home depot + technology = saving money

Updated: We have a winner! Congratulations, Carol Jane – And a big fat thank you to The Home Depot for this fabulous giveaway!

Hey guys, Jamin here. Hope you’re having a great day! Since we finished the e-book this weekend we decided one day of rest was plenty. The kids and I sent Ashley to Miami with Home Depot this morning, so it’s me today!

I figure since I have free reign (read: Ashley is way up in the sky with no control over me) I think we should start off with a little movie song trivia today. Anyone know these lyrics?

Yes, I love technology
But not as much as you, you see
But I still love technology
Always and forever

You guessed it. One of the best movies ever, Napoleon Dynamite.

That movie is full of great one liners like, “I see you’re drinking 1%. Is that ’cause you think you’re fat? ‘Cause you’re not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.”

“Well, I have all your equipment in my locker. You should probably come get it cause I can’t fit my numchucks in there anymore.”

“Your mom goes to college!”

I digress, back to technology………

Today, we  want to tell you about some pretty cool technology.

If you are trying to figure out what this is, it is an amazing Honeywell Programable Thermostat! One that you can control from your phone. No kidding, we got one a year ago and it is such an energy saver and one more reason I HEART technology!

It’s not only programable, so that you can set it to turn off while you are at work and back on before you get home, but you can control this little jewel right from your smart phone, computer, or tablet. Think of all the energy and MONEY you can save with this little bad boy!

So if you have a spouse that loves to run the AC or heat a little too much, guess what? You can check in on them and change it without being home! (I may or may not do this to Ashley.)

In grand celebration of Ashley traveling to Miami, we along with our fine friends at The Home depot, decided to bring a little energy savings your way. And who doesn’t need that in this booming economy? (It saves up to 33% on your energy bill.)

Want to win this bad boy?

1. Leave a comment here saying why you’d love to win this awesome energy saving Honeywell thermostat.

2. Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, leaving us a comment each time you do. 

That’s up to four entries. Good luck fabulous readers! Giveaway ends Thursday (10.18.12) Winner announced here Friday (10.19.12)

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Responses to home depot + technology = saving money

  1. Lori H says:

    I would love to win this thermostat! The one we have is possessed (I am pretty sure) as I can never predict what it is going to do, and it is a real pain to set up.

  2. Tiffany says:

    I would love to win this thermostat! It would be so awesome!

  3. Would love to win this! We’ve actually been talking about purchasing a programmable thermostat to save some money with our power bill!

  4. Brynn says:

    The thermostat would be an excellent addition to my attempts to “green up” my home. Thanks.

  5. Just ReTweeted your Giveaway Tweet! :)

  6. Leslie says:

    My husband has been wanting one of these for a long time! He is always reminding us to turn up the thermostat and turn off the lights because although “he works for the power company he does NOT own the power company!”

  7. Ally says:

    I would love to win this! It drives me crazy when I leave for work and realize that I left the air on.

  8. angie says:

    I really need one of these babies. I still have the old type where you move the little lever underneath and then listen to hear if the furnace turns on…..lol
    Thanks so much.

  9. JenO says:

    With the fluctuation in weather we have in Alabama, this baby could come in handy. I think tomorrow’s high is 80 and the low is 40-ish. Having an option to remotely control our thermostat would be awesome! Only in Alabama can you have the heat on 77 in the morning, and the air on 65 in the afternoon! What a great prize!

  10. Anita Thebo says:

    We have been eyeballing one of these!

  11. I would love to win this for my future home <3 Living in MA, I need all the money saving I can get!

  12. And shared on Twitter :) /spamming your comments lol

  13. Jodie Borden says:

    Would absolutely love to have this little jem. It would be so nice to have more control over the electric bill. Shared on Facebook.

  14. Jodie Borden says:

    Shared on pinterest.

  15. Oh my! I have wanted one of these for a while. Love going green around the house. Doesn’t hurt your pocketbook either!

