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Steals of the Week: National Wedding Month Bargains!

In case you didn’t know, in addition to being Black History Month, February is also National Weddings Month. Probably has something to do with Valentine’s Day being in February. So to celebrate the month of Love and Weddings, for this installment of Steals of the Week, we’re going to bring you some wedding-related items that can be found in our online classified ads on PennySaverUSA.com.

Steals of the Week: Wedding Dress bargains!Do you know anyone who has ever worn their wedding dress again after their wedding day? Chances are probably not, unless of course they got remarried and chose to wear the exact same dress a second time around. For most women, their wedding dress will be tucked away in a closet or end up in a storage unit collecting dust. Wedding dresses can run pretty expensive, so why not just sell it after you’ve worn it, and use that cash toward building your future with your new beau? Any bride out there who’s looking for a deal would love to get a discounted wedding dress that’s in great condition and has only been worn once.

This seller has the right idea, she’s selling her wedding dress, including the wrap and detached train for $300. If you plan on selling your wedding dress online, check out our tips for 3 easy steps on How to Sell Your Wedding Dress Online.

Steals of the Week: Flower Girl DressesSame theory applies to the flower girl dresses. The little princesses look cut ein the dress throwing petals down the aisle, and then the dress is never worn again. This listing is for an adorable Ivory Taffeta a-Line Flower Girl Dress with a Detachable Sash for only $25! That’s definitely a bargain!

Steals of the Week: Wedding Gift Bargains!Found yourself in the predicament of not knowing what to get for the happy couple, and there’s nothing on the registry you can afford? Don’t stress out. Look to online classified ads for some great modern, or vintage finds. Fine China is a traditional Wedding gift, but could be very pricey. Here’s a listing for Lenox Fine China that you can buy in sets, or individually.

Wedding gifts that are personalized are also great to receive. You can get a Toasting Glass Set for only $14.99. Don’t want to get them glassware, then get them something they can display in their home that represents their love. This great Canvas Print can be personalized for the newlyweds for $44.99!

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Valentine’s Day Icons Have Arrived!

PennySaverUSA.com is your home for online classifieds, and we want to provide you with all of the resources you need to make your ad as successful as it can be.

We’re happy to announce that our Valentine’s Day icons are back for a limited time! They’re a great opportunity to show some love to your ad, while simultaneously helping your ad to stand apart from the rest and garner more attention.

Adding a special Valentine’s Day icon to your ad will increase the chance of a potential buyer noticing what you have posted.

There are 3 Icon options available:

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  • A delicious Valentine’s Day Cupcake Icon
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Valentine's Day Heart Icon Premium Package for your online classified ad.
And one Premium Package available:

  • Lovely Set of Valentine’s Day Hearts Premium Package

The cute icons will draw attention to any ad it’s on, but the premium package will go a step further. With the premium package, not only do you get the icon, but you also get a border and ‘featured’ placement at the top of our classifieds listings.

Happy selling and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day from all of us here at the PennySaverUSA.comPennySaver team!

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Save Money Monday: Get into the Holiday Spirit with PennySaverUSA.com

The Holiday season is in full swing, and PennySaverUSA.com wants to help spread the joy. We’re happy to announce our special limited time holiday icons and packages that you can add to spruce up your online classified ads placed on PennySaverUSA.com

You can choose to just add a single Holiday icon to your online classified ad, or you can get the premium package, which includes an icon, border and premium listing.

For the single icons, you can choose from a Santa icon, snowman icon, or Christmas tree icon, each priced at $5 (pictured below).

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If you want to opt for the premium package, in addition to premium placement, you get a red border around your ad, and a sleigh icon in the corner (pictured below). The price on the premium package ranges from $22 – $52.

Add a premium holiday package to your online classified ad

If you were planning on placing a classified ad in the next few weeks, give into temptation, and add a cute icon or package to your online classified ad, and give it that extra oomph!

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Tips for Getting Rid of Your Old Furniture

Nothing can spoil the joy and excitement of receiving new furniture like the thought of what you will do with the old furniture. Unless you have oodles of space, it’s a decision that you’re going to have to make prior to receiving your new furniture. Not to worry. There are actually plenty of ways that you can make room for your new furniture or simply to make some room.

