Thursday, January 28, 2010

Show Them Some LOVE $25 Give Away!!!

Each day I sit at my computer and easily gain access to an endless wealth of knowledge in how to care for my family, my home and my finances just by tapping on my keyboard.

You see, today I was emailing back and forth with a blogger friend of mine today, and she shared with me that a few other bloggers have been plagiarizing her blog entries, and as a fellow blogger, I was pretty upset to hear this news!

It really made me stop and think that I don't offer enough LOVE to fellow bloggers for the time, effort, sacrifice and knowledge that they share with me! I try to make a conscience effort to take a few seconds and post a few words of thankfulness in the comments at the bottom of a post every once in a while, or I sometimes send a quick email sharing how much I have learned from a particular blogger- and I do this especially because I frequently receive these same bits of thanks and encouragement from MANY of my readers!

So I thought that it would be FUN to host a GIVE AWAY
in honor of the

BEST BLOGS in the BLOG-O-SPHERE!!!

Let's Show Them Some LOVE!!!

To get started, I'd like to share my FAVORITE FIVE
(In alphabetical order...)


1.
Coupon Crazy Chrys.com
I have completely given up viewing my paper copy of the weekly drug store flyers! Chrys does my work for me, and I reap the savings! Thanks Chrys!

2. Macomb Money Savers.com
Jolyn, in my humble opinion, has revolutionized Metro Detroit grocery shopping! I LOVE all of the Internet printable coupons that she brings to my attention each week... savings that I would have missed otherwise! Thanks Jolyn!

3. Money Saving Mom.com
I really appreciate Crystal's honestly and integrity in sharing her long term view of living a frugal lifestyle! The best tip that I have learned from Crystal is to plan ahead for meals (OAMC)! Thanks Crystal!

4. The Simple Dollar.com
Trent has challenged my thinking as to why would I want to keep up with the Joneses on any level... and it is nice to pepper my reading with a man's perspective! Thanks Trent!


5.
The Thrifty, Frugal Mom.blogspot.com
Lydia regularly shares the behind the scenes details of why she practices particular frugal living tricks... and she takes pictures of her grocery shopping trips too (I LOVE that!) Thanks Lydia!

Each of these blog authors have either challenged my thinking, inspired me to take action outside of my typical 'box'! Who are YOUR Favorite Five?


Here is how to enter if YOU'D like to WIN a $25 gift card to Target


1. Leave me a comment listing YOUR Favorite Five

2. Earn up to FIVE more entries by leaving me a comment letting me know that you have contacted one of your favorite bloggers, and let me know why that blogger has earned a spot in YOUR Favorite Five!!!

3. If you happen to be a fellow blogger, please give yourself one entry per day if YOU have received an email or comment letting you know that your blog is someones Favorite!!!


The winner of the $25 Target gift card will be selected at random at 10pm Sunday, January 31, 2010!



Together, lets spread kindness instead of crumminess...


*Sharpen Your Scissors is NOT allowed as a Favorite in this Give Away!!!

101 comments:

Anonymous

Hip2Save
Macomb Money Savers
Money Saving Mom
The Sharp Scissors Lady
The Thrifty, Frugal Mom

Rita
mantrita2003@yahoo.com

Anonymous

ok so i didnt read the very bottom...so my number six to replace you in my list is Life as MOm

mantrita2003@yahoo.com

Anonymous

and I contacted Macomb Money Savers to let her know ( I think its awful that she was a victim of plagarism as well)

Rita

mantrita2003@yahoo.com

Kate

Macomb Money Savers
Hip 2 Save
Coupon Crazy Chrys
Krazy Coupon Lady
Mommy Snacks

The Pohl Family

The Sharp Scissors Lady (Of course)
Macomb Money Savers (Love it)
Coupon Crazy Chrys (just starting it)
Hip 2 Save
Stretching a Buck

I have way more but these rate high

Kristin

This is hard!! Do they have to be coupon related? Cuz while I love you gals, my hearts passion is to creativity & my stampin' "friends"!! Oh yeah, and FOOD!

