February 28, 2009

Smart Shopper Review and Giveaway



One of the best ways to save money on groceries is to make a list of needed items, and stick to the list. But frequently when I am ready to go to the store, I forget to write down some of my needed items. I really needed something to record my items as I think of them or see that I need them.


I was excited that I got to review a smart shopper as seen on Rachael Ray. SmartShopper is a convenient way to keep track of your errands and groceries. You can add items to your shopping list by simply speaking into SmartShopper’s microphone. Using the easy-to-read LED display, you can edit list entries and customize your SmartShopper. As you enter items into your grocery shopping list organizer, they will be sorted based on categories such as “Fresh Produce”, “Dairy” or “Errands” so when you’re ready to hit the print button, SmartShopper will have already simplified your shopping trip for you.


Smart Shopper features:


State-of-the-art voice recognition
2500 Pre-loaded items
Built-in printer requires no ink cartridges
Intuitive interface
Uses four standard AA batteries
Built-in magnets for attaching to refrigerator
Includes 3 paper rolls, wall mounting kit, item booklet, and instructions


I found it easy to use. I just put in the batteries, and it was ready to go. It had most things in the pre-loaded item list. I had to change the name on some things such as "Mountain Dew" to "soft drinks". But they included a master list of pre-loaded items, so it was easy.


I also like the feature of errands such as "bank", "car repair", "beauty shop", and "pay bills". I like to do my errands all in one trip if possible, and this will really help.


"Say it, print it, go get it."


You can puchase one online at Smart Shopper USA.


The people at Smart Shopper USA sent another smart shopper to give away to one lucky reader.


To enter go to the smart shopper site and watch the demo then come back here and tell me you did. This is on the honor system. If for some reason you can't see the demo on your computer, then tell me something else about the smart shopper. This must be done before the other entries will count. Please, make sure your email is in your profile or leave it in your comment.


Bonus entries:

1. follow my blog

2. subscribe to my blog

3. tweet about the contest and leave a link or your twitter ID.

4. fave me on technorati
The buttons for those are on the top right. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM 3/11/09.


276 comments:

  1. i tried editing the list

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  2. I am always forgetting to do or buy something so this would come in handy for me.

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  3. I watched the demo. I found it very informative. This would be great to help me organize my shopping.

    Ellen
    eering99@hotmail.com

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  4. I sure could use this. The demo was very clear and instructional.

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  5. Say it, print it, go get it. I watched the demo. Thank you.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  6. I watched the demo and I just gotta have this

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  7. for some reason the demo wouldn't load on my computer, but i did read the specs on this.. love the fact that it doesn't need ink, and you can stick it on the fridge with the magnet to keep it handy

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  8. The demo wouldn't load but I LOVE that it doesn't need an ink cartridge and that you ca nmount it to the wall.
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  9. Fave/Technorati
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  10. I follow you on twitter. happymommy3

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  11. I watched the demo, I love that it prints your list.

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  12. Well the Demo isn't working for me, but it could be my computer. I like that I can mount the SmartShopper on my fridge because it has a strong magnet

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  13. tweet tweet here's my link:
    http://twitter.com/happymommy3/status/1264668350

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  14. I watched the demo! I love that it prints the list for you!
    hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  15. Im following!
    hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  16. I subscribed via google reader!
    hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  17. I tweeted!!
    http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/1264713882

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  18. tiglesia gave you a tweet here:

    http://twitter.com/tiglesia/status/1264718259

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  19. WATCHED THE DEMO:) HANDY MUST HAVE GADGET:)I HEART the no ink cartridge feature.:)TY 4 THE ENTRY:)masonsgranny59ATyahoo.com

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  20. i watched it mverno@roadrunner.com

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  21. Watched the demo, really love the printing out of the list! cdziuba@aol.com

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  22. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1265292455


    cdziuba@aol.com

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  23. Subscribe via Google Reader. cdziuba@aol.com

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  24. Technorati fave! cdziuba


    cdziuba@aol.com

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  25. I watched the demo, subscribed to your feed and will tweet about it, but I don't know what technorati is....I'll keep looking.

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  26. I watched the demo - I really need one of these!

    pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

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  28. I didn't watch the demo because I have a Smart Shopper. My daughter fell in love with it, so I would like to win this as a gift for her!

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  29. I just watched the video, and want it more than ever.

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  30. Watched the video. What a cool gadget. I didn't realize the little thing types out its own list. I originally thought you'd have to hook it up to your computer. I hope I win this. My overwhelmed 43 year old brain sure could use some help.

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  31. I need anything to help me to be organized.

    laurieahigh at yahoo dot com

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  32. I watched the demo and I love the printing part of it. Thanks!