If you must get rid of the old furniture, for whatever reason, you basically have two choices:

Selling Your Old Furniture

One of the oldest methods of selling used furniture that remains effective today is to post a classified ad in your local paper. With the overwhelming access to and use of electronic media, the method has changed a bit. Now, it would probably work to your advantage to place an online classified ad. You can even >place a free ad on PennySaverUSA.com. Still use your local classifieds paper, but if they offer an online version, place an ad in both.

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Another popular way to sell your old furniture is to have a garage sale. You can be as elaborate as you wish. You can arrange the used furniture items you want to sell in your garage and simply open the garage on the day of the sale. Many people prefer to move the items to the driveway. While you don’t have to place an online ad announcing your garage sale, it is a good idea. Place a free classified ad to promote your garage sale.

Giving Your Old Furniture Away

Of course, you can always give your old furniture away. This option may work best for you if you have a natural aversion to anything associated with “selling” or you prefer other means of unloading your used furniture.

The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries, and Vietnam Veterans of America are very popular non-profit organizations that accept used furniture donations. If you search your local area, you are sure to find others. Although you are donating the used furniture, it is a good idea to make it presentable. Charitable donations are typically deductible (check the IRS website for details). If you want to deduct your donation, be sure to request a receipt.

Another method of giving away your used furniture is to simply place it in your driveway with a sign that states something similar to “Free Furniture.” If people are interested, they will figure out a way of transporting the furniture to where they want it.

In the end, there are several ways to get rid of your used furniture fast. Which ever method you try, you are sure to discover truth to the old saying that “One man’s loss is another man’s treasure.”

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Save Money Monday: Save on Back to School Purchases

Back to school shopping is an exciting time for children and a stressful time for parents. As the fall approaches, many parents’ thoughts are turning to how to save money on back-to-school items. The start of the school year can be tough on your household budget. School supplies seem to get more expensive each year and it’s amazing how quickly supplies lists can tally up into large expenses. Doing this for multiple children for years can put a strain on any family budget. Luckily, there are some easy ways to make the back-to-school purchase season less daunting.

If you are worried about your ability to pay for school supplies, this year, there are some surprisingly simple ways to help make the start of the school year easier.

Start at home

Begin by thoroughly investigating office supplies and school supplies you already have. We often have supplies tucked away that we may have forgotten about. Open drawers, and you’re likely to find a forgotten stash of #2 pencils, a random pack of erasers, or unused rolls of tape. Also, many school supplies such as pencil sharpeners used by older siblings, can easily be reused. Plain office supplies, such as white binders, can be redecorated with pictures and markers to be unique.

Think outside of the box

Parenting Magazine suggests doing basic school shopping at the grocery stores. You can easily browse circulars for bargains and coupons that might not be available in traditional school supply stores. In the same vein, hit the various end of summer sales for back to school clothes. Clothes for warm weather can be worn through most of the fall and can be used again come spring.

Buy Used or “Un-Used” Items

Search both the printed classified ads in the PennySaver, and back-to-school online listings at PennySaverUSA.com. Look online for common back-to-school items that someone may be trying to unload. Often, used items are simply products of which someone purchased too many. They may have never actually been used. Families that have children who have gone away to college, or who have completed their academic years, will often place items from their childrens’ room on sale in the fall. It’s the perfect opportunity to purchase reduce price books, toys and furniture that are in near perfect condition, for considerably less money than if you were to purchase new in store.

Shop Online

Everything seems to be online now, even back to school shopping. Look for online offers and savings. Many stores and companies email discounts or post coupons and deals to their blogs during this time of year.  Some companies and website even offer online freebies for back-to-school items. Sign up for our Free Friday Newsletter, to never miss out on another freebie again. Rather than heading straight for the nearest retail location, do some surfing online first. You will be surprised at how much you can save.

When you are ready to start looking for savings on back-to-school purchases for your student’s list, there are a number of ways to save money and keep your family budget in check for the coming year. These tips will definitely help you start on the right foot.

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Steals of the Week: Kid stuff

The last Steals of the Week installment of 2011 is dedicated to all the parents or soon-to-be parents of young children out there. The focus is on discounted kid stuff.

