Monday, January 21, 2008

There's a Giveaway Hidden In This Post

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I found it humorous that I was mentioned in this article on MSN Money about extreme frugality. Because although I do cut my dryer sheets in half, I’m really not all that frugal.

Frugality, it seems, takes way more time and space than I have available. I don’t have time to make my own loaves of bread or use powdered milk instead of real milk (also, there’s the gross factor). I also don’t buy my clothes at Goodwill or cut the boys’ hair myself. That is SO not me, regardless of how bad I want to get out of debt.

Here’s a story that just makes me shake my head. This guy built a stand out of wood where he could put his empty motor oil bottles in upside down. The extra oil would drain out and be collected in another container. He said after 15 oil changes or so, he would end up with a free bottle of oil. Seriously. For you people that are really frugal, where the heck do you put all of your contraptions such as this Motor Oil Collector? And where do you find the time?

So, the giveaway. I currently have two copies of The Tightwad Gazette, and I'd love to give you one of them. I did find my dryer sheet tip in there, but that’s about all I got out of it. But maybe you have more time than I do and can get some benefit out of it? It’s used, but in great shape. (I mean, really – that wouldn’t make sense to go BUY a book about frugality, would it?)

So leave me a comment below to get included in the giveaway. And if you post about this giveaway on your own blog, I’ll enter your name into the drawing twice. I’ve got a few readers that are non-US and I’d love to have you participate as well! And for those of you that don’t have a blog, just leave a comment that somehow tells me who you are or how to get ahold of you. I'll announce the winner Monday evening. Good luck!