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Free Friday: Best of Summer Edition!

Ulta Salon is having several FREE events including Free Blow Out & Style, Free Shampoo & Curly Style, and Free Shampoo & Sleek Style! Book an appointment so you can be looking your summer best! Find an Ulta Salon near you.

A PennySaver exclusive…. get a FREE tape measure with any purchase from Harbor Freight! Shop online or at a store near you. Thousands of great power tools for any home improvement project. Get it done this summer!

Capture all your summer vacation memories. Print your favorite photo on a canvas wrapped wooden frame! Get an 8×10 photo canvas free from Canvas People! All you pay is shipping. Or you can get a $50 discount on any size! Create your canvas now!

Get the kids super pumped about summer reading with this challenge from Borders Books. Read 10 books, get one free! You can start redeeming now through September 5, 2011! How many books can your kids read?

Free Summer BBQ from your local Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market this summer! Check out the events calendar to see when they’re coming to a market near you!

Enjoy the great summer weather and attend a Free Outdoor Summer Concert in your neighborhood. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy some cool tunes. Check out some free summer concerts in Los Angeles, Orange County, Bay AreaSan Diego. Let us know if there’s something exciting in your town!

Grab a quick bite at Jack in the Box and get a FREE Mini Dessert when you buy a Really Big Chicken Sandwich Combo for $3.99! That just sweetens the deal even better!

Chill out with an iced or blended drink from Seattle’s Best Coffeee when you buy a re-useable tumbler. Find a Seattle’s Best Cofffee location near you!

In the mood for Starbucks instead? Get a free tall drink with the purchase of any VIA ice coffee from Starbucks! Try the different flavors today!

Sign up for IHOP’s Pancake Revolution and get a free meal! That sounds super delicious!

Are you from LA? Then you probably heard about the 405 freeway closures this weekend! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. You can stay in and away from carmageddon and enjoy a movie!!! Use these free codes to get 4 FREE DVD RENTALS from any Blockbuster Express Kiosk! Valid only with $1 rentals:

83MDEB5 valid thru Monday, July 18

68ZGDB5 valid thru Monday, July 18

42EHJR5 valid thru Monday, July 18

24KBDJ5 valid thru Monday, July 18

45NCRP9 valid thru Monday, July 18

62SVEM7 valid thru Monday, July 18

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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.

Penny Saver is a Life Saver. I fell in my bathtub and made a big hole in the floor of it. I was so upset , not because I fell, but because of the cost to repair the bathtub. Then a friend suggested to me “Why don’t you put an ad in the Penny Saver to get some extra cash” to fix the bathtub. Sure enough. Through the ad from the Penny Saver (or Life Saver, as I call it now),  I was able to get enough money for the repair and even had money left over to buy a rubber duckie. Thank you so much, Pennysaver-The Life Saver.  -Valencia, CA

Three years ago I found a cockatiel under a desk in my backyard. I put up fliers and on online classified sites, to no avail. Then I called PennySaver, placed an ad in the lost and found, and the young cockatiel was reunited with it’s owner. It had flown from North Park to La Mesa unarmed,  just a little scared.  -Spring Valley, CA

Years ago, I won a 4pack of Castle Amusement Park tickets through the PennySaver. I took my grandsons and they had the time of their life. It was so wonderful for them (and us), considering at the time there was no way we could afford Disneyland or pretty much anything for them. It was truly a blessing. THANKS AGAIN, we’ll never forget it. -Victorville, CA

I love Wednesday, that’s when my PennySaver comes in the mail! The PennySaver has the best ads for yard sales. I get my pad of paper out and write them down. My favorite PennySaver memory is the great find I found at a yard sale. It was a box of jewelry that I bought for $ 10.00. Well, in the jewelry box was a 1 carat diamond ring!  A REAL ONE!  That was 5 years ago and I gave it to my daughter when she had my 1st granddaughter. Thanks PennySaver, I LOVE WEDNESDAY!  -La Mirada, CA

Do you have a favorite PennySaver memory? Let us know about it by commenting 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.

