Fun and Frugality (A Giveaway Post)

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In addition to being on a time budget these days, I’m watching my wallet a little more closely, too. Who isn’t? And will you adopt me?

One of the fun ways I’ve found to save money is entering contests and sweepstakes. I rarely win anything, but I do have fun trying. Here are a couple of contests for your consideration:

We’re not traveling far for the first one. It’s right here! You may remember a post from last week in which I mentioned trying out the Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes and pointed you to a $1.50 coupon. Well, the Pond’s folks thought that was nice and have offered to gift one lucky U.S. or Canadian reader a pretty little gift pack consisting of a Nantucket Cosmetic Bag, water bottle, and a gym towel, as well as a package of Pond’s Towelettes to try. (I confess to being the teensiest, tiniest bit jealous over this giveaway.) Contest details are at the bottom of this post!

MyLifetime let me know that they’re giving away Leslie Sansone’s “Walk at Home” DVD sets to 20 of their lucky readers. The two-DVD set includes “The Big Burn: 2 Miles of Intervals” and “Walk Your Belly Flat: 3 Mile Walk” and normally retails for $30. All you have to do to enter is follow the “Walk at Home” link above and leave a comment on their post.

Want to hunt down your own contests? Two sites you might want to check out are Contest Bee (very Mom-centered) and Sweepstakes Advantage.

Another potentially fun path I’m considering in my frugality quest is joining Grocery Coupon Trading Club. Apparently all you have to do is register, then send in your unused (but not expired) grocery coupons for credits, which you then use to “shop” for coupons you can actually use. I love using coupons, but since I started eating healthier and using fewer commercial cleaning products, there aren’t that many coupons that are useful to me. eCoupons has several coupons currently available that would save me $7.00 on products I already use! All for the cost of two stamps and a few minutes clipping coupons to trade in!

Please do jump in to share any fun money-saving sites you’re using!

Pond’s Gift Pack Giveaway Details:
Just let me know in the comments if you’d like to enter! Contest is open until Thursday (Sept 24, midnight, central U.S.) I’ll do the usual name draw for a lucky winner. Unfortunately, this one is limited to U.S. and Canadian residents. (Next week for the wide open giveaway, I promise!)