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Savings Tips for the New Year #win $50 Bank of America Gift Card (GIVEAWAY)

I have had an online only bank for the past 5  years.  It was a pain in the butt.  Every time I had to make a deposit I had to mail my check out of state.  Depositing cash just wasn’t an option.  About two months ago I decided to open an account at Bank of America – and I’m glad I did.  Being a busy mom, FT employee, blogger, and Chief of Everything my time is very valuable.  I don’t want to worry about getting to the bank before it closes or having to boot up a computer to check my balance when I’m out and about.  With Bank of America I don’t have to worry.  Not only do they have mobile and text banking, but they also offer the coolest ATM options I have ever seen.  No need to worry about having an envelope or pen, their machines take checks and cash without it and even provide you images of your deposits.  I LOVE IT!

Another great feature is their Keep The Change program.  Every time I use my card Bank of America takes the change and moves it into an account where they match my deposit.  I’ve saved $9.23 this month and never missed a dime.  I can’t remember the last time I ever SAVED money.  Here is how it works:

Keep the Change® Works Like This:

Enroll in our free Keep the Change® program, and with every purchase you make with your Bank of America debit cardFootnote2, we’ll:

  • Round up your purchase to the nearest dollar amount
  • Transfer the difference from your checking account to your savings account

We’ll even match your savings.Footnote2

For the first 3 months, we’ll match your Keep the Change® savings to the penny:

  • When the 3 months are over, we’ll continue matching 5% a year, every year – to make it even easier to save
  • You could earn a total match of up to $250 per year. This Bank of America Keep the Change® program reward will be paid annually to your savings account
  • Bank of America has a great site for Personal Finance Tips that has tons of valuable information on how to start your New Year right – in the black!  I especially like the article “10 Great Ways to Get Back Money, Time, and Peace of Mind” – have you ever heard of a kid swap?  I need to try that.  If saving money is important to you check out the saving solutions at Bank of America.  With the New Year around the corner it is time to make your 2011 New Years Financial Resolutions.

    Here are mine:

    1. Limit take out to twice a month.
    2. Monitor the thermostat in the house.
    3. Create a REALISTIC budget and stick to it.
    4. Pay off at least one bad debt (this is going to be a tough one since I have no disposable income).
    5. Do my best at finding the cheap package holiday deals when booking my vacation.

    GIVEAWAY:

    Let’s start the New Year off right with a $50 pre-loaded Bank of America gift card for one lucky reader of Life with Lisa.  The mandatory entry is to answer this question “What are some ways you get back time during the busy holiday season?”

    Additional entries can be earned by (please leave separate comments):

    2. Follow my blog or if you are already following – tell me who you are. (1 entry)

    3. Blog about this and link back to me or email 5 friends about this giveaway copying me on the email. (10 entries)

    4. Follow me on twitter @lisasamples and tweet this contest leaving me a link. (1 entry per tweet/2 tweets per day) Please leave time between tweets.

    5. Subscribe to my email feed. (2 entries)

    6. Connect via Facebook with my other blog Life with Lisa. (2 entries)

    7. Favorite me on technorati, digg, or stumble leaving link. (1 entry per fav)

    8. Visit the sponsors site and tell me a savings tip you found. (1 entry)

    9.  Follow the sponsor on Twitter and leave them a money savings tip using the hashtag #getbackmtm! (1 tweet a day, 1 entry)

    10. Leave a comment on another post here on Life with Lisa. (1 entry)

    Disclosure: “I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Bank of America and received a Bank of America preloaded gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.” Giveaway open to US residents only and ends at 12/27, 7pm EST.  Winner chose using “And The Winner Is”. This contest is hosted and fulfilled solely by Life with Lisa on behalf of Mom Central Consulting.

    THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED AND HAS 24 HOURS TO REPLY.  The original winner did not reply and a new winner was drawn and confirmed: Gena Merrell

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    7. How do I get back time? I don’t know if this what you consider “getting back time”, but I do a lot of my local shopping by calling the stores ahead of time. I ask if they have the item I want, if they do, I ask them to put it at the Front Desk with my name. I have only had ONE instance when the item wasn’t there when I went to get it. This sure saves me time. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    10. A savings tip: Prepay baggage costs online: Save money by pre-paying your baggage costs online. According to AOL Travel, checking your bags in advance online can save between $3.00 – $5.00 per bag. Check to see if your airline offers this service. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

    11. I left a comment on your tuna and apple salad post. Man, that sounds terrific! I have everything in the kitchen and I’m definitely going to try it. Thanks! dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

    12. I e-mailed five friends about your giveaway and included you on the e-mail note. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

    13. I do alot of my shopping online..thanks

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    26. I shop throughout the year, so I don’t have so much to do now.
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    30. Vickie Couturier says:

      I get back time by shopping all year long an grab all kinds of bargains,Ive got 6 kids an 7 grandchildren so I have to financially do it this way

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    47. I shop online and bank online ! ALL bills get paid online so I don’t have to go to the post office.
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    48. I do all of my banking online & bill paying so it saves time thru out the year. barb g. directorylanesuperstore(at)gmail.com I also now email holiday cards to my friends it saves a lot of time and money.
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    50. I shop the sales throughout the year, bake cookies and freeze or freeze the dough on some, buy wrapping paper on last year’s post post Christmas sales, keep my pantry stocked ahead of time on what I need for holiday baking and eating bought with coupons/sales etc. Also have quick fix meal items in the pantry or make 2 dinners and freeze one for nights you need it. :-)

    51. I take a warm bubble bath :) Does that count?? Well it helps me anyways, big time :)

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    55. I do as much holiday cooking in advance and freeze to free up time during those busy couple of days.
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    56. One of the ways I get back time during this busy season is to shop online and avoid the time-consuming hassles of mall or target/walmart shopping.

