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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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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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Steals of the Week: Get a fantastic bargain for the family

With gas and food prices going up, and wages stagnant, these are difficult times for most families. Finding a good bargain has never been more important. PennySaverUSA.com will try to help with our family edition of Steals of the Week!

One of the most important purchases you can make for your baby is a car seat. The Chico KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat, which is one of the highest-rated car seats on the market and got high praise from carseatblog.com (a good resource to visit), is available for the incredible bargain price of $60. The seller is located in Arleta, Ca. and says it is in excellent condition, very clean and has only been used for four months.


They say a dog is man’s best friend, but in reality, there are few things more capable of bringing an entire family closer together. A few weeks back we highlighted puppies for sale in our Steals of the Week blog series, but as some of our readers pointed out, adoption is another great option. You can rescue a little doggie and save yourself money in the process. This adorable two-year-old mutt is available for adoption in New Brunswick, NJ.

dog adoption

Next up is an astounding bargain on a toy for your daughter (not that a boy couldn’t necessarily enjoy it, either). The award-winning FurReal Pony is on sale in San Marcos, Ca. This large toy typically costs $200 or more, but the seller is willing to part with it for just $79 and says it is in excellent condition. Now that’s a bargain.


It is a time-honored tradition for American families to shoot hoops together in the backyard. It’s a great way to get kids of all ages off the couch and away from the video game console for a few minutes. And it’s affordable. This portable basketball goal is selling for just $25 in Lake Elsinore, Ca. A bargain worthy of Steals of the Week!


The final family-friendly bargain is a Radio Flyer Red Dual Deck Tricycle. This award-winning item is usually quite pricey, but it can be had for just $40 from a seller in Whittier, Ca. It comes with the manual, but the seller does warn that only cash is accepted.


Disclaimer: Thank you for checking out our online classifieds and Steals of the Week. Here are some helpful tips to make sure you’re happy with your purchase. When you are shopping for a big-ticket item, make sure to talk with the seller and look at it in person before you buy.  In all cases, especially pets, we strongly recommend not giving any money until you’ve received the item or are just doing the actual transaction in person.

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Thanksgiving Greetings in the PennySaver

PennySaver is offering a free greeting for Thanksgiving 2010 that will appear in the PennySaver publication during the week of Nov. 24 for all of our California customers.

From now until Nov. 18th, we will be accepting your greeting for free of up to 15 words with a black headline.

We are providing three separate ways in which you can leave a message for a loved one or friend for Thanksgiving:

1. Call:  (800) 995-3333 or  Fax: (760) 599-1505. The form to fill out and fax can be found by clicking here.

2. Twitter: Tweet #pennyshout with your 5-digit zip code and message. (CA only)

3. Mail: Fill out this form and mail to: Attn: Thanksgiving Greeting/Private Party, 1300 Specialty Drive Vista, CA 92081.

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.

Please limit your ads to 2 per household.

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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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Father’s Day Freebies!!!

Father’s Day Freebies!!!

Celebrate Father’s Day and take advantage of all the freebies happening nationwide! If you find any other special offers for Father’s Day, let us know in the comments section!

The Counter – Free Burger for Dad (BFD)
Sunday Only: Free Custom Order Burger  for Dad on Sunday!
Details | Locations

Outback Steakhouse – Free Outback for a Year!
Friday-Sunday: One dad from each Outback location has a chance to win Free Outback for a year!
Details | Locations

Medieval Times – Free Admission for Dad!
Friday-Sunday: Use special discount code DFSM10 at time of reservation for 1 Free Admission for Dad to Medieval Times!
Details | Reservations | Locations

T-Mobile – Every Phone is Free!
Saturday Only: Every phone in every T-Mobile store is free!
Details & Locations

Denny’s – Free Ice Cream Float
Sunday:  Create a card on Denny’s Facebook Card Maker for a free Ice Cream Float!
Details | Locations

IKEA – Free Breakfast on Father’s Day!
Sunday Only:
Get IKEA’s signature breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, and a coffee for free! Just for dad!
Details | Locations

Wahoo’s – Free Chicken or Carnitas Sandwich!
Sunday Only: Invite Dad to Wahoo’s for a free sandwich!
Details | Locations

And the not so free…

Fleming’s Steakhouse – Father’s Day Brunch, Dads receive a $25 Gift Card
Sunday Brunch: Treat Dad to Brunch or Dinner at Fleming’s and receive a $25 Gift Card for a future occasion.
Details | Locations & Reservations

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Del Mar, CA: San Diego County Fair – June 11 – July 5!

Del Mar, CA: San Diego County Fair – June 11 – July 5!

Enjoy the start of summer fun at the San Diego County Fair! This year’s theme is “Taste the Fun,” so expect lots of different booths for your favorite fair food including Deep Fried Klondike Bars and Deep Fried Pop Tarts.

