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Ebates $350 Cash Giveaway

on 1.10.2013 at 2:31pm

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Before you do any online shopping right now, check at Ebates to see if they’re offering cash back for that store.  Cash back means you get paid a percentage of your purchase at participating stores.

Right now they’re running a New Year, New You promotion where they’re doubling cash back at 11 stores.  Just take a look at the Ebates stores to see which ones are included.  The stores included should help with your resolutions whether it’s to save money, try new things, get healthier or workout more.  The 11 stores participating are:

Amazon: 4% Cash Back

Athleta: 7% Cash Back

Bowflex:  8% Cash Back

Drugstore.com: 12% Cash Back

Living Social: 4% Cash Back

Puritan’s Pride: 10% Cash Back

Sephora: 8% Cash Back

Ulta: 8% Cash Back

Under Armour: 12% Cash Back

Vitacost:  6% Cash Back

Weight Watchers: $14 Cash Back

Ready to get started?  Sign up or login to Ebates.  Click on the site you want to shop for cash back.  Shop at that site and check out as usual, a percentage of the total you spent will be added to your Ebates account.  Once you’ve earned at least $5 in your account, Ebates will send you a check in the mail.

The Giveaway:

One Southern Savers reader is going to win $350 cash from Ebates.

The winner must have an Ebates account to receive their prize. 

To Enter:

Leave a comment below telling me how you’ve been doing on your New Year’s resolutions.

The winner of this giveaway will be chosen and posted to the Giveaway Winner’s Page Thursday, 1/17.



    • AngieE

      So far, not bad!! My hardest one is getting up early!!

    • VP22

      This year I made a few cooking resolutions but I have not started working on them yet. I bake a lot and I usually am very great at it but for some reason, basic chocolate chip cookies are my Achille’s Heel and this year I resolve to finally make good ones!

    • ZJ

      So far, so good. Our resolution is to pay our house down by 16%. Through budgeting, couponing, etc… we’ve been right on track!

    • cmr0304

      I have been doing well thus far. My only goal is to keep in touch better. As easy at it is to keep up with people using email or facebook, it seems as if I have taken it for granted over the past years. My goal is to really keep in touch with people, whether it be email them, facebook, phone call, write a letter, or as crazy as it may seem actually go visit them personally ;)

    • MaryJ

      I had a lot of new year’s resolutions in mind, but didn’t write any of them down. So, I’m really not doing too well.

    • noel

      My resolution is to try and exercise daily

    • beth

      Definitely am trying to get 8 hours of sleep each night

    • buddybabs

      I actually completed my resolution on 1/1/13. I wanted to organize my laundry room and get rid of clutter. With my husbands help we were able to get it all done :)

    • bmkand4boys

      The main New Year’s resolution for me is to lose at least 40 lbs. My friend and I are keeping one another accountable. We have set reasonable goals for ourselves — exercising 3-4 times a week, drinking water, and making healthy food choices. So far, we have been able to keep our commitment to that. I have lost five pounds at last weigh-in.

    • Whitney Pendell

      I didn’t make any new year’s resolutions…but I’ve been trying to get back to my pre-wedding weight from 2010…since January of 2011! I plan to work on that more earnestly in the future days.

      I love Ebates…I learned about it from this site, and it’s been a great money maker for me!

    • Audry

      Great New Years so far. Making awesome meals. Getting organized. On day 8 of J.M.’s 30 day shred. Life is good.

    • Alison A

      Doing well as far as the healthier commitments. Now I just need to clean out the trunk of my car. I have all year right :)

    • Kim

      So far I am doing good. I have worked out 6 days a week and drink my daily 8 glasses of water.

    • Jamie Buchanan Benningfield

      no resolutions for me so i guess i am doing okay!

    • Leila Pearcy

      I am still waiting to get started… :) Motivation just won’t come!!

    • CF

      I’m trying to read more this year, and I’ve already finished one and half way through the next book!

    • rupa

      no resolutions for me, and doing well!

    • onefrugalgirl

      So far so good. I only made one this year so I could really spend a decent amount of time focusing on it.

    • lil A’s mom

      i didn’t make a resolution, but i have been eating less and trying to exercise more…we are only on day 10, so we will see how long it lasts!

    • Kristie

      I’ve tried setting goals vs. resolutions. That way I’m working toward something (like picking up a new habit) vs. resolving to be this perfect person as of Jan. 1

    • michelle e

      no real resolutions for me..

    • Heather

      My resolution was to read more, and so far I’m not doing very well!

    • Lucy

      I have ran over a mile each day

    • Will

      My resolution is to quit smoking for good

    • AB

      Making a little progress on staying organized.

    • Lisa Brown

      I di not make any resolutions, but I have been trying to stay less stressed, even though this new year has started rough.

    • lucysullivan

      WOuld love to win and I love Ebates! My resolution was to unplug and spend more time with friends and family

    • blessedwith2

      I don’t make any then they can’t be broken

    • Domestic Diva

      My solution is to simplify. Every day I’m trying (and making some progress).

    • JPBMC

      My 1 and only New Year’s Resolution has been to get out of debt. I have started working on that goal already but still have a ways to go.

    • Marcie

      I resolved to unglue from Facebook and my iPhone and be more present

    • bparker

      Love ebates! I didn’t make resolutions. I am setting my priorities straight instead so I can live a more joyful life. God, husband, kids, me, others :) FYI- ebates acct is under a different email

    • Kristy

      My resolution was to stick to my budget, and so far it’s not been good. Ihoping to get back on track next month.

    • KaraFos

      Spending more time with my husband.

    • Onaney Hernandez

      Ive been doing great… because I didnt make one ! lol… I figure I was on the right path before the new year.. why mess with it !!!

    • homeschoolbookmom

      My resolution was/is to save money at the grocery stores. I have been getting more and spending less. Also trying to drink more water!

    • We’re doing very good with our resolutions!

    • stk53

      My resolution was to be more active. I’m still committed to walking as often as I can!

    • Jennifer Johnson Hopkins

      Trying to spend less money on groceries and save more. Still working on the saving more part.

    • cher

      definitely keep my weight down and stick to my budget

    • Kayla B

      My new year’s resolutions were to spend less and eat healthier. So far the meal planning is going well and the hubby & I are sticking to budget!

    • itsrebecca

      Eating more fruits and veggies… so far so good :)

    • Kristen

      Stick my diet – check. Exercise three times a week – fail.

    • lynnsdisqus

      My resolution was to cut down my wardrobe spending and I’ve been doing quite well!

    • Larry Barber

      My resolution has been to develop a budget and stick to it. Going great right now…appreciate your site which helps in saving all that I can.

    • littleme

      Trying to be more organized which will help in so many ways. Organize grocery lists and coupons to save money, organize home to reduce clutter, organize time to have more to spend with family. It’s a work in progress but so far its working.

    • Kent

      No resolutions, just be positive!

    • jenissa

      My resolution was to *finally* get unpacked and have the house how I want it before baby comes. I spend a little time each day working on this and I think I’m on track!

    • Amanda Bower

      I’m working on yelling less, and spending more quality time with each kiddo. I think I’m doing ok so far!

    • Erin

      Definitely sticking to my planning and couponing!

    • mom2max

      I didn’t make any official resolutions. But I have been working on picking up the clutter around my house and sticking to my organization plan – including catching up on my coupon binder.

      PS Jan 17 is my birthday and $350 from ebates would be a great gift.

    • I didnt make one..i do better when there is no pressure.

    • AnointedSaver

      Good with the exercise. I haven’t been on a real grocery shopping trip so I can’t track progress on saving money yet.

    • Ash Johnson

      I didn’t make any resolutions this year, because I never stick with them.

    • We resolved to eat out less, and have only eaten out once in 2 weeks.

    • Annette

      I’ve been cutting back on all non-essentials and living within my means.

    • Smithfamilyfrogs

      Working on getting healthy… So far, I’m doing pretty well. Lost 3.6lbs this week and cut out refined grains.

    • Livivua Ramsey

      i don’t have any resolutions so I am doing fine :)

    • kris_222r

      Great! I don’t do resolutions so I don’t have to worry about falling behind.

    • I have been doing well on my resolution to eat better!

    • Lindsey

      So far so good. My New Year’s resolution was really a continuation of the last few years which was to be healthier. In the last 5 years I have lost about 90 pounds and hope to reach my goal this year by losing the last 20 lbs.

    • Tricia Surles

      Doing great – no resolution to uphold!

    • Angel

      I’m avoiding sweets this year. So far so good.

    • I am trying to meal plan two weeks at a time and use coupons whenever possible. So far, pretty good!

    • Christen Gill Mitchell

      My resolution was to let go of some of the things I’ve obligated myself to and start taking a regular “sabbath”…. so far it’s been a challenge learning to be still :) But I’m getting better at it!

    • Sara R.

      I am doing ok, trying to lose 10lbs for a wedding in February!

    • April Lane

      Mine was to save money, and so far it is not going to well! :-(

    • melissa p

      My new years resolution is to eat more whole foods and cut out most processed foods. So far so good.

    • My resolution is to FINALLY graduate with a Bachelor’s degree (at 36). So far, still at a 3.99 GPA and enrolled for my final 3 classes!

    • Jordana Bullion

      My resolution has been to add more organic choices to our life. Last year we added organic produce and my goal this year is eggs & milk!

    • Sue

      I am keeping my resolution to not make any resolutions ! :-)

    • only had 1 resolution and so far I’ve lost 8 pounds!

    • to eat out less and start cooking more, is going really well, only been out to eat once so far!

    • deedee

      So far so good!

    • Ginger

      Trying each day to have a more Christ-like attitude. Some dats are easier than others!

    • Haley Townsend

      My New Years Resolution was to start having more patience with my son and after new baby comes (March 2013) to lose that baby weight the healthy way!!

    • Pretty good with the saving more money part!! Need to get going on my organizing photos/making books and reading! Yeah for 2013!!

    • My resolution is to save money and stop spending so carelessly. Its a little hard especially with all the great January bargains!

    • Ayan Lang

      I’ve been doing great with my resolutions because I started prepping in advance. I bought a better pair of workout shoes, joined a gym, and began weekly workouts before Thanksgiving. That got me through the holidays in a better frame of mind and with only one extra pound!

    • Kate M

      My resolution was to write one card a week. It is so nice in this day and age of emailing to actually receive a hand written card. So far so good. I have mailed out 2 cards.

    • Erin Titus

      I’m doing okay, but I’m trying to be positive when I fall short of my resolutions!

    • Susan

      I want to read the Bible through this year…so far so good with my One-Year Chronological Bible from amazon!

    • Julie

      So far I’m doing okay!

    • Our family (me as the ringleader) is doing excellently on our new year’s resolution (requests to God). We have started a whole foods approach with as much fresh/raw produce as possible, whole grains and lean protein as well as drinking tons of water and adding exercise. God DOES still perform miracles…it’s been 10 days and we haven’t stopped yet!
      Shan Walker

    • mary

      I don’t make restitution because I never follow through. However I am racing my deployed hubby to see who can come back in better shape and healthier. A fun way to take care of your self when you just want to feel sorry for yourself most days.

    • Sally

      My resolution is to be a better housekeeper. I tend to ignore things if I don’t want to do them. I have been keeping up with it and the house looks great.

    • Stephanie

      I decided to be more careful of my spending and saving, so far so good!

    • Brandi

      So far so good… my resolution was to seriously lose weight and stop putting it off. I joined weight watchers (via ebates of course!) and so far I’ve lost 3lbs. Its not much but it will add up soon enough :)

    • Geitania

      Be organized and stick to a budget! Working on both, a little at a time.

    • Jessica

      My resolution was to cut extra spending in order to save for our first baby. He is due in April!

    • Lena

      So far so goo but it’s only day 10! I’m dieting

    • Jennifer Blanton

      I make a list of 12 goals for the year and try to accomplish one per month. I have done a terrible job of preparing my list so far, because I’m 9 months pregnant and obviously have other things on my mind :). So…goal number one was to donate a ton of stuff to make room for the baby. We are almost done with that, so I can then relax until February.

    • Trish Sullivan

      I didn’t make a resolution this year!

    • jen smith

      resolutions? ha! i never even make them…

    • Larissa Brantley

      I didn’t need to make a new year resolution because I make small goals all year long and accomplish them one by one :) Feels great!

