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Announcing the Winners of our Success Story Contest!

The long awaited moment is here… it’s finally time to announce the winners of our PennySaverUSA Succes Story Contest!

We want to thank everyone who submitted an entry. All of the submissions were amazing, ad we enjoyed reading each one, which made it incredibly difficult to choose just four entries to win. Thanks again for being loyal readers and users of  both online and in print!

It was difficult, but here are the three ‘Honorable Mention’ winners:

“I have a 6 year old son, who was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia. When he first got diagnosed, he was in the hospital for over a month which was one of the longest months ever in our life. During his stay at the hospital they had all kinds of electronic games systems, table board games and other things to keep the children busy. There was this one electronic game system that my son loved so much, which happened to be the WII system. Due to the financial hardship I was facing having to drive back and fourth from the hospital to my house (I do have other young children under the age of 10) I was not able to purchase a brand new one for him, so I was searching and searching for one everywhere and didn’t find anything. So I decided to look in the PennySaver which at first I didn’t have any luck, but a few days before he was released from the hospital to come home, I looked through the PennySaver and I found one that was right on my budget. Before he got released from the hospital me and my husband hooked it up in his room for him, so when he got home he would be surprised. The day he got home from the hospital he was very excited and happy. I was happy that I found one for him because it takes his mind off of the chemo treatments.”
-Amanda P. from Highland, CA

“I placed an online ad on Friday morning selling my pure breed yellow Labradors I had seven pups for sale. That Friday afternoon I decided to takeadvantage of the three weeks for the price of two for the printed ad and I submitted my ad before the Friday deadline. Thanks to the online ad I sold one on Saturday, two on Sunday(Superbowl Sunday that is), one on Monday. By the time the printed ad came out on Wednesday I only had three of my Labrador puppies for sale. Wednesday came along and I started getting phone calls and text messages like crazy, by 2pm I had sold the remaining three puppies. I must have received over 20 calls and texts on Wednesday, I only wished I had more puppies. On Thursday I called PennySaver’s customer service to cancel the ad for the following weeks. The representative said they would refund the one week fee, I suggested they keep it as a donation for the great service they provide, I was told they don’t do that, and my money was refunded. Thank You PENNYSAVERUSA!”
-Andres D. from Apple Valley, CA

“When in doubt, turn to the local PENNYSaver!!!!!!!!!! As old as the PennySaver may be it works when you use it. I have had much luck in selling my items and the people that bought them truly loved all I had to sell. Times are tough, and the money wasn’t coming in like in the past, and I had to move 3 times, so I resorted to sell items with the PennySaver. The staff and crew were extremely understanding and the ‘free ads’ helped me in an awesome way.The phone call at times helps as well, assuring my ad will be there. I get a lot of calls

during the time span, and most folks aren’t flakes! One particular gentleman saw an ad and he was very excited to come on by to see it, and when he did, wow, he was like a kid!, he couldn’t wait to get it home to use it. I really trust the PennySaverUSA and will keep sharing my items to sell as well as items to look and purchase. To tell you all, I have never been disappointed in either direction. It’s like a yard sale combined in a book.”
-John B. from Temple City, CA

Winners of our Success Story Contest!

Thanks Amanda, Andres and John for your success stories. They brought tears to our eyes and smiles on our faces! Congratulations on being our

‘Honorable Mention’ winners!

Time to announce our grand prize winner…

This entry made our entire judging panel laugh, and brought to our attention a great new catch phrase!

“About 8 years ago my husband and I separated. I placed an ad to sell his sports card collection and I used the headline “Hubby is gone”. Within 2 hours I had them sold. The next day my husband saw the ad, recognized the number, and called. At first he was angry but, when I told him how much they sold for and how quickly I sold them, he was impressed. We eventually worked things out and reunited. Still to this day he will laugh and say “Don’t make her mad or she’ll put an ad in the Pennysaver”.”
-Leslie H. from Barstow, CA

Thanks for your entertaining success story Leslie and Congratulations on being our grand prize winner!

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Make Money Monday: PennySaverUSA Success Story Contest

For this special installment of Make Money Monday, we want to give you a special opportunity to make some money. We’ve just launched our newest contest, the PennySaverUSA Success Story Contest, and it’s a chance for our loyal readers to win up to $250!

PennySaverUSA in print and online are all about connecting buyers and sellers. We want to know that every ad is as successful for the buyer as it is the seller. For our PennySaverUSA Success Story Contest, we want to learn all about the success you’ve had with the PennySaverUSA brand.

