Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December Giveaway! HP Photosmart A626 Photo Printer

Merry Christmas Everyone!

It has been over a month since my last giveaway, and I figured the Holidays were the perfect time!

The Grand Prize winner of my raffle will get the HP Photosmart A626 Photo Printer pictured to the right. Click here for details on this product. It retails from $149.99 to $179.99, depending where you shop!

I also have 3 additional prizes for those selected 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the random drawing. These are small mp3 players, only retailing for about $15 to $20. But, these would be nice stocking stuffers for children or just to use for yourself. I use mine while I do my walking.

How do you enter? Easy!

  • You MUST be a subscribed reader to my blog. If you are not yet, please subscribe via RSS Feed or Email. You can do either in my right side bar.
  • Leave a comment below letting me know which Money Saving Methods saved or made you the most money in 2008! In addition, please let me know any helpful suggestions you may have for 2009, please. If you are new, just type NEW in the comment section. And, welcome!
  • Email me your name from the comments section and the December Giveaway code you will find at the bottom of your RSS Feed or Email Subscription. I do need the name you leave the comment under, so that I can match up your comment with your subscription to my blog.

I will draw all names on the week before Christmas, so I can get the packages mailed out to you in time for the Holidays.

The winners will be announced on my Blog. I will give each winner 48 hours to email me and claim their prize. OR, your prize will be given to the next person in line. So, please make sure to check back!

If you win and would like to use it as a gift for someone, let me know. I can wrap it and send directly to any US location for you.

Good Luck!

146 comments:

Nichole said...

Actually reading all these money saving blogs have helped me.

Melanie said...

I just subscribed today, but I read through several of your old posts and you have already saved me money! I ordered my free photos from Kodak and I'm getting the Discover gas credit card. Thank you for taking the time to find us all of these deals!!

barbaraence said...

I subscribe through my google reader, does that count? I'm new too! Excited to start saving money :)

Carrie @ Moneysavingmethods.com said...

Google Reader counts. When you get your feed tomorrow/tonight, email me the December Code you will find at the bottom.

Wendi P said...

LOVE your blog! I have been a suscriber for several months now. You saved me $500 in gas as I did the online gas deal and received my Shell gas cards yesterday. I will be trying another one soon. THANKS SO MUCH Carrie... you rock! parodi @ comcast.net

Stef said...

I just got married and was able to order a bunch of my wedding pictures for so cheap, by reading about all the free photo promotions!! Thanks so much!!

Christine said...

I will be taking advantage of the photo card deals recently posted.

Laura said...

I think your blog was the first I really started reading on my whole getting better about money journey. You've helped me soo much! I'm not sure what the biggest money saving tip I've gotten from you was, but I did just get the $15 from the blockbuster deal in my paypal account last week, so that's definitely the most recent. I have my lovely Driver's Edge Card which I've gotten over $200 in rebates from (but it's paid off every month! I PROMISE! :) ). I also look forward to starting my first online offer SOON!

Jake and Kristin said...

I save money all the time through reading your blog. CVS deals on shampoo, body wash, razors, and deodorant have saved us a ton!

staceyk said...

All the rebates and super deals have saved me lots of money. Thank you!
snakan0(at)hotmail(dot)com

Teri said...

The gas card is saving me the most money currently...plus share builder was a nice money maker!

Trisha H said...

New here! I found you through I am Frugal blog.

Stephanie said...

I love your blog, and have become a slight stalker :-) in a good way! I just subscribed today...I hope to find out that you saved me $500 in gas, very soon. Just today, I purcahsed 3 sets of cards for $0.48, a movie ticket, make up and gc to resturant.com. Thanks!

alexis said...

You've given out so many great money making tips this year, but the gas cards and bank sign-ups are the best!

Evelyn said...

Everything! I love learning to think differently. I look at every piece of paper and offer in a different light. I am always on the look out for money.

Abigail's_Mommy said...

