Wednesday, July 15, 2009

And the winner is...

Photo copyright by jek in the box

Thanks for all the entries in my latest Goo Goo Giveaway for a $25 gift card to the store of the winner's choice -- Target, CVS, Kmart or Walmart.

I really appreciate all the entries, tweets and money-saving comments. In fact, I'll be compiling my favorites and sharing them later this week on the blog.

But enough about that. You all really want to know who won the contest, right?

The winner, selected at random from all comments posted is ....

sphinx63 who posted at 8:09 PM on July 2:

"I always try to buy meat when it's on a good sale price, and I stock up enough to last about 4 months, which is usually when it goes on sale again."
Love that tip. Before my Grocery Free Challenge, our freezer was also stocked with meat that I bought on sale. Make friends with the butcher or meat manager at your local grocery store and find out when they mark down meat for quick sale, then shop at those times. I've discovered that after 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, I can find great deals on meat that's near its sell-by date. I just pop it in the freezer until I want to use it. Let me tell you, a steak bought on sale tastes even better than a full-price expensive cut.

All these money-saving tips are making me feel extra-generous today. I was so floored by the number of entries and money-saving tips that I received that I'm going to give away a consolation prize to another commenter.

The consolation prize winner, who gets a $10 gift card of her choice is:

#59 judybrittle, who commented at 9:21 PM on July 3:

In an earlier comment, Judy shared that she saves money through rewards programs:

"I stretch my dollar by being in My Points, In Box Dollars, SwagBucks and many surveys. I save up all year and I cash out on all with cash and gift cards and I print out a lot of coupons and I go stock up shopping. It doesn't cost me a thing except my time."

Great tip, Judy. I haven't tried My Points or In Box Dollars, but I love SwagBucks, which rewards you for Internet searches. A couple of times a month, I cash in my SwagBucks for an gift card. I love free money!

And now, Judy, you have another gift card to add to your free cash stash.

If you were a winner, check your email for a message from me. Please respond within 48 hours with your gift card choice and address, so I can mail out your prize. Again, congratulations.

Stay tuned, my sources tell me there will be another Goo Goo Giveaway very soon.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much!!! I am very excited, as Target is my favorite store to shop the clearance items.