Watertown Daily Times Subscription Giveaway!

I promised a giveaway at 325 followers and so here it goes!  Watertown Daily Times has generously provided a three month subscription voucher for one very lucky Penny Pinching Parent!  That’s right, the paper delivered to your home!  Reading the Sunday paper in your pajamas as you sip your coffee!  FREE coupons!

So here are the rules: 

  1. You must be a Facebook fan of Penny Pinching Parents.  Click here if you are not. 
  2. You must live in an area that the Watertown Daily Times delivers to.  If you live outside of Jefferson County, please call (315) 782-1000 to verify if they deliver to your area.  You can enter to win if you intend to gift it to someone within the delivery area.
  3. This prize may not be redeemed for cash or sold for profit.
  4. You must comment under the Penny Pinching Parents’ Facebook status with the link to this contest why you love about the Watertown Daily Times or what you would like to see featured in the Watertown Daily Times.  DO NOT comment on this blog, comment only on the Facebook giveaway status! 
  5. I will share this link once a day on Facebook.  You may enter every day but you MUST provide a different answer each time. 
  6. Winner will be announced on Wednesday February 27th at 8:00 pm.  Winner will have 24 hours to respond by sending me a message or email with their mailing address so that I can mail the voucher to them.   
  7. For every new Penny Pincher that you refer you will gain another entry.  In order to secure this entry, the person you referred must post on my wall who referred them to the page. They can not already be a Penny Pinching fan.

Good Luck!

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R.E.A.L.–Read, Eat & Love: Free Kindle eBooks

Every R.E.A.L. post will feature 5 FREE Kindle eBooks.  One children’s book, one cookbook/recipe, one non-fiction/self-help/lifestyle book, one romance book and one fiction.

**Please keep in mind that any items on Kindle are subject to change at any time.  Please be sure the button says FREE before hitting buy now.**

Children’s Book: Orangey the Goldfish

Orangey the Goldfish

Cookbook/Recipe: Energizing Smoothies for Busy Moms

Energizing Smoothies For Busy Moms

Non-fiction/Lifestyle: Paleo Beginner Quick Start: Essential Guide to Get Started Fast on a Gluten-Free Diet

Paleo Beginner Quick Start: Essential Guide to Get Started Fast on a Gluten-Free Diet

Romance Book: Amethyst (YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy)

Amethyst, a YA paranormal romance/fantasy (#1 of the Guardian series)

Fiction: The Spice of Life

 The Spice of Life

MUST READ!! “What Happened” A Novel by Erica Moulton & details on Giveaway!!

We all have stories of “What Happened” to us to mold us into who we are today.  This story follows a young girl in rural New York who becomes a victim of brutal abuse at the hands of a neighbor.  With no father in the picture, a mother wrapped up in her own love life and a selfish best friend, Virginia doesn’t receive the support or help she needs.  As she begins her descent into a downward spiral of drugs, self-mutilation and reckless behavior the reader is left wondering if Virginia will get the help she needs before it destroys her own life. 


Available on the Amazon Kindle Bookstore for $ 3.99, this book has received 5 out of 5 star ratings with each review.  Release of the paperback version is expected next week.  This book is available for FREE to Amazon Prime members.  FREE 30 day trials of Amazon prime are available here.  To read sample chapters or to purchase this unforgettable book click here. 

The author is running a promotion in honor of the book release.  Share, Tweet and/or Pin this blog post to your Facebook, Twitter and/or Pinterest and then head here and comment on whether you shared, tweeted or pinned the post to enter to win a $50 Restaurant.com gift card!  Gift card code is electronic so it will be emailed to the winner!  Winner will be announced 2/14/13 at 9am EST.  Winner will have 24 hours to reply via email to claim gift.  The Status, Tweet or Pin must remain live until 2/12/13 on your page in order to win.  Those who have read the book are encouraged to leave a review of their opinion on Amazon. 

