Time Saving Tips from Bank of America {$50 Giveaway}

I absolutely love the holiday season, but no matter how much I seem to plan in advance, I always seem to be rushing around and running out of time.  Any time saving tips can be a life saver!  Recently, my business partner Cecelia and I formed an official LLC and opened a bank account.  We chose to begin our business with Bank of America for many reasons, but the most important factor was convenience.  Because we live in two different states, we needed a bank that would make it easy for us to do our business.

One of the ways that Bank of America saves us time is by providing online banking.  We can easily transfer money, check our balance and set up alerts from the convenience of our computer which is great since we live so far away.  We also love the Bank on the Go feature which allows us to bank straight from an iPhone or iPad.  Just download the app and easily locate ATMs nearby, check balances and pay bills.  You can even get a text message stating your balance instantly!

Recently, Bank of Amercia set up a Twitter Handle (@BofA_Tips) which sends out great time saving tips throughout the day.  Here are a few I loved from this week:

What are some ways you save time over the holidays?  Have you thought of hosting a wrapping party at your house? Have each guest come with a roll of wrapping paper, chat, eat and WRAP!  Or coordinate a playdate exchange!  Have a friend watch your kids and get some shopping done!  On another day, return the favor!  If you are looking for even more holiday time saving tips, check out Bank of America Solutions!


In order to make this holiday season even easier for one of my readers, I will be giving away a pre-loaded $50 Bank of America card!

How to enter:

1. Tell me some ways you get back time during the busy holiday season?

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and @BofA_Tips on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5. Place my blog banner on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on December 27th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Bank of America and received a Bank of America preloaded gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate. This contest is hosted and fulfilled solely by Experimental Mommy.


  1. I’ll be first since I just saw this on FB.
    I save time by making sure I get enough sleep. This gives me the energy to do what needs to be done. Thanks for the contest.

  2. I really need to get organized and plan ahead, that would help me

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  6. Shannon Baas says:

    I shop online and have it sent to the recipient.

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  10. It takes forever to wrap presents, so I hire a neighbor’s daughter to wrap them for me. Saves me tons of time and gives her a little more spending money for the holidays!

  11. Following @BridgetteLA and @BofA_Tips on Twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/BreezyKim/status/16281066708930560

  12. Margaret Smith says:

    During the weekends, I try to make some large meals and than use the leftovers for meals during the hectic holiday week.
    Thanks so much.

  13. Margaret Smith says:

    I follow both on twitter (peg42) and tweeted:

  14. Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  15. Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a FB friend (Margaret E.Smith)

  16. I don’t think I can ever “get back time”, but I do make it a point to end my busy days with a hot, scented bath…it gives me the illusion of having all the time in the world. 🙂 Thank you.

  17. I get back time by buying fewer gifts, so there is less to wrap.

  18. Jennifer H says:

    I’m a huge planner so I believe I save quite a bit of time by planning ahead.

  19. Jennifer H says:

    your fb fan

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  21. Theron N. Willis says:

    I get back time by doing all of my holiday shopping through the Amazon.com websight. This saves time that otherwise would be devoted to driving back and forth between stores.

    Hope to win!

  22. I save a lot of time by not putting up lights or decorating.

  23. I like you on FB.

  24. I get back time by doing my shopping online.

  25. I subscribe to your emails

  26. I like you on Facebook under the name Mary Happymommy

  27. shop online

  28. I follow you both on Twitter and tweeted-http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/16301564113190912

  29. I save time by multitasking as much as I can with everything.
    I also make sure I get plenty of rest at night so I have
    the energy to keep me focused which saves time in the long run.
    barb g. directorylanesuperstore(at)gmail.com

  30. I do all my shopping online – it saves me a ton of time. I also don’t overdo. I’m not Martha Stewart, and no one expects me to be. I take help from the store whenever possible for party food – olives, cheeses and meats from the deli section, crudite from the produce section.

  31. I receive your email newsletter barb g.

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  33. I’m a fb fan of your blog & I double checked it. barb g.

