Speed up your Computer Giveaway!


We are pleased to bring you this A Thrifty Mom Giveaway from iolo’s System Mechanic. They contacted us last month and asked if I wanted to try their product out. I agreed and installed it on my wife’s laptop. This laptop computer is kind of old and it is VERY slow. Poor Sarah always got frustrated trying to enter her post on the site when the computer would freeze and lock up. All of her hard work would get lost and she would have to restart the computer. I tried just about everything on it, from free virus scanners to paid name brand security products. Nothing worked! Till Allison from iolo contacted us. I installed it a month ago and Sarah has been thrilled. No crashes, no laggy computer trying to load something or freezing on her while she is trying to by the Thrifty Mom.

Sarah’s old laptop used to run the cooling fan at high speeds and seemed to get hot, because there was so many different problems running at the same time. Since I installed this its been quite as can be. Its fast, and never lags, or freezes. We almost forget its even there, as it cleans and speeds up the computer while its on and she is away with the kids.

So Here’s the giveaway:

5 winners will get one download for up to 3 different computers!

Normal price is $49 to purchase!

Free for 5 lucky A Thrifty Mom readers

Read more for ways to enter and more information

Click the link to continue reading

Please leave a separate comment for each entry on this post ONLY. There are 5 ways to enter:

  • Leave me a comment HERE telling me why you read my blog, or how you found it.
  • Sign up to subscribe to our daily emails or feed Subscribe then leave me a comment HERE ON THIS POST telling me you just subscribed or have been subscribed..
  • Post about my ATM giveaway on Twitter, Follow us on Twitter then leave me a comment HERE ON THIS POST with the link.
  • Post about my ATM giveaway on your own blog, then leave me a comment HERE ON THIS POST with the link.
  • Grab my button and add it to your blog, then leave me a comment with the link to your blog. If you already have Thanks, go ahead and tell me where the button is at with a link
    • Please grab my Button by Coping the code to your site
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    Do each of these and you can enter up to 5 times! Good Luck

Now I was hesitant to install just any old program. I did my research on the company before I used the product. So these are some of the awards I found for iolo’s System Mechanic:

  • Best Buy – Consumer Digest
  • Cool Tools 5 stars – Network World
  • Editor’s Choice – Laptop Magazine
  • Editor’s Choice – PC Magazine
  • Editor’s Choice – CNET
  • Top 10 software products – CNET
  • Editor’s Pick – ZDNet
  • Editor’s Choice – PC World
  • 5-Stars – Download.com
    System Mechanic, the #1 best selling PC tune-up product according to NPD Reports, is a comprehensive utility suite designed to keep computers in peak operating condition. The software combines over 40 robust tools in an integrated console designed to make it easy to fix, speed-up, and maintain PCs. Patent-pending ActiveCare™ technology proactively keeps computers operating at maximum performance by performing repairs and optimizations when the system is on but not being used, never interrupting the owner.
    iolo technologies has been at the helm of the PC tune-up industry for 10 years now. During those 10 years and in eight versions, System Mechanic was repeatedly first-to-market with new features and technical innovations. In 2002 it was officially endorsed by the Microsoft Designed for Windows XP Logo program. In 2006 it became one of the very first software programs to have Windows Vista compatibility and in 2008 it leads the industry with its 64-bit compatibility. Going well beyond so-called “registry cleaners”, System Mechanic includes a comprehensive solution with more than 40 different advanced PC tune-up tools that fix computer problems, restore like-new performance, and maintain overall ongoing reliability. The software is suitable for both PC novices and experts alike.

This giveaway will end Tues April 21, 2009 at 10pm. In order to win, you
must provide your name, Anonymous comments will be deleted. I will be
notifying the winner by email, and in a post on my blog. The winner
will be chosen at random. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to
me with their name and address. (and no your email will not be sent to
be used to send spam to by us or anyone else, I hate spam as much as
the next)If this information is not received within 48 hours a new
winner will be chosen.


122 Responses

  1. I found your site through Money Saving Mom. I read it because of all the great Albertson’s deals you post. Thank you!

  2. I found you through the Idaho Statesman in March. I love reading about deal and then finding my own. I am loving finding the best deals between the ads and my coupons. Thanks for all of the information you and your readers put out there for everyone.

  3. I found you through a friends coupon blog and now I check your site daily. My thrifty stores of choice are Walgreen’s and Albertson and you do such great job covering those store’s deals. Thanks!

  4. I found your site through a friend of mine … http://www.couponsareconfusing.blogspot.com. I enjoy reading about the great deals you find especially from Walgreens and Albertson’s! Any helpful information about Utah is great!!

  5. I am having SO much fun saving money – who knew! I was never much of an Albertsons shopper before because I though they were overpriced – however with a change in my shopping habbits, your guideance and their awesome sales, it’s about the only grocery store i go to now.