Make Money Monday: PennySaverUSA Success Story Contest

Sold your baby's crib on PennySaverUSA? Found your first car? We want to hear about it all!


Send us a short essay (250 words or less) by 10/29/2012 about a successful transaction you’ve had using PennySaverUSA print or online, and you’ll be entered in our contest for a chance to win $250. Our judges will review all of our entries and judge on content, originality, and clarity (save our eyes and spellcheck).

There will be 4 winners, one grand prize winner will receive $250, and 3 “Honorable Mentions” will each receive a prize of $50.

You can submit your entry through our contest page on PennySaverUSA.com or through our Facebook Contest Tab.

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Save Money Monday: Food on the Table Giveaway!

In this Save Money Monday post, we’re introducing you to one of the best sites to get all of your grocery shopping/dinner time needs in order, Food on the Table.

Food on the Table is both a web and mobile service that creates meal plans and generates grocery lists. After selecting food preferences and dietary needs, members can choose from various recipes that fit their lifestyle, and Food on the Table automatically builds a grocery list for each item needed. It then goes a step further by showing the user local sales on grocery list items. It is meant to take the stress out of meal planning by providing recipes, organizing a grocery list, and fitting into your budget.

The better way to plan meals and save money!

The better way to plan meals and save money!

Seriously… the only thing it doesn’t do is get the groceries for you and make you dinner.

Since we are obsessed with this wonderful site, we want to pass on the word and share the experience with our loyal readers and followers. Sign up for a free account today and start planning your meals!

To make this even sweeter, we’re holding a rafflecopter giveaway to give one lucky person the opportunity to win a premium membership to Food on the Table and a $25 grocery store gift card of your choice!

There are many ways to earn entries into the drawing, so the more you complete, the better your chances are for being chosen as the winner! The contest starts August 1, 2012 at 12:01am EST, and ends on August 7, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. See here for complete rules.

Giveaway starts August 1st. Good luck to everyone! :)
Food on the Table Rafflecopter Giveaway


If you have any problems entering the giveaway, please contact us at feedback@pennysaverusa.com so we can resolve the issue right away. Thank you.

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Announcing the Winner of our “So You Think Your Pet’s Cute?” Contest

After more than 900 entries, thousands of votes, and a close race up until the last day, it’s our pleasure to finally announce the winner of our “So You Think Your Pet’s Cute?” Contest. We diligently checked the votes of each entry to make sure they were valid, and the contest was kept fair to everyone.

Personally, this was one of my favorite contests that we’ve run, because every single pet submitted was super cute, and have family and friends that truly love and care about them! I want to thank everyone that entered and voted. I hope you all enjoyed the contest and will stay connected with us for more contests in the future!

So without further ado…

The winner of our $250 prize is:

Congratulations Cali Lollipop!

A brief bio on our fabulous winner and what she plans to do with the prize money…

Cali Lollipop is a 2 year old Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie Mix). She is 3.8 pounds but her small size is definitely not equivalent to the size of her heart. With not a bad bone in her body, Cali Lollipop’s favorite thing to do is give “Puppy Smooches” to everything she encounters (whether human or furry) and never passes a flower without stopping to take time to sniff it. Her name (Cali) definitely suits her because she is a true CALIfornia girl. She loves the outdoors and the beach. She has vowed to use her cuteness to help others that are less fortunate than she is. She will be donating portions of her winnings to both Puppy Rescue Mission (who transport animals out of military war zones to the safety of the United States and loving homes) and Operation Pet Pals (founded by Spike Taylor to provide stuffed animal companions and supplies to those lonely in Nursing Homes and hospitals). Just like her name, Cali Lollipop is one of a kind and filled with sweetness; the true love of her “paw-rents’” lives.

Honorable Mention to our 4 runner ups (2-5 respectively). Thank you so much for being a part of our contest:

Buster, Casper, Pots and Nike!

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Enter our “So You Think Your Pet’s Cute? Contest” for a Chance to Win $250

Your cat spends hours primping in the mirror. Your dog melts hearts with one look of her puppy eyes. And your goldfish thinks he’s the hottest thing to grace a bowl.

Prove that your pet is what cute dreams are made of and enter our “So You Think Your Pet’s Cute? Contest”

So You Think Your Pet's the Cutest? Enter Now!

Prove that your pet is what cute dreams are made of and enter our 'So You Think Your Pet's Cute? Contest'. The pet with the most votes will reign cute supreme and win $250!


