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B101 Challenges!

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Welcome to B101 Challenges! If you’re new to the site, you’re probably still trying to get the hang of all the different sections and fully digest what the site has to offer- the B101 Challenges are questions that are posed for prizes. Occasionally a question will be shared in the forums and any member that replies to that particular challenge thread (on topic!) and answers the question will be automatically entered into a drawing for whatever the prize happens to be that day.

Challenges don’t follow any set pattern, they may be issued at any time, in any forum and cover any topic. They might last 1 hour or 24 hours. They are announced to All members at the top of the screen. Here’s an example of what an announcement looks like:


Please note, only registered membersare eligible to play, although Guests can comment on posts, those posts are ineligible to win.

Some recent prizes include Keurig Coffee maker systems, Amazon Gift Cards, Walmart Gift Cards, etc. The gifts vary and are generally announced in the challenge itself.

B101 Beat the Clock Challenge

The Budget101 Beat the clock challenge can be a Surprise Challenge or a Planned (Notified) challenge. It will appear in the notices bar, like the other challenges, and will have a specific time to complete.

What do you have to do?

Sometimes you don’t have to do anything except be logged in to your free budget101 user account to be eligible to win. If you’re chosen you must respond within a given time period, (it will be listed in the Challenge notice). Other times you may have to locate a recipe on the site, or respond to a thread within a specific period of time, etc.

The Beat the Clock Challenge is Always Based on TIME. All of our Beat the Clock challenges are posted in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Examples of Beat the Clock Challenges:

  • 8/7 Be Logged into your Account between the hours of 8-9pm EST: Winner: Tashdan Prize: Ninja Blender
  • 8/9 Crafters Challenge- what would you do if you had a Laminating machine? Winner: RosesBistro1234 Prize: Laminating Machine & Pouches

How can I find the Current Challenges that are open so I can Play?

Challenges are frequently posted as announcements at the top of the page and have a green “dismiss” button if you’d like to hide the announcement from view. If you’d like to see all the current Open challenges (or view Past challenges) we now have a forum dedicated to their announcement. That forum is located Here. In this forum you will be able to see what challenges are still accepting answers as well as where to find the location of the posted winner for each challenge.

How Can I view Past Challenges?

Visit the B101 Challenges forum, In this forum you will be able to see what challenges are still accepting answers as well as where to find the location of the posted winner for each challenge that has already ended. View the B101 Challenge Forum Now.

How are the Winners Chosen?

Each member that replies to the thread (& stays In Topic!) receives an automatic entry. Winners are drawn at Random from all eligible entries. There’s no limit to the number of challenges a person can win. If you enter every challenge you could potentially win every challenge.

View the actual process of choosing the winner here

**Please note, when we first began our challenges, the winners were announced in the Notices (which display at the top of each page for a limited time) and were not added to threads.

We have since added the feature of listing winners in the threads themselves so people can go back and see who won. If you’re worried that you may have won and missed a notification, don’t worry ALL winners receive a Private Message in their Inbox notifying them and requesting an address if necessary. In the event that the requested information is not provided within 2 business days, the giveaway item is forfeited and a new winner will be drawn and notified. We highly recommend that you update your address (which is a Private Field!) in your User Profile, (scroll towards the bottom and enter in the Name/Address field)

Challenge Giveaway Official Rules

  • Only Registered Members are Eligible to Play
  • 2 Business days to respond to PM with Address or the Goodie Giveaway is forfeited (see paragraph above)
  • Challenges are open to US Members Only (due to shipping expenses) (Sorry, this site is a just a family blog, not a corporation, etc & we buy all the goodies ourselves, they are not donated or given by “sponsors”. As such, it becomes a financial burden to ship to other countries with the exorbitant shipping costs.
  • Members may play in as many challenges a time as are available.

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69 thoughts on “B101 Challenges!”

  1. i read that my address had to be completed to receive prizes but i do not know where to do that, there was a link at one point but now i cant find it….. hint please?

    • I read that my address had to be completed to receive prizes but I do not know where to do that, there was a link at one point but now I cant find it….. hint please?

      All of your personal settings can be updated in your User Control Panel (aka UserCP) the UserCP is located in the top right hand side of every page. Here is a quickie direct link for you:

      The spot to edit your address is towards the bottom of that page.

  2. to save for christmas we do an automatic draft from checking to savings. we are used to it now and we know it is saved for christmas only!

  3. for christmas we do an automatic draft from checking to.savings. we are used to it know and we know it is for christmas only!!

  4. love this idea, and would also like this to be added to my wishlist, if that’s what is necessary. it doesn’t seem like that is necessary, since i got those notifications yesterday, even tho’ i had not come to this through the wishlist forum. well, whatever it takes here; i want in!!!!


  5. i’m new to all this and still trying to figure everything out, but i love this site! there is so much to do that it’s hard to decide where to go and what to do first!:you_rock_emoticon:

  6. i’m so into this site and so would love to win a prize. :approved1: I really do not know how to do most of this, but I’m trying to figure it out. :preggers:

  7. i think this challenge is going to be fun. i have been wanting to make my own laundry soap but haven’t taken the plunge yet of getting all the necessary items to use to make it. thanks for this challenge & i hope i’m picked !

