Archive | December, 2010
PennySaver Memories

PennySaver Memories

It’s the end of the year so we’re all feeling nostalgic. Especially when these PennySaver memories take us waaaay back. It’s good to know that PennySaver is always there and now, we’re excited to ring in 2011 and become not just the favorite source of local classifieds, but the best online classifieds site with PennySaverUSA.com.

Sit back and enjoy these wonderful stories of how the PennySaver has influenced our readers time after time. Here are our favorite memories from years and years ago that our readers have been kind enough to share with us.

When I moved to CA from NYC, I furnished my entire one bedroom from garage sales in 3 weekends. It was a ritual that I read through the Pennysaver every Wed. and mapped out 2-3 cities for my Sat. morning hunt. I would start out at 6:30am and even had to wait for owners to start the sale. It was so much fun and I found so many good deals, especially the moving sales. You have to hit them first. I also learned to haggle. My current complex holds annual garage sales and there are people waiting outside my garage before I open my garage door. It brings back memories of my earlier days! And I offer great deals! -Buena Park, CA

Back in the early 80′s my cousin was looking for a puppy. We looked through the Pennysaver and found an ad “puppies free to loving home”. We went and he found his puppy, but I too fell in love with the runt of the litter. She was a beautiful golden brown and was part Doberman Pinscher and part German Shepard. Needless to say, I came home with my very own puppy too. -Fullerton, CA

I remember seeing an ad in the PennySaver in September of 2002. There was a living room set, couch, loveseat, 2 end tables, coffee table, and 2 lamps all for $100. At this time, I had just moved into my first apartment and I was only 17 years old. I barely had enough money to do that with no job and all. The items were magnificent. I still look for items every week for my apartment. I also sell items becuase I know PennySaver is the best classified magazine out there! -Oak Park, CA

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Merry Christmas From PennySaverUSA.com

PennySaverUSA.com Customers,

During the holidays, we all tend to be grateful for everything and everyone in our lives, and we want to thank our customers for keeping us around. We are truly thankful  for you all.  We hope Everyone has a Very Merry Christmas!

-PennySaverUSA.com

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Steals of the Week!

It’s that time again, Folks: Steals of the Week! We comb through the PennySaverUSA.com classified ads for the crazy deals on items posted from all over the county. We came up with some real doozies this week, read on!

Check out this Burton Snowboard on sale in San Diego, CA,that is going for only $65! It comes with Burton bindings that are 150mm. The bindings are Medium–Men’s boots 8 to 11 or Women’s boots 9 to 11. If you’re in that area, you can’t pass up that deal!

That future BMXer in your family might really appreciate this 12″ Hyper Motobike BMX Boy’s Bike! The owner says that it’s barely been used and looks great. It’s located in Corona, CA and is going for only $50!

With the New Year coming, why not invest in getting into shape? The Cardio-Cruiser might be a great way to get started! It’s located in Hayward, CA and is going for only $100!

Have you always wanted a big-screen tv but have never been able to afford one? Here is your chance! This 50″ Sharp television is located in Lawndale, CA and is going for only $99.00!

Have you found any steals lately? Comment below!

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PennySaverUSA.com Gives Away Cash Prizes in a New Christmas Decorations Online Contest

PennysaverUSA.com Encourages Users to Submit a Photo of Their Christmas Decorations for a Chance to Win With Their Photo Submission to the Online Contest

BREA, CA–(Marketwire – December 21, 2010) – Harte-Hanks (NYSE: HHS) PennySaverUSA.com wraps up this year’s online contests with their last PennySaver of the Month contest, calling readers to submit photos of their Christmas trees and Christmas decorations. The online contest entries will be judged by the PennySaverUSA.com team and the top three photos will be awarded cash prize of $150, $75 and $50 respectively.

The online classifieds site and frequent sponsor of online contests has held contests featuring a variety of themes to engage all participants. Online contest themes have included cutest pets, best Halloween costumes, favorite PennySaver memories and more. The prizes for the online contests have been plentiful and have ranged from popular electronic items, video game consoles, gift cards and cash to the lucky contest winners who participate.

For the December online contest, PennySaverUSA.com calls contest participants past and present to submit photos of their Christmas trees, their decorated mantles, their Christmas lights, or any holiday displays. Only one photo per household will be accepted and entered into the judging round of the online contest where photos will be evaluated for content and quality. Winners will be announced following the end of the online contest.

“Each month, we’ve launched an online contest requesting something different from our readers to get everyone to participate in something that pertains to them and their family. We’re excited to see all the beautiful Christmas decorations from our readers and hope that we find some amazing photos,” said Loren Dalton, President of PennySaverUSA.com.

The online contest runs now through the end of the December 2010 and the winners will be announced in the New Year. For more information about the online contest, 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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Last Full Day to Tweet2Win!

Good day, everyone! If you were ever going to Tweet2Win, now is the time! You have until Tuesday at 9 am PST to tweet your pictures before we choose our last winner for the holiday season!

Buying gifts for the holidays gets increasingly more expensive every year it seems, so PennySaver wanted to give you the opportunity to win the gift of your choice or $250 towards it! This is all you need to do: When you’re doing your Holiday Shopping, whether it be in a store or online, and you see an item that you would really love to own or give as a gift to someone else, snap a picture of it. You then need to upload that photo somewhere where you can send us a link to it. (Twitpic, Flickr, Photo Bucket and ImageShack are good examples) The item must be a maximum retail value of $250. If it exceeds $250, we will award $250 towards the purchase of the item.

