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$25 Target Gift Card Giveaway

In Your Giveaways on March 14, 2010 at 7:49 PM

A big Thank You for making your first giveaway a huge success!  And … Congratulations to Barbara M, your $25 Target Gift Card Winner! 

 We had such a great response, and so much fun reading your comments and budget stretching tips, that we’ve decided to compile your great ideas into a special post we will publish next week. Thanks Everyone!

We’re celebrating spring just a few days early with Your first giveaway! We’re excited and hope you are too! It’s pretty simple to enter; you’ll find the guidelines and rules listed below. Good Luck! 

 

 

Prize: $25 Target Gift Card

No. of Winners: 1

Start Date: 15 March 2010

End Date: 22 March 2010

Open to: United States Residents

 

A Few Simple Steps to Enter

  1. Subscribe to Live Well For Less: Email or RSS Feed
  2. Follow Live Well For Less on our new Twitter account: http://twitter.com/LiveWellForLess

Please leave the following in this post:

  1. Name LW’s first guest writer. Hint- click on Guest Writers.
  2. Leave a tip sharing one way you save money.
  3. Leave a way to contact you: Email or Blog address, Etsy link, etc.
  4. You may enter twice, in two (2) different posts, each containing the name of LW’s first guest writer, a different budgeting tip and your contact information.

Your giveaway ends 22 March 2010 at midnight, Eastern Standard Time. Each comment is numbered and your winner is chosen by Random.org and notified 23 March 2010. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your gift card, (we’d hate to give your prize to someone else). 😦

Our giveaway is not sponsored by Target. We selected Target because they are consistently ranked as one of the most philanthropic companies in the US, and offer selections that accommodate most household budgets.

Good Luck!

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  1. Hi there! Following you on twitter……@amotherofpearl

    Tree aka Mother of Pearl
    Tree@motherofpearlitis.com

  2. Following you on twitter…..@mommiesfaves

    Tree aka Mother of Pearl
    Tree@motherofpearlitis.com

  3. Bibiana Bailey was the first Guest Writer on LB. I reuse plastic grocery bags at the store, and for things around the house….as small bathroom trash bags, lunch bags, etc.

    Tree aka Mother of Pearl
    Tree@motherofpearlitis.com

  4. The first guest writer on LB was Bibiana Bailey. I reuse plastic grocery bags at the store, and for things around the house….as small bathroom trash bags, lunch bags, etc.

    Tree aka Mother of Pearl
    Tree@motherofpearlitis.com

  5. Subscribed & Twitter follower-shawnmh
    LW Guest Writer-Jennifer Brown Banks
    Tip for saving money is to use to buy staples on sale and use coupons
    http://shawnsharings.blogspot.com

  6. I’m a subscriber and twitter follower@tcarolinep
    LW’s first guest writer-Jennifer Brown Banks
    One way I save money is shop on clearance all year round with coupons.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  7. LW’s first guest writer-Jennifer Brown Banks
    One way I save money is using store and manufacturer’s coupons and shop on sale. Stockpile as well.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  8. Hi Anita Here, now following you on twitter, subscribed by email also. Im from MBC aswell.

    Your First guest writer is Jennifer Brown Banks.

    And one way i save money, is using coupons.

    you can contact me at itsasweething@gmail.com

  9. Hello its Anita again, just posting my second money saving tip here.

    Your First Guest writer is Jennifer Brown Banks.

    And the second way i save money is I shop the clearance and sales after a season so that next year im not paying full price. For example in winter i shop the summer clearance for my daughters clothes looking for the next size she’ll be during that summer. And that way i save money and dont have to scramble to get her new clothes when it begins to get to hot outside.

    Fantastic Blog Nikola! Muah! much love and many blessings,
    ~Anita

  10. Bibiana Bailey was your first guest writer

  11. my best money saving tip is to limit trips to the store! I keep one running list and only shop once a week.

  12. Jennifer Brown Banks was your first guest poster. I subscribe to your RSS feed. My main thing right now is to use reusable bags for EVERYTHING, not just groceries. Why can’t they go to toy stores, department stores, Target, Walmart, etc. etc. etc.

  13. Jennifer Brown Banks was your first guest poster. I subscribe to your RSS feed. My 2nd tip is to use bags that CAN’T be recycled (some newspaper bags, some from restaurants, etc.) for garbage, kitty litter, etc. They’re unfortunately going to be landfilled anyway, may as well put them to use!

  14. I subscribe through the RSS feed. Jennifer Brown-Banks was the first guest writer on your blog. I save money by budgeting amount I allow myself to spend as to not go overboard.

