Holiday Gift Giveaway: $50 Bank of America Visa Gift Card!
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Holiday Gift Giveaway: $50 Bank of America Visa Gift Card!

~~The giveaway is now CLOSED. Congrats to winner Jen!~~
While you're busy with last-minute gift shopping, party planning or trip arrangements, I'd like to share with you some great holiday time-saving tips offered by Bank of America.

As a Bank of America customer for almost 10 years, I really appreciate the tools and features available that have helped me save time and money. Here are a few examples:
  • Online Banking: This is my favorite. You can check balances, transfer money, schedule bill payments in the comfort of your home. It saves you a trip to the bank and You no longer have to worry about missing its business hours.
  • Bank on the go: Mobile banking allows you to access your money wherever you go. Download the mobile banking app and you can check balances, transfer money, pay bills, and locate ATMs. Sign up for text banking and you’ll be able to send a text message to get your balance instantly in a reply.
  • Deposit Image ATMs: You can make quick and easy deposits with Bank of America’s Deposit Image ATMs, which let you feed checks or cash into the ATM with no envelopes or deposit slips required. You get images of your checks and a list of cash deposited on your receipt as proof.
Besides these banking-related tips, you may also like these general time-saving tips:
  • No more backtracking! Try the “route planner” feature on MapQuest, which helps you save time and money by mapping out an entire journey – with multiple stops – all in one convenient step. You can add up to 25 destinations along any route, and be advised with the fastest route. Since launching in July, it has saved North Americans more than 2.7 million miles!
  • When gifting, go green: Go green with your gift-wrapping by reusing paper products around the house, like newspaper, leftover wallpaper, or reusable gift wraps. When sending gift cards, choose electronic cards over plastic ones.
  • Road trip rules: Seasoned holiday road-travelers live by three simple rules: 1) invest in a quick pass to whiz past hour-long lines at the tolls, 2) plot out where to get the cheapest gas along the way by using the “gas prices” feature on MapQuest, and 3) pre-pack energy-boosting snacks and beverages to avoid crowded rest stops and fast-food joints.
For more useful tips, please follow @BofA_Tips on Twitter or visit Bank of America website.

The Giveaway

To help you save even more this holiday season,  I have the pleasure of giving one of my lucky readers a $50 Visa Gift Card issued by Bank of America!


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Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm Central Time on 12/28/10
Open to US Residents Only
Winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Thanks for entering and good luck!

Disclosure: 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 icefairy's Treasure Chest.

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Sondra said...

My favorite time saving tip is making a list - and yes, checking it twice! I have a special Christmas notebook where I write everything - every gift I buy, etc. I would be lost without it.

Athena said...

I like to make as many Christmas goodies ahead of time and just freeze them..especially cookie dough.

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Athena said...

Follow you on Twitter and tweeted:

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Cakeblast said...

My favorite time-saving tip is to call the store before going to pick up an item found in an ad.

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kathyluman said...

My best tip is to start shopping early hitting clearance racks and watch for good sales. You'll be able to save more and give more.
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kathyluman said...

I follow via GFC.
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JC said...

Shopping online and sending e greeting cards.
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Cakeblast said...

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Jane said...

I try to save shopping time during the busy holiday season by shopping for presents early.
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Cakeblast said...

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Jane said...

I follow your blog publicly via Google Friends Connect.
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Cakeblast said...

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Jane said...

I "like" me on Facebook (Jane Eileen).
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Mysharona said...

Ordering online is an easy way to save time holiday shopping.

LivKit said...

My tip is starting early. Doing things when you have a minute inbetween doing daily chores.. a little goes a long way.

LivKit said...

I follow your blog.

LivKit said...

I follow you on twitter.

peg42 said...

I do most of my shopping during the whole year. Anytime I see something that would make a great gift, is unique and a great buy, I pick it up and hold onto it until Christmas.
Thanks so much.
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peg42 said...

I'm a GFC follower (rickpeggysmith)
Thanks
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peg42 said...

I'm an email subscriber.
Thanks
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Kim said...

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!

peg42 said...

I'm a twitter follower (peg42) and I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/peg42/status/17387215269142528
Thanks
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Kim said...

Following on Google Friends Connect (Kim)

Patty said...