  34. Stephanie V. says:

    order online – but also fighting cancer right now so no energy
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  35. I have absolutely saved time this season by shopping online!
    inalak at msn dot com

  36. I get time back by making a schedule and trying to it during the holidays, planning ahead for meals, making lists for shopping – its definately less frantic and I feel like I have time for everything, even some down time. I went off schedule this past week and now I am feeling so behind.

  37. Following you and BOA on Twitter – http://twitter.com/MyAngelEryn/status/16305161030860800

  38. I always try to do things when my kids are taking their naps or after I have put them to bed.

  39. email subscriber!

  40. I ‘like’ your blog on FB (christina foley)

  41. I do a lot of on-line shopping while everyone else is sleeping.

  42. Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook. Karen Raider

  43. Email subscriber.

  44. twitter follower of both and tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/mframe00/status/16306976363388928

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  47. Getting back time isn’t so easy. But I’m also not to worried about my timing… I’m a stay at home mom and have 6 hours a day to myself 5 days a week. But in that time I clean house, bake, cook, volunteer my time, and of course entering wonderful giveaways! But I think I save a lot of time by preparing dinner early so all I have to do is cook when my husband gets home from work.

  48. subscribe
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  50. Knowing that I will be extra busy during the holiday season, I make several meals ahead of time and then on busy shopping.activity days I just have to heat them up. It saves me lots of time.
    eswright18 at gmail.com

  51. overnight is a good time, no interruptions!

  52. I follow both on Twitter @eswright18 and tweeted

  53. I follow you on FB

  54. I plan way ahead, shop all year and provide time for my family to rest and enjoy our holiday time together.

  55. I save time during the holiday season by trying to make as few trips out as possible, ordering online, and buying LESS! It works for me!

  56. I subscribe to your blog.

  57. I’m a fan on FB.
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  58. I get up a bit early and make the dress and other knitted gifts. I do this so that I still have time with my family.

  59. ive learned to ask for help when it all seems to be too much things get done faster with more hands and leaves me some time to relax

  60. I try to do most of my shopping while kids are at school or online.

  61. I’m subscribed to your blog via email at kc7snowflake (at) aol (dot) com

  62. I have invested in an iRobot Roomba to do the vacuuming so I can do other things around the house during the holidays.

  63. I’m an email subscriber

  64. I try to combine as much as possible, I like to make double duty meals, so then there are 2 meals completed, one is eaten that night and the other is either frozen or dinner the next night, it saves me from cooking everyday, I also regularly write down the items we are out of on a list on the fridge, and when I get ready to head to grocery shop I make a once around the kitchen/cupboards/pantry adding to the list so I dont forget anything & then have to make an extra trip back, I usually plan my meals ahead too so I know the items I will be needing for them.

    thanks for the giveaway

  65. Joseph Stowell says:

    It is another part of giving and whatever you give of yourself, you get back a hundred fold. Sure, your time seems to vanish during this holiday time, but what would you be doing instead? It’s good that you’re up off of the couch and doing things that make you and others happy. Don’t worry about getting the time back because it’s time well spent!

  66. i shop online early–it’s saves a lot of time and you don’t have to fight the crowds 🙂

  67. Joseph Stowell says:

    I follow The Not-so-Blog’s Experimental Mommy on Twitter (@stowelljg).

  68. I am following you on twitter

    thanks again

  69. subscribe via e-mail 🙂

  70. Joseph Stowell says:

    I follow Bank of America Tips on Twitter (@stowelljg).

  71. a fan on FB 🙂

  72. following @BofA_tips on twitter

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  73. Joseph Stowell says:
  74. I subscribe to your blog
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  75. I get back time during the holidays by shopping for gifts online!

  76. I’m a fan of the Not-So-Blog on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

  77. My biggest time saver now days if shopping online!

  78. I subscribe via email.

  79. I’m a facebook fan of yours.

  80. get back time because Holidays are great to sleep in on and since teens are all at home great for family time. We also give back at church and through activities that we can not always do

  81. I shop online

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  84. I save time by doing most of my shopping online!