    • Summer Chesshir

      Things are going great so far this year!

    • Lisa Knowles Davis

      I’m doing well with my resolutions. I plan on continuing to stay strong with this progress!

    • lindsay

      It’s shot already!

    • My New Year’s Resolution was to question less and say ‘Yes’ more. Basically – seize life and live it to the fullest. I lost my dad this past summer to brain cancer and while I miss him terribly, the loss motivates me daily to live life fully – like he did! Taking one day at a time and enjoying the ride! :-)

    • Erin Oliver

      I have been doind pretty good with my resolution to only buy items on sale or with a coupon! Ebates is great and helps me keep up that resolution!

    • Nathan

      Our resolution was to get out of debt! We have made a yearly budget, started tracking on mint.com, moved towards the cash envelope system and have done many other things in order to accomplish our goal. We even decided to “give up” our annual family vacation to use that money towards paying of school loans sooner. 2013 will be our year!

    • Chris

      So far, so good…cutting back on sugar! To finally cut it out completely within the month.

    • Jenn8903

      So far so good spending more time with God and my boys!

    • Amy Arvin

      Trying to declutter – so far so good!

    • Elizabeth

      Doing great on my resolutions!

    • Joy A

      Doing good on the cash envelope system resolution

    • Kelly W

      Great giveaway! Love SS’s and Ebates! I’ve been doing Great! I didn’t make one! HA!

    • Lauren

      My resolution is to do regular flossing and pay off some of my student loan debt: so far, so good!! :-)

    • Rachel

      I’d like to start a gratitude journal. Right now it’s all in my head.

    • Jennifer Schlegel

      I’ve been using the iPhone app Lift to track my progress and it’s really helping. So far I’ve been able to do my original goals every day, and I’ve even added a few.

    • Mindy D

      working out and reading bible more! Im doing better :)

    • cheryl

      For my family to eat healthier! It’s going good so far!

    • Mom2teenagers

      No resolutions made- just an attitude to try to better myself each day. And I love Ebates! Looking forward to my Big Fat Check from all of the holiday online shopping. Between SS and Ebates, I really do get paid to shop.

    • Doing great, house is organized!

    • ddflamingo

      continuing to be a better wife & mother!

    • Rick T.

      Doing great so far. Working smarter and harder and yet still spending as much time with my family. Eating healthier and joining WW next week to continue with my goal of making 2013 a healthier me.

    • stephanie

      Not too well, I keep posting about it, but not doing them.

    • Sonya Whitaker Wiren

      Resolutions tend to set one up for failure so I rarely make them. Instead I evaluate my life situation, strengths, weaknesses and map out a plan of action to make the New Year better than the previous. Might seem like knit-picking to some but I just look at each New Year as an evaluation similar to what you might have with your job. And…yes, I’m doing pretty well so far this year.

    • Mom3girls1boy

      My New Year’s resolution is to better organize my family life. We began Virtual Homeschooling this week and it is very involved and I’m loving it!

    • Rachelle

      I have been quite content in my ways and consistent with being busy with nothing really important to me. So I’m taking back my time and doing things I want to do, such as, taking a couple college courses, moving forward with the list of ‘someday I want to’.

    • bobbie14243

      I’m hanging in there.

    • Jenni

      my resolution is to stay fit and keep the weight i lost (45 lbs) off for good!! so far so good!! watching what i eat and running or elliptical for exercise :)

    • Emily

      Working on saving money. I’m off to a slow start.

    • Amy

      I didn’t make any, so I’ve been doing great! ;)

    • Jessi

      I’m working on enjoying all of the little moments I get to share with my newborn while trying to not feel the pressure to take on too much. I know these moments will quickly pass.

    • Be positive

    • Katy

      Great. Been clipping the coupons and lowering the family’s expenses!

    • Carey H.

      My resolution was to be more confident in myself. So far i’m doing well and i’m feeling happier already!

    • Natalie559

      One resolution is to save money and ebates helps with that!!

    • Nathan

      Sadly, I didn’t make a lot this year. But I am maintaining some goals I set for myself last year.

    • Diane

      Going pretty well so far – trying to keep exercising!

    • styndall11

      Slow going on mine in some areas but for the most part sticking to the resolutions I’ve made.

    • Emily Amberson

      Continuing my workout regimine and my diet and have already lost some pounds! So far so good! Hope to win so I can use the money to get some new clothes because mine are getting baggier!

    • Danielle Heape

      I am eating healthier so far : )

    • AM

      So far, it’s going well. My resolution is to be more organized with my couponing so I can save more money and use my time more efficiently.

    • SaraJ

      My resolutions were to get back into the good habits of flossing and taking my vitamins. So far so good, a definite improvement!

    • Dayna F.

      hubby decided we were going to eat less pasta (which is crazy hard for me), but we’ve been doing pretty good so far.

    • Heather B

      Initially, it was to save money, but then I was laid off right after Christmas. So my resolution is still trying to save money, only now I *need* to, rather than just wanting to.

    • Kendra Peters Davis

      I am doing great with mine because I didn’t make any! :)

    • Teresa Ryals

      I don’t have a New Year’s resolution but I am trying to live and eat healthier and to be more grateful for the life I have. I’m also praying more, something that I was lacking on.

    • Wendy Basham

      I did not make any resolutions, so I doing great with them.

    • Teresa

      YAY!!! By far the absolute smartest thing I’ve done to date is finding this opportunity to help my family and friends!! By couponing, I am able to educate and help those less fortunate and get our mortgage caught up! My resolution- continuous couponing so I can better our household while helping others!!

    • Rebecca Johnson Anderson

      I have resolved to get to sleep a little earlier every night. So far I am doing pretty good!

    • EBC

      I have ebates-been horrible!

    • nataliebrown

      My resolution was to take care of my mind and body… I have been hunting for a relaxing cabin in the N. Ga mountains all day :-) the mind will be taken care of and the $350 would most definitely help with the cost! YAY!

    • Manar

      To be a better mom

    • Jess

      My resolution is to promote myself and my blog. I’ve been doing extremely well. My visits are up tremendously and amazingly! :)

    • Carrie

      I actually didn’t make any this year.

    • Shauna

      So far, so good!

    • Cassandra Dalton

      I love ebates!! I am gonna use it from now on and I wish I had known about it sooner!!

    • Lindseyhwll

      My new years resolution was to save money. I recently joined ebates and my first purchase was a new crib from target for the upcoming addition! I saved $50 with a combination of an ebates refund, coupon and the target red card savings! A great start to my resolution!

    • Caanan

      I haven’t messed up on any of my resolutions, since I didn’t make any. :)

    • Stace

      I want to read through my bible in a year. Almost through Genesis!

    • Sherry F.

      My goal for this year was to spend less money and pay off debt. I’m working on spending less by couponing more. I will use the money I save this month to pay extra on our car payment.

    • anhoover

      i’ve been doing horrible. i was going to be healthy and exercise and eat right. not so great. still time to begin though!

    • Marcia

      So-so. Not watching what I eat quite as much as I should, but I have used my hula hoop anywhere from 30 minutes to 60 minutes almost every day.

    • barb

      Been doing real well since I didnt make any, but I am trying to save more and SS and Ebates help tremendously. THANKS!

    • snowdogmom

      So far so good with the resolutions.

    • rebevil

      the good old diet resolution starts next monday…my other resolution has been to let Go and let God

    • Alli

      In an effort to increase my chances of success, I made a New Year’s resolution that includes minor changes that I think I can manage everyday. To date, I have been mostly successful in keeping with my resolution.

    • I didn’t make any, I never keep them anyway.

    • Kathy M

      No resolutions! Strive to spend time in God’s word each day and model my life after Christ.

    • Shelia J.

      Not doing too well… As always, vowed to lose weight and eat better. Haven’t really been overeating or gaining weight but haven’t been losing either.

    • My resolution was to declutter my house and my life to prepare for my new baby. I didn’t start off so well as I just started working on it but now I’m on a roll.

    • Sonya

      New Years resolution wasn’t made but I do need to change a few things and seeing this more clearly here in the new year.

    • cls02c

      My New Years Resolution is to make a big dent in my student loan debt, and I have developed a plan to pay an *extra* $140 a month on it! P.S. I LOVE Ebates!

    • soundring

      I didn’t make any resolutions, so I’ve been doing very well, hahaha!

    • My New Year’s resolution is to track all of my food. It is time consuming but so far so good

    • marlaina

      I haven’t done resolutions in years. My sanctification is a continual work in progress! :D

    • lkbranto

      So far not so good!:(

    • Tonia

      We are doing well on our new years resolutions. In 2013 I want to help my kids appreciate all they have by helping them to do for others.One day at a time :)

    • Sandie

      I’ve done very well so far. My resolution was to exercise and eat healthy and save money. So are I’m on track and gearing up for my first gearing up for my first big grocery run with my coupons. If all goes well should score some free and 1/2 price items. Hoping this is the start to smart 2013. Thanks to Southern Savers and all the helpful tips and suggestions I’m sure it will happen.

    • SweetDenia

      One of my resolutions is to spend less money, and since I spent it all at Christmas, so far, so good! :D

    • Brian Allen

      New Years resolution was to save more money. I have been starting off slow by putting my loose dollar bills in a basket when I do laundry. First time was only $1 second time it was $14. If I have to dip into it later at least it keeps me from using credit cards.

    • Liz

      My New Years Resolution is to run 3 days a week…. so far so good

    • Cathy

      I am striving to live fully. I had an epiphany one day recently about living – what is the purpose of our lives. It’s to live fully and be happy – not to accumulate stuff, not to be promoted so now we have vp after our names and more power, not to keep our lawns “properly” manicured. The purpose is to live fully and be happy.

    • Susan

      So far, so good…I resolved to spend more quality time with my husband and to not sweat the small stuff. We’ve already had a date night (the first one in forever) and I didn’t fret too much over how long the wait was to get a table…this was huge for me, because I would have walked out a year ago.

    • lisabbythesea

      My family has done quite well thought they are not aware of it! I have cut out processed food products on the sly and replaced them with healthier versions. I am vowing to spend less and eat better at the same time! All of us have been exercising on a regular basis and my daughters are attending a kid boot camp for the first time this weekend! Great start for a healthier family in 2013!

    • Jordyn’s Mommy

      My resolution is to stop letting couponing be my life and enjoy my family more!! Dang, it’s hard to tear myself away from a possible deal!!! Trying hard though

    • lovesavingmoney

      My New Years Resolution was to eat less sweets and apparently I thought it was too eat more sweets because that is what I have been doing. lol

    • HS

      I am doing good so far for cutting soda drinks.

    • Erin M.

      Didn’t make resolutions so I can’t break them! ;)

    • Jessica

      My New Year’s resoution has been to stay ahead of the game as much as possible in all areas of my life. I have also been trying to be early to places instead of stressing about getting somewhere on time.

    • Lauren

      Mine was to “let go” more! It’s a work in progress! The other was to continue to press on towards debt elimination. Making big strides this month, praise the Lord!

    • meltea

      Mine was to keep the weight loss I started in 2012. So far I’m doing ok. Just gotta keep it up!

    • Jennifer

      Resolution – stay on top of our finances better and get back to exercise and eating right. So far, progress is so-so. Just made use of ebates the other day :)

    • Phoebe

      My New Year’s Resolutions are to save money and work out every day. I have been doing excellent with the save money part, but I only worked out every other day.

    • Lora

      Trying to enjoy all the moments with my kids even when they are screaming… I think I am doing better.

    • fela70

      New Years Resolution is to Stay Close to God.. Grow in his word and in my walk with him.. Ebates Rocks though… I always look forward to receiving their checks.

    • Monica Franklin

      My new year’s resolution is to grow a garden and spend less out of pocket for veggies! I am in the process of planning the garden and the spot to plant!

    • Amber

      I didn’t make any. If I have to rely on a once a year occasion to make changes in my life, then it’s not going to happen.

    • Angel in Charleston

      We resolved to “take back the house” this year. Getting off to a slow start but determined to de-clutter!

    • Samantha

      My New Year’s Resolution is to get back in shape and so far it’s going great! I’m exercising every chance I get and I’ve already lost the holiday weight!

    • Jessica Z

      Mine was to eat healthier and I’ve been doing great so far!

    • SunshineNealy

      I am doing good on my New Year’s Resolution. I am eating healthy and clean!!! drinking plenty of water and green tea (with no sugar). I even exercised 3 days this week. With the cash, I will purchase new workout clothes and equipment.

