Saturday, December 4, 2010

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Giveaway: Money Magazine (CLOSED)


It's time for another giveaway! I would like to send someone a free 12 month Money Magazine subscription.

To enter:
You must be 18 years or older and live in the U.S.
Leave a separate comment for each entry with your email address.

Mandatory Entry:
*Give us one tip on how you want to save money in 2011.

Bonus Entries:
*Tell me one thing you like about "The Frugal Free Gal" website. (1 entry)
*Follow via Google Friend Connect (1 entry)
*Follow "The Frugal Free Gal" on Facebook. (1 entry)
*Follow "The Frugal Free Gal" on Twitter. (1 entry)
*Become an email subscriber *and confirm in your inbox. (1 entry)
*Grab my button and place it on your blog. Leave blog link. (3 entries)
*Grab my Frugal Fridays button and place it on your blog. Leave blog link. (3 entries)
*Tweet this giveaway on Twitter and leave link. (3 entries)
*Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave link. (3 entries)

Giveaway ends on Sunday at 11:59pm, December 5.

I will choose one winner through and will announce the winner on Monday. The winner has 48 hours to confirm winning, or a new winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!


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New Giveaway Tab

This week I have been focusing on a new "Giveaways" feature on "The Frugal Free Gal." You can view the tab, "Giveaways," above. I will be adding giveaway link ups and a few individual links ups on this tab. Be sure to browse the new "Giveaways" section and enter a few giveaways that you are interested in! Win free prizes!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Free Christmas Gift eBook

Free Last Minute Christmas eBook: Homemade Christmas Gift Guide featuring 32 craft projects for last minute easy holiday gift-giving. Find easy and thrifty crafts for any recipient, including small gifts, holiday gift exchanges or hostess gifts. Knit quick spa-quality bath mitts for your mom (pg. 8) or sew up a simple T-shirt scarf for your brother (pg. 33). Remember your trip to the vineyard by giving Wine Coasters made from labels to your spouse (pg. 37).

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Free Blogging Tip

Have you ever stumbled upon a blog that you were interested in, clicked on a link, browsed through the new page, and by the time you were finished browsing through, you had lost the original blog?

I have a blogging tip that will prevent this from happening. I give credit to my brother for teaching me a few html coding tips. I know some of the basics, but he knows it all! Be patient with me as I try to explain this to you in the easiest way possible. I am slowly learning about html coding!

If you don't want someone to lose your blog while they are clicking through the links on your page, you can add:


into the html code that will enable a brand new tab to open up after a reader clicks on a link on your blog. Your original blog tab will still be open and the reader can easily find your blog, even after clicking through several links on your page.

Here is what the coding looks like.

I replaced the < with {.
I also added "leave a space" because you will need to leave a space before you add target="_blank"

{a href="websiteurl"leave a spacetarget="_blank"}TitleorCaption{/a}

See the difference below. I will take you to my Giveaways Only website. You will need to push the back button to get back to my blog after the first example, but the second example, you should have a brand new box open up for you.

Example #1 Giveaways Only
without the target="_blank", does not open a new tab, have to push back button to get back to my blog.

Example #2 Giveaways Only
with the target="_blank", opens a new tab, my blog still remains as a tab in the background.

*To have your comments open in a separate box in Blogger, go to "settings," "comments," and under comment form placement, check "Pop Up Window." Then "save settings."

Did you find this tip helpful?

More Blogging Tips From "The Frugal Free Gal"

Ten Ways To Get Traffic To Your Blog Click Here
How to Make a Free Blog Button With Text Box Click Here
How to Create a Free Signature for Blogger
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How to Increase Traffic To Your Blog and Get Followers Click Here 

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Free Last Minute Christmas Kids eBook: Free Kids Craft Projects from Santa's workshop featuring 24 crafts for ornaments, gifts, decorations and more. Create simple, inexpensive Christmas ornaments with scrapbook paper and string (pg. 11), or send a thoughtful holiday photo card to relatives with surprises inside (pg. 17). Find fun and easy Christmas decorations the kids can make using a stockings and some sparkle that will brighten your living room (page 26.) Free eBook

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Frugal Fridays Blog Hop 12/3

1. Follow "The Frugal Free Gal" and "Inspiring You To Save"
2. Grab the "Frugal Fridays" Button for your blog.
3. Add your Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Giveaway, and Favorite Post links.
3. Follow any blogs below that you are interested in.
Link Your Blogs:
Link Your Facebook:
Link Your Twitter:
Link Your Giveaways:
Link Your Favorite Post of The Week:



Another Win!

