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.
Placing a love note for Valentine’s Day – Long Beach, CA
I once won 4-seats to a Dodgers game from PennySaver. – Walnut, CA
I found a mountain bike for a hundred bucks and got in shape. – Castro Valley, CA
Winning 2 BB King concert tickets for show in Anaheim for our anniversary. – Paramount, CA
When I won San Diego Zoo tickets!! – Northridge, CA
My fave Pennysaver memory was when I placed a free Mother’s Day ad. I circled the ad with a red heart and gave it to mom. She cried like a baby. It was better than any card I could have bought. That was about three years ago and she still has the ad. I look at the Pennysaver every week too. We bought our dog Harley out of the Pennysaver as well. He’s our best friend. ThanksPennysaver. – Milpitas, CA
My husband has been stressing out about money, work, and our little girl, so one day I decided to put a message for him saying that we appreciate him very much. When the ad came out, I told him to look at the first page., and there was the message for him! His smile was so big and his stress seemed to go away for a few days. He also showed it off to his co workers saying that his wife loves him – San Jose, CA
I was really down on my luck. Financially, that is. I decided to sell stuff I had laying around the house through the Pennysaver. I couldn’t believe the response I got. So many people were interested in what I was selling. I easily made the money I needed to pay some overdue bills. I am truly grateful for the free ads offered by the Pennysaver. I now place ads all the time. Thanks so much! – San Pedro, CA
My favorite Pennysaver memory is of my aunt, who was 42 and never had a serious relationship in her life met her now husband in 1992 in a personal ad in the Pennysaver. It was love at first sight for them both, they were married 3 years after and are still together to this day. It is a true life love story brought to you by the Pennysaver! – Huntington Beach, CA
I LOVE going through the PennySaver, especially the Lost & Found ads. One week I noticed that someone had lost a Miniature Pinscher in Sylmar. I remembered seeing a “found” sign while out on a run for a dog fitting the description. I drove to where I had seen the sign and called the number, they still had the dog. I told them about the ad for the lost dog, gave them the number and asked them to call me back if it was the same dog. I did in fact get a call back, but not from them, from the owner of the dog. It turned out to be the same dog, and the owner wanted to thank me for taking the time to get the “lost” and the “found” in touch with each other. Because of that experience, I ALWAYS pay attention to Lost & Found fliers and ads, because you just never know. – Sylmar, CA
I once placed an ad on PennySaver, for a leather jacket. I actually took the jacket to the interested buyer, as she was unable to drive. I couldn’t believe that it turned out to be an old friend of mine that I hadn’t seen in years! Not only did I sell my jacket, I was re-united with a lost friend – what a wonderful thing! – Bakersfield, CA
What’s your PennySaver memory? Comment below!