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Mother’s Day #pennyshout giveaway winners

Once again PennySaver and PennySaverUSA.com readers responded to our #pennyshout promotion with an overwhelming display of enthusiasm.

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Scan our new Mother's Day 2012 section for great gift ideas.

Every holiday, we provide an opportunity to have a FREE message printed in the PennySaver throughout California if you call, fax, mail or tweet us @pennysaverusa.

For Mother’s Day we sweetened the pot by offering to pick 10 random $100 prize winners from among everyone who sent us a #pennyshout.

The result was a record number of #pennyshout submissions! We received over 3,000 total from California alone. That doesn’t even include the number of tweets we received from out of the state.

Each day from Monday, May 7-Friday, May 11 we will announce two winners on the PennySaverUSA Twitter feed and on this blog.

Here is the list of winners:

Monday – Dakota P.; Sarah R.

Tuesday – Eddie V., Leandra H.

Wednesday – Rachel C., Orlena M.

Thursday – Michele F., Denise K.

Friday – TBA

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Here is a sampling of the Mother’s Day #pennyshout tweets we received from outside California:

Happy Mother’s Day to my very beautiful mom! #pennyshout – from @champ_ion76

I love you MOM ..Happy Mother’s Day #pennyshout – from @dasasc1971

My mom always showed us endless amount of unconditional love. She taught me how to love like her & I’m thankful for her. #pennyshout #love — from @IrmaSILK

Hi Mom, I know that you’re looking down on us. I hope you love what you see.. We love you Bonnie & Jim #pennyshout — from @theparrclowns

#pennyshout Happy Mother’s day To My Mom the Church Diva! Kisses and Hugs. — from @JeansandTs

Rating 4.00 out of 5

Pet of the Week: Lily Binks is one heck of a cat

Any time a pet has two names, you know it’s special, and our newest Pet of the Week is most certainly in a class of her own.

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Adopt Lily Banks and you can wake up to that gorgeous face every day.

Her name is Lily Binks … but her friends call her “LIL.” She’s the adoptable Pet of the Week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a Siamese – Flame Point cat with a white fur coat and bright blue eyes as you can see in the picture to the right.

She weighs 11 pounds and is 4 years old.

Lily Binks arrived at Rancho Coastal Humane Society when her family moved to a place that doesn’t allow pets. Have other cats? Lil is okay with that. Have no other cats? Lil is fine with that, too. Basically, she’s a pretty agreeable cat.

One thing to mention is that Lil needs to have her teeth cleaned. You can talk to RCHS about that, or find a local veterinary service.

The $125 adoption fee for Lily Binks includes medical exam, spay, up-to-date vaccinations, and microchip identification.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Location: 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas CA 92024

Contact: http://www.SDpets.org | 760-753-6413

Adoption hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday

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Our latest user-submitted Pet of the Week comes courtesy of PennySaverUSA Twitter follower and SaverTime.com staffer @EllieFairchild. Please tweet us if you’d like to see your adopted pet featured on Pet of the Week.

Thanks Facebook fan Myrtle K. for providing this caption: Whew, that party wiped me out. I think that was real Beer with a spike of something. I am laying low for a minute.

Without further ado, read about Logan (pictured to the right):

Logan is an Austrailian Cattle Dog/Jack Russel Terrier mix (we think). We adopted him from a sweet girl who was moving out of state and could no longer keep him.

While he can’t do any tricks, he greets us with sloppy wet kisses every morning and is the perfect cuddling companion.

He also loves playing with his big sister Luna (a Husky, Jindo mix). While she’s three time’s his size, he easily winds her with his lightening fast speed.

He’s been the perfect addition to our little family.

Rating 4.00 out of 5

Join @PennySaverUSA for our first Tweet2Win Twitter party on Feb. 22

Mark it down! PennySaverUSA is hosting its first Twitter Party with co-host Free Sample Momma on GW’s birthday — Wednesday, February 22 at 4 PM (PST). The theme is vintage Americana.

You are all invited to join @PennySaverUSA and @freesamplemomma over on Twitter to learn how to use PennySaverUSA.com to find and post garage sales and buy and sell your vintage patriotic items.

