#MyFavado Sweepstakes Winner Shares What She Loves About Favado

#MyFavado Sweepstakes Winner Shares What She Loves About Favado

We loved reading about how Favado helps you save money in our recent #MyFavado Sweepstakes. Allyson, who won the $1,000 sweepstakes prize, shares with us her favorite Favado feature, what she says to her friends about Favado, and how much she saves on shopping trips.

What’s your favorite feature about Favado?

Allyson: I love that it works anywhere, since we travel and move a lot, and I also love the photos. Some couponing websites list a product/deal without pics and its so difficult when I am shopping to be certain that I have the right product. Sometimes the store doesn’t have the deal showing on the store label, so the photos really help me.

When you tell your friend about Favado, what do you say?

Allyson: It’s a cool mobile app that helps you to find the best store deals instantly, create shopping lists, and best of all no printing required. All your deals, lists and stores are right there on your mobile device.

What’s the biggest savings you’ve had using Favado?

Allyson: I don’t recall a certain amount, but my best deals are when I use Favado along with matching coupons to those deals, especially during double coupon time at my favorite retailers. It’s not uncommon for me to save 70% or more on a shopping trip – how fun is that?!

Your Shopping Trip Brag – #MyFavado Gift Card Giveaway

Brag about your grocery store savings using Favado and you could be one of 10 winners to receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

It’s a wonderful feeling when you go grocery shopping and all your efforts to find the best deals and/or coupons pay off, right?!

So why not brag about it?

(It could mean winning a $25 Amazon gift card!)

Use the Favado app to help you save, and share your savings with your Facebook friends, on your Instagram, or on your Twitter by taking a photo of your groceries, a particular deal you found, your receipt, or any shot that helps you brag about your savings.

Be sure to use the hashtag #MyFavado in your post.

From all the #MyFavado posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and we will randomly choose 10 winners each month to receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate!

You can even share the same savings photo on all three sites and get three entries. We will reach out to winners on their social media posts, so be sure to look for our comment or reply from Favado.

Here’s a great example of a Tweet from Brenda. You could also use a photo like the one pictured above with the Rice Dream price and coupon. Anything that shows how Favado helps you save on your groceries each week!

 

It’s Time to Brag About Your Grocery Savings – #MyFavado Twitter Party

#MyFavado Brag Twitter Party at Favado.com

It’s fun to save money and get good deals on food and household products, and we all like to brag a little! Share your Favado savvy shopping stories with us in next week’s #MyFavado Twitter party. We can’t wait to see and hear about your grocery savings, and just how you’re doing saving so much!

Twitter Party Details

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Time: 9:00 pm EST

Hashtag: #MyFavado

Prizes: 3 – $100 Grocery Store Gift Cards

Hosts: @favadoapp @savings @sistersshopping @5dollardinners

RSVP NOW!

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#MyFavado Twitter Party

#MyFavado Twitter Party at Favado.com/blog

Come chat with us and share your #MyFavado stories and moments in our first Twitter party of the year! We want to hear how the app has helped you save money, how it’s changed the way you shop for groceries, and if you have any insider secrets for best ways to use the app! Join us…

#MyFavado - Share your Favado story for a chance to win $1,000

Twitter Party Details

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Time: 9:00 pm EST

Hashtag: #MyFavado

Prizes: 3 – $100 Grocery Store Gift Cards

Hosts: @Favado, @Savings, @ZacWeikal, @inspiringsaving, @moolasavingmom, @5dollardinners

RSVP

#FavaDONATION Twitter Party

#FavaDONATION Twitter Party at Favado.com

This week we kicked of our #favaDONATION campaign to help fight world hunger. From now until December 22, 2014, or when we reach our goal of $15,000,  for every person who taps on the campaign banner in the Favado app, Savings.com will donate $1 to WhyHunger.org to support their mission of ending hunger.

Join us next Wednesday for a #favaDONATION Twitter Party.

#FavaDONATION Twitter Party at Favado.com

Twitter Party Details

Date: December 17, 2014

Time: 9:00 pm EST

Hashtag: #favaDONATION

Prizes: 3 – $100 Grocery Store Gift Cards

Hosts: @savings, @favadoapp, @MyEverydaySavvy, @moolasavingmom, @ZacWeikal, @inspiringsaving

RSVP

Fighting Hunger – #FavaDONATION

Fighting Hunger - #FavaDONATION at Favado.com/blog

49 million Americans, including 17 million children, are hungry. The holiday season is a great time to give back to those less fortunate, and we hope to help a lot of people through #FavaDONATION.

From today through December 22 (or as soon as we hit our goal)  for every person who taps on the campaign banner in the Favado app, Savings.com will donate $1 to WhyHunger.org to support their mission of ending hunger. Our goal is to donate $15,000.