    • Well I’ve been doing good because I didn’t plan a New Year’s Resolution.

    • My New Year’s Resolution was to be more intentional with my walk with Christ. I believe so far so good. I would love to this year to be much more better than last year and I know that the only way I’m going to make that happen is to make sure I have a better relationship with my Savior. Thank you Southern Savers for helping us save money in our households!

    • Wendy

      My New Year’s resolution is cliche, but it is to lose weight. The best part is I resolved to start before Thanksgiving, and through the holidays I managed to stick with it. I’ve lost 13lbs so far, and I can do an 11-minute mile now. ;) I can’t wait to get into a bikini for my hubby this summer. Only, 35lbs to go!

    • Rebecca Scarbrough

      I’ve done better than I expected so far. We are eating more fruits and veggies in place of chips and little Debbie’s. we’re also cutting back on salt to help my husbands high blood pressure.

    • My resolution is to save at least 60% on my groceries, so far I ve saved about 75% :)

    • Ashley

      I am doing well. My goal was to get more sleep. I am very well rested!!

    • LA.Henson

      My resolution is to trim our overall expenses and pay off our debt…so far so good!!

    • Monica Edwards

      My goal this year is to “be more present” in the present moment and I’m doing great so far.

    • Sheril

      Spend less money? Not yet…

    • Elizabeth

      i have been on a daniel fast to start the year off right – to focus on time with the Lord and pray for direction for my family…. it’s been hard but so far have been faithful!

    • Kathryn Jobin Smith

      My resolution was to focus more on my own needs and the needs of my family and less on others needs. So far I’ve been doing good with it but it has been a struggle to say no to people!

    • Jennie

      My New Year’s Resolution is to Love. Regardless. That’s it. I’m going to just try to be like Jesus. Every day. I have already failed several times – but that’s the beauty of this one – God’s mercies are new each morning. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Misty Griffis

      That is great way to start the New Year..Thank you EBATES

    • theaikenparrs

      I have been doing pretty good (resolution to live in the moment)–there are times my 3 year old twin boys really test my patience and I forget that the things I am stressing about really DON’T matter–but I would give myself a grade of “B”–still room for improvement!

    • thedealhound@gmail.com

      I’ve been paying off debt and started a savings account. Just $200 to go and my washer/dryer will be paid off!

    • To be able to walk a mile due to ankle surgery in Oct. It is a slow work in progress. Due to surgery had to do all my xmas shopping online and used ebates. Made money while shopping…Love me some EBATES!!!

    • Courtney Doggette

      My resolution is to eat less try to loss weight. So far not good but starting next month it’s on!

    • chasdawggirl

      I don’t make resolutions but I do LOVE ebates!!

    • Jenn Smith

      I’ve been doing great because my resolution was to just keep doing exactly what I’ve been doing – smile more & frown less! So far so good! Thanks ebates & ss!

    • We’ve done pretty well so far regarding eating more at home, but only because I’ve been on a doctor-restricted diet of bread, applesauce, rice & bananas! Now to tackle the working out part (probably after the diet is over, so I don’t pass out!).

    • meghanld

      I’d say I’m doing great, since I didn’t make any resolutions! :D

    • Rebecca

      Our resolutions are church and working out. We have been getting up early and going to bed early so we can have time everyday to work out. We had enough enegy to go to Church this past Sunday. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

    • Laura Griffin

      Couponing! First class on Monday so I think I am doing well!

    • Loralu

      I have been doing 21Days to a good habit. Statistics show that it takes
      21 days to create a habit. Each day I will take 10 minutes to organize or purge “stuff”. I have reorganized a spice cabinet, cleaned up and purged our school closet, made sense of the medicine cabinet, and so on. I have taken before and after pictures. It feels so great to get organized, and who doesn’t have 10 minutes? This could be something as small as cleaning out a purse or diaper bag! I have found it so fun and liberating. -Lora

      • Loralu

        Forgot to mention that I ordered my new spice drawer organizer through Ebates! Ebates Rocks…waiting on a big fat check from Holiday shopping!

    • sissy

      I usually do not make New Year’s resolutions. But I would say I am just trying to cherish each day and be thankful for what I have.

    • Candy

      I have vowed to spend more time with my kids doing fun stuff! So far we are off to a great start!

    • I’m sticking to my new workout routine AND not doing as much impulse shopping.

    • My resolution was to relax more and I have been doing really good!

    • Dawn

      My resolution to pay down debt would be helped greatly by winning this prize from Ebates! I’ve already trained my self to always go through Ebates before making an online purchase. But $350 would really help me pay down some credit card bills, from a time in my life when I was less frugal!

    • DJGL

      Trying to stick to a healthier diet: going good so far. Sticking to a budget and saving more: also going good so far!

    • I didn’t make a single resolution this year! And I’m ok with that. :)

    • molly

      most days i’m living with greater joy

    • LauraP

      My New Year’s resolution is to stop pinning sites for organization and housekeeping and actually do something about it. :-). So far, not so good. :-(

    • April Spivey Adkins

      I have been doing okay. Mine was to spend more time with my family.

    • Jenn

      My resolution was to make my bed. I think I’m at about 50%! Yikes!

    • Rebecca

      didn’t make any :)

    • Keri

      So far so good. Living healthier this year…eating the right foods in the right portion sizes, exercising, drinking more water and getting to sleep on time. I’m feeling great!

    • blessedsmith

      not so good on my resolution to exercise

    • PS

      I’m doing very well! I remembered to go through ebates last night when purchasing textbooks online! Yes!

    • I have resolved to shred fat! Doing the Shred Diet :)

    • Tosha

      Any extra money I have is going toward paying off debt and not adding to it. Making it top priority this year. So far doing good.

    • Andrea

      My new years resolution was to get my house more organized. So far, I’ve been doing pretty good. Went though and matched all the mistmatched socks. Redid my coupon binder and went through all the stray coupons to discard any expired. Also, cleaned out and rotated the pantry! :D lets just see if I can keep it up!

    • Jeff

      My new year’s resolution was to be more dedicated to my job and so far I’m making small gains day by day. I’ll be reaping the benefits sooner than later!

    • Angela S.

      I didn’t make a resolution so I am scoring 100% so far!

    • Brittany

      My New’s Resolution starts in March after my 2nd baby gets here…. then the weight loss begins!

    • Jessica

      My New Years’ resolution was to de-clutter & organize my house. It has been a slow but steady process. I tell myself it didn’t get this way overnight & it will take me a few days to get it how I want it. :)

    • Steph

      Down 7 pounds since Thanksgiving. Not really a new years goal, but a goal to be healthier.

    • Ashley

      My resolution is to spend more time playing with my children and less time worried about the house work. So far, so good!

    • kate neal

      My resolution is to save as much money as possible. I have added the new app “Ibotta” and already have done 4 transactions!! I also use ebates all the time!!

    • Tracy

      Doing well on exercise to get more fit and healthy!

    • NuMe

      I have made a new resolution but this year it’s seems a little harder to maintain. So I told myself that before I close my eyes every night. I say a little thank you for going another day.

    • Tammy adams

      I have made the Resolution to Live my life to the fullest for Me! So far Im doing great! I had a really bad emotional year last year, and I realized that I dont take care of myself, instead I have was taking care of everyone else. Im taking care of me for once! and I like it!

    • Ron Ross

      I lost most of my weight already so my goal is just to keep it off! :)

    • laxmom22

      My New Year’s resolution is to cut down on waste…..plastic bags, plastic bottles. I’ve left post-it notes on my steering wheel to remind me to take my cloth shopping bags into the supermarket, and everyone in my family got nice Camelbak waterbottles to refill until their hearts’ content!

    • We resolved as a family to lower our sugar and move more. Right on track so far.

    • Katie N

      It’s going great! I’m working on dropping one pant size (maybe 2) and 3 days after I got started, a girl from church started an 8 week “healthy competition” facebook group. $20 to enter, 20 contestants 1 winner. We share recipes, boast of our accomplishments, bemoan the loss of tasty food and trash talk a little – all in good fun, of course!

    • pan_102

      So far so good. I’m running every other day and haven’t missed one.

    • Angela

      I’ve decided to say no more often. I have a little one at home, and I want to spend less time away from him.

    • My resolution was to get back into excercising. My classes start next week!

    • shawn

      It’s going quite well!

    • My new years resolution is to live everyday fully. Live everyday like its your last and be truly thankful for every second you are here living on earth. It has really enabled me to be more careful with my time and do the things I am passionate about- whether that be getting more fit, being healthier, feeling the wind through my hair as I’m riding my bike, be more artistic, go to the beach more, and travel to places I love. Life is about living and not about sweating the small stuff. You never know if you have tomorrow. So far I have been doing great- it’s really a new mindset to live by. I’ve been riding my bike more, stressing less, hugging the people I cherish more and having no regrets. Loving life.

    • Kristi

      One of my goals for the year is to shop smarter…and your site is really helping me to do that. You have THE best class I’ve seen. Thank you so much!

    • Marilyn Crisp

      Didn’t make any resolutions since we have had numerous medical emergencies starting on Christmas Eve. Right now, I’m just praying it will stop and I resolve to be more thankful for the good health of myself and my family!

    • jessc5

      Didn’t formally make any resolutions, but I am trying to do more of the things that make me happy.

    • Michelle C.

      Doing pretty good, not going to beat myself up for slipping up one day, just pick myself up and keep going

    • Brooke Wren

      I’ve been doing great! Clean eating and exercise…but I suppose that’s not a resolution as much as a return to a life style!

    • jgoode

      not great, but we’re only 10 days in…there’s still time!

    • tanyalulu

      I didn’t make one, but my goal is to always save money!

    • Jenn B

      My resolution to organize my house, family, and life is going o.k. I filled up our hurbie curbie this week with junk & my goal for next week is to start my donation collection!

    • Maria M.

      My new year’s resolution was to be more active. I have been walking with the baby almost every day and it helps to clear my mind so much!

    • steph

      My resolution was to not make resolutions but to make things happen and it’s working great!

    • Kad

      My New Year’s Resolution was got surprise :)

    • Amy Williams

      Doing great! Counting calories and working out 3x per week

    • Alabamahomeschoolmom

      to live life more intentionally—that is my goal. Quit wasting –time, food, resources, worry, my life on this earth. so far, so good

    • Sandy

      My new years resolution is to be healthy and save money. I LOVE ebates for helping me with that!

    • esyke623

      I’ve been doing great! So far this year, I have bought everything with swagbucks (gas, groceries, etc), and spent nothing!

    • suzie

      my NY’s resolution to try harder to save money with coupons, is going great… lots of freebies already!

    • Kara G.

      I’ve been doing really well! Trying to live healthier on a budget!

    • tara

      I’m doing great and I’ve used ebates to get my resolution shopping done too!

    • Tonya


    • Kristy

      My New Year’s Resolution was to get on and STAY on a budget this year! So far so good!!!

    • aenltd

      My New Year’s Resolution is to stop working weekend night shift. It was hard to come to this decision because you make more money by working this. However, I am tired of feeling tired all the time and missing out on events held on the weekend with friends and family. I have applied to different positions and will adjust my lifestyle to accommodate the pay difference!

    • yenny

      Yay..Shooping in my New Year’s Resolution :)

    • yenny

      yay..I love it..shooping with reward in my new year resolution :)

    • Tammy

      I’ve been doing so-so on organization resolutions.

    • Sandy

      My resolution is to save money. Including coupons, shopping around, and using sites like Southern Savers. I just started using Ebates at Christmas time and earned $80.00 in rebates. I am doing good so far and am enjoying couponing!

    • mmmjkb

      My resolution is to eat healthier and to try to only go to the grocery store at the most 2 x a week. So far I am doing okay!

    • MJ

      Worked out 3 times this week already! :)

    • steph9981ga

      I want to lose weight but so far not sticking with it.

      • Holly Clark

        a couple suggestions:

        dailyhiit.com for free exercises that work (only 12 min a day)

        hollyclark.myitworks.com for awesome weight loss help

    • Coloradodreamin

      My news years resolution was to eat out less, not doing so well about the same as before.

    • Wendy

      I could be doing better but I haven’t quit yet so yay!

    • Marsha

      I am doing terrific except I keep adding to my list of things I want to change.

