Giveaway: “Do More, Spend Less.”

9781118518557_p0_v2_s260x420Brad Wilson wasn’t content just to found BradsDeals.com, TravelHacks.com and annually renewing sites for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.ย  To spread his “everything you know about being a consumer is wrong” message, he also wrote a book.

Do More, Spend Less: The New Secrets of Living the Good Life for Less” describes the behaviors and hacks that let Wilson earn more than 5 million frequent flyer miles, get half-off his iPhone and plan, arrange a 25% discount on new cars, spend three weeks at the Park Hyatt Paris for $20 and get a 0%, six-figure line of credit to build a business.

Until recently marketing has had a tight grip on our wallets, he notes, but thanks to the Internet “the playing field is tilting in our favor.”

Internet deal-hunting has made it possible for consumers to look beyond the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Sometimes far beyond.

“This is a new way to shop, spend and live,” Wilson writes. “You won’t go back. You will get more and never pay retail again.”

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline is 7 p.m. PDT Tuesday, Aug. 12. If I donโ€™t hear back from the winner by 7 p.m. PDT Wednesday, Aug. 13, Iโ€™ll pull another name.

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  1. Tina in NJ

    Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Enter me please

  3. Pick me – I need all the help I can get!

  4. Sounds like a great book. Enter me

  5. Sounds like a great read!!

  6. Looks like it’s got to go on my “must read” list. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  7. Please enter me. I need this.

  8. I’m a facebook follower.

  9. Please enter me into the drawing!

  10. I would very much like to stay in Paris for three weeks for $20. Right?

  11. Looks like a great resource for ideas, I would love to read this book.

  12. Linda in NE

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

  13. Linda in NE

    I already follow you on Facebook.

  14. Linda Irene

    I’m a newcomer. Loved your life story. I’m always looking for new ways to save and spend. Funny, I came to our website and found this book here today ~ Just as I’ve been making a grocery list wondering about better ways to shop & save more $$. I love the idea of “new ways to shop, spend and live”. I’m buying this book!!!! As a single mom I am always telling my children “A penny saved is a penny earned”, something my mom use to say. With every coin or dollar bill we stuff into our bank (recycled plastic pretzel container) we repeat it agian. My children love watching the pennies & dollars add up. The dollars are saved for a Pizza night and the pennies are being saved for our family trip that we are hoping to next year. I’m glad I stumbled upon your webpage, I’m making it a Favorite and will be visiting regularly!!! This made my day today! Thank you.

  15. Sounds like a great book to read! Thanks for the chance to enter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I already follow Surviving and Thriving on FB!

  17. Thanks. Sounds like a great book. I’d enjoy reading it.

  18. Interesting!

  19. Facebook too.

  20. Would love this book as my husband and I finally take a hard look at our financial picture and seriously think about what we would need to do to retire comfortably in the next few years…different spending patterns top the list!

  21. Ooh, I follow you on Facebook too!

  22. Diane C

    I need to win this book

  23. Diane C

    I follow on email

  24. Diane C

    I follow on facebook

  25. Diane C

    I follow on twitter

  26. Dee coyee

    Email reader.

  27. Dee coyee

    Facebook follower also.

  28. Linda G

    this should be interesting. Please enter me.

  29. Linda G

    I follow by email

  30. Love saving money!

  31. Subscribe by email

  32. Like you on Facebook

  33. Follow on Twitter

  34. Please enter me! I’m interested in finding new ways to save money as ways to save money have changed so much in the past 10 years.

  35. Just put it on hold at my local library; thanks for the tip! If I win, kindly give it to someone else. Thanks Donna!

  36. Enter please. Sounds interesting.

  37. I’m a Facebook follower.

  38. Sounds like a good book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  39. Love your column!

  40. local Joe

    me too

  41. Ro in San Diego

    I follow you on Facebook and would love to win this book.

  42. Ro in San Diego

    I follow you by email also

  43. So much to learn from this book. Sounds like a worthwhile read.

  44. I subscribe via feedburner

  45. I follow your tweets (moeyshay)

  46. Always willing to learn something new.

  47. Holly S

    This book sounds VERY interesting. If I do not win, I’ll check my library. If I do win I will share it w/my adult daughters and a very frugal friend.

  48. I read your blog – and could definitely use any advice to help save money – thank you

  49. Christine

    Retirement is very close. NEED all the help I can get!

  50. rosa rugosa

    I follow on FB and via e-mail. Sounds like a good read!

  51. Can’t hurt to try . . ..

  52. Hope I win! I hope he shares a few failures, though, too. I’m a little cautious about anything that suggests internet deals are the be all/end all of places to find deals.

