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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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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.

Rating 3.00 out of 5

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.

Rating 3.00 out of 5

PennySaver Trivia Contest (Enter May 29-June 1 for a chance to win $25)

EXPIRED: Congratulations to Zalma Q.  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 was the original name of the comic strip Peanuts?

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 1st at noon PT. 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 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.

Rating 3.00 out of 5

PennySaver Trivia Contest (Enter May 22-May 25 for a chance to win $25)

EXPIRED: Congratulations to Jerome A.  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 long is a giraffe’s tongue?

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, May 25 at noon PT. 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 six winners:

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.

Rating 4.00 out of 5

PennySaver Trivia Contest (Enter May 15-May 18 for a chance to win $25)

EXPIRED: Congratulations to Michael M.  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 ways are there to make change for a dollar?

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, May 18 at noon PT. 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 six winners:

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.

Rating 2.50 out of 5

Enter Penny’s Scrapbook contest for a chance to win up to 500 dollars

PennySaverUSA.com‘s previous contest (Predict-A-Cover) was all about looking into the future, but with our monthly contest for May we’re honoring the past.

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary has us thinking about our unique history. We’ve chosen the “Penny’s Scrapbook” contest as a way to show our appreciation to our loyal fans.Penny's Scrapbook Contest

There are two ways to enter the “Penny’s Scrapbook” contest and we encourage you to enter both ways.

  1. Submit a photo or clip of an old PennySaver cover, ad or something you found in the PennySaver (e.g., that puppy you adopted)
  2. Submit a story (250-word limit) of a PennySaver memory you have

A random drawing will be held from among everyone who submits a story or photo and one lucky winner will receive a $250 cash prize! There will also be a bonus $250 cash prize for the person who enters the oldest clip from a PennySaver (it must have the date on the printed page), meaning you could win a total of $500.

That’s a whole lot of prize fun!

The best part of all — once we have collected all of the entries, we will use them to create a virtual scrapbook with 50 years worth of memories on Facebook and Pinterest!

We promise to make you proud with an incredible scrapbook. Let the clipping begin!

Rating 4.00 out of 5

PennySaver Trivia Contest (Enter May 8-May 11 for a chance to win $25)

EXPIRED: Congratulations to Megan 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: What is the only 4-letter word that ends in “e-n-y”?

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, May 11 at noon PT. 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 six winners:

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.

Rating 4.00 out of 5