  16. Just shared it on my page too!

  17. Amy says:

    Would love to win this! We have been trying to find ways to cut down our power bill! This would be awesome!

  18. Amy says:


  19. April says:

    I would love to try this out in my home. It would be so handy to change the thermostat if we end up leaving all day on a Saturday so that the heat/AC doesn’t run all day.

  20. Andrea says:

    I would love to win this thermostat, it sounds amazing!

  21. Kristin Barrentine says:

    I would love this updated digital thermostat! Being able to use other devices to set & run this is great. I would love to be able to program it on my way home from a trip.
    Shared on Facebook!

  22. Charron Ann says:

    Love Honeywell, would LOVE to get the latest greatest new technology! I have total technology lust!! :-)

    Have a good one Jamin.. and Ashley… he was good while you were away… I promise 😉

  23. Charron Ann says:

    Posted to Facebook!

  24. Charron Ann says:

    Tweeted it away!

  25. Charron Ann says:

    Pinterested your pics to the world!

  26. Randi says:

    This thermostat would probably save me hundreds over the winter in Iowa. My house isn’t very well insulated and I don’t have a programmable thermostat so it seems my heat is constantly running and we still freeze :(

  27. Meredith says:

    I would LOVE to win this thermostat, my husband would think this is the coolest thing! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  28. Sharon Kelley says:

    Would be great to win this, we just bought a second home and it would be able to turn off and on thermostat before we get there, or after we leave if we forget!

  29. Tami Carver says:

    I would love this because living in Kansas, our temps can cool in the morning and hit in the afternoon. We could really use a thermostat that will bounce between the AC and Heat.

  30. Mercedes says:

    It would be awesome to win this because our current thermostat is ancient, circa 1978. Hideous! We heat with propane, so anything we can do to save $$ would be valued. Fingers crossed.

  31. jenn says:

    This would be great! I am moving into my new house next week and it has a 1979 thermostat. I would love the update and so would my bank account!

  32. Claudia konkus says:

    Just last night my husband and I were discussing a new purchase to replace our 1970 thermostat. We need something more efficient and with a digital display. Both of us are unable to read the numbers on the manual display and have to ask our teenage sons to check the temperature haha. And the option to check it from my phone would be awesome!

  33. Gena in Texas says:

    Would love to win a new thermostat! Ours is the old style with a lever probably from when the house was built in 1969! Yikes! Always need new technology.

  34. Kelly says:

    I have a programmable thermostat already…but not one I can control from my phone! I am really just responding because you quoted Napoleon Dynamite. Thanks for making me smile!

  35. Jana says:

    We don’t currently have a programmable thermostat, or at least one that doesn’t require my fingers to “reprogram” the temp! There’s no way I can remember to do that with two babies in the house. Needless to say, I would love to win one! Thanks for the opportunity!

  36. Carrie L says:

    We just had to change the batteries in our thermostat and it is from 1982.

  37. Caitlin says:

    We just bought a new house, and are working to slowly update things. What better way to save money then changing out old thermostats, the more we save on heating/cooling bills the more we will have for renovations!

  38. Naomi W. says:

    I would love to win so that I can save some energy. I could turn the heater on from my bed! How fun!

  39. Emma says:

    I would love to win this thermostat! My husband and I always forget to adjust the thermostat when we leave for long periods and only remember after the fact when it’s too late to correct. This would solve that problem!

  40. Elizabeth says:

    I am hot natured an living in North Carolina where our seasons stay warm (to me) for a long time, I get nervous when I see the temps rising (while at work) and just know that my house is heating up. I recently bought my first home and have been looking for ways to control costs and make it more energy efficient. I believe that this is the solution! How cool would it be to adjust the temperature of my home so that it is the perfect degree when I get home, and so that I am not freezing my poor little dachshund during the day!

  41. Summer Brown says:

    I would love to win this! We look at them every time we go to the store and never put it in our buggy. Paint always wins over! :)

  42. Kay Ellison says:

    I want I want! This would be so great.

