Giveaways http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/10988/all en-US Ask the Readers: Do You Use an Online Bank? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-use-an-online-bank <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-do-you-use-an-online-bank" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/online-banking-78424624-small.jpg" alt="online bank" title="online bank" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We have more banking options today than ever before. If you don't like traditional banks, you can opt for a credit union. While most banks give allow you to manage your money online, many people are attracted by the rates and convenience of purely online banks, like Ally and Everbank.</p> <p><strong>Do you use an online bank?</strong> What were your reasons for choosing an online bank &mdash; or for using a bank (or credit union) with physical locations? Are you happy with your bank?</p> <p>Tell us whether you use an online bank and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa140/" class="rafl" id="rc-79857dfa140">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, October 6th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after October 6th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-use-an-online-bank" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: Do You Use an Online Bank?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us whether you use an online bank and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers online banking Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:00:08 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1222770 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Productivity Tool? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-productivity-tool <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-productivity-tool" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/productivity-tools-451881387-small.jpg" alt="productivity tools" title="productivity tools" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-productivity-tool#comment-756041">Laura</a>, Carmen, and Liz for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>So much to do, so little time! Even after we prioritize the important stuff, actually getting things done is a whole other mountain that we need to climb. Luckily, there are tools to help us do just that, from pen-and-paper to-do lists to fancy time management apps!</p> <p><strong>What is your favorite productivity tool?</strong> Do you prefer high-tech or low-tech tools? How well is your current productivity system working for you &mdash; do you see any area that needs to be improved?</p> <p>Tell us about your favorite productivity tool and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857dfa138" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa138/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, September 29th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after September 29th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-productivity-tool" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Productivity Tool?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your favorite productivity tool and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers productivity Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:00:06 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1216060 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Replace Your Phone? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-often-do-you-replace-your-phone <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-often-do-you-replace-your-phone" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/smartphone-selfie-481559385-small.jpg" alt="smartphone selfie" title="smartphone selfie" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-often-do-you-replace-your-phone#comment-755444">Betty</a>, Pam, and Allison for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Last week, Apple unveiled a number of new products, including the iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 Plus. Needless to say, countless phone-owners will be lining up for the new iPhones, but not all! Many don't don't feel the need to replace their mobile phones just yet, let alone with the latest iteration of the iPhone.</p> <p><strong>How often do you replace your phone?</strong> Do you replace it on a regular schedule, or only when something breaks? Will you consider the iPhone 6 for your next phone?</p> <p>Tell us how often you replace your phone and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857dfa137" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa137/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, September 22nd at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after September 22nd on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-often-do-you-replace-your-phone" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Replace Your Phone?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how often you replace your phone and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:00:05 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1210096 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: Where Do You Want to Retire? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-where-do-you-want-to-retire <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-where-do-you-want-to-retire" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/senior-couple-motorcycle-167449264-small.jpg" alt="senior couple motorcycle" title="senior couple motorcycle" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-where-do-you-want-to-retire#comment-754938">Elle</a>, Betty, and Suz_Glo for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Retirement planning is a big deal for most of us. We want to have enough money to support a comfortable retirement &mdash; who doesn't? How much money each person needs will depend on their expected standard of living, and a major component of <em>that</em> is where you plan to spend your golden years.</p> <p><strong>Where do you want retire?</strong> Is it somewhere close to home, or somewhere completely different from where you are now? Do you plan to settle down, or will you be traveling the world?</p> <p>Tell us where you want to retire and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa135/" class="rafl" id="rc-79857dfa135">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, September 15th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after September 15th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-where-do-you-want-to-retire" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: Where Do You Want to Retire?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us where you want to retire and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers retirement Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:00:10 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1204542 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: Where Do You Want to Be, Financially, in 5 Years? