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Smarter Seasonal Spending Challenge!
October 1, 2012 at 2:29 PM

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.


  • vikkivengance
    October 20, 2012 at 9:36 AM


  • alongroadhome
    October 22, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    super late but this sounds exactly like what i need right now... in!

  • cyrosado
    October 22, 2012 at 9:01 PM
    I'm in!
  • babyluv23
    October 23, 2012 at 2:51 AM
    I'm in,
  • MDWife12
    October 24, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    I'm in :)

  • cutestmom24
    October 26, 2012 at 6:39 AM
    I'm in
  • star33
    by star33
    October 26, 2012 at 9:26 PM

     sounds good.

  • laguapa1966
    November 5, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    cool sign me up.!!!!!!!

  • Kenosha2141976
    November 6, 2012 at 11:20 AM


  • CafeMom Team
    January 7, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    congratulations      ....and the WINNER is....   


                               You have won a $50 Chase gift card!

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