  43. Rachel says:

    We could totally use one of these! I’m notorious for leaving the house with the a/c set to freezing. Plus, where we live, we can very well experience all four seasons in one day, so it would be awesome to be able to adjust the thermostat while we’re away so we don’t come home to a panting dog. :)

  44. Leen says:

    I would love to win this thermostat because ours isn’t programmable and it’s always too hot or too cold when I get home. Waiting for the temp to adjust takes so long sometimes!

    PS don’t be jealous that I’ve been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I’m training to be a cage fighter.

  45. Joyatee says:

    I’d love to win this because I’m away from home all day, and to save money (I’m a grad student), I turn off my current thermostat during the day. I hate coming home to a cold home & stay in my coat for an hour or two, waiting for the place to warm up. This thermostat would be very helpful!

  46. Joyatee says:

    Tweeted about it!

  47. Margaret says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. We could really use something like this!

  48. Amy N says:

    Would love to be able to cool or warm the house before we get back from a trip! It is not fun to come home to a hot house and try to get to sleep before it can cool back off.

  49. Dayna says:

    I’d love to win the thermostat! My boyfriend is terrible for setting the air too low while we’re at work. I keep reminding him and I think I’m getting a tad annoying… I may even be boarding on nagging! Oh no! This would solve our problem!

  50. Laurin says:

    This would be a great help for us because every dollar counts around here!

  51. Patti says:

    Love technology and the savings a new thermostat would provide for our family!

  52. Kay says:

    This would be amazing to have! I just purchased a new home and could use this to help save me some $$$$’s!

  53. Kristen says:

    That thermostat is amazing! I love smart technology and we’re all about saving some money!

  54. Erin Buchanan says:

    It seems we are going to have a cold winter. It would be great to have a new, accurate thermostat!

  55. carol jane says:

    I would love to win this bad boy because i love it and need it!!!!!

  56. chrissi says:

    I would love to win this as we fight air conditioning bills as large as some mortgages. sigh.

  57. Kristen says:

    Posted this giveaway on facebook!

  58. Kristen says:

    Just pinned on pinterest!

  59. ck says:

    Would Love This – Need This!

  60. Shelly says:

    First off, LOVE your choice of movies to quote! While undertaking a huge Living room renovation Napoleon was often my background noise! Shocks; spokes LUCKY!
    I’d be lucky if I could win the thermostat :) I am posting the giveaway to FB

  61. Pati says:

    I’d love to win this awesome energy saving Honeywell thermostat.

  62. jody walunas says:

    i would love to win this so as to help get my bills down lower. Thank You Jody Walunas

  63. maggie says:

    I need this!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  64. Heather Aaron says:

    I’d love to win this thermostat. We’re in the process of moving into a new, larger home and I am looking for ways to save on energy costs.

  65. CeCe says:

    Would love to win this because we have more than one home. We could control the temperature for our home in the mountains when not there…. we could turn it on and not have it be freezing inside when we arrive! Awesome!

  66. Julie says:

    I moved into a new-to-us home 6 months ago and I am desperate for a programmable thermostat! I am manually changing it every day.

  67. Lisa Michie says:

    I would love to win this thermostat. We just had to reach deep into our pockets for a new furnace…and as we couldn’t afford a super high efficiency model I would love to have a thermostat that would help control our energy costs and help recoup some of the expense. THX!

  68. Jen M says:

    I would love to win this bad boy, it would definitely help in our go-green-money-saving efforts. I still love technology, Always and forever…..ND one of the best movies – evah! Pinned It!

  69. Nicol M says:

    I would love to win this! I am pretty sure our thermostat is from like 20 yeas ago! I have been looking into buying a new one when we can afford it but I honestly never knew they had one that you could control from your phone! I am constantly on the go and I never remember to turn the temp up since we are in Florida the ac is on 95% of the year!

  70. Amanda Eck says:

    would love to win this! My sister has one and loves it.

  71. Renea says:

    I would love to win this! How cool is that??!! I never remember to change the thermostat when I leave in the mornings. And often the husband takes it off the programably schedule. This would be a life saver. Thanks!

