Monday, February 8, 2010

YAY! YAY! GIVE AWAY!!!


LOOK what I saw when I woke up this morning? In just over a year, I've reached over 100,000 hits here at Sharpen Your Scissors! Yay! *( My sitemeter keep tabs on how many visits my blog receives, and it is located at the bottom of my blog's homepage!)

Hmm, seems like something FUN to celebrate... don't YOU think?

I personally LOVE gift cards to the drug stores (CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid) to keep my out of pocket spending low, so I'm offering either...

A $30 gift card to ONE winner- for the above drug store of their choice

-OR-

THREE $10 gift cards winners, 1 $10 CVS winner, 1 $10 Walgreens winner, and 1 $10 Rite Aid winner!

What do YOU think? How should the GIFT CARD(s) be won?


Here's how to enter: (be sure to heighten your chances of winning by entering more than once!) *If you are reading this post in your email or through a feed reader, please leave your comments on this blog post instead of in my email! Thanks!

1. Sign up to become a FOLLOWER of Sharpen Your Scissors, this is the most sincere form of flattery to a blogger!

2. If you are already a Sharpen Your Scissors FOLLOWER than flaunt your follower status and share how long you've been following Sharpen Your Scissors!

3. For each friend/family member/co-worker/neighbor that you recruit to become a FOLLOWER of Sharpen Your Scissors you will receive another entry to win!
(Make sure to enter separately for each person!!!)

4. Share the savviest tip that you've learned from Sharpen Your Scissors!

5. Link this page to your blog, Facebook page or Tweet about this give away! (I'm @mrsdavewebber on Twitter!) Then let me know that you've put out your broadcast!


The WINNER(s) of the GIFT CARD(s) will selected via Random.org, Wednesday 2.10.10 at NOON!

109 comments:

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I have been follower to your RSS feed for a few months :)

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One of your great tips was to learn that RR/ECBs from the drugstores are often MQs and *might* be able to be used at your local grocery store :)
YMMV :)

Carly

I am a follower!

Staying Lean

You know we always like to spread the love and you should do the 3 of the smaller gift cards. That goes a long way at a drugstore. And I am a follower.

Anonymous

I am an email subscriber. Love all your tips and have saved big, average 51-61% on my grocery trips! Thank you. canolel@charter.net

Staying Lean

Posted on my blog:

http://stayingleaninoaklandcounty.blogspot.com/2010/02/sharp-scissors-lady-yay-yay-give-away.html

Nikki

I've been following for, oh, 8 months now maybe? Its been a while! Congrats on the 100K hits!

Nikki

The savviest tip I've learned from you has been to spend my Walgreens Register Rewards at Meijer! Sometimes the RR just didn't seem worth it to me, especially with their tricky rolling rules, but spending that "maufacturer coupon" at Meijer has made it completely worth while! Thank you!

Lydia

Congrats Laura! I am following your blog. :)

Lydia

Well, you know I love your blog and that we think a lot alike. I think the one thing that I learned from your video series was to keep track of your gift card balance by marking the remaining $ amount on the card. So simple, but something I never thought of. :)

Jessie

i am a follower.
jessie12980@yahoo.com

Jessie

i loved your advice about organizing filing coupons. we actually have the same binder!
jessie12980@yahoo.com

Meghan

Been a follower for a few months!

Meghan

I will facebook post it!

Meghan

I like your recipes and tips for making food stretch in the kitchen.
I think 3 people should each win $10. Thanks for the giveaway!

vcobb2008

You are awesome! I was invited to a class from a friend; but could not attend. Unfortunately last year was a bad year, i became one of many michigan's unemployed. I started reading your blog at the beginning of november. Going up with a mom who clips, i pick the habit back up. This year is going to be a great year! So great that I might be able to afford to be a stay home mom. Within the last four months i have saved 65-75% of our grocery budget. I live in hartland and have a kroger within reach; but drive the extra 6-8 mi to howell super kroger.

cris3686

Just found you over the super bowl weekend! Give more chances to 3 lucky winners!

Megan

I'm a google follower. :)

Megan

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/meg1620/status/8824897855

Anonymous

Yours was the first blog I started following..I have always been a "coupon" person, but nothing like I am now and saving 75%+ on almost every trip, thanks to blogs like yours:)

Candice

I'm a follower!!!!

Tammy

Attended your class on October 1, 2009 at the technology fair. Started a few weeks later and have saved alot of money. You have had many good tips, it is hard to choose the best one's but I like the multiple transactions.

The Pohl Family

I have been a follower sense last year around end of summer. I love love love what I have learned and all the awesome things I can save on.

Thanks a bunch!

Anonymous

Well I have been following as long as my wife, but been a true follower for several months now. We have saved and learned a lot from you and all the other bloggers out there.

mikecpohl@att.net

Mike

The Pohl Family

I just posted your link on Facebook, invited those who haven't to join & enter, and those who have to come and enter.