How to Enter
Submit a photo of your pet through the contest application on the PennySaverUSA.com Facebook page. Multiple pet submissions are allowed, there is no limit per household. You may enter photos of multiple pets (as long as they are your own and not of the same pet more than once). Photos submitted through Facebook comments or wall posts will not be accepted. The contest submission period begins June 20th and ends June 27th

How to Vote
Vote for your favorite entry through the contest application on the PennySaverUSA.com Facebook page. You can vote for multiple photos daily. Only one vote per photo will be counted. The photo with the most votes will be the winner. The voting period begins June 28th and ends July 3rd.

Prize
The pet with the most votes will reign cute supreme and win $250 to spend on all the catnip, treats, and fish food they like.

So does your pet have what it takes to boast they’re the cutest of them all? Enter to find out.

For more details, please read our contest rules.

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Penny’s Scrapbook is Ready for Your Viewing Pleasure

Last online contest, we asked friends and fans to submit their favorite memories with the PennySaver for the last 50 years. Boy, did we get some doozies!

From stories about finding love to…well, I don’t want to spoil it! We enjoyed reading each story and taking a look at each picture. From your submissions, we’ve put together a scrapbook dedicated to all the great memories everyone has shared.

Enjoy PennysaverUSA's Scrapbook of the last 50 years

Click here to view PennysaverUSA's 50th Anniversary Scrapbook

We invite you to take a peek into the wonderful world of PennySaver and get to know the fans who got us to where we are today. 50 years wouldn’t have been possible without our dedicated and loyal fanbase. So here’s to you!

Enjoy our scrapbook.

And if you had too many PennySaver memories to just submit one, share your favorite memory on Facebook with us. We’re always here listening and talking. Sometimes we talk too much, but that’s why you love us.

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PennySaver Trivia Contest (Enter June 12-June 15 for a chance to win $25)

EXPIRED: Congratulations to Bonnie H. for being the winner of this trivia contest.

First of all, we’d like to thank you for being a loyal PennySaver reader and visiting our blog! Here are the details for the contest.

QUESTION: What is the most frequently sung tune in the U.S.?

PennySaver Trivia Contest (Prize is $25!):

  • Enter by registering for a free PennySaverUSA.com account (if you haven’t yet) and leave a comment by clicking the “comment” link above with the answer to the trivia question by Friday, June 15th at noon PST. PLEASE READ: In order to prevent people from stealing the answer, we are hiding the comment and putting up a message that says “awaiting moderation”. We have still received your answer, it just says that message, because your answer won’t be revealed until after the contest is over to prevent people from stealing the answer.
  • We will pick a winner from all the comments with the correct answer via random drawing.
  • The winner will then be notified and announced as the winner in the PennySaver print publication!

Once you’ve entered our PennySaver trivia contest, we’d love for you to join the PennySaverUSA community for more special contests, discounts and offers:

  1. Subscribe to our email newsletter to hear first about PennySaverUSA.com’s new contests and features.
  2. Like us on Facebook to get exclusive offers, money-saving tips and more.
  3. Follow us on Twitter to get news and information from around the web about couponing, pet ownership and more.
  4. Add us to your Google+ Circle and join the frugal conversation.
  5. Check us out on Pinterest to see our favorite vintage items.

Good luck in the PennySaver Trivia contest! Remember to check next week’s PennySaver print publication to find out if you won.

Congratulations to the previous  winners:

Week 16: Bonnie H.
Week 15: Felicia P.
Week 14: Zalma Q.
Week 13: Jerome A.
Week 12:
Michael M.
Week 11: Megan P.
Week 10: Jesslyn L.

Week 9: Rosetta A.
Week 8: Michael F.
Week 7: Arun M.
Week 6: Rhea W.
Week 5: Angela D.
Week 4: Patricia H.
Week 3: Consuelo B.

Week 2: Heather D.
Week 1: Linda B.

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Last Chance to Enter Penny’s Scrapbook Contest and Father’s Day Pennyshout Promotion

With every new door that closes, another one opens. So let’s give one last hurrah to our Penny’s Scrapbook contest and Father’s Day #Pennyshout promotion by submitting an entry last minute or a tweet before this contest and promotion gracefully come to an end.