I am new here! I found you threw Money Saving Mom. I will be ordering my free pictures. Thank you so much!

Andersoncircus said...

I've been subscribed to your blog for about a month, and I've really enjoyed it! I have yet to try a multi step online deal, but I intend to order the photo cards from Kodak.

For next year, I really don't have any suggestions on what to add. You're doing such a great job already!

Jamie Bachicha said...

I am new to your site, but you have saved me already!! I used the free photo code today and got my Christmas cards for free! Thanks! Jamie

Kelsey said...

I am NEW! This is my first time on your site and I am so intrigued!!! My 2 little ones are napping... yet I hear one waking up now! I wish I had so much more time to spend on your site! I will have to come back on later this evening! I am always looking for ways to save money and have always thought those online adds were bogus... yet after reading some of your blogs, Im very interested in trying one out!! Thank you!
Kelsey

Nicole said...

I have save oodles of money by following the CVS deals and obtaining freebies. DH travels often and those freebies load his travel bags!!
kolie777@hotmail.com

jpkittie said...

I subscribed!!!! I love the free photo codes!!! But I have enjoyed all of your blog!!!

Thanks for the chance :)

Anonymous said...

It has to be the $500 gas cards! Thank you!
Tammy F. from NC
blossom1959@hotmail.com

Mark'sMeg said...

New -- Thanks for entering me in your contest! I just subscribed via google reader.
I was so excited about your tip for 30 free cards at Kodak! Thanks so much!

Gretchen Magruder said...

love the photo deals, but there's so much good stuff on your blog!!

April said...

I just found your blog today. I got the 30 photo cards from Kodak, thanks!! I subscribed via email.

Rachel @ Surviving The Stores said...

The rebates and online deals have helped a bunch! I'm definitely subscribed! :)

survivingthestores AT gmail DOT com

Jamie said...

Also love love your blog!! I have to say, though, that you haven't saved me as much money as you have helped me to earn more money! You offer things I haven't found anywhere else. I'm excited to be getting my $200 bank bonus soon, and am going for the $500 gas cards right now.

Sabrina said...

Hi, I just heard about your blog earlier today from Freebies4mom and got the 30 free photo cards so the most I have saved is probably the $30 today. I also do the CVS shopping but am really looking forward to reading all of your tips on your blog!

Thank you so much for doing this, Sabrina

AmyL said...

I love reading your blog, I have learned so many new ways to save and receive discounts.

Thank you!

S Braun said...

I just found your site today and got in on the photo cards deal. I look forward to visiting it more often.
Thanks for the savings!

TopazTook said...

(I'm actually just entering because I would love to win one of those fun little mp3 players -- I'll be happy to let someone else win the "grand" prize.)

Other frugal blogs also help me save money; but yours helps me make money! I believe the Revolution Money Exchange card (the sign-on bonus and then the additional bonuses) are the information from you that's made me the most money this year.

So, for 2009 -- maybe some way of "extra" highlighting your "extra income" posts? I think that's what truly sets your blog apart. (Also, I love the keyword search feature -- I just used it for something a day or so ago...but my brain can't remember whata.)

Jem said...

I'm new to your blog. It is very interesting.

jemtanghal@yahoo.com

Briana Almengor said...

I am New here and am looking forward to all the ways your ideas will save me money.

cupcake21 said...

I have learned some much from reading your blog and others. I have learned to do more research and seek out good deals and offers. I have also learned to email companies offering praise and at times complaining about products.

couponcupcake@gmail.com

snbjork said...

I just found your blog today and am excited to read through your past posts. I plan to head on over to Kodak to get some free prints. Ya-hoo!!! Thanks!

icunursemicki said...

