And the Winners of the Renaissance Tickets & Karaoke Are..


We have some winners to announce to close up our 1 week of giveaways!

We gave away a family pack of tickets to the Arizona Renaissance Festival for February – winners are:

  • Jerry Bianco – jer1971@
  • Breanna Jones – kalebandbre@

And one lucky person won a Karaoke/DJ Private Party with Starz Karaoke  — that person is:

  • Ashley Black – ashleyblack831@

I’ll be sending each of you an email sometime tomorrow morning to touch base with you & get your information.

And the Giveaway Winners Are..


We had some great giveaways this week on our Facebook page – we had a total of 5 winners between 3 contests:

The Winner of the 2-Night Stay at Greer Lodge is:

  • Kimberly M. K – countrygirl1073@

The Winners of the 20×24 Canvas are:

  • Amy F. – froggirl1@
  • John S. – john.stark1@

The Winners of the $25 Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards are:

  • Ashley M. – animegirl3002@
  • Holly C. – sparkle323@

I will be following up with each of you tomorrow morning by email.  Congratulations on your win!

Enter to Win | Family Pack of Tickets to The Arizona Renaissance Festival ($68 Value)


Have you joined us on Facebook for a week’s worth of giveaways? Today we have teamed up with the Renaissance Festival to give away a family pack of tickets to use for a fun day to the festival.

If you’re thinking about making a trip to the Renaissance Festival, it’s important to know that you can score discount tickets at Fry’s Food Store in advance of your trip – you can read more by heading over here.

It’s important to remember that the Festival would not be possible without some really great local sponsors in the area – Score 2 for $22 tickets February 8, 9 and 17 from Phoenix Flower Shops, Hall of Frames, Arriba Mexican Grill, & Wendy’s. You can see a complete list here.

The Festival is open every Saturday & Sunday from February 8 – March 30th.. from 10 a.m. to 6 p..m.  No pets are permitted and the parking is FREE.

The Renaissance Festival has provided me the opportunity to gift a family pack (2 Adult & 2 Child) Admission ($68 Value) to one lucky reader. The certificate of admission for this family pack must be used in the month of February, 2014.

Disclaimer: The Arizona Renaissance Festival provided the tickets for the giveaway to one lucky reader. As always, opinions on the Festival are our own.

Enter to Win | 3-Hour Private Party with DJ/Karaoke (Phoenix Metro Area–$300 Value)

We are doing a week of giveaways on Facebook this week, as we hit 30,000 fans – which is amazing!

Each day this week we have given away something new and exciting – if you aren’t on Facebook you should join in on the giveaways.

We love to support small business, and today Starz Karaoke in the Phoenix Metro area, has offered ONE reader the chance to win a 3–hour private party – with Karaoke/DJ – a $300 Value.

Starz Karaoke LLC has been servicing the Valley of the Sun since 1998 providing Karaoke at venues and private parties for years.

You can now enter to win a free 3 hour private party (excluding Weddings) on behalf of Cents’able Shoppin and Starz Karaoke.

Starz Karaoke will travel in the immediate Phoenix Metro area; they will travel as far west as Buckeye, as far north as Anthem, as far East as Queen Creek.  They will not travel to Tucson, Casa Grande, Northern Arizona or Yuma.

And the Winners of the $25 Fry’s Gift Cards Are..

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Just a few short days ago we ran a promotion on Facebook for a $25 Fry’s Gift Card to 2 lucky winners who liked and shared our post.

Are you with us on Facebook? If you aren’t.. please join us!  If you shared and liked the post, you were entered. Today we selected (2) winners:

Jessica Aguirre and Jean Evans

If you ladies can contact me through the contact me form on the blog so I can get your personal information that would be super!

And the Winner of the $250 Visa Gift Card from Favado Is…


Earlier this week I offered one lucky winner the chance to win a $250 Gift Card from Favado, with the start of the new year and their #ResoultionSolution Campaign.

The campaign goal is to help you take small steps  to making smarter grocery store shopping habits in efforts to help you save more money on your grocery bill in 2014. If you missed the details you can refer back to my last post to read more.


I picked one lucky winner this morning – to enter, you had to register for the Favado app, which is a HUGE part of helping you with that New Year’s Resolution.

Your chances of winning were super – we had 308 entries, and of the 308, we had one lucky winner:

Becky – bdbeckler@

Becky has a head start on us towards cutting her grocery budget – how awesome is that?!

If you aren’t yet using the Favado grocery app, it’s a great way to bring the best deals and coupons to your smartphone… search for sale items, construct your list, receive price alerts on items you most commonly purchase and do that all without having to put paper through your printer… it’s done through the convenience of your mobile device.