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    60. I try to get back time by shopping early in the season.

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    62. Vickie Couturier says:
    63. I like to write out my xmas cards in late summer/fall – this saves me time around the holidays.

    64. One way that I give back during the holiday season is to donate toys to toy drives that I have collected throughout the year on sale. I am able to give more toys to needy kids by collecting gifts all year at the best prices!

    65. Following your blog :) Jen D

    66. I get time back by doing my shopping online rather than braving the crowds at the mall. This year Amazon matched most Black Friday prices.

    67. Jennifer W. says:

      I like to shop online…saves lots of time, and I usually get a cheaper deal!

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    72. Vickie Couturier says:
    73. During the holiday season I shop a lot more online to avoid crowded stores and long lines.
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    75. I make a budget…and shop on line!

    76. Savings tip? Save money and change with save the change.

    77. Vickie Couturier says:
    78. I get back my time by going to sleep extra early!
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    85. I get back time by catching up on my to-do list during my kids’ naptime. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with complete silence :)

    86. I get back time by defintely shopping on line – avoid all the crowds – and also save money by saving on gas! Plus I’m not tempted to buy other things not on my list.

      Thanks for the great giveaway!
      Happy Holidays!

    87. I get back time by shopping online while my son naps. Not only is it more convenient than taking my one year old out in the crowds, but I can find the best deals on items I want to purchase while sitting at my laptop!
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    88. By trying to start early with shopping, etc so I have more time at Christmas

    89. We cut back on eating out.

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    94. I have a closet that has extra goodies that I pick up through the year for gifts that I think that people might like when it comes to Christmas and or their birthday or when people pop by unexpectedly.

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    98. tiffany lane says:

      i let my husband do the gift wrapping…..

    99. I get time back during the holidays by shopping for gifts online!

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    108. Get back time? I wish! :-) Actually, I get back time by doing 99.9% of my holiday shopping online. It limits my impulse buys, and I can do it while I’m doing other things….work, study, etc. I also stocked up on Christmas wraps & accessories years ago through the Dec 26th sales, so I don’t have to go shopping for that stuff for decades!

    109. Alicia Webster says:

      The holiday season isn’t busy for me–I am actually never “busy”. I am a stay-at-home mom of three and there is never anywhere that I have to go or anything that I have to do, so I just take my time with everything and enjoy the process.

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    111. For starters I do all my shopping on black Friday and the day after Christmas. So during those weeks when shopping madness is going on, I€™m relaxing and surrounding myself with my family.

    112. I try to get as much done in a day as I can, shopping with a list of ideas.

    113. Shannon Baas says:

      I do most of my shopping online.

    114. get stuff done in the middle of the night, when there are no interuptions!

    115. I do almost all shopping online to save time during the busy holiday season!
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    125. €œWhat are some ways you get back time during the busy holiday season?€
      Sometimes TIME is more precious than Money. I make myself stick to a time line, its SO easy to stray and get sidetracked, I set my phone alarm and I give myself 30 mins of me time a day, it may seem like you can’t take a mini me break but it really helps to refocus yourself, have a cup of tea or even just sit for a full 30 mins a day.

    126. i clean my customers houses for free during christmas
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    128. The weekends, it’s my time to catch up and get a moment to relax! ;) Thanks!

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    134. I try to get all my shopping done as early in the year as possible so I can relax and miss the shopping crazed people.

    135. Margaret Smith says:

      We buy out dinner on some nights.
      I’ve been doing more online shopping.
      I wrap an item as soon as it comes, so I don’t have to do lots at once.
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    141. susan varney says:
    142. I just try not to stress too much about gift buying….also I get like 80% of my gifts on black friday!

    143. We get back time by staying up late.

    144. Adrienne Gordon says:

      I get back time by shopping online and avoiding crowds.

    145. Theron N. Willis says:

      I gain extra time by shopping at the Amazon.com web sight. This saves time that would be otherwise devoted to driving around to different shops.

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    146. I try to limit my activities so I’m not stressed out over the holidays. I finished my shopping early and am looking forward to several “free” evenings before Christmas!
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    148. I usually cook good meals but during the holidays when I’m pressed for time I’ll throw a frozen microwaveable main dish in th eoven and open some canned vegetables. That way I save time cooking and have more time to get stuff done.

    149. Scott Martin says:

      I am a total multi-tasker. You have to be when you are a single dad. It has been hard and somewhat restrictive, but totally worth it. You also need to schedule time for play otherwise we all go insane.

      THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

      Scott Martin
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    150. It takes forever to wrap presents, so I hire a neighbor’s daughter to wrap them for me. Saves me tons of time and gives her a little more spending money for the holidays!

    151. I implement a rest time for my kids who are home on break so we don’t burn out.
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    152. I try to plan my activities wisely.

    153. I subscribe!

    154. Stephanie V. says:

      ordering online – especially because I am fighting cancer right now
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    155. Shopping on the internet has saved me time, money, and probably saved many lives.

    156. Shopping online, using coupons, using cashback websites like ebates.com. I’m definitely learning how to manage my money as a struggling college student!