Penny’s Scrapbook ContestEnds June 7th, 2012

Submit a story or photo of a memory you have that includes the PennySaver. Whether you got your first puppy through the Pennysaver, found your one true love through a PennySaver personal ad, or found a place to live using the Pennysaver, we want to hear your story and see a photo! Your favorite memory will then be used to create our virtual scrapbook that commemorates the last 50 years.

Penny's Scrapbook Contest

Prizes:

  1. $250 for randomly drawn winner from everyone who enters
  2. $250 for Oldest Pennysaver clipping submitted

Hurry ends June 7th, 2012, at 11:59:59 PM

Enter here now.

Father’s Day #Pennyshout Promotion – Ends June 7th, 2012

Tweet your heroic dad a sweet message that will be printed in the PennySaver for free. Just tweet your heartfelt message, your dad’s zip code, and #pennyshout before 6/7/2012 at 5 PM PST to get printed in our special edition Father’s Day PennySaver that goes out on 6/13/2012.

You may also call 1(800) 995-3333 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1(800) 995-3333 end_of_the_skype_highlighting before 6/7/2012 at 5:00PM PST and have a PennySaver representative help you set-up a free message to your dad.

Our Grads #Pennyshout Promotion will continue throughout summer, but Dads #pennyshout is retiring tomorrow.

So hurry and send your dad a very special message on Twitter!

Happy Father’s Day!

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PennySaver Trivia Contest (Enter June 4-June 8 for a chance to win $25)

EXPIRED: Congratulations to Felicia P.  for being the winner of this trivia contest.

First of all, we’d like to thank you for being a loyal PennySaver reader and visiting our blog! Here are the details for the contest.

QUESTION: How many claws does a domestic cat have?

PennySaver Trivia Contest (Prize is $25!):

  • Enter by registering for a free PennySaverUSA.com account (if you haven’t yet) and leave a comment by clicking the “comment” link above with the answer to the trivia question by Friday, June 8th at noon PST. PLEASE READ: In order to prevent people from stealing the answer, we are hiding the comment and putting up a message that says “awaiting moderation”. We have still received your answer, it just says that message, because your answer won’t be revealed until after the contest is over to prevent people from stealing the answer.
  • We will pick a winner from all the comments with the correct answer via random drawing.
  • The winner will then be notified and announced as the winner in the PennySaver print publication!

Once you’ve entered our PennySaver trivia contest, we’d love for you to join the PennySaverUSA community for more special contests, discounts and offers:

  1. Subscribe to our email newsletter to hear first about PennySaverUSA.com’s new contests and features.
  2. Like us on Facebook to get exclusive offers, money-saving tips and more.
  3. Follow us on Twitter to get news and information from around the web about couponing, pet ownership and more.
  4. Add us to your Google+ Circle and join the frugal conversation.
  5. Check us out on Pinterest to see our favorite vintage items.

Good luck in the PennySaver Trivia contest! Remember to check next week’s PennySaver print publication to find out if you won.

Congratulations to the previous  winners:

Week 15: Felicia P.
Week 14: Zalma Q.
Week 13: Jerome A.
Week 12:
Michael M.
Week 11: Megan P.
Week 10: Jesslyn L.

Week 9: Rosetta A.
Week 8: Michael F.
Week 7: Arun M.
Week 6: Rhea W.
Week 5: Angela D.
Week 4: Patricia H.
Week 3: Consuelo B.

Week 2: Heather D.
Week 1: Linda B.

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Celebrate “National Say Something Nice Day” with our #TweetNice Contest on June 1st

Did you know that Friday, June 1st is National Say Something Nice Day? To celebrate this little-known friendly holiday, @PennySaverUSA is hosting a sweet Tweet2Win contest, where you can win cash just for saying something nice. We know that will be easy for you to do since our fans are some of the friendliest people around.
Win $25 with #TweetNice Tweet2Win Contest

Ready to spread some good cheer? Here’s how to participate:

  1. Follow @PennysaverUSA on Twitter
  2. On June 1st, between 8AM – 4PM PST tweet your nice message to @PennySaverUSA with the hashtag #TweetNice.
  3. We’ll randomly select four winners at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, and 4PM PST from the #TweetNice tweets we receive.
  4. Winners will be announced on Twitter and Facebook throughout the day.

Prizes:

Four $25 gift cards to Target or Amazon will be rewarded.

Rules:

Must be 18 years or older to participate. Must be a resident of the United States, Must be following @PennysaverUSA on Twitter to win, and must provide all necessary paperwork to claim prize.

Smile! You just helped make the world a little brighter, one tweet at a time.

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