    • jsray0128

      Doing well – I will buy fewer clothes for myself – none so far.

    • I’m doing ok on mine. I wanted to be healthier and drink more water. Slowly but surely I’m getting it done.

    • Lindsay

      I’ve been doing good so far. Taking advantage of ebates and 90% off sales to buy presents for family for an upcoming baby shower and birthdays.

    • drmomof2

      I have been doing well with my New Years resolution–being more organzed

    • So far so good. Our resolution was to pick 2 weeks out of each month not to spend any extra money. Just bills, gas, milk & eggs. Had no idea we spent so much on eating out and nic nacks. Saved $500 so far but we still have 4 more days to go.

    • ann

      Trying to eat less sugar…so far slowly getting better. Almost all sweets from Christmas are out oof the house. Hopeful that I’ll keep it up for a while anyway!

    • Jenn Byrne

      Not so great! My resolution was to spend more time with my husband, but finances and job responsibilities make it tough. Not giving up though!

    • Julie S

      going to try harder to be more aware of spending and try to save more – so far so good!

    • amy

      I would love to win the ebates cash! I,m doing pretty good on my new year’s resolution. But, it is only the 10th of January:)

    • Karen

      I’ve been doing pretty well so far, but not perfect. Trying to stick to a tighter budget that includes less restaurants and more time home with my family at the supper table!

    • Gina

      Trying to be better organized and plan more dinners for the week, even when the kids have sports. Not doing very well so far.

    • Erica

      Good so far! My resolution is to give all I have at home and work. I recently had a baby and learning to juggle both has been a challenge but I’m loving this new chapter in my life!

    • stickrn

      doing well, eating healthy, exercising and plan on down sizeing my life by cleaning out things and donateing things i don’t need

    • Holley

      My resolution is to pay off as much debt as possible by spending less and saving more. I’ve been chipping away at it a little at a time and making progress!

    • Elizabeth

      I don’t really have a resolution this year.

    • Laura

      My New Years Resolution was to lose weight. I have been doing quite good at not eating fast food, and my portion control but I haven’t done very well at exerciseing and haven’t lost any weight yet. I will do better!!

    • Rachel

      My resolution is to not leave dirty dishes in the sink… that resolution lasted about 8 hours. It’s a work in progress.

    • I didn’t make any so I wouldn’t have to worry about keeping them ;)

    • Felicia

      Doing pretty well. Mainly our resolution was to get more organized (menu planning) so we can save money. We also went to the envelope system. Trying to stick to it and plan meals at least 2 weeks in advance.

    • Megan D

      My New Year’s resolution is to cut back on soda and I’m doing ok….doing it slowly (eliminating one day a week until I’m down to none or maybe one) but working on it!

    • Kristy Ainsworth-Redding

      I have been doing pretty good on my New Years Resolution to eat better. I need to do better on the exercising ;) I love ebates and would love to win!

    • Samantha Huff

      I am doing fantastic! My boyfriend and I decided it was time to have a little more fun and act our age not like we are already married. We need to enjoy our 20’s!

    • Mary

      I didn’t make New Year’s Resolutions, so I’m doing just fine, lol.

    • Monica

      My new year’s resolution is to be back on track on couponing & saving money again. Which means back to read southernsavers.com regularly like I used to, use more coupons like I used to and only buy things online if it’s really a good deal (that’s why I love ebates! :). I think I’ve been doing great so far, and it feels good to be back to couponing again :) .Thanks Jenny for everything you do!.

    • amy w

      My New Year’s resolution was to eat healthier and start getting back in shape. So far I’ve been doing great. Sticking to healthier foods and eating at regular times. Also managed to join a gym.

    • Melanie

      I’m trying to focus on having fun with my family and enjoying our time together. Along with that is an effort to live much healthier. So far, we’ve had a Just Dance competition and lots of salad. Not bad!

    • honeysmith

      My main one is to read (personally and with my kids) the Bible more consistently. That is going well. Gotta get back to calorie counting, though:(

    • Jennifer Holland

      This year has been great so far. I had a rough 2012 so it can only get better right? I’m doing well on my way to loosing the 45lbs I am aiming for this year, family is healthy, and weather is gorgeous out……yes, yes I am doing great =)

    • Lena D

      To use more all natural and organic products and food. Not bad with better products. Got $10 off 50 at drugstore.com and earned 12% cash back through ebates on a recent order. Wish eating organically was as easy.

    • Great! I’ve exercised each day and drunk my 8 glasses of water. :-)

    • erin

      New Year’s Resolution, eh? Well, I’ve been doing great: floss and save money. I keep it pretty simple…. and that way, it’s not too hard!

    • Tracey

      I’m excited to say that I’m doing very well with the goals I’ve set for myself for 2013!! I’ve been eating more healthy foods, fitting in exercise, reading the books I put on my reading list, etc. Hope to keep it up!!

    • Jennifer Jones Johnson

      My resolution was to read the Bible more, and so far, I’ve been doing pretty well.

    • Jenelle

      I did not make a new year’s resolution, so I am doing well this year.

    • jhudson

      My New Years resolution was to quit wasting money on things i do not need. So far really good!!!

    • I’ve been exercising more, but I haven’t been as disciplined with my calories. Tomorrow’s another day!

    • disqus_StfH2Ke3sB

      I have not made one yet! Am I too late? How about to not procrastinate????

      • disqus_StfH2Ke3sB

        ..should have said cindy s

    • Caroline Eenigenburg

      One of my resolutions is to eat healthier and continue to exercise regularly… so far so good! ;)

    • eliza

      My new year’s resolutions are a continual work in progress…! :)

    • Margaret V

      my resolution is more of a goal. it’s to spend less and pay off credit cards. As a family we have only spent $14 this year and hope to spend $0 more until at least March (bills, groceries, and gas are the only things that don’t ‘count’ against ‘spending’). We also just paid down a few hundred in credit cards. Hope to continue the progress!

    • Rebekah

      I just had my 3rd child 3 weeks ago, so I have not had time to think about resolutions! I did make a list of things to accomplish though and I I have completed one and a half of those tasks! With 3 children under age 4, I think that’s doing pretty well. :)

    • Linda R

      I don’t make resolutions. I never follow through with them!

    • P

      My resolution was to coupon more and find a way to save more on groceries. All I’ve managed to do so far is simply not eat out. It’s something anyway!

    • Elena

      I have been trying to save more money and doing ok so far

      elena150980 at yahoo dot com

    • Nashtine

      I did not make resolutions — go I am doing Great!

    • Cheri

      So far so good! We are staying on our set budget without straying. We actually have been doing so for a month and half now so it was an early resolution. :)

    • Rebekah Valdivia

      I didn’t make any resolutions, so I’m doing great!

    • Keisha H

      My husband and I are working together to grow our business and get our household running more smoothly. So far, so good! My focus on health starts on the 28th and I’m very optimistic!

    • Angela

      I have been taking a walk every day!

    • Casandra

      I didn’t make a New Years resolution. several years ago I decided that I don’t need to wait till New Years to make goals for myself, now when I want to achieve something I start when it’s right for me :)

    • Andrea A.

      I am hanging in there with my resolutions – trying to remember that I have the whole year to reach my goals!

    • sunnynautumn

      My resolution was to smile more, and I have kept up with it so far.

    • marysc

      I didn’t make any!

    • Beth Smith

      My New Years Resolution was to spend less time on the internet…here I am again!

    • Akirkse

      Doing well so far! Staying on budget and purchasing only what I have planned out in advance.

    • Daniah

      I’ve started a year long meal plan that I “cooked up.” ;) My goal is to shop only 2-4 times a month to spend less on groceries. I can be an impulse buyer so the less time I spend in the store the better. I am also organizing my house one room at a time. I am working on a room every month.

    • Daniah

      I’ve started a year long meal plan that I “cooked up.” ;) My goal is to shop only 2-4 times a month to spend less on groceries. I can be an impulse buyer so the less time I spend in the store the better. I am also organizing my house one room at a time. I am working on a room every month.

    • mbbcoupons

      I resolved to get my house organized, one room at a time. It’s January 10, and I’ve organized 2 drawers! This may take a while…

    • mbbcoupons

      I resolved to get my house organized, one room at a time. It’s January 10, and I’ve organized 2 drawers! This may take a while…

    • Nichole

      It’s time to make resolutions??? Well, I’ve kept mine then ;)

    • Nichole

      It’s time to make resolutions??? Well, I’ve kept mine then ;)

    • Packed

      I’ve exceeded my walking goals by 40 minutes the first week! Yea!

    • Packed

      I’ve exceeded my walking goals by 40 minutes the first week! Yea!

    • casey

      I was so busy I forgot to make any!

    • Casey

      My resolution is to take more time for me. It’s more difficult than I thought :/

    • My resolution was to save more money. I have already started stocking up on gifts using southern savers and also sticking to my grocery budget.

    • mlw1ofakind

      I have really done great and am super proud of myself because I have never had a resolution I could really keep. My resolution was to do better deals with my couponing and I am off to a great start! I am going to start trying to coupon for charity.

    • Elizabeth

      Mine is too try to get even better deals on items that I need. It has been going well so far.

    • aprilrdeal

      So far I have planned a meal for every day (except the weekends) and cooked it! I am going to stay motivated as long as I can and save money by cooking at home.

    • Amy

      Doing good – started FPU last night! Time to stop stressing over money!

    • Nana

      Not doing well at all with my New Year’s resolution. I am, however, doing well with my Ebates account.

    • Crystal

      I’m doing great … I didn’t make any New Year’s Resolutions! :)

    • jamiew1

      So far, so good…..

    • Lora Webb

      I’m trying to be better at couponing, mainly, making sure to look for printable coupons before I head to the store. I’ve been doing pretty good so far- saved an extra $8 at Publix yesterday!

    • Suzie

      Making progress!! Saving on our grocery budget thanks to your site!!

    • Lillian P.

      I have been doing great, so far!

    • goldylox

      My new years resolution was to lose weight. I’ve lost 8 lbs so far. I also plan to save more this year with Southern Savers.

    • Pamela

      I haven’t been doing great. I need to get back to daily walking.

    • compeane

      I honestly wish I was doing a little better. I had a baby on December 14th so I hope to be up and saving soon!

    • Becca Z

      I have been keeping my resolution….so far, so good!

    • Cheryl Abdelnour


    • Kristie

      We (My husband and I) are doing great on our “resolutions”, especially since we started before New Years! We decided we were going to change our eating habits, eat things made from scratch as much as we could, from our juice to every day cooking! Also to be pickier about what we eat, where does it come from, are there any preservatives, pesticides, etc. Its going great! Granted it’s a LOT of work but the benefits are worth it. I’ve lost weight, we feel more energized, we look and feel healthier!

    • RJDLH

      My resolution is to save more money this year on everything!

    • daytondoll

      so far–great

    • Patti Pizzano

      So far so good

    • Andrea Miller

      I resolved to add more activities to my toddler’s schedule-we weren’t being focused enough. So far this week we’ve done one activity every day of the week!

    • Alissa B

      Well, not so good on the new year’s resolutions yet. I am trying, but I am still recovering from the holidays. We had guests in the house from Dec 22 until this past Tuesday. It was fun, but goodness…I am ready to have my house back. But, what is 2 weeks late…better thank never. Weight loss and organization here I come!!

    • Ally

      Doing good so far on mine. We got our garage cleared out so we could get a chest freezer in there for me to be able to stock up more on things we eat most. Now other goal is opposite of most people. I’m trying to gain 15lbs so I’ll no longer be considered underweight and can give blood again since I’m O-.

    • Ashley C

      My resolution is to be more positive. I’ve been doing better at being positive for others rather than myself, but it is a start!


    • tanya2791

      Loving 2013! I’m trying to stick to my resolutions. Thank you Jenny for helping me!

    • Eva

      I have been doing fine on my New Years resoultutions because I didn’t make any new year’s resoulutions

    • mmn

      i am taking time to slow down and smell the flowers.

    • Dawn J

      My New Year’s resolution is to get healthy in 2013. I have been keeping a log of every bite in myfitnesspal. I have worked out 3 times this week already. I also ordered a remote for my DVD player (through the Ebates site of course) so I can use those old work out DVDs in the back of my cabinet.

    • Barbara

      I have been working so much I have been a little slow to work on couponing, but I am downloading Ibiotta today.

