iSave, iWrite, iPad (Win an iPad 2!)

12 May 2011

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*** Comp now closed - winner announced here ***

If you're a writer in the UK blogosphere, we've got a little bit of news that might be of interest to you. We're going to give away an iPad 2 to one talented writer, in the PlayPennies iSave, iWrite, iPad competition!

How to enter to win an iPad 2:

Simply write a post about money-saving and publish it on your blog. You must include this intro sentence and link to PlayPennies somewhere in your post:

I'm trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com!

When you've published your post, drop us a line here to let us know, and we will add you to the competition entries list below. Here is our main tip:

  • BE ORIGINAL

We read a lot of money-saving tips every day, so we're going to want to read an original, well thought out post. Entertain us!

Rules:

  • Your post should be new and original, written by you and published on your blog
  • Your blog should be at least 1 month old
  • You must include the intro sentence quoted above to be eligible
  • Word limit of 800 words
  • Prize is a 16GB iPad 2 with wifi (black or white), valued at £399
  • Ends 20th May 2011, posts published after this date will not be accepted
  • UK entrants only

The winner:

The PlayPennies team will choose a winner from all the blog entries. Our 5 team members will each choose their top 3 posts from all the entries, then these entries will go into a grand final. The winning post will be judged on originality, humour, money-saving ideas.

The entries so far:

  1. Games 247
  2. More Than Who
  3. Super Lucky
  4. Cherry Blossom
  5. Easy Computing Tips
  6. Allaboutvideogaming
  7. Scattershot
  8. 2 Stars and a Swirl
  9. NoNewMediaYear
  10. Richard & John 2010
  11. The Red Panda
  12. Birdyboy
  13. Andrewlawrenson
  14. Mellowmummy
  15. SamAnd2Girls
  16. Super Amazing Mum
  17. By David Graham
  18. Competition Grapevine
  19. Savyhasa
  20. Eats Shoots Leaves
  21. Slummysinglemummy
  22. Jessica Milln
  23. Tavia14999
  24. Get Your Dream Life
  25. Munchy's Place
  26. Terminates Here
  27. Mad House Family Reviews
  28. Expiriments With Reason
  29. Normality and me
  30. UK-bargains
  31. Meet Jo Smith
  32. Emma and Three
  33. Dom's Tumblr
  34. Me and my shadow
  35. Simply Hayley
  36. Daddy's Best
  37. Castile-jewellery
  38. Economy Today
  39. Appcrunch
  40. Medsdemon
  41. Crafty-bits
  42. Jsty
  43. Dannycooper
  44. Insidethewendyhouse
  45. Wild Black Yonder
  46. Tickett's Blog
  47. Chris Heeney
  48. Stonehz
  49. iwwwrite
  50. Threads of Knowledge
  51. No Place Like Home
  52. Egleedblog
  53. WeLovePandas
  54. Blood Clots And Black Holes
  55. Cosmic Kick
  56. ??? You???

Good Luck!

