Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Birthday to Sara Says! Win a $20 gift card to Target!

My blog turns one in August! Although I am not one to get sentimental about the turning of age of inanimate objects, I do want to recognize my blog’s birthday. I have loved writing it and it has served its purpose as a springboard in capturing ideas, thoughts, and happenings.

I enjoy expressing myself and ideas in this way and want to thank my readers for all of the inspiring comments and times you have said, "its just like I am sitting across the table from you and having a conversation." That is more of a compliment then you would think.

In honor of the big birthday, Sara Says would like to do a giveaway: a twenty dollar gift card to one of my favorite stores; Target!

Just leave a comment below about something you have done this year to save money with your family. A winner will randomly be picked on -August 1st (the official Birthday). The winner will be posted on this site. Thanks for reading.

45 comments:

Doreen said...

Happy Birthday to your bloggy Sara!! My birthday is Aug. 4th--this would be a great prezzie!! :) I love Target! Something I've done this year to save money with my family has been to help one another clipping the coupons and looking for sales to match the coupons!! purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

josie leinbach said...

happy birthday! i faithfully check couponmom.com and have saved tons at CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. I've also found some pretty good deals at Wal Mart. I haven't had to pay for toothpaste, shampoo, razors, lotion (etc) for months! i've also been reading blogs like yours to find out about all sorts of deal and win free stuff!

The Sanford Family said...

Happy blog birthday! I have done so many things to save money this year. One thing is to clip coupons and match those with advertised sales. I also enter giveaways once in a while for free stuff. I've won a bottle of dish soap so far.

Nancy said...

Happy bloggy birthday!
This year to save money, we are eating out much less often. If we do eat out, we go for lunch instead of a more expensive dinner. We use buy 1 get 1 free meal coupons, and we order tap water instead of an expensive beverage.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

The Millers said...

Happy Birthday to Sara Says! This year, I subscribed to the Sunday paper (didn't get a newspaper because I read all my news online) just for the coupons. And I have gotten a lot better about using coupons. I even search the internet for coupons before I go shopping now.

Janelle04 at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

This year I have started using coupons, entered contests to win free stuff, and I've just really started to pay attention to what I spend money on. Those things all together I think have helped my family out a lot. Of course winning this giveaway would help us out too! Target is my favorite place to get clothes for my kids!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday!! The best thing I've done this year to save money was to start couponing. I scoffed at my sister-in-law who seemed obsessed with it but I started this month and just this month alone I have saved 250% on my grocery shopping.

Blake and Laura said...

Happy Birthday! Something I do is I use all the grocery ads in the area for the week and then go to Walmart since they price match. I easily save at least $10-15 a week on stuff I normally buy.

luemoo@hotmail.com

Uncles said...

Happy First Birthday!!!! I have cut down on eating out to save money

Steph said...

This year, my husband put up a clothesline for me to hang my clothes outside and it's really helped to save on our electric bill. My kids like to help hang things up to, so it's been a nice family project. Great giveaway! Thanks!

Leanna said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! We buy our movie tickets from our work and save at least $3 per ticket. THEN with the AMC rewards we get discounts on snacks and free tickets!

Brooke said...

Happy 1st birthday, Sara Says!

To save money this year, I have recently started visiting Rite-Aid. I've done the CVS deals for a long time but there is only one Rite-Aid in my town and it isn't very convenient for me. I decided to make the trek out there one time and was amazed at the deals I got!

brlooke@yahoo.com

Leslie M. said...

Happy Blogiversary Sara!!
To save Money this year we EAT HOME!!!
Eating out is a financial Disaster!!
When we do Dine out.. I save my Discover Cash Back points.. Cash them in and use them for Gift cards to a Favorite restaurant!!

Thanks for a GREAT Giveaway!!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

Happy Birthday to Sara Says! To say money and as a new "hobby" I have been making stuff like hand sanitizer, bug spray, some sore throat spray, and other "home remedy" stuff. Not only is it safer and it really works, it saves a lot of money as well!

Kris said...

Happy Birthday! I have shopped the bargains that are free after Register Rewards/ECB at Walgreens/CVS.

kristilynngibson(at)gmail(dot)com

Dolphin Girl said...

I have been working with my kids on turning off lights when not in the room. I started couponing a year ago and have been really trying to only buy things when they are great deal. We also have been eating out less. Thanks!

Mrs. Rachel said...

Well, Happy Birthday to your Blog! I'd love to win this awesome prize! Thanks for the chance!

This year I started to use coupons, and I have saved a TON of money this way!

Rachel
cheap_chick@hotmail.com

Lori Sifuentes said...

Happy Birthday!

I have started couponing and following blogs this year. I have also switched to Dish Satellite to save $20/month. Put bricks in all 3 toilets. And much more.

Moriah said...

My family has sold some unnecessary items in our house on ebay to make some money and plus have extra space in our house.

brightleigh said...

Congratulations on your birthday! My efforts to save money with my family this year is to find a coupon for whenever we dine out, or eat where kids eat for free.