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    157. Vickie Couturier says:
    158. I update my calendar all the time and avoid overbooking. I try to keep at least one night a week totally free of “stuff” so the kids can enjoy having both parents home and my hubby and I get time together. And I pick the most important holiday traditions to maintain rather than get myself into a frenzy trying to do EVERYTHING.

    159. by online shopping!

    160. google friend connected
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    161. I like to multitask so I complete more things at a time.

    162. I do my shopping online at night when my kids are sleeping so that I can spend as much time with them doing fun crafts for gifts as well….thanks for the chance to win…

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    163. I wrapped Xmas present while catching up on my tivo. Selfish but helpful.

    164. We’re not folks that put up the tree right after Thanksgiving, so right before we buy it we give the house a really good cleaning and then forget about it until we take the tree down – except, of course for the bathroom!

    165. Amanda Anderson says:

      I underschedule myself! Five kinds of cookies, tons of outdoor lights, huge numbers of gifts–too much. Simplify!

    166. Amanda Anderson says:

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    167. I write lists of things I need to do. It makes me more efficient and takes the stress off of me because I just cross off one thing at a time. This also helps me to sleep better because I don’t have to think about all the things I need to do tomorrow. When I wake up, I just look at my list.

    168. I do a lot of online shopping so that saves a bunch of time running out the 10 different stores!

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    170. It’s probably not the best thing, but I take advantage of energy drinks.

    171. I get back time by only running to the store when I have more than one item I need, using paper plates and combining meals with family.
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    172. Teresa Crosby says:

      What are some ways you get back time during the busy holiday season?€
      I make my Christmas list early and begin shopping before the season begins. Also, I make a date with myself to enjoy a nice warm cup of Dark Chocolate Cocoa daily.

    173. Stefanie B. says:

      My husband and I commute to work together so we can use that time to do our holiday meal/gift planning and any other things, so that when we get home we can concentrate on spending quality time with our little boy!

    174. Stefanie B. says:

      I follow you on GFC.

    175. I get back time by simply saying no to activities and chores I don’t want to or don’t have to do

    176. Sarah Hirsch says:

      i save time by completely avoiding the malls

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    178. I do comparison shopping online so I know the best deal and don’t waste time going to stores

    179. I wrap as many presents as I can using gift bags–much quicker than using wrapping paper

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    184. Tapping into home equity could make sense now since interest rates are low and interest paid is tax deductible

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    186. I do everything in stages, prep work.

    187. Free time–what’s that? It’s really hard to find time during the holidays, but one way I try to squeeze a little more free time is by doing most of my shopping online. It also saves me a lot of headaches!

    188. I’m an email subscriber (1)

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    190. I save time by letting go of the little things and focusing on the imprortant things like family.

    191. Sharon Harmon says:

      I buy all gift wrapping, tags, cards, etc., mid-November when the selection is best; and I buy all presents by mid-December, and mail packages during the first week of December! ;)

    192. I try not to stress over every little thing and I definitely start my Christmas shopping early so I enjoy the holiday season more.

    193. I am following your blog via GFC (Veronica) thank you :)

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    198. I get back time during the holidays by totally avoiding the area around the malls! I shop on line and get things delivered. And, I just figured out that Office Depot can be used to ship packages (USPS) at the same price as the PO, but NO lines!

    199. KIMBERLEY MEIER says:

      I did almost all of my holiday shopping online this year and it was awesome! No waiting in line, fighting the crowds, paying a babysitter, or searching for parking!

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    200. I get back time by keeping it simple and planning ahead. :)
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    201. I get back time by just doing things for myself like going on the Internet or reading a book, just relaxing and getting away from all the madness for a while

    202. GFC follower (Astrogal)

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    205. I make a lot of lists and do the majority of my shopping online

    206. I try to take an afternoon off of work here and there to catch up and spend time with my family!

    207. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:

      I get back time by making out my Christmas list before Thanksgiving and making a goal to have my shopping finished by the 1st week in December. The hardest part really is making the list. I try not to waste a lot of time walking around a mall trying to figure out what I want.

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      A savings tip I found is to Cover Yourself, meaning to take use of Bank of America’s $0 Liability Guarantee which will credit back fraudulent charges made with your credit or debit card.

    210. I try to start early and do a few things every day so I’m not overwhelmed at the last minute. I also multi-task, like wrapping gifts while the cookies are in the oven.

    211. Following on gfc (clc408)

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    215. I do my Christmas shopping online.

    216. I get back time by allowing myself to read in the bathtub/room in the evening, when it is my time :)
      I try to accomplish all the tasks before then.

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    217. kelley wood says:

      I would take back time by staying up a couple of hours later after the kids have gone to bed.

    218. kelley wood says:

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    221. Janna Johnson says:

      I start shopping in June
      Merry Xmas! Thanks!
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    222. I always make sure I make lists and stick to them while I’m out – that saves time and money. Thanks for the chance! :)

    223. I’m a public blog follower via GFC.

    224. I’m following you on twitter (@whitechocolatec) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/whitechocolatec/statuses/15685054118236160

    225. I’m an email subscriber. #1

    226. I’m an email subscriber. #2

    227. I like you on Facebook (username: Les Cerises). #1

    228. I like you on Facebook (username: Les Cerises). #2

    229. I faved you on stumbleupon (username: whitechocolatech).

    230. I dugg you (username: whitechocolatec).

    231. kelley wood says:
    232. I shop online.

