Okay, I have a serious confession to make...One that has my husband rolling his eyes at me whenever we go shopping, both in stores and online. My name is Brandy, and I am cheap. There. I said it. Now while I may be ridiculously frugal and will stop at nothing to find the absolute best deals for my family, I never skimp on quality. I often use auction sites to score the very best deals on things my family needs and wants. I have come away with some fantastic, high-dollar items for a fraction of the price. What can I say? Saving money gives me a rush!
While there are tons of great sites to find physical merchandise on the cheap, what happens when you can't find that perfect gift? Maybe you'd like to give a gift card, but don't want to get stuck paying full price! This, my friends, is where You Never Lose comes into play! At YouNeverLose.com, you can bid on gift cards to some of the top retailers, such as Whole Foods, Amazon, Walmart, and Starbucks. And you get score them at serious discounts. I'm talking 95% savings off of regular retail prices!
How does it work? Well, it's actually pretty simple. First, you need to register with the site. This process is quick, easy, and free of charge. Once you're a member, you simply purchase a gift card. (And who can't find a use for a gift card?!) After you purchase your gift card, it is shipped to you, free of charge. You also receive reward points with your purchase that can be used to bid during their gift card penny auctions! For every dollar spent, you receive one reward point. So let's say you buy a $25 gift card to Bath and Body Works. You then have your gift card AND 25 reward points to use in the penny auctions! When you bid using these reward points, you really aren't losing anything, since you have already gotten your money's worth in the form of the gift card you purchased.
There are tons of great auctions to choose from, and the bidding heats up during the last minute or so. Each bid raises the price by a mere penny. I recently got to try this for myself, and while I didn't win, I had a lot of fun trying! What was I bidding on? A $50 Exxon Mobil gas card. The end price? Only about $1.44! Now I should point out that while shipping is always free on the gift cards you purchase, if you happen to win one, there is a $5 shipping fee. But still, even taking this into account, you're walking away with major savings. The lucky duck that won the auction I was bidding on ended up scoring a $50 Gift Card for a total cost of only $6.44. That's a huge discount!
Here's a short video that shows how You Never Lose works:
Overall, I really like the concept behind You Never Lose. Around the holidays, I buy tons of gift cards. Why not get some added rewards for buying the same gift cards at You Never Lose? While I didn't win my first auction, I do know a few others who have won many times using this site. Another blogger has become a little bit addicted, and she has walked away with several gift cards for pennies on the dollar! So yes, people really DO win! And from what I hear, the shipping of gift cards is lightning fast as well. I definitely plan on spending more time on this site. Who knows? Maybe when I go to buy my next gift card, I will finally win one of their auctions and score an extra gift card for myself! That's almost like doubling my money's worth since these auctions end at very low prices! It's true. On this site, no one ever loses! It's all of the fun without any of the risk!
HOW TO CONNECT:
You can sign up for You Never Lose on their website.
For 10 bonus points, simply enter the code LAUNCH10 when you register and purchase your first gift card!
You can also connect with You Never Lose on Facebook and on twitter!
The awesome folks at You Never Lose want you to experience the fun, too! They're offering one lucky reader a $25 AMC Theaters Gift Card AND 25 Reward Points so you can try out the auctions! How cool is that?!
Please use this easy Rafflecopter form to enter.
This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 12:00AM on March 16, 2012. No PO Boxes. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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