Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ok, Give Him Crackers Giveaway -- Day One

This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced on the winners' post.

Today starts a week long celebration here at Don't Give Him Crackers. We are celebrating my 500th blog post and my 2 year bloggy-versary. Each day this week I will be hosting a giveaway. I will be featuring the talents of several friends as well as offering a couple giveaways of my own. Today, I'm going to start things off with a giveaway from me.

If you have been following my blog for awhile you probably know I like to get good deals while shopping. I want to pass some of the great items I have been able to get for little to no money. So, I'm going to share some items from my stockpile.


The items pictured above will all be included in the giveaway today.

These are: Glade 2in1 candle, Head and Shoulders, Johnsons Buddies soap, Glade spray, Glade scented oil candle, Huggies body and hair wash, Crest Pro-Health toothpaste, Colgate toothpaste, Oral B 2 pack toothbrushes, Pantene Pro-v shampoo and conditioner samples, Glade scented oil plugin and refills, Dial foaming hand soap, Colgate kids toothpaste, Suave body wash, Dove lotion, Dove deoderant for women, Right Guard X-strength, Schick razor for men, and a women's Schick intuition razor.

To enter, just leave a comment below about your money saving techniques.

And if you want a second entry you can post on your blog about this giveaway and the ones coming throughout the week. This will give you an extra entry for all the giveaways. Just come back and leave a second comment to let me know you posted about the giveaway.

Also, for this giveaway only, if you can tell me why the name of my blog is "Don't Give Him Crackers," you will get another entry on the stockpile giveaway.

I hope you all enjoy the giveaways this week. I'm very excited about each one!

28 comments:

joel hoekema said...

money-saving technique...but first a disclaimer: does not work in a home with any females or children present. Dial the furnace down to 50 degrees all winter. Heat one room to 65 degrees using a space heater (unplug the heater when you're not home for any amount of time). works particularly well for voluntarily poor graduate students. contact me on facebook when i win :)

Jessie said...

My money saving technique is to learn to DIY. I want curtains? I search the sale racks at Jo-Anns and make my own. Etc. Etc. Etc.
Happy 500th!! Happy bloggyversary!

Jessie said...

PS - I put a link at the top of my blog for your giveaways along with mine :)

snow0ne said...

Hi there,
Here few exemple of money saving we have at home : cook and freeze extra meals, plan meals over a week, doing our own bread, cookies, pies etc... Not sooo expensive industrial ones, we make lots of little things at home (cooking, sewing etccc)rather than buy services.
i want a new bag? i make my own and unique!
works with lots of stuff!!!
Alexandra

daynagonzalez said...

I found your blog from Temporary Insanity...and it's great! I save money by buying only what's on sale. I search the sale paper, make my list and stick to it. Then we eat whatever we have....get creative and make new recipes if necessary. We live in a small town far from a major supermarket, so I save gas and only shop at the store nearest me. I buy my milk from CVS because it's always cheaper there than anywhere else.

I researched your blog and found that you named your blog after something that you said in your sleep once...funny! So that's two chances to win in your giveaway, right?

daynagonzalez said...

I also posted about your giveaway on my blog. :o)

Carolyn G said...

I started baking my own bread. Granted I use a bread machine but boy does it save me money and it has no preservatives in it and it's healthy.

cpullum said...

One of my savings tips is going to the Beauty College to get my hair and nails done. I can get my nails done for $3.00 and my haircut for $5.00 and style it for $5.00 more yes they are students but they are watched and their work is checked. My daughter loves going there!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Patti said...

I'm new here - saw your info on Dayna's site (does she get an extra entry for that? :-) )

One $ saving thing we do is make a shopping list from all the sale papers & my hubby stops by Walmart (who price matches) on his way home from work & buys everything.

Patti said...

Alrighty now - got you advertised on my blog: http://37blessings.blogspot.com/
So sign me up for that 2n't entry.
Thanks!

Pick me! :-)

Alice said...

money saving techniques? does shopping at Family Dollar count? anyway, your blog is awesome. thanks for the posts. I'm looking forward to following you.

Piper Paradise said...

I use Grocery Game!! Thanks for your posts : -)

Rachel said...

Well, in my area cottonelle 4pk toilet paper is 99 cents at Kroger. If you use the .50/1 coupon they double it therefore making the toilet paper free. Sometimes you can find these coupons on ebay for a good price..but check the exp. dates sometimes they are already expired.

Natalie said...

I had my husband bring home a programmable thermostat (he does HVAC work) and I have it set to 60 at night and during the day while we are gone and 64 while we are there. I have noticed a big difference on our power bill.

Janelle said...

I'm a little late to the game on this one :-) I make our own hot chocolate mix (from Amy at Mom Advice) and it allows us to have good hot chocolate all winter long without costing an arm & a leg.

And you were talking in your sleep and said Don't Give him crackers, if I remember right.

Fratzels said...

I love your deals and am happy you are giving one of them away - thanks!

I wash only in cold water. We have programmable thermastats and keep the temp low while we are sleeping and during the day when we are not there. I clip coupons. I take the grocery store flyers to super wal-mart and ask them to honor sale prices at other stores (they will). We are switching over to flourescent lightbulbs in our house. I buy a lot of clothes for my kids on ebay, at consignment shops and at a local kids' thrift shop.

lupusgal said...

Money saving technique: I use coupons, shop thrift stores ( I love that), my husband makes a budget and we stick to it, we have a programmable thermostat, we buy in bulk, we use flourescent bulbs, I buy clearance whenever I can, and I make jewelry to sell for extra income.

Sheila said...

My biggest money saving tip?

STAY AWAY FROM TARGET!

SUMMER said...

HAPPY BLOGGY-VERSARY!!

To save money I always clip coupons. I sign up for freebies online. I also make my sons old clothes (the ones that gain holes and are not re-giveable to others) into clothes for his webkins and other stuffed animals.

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

Dee said...

I try to follow blogs that tell me which coupons to match up with which store to get the best deal. This can take A LOT of time. I also ONLY buy things on sale and save it!

Laura said...

I have several money-saving techniques. My best friend and I both have a boy and a girl. The age difference in our children works where that each season before consignment sales we go through our stacks of clothes and take what we want before selling. This way we both win, I get girl clothes and she gets boy clothes. Saves us lots of $$$$$

Laura @ laliand2jts@windstream.net

Steph said...

Our family shops at a bread/bakery outlet store in order to get loaves of bread and other baked goods at a fraction of the cost.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to you, I have lots of money saving techniques! Coupons combined with great store sales....like the Kroger mega event is great! Also, Kmart doubling coupons up to $2.00 has saved me lots of money!

Sarah Yadon
yadons@gmail.com

aaensons said...

i look for the bargins and go to many different stores to buy things

MariaJoy said...

I only buy things we need....I've spent more than I should many times b/c I've thought "But I have a coupon!!" I still use coupons....but dont get things I'm not gonna use!

mariajoy@hotmail.com

cherice said...

Money saving tips, well Costco is great for meats, chicken and stuff in bulk and you can use their coupons which they send out. Coupons are a big money saver for us. Oh and I make my hubby use plastic containers every day so we don't have to buy plastic water bottles, sandwhich bags and stuff like that. Thanks for the giveaway.

chericehodges@gmail.com

janetfaye said...

I clip coupons and I shop the sales in the circulars.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Tamara B. said...

I love to use coupons and at take advantage of the stores extra care savings plus rebate forms. Every penny adds up.