Taking out the Trash: 24 Days of Giveaways (whew!)

December 7, 2012 by
Filed under: News 

Time for another edition of Taking out the Trash, the semi-regular posts that may or may not have something to do with saving money but are not specific deals.  I have a lot on my mind so I’m cleaning out the “garbage” in my head by Taking out the Trash.

We’re in the heart of our 24 Days of Holiday Giveaways.  A new giveaway every day for 24 days.  Let me tell you, it’s exhausting!  In a good way. 😉  The exhausting part is the dozens of phone calls Kristen and I made to area businesses, asking them to participate, then picking up the prizes, then writing about them.  Whew!

It’s so worth it, though.  We want to give our readers a little something as a thank you for your continued support.

As Green Bay Consumer has grown, we’ve found many more businesses willing to help with our giveaways.  Some have actually heard of us before we contacted them!  So thank you for the continued growth because it comes from you, the readers, letting others know about Green Bay Consumer.  Please continue to spread the word about our site.

Also, a bit of “business” to talk about, too.  Don’t forget that during our 24 Days of Holiday Giveaways, we’ll be posting a prize on Saturdays which is our normal day off.  We don’t want to you to miss out!

I stopped counting how many boxes have arrived at our house via UPS, USPS or Fed Ex the past few weeks.  It’s finally down to a trickle.  All I can say is that it was a very busy Black Friday/Cyber Monday for m.   Our living room looked like the Amazon.com warehouse!

We have been trying to include some online deals in our daily posts but not ones that are only available for a short amount of time.  Since most of you read Green Bay Consumer via our daily email blast, we’d hate to have a bunch of information be out-of-date by the time our daily email is sent out.  Once in a while I’ll post a deal directly to Facebook, but generally speaking, we try to avoid those “Hurry!” posts.  There are other sites that are better at that than us!

Have I mentioned that I was in a holiday mood long before Thanksgiving?  Well, it’s in full force now as my husband and I prepare to host his family’s Christmas in a few weeks.  His mom, five sisters, five brothers-in-law, at least some of the 20 nieces, nephews, their spouses, girl/boyfriends and our six grand nieces and nephews, too!  Of course, with a family that size not everyone will make it.  Please don’t ask me for an exact count.  I’m actually afraid to know!  Last time we hosted it was 45.  (Deep breath!)

Since prepping for an event like that takes time, I might be MIA more often than not the next few weeks.  I’ll still be around to monitor the giveaways and get you some of the really important items that we normally feature on Green Bay Consumer.  Of course, Kristin will be here bringing us the latest and greatest events happening in the Green Bay area, too.

Have I told you lately how much I appreciate Kristin’s help?  It really has been a huge weight off my shoulders.  THANK YOU a million times over, Kristin.

Right now, I’m off to tend to sick kiddos.  I could run a circus with the barking seals I’ve got under my roof.

Have a great weekend!

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One Comment on Taking out the Trash: 24 Days of Giveaways (whew!)

  1. Kristin on Fri, 7th Dec 2012 5:39 pm
  2. You’re very welcome! I’m having a blast!

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