Readers en-US Help Make Wise Bread Better (and Win a Free Wise Bread Book) <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/help-keep-wise-bread-relevant" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="350" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>UPDATE 5/11/09</strong>: We're now also <a title="Details about Flip Camcorder giveaway" href="">giving away a Flip Camcorder (details)</a> for <a title="Wise Bread's Reader Survey" href=""><strong>filling out our reader survey</strong></a>!&nbsp; Thanks!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">I&rsquo;m sure many of you remember Andrea&rsquo;s recent <a href="../../../../../../why-does-facebook-ads-hate-single-heterosexual-women">Facebook ad debacle</a> (the one where she was continually fed irrelevant, and sometimes insulting, ads while browsing.)<span>&nbsp; </span>Here at Wise Bread, on the other hand, we strive to keep things fresh, applicable, and on-target for our readers.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">That's why we've teamed up <a href="">with Federate Media</a> to develop partnerships, giveaways, and advertising that will be helpful and interesting to our readers.</p> <h2>Fill&nbsp;Out the Survey Win a Free Book!</h2> <h2><a href=""><em><img align="right" alt="" src="" /></em></a></h2> <p class="MsoNormal">We're giving away 15 free copies to randomly-selected readers who help us out with the survey.&nbsp; <a href=""><strong>Fill out this survey</strong></a> by May 10th and you'll automatically be entered to win! <span class="primarycopyheader">Giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18+ at the time of entry.<span>&nbsp; </span>Entries will be accepted until May 10 th, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST. &nbsp;Winners will be announced here on <strike>May 11th</strike> the first week of June.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="primarycopyheader">[<strong>editors note</strong>:&nbsp;Sorry guys, we found out that we couldn't access any of the user data until AFTER the survey ends at the end of the month. &nbsp;We'll have to wait until the first week of June to pick and announce the winners. &nbsp;The entry deadline remains unchanged.&nbsp;]</span><em>&nbsp; </em></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The survey is completely confidential and anonymous.&nbsp; Your contact information will NOT&nbsp;be shared with any advertisers.<em><br /> </em></p> <h2>Why We Need Your Help</h2> <p class="MsoNormal">Wise Bread has been affected by the economy like everyone else.&nbsp; It's no secret that advertising dollars have dried up across the board.&nbsp; While bigger websites like MSN Money can afford to hire a dedicated sales team, we prefer to stick to writing and sharing tips.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">That's why we're teaming up with Federated Media, a super cool company that represents other great sites like <a href="">The Simple Dollar</a>, <a href="">Boing&nbsp;Boing</a>, <a href="">Craft Zine</a>, <a href="">Digg</a> and <a href="">Dooce</a>.&nbsp; Federated Media will take care of all the advertising work, so we can focus on providing you with great posts.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">With this new partnership comes a fantastic opportunity to keep the ads you see on Wise Bread tasteful, relevant, and open to serving you.<span>&nbsp; </span>The best way to do this is for you to give us your unfettered feedback on who you are and why you read Wise Bread.<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">While there will be no options for choosing cheeseburgers, glow sticks, or unicorns on this survey (all things that I know I want in a fantastic website), we&rsquo;re pretty confident you&rsquo;ll find it to be quick, painless, and completely on target.<span>&nbsp; </span>Remember, by being honest and thorough, you equip us to give you what you really want (sans the horned ponies, of course.)<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Here&rsquo;s the link to get started:<br /> </strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href=""><strong></strong></a><o:p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Thanks in advance, and please &ndash; keep the tips and comments coming.<span>&nbsp; </span>We love what you have to say!</p> <a href="" class="sharethis-link" title="Help Make Wise Bread Better (and Win a Free Wise Bread Book)" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="">Linsey Knerl</a> and published on <a href="">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href=""> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Announcements federated media Readers survey Mon, 04 May 2009 05:14:07 +0000 Linsey Knerl 3115 at Free Children's Book from Barnes and Noble <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/free-childrens-book-from-barnes-and-noble" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="" alt="cute girl with book" title="girl reading book to cat" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="240" height="180" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Barnes and Noble is giving away free children's books from May 29th to September 2nd, 2007.</p> <p>To qualify for the promotion, have your kids read any eight books and write down their favorite bits from each book on a journal provided by Barnes and Noble. You can exchange that journal for a free book coupon at any Barnes and Noble bookstore.</p> <p>Here are the details:</p> <blockquote><div>1. Kids read any eight (8) books of their own choosing - library books, books borrowed from friends, or books bought at Barnes &amp; Noble.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>2. Ask them to write about their favorite part of each book in the <a href="">Summer Reading Journal</a>. A parent or guardian must <a href="">sign the journal</a> after each entry.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>3. Bring the completed Summer Reading Journal to a Barnes &amp; Noble bookstore between May 29th and September 2nd, 2007.</div> <p>4. We'll give them a coupon for a FREE book! They can choose from a list of exceptional paperback titles.</p> <p>Source: <a href="">Barnes and Noble</a></p> </blockquote> <p>This is a great gift for children's birthday parties. Instead of buying a toy for your ungrateful nephew, why not print out a journal and encourage him to earn a free book instead?</p> <p>I just love this kind of win-win promotions. By giving away free books, Barnes and Noble is creating a new generation of customers and literate citizens. More importantly, the journal entries requirement will also get kids into the blogging mindset early. Yes folks, I like to <a href="/make-money-writing-for-wise-bread">recruit good bloggers</a> no matter how young they are!</p> <p>Found via <a href="">Festival of Frugality</a> at <a href="">My Two Dollars</a> and <a href="">Supersaver</a>.</p> <a href="" class="sharethis-link" title="Free Children&#039;s Book from Barnes and Noble" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="">Will Chen</a> and published on <a href="">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href=""> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Freebies barnes and noble books children's books kids Readers Wed, 06 Jun 2007 02:43:36 +0000 Will Chen 704 at Another one for the Readers <p><img src="/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/reading.jpg" alt="Readers" title="Readers, Unite!" width="300" height="300" /> </p> <p>Interested in talking about some of your favorite books? It seems like there&#39;d be no one better to discuss with than the authors who wrote them. Now, Barnes and Noble has launched their <a href="" target="_blank" title="bookclub">new bookclub</a> , &quot;where readers and writers meet.&quot;</p> <p>I explored a little but haven&#39;t really jumped in with both feet yet. However, anywhere where I can discuss <em>The Boleyn Inheritance</em> with Philippa Gregory and <em>The Memory Keeper&#39;s Daughter</em> with Kim Edwards can&#39;t possibly be a bad place.</p> <p>In addition, they have forums with a group of readers discussing one book or set of books (I saw these for everything from <em>Moby Dick</em> to the entire Harry Potter series) and several writing book clubs. Based on my perusal, comments (particularly in the book-discussion forums) range from the inane to the insightful, so you might have to pick and choose, but there was definitely wisdom there to be found.</p> <p>Oh! I almost forgot to;s also entirely free. You have to get and B&amp;N account, which means deleting some pesky emails, but even the discussions with the authors are free. </p> <a href="" class="sharethis-link" title="Another one for the Readers" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="">Sarah Winfrey</a> and published on <a href="">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href=""> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Art and Leisure Readers reading writing Sun, 28 Jan 2007 01:56:26 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 232 at