    –Brandy Wilson
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

  15. Jennifer Brown-Banks was the first. I subscribe through RSS (and on twitter). A tip for saving money is to buy bulk!

    –Brandy Wilson
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

  16. I’m subscribed via email and I follow on twitter (Ivorykeystease). The first Guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks and I save money by paying mostly with cash and not credit; this way I know how much I’m really spending.

    Ivorykeystease at yahoo dot com

  17. I’m a subscriber

  18. I’ve subscribed 🙂

  19. I’m a follower on twitter
    /ellyfilho

  20. LW’s first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks

  21. I save money by printing coupons online before I leave to go food shopping, I also look at fliers for the better deals

  22. I subscribe, I follow on Twitter (@fureez), the first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks, and I save money by using coupons.

  23. I subscribe, I follow on Twitter (@fureez), the first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks, and I save money by not eating out.

  24. email subscriber, following on twitter – @warp65, the first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks and I save money by watching for sales/ clearances and drinking tap water instead of bottled!

  25. the first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks.

  26. email subscriber

  27. sweet

  28. I subscribe via RSS. Your first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks. I save a lot of money by shopping in bulk at Costco!

  29. I subscribe via RSS. Your first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks. I like to save by bartering on Craigslist!

  30. 1. I subscriber via e-mail
    2. I follow on twitter (@GMERRELL)

    1. Bibiana Bailey
    2. I make a list when I go to the store and stick to it. If you go to the store without one you end up buying things you don’t need and impulse items. It really does help
    3. gggmerrell@yahoo.com

    Entry #1

  31. 1. I subscriber via e-mail
    2. I follow on twitter (@GMERRELL)

    1. Bibiana Bailey
    2. I make a list when I go to the store and stick to it. If you go to the store without one you end up buying things you don’t need and impulse items. It really does help
    3. gmmerrell@yahoo.com

    Entry #2

  32. 1. Jennifer Brown Banks (she posted on 3/4, which was the first, right?)
    2. I coupon coupon coupon!
    3. jtwilson@gmail.com

    i follow you in google reader

  33. 1. Jennifer Brown Banks (she posted on 3/4, which was the first, right?)
    2. I recently started sewing and I need notions, lots of notions! I decided to buy a few sewing lots on ebay so that I could get waaaay more bang for my buck!
    3. jtwilson@gmail.com

    i follow you on twitter

  34. 1. Jennifer Brown Banks.
    2. My favorite savings tip is to have a goal in mind – like right now, I am saving up to buy a new to me used car. It makes it so much easier for me to avoid impulse purchases.
    3.mem4dr at gmail dot com
    Thanks!

  35. 1. Jennifer Brown Banks.
    2. My other good savings tip is to always consider quality vs. price when purchasing stuff like clothing. I’ve found that sometimes the cheapest stuff doesn’t last long at all which forces me to replace it more frequently, but the slightly more pricey stuff seems to be more durable.
    3.mem4dr at gmail dot com
    Thanks!

  36. Subscribe via email
    Follow you on Twitter – susitravl

  37. I am a new subscriber to Live Well For Less Rss feed

  38. I follow live well for less on twitter amolino

  39. Jennifer Brown Banks was live well’s first guest writer

  40. I save money by entering giveaways but I also double stack coupons at target, (esp. on top of a sale priced item) streching my money farther there!
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

  41. I subscribe through email and I follow you on Twitter 🙂

    Jennifer Brown Banks was your first guest writer.

    I match coupons with sales to maximize the most savings.

    indyfree07@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

  42. I subscribe through email and I follow you on Twitter 🙂

    Jennifer Brown Banks was your first guest writer.

    Eating at home more instead of going out is a great way to save money.

    indyfree07@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

  43. I coupons and watch for sales. I save a lot of money this way!

  44. I subscribed through email. Thanks!

  45. I email subscribe

    I follow on Twitter cdziuba

    Jennifer Brown Banks was first writer!

    Leave a tip sharing one way you save money: I food shop ONCE a week, no matter how desperate I get. I find I can get quite creatuve with what’s in my freezer and pantry when forced to use things on hand.

    My email is cdziuba@aol.com

  46. I email subscribe

    I follow on Twitter cdziuba

    Jennifer Brown Banks was first writer!

    Leave a tip sharing one way you save money: I use coupons, I use meat in my meals no more than three times a week, and we don’t buy bottled water any more.

