Holiday Guide Savvycents review and giveaway
We are delighted to be able to share with you a product that is not only beautiful, but it's extremely functional as well.
I'm not a snob, exactly, but I like nice things and I carry a really nice purse. (Thanks, sissy!) I also like to save money whenever I can, and I am a coupon user. Not a hardcore, bring out the huge binder warrior, but I know how to save a decent chunk of change at the grocery store.
What I was using were either those little plastic coupon holders or an envelope with the coupons stuffed in plus my wallet, plus my cardholder. To say it left a little something to be desired is putting it mildly.
When we received the opportunity to review the Savvycents wallet I wasn't sure what to expect, but I figured if I couldn't use it one of the girls certainly could.
First off, it's REALLY nice. Patent leather wrapped in protective covering and when we pulled it out we were thrilled at how shiny and cushy it is. It has a zipper that goes completely around which is really handy, I can't tell you how many times change or cards or receipts or who knows what all has slipped out of my wallets.
The Savvycents wallet was designed by Melinda Claudepierre, a SAHM of 3 in 2009 after she switched to the cash envelope system for budgeting.
There are so many great things about the Savvycents wallet it's hard to know where to start. Along with its stylish good looks it is incredibly easy to organize everything you need for your shopping trips.
When you unzip and open it you will find two distinct sides, one clearly to hold your debit and discount cards (and if you are me your gift cards)and you can tuck your dollars in the back.
The other side has a place for your license, along with an accordion style file system with dividers that you can label with pre-printed tabs or use the blank ones to make your own. The sky is pretty much the limit here- you can use it to sort your money, or coupons, or deals by store or whatever you can dream up. I love that there is a snap to hold it closed even when you have the wallet unzipped so even if you accidentally drop it you shouldn't have to scramble to pick things up and figure out where they went since it looks pretty secure.
Apparently you can also put your checkbook in there but I don't know anyone who actually uses a checkbook any more- I even got the last of the stone-aged dinosaurs Ken to switch to a debit card a few years ago- much more eco-friendly and convenient in my not so humble opinion. I am sure I will find something to tuck in there, not to worry.
There is a pen holder so I can cross things off my list as I go - well okay, I won't start doing that just because it's easy to get to but theoretically I could. ;-)
So the verdict- will it replace my current wallet? In a word, yes. (My wallet is not near as nice as my bag, so I have no deep attachment.) This will let me ditch the current system (or lack thereof) and organize everything I need in one place and looks good to boot.
They come in black (like the one I received), red and pink and the ARV is $24.99 which is a great value and would make a perfect gift for the fashionably frugal diva in your life.
The best part: You get a chance to win one for yourself or to give as a gift.
THE GIVEAWAY: SavvyCents has generously offered to give one of our readers a Savvycents wallet to keep for yourself or give as a gift. Open to US and Canada 18+ ends 11/30 at 11:59 pm. Main Entry: Daily- head on over to Savvycents and tell me something you like. Subsequent days just say daily entry or something.Want more? The main entry is all you need for a chance to win, but you can find out how to get additional entries into our giveaways here1 entry if you "Like" Savvycents on Facebook- leave a comment here with your user name.1 entry if you follow Savvycents on Twitter leave a comment here with your user name.If you like you can copy and paste the following tweet:Holiday Giveaway enter to win a patent leather Savvycents Wallet from Our Loonyverse @SavvycentsLLC and @dddiva http://tinyurl.com/25xjmbz #giveaway Really want to win? Here are even more Optional Entries: remember, the main entry is all you need to do but if you want to up your chances you can do any or all of the following: (You can find any links and buttons that aren't in the post on the sidebar or bottom of page.)
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