    • ant0288

      so so… we’ve been doing good on the budget, bad on the diet… but that will change

    • jenny

      No new year resolutions

    • sandra

      I didn’t make one then I don’t have to worry about failure!

    • LEE

      Life is so short. I’ve lived almost 54 yrs and have come to realize this. I have made a resolution to remember to think before I speak so as not to hurt others. I’ve been very good at it all these years, but slipped up recently when I thought the time was right to “speak my mind” (in a very nice way, I thought). I ended up hurting someone deeply and regret it so much. I grew up with a mother who was VERY authoritative, not affectionate and almost like a dictator. I told myself when I got married and had kids I would NOT be that way. Yet, there I was. Following in her slimy stinky footsteps. I will NOT do that again. On a lighter note, I love to coupon and I love Southern Savers! This site is SO helpful to me and my family and I will be eternally grateful for all the effort that goes into doing this service for all of us who need to save money! I TRULY appreciate it from the bottom of my heart!

    • zackmom

      So far so good

    • Jenn

      Doing great! Close on a home refinance today that will help us save more money in the long run!

    • Cindy

      Didn’t make any…but my plan is to get into a good workout routine and be healthier!

    • Charity

      I’m trying to get all my unfinished sewing projects done — two down, about six to go!


      We ARE back on track with watching what we are eating, although we did go to the movies and had too much popcorn today!

    • Danielle

      I have not done well yet on my resolutions but I wukk start fresh after I get back from vacation next week.

    • doing good for using more coupons and using them smartly

    • wstrait

      Doing Great so far!

    • Abby Willingham

      Doing well on the “save more money” resolution, thanks in large part to Southern Savers and some great deals! Still trying on the “healthier living”. Thanks

    • pcalhoun

      No problem since I didn’t make any.

    • I didn’t really make any “resolutions” per say. I just want to learn to love on people better. Showing them more mercy and grace like God shows me!!

    • Kathy

      I been doing great on most of my resolutions but struggling with a couple of them. I may have been too ambitious with my resolutions this year.

    • Pat Wall

      Ebates is a great value! I shopped online a lot this year for Christmas presients. I got the same if not better buys online plus I will get a check in the mail in February.

    • Doing really well so far. Even trying some new tactics like swagbucks and shopkick!

    • I’d love to score this giveaway! I’ve been doing ok. I could be better ;)

    • My husband and I are both doing great! We started on Weight Watchers, and started an exercise program and have already lost some weight, and we both feel much better, too!

    • shj1922

      I would give myself a B- so far on my resolution. I’m still passing, but could do a lot better!

    • wendyof

      Doing well so far. I am trying to remember to be more patient with my kids and some tricks I learned are really helping.

    • Debbie

      I have done well with my exercising!

    • angier

      well, I’ve done ok, since I didn’t have actual “resolutions” but goals! thanks for all you do.

    • jwierzbic

      Off to a slow start, but looking forward to a great year!

    • kimberly

      doing okay

    • tcan27

      My new years resolution was to not set unrealistic goals for myself and to spend my time wisely. I have been doing great so far what has gelped me is that I go for a run when the hubby comes home around 5 so I need to make sure that dinner is done and homework is complete so by the time he unwinds showers, plays with the kids and checks emails etc. I am back form my run and we eat dinner together. One cleans the kitchen the other cleans the kids. My schoolwork is done during naptime and diner is cooked while helping with homework. Shopping is done in the am after the kids are dropped off at school so we do not have to beat the rush on the wknds.

    • Elaine

      MY new years resolution is to save and give as
      Much as I can. I not only want to give things I want
      To give time and volunteer

    • laces

      Maybe not so well on my resolution to save money. Babies are expensive! The 350 would really help on diapers!

    • Suz Glo

      So far, so good. I am trying to plan more outings with friends and stay connected with people .

    • Wendy

      I haven’t done as good as I should have. Back on track with eating healthy. :)

    • Carol S.

      So far so good. We’ve cooked every meal we’ve had at home – No restaurant meals!

    • Katie

      So far I haven’t had (or made) the time to set up my new planner for the year! I’m choosing to look at that as affirmation that I definitely need to set it up! Haha! :) Thanks for all you do!

    • MaryAnn

      I don’t make resolutions, but I’m doing well on my goals.

    • Sheryl

      So far I have spent $3.90 on $493.78 worth of merchandise at Publix and I also always use Ebates for online shopping

    • nataliet

      Definitely eating healthier – still working on the working out =) As always!

    • Kelly D

      I’ve done great so far this year and I hope to keep it up. Hubby and I eating at home, eating healthier, and running more. We signed up for to different 10k’s to get motivated and stick to our plan! Good luck with your resolutions everyone!

    • CJ

      I don’t make new resolutions for the new year. I try to do my best all year long.

    • Susie B

      I’m doing better at not eating fast food as often. Baby steps.

    • Jessica Pardini

      ok so far!

    • shopholic

      so far going good.Trying to maintain a fitness routine amongst other things.

    • Yarbrltc

      So far so good! Sticking with the healthier lifestyle-eating better and exercising more.

    • Heather

      Not making any resolutions this year just trying to do better overall.

    • Nicole Fryer

      I have been doing good with eating out less and cooking at home more.

    • Coupon Dad

      I resolved to save even more on groceries by planning a weekly menu with everyone in the family getting to choose one meal. It’s been fun

    • CKS

      I am not a big New Years resolution maker, but try to live every day as a gift. That is why it is called ‘present’!

    • Maria J

      Good so far, my goal is to stay home and only shop one day a week, saves gas, extra spending and eating out also.

    • jamtam

      I plan on putting all my coupon savings and ebate money into a separate savings account this year and hopefully can buy something cool with it ;)

    • chrystal bachmann

      I haven’t been doing that great with eating healther, but I’m a work in progress!!

    • Sandra

      Doing pretty good so far. Shopping with gift cards through ebates is great. I just joined in November and did some of my Christmas shopping through them. Love, love to shop ebates.

    • allison

      Some days better than others, but I’m trying. One day at a time, right?

    • We would like to take our kids to Disney World in June. I know the only way I’ll be able to go and make it around is to lose weight before we go. I’ve started walking, eating healthier, and I’ve lost 4.5 pounds so far. Plus, I have high blood pressure, and I know the exercise and weight lose will help keep me around to see my kids a little longer.

    • Jenny Harrison

      Saving money with coupons and shopping around has been A LOT more work than I thought, but hopefully will be worth it at the end of the month!

    • Katy

      My resolution was to spend more dedicated quality time with my son. So far, so good! We have spent more time imagining and exploring than ever before.

    • Janice Whitt

      I didn’t make any resolutions, but have been trying to plan better before shopping. It’s going pretty well so far…

    • Stacy

      Doing well with eating fresher at home and not out as often.

    • Rachel

      eat healthier… so far so good. Stay off facebook for 3 wks… so far so good ;)

    • yourbilletdoux

      Pretty good so far, I read last weekend, I contacted some friends mid week, and started going to Zumba classes!

    • Jenny

      So far so good since I didn’t officially make any resolutions. But it is always nice to eat healthier and to save money at least for a few weeks.

    • j brown

      Ha! I don’t make resolutions, but I always get in a very organizational mode Jan 1! I even had all the Christmas down and put in the attic by the end of Jan1-a record in my household :)!

    • Stella

      I have started loosing weight excercising. Plus feeling better! YEAH!!! Ps. I LOVE Ebates. Have told my family about it and always check it first when doing online shopping. Thank you for sharing about it.

    • Colleen Boudreau

      I’ve been eating healthier.

    • vickie

      terrible – but I keep trying everyday

    • arby333

      Doing pretty good. Taking it a day at a time…that works best for me.

    • lehood

      Making healthy choices most of the time.

    • sgad

      I am having a great start to fulfillling my new year resolution to put family and friends first, people are the most important in our lives and putting off even the smallest thing to spend a moment with family is more important than a perfectly clean house, etc. I am making a point to facebook, email, call, write and spend time with people instead of objects and technology. I drove 30 miles just to give my sister a hug and see her between a flight at airport, have not seen her in 5 years, it was worth it!

    • MisseT

      Mine is to be a better Mother and Wife, that will in turn spill into other parts of my life. Don’t think I can go wrong with that resolution!

    • Rachel Gilfilen Weaver

      So far it looks like I might, in the next month, finally be able to quit my full time job and stay home with my sons. I am pretty excited!

    • So far so good. Couponing more to save money. Eating right and exercising more to stay healthy since my breast cancer diagnoses in July 2012.

    • Leah Murphy

      I am doing well for the most part!! My main goal is to give up soda, and so far so good

    • Lori

      I’ve been pretty good on sticking to my goals!

    • Trevor Harwood

      A few days ago I made a special batch of White Chocolate Heath Toffee Fudge and pigged out!!! Maybe next year :)

    • Carrie Cox Mumaugh

      I have been doing awesome. So far not only have I lost 5 lbs. I have also already saved 95 dollars towards to the purchase of a DSLR camera.

    • CPrice09

      I plan to get more motivated and actually complete projects I’m inspired by on Pinterest…so far I’ve atleast bought the materials for Project 1.

    • lindsey c.

      Not too well… but I need the sun to come back! :)

    • Shayelyn

      I didn’t set specific resolutions per se but wanted to see if I could do a better job getting deals. So far, I have been extremely fortunate and am happy with what I have accomplished and hope to keep doing better!

    • Angela

      I trying to save more on everything, doing good so far!

    • Smtrueunc

      I resolved to get my home more organized – so far I’m working on drawer clutter

    • Melissa Sanchez

      Resolutions are so easily broken. I want to do more than that. So my plans are to save more money utilizing southern savers and learn the trick of the trade. I plans to decrease our debt. With the excess funds available plan to buy a larger house that will accommodate my husband and I our three children, mother and father in law. As well as a garden/ farm to be so we can provide for the family in a more cost effective and healthier way.

    • Jean Stewart

      Jean – Get more organized. I have tackled one project to clean out cabinets and making good progress.

    • barnesfamily

      Resolution is to spend more time with my loved ones that can’t get out and do things because of oxogen tanks and bad health. what a blessing to see ther face when we pull up :) they are like little kids with big smiles on there face just to see someone, and to have someone to talk to. just the small things in life, we sometimes take for granted.

    • Karen

      My new years resolutions have not been as tangible as in the past. But I am excited to trust God more and have specific ways that I am measuring/working toward that goal (in specific areas of my life).

    • hollyferrero

      Been exercising every day!

    • Rachel

      I’m doing great – I’m trying to spend less time couponing while still getting all the benefits – in other words, I’m using your site more and more :)

    • nafisa

      I am working towards it. I determined that I have to finish taking those college classes to get my degree and I started school this spring semester.

    • Diane

      I have been sticking to it so far!

    • So far the year has been great, sticking to that new years diet!

    • shannon g

      I’ve been doing great. I have been going to the gym everyday and eating healthy with the exception of a little bit of chocolate :)!

    • Janice

      I have resolved to coupon more sensibly, not just to buy because it’s a “good deal”, but only what we’ll need/use.

    • pbhardshell

      100% success with me b/c I made no resolutions. My sis and I, however, are going to save $14 through ebates on our weight watchers’ membership when we join Monday. Thank you!

    • Nichole

      Determine to become more organized so far…so good! :)

    • Lyndsee

      I’ve been doing great! I’m making it a point to take time everyday (even on those crazy ones) to spend quality time with my kids…. not just watching them play or listening to them play, but playing with them and trying out new things!

    • keilah

      I’ve been doing pretty well. Not perfect but BETTER

    • kbr54

      need to exercise more

    • Lynn

      I’ve been doing good. I am trying to give up cokes and although I really do adore them, I am trying to give them because I’ve known for years how destructive they are to the body.

    • Mimi

      Great so far with healthier diet.

    • Lori

      This year one of my resolutions is to clean up my potty mouth. I don’t remember how it got so bad but it has to go!

    • robin

      Very well! My resolution is to cut out preservatives for myself and my family!

    • Shelley Hunt

      So far so good since I made none! Ha! Although I guess I need to exercise a little more and eat a little better.

    • I dont make resolutions… easier that way

    • S Jones

      I am on track to save more this year!

    • Shelley137

      So far so good! My resolution was to drink more water. I’ve been drinking some. Still need to drink more.