Hi Carrie...I started following your blog in Feb or Mar this year..I have to say your surveys have brought me in the most money (so far about $1,500 and awaiting about $2,500-cash and gifts)....also, I have made or saved money with the scripts, free stuff, banks, investments, groceries, coupons, entertainment, etc....Stumbling upon your blog has been a life saver since a medical leave at work left me not making ends meet.....Thanks so much for all the time you spent personally helping me out, you really made a difference in my life :) Wishing you, your husband, and your beautiful children a very blessed Merry Christmas and very prosperous Happy New Year!!
Karen

Nilz said...

HP has taken the lion share of Printer market - and prints fast. All of our office printers are now HP Make.

Chief Family Officer said...

I'm new, found you through the links to your Kodak photo card post. I'm looking forward to reading more!

Karolyn said...

I have subscribed for awhile now via email- thanks for having such a fact filled down to earth blog. It is one of my favorites.
I cashed in after reading your double % at ebates and black friday shopping piece....
I have been blessed by your sharing of great deals on the scripts, free stuff, banks, investments, groceries, coupons, entertainment, etc....
Would love the new printer, my Epson drinks like an inkaholic and I am ready to trade it in!
KAro @ pray@inbox.com

pictessa said...

I'm rather new. I read about your site through Andrea's site. I did the gas card when she did. We got it a few days ago and I can't believe it actually works. grebinoski@msn.com
Keep blogging!
Kelly :)

Reagan said...

I've saved the most through the free photo deals. I love those!!

Anonymous said...

NEW.........But did the E.L.F deal tonight, for my girls christmas stockings.....SO EXCITED to get the dinner and movie!

Angel said...

Todays photos were the first thing I actually took advantage of. I subscribe in google reader, but can not find the code you mean!

Connie Brooks said...

WoW!! Look at all the comments!

Thank you Carrie, for having such a fun giveaway!

Let's see, you've saved me tons of money this year - The best two things are my subscription to the grocery game (still on trial right now) because I know how much I am going to be able to save in groceries from now on.

The second best thing was that I recently made $8 by buying a bra at JC Penny's LOL.

I used your tactics that I have been learning about - Combined a gift certificate with an online discount, and a Free shipping code, then signed up for a trial offer which gave me a $10 rebate...

:) Oh, and I used the CJ banks offer too to get a $30 shirt for free.

Thank you - I always look forward to your RSS feed in my email each day. It has been a whole new world to me to realize that these types of offers are out there, and that I can get some really nice things for free, or very little money.

Merry Christmas!

~ConnieB

Melissa said...

I am New to your blog. I tried to do the holiday photo cards at Kodak Gallery but the codes didn't work. Oh well I'll still use the 75 free photos. Also I glanced at your blog about free stamps..def will check that one out. Thanks!! This site is great!

Suburban Stepmom said...

I'm new and I am sooo happy I found your blog. It's very helpful. I can definitely use the photo card discount as well as the walgreens.I know i will find more things I can use if I keep looking.

Amy M. said...

Carrie - I love your blog and it's helping me save more and more each time I use it. I've found the most value so far with the Walgreens deals and the photo offers. I'm starting to use grocery game too. Thanks! :)

susan said...

I'm NEW! But already am in love with your site!

Chicago Saver said...

NEW, but I did the Kodak Christmas card deal and I am so excited about it! I can't wait to pick up our cards!

Terra Jones said...

New here :)

thanks!

Chris and Don said...

I am in the process of qualifying for one of the online offers so I'm hoping that will be the thing that makes me money!

Alissa said...

I am planning on using all those free photo offers to get my Christmas card pictures for cheap! Thanks so much for all the info!

Crystal MacWelch said...

My best friend and I are addicted! Thanks so much for your site! I am pretty new but my best deal so far has been my Christmas cards and my husband and I plan to apply for the Discover gas card. I have heard about it a million times but just never thought about looking into it. Thanks again and keep up the great money saving work!

Kristy said...