Party Details

  • Where: Twitter
  • When: GW’s Birthday (Wednesday, February 22, 7PM EST)
  • Who: Join host @PennySaverUSA and co-host @freesamplemomma
  • Hashtag: #pennysaverUSA

There will be five gift cards provided by PennySaverUSA with a sixth grand prize gift card (a $50 Amazon card!). In order to be eligible for the prizes, please follow @PennySaverUSA and @freesamplemomma or join our email list by clicking on this link.

Every 10 minutes (six total times) throughout the hour, a trivia question will be asked about American history. Everyone who answers the question correctly and has RSVPed will be entered into a drawing to win one of the gift card prizes. Please RSVP by leaving your Twitter handle in the comments below.

Can’t wait to see you there! Be sure to log into PennySaverUSA.com today so you can buy and sell your classic American items!

Open to all United States residents. One prize per winner. No purchase necessary.

All prize winners must complete a form with mailing details within 48 hours of the party. The form will be DMed if you win a prize.

Rating 4.00 out of 5

Pet of the Week: Big Mama needs a loving home

We might be a few months away from Mother’s Day, but that doesn’t mean moms don’t still deserve recognition – or at least a home! The latest Pet of the Week honoree, Big Mama (pictured on the right), has earned a place to live.

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Big Mama belongs in a home, not a shelter.

Why is she called Big Mama? Not because of her size, but because she has a huge heart overflowing with love! Even though she’s had puppies, those days are gone. She’s ready to kick up her paws and enjoy life as a free-wheeling, family dog. Mama is a 3-1/2 year old, 60 pound, spayed, female, Hound / Boxer mix.

“Mama” was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS program. She’s mellow and willing to do whatever her new family wants. That includes running, meeting new dogs at the dog park or beach, or just kicking back on the couch. As long as she has someone to love, and someone who loves her, Mama will be a happy dog.

The $125 adoption fee for “Big Mama” includes medical exam, spay, up to date vaccinations, and microchip identification.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Location: 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas CA 92024

Contact: http://www.SDpets.org |                760-753-6413 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 760-753-6413 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Adoption hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday

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Our user-submitted Pet of the Week story comes from @PennySaverUSA Twitter follower @davisesq212. It goes to show that love at first sight truly does exist:

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@davisesq212 and flip are an inseparable pair.

I had been searching for a kitten to adopt for some time and was in Connecticut antiquing for the day when my mom and I spotted a small animal shelter on a country road.  In actuality, the shelter was merely a trailer. There were only about 15 cages, all stacked on top of one another.  In the very last cage of the row on the top was where Flip was.  She was only 4 lbs, partially shaved and cowering back in the cage, sacred as can be. I asked to meet her and Flip took to me immediately. I fell in love.

However, I was really hoping to adopt a kitten. I had never adopted any animal before and was nervous about adopting a cat that might have behavioral ‘issues’. Flip was gorgeous, loving and affectionate but I was scared (just like Flip was). I left that day and told them that I would think about Flip and let them know. Well, I sure did think about Flip! I called the shelter every single day, sometimes twice a day, asking if anyone adopted Flip. Finally, they told me that if I did not come to adopt her, they were bringing her to a local pet store so someone could adopt her. My heart sank. I cried.

The next day, my mom and I raced back to Bethany CT and I adopted Flip.  It was the best day of my life.

Flip is now 11.5 pounds and has gorgeous long hair with stunning blue eyes. She is so loving, friendly and mellow. She has a sister, Stinky (adopted from petfinder.com) and they adore each other.  Flip has been with me close to 13 years and when I adopted her, they estimated her to be 2-3 years old. Flip has begun to show some signs of arthritis and lost a couple of teeth recently but otherwise, she is in great health.

Flip, Stinky and I snuggle all the time and I cannot wait to continue loving both my girls.

Everyone should adopt a shelter animal. They give back so much love and affection and never ask for anything in return.

