Win a little slice of SaveUp 2011.

Wish you could have been at the SaveUp 2011 conference. This week’s giveaway provides a little SaveUp vibe. The chicken slingshot is a particularly nice touch.

Attendees were given a bag of small gifts and the option of getting a few extra ones, such as software. I hung back from that, figuring other people needed it more (and that they actually understood how to use it). Still, I wound up with enough items to make a fun giveaway.

Housed in a reusable Savings.com shopping bag are:

A $20 gift card to Cooking.com

A cosmetics bag from Beauty.com, containing Bare Minerals mascara, Bliss Best of Skintentions daily moisturizer, Nick Chavez volumizing gel, Laura Geller makeup primer, Stila One-Step Primecolor (“bronze babe” shade)

Carters/OshKosh B’gosh logo items: A bright-blue insulated coffee mug, a $5 gift card, small reusable shopping bag, notepad and pen

Savings.com logo items: Bright-red coffee mug, pen, large oven mitt (“Don’t get burned paying retail”) and a super-cozy red fleece hoodie that reads “I (heart) savings”

The chicken slingshot: Its actual title is the Flingshot Flying Chicken. When properly motivated, this plush fowl crows and flies up to 50 feet. (Poultry in motion?) Since it crows, it should probably called the Flingshot Flying Rooster. Either way it’s a pretty startling little item. Watch it in action on this YouTube video. I’m thinking office Christmas party, myself.

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 9 p.m. PDT on Monday, Oct. 23.

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  1. Holly Samlan

    I’m in for a change. These are all things I either can & will use or one of my kids/grands can/will.

  2. Great bag of goodies, pick me.

  3. I can’t stop laughing at the idea of a chicken slingshot…

  4. OK, it’s a bit early for the “poultry in motion” pun, but I’m “game.”

  5. Hi to “capital K” Karla from “small-case k” karla.

  6. Okay, this give-away beats the rest…a chicken sling shot? What a great gift for my son!! :)! Sending strong vibes to PICK ME! :)!

    Thanks again, Donna, for sharing your goods!!

  7. I’m with everyone else and LOVING this chicken slingshot! Although can I admit initially all I could think of was a frozen bird being flung across someone’s kitchen via this sling shot?

  8. Ohh I think the Carters stuff sounds the best!! Though, I’d love to give that chicken slingshot as a gift to someone… I know they’d love it.

  9. And, I get your emails!

  10. Elizabeth

    Would love to win!

  11. Elizabeth

    I subscribe via email.

  12. Dogs would love the chicken slingshot 🙂

  13. Every Friday, as I click the bookmark to your blog, I think, “I wonder what Donna will have thought up for this week’s drawing…” You have some fun selections, and your descriptions are the best part. (I’m with you on the Flingshot – that bird isn’t screaming, it’s crowing. Definitely a rooster. Or maybe it identifies as a chicken. Who am I to judge?)

    Please enter me, and, as always, thanks for holding the drawing!

  14. You cannot go wrong with a chicken slingshot!

  15. I also subscribe via email. Always wanted to try makeup primer, but don’t want to pay for it!

  16. Oh, my gosh. A slingshot chicken that crows?! Sounds like fun!

  17. I subscribe via email 🙂

  18. Thanks for all of your wonderful give-aways! Hoping to win… 🙂

  19. ImJuniperNow

    Poultry in Motion? Great yolk – you made me cackle. Egg me on, I’ll say even more.

    I’m in for this prize!!!

  20. What a lovely giveaway! I can think of lots of ways to put all these things to good use. TGIF!

  21. I also subscribe via reader.

  22. wooo hooo!!! toys! haha.

    i subscribe via email.

  23. i also follow on facebook.

  24. priskill

    Poultry in Motion — Hah!

  25. What a fun chicken!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. sandra jensen

    Sounds like a great bunch of fun stuff. Love to have the chicken especially!!!

  27. sandra jensen

    I subscribe by email!

  28. sandra jensen

    I follow you on facebook!! (in between playing farmville)

  29. sandra jensen

    and – just a few days ago I started following you on twitter!

  30. The flying chicken is too funny! Sign me up!

  31. Entering for this fun givaway!

  32. Follow you on FB.

  33. Subscribe to your blog.

  34. cheapcat

    The flying chicken looks awesome! Ooh, maybe I won’t buy mascara until after this contest is over, my coupon is good until 10/31. Free is better than cheap with coupon!

  35. Oooooh! That chicken slingshot is irresistable! I am looking forward to some “fowl play”…;P And “poultry in motion” is one of the best puns I have heard in a long while…

  36. I follow you and your daughter’s “I Pick Up Pennies” on email.

  37. I enjoy your blog!

  38. Kristina

    I’m in!

