The weekend edition of The Washington Post announces Michelle Singletary’s Penny Pincher of the Year contest. If you have a unique way of saving every last one of those copper beauties, you could find yourself with a whole bunch more of them by sending in your story.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to show off your frugality for a nice reward. But be careful not to cross the line between frugal and miserly:
A miser is someone who wouldn’t spare a dime for his brother or anybody else in need. I know plenty of penny pinchers who are extremely generous. They just hate wasting money on stuff that doesn’t matter.
You can enter by e-mail or by putting pen to paper and tossing it into a big blue box on the street corner:
Send your entries by June 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “2006 Penny Pincher of the Year Contest” in the subject line. Please include your address and daytime and evening phone numbers. You can also mail entries to Michelle Singletary, Color of Money, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. Please put on the front of the envelope “Penny Pincher of the Year Contest.”
Here’s what my entry looks like so far:
Now where’s my prize?