  6. Im a new reader but having a ball being alerted to great deals through your blog. Thanks a million!

  7. I found your blog through google. I was looking for more frugal Idaho bloggers. Thank you so much.. I am finally saving money and my pantry has never been fuller..

  8. I learned about your site from Robin Callahan. I love it! I am starting to be a coupon clipper. Thanks!

  9. I found your blog through my friend, Sara’s. I come back for the Walgreens and Kroger deals. Thanks!

  10. You are in my googlereader.

  11. I’m a faithful reader. I can’t stay away from your blog. It helps me out SO much!!! What a great giveaway!

  12. I found your blog throught the Dynes and I read it because I love all the deals that you post.

  13. I just subscribed to emails.

  14. I blogged about the giveaway.

  15. I added your button.

  16. I stumbled onto your website and love it! It’s great to find all the deals in one spot.

  17. I subscribe to the e-mail updates

  18. I found your blog through friends. I love all your helpful updates!

  19. Oh and I’m a subscriber!

  20. I found you through blogcatalog after doing a google search for “register rebates walgreens.” Lots of great information here. Thanks! Just wish I had Albertson’s around here.

  21. I’ve signed up for your RSS feed.

  22. I found your blog through a random blog I just happened to click on. I subscribe as well. Thanks for the chance.

  23. I twittered about the giveaway. Twitter ID is Elegantcrafts!

  24. I love your blog – you give such useful information on the stores I shop at!! Thanks!

  25. I found your blog on another blog. Sorry I can’t remember which one. Thanks for all of the great deals you post and for this giveway!

  26. I added your button today!

  27. I found your blog through other blogs posting your deals!

  28. I am a subscriber

  29. What a great website! I am so glad I found you! Thanks

  30. I found your site through KCL. I read it almost everyday! What a huge help you have been in my quest to save $$.


  31. I never shopped at Walgreens or Albertson’s until I read your blog. Now I find a ton of great deals. Thanks

  32. I subscribed to your emails.

  33. why I read well its being thrifty in a time when things are getting out of hand- lets get something under control

  34. I can really use this for my computer….My Mom showed me you website.

  35. I added you Button to my Blog….Here is the link…..I am new at this kinda of stuff so I an not sure if it works or how it works….. =) (This is just all new to me)


  36. I love you site, I found you on Facebook and now get your feeds directly in my email.

  37. I read you because of all the great info you share and all the work you do to find the facts!

  38. Re-Subscribed

  39. I don’t remember how I found your site. I searched for frugal blogs and I may have linked here from another blog on money saving.

    searcher7105 at gmail dot com

  40. I am a subscriber

    searcher7105 at gmail dot com

  41. You’re an Idaho coupon shopper!

  42. Got your website from the Idaho Statesman about a month ago. Thanks for all the great info. I have saved alot of money. i love your pictures of purchases and ads. They really have helped me.

  43. I already subscribed, I found this giveaway from Facebook! 🙂 My computer has the same problem as the ones mentioned. I guess this program would be good for my laptop too! 🙂

  44. I added to my TWITTER page….. http://twitter.com/mama_in_nc

  45. I posted about the giveaway on my blog…..

  46. I became a Subscriber to emails… Thanx for this opportunity…. =)

  47. I am a single mom who teaches third grade at a private Christian school. I am currently taking Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University where I heard about your website. Dave Ramsey teaches us to “live like no one else,” so later we can really “live like no one else.” A Thrifty Mom is just the kind of tool we are constantly sharing with one another in our group discussions. Most recently, I was thrilled to read about the cereal ad at Albertsons. Thank you for all you do!

  48. I found your blog from my Techie son, and would love to win this. My computer is acting slow!!!

  49. subscriber

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  51. I found your blog through moneysavingmom.com

  52. I read your blog for the great information you post. I think I found it while on another money saving site!

  53. I tweeted about the giveaway here:

  54. I know you from work and we are friends of facebook! My computer has similar issues, so I would love to try this. Thanks!

  55. I subscribe

  56. I have your button on my blog

  57. I can’t remember how I found your blog. I think off a friends blog.

  58. I found your blog from a link on another blog. I’m not sure which one exactly…I read so many of them!! Thanks for the helpful money saving tips and for this giveaway!! I hope I win!!

  59. I read your blog because I love your thrifty deals! Mike’s computer needs something like this.

  60. Maybe Mike needs a good scrubbing – I can say that cause we are cousins! 😉

  61. I have your button on my blog

  62. I found you when I did a search on google!

  63. Our computer has also been having problems! I love your website and your way-of-life! You guys are great!

  64. I read your blog for inspiration and great money-saving tips.

  65. Thank you so much for all the great help on my shopping adventures

  66. I read your blog because I love the deals that you post – especially those at Albertson’s! Thanks for the hard work!

  67. I subscribe via RSS.

  68. This sounds cool…I’d love to win and try it out!

  69. I found you on Moneysavingmom. This would be great for my computer! It is so slow! Thanks for the contest!

  70. I subscribed!

  71. I tweeted here http://twitter.com/tnikki1

  72. I love your money saving tips. Thanks!

  73. I subscribe

  74. I found your site through moneysavingmom I think, I am a newbie trying to save some money, especially on groceries, considering I have 3 boys and a husband!