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52 comments

  • Jodie S.
    This is a post I wrote a while ago. It's not sponsored I just felt I wanted to share the info with other people. http://meetjosmith.blogspot.com/2011/04/sainsburys-5-family-meals-for-20.html
  • jaden s.
    i dont have a blog, can i still enter? also hy have you made this competition so hard with all those requirements?
  • Mark F.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! Write a list before visiting the supermarket and stick to it. Will save you money in the long term and will avoid purchasing unwanted items and offers the supermarkets try to entise you to buy.
  • Lesley A.
    I'm trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com. To save money on your shopping, don't be afraid to go to the reduced counters at the supermarket. I regularly stock up my freezer with bread and meat this way, saving a fortune and having some good cuts of meat, chicken and fish in my freezer for a fraction of the full price.
  • Daniel J.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! My whole income is based online. I currently have a desktop and one broken laptop. MY income has decreased drastically due to the recession and my online advertisers are not willing to pay. With an Ipad 2 I can look at myself in the mirror again. I also run an adult video based website.
  • Emma K.
    Guys, it's a competition for bloggers, comments don't count :)
  • Manish G.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! Kids 3 wheel scooter for 12.99 @ Amazon..
  • Christian T.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! I save all teh moneys by putting all my coins in a piggy bank! Y so hard 2 enter?!111
  • Danny C.
    Looking forward to entering this, thanks for hosting such a great competition! :)
  • Lesley A.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! OK so I might be trying to teach a granny to suck eggs!!! But here I go anyway. Always use price comparison site, especially when looking to save money. Check hotukdeals.com because there's loads of deals and for those like me who love a freebie, there's even a page for freebies. Yeh I know, you already know about this, but maybe, just maybe someone out there doesn't. Oh and of course there's the money saving expert webiste too, can't forget Martin now can I :)
  • Abraham S.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! Now this might just be me being an old codger, but when I'm done with a tube of Worthers Originals, I usually make an origami crane out of the foil and send it to Michael Winner. Wonder how old Mikey's doing these days?
  • NNMY Y.
    [...] money saving tip is to enter competitions – just like I am now! (although don’t enter this one cuz y’know - I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from [...]
  • debadwolff
    how i wish i had a blog!
  • Alex
    To save money just be simple! Look at for those bargains at your local super market, be smart and check the other stores to. Apps on the iphone/android such as barcode scanner is a great way to determine where the to get the cheapest goods. From tvs to computers its a great nifty app and its free in the app store so you have nothing to lose! Another great feature about it is the location service. With a quick scan and a good 3g connection the app could tell you where the nearest deal is in your local area! Great! Shops who also claim to beat the price of other competitors is also a great way to use this app. just be smart! i know that we are heading into yet another recession but simple ways to save a few bob here and there is all that it takes. So come on ! Clear your junk lying in the Attic and sell it on ebay! Use a few comparison websites to save you the extra quid or two!
  • Tony
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! If operating within a two car family with the added consequential finance i.e. bank loan, sell (Mybe your wife’s) car and replace with an older, cheaper and more economical car. The subsequent financial savings are instant with the loan paid off, saving you the monthly payment plus interest and the cheaper running costs of the car. Note – if making these savings using your wife’s car, prepare to accept the opportunity cost of finance over morals.
  • xoxo
    ^ morons
  • Sushant
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! To save money some tips we generally ignore! 1. Have a shower at work if there is one. It shall result in substantial savings in your annual water bill. 2. Drive at 62 mph on the motorway similar to the maximum allowed speed for HGV's. This shall result in more mpg per tank full as you brake and accelrate less often and your engine operates in more favourable conditions under 2500 rpm in most cases. 3. Change the address on your car insurance to your work address as most places have a secure car park thereby lowering premiums. Also change your profession, i mean tweak it to see any changes in the total costs. 4. Finally grow your own veg if you have a garden. it is lots of fun, reduces costs, keeps you healthy with all the effort, reduces the need for a workout at the gym and is highly sustainable approach in the 21st century!
  • Win D.
    [...] What with the majority of this site’s writing staff being unhitched twentysomething men, we don’t often find our way over to the PlayPennies side of the office, mainly because it’s terrifying! However, all bets are off right now because they’re running a particularly sweet competition, reaching out to fellow bloggers everywhere, and giving you the chance to win an iPad 2. [...]
