June’s PennySaver of the Month contest was our favorite by far. We got to read about all the personal stories from each of our readers. Turns out, the PennySaver has been a part of some special (and funny!) memories. Here are our favorites stories submitted by our users:
Our winning story submitted by Maria from Sylmar, 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.”
Here are our runner-up entries that each received a $100 cash prize!
“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!” – Penny from Bakersfield, 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!” – Risa from San Pedro, CA
“So every week my now 8 year old son will look through the pennysaver for the puzzles, free stuff, and in our area we have a Farmers Market coupon. One day we decided to go to the Farmers Market with Pennysaver in hand. Well, the day we went it happened to be raining. The Farmers Market is always on rain or shine. My son wanted to walk around and look for the perfect item he wanted. The rain was steady and in turn, the coupon had fallen apart in his hands but they still honored it even though no one could tell what it had said. He was so happy and we were both soaked!!! We had a lot of fun and without our Pennysaver we would have never gone to that Farmers Market…thank you Pennysaver!! We are always looking forward to getting our Pennysaver in the mail!” – Jennifer from Ventura, 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 of penny saver and there was the message for him his smile was so big and his stress seemed to go away for a few days and he also showed it off to his co workers saying that his wife loves him” – Lizette from San Jose, CA
“30 years ago I met my husband at a garage sale that had been advertised in PennySaver.” – Mary from San Jose, CA