  39. You had me at the cooking.com gift card. Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. email subscriber

  41. I follow your updates on twitter (moeyshay).

  42. Oh man. Chicken slingshot. DO WANT.

  43. OK, here I go. Try try again, right? Somebody’s got to win!

  44. Also a subscriber.

  45. And a FB follower

  46. I actually have burned up many of my oven mitts, so I could use a new one.

  47. I suscribe via RSS.

  48. I like you on Facebook.

  49. Oh boy – another swag giveaway!

  50. I subscribe by email.

  51. I follow on twitter.

  52. Thanks for sharing!

  53. Look forward to your articles showing up in my inbox!! Thanks for a very refreshing perspective on life and money :)!

  54. Leigh S.

    Always enjoy your blog – thanks for sharing!

  55. hmbalison

    I enjoy your blog and would love the goodies.

  56. Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. I subscribe via email.

  58. I follow you on facebook. 🙂

  59. I’ve always dreamt of owning a flying chicken 🙂

  60. I follow your blog via google reader.

  61. The pathetic thing is I am actually looking forward to winning the chicken!

  62. And yes, I subscribe…

  63. I’m already dreaming of what I could buy at cooking.com!

  64. Jennifer

    Sounds fun. I could use a few cooking items.

  65. Laurelle Powers

    I love the Chicken !!!!

  66. Laurelle Powers

    I also follow 0n Facebook.

  67. Jessica M

    just signed the savings pledge because i saw it on the blog…thanks.

  68. Jessica M

    I follow you on Facebook.

  69. Jessica M

    I subscribe via RSS on Google Reader.

  70. Caroljean

    E-mail follower – Enter me to win.

  71. How fun. I would love to win this. There is something for my whole family. The cooking.com gift certificate for my husband, the beauty bag for me, the Carter’s gift card for my 7 month old who is quickly outgrowing her clothes and the flying chicken for my 5 year old. (Though most likely she and my husband will fight over it.)

  72. I subscribe via RSS.

  73. I would love these goodies!

  74. I subscribe by RSS.

  75. I’m an email subscriber.

  76. Marcia Carli

    I follow on Twitter

  77. Marcia Carli

    I follow on facebook

  78. I’ll throw my hat in the ring for this one!

  79. I subscribe by RSS.

  80. I follow on twitter.

  81. lostAnnfound

    Great prize package! Would really love the insulated coffee mug since I broke mine a couple of weeks ago

  82. lostAnnfound

    I follow your via RSS and also read you at GRS

  83. Pamela W

    Email subscriber.

  84. Pamela W

    Facebook follower.

  85. Pamela W

    Another fun giveaway:) Thanks Donna!

  86. Oh… I love cosmetics.

  87. I wanna win the flying chicken! What great fun!

  88. Great giveaway! Thank you!

  89. I subscribe via RSS.

  90. Follow all of your posts. LOVE them!

  91. I signed up for, but had to miss, the save up 2011 video conference. So this would be a terrific consolation prize.

  92. You had me at the red fleece hoodie!

  93. Facebook too.

  94. I follow on RSS and enjoy your blog.

  95. If only that flying chicken could cook…..

  96. I’m a facebook fan.

  97. I’m an email subscriber.

  98. And I get the rss feed.

  99. count me in.

  100. please

  101. Jennifer

    These would be great gifts!

  102. OMG ! The chicken video is funny ! Would love to win.

  103. LOL The chicken is too funny!

  104. Gotta have that chicken slingshot for a Chinese auction at Christmas!

  105. Hootieman

    Oooo I’d like a chicken slingshot.
    Now, if I could just find a cow with a sign that says, “Eat mor chikin” I’d be set.

  106. The chicken slingshot sounds hilarious!

  107. I could use a pick me up!

  108. Money is so tight and this would make great gigts.

  109. I am an email subscriber.

  110. Ha Ha Ha love the chicken slingshot!!!

  111. Subscribed to your e-mail

  112. I also follow you on facebook

  113. I follow you on facebook as well

  114. pick me!

  115. email subscriber

  116. facebook fan

  117. I would enjoy it if the random number generator would like me this week.

  118. Oh, and I follow you on twitter.

  119. And I like you on Facebook.

  120. Diana Bombach

    These sound like really cool gifts!

  121. Diana Bombach

    I’m a subscriber via reader. Also, I wanted to acknowledge your mugging and how saw I was for you. I hope the fear soon fades a bit. I’ve been thinking of you.

  122. Diana Bombach

    I’m a Facebook fan.

  123. I follow you on FB.

  124. I also subscribe via Rss feed.

  125. Thanks for this giveaway. I sure could use many of those items in the giveaway, and the rest sound fun!

  126. Alissa A

    I’m an email subscriber. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

  127. What a fun assortment of prizes. Thanks!


  128. I subscribe via email


  129. Twitter follower @hofken


  130. Sounds like fun stuff! I’m a new follower.

  131. I dig the chicken.


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