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-where-do-you-want-to-be-financially-in-5-years <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-where-do-you-want-to-be-financially-in-5-years" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman-money-tree-179234584-small.jpg" alt="woman money tree" title="woman money tree" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-where-do-you-want-to-be-financially-in-5-years#comment-754892">Kim</a>, Liz, and Louly for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Most of us have goals for our money, whether specific (pay off the mortgage) or general (maintain a comfortable lifestyle). We set our financial visions on different timelines, too &mdash; each person's circumstances are different, after all. This week, let's talk about where we want to see our finances in 5 years.</p> <p><strong>Where do you want to be, financially, in 5 years?</strong> What is your main goal for the next few years? What changes to your lifestyle (if any) will you need make to get your finances where you want them to be?</p> <p>Tell us where you want to be, financially, in 5 years and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa133/" class="rafl" id="rc-79857dfa133">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, September 8th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after September 8th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-where-do-you-want-to-be-financially-in-5-years" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: Where Do You Want to Be, Financially, in 5 Years?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us where you want to be, financially, in 5 years and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers financial goals Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:00:06 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1199638 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Do You Unwind After Work? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-unwind-after-work <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-unwind-after-work" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/businessman-relaxing-492054557-small.jpg" alt="businessman relaxing" title="businessman relaxing" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-unwind-after-work#comment-754342">Rebecca</a>, An, and Susan for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>For many people, the regular work day is filled with stress, deadlines, and constant movement &mdash; whether physical or mental. Even those of us who love our jobs, or those who work in a more relaxed environment, need to find ways to relax and recharge after a long day.</p> <p><strong>How do you unwind after work?</strong> Do you prefer to socialize after work or spend a quiet night at home? Are there certain activities that always do after an especially stressful day?</p> <p>Tell us how you unwind after work and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857dfa131" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa131/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, September 1st at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after September 1st on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-unwind-after-work" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: How Do You Unwind After Work?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how you unwind after work and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways after work Ask the Readers Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:00:06 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1195555 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Money Advice Would You Give a College Student? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-money-advice-would-you-give-a-college-student <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-money-advice-would-you-give-a-college-student" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/college-student-professor-talking-78750487-small_1.jpg" alt="college" title="college" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-money-advice-would-you-give-a-college-student#comment-753921">Linda</a>, Diane, and Steve for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>College students hear a lot of life advice from pretty much everyone around them, but tips on financial matters may not be at the top of their minds. Still, it's important for young people to know how to manage their money now &mdash; and in the future.</p> <p><strong>What money advice would you give a college student?</strong> Did someone give you this advice when you were that age, or did you have to learn from experience? Have you shared your tip with any college students you know?</p> <p>Tell us what money advice you would give to a college student and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa129/" class="rafl" id="rc-79857dfa129">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, August 25th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after August 25th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-money-advice-would-you-give-a-college-student" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: What Money Advice Would You Give a College Student?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us what money advice you would give to a college student and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers money advice Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:00:03 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1188675 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Was Your Most Expensive Purchase, Ever? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-was-your-most-expensive-purchase-ever <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-was-your-most-expensive-purchase-ever#comment-7534862">Steve</a>, Diane, and Anna for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>For most frugal-minded people, everyday life is filled with many small purchases with a few mid-range expenses sprinkled in. When a big-ticket purchase comes along, it takes much more consideration than what to buy at the grocery store.</p> <p><strong>What was your most expensive purchase, ever?</strong> How did you pay for it &mdash; did you save up until you had enough cash, put in on your credit card, or did you take out loans? In retrospect, was this big expense worth it?</p> <p>Tell us about your most expensive purchase and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857dfa127" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa127/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, August 18th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after August 18th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-was-your-most-expensive-purchase-ever" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: What Was Your Most Expensive Purchase, Ever?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers big purchases Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:43:47 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1183110 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: Will You Shop Back-to-School Sales? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-will-you-shop-back-to-school-sales <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-will-you-shop-back-to-school-sales" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/school-supplies-list-467579581-small.jpg" alt="school supplies list" title="school supplies list" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-will-you-shop-back-to-school-sales#comment-753186">Liisa</a>, Anna, and Nicole for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>'Tis the season!&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal;">According to the latest&nbsp;</span><a href="http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2014/students-back-to-class-technology-in-tow.aspx" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal;">American Express Spending &amp; Saving Tracker</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal;">, parents are expecting to spend an average of $1,151 for back-to-school gear, which is up 5% since last year.&nbsp;</span>Families are combing store ads to equip the kids with affordable back-to-school gear &mdash; and they're not the only ones! You don't need to be a student (or shopping for one) to take advantage of the great deals on school supplies, electronics, and dorm ware. According to the latest <a href="http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2014/students-back-to-class-technology-in-tow.aspx">American Express Spending &amp; Saving Tracker</a>, parents are expecting to spend an average of $1,151 for back-to-school gear, which is up 5% since last year.</p> <p><strong>Will you shop back-to-school sales?</strong> What items are on your to-buy list? Are you shopping for yourself, and student, or both?</p> <p>Tell us whether you shop back-to-school sales and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa124/" class="rafl" id="rc-79857dfa124">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, August 11th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after August 11th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-will-you-shop-back-to-school-sales" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: Will You Shop Back-to-School Sales?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us whether you shop back-to-school sales and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers back-to-school shopping Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:00:04 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1176980 at http://www.wisebread.com Take Our Reader Survey for a Chance to Win One of Five Amazon Gift Cards! http://www.wisebread.com/take-our-reader-survey-for-a-chance-to-win-one-of-five-amazon-gift-cards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/take-our-reader-survey-for-a-chance-to-win-one-of-five-amazon-gift-cards" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/survey-465057533-small.jpg" alt="survey" title="survey" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="139" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here at Wise Bread, we try to provide insanely helpful and interesting content that improves your finances (and the rest of your life, too). We want to make our site even more awesome &mdash; but we need your help! Please take a few moments to fill out this brief survey so we can get to know you a little better, find out what you like about the site, and learn where we can improve.</p> <h3>Win Your Share of $400 in Amazon Gift Cards!</h3> <p>When you fill out the survey, you'll be entered to win one of five Amazon gift cards! Each week during July, we will give away the following prizes:</p> <ul> <li>Week 1 Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card</li> <li>Week 2 Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card</li> <li>Week 3 Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card</li> <li>Week 4 Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card</li> <li>Week 5 Grand Prize: $200 Amazon Gift Card</li> </ul> <p>We will randomly select winners using <a href="http://www.random.org/">Random.org</a>, so be sure to include your email address so we can enter you into our drawing and notify you of your prize if you win!</p> <p><a href="https://docs.google.com/a/killeraces.com/forms/d/1AV4LLEv7I4hA-XYM2JxScFbHQSxpAGfjnl86WQkxr1o/viewform"> <iframe width="760" height="500" frameborder="0" src="https://docs.google.com/a/killeraces.com/forms/d/1AV4LLEv7I4hA-XYM2JxScFbHQSxpAGfjnl86WQkxr1o/viewform?embedded=true" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">Loading...</iframe></a></p> <p>If you have trouble with the embedded survey, please <a href="https://docs.google.com/a/killeraces.com/forms/d/1AV4LLEv7I4hA-XYM2JxScFbHQSxpAGfjnl86WQkxr1o/viewform">click here to take the survey in a seperate window</a>.</p> <h3>Terms and Conditions</h3> <ul> <li>Contest will run from June 25th, 2014 at 12:00 am PST through July 31st, 2014 at 12:00 am PST.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Winners will be announced after July 31st on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>NO PURCHASE NECESSARY VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Open only to permanent legal U.S. residents 18 years or older physically residing in the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, excluding the state of Rhode Island.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Prizes are delivered by Wise Bread. Wise Bread is the host and administrator of this contest.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Additional terms and conditions apply. <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisebread-official-contest-rules">Click here for more details</a>.</li> </ul> <p>Good luck!</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/take-our-reader-survey-for-a-chance-to-win-one-of-five-amazon-gift-cards" class="sharethis-link" title="Take Our Reader Survey for a Chance to Win One of Five Amazon Gift Cards!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/meg-favreau">Meg Favreau</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways gift cards giveaway reader survey Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:28:45 +0000 Meg Favreau 1149169 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Way to Beat the Heat? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-way-to-beat-the-heat <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-way-to-beat-the-heat" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/cooling-fan-iStock_000016536623Small.jpg" alt="cooling fan" title="cooling fan" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-way-to-beat-the-heat#comment-752796">Jennifer</a>, Olivia, and Pamela for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>The summer heat can feel unbearable, especially when temperatures rise higher, and higher, and higher. It takes a lot of work to stay cool &mdash; or does it?</p> <p><strong>What is your favorite way to beat the heat?</strong> Is it a frugal method, or do you think the relief is worth any extra costs? What would you do if even your favorite tactic is not enough to keep the heat at bay?</p> <p>Tell us about your favorite way to beat the heat and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa123/" class="rafl" id="rc-79857dfa123">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, August 4th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after August 4th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-way-to-beat-the-heat" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Way to Beat the Heat?