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6/28/10

GIVEAWAY- 2 of the new "Be Thrifty" Books

I won these handmade decorated frames in a giveaway from The Single Nester.



She was celebrating her blog reaching 100 followers. Aren't they great! If you havn't checked her blog out be sure to do so. She blogs about crafts, life, dating, shares the love of the the color turquoise and keeps it real.

Now it's my turn to host a giveaway. I was recently asked to review the book "Be Thrifty-How To Live Better With Less" by Pia Catton and Califia Suntree and to host a giveaway for 2 of my readers to win this great book. Yep you read that right.... TWO LUCKY READERS will win this fabulous book.



BE THRIFTY isn’t about being cheap—it's about being smart and self-sufficient. Drawing on the work of experts in every field, it shows how to cut your food bills, cut your credit card debt—cut your own hair. Financial writers explain how to create a budget, and the thriftiest ways to invest in the market. Professional chefs give step-by-step advice for shopping for the cheapest, tastiest ingredients—and offer recipes that put those ingredients to good use, from homemade Chinese "take-out" to the frugal barbecue. There are also tips for building a budget music collection, setting up a “no fail” vegetable garden, how to sell your home without a realtor; the basics of negotiating a killer deal on a car and much more.

To enter, follow the rules below:

The giveaway is open to US and Canada only.

One entry for each of the following, comment separately for each......

1. Leave a comment sharing with us your favorite Thrifty money saving tip.

2. Sign up on the left hand side of my blog to follow me and leave a comment letting me know that you did or if you already follow let me know.

3. Do a post about my giveaway on your blog, linking back to this post; leave a comment letting me know so I can visit your blog.

4. Click on the SHARE button right above my "Lisa" signature for this post and share on facebook. Leave a comment letting me know.

Be sure to leave an e-mail address where I can contact you if you win.

Entries will be open until July 5th at 9pm central time. I will draw the 2 winners using random.org on July 6th.

GOOD LUCK!


Search & Win

70 comments:

  1. One of my favorite thrifty things to do is use our public library. If you weren't giving this book away, I would be adding it to my list of books on reserve at the library (and still may, if I don't win...LOL!)

    Our library also has many kids' programs, geneology classes, reading groups, and music/movie rentals, all for free!

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  2. I'm already a follower!

    I'll try to get a post up on my blog a little later today. :)

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  3. I like to check out the day old bread store. The bread is just as good as the full price super markets.

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  4. We make sure that we use the store discount cards.
    We whop by flyer and then look to see what coupons we have that match.

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  5. My best money saving tip is to stay out of the stores and leave your $ at home, thanks, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  6. I like your tip on making your own household cleaners.

    lmains at acsalaska dot net

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  7. Twitter follower @LydiasPennies

    lmains at acsalaska dot net

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  8. Shared your giveaway on my FB @Lydias Pennies

    lmains at acsalaska dot net

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  9. I like your rebate tips and we also use the public library a ton in the summer. The kids love to go!

    stonercc@venturecomm.net

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  10. I am also following you!!!

    stonercc@venturecomm.net

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  11. I'm a follower!

    Sam
    Mom.Undecided.

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  12. My fave money saving tip is to always shop the clearance racks - at all stores! My grocery store even has a clearance rack!

    Sam
    Mom.Undecided.

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  13. I love coupons... I love getting the Sunday paper at the Dollar store..

    malmort01@optonline.net

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  14. I am a follower

    malmort01@optonline.net

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  15. I blogged about it! :)

    http://livinglifereal.blogspot.com/2010/06/win-free-stuff.html

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  16. my thrifty tip is to shop at a grocery store that has gas perks

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  17. I use vinegar, baking soda, alcohol and lemons almost exclusively to clean with. I coupon, shop thrift stores, hang dry my laundry, and make my own laundry soap. Best of all I teach my 5 children all of these things so that they will too be smart about their money.
    mommy saves at yahoo dot com

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  18. I follow via GFC, mommy2fourgirls.
    mommy saves at yahoo dot com

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  19. I am a new follower! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  20. I use coupons for everything! It saves us a lot of money!

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

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  21. I am a blog follower.

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

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  22. babybunny1983 AT comcast DOT net
    we use coupons for everything

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  23. I am a follower already!

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  24. I shared this post on FB.

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  25. My thrifty tips are to use coupons whenever possible and use the library. I've cancelled almost all of my magazine subcriptions since I can check out magazines at my local library.

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  26. I put a post on my blog about this post. I don't link well but I tried!