Rating 3.00 out of 5

Send us a Valentine’s Day message and be entered to win a $100 gift card

It might seem like yesterday that you had your Christmas tree up and were singing Auld Lang Syne at New Year’s, but nearly three weeks have past in 2012 and it’s quickly getting closer and closer to Valentine’s Day. Don’t let Cupid pass you by.Valentine's #pennyshout contest

Send us a short message for your special someone and we’ll print it in our PennySaver publication – for free (space available). As an added bonus, this year we are giving away a $100 gift card to 10 random winners who participate!

That should help cover the cost of those Valentine’s dates and/or gifts for which you’ve been trying to figure out a budget.

There are several ways you can get your message to us:

Twitter: Tweet #pennyshout with your 5-digit zip code and message and follow @PennySaverUSA.

Call: 800-995-3333

Fax: 760-599-15505 (Download the form)

Mail: Attn: Valentine’s Day Greetings/Private Party P.O. Box 1689 Vista, CA 92085 (Download the form)

Email: Email us using this online form.

As an added bonus, we are opening up this #pennyshout contest nationwide to all PennySaverUSA Twitter followers. While your free message will only be printed in the PennySaver publication if you live within California, we will publish all other messages on the blog on the morning of Feb. 14.

NOTE: If you don’t live in California, we will only accept messages through Twitter. We can only publish your message in the California PennySaver.

A published free Valentine’s Day message AND a chance to win a $100 gift card? PennySaverUSA is definitely showing you the love. All we ask is for you to take advantage of this opportunity and show that same love to your sweetie.

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PennySaverUSA.com gets you into the holiday spirit

PennySaverUSA.com is most definitely in the holiday spirit and we are delighted to alert you to a number of exciting features we have undertaken to help you get in the holiday spirit as well.

First of all, we wanted to remind you about our unique Christmas gift ideas section. Forget about dealing with the crazy crowds at the mall or spending a fortune on a shopping web site. Get an awesome vintage gifts for men, gifts for women and gifts for kids from PennySaverUSA.com!

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Visit PennySaverUSA.com's Christmas Gift Ideas section.

Make sure to check out our Christmas decorations and Holiday Helpers sections as well, to assist in those last-minute preparations.

You can also post some goodies you no longer have use for, so that others can buy them and give them as gifts to people who will care for them.

BONUS: Add a holiday icon to any classified ad you publish to PennySaverUSA.com this month for only $2.50. Including an icon with your ad will really help make it pop and generate more interest from the legions of PennySaverUSA.com readers.

If you’d prefer to shop for gifts that are brand new, our daily deal site SaverTime.com is the place to go. Each week they have new holiday gifts available for up to 70% off! Check out this week’s offerings.

The PennySaver weekly print publication is also joining the fun. Tweet your friends or loved ones a holiday message @pennysaverusa with the hashtag #pennyshout and we will print it for free in your local PennySaver! (Calif. residents only)

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than creating a seasonal craft? Of course, the possibility of winning up to $300 in our Craftmas Contest provides even more incentive. Enter our online contests here.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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Enter our contests for a chance to win great prizes

Now is a great time to be a PennySaverUSA.com Facebook Fan (Like our page if you haven’t yet), Twitter follower and blog reader. Why you ask? Because of the multitude of fantastic contests we are running at the moment.

First off there is the Made out of Pennies contest of which the winner will receive a cash prize of $250! We don’t have many entries yet, so your odds of winning are excellent. Plus, it’s just plain fun to make a cool unique creation out of pennies.

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Join SaverTime.com now for a chance to win an iPad2.

Then there is the iPad2 contest from our sister daily deal site SaverTime.com. All you have to do is register for the best daily deals in California and you are automatically entered into the contest.

If you are a Florida resident, we have two more contests just for you. Sign up now to have a chance at winning a Sanibel Florida Get A Way or a Hutchinson Island Get A Way.

This coming Monday we will be celebrating Penny Day with an awesome contest on the site anyluckyday.com and through our Twitter account @pennysaverusa, so mark your calendars.

And if you thought that was all, we also have a new crossword puzzle this week! While there is no $50 prize, that will resume soon in the future, so practice your crossword skills by filling out the one for this week.

We hope you enjoy and enter all of our great contests and good luck!