NEW...I actually just found your website last night and went immediately to the Kodak deal! I cannot believe that I got 30 Christmas cards and 75 prints for only about $6.00! I was beside myself with glee and almost woke up the kiddos to tell them, however, common sense got the best of me and I just waited up until my hubby got home from work to tell him. Did I mention that he works nights and doesn't get home until 3am??? I'm extremely new to blogs and this is only the second comment I've ever left so I hope I'm doing it right but I can guarantee it won't be the last one! Thank you so much for doing all this legwork because I would never even know where to start! Have a happy and joyous holiday season and please know that you are appreciated!

Jaime said...

I just subscribed today, but I found you blog (which I have been reading through yesterday and today) b/c of the Great Kodak Holiday Card Deal. Awesome find, Thanks.

Kris said...

I'm new...I am a sahm and looking for ways to cut costs. I think the biggest money saver I've found to date would be rolling ECBs at CVS. I'm also trying to download pictures onto my computer right now to do the Kodak Card Deal! Thanks for your blog!

Nicole said...

I got all my holiday cards from the Kodak deal and the Snapfish deal. Thanks!
For 2009, budgeting is key!

Anonymous said...

i love reading this every chance i get - so many great tips for me!!!

Buggy4vws said...

I am new as of yesterday to your blog! Found from a link about the Kodak deal. Thank you for that!!

Mel B. said...

I haven't been reading very long, but I do find the CVS shopper facts very helpful and we've saved some $$$$.
Thanks,
Mel B.
Melanie AT MommysSecret DOT com

dana914s said...

I am NEW to your blog, but WOW I wish I had known about it sooner... You rock with all these deals. I am just amazed!

Dana

Dottie said...

The discover card. I actually threw out my other cards and only use this. Pay it off every month and get more money back in the long run. Thanks for a great blog.

Tina said...

I don't think I can choose just one post. You have been so helpful with money tips and freebies and just general ways of making/saving money. Thank you! tinawittmer(at)yahoo(dot)com

sara l. said...

New Reader..But you saved me a ton of money on the Kodak deal! Thanks SO much!
I'm now subscribed to your blog! can't wait to see how much money you can save me in 2009! :)
Take Care!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

Anonymous said...

New to your blog. thanks already for all the scoop. lsuliz@cox.net

BEKsMom said...

I just subscribed today, though you are under my favorites and every single day (sometimes more than once), I check your site for valuable savings. I am addicted to scrapbooking and have made a few for Christmas presents, so your money savings gift to me was all the free pictures I received to make those "priceless" scrapbook gifts this holiday season - thanks a bunch and happy holidays to you and your family. Oh yeah, and the free holiday cards - thanks for saving my family a bunch of $ this season (and hopefully next).

Anonymous said...

I love all these fab free pics I take a lot of pics and this a great and cheap way to get them all pronted thanks for all the fun stuuff. Love your blogg it has a lot of great deals. Thanks so much
Glenda Martinez

LeAnn said...

I am new to your site. I am so glad that I have found your site to help my family save money. We have saved so much already and I am only getting started!!! I can't wait to see how much I will actually save in 2009. Thank you so much!!
LeAnn

Anonymous said...

You have saved me a lot of money this year and I LOVE your blog. I am sure to check a couple of times a day to see if you've found any great shopping deals I need to get in on. But, following your suggestion I called our cable, phone, and insurance companies and saved a lot in just a hours time! Thanks for all you do.
ndigmon (at) yahoo (dot) com

Crystal said...

I think I first read about e coupons on your site. Thanks

terryandkori said...

I'm new! Just found your blog yesterday and was thankfully, able to take advantage of the Kodak card deal! Thanks!

Rachel said...

Hi - I subscribed to your blog via e-mail. I didnt' see a code to post after I signed up for e-mail, but here is the message I got:

"Email Subscription Confirmed!
A message will be delivered to rconway111@yahoo.com if the publisher has produced new content on that day. No new content, no email for you."

I am so close to joining Stamps.com so I'm sure that will save me $5 bucks at least. I am also on the verge of trying the $500 gas card offer. I just need time to sit down and do it!