My tip is to buy presents whenever you see them all year round. You really avoid the craziness and desperation of holiday shopping that way.

patricia [dot] mariani [dot] esq [at] gmail [dot] com

peg42 said...

I belong to JoeShopping (peg42)
Thanks
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Kim said...

Following you on Twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/BreezyKim/status/17387522833256448

peg42 said...

I'm a FB friend.
Thanks
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peg42 said...

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Aura said...

don't wait for the last minute keep your eye out for sales all year and stock up

Aura said...

blog follower

Scott said...

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.

THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

Scott Martin
spmartin122@gmail.com

Benny Williams said...

My favorite time saving tip is to wake up early and take care of business then! Uninterrupted time!

Benny Williams said...

I follow on GFC

Benny Williams said...

I subscribed to the rss feed (google reader)

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

shop online

Benny Williams said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted:
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Benny Williams said...

I like you on facebook (benny8484)

Benny Williams said...

Following on networked blogs!

suburban prep said...

What has helped is that I buy things when they are on sale or when I find something someone likes over the entire year and I put them in a box in our office. I also hand make by knitting a number of things. I knit at night and it calms me down.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Benny Williams said...

I added you as a friend on fb (benny8484)

redfuzzycow said...

i shop online to save time!

redfuzzycow said...

follow your blog (redfuzzycow)

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redfuzzycow said...

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redfuzzycow said...

like you on fb (jen reda)

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redfuzzycow said...

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Patty said...

I follow you via GFC as Patricia

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Patty said...

I like you on FB

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Patty said...

Follow on Networked Blogs

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Courtney said...

well it may sound boring, but i cut tons of coupons!

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Courtney said...

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Patty said...

Friended you on FB

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Courtney said...

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Courtney said...

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sohamolina said...

My tip is to shop online.

sohamolina said...

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Crystal said...

I save time by using gift bags instead of spending a ton of time wrapping gifts!

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Crystal said...

I follow you with GFC!
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Emmy Coffee said...

Shop all year round! Whenever you see something (especially on sale or clearance!) buy it and save it!

Emmy Coffee said...

I'm a google follower

Emmy Coffee said...

I like your page on facebook (@emmy coffee)

Emmy Coffee said...

I added you as a friend on facebook (@emmy coffee)

Stephanie said...

ordering online - but I am fighting cancer right now so no energy or time to step inside a store either
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christy keen said...

Make many lists! That is the best way to stay on track & on budget.

darlanpaulsmamma said...

time saving tips - online shopping and having all addresses for holiday cards in word format - for label print - so easy just print out your address labels and stick them on your envelopes!
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darlanpaulsmamma said...

follow on gfc
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darlanpaulsmamma said...

follow on twitter as lovinmykiddos
and tweeted
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darlanpaulsmamma said...

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Debbie said...

When making candies, I make all of the same kind. I do all the ones that I coat in chocolate one after the next. By the time I get to the 4th pan the first ones are done. This way I only have to wash the cookie sheets once. Would love to win. Please enter me, thank you

russrpm said...

I shop online to save time, money, and lives by keeping me out of the stores when they are so crowded.
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jbafaith said...

I keep an ongoing list of things I have heard one of my family say they like or want throughout the months prior to Christmas so I am ready when I see those items on sale. They are always surprised I "remembered" something they only casually said.

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jbafaith said...

I follow on GFC

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Katie said...

what i do is try to get to the stores early and I make sure that I always have some kind of coupon with me whether its on 15% off or something else, I make sure i have it on me.

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Katie said...

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Anonymous said...

Lynda T

Time saver: Wrap gifts as soon as you purchase them, do not wait until the last minute!

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Janelle said...

I keep a Christmas folder, place all my To Do Lists inside along with gift ideas & info!
Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway!
Best wishes,
Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

Amy W. said...

I save time by making a few meals at one time and freezing them for nights I just don't have time. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Janelle said...

I follow in GFC!
Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway!
Best wishes,
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Amy W. said...

I like you on facebook. Amy W. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Janelle said...

I'm an email subscriber, too!
Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway!
Best wishes,
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Amy W. said...

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Jennifer said...

My time-saving tip is NOT going out on black friday!! LOL I got better deals just watching amazon's black friday deals!! :)

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Jennifer said...