    • Connie

      I have been staying within my point range. Time will show because people will be able to see if I stick with the weight loss program. I hope for myself that I can loss the weight, but more than that I hope my daughter can do it. We are trying to motivate each other. She has had a few hard years. Hopefully this will be a great year for her.
      My first purchcase though ebates was signing up with Weight Watchers.

    • Holly B

      I’ve been so busy, I admit I haven’t accomplished much, but family comes first :)

    • Slow start with the resolutions but making baby steps. I will keep moving forward!

    • Ann

      I’m doing great! Spending more time with my family and pets.

    • Jul

      My New Years resolution was to journal. So I bought myself a “one-line journal” which has been quick and easy. Day 10 and I am still on track!

    • Jennb

      My resolution this year is to stop taking every little thing so seriously. Sometimes I let the small stuff get to me WAY too much. I feel like I have done pretty well so far because I have just been letting things go that I would have obsessed over in the past. I am definitely a work in progress though. lol

    • Katey

      Been doing OK, trying to be better orgainized!

    • Miranda

      Great started school( back to college) and lost 3 pounds by exercising!

      Couponing too to save money!

    • Judy

      Yes, back on my exercise plan

    • Trying to save more money, buy less unnecessary items, and try new things.

    • I’ll be honest..not going as weel as planned BUT I haven’t given up completely. That’s half the battle right?!?

    • tammy

      Doing better

    • Faith B

      So far no good but plan on turning that around real soon.

    • Should be doing better, but I just love sweets too much ;)

    • Anita

      Doing well. Start each day with something I am thankful for.

    • Janice

      I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but there are definitely some things I would like to do like lose weight and eat better – no specific goals.

    • runningragged

      Alright. I am trying to be more organized and not sweat the small stuff

    • Beth

      It depends on the resolution. I’m doing better with Bible reading, getting organized, etc., but not doing so well with eating and exercising. But, I’m not giving up on it yet!

    • Hollt

      Trying to get more sleep….on that note, Goodnight :)

    • Katherine W

      I’ve been doing pretty well so far!

    • Alissabeth

      One of my goals was to increase the storage and organizational space in our home. My 2 book cases arrived from Target the other day and I just need some baskets or bins for the toys! On to the next room….

    • Tammy Smith McKenzie

      Working out daily to lose weight

    • Krystal

      So far so good! One of mine was to exercise more, which I have been doing 3x per week. This is up from zero! Also, I am looking to save more money by adding money saving tips each month. One way I am doing this is by going through Ebates for everything. Currently, I have 110.00 in my ebates account from xmas! Yea me!

    • shery stewart

      I’m doing great! I already exercise every day, so I continue with that. l already use coupons and discounts, but plan on paying off my car and then saving that amount each month in a savings account. Also plan on starting a Christmas fund for next year. And I’m working on finding more happiness, pleasure and contentment in my life. Being satisfied and not wanting more. And, as always, I LOVE spending time with my grandchildren! I love them the most!!!

    • Ashley e

      I have started my new years resolution of calorie counting, but had to cheat today due to a catered meetingtoday :( back on track tomorrow!!

    • Kimmy

      My big goal this year was to give back with using coupons and sites like ebates for cash back and to pay it forward. I was able to get enough gift cards through Target promotions to donate two Big Boxes of Diapers to the Women’s Shelter as well as Formula. As a First Time Mom, I am learning how important it is to be able to give back to those that truly need it. It was great to drop that off along with some clothes that my 5 month son has already grown out of.

    • Debra

      Moving steadily towards of these goals! : )

    • Carlene

      I am still on track on being a wise steward of the money the Lord has given my family. I am exciting with all the savings this year.

    • Bridget

      So far we have been doing ok. Not quite as motivated as last year but i hope to get there!

    • Liz

      Doing great…one day at a time…living my faith to the fullest and thanking God for where he has brought us from….wow…what a year it has been. I am continuing to live frugally and try to bless others with what God has blessed me with!

    • Jill

      Good so far! I joined Weight Watchers last Monday so I am really excited to get healthy.

    • Lacey

      paying off some debt

    • Jill

      I need to do better on starting an excerise routine. I only walked 20 minutes today but I am going to add more gradually.

    • Jill

      I am a Facebook fan of Southern Savers!

    • Jill

      I am an email subscriber.

    • hipanky

      I can’t seem to get going – something always gets in the way.

    • Jill

      I am an Ebates member!

    • mel

      Cranked up the couponing a notch, plus I don’t buy too much food at one time and end up throwing it away.

    • spi_cy13

      In regards to my new year’s resolutions, I’ve been doing well! I have been saving more money and getting organized.

    • Lynnear

      Fairly well. Trying to be a much smarter shopper. (@esyke623 – Way to go!)

    • Laura

      So far so good. Organized bedroom one and laundry room. Room by room I am decluttering and organizing. Yes!

    • Lorie

      So far so good! My coupons are still organized! I found a new source for saving money with one of our local TV stations. I have lost 6 pounds because my whole family is on board.

    • msliss17

      I have been doing well with the new year’s resolutions since I didn’t make any!!!


      My resolution was to budget and save even more. We were very behind due to my husband’s truck breaking down, so we haven’t been able to save, but I am on point with budgeting.

    • Abigail B

      4/6th of our family has had flu the last week so the running resolution has had a slow start but it hasn’t been written off… yet. The Bible memory resolution has had a much more favorable jump start this year. Have you tried ScriptureTyper.com? It’s very cool. I’ve joined the Romans Project to memorize 3 chapters in Romans this year.

    • Amanda

      Doing good! Started the Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred!

    • Trying not to eat after 7:00, so good so far!!

    • Tracey Tracy

      I’m doing okay, need to keep the motivation going! Help me organize and manage my time better!

    • katkoupon

      I’m working on them!

    • dean77

      Doing great! I never made any.

    • Burtonmom

      Doing ok. My goal is to have a simple to-do list and get it done.

    • BethMc

      Still running, so far so good!

    • svetkat

      In 2013 I’m getting organized! I’m getting there…slowly!

    • cbdlizette

      I’ve decided that this year I want to maximize my family’s savings by couponing. I’ve went on one shopping trip so far and saved 51%. Not bad for my first time and I know I’ll get better at it with more practice.

    • I’ve been doing ok but I need to get serious now and go work out!

    • Candace M

      I am doing great with my New Year’s resolution by making healthy smoothies for my family several days a week.

    • kim

      Recycle & reuse. A year w/o buying clothes

    • Linda

      I resolved to buy only items that I can use or donate right away. I refuse to be wasteful this year. So far so good.

    • lauren

      Ive stared the 52 week money challange! hopefully to be ready to tackle christmas season next year~

    • Janice

      So far, not so good. But I am still motivated to get it done…I just have to start!!!!!

    • Dana

      So far so good. Keeping spending at a minimum and exercising 3 days a week.

    • guest

      Made several. Doing well on all except “keeping the home tidy”.

    • Camiele

      I didn’t make one this year – so I guess I’m doing great…?!

    • Terri

      Doing good. Eating healthier, exercising, and saving money!

    • cindy

      I had a good day at CVS today. Stocked up on Finish and got my neosporin for my rebats.

    • djgirl

      I’m making day by day progress on new mini goals for improvement in different areas of my life. That way I don’t get overwhelmed and “fall by the wayside.” Little by little. :)

    • Ruth

      Ok in some areas, not so good in others…..but I’m working on it!!

    • Jenny H

      Doing well so far! :)

    • Sue

      I promised to loose weight but sadly I haven’t started

    • Kim R

      Hi Jenny, I’m on a limited buget now that I’ve retired early. I have made a new years resolution to make better meals for my fiance and my grandson who we are raising, he is 9. (He’s learning early how to coupon) So far so good, I’ve been saving quite a bit of money using coupons and your site. Thanks so much and please keep up the good…Great….work.

    • sue H

      I was doing good until last night when I fell and ended up with a concussion and a messed up swollen face. This would be the ticket to back on track. Thank you

    • Amy C

      Started a few days late, but I’ve cut out junk food, and replaced them with apples!

    • Each year I make a resolution to do what I can to make myself a better person, and so far so good. I started my second year of nursing school this month, and I hope to have my LPN sometime this summer. Thank you for your posts!

    • Emma Strickland

      This year has started off great! I have already lost 3 pounds!

    • Anna

      Pretty well so far!

    • Beachrose1

      I have a word to work on instead of a list of resolutions: pray

    • pfoulkes

      I’m quite proud of myself for remembering to use EBATES when I shop online!!

    • Tim

      I’m trying to snack on more fruit and vegies – so far doing good!

    • Julie

      Good… listening for the Lord everyday!

    • jobug310

      It’s going to take awhile to build my stockpile. But I’ll get there.

    • HollyBP

      New Year’s resolution? What’s that? I’ll let you know if I come up with anything… Really though, my life goal is to be a good mom…

    • deborah pressley

      I’ve been on a very steady pace. I have been making my list, using coupons and sticking to the budget

    • CC

      I didn’t make any resolutions for the New Year this year, so I’m doing fantastic in that department!

    • Deanna G.

      I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions.

    • Danyeln

      My main resolution was to save more via couponing. I made my first grocery trip to Publix on Wednesday and only had 43% savings. Not too great a start BUT I did wait a whole 8 days into the year before having to buy groceries so maybe not as bad as I thought.

    • leighnamie

      i been doing a lot better with sticking to my budget this year! hope to keep it up!

    • maggie

      I have saved more money on groceries. I have also purchased toys that are really good deals for 2013 Christmas for my kids.

    • Tina

      so far so good. Shooting to read through my Bible and I am on day 10!

    • PianoGretch

      I struggled through the first week but this week has been a bit better. Hoping to pick up some speed over the next couple of months.

    • hovym

      My New Year’s Resolution list is long this year…but 2013 has been a great year for me so far! I got the position in a research lab I have been working towards, I have been diligently following my exercise plan…the diet adjustments are happening, slowly :) and I have been taking time each day to remind myself of my own inner strength and capabilities as well as seeking out new ways to be influential in other’s lives. Doing pretty well for 11 days in!

    • anna

      I love ebates! I don’t make resolutions. I just try to make better choices for myself and my family.

    • Ariel B

      I’ve been doing really great in the start of the year. It will just be seen how easily I can access transportation in order to roll out my deals and coupons.

      btw I love Ebates.

    • NannaSusan

      I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but I often make altar and prayer resolutions after a sermon… that happens all year long. By the grace of God, I’m doing pretty good on those resolutions.

    • I made a resolution to try to stay healthier inside & out! So far I have started Yoga & Zumba, got acupuncture for the first time & started cooking healthier for my family & I. With the changes so far I have lost 14 pounds:) & I’m feeling Happier & energetic! My children are “digging” the New Mommy which helps me to push myself to keep on this Happy, Healthier Path!

    • Amanda Hanks

      I’ve been doing very well with my New Year’s resolutions! I am sticking to a strict budget and prepping for a 10K in March! :)

    • NannaSusan

      I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but I do make altar and prayer resolutions after hearing sermons. By the grace of God, I’m doing pretty good on those.

    • Jennifer

      I didn’t make any this year :/ I do make monthly or weekly goals and they’ve been great thus far!

    • Jane Walker

      I’m doing great! I’ve lost 4 pounds.

    • Elsie

      I really have been doing great. so far i have kept all of my resolutions.

    • Missy

      Didn’t make any resolutions this year. Determined to take one day at at time!

    • elizabeth

      My news years resolution is to reconnect with friends and spend more quality time with my family- Recent surgery has helped my resolutions come to fruition because I was forced to slow down and in doing so has enabled me to have more time for the people in my life.

    • Shannon

      I have been doing just ok, but am continuously working at it.

    • Jennifer Mason

      My resolutions have been going well.

    • Linds2862

      I have not been doing well on my main resolution (to take away my toddler’s pacifier). I have been restricting it to naps and bedtime, but somehow she finds one at different times of the day and fusses over not having one. But i know in the long run, it will be best for to lose the pacifier once and for all.

    • My resolution was to eat more organic and raw foods for a more healthy mind and body. So far, it’s going great. Lost five pounds and free much better!

    • Lori P.

      I’m doing a little better about eating like a grownup, but haven’t been to the gym yet :)

    • Nichelle

      I don’t typically make resolutions. Removing from December surgeries so I’m not depriving myself of much right now. Not usual, but makes pain easier to get other treats. :)

    • mommywelsh

      I have been doing great this year with my resolution and hope that it will continue. Thanks to all my family and friends for their support and help.