Thanks for all your great tips!!!

Marla said...

The one I recently tried was buying E.L.F. cosmetics. I love them and what a great price. I'm planning on working out a routine and start doing some online and bank offers. Thanks for all the research you do and the time you put in to letting us know about them.

Marla said...

The one I recently tried was buying E.L.F. cosmetics. I love them and what a great price. I'm planning on working out a routine and start doing some online and bank offers. Thanks for all the research you do and the time you put in to letting us know about them.

Larra R said...

NEW - but after 1 1/2 months shopping at CVS and Walgreens, I am hooked!! Thanks so much for all of your tips!!

Ashlyn said...

My favorite post was your holiday gift cards for 48 cents! This was perfect timing for me as I was just sitting down to work on Christmas Cards and I read your post! Thanks so much! This saved me about $25 budgeted for Christmas cards!

japerkinsfamily [at] gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi I have been a subscriber for a while and have learned a lot from you like how to get money doing the online ads. I am fairly new doing it so I have made only $50 but I think it is a great start for me. My suggestion to you would be not to change anything I love it just the way it is. The thing I most like about your blog is that you are very detailed in explaining the steps to get were we want to be. Thank you for the chance to win the printer my whole family would love it.

Araceli Miguel
ada51654_(at)hotmail(dot)com

April said...

New- directed her from freebies4mom, and excited to have "discovered" your blog!

Katie said...

I think the way I have made the most is through bank offers and the most saved is through ebates and coupons codes. Thanks.

katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

Nancy said...

Hi Carrie, I'm not new but am still reading through how to do the offers and the bank offers but I'm working up my nerve to attempt one. I also subscribed and will e-mail you the code when I get it.
Thank you!

Heidi said...

I am new and just tried the gas card giveaway. I am anxious to see if it works! Thank you!

Heidi.halverson@gmail.com

Carrie said...

I would like to be a winner of this prize!!

The Bargain Shopper Lady said...

I am a brand new reader and saved via the Kodak deal! It was great chatting with you the other day!
Best wishes on everything!
~The Bargain Shopper Lady

Jennifer said...

i am new to your money saving methods but i did get some free pictures from your e-mail you sent out. i am looking forward to more money saving methods.

Jennifer Gerich
jennifergerich@yahoo.com

Megan S. said...

Great giveaway! I did an online offer through IDeal using all of your advice and my $500 check is on it's way :)

meganlynn at gmail dot com

retrodeb said...

I am sort of new (!!), and have been following your blog with a lot of interest. The method that I have used the most is for all teh photo deals-that you so much for posting htem! I scrapbook, and it has been wondeful reading about so many good offers!

Jessica said...

I think I'm most excited about my $200 National City Bank bonus!! I'd love to hear more about the online offers. I'm still a little scared to try it but seeing the pictures of everyone with their gas cards is very tempting!!
Jessica6903

candace said...

i subscribed to your feed via google reader! I got in on the Kodak Gallery Xmas card deal! Woo Hoo!

Susan said...

The most helpful thing I have used this year is all the deals at the different photo developing sites. In the past I have been lazy about getting pictures printed, but in the last few months I have made up for lost time! Thanks!!!

The Budzinski Bunch said...

NEW! Can't wait to start saving :)

Frank, Kristin, Alex and Hunter Yeager said...

I check your site daily and have gotten some AWESOME deals! My latest and I think favorite is the .48 photo cards. I was psyched!!! I love your site!!! I look forward to it every day!

Windy said...

I wish I could give you a hug for all the money you've saved me! I have joined you in your quest to milk all the promotional money possible from ING Direct! HA! I've also done some of your photo deals! Thanks!!

Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber and NEW! Just found your blog from Freebies4Mom.

The giveaway code is: May God Bless you this Holiday Season!

Thanks for a chance to win a great giveaway!

Francine said...