    233. I’m trying to wrap just a little bit before bed every night and when I do that I reward myself with some reading time
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    234. I follow via GFC as Frosted Fingers
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    235. I like Life With Lisa on FB as Paula K. 1
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    237. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:
    238. stay focused, stay on track, don’t put anything off til tomorrow

    239. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:
    240. Keeping decorating simple saves time, money, and looks elegant.
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    241. I try to save time by shopping online during the holiday season.

    242. I am following through GFC.
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    243. I follow on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/middayescapades/status/15973200500367360
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    244. I subscribe by email #1
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    245. I subscribe by email #2
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    246. Gail Crawford says:

      One of the way I get back time during the holiday busy season is to lay aside an hour for recoup time.

    247. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:
    248. Shop on-line.

    249. Vickie Couturier says:
    250. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:
    251. To get back time – I do things right, do them once, and move on

    252. Soha Molina says:
    253. I get some time back by making purchases online, avoiding the traffic and long lines.

    254. I follow with GFC (Carol Wolf).

    255. Email subscriber 1

    256. Email subscriber 2

    257. This is a different type of comment.
      I get back time by doing regular cardio workouts – they so invigorate me!
      Thank you.
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    258. Follow your blog (Barbara Montag)
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    259. I follow you on Twitter @JalapenoMama and daily tweet #1
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/16304429632323585

      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    260. Like your other blog on Facebook (Barbara Montag)
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com
      #1

    261. Like your other blog on Facebook (Barbara Montag)
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com
      #2

    262. I get back time by doing all my errands in one trip.

    263. i wrap my presents as i buy them, this way they go directly under my tree and look pretty as well as I dont put it off till late and make it into a chore to wrap them all!

    264. Linda Lansford says:

      I shop online to get back time

    265. Linda Lansford says:

      I gfc

    266. Linda Lansford says:

      I sub to email

    267. Linda Lansford says:

      I sub to email2

    268. Daily tweet #1
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/16530477913481217
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    269. Daily tweet #2
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/16572812273655808
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    270. We donate to charities all year long, but add to our contributions at the holidays.

    271. Debbie Criss says:

      I save time making candies, cookies, and breads a month ahead and freezing them. Please enter me, thank you

    272. You can save time by consolidating your errands and by shopping online.

    273. I get back time by using my time wisely and being careful to not spend my time fruitlessly. :)

      Thanks for the giveaway!

    274. I’m a big fan of combining things: I unload the dishwasher while making my daughter’s lunch for school. I fold laundry while talking on the phone. Things like that. It’s amazing how much I can get done like that (I can often unload a whole shelf of the dishwasher in the 30 seconds it takes to heat my baby’s bottle!)

    275. taking walks

    276. I hate to admit, but I bring work along with me during the holiday vacation. Just piddly stuff like paperwork, but it really does save time and relieve stress.
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    277. I’m a google follower.
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    278. Online shopping and gift certificates help me get back time.

    279. Following/GFC

    280. Connect via Facebook with my other blog Life with Lisa.

    281. Connect via Facebook with my other blog Life with Lisa. #2

    282. Savings tip: Prepay baggage costs online

    283. I get my parents to entertain the kids so that I can tackle my to do list :) Thank you for the giveaway!

    284. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:
    285. Daily tweet #1
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/16919861246558208
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    286. I get back time by doing most of my gift shopping online!

    287. beth shepherd says:

      I like to shop online to save time and money
      thank you
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    288. beth shepherd says:

      I follow
      thank you
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    289. beth shepherd says:
    290. beth shepherd says:

      I sub 2
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    291. beth shepherd says:

      I like on fb
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    292. beth shepherd says:

      I like on fb 2
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    293. beth shepherd says:
    294. Daily tweet #2
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/16964534052847616
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    295. Vickie Couturier says:
    296. I’ve been trying to savor little moments with my toddler instead of rushing around… It’s working for this pregnant mama :)

      Also, shopping online and with cash…

    297. going to a spa!

    298. Jacob LaFountaine says:

      Don’t buy everyone a gift. Big money and time saver

    299. Vickie Couturier says:
    300. I like to lose myself in a good book!

    301. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect.
      Phyllis Silverstein

    302. I follow on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway!
      http://twitter.com/justcuzz/status/17248655014633472

    303. I Like Life with Lisa on Facebook!
      Phyllis Silverstein

    304. Here’s a money saving tip I found from BOFA –
      Shop Early – 80% of e-tailers offer some form of free shipping to early shoppers during the holidays.

    305. Daily tweet #1
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/17257056687886336
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    306. Getting dinner outside the house saves cleanup time.

    307. I am following on GFC.

      hale

    308. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:
    309. I delegate housework, so I have time to wrap gifts and decorate and bake cookies.
      smchester at gmail dot com
      Susan C recently posted..Happy Holidays!My Profile

    310. I follow your blog publicly as sweetsue.
      smchester at gmail dot com

    311. Daily tweet #2
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/17283016598495232
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    312. I shop through ou the year to save time and spend it with my family.
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    313. I follow your blog: sunedha l
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    314. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:
    315. After I put the girls to bed I will pick up around the house and get some stuff done on the computer. I may be tired the next day but atleast I’ve accomplished something. thank you!

    316. I’m a follower!

    317. Shop online. You save time not standing in line and driving to and from the stores. Thanks.

    318. I get back time by taking a break from our schoolwork.
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    319. I follow via GFC: GAHCindy
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    320. Email subscriber.
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    321. Like Life with Lisa on FB: Cindy Dyer
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    323. Vickie Couturier says:
    324. Daily tweet #1
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/17588267494940672
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    325. Honestly, I don’t really have much time during the holidays, but I just go with it! It’s only one time a year, I can catch up on sleep later!

