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Think you're America's Smartest Shopper? Prove it!
Tell us your strategy in 150 words or less. Maybe you're the best at swapping and negotiating to get free stuff or services, or you maintain the ultimate price book, or you never pay anything near full price for appliances. Whatever it is, make your case—and include a pic of yourself or of your strategy in action. Enter by August 15!
Our judges will narrow the entries down to 25, who will each take home a Samsung Galaxy S® 5 and be asked to create a video. The top 10 videos will be posted on ALLYOU.com for America to vote on. Our three finalists will receive cash prizes and be flown to New York City to be on the TODAY show, and the winner will be crowned America's Smartest Shopper on live television!
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Meet our judges! These four experts are some of the top money-saving pros around. Watch their smart-shopping videos for inspiration for your own entry.
Trae Bodge, RetailMeNot
Trae is a savings expert and senior lifestyle editor for The Real Deal by RetailMeNot, an online magazine developed by the digital offers destination RetailMeNot. As a writer and broadcast personality, Trae shares her expertise and insights on topics ranging from budget-friendly holiday gifts to shopping tips and frugal hacks. She’s been featured as a consumer-spending expert on media outlets such as the Today show, Steve Harvey, CNN, HLN and FOX.
Crystal Paine, Money Saving Mom
Crystal is an author, business consultant, speaker and the founder of Money Saving Mom, one of the top personal finance blogs on the web. Through her blog and books (Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More and Restore Your Passion for Life and The Money Saving Mom®’s Budget), she seeks to encourage families to "live simply, save aggressively and give generously."
Kristen Bellstrom, MONEY
Kristen is senior editor at MONEY magazine and money.com, where she covers topics such as shopping, travel and consumer tech. Her mission is to provide smart strategies for cutting costs, finding deals and evaluating which purchases are really worth your cash.
Teri Cosenzi, Beautiful Makeup Search
Teri is a savvy beauty expert and the creator of Beautiful Makeup Search. As a busy mom to four, she’s committed to finding makeup and skincare products that simply work and work well. For more than 13 years, she’s brought the latest and greatest in makeup and beauty news, reviews and tips to the web. She lives, dreams and blogs beauty!