  75. Wow I could use this! My computer is a dinosaur! I read your blog every day because it is helping me make ends meet, thanks so much for all the hard work you guys put into this!!!

  76. hope I win !

  77. Wow! My laptop sounds EXACTLY like how you described your wifes! I would LOVE to be entered into this. I found your site through southernsavers.com. Thanks!

    Rebecca Hall

  78. please enter me. 😉 i subscribe to your posts.
    my laptop is doing the exact same thing….. i don’t want to lose it. i cant see the funds for a new computer in the near future. my purse strings cant get any tighter or else i wont be able to squeeze a finger in it. 🙂

  79. I love to read your blog for all the great deals you get. I wish I had an Albertson’s where I live.

  80. I am a subscriber to your blog.

  81. This is a real cool giveaway. I would love to get this software for my desktop and laptop and husband’s laptop. I love your site and found you from another blog when i was looking for some coupons . Now i am so addicted that i sometimes log in at odd hours to see if there is anything new and exciting hehe

  82. I found your site through CFO-Chief Family Officer. I am very happy to have found your site as we are very similar ideals (though I was not raised on a farm). Thanks for your helpful hints. I stay at home with my boys ages almost 4 and 5 and am pregnant with my third. Without utilizing every opportunity to save money (inherited from my dad but welcome all available input on line and elsewhere!) I would not be able to stay home. It is amazing how little we get by on-no one believes me! Again, thanks for what you do!

  83. I found your site on the freebie blogger. If you could have seen how long it took to just get your page up you would say she really needs to speed up her computer.My computer is almost 10 years old and it acts just like it is 100. So remember me when you give those away

  84. I really enjoy all your money saving ideas. I seen you on a morning talk show. Thanks for all your hard work. Pam

  85. Could you explain a little more how to enter the other 4 ways to win the computer system? I am not much with computers, so I need a little help. Thanks, Pam

  86. I found your blog through Hassamas Contest Corner.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  87. I’ve just subscribed!

  88. I found your blog through moneysavingmom.com

  89. I just signed up to subscribed.

  90. I found your blog through a link from blogspot.

  91. Great computer tool – hopw I win.

  92. I found you through a friend on Facebook and I continue to read because you have helped me save money and you show all the steps!!! That is soooo helpful for me.

  93. I love the many tips here. I came over thanks to Mr. Linky on DSM!

  94. I just subscribed to A Thrifty Mom. Learning to save more evry day.

  95. I also found you through Mr. Linky on Deal Seeking Mom

  96. Found your site through Deal Seeking Mom!

  97. I found you blog through another blog coupon chick. I love your money saving ideas and would love to improve the speed of my computer.

  98. I was reading the paper one day and discovered you. I thought how great is this lady and she lives in Caldwell. WOW. Ever since then I read daily to find out where all of the great deals are. Thanks A Thrifty Mom!!

  99. Subscriber, could use a little help speeding up my computer.

  100. I could use a little help speeding up my computer.

  101. I have your button on my blog at


  102. I found you through another blog, I’m so glad, I love your blog! It has saved me tons of money!

  103. I have subscribed to you through email and just put your link on my yahoo page…Thanks!!
    I found out about you through a gal in our neighborhood who sends daily”deals” in our area.
    I also took a coupon 101 class and your mother-in-law was in the class. She is so proud of you!!
    Thanks for all that you do!
    Idaho Falls, ID

  104. My PC is needing some LoVin’

  105. My PC has the hiccups…sad day!

  106. Amy told me about your blog so I checked it out! You are so awesome for doing this!

  107. I am subscribed to your daily feed.

  108. Here is my post on my blog about the giveaway.


  109. Hey Lady! I was referred to your website by my eye doctor, and read daily for all the helpful tips and advice. You’re awesome!
    Best wishes to you and your beautiful family.
    Jennifer 🙂

  110. My PC goes slow and this will help.

  111. I found you on deal seeking mom.

  112. I love your blog because I love saving money by finding great deals, so that my family has more to give. I found you through frugallivingnw.com. Thank you for all that you do!

  113. Today is my B’day and I would love to get a present tomorrow. lol

  114. I’m a subscriber 🙂

  115. A friend of mine recommends me to check out your blog.

  116. I read your blog because it is a great source for clever thrifty ideas.

  117. Wow, I never heard of software to clean up your computers, and we have two in our house. This would be a great thing to win. thanks so much. peggywhiz

  118. I have been using this blog for a few months and it is one of the best for info and coupon savings. thanks for sharing. Peggywhiz

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