Thanks for the giveaway!

robandleighbright at suddenlink.net

Christy Lee said...

I started learning how to "do" CVS...I've saved so much and picked up so many things that we need! Also, we've been clearing out the garage of old four wheeler parts and have made quite a bit that way. We had a yard sale, too. Thanks for the giveaway, and happy bloggy bday!

Christy
sheridesthatbigredhonda@yahoo.com

Vanessa said...

Happy Birthday! This year, I have started printing out more coupons for household items as well as paying attention to local sales. I've found some great deals!

vanessa@tillotsoncomputersDOTcom

Sara said...

This year, I've started collecting coupons and matching them up to sales to save money on groceries and toiletries! snpete [at] gmail [dot] com

Amiyrah said...

We've saved our change and dollar bills. From the change alone, we saved a few hundred dollars. Amazing!

Amiyrah said...

(please delete previous post...forgot to give my e-mail address)

We've saved our change and dollar bills. From the change alone, we saved a few hundred dollars. Amazing!

4hatsandfrugal@gmail.com

Courtney said...

One thing we have done to save money is grocery shop at Aldis! Their fruits and vegetables are a BARGAIN! I also love REBATES!

Sarakastic said...

We've gone hiking to celebrate birthdays instead of going shopping and we had just as much fun. Happy blog birthday!

thriftyfrugalmom said...

Happy Blog Birthday! One thing we have done that is fun is to take advantage of birthday freebies such as a free ice cream treat at Cold Stone Creamery. Makes for great memories!

carykhepburn said...

Happy Birthday! :)
I've been reading a ton of moneys saving blogs to get tips and deals to save money this year.
Thanks for doing the giveaway!
-Leslie
carykhepburn@yahoo.com

Jenna Z said...

Happy bloggy birthday! I've started combining sales and coupons to get the VERY best deals I can and squeeze a little more out of the grocery budget. I love there are websites that match up sales at different stores and coupons that are available. Awesome!

Shawna said...

Happy blog birthday!! This year, we've saved almost $2000 couponing! It's been a lot of work, but it's worth it! Thanks for your awesome giveaway.

shawna at couponladyonline dot com

Megan Gray said...

Happy Birthday. Don't eat out as much.

Mikki said...

Happy Birthday, blog! This year is my first year couponing, it has really saved me a lot of money. I also started a blog about making money, which in turn helps me save!
moneymakinmama85@gmail.com

McCraine Family said...

My family and I made it a goal to stop eating out!! We eat dinner at home every night, and that is saving us lots of money!

jana_mccraine(at)hotmail(dot)com

StephanieC said...

I have cut back on eating out & starting to half my portions when I do- equaling lunch and dinner !Thanks for the giveaway

Nancy said...

I never throw any packaging materials away. Boxes, padded envelopes, bubble wrap (if I don't pop it all) even gift bags, wrapping and ribbon. It makes for a little chaos in my storage closet but I just hate to buy these things when I can reuse what I have. Thanks for the great giveaway and happy blog birthday!
spackattak7(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kristy said...

Happy Brithday to your blog. This year we have gotten serious about couponing and I joined a coupon trade group and started swapping coupons with a neighbor to increase our savings.

ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mary said...

We have stopped going out to eat and are cooking at home all the time, which is a big deal to us because we used to go out 3 times a week.

mfalcon13@hotmail.com

Karin said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!

Trying to use coupons more! Also have been shopping at second hand stores.


karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Suzy and Ken said...

Happy Birthday to your blog...one year, that's awesome! To save money this year my family has become much better at couponing and I started buying multiple copies of the paper for the coupons.

saksheppard (at) gmail (dot) com

Clarissa said...

I've kept an eye on blogs to hear about the latest freebie offers from companies. It allows me to have treats without spending money on them!
clarissa at digitaldeacons dot com

chrissy said...

Happy birthday!!

I've started to clip coupons from my local paper and on-line sites. I also combine them with what's on sale to buy in bluck.

transamws602(at)yahoo(dot)com

matanic said...

I've begun clipping and printing coupons and following money saving blogs.
mm75guard-freebies AT yahoo DOT com

Rebekah said...

My fiance and I have both been using Swagbucks as our main search engine. We then exchange the swagbucks we receive for Amazon gift cards. The gift cards will be used to purchase items for our new home.

michaelandrebekah @ gmail.com

Sarah said...

Happy blog birthday, Sara! I've really enjoyed reading it and hope you have many more blog birthdays to come!! The thing that has saved our family the most money is being very deliberate in my grocery shopping. I scan the ads every week and stock up on the things that we eat. For example, when 93% lean hamburger goes on sale for $1.99, I buy several pounds to freeze so it will last until the next time it's on sale. This way, I never pay more than sale price for many of the things we eat. Then, I clip coupons to get an even better deal. Then, when I actually go to the store, I take only cash. The embarrassment of being up at the checkout and finding out I spent more than I have is the best motivator ever to stick to my list!