    326. I follow via GFC

    327. I follow Bank of America on Twitter @vivalameaganx3

    328. I get back time during this busy time by baking my Christmas cookies ahread of time and freezing them.

    329. I follow you on GFC(Linda G)

    330. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:
    331. Amanda Davis says:

      Living in the country, it takes an hour to get anywhere. So having the ability to do things online (shop, bank, bills, etc) saves me tons of time, energy and money – especially during the holidays. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    332. Amanda Davis says:

      I am a Google Friend Connect follower (as Amanda Davis) Thanks again!

    333. Daily tweet #2
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/17740258015715328
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    334. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:
    335. This year I organized my gift shopping so I was able to get the bulk of it done at one time.

    336. Vickie Couturier says:
    337. I do errands in the mornings before I go to work rather than on weekends when everyone is out and about. I also make phone calls and look for gifts online during lunch break or when I’m on hold.

      wolverina401 at gmail dot com

    338. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:
    339. Soha Molina says:
    340. I save time by only doing what has to get or what is really important to me. I let everything else go.

    341. Jeanette Huston says:

      Shop online to avoid large crowds.

    342. Jeanette Huston says:

      following on google connect

    343. Jeanette Huston says:
    344. Jeanette Huston says:
    345. Daily tweet #1
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/18027809523896320
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    346. Jennifer Miller says:

      I get time back, especially during the holidays, by cleaning the house and doing housework for 15-20 minutes per day, room by room. This gives me back so much time that it’s like having an extra day to spend with my family and doing what we want rather than housework.

    347. Jennifer Miller says:

      I follow you on Twitter as @StarlaSweeps. Thanks again!

    348. Good goals! Good luck!

      I get back time by making lists so I don’t have to make extra store trips and I shop early before the stores get busy.

      nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

    349. I get back time by doing most of my holiday shopping online.
      austma7@aol.com

    350. Vickie Couturier says:
    351. I shopped online this year. That saved me alot of time.

    352. Daily tweet #1
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/18294728374099969
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    353. I shop online throughout the year using sites like ebates which pays you to shop

    354. I watch for deals online. Free shipping is great and I get to spend more time at home.

    355. I have several:

      1) shop online
      2) use a mailing label list for Christmas cards
      3) ask the hubby to pick up groceries or necesities
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    356. Alice in B'ham says:

      I try to schedule everything into one trip out per day. Keeps me from wasting time going out again and again all over town.

    357. I shop for gifts online – it saves so much time vs tracking stuff down at the mall!

    358. We donate some of our old toys.
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    359. i get up an hour earlier to have some extra time

    360. To save some time during the holiday season, I almost give up cooking. I buy takeout and I buy lots of the new frozen bag meals, like the ones from PF Chang and Buitoni and others. They are fabulous and fast.

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    361. I follow you on Google Friend Connect. (Debbie C)

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    362. We have six kids so time is always at a premium. We have a fun way to go shopping at Christmas. My husband takes three kids and goes to dinner and then to the store to go shopping for the other kids and me. The same night I take three kids to dinner and shopping then the next week we switch. We got good quality time with kids and have a fun night out.

    363. Daily tweet #1
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      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com
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    364. I have learned over the years to get time back during the busy holiday season by getting my xmas shopping done in november so I can relax during the xmas rush.

    365. I save some of my vacation time to use during the holidays so I can actually relax.

    366. JanPattersonRN says:

      I get time back by giving time: I give courtesy to the customer service people, I give smiles to the people in line with me, and I give myself a little ease by having things ready- wallet, pen, shopping bag.

      anajana[1]@mac[dot]com

    367. Daily tweet #2
      http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/18781316602400768
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    368. Vickie Couturier says:
    369. shopping online saves time

    370. I save time by automating my finances and bill payments!
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    371. This year I saved quite a bit of time and money by buying gifts online. Throughout the year I find that lists help me save time – for groceries, chores, things to do etc.

    372. I follow you on GFC
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    373. I follow you on twitter @thecravetosave
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    374. I follow you on Facebook The Crave to Save
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    375. I am an e-mail subscriber
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    376. I am an e-mail subscriber 2
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    377. latisha depoortere says:

      I get my shopping done early by shopping online at my favorite stores! Great giveaway thank you and Merry Christmas :)
      tishajean@ charter.net

    378. latisha depoortere says:

      Im a GFC follower/latishajean
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    379. latisha depoortere says:

      #1 I liked you on FB/latisha D
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    381. latisha depoortere says:

      #1 Email subscriber too
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      #2 Email subscriber too
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    383. latisha depoortere says:

      #1 Twitter follower/latishajean
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    384. latisha depoortere says:

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    385. I get some time back by shopping online.

    386. I get time back by shopping throughout the year so that by December I’m nearly done. Another way we save time is that our family stopped wrapping presents in paper several years ago. We have some sturdy, cute boxes and some fabric wrap that we use. What we give this year will be recycled next year. (It saves money too.) mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

    387. haven’t figured that out yet, every day there’s still a list of things undone

    388. Well my saving time all year and especially during the holiday season is having most of my groceries delivered to my house.

    389. Craig Johnson says:

      I get back time by taking cat naps while all of the footballs games are being shown on TV!!

