A few weeks ago, I was introduced to Kodak and their Print and Prosper campaign, which is a campaign to teach consumers how to obtain real value from the products they purchase.
Did you know that last year Americans spent FIVE MILLION DOLLARS too much on ink jet printer? It’s true, we did.
As part of the campaign, I was sent a Kodak ESP 7 All-in-One printer to review. The printer is incredible, not only fast, wireless (wi-fi) and unbelievable quality, but you can also print up to two times more documents and photos using the same ink than you would with your current printer.
Also, as part of the campaign, I was able to take part in a conference call with Laura Rowley, a personal finance expert. Laura and the team of bloggers on the call all came up with amazing ways to save money, here are a few of my favorite tips from Laura, tips for every room of the house:
Use your family room to unplug, literally. Vampire drain of electricity in “standby mode” –turned off but still plugged into the wall – drains our wallets $3 billion per year. Plug items into fuse-protected power strips that don’t suck energy from the wall when turned off.
Rethink your ink in the office. Equip yourself with items that stretch your dollars like Kodak’s All-in-One Inkjet printers, which can save you up to $110 a year on ink.
In the bathroom, go with the low-flow. Water bills can be cut back 25 to 60 percent by replacing showerheads and faucets with low-flow aerating models for $10 to $20 each. Look for a model that’s 2.5 gallons per minute to save on average $200 per year.
A dirty secret. Households spend an average of $1,500 a year on dry cleaning, and 65 percent of those clothes are washable, according to Proctor and Gamble research. Wool, cashmere, silk, rayon, polyester and spandex can all be laundered, saving America $750 a year.
You can find even more really SMART tips at Print and Prosper and Money and Happiness.
I’m so excited to be able to give a lucky reader a Kodak Ink Jet ESP7 All-in-One printer, retail value $199.99!
But that’s not all! All individuals who win a printer (there will be over twenty given away across the blogosphere, they will be entered to win a FULL scholarship to Blogher in Chicago this summer PLUS overnight accommodations AND travel accommodations! All courtesy of Kodak.
What do you need to do to win?
FIRST, if you click here, the site will calculate how much you overpaid because you are NOT using the Kodak All-in-One print, information based on your current printer. So, go here and figure out how much you would save and tell me in the comments.
Second, do not say “pick me, pick me” because that is so annoying.
THIRD, TWITTER, BABY. Send a tweet about this giveaway and you’ll gain an additional entry, just leave your twitter URL in the comments.
FOUR, preach it! Go to your blog and tell your readers about this giveaway and come back here and leave your post URL entry in the comments.
That’s three possible ways you can win. And I hope YOU win. BEST OF LUCK, FRIENDS!
The contest ends Friday at 5:00 p.m. CST on The winner will be chosen randomly May 8, 2009 and announced on Friday evening.
THANK YOU, KODAK, for your generosity!