Wednesday, March 04, 2009

My First Giveaway! Woohoo!!

***Giveaway ends at 9:00 PM CST tonight! Winner will be announced shortly thereafter***


Since I have won a couple of really nice giveaways recently, I have decided to host my own. Since this is my first one and I really don't know what I'm doing, I'm sure I will make a mistake somewhere along the way. But that's okay. Let's just have fun with it.

So, on to the fun part...

I am giving away a $15 Gift Card to the store of your choosing (as long as I can order it online or purchase it locally. i.e. Walmart, Walgreens, Target, Starbucks).

This giveaway is open to anyone. Anywhere. As long as you have a mailbox. =)There are a few ways to enter.

1. Leave me a comment with either a link to your blog or your email address. (You do not have to have a blog to enter.) Just for fun, tell me where you would want your giftcard from and what you would buy.

2. Post a link to this giveaway on your blog for another entry.

3. Tell me something that we have in common that you learned from reading my blog.

Please, if you are going to do more than one of these-Leave me a separate comment for each one.

I will announce the winner on Monday, March 9th.

59 Thoughts from friends:

Anonymous said...

Oooh #1 how exciting. I would want it to WAGS so I can buy even more diapers next week with the deal! charlenegale at yahoo dot com

meddlingkidd said...

This would be awesome! I'd probably pick Wal-Mart and put it towards Summer clothes for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jen
meddlingkidd [at] aol.com

Mama Hen said...

How fun! I would probably chooses Target if CVS is not available. I love the picture on your header.

Jamie Stroupe said...

Well I am excited to try to win your first giveaway!! I would go to Starbucks and by My husband and I a coffee, and my children all a kids hot chocolate. They always feel big when they get something that looks like a coffee. MMMMM I can taste Starbucks just typing about it.

Jamie Stroupe
submisive2him@yahoo.com

couponhigh said...

I am just doing my 1st giveaway too. I would want a Target card.

Fruitful Vine Lady said...

How fun! I would probably pick Starbucks. Love my starbucks, but sometimes feel guilty for indulging.
Blessings,
Tonya

Fruitful Vine Lady said...

Okay, the second entry. I found out that we are both married to military men. Although it does require sacrifice on our parts, it can also offer wonderful opportunities! Oh, yeah, and we also both read the Nester. : )

Christine said...

ok if I won gift card i would spend it at walgreens along with my $5 off huggies coupons which would be great b/c as you know being in the military you dont make a lot of money so every little bit helps .
Christine
cuteebonyladie@aol.com

Saavy Shopper said...

I am hosting a baby shower next week, so Walgreens or Walmart would be great. I have to buy a few last minute things and about $15 would cover it! Love you blog!

shellygaston@juno.com

Heather Summerford said...

Great giveaway.. Good idea! I love Walgreens. Great deals!!
Heather at vsummerf@msn.com

Becky said...

I would get it to somewhere like Chilis or Rainforest Cafe since I want to take my husband out over his spring break... he is in dental school and has been putting in some long hours lately. He definately deserves a treat!

Anonymous said...

Wow, so nice of you to do a giveaway. My pick would be Walgreens.
Thanks,
Kimberly in NC
knchock at yahoo dot com

Nancy said...

If I were to win this very kind giveaway, I would choose Target. Because that is my favorite store. And I would buy a tie there for my husbands birthday (he has been admiring this tie for a while).
Thanks for the chance to win.
spackattak7(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nancy said...

For my second comment-
I discovered that we both like modest, affordable clothing! Thanks for the link to a new place to shop, and of course the giveaway.
spackattak7(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lisa said...

I would probably pick Wal-Mart and use it for groceries. I'm trying to spend as little out of pocket as possible these days, so that would definitely help! Thanks for this opportunity!

Lisa
lisarp at gmail.com

Shannon said...

I would choose either Gap (there is an outlet store by my house) or Target (which is my favorite store.) Thanks for the giveaway!
dands229(at)comcast(dot)net

Jen said...

I would probably pick walmart...and use it for gas lol.

mamato6 @cox.net

Shannon said...