    390. I get all I can out of a once a week shopping trip. I also get up earlier to get more done so I can free up time with my family.
      Thanks!

    391. I’m a subscriber. #1
      Thanks!

    392. I’m a subscriber. #2
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    393. I try to buy gifts throughout the year so that I don’t have to cram in all my Christmas shopping during this busy season.
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    394. I get back time by paying and printing for my shipping online. Then I schedule at home pick up. It saves so much time over waiting in long lines at the post office this time of year!

    395. I like Life with Lisa on Facebook.
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    396. I’m following your blog in Google Friend Connect.
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    397. I take off from work, and being self-employed, I have the luxury of doing this whenever I want.

    398. To get back time during the holidays, I plan my errands ahead of time and use my slow cooker.

    399. I follow via GFC: allibrary.

    400. #1
      I’m an e-mail subscriber.

    401. #2
      I’m an e-mail subscriber.

    402. For savings tips from their web site: they have information on applying for scholarships and financial aid on their site. Check it out!

    403. Vickie Couturier says:
    404. I save time by shopping online so I don’t have to wait in stores on long lines!

    405. I get back time by shopping online, it saves me from dealing with lines and spending money on gas too

    406. Daily tweet #1
      http://twitter.com/#!/JalapenoMama/status/19058075281395712
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    407. I shop online

      gina_alfani at yahoo dot com
      Gina Alfani recently posted..Merry Christmas from the Captain and meMy Profile

    408. I’m a GFC follower

      gina_alfani at yahoo dot com
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    409. I follow you on Twitter @labelladiva

      Daily Tweet #1

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    410. #1 I’m an email subscriber

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    411. #2 I’m an email subscriber

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    412. I like you on Facebook (Gina Alfani)

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    413. #2 I like you on Facebook (Gina Alfani)

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    414. You are a favorite on Technoratti (LaBelladiva)

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    415. I dugg you on Digg (labelladiva/Gina Alfani)

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    416. I really like to get back time by maximizing the actual time that I do have. When I have a day off from work for the holidays I don€™t sleep in. I get up early in the morning and do whatever I want to do that day and don€™t waste a minute.

    417. I follow you on GFC (gmmerrell)

    418. I follow you on Twitter (@GMERRELL) and tweeted at http://twitter.com/GMERRELL/status/19079395780071425

    419. I am an e-mail subscriber

      Entry #1

    420. I am an e-mail subscriber

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    421. To help save time during the holidays, I do a lot of shopping online.
      Kari recently posted..Merry ChristmasMy Profile

    422. Following your blog via GFC
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    423. Daily tweet #2
      http://twitter.com/#!/JalapenoMama/status/19087372402565120
      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    424. I’m a follower of your blog!

    425. I shop online to save time.

      kristen702 at yahoo dot com

    426. GFC follower. “Kristen”

      kristen702 at yahoo dot com

    427. Email subscriber. #1

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    428. Email subscriber. #2

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    429. My biggest time saver is to holiday shop year round and save things for Christmas

    430. I do my Christmas shopping for my kids on online Black Friday weekend.

    431. Brandy Byrne says:

      Being that I shop way in advance it allows me to free up precious time during the hectic Holidays to be able to spend more time with the kids doing fun things. I also will make a lot of the Holiday foods the day before so I’m not so swamped the day of.

    432. Brandy Byrne says:

      I’m a GFC follower

      Brandy B

    433. Brandy Byrne says:

      I follow you on Twitter
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    434. Brandy Byrne says:

      #1 E-mail subscriber & confirmed

    435. Brandy Byrne says:

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    436. Brandy Byrne says:

      #1 I follow you on Facebook

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    437. Brandy Byrne says:

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    438. Brandy Byrne says:

      I follow BOA on Twitter

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    439. Soha Molina says:
    440. I shop throughout the year, saving myself the madness at the stores, and making sure I find some of the best deals!

    441. I don’t leave all of my shopping to the last minute, so I can maintain sanity at the end.

    442. James Coyne says:

      I did most of my shopping online

    443. James Coyne says:

      I follow via GFC

    444. James Coyne says:
    445. James Coyne says:

      I like Life With Lisa on Facebook Entry 1

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    447. James Coyne says:

      I follow the sponsor via twitter

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    448. plan your route when running errands so you don’t backtrack

    449. I saved a lot of time and money this holiday shopping season by shopping online! No gas, no long lines, no fighting to crowds only to find the item you wanted is gone, etc. It was great!
      MusingsfromaSAHM at gmail dot com
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    450. I’m a new Google Friend Connect follower – Erika B – MusingsfromaSAHM at gmail dot com
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    451. I follow you on Twitter – Tweet /http://twitter.com/Erika105/status/19153314344079360
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    452. I like your blog Life with Lisa on Facebook – Erika B – #1
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    454. Lorena Keech says:

      We’ve agreed to limit our gift exchange to homemade food (cookies, candies, etc) and Christmas ornaments. That saves so much time when shopping.

    455. Sharon Nelson says:

      Have everything done early so there is time to enjoy.

    456. I get back time by taking from my computer time
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    457. I get back time by menu planning each meal during the month so I don’t waste time trying to figure out what to make when I don’t feel like cooking.
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    458. I like Life with Lisa over on Facebook for entry #1.
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    459. I like Life with Lisa over on Facebook for entry #2.
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    460. Shop all year long while you are out doing other things and you won’t have to spend hours shopping in the midst of the holiday crowds.

