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The Pioneer Woman is giving away a Nikon D90 Digital SLR camera with a Nikon 18-105 VR lens AND Adobe Photoshop CS4 in celebration of her blog’s anniversary.

The Pioneer Woman is my favorite blogger of all time and she has a bezillion followers, thus she’ll probably receive about a half-a-bezillion entries into this drawing, but you can’t win if you don’t enter …. so ENTER TODAY!

Here’s PENNY for your thoughts!
Did you enter the drawing?  
What did you think of The Pioneer Woman website?

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The earth’s most delicious, most healthful foods are made when farmers work in harmony with nature.  Working with nature is what inspired Organic Valley’s original seven farmers to form an organic farming cooperative in Wisconsin in 1988.  Today, their membership has grown to 1398 family farms throughout America’s Heartland, 34 states across the country, and one Canadian province.  Everywhere, Organic Valley’s high standards shine through in their award-winning, certified organic foods.  ~organicvalley.com

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Fill out the form to receive $10 in coupons in a special-edition Rootstock magazine.  You’ll also be entered to win a year of free Organic Valley products and a chance to have a donation made in your name to your store’s local food pantry.

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A penny for your thoughts …

Are you familiar with Rootstock magazine?

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There are many brands of ham available to you, but to ensure consistent quality and a great tasting ham, look for the Cook’s name. That’s because Cook’s hams always begin with old-fashioned bone-in hams for a more natural texture and taste.  ~cooksham.com

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My friend Christina at Northern Cheapskate is giving away a coupon for a free Cook’s Ham to two lucky winners.

Enter to win a Cook’s Ham


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Did you visit Northern Cheapskate and enter this drawing?  If you win, please do come back and let us know!

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Enter for your chance to win a VIP football experience for four to the big, Midwest division rivalry when Minnesota meets Chicago for a showdown at the MetroDome on Sunday, November 29th. ~exploreminnesota.com

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Prize package includes:

  • Four (4) Pre-Game Field passes
  • Four (4) lower level game tickets
  • One (1) night accommodations at Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel (two rooms)
  • Limo ride to and from the game

Approximate retail value:  $1900

Enter for your chance to win a VIP football experience.  Hurry, contests ends November 15th.

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Kristin from Ohio

 

Please join me in congratulating Kristin from Ohio …. she is the winner of the $50 Amazon.com gift certificate from Minnesota Penny Pincher.

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Kristin, please email me at mnpennypincher (at) gmail (dot) com to make arrangements for delivery of your gift certificate.  If Kristin does not email me within 72 hours to claim her prize, an alternative winner will be chosen.

Enjoy your gift certificate!

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I just wanted to leave all of you with a quick reminder to register for my $50 Amazon.com giveawayWinner will be chosen on Monday, November 9th, at 10 a.m. CST using Random.org.

Enter the $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

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UPDATED 10am on 11/09/09

Please join me in congratulating . . .

Kristin from Ohio

She is the winner of the $50 Amazon.com gift certificate from
Minnesota Penny Pincher.

I am so glad that you found your way to the new and improved Minnesota Penny Pincher website.

You’ve probably noticed that things have been a little quiet on the old site.  That’s because I’ve been hard at work creating a new home for us here at http://mnpennypincher.com.

My readership grew so much within the first few months of launching Minnesota Penny Pincher that I decided that I better move to a self-hosted website.  I also did quite a bit of research and learned that the WordPress platform and the Thesis theme would allow for more personalization on the site so I’ve switched that over as well.  These changes are just the beginning of the good things that are to come!

Speaking of good things that are to come … In celebration of Minnesota Penny Pincher’s new home, I would like to give away a $50 gift certificate for Amazon.com to one of my lucky readers.  Winner will be chosen on Monday, November 9th, at 10 a.m. CST using Random.org.

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To enter my drawing for a chance at winning the $50 gift certificate from Amazon.com, just leave a comment.  That’s all you have to do!  Let me know what you think of the new site or or which ad matchup you would like me to work on first every week!

Would you like to earn extra entries into this drawing? 

