySaverUSA.com Teams With Iwearyourshirt.com at College Football Event to Promote Mobile Online Contest!

Fifty lucky football fans will have a chance to win $50 by texting which team they want to win Saturday November 6th’s game between UCLA and Oregon State University at the Rose Bowl. PennySaverUSA.com has teamed up with iWearYourShirt.com to interact with football fans at the game and fans watching at home to offer them a chance to win cash prizes.

BREA, CA – November 3, 2010 – PennySaverUSA.com, a Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS) company, has teamed up with iWearYourShirt.com to bring together both the online classifieds brand and the social media sensation to the November 6th UCLA versus Oregon State University game at the Pasadena Rose Bowl through a mobile online contest.

Attendees of the Oregon State-UCLA game will be greeted by iWearYourShirt’s Evan White who will be promoting the online classifieds brand and spreading the word about the online contest. Meanwhile the East Coast half of the social marketing duo, Jason Sadler, will be plugging the online contest to fans watching at home and tuning in through their mobile phones via Twitter and Facebook.

College football fans will also get to participate in voting on which team they want to win the game. Fans will use their mobile phones to vote and receive a chance to become one of the fifty winners to receive $50.  Fans can vote by texting either BRUINS or BEAVERS to 48696, and their vote will automatically enter them into the online contest. Only one vote per person per mobile device will be entered into the contest. Standard carrier messaging rates do apply. This is the latest in a series of online PennySaverUSA.com contests.  PennySaverUSA.com will be announcing the winners exclusively on their Facebook page.

Loren Dalton, President of PennySaverUSA.com, says, “We’re excited to work with the iWearYourShirt team in promoting our online classifieds and online coupons website through social media outlets.  It’s important to us to reach out to the generation who is constantly using mobile and social media to let them know about all the great features our website has to offer.  Whether you are a football fan, a texter, a tweeter, or none of the above, we have something for you on our online classifieds site.”

This is the first text message based online contest from PennySaverUSA.com. Fifty winners will be notified with instructions on how to claim their $50 cash prize. The outcome of the poll will be announced exclusively on the PennySaverUSA.com Facebook Page.

For more information on the online contest and to view the complete online contest rules, please visit: http://pennysaverusa.com/contest.

About PennySaverUSA.com™
PennySaverUSA.com is the leading single print publication together with its sister Harte-Hanks Shoppers Florida-based publication, TheFlyer.com™.  Since 1962, the PennySaver has helped businesses in California advertise to local communities while connecting buyers and sellers through local classifieds. Now known as PennySaverUSA.com, readers are still enjoying the same local values as the publication has been trusted to deliver for decades. On the web, PennySaverUSA.com and TheFlyer.com are advertising portals bringing users local online classifieds, business listings, online coupons, and a range of business products and services like PowerSites™ that help small- and medium-size businesses build websites and establish a web presence to improve lead generation. For more information, visit us online at http://www.pennysaverusa.com or http://www.theflyer.com.

About Harte-Hanks®

Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers.  Visit the Harte-Hanks Web site at http://www.harte-hanks.com or call (800) 456-9748.

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PennySaver Memories

As many of you know, especially our California readers, PennySaver is a brand that has been a part of millions of lives for 48 years,  is in over 700 local editions, and is mailed to 95% of the residents in California. And because of this, there are a great deal of stories that we hear from our readers about how the PennySaver shaped their lives. We want to share a few of these every week with you here on our PennySaverUSA.com blog.


My favorite Penny Saver memory is when we saw the ad for German Shepherd puppies. After we bought our AKC Shepherd, I looked into his eyes and knew he was the dog we always wanted. We named him Noble Good Heart. He has been the greatest protective watch dog ever. One night he was barking like crazy, he kept circling a Green Mohave rattle snake, he saved us from stepping on it. Thank you PennySaver for allowing pets to be sold, We believe he saved our lives. -Joshua Tree, CA

When I was just starting out surfing, I could not afford a new board. I got a great used board in the PenneySaver for $30. It was the best surfboard I have ever owned and all my best memories of learning to surf are tied to that board and my PennySaver find! -Huntington Beach, CA

My favorite memory was when I found a beautiful swing set in the PennySaver. I still have it to this day, and instead of going to the park all the time, I created a park in my own backyard.Thank you so much. -San Bernadino, CA

I was selling baby clothes for cheap and a lady called me who wasn’t financially able to buy clothes for her new born. I gave it to her for free plus more. I was thankful to help someone in need. -Lancaster, CA

Do you have a favorite PennySaver memory? Share it by commenting below!

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Lunch Coupons Coming Straight To Your Mobile Phone Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Friday, and that means PennySaverUSA LUNCH714 coupons could be heading straight to your mobile phone! We have some good ones for everyone in North Orange County, so don’t miss out!

