Entries from July 17, 2005 - July 23, 2005


Be on TV- Share Your Money-Saving Tips!

This is an excellent opportunity to share your wisdom with the world! Be on TV and help us spread the word about Savingsmania.com, where you get all your good deals! The more people who send in tapes which mention Savingsmania.com, the better the chances of the site continuing to be free for everyone! We appreciate your help and look forward to seeing you on the "Today Show"!

When you send in your tape, be sure to email us at diane@savingsmania.com and let us know. If you are chosen to go on-air, we will send you a special reward!

Here is the press release from the Today show:

Are you the world's biggest cheapskate?
NBC's ‘Today' show is looking for all penny pinchers. See details below
NBC's “Today” show is working on a special series called "Today's Cheapskate Week." We're devoting 5 days to finding the biggest bargains in the U.S. We're going to cover fashion, home, groceries, coupons and more. In addition, we're searching for America's biggest cheapskates with the thriftiest tips and we want you! So if you or someone you know is great at pinching pennies we want you to tell us about it. We also want to see your best money-saving tips.

Here's how to apply to participate in our series:

Set-up your video camera to face you, or have someone hold it, look at the camera and tell us why you're the biggest cheapskate in the U.S. Then show us some of your best tightwad tips. This should be something visual.

Or if your spouse, friend, relative or co-worker is America's biggest penny-pincher – we want that too! You must include that other person in your tape and show us why they are the cheapest person you know. It's good to keep your stories concise – aim for 2 minutes or less!

Since home video tapes can have technical problems, we suggest recording the same material several times. So do a few takes.

Any video format is fine, but we like to avoid Hi-8. That particular format is often troublesome for our editing machines.

When finished — please send your tape to:

Margaret Pergler
Today Show - Producer
30 Rockefeller Center
Room 568E-2
New York, NY 10112


Your tape MAY air somewhere between Aug 15th and Aug 19th, 2005. (Due to tight deadlines and constant show changes, we will not be able to notify you in advance. So get those VCR's or DVD recorders ready!)

Please note: Your videos and any of their content may be edited and used by NBC in all media WILL NOT be returned. Any materials you send in conjunction with this project become property of NBC.


Free Pepsi, Free Suave, lots more

Have you seen all the great stuff that Amazon has on sale this month? I'm especially impressed with their toy sale with the free shipping! See for yourself, Amazon toy sale and back to school. These deals come and go very quickly, so when you see something you like, grab it!

We have a new printables page! Printables are very popular, especially printable cards and coloring pages. We'll be adding more in the future too!

There's been a lot of talk on various message boards about taking surveys and getting paid, in cash and gift certificates! Want to learn more? See our list of survey companies.

Another super deal is at Target this week. First, print off this coupon for $1 off Diet Pepsi. Diet Pepsi is 3/$8.00 this week. Buy four twelve packs for $10.00-$4.00 off= $6.00, plus send away for this $10 rebate. You will make $4 off this deal!

Also, print this Suave coupon and match with the current $1 Suave sale for 50¢ Suave! Also, you can use a Target coupon and manufacturer coupon on one purchase, making it FREE Suave!

Here's more:

B&BW- free breathe Daily Vitamin Body Lotion w/ $20 purchase- 7/31/05

Meijer Super Saturday Sale, plus printable coupons

Free Perdue recipe booklet


Freebie book, Free birthday cake, lots more

Lots of new stuff to update you on!

I got this book a few months ago and it's packed with tons of tips and ideas!
Reader's Digest Book, send in one proof-of-purchase from any Scott Bath Tissue package, along with your name, address, and phone number by 8/2/05 to:

260 Madison Ave
5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Attn: J. Hessling.

Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.

Free birthday cake from Meijer, spend $75+ (specific items) and receive a coupon for a cake (up to $13.99 value)

Meijer is also having a 10/$10 sale this week

Bath & Body Works- Free Shower Gel with $20 purchase- 7/31/05

Free Clorox Kit for Teachers

Earn Music Cash and much more from Crunch N Munch

Check for cheap gasoline prices in your area

Pam Grillers Contest- win cash and more

Free magazine subscriptions for miliary service members

Hershey's Vintage T-Shirt Offer

Crest Vivid White contest, win a bathroom makeover, plus $1.50 Crest coupon

Free carton of Dreyer's Dibs Ice Cream, first 1,000 entrees

Free Quaker Snack Bars sample

B1G1F Hallmark Shoebox card coupon- 7/24/05


Back to School, lots more

We have a new page of deals for you, back to school sales and more. Lots of great stuff that ships free too!

Free sample of Bio Ionic Weightless Shine Sealer

Old Navy's $10,000 sweepstakes

Take a Spiegel survey and get a 20% off code, for your next order

Win a trip to Cabo San Lucas- 8/15/05

Free Mickey Mouse story book, when you buy (6) P&G products- 8/31/05

Teachers, get $40 in FREE school supplies

Join Post It Perks for coupons, samples and more

Win a free UniKeep binder

Special offer form Tide® with Febreze Freshness, Downy® with Febreze Fresh Scent, and Bounce® with Febreze Fresh Scent