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  33. I watched it... I love that fact that all you have to do is say it! Takes the hassle out of finding a pen, a piece of paper, and trying to remember everything and it becomes so unorganized!


    texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  34. What a fantastic gadget!!! I love how the SmartShopper makes it so easy to edit items, whether you need to add or erase 1 item or several or your entire list!! And it will print your whole list at the touch of a button! Thank you for the contest!
    txgigggles@yahoo.com

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  35. I like that it can be put on the fridge or on the wall for easy access.

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  36. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/1265508739

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  37. I never saw the Smartshopper before today. It's cool, I like that you can hang it so it's not just cluttering a drawer or counter.

    peragine(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  39. I watched the demo, actually I have watched it before but I watched it again any way,lol.

    I wanted to add that I love the voice feature and the fact that the ink doesn't have to be replaced!

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  40. I watched the demo. I love that it sorts the items for easier shopping.

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  41. I watched the demo. I like that it has a magnet to go right on the fridge.

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  42. I could use something to keep my grocery list organized

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  43. I watched the demo and I'd love to have one of these. It would make my life easier. Thank you!

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  44. I watched the demo. This seems to be simple and to the point. I would love to have one.
    sharonaquilino (at) hotmail dot com

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  45. I'm a dial-up user- videos don't play well for me, so I gave up.

    I love that it uses a thermal printer, so no ink necessary.

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  46. I watched the demo. I've seen these reviewed on other blogs too and I really want one. This would be so handy to have.

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  47. Boy, that demo was too long for my attention span. They need to shorten it up. My "OpenID" is my contact email.

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  48. I watched the demo. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I follow your blog. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Wow, that was a long demo. But I love how it has preloaded items and prints!
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  51. http://twitter.com/bluenude3/status/1266306691 I tweeted! @bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Tweet! https://twitter.com/meredycat
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  53. I watched the demo, really would like one of these. I like the fact you can list "chores" too and it would eliminate all the pieces of paper I have and sometimes forget to take with me.

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  54. The demo is pretty good. This would be handy for shopping trips. I like how organized it can make you.

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  55. I watched the demo. This does look easy to use.

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  56. I watched the demo video. I think it does a great job explaining the SmartShopper - in fact, I leaned it has rubber feet so it can stand on the countertop. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  57. I am following your blog. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  58. Tweet! http://twitter.com/AsTheNight/status/1266844386 and I'm following you on Twitter, too. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  59. I watched the demo. I really want this gadget!

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  60. demo did no work for me, but I love that you dont need to replace ink cartridges with this product!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  61. My wife would love this! Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  62. I watched the demo. This would be extremely helpful for my family!

    orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  63. I watched the demo. I love this gadget! It is so helpful. survey48(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. I've seen it and like the idea that you can record all week,print it out and go.

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  65. Watched it and love the voice recognition feature. I would never again have to try and read my hubby's handwriting!
    dolniaks@connecttime.net

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  66. The Smartshopper doesn't use ink and it prints really fast!

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  67. Watched the video, I've been wanting one of these since last fall. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win one.

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  68. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed in my yahoo. Thanks!

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  69. I tweeted on twitter here:
    http://twitter.com/trishden/status/1270108292

    Thanks
    trishden

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  70. I was not able to watch the demo but I really like these. I am always forgetting something at the store and I love that this categorizes things for me to make it easier to shop. THank you for a great giveaway!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  71. The demo wasn't working but I like that it can be talked too, pretty cool.

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  72. I faved you on technorati. My very first one. Thanks! trishden

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  73. I am so not organized! I need this to help me!! LOL Thanks for the awesome contest!! :)

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  74. It had a hard time opening, but after about 5 tries it worked.

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  75. That has got to be the coolest kitchen tool ever! I didn't really get how it worked till I watched the demo!
    Thanks for the chance
    becky at harts dot name

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  76. I subscribe
    becky at harts dot name

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  77. I follow
    becky at harts dot name

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  78. I watched the demo and would love to have this hanging on my fridge!!

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  79. I love that it has voice recognition! I would really benefit from this!

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  80. I watched the features demo as requested. The only question I have that it didn't cover was "how do you add an item that is not part of their list?" It doesn't have keys like a keyboard and sometimes voice recognition devices doesn't always recognized sounds correctly. You only have to look at voice activated phone systems. I would love to win it so I could really test this product.

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  81. The demo wouldn't load for me, but I love the fact that it does not need a ink cartridge and that it has so many items already pre loaded on it. Awesome

    jason@allworldautomotive.com

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  82. I watched the Demo. Smart Shopper doesn't need ink cartridges!

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  83. This would help me be much more organized!
    sherikozar@yahoo.com

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  84. Watching the demo made me hungry after seeing all those food items!