  • Matt M.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! Make good use of the loo at your workplace, make sure you go just before you leave work. All that loo roll and flushes saved (if you're on a water meter at home) soon add up!
  • Starr Z.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! Prepare a list of you present debts as well as your basic needs. When you get to receive your income, you'll not spend it haphazardly. Stick to the list.
  • Alisha S.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! Each one of us needs patience to learn and apply all of these basic money saving tips. These should be applied consistently in every aspect of preparing our financial plans.
  • lumoruk
    lets keep writing comments to annoy Emma. Notes all the entries to see who is sad enough to have a blog.
  • Philip M.
    @lumoruk excellent idea I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! my tip is instead of buy a daily newspaper which is quite costly, how about waking up early and **borrowing** the neighbours. I have been using this money saving tip for 7 years and thinks its time I share it. Cheers Philip J Morris
  • Savannah
    READ THE ACTUAL RULES AND YOU WILL SEE THAT YOU CAN'T ENTER THROUGH COMMENTS! Actually read them properly, now is that so hard?
  • writtendad
    Just wondering if I MUST be in the UK? I have a couple friends southwest of London that the iPad could be shipped to IF I won, would that be okay?
  • kim B.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! my tip is to budget for the week take out an amount of cash and keep those nasty credit cards and your debit cards at home there fore you wont spend willy nilly on items you most probably dont need and you'll soon see your bank balance looking much more healthy and over the months you will save a fortune
  • Emma K.
    @writtendad, yes you must be in the UK...
  • Julie B.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! Shop at supermarkets and your local shop just before closing time, and get those last minute end of day bargains.
  • nikkie k.
    im trying to win a ipad 2 in the osave iwrite ipad competion at play pennies.com instead of buyin egg cups i cut the egg carton up n put my boided eggs in there for my kids as there smash the pot egg cups it saves money on water as u can just throw them away instead of washing up
  • John V.
    Erm. I started my blog on 20th April, which is like, well, exactly *one* month from the closing date and stuff... Does that mean if I submit a post I still qualify? Or not?
  • Emma K.
    Sorry, no. Needs to be a month before the original date of this post - which was the 22nd April 2011 (so your blog needs to be born before the 22nd March 2011)... :)
  • letisha
    i realy want to win this prize i never win anything (lol)
  • nicola h.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! my little tip to save money would be always check your reciept when you`ve been shopping you`d be surprised how many times they make a error and charge you twice ! like my mum say you look after your pennies and the pounds will look after themselves,
  • Pete
    Not the brightest bunch your readers are they? ;-)
  • Samantha
    It's a shame it's UK only as there's an amazing blog my friend showed me of a lady from America. She's a minister's wife and they have hardly any money so she goes to charity shops and buys old clothes and makes herself and her daughter these fantastic clothes. She uploads photos of them and then shows you how to make them- a lot of them look better than Next's clothing!!
  • Manish G.
    I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com! Buying a TV from Richer sounds is cheaper than buying it from most of the places
  • Johnathan S.
    Gee, it's kinda suprising to see the number of contest-related comments to the post. It's as if they were thinking the contest was a comment-oriented one. Still, it's a cool and interesting contest - best of luck to all the entrants.
  • Angela W.
    hey guys, I can't post my blog post until this evening. It will be on the 20th may. Is this ok? or is it supposed to be the 19th and before? thanks in advance =]
  • Crysta
    I save money by doing all my own compost by having three compost bins down on the allotment and using mine and my next door neighbours veggie peelings to help, saves having to buy lost of bags of compost from the garden centre. Also save seeds from previous years, ie runner, french and broad beans, I can afford to set loads as I don't have to buy seeds from the garden centres.
  • Soraya R.
    I always shop after 7pm in the evening to save on the reduced fruit and vegetable in suoermarkets.
  • Emma K.
    @Angela - as long as your post is published on the 20th and the email sent over straight away, you'd be eligible.
  • Greg
    I save money on holidays by taking a Hypno Holiday - a holiday under hypnosis. I love it. I take a 10 minute holiday everyday that feels like a 2 week holiday. It's free and there's no stress.
  • emma h.
    just entered! :)
  • Angela W.
    The suspense is killing me guys =D
  • Danny C.
    Agreed :-)
  • Lombear
    Thirded!
  • Starlet
    Fourth-ed - any eta on when the winner will be announced? Thanks.
  • Hello_
    No word on the winner yet? Its been a week
  • Anton
    4thed!!
  • Emma K.
    I think we'll announce the winner tomorrow. :)
  • Simon K.
    Any news on a winner yet??
  • Emma K.
    See the first line in the main post above. :)

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