  85. I have done most of my shopping online. Good deals, free shipping and do not have to fight the panic at the stores, saves time! 🙂

  86. Email subscriber

  87. Fan on Facebook too… (Danielle D.)

  88. I do most shopping and all banking online to save time during the busy holiday season!
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  89. follow (@BridgetteLA) and @BofA_Tips on Twitter@tcarolinep and tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/16336380368003072

  90. I’m a subscriber

  91. Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.@tcarolinep JessieKatie S

  92. My fav way to get time back during the holiday season is to shop all year round. By the time December rolls around I am virtually done shopping and I saved tons of money!

  93. I got most of my gifts through family wish lists, easy.

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  94. I buy everything and I mean everything online and scour the internet for coupons and free shipping deals.

  95. I follow you and BoA on twitter @dbh020384


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  96. I like the not-so-blog on facebook as david huggins.

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  97. Well this year I really haven’t been able to do much Christmas shopping, and to get quick gifts for everyone and save some time and money, I’m getting a bunch of lottery scratchers for everyone….hopefully they can turn it into thousands and be happy with their gift! lol 🙂

    Thank you! 🙂


    P.S. Enter my giveaway if you’d like!

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  100. Your blog banner on my sidebar.

  101. Phyllis Jenkins says:

    I watch home movies from Christmas PAST and time goes back for me.

  102. I make sure that I schedule but don’t over schedule my time during the holidays. Doing so, allows me to spend more time with my family and not be stressed out – which is most important!

  103. I’m a Twitter follower of yours and BOA – @texastypeamom


  104. Email subscriber

  105. I’m a Facebook fan – Kelly T.

  106. Button grabbed!
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  107. I am a list maker and every weekend, I make a list of errands that I need to run outside of the normal grocery shopping (which is another list). I plan my route to make the best use of gas and time. If I find I need to do something else, I save it for the next weekend trip.


  108. I subscribe via email.

  109. I am a FB fan (like)

  110. Your button is located here


  111. http://twitter.com/twinpowells/status/16357067509993472

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  112. I try to multi task and get my children involved by helping me plan and complete tasks.

  113. Like you on fb: Karen Bridges

  114. Subscriber

  115. I do the shopping on line

  116. follow you on facebook

  117. subscribe via email

  118. I purchased all my wrapping paper and gift tags at the end of last year. I also shop and compare online.
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  119. I shop online. This saves money, time, and, most importantly, lives by keeping me out of the stores at this time of the year.

  120. I follow you both on twitter (notimeMom) & tweeted

  121. I subscribe via email
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  122. I am a fan on facebook (andrea potter kruse)
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  123. I delegate work to my husband and kids!

  124. I subscribe via email

  125. Rebecca Graham says:

    I save time by shopping online.

  126. I do almost all of my shopping online. Going to the mall is a major time waster

  127. I subscribe to your blog via e-mail

  128. I’m your facebook fan (Jessica Miller)

  129. mistysunrise says:

    I get time back, by shopping online

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  130. mistysunrise says:

    follow you both from @mistysunrise and tweeted


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  131. mistysunrise says:

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  134. Joseph Stowell says:
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  137. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I order gifts online to save time.

  138. I’ved learned to say no to activities or chores I don’t want to, or have to, do.

  139. Joseph Stowell says:
  140. I get back time by shopping online when I can

  141. I take back some time during the holidays by shopping online. Another thing I do is call someone who is working while I am shopping and bring them lunch or dinner so we can eat together during their break.

    It’s an offer they really welcome and it’s great time with them!

  142. I am an email subscriber.

  143. I am a facebook fan

  144. Your button is on my blog!

  145. Joseph Stowell says:
  146. Earl and Lynn B. says:

    We get time back by shopping during off hours. Late night, Sundays. Like that.

  147. Joseph Stowell says:
  148. Alicia Webster says:

    I get up very early (more than two hours before the rest of the family) and do a bunch of stuff. Then, when the others get up, I can sit and have a leisurely cup of coffee with them instead of rushing around.

  149. Alicia Webster says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader

  150. I save time by shopping online as much as possible, and shop at stores that offer free gift wrapping.

  151. Email subscriber.

  152. Fan on Facebook
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  153. i have started online christmas shopping to save time driving, parking, dealing with a crabby toddler
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  154. e-mail subscriber

  155. I did all of my shopping online. No journeys to the mall for me.

  156. Joseph Stowell says:
  157. Katherine C. says:

    I get as much done of my shopping before December ever comes. That way I can enjoy all the other wonderful things in this month!