Traditionally, we highlight five PennySaverUSA online classifieds ads in Steals of the Week, but this time around we are going to blend three amazing offers for kid stuff from our daily deal site SaverTime.com, with two online classified ads.

Leading off Steals of the Week is a truly unique and memorable SaverTime offer from a company in Tustin, CA. Bundle of Joy 3D-4D Ultrasound Services is offering a package deal that includes a 45-minute ultrasound session, 10 black and white 2D photos, 6 3D color pictures, gender determination (if you wish), baby heartbeat listening, a CD with up to 80 pictures in 2D & 3D, and 30-minute DVD set to music for only $100. That’s a 50% off discount from the regular price!

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The next Steals of the Week kid stuff entry is also via SaverTime and comes from a company called Rockabye. For only $35, you can get a $100 gift certificate to use towards any of the 15 different adorable children’s rockers they have for sale. Even better: This is an online deal, so it’s available to anyone nationwide.

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SaverTime’s third Steals of the Week kid stuff offer is provided by Bungalow Bebe Inc. With this SaverTime deal, you can get $60 worth of organic cotton children’s clothing for only $30. Your baby deserves only the finest materials, after all. This deal is also available nationwide.

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We now transition back to PennySaverUSA online classifieds for our final two Steals of the Week kid stuff items. The first one is an Eddie Bauer Travel System  stroller and car seat set for sale in Sun City, CA for only $100 (or best offer). The seller claims it is very clean and was barely used.

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Steals of the Week concludes with none other than an oversized Elmo doll. It’s soft, plush, authentic and adorable says the seller from Palmdale, CA and it can be had for only $20!

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Have you seen any awesome Steals of the Week recently? Please let us know in the comments.

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Steals of the Week: Christmas gift ideas for the entire family

Steals of the Week and Christmas gift ideas go hand-in-hand. Who doesn’t want to get that special loved one an amazing gift without going into debt in the process?

PennySaverUSA is here to help you get just the right gift at just the right price for anyone in your family.

We’ll start with the patriarch of the family. There are many great Christmas gift ideas for dad on our site, but we chose to highlight this particular one in Steals of the Week. It’s a Taylormade Lightweight Golf Carrying Stand Bag for only $99 in Crestline, CA. That’s an astounding deal and gift for any golf enthusiast.

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Moving on to mom, this particular item among PennySaverUSA’s Christmas gift ideas stood out and deserves its place among Steals of the Week. It’s a Yankee Candle Large Jar Blueberry w/ Ceramic American Shade and Tray available for just $25 in Palm Harbor, Fla. Snatch this one up soon as that kind of discounted item isn’t liable to last long.

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For the little boy in the family, we’ve got a Nintendo Wii system. When it comes to Christmas gift ideas, it’s kind of a no-brainer that a Wii is a prime option for kids. Especially when it only costs $125 like this unit in Mint Hill, NC.

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It has been one of the best Christmas gift ideas for girls since the dawn of the PennySaver 50 years ago – Barbie. The collectible ones can be pricey, but not when Steals of the Week is involved! Get this Mermaid Barbie from 1991 for only $9.95. That’s a much better price than the market average right now.

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Wrapping up this Christmas gift ideas edition of Steals of the Week is an item perfect for grandma and grandpa. The adorable Circus Mountain Railroad 2002 Hallmark ornament is perfect to add to their collection of Christmas decorations.

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PennySaverUSA.com gets you into the holiday spirit

PennySaverUSA.com is most definitely in the holiday spirit and we are delighted to alert you to a number of exciting features we have undertaken to help you get in the holiday spirit as well.

First of all, we wanted to remind you about our unique Christmas gift ideas section. Forget about dealing with the crazy crowds at the mall or spending a fortune on a shopping web site. Get an awesome vintage gifts for men, gifts for women and gifts for kids from PennySaverUSA.com!

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Visit PennySaverUSA.com's Christmas Gift Ideas section.

Make sure to check out our Christmas decorations and Holiday Helpers sections as well, to assist in those last-minute preparations.

You can also post some goodies you no longer have use for, so that others can buy them and give them as gifts to people who will care for them.

BONUS: Add a holiday icon to any classified ad you publish to PennySaverUSA.com this month for only $2.50. Including an icon with your ad will really help make it pop and generate more interest from the legions of PennySaverUSA.com readers.