Win a $250 Gift Card with Favado #ResolutionSolution


This week, my favorite grocery savings app Favado is providing a generous gift card valued at $250 for one lucky reader – in efforts to celebrate the start of the new year and their Resolution Solution campaign.

If you aren’t yet using the Favado grocery app, it’s a great way to bring the best deals and coupons to your smartphone.

I am one of many contributors to the app, which you can read about more in depth here in my last post.


Not only can use construct your shopping list on your smartphone, you can set up price alerts, search for items on sale, and compare prices amongst your favorite stores.

Over the next few weeks, follow Favado on Twitter with the hashtag #resolutionsolution to get the best tips on saving money in 2014 – each week they will focus on a new topic.

You can find me on twitter at @CentsAbleShopn as well.


Week #1 (Jan 7-14) – Smarter Grocery Shopping Habits

The first week, we’ll be talking mostly about the little habits you can change while shopping that can make a big difference in your grocery spending…such as not buying the magazines off the rack at the checkout, writing a grocery list and sticking to it while shopping, as well as checking unit prices and sale expiration dates.

Favado Helps by…allowing you to have a shopping list in the palm of your hand that you won’t forget at home!

Week #2 (Jan 15-21) – Shopping the Sales and Following the Sales Cycles

Grocery stores and manufacturers work hard to push out their best sale prices to you on a weekly basis through their store circulars. If you follow along closely, you’ll notice that most products operate on an 8-12 week sales cycle.

You’ll also find that “product families” all go on sale at the same time, for example all the P&G products will be discounted the same weeks, and will return to their regular prices for a few weeks, then go back on sale together.

Favado Helps by…showing you when your favorite products go on sale, so that you can purchase them when they are on sale and not have to pay full price in between sales cycles. Over time, you’ll learn how much to purchase to last you until the next sale.

Week #3 (Jan 22-28) – Couponing for “Double the Discount”

The deep 50-70% savings that you hear talked about frequently occur when you combine a coupon with an already discounted product for “double the discount.” For example if toothpaste is on sale for $1 and you have a $.75 off coupon, you’ll get that toothpaste for just $.25, as opposed to its $2.49 regular price.

Favado Helps by…doing all the hard work for you and putting the best sale prices with matching available coupons in a nice, organized list. Favado makes it easy to find these discounts and save big on groceries.

Week #4 (Jan 29-Feb 5) – Meal Planning

Making a meal plan based on what’s on sale in your local grocery stores can help you cut your grocery bill by 20-30% alone. Matching your meals with the sales is a simple, scissorless way to save each week at the grocery store.

Favado Helps by…allowing you to search for ingredients that are on sale for the meals you want to make each week. Want to make a slow cooker meal that calls for boneless skinless chicken thighs or beef roast? Favado can tell you which store has those ingredients on sale each week.


This year, most have expressed interest in cutting their grocery bill and making efforts to plan more meals. The Favado app can help you do both of those things & more.

Would you like to win a $250 Visa Gift Card from Favado?   Register & download the Favado Grocery App; then, head over and enter one-time below for your chance – the opportunity will end on 1/30.

*Note:  You must be registered with Favado (already), if not you can register HERE, then enter below.

ENDS Tonight | Enter to Win $150 from Ebates (+ Earn Double Cash Back)


Update – this ends tonight! If you haven’t put in your entry, I’ll be selecting a winner at 10:30 p.m.

If you are looking to take advantage of the Black Friday sales tonight and tomorrow online, you can earn money in your pocket by using Ebates to score double cash back.

Grab double cash back at over 500 stores – plus, coupons, AND FREE shipping offers as well.

  • Walmart – 5.0% Cash Back
  • Kohls – 6.0% Cash Back
  • Walgreens – 10.0% Cash Back
  • Sears – 10.0% Cash Back
  • – 5.0% Cash Back
  • The Body Shop – 15.0% Cash Back
  • Living Social – 4.0% Cash Back
  • Home Depot – 6.0% Cash Back


Even better, as a new member to Ebates, you’ll get your choice of $5 Cash Bonus, OR a $10 Gift Card to Macy’s, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s or Ebates once you make your first $25 purchase within the 1st month.. … the gift card comes via email.

To encourage you to use Ebates for cash back in your pocket for shopping online, Ebates is offering 1 winner the opportunity to win $150.

To enter the giveaway

Giveaway will End on Tuesday 12/3 at 8 p.m. PST at which time I will pick 1 winner using Winners MUST be registered with Ebates to win, or new winners will be selected.

A cash giveaway means money added to the winners Ebates account. Ebates will then issue you a check for this amount.  Please allow for 2 weeks for prize fulfillment, directly from Ebates.

Disclosure: Ebates provided the prize for this giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own. I am an affiliate with Ebates, therefore I do receive compensation for promoting them.