  158. Katherine C. says:


    follow both as kdolphins7 and tweeted

  159. I get bck time by making my Christmas cookies ahead and freezing them.

  160. We’re not folks who buy our tree early (saves money to wait), so before we put the tree up we give the house one really good cleaning and then forget about the chores until we take the tree down. Except for the bathroom of course!

  161. There is no way to get back time that has been spent, but to save time I keep a list throughout the year of gift ideas (this way I don’t have to scramble for a birthday gift either). I check prices online so I don’t run all over the place, and I use smart playlists on iTunes to quickly have holiday tunes.

  162. Joseph Stowell says:
  163. I get back time during the holidays by focusing on more meaningful activities and planning all my shopping trips! 🙂

  164. Not so blog email subscriber

  165. Like not so blog on FB C.J. Jennings

  166. http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/16576845205995520
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  167. Joseph Stowell says:
  168. i go to sleep super early so i have the whole next day

  169. email subscriber

  170. fb fan courtney bella

  171. i have your button


  172. Joseph Stowell says:
  173. I save time by combining errands.

  174. Sharon Harmon says:

    I buy all gift wrapping, cards, tags, ribbon, etc. in mid-November when the selection is best and crowds are less. I buy all presents by the end of November for the same reasons. 😉

  175. Joseph Stowell says:
  176. I take back time by keeeping things simple. I only buy a few gifts, and shop online when possible. I send my Christmas cards early, shortly after Thanksgiving.

  177. Bethany C. says:

    I get back time during the holiday season by avoiding the malls and doing all of my shopping online!


  178. Bethany C. says:

    email subscriber


  179. Bethany C. says:

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  180. Bacallsmom says:

    I have to tell you I made a decision this month NOT to enter blogger contests if there are more than 5 “additional” means of entry. Some websites want you to enter 20 different ways (in order to compete with others who enter the contest), and that takes a LOT of time. By not participating in these contests, I have recovered a good chunk of on-line time. And I want to thank you for limiting your additional entries to only 5.

  181. Bacallsmom says:

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  182. Bacallsmom says:

    Your button is on my website sidebar.

  183. Courtney S says:

    I so alot of shopping online. It keeps me at home & away from the madness at the stores!

  184. Victoria Lester says:

    I get time back by shopping online and saving time and no hassel with long lines and drive time.
    flophasit at yahoo dot com

  185. Victoria Lester says:

    I subscribed via email and confirmed
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  186. Victoria Lester says:

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  187. Victoria Lester says:

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  188. I get back time by shopping on line (no malls for me) and by using Office Depot when I have USPS stuff, like shipping a package! Same rates, NO LINES and sometimes I even get a coupon that I can use! Plus parking is much easier and quicker! Win Win!

  189. I get back time by consolidating my errands and doing alot of shopping online.

  190. Email subscriber

  191. Joseph Stowell says:
  192. I do comparison shopping online to save time in the store

  193. Shopping on line not only save time, but also gas, and your sanity!
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  194. Joseph Stowell says:
  195. I subscribe to your emails
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  196. I do not take back time, no such thing. I do save time by not waiting until the holidays to do most of my shopping. I also plan my shopping.

  197. tweet Time Saving Tips from Bank of America {$50 Giveaway} http://bit.ly/foKKaA

  198. I subscribe to your email ljsin2win-at-gmail-dot-com

  199. I have your button http://ljsin2win.blogspot.com/

  200. I combine shopping trips to make less trips and we do a lot of shopping online!

  201. Joseph Stowell says:
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  203. I take back time by getting holiday shopping done early. I am all done now so I can just sit back and relax till Christmas comes.

  204. I subscribe to your blog

  205. I’m a fan on facebook.

  206. Shopping online is my biggest time saver. Not only does it help me save time, but I’ve found that it helps me save money too. It’s so much easier to comparison shop online!

  207. I subscribe to your blog

  208. shop online!

