I asked you why you read BargainBabe.com and received feedback that left me stunned and touched. I hardly know what to say other than thank you for making me feel special. I am glad what I do helps others save money.
Exactly 95 readers commented on my post requesting site feedback for a chance to win a $50 Sears e-gift card, which was generously donated by Sears in honor of their Memorial Day sale this weekend. I read every comment and tallied the reasons you provided (some readers gave more than one reason). You said you read the blog for:
Frugal philosophy, tips, and ideas – 32 readers
Deals – 21 readers
Freebies – 13 readers
Coupons – 12 readers
Inspiration, motivation and encouragement – 10 readers
Entertainment – 8 readers
Personal stories – 6 readers
Giveaways – 6 readers
Budgeting advice – 6 readers
Frugal community – 3 readers
Grocery savings – 3 readers
Restaurant savings – 3 readers
Comments – 2 readers
Experiments – 2 readers
New website reviews – 2 readers
Los Angeles deals – 1 reader
Credit card control – 1 reader
Reader Paolina said my 15-minute budget helped her buy a car!
I love reading Bargain Babe because you have helped me financially. I did your budget and saved hundreds of dollars a month! Because of your Blog I was able to purchase my first car on my own with no co-signer and a large down payment. All of your articles help, from either saving a few bucks on a great deal or how to save for a big investment. Plus your entertaining and fun!! Who doesn’t love that? Thanks Bargain Babe keep doing what you’re doing!
I never knew I had a friend in reader Tahrer until reading her comment:
I have friends and relatives that call me up constantly while their shopping, whether it be for groceries, clothes or home decor. They call and ask me if what their getting is a good deal for the amount their paying. Sometimes they even tell me that the only time they feel like their saving is when I go shopping with them. I’m more than glad to provide such reassurance to my friends and family. However, they always end up asking me how I do it all and my response is always the same, “I have a friend too, her name is Bargain Babe.”
Reader Joannie stole my heart and won the $50 Sears e-gift card with her rhyming poem.
Why do I read Julia aka Bargain Babe.com?
Because that’s where great ideas come from.
Like learning to budget and saving a buck
When your finances seem to be running amok.
The Babe helps us to find great items for free,
Or a gift card from Sears for you or me.
It’s the first and best blog I go to each day
There’s always some inspiration to take away.
Babe’s money-savers are her claim to fame,
She puts Suze Orman’s advice to shame.
So thank you, Julia, you entertain and delight
As you write byte by byte on your frugal site!
Joannie has 24 hours to respond to my notification email or the prize goes to first runner up Tahrer or second runner up Paolina.