Want to win a laptop? Sign up by Wednesday.

F8C35AV_0ther_PCMAG_513Although I’m neither a contest blogger nor a deal blogger, I do sometimes post  giveaways, TweetChats and other promotions from elsewhere. Occasionally one carries the potential for affiliate income for me, e.g., when someone signs up for a seminar. Mostly, though, I put them up to give readers a chance to win stuff.

The folks at Savings.com are giving away a laptop computer. Specifically, they’re giving away an HP Pavilion 11t-n000 x360 PC (Energy Star).

Edited to add: The giveaway quickly filled up with more than 5,000 entries and closed early. But it has been retooled and is now back in business. You can enter up until 9 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 30, by going to the Savings.com giveaway page.

A randomly drawn winner will receive the prize within 90 days of the contest’s end. And as always: If you win, please come back and brag about it.

A shot at Amazon gift cards

If you can take your lunch break at 2 p.m. EDT tomorrow (Tuesday, April 29), then eat at your desk and join the “Getting and staying financially fit” TweetChat sponsored by Ally Bank.

For an hour you’ll get a chance to offer advice and receive it, both from fellow guests and from Ally Bank and Bankrate.com experts. The focus this month is on money smarts that parents can teach their children.

Don’t wait to do this: A study from Cambridge University indicates that most money habits are formed by age seven. While it’s possible to fix any bad habits later on, it’s easier to build a money-smart child than to fix a financially broken adult.

Sign up at the Ally Bank blog if you want to be included in the drawing. And you do: Ally Bank is giving away two $100 Amazon gift cards. That link also includes info on how to access the chat.

See you there.

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  1. Tina in NJ

    The laptop giveaway has already reached the maximum number of entries. I tried at 4:40 pm EdT on Monday. Just to let everyone know.

  2. Bummer, maximum entries received before mine.

  3. I can believe that about money habits being formed by age seven. When we visited my grandmother’s store (she lived in the back), she would give us ten pieces of penny candy for the 90 mile drive back to Memphis. I always took ten Tootsie Rolls while my two younger siblings took candy more easily and more quickly eaten. I tried to reason with them. Then, they cried and whined after about ten minutes because I still had candy. I never gave them ANY of my candy. I was the only child who got her change into the largest denominations of coin and then into bills.

    When I was a bit older, like eight-years-old, I figured it was because I was older, but they continued wanting the most coins they could get and choosing candy that was easily consumed. Their adult financial life was not as successful in the beginning as mine was.

    Of course, later in my life, things went awry, but I still survived when many friends drowned in debt. However, my siblings seemed to finally have “gotten” it.

    I think part of my parental example was responsible for the thriftiness of my children. My daughter bragged how she bought a sectional that had a triangular tear that did not show and how she bought a scratched refrigerator, floor model, that had a huge scratch that actually went against the wall. The two with children see no problem with the yard sale clothing I buy their children.

  4. Tina in NJ

    The giveaway worked this time. Thanks, Donna. I don’t really expect to win the laptop, but wouldn’t it be great if I did? I would so come and brag!

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