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
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!