1) Raspberry Suite, Dawn McVey
http://dawnmcvey.typepad.com/these_are_a_few_of_my_fav/

2) Pioneer Woman
http://thepioneerwoman.com/

3) Thirty Decor Chick
http://www.thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/

4) Creative Party Place
http://creativepartyplace.com/

5)Macomb Money Savers

Kristin
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Kristin

I went over to Dawn's blog and told her I love her. Haha! ;)

I love her blog SO much because she is so normal, like you!!

She lost her job a few months back and she was so depressed for days, then she decided not to let it get her down and to make the most of it. It's all God's plan. It was so wonderful to watch her range of REAL emotions. She is also terribly talented and isn't big headed about it. She is quirky and sweet and so REAL.

The Pohl Family

I emailed macomb money savers.

The Pohl Family

I emailed Stretching a Buck

The Pohl Family

I emailed Hip 2 save

The Pohl Family

I emailed coupon crazy chyrs

The Pohl Family

OOP I emailed you my number 1 Fav.

Angie

My top 5, not counting this one, are:
Happy Homemaker Cindy
It's Not All Mary Poppins
Enemy of Debt
Common Sense with Money
Money Saving Mom

Angie

I sent a message to Happy Homemaker Cindy.

Angie

I sent a message to Money Saving Mom.

Angie

I sent a message to Common Sense with Money.

Angie

I sent a message to Enemy of Debt.

Angie

I sent a message to It's Not All Mary Poppins.

Anonymous

My five favorite coupon bloggers, not counting you, are:

Deal Seeking Mom
Hip2Save
Money Saving Mom
The Coupon Project
My Frugal Adventures.

Thanks, Laura!
PAM

Anonymous

I contacted Deal Seeking Mom.

Anonymous

I contacted Deal Seeking Mom.

Thanks,
PAM

Anonymous

I contacted Hip2Save.

Thanks,
PAM

Anonymous

I contacted Money Saving Mom.

Thanks,
PAM

Anonymous

I contacted The Coupon Project.

Thanks,
PAM

Anonymous

I contacted My Frugal Adventures.

Thanks,
PAM

Candice

MY top 5 (not including this one!) are:

Hip 2 Save,
Money Saving Mom,
Couponing to Disney,
My Litter of Six,
Craving Savings

Thanks to all the bloggers for doing such a fabulous job in keeping the readers in the know with all the wonderful deals!

LeeAnn

My top five (other than Sharpen your Scissors)
Hip to Save
Coupon Crazy Chrys
Macomb Michigan Money Makers
Happy homemaker Cindy
I heart Wags

LeeAnn

I contacted Hip to save to let them know they are doing a great job!

LeeAnn

I contacted Macomb Michigan Money Savers to say "great job"

LeeAnn

I contacted IheartWags. Just found that blog this week.

LeeAnn

I attempted to leave a comment on Coupon Crazy Chrys but couldn't figure out how. But I attempted :)

The Jungmans

Macomb Money Savers
Crazy Coupon Chrys
Krazy Coupon Lady
Hip2Save
I Love Sharing Great Deals
Makin it in Michigan
Centsable Momma
Sharpen your Scissors

Carrie

Sharpen Your Scissors
1-2-3- Save
The Pioneer Woman
Food In Jars
Attention Target Shoppers
Becentsable

(sorry had to list 6)

Carrie

I have contaced Food In Jars

coley

My Faves are:

Macomb Money Savers
Hip2Save
Coupon Crazy Chrys
"Cents"able Momma
Once a Month Cooking

Its a shame we cant vote for you Laura! You are certainly one of favorites! Thanks for all your hard work.