    My email is cdziuba@aol.com

  47. email subscriber
    following @hushsweetscove

  48. I am subscribed with Bloglines.

    I follow you on Twitter – Janetfaye

    The first guest writer on LB was Jennifer Brown Banks.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  49. I save money by shopping store sales and using manufacturer’s coupons. I also make a shopping list.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  50. Subscribed to the blog.
    Follow on twitter(erinxduh)
    Looks like the first guest was Jennifer Brown Banks posted on March 4th!

  51. I save money by searching up the blogs for some great coupons and freebie deals!(Also shop at stores with free rewards programs)
    Jennifer Brown Banks

  52. Subscribe via email and follow via twitter (@happishopr)

  53. The first guest writer on LB was Bibiana Bailey and I use coupons and comparrison shop to save money.

  54. The first guest writer on LB was Bibiana Bailey and I use always make a list and stick to it when shopping to save money.

  55. I can always use a little extra….

  56. RSS subscriber

  57. Twitter follower @JalapenoMama your new twitter

  58. 1 The first writer was Jennifer Brown Banks.
    2 I save money by using vendor coupons with store coupons.
    Big savings!

  59. 1. Jennifer Brown Banks was LW’s first guest writer

    2. My favorite savings tips are to shop at the lower priced grocery store, always follow a list & make out a weekly menu.

    3.yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

    Thank you! I subscribe via email & follow via Twitter.

  60. Your subscription has been activated!

  61. Bibiana Bailey was the first Guest Writer on LB

  62. Following you on twitter and in your reader. The first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks.
    My money saving tip is to buy grocery house brand items and follow the weekly sale flier.
    Cathy
    THE STYLISH HOUSE http://www.thestylishhouse.net/

  63. I subscribe to our email

    I follow on Twitter ljshores

    first guest writer Jennifer Brown Banks

    We use coupons

  64. Jennifer Brown Banks
    I subscribe to joann.com and use their 40% coupon for chocolate–Easter is coming!
    topgun34er@hotmail.com

  65. Jennifer Brown Banks
    I called around and found a grocery store that accepts double coupons.
    topgun34er@hotmail.com

  66. I subscribe to your RSS feed and follow you on Twitter as @katygmorris.

    Thanks!!! 🙂

  67. LW’s first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks.

    I save money right now by comparing store circulars to my coupons and then making a meal plan, checking the pantry and THEN making my grocery list. I’ve been saving about 35% a week by doing things in this order.

    Thanks!!! 🙂

  68. Subscribed via google reader & following on Twitter @auntiethesis
    First guest writer: Jennifer Brown Banks
    Tip: I buy in bulk and repackage food items at home myself to save money. Buying 10 pounds of ground beef at once and repacking them into 1 pound packages is normally more cost-efficient than not buying bulk.
    email: shel704 at aol dot com

  69. I subscribe to your blog’s newsletter by e-mail
    I follow you on Twitter @cezovski
    digicat{at}sbcglobal{dot}net

  70. Bibiana Bailey was the first Guest Writer
    I use coupons, coupons and more coupons!
    Carolsue
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

  71. I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

  72. I subscribe in google reader (Anne Jolly) and I follow on twitter, lunaj1456

    First guest writer was Bibiana Bailey. One way I save money is by buying an extra Sunday paper to get extra coupons.

  73. 2nd entry
    First guest writer was Bibiana Bailey. Another way I save money is by buying clothes at thrift stores, you can get nice brand name clothes there if you take the time to look.

  74. I subscribed via email oranjkaat@yahoo.com

  75. A guest writer is Sarah Harris. Oranjksat@yahoo.com

  76. A budgeting tip of mine, is to sort and process the mail each day. To pay the bills as they come in. So its less paperwork to manage. Toss out the junk mail. I put most of my monthly bills on auto pay to save postage, time and the hassel. oranjkaat@yahoo.com

  77. Jennifer Brown Banks

    I use coupons and match them with the product when they are on sale for an even better discount.

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  78. Jennifer Brown Banks

    I wait til a product is on the market for a bit it tends to go down in price. Like some phones when they first come out are expensive and then they have deals when a newer one comes out. I also look for rebates on items I buy

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  79. Bibiana Bailey
    I subscribe to your email feed mzkoolaidpurses@aol.com
    I save money by having five days of meatless dinners

  80. Bibiana Bailey
    I follow on twitter @mzkoolaidpurses
    I save money by shopping for meals according to what is on sale.

  81. #1
    I subscribe to your blog’s feed via google reader.
    i follow on twitter – js22222222 .

    Jennifer Brown Banks was 1st guest writer.