    • Working hard & loving it!! Thankful I have a chance to make a difference in others lives!

    • Heidi S

      Doing good so far…my resolutions were to travel more & read more books…..so far I’ve got 2 vacations planned (one for next week) and have been reading every day!

    • Kat

      I made a resolution to straighten out our home paperwork. I am doing it small step by small step. Each day I finish a small project. At this rate I will be done by the end of February.We have already benefited from organizing our paperwork. We switch auto and house insurance to a different company. We are applying less and actually have better insurance.

    • KatieR

      So far so good! Eating better, saving money and maintaining a positive attitude.

    • nurseteri

      I set my goals very small so that I would not get frustrated. I plan to extend them as I reach them ! Doing great so far !

    • JoEllen

      About half … disruptions in our homeschool schedule have derailed us a bit, but we’re trying again today!

    • Cindy

      Working on cleaning out and organizing – it’s going slow, but going.

    • ucmba97

      SO far so good! My resolution has been to set up automatic savings deposits, and to agressivly save. this give away would sure help! Thanks Jenny & Ebates! I saved lots with Ebates during Christmas shopping!

    • Kevin Wilkie

      Reduced our monthly bills by over 20%!

    • Charlene

      I’ve done great so far. I’m down 4.4 pounds since January 1st. I’m excited to see what this year holds. Thanks and God bless you.

    • Debbie

      I have been failing miserably! My resolution is to try a new recipe every week. So far, I haven’t made anything new!

    • dstone71

      I love ebates! I did a lot of my Christmas shopping through them. My resolution to spend less money this month is going well; it’s the 11th and I’ve only been to the grocery store one time!

    • mommyt121

      Doing well so far!

    • Rachel

      I didn’t make any New Year’s Resolutions, but I am trying to be more positive each day.

    • Connieb03

      My resolution is to be more organized and so far I’m keeping it!

    • stuart

      Attended 630 am Jazzercise class today as a part of my resolutions.

    • Michelle

      I didn’t make any resolutions. However, I am continuing to press toward becoming debt free. Preparing to begin Dave Ramsey’s financial makeover series … my goal is to be debt free in 5 years!

    • tuchic

      I’m off to a slow start but steady working towards a more organized life (old habits die hard!!!!)

    • NEB

      My New Year’s resolution was to be more organized this year and so far I’ve been doing great!

    • Kristi Parton

      I’m down a pound and hubby is down 5 :) We’re also working on paying off our debt so we can save and buy a house. So far, so good!

    • flamom

      I’m going great-but I made an easier one this year! No more leaving my shoes in the doorway to the garage! Geez-I’m worse than the kids!

    • Erika

      I’ve been following my normal resolutions very well. Keep trying to do better. As long as I have that, I know I can’t go wrong.!

    • LadySiren

      I’m doing TERRIFIC!

      My resolution this year was to make sure that I’m actually around to see my kids graduate from college, get married, have kids of their own, and maybe collect some Social Security.

      I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it but hate how I go overboard. So my resolution this year was: Don’t Eat Like Jabba the Hut. I’m taking baby steps, because that’s all I can really handle right now. No more Coke (OMG), no more sugar in my coffee, sensible portions (no, I will NOT eat an entire box of Ding Dongs today), healthier choices.

      I usually have the willpower of a wet dishrag when it comes to food, so I have no idea where this iron resolve is coming from, but so far? I’ve done EVERY one of the things I said I would. I’m avoiding all forms of soda like the plague. Coffee? I’m getting used to not having that sticky-sweet load of sugar I used to dump into it. I’m learning what it means to eat like a normal human being instead of an industrial-strength vacuum cleaner. And to top it all off, I’m actually eating – gasp! – healthier foods. Less processing and HFCS, more whole grains, lean meat, and produce.

      It’s going to be a long road. I’m very proud of myself for right now though – I feel like I’ve got some measure of control back. And just maybe, I’ll actually get to see my kids walk down the aisle some day (if I don’t kill ’em first).

    • gatorgirl4325

      Moving forward little by little!

    • Sara S

      Not so good. My resolution was to eat healthier. I have been adding more veggies to my diet but I still love full-fat yogurt!

    • Jess Karr

      Some days are better than others… I do have an Ebates account and love it, but one of my resolutions is not spending as much money! ;)

    • Lisa

      I’m taking things a day at a time. I’m attempting to let go of the past and focus on right now. So far, so good!

    • sundrop474

      I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. However, we began last year cleaning up the foods our family eats. We will continue to find whole food replacements for any remaining processed foods. And I’d like to try my hand a gluten-free baking as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    • Amandajw

      My resolution was to stop biting my nails. So far, so good!

    • mcollins5

      I’m doing great (I didn’t make any this year)!

    • i really didn’t make any new years resolutions this year. So i’ve been doing great! :)

    • amber

      so far so good on my eating plan, but need to start exercise

    • Christyn

      Thus far, I’ve been doing really well with my New Years resolution! I’ve been eating in every day this week for lunch and dinner (using up all those buy 2 get 3 free pasta boxes I bought from Harris Teeter!). I’ve also cut out my cable/internet bill and lowered my home & car insurance by asking for addition discounts. I’ve also been shopping around for the best deal for the washer and dryer that I need to purchase for my new home. Looking forward to a thrifty year!

    • David

      My resolution was to get rid of the clutter in our house…we’re making progress, but it’s going to take a while.

    • Cathy

      My New Year’s resolution was to not be so distracted and focus more on my kids. I think I’m doing an okay job….but there is always room for improvement! :)

    • Becky

      I have made it to day 5 of The South Beach Diet!

    • Melinda

      I try to stay focused on the things that make life great – but it can be difficult!

    • Nat

      I have been doing great on my New Year’s resolutions!

    • Denise

      I never make new year resolutions. I make them whenever I see a need. Right now I’m working on exercising more. So far, so good.

    • Jess

      so far so not bad…taken off 3 lbs of 20 that have crept back on after losing 120. working out is easier when you get results!

    • romypau77

      I’ve been doing ok I need to keep going

    • L

      I haven’t even figured out my New Year’s Resolution. I have so many–I will have to narrow them down.

    • Jessann1203

      I’m off to a great start on my new years resolution!

    • Laura L.

      I started off slowly but I’m getting there. Been walking a couple times a week. Financially, I am cutting down my debt!

    • Renee

      Love Ebates! Helping with my new Years Resoulution to spend less!

    • Charlotte

      I am doing good so far, still sticking to my diet!

    • Teresa

      I have been walking every day for 1 hour!

    • dlbandjeb

      Still going steady!

    • Kat

      I didn’t make any resolutions this year. If I resolve to do something, then I will do it. Too often New Year resolutions are just dreams and wishes, not things one actually resolves to accomplish.

    • I’ve been doing alright. One of my resolutions was to increase my income.

    • Terry

      This is really a funny resolution, but I told myself that I was going to take the time to unsubscribe all the junk and spam emails that I receive instead of just deleting them. It seems like it takes forever and the same ones are popping up, but I’m sticking to it!

    • Terry

      This is really a funny resolution, but I told myself that I was going to take the time to unsubscribe all the junk and spam emails that I receive instead of just deleting them. It seems like it takes forever and the same ones are popping up, but I’m sticking to it!

    • Terry

      This is really a funny resolution, but I told myself that I was going to take the time to unsubscribe all the junk and spam emails that I receive instead of just deleting them. It seems like it takes forever and the same ones are popping up, but I’m sticking to it!

    • Lois

      We’ve been doing well – my husband is busy with his work, and I busy working on my diet-treatment!

    • Beverly

      My resolution is to live life to the fullest and to have more stress free days. So far so good!!

    • sedeka

      As a “starving grad” full time phd student, I experienced tremendous financial pressure during the latter half of 2012 (I was caught in a loop hole because in South Carolina students don’t qualify for food assistance unless they are working 20 hours per week on top of doctoral courses, but I am on an academic scholarship requiring that I keep high grades with a full time status!). Now that I finally completed my doctoral qualifying examination this week, it feels that my life is back on track to implement my 2013 New Year’s Resolution:
      to incorporate all the lessons from my SouthernSavers Workshop I attended, I’ve already taken steps to organize my grocery shopping and so much more. I know that this year will be better because this is my final academic semester and I can get a real full-time job in May 2013–I am almost at the finish line and thank you SoutherSavers for helping me take care of myself.

    • Sara

      I’m a pudgy, fledgling writer. I’m doing great so far with my resolutions. which are to write every day and do a Jillian Michael’s workout. Hope to be a skinny novelist by next year. :)

    • Lynn C.

      So far so good! On budget and working out 5 days a week…still need to tweak the food!

    • Lindsey

      I have been doing alright, I have to remind myself daily that I can do it!

    • pollard1184

      My resolution was to eat better this time around with my pregnancy. So far I haven’t felt like eating a lot so that has helped remind me about making healthier choices with what I am eating.

    • Rachel

      No New Year’s Resolutions, so I’m doing great! I just want to improve on everything in my life.

    • sarahhirsch

      my resolution for 2013 was to get more organized. i haven’t really started yet.

    • Alison

      I’ve been doing great on my New Year’s Resolution. I only made 2.

      1. Study the Bible daily.

      2. Do what it says.

      That guarantees me success in God’s eyes for 2013, and that’s all that matters. Have a blessed day.

    • Karen

      I am doing great. I have been walking every day! I love it. Hope I lose some pounds. LOL

    • Blessie Nelson

      So far, on the reins and staying in balance!

    • Rebecca

      I’ve been so proud of my consistency so far with the new years resolution! This year feels different than most. Instead of the usual high and then low, it feels solid and steady. I’m pleased!

    • martin3

      one of my resolutions is to not correct my husband so much. So far, good. I just ignore him the way he ignores me when he’s watching some show called Pinky’s or something like that.

    • lj

      No resolutions…just one word to focus on heart change this year. Check it out. myoneword.org

    • Jackie Smith Merrill

      I’m doing pretty good this year with my resolution to save more money. I have read a couple books on how to spend only $50 a month per person living in your household on groceries. Although i haven’t acheived this yet, i am learning new ways to save more and am loving the process i am seeing.

    • SarahB

      My new years resolution was to cut back eating out. Me and my husband have both made great progress!

    • I didn’t make any resolutions so that I wouldn’t fail at any of them!!! I am an ebates member.

    • I am doing okay getting organized, but not great. Being 8 1/2 months pregnant makes some things a little difficult. LOL

    • Del

      I’ve been doing goodly on my resolution to speak and write more better.

    • Guest

      I’ve been doing great! My resolution was to continue with the things that I began last year such as eating healthy foods, working out and working on making wise spending choices. It’s not as hard to continue these good habits as it was to start them.

    • Guest

      Opps – I forgot to add that I am an Ebates member.

    • Josh

      Not so good, or maybe really good, depending on how you look at it. I didn’t make any resolutions this year :)

    • nik

      Living day to day and trying to listen to make the right choices.

    • tzecha

      I have started back to regular exercise and eating healthy (after the holiday hiatus)

    • jana

      I’m not really big on resolutions but our goal this year is to pay off debt and save save save as much as possible. I have just starting using Ibotta and totally love it!

    • nancycrom

      I don’t make resolutions on new year’s. When I really want to change something I just do it, no matter when it is.

    • Betty Baez

      Ive been doing amazing tobacco free for 6 weeks…i started early ;)

    • Robyn Driver

      We are a family of 12 and for the next few months are cutting our budget back big time so we can put extra money each month on getting our house paid off. We are living off of less than 500 a month including groceries, pullups, paper goods, meds, etcc… I’ve couponed for years, but trying to buy less and continue couponing. My stock up pile has already helped to spend less!

    • angelgenius27

      Ive been doing great I’ve been cigarette free for 6 weeks….I started early ;)

    • Jen

      Doing well with my New Years resolution, to not eat after 8:00

    • Jimmy

      I have been doing great!!! I have been walking for health. I have walked every day since the first. I am really proud of myself.

    • Janessa

      I’ve been doing pretty good with my savings resolutions this year. My big struggle is working out. I plan to get on that a little more at the end of the month after I get moving out of the way! :)

    • Beth33

      Saving money more and more everyday following your advice and web-site. I have added to my savings fund more in the past week then in a month last year. Thanks for all the information that helps us meet our New Year’s plans of saving like no other this year.

