Thursday, November 18, 2010

(CLOSED)Christmas Gift Guide Review & Giveaway: Savvycents Wallet




Lets mix things up today. Many of my readers are women some who may or may not have children. Regardless of who you are or where you are in your life, I am sure most (if not, all) of us realize the importance of saving. Especially after an expensive holiday season, you may be looking into your accounts wondering how all of your money disappeared so quickly.

A few years back my husband and I decided we needed to save more money. This was not only for us but our childrens future. We were fine paying all the bills, but we were spending way too much out of our paychecks. So much in life is unknown especially in this kind of economy. With so much instability we knew we had to be prepared in case of a job loss, family or financial emergency. Then there is our children's future. School isn't getting any cheaper and there may be a time where they may need our help. With all of this on our mind we wanted to find the best way possible to save and not over spend.

The answer for us was the cash budget. For my husband and I this has worked out wonderfully. Within a year we had our emergency fund built up, an account growing for our children and their future, money going towards retirement and more. The change wasn't easy but has been well worth it. It took time to figure out how much cash should go towards each fund. We had Entertainment, Kids, Personal, Gifts, Groceries and Gas. From there we needed to figure out the best way possible to carry all of the cash. Envelopes fell apart too easily and so I found a small file. Even the small file got frusterating since I wasn't able to carry all of my change, credit cards (Yes they are their for emergencies), license and other important belongings as well. I wanted to find the perfect wallet to carry all I needed and in an organize way.

I was so excited when I heard of Savvycents. This wallet has been a life saver in so many ways. Not only has it helped me keep everything organized, but I don't have to carry as much in my purse and it is very stylish. I am amazed at how much this wallet can carry. There are several pockets. 6 pockets for debit cards and store discount cards. On the opposite side there is a place for your driver’s license and a place for your checkbook. Also included with the wallet are pre-made labels for each category as well as blank labels for categories you wish to add.

For those frugal women such as myself I highly recommend a Savvycents Wallets. What adds to it's purpose is it is also fashionable. This would make such a great and unique gift for BFF's, In-laws, mothers, grandmothers and more. This is one gift the receiver will actually gain money from having (if used for it's real purpose)!



Giveaway:
One lucky winner will receive their choice of a Black or Pink Savvycents Wallet!

To Enter:
Visit Savvycents and look around on their site. Come back to this link and tell me why you need a Savvycents Wallet!

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- Blog about this post or Tweet it! (Be sure to leave the link)


Rules:
Be sure to leave a comment telling me what the entry is for. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Also be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you. A winner will be selected randomly using Random.org. They will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. US or Canada Only!

Giveaway Ends: Dec. 3, 2010




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This product was donated for the purpose of a review. Even though I was given this product free, my review is my own honest opinion.

170 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I'd love to get the wallet because I need a little bit of organization in my purse! It would really help keep my coupons organized so I can start to learn how to save better!

Elizabeth said...

The main thing we've done to save money lately is stop eating out so much. I couldn't believe how much we were using when doing it!

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Becky mama of 2 said...

my husband always complains about how i just throw my cards and other items into my purse all willy nilly assuming ill remember the exact pocket (among 7 in my purse) that i put it into in a rush, and then when i need the item again i am searching every pocket frantically. so i could really use this to help organize!

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Robyn said...

I need one because we're looking into the cash budget but carrying cash in envies or whatever scares me! This way, I have a wallet that holds everything in it's place.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Robyn said...

To save money, I've been entering contests to win a lot of the 'extras' for my family that we shouldn't be buying.

Brooke said...

I need this so that I can be organized when I go to the store with my coupons
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Brooke said...

I like savvycents on facebook
(brooke comperchio)
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Brooke said...

I follow savvycents on twitter
@italiaangel80
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Brooke said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/5814334240325632
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Barb J. said...

I need a Savvycents Wallet because my purse is probably the most unorganized thing about my life!

Barb J. said...

To save money, I have cut out most of the paper products in my home and am using cloth instead - no more paper towels, paper napkins, baby wipes or bathroom wipes. Great for the environment, too!

Barb J. said...

I tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/#!/LifeContentment/status/6150639121862658

Dawn said...

I love the accordion style file system. that would keep me so organized.

Dawn said...

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The Crave to Save said...

I would really like one of these because I had one up until yesterday, when my purse was stolen. The SavvyCents wallet was my absolute favorite wallet and it makes me so mad that it was stolen :( I only had it for about 3 months, but now I wouldn’t get any other type!

gina.m.maddox@gmail.com

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The Crave to Save said...

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The Crave to Save said...

I follow you on twitter @thecravetosave
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The Crave to Save said...

I follow you on Facebook The Crave to Save
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bison61 said...

I like how it helps to organize my monthly or weekly budget using a cash system.

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Anonymous said...

I need a savvycents, because I am using envelopes right now and my husband almost toss one out in the trash the other day! yes its still had money in it! donnaquick@aol.com

tanya904 said...

I could use this because my purse is really unorganized and my wallet that I am using is falling apart
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

tanya904 said...

We try to eat more meals at home instead of going out to eat. It has saved us a lot of money
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tanya904 said...

I like Savvycents on facebook (Tanya Riley)
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tanya904 said...

I like your facebook page (Tanya Riley)
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Leslie R. said...

I could surely use a Savvycents to get my spending organized!

Thanks!

lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

Leslie R. said...

I follow Savvycents on Twitter :)

Thanks!

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shopannies said...

I believe the wallet would help me think about what I was spending by keeping me organized
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shopannies said...

like savvycents on facebook ID is angie stewart church
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shopannies said...

one thing I do is make a list of things I need and another for things I want and then watch out for great buys it has helped save all ready
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shopannies said...

tweet http://twitter.com/shopannies/status/8568085279678464

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Anonymous said...

i have has my billfold for 15 years and the card holders are so loose the card have started falling out i would love to win this
tonyt@wabash.net

Melody said...

I just need a wallet period to be honest. This one will help me keep me cards, coupons and money straight.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Marcy said...

I would LOVE on of these, I'm getting tired of my envelopes that keep falling apart! I would choose PINK :)

Marcy said...

I save money, we have been setting a monthly budget and using cash as much as possible. Also, couponing has helped alot too!

Amanda Perry said...

I cannot tell you how many times I have cut coupons for my grocery shopping and then left them at home. With this wallet I will be guaranteed to remember them!

22bmommy2 said...

Wow, this is one amazing wallet! I would love to try it out, because trying to keep an envelope system isn't always nice and neat.

22bmommy2 said...

To save money, I try to pull out only a certain amount of cash weekly and stick to that amount. I find that usually I can motivate myself to have money left over and that cash goes into a funtime envelope. :-)

scarter305 said...

I actually want it for my friend who just finished the Dave Ramsey course. She didnt like any of the cash carrying methods she has tried. This looks perfect.

scarter305 at aol dot com

Jessica said...

I could organize my purse better (with my credit cards, coupons, change, etc).

jessieandsylamont@yahoo.com

nhmoose99 said...

I would love to win this so I would have a wallet that is organized

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Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

MY WALLET IS 20 PLUS YEARS OLD AND THIS ONE IS VERY FUNCTIONAL AND I LIKE THE PINK COLOR

weeblet said...

I'd love to have this so I coul consolidate my regular wallet and my coupon wallet! Less is more :)

Jody said...

It would be great to have this wallet! I tend to forget coupons and never seem to be about to find a receipt when I go to return an item. This would help me to get organized.

Raven In A Blue Room said...

I would love to win the Savvycents Wallet because it would help me organize my purse

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

following @SavvycentsLLC on twitter @left_the_stars

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I like Savvycents on facebook (Louis Here)

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to have one of these to replace the beat-up paper envelope into which I currently toss all my coupons.

Thanks for the chance to win!

–Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Erica C. said...

Currently, my coupons go into a letter envelope and then shoved in my purse. Needless to say, I have to replace the envelope often because it gets torn up and my coupons are never organized. This would be great!

Melody said...

I need to keep my cards and coupons straight.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Angelene said...