The Pohl Family

I just tweeted

The Pohl Family

Oh boy the "Savviest" tip I have gotten from here/you so far, there are so so many. But most recent has to be using my RR at my Meijer. Oh my goodness, when you said you could do this I was scared to ask mine, didn't want to get a name, however last week I asked and they do. So today I got over $60 in groceries for $18 with the help of my RR.


Keep them coming.

ashley

I've been following since August!

ashley

I loved your tip on how to clip multiples of the same coupon at one time! I would have never thought of that :)

Megan

I've been a follwer since late summer.

Anonymous

using walgreens register rewards at Meijers is the savyest thing that i learned. Thanks! mantrita2003 at yahoo.com

Becky C

Faithful stalker...uh, I mean follower. :-)

Becky C

This may sound pretty basic, but I think the best "tip" for me was buying multiple papers and saving the coupons for when the item is on sale. What a huge difference that makes!

Lisa

I have been a proud follower for several months.

Lisa

My favorite tip was learning you can use RR at Meijer. I'm still too scared to try it myself. Maybe some day.......

Erica

Rolling your bucks is the greatest tip I've learned from you! Talk about a Super Secret!! I'd love the 3 smaller gift cards ;)

Audrey

I have been a follower for about 2 months now. I think your savviest tip I have taken is scoping the discounted produce area at Meijer. I have been able to make my daughter homemade apple/pear sauce and provide banana bread much cheaper. I have also gain valuable information on how to stockpile!
I would prefer 1- gift card as we do not have Rite Aid in Indiana
~ your faithful Indiana Follower

Gina

Faithful follower for almost a year I think. maybe less!

Gina

I think the best tip I've learned from you is stacking manufacturer coupons and store coupons. I never did that before. I just happened to get $1 packs of Johnsonville brats last week for doing that very thing! And so thank you so much!!

Ashley

The best tip I've gotten from you...would be to use my RR's at Meijer!

Andrea

Just found you on Facebook!! hope to become an avid follower!

Anonymous

I am a follower, and have been for about 8 months now. Yay!

PAM

Anonymous

There are two major tips that you've given us, Laura, that I just love. One, that you can use your Walgreens RRs at Meijer (just did this last week-saved $7!) and two, to swipe my card at CVS's price check thing...I've gotten three super coupons by doing that!

Thanks, Laura!
PAM

Charity Lemke

I am a follower and look forward to your posts!

ataylor1996

I am now a follower!! :) I am also going to link up to facebook!! :)

ataylor1996

My saviest tip I have learned from your blog is to not buy the bigger packages because they seem like a better deal to use a coupon on. Instead look for the smaller packages that I can get for free or very cheap.

ataylor1996

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=624781255
Posted on facebook :)

Nikki Van Dis

Hi Laura,
I'm still a dedicated follower! Thanks for all you do

Sam

Laura, I was in your session at the Generosity Conference at CCC. I just became a follower! I'm excited to trek down this couponing road. I work full time, so I will have to be very committed to setting aside time. I'm determened though.

JC

Follower.

JC

savviest tip learned here- buying bulk doesn't always mean great deal.

JC

Facebooked.http://www.facebook.com/#!/tcarolinep?v=feed&story_fbid=297231552199&ref=nf

JC

I don't recall how long I follow, but I remember finding you while google coupons.

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}

Following with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}

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wickmilm

I'm a follower.

wickmilm

On your vidoes it shows us on how to save money and to be savvy shopper.

Jenesa Lyn Niswonger

I've been a happy follower for three months now!

Jenesa Lyn Niswonger

I really appreciate the new detail you're offering on your want-a-peek posts! I'm learning how to make multiple transactions work for me.

k2k

I've been following your blog for about 8 months now.
Krkury at gmail dot com

k2k

My favorite tip is to buy the item and bring that coupon you left at home in another day to score the deal!
krkury at gmail dot com

Helen A. Town

I've been a follower for two months

SadiesMamaKatie

I have been a follower for about 6 months now and love the blog. I would love a gift certificate to CVS since it is my favorite store to score a bargain at! Thanks for all you do!
catherinesmith83 at aol dot com

Dianna

I am a follower via RSS feed.

Dianna

I loved the tip on purchasing whole chickens and cooking them in a crock pot and making your own chicken stock. I tried it and it was awesome, thanks! Made the potato soup too and what can I say your a SUPER Cook.

Staying Lean

Tip that the best time to shop is 9 a.m. or 9 p.m.

Anonymous

I've been a follower since the fall when you came to speak at our POPS meeting :)
Stephanie
sroach48@hotmail.com

My Favorite Deals Blog

I'm a follower :) I recently found your blog...although I don't remember how!

Thanks for the entry.
theresacolleen@gmail.com

http://www.myfavedeals.com

My Favorite Deals Blog

I loved the 31 tips you posted :)

Thanks again!

theresacolleen@gmail.com

http://www.myfavedeals.com

Dilem*mama

I follow!