  • 1 extra entry if you Subscribe via my RSS feed for this site OR sign up to get email updates from this site (create an extra comment to let me know which one you did)
  • 1 extra entry if you Become a Facebook fan (or if you already ARE a Facebook fan) of Minnesota Penny Pincher (create an extra comment to let me know that you are a Facebook fan)
  • 1 extra entry if you share this post on YOUR Facebook page … just click on the Facebook icon at the bottom of this post (create an extra comment to let me know that you shared this post on your Facebook page)
  • 1 extra entry if you Follow Minnesota Penny Pincher on Twitter (create an extra comment to let me know that you follow me on Twitter)
  • 1 extra entry if you share this post on YOUR Twitter page .. just click on the Twitter icon at the bottom of this post (create an extra comment to let me know that you shared this post on your Twitter page)
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  • 1 extra entry if you Stumble this posting … just click on the Stumble icon at the bottom of this post (create an extra comment to let me know that you Stumbled this posting)
  • 1 extra entry if you write about this drawing on YOUR blog or website (create an extra comment with a link to the post on your blog or website)
  • 1 extra entry if you display my button on your blog or website … it’s located in the right-hand column of this site, along with the coding you need (create an extra comment with a link to where you are displaying my button)

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You can win $50 for your thoughts.
There you have it …. now get that free entry into this drawing by leaving a comment.  And if you’re up to a little busy work, get your extra entries into the drawing too.

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I was recently offered the opportunity by Vocalpoint to try Secret Clinical Strength anti-perspirant / deodorant and tell about it.

If you’re not familiar with Vocalpoint, it is “a community for women that provides valuable and interesting insights about new products, surveys, daily tips, articles, and coupons/samples”. ~~vocalpoint.com

I received a sample of Secret Clinical Strength anti-perspirant / deodorant in the advanced solid light and fresh scent. The sample did come in a box similar to the one pictured above. Both the box and the actual anti-perspirant / deodorant container featured attractive fonts and simple lines in complimentary colors that were attractive to the eye. With that being said, I really felt that the box was unnecessary and just added to the waste that we all struggle to free ourselves from in our journey to become waste-free. I really hope that Secret re-thinks their marketing plan on this product and gets rid of the box!

Even though it is recommended that this product be applied at night, I made every attempt to sample this product at different times of the day:

  • immediately upon receiving the product (even though I already had another brand of anti-perspirant / deodorant on from earlier in the morning)
  • immediately after my shower the following morning
  • later the following day after an afternoon shower
  • a couple of days later after a bed-time shower

Secret Clinical Strength anti-perspirant / deodorant performed very well for me. I do not regularly use the solid form of an anti-perspirant / deodorant since I much prefer the clear gels so this product was a ‘step outside the box’ for me. I was pleasantly surprised with how smooth this product was to apply – it was very creamy and left no solid residue. In addition, the scent was truly light and fresh and not overwhelming at all.

I’ve never had a problem with regular strength products not providing adequate coverage for me so I don’t believe that I am the right person to attest to its performance as a clinical strength product that provides prescription-strength protection for the most demanding body chemistries. However, the product did perform as promised on the Secret website, providing 24-hour coverage after its application.

In searching for this product on the web, the price-point does seem a bit high; but again, I’m not familiar with the price-points of prescription-strength products.

In closing, I would recommend new Secret Clinical Strength to others, especially those needing a prescription-strength product, depending upon the price-point.

Would you like to try Secret Clinical Strength anti-perspirant / deodorant? I have several coupons valued at $2.00 OFF that I would love to share! They don’t expire until 12/31/2009 so you’ll have plenty of time to redeem.

TellMe IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COUPON, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO POST A COMMENT AND LET ME KNOW. Do not include your mailing address as this is a public blog. I will email the winners to obtain mailing addresses so be sure to comment with your email address!

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Little Debbie Cupcakes can put a smile on your face and a car in your driveway. 

Complete the form for your chance to win a sporty smart car, a free year’s supply of cupcakes, a portable GPS device, toy cupcake truck/car, an MP3 adaptor for car, or a coupon for a free box of cupcakes.

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Velvet Milk’s Aloe Butter Mask is 100% Certified Organic and found exclusively at Spa Specifics.  There are no parabens, phthalates, and other formaldehyde releasing chemicals.  The ultra skin healing and conditioning power comes from the anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties of aloe vera, rich hydration from paraffin free natural fruit glycerin, vitamin E, and essential oils.  It smells delicious and is definitely refreshing. ~~nailsmag.com/spaspecifics

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Sign up now to enter the drawing and receive your free sample of Velvet Milk Aloe Butter Mask from Spa Specifics.

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