NEW! :)

Southerner said...

The photo saving advice is what has saved me the most money. I have been a subscriber for a while.

natalie said...

I just subscribed yesterday, but I've already taken advantage of the Kodak free prints! Thanks! I'm looking forward to all the other ways I'll be able to save.
What a great blog :)

The Mom said...

Carrie,
All of your tips have saved us over $1000 this year. I'm sure it is more, but I didn't start tracking our numbers until September. The biggest moneymaker has been the offers. I never would have done any if not for your guidance! My favorite tips are the coupon deals! I did the CJ Banks deal and got my $50 jeans for the shipping cost - ~$6! And I received another $10 coupon in my email!
Kate D

Jennifer said...

I enjoy all of your posts, but my favorite has been the Magic Jack information. I've spoke with my DH about it many times, and we're considering implementing it when we move. Also, thanks for the Free Santa letter info! =) If & when I ever get to be a SAHM, I'm def. going to start doing these Online Offers, so that I can devote more time to them. I have a F/T job and can't see myself staying on top of it all right now.

BTW, I'm also a subscriber!!

-Jennifer6183@yhaoo.com

patti said...

i found you about 8 months ago and i am a loyal follower. you have saved me money is so many ways i can't thank you enough. i do subscribe although i usually just come to your site. (i'm not that internet savy.) anyways thanks again for all your help.

Anonymous said...

I just subscribed although I've been reading for several months.

Best Money Saving Method of the year for me... I started using coupons again. It's so simple I should have been doing it forever but I'd gotten out of practice. Now I'm limbering up and doing better as the months go on.
stephanie
sgurnsey at yahoo dot com

Holley V said...

Hi Carrie! I've been stalking your blog for a while now and am subscribed via RSS and e-mail. I could soooo use a printer. Being a hybrid scrapbook magazine owner, it's a little difficult to do projects when your printer is having issues and will only print in B/W!
Thanks to you I earned $100 in bonuses for my husband and I from Sharebuilder and I'm building a strategy for doing the $500 gas card as soon as things calm down around here.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway and all the great info!

Tracy Jean said...

Today was the first time for me on your site and boy was I happy! My husband has had two surgeries this past year and missed abt 4-5 months of work. He just went back to work Monday and I foresee us playing "catch-up" financially for the next few months that said I appreciate any way to save money. You truely are a blessing, thank you.

Jenny said...

I love to read your posts each day. I pick and choose which I can participate in (I am not as die hard as you are). It is always great to save money!

Anonymous said...

I am fairly new to your blog however in just a short time have gathered several good offers. I especially am interested in the Discover Open Road Card.
Thanks,
Lisa
4me2cn@gmail.com

ihavebabygiggles said...

Your site has been the best thing for me in 2008! thanks for your efforts!

Rachel M from Texas said...

Hello! I am new to your site. I found it through moneysavingmom (love her blog too) and am already in love. I was looking for more feedback on the stamps.com trial and after reading your several posts on that, I'm going to try it. I also read quite a bit on your site about those big offer things and am seriously considering starting that after the holidasy. I really can't wait to explore more and find out even more tips/tricks to saving/making money. Thank you so much!

Marcella said...

Being fairly new to MSM. I have opened a Money Exchange account and am now getting $5 back for every $50 I spend. I now have a Chase CC that gives me 3% back on my groceries and gas. Also I'm waiting for Sharebuilder to payout my first $50! This week I have played the grocery game at KMart and have $200 worth of groceries for $5!!!!!

Thank you! You are helping me and all my friends make our money worth SO much more! Because of you I don't have to go get a part-time job!

Alicia said...

Carrie, you have truly been a blessing! I saved money on my monthly phone bill by reading your blog (went from paying $90 per month to $28!!!!) YAY! Also am going to try the online offers. I want to do the gas card, but I don't have any of those gas companies in my town...so I will have to decide what to do.
Thank you so much for your help!