I follow you on GFC - Jenn Oldaker

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Jennifer said...

I follow you on twitter @JennOldaker and here's my tweet!

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Jennifer said...

I joined JoeShopping - jennfir7796

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Jennifer said...

I joined Parents insight network and put icefairy as my recruiter

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Jennifer said...

I joined beyond the rack via your link and used email: jennfir7796 at gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I joined crowdtap via your link and registered name is - Jennifer Oldaker

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debbie said...

I shop all year, I only have to get a few small things. I save alot of time by not having alot of shopping to do, and there isn't any impluse buying. So I save money,too.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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Jennifer said...

I like you on facebook - Jenn Oldaker

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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
debbie
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Jennifer said...

I follow you on network blogs - Jenn Oldaker

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Jennifer said...

I sent you a facebook f/r - Jenn Oldaker

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Georgia said...

I shop all year long on the internet for good deals. Saves a lot of money and time.

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Georgia said...

Follow you GFC too

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Subscriber too by email

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Georgia said...

following you on twitter too

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Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

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Georgia said...

Like you on FB too

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Its Just Me said...

I save time by shopping online

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Samantha said...

My only time saving tip is to start shopping way early. Especially when there are sales earlier in the year.
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Kristie said...

I like to do some shopping online to save time-it's an hour round-trip to the city.

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sweepmom said...

I do some of my shopping online and have items shipped directly to the recipients so I don't have to run around shopping and then go to the post office to ship them.

Kim said...

I save time by buying on amazon!

Kim said...

follower

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April said...

A good tip is wrapping presents when you buy them!

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Andrea D said...

i do all my shopping early
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Andrea D said...

i follow u publicly on gfc
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mframe said...

I always wrap presents a few at a time so it doesn't seem overwhelming.
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wigget said...

i go shopping without the kids since they slow me down

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Joined the Parents Insight Network

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kari jasus said...

i do a lot of shopping online to avoid crowds stores and long lines

kari jasus said...

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follow you on networked blogs

Mami2jcn said...

I save time by sending out an e-card rather than mailing out paper Christmas cards.

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Callie said...

I buy christmas gifts all yearround as I find good deals. Then I slide them under my bed in my "christmas bin" In November, I pull the box out, and compare to my list, see who I still need to shop for and then get online and search for coupons, getting as much done all at once to finish my list before the December rush.

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Callie said...

GFC follower

Mami2jcn said...

I follow you publicly on GFC

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Mami2jcn said...

I subscribe to your email feed.

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Mami2jcn said...

I like you on Facebook- Mary Happymommy

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Mami2jcn said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:


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cuddlebearj said...

I always wrap my presents the day I buy/recieve them instead of waiting until the last minute like I used to!!

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Deb said...

My sisters and I share shopping chores. Whenever one of us has to go shopping, we never leave the house without calling the others to see what little last-minute things we can pick up for each other. This saves a LOT of time and gas!!

tnshadylady at gmail.com

Deb said...

GFC follower

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Deb said...

Facebook fan Deb Anderson

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Rikk Connelly said...

After Christmas is when I buy all my wrapping, tape, etc. Actually about 3 or 4 weeks after Christmas, you can find it cheap. Same with decoratoins, cards, etc.
I also make a list of things we really need (like this year, we need some new lights for outside and the lighted garland for in the house). That way, I don't go overboard and buy a bunch of thing I can't use.

buddhistmom at gmail dot com

Rikk Connelly said...

I follow you on google as mongoose

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Rikk Connelly said...

I follow you on twitter as _mongoose

and tweeted today

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Rikk Connelly said...

I like you on facebook as Rikki Co

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Rikk Connelly said...

I subscribe via email

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5webs said...

I get up more than two hours earlier than the rest of my family and I get a lot of stuff done. Then, when they finally do get up, I am able to sit and have a leisurely cup of coffee with them rather than rush around.
Alicia Webster
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5webs said...

I follow you on GFC(5webs)
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I subscribe via E-mail
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pixie13 said...

I save time by shopping all year long for christmas. That wy, I'm not rushing from store to store tryin to find gifts. Saves lots of time :)

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pixie13 said...

GFC follower

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pixie13 said...

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pixie13 said...

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