If you’d prefer to shop for gifts that are brand new, our daily deal site SaverTime.com is the place to go. Each week they have new holiday gifts available for up to 70% off! Check out this week’s offerings.

The PennySaver weekly print publication is also joining the fun. Tweet your friends or loved ones a holiday message @pennysaverusa with the hashtag #pennyshout and we will print it for free in your local PennySaver! (Calif. residents only)

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than creating a seasonal craft? Of course, the possibility of winning up to $300 in our Craftmas Contest provides even more incentive. Enter our online contests here.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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Steals of the Week: Discount items to help you host Thanksgiving

Steals of the Week went on a brief hiatus, but it is back this week and better than ever, with discount items to help you host an amazing Thanksgiving without breaking the bank.

Before you even begin to think about the actual Thanksgiving feast, it’s important to make sure your place is tidy and clean. One of the best ways to do that is with a steam cleaner. The first of our Steals of the Week used items is the VAPamore MR-100 steam cleaning system from a seller in New Port Richey, Fla. It is being offered for only $200 and comes in the original box.

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Now that you have your home cleaned up, it’s necessary to make the dining room a bit spiffier. A chandelier should do the trick. There is a Tommy Bahama Chandelier Hanging Ceiling Light available for the very reasonable price of $250 in Delray Beach, Fla.

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With your house looking fresh and stylish, it’s about time to focus on the actual Thanksgiving feast. This next Steals of the Week entry is designed to help you do that. A seller in Carmichael, CA is willing to part with a brand new NuWave Infrared Convection Oven (1,500 watts) for just $139.99 or the best offer. While that’s a good price already, we suggest negotiating it even lower as there should be some room for the seller to come down.

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The last piece of the puzzle for having an amazing Thanksgiving is the table setting, thus our final two Steals of the Week discount items. There is a gorgeous dish set for sale in Garden Grove, CA for only $10. It includes a dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, cup and saucer for four people (a total of 20 items).

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Ordinary napkins just don’t get the job done if you want to have an amazing Thanksgiving, you need linen ones. A seller in Los Angeles, CA is here to help. For only $10, you can get six brand new embroidered Linen Tea Napkins from Sundew Linens.

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Save Money Monday: Frugal Thanksgiving ideas

PennySaverUSA is proud to present the latest installment of Save Money Monday dedicated to frugal Thanksgiving ideas.

By any measure, Thanksgiving is a glorious holiday. It involves eating fabulous food, spending quality time with family and watching football. How can you beat that?

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Frugal Thanksgiving ideas include a free e-cookbook.

Perhaps the holiday’s only downfall is the cost required in cooking such a feast. Enter Save Money Monday’s frugal Thanksgiving ideas.

The Save Money Monday key to having an amazing feast on a budget is to go in with a plan. Figure out exactly what you want to make, which recipes you want to use and how many servings you need to prepare. This will enable you to strategically map out where to find the best deals for each item and ingredient.

It might seem obvious, but it can actually be somewhat tricky just deciding what to make for Thanksgiving. Turkey is a no-brainer, but what about stuffing? Is a ham necessary? Pecan pie, pumpkin pie or both? First you must answer those questions, before you even begin to think about using frugal Thanksgiving ideas to keep your feast under budget.

Once you’ve decided the menu, it’s time to figure out which recipes you want to use. Rather than buying a cook book, simply find an e-book online. MrFood.com is currently offering a free Thanksgiving e-Cookbook that should do the trick.

Now that you have all of your recipes, you are ready to implement our frugal Thanksgiving ideas:

  1. Make a list of all the items you need to purchase for your recipes.
  2. Go through your pantry to see which items you already have that can be used for your recipes.
  3. Do a web search for a coupon blogger in your area (some good ones are Southern Cali Saver in SoCal, Coupon Mamacita in Florida and The Frugal Find in Northern Cali) and take a look at their coupon matchups.
  4. Peruse PennySaverUSA.com’s online coupons section and try to find coupons for your grocery list.
  5. Scour your local PennySaver and your local newspaper for more sales and coupons you can use for your list.
  6. Enjoy an awesome Thanksgiving feast, while smiling at your bank statement!
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