How to Get Involved

  • Download Favado (if you haven’t already!) from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Open the app; you will see the #FavaDONATION banner on the first screen. Just click, and Savings.com will donate $1 on your behalf. It’s that easy!
  • Note one tap accepted per Favado user.

WhyHunger.org Information: Why Hunger is a NY based organization on a mission to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and to support grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

WhyHunger’s National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY helps veterans, seniors, families, and working people find food in their neighborhoods as well as government programs like SNAP. A four star charity, WhyHunger is recognized among the highest performing nonprofits for excellence in fiscal management, accountability and transparency from America’s leading independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator.

Thanks for tapping and helping us fight hunger with WhyHunger.org!

#ThanksgivingSavings Twitter Party

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Join us next Tuesday evening as we talk about ways to save on the biggest food holiday of the year.

Twitter Party Details

Date: November 18, 2014

Time: 9:00 pm EST

Hashtag: #ThanksgivingSavings

Hosts: @savings,@favadoapp, @LisaJoyThompson,
@erinhuffstetler, @couponsforwi, @mommysavesmoney,
and @valpakcoupons

Prizes: 1 – $50 grocery store gift card, 3 – $100 grocery store gift cards

RSVP

Eligibility

RSVP by adding your Twitter account to the link above, and actively participate during the Twitter party with the hashtag #ThanksgivingSavings on November 18th, 2014, from 6PM PT/9PM ET until 7PM PT/10PM ET. Winners will be chosen from the RSVP list using Random.org. Winners must be actively tweeting with the hashtag at the time they are randomly selected. Winners will be notified with an @ mention, and must respond via DM within 24 hours of being notified. If another winner must be chosen after the party is over, winner will be randomly selected from active participants during the party. There is a limit of one prize per household during the party. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your prize. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to official rules and open to United States residents.

How to Save Money at the Grocery Store

One of the biggest, and most regular costs that many of us have is the weekly trip to the grocery store. The cost of food always seems to be rising, and it’s not something that you can just cut from your budget.

The good news, though, is that while you can’t eliminate your grocery bill, you can significantly reduce it. As long as you have a little time and are willing to do a little planning, you can save money at the grocery store every time you go.

How to Save Money at the Grocery Store at Favado.com/blog

Know When to Shop

One of the best things you can do for your grocery budget is to know when to shop. Don’t shop when you are hungry. You are more likely to buy more than you need and to make impulse buys that aren’t on your list. Do your shopping after you’ve eaten, when you feel relatively good and have better judgment.

It can also help to choose to shop during times of the day when you know there will be fewer people at the store. When you feel pressured, rushed, and stressed, you are far more likely to make poor decisions and grab items you don’t need (and may not even want), and that increases your grocery bill.

Plan With an Annotated List

Create an annotated shopping list. Your shopping list should revolve around your meal plan. One of the best things you can do is create a meal plan based on what’s on sale. Look at flyers in your newspaper and consider coupons. See what you can get a discount on, and then plan your meals around ingredients that will be on sale or that you can use coupons for.

You can make the process even easier when you use a coupon app. An app like Favado can help you identify and organize coupons and money-saving promotions in a way that makes it easy to get good deals when you go shopping.

Your annotated shopping list doesn’t need to be fancy, but it can help to make a few notes. Then, when you go shopping, be sure to stick with your list. Don’t get extra items, and be careful to avoid “bargains” on items that you aren’t planning to buy anyway. Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean that you should buy it. Keep that in mind and stick to your list, and you’ll be able to keep your grocery budget under control.

Don’t Buy at the Grocery Store

It’s also possible to save money at the grocery store by getting your food elsewhere. Look online to purchase non-perishable staples. You might be able to get a discount on them, and they are delivered right to your door.

Another possibility is to do your shopping at farmers markets or to join a local produce co-op. In many cases, it’s possible to get locally-sourced, seasonal items for less than going to the store. Sign up for these items and then only buy what you can’t get through these alternatives at the store.

Finally, you can save by growing your own food. Grow some of the produce that you use most, and you can save because you won’t have to go to the grocery store. If you have extra, you can bottle or freeze it for use during winter months. Growing your own food can help you supplement your diet and reduce the amount that you need to buy at the grocery store.

With a little thought, planning, and effort, it should be possible for you to save money at the grocery store, and still enjoy good, healthy food.

Tom Drake is a financial analyst for a major grocery store chain in Canada as well as the writer behind Canadian Finance Blog. For more tips to cut your expenses and reduce your bills, join his free newsletter.

20 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

20 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes at Favado.com/blog

Pumpkin is a favorite fall squash, but it’s not limited to using only in pie. Here are 20 delicious pumpkin recipes that cover breakfast, snack time, and a variety of desserts.

Remember to use your Favado app to find the best deals on all your ingredients!

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Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes

Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Recipes