Actually, my favorite memory of the PennySaver is every day. Seeing how many people place ads and trust the paper. -Upland, CA

My favorite PennySaver memory was answering an ad about free kittens 18 yrs ago, when we found the newest addition to our family. We had our cat Timber for 18 years after that, had the ad for free kittens not been placed in the Pennysaver, we would of missed out on owning a cat who would bring home lost animals or hurt ones; he even brought home a hurt hummingbird one day. He carried it home and placed it on the porch and meowed until I saw it. We were able to nurse it back to health and let it go. His last rescue was a cat he brought home that the owner had lived 27 miles from us, she lost her husband and the cat all with in a week, and we were able to re-unite the cat & owner. He was a great cat. Thanks to the PennySaver for having a magazine that helps people to reach one another sent right to their household.  Long Beach, CA

My favorite PennySaver memory was when I sent a message to my husband for Father’s Day. It was a special day. I usually can’t really do anything for father’s day because i’m not working. when my husband seen the message he had teary eyes it was very special to me and him. Thanks to the people that made this possible I really appreciated. -Redlands, CA

My favorite PennySaver memory is when my 6yr. old son brought home his classroom hamster for Christmas break and his teacher only gave him 1 days worth of hamster bedding.  He was was devastated because he knew of our finances being low and stressed out to the point where he was looking in newspapers to find coupons from pet stores. So, finally, he checked our mail and came across the PennySaver and his prayers were answered. He came across your coupon section and found a coupon for 20% off at our local pet store!!!! My son was so happy and his words, as I recall were: “Thanks to the PennySaver, I won’t be getting any gray hairs now!!!!”. So that’s my favorite memory! -La Mesa, CA

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It Was a Little Hot Today….

Sept. 27 turned out to be the hottest day in history of Southern California and the extreme temperatures pushed our Air Conditioners to the brink here at PennySaverUSA. The issue was quickly fixed, but we thought that we would have a little fun with it!

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More 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 best job I’ve ever had I found through the Pennysaver. I began working as a “Tiny Tots” AM Coordinator; I was the lucky person who gets an AM shift with a tiny dog group play in a beautiful Dog Resort and Spa!!! Lol, I’m not kidding, its all on the website!!! Thank you Pennysaver, that job led to me owning my very own small(ish) dog named Bullseye! -Anaheim, 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

Almost five years ago, I had just broken up with my high school sweetheart and graduated high school and was going through a tough time, not sure where my life would lead me. I had moved in with my biological mom (I was adopted at the age of 7 and had kept in contact with her) and I had begged and pleaded for my mom and step dad to let me have a pet, any pet to help me cope. Not only did I need something to keep my mind busy, they both work full time, so I was home alone a lot! After months of pleading, they said I can have a pet, as long as it was small and child friendly (we have tons of nieces in the family). So, I began my search for this pet. I looked in newspapers, classifieds, Craigslist, etc. My mom always read the Pennysaver, so one day I decided to take a look. Although I had never been a fan of Chihuahua’s, I saw an ad for two 8-week old Chihuahuas. I called the person, and we set up a meet up time. In my mind, I was thinking that if I ever got a dog, I would want a cute little girl. When I got there, the woman took these 2 Chi’s out, a boy and a girl. They were the smallest things I’ve ever seen, almost rat sized. I tried playing and bonding with the girl, and she didn’t care for me. She kept running away. The boy ran right up to me and was jumping and making all kinds of noise. I picked him up and gave him a little kiss, and he licked me. That was it for me, I had to have him! I took him home that day, and his name is Peanut. He will be 5 this year, in October. I read the Pennysaver every chance I get now, as it has brought be the best joy in my life. Peanut had gotten me through breakups, the sudden death of my younger brother, and adopted family drama. He has become the child in me and my husband’s life, and we always say, “we don’t know where we’d be without him” as he has taught us joy, we’ve learned so much from him. I am so thankful that I opened the Pennysaver up that day and took a chance or I wouldn’t be where or who I am today. I will forever be grateful and a reader of the Pennysaver! -Fair Oaks, CA

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More 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 and is in over 700 local editions and 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 life. We want to share a few of these every week with you here on our PennySaverUSA.com blog.