Ching said...

My friend Ann introduce reading blogs to know the savings. She has her own blog, mission rice. I've got lots of information from it.

Crazy_in_MD said...

You saved me at least $60 in Xmas photo cards this year! You are AWESOME!

I am NEW

I subscribe now as a true believer via RSS.

dawn said...

dawn dhuntley@mail.com i subscribe to your feed. you have saved me lots of money on your photo deals. i have two little girls and take lots of photos . i am really interested in getting started on the gas card deals too!!! thank you for this opportunity to win!!

Lipe Family said...

Hi Carrie!

I love your blog and thank you for helping me to save money this year (before it was 'cool', too, I might add), mostly through the Grocery Game but also through all of the random coupons/tips/Amazon deals/etc.

I think you're doing a great job and don't have anything to add for next year!

Thanks,
Kaitlin

Jamie lea said...

I emailed you the December code last night but I think I must have forgotten to leave a comment :-( Sorry.
I just found your site a few days ago and have learned much about how to make a little money on the internet.
Thanks for the chance to win.

jamielea33@gmail(dot)com

Jenn said...

I love your blog! I am a subscriber. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it! So far, the bank offers have made me the most money- I love hearing about what great moneymakers are out there!

I'd love to see more info on how you organize and keep track of all the offers you do. Do you have a sample spreadsheet you use?

-Jenn

amtami said...

I just subscribed this week. I got the $5 gas card! And did the Kodak cards for a little over $5! I love all the tips!! Thanks!

smdrm said...

I'm a subscriber through Google Readder.
I've saved the most by using your e-coupon leads.
Thanks for all of your efforts on your readers' behalf.
I'll be happy if you keep on doing as you have been.

Jennifer said...

I just found you this week. Got the free gas card last night!

Ashley said...

I enjoyed saving money on my holiday cards. Thanks!

Cephie said...

I am fairly NEW to your blog, but love saving money.

Anonymous said...

I read your blog SEVERAL times a day - and have learned SO much!!!

I teach college - and my Saturday morning class of mostly young mothers know the class sessions will start off with the weekly tips from Money Saving Methods.

I think the best tip is to read the fine print. For each person who gets "taken" by some great deal - there are many more people who let great deals get away because they are afraid of the "catch."
From you I have learned to "read the fine print" - NOT so much to keep from getting "taken" - but to figure out the "catch" and grab the deal.
I have let so many deals get away because I always figured that there will be some tiny little detail (that they never even told you about) that will let them get by with not coming through.
From you I have learned - those tiny litte details are in the fine print - and when you read the fine print - (and check out the offer) - that there are MANY deals there for the taking!

Janet

Heather said...

I love your site! I just saw the e.l.f. makeup deal and I can't wait to get this so that my nieces can have some more play makeup!

Anonymous said...

Love your site! Great savings!

susan said...

I'm new to your site . Just got laid off from my job. ( Was there over 10 years) I've always used coupons but never knew of all these different places to get info and coupons. Just love it. It has opened my eyes to the meaning of saving money .

Rachel said...

Carrie!! Love your blog, I subscribe via google reader.

Rachel said...

Your posts about the online offers have made me the most money so far this year. $500 in gas cards!, and I'm planning to do another one soon. AWESOME!!

Nita said...

Oh my! I don't think I even know all the ways you've saved me money. I think you were the first blog I subscribed to. I know you've led me to others. I've signed up for freebies, followed along on some of your "do this; earn that" adventures, & matched up deals at stores -all led by you. You rock!

Chad & Mindy said...

I started reading your blog a few months ago. My biggest savings has been all of the free photos. I am going to do homemade Christmas cards this year for next to nothing because of that. I have also sent off for tons of the free giveaways but have yet to receive any of them.

Jamie said...

New to Site, but I have been inspired.

Michelle said...

NEW
Hi, I'm a new subscriber. I found you through a link from either Bargain Shopper Lady or Bloggy Giveaways. I'm looking forward to some money saving tips for 2009!

