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Smarter Seasonal Spending Challenge!

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For most moms, the next few months are filled with holiday parties, teachers' gifts, presents and parties. Have you prepared a budget to get you through this expensive time of year? Don't let the balance of your bank account surprise you when the New Year rolls around!

Get ready now with our Smarter Seasonal Spending Challenge. Sign up below for tips and activities to get your family ready for the upcoming holiday season while keeping your finances in check.

To sign up, just reply to this post below. Beginning on October 8th, you'll receive a daily link to our activity. One mom who participates in 10 days of the challenge will win a $50 Chase gift card.

We'll add links to each day's challenge here:

Day 1: Plan Ahead

Day 2: Get Creative

Day 3: Cut Costs Now

Day 4: Entertain at Home

Day 5: Keep the Change

Day 6: Buy in Bulk

Day 7: Use Coupons & Shop Sales

Day 8: Save on Stamps

Day 9: Barter with Friends

Day 10: Earn Extra Money

Day 11: Don't Impulse Buy

Day 12: Host a Cookie Swap

Day 13: Try Secondhand

Day 14: Have the Conversation

Day 15: Holiday Happiness

Official Rules

  • The Smarter Seasonal Spending sweepstakes starts 10/1/12 at 12:00pm (ET) and ends 10/28/2012 at 11:59pm (ET) (the "Sweepstakes Period").
  • Enter by replying 10 or more of the related posts with appropriate comments during the Giveaway Period.
  • Multiple entries are permitted and encouraged, as it increases your chances of winning.
  • One winner will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries to receive a $50 Chase gift card.
  • The random drawing shall occur on or about 10/31/12.
  • No Purchase Necessary.
  • Open to US, DC, and PR residents 16 years and older.
  • Void where prohibited. Click here for the rest of the Official Rules.
by on Oct. 1, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Please sign me up for this challenge. I just noticed it and I know I am coming in late but I promise to go back and do ALL the days challenges!

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by New Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I'll try :)

by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM

count me in

by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I'm game!

by Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 9:50 AM

I'm in

by on Oct. 16, 2012 at 10:03 AM

I'm in...sorry a little late, just now seen the post.

by New Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I try to be more creative with dinners as well to save money. For example taco meat..if we have any left over I store it in the fridge and reheat and use it the next night for either golash, taco burgers, sloppy joes, etc. eating

by New Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 11:25 AM
is it too late to sign up?
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by Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Please sign me up.

by on Oct. 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM
IM in
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