    461. I always try to have most of my holiday shopping before Thanksgiving. Today I bought any wrapping paper, boxes, etc I might need for next year. I enjoy spending the holidays with my family and not having to worry about buying and wrapping gifts!

    462. Liked you on Facebook: Connie’s Sweeps

    463. Shopping for gifts online.

    464. Daily tweet #2 12/26

      http://twitter.com/#!/labelladiva/status/19177204395020289

      gina_alfani at yahoo dot com
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    465. I take advantage of sales and deals throughout the year and slowly build my stash of presents for Christmas. Then the remaining things I still need to get, I buy online. If I have to go to the store, I make a list of all the things I need, I go in the morning where there are less people and I stick to my list so I wont get distracted by other things. This way I can avoid the Christmas rush and spend more time with family.
      mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    466. Teegan Briggs says:

      I pre-cook meals and freeze them :)

    467. Teegan Briggs says:

      I like the Artist Circle Computer Sleeve!

    468. Theron Willis says:

      I get back time by way of shopping through Amazon.com’s websight. This time would otherwise be wasted by driving back and forth between stores.

      Hope to win!

    469. I save the most time, I think, by doing a lot of my shopping on-line.

    470. I follow on GFC
      Debra Ford

    471. I like Life with Lisa on facebook
      Debra Ford

    472. I don’t really get time back, but feel as though I do by taking time for myself at the end of each day. :-) Thank you.

    473. We give back by getting names from the Angel Tree program and donating food to our local food bank.

    474. I do all my holiday gift shopping online. Not only do I save time shopping, I have all the gifts sent directly to the recipients, saving me even more time.

    475. Patricia Treskovich says:

      I shop online

    476. Patricia Treskovich says:
    477. I get back time by shopping online.

    478. Janet Carpenter says:

      I make lists so I minimize the number of trips to the store.

    479. Janet Carpenter says:

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    480. I get back time, by buying my holiday presents in the summer.

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    498. I save time by ordering many gifts online.

    499. I’m following you on GFC as jcottey.

    500. I like Life with Lisa on Facebook (Jane Eileen).

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    502. I take time off from work!

    503. I get time back during the holidays by shopping a lot online and combining errands.

    504. Following you on GFC (kellyr78)

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    515. Marilyn Brenden says:

      Some of the ways I get back time during the busy holiday season is to think ahead of time which things still bring me joy and those that just feel like a burden and duty. I cut out as many of the burdensome things as possible just focusing on the joyful ones.

    516. Angela Winesburg says:

      I try to do the bulk of my shopping on Cyber Monday to avoid the hassle of the crowds at the mall, thanks!

    517. Shopping over the internet. And, if you must go to a bricks and mortar store, make it one stop shopping to the greatest extent possible.

    518. I save time by ordering some gifts online.

    519. Tina reynolds says:

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    525. Shaunda Eppes says:

      I shop as much as I can online.
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    527. Michelle Tucker says:

      I get back time by trying to spend as little time as possible shopping and the most time making things for people I love.
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    528. Michelle Tucker says:

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    533. Mickey Coutts says:

      I get back time during the busy holiday season by buying presents ahead of time when they’re on sale. Then, when Christmas and birthdays come up, I’m already prepared!

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    545. Mickey Coutts says:

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    547. Mickey Coutts says:

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    548. I get back time by getting enough sleep so I have plenty of energy. Thanks for the contest.

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    553. I work until midnight so I do my grocery shopping on the way home. The store is nearly empty so I can get in and out quickly plus I’m saving both time and gas by not making an extra trip to shop.

    554. I follow with GFC. Betty C

    555. I’m an email subscriber. #1

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    557. Mickey Coutts says:

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    558. Mickey Coutts says:

      Visited the sponsors site. One savings tip I found is to go green when gifting. Go green and get back some green with your gift-wrapping by reusing paper products you may already have around the house, like newspaper and even left-over wallpaper.

    559. Mickey Coutts says:

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    563. One stop shopping at a store that has most things on my shopping list, like target, Lowe’s , JCPenney

    564. I save time by shopping for my supplies each year when they are on clearance after Christmas. That way, each season I already have gift wrap/ribbons ready to go and for a good price :)

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    565. I get back time by doing nearly everything online ;D

    566. I’m following you via gfc

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    567. I subscribe via email #1

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    569. I like your other blog on facebook #1

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    571. I get back time by sending my husband shopping for half of the gifts
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    574. Laura Emerson says:

      I try and get as much shopping done throughout the year so that when the holidays come I can relax and just enjoy the fun and beauty of the season without the stress of shopping.

    575. One way I get back time is delegating the small tasks to the kids and learning to say no to requests

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    576. follow you gfc

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    577. I wake up an hour earlier than anyone else in the house each day to get time back during the busy holiday season.

    578. I follow with GFC (mail4rosey).

    579. susan smoaks says:

      i get back time during the holidays by taking extra time off work to get things done!

    580. I am an e-mail subscriber.

    581. online shopping

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    582. I am an e-mail subscriber.
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    583. Tracey Byram says:

      I make lists and shop online to save time.

    584. Daily tweet #1 12/27

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    585. Susan Smith says:

      I did all of my Christmas shopping online which saved me time.

    586. Susan Smith says:
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    591. Vickie Couturier says:
    592. I simplify the holidays by cutting back on gift giving, which saves a lot of time in shopping. For the shopping that I still do, I try to either shop online or go to a close shopping strip and get all the shopping done at once.