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  209. I have done all my Christmas shopping online and after kids have gone to bed, so I can enjoy THEM more. I try really hard not to get caught up in the craziness of the season.

  210. Follow you both on twitter and tweeted; http://twitter.com/#!/dandk01/status/16708048575799296

  211. Blog subscriber

  212. I’m a fan of you on FB!

  213. Benny Williams says:

    I take back time by making time for myself. Usually in the morning before any one wakes up!

  214. Benny Williams says:
  215. Benny Williams says:

    I’m a fan on facebook too! (benny8484)

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  217. This is a different type of comment.
    I figure that I get back time by doing regular cardio workouts – they so invigorate me!
    Thank you.
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  218. Follow both on Twitter @JalapenoMama and a tweet.
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  219. I’m an RSS subscriber.
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  222. We give to the local holiday food drives

  223. Joseph Stowell says:
  224. I try to make the best use of my time by doing things like wrapping gifts while I wait for cookies in the oven.

  225. Like you on fb (Cynthia Conley)

  226. Joseph Stowell says:
  227. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I get time back by shopping online. I can get it all done in one day!

  228. Sheila Hickmon says:

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  229. Sheila Hickmon says:

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  230. I make time for a bath!

  231. subscriber

  232. your FB fan

  233. Online shopping saves me tons of time!!

  234. Kathrine W. says:

    I get time back by saying no to too many activities or outings. We stay home and spend quality time together as a family 🙂

  235. My parents live out of town, so I wait until they come for Christmas and then get a lot of things done while they’re entertaining the kids, lol! Thank you for the giveaway!

  236. We have three birthdays in December. We choose one weekend to celebrate them all on the same day. One cake, one dinner,and only one day of mess

  237. Benny Williams says:
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  239. Benny Williams says:
  240. I like to cook for multiple events or meals at once, this helps save me time in the kitchen and get good food out to family/friends.

  241. I subscribe to your blog.

  242. I like you on FB

  243. I get time back by saying ‘no’ to tasks or activities I don’t want to, or don’t have to, do.

  244. I became a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

  245. Scott Martin says:

    I am a total multi-tasker. You have to be when you are a single dad. It has been hard and somewhat restrictive, but totally worth it. You also need to schedule time for play otherwise we all go insane.


    Scott Martin

  246. In order to save the most time, I do my shopping and banking online. Not having to drive to the store or the bank, not having to stand in lines and not having to drive home saves a huge amount of time. Thanks!

  247. I follow you and Bank of America on Twitter as @dahbou and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/dahbou/status/16931852182888448

  248. I subscribe to your blog in a reader.

  249. I’m a fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook (name: Terri Winsome).

  250. I have your banner on my sidebar:

  251. I write everything down….from who I need to shop for to what I need at the grocery store. It helps keep me sane also!

  252. I take back time by doing lots of shopping online instead of trekking to the mall!

  253. I do some of my shopping online.

  254. Benny Williams says:
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  256. Kathy Rambousek says:

    I try to conserve my time, and gas, by combining errands and scheudling events

  257. Kathy Rambousek says:

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  258. Kathy Rambousek says:

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  260. Jeanette Huston says:

    You can save time by shopping online;-)

  261. Jeanette Huston says:
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  263. Benny Williams says:
  264. To get back time I do most of my shopping online.

  265. Joseph Stowell says:
  266. Gail Crawford says:

    The way I get time in this busy holiday season is to take an hour off to myself.

  267. I use gift bags instead of wrapping paper

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  270. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Shop in the evening when the stores are less busy

  271. shop online

  272. Benny Williams says:
  273. Benny Williams says:
  274. I get back extra time by shopping online. I can do it late at night when the kids are in bed, everything comes straight to the house and it saves me so much time.

  275. KIMBERLEY MEIER says:

    This year I did almost all of my shopping online and it was awesome! No more waiting in line, paying a babysitter, fighting the crowds, or looking for parking.

    Kim Meier

  276. KIMBERLEY MEIER says:

    I’m a fan on facebook!

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  277. Facebook fan – lisa lo and the way I get back time is just to get up before anyone else does. Simpler to get things done then.

  278. I save time during the holiday season by starting my shopping in Nov., shopping online and making sure I always take a list. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  279. I’m already subscribed to your blog.