You have less than 24 hours, so time is running out! Go, Go, Go!

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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.

I had been a little sad for a while wanting to get a chihuahua, and my husband happened to see an ad for puppies in the PennySaver and surprised me with one! She is a really funny and sweet dog, thanks PennySaver! -San Ysidro, CA

Years ago, I was not doing great in the money department and had no auto insurance. A friend drove my car and crashed it. Having not much money to fix it, I looked in the PennySaver and found an ad for “guaranteed 50% off your lowest estimate for auto body work.” I followed up, and the advertiser did my work for well less than half, and did a beautiful job! -Calimesa, CA

My first and best surfboard was purchased through PennySaver. I learned to surf on that board and it was the best. After surfing, I would fall asleep on the sand with one arm on my board so no one could take it. It was eventually stolen out of my backyard though, but that board still brings back great memories and I know somewhere, someone is learning to surf on it today. -Huntington Beach, CA

One day I had a flat tire, so I had to walk to work 5 miles. When I was half way there, I looked down on the ground and saw a PennySaver. I started looking through it and saw my exact tire size in an ad for$10!  I called the people, and it just so happens that it was someone who had a back yard shop and put the tire on for a total of $10 bucks. It was a blessing and a great memory.  -Hemet, Beach

What’s your favorite PennySaver memory?

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Get Your Entries In For Our Christmas Decorations and Tweet2Win Contests!

We have two great contests going on right now at PennySaverUSA.com, and we want to you to enter for your chance to win!

We love the holidays around PennySaverUSA.com, and we know that our PennySaver Peeps out there do as well! That’s why we’re running the PennySaverUSA.com Holiday Decorations Contest!

It’s simple: Just take a photo of your holiday decorations, submit it to us, and after presenting all entries to a panel of PSUSA judges, we’ll award the first place winner $150, the second place winner $75 and the third place winner $50! The photo can be of your Christmas Tree, your mantle, your Christmas light display, lawn decorations, your desk at work, or anywhere where you have have decorated for the holidays!

Also, this Tuesday is the final day for our Holiday Tweet2Win!

If you’re out doing your Holiday Shopping, and you see an item that you would really love to own or give as a gift to someone else, snap a picture of it. You then need to upload that photo somewhere where you can send us a link to it. (Twitpic, Flickr, Photo Bucket and ImageShack are good examples) The item must be a maximum retail value of $250. If it exceeds $250, we will award $250 towards the purchase of the item. Click the following link for all of the details!    http://bit.ly/9IvRrd

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Steals of the Week-Musical Instruments-a-Plenty!

It’s time for Steals of the Week! Like a lot of kids, this reporter personally has a great memory of receiving my first guitar for Christmas; it’s a day I’ll never forget! It’s a great time to make a musician’s day by giving them a tool to either learn on, or continue doing what they do best. We have some great finds below from the PennySaverUSA.com Universe!

For a guitar player looking for a unique new sound, check out this Brownsville 12-String Choirboy electric semi-hollow body guitar, with a pearl white finish. The owner says that the sound is phenomenal plugged in and even sounds good acoustically! It’s located in Rosamond, CA and is going for $200! This could make a great present for that guitar player always looking for a new sound.

Here is a great music gear deal for the beginner guitar players out there: This Esteban electric/acoustic guitar comes with a case, a cord and a G10 amplifier, and it’s all going for only $70! Guitar has black high gloss body with cream pick guard and is located in Washington, PA. It comes with a hard case and a tuner, so this is pretty much everything the beginner needs to get started. Don’t pass this up!

Buying a drum set new can be a rather expensive task. Most sets don’t come with anything but the basic hardware and drums; no cymbals or add-ons…unless you found this ad on PennySaverUSA.com! This barely-used Pearl drum set comes complete with an Empire Rototom set and  includes a Zildjian ZBT 13″ High Hat, Zildjian ZBT 8″ Crash & Empire Cymbals- all with heavy duty hardware stands and stool. Drumsticks and Zildjian drumstick bag included, and the whole package is going for $500! That is insane!

Do you have a keyboardist in the family that wants that grand piano sound without the huge wood box in the house? Take a look at this Yamaha PSR-E213 located in Pembroke Pines, FL. One press of the Portable Grand button resets the entire keyboard to a stereo-sampled piano! The keyboard includes a Sustain Pedal jack, as well as a stand, foot pedal and chair. And it’s going for only $95!

Do you have a steal that you found that you want to share? Comment below!

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Tweet2Win Winner-Week 4!

It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! It’s time for a Tweet2Winner! Check below as Brett draws a name from the argyle pig!

To check out the video, click here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfE4d-H3gdU

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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.

30 years ago, I met my husband at a garage sale that had been advertised in PennySaver. – San Jose, ca

I was looking for a coupon for the recycling of all my cans and bottles and it turned out a friend of mine mentioned she was taking hers to a different location without a coupon. She now uses the coupon from the Pennysaver and helps the planet, just like me!  -Norwalk, CA

It was winter time, and I had been out of work for some time. I found a local job right there in my PennySaver.  I know the PennySaver’s variety offers nearly everyone a chance to make the change they need to make.  -San Bernardino, CA

My favorite PennySaver memory goes way back to 2001. There was an ad for a company hiring near my home. I had been looking for work for about 2 months. I called the number, went to an interview, and got hired. Began working the very next day. The PennySaver saved the day!  -Santa Ana, CA

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