Rating 4.00 out of 5

Facebook users share a big thank you to their moms for Mother’s Day

All of us here at PennySaverUSA.com hope you had an amazing Mother’s Day and we wanted to give one last thanks to all the moms who read our blog, use our site, fan our Facebook page and follow our Twitter account.

As promised last week, we are devoting a guest blog to some of the people who shared why their mom means so much to them on our Facebook page.

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Without further ado, here is our tribute to moms.

From Facebook user Sandy Thompson Nevels:

I love my mom and she’s the best. She’s special, because there is no one else in the world like her. She puts everyone else first and doesn’t take time to care for herself like she should. She would rather have her kids have the very best, while she is content with her old and worn out things (although, I know she would love new things, like carpeting, pots & pans and furniture).

She helps us kids (yes even at my age) whenever possible, with little things like watching my son or giving me a ride when I need one. Although she’s not the best cook, I try to teach her. She makes the best of the worst and gives us her all! There’s no way to pay her back for all that she’s done. But I’ll try!

From Facebook user Befiita Pekiitufiita:

My mom is special because she had five of us and handled us all with patience. Even though not all of her kids paid her back well, she’s still been there for us. I’m now a mom to a baby and due to a medical issue, haven’t been able to get up. While I work through the issue, she’s been like a second mom to my baby, sleeping with her and waking up at 3:30 a.m. to feed her in my place.

My mom is special!!!

From Facebook user Tonie La-Ree Lott:

My mom is a mother of four spoiled grown kids. She did her best to raise us and was always there for me. I was a sick child and my mother never left my side.

Though she didn’t always approve of my choices, I want to mention something amazing about her. A year ago we butted heads and I left her home. I am now five-months pregnant and for the first time I sent her a text asking her to go to a neurologist with me due to some issues I had with my legs.

My mother sat there yesterday with me as they told me I have Multiple Sclerosis. My mother had worked the night before, but stayed with me until she had to go back to work. She spent all day talking to me, before leaving for work. She is going to another doctor appointment with me tomorrow.

Whenever the world has me down, no matter how mad she is at me or I at her, she is always there to protect me from the world’s badness. Without her I would never have graduated high school or gone back to college for my Associates.

God gave me my mother because he knew no other could protect me like her. I pray I can do half for my child as she has for me.

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Thanks for the great Facebook posts we received for Mother’s Day. Please leave in the comments how your Mother’s Day went.

Rating 3.00 out of 5

Tweet2Win St. Patrick’s Day special!

Tweet2Win: St. Patrick's Day

What is St. Patrick’s Day without a pot o’ gold? Here at PennySaverUSA.com we are holding a one-day only Tweet2Win contest.

More details will be announced tomorrow on Twitter, but you must follow us to be eligible for the prizes.

Remember to sign on to Twitter first thing tomorrow so you can get all of the information.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and hello Twitter!

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Get Your Entries In For Our Christmas Decorations and Tweet2Win Contests!

We have two great contests going on right now at PennySaverUSA.com, and we want to you to enter for your chance to win!

We love the holidays around PennySaverUSA.com, and we know that our PennySaver Peeps out there do as well! That’s why we’re running the PennySaverUSA.com Holiday Decorations Contest!

It’s simple: Just take a photo of your holiday decorations, submit it to us, and after presenting all entries to a panel of PSUSA judges, we’ll award the first place winner $150, the second place winner $75 and the third place winner $50! The photo can be of your Christmas Tree, your mantle, your Christmas light display, lawn decorations, your desk at work, or anywhere where you have have decorated for the holidays!

Also, this Tuesday is the final day for our Holiday Tweet2Win!

If you’re out doing your Holiday Shopping, and you see an item that you would really love to own or give as a gift to someone else, snap a picture of it. You then need to upload that photo somewhere where you can send us a link to it. (Twitpic, Flickr, Photo Bucket and ImageShack are good examples) The item must be a maximum retail value of $250. If it exceeds $250, we will award $250 towards the purchase of the item. Click the following link for all of the details!    http://bit.ly/9IvRrd

Rating 3.00 out of 5