Wednesday, April 07, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Be Centsable New Book - How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half


When 8 out of 10 American families live paycheck to paycheck, one thing is very clear to me... most of us need MORE money!  Winning the lottery sounds fun, but good luck!  Finding a better paying job or even a job right now, get in line!  One thing we can do to have more moeny is to reduce our household budgets.  For some of us it's our grocery bill, others utilities, maybe you spend a lot on travel?  What ever consumes your money there's a way to reduce it.  Because let's be honest MONEY is EMOTIONAL!!!

I just got finished reading the book Be Centsable "How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half"!  I was so impressed with Chrissy and Kristin they did an amazing job writing this book!  If, you are serious about reducing your budget, so you have more money than month.  I would definitely feel great about recommending their book!!!  Consider it a tool, that will get your car running, on the path to saving money!!!  I have read multiple books on saving money, but this one is different.  Not only can it teach the beginner to use coupons, but there's instructions for making cheap household cleaners, finding affordable airfares and mattresses, and menu planning!  It really got me excited about saving money again (my mind is running wild)!

Chrissy and Kristen are being so generous they are allowing me to give away TWO copies of their book to YOU!  Winners will be drawn using Random.org on April 15th at noon MST. Winners will be notified via email and have 24 hours to respond.

HERE'S HOW TO WIN
Share one tip on reducing your budget = 1 entry
(also leave a valid email address)

FOR ADDITIONAL ENTRIES
Follow me on Twitter at pennypincher77 = 1 entry
Tweet about this contest = 1 entry per Tweet, per day and link back to me.
Subscribe to my free email subscription and confirm = 1 entry
Blog at this contest and link back to me = 1 entries, please leave separate comments
Follow me on Blogger= 2 entries, please leave seperate comments
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45 comments:

homekeeping-heather.blogspot.com said...

Budget reducing tip: get a filter pitcher to filter your own water and stop buyin bottled water. heatherjonescmc@yahoo.com

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Mizé said...

Personal Finances are one of my favorite topics. I live overseas, in Portugal, hope you can count me in.

1. Budget Reducing tip (groceries): Make a menu plan, make lists according to the menu and shop groceries sticking to this list. In addition, use all coupons, discounts and promotions you can find. Buy store brand products too, they´re as good quality as many expensive brands.

2. I´m now following your blog trough Blogger.

3. I subscribed your blog by mail.
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My birthday is next 13th, this would be an awesome reading & gift for me :)

Ruth said...

Walk or ride a bike as much as possible instead of driving your car.

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Anonymous said...

I do all my own cutting of meats. Never buy precut meat.

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I subscriber to you daily emails.
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I follow you on Twitter
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Anonymous said...

I air dry my dishes in the dishwasher.

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Mari said...

Walk whenever possible to reduce gas costs.

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Jenni said...

My budget tip: is save 5% of every paycheck and put it in savings. It will add up fast and you won't miss the money.

Jenni said...

Im following your blog.
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Jenni said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Jenni said...

I follow you on Blogger (entry #2)

Maggie said...

Tip: Use more veggies and less meat in recipes.

Maggie said...

I am following your blog.

Maggie said...

I follow your blog entry 2.

Maggie said...

I follow you on Twitter!

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Im a confirmed email subscriber.
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Joann said...

Just started following you....I find the best place to purchase bread is at the outlet stores. I purchase for the month and freeze the loafs until ready to use.

Vicki B. said...

My money saving tip is to have a budget and stick to it. Included in the budget is savings directly to the bank.

Jen Dubbs said...

2 dryer sheets work as a replacement for a swiffer or dry-dusting cloth.
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The Moeller's said...

Unplug all appliances when not in use - simple and easy and saves WAY more than you think it would (toaster, coffee maker, etc)

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The Moeller's said...

I also receive your daily email - love it! Thanks.

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Stacy said...

Check the grocery store's discount rack for bread, meat, dry goods, etc. They are often in several areas around the store.

Hannah said...

1) I often want more than the one Sunday subscription paper we get, and found it's cheaper just to buy an extra copy at The Dollar Tree, than to subscribe for more through the paper itself. Since everything is $1 at the Dollar Tree, its .50 less than buying anywhere else.
You can also go into fast food restaurants anytime on Sundays and check for coupons in the papers people leave behind. I also ask my husband to look through the recycling in the lunchroom at work as people often bring in their Sunday paper.

Hannah said...

I subscribe to your emails!

Naomi said...

Reduce food budget:

I often double a recipe if the ingredients are on sale and freeze one meal for later. It's nice to have dinner ready and helps cut down on the food bill.

Naomi
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Pat said...

I use coupons for items that are on sale to get the lowest price.
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Faith said...

When it is nice outside, turn off the heater/ air conditioner and open all the windows.

Faith said...

I follow your blog. Forgot to put my e-mail address on the previous comment.
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Faith said...

I follow your blog.

Faith said...

I added your button to my blog.
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Faith said...

I added your button to my blog.
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Faith said...

I subscribed to your e-mail.

Shelley said...

I plan a weekly menu according to what I have on hand & what is on sale. I stock up on loss leaders & use coupons. Thanks
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Kookaburra said...

Budget tip: Cut dryer fabric softener sheets in half. They work just as well and the box lasts twice as long!

Kookaburra said...

I am a Twitter follower.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kookaburra said...

I follow your blog on Blogger.

Kookaburra said...

I follow your blog on through Blogger. (entry #2)

Thanks again for the chance to win!

Ryan said...

Cut your sponges in half! Some people even use their kitchen towel to was dishes.

Anonymous said...

I will buy coupons on ebay for a buck or 2 (coupons are usually $1.00 off & sold in groups of 10/15 etc) so I spend a buck or 2 & still get to save on the rest, especially when the coupon savings are doubled (King Kullen doubles up to 5, $1 off coupons). I only do this for items I use a lot of (cat food, litter, Tyson chicken).

Steph said...

We save a lot of money by drying clothes on a clothesline!


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Coupon Monster Girl said...

Don't be afraid to buy off-brand names. You may find you don't like one here or there, but for the ones you do like, you'll save money, and the ones you don't...you didn't spend a lot on it to discover you don't like it!