Lauren

Okay, so here are my favorite:
Free Sample Freak
Money Saving Methods
Hip 2 Save
My Frugal Adventures
Coupon Crazy Chrys
Thanks!
pepethewepe at gmail.com

Lauren

I emailed Free Sample Freak and told her she's awesome.
pepethewepe at gmail.com

Lauren

I emailed Money Saving Methods and told her she's great for all the hard work she's put into the site. And for my previous entry, Free Sample Freak is great because she's often online to give help right then.
pepethewepe at gmail.com

Lauren

I emailed Hip2Save to thank him for all the great scenarios he puts together, like Rite Aid's Grab for the Gold.
pepethewepe at gmail.com

Staying Lean

Macomb Money Savers
Couponing to Disney
Hip 2 Save
Monroe on a Budget
Coupon Crazy Chrys

Staying Lean

Just emailed Macomb Money Savers

Lauren

I emailed My Frugal Adventures and told her how I appreciate her deals and coupons.
pepethewepe at gmail.com

Lauren

I emailed Coupon Crazy Chrys to tell her that I appreciate how easy she makes the deals to sign up and figure out what I need.
pepethewepe at gmail.com

Erica

1)Macomb Money Savers
2)Coupon Crazy Chrys
3)My Frugal Adventures
4)Hip2Save
5)Who Said Nothing in Life is Free

These are just a few of the many that I follow.

And Thanks for everything you do for us, Laura! You rock!

Erica
txcoupon@gmail.com

Carree

My Top Five - of course not including you are:

Hip 2 Save
Deal Finding Chik
Macomb Money Savers
Who Said Nothing in Life is Free??
Krazy Coupon Lady

Carree

I have left a comment for Macomb Money Savers - love her Meijer posts!!

Anonymous

Macomb Money Savers
123 Save
Coupon Crazy Chrys
Deal Seeking Mom
Mommy snacks

Jen Harper

Megan

Macomb Money Savers
Mommy snacks
Sharp Scissors Lady
Hip2Save
Momminitup

JC

coupons, deals and more
money saving mom
carrots n cake
Deal Seeking Mom
the science of being dad

Mary

I have five favorites too!
Macomb Money Savers
Centsable Momma
$5 Dinners
Consumer Queen
Mambo Sprouts
Couponing for 4
I could go on and on

JC

I've left message to let Ann know her blog is so very helpful and I appreciate it a lot!
coupons, deals and more- Unlike most blogs, Ann always puts her own thoughts and make her blogs meaning and useful.

JC

money saving mom-
I love reading Crystal's frugal ideas and experiments, very inspiring.

I'm sending her an email to express my appreciation.

JC

carrots n cake- Tina's blog is always funny and inspiring! Not only for healthy living but better me in. Love the recipes she shares and her thoughts of life.

I've left message to Tina.

JC

Deal Seeking Mom- Tara has the latest info of goodies which I adore the most! She keeps her blog clean and easy to read, love it!

I'm emailing Tara my appreciation.

JC

the science of being dad- Adam has his way expressing his thoughts, and I love it. I love reading detailed, honest ideas and reviews, Adam has them all.

I'm emailing Adam my appreciation.

Saving in the "D"

This is a hard one - other than your blog, my favorites are:

Macomb Money Savers
Coupon Crazy Chrys
Hip to Save
Deal Seeking Mom
SwagGrabber

...plus many more!

Saving in the "D"

I sent Macomb Money Savers telling her I love her blog!

Lydia

Thanks Laura! This is a great idea...and a great way to get others to show a little blogger appreciation.

My favorite five:
For the Mommas
Tammy's Recipes
Common Sense with Money
Home Joys (.blogspot)
I Heart Rite Aid

Saving in the "D"

I sent an email of appreciation to Coupon crazy Chrys...

Saving in the "D"

I sent an email to Hip to Save thanking her!

Charity Lemke

My top 5 are:
Hip2Save
My Frugal Adventures
Macomb Money Savers
Simple Mom
Coupon Crazy Chrys
There are so many great resources to choose from!