Forget about packing your lunch on Friday and get out there and try some of our local restaurants here in North Orange County. We’ll be delivering 3 great deal coupons to your phone tomorrow morning, so sign up today!

It’s simple: Just Text LUNCH714 to the number 48696 to sign up, and you will receive a simple confirmation and then your deals every Friday. You just need to show the coupon on your phone to whoever is serving you at the restaurant, and you get your deal!

Any questions or comments? Tell us below in the comment section, or Tweet us: @pennysaverusa

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Steals of the Week: Halloween Edition

Our Halloween Landing Page turned out to be quite a success and is full of colorful, crazy and reasonably priced items for Adults and Kids alike! We decided to dedicate this week’s installment of Steals of the Week to some great and entertaining deals that we came across in PennySaver Halloween land.

For any Star Wars fans out there, this is quite a find. This is a Rare Star Wars Ben Cooper Halloween Costume and Mask. It’s a Large 12 to 14, and fits a child 53″ to 58″.   It is a 1977 original and has the box that it came in. Quite a collectors item indeed!

Have the kids lay down the law with this Police Officer Costume in Harbor City, CA for 10 bucks! This boys costume is for sizes 8-10 and comes with a navy blue top, pants, hat and toy gun.

For any of you scary movie aficionados out there, give this a looky: This is a handmade, latex Michael Myers mask in Chicago, IL. They are signed and dated by the artist and there are only 2 left for $120 a piece!

Disney Fans: We have something for you! This person has an adult medium-sized, unisex, authentic Tigger costume that has never been worn. This will impress! It is located in Huntington Beach for $120.

Have you found any great Halloween deals? Comment below and tell us about them!

For any Star Wars fans out there, this is quite a find. This is a Rare Star Wars Ben Cooper Halloween Costume and Mask. It’s a Large 12 to 14, and fits a child 53″ to 58″. It is a 1977 original and has the box that it came in. Quite a collectors item indeed!

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What Costume Did You Wear To Trick-Or-Treat?

What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?

As kids, we all dressed up to venture out into the night to retrieve the candy that was rightfully ours. By house number two, the costume was falling apart, the rubber band on the Spider-Man mask had broken and you had already eaten a week’s allowance of sugar by the time you got home and were ready to REALLY dig into that candy.
Ah, to be young. Our PennySaver Web Team recounts their earliest Halloween Costume memories.

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Press Release: Online Classifieds Site PennySaverUSA.com Celebrates Halloween This Year With New Theme Page for Discount Halloween Merchandise

ONLINE CLASSIFIEDS SITE PENNYSAVERUSA.COM CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN THIS YEAR WITH NEW THEME PAGE FOR DISCOUNT HALLOWEEN MERCHANDISE

Leading online classifieds site PennySaverUSA.com unveils a new Halloween-themed page showcasing the latest deals for Halloween merchandise available in local neighborhoods.

BREA, CA, October 28, 2010 (MARKET WIRE) – PennySaverUSA, the leading provider of free online classified ads, has gotten into the spirit of Halloween by releasing a themed page packed with local listings for bargain Halloween goods. For consumers looking to save on Halloween costumes, Halloween decorations, and party favors, the Halloween page is an excellent source for great local deals.

The Halloween page is also a great way for online sellers to get more exposure for their listings. By posting an ad in the online classifieds categories for Halloween costumes or Halloween decorations, sellers’ ads will be prominently displayed on the Halloween landing page.  As a free ad enhancement, advertisers can highlight their listing with a Halloween icon to promote their ad for free.

“Families on a budget can find all kinds of local deals with online coupons and online classifieds at PennySaverUSA.com,” says Loren Dalton, President of PennySaverUSA.com, “In celebration of Halloween, PennySaverUSA.com’s new Halloween page makes it easier for budget-minded readers to find discount Halloween costumes and bargain Halloween decorations. By using an online classifieds site to buy and sell locally, families can save this Halloween for the upcoming holiday season.”

As Halloween stores seemingly open up on every corner, the online classifieds site provides a place for shoppers to trade-in their old Halloween merchandise for new or like-new items without spending a lot of money. Shoppers can also find ad listings for Halloween events like costume contests, fairs, carnivals and more on PennySaverUSA.com.

For more information on the Halloween merchandise available on PennySaverUSA.com, please visit: http://pennysaverusa.com/halloween.

About PennySaverUSA.com™
PennySaverUSA.com is the leading single print publication together with its sister Harte-Hanks Shoppers Florida-based publication, TheFlyer.com™.  Since 1962, the PennySaver has helped businesses in California advertise to local communities while connecting buyers and sellers through local classifieds. Now known as PennySaverUSA.com, readers are still enjoying the same local values as the publication has been trusted to deliver for decades. On the web, PennySaverUSA.com and TheFlyer.com are advertising portals bringing users local online classifieds, business listings, online coupons, and a range of business products and services like PowerSites™ that help small- and medium-size businesses build websites and establish a web presence to improve lead generation. For more information, visit us online at http://www.pennysaverusa.com or http://www.theflyer.com.