  53. I would like to learn how to use the internet to make better purchases. Thank you for the giveaway.

  54. I subscribe via email.

  55. I need this book!

  56. This sounds like a neat book. I’m always looking for ways to save money.
    Thank you!

  57. I subscribe via email

  58. I follow on facebook and twitter

  59. Sounds like a great book. I’d like to read it.

  60. Carnette Ball

    I’d like to read this book.

  61. Carnette Ball

    I get your emails.

  62. Carnette Ball

    I follow you on Facebook.

  63. Melissa

    Sounds like a great book! Would love to know a few really good tricks!

  64. Melissa

    I subscribe by email! Love it!

  65. Always need new ways to save. Thanks for helping.

  66. Brad Wilson’s book is just what I need.

  67. Samantha

    Looks interesting!

  68. Samantha

    I also follow on FB.

  69. I subscribe by email.

  70. I follow on Facebook.

  71. Looks like a very interesting book.

  72. Would love to learn his tricks!

  73. Sherrye

    Sounds like a great read. I get the emails.

  74. Sherrye

    I like on Facebook.

  75. I’ve been an inspired fan for some time! Now that I’ve been able to RETIRE early I could use more ideas on traveling on a budget! Thanks, Pam

  76. Please enter me and thank-you.

  77. I would love to win and want to ready your book!

  78. Would love to win this one!

  79. I also subscribe by e-mail.

  80. Joan V.

    This sounds like a book I could really use. Thanks for the giveaway.

  81. Joan V.

    I suscribe to your email newsletter.

  82. Joan V.

    I also follow you on Facebook.

  83. Valerie

    I follow/like you on Facebook.

  84. Valerie

    I follow you via email.

  85. Valerie

    Looks like a great read!

  86. Wow, this sounds like a fascinating book, and super-helpful, thanks for the opportunity to win this, and all the giveaways you do, you’re the best!

  87. With one in college and one filling out college applications, I would be happy to read this book cover to cover!

  88. Cathy in NJ

    Sounds like an excellent read:)

  89. I follow you on FaceBook. Please enter me for this giveaway – Mr. Wilson is definitely has my attention!

  90. This book looks great! I could really use the advice. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  91. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I really want this book! Thank you!

  92. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I also follow you on Facebook.

  93. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I’m on your email list.

  94. I follow you on email.

  95. Sarah Lamb

    Ive never heard of this book til now, but read the blurb and some reviews on amazon and it sounds awesome!

  96. Sarah Lamb

    Long time email subscriber!

  97. Sounds like a great read….would love to win!

  98. Sarah V

    This book sounds great!

  99. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  100. I hope I can be the lucky winner! Thanks for the giveaway, such a generous one!

  101. I would like to read this.

  102. I follow by email. Sounds like a great read! ๐Ÿ™‚

  103. Sign me up!

  104. I’m always up for a good read. Thanks!

  105. Kandace

    Would love the book–or be happy to read it and pass it on to someone else.

  106. Wendy Roberson Welch

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

  107. Wendy Roberson Welch

    I follow via email.

  108. Love your column, Donna! Thanks!

  109. Kelly McMillen

    Thank you Donna! ๐Ÿ˜€

  110. Thanks for the chance to win this!

  111. I enjoy your writings…….

  112. Eddy Labay

    Enter me please!

  113. I followed you on MSN for a long time. I would love to win this book!

  114. Carolina Cooper

    I follow you on Facebook, Jersey girl.

  115. Carolina Cooper

    AND I get your emails!

  116. Carolina Cooper

    And I read your blogs, new and old. Does being a fan of “I pick up pennies” by a “certain someone” give me some addition “street cred”?

    ha, ha

    I would LOVE to win this book!

  117. This sounds like a great book!

  118. I would LOVE to win!

  119. email subscriber

  120. facebook fan

  121. Khbride

    I’d love to read this! I love brads deals!

  122. Khbride

    I follow via FB & twitter

  123. Khbride

    I subscribe via email (and love it!!)

  124. I’d love to win this book!!

  125. debbiek

    I need this ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. debbiek

    I subscribe via email.

  127. Linda G

    I really want to read this book! Thank you for having the drawing!

  128. Sounds like a worthwhile read!

  129. Valerie

    Pick me! Pick me!


    Have a great day!

  130. Sounds amazing…would love to check it out!

  131. Sounds great! Thanks for doing this!

  132. picturo

    Awesome! Hope I win! If not, may have to purchase!

    • Donna Freedman

      Afraid you missed the deadline for the drawing. However, there’s an Amazon link in the article if you want to go shopping. Thanks!

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