Lazy Sunday roundup with giveaways!

It’s been a super busy week in my house, and I’m still dealing with neck pain (some might say I’m a pain in the neck ;)), but here are a few things that caught my eye this week.

I’m also including a link up at the bottom of the post where you can add your favorite or best blog post from the last week. Anyone that links up is guaranteed a visit and comment from me, and I hope some of my readers will stop by as well.

Win a ticket to BlogHer ’10 from the Golden Inn in Avalon, NJ! I went to the Golden Inn for an event with my daughters last year, the Golden Inn really goes all out to make your visit special. The contest is for a ticket to BlogHer and does not cover travel expenses. BlogHer tickets are sold out, so this is a great opportunity for someone to win a ticket! Details about the BlogHer ’10 contest can be found here. I’ll be there! It’s my 1st conference so I’m really excited.

Money Crashers is running another fun event called the 2010 Online Tax Filing Giveaway.  They are giving away 3 Apple iPads to 3 lucky readers on April 16th just for filing their taxes online using one of the big 3 services (TurboTax, TaxACT, H&R Block At Home). In addition you can perform a bunch of different actions to gain extra entries for the random draw.

Tuscon on the Cheap recently created a list of the “Best 75 Frugal Blogs of 2010″, and I was honored to be listed! Although I think my husband would laugh out loud at me being called frugal. 😉

Book Giveaways!

Rules for entry:

  • No PO Boxes
  • US and Canada only
  • Must be 18 or older.
  • Leave a comment below and tell me what the last book you read was and how you rate the book. I’m looking for new reading material.


Spent:  Memoirs of a Shopping Addict  By  Avis Cardella

A former model’s shocking and visceral literary memoir about the shopping addiction that almost destroyed her.

Hot (broke) Messes:  How to Have Your Latte and Drink It Too  By  Nancy Trejos

The personal finance columnist for  The Washington Post takes readers along on her journey. She meets with a financial planner and a therapist to deal with all the issues young people face today — from credit card debt and student loans, to impulse buying and emotional spending, to the cost of having a social life, to buying a house with someone during a potentially impermanent relationship and more. Trejos learns what causes these problems in herself, how she can fix them, and how she can pass that advice on to other young people going through the same experiences.

Giveaway Reminders:

These giveaways are still live! Still time to enter!!!

Win 1 of 5 PUR pitchers: Ends Wednesday!

FLIP camera giveaway from Ends April 7th

Win $150 Lowe’s gift card or 1 of 5 PUR pitchers: Ends April 4th

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About Kelly

Kelly Whalen is the founder and editor of the Centsible Life blog. She started the blog 6 years ago as her family faced a mountain of debt. The blog became a resource to readers and a hub for everything you need in life for less. Kelly lives in the Philadelphia area with her superhero husband, 4 awesome kids, and one adorable dog. She still believes you can have it all....just not all at once.


  1. thefeministbreeder says

    Oh, thank you! I've had my ticket for ages, but now my husband thinks he might want to come to the conference with me (he was already planning on coming on the trip, just not the actual conference, until now.) He's a student so we're trying to find him a student-rate ticket – if you hear anything, let us know! In the meantime I'll have him enter the contests.

  2. grigory99 says

    I just finished reading Terry Pratchett's latest book, Unseen Academicals. I'd give it 9 out of 10, though it might be a bit overwhelming at first if you're not familiar with his Discworld series. On the other hand, if you like snarky social commentary and light fantasy, you just might enjoy it. 😉

    (By the way, your comment feature doesn't work in FireFox – I had to dust off my old IE browser to post this.)

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