    Always make a list of what you need to buy at the store – try to shop sales & use coupons/rebates to help save money.

    email address is in form.

  82. #2
    I subscribe to your blog’s feed via google reader.
    i follow on twitter – js22222222 .

    Jennifer Brown Banks was 1st guest writer.

    Always make a list of what you need to buy at the store – try to shop sales & use coupons/rebates to help save money.

    email address is in form.

  83. follow on twitter-fmd518 and subscribed to rss feed

  84. I subscribe via Google Reader and follow on twitter(samasam)

    comment 1: Jennifer Brown Banks

  85. Comment 2: Coupons, in the Sunday paper and online.

  86. 1. Tree AKA Mother of Pearl
    2. Swagbucks- http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/cmh627
    3. iheartjmac87@yahoo.com

    Thank you 🙂

  87. subscriber

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  88. Twitter Follower

    parkerozgood

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  89. I subscribe via RSS, follow on Twitter (atlantagalknows), the first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks. And my tip to save money is clipping coupons!

    lifeblessons@gmail.com

  90. LW’s first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  91. I subscribe via RSS, follow on Twitter (atlantagalknows), the first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks. And my second tip to save money is to enter contests like these!

    lifeblessons@gmail.com

  92. One thing we do to save money is to organize grilling nights where a bunch of us get together and grill rather than spend a ton of money at restaurants

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  93. LW’s first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks.
    One way I save money is by couponing!
    raggammuffin@gmail.com

  94. i follow you on twitter. @raggammuffin

    raggammuffin@gmail.com

  95. LW’s first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks.
    Another way I save money is by downgrading our cable service to just basic.
    raggammuffin@gmail.com

  96. Subscribe to you via email ardy22 at earthlink dot net

    follow you on twitter ardy22

    FIRST guest writer Jennifer Brown Banks

    TIP: One way we save money is by limiting hot water usage during showers

    Contact ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  97. first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks

    Another tip we do is to clip Sunday coupons from the newspaper

  98. I subscribe

  99. I subscribe with google reader

  100. I follow you on twitter – bsw529

  101. Jennifer Brown Banks

    I show my kids how to get bargains while shopping.

  102. Jennifer Brown Banks

    I make dinner at home at least 6 days a week, and only eat out occasionally.

  103. I follow you on Twitter susan1215

  104. The first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks. I use coupons for items I already buy. Contact: smlhowes@aol.com

  105. The first guest writer Jennifer Brown Banks. I go right to the sale racks! contact: smlhowes@aol.com

  106. I’m a new subscriber.
    Your first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks.
    I like to hang my clothes outside weather permitting.
    Thanks for hosting a giveaway.
    I look forward to reading your blog when you do your updates.
    Kindly,
    CJ
    treehouse.queen18(atyahoodotcom)

  107. Subscribed via yahoo rss feed as tsue1136. Follow on twitter also as tsue1136. Your first guest writer was…..Jennifer Brown Banks.
    My money saving tip is to chart your family’s total spending for one week. Once you recover from the shame of the needless spending you are doing, develop a savings goal by eliminating wasteful spending with a “prize” for the whole family once the goal is accomplished, funded by…you guessed it…your savings.

    tsue1136 at yahoo dot com
    thanks for the opportunity!

  108. Jennifer Brown Banks was your first guest writer.

    Using a program to track spending is the most helpful money tip I have. Almost immediately after I started tracking my spending I was able to find ways to save. I don’t do this all the time now, but whenever I notice the money going a little too fast, I start up again for a while.

    akbrooks79 at gmail.com

  109. Jennifer Brown Banks was your first guest writer. Don’t be afraid to change menu plans when you find a really good bargain at the grocery store.

  110. I’m a follower on twitter and I subscribed via RSS.
    Jennifer Brown Banks was your first guest writer.
    I save money by buying stuff off clearance racks!

    email is atvandagirl at gmail dot com

  111. 1. The first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks on 3/4
    2. One money-saving tip I follow is to take advantage of clearance and cart-buster sales to stock up on items you can easily store or items that are non-perishable.
    3. Email: gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

    I subscribe to your RSS feed and follow you on twitter: @guettel78

    Thanks!

  112. 2nd Entry:
    1. The first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks on 3/4
    2. 2nd money-saving tip: We also have saved a ton since we stopped purchasing books, CDs, and DVDs and instead rely on the public library instead!
    3. Email: gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

    I subscribe to your RSS feed and follow you on twitter: @guettel78

    Thanks!

  113. Good evening, Happy Easter!!!

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