I won a box of Cottonelle Wipes! See the details here. There were 128 entries! It pays to enter to win on blog giveaways! See my tips for entering giveaways. I am new at entering giveaways so you can see that it can be easy to win!

My winnings so far:
Cottonelle Wipes
$25 GC My Princess Party Package
10 Shutterfly Cards
$25 GC


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Tips For Entering Giveaways

Entering into blog giveaways is a GREAT idea. There are so many online blog giveaways around.  Bloggers love to giveaway gift cards, kids items, gift baskets, books, movies, and other items. Giveaways are a great way to stock up on many different prizes!

Tips for entering into blog giveaways:

1. Be sure to read all rules for giveaway.
Some giveaways require a "mandatory" entry before you can enter the "bonus" entries.
2. Enter into giveaways you are truly interested in.
There are so many giveaways offered so don't try to complete them all just because they are there. Focus on the ones that you really want to win. They do take time and there is no reason to get overwhelmed with entering giveaways you really don't want.
3. Complete as many entries as you can.
Some giveaways require one entry and some giveaways let you enter in as many as 10+ times. The more entries you submit, the better chance you have to win. If you are blogger, this is even better. Some hosts allow you to "blog" about the giveaway or post a button on your blog, sometimes giving you several entries for doing so.
4. Pay attention to low entry giveaways (and enter low entry giveaways the day of or night before)
You have a better chance at winning a giveaway with low entries than with high entries. (Example: 30 entries vs. 350 entries), especially if 10 of those entries are your own! I like to check giveaways that end soon the day of or the night before to see if it is worth my time to enter.
5. Complete entries before leaving comments.
To save time, go through and complete all entries possible before you comment. Once you finish the entries, then leave your individual comments. This will save time and the headache from going from entry to comment, entry to comment, etc. Write down on a sheet of paper the entries you have completed so you don't have to scroll up and down to remind yourself which entries you completed.
6. Leave separate comments for each entry with your email address spelled out on each entry.
Most blog giveaways require separate comments for each entry. Be sure to leave your email address on each entry so you can be contacted if you are the winner. Some ask that you spell them out to prevent spam such as: thefrugalfreegal at yahoo dot com.
 7. Visit my Giveaways Only tab if you are interested in entering into blog giveaways!
This site will only feature giveaways by promoting giveaway linkys for several blogs or featuring individual giveaways.
8. Have fun entering and good luck winning!
When you feel overwhelmed with entering giveaways, take a breather and return to it when you are ready to enter again!

The Frugal Free Gal wants to hear from YOU!
Do you participate in blog giveaways? What have you won? Do you have any tips to share?
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November Giveaway Winner

Cyndi at Reduce Footprints is our November Giveaway winner! She won a $25 Target gift card. Thanks to all who entered! We had 269 entries!

Cyndi says, "I write a blog which goes hand-in-hand with living a frugal life ... it's called Reduce Footprints. It's all about the easy ways in which we can live a greener life. One of the things we do at Reduce Footprints is run a weekly challenge (they start on Wednesdays and run through the week) ... we post an Eco-friendly activity and everyone talks about it (problems with it, how we achieved it, etc.). It's a lot of fun and we learn a lot in the process. I hope you and your readers will stop by and join in the "green" fun!"

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Enter Blog Giveaways

I won a $25 Gift Card to My Princess Party to Go from A Busy Mom of Two today! My daughter will love something from there!

Yesterday, I entered into quite a few giveaways just for fun and it was fun to get an email saying I won one of them!

Enter into a few giveaways yourself and get free items!

Winnings to Date:
$25 Gift Card
10 5X7 Shutterfly Cards
$25 Gift Card to Princess Party to Go


Huge Holiday Giveaway Event!

Take a look at all of these giveaways hosted from December 1-5 at the Holiday Giveaway Event! Enter the ones you are interested in! Win free prizes!


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