There will be other attractions and exhibits for fun for the whole family.

Tickets are $13/adult and $7/child. There are several discount dates. See the SD Fair’s The Frugal Fairgoer for more info.

Also keep in mind that Fridays are “PennySaver Value Days” so be sure to grab a PennySaver coupon booklet at the fair every Friday to save on fair food and other fun booths!

San Diego County Fair @ The Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Rd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
Website | Tickets

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- Deadline for submitting #msg2dad or #msg2grad tweets is Thursday, June 10-

BREA, CA – June 8, 2010 – Harte-Hanks PennySaverUSA.com® is excited to expand its use of Twitter as an additional channel for accepting free announcements in the California PennySaver. PennySaverUSA.com readers can now send free Dads & Grads announcements using Twitter.  Deadline is 4:00 p.m. PDT on Thursday, June 10, 2010.

These free Dads & Grads ads will be published in the PennySaverUSA.com print publication and sent out to their specified region the week of June 16th.  Greetings can be placed through the phone, fax or traditional mail, and now, using Twitter.

“We are excited to help our readers and customers see the benefit of using Twitter to easily and quickly place free announcements into our local printed editions in California. Twitter’s short-form, real-time mechanism makes it easy for our millions of readers to submit their announcement in ten seconds or less,” says Loren Dalton, president of PennySaverUSA.com.

Read more…

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Father’s Day is June 20th: Unique, Cheap, and Free Gifts for Dad!

Father’s Day is June 20th: Unique, Cheap, and Free Gifts for Dad!

What does Dad really want for Father’s Day? Whatever’s on his wishlist, you don’t have to spend a lot to get a good gift. Sometimes, the best gifts can be cheap or even free!

  1. Free Coupons!
    Coupon books are fun gifts to show how much you care. These “care coupons” are usually for chores or special favors like back massages, car washes, home-cooked dinners. But you can also create something that is unique to your Dad like

    • Challenge to a Game of Chess
    • 2-hour trip to Electronics Store
    • All-Night Star Wars Movie Marathon
  2. Free Shout Out in the PennySaver!
    Send your unique #msg2dad through Twitter and we’ll publish it in Dad’s zip code so he can find your special shout out in the Dads & Grads Issue of the PennySaver. Just tweet #msg2dad with a California zip code and we’ll print it for you!
  3. Free “Break Time” Reminder for the workaholic Dad!
    If Dad is quite the workaholic, you can encourage him to take breaks using software that will remind him to take a break. You can install simple “break time reminder” programs for Dad here: Eyes Relax.
  4. Create a Desktop Wallpaper!
    For the Dad who’s always on the computer, create a photo collage or slideshow to rotate into his desktop wallpaper. That way when he takes a break from all the work, he can be reminded of how special his family is.
  5. Homemade Cookies!
    Bake some of Dad’s favorite cookies. Old fashioned chocolate chip? Or maybe some homemade Girl Scout’s Samoa Cookies?
  6. Create a crown for the “king” of the family.
    We have quite a bit of crown making experience. This is a fun way to create something totally special for dad. Use foam cut outs to create the shape of a crown and decorate it! Check out the crown we made here for our PennySaver of the Month Winner!
  7. Go For A Hike!
    If Dad is the active type, spending time together hiking can be a great way to bond with Dad while doing something he truly loves. Head to Dad’s f avorite hiking spot, or find a new one to explore together! Find a trail here: Trails.com.
  8. Breakfast of Champions!
    Put together some of Dad’s favorite foods and start the day off right.
  9. Comedy Night At Home!
    Round up the family and host your very own Improv comedy show! You can poll the “audience” for random ideas and insert those ideas or phrases into fun skits. You can find ideas for a variety of skits here: The Skit Book: 101 Skits From Kids.
  10. Help Dad Get Savvy On The Internet
    Help Dad re-connect with old friends and family on Facebook! Even if you’re too cool to be friends with your parents on Facebook, you can still help Dad network with colleagues, re-connect with old friends, and keep up with family members too! You can also have Dad become a fan of PennySaverUSA for the latest deals and promotions we find on the Internet.
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Monrovia, CA – Pioneer Point Buffet Now Open! With Exclusive Coupons!

Monrovia, CA – Pioneer Point Buffet Now Open! With Exclusive Coupons!

After a day of shopping at the Westfield Santa Anita mall, wind down and enjoy an huge meal at the new Pioneer Point in Monrovia, CA.

Pioneer Point is a western style All-You-Can-Eat Buffet featuring all sorts of buffet favorites. Visit the new restaurant and enjoy some of these exclusive coupons.

$2 off lunch buffet!
Buy One Get 2nd 50% Off!
2 Free Buffets for Kids under 10!

Pioneer Point
945 West Huntington Dr.
Monrovia, CA

View Map | Coupons | ThePioneerPoint.com

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