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  85. And I faved you. ckachelmuss

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  86. Great Demo! I would luv a Smart Shopper! One can never be too organized or save enough :)

    Thanks for an Awesome Giveaway :)

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  87. Watched the demo. Would love to win one, didn't know when it printed the list it does it by groups.
    vickers at comcast dot net

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  88. Count me in :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  89. I watched the Demo. Yes, anything to prevent me from walking out of the supermarket without the most obvious items. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  90. I watched the video, it has so many great features, this would really save me extra trips to the store.
    lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  91. I watched the demo- this would be perfect for us and maybe if we kept it on the fridge they would actually remember to let me know when they use something up.

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  92. I listened to the demo and love the fact that it goes in alphabetical order.
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  93. I'm a subscriber
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  94. I viewed the demo - love that it lists your errands too!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) @gmail.com

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  95. Watched the demo and I just love this! I wonder if I'll forget to print this list as easy as I forget my handwritten one? :)
    Thanks so much for offering this.

    pfied77@gmail.com

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  96. Hey, this is just what I need! I'd seen it on another website but had not watched the demo before and it turns out to be just what I need. Takes 4 AA batteries!

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  97. This is a lot neater than all of the post it notes and cards that I use to create lists.

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  98. I watched the demo - very neat! I hope I win. Thank you for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  99. I watched the demo-I want one!

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  100. I watched the Demo, the first item they demonstrated adding was "popcorn". I like the thermal printing and the fact that it prints a list out for you.

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  101. I could not get the demo to play. I would love this though. I am very anal about my shopping list and take a lot of time to organize it. My problem is that I also have a habit of misplacing my lists, which my husband usually throws in the recycle bin! I know that he would not throw this away! Thanks!
    jenndmeyers(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  102. I watched the demo and it's easy enough to use!

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  103. I had some issues with the demo. :( But I really want one of these. It would make shopping for our family of 7 so much easier.

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  104. What a cool gadget. I go to the store every weekend at least twice because I don't remember what I need. I love there is not ink to refill how can that be?
    Would love to own one.

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  105. I watched the Demo. It provided me with a very good idea of how the SmartShopper will help me in my life! The SmartShopper is a busy mother's dream come true! With 3 young children, one being 5 months old, 2 dogs and a husband who counts as 2 people (LOL) I am forever getting to the grocery store or department store and forgetting to get something one of my family members told me to get. I have had to go back to the store on more occasions than I care to think about because I forgot to purchase something crucial that someone absolutely had to have! This would make my life so much easier and my shopping so much for efficient if I had this very nifty gadget! I would also be much more organized in my visits to the grocery store and have some peace of mind! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  106. I am now subscribed to your blog via my google reader.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  107. I am now following your blog. My username is joannaonthelake

    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  108. I Twittered about your wonderful giveaway. Here is the link to my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/1296420800

    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  109. I watched it. That thing is so cool!

    addeviant006 at gmail dot com

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  110. I watched the demo. I think this is a great product. I waste a lot of paper making lists in the car, at home and at work.

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  111. I watched the demo. I think this is a great product. I waste a lot of paper making lists in the car, at home and at work.

    OOps...I forgot my email in the post above.

    charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com

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  112. I watched the demo - love these things! We keep a written list on our kitchen whiteboard, but this would be so much easier to just print out the list and take it with us!

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  113. The video is great,
    Thanks for the info,
    I sure could use this,
    My memory is zippo....

    I cannot recall,
    Just where I've been,
    Or how about a list,
    Or what, where or when!

    So please consider
    My entry is in,
    And I'd be so grateful,
    If I had a win!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  114. I went over and watched the demo. This thing is amazing! Thanks for the chance

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  115. I am now following your blog.

    Sweeps_momma(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  116. I am also a subscriber as well!

    Sweeps_momma(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  117. I tweeted about you over on twitter. http://twitter.com/Onebolf

    Thanks for all the chances

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  118. I watched the demo. I love this product. I often cannot read my own writing. I have gotten to the store and puzzled over something I had written on the list.

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  119. I could really use this, because I'm always forgetting something.

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  120. It's magnetic so you can toss it onto the fridge.

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  121. I would love to win this awesome product! I sure could use something to make my shopping go a lot easier. I watched the demo!

    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  122. tweet tweet: http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/status/1297910646

    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  123. I faved your blog on Technorati. My username is Fr00tL00ps731

    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  124. I had no trouble viewing the demo.
    This is definitely something that would come in very handy in our home.
    It seems that everytime we go shopping that we forget something that we needed and have to return.
    I love the fact that you can print the list once it is made and take it with you. And it would be Perfect for our errands as well.
    Or for printing a list for my husband to pick up.
    Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway :)

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  125. I watched the demo and i want it even more!!

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  126. I hate going to the gro store and getting home and realizing I forgot something on my list. We live so far out in the boonies that I habe to call the hubbs and say "can you get, so and so?"