FREE Kindle eBook- Miss Non-Perfectionist: Stories of Failure to Achieve SuperMom Status!!

For this weekend only (2/8/13 – 2/10/13) you can score my latest e-book Miss Non-Perfectionist: Stories of Failure to Achieve SuperMom Status at the Amazon Kindle Bookstore!  A compilation of my best blogs, I take a humorous look at every day life!  Every woman will be able to relate to this book!  I can’t tell you the amount of people who have said that I write what they are thinking and how relieve they are to know they are not the only one who feels this way!  I guarantee you will laugh at the situations I find myself in!  It’s okay to not be perfect, perfect is boring!  Let your friends know about this freebie!


**Even if you don’t have a Kindle you can enjoy Amazon eBooks with the FREE Amazon Kindle app!  To learn more about this FREE app click here and then don’t forget to download my FREE eBook this weekend!!**

And The Winner Is….

The winner of the $50.00 e-gift card to Restaurant.com is…..

Tanya Gracey!!  Congrats Tanya!  You now have 24 hours to message me on Facebook or email me at pennypinchingparents@yahoo.com to claim your prize!  Please include your email address so I can email you your code for $50.00 to Restaurant.com!! 

Thank you Penny Pinchers for making this all possible!  If you did not win this time, don’t sweat it!   I have several more giveaways lined up!!

Do You Have What It Takes To Be a Writer? Get Your Big Break!

I would build a cabin with a view somewhere in the Adirondacks.  Lots of latte ingredients on hand.  A stone fireplace with a low fire burning.  A soft snow tumbling down to blanket the ground in white.  My perfect setting to write a novel. 

Do you love to write?  Do you think you have what it takes to write a novel?  Then your ticket just might be the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.  They are accepting entries now through January 27th, but it is limited to the first 10,000!  After 10,000 entries they close the contest!  For more details click here.

Good Luck and may you avoid Writer’s Block!!

Who Wants to Win a $ 50.00 Gift Card?

Okay, I can’t wait any longer!  I have a new giveaway!  One lucky Penny Pincher will win a $50.00 gift card to Restaurant.com!  If you haven’t heard of Restaurant.com yet, it is a website that offers gift certificates to local restaurants!  So you type in your zip code and the list of participating restaurants pops up!  Best of all, this is an instant gift card, meaning the minute you win it, I email the code right to you! 

So how do you enter to win?  It’s simple.  Share my page, like my statuses, comment on them.  Every time you interact on my page, it enters you to win!  So if I post 10 times that day and you comment on all 10 statuses, you get 10 entries in to win!  When I hit 250, I draw the name who wins $50.00 to Restaurant.com! 

So ready, set, comment!!!

Only a few away from the next giveaway!!

When I hit 225 followers I will reveal the next giveaway!!  This one will be very simple to enter…hint, hint…sharing is caring! 

I can’t leave you hanging on that….another hint…this prize is a $50.00 gift certificate and can be used no matter what state you live in!  So if you know a friend who loves a great bargain or likes to coupon, tell them to follow Penny Pinching Parents on Facebook!!  225 & the giveaway goes live!! 

And the Winner Is…..

I wrote down the name of everyone who submitted a beauty-on-a-budget comment.  We put all the names in a box.  Shook it up and then let my five year old draw a name.  Real old school like.  The winner of the Proliss Jungle Prowler Flat Iron is….

Amber (Email car…..13@yahoo.com)


You have 24 hours to message me (on Facebook or at pennypinchingparents@ yahoo.com) to claim your prize!  If not claimed within 24 hours we will draw again! 

If you did not win this time, stay tuned…I have a few more giveaways up my sleeve!


Price Chopper is looking for football fanatics to share their photos for a chance to win a flat screen TV or a $200.00 booklet of Price Chopper coupons!  (Is it really sick that I was more interested in the coupon book??)  Head here for official rules and additional contest details!  May the best fan win!!