This would really help me get organized
angukena at hotmail dot com

taxchyk said...

My organizational skills are nowhere near where they need to be. These days I tend to misplace coupons and forget where I've tucked what,and this would help tremendously with those issues.

Alison A / tripsma at gmail dot com said...

I need one because I have a big purse, and my wallet is teeny tiny!! :(

THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

Alison A / tripsma at gmail dot com said...

What DON'T I do to save money? I coupon, do rebates, scour the ads, only get a lot of items when they are free (or they pay me to buy them), etc.

Being unemployed with minimal unemployment insurance for a year trying to support a family of five means we are living on the bare minimum. It's working okay, but I've done everything I can and then some to save every penny possible.

THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

Tylerpants said...

I'd love to have this to be more organized..right now I have cash, receipts & coupons all over the place. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

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Tylerpants said...

To save money, sometimes I buy things on eBay. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Swtlilchick said...

I need this wallet to keep my
money, coupons, receipts and store discount cards organized so I won't
have to be fumbling around in my handbag for them

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Swtlilchick said...

I am following Savvycents on Facebook
(Charlene Kuser)

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Swtlilchick said...

I am following Savvycents on Twitter
(@Swtlilchick)

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Swtlilchick said...

I save money by shopping sales ads
and using coupons at the store

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Swtlilchick said...

Tweeted this:http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/10659663087403008

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faithfullyfrugal said...

My purse is a place for me to dump everything. I can never find my debit card. I would love to have a place to keep all of my important items.

Thank you for the entry,

faithfullyfrugal said...

I follow Savvycents on twitter, nikkidavis05.

Thank you,


Nikkidavissells(at)gmail(dot)com

faithfullyfrugal said...

I follow you on twitter, nikkidavis05.

Thank you,


Nikkidavissells(at)gmail(dot)com

faithfullyfrugal said...

Our movie nights now consists of renting and having all of the snacks and goodies at home..Saves a lot of money and we can watch them in our jammies.

Thank you,

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purango said...

I need one to organize my coupons. I clip coupons and put them in my purse but I don't use them when I get to the store because it is too much trouble searching for them. This wallet would help me budget by organizing my cards and coupons. garrettsambo@aol.com

shirley said...

I can never find anything in my purse, I need some organization.
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shirley said...

I use coupons and hit sales to save money.
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FDP 4 Life said...

i need this because we are starting to use a cash system for our budget and this would be perfect for that
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Living A Bona Fide Life said...

I've been trying to find something like this! A cash system is so hard with a bunch of envelopes!

Living A Bona Fide Life

Susanmeep said...

I would love this because my purse is a mess, and this would help organize my craziness. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

kathy pease said...

id love this for when i go grocery shopping i carry lots of coupons and credit cards :)

kathy pease said...

to save money i use lots of coupons when i grocery shop my store doubles them for twice the dsvings..i also buy coupons on ebay in lots of 100 for around 2 bucks :)

Anonymous said...

The wallet would be great for my coupons. joycemlinek@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I follow Scavvycents on fb. joycemlinek@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I followed Scavvy Cents on twitter. joycemlinek@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I do a lot of couponing and following sales to save money. joycemlinek@yahoo.com

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angela said...

my current wallet looks similar but is missing the dividers and all my coupons and such get all messed up and mixed up.
kevindormer at hotmail dot com

EmmaPeel said...

well I need this wallet as mine is old dirty and time for a new one and I'd like to be organized with the zipper pocket and 6 pocket holders

lewalk said...

I need this because I am trying to start couponing but can't get organized. I lose them or forget them or let them expire because they are forgotten or lost. Lol.

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lewalk said...

Besides starting couponing, I have entered every giveaway I could find this holiday season to try and win gifts rather than buy them.

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lewalk said...

Tweeted.

http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/10898324274028544

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kpintn said...

I love that it is like a little accordian file that can keep thing seperate and same me from digging and flipping throught stuff!

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kpintn said...

I have just started to make my own window cleaner.....and it works! AND using white vinegar for windows/mirrors drying w/newspaper instead of paper towel........works better! no streaks!
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