    • Sarah B

      So far I haven’t blown the budget – so ok so far!

    • ctrinkle

      Doing okay. My resolutions were chosen by my kids – don’t cackle so much and don’t ask so many questions about school/grades. Can you tell I have high schoolers?!?

    • Lauren

      I made a resolution to get organized. So far, I have been able to tackle the office pretty well.

    • Kayla

      I’ve been on the full time job hunt.So far I have four resumes out for consideration and am being scheduled for an interview later for one position the end of this month!

    • I don’t make resolutions so I don’t feel down on myself if I don’t manage to follow through.
      I LOVE Ebates!

    • Amber

      I didn’t officially make a resolution this year. No resolutions are easy to keep.

    • Wendi Appling Vick

      Not so great! Hoping to get back on track soon!

    • Paige

      I’ve really been enjoying spending more focused, quality time with my kids!

    • jensave

      So far so good! But then again, it’s only the 11th…

    • alissa

      my resolution has been to save money by paying attention to your site & steal the deals… which i’ve being doing well at! i’m taking baby steps by starting with publix & target, but look forward to geting into cvs & walgreens!

    • Melissa Moody

      Cutting back on soda and saving money and calories, off to a good start!

    • Melissa

      My plan of action starts big tomorrow…so we’ll see what happens!

    • Anthony

      I said I would start walking for health benefits, and I have. I am so proud of myself. I will keep walking, too.

    • working on it ! I’ve got a whole year afterall !!

    • Jennifer Flora

      I decided to not make any specific resolutions, because I always stop doing them. Instead, I’m just trying to save more money where I can.

    • Caroline

      Soso. I have been to the gym more than before but my kid has been sick so I can’t go as often as I want.

    • lrae17

      Well, seeing how I haven’t decided on my resolutions yet, I guess I’m doing pretty good. ;-)

    • ajawee83

      I didn’t make any, so I’m doing great. :)

    • Risa

      I’ve been doing really good, for me! And I love ebates and Southern Savers!

    • AmandaSakovitz

      I havent been doing so well. It’s definitely taken a backseat.
      pokergrl8 at gmail.com

    • AnnS

      So far–so good I’ve been going out for a walk everyday. Its so refreshing and it clears my mind too!

    • micaela6955

      I have not been doing as great as I’d like… I want to eat healthier, more natural products and only enjoy the convenience and fast foods occasionally-but with work being so darn busy, it’s been hard to focus on that and I am going on whatever is easier. I need to lose a bit of weight as well, and want to do it gradually, along with healthier eating. My layoff is coming in a couple of months, and I hope to have more time to dedicate to my goals.

    • tammyla

      so far pretyy good.

    • Sarah Thacker

      So far the resolutions are going well! I’m mostly focused on eating gluten free, exercising, and starting the day with prayer & Bible reading.

    • Thomas Murphy

      My New Year’s resolution is to save up money and I am doing great!

    • I have not been doing so good! :(. I promised to spend more time with my children but then work called me away to charleston this week then Greenville next week. (Gotta pay the bills, so I gotta work). I’m praying that after next week, I can get to the real work of spending more quality time with my family.

    • Sandy J.

      No resolutions for me so I’m doing good!

    • nicolegreene

      My only resolution this year is to have a healthy pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby in July–so far I’m having a very easy healthy pregnancy :)

    • Sharon

      I am sticking to it …so far, so good! Yay me!

    • Wendy

      I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions but I am trying harder to enjoy life as it comes instead of later whenever it is “better”.

    • Michelle

      I have committed to working harder during workout classes. So far so good!

    • Dana

      Thanks to reminders on the phone! I am doing great reading the Bible more.

    • lj

      No resolutions, but I do love ebates!!!

    • lina

      i’ve been doing okay.. i’ve been to the gym a few times but not everyday

    • Rhianna

      I’m doing great with my resolutions.

    • georgiegirl

      My new years resolution is to take better care of myself and to take charge of life. I’m going to be more organized and be on time when I need to be somewhere.

    • Kim Kihega

      I’ve been doing great…I’m trying to lose 20lbs. I’ve been on a diet and exercising every day!

    • linda greene

      I haven’t been doing very well on my resolution to eat healthier.

    • Nicole P

      So far, so good on my resolutions….but then again, we’re only 12 days into the new year!

    • ann

      Mentally great…. physically…I am working hard!

    • aak1231

      I realized I didn’t make any resolutions… I lost my grandpa the end of December n not going to make any promises right now I can’t keep. But best of luck to all those that did!

    • Hockey Mum

      Not too good. I ended up hurting my knee so I haven’t been able to exercise as much as I would like.

    • Beverly

      I didn’t make any official ones so I’m doing great keeping them!!

    • Sonice50

      I think I am doing good on my new year resolution …. I am using coupons more saving some money…

    • BeautyWin

      I have done very well with my Resolutions. I’ve been working out and watching my spending!

    • aishawed

      I’ve been doing good, actually. Reading my 2nd book since I want to read many books this year but I won’t be able to lose weight since I just found out I’m pregnant.

    • Daiva

      I’m doing ok. It’s going slow but moving forwards

    • I’ve been doing pretty decent on my financial resolutions – pretty terrible on my health ones, so I guess I’m breaking even :)

    • Annette

      Told my students my resolutions and they are holding me to the fire!

    • I am doing ok, just got stick to the plan of saving $ . :)

    • CH

      Great! I didn’t make one so there’s none to break. ;)

    • Jackie

      I’m doing good. I’ve chosen to purchase more higher quality products. We are using the evaluations in Consumer Reports to make our selections.

    • shannon b

      My resolution was to clear out the clutter in my life. I have slowly been donating stuff to clear out my house. Can’t wait to see what this year holds for us!
      sbaka3 at gmail dot com

    • Annette

      My resolution has been to express gratitude more often and so far it’s going well. I feel so much more grateful, appreciative, and positive.

    • Lonnie

      Have been doing great with my new year’s resolution to drink more water and less juice/soda!

    • Lisa

      Down 6 lbs!! Super pumped :) Step one was watching what I eat to lose weight and now I need to tie in some exercise.

    • Kayla Starrett

      I haven’t made any resolutions for this year!

    • Stephanie Hirsch

      My New Years Resolutions are still on hold, we are in the process of moving, and our resolutions are just to exercise more and eat less carbs, we already do that for the most part, but since we are in the process of moving, things have been a little up in the air. So basically, we haven’t started ours yet, lol.

    • tweetyscute

      So far I am not doing great with my resolutions. I am comminted to getting back on track though

    • rachel

      Taking it one day at a time, enjoying ALL the wonderful blessings and knowing that the trials are lessons that my Heavenly Father desires me to know!

    • jtutino

      I’ve gotten back into the swing of regular couponing which is helping out tremendously.

    • Lynn Kramer

      I’ve been doing fine with my resolutions (being better organized/time management) though the real test will be once the semester starts tomorrow. That’s when I’ll need to step up my game!

    • I am an ebates member and my resolution was to be more patient. I am doing fairly well, except for one really bad day.

    • Betty

      I have been doing good thus far…trying my best not to buy anything not needed.

    • Sarah Landers

      My resolution was to eat smaller portions- I have been doing pretty well!

    • WC08

      Mine start tomorrow because I had too much going on the first of the year and didn’t want to start out as a fail. I am hoping they go well :)

    • latanya t

      I’m doing ok. I’ve had a little bit of fast food.

    • Wild Orchid

      I have made some goals and I am doing great so far!

      Thanks for the chance to win!

      wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

    • slehan

      so far, so good.

      My goal is to swim 3 times a week.

      Thanks for the contest.

      slehan at juno dot com

    • Dan

      Haven’t really gotten started on mine yet ;-)

    • brandi

      I didn’t really make a resolution, but so far I’ve been doing well with my general goal to eat less and hopefully this will equal pounds lost!

    • Chandel

      My New Years resolution is to be healthy this year, to take less OTC meds and try eating healthier (gluten free for me). I took a huge leap and I have started using natural/herbal supplements for my thyroid instead of prescriptions and so far so good! Also instead of using OTC meds for headaches I’m using peppermint oil. (YES peppermint oil and it also has a lot of other uses and it also saves money !)
      I’m still in the process of going gluten free but I’m reading labels and being more aware of the ingredients. It’s going to be hard going completly gluten free but I know it will be worth it. :)

    • auntiethesis

      Not very well…mine was to get organized and I’ve barely spent 3 hours sorting through my attic. I really need to spend at least an hour each day up there sorting, purging and cleaning. My goal is to have a garage sale this summer and have an organized attic.
      shel704 at aol dot com

    • Not too great – hoping to take a trip with my husband this year but struggling to get it with points! Hoping it comes together!

    • ahwmorris

      I’ve been doing great on my New Year’s resolutions – I didn’t make any. Am not lying to myself this year!

    • I’ve been doing great! I have devoted much more time to my dear lord and my bible studies and i have been spending much more time with my precious family and enjoying every second of it!! :)

    • Mimzy

      My New Year’s resolution is to live with more joy in my soul and to look for the half full glass.

    • enlamber

      Doing great with my resolutions so far! I love Ebates and SouthernSavers!!

    • Coupon Champion

      I just used Ebates to purchase a 2 yr subscription to Shop Smart the best magazine for knowing which products will give you the best bang for your buck! My goal is to spend wisely this year, I won’t purchase anything on-line until I check with Ebates first!

    • Dora

      Gotta get back on the horse with the food choices, but doing fine on the budget with a new perspective!

    • Leslie Galloway

      I’ve been doing pretty well. I’ve lost 4 pounds so far! :)

    • Leslie Galloway

      I’ve been doing pretty well. I’ve lost 4 pounds so far! :)

    • Jen D.

      I’ve been trying :)

    • Amanda Jasinski

      I didn’t make any. Therefore, I am doing fabulously!

    • MsBsCandles

      I’ve been doing great. Drinking plenty of water. I keep a filled tervis tumbler in the car with a straw all the time.

    • Shannon

      I didn’t make any this year!

    • godan2

      my resolution is to get out of debt this year, not much progress yet

    • akk865

      New Year’s Resolutions? Hmmm, well, I don’t make them anymore, but I HAVE been trying to save more money this year.

    • Jessica J

      I’ve been eating more fruits and veggies. I love Ebates and always tell my friends about it!!

    • Rachel T.

      I have been doing great! Eating much healthier!

    • Tiffany Winner

      doing well on cooking more at home instead of eating out

    • noelle

      I’ve been doing really well. I stopped couponing for a while and I resolved to get back into it and not get lazy with it. I make sure whatever I buy is on sale and/or has a coupon.

    • Theresa S

      Have been doing well on my resolution to eat a more balanced (and ultimately, more healthy) diet, watch portion size, and to journal my food consumption (honestly). It’s paying off in weight loss. And I still eat cookies and candy, just not everyday and not a quarter of the package at a time!

    • K Fox

      So far I’ve been doing good on getting my home more organized.

    • Sheri

      So far so good. saving money left and right by reading your blog and following tips. I want to pay off some debt and put some money in savings!

    • Rachel V.

      I have been doing well on my financial resolutions! I planned to start saving more and pay off my credit card. I have set up a monthly amount that will automatically be deducted to my savings and made a plan for how much I will pay off on my credit card this year. Also, I resolved to carpe diem. I am about to book a trip to Hawaii for February!

    • Denise

      Mine has been not to stress so much and I have been doing good.

    • Amy

      I’m a first-time mom to a baby boy who just turned 5 months old. My resolution is to save more on ALL spending since my goal is to be able to stay home with my baby. I’ve done ok with spending so far but know I can save more and am going to work hard to do it!

    • chellegirl22

      My resolution is to get more organized and prioritize on the most important things in my life, family and self ;) So far so good! Part of the organization is also sticking to a budget, and luckily Southern Savers is helping me do that! Thanks for pulling it all together and making it easier on us!

    • BDSGirl

      I started my resolution before the new year last year. Still going strong.

    • aimee

      Well, I gained more weight, so … not too great

    • dm

      so far i’m doing great, I organized our spare bedroom, , our family started working out together(tae bo dvd), and the most important thing i wanted to focus on was getting quiet and reading God’s Word more. this is hard due to all the distractions but I know it is the most important and will not give up growing closer to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.:)