  72. Robin Bonvino says:

    Oh, what a perfect give away!! With such cold winters in NewEngland this would be an energy saver I sure could use.

  73. Heather says:

    Awesome giveaway! This would be an awesome win for us! One of us, not saying names, forgets to adjust the thermostat. Often. Lol And oh how I’d love to adjust the temp without getting outta bed! Brrrrrr! Lol

  74. Samantha says:

    I’d love to win this to give to my parents. They struggle with finances just like the rest of us, so anything I can do to help them, I will. My husband and I live in an apartment, so this giveaway doesn’t quite apply to us yet. But, goodness, to help my parents save some more money a year would be awesome!!

  75. Kristen says:

    I would love to win this thermostat!

  76. Jen says:

    We don’t have much new technology around our older home … this would be so great to have to save money and keep the climate controlled in our temperate weather this fall.

  77. Kelly says:

    This is exactly what I need! Reminds me of a hot afternoon this summer… It was a 90+ degree day and I returned home (after being out all day) with my 2 young, mischievous boys, to a house that was hotter than the sun. I opened the door and literally walked into a wall of thick heat. Turns out my older son (age 4) decided to turn up the thermostat as far as possible to “see how hot it would get”, just before we left the house in the morning. It was not a fun day, to say the least. If I had this nifty thing, I could have checked my settings while we were out! :)

  78. Polly says:

    It would be perfect timing to win this thermostat! We are moving and need our vent/ducts moved and just looked at thermostats…it would be one less thing to buy and greatly appreciated!

  79. Tammy C says:

    I’d love to win this so my family can see some savings on our utility bills! Thank you!

  80. Lizza says:

    I would love to win this!! That would be awesome to be able to program it even when away from home!

  81. Debbie w says:

    Our thermostat is about worn out…would love a chance to win. Pick me!

  82. Lisa says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I could totally use one of these. I live in the desert and use the air 7 months out of the year – bleh :)

  83. Eliz says:

    I would love to come home to a cool house!

  84. Lily says:

    I would love to win the thermostat becasue I priced ADT installing one in our home and it was $900 for everything that I dreamed of controling from bed… Heh.

  85. kelly says:

    I would love to give this as a gift to my sister and brother-in-law!! I think they’d love the gagety goodness!!

  86. I totally want this because the one I have has a mind of it’s own and never stays on when I want it to.

  87. Ilona t says:

    Would love to win this and control the thermostat from my phone and save money!

  88. Lisa Furlong says:

    I would love to have this thermostat since we are remodeling our new home.

  89. Christian Lopez says:

    I pinned this!

  90. Christian Lopez says:

    I need this to cut our power bill so maybe my frugal husband will loosen the purse strings a little!

  91. Christian Lopez says:

    I shared on FB!

  92. kathleen says:

    we could use this to replace our old, ugly, 20+ year old thermostat!!

  93. kathleen says:

    i pinned it!

  94. Emma says:

    I would love to be able to increase the heat right from bed, instead of cajoling my husband into going downstairs!

  95. JEN C says:

    I love that you can set it from your phone. We regularly go up to bed and I have to send my husband back downstairs to fix the temp.

  96. Crystal says:

    This would be nice for my sister since she just bought her first house!

  97. Diane says:

    Would love to win this and go a little more” green” around the house.

  98. Valarie says:

    Would love to win this thermostat. Makes a control freak like me, very happy! Thanks!

  99. Because h says:

    Would live this to save money in the summers! It gets so hot in AZ and I hate cooling the house all day long, so being able to turn it off while we’re not home and on just before getting home would be awesome.

  100. Whitney says:

    We would love to win it! We spend too much money on our power bills!!

  101. Debby C says:

    We don’t have a working thermostat so the air conditioner AND heater have been off limits since we installed the wood burning stove …. jeez 12 years ago. But we’re getting old and the old wood burning stove isn’t as fun as it used to be.