  280. I like you on Facebook (username: Les Cerises).

  281. katklaw777 says:

    Shop online when everyone else is dreaming of sugarplums…It really saves time from going store to store searching for that perfect present. thanks

  282. katklaw777 says:

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  287. Benny Williams says:
  288. I try to plan ahead so that I can make the most of my time

  289. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i avoid the mall and don’t do any shopping on weekends during the holiday season

  290. Kathy Rambousek says:
  291. I’ve been trading time “off” with my husband so we each can get done what we need to.

  292. Save time & gas… shop online & have the gifts sent directly to the recipients.

  293. Benny Williams says:
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  296. online shopping

  297. Linda Lansford says:

    Save time by buying on line

  298. Linda Lansford says:

    I sub to email

  299. Joseph Stowell says:
  300. Debbie Criss says:

    Having my teenagers help. Would love to win. Please enter me, thank you

  301. I’ve been purposefully spending quiet time with my two year old, discussing the season!

    Also, research and shopping online 🙂

  302. mistysunrise says:
  303. Benny Williams says:
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  305. shopping online

  306. Monique Rizzo says:

    I let my daughter wrap all the presents.Thanks for the chance.

  307. I save time by multi-tasking and not procrastinating getting things accomplished..

  308. I am following you both on Twitter under @chrissam1 – here is my first tweet: (there will definitely be more..) http://twitter.com/#!/chrissam1/status/17440179270713344

  309. I am a subscriber

  310. I also “like” you on FB too – under Nikki Karsten Reilly

  311. http://twitter.com/twinpowells/status/17449231761547264

    I follow both in twitter.

  312. Amanda Davis says:

    The internet in general saves me tons of time, energy and money. I live in the country and it takes an hour to get anywhere, so the ability to take care of things online (shopping, banking, bills, etc) is a huge help, especially during the holidays!


  313. Amanda Davis says:

    I’m a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook (Amanda Davis) Thanks again!

  314. Latoya Bridges says:

    I save time by multi-tasking and not procrastinating getting things accomplished..

  315. Joseph Stowell says:
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  317. It’s a tweet!
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  318. Benny Williams says:
  319. Benny Williams says:
  320. http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/17650066021941248
    Daily Tweet
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  321. beth shepherd says:

    I like to shop online
    thank you

  322. beth shepherd says:

    I sub
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  323. beth shepherd says:

    I like on fb
    thank you

  324. beth shepherd says:
  325. Benny Williams says:
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  328. Benny Williams says:
  329. I go shopping early and make sure the place has what I want before I go out.

  330. I tweeted

  331. I follow you and BOA on Twitter.

  332. Chris Garcia says:

    I order presents online then pick them up from their local stores. No delivery fees and I don’t have to wait in lines or search the store!

  333. Joseph Stowell says:
  334. Kathy Rambousek says:
  335. i make sure we all sit down to dinner every night

  336. got your button

  337. i subscribe

  338. Joseph Stowell says:
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  340. Benny Williams says:
  341. Janna Johnson says:

    I start shopping in June!
    Merry Xmas! Thanks!
    Janna Johnson

  342. Joseph Stowell says:
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  344. Benny Williams says:
  345. Eat out for dinner to save time on cleaning up.

  346. I am following both on twitter and have retweeted


  347. Joseph Stowell says:
  348. Joseph Stowell says:
  349. This year I organized my gift shopping so I got the bulk it done in one trip.

  350. Benny Williams says:
  351. http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/17989988960440320
    Daily tweet
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  352. Joseph Stowell says:
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  354. Kathy Rambousek says:
  355. Coleen Sosa says:
  356. Joseph Stowell says:
  357. Joseph Stowell says:
  358. I save time by wrapping while my cookies are baking!