Nikki Van Dis

My top five are:
Hip2Save
Macomb Money Savers
Coupon Crazy Chrys
Deal Seeking Mom
Mommy snacks

Tricia

My top 5 with some coupon related, some not...
dooce
hip2save
swaggrabber
poor girl eats well
mgoblog

Anonymous

Hip2Save
Macomb Money Savers
Money Saving Mom
The Sharp Scissors Lady
The Thrifty, Frugal Mom
Mrs.Yankster

Jen@Scrapingirl

Macomb money savers
money saving mom
Frugal girls
Organic deals and coupons
The suburban jungle

All of you have saved me a ton of money and got me thinking about better ways to take care of my family. For that, I am very grateful.

nmmom@wowway.com

Ellen

Do these blogs have to be coupon blogs? If all blogs of encouragement are included, I would have to say (in no particular) order:
Organic Deals & Coupons
Money Saving Mom
I Have To Say
Simple Mom.net
Harmony Art Mom (blogspot)

Of course, there are LOTS others for all kinds of reasons.

Jen@Scrapingirl

I emailed macomb money savers.

nmmom@wowway.com

Jen@Scrapingirl

I emailed money saving mom.

nmmom@wowway.com

Jen@Scrapingirl

I emailed The suburban jungle.

nmmom@wowway.com

Jen@Scrapingirl

I emailed Organic deals and coupons.

nmmom@wowway.com

Jen@Scrapingirl

I emailed Frugal girls.

nmmom@wowway.com

Colleen

Hip2save
Deal Seeking Mom
Money saving mom
money saving madness
the thrifty mama
I could list so many!

cthompson1477@gmail.com

Ashley

Fav Five

Hip to Save
Money Saving Mom
Houning with Frugaluz
Nickles and Dimes
and lastly....
Cincinnati Cents

(This was hard, as I have about 20 personal favorites bookmarked!)

Saralou170

My top five are:
Hip2Save
Macomb Money Savers
Coupon Crazy Chrys
Happy Homemaker Cindy
Deal Seeking Mom

Erica

I commented to Coupon Crazy Chrys thanking her for her drug store match ups. I never go to the drug stores without checking her blog.

Erica

I told Macomb Money Savers that her blog has saved me a TON on my groceries.

Erica

I emailed Hip2Save and thanked her for the great deals she posts. I did a lot of my Christmas shopping from her posted deals.

Erica

I emailed My Frugal adventures. She is always one of the first to posts giveaways! And I love free stuff!

Erica

I commented on Who Said Nothing In Life is free thanking her for the great deals.

Kara

Hip2Save
The krazy coupon lady
My frugal adventures
common sense with money
macomb money savers

Julie

Not all of my current top five are couponers, but they all teach in one way or another, and they all encourage a frugal lifestyle.
Moms Need to Know.com
The Coupon Project.com
Mom Advice.com
The Homespun Heart
Sharpen Your Scissors (I know this one doesn't count)
Frugal Upstate.com

Julie

I commented at Moms Need to Know and told her I listed her as a favorite here.

Julie

I emailed Angela at The Coupon Project.

bpraet

Macomb money savers
Deal seeking mom
Coupon Crazy Chrys
the freebie blogger
Sharp scissors lady (of course!)

Rebekah

Macomb Money Savers
Sharp Scissors Lady :-)
Mommy Snacks
Coupon Crazy Chrys
Money Saving Mom

Helen A. Town

1) The Sharp Scissors Lady
2) The Artful Parent http://www.artfulparent.typepad.com/
3) Life Isn't Rocket Science
http://kimberleemurray.blogspot.com
4) Little Birdie Secrets
http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/
5) Coupon Crazy Chrys
couponcrazychrys.com

Helen A. Town

and MoneySavingMom.com

(I also didn't read the rules correctly!)

Jen

macomb money savers
money saving mom
hip2save
common sense with money
making in Detroit with coupons

Jen

sent some love to MMS b/c I love all the local deals

Jen

sent thanks to makin it in michigan b/c I love the short and sweet posts

Jen

said thanks to MSM- i love that it is such a big blog there is lots of great advice and tips from other reads in the comments!

Jen

Let mercedes a comment at CSwith money. I love what a great job she does getting back with you in the comment section if you have a ?

Jen

Thanked Hip2save - she does a great job with twitter updates on HOT deals.

Staying Lean

Just emailed Hip2save and couponing to Disney.

Staying Lean

emailed Coupon Crazy Chyrs

Staying Lean

emailed Monroe on a Budget

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