Gooooooooooooooooood morning friends! Not only is today Pay Day, but it’s also “Give Away $200 Worth of Gift Cards Day!” Yup, SmartyPig & J. to the Motha F’in Dollar Sign is teaming up to give y’all some money and help spread the good financial word. It’s a good time to be on this blog ;)
For those not already familiar with SmartyPig, they’re a free online piggy bank for people saving for specific financial goals – perhaps something like a wedding or vacay or even flat-screen TV. But unlike other banks (and this is where it turns sexy) SmartyPig allows your friends and family members to help you save by sharing your goal! All while keeping your personal information safe and secure.
Birthdays, holidays, graduation, that baby shower coming up? Tell them to log onto SmartyPig.com, search your email address, and help you get the stuff you REALLY want. They even have a widget you can grab off your account so you can promote it on your Facebook page ;) Pretty slick, right?
The SmartyPig Giveaway
To help spread the word, SmartyPig is giving us THREE gift cards to give out today – two $50 cards, and one grand prize $100 card!!! Which means you get three chances to win! All cards are redeemable right into your own SmartyPig account (you’ll have to create one free online if you don’t already have one, but don’t worry it’s pretty easy – I actually got to test the goods with a $50 card myself and it makes the process much happier ;) And if you’ve already got an account, great! All you’ll have to do is plug in the gift code we give you and you’ll be all set.)
How to win!
This is the fun part :) All you have to do to enter is tell us WHAT you’re currently saving for – that’s it! Drop it in the comments below by this Sunday, June 20th, by 10pm EST and we’ll Random.org the winners there shortly after (and alert everyone on this very same post – so keep your eyes open!) I’ll go first: I’m saving up for another trip abroad! Can’t get enough these days… Now it’s Your turn, GOOD LUCK! I hope they go out to my 3 favorite readers ;)
PS: For more info on SmartyPig, click here.
PPS: If you hate saving for anything, click here.
The winners of these 3 spicy HOT giftcards are….drum roll please…. Amy R. ($50), Kelsey #2 (comment #86) ($50) and our GRAND PRIZE of $100 goes to…. Brent Schenk! Congrats all!!! I will be emailing you shortly for your mailing information. Keep on saving everyone!
Bonus tip: Find a good "balance transfer" offer to help pay off debt faster!
If you’ve been making payment after payment (on time) and still haven't been able to get your debt under control, snatching up a good balance transfer credit card offer may be the ticket to try. That’s where in order to gain your business - credit card companies will let you transfer your existing debt to a new card and let you pay ZERO PERCENT interest on it. Saving you tons every month!
What's the catch? Usually balance transfer cards charge a fee (around 3% of your debt balance) to let you transfer your balance to their 0% interest offer. But we've found a great credit card that will let you do a balance transfer absolutely free. Click here to learn more and see if you qualify!
PS: If you don't trust yourself with another credit card, ignore this! This strategy is to help you get out of debt quicker, not risk adding more to it.