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  27. Make your own bread products. It doesn't take alot of skill to make basic bread. If you work and don't have the time, find a breadmaker at a yard sale for very cheap and use that(for the whole process or just for the mixing/kneading/proofing stages).
    You will save money AND control what goes into what you eat(make it healthier).
    Win/Win!

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  28. I am now a follower and thanks for following me too! ;-)

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  29. Ok...I posted about the giveaway on BOTH of my facebook ids...lol

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  30. To be thrifty, I combine coupons and sales, shop where we can get gas rewards and never by "convenience packaged" items, like cut up vegetables. You can save a lot by doing a little work yourself!
    irshsmil9@yahoo.com

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  31. I'm a follower on GFC!
    irshsmil9@yahoo.com

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  32. I get all my friends and family to save me their sunday copon inserts! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  33. I'm sort of new to being thrifty but so far I've been using coupons as much as possible and shopping for things on clearance.

    Andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. ok...I blogged about your giveaway.
    Check it out...
    http://simpleslug.blogspot.com/2010/07/do-you-want-to-be-h-o-t.html

    sluggy
    arcure(at)ptdprolog(dot)net

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  35. Slugmama sent me! My best money saving tip is to use coupons matched with sales for the best prices on whatever you need to buy.

    fperkins2000 @ yahoo.com

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  36. I am your newest follower!

    fperkins2000 @ yahoo.com

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  37. One of my tips is to match up coupons with sales.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  38. I'm a follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  39. I'm following you as kennarog.

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  40. My favorite thrifty money is to use coupons! Pair the coupons with sales and really get more bang for your buck!

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  41. One of my favorite money saving tips is keep track of your spending. We do not spend a dime without writing it down. Taking into account what we spend really keeps spending down, and it gives us a clear picture of where we can make cuts when necessary. Another favorite is drink water. We bought a good filter for our faucet to keep the water clean and our costs down. :) Thank you for the giveaway. Looks like a great book!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. New follower. :) Can't wait to read more of your posts. :)

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I shared on facebook. :) Kelly Blackwell

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2010/07/love-good-thrifty-book-sharing-giveaway.html

    kalea_kane(at_)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I LOVE TO SAVE MONEY WITH COUPONS! I HAVE 12 GRANDKIDS AND SAVING MONEY IS TOPS ON MY LIST!!

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  46. My tip is to rent movies from the library - it's free!

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  47. One of my favorite thrifty things to do is to use the coupons I have to decide where to go out to eat. My husband always laughs when I tell him his choices for date night.
    Katherine
    peachykeen817 at hotmail dot com

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  48. My favorite money saving tip is to be on the lookout for packaging changes, especially for hair care products, because the when the manufacturer changes to a new look, the stores put the old product on clearance. I've been able to buy my favorite conditioner for $.64 at RiteAid drugstore when they were just trying to get the old packaging off their shelves. Incredible deals!

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  49. I posted this on Twitter
    pm0409@hotmail.com

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  50. I shared this via Google reader
    pm0409@hotmail.com

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  51. I shared this on Facebook.
    pm0409@hotmail.com

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  52. I follow you.
    pm0409@hotmail.com

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  53. I retweeted this on Twitter.
    pm0409@hotmail.com

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  54. if you don't have the cash...don't get it
    jen
    mamato6@cox.net

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  55. My favorite thrifty tip is to use cloth napkins with your meals.

    Besides being much better for the earth, since you don't have the waste, they are also much better for your wallet since you don't have to keep buying paper napkins that you use once and throw into the ground.

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  56. I am a follower of your blog.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  57. Plan meals every week. That way you don't waste what you have, and you can limit impulse purchses at the store.

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  58. I wash almost all laundry in cold water and hardly ever use the dryer.

    amanda.townsend2 at gmail dot com

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  59. My favorite thrifty idea is to replace chemical cleaners with baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice. It is nontoxic and thrifty too!

    applewood97@gmail.com

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  60. My fav is always use a coupon!
    bargainfun1 at yahoo

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  61. i shared on fb
    bargainfun1 at ybahoo

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  62. Combine coupons and sales to get the best prices! This works best at Walgreens and CVS where the give you money/coupons back. I get almost all of my toiletries for free doing this!

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  63. My best tip is to borrow books from the library instead of buying them.

    onlychocolate4me at gmail dot com

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  64. I follow you on google friend connect.

    onlychocolate4me at gmail dot com

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  65. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

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