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.
Before my daughter was born, I received two wind-up swings as shower gifts. However, my temperamental child would not allow me to put her in either one and both swings sat collecting dust. Solution: Pennysaver. I advertised both swings and immediately the phone began to ring. Within an hour of the Pennysaver hitting mailboxes, an eager customer was at my doorstep thrilled that she had two swings to choose from. A few minutes later a second customer arrived and scooped up the remaining swing. I trust that both of those babies enjoyed their swing time. If not, their moms could always count on the Pennysaver to find a more appreciative customer!!
-Oak Park, CA
It was 4 years ago that I was struggling to get through finals in college. I remember the late night cram sessions and deadlines that had to be met in order to graduate. One evening, I was home and decided to read something else other than Shakespeare for class. There was the usual junk mail filled with coupons and advertisements. I sifted through the pile until I found the weekly Penny Saver. I vaguely remember my mom telling me to open up page 6 when I got the chance. I assumed it was another garage sale ad she wanted us to go to, and with finals and papers, and deadlines, and lack of sleep, it took me 2 days to finally pick it up. I turned to the page in question and there it was. Simple, clear and true: “Good luck on your FINAL finals. Love, Mom” Those words were all it took for the uncertainty to melt away. It was then that I also realized that the journey is just as important as the destination.
Our favorite memory is when my husband won a contest with you. It was at least 5 yrs ago, he won $1,500 to spend at Don Roberto’s Jewelry Store. It was second place in the contest. We went to the store and were able to pick out $1,500 worth of jewelry. What a trip!
My favorite memory of PennySaver USA is when my husband and I were in escrow and about to close on our 1st home in Chino, but didn’t have a piece of furniture. So what did we do? We turned to the PennySaver weekly ad. We came across this ad where this couple was selling everything we needed. I still have the original PennySaver ad dated 7/20/05 – 7/26/05 from the East Long Beach Shoreline Circular. The ad read: “MOVING SALE! 5-piece wrought iron dining room set, 9-piece king bedroom set. 5-piece living room set. Quality furniture, excellent condition!” We immediately called on the ad to get more information and to see if everything was available and it was. Let’s just say it was meant to be! Everything that we needed for our new home in way of furniture was being offered to us at a great price. We met with the couple selling the furniture and agreed to buy everything! Since we were moving from Long Beach, CA to Chino, CA, we rented a moving truck and pulled in the following weekend to pick up our new furniture for our new home! When our moving truck pulled in the couple’s driveway, their neighbors thought it was their moving truck, but in fact it was ours! It’s been 5 years since we purchased our “PennySaver furniture” and we are happy to say we are still enjoying it today in the same home we purchased in 2005. Our lives have changed a bit since this PennySaver purchase. We were a engaged couple when we purchased the furniture and we now have been married almost 4 years and have a beautiful 10 month old baby girl! We have gotten several compliments over the years on the furniture we purchased and always tell our “PennySaver” story. We love PennySaver USA!