My  favorite memory of browsing the PennySaver is when I was looking for a twin bed for my Mom, I called the number and this lady answered. After going to her home for the bed, I told her that it was for my Mom, not only did she give me the bed, she gave me a fridge, dishes, bed spread and waffle maker. We became friends, and about six months after that she went home to be with the Lord, she was the second person that I could truly say was a friend, since that my Mom passed away and I then give the bed to a little girl who needed a bed. I thank the Penny Saver, for if it wasn’t for Joyce posting the ads, I would of never had the opportunity to meet such a wonderful friend. -Fontana, CA

It was about 7-8 years ago (I think). I entered to win tickets to Sea World (entered online). I totally forgot about entering the contest. On Christmas Eve, I went to the mailbox and there was a letter from the PennySaver. I opened it and 4 tickets to Sea World was enclosed. So, the day after Christmas we went to Sea World. Thank you PennySaver, it was great my kids were little back then and I am a grandma of 3 now. -Palmdale, CA

I remember when I was about 10 years old and my father was the only one working and my mother was in between jobs. There was a Barbie Doll, named Pink and Pretty, that I wanted but knew we couldn’t afford. Every day I would look at her in the ads. My mom went to the Pennysaver and took on the job of delivering the Pennysaver from house to house (at that time you would have to put the Pennysaver together and place it in a plastic bag). When she received her first check, she went and bought me my new Pink and Pretty. If it weren’t for Pennysaver giving my mom that job at that time, I would have never known the extent a parent would go to make their children happy. Thanks Pennysaver for the memories. -Pomona, CA

My favorite memory was when you would have the FREE PAGE and my boys would come home running to see what it was for that week. They would fight over who would get it and then we would all go out as a family to get it. I so miss those days. My boys are in college now and when they come home, they would see the Pennysaver on the floor and open it to look for the free page. I would have to tell them that you don’t do that anymore and they would just smile. I think that in their minds they loved to find that and look through the Saver to see what else looked good to them. Thank you Pennysaver for those great memories……. Those were fun years!!!! -Pleasanton, CA

Do you have a PennySaver memory? Let us know by commenting or by emailing your memories to bhouchin@pennysaverusa.com.

My most favorite memory of browsing the pennysaver is when I was looking for a twin bed for my Mom, I called the number and this lady answered, after going to her home for the bed I told her that it was for my Mom, not only did she give me the bed she gave me a fridge, dishes, bed spread, waffle maker. We became friends, and about six months after that she went home to be with the Lord, she was the second person that I could truly say was a friend, since that my Mom passed away and I then give the bed to a little girl who needed a bed. I thank the Penny Saver for if it wasn’t for Joyce posting the adds I would of never had the opportunity to meet such a wonderful friend.
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Steals of the Week!

It’s Wednesday, it’s 11:30 and it’s time to…uh…ok, we’ll party later, for now it’s time to SAVE! It’s time for the PennySaverUSA.com Steals of the Week.

We ventured into the world of heavy duty appliances this week. With the economy still hitting a lot of people hard right now, having an appliance like a freezer or washer/dryer go out on you in your home or business could be a major hindrance. Or if you’re moving into a new dorm or just enjoying the last weeks of summer, check out these deals:

This person in Anaheim, CA has 2 freezers available for $75 a piece, one being an upright and the other being a chest freezer. That’s Cheap!

If you’re in Georgia and your Washer has gone out, check out this Kenmore 80 Series Washer in Kathleen, GA being offered at only $100!  If you need clothes washed, this is an inexpensive way to get back on track.

Are you moving into a new dorm room and you need your own little fridge? If you’re in Oak Forest, IL, you can grab this one for $50! It’s in great condition and perfect for storing beverages. It also includes a mini freezer inside.

If you’re in the Anaheim area and you’re looking for a Commercial Dryer, look no further than PennySaverUSA.com! You can get this dryer for only $150!