ELI BOB said...

Hi Carrie,
I am a new subscriber and so excited to start saving money and to get freebies in my mailbox.
I am anxious to read all of your new posts on the cool bargains and goodies
Eli Bob
elisabobc@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

Just subscribed, but loving your site like no other!!
jamieandandre(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Theresa V said...

Hi Carrie,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this blog. I have saved so much money from reading your blog. I have been reading it for about 4 or 5 months. I love it. I find myself clicking on it several times a day to see what you have posted. I have saved lots of money. I have received a $500 Visa card, got back $50.00 from Sharebuilder for myself and my husband. I just signed up for the ETrade savings account. This is just to name a few, not to mention all the money saving tips at the store. Thanks so much for what you do. You have truely been a blessing to so many of us.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog a week or so ago and immediately marked it as a favorite. I just entered the information to subscribe by email.

Steph in KY

Kristy said...

I have saved lots on photos and photo gifts! Most of my Christmas gifts are photo related and cost me next to nothing!
Thanks!

Marla said...

I have saved on gas by signing up for the online offer with the gas cards!!! Thanks for all your work!!!

creativeboarder@yahoo.com

Jenny said...

Hi Carrie,
I've been reading your blog for a few months. THANK YOU for everything! I've received my $500 in gas cards and am working on other offers. I appreciate the online offers, bank offers, free (cheap) photos and your no-nonsense approach to saving money on bills. For 2009, I would be interested in more mystery shopping stuff. I used to do it for years before I had kiddoes and I think it is so fun and easy money. I am sure everyone would appreciate LEGIT info. I subscribe via email at jennydiehl@att.net. Also, I LOVE that we can donate to the American Cancer Society. Thanks for helping us to give back. God's blessings to you and your family this Christmas season, and always!

horsepeople said...

I am new, but so far I have used the Kodak codes to get my Christmas cards. Thanks for the great ideas.

Lisa (lisanne411) said...

Yours is my favorite site for e-codes and online deals, which is where I've saved the most money. You have deals I don't see anywhere else! My faves were the ELF, Kodak, and Borders deals.

Freelancebyu.com said...

Hi Carrie, saw your contest and jumped on over! Being a fellow savings specialist, I have saved money in most of the ways you have but I have to say that you are the BOMB at finding new sharebuilder codes! thank you! FOLLOWING THE RULES I will say that I made the most money thru AFFILIATE links this year, and the TIP FOR 2009 is SAVE MONEY TO MAKE MONEY! emailing you now! GREAT CONTEST!

plin said...

With the way economy is, every possible ways to save counts. Personally, the small amounts from the survey sites have really added up! =)

For 2009, hope you can find more of these small money making opportunities and wish you a wonderful holiday season.

Lisa Cook said...

I've made almost $1000 by following your instructions for taking advantage of the online Offers! Thanks Carrie. Your blog is great!

Rhonda said...

I think I made the most $ from the RME post. I didn't get around to doing the gas card, but plan to go back & reread & see if I'm too late. LOVE your blog. Txs for sharing!

Helen said...

I'm a new subscriber to your site.

Anonymous said...

I'm a new subscriber, I found your website a few days ago and LOVE it! Thank you so much. I've already learned a lot.
Nichole
marinablue72(at)aol(dot)com

Kelly E said...

Hi Carrie,
I've been reading your blog for a few months and last night opened my first sharebuilder account. I was notified that I qualified for the $50 promotion. I am so excited! I'll be trying more online deals as I become more comfortable. Thanks for your detailed instructions. It helps a lot!

I subscribed to your emails at my personal email address. I'll be emailing you tomorrow!

Kelly
engel7910 at gmail dot com

andrea v said...

I've been able to get great deals on photos and photo books. I also love shopping at cvs and using some of your techniques.
vickers at comcast dot net

 
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