    I follow you on Twitter: @shraco

  359. Joseph Stowell says:
  360. Benny Williams says:
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  364. Benny Williams says:
  365. Joseph Stowell says:
  366. Benny Williams says:
  367. I shop online throughout the year

  368. Benny Williams says:
  369. Joseph Stowell says:
  370. Joseph Stowell says:
  371. Joseph Stowell says:
  372. I blogged #1
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  373. I blogged #2
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  374. I blogged #3
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  375. I blogged #4
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  376. I blogged #5
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  380. I blogged #9
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  381. I blogged #10
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  382. Joseph Stowell says:
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  384. Kathy Rambousek says:
  385. Several years ago our family decided to stop using gift wrap. We use sturdy, pretty boxes and fabric wraps. What we give this year will be recycled and used to package gifts next year (returned to us or someone else). In the long run, this is much less expensive and the “wrapping” takes maybe 25% of the time as using paper. Also good for the environment. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

  386. I schedule all of my errands on one day of the week so it’s not a stressful running-around-last-minute scenario!

  387. Joseph Stowell says:
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  389. Nancy Meyer says:

    I get time back by making lists so I don’t have to go to the store multiple times. I also pick up little gifts throughout the year so I have less to shop for come Christmastime.

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  390. I like to make a good solid list. I go in, get what I need, and get out! No browsing for me!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  391. I like you on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

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  392. I’m an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.

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  393. I follow both on Twitter @coriwestphal
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  394. Joseph Stowell says:
  395. I get back time by being more organized, making lists, crossing off my tasks as completed and if needed, I am not afraid to ask others for help.

  396. fan of yours on FB as Shelly H

  397. Joseph Stowell says:
  398. Benny Williams says:
  399. I delegate household chores close my eyes when they are not done perfectly.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  400. Alice in B'ham says:

    I try to keep my shopping to one trip. Each stop has its own list and each list has its own coupons.

  401. I save time by shopping online.

  402. Benny Williams says:
  403. I get back time by carefully menu planning and shopping online.

  404. Joseph Stowell says:
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  407. I have most of the gifts bought well before the holidays. I usually money as well as time and lots of stress from shopping is avoided.


  408. By shopping online- I also buy gift cards.

  409. Joseph Stowell says:
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  415. Tweety tweet


    Thanks again for the fantastic giveaways 🙂

    Happy Holidays to ALL !!!!

  416. I get time back during the holiday season by planning ahead and getting my xmas shopping done by november, so I can avoid the holiday rush.

  417. Joseph Stowell says:
  418. Rebecca Hackett says:

    I save gas and time by shopping online.

  419. Joseph Stowell says:
  420. Benny Williams says:
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  422. Gina @ The Crave to Save says:

    I keep my finances and savings automated to save time and also so that I don’t forget anything!

  423. Gina @ The Crave to Save says:

    I added your button to my blog
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  424. Gina @ The Crave to Save says:

    I follow you on twitter @thecravetosave as well as bank of america
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  425. Gina @ The Crave to Save says:

    I am an e-mail subscriber
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  426. Gina @ The Crave to Save says:

    I follow you on Facebook The Crave to Save
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  427. Gina @ The Crave to Save says:
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  437. Joseph Stowell says:
  438. Benny Williams says:
  439. I shop online to save time.

  440. I know it’s been said but shop online. You don’t have to wait in those long lines and deal with the harrassed people in those lines. I also pick up around the house after the girls go to bed. I may be tired the next morning but atleast I’m getting something accomplished. thank you!

  441. I’m a subscriber!!

  442. I’m a facebook fan!

  443. Well my saving time all year and especially during the holiday season is having most of my groceries delivered to my house.

  444. Joseph Stowell says:
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  448. I save some of my vacation leave to use during the holidays so I can actually get some rest!

  449. Joseph Stowell says:
  450. Joseph Stowell says:
  451. I do most of my holiday shopping Black Friday weekend online!

  452. I buy stamps online or at Walgreens or Publix. That way when I am ready to address my Christmas cards I don’t have to stand in a major line at the post office!

  453. Joseph Stowell says:
  454. my biggest time saver is to shop year round for christmas gifts so that i’m done by november

  455. Joseph Stowell says:
  456. Benny Williams says:
  457. plan your route when running errands to avoid backtracking

  458. Joseph Stowell says:
  459. Shopping online.

  460. Joseph Stowell says:
  461. To get my time back I shop online

  462. I get back time during the Holiday season by completing my shopping in November and only leaving wrapping and shipping to December.