As a kid, summer wasn’t summer without mom and dad making Homemade Ice Cream with blackberry cobbler at least a times! If you’ve never tried to make your own ice cream, for $15, you should give it a try! It’s still in the box, so have at it!

Have any Steals that you’ve found? Comment Below!

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$200 Million Garage Sale Find

As all of our PennySavers out there know, stopping by a yard or garage sale can yield some very cool and unique finds, and it is usually worth a few minutes of your time. But, every now and again, you might come across an item that could be worth more than anything that your imagination could conjure up.

In the Spring of 2000, in Fresno, CA, Rick Norsigian, a Fresno School District painter, came across a box of antique glass photo negatives and purchased them for $45. He soon began to suspect that these negatives were the work of legendary and renowned photographer Ansel Adams, and this moved him to begin authenticating the find. The negatives were run through a barrage of tests by a barrage of experts, and all the evidence was reviewed by a former FBI Agent and former Assistant United States Attorney to determine the validity of the work. All findings pointed to authenticity of the negatives, and there has been talk of the find being worth over $200 Million. There is an ongoing fight between the estate of Adams and Norsigian over the validity of the negatives, but the magnitude of this find will never be undone.

If there is any lesson to be taken from this, it might be that you should consider stopping by a local yard or garage sale and taking a good look at the items that someone else no longer needs. They might be sitting on a jackpot and not know it. Or, at the least, you might just find something for yourself that might not be worth millions in dollars, but can become priceless to you.

Come to PennySaverUSA.com to check for all of the yard/garage sales in your area!

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Want to work for PennySaver? Become an Account Executive in West Los Angeles!

Want to work for PennySaver? Become an Account Executive in West Los Angeles!

Dynamic Outside Seller needed!

Are you an experienced in business to business sales?

Are you looking for uncapped commission, flexibility, a locally trusted product with name recognition, and a suite of products that includes both print and digital mediums???

PennySaverUSA.com just might have you covered.

We’ve been in your community for 48 years, and we’re still passionate about our mission to bring buyers and sellers together!  It’s what we do, and no one does it better.

We are proud to be a trusted local resource that helps consumers save, and businesses grow.  At PennySaverUSA.com local values can be found 24/7 – can’t beat that!

We are looking for a dynamic Account Executive – Territory to join our busy West Los Angeles Sales Region.

Sellers in the West LA region are equipped with the tools they need to conduct business activity anywhere within their assigned territory, and do not report to a traditional work location daily.  Learn more and apply online at http://pennysaverusa.com.hr - reference job code 10 – 0252. Or call 714-577-4481 to learn more.

We love our history and our mission, and we love having fun too.  Don’t believe us? Check us out at http://www.pennysaverusa.com/about_us/ and find out why PennySaverUSA.com is a great place to work!

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Drug Free Work Environment/EOE.

West Los Angeles, CA | Apply Now
Requisition Number: 10-0252

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Job Opening: Account Executive Commercial

Job Opening: Account Executive Commercial

Inside Sales Opportunity!

PennySaverUSA.com:  Buy, Sell, Save.  Locally trusted since 1962

We’ve been in your community for 48 years, and we’re still passionate about our mission to bring buyers and sellers together!  It’s what we do, and no one does it better.

Owned and operated by parent company Harte-Hanks, a world-wide direct marketing corporation, PennySaverUSA.com reaches well over 9 million California households weekly, through 700 local print editions, our user-friendly website.

We are proud to be a trusted local resource that helps consumers save, and businesses grow.  At PennySaverUSA.com local values can be found 24/7 – can’t beat that!

We are looking for a dynamic Account Executive – Inside Sales to join our busy Santa Ana Sales Office. Learn more and apply on line at pennysaverusa.com/hr - reference job code 10-0211.

We love our history and our mission, and we love having fun too.  Don’t believe us? Check us out at http://www.pennysaverusa.com/about_us/ and find out why PennySaverUSA.com is a great place to work!

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Drug Free Work Environment / EOE.

Santa Ana, CA | Apply Now
Requisition Number: 10-0211

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