  102. Laurie says:

    How cool is that! Would love to win it!

  103. erin marie says:

    Would love to win this! Our thermostat is possessed, so I end up punching it up and down before bed, when we wake up and before we leave each day.

  104. Katie grem says:

    I would love to save money and have the heat be tuned off when we run out quickly and forget to adjust our thermostat

  105. Amy says:

    I would love to win this so I can keep my teenage daughter from blasting the heat in the winter so she can walk around in tank tops! Haha! Thanks for the chance to win!

  106. Jerri C. TN says:

    I would love to win this awesome energy saving Honeywell thermostat. You are doing a great job Jamin, while Ashley is away.

  107. Angie Homer says:

    I would LOVE to win this! I was actually just looking into getting one of these the other day!

  108. Meg says:

    This rocks and would such a lifesaver for hot Texas summers. I could turn it up when I leave and have it nice and cool when we return. Thanks for entering me!

  109. jeanne says:

    this would be perfect in our new home

  110. Amanda says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this bad boy. My husband and I always wake up freezing and many times have to get out of the bed to adjust the thermostat. We are often up all times during the night with our baby so this would help us not have to make an extra trip down the hall :)

  111. Katie says:

    I live in an old house with no insulation, and am constantly adjusting the thermostat to help compensate. We could really save some money on our costly gas bill by being able to turn the thermostat back down after I’ve left and realize I left the heat too high. It would really be beneficial!

  112. Katie says:

    Shared on Facebook! :)

  113. Katie says:

    Pinned it! :)

  114. Lynn Bass says:

    Thank you for this opportunity! We would love to win this thermostat as our current thermostat needs to be replaced and we thought the estimate to have it replaced was too high. My husband loves the tech stuff too!!

  115. Renae says:

    This would be awesome!! But honestly, I’d give it as a gift to some friends who are still living with their OLD thermostat.

  116. Ruth Brittain says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! My husband and I just bought our first home and are nervous about getting our first heating bills this winter. With our active lifestyles- this feature is just what we need. Fantastic idea for a give-away!

  117. Aubrey says:

    I would LOOOOOOVE this! And I share your adoration for Napolean Dynamite. Eat your food Tina! You fat lard!

  118. Faye says:

    I don’t know if I can win, since I’m up here in Canada. But we do have Home Depot’s and I do have a smart phone – and it gets really cold in the winter. So please, please, please, would love to win. Love your site! Can’t wait for the ebook! And I also just checked out the posting on the halloween shirts – your kids are too cute!!! Is that possible to be too cute? Thanks for your great ideas!

  119. Gina says:

    Would love to win this because hopefully it would help us save on our heating bills this winter and we are barely able to pay all our bills as is so any bit would help!

  120. Diana Allen says:

    I have just purchased an older home that needs a lot of work. I also travel quite a bit with my job and this product would enable me to turn my heating/ac on and off prior to my arrival. Thanks so much for this great opportunity!!

  121. Robin says:

    I would love to win this wonderful piece of gadgetry! We travel for work and it would be so nice to tell the thermostat what to do before we got home. In the past, my sweet sister has stopped by the house to adjust it for us before we get home.

  122. Laura MCG says:

    I would love to win this! My husband has been eyeballing one of these for a while and he would be very excited to have one of these show up! :)

  123. Amanda says:

    I WANT this TOOOOOOOO much!!! (In my almost 100 year old house we need as much help with our Gas bill as we can get!!) Thanks!

  124. Amanda says:

    Pinned It!! Thanks!

  125. Bri D. says:

    My husband is thermostat police, so anything to help us save money would be awesome! :)

  126. Bri D. says:

    Pinned it!

  127. Bri D. says:

    Shared on facebook!

  128. Chris says:

    I’ve been drooling over one of these for a while! I work from home and I still forget to turn down the AC. Programmable + Technology Awesomeness = Socks Knocked Off. (I should also note that in college my roommate and I memorized and preformed the entire dance from the end of Napoleon Dynamite.)