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PennySaver Memories

PennySaver Memories

It’s the end of the year so we’re all feeling nostalgic. Especially when these PennySaver memories take us waaaay back. It’s good to know that PennySaver is always there and now, we’re excited to ring in 2011 and become not just the favorite source of local classifieds, but the best online classifieds site with PennySaverUSA.com.

Sit back and enjoy these wonderful stories of how the PennySaver has influenced our readers time after time. Here are our favorite memories from years and years ago that our readers have been kind enough to share with us.

When I moved to CA from NYC, I furnished my entire one bedroom from garage sales in 3 weekends. It was a ritual that I read through the Pennysaver every Wed. and mapped out 2-3 cities for my Sat. morning hunt. I would start out at 6:30am and even had to wait for owners to start the sale. It was so much fun and I found so many good deals, especially the moving sales. You have to hit them first. I also learned to haggle. My current complex holds annual garage sales and there are people waiting outside my garage before I open my garage door. It brings back memories of my earlier days! And I offer great deals! -Buena Park, CA

Back in the early 80′s my cousin was looking for a puppy. We looked through the Pennysaver and found an ad “puppies free to loving home”. We went and he found his puppy, but I too fell in love with the runt of the litter. She was a beautiful golden brown and was part Doberman Pinscher and part German Shepard. Needless to say, I came home with my very own puppy too. -Fullerton, CA

I remember seeing an ad in the PennySaver in September of 2002. There was a living room set, couch, loveseat, 2 end tables, coffee table, and 2 lamps all for $100. At this time, I had just moved into my first apartment and I was only 17 years old. I barely had enough money to do that with no job and all. The items were magnificent. I still look for items every week for my apartment. I also sell items becuase I know PennySaver is the best classified magazine out there! -Oak Park, CA

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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,  is in over 700 local editions, and is 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 lives. We want to share a few of these every week with you here on our PennySaverUSA.com blog.


My favorite Penny Saver memory is when we saw the ad for German Shepherd puppies. After we bought our AKC Shepherd, I looked into his eyes and knew he was the dog we always wanted. We named him Noble Good Heart. He has been the greatest protective watch dog ever. One night he was barking like crazy, he kept circling a Green Mohave rattle snake, he saved us from stepping on it. Thank you PennySaver for allowing pets to be sold, We believe he saved our lives. -Joshua Tree, CA

When I was just starting out surfing, I could not afford a new board. I got a great used board in the PenneySaver for $30. It was the best surfboard I have ever owned and all my best memories of learning to surf are tied to that board and my PennySaver find! -Huntington Beach, CA

My favorite memory was when I found a beautiful swing set in the PennySaver. I still have it to this day, and instead of going to the park all the time, I created a park in my own backyard.Thank you so much. -San Bernadino, CA

I was selling baby clothes for cheap and a lady called me who wasn’t financially able to buy clothes for her new born. I gave it to her for free plus more. I was thankful to help someone in need. -Lancaster, CA

Do you have a favorite PennySaver memory? Share it by commenting below!

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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,  is in over 700 local editions, and is 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 lives. We want to share a few of these every week with you here on our PennySaverUSA.com blog.

The Pennysaver, in general, brings back good memories of my grandma. She passed away this last April after a long and difficult illness. Her name…..was Penny. Every week, even up till the very end, she wanted to know where her “Pennysaver” was…..she kept it by her bedside until the next one arrived. It still makes me smile when the new edition arrives and I think of her…..Thanks for letting me share. -Spring Valley, CA

Back in 2004, I had just lost my job and the kids were getting out for summer vacation. Had no money to take the kids anywhere! I looked through my Pennysaver, as I usually do, and saw that they were running a contest for a family 4-pack to Great America amusement park. I sent my entry form and prayed that our family would win those tickets. A month later I received a call and it was PennySaverUSA saying that I had just won the contest! To make a long story short, I was able to take the kids on a fun-filled day to Great America, thanks to the Pennysaver!!! I was very grateful!!! -Fremont, CA

A few years back I was 8 months pregnant with my son and looking for a crib. Being a young single mom, it was difficult finding an affordable and beautiful crib at the same time. I started looking at the ads in the PennySaver and called a couple of them. But they were either expensive or sold. When I finally felt like I wasn’t going to find a crib for my baby, there was an ad the next week for a never used baby crib for $40. I went to look at it and it was brand new and in a beautiful neighborhood in Walnut. I couldn’t have been happier. I still use the baby’s mattress now for the toddler bed. Best experience ever. -Victorville, CA

Do you have a PennySaver Memory? Let us know by commenting below!

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We Have A Winner For Our Cutest Pets Online Contest!

It’s that time, folks! After sorting through 1,104 of the cutest pictures on Earth, we narrowed down the list to 10 finalists, and we let you pick the winner! With 634 Votes, Juan E. Carrillo, from Pomona, CA, wins with his picture below of his cute little kitten.  Congratulations Juan, we are so happy for you!

We want to give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who entered and voted! This was so much fun for everyone involved, and we hope to do it again soon. Remember, you can go to our PennySaverUSA Facebook page to see all of the submitted photos, which are split into 6 folders. Also, check out our Youtube videos of some of the entries: Round ONE, TWO or THREE.

