Monday, August 15, 2011

August Challenge: You link, I (try to) comment!

Each month this year, I plan to give myself some sort of challenge, to try to improve how I'm doing in that particular area.  In January, I did the Clean Out the Cupboards Challenge to use up the excess food in my pantry and spend as little as possible at the stores.  In February, I did the Drugstore Bootstrap Challenge to build up my Extra Care Bucks from CVS and my Register Rewards from Walgreens.  In March and April, I challenged myself to Give Back...One Coupon at a Time.  And May and June were Mango Months.

I took off July, but I'm back doing the You Link, I Comment Challenge, where I will click on each of the links in Fortune Follies TuesdayWednesday Weekly Shopping , and Frugal Food Thursday.  I'll leave comments for my shopping and cooking linkups, and I'll enter each of the contests at least once.

So how am I doing?  So far, I've only checked out a couple of the recipes, I'm afraid.  I've checked out and commented on about a third of the shopping posts.  I turned out to be much busier this week than I expected; next week my kids will be back in school and I'll have more time.  In fact, I plan to schedule some time each week for this task, beyond the end of this challenge.

As for the contests, I've clicked on all of them that had end dates through today.  Some contests I couldn't enter because the contest had already closed despite the end date not having passed yet.  Perhaps those blogs are running on Greenwich Mean Time?  I don't know.  Others, I didn't enter because they required you to follow someone on Facebook or subscribe to an email list.  I choose not to do either when I enter contests.  (I will follow on Twitter or Google Friend Connect, and I'll check out a website and report back something about the site.)

But I did enter a whole lotta contests.  So far I haven't won any, but you never know!

Gotta get back to checking out those shopping and cooking posts!

What are you challenging yourself with this month?  Leave a comment below!

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J Rodney August 15, 2011 at 9:34 PM  

Laura, I just came by to tell you that the Doris coupons are on Recyclebank. Just click on the groceries section, and you should find it there, since you have a Doris nearby.

Anonymous,  August 16, 2011 at 12:24 PM  


Thank you for the lovely comment on my site. If all bloggers helped each other out in this way the world would be a lovely place.

Best of luck!

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