  8. this is exciting. still figuring out the site as i am a newbie and use my iphone to navigate. thinking i need to see if there is an iphone app for your site.

  9. thanks for helping to make this site even more interesting and fun, all the while helping us to save money in our every day lives. you’re the best!!

  10. i found this site on fb looking at decorating children’s birthday cakes. this looks like a fun site. can’t wait to learn more!

  11. what happens if you win but you don’t get a private message I saw my name listed(not sure of the date) and I didn’t get a message. It was a cool prize too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • what happens if you win but you don’t get a private message I saw my name listed(not sure of the date) and I didn’t get a message. It was a cool prize too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      It was already shipped to you Ann, because you had all of your information filled out in your profile and we didn’t need anything else from you. It was actually due for delivery today, but the update this morning says that there is a delay in delivery due to inclement weather. I’ll PM the tracking number to you.

  12. Everything around here has been delayed for HORRIBLE weather. schools are never cancelled and they have been out all week. we ended up with a foot of snow.

    it was wet and very heavy. my son and myself made a 5 foot snow man in less than 5 minutes and he looked good to. we went 3 days with no mail delivery because the mailman couldn’t get to the post office to deliver.

    It was bad. and then it turned cold, the coldest it has been in 20 years….I remember the 20 years ago cold too. At one point it was warmer at the south pole and Alaska than it was in Indianapolis.


    Thanks again Liss, I am excited to see my crock pot.

  13. newly divorced mom of 2 trying to figure out how to budget myself for our family!!! Thank you so much for this helpful site!:hand-icon

  14. hi, could i possible be taken off the list for challenges as i am not eligible to receive any of the prizes due to me living in australia.

    thanks muchly…looking forward to seeing lots more cool stuff

  15. i’ve been on here less than an hour and i am really learning some new ideas and your challenges sound like fun! my main reason for joining is to help save money. excellent ideas on here!


  16. still trying to navigate, but site seems great. lots of awesome info. can’t wait to really get into it all.

    thanks. :notme:

  17. thank you for accepting my registration! looking forward to learning more from this site! would like to go into urban or container gardening of vegetables and herbal plants!

    more power!

  18. under how to win it say…

    “each member that replies to the thread (& stays in topic!)”

    what does stays in topic mean? does that mean i have to stay on that topic on my computer and can’t go anywhere else in the site? or does that just mean to stay with the original topic that is in the thread (ie, post a recipe means post a recipe, not post your opinion of someone else’s recipe).

    does that make any sense?!

    • Under how to win it say…

      “Each member that replies to the thread (& stays In Topic!)”

      What does stays in topic mean?

      it means, if the challenge is to post a recipe of your favorite bbq and you talk about the time aunt martha wet her pants at the bbq because nephew johnny stuck peas up his nose, your entry doesn’t qualify. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Uhhhhhh, games? I do not like games, I always lose….never win….or I get some worthless, useless, “toy” that is good for nothing but to throw in the trash….
    Always had bad experiences with games….. ๐Ÿ™

  20. i’m so excited about the challenges!!! i look forward to the what the challenges are and the possibly helpful information that people respond with.

  21. Good Morning,
    Thank you for letting me join… I also found your site from FB for the Laundry Sauce and can’t wait to make it. I do a lot of Canning, Crafts and Sewing.

    I enjoy making Clothes and Gifts for my Grand-babies, Family & Friends. I will be making a lot of Batches of this Laundry Sauce as I know everyone will love it…..I will be checking out all the other ideas and stuff on this site..

  22. I love this site also! Have made my own laundry detergent and dishwashing powder. They are both great money saving ideas and clean better than what I used before at much higher prices!

  23. Really looking forward to picking up some new tricks to try and share with friends! They act annoyed but I’ve found several of their “attempts” when I go to their house!

  24. How do I turn off all these adds. I like them but getting distracted. Not getting through one article.

    Love all tips tricks. Just starting soaping love it making bath bombsfun!!!

  25. Hi I just joined and I love this site. Can you tell me where to purchase washing soda,fels naptha soap,glycerin,cholorinated lime,and powdered soap flakes. I have tried a few stores and can’t seem to find them.

    Appreciate your help

    • Are there any new challenges? The last post I see is from 2013

      You have to go to the

      Challenges forum to view them (like it says ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  26. I love this site. I am looking forward to using a lot. This.

    Sounds very interesting’ Looking forward to this section.

  27. I have been ready and ready all ths for days. It looks like a great sight onece you get use to it. But I am so confused on how to start and what to do:helpme:

  28. This is so very kind of you to do and give. Thank you, I’m getting more and more excited about this site the more I read and find out stuff
    Thank you again for all that have made this site possible ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. My friend sent this site to me and I am in total awwww I just love it ,still trying to figure it out hope I can do it. I think this is one of my favorites glad I joined

  30. I found this site through Facebook. So excited to be able to save some of the items that interest me! I really want to try the soap.

    I am moving into the boonies into a trailer and need to have something that is ok to use in the trailer for laundry Thank you so much!!


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