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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:

    Valentine's Day Cupcake Icon for your online classified ad.Valentine's Day Cupid Heart Icon for your online classified ad.

  • A delicious Valentine’s Day Cupcake Icon
  • The Attractive Valentine’s Day Cupid Heart Icon
  • Lovely Set of Valentine’s Day Hearts Icon

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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Tips for Placing a Garage Sale Classified Ad

Tips for Placing a Garage Sale Classified AdThey say baseball is is America’s favorite past time, but everyone knows that’s not true. America’s favorite past time is garage sales! Every year as soon as the first breezes of Spring begin to blow, before the first blooms begin to show their faces, they begin popping up everywhere, bringing millions of people out to search for bargains and antiques, baby clothes and Tupperware, and millions of others setting up sales to rid their homes of all the unwanted stuff that they probably bought at a, well, a garage sale. Like the seasons of the year, it’s an endless cycle.

If you’re going to be on the selling end this year and setting up your own sale you should know that there may not be any wrong way to do it exactly, but there are better ways. One of the first things to think about is of course getting people to come to your sale. And one of the best ways to do that is to post a free garage sale ad on PennySaverUSA.com. Many bargain hunters use the classifieds to find garage sales in their area and devise a plan of attack. Written well, a garage sale classified ad can be a very effective method of getting eager buyers to your door step. Here are a few things to consider when taking out an ad.

  • Include good directions. Nothing is more frustrating to a garage sale hunter to see only an address listed in an ad. Unless you live on a major street most people probably won’t know where the little drive in your subdivision is. Directions should be clear and easy to understand but also concise. Start out with a major intersection or well known landmark close to your home and write as though you were telling a friend how to get there, but again keep it brief and uncomplicated.
  • Make sure the date of the sale is at the beginning and stands out, and include what hours you plan on being open for business. You’re going to have early birds showing up no matter what but that’s just a part of the garage sale reality. It’s also a good idea to include a rain date if you have one.
  • Include a brief description of what types of items you’ll be selling. This doesn’t have to be long, but it should be as diverse as possible and directed at the widest range of interests, and written in a general way. If all you have are clothes, say so and what kind, no sense having folks show up looking for tools if you don’t have any.
  • Pictures aren’t really necessary for a garage sale classified ad. Everyone knows what a garage sale looks like. For most people looking for sales in the classifieds, it’s a “just the facts please ma’am” mentality.

A garage sale classified ad, written clearly and concisely with all the important details included can be the best way to insure you’ll have a successful, and profitable, garage sale experience.

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Enter our latest online contest: Tweet2Win – MOGASA Edition

PennySaverUSA is THE place to go if you have an online contest passion and we’ve got another outstanding one lined up for Wednesday, Sept. 28.

This online contest might be the most fun one we’ve had yet: Tweet2Win – MOGASA Edition.Tweet2Win: MOGASA Edition

PennySaverUSA and our new mobile garage sale app MOGASA are proud to bring you this online contest.

Both @PennySaverUSA and @Mogasanet will be tweeting garage sale treasure photos at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, and 4PM pacific time. The first follower to guess the exact price of each item will win a $25 Walmart or Target gift card (you can pick)!

It’s actually quite simple to participate in this online contest. Just follow these steps and you’re in the game:

  1. Download the MOGASA app to your Andriod or iPhone. (Hint, you can use your PennySaverUSA username and password to log in)
  2. Follow @mogasanet and @pennysaverusa on Twitter and check our Twitter feed at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, and 4PM for the treasure photos.
  3. Tweet your best guess of the price of our garage sale items to @mogasanet, @pennysaverusa

MOGASA is a FREE app that contains thousands of garage sale listings around the country. No longer do you need to drive around looking for garage sales, you can just pull up the ones closest to you right from your phone.

Reminder: Enter our Penny the Pig Trivia contest for a chance to win $250!

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Free Friday Part II: Nordstrom giving away eye care

Earlier, we highlighted a couple of free comedy shows that you could check out this weekend.

Here are some ideas for the day-time. Sure, you could use that time to take care of errands or do chores, but shopping just seems like so much more fun.

For those of us that are so inclined, Nordstrom is the place to be this Saturday. Nobody wants wrinkly eyes, but thanks to the department store chain, that’s one concern we can drop to the bottom of the list. Nordstrom is handing out a free sample of Lancôme US Génifique Eye Youth Activating Concentrate. No purchase is necessary.

If beauty products aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other great places to shop this weekend, and it’s free to look.

Peruse our garage and yard sale ads and you are bound to find one near you. Few things in life are better than going to a garage sale and discovering that one … or two … or 20 … magical items.

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Send your Valentine a Message in the PennySaver by Tweeting to the PennySaverUSA.com #pennyshout tag

There are 3 weeks left until Valentine’s Day! We want to encourage our readers to spend a moment to send a special message to their special loved ones for Valentine’s Day.

PennySaver Free Valentine's Day Greeting

To send you message through Twitter, just sign up for a Twitter account and enter a message and the zip code in which to publish the message. Add #pennyshout to your tweet and PennySaverUSA.com will monitor the #pennyshout feed and publish tweets, subject to space limitations, in the zip code provided.

If you prefer a more traditional way of submitting your message, you can do one of the following:

1) Call: 800-955-3333 to phone in your message. Somebody from our Private Party department will help you place your free Valentine’s Day greeting.
2) Fax: 760-599-1505 to fax in your message. Complete PennySaver Free Valentine’s Day Greeting form from our website and your message will appear in our Valentine’s Day issue on 2/9/11.
3) Mail: Fill out the PennySaver Free Valentine’s Day Greeting form from our website and mail to: ATTN: Valentine’s Day Greeting / Private Party, 1300 Specialty Drive Vista, CA 92805

If you call, fax, or mail in your greeting, 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.

The deadline to submit a message is Thursday, February 3 at 4:00pm. Tweets submitted past that deadline will be published in the following week’s issue.

You can also check out other people’s messages in our #pennyshout widget on the right column!

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Steals of the Week

Today we searched through the thousands of ads that we have on PennySaverUSA.com and came up with some great steals in the furniture, appliances and even musical merchandise departments! Take a look!

Check out this Kensmore Coldspot Refrigerator with Automatic Ice Maker on sale in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. If you’re in need of a fridge quick, $120 is a great deal!

Vintage furniture isn’t cheap, so when we see some on our site, we always try to add it to our Steals list! Two of these retro couches are located in Valrico, FL and are going for $295 each or best offer. If you’re in the area, check it out!

And if you’re wanting something with a little more flair for color, we found this blue rocker which would be perfect for a new mom to rock the baby to sleep at night.

Are you a drummer? If you are and you see this price on this Roland electronic drum set in Tampa, FL you’re not going to believe it! It comes with headphones and cables and is going for only $250! For what they cost new, this is insane!

Have you come across any really great finds lately? Tell us if so!

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Steals of the Week!

It’s Wednesday and it’s time for Steals of the Week! We have a range of Steals today, take a look!

This cream colored La-Z-Boy Chair in Palos Hills, IL is in excellent condition and is going for $150! That’s not much for the comfort that you’re purchasing!

Do you have a Batman fan in the family? When I was a little one, I would have loved this Batman TV and DVD combo! It comes just like new with the manual and remote. Holy Steal, Batman!

Have you been wanting to get into biking? Here is your chance, ladies! Check out this Dyno 18-speed women’s bike for $50.00, located in Crofton, MD. What a steal!

This Front Load Washer and Dryer in Wetumka, OK have been in storage for six months but are only about a year old, so use has been minimum. And they are gong for $600 as a pair. That’s crazy cheap!

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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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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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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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