Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/26, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win a $100 or one of two $50 Gift Cards!

By Ashley Jacobs on 25 July 2012 3 comments

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $100 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat to participate.

This week's topic: Back-to-School Shopping. Learn about creating a back-to-school shopping budget, saving money when you shop, and making a list. Share tips on what to buy, what not to buy, and how to prioritize your spending.

For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using our special Tweetchat Chatroom.

Anyone can participate, but you must be following @WiseBread and RSVP below to win our prizes!

  • First place: $100 Visa GC
  • Second place: $50 Visa GC
  • Third place: $50 Visa GC

Winner must be US resident 18 or older. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat.

To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the "Link Title" field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the "URL" field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.

This Week's Chat is in Conjunction with Chase Slate with Blueprint

This week, Chase Slate with Blueprint is joining our chat!

We will have special guest Erica Sandberg (@EricaJSandberg), spokesperson for Chase Slate with Blueprint, joining us! Chase recently conducted a survey about people's back to school shopping plans for this year! Here is a breakdown of the results:

Back-to-School Shopping Trends:

  • 32% of people surveyed said their back-to-school spending will be similar to pre-recession spending.
  • 43% of Americans think clothing and apparel will be their biggest expense when back-to-school shopping this year.
  • 24% of respondents said that books would be their biggest expense while 23% said technology would be their biggest expense.
  • Half of the people surveyed said they would not be purchasing tablets or smartphones for their children.
  • 26% said they would not buy their children designer clothes.

Lessons Learned for 2012:

  • 38% of Americans say they have a budget for school-related expenses this year. In 2011, only 26% of Americans created a budget for their school-related expenses.
  • 39% of shoppers revealed they saved money by purchasing necessities like books before spending money on discretionary items like designer merchandise.
  • 34% of respondents said that making a list and sticking to it was the key to saving money when back-to-school shopping.

More About Chase Slate with Blueprint

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New Parenting Chat Immediately Before #WBChat

Our sister blog Parenting Squad (@ParentingSquad) will be hosting a parenting chat every Thursday at 11:00 am Pacific. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use #PSChat to participate.

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Good Luck everyone! Can't wait to chat @JarodRossi

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Allison Downes

Since Twitter is down, will this be rescheduled?? @Giveawayhog

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Amy Lu

Looks like Twitter is back! The Tweetchat will proceed as scheduled. =) Thanks for checking in, Allison!