Dilem*mama

Crock pot chicken stock! Hands down, the best!

Danielle

Hi Laura,
I have been a follower for I think 2 to 3 weeks now. I enjoy reading your blog and learning new things. I have been clipping/using coupons for years but it's nice to not feel so alone now. Lot's of friends and family have never used but I am currently sharing my tips and tons of yours and the viewers tips. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!

Mom to Alexa, Elyse and *Audrey*

Hey Laura - still following!!! :)

Mom to Alexa, Elyse and *Audrey*

My favorite thing I learned from you was that Super Kroger exists!!!! Now if only I could find the time to get there again soon :)

MRS.YANKSTER

I love your daily emails
Mrsyankster

Lauren

I'm a follower!
pepethewepe at gmail.com

Lauren

Sorry, and I've been a follower for about 3-4 months now :)
pepethewepe @gmail.com

Cassandra H.

I have been following your blog for a couple of months now and have gotten some good recipe tips. I also use your Quick Pics to see what deals I should be looking for in my Meijer flyer. Also we love yogurt, so I just started my pot of yogurt from your Tuesday Tutorial this morning.

angie.o.

I've been a follower since this summer!
I think 3 people should each win $10

and my favorite part of the blog is definitely the tips on couponing. I am a poor college student, so making a little money last longer helps a lot!

Carrie

I have been a follower for almost a year!

Carrie

My saviest tip I have learned has been some of your cooking tips. I specially have benefited by making my own chicken broth from your recipe. Much better and saves a lot of money.

Fun times with the Larsen's

I haven't been following very long, but I am loving your blog!!

Katie

I'm a follower.

I think you should giveaway 3 $10 cards.

Katie

I've been a follower since the summer.

camiller1234

I have been a follower for about a month....great site!

camiller1234

One of the most useful tips I have received from "scissors" was about the rain check policies for various stores. Thanks!

*Kim*

I've been following your blog for about 3-4 months now. I love coming here to get great saving tips!

Kim
sunkissed212[at]yahoo.com

*Kim*

The savviest tip I have learned from your blog is "reverse couponing". Where you go back to the store after you've purchased with your receipts and coupons and are able to get the $ back from the coupons you have. Sometimes I stop in the grocery store on my way home from work to pick up an item or two and then realize when I get home that I have a coupon for it. This has come in handy on several occasions!! I never knew it was possible to do it.

Kim
sunkissed212[at]yahoo.com

Anonymous

I think you should spread the love...give a $10 gift card to three lucky followers! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Thanks, Laura.
PAM

The Pohl Family

Woo Hoo I get another entry my friend Dawn is now a follower.

ldholmes

I am a follower!

ldholmes

I tweeted!

ldholmes

I think that 3 - $10 cards would be great! My favorite tip so far is the chicken/stock in the crockpot!

vcobb2008

My neice gave me a $15 gift card for christmas. Best gift ever! I still have $8 left. With the other $7 I got 12 pks of razors 10 boxes of hair dye, 1 doz candy bars, pb &j, 2- all detergents. I agree the 3-small ones would be well worth it! Thank you again!!!
p.s loved the organizing coupons seg!! I converting from the shoebox to a binder! Didn't think I had so many pages of coupons-I'm working on 105 pgs and think i might need another pkg of 35. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Julie

I have been a follower for about 8 months

Julie

My best tip was using the meal box coupon with the manufactures coupon! :)

thdmsulvt

I am a follower. I adored your 31 mini tips and learned a few new things. The greatest advice I have gotten from your site it to ask for rainchecks if the item is out. I'm shy and hesitated to do it before your advice, but I wanted the good stuff that would sell out in a few hours so I've asked at 3 different stores for rainchecks and have gone back to get my good stuff with no problems.

Hurrayic

Now I'm following you!

Hurrayic

I just tweeted: sewnutty8

Connie

I'm a follower.

Tricia

I'm a follower!! I read everyday.

Coupon Teacher

I am a new Google Friend! Thanks for the giveaway!

mooosley

I've been a follower for a few months.

mooosley

I love Tutorial Tuesdays! Thanks to you I will never make chicken stock on the stovetop again!!

lollimom

I just signed up to receive your emails. Thanks and I vote for three $10 winners!
shar.donoho@comcast.net

rebecca

I became a follow about three or four months ago, now! My son loves to see the pic with your hubby and son every day!

gitrecca at gmail dot com

Julie

I am a new follower :)

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Elizabeth

just joined to be a follower... this is the first I hace come accross your blog and look forward to learning lots through it!

Elizabeth

zizziecards at gmail dot com

MelissaStuff

How fun is this! You are right I think the best kind of gift card to win is one to a drugstore (my personal favorite is CVS) because I can make that multiply itself :)