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  127. I watched demo. Really cool.

    forevermayyourun@yahoo.com

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  128. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/give_it_away/status/1298570233

    Username: give_it_away

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  129. WOW. The DEMO really does show what a great item it is.

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  130. tweeted the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/palmersf/status/1298627024

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  131. The Demo doesn't seem to be working this morning. I have high speed so watching demo's are no problem but the demo comes up and then just shows the main picture it doesn't seem to be working. I went to the main page that tells how easy this works and how it also categorizes all the recorded items in the list. My mother is now 70 years old and this is something she could really use. She clips coupons and this would help her to keep it all organized and categorized easier. She is a better smartshopper than I am and this would just make it so much easier for her. Thanks for Sharing~!

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  132. I'm following your blog :) can you see my shadow lol

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  133. I'm subscribed~! Thanks Again

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  134. I tweeted at twitter about this site and giveaway here
    http://twitter.com/exotic1/status/1300154751
    exotic1

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  135. faved you on technorati
    exotic1

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  136. I really love how it categorizes everything...Such a timesaver once you get to the grocery store!
    sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

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  137. I love that fact that it will flag your coupons and that is one thing I always forget to hand them to the cashier.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  138. I am a subscriber.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  139. couldn't get the Demo to work--it came up, but then just hung there. I have seen this demo before and I love the idea that you can list if you have coupons for items on your list---Judie
    D509AE at AOLdot com

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  140. Watched the demo......have to have one. I love how it organizes your items into categories. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  141. I couldn't find a place to subscribe by e-mail, but I'd like to.
    Judie
    D509AE at AOL dot com

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  142. After viewing the demo, I thought wow, no more crumpled up pieces of paper in my pockets and purse. What a great little gadget! Marcy
    newfedog at aol dot com

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  143. You can change the order your categories print to match with your favorite store.

    1. From the main menu, choose "Library/Settings", then choose "Library Mgmt", then choose "Change Category Order."
    I couldnt view the video!
    But I love it!

    Jill.watkins@gmail.com

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  145. I follow your blog as Sonya

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  146. I subscribe via google reader.

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  147. I couldn't watch the demo (gotta love dialup, right?) But I love that it separates things into catagories and that you don't need ink cartriges. Thanks for the chance!
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

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  148. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/1302390748

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  149. I'm following your blog. Thanks!

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  150. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I watched the demo, which answered all the questions I had. What a great invention! It seems that it would save LOTS of time and would keep me from "forgettting" items when they occurred to me and I didn't have something to write them down!

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  151. I watched the demo. This thing is amazing! Voice recognition, rather than having to type it is in some unique. I would really love to have this.
    thanks,

    Brittney
    toomuchrock@gmail.com

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  152. I watched the demo & would love to win this! I am a big list maker so this would be great for me. If I don't win I prolly will buy one!

    Heather
    www.thegiftcloset.blogspot.com

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  153. I am now a follower. :)

    Heather
    The Gift Closet

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  154. Thanks for the information on this new product. It would help keep me organized and hopefully save money! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  155. Watched the demo. Great gaget that I could really use. Have a terrible memory anymore and arthritis, which makes it difficult to write.

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  156. I watched the demo- now I HAVE to have one!!
    cassandra@aubut.net

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  157. Watched it! Love that it organizes the list for you. And that it takes AA batteries... Easy enough to replace!
    garyandalesha@cox.net

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  158. I not only watched the video, I said a "I hope I win this Smart Shopper" chant as I watched it, lol.

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  159. http://twitter.com/Nickyle/status/1304003179

    Already a twitter follower for a while.
    I tweeted about this great giveway :)

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  160. My hubby's hobby is cooking, so he likes to shop too. He's been down on his luck (laid off-auto industry in MI) and I'd love to surprise him with this! I watched the demo.
    I like the voice recognition, as I imagine all of the 4 kids trying to add goodies to the list!
    harmonden[at]wowway[dot]com

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  161. I watched the demo! What a wonderful invention!

    jnkrim (at) qwestoffice (dot) net

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  162. I'm a follower!

    jnkrim (at) qwestoffice (dot) net

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  163. I’m a subscriber.

    jnkrim (at) qwestoffice (dot) net

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  164. WOW!!!!

    I love this thing. Just speak into it to make your list and the way it edits is awesome. I could really use this because I'm a terrible shopper.
    teri0542@yahoo.com

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  165. The coolest thing I think watching the demo was printing the list.

    Sue brooke2day@yahoo.com

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  166. I could definitely use this. Please count me in to win.
    -Terra H.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  167. I watched the demo. This would be great.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  168. This looks amazing. I always do lists so I would love it!!

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  169. I watched the demo and am absolutely in love with this neat lil' gadget!

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