  463. Joseph Stowell says:
  464. I saved a lot of time this year by doing most of my shopping online. With all the free shipping & fantastic deals out there, you can get things for just as cheap- if not cheaper – than in the stores. And you save a ton of time, frustration, and gas money by just doing it from home! It was fantastic! thanks!
    MusingsfromaSAHM at gmail dot com

  465. I follow you & Blogger & Tweet / http://twitter.com/Erika105/status/19192582978408448

  466. I subscribe!

  467. Benny Williams says:
  468. http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/19202240216567808
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  469. Janet Carpenter says:

    I make lists so I minimize the number of trips to the store during the holidays!

  470. Janet Carpenter says:
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  481. Janet Carpenter says:

    I subscribe by email.

  482. Janet Carpenter says:

    I’m a FB fan!

  483. Janet Carpenter says:

    I have your blog banner at http://giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com

  484. online shopping

  485. I don’t really have a need to get back time. Our days during Christmas are stressless and just as easy going as any other day.

  486. Joseph Stowell says:
  487. I give my kids extra chores. My son made almost all our cookies this year.

  488. I subscribe by email
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  489. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)

  490. I try to buy gifts throughout the year so that I don’t have to cram in all my Christmas shopping during this busy season.

  491. I like you on Facebook.

  492. Benny Williams says:
  493. For me it’s shopping online and making lists for everything.

  494. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    Happy holidays!

  495. I save time during the holidays by ordering many gifts online.

  496. I became a fan of The Not-So Blog on Facebook (Jane Eileen).

  497. I shop online. I don’t have to wait in line and drive to and from.

  498. I get back time during the holiday season by shopping online and combining errands.

  499. Blogged & linked (#73 on list)

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  506. Teegan Briggs says:

    Pre-cooking then freezing meals!

  507. Blogged & linked (#73 on list)

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  510. Benny Williams says:
  511. I get all I can out of a once a week shopping trip. I also get up earlier to get more done. This also frees up more time with family.

  512. I’m a subscriber.

  513. I get back time during the holiday season by shopping online and doing my research for certain gifts online so I’m prepared for when they go on sale.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  514. Follow you both on twitter and tweeted
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  515. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    to save time I try to check online or over the phone first to see if an item is in stock before heading to the store.

    Cha Ching Queen

  516. delegate, everyone gets something to do

  517. Marilyn Brenden says:

    Our extended family decided to just draw names and that saves a terrific amount of shopping time as well as money.

  518. Angela Winesburg says:

    I try to do the bulk of my shopping on Cyber Monday. There are great deals that usually offer free shipping and you don’t have to deal with the crowds at the mall, thanks!

  519. I get back time–a lot of time–by shopping over the internet.

  520. Joseph Stowell says:
  521. Joseph Stowell says:
  522. I get back time during the holidays by planning my errands (so I don’t have repeat trips) and by using my slow cooler.

  523. I am an e-mail subscriber.

  524. I did all of my shopping online this year and saved a lot of time and stress!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  525. Joseph Stowell says:
  526. By shopping at one stop shopping store where you can get it all, groceries, pet, clothing and presents, no need to waste time going from store to store

  527. Subscribed!

  528. tweeted


    thanks again for All the fantastic giveaways 🙂

  529. tweet


    thanks again for the giveaway

  530. online shopping

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  532. I get back time by doing my holiday shopping online.

  533. I follow you and @BofA_Tips on Twitter as “calidreamin87” & I tweeted the giveaway:


  534. I subscribe to your blog by email.

  535. I’m a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.


  536. Deci Worland says:

    I put my crockpot and rice cooker to use to free me up for other things.

  537. i shop online, keep lists, and wrap soon after buying.

  538. Carol Bryant says:

    Shop on line. The selection is usually better, and no crowds or traffic.

  539. Benny Williams says:
  540. Tina reynolds says:

    Shopping online and mid afternoon eaglesforjack@grail.com

  541. Tina reynolds says:

    I subscribe to your blog

  542. http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/19453041040166913
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  543. Shop early, make sure the store has what I want before running out.

  544. I get back time by shopping for gifts online!