    593. I keep my pantry fully stocked,which cuts down on trips to the store.I cook or bake,ahead of time, and freeze a ton of stuff to have for quick family meals, and holiday get togethers.

    594. Veronica Garrett says:

      I compare prices of products online and sales and make a list before I go shopping. I shop at times when the stores are less busy. You can shop at 24 hour stores early in the morning.

    595. I follow with Google Connect (maxfate)

    596. I’m an email subscriber. #1

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    602. I love the Road Trip Rules on the Sponsor’s site. I had never heard of MapQuest’s gas prices feature, what a great idea! Thanks!

    603. barbara wright says:

      I do all my shopping early, and for any last minute items, I go first thing in the morning or late at night so I avoid the crowds on the road and in the stores.

    604. barbara wright says:

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    605. I get back time by taking several days off work and having the house to myself to get stuff done!

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      Prepay baggage costs online is one of their time saving tips

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      I follow you on twitter and tweeted a tip http://twitter.com/#!/bsw529/status/19420670437883904

    616. Nicole Greene says:

      I do 90% of my holiday shopping online so I can avoid drive time and long lines. Leaves more time for family!

    617. Nicole Greene says:

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    618. Nicole Greene says:

      I follow on twitter @pittsy82 and tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/19439932955164672

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    624. I do my Christmas shopping early online to save time during the holidays.

      Merry Christmas!

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    625. I’m a GFC follower (larson.angela.l at gmail dot com).

      Angela L.
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    626. I follow you on Twitter.

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    630. Yvonne Butler says:

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    634. I do as much as possible ahead of time, including freezing dough,baking ahead when practical, shopping all though the year, surveying things like holiday linens months ahead of time so I don’t have as much end of year crunch.

    635. Use online banking and billpay.

    636. kathy pease says:

      my family all help with the dinner and baking if everyone has a job to do things go much smoother

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    641. Making to do lists save lots of time…I am not just running around aimlessly & unorganized.

    642. I follow via GFC under Gina.

    643. Salleefur/Jesslyn
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      It’s what I do BEFORE the last two weeks that frees up the time! Earlier in the month – I prepare as much as I can that can be frozen when it comes to holiday meals. I also do my shopping EARLY (all year ’round really) and mostly ONLINE. And of course, my Honey/Hubby does all of our banking online – with Bank of America…

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    645. Email subscriber #1.

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    647. I get time back by shopping online for gifts because it takes less time than going out to the store in person.

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    649. Kellie Conklin says:

      I save and get back time by making lists and planning out my routes before I go anywhere! You can save so much time when you aren’t meandering in a store or driving back and forth! Thanks for the giveaway!
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    650. Kellie Conklin says:

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    651. I get back time during the holidays by searching store websites that show availability for the gifts I want to buy at my local stores, so I don’t go from place to place trying to find them.

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    652. Kellie Conklin says:

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    654. i’m a new public follower on gfc (nancy)

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    655. I buy most of my Christams presents during the summer clearance sales. During the holidays I use easy-to-make, simple but elegant recipes.

    656. Daily tweet #1
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    657. I get back time during the busy holiday season by delegating as much as I can

    658. get up earlier ty.

    659. I shop late at night after the crowds have died down

    660. I follow with GFC

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    662. I get back time by delegating more chores. For example my son made most of the Christmas cookies this year.

    663. I follow on google friend connect

    664. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) #1

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    666. i start shopping early, and use gift bags rather than taking all that time with wrapping paper and tape!

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    669. mistysunrise says:

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    677. I shop all year round and put away things for gifts, and I do most of my shopping online. LOVE online shopping!!
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    681. I get back time by using gift bags instead of wrapping presents, unless they are very special, and then I wrap them.

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      I get back time by making time to exercise which gives me more energy during the day to do more.

    686. Kristina Lemons says:

      €œWhat are some ways you get back time during the busy holiday season?€

      I plan my time to begin with, and schedule rest days… to just enjoy it all. Flylady also helps.

    687. Some years, I just don’t have time to do it all. I have to say no to something…and I do!

    688. Online shopping was so useful this holiday season. It’s much easier to multi-task every day chores and getting my shopping done at the same time. No lines, no traffic, no time wasted.
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    690. Michelle H. says:

      I get back time when my husband gets holiday time from work and we can catch up on things that we need to get done.

    691. I follow your blog.

    692. I make lots and lots of lists to keep me organized!

    693. I am a subscriber entry 1

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    696. i get back time during the holiday season by taking a bubble bath.

    697. subscribed by email 1

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    699. following blog (07violet)

    700. I like you on fb (Mari Doug).
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    702. Run errands on lunch

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    703. I take the time to breath. Sometimes we get so caught up on getting stuff done that we end up getting less done because we are exhausted.

    704. It may seem odd but my way to get back time is by being the person that volunteers to bring chips or coke to the party; whether it€™s family or work. That way I just bring that stuff and I save the time that would be spent buying groceries, preparing a meal and cleaning up the mess.

    705. I follow you on Google Friend Connect under the name jmcharries

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    707. I am an e-mail subscriber Entry 1

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    709. I like Life with Lisa on Facebook and my homepage is Entry 1

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    711. I shop online to get back time.

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    712. I follow via GFC-KPort207

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    713. Make lists, organize, minimize and don’t sweat the small stuff.

    714. I subscribe via email.

    715. I get time back by shopping online and avoiding traffic hassles and waiting in long checkout lines.

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