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Votes Are All In for the Cutest Pets Contest!

The mobile phone voting for the Cutest Pets Contest is officially over, and we are calculating who the $250 winner is as we speak! In all, we received 1,687 votes via Mobile Phone Texts. It was very exciting for us to see so many people involved and voting, keep it up!

While we determine the winner of the online contest, take a look at the honorable mentions in the video! So Cute! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_-KGnFqxt8

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Time to Vote: Cutest Pet Contest!

It is time! After sorting through 1,104 photos of cute pets, we narrowed down the top 10, and now it’s your turn to vote for your favorite using your mobile phone! Starting today, Oct. 4, through Oct. 10, you can view the finalists at the link below and you can then vote by Texting the code of the picture you think is the cutest to the number 48696. It’s easy!

Click here to see the finalists: http://blog.pennysaverusa.com/pets/

Check out the video below for a little further explanation:

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Mobile Voting for Pets Contest!

Our Pets Contest was a hit! Due to the overwhelming response, we’ve decided to get some help in deciding the winner…so, this is how this is gonna roll:  We are narrowing the field down to 10 finalists today and letting all you PennySavers out there vote for your favorite via Text message on your mobile phone beginning on MONDAY!

We will be giving you 10 photo choices with a code at the bottom of each that you will send to us. Pretty cool, right? It is free to vote, but standard message rates may apply.

We want to thank EVERYONE who submitted photos, we received 1,104 entries! That’s a lot of cuteness!

The voting period begins October 4th and ends October 10th and the winning photo with the most votes will be rewarded with a $250 check. So, be sure to vote, starting Monday!

In the meantime, go to www.facebook.com/PennySaverUSA to see who you think the top ten should be.

Have a great weekend!

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Video Montage Part 2!

We have received nearly 600 entries for the Cutest Pets Contest, it’s hard to keep up, but it’s fun trying! Here is the second round of entries in video-form!

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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,  is in over 700 local editions, and is 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 lives. We want to share a few of these every week with you here on our PennySaverUSA.com blog.

The best job I’ve ever had I found through the Pennysaver. I began working as a “Tiny Tots” AM Coordinator; I was the lucky person who gets an AM shift with a tiny dog group play in a beautiful Dog Resort and Spa!!! Lol, I’m not kidding, its all on the website!!! Thank you Pennysaver, that job led to me owning my very own small(ish) dog named Bullseye! -Anaheim, CA

My favorite Pennysaver memory goes way back to 2001. There was an ad for a company hiring near my home. I had been looking for work for about 2 months. I called the number, went to an interview, and got hired. Began working the very next day. The Pennysaver saved the day!  -Santa Ana, CA

Almost five years ago, I had just broken up with my high school sweetheart and graduated high school and was going through a tough time, not sure where my life would lead me. I had moved in with my biological mom (I was adopted at the age of 7 and had kept in contact with her) and I had begged and pleaded for my mom and step dad to let me have a pet, any pet to help me cope. Not only did I need something to keep my mind busy, they both work full time, so I was home alone a lot! After months of pleading, they said I can have a pet, as long as it was small and child friendly (we have tons of nieces in the family). So, I began my search for this pet. I looked in newspapers, classifieds, Craigslist, etc. My mom always read the Pennysaver, so one day I decided to take a look. Although I had never been a fan of Chihuahua’s, I saw an ad for two 8-week old Chihuahuas. I called the person, and we set up a meet up time. In my mind, I was thinking that if I ever got a dog, I would want a cute little girl. When I got there, the woman took these 2 Chi’s out, a boy and a girl. They were the smallest things I’ve ever seen, almost rat sized. I tried playing and bonding with the girl, and she didn’t care for me. She kept running away. The boy ran right up to me and was jumping and making all kinds of noise. I picked him up and gave him a little kiss, and he licked me. That was it for me, I had to have him! I took him home that day, and his name is Peanut. He will be 5 this year, in October. I read the Pennysaver every chance I get now, as it has brought be the best joy in my life. Peanut had gotten me through breakups, the sudden death of my younger brother, and adopted family drama. He has become the child in me and my husband’s life, and we always say, “we don’t know where we’d be without him” as he has taught us joy, we’ve learned so much from him. I am so thankful that I opened the Pennysaver up that day and took a chance or I wouldn’t be where or who I am today. I will forever be grateful and a reader of the Pennysaver! -Fair Oaks, CA

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Cutest Pets Contest News and Video Montage!


I CAN HAS TEXT VOTEZ?

Exciting news about our Cutest Pet Contest for September! We are being flooded with Cute Pets Pictures for our Contest, and we have decided to let YOU vote for who wins!

In the video posted below, we show you a little montage of the first 1/3 of the entries: As you can see, we’re getting lot of pictures and they are 100% cute! Due to the overwhelming response, we’ve decided to get some help in deciding the winner. We will be narrowing the field down to 10 finalists and then letting all you PennySavers out there vote for your favorite by Texting your vote via your mobile phone. Full details are coming very soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, check out our first round of entries in the PSUSA Video below!

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