About Harte-Hanks®

Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers.  Visit the Harte-Hanks Web site at http://www.harte-hanks.com or call (800) 456-9748.

This document may contain trademarks that are owned or licensed by Harte-Hanks, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including, without limitation, Harte-Hanks®, PennySaverUSA.com™, PowerSites™ and other names and marks.  All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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What Movie Scared You The Most When You Were A Kid?

As Halloween approaches and the evening creature features are easier and easier to find on television, we think back to our formative years and determine which scary movies probably did the most lasting damage.  Did Poltergeist or the Exorcist keep you up at night? Did Freddy and Jason haunt your dreams? All of the above movies sure did a number on a few of our PennySaver employees.
What movie scared you the most? Comment below!

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Dress Up For Halloween and Win!

Are you dressing up this year for Halloween? Send us a picture of you in your costume and you might win$250! The deadline is this Friday, Oct. 29, so you need to click HERE to enter as soon as possible!

Oh Dear......

We have some funny, scary and completely crazy pictures coming in, and we’re having a blast going through them. We have some seriously creative PennySaver fans out there! We will be picking our 3 favorites this Friday and first place will go away with $250, second place gets $75 and 3rd place gets $50. We will be judging on originality, presentation and creativity. We’re so excited to see what you all have in store for us!

Here are the Requirements:
- Must be an original photo in either .jpg, .gif, or .png format. Any other format will not be accepted.
- Photo is subject to content restrictions and guidelines. Any photo violating our terms & conditions will be disqualified.
- By submitting your photo, you agree that you are the sole owner of the photo and PennySaverUSA.com has the right to use your photos for marketing purposes for an unlimited time frame.

Time is ticking away, submit your photos!

Click below the how to enter box HERE to see the official rules.

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Free Greeting in the PennySaver for Veterans Day

PennySaver is offering a free greeting in honor of Veterans Day 2010 that will appear in the PennySaver publication during the week of Nov. 10 for all of our California customers.

From now until Nov. 4th, we will be accepting your greeting for free of up to 15 words with a black headline.

We are providing three separate ways in which you can leave a message for a loved one or friend who has sacrificed for their country:

1. Call:  (800) 995-3333 or  Fax: (760) 599-1505. The form to fill out and fax can be found by clicking HERE.

2. Twitter: Tweet #pennyshout with your 5-digit zip code and message. (CA only)

3. Mail: Fill out this form and mail to: Attn: Veteran’s Greeting/Private Party, 1300 Specialty Drive Vista, CA 92081.

You can also enhance your greeting with a blue headline with symbol for $6 or a blue shaded box with a black headline for $10. ——————>

Please limit your ads to 2 per household.

Pay tribute to those in your life who you want to honor on Veterans Day.

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PennySaver Memories!

As many of you know, especially our California readers, PennySaver is a brand that has been a part of millions of lives for 48 years,  is in over 700 local editions, and is mailed to 95% of the residents in California. And because of this, there are a great deal of stories that we hear from our readers about how the PennySaver shaped their lives. We want to share a few of these every week with you here on our PennySaverUSA.com blog.

The Pennysaver, in general, brings back good memories of my grandma. She passed away this last April after a long and difficult illness. Her name…..was Penny. Every week, even up till the very end, she wanted to know where her “Pennysaver” was…..she kept it by her bedside until the next one arrived. It still makes me smile when the new edition arrives and I think of her…..Thanks for letting me share. -Spring Valley, CA

Back in 2004, I had just lost my job and the kids were getting out for summer vacation. Had no money to take the kids anywhere! I looked through my Pennysaver, as I usually do, and saw that they were running a contest for a family 4-pack to Great America amusement park. I sent my entry form and prayed that our family would win those tickets. A month later I received a call and it was PennySaverUSA saying that I had just won the contest! To make a long story short, I was able to take the kids on a fun-filled day to Great America, thanks to the Pennysaver!!! I was very grateful!!! -Fremont, CA

A few years back I was 8 months pregnant with my son and looking for a crib. Being a young single mom, it was difficult finding an affordable and beautiful crib at the same time. I started looking at the ads in the PennySaver and called a couple of them. But they were either expensive or sold. When I finally felt like I wasn’t going to find a crib for my baby, there was an ad the next week for a never used baby crib for $40. I went to look at it and it was brand new and in a beautiful neighborhood in Walnut. I couldn’t have been happier. I still use the baby’s mattress now for the toddler bed. Best experience ever. -Victorville, CA

Do you have a PennySaver Memory? Let us know by commenting below!

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