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your favorite way to beat the heat and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers beat the heat Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:00:10 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1169309 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Do You Use Less Water? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-use-less-water <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-use-less-water" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/conserving-water-499620833-small.jpg" alt="conserving water" title="conserving water" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-use-less-water#comment-752641">Lynda</a>, Bethany, and Elena for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Water conservation is a big deal here in California these days. But even if your area isn't suffering from drought, saving money and reducing our impact on the environment are still good reasons to use less water.</p> <p><strong>How do you use less water?</strong> What is your main reason for conserving water &mdash; financial, environmental, practical? Is there any part of your life that might be considered wasting water, but you just can't give up?</p> <p>Tell us how you use less water and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa121/" class="rafl" id="rc-79857dfa121">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, July 28th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after July 28th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-use-less-water" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: How Do You Use Less Water?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how you use less water and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers save water Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:00:08 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1165666 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Summer Travel? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-summer-travel <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-summer-travel" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/travel-180530092-small.jpg" alt="travel" title="travel" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-summer-travel#comment-752017">Catseye</a>, Tabathia, and Susan for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>It's the height of summer! Many people take advantage of the school break (not to mention the Independence Day holiday) to do some traveling before the academic year begins again. It's also a great time to escape from (or to!) the heat. However, getting away at the peak of vacation season can be quite expensive if you just pack and go.</p> <p><strong>How do you save on summer travel?</strong> What apps or websites do you use to help keep travel costs low? What are your favorite budget summer destinations?</p> <p>Tell us how you save on summer travel and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857d115" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857d115/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a></p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, July 21st at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after July 21st on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-summer-travel" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Summer Travel?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how you save on summer travel and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers travel Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:00:06 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1160257 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Your Phone Bill? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-your-phone-bill-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-your-phone-bill-0" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/using-smartphone-452416463-small.jpg" alt="using smartphone" title="using smartphone" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-your-phone-bill-0#comment-751730">Monique</a>, Allison, and Linda for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>For many of us, mobile phones (be they smart or dumb) are essential tools in our daily lives. We can't live without them...but we sure can try to lower the cost of using them!</p> <p><strong>How do you save on your phone bill?</strong> Can you lower the cost even more by eliminating certain features or functions? If so, what can you cut?</p> <p>Tell us how you save on your phone bill and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857d114" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857d114/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a></p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, July 14th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after July 14th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-your-phone-bill-0" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Your Phone Bill?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how you save on your phone bill and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers phone bills Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:00:13 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1154567 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Do You Host a Party on a Budget? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-host-a-party-on-a-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-host-a-party-on-a-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/party-home-167202063-small.jpg" alt="home party" title="home party" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="152" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-host-a-party-on-a-budget#comment-751308">Jennifer</a>, Laura, and Thomas for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>You can have a party at any time of the year, but there's something to be said about a backyard barbecue in the summer sun &mdash; and it's something fun and yummy! Granted, hosting a party of any sort can be a lot of work, too, and it can cost even more if you don't watch your budget.</p> <p><strong>How do you host a party on a budget?</strong> What tricks do you use to cut costs on food, supplies, or decorations? What is the largest party you've ever organized?</p> <p>Tell us how you host a party on a budget and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857d111" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857d111/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a></p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, July 7th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after July 7th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-host-a-party-on-a-budget" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: How Do You Host a Party on a Budget?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how you host a party on a budget and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers party recipes summer party Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:00:07 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1149836 at http://www.wisebread.com