Haha - just read your update post about the ER visits, phone, etc. I'm a military wife myself.... why does all the "exciting" stuff happen when the husband goes TDY? I'm glad it isn't just me this happens to!

silverhartgirl said...

I love target. I think i would get towels. They have some pretty ones and I dont have enough.
silverhartgirl at gmail.com

Grace said...

This is so much fun!:) I think I need to have a giveaway on my blog:) Well anyway, I think I'd go with a Target card since I found two cute little outfits there that I'm hoping to buy for my little niece and nephew for Easter...maybe they'll go on sale:)

As for what we have in common...My dad was in the Airforce(Does that count?) and I also like books written by Michael & Debi Pearl (To Train Up A Child etc...) I'm sure there are at least a dozen other things that I could mention, but I better stop before this gets too long:D

Marie said...

I would choose Target since my kids need summer clothes/shoes -- they always seem to need clothes and shoes actually :-)

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Grace said...

Liz, I put a link To this post over on my blog.

Oh by the way I forgot to separate my first comment into two...sorry! That's what I get for reading the directions after I comment:S

shaunjoy said...

Would love a Target gift card -- either for new maternity clothes for me (Yay!), new shoes (double Yay!)...or for diapers (boring, but necessary).

Jay said...

Target and I would buy diapers. Thanks for the opportunity!
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

cdziuba said...

I just love to buy my son some really warm pajamas. This winter has been brutal, and every time I think the weather is breaking, it gets freezing again. He keeps growing out of everything too!

cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

I am also a wife and mommy, striving to raise a strong Christian family. I have 4 children. We lost a baby girl at birth, she was our second child. We became grandparents this year, a baby girl. It was emotional, exhilirating, and miraculous.

Wheatley Family said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would get it to Old Navy so I could actually buy something for my self for a change!

Lori said...

Target or Amazon would be fantastic. We shop there so much! Thanks for the chance!

lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Lori said...

I, too, have walked around in the fog! Monkey just started sleeping through the night a month ago. Eleven months go by and finally, we have sleep!

lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Target would be great!! Thanks!

ehollingsworth84 AT hotmail.com

Michele Flaherty said...

I would like to have a gift certificate to Starbucks. I love their coffee. It is one of my little indulgences.

Michele Flaherty said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

http://savvysummervillemom.blogspot.com/

Michele Flaherty said...

What have I learned from your blog? Well, I just followed the link from Money Saving Mom, but I looked back at your posts. I thought the article about food dyes was really interesting....esp this part: Citrus Red # 2: Injected into the skin of oranges to make them look “more” orange. Has caused cancer in animals

Seriously? They INJECT dye in oranges!!! Is nothing sacred?

Anonymous said...

I think I would pick Starbucks!! And I would buy myself a white chocolate mocha at work everyday for a week! :)

Jason said...

I'd want a cvs gift card so I an turn it into like $500 of stuff. :-)

hiding57 at hotmail.com

MarthaE said...

Hi Liz. Congratulatioins and thank you for your first giveaway!!I would go with a Walmart card (any other store is an hour away!) and I would buy some gifts for my secret sister at church!
mesreads[at]gmail[dot]com

MarthaE said...

Liz- My second entry.... We are a Christian family too. Also, your family is connected with the Airforce and mine is too now! Our son has been accepted and goes to basic training in April. He has a great job lined up and we are very proud of him!

cpullum said...

Happy First Giveaway!! I live at Walmart!! We have 4 Super Walmarts out here!!! It's the next best thing to 2 Tacos for .99 at jack In the Box!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

rocketbear said...

What a cool giveaway! Thank you so much! I would get a card to Old Navy so I could get the kiddos some new summer clothes.

RESALE by GAIL said...

I would love to win the gift card to Walmart where I buy my groceries. Every little bit helps. Thank you for offering this contest.

Kat C. said...

Congrats!

I would definitely buy a whole bunch of samples of mineral makeup. =)

katch05 at gmail dot com

Jacky said...

Hi! I would love to win--thanks for the chance!

Hmmm, what would I choose? I could be fattening myself up on Starbucks...or buying embellishments from Michaels...or randomly shopping at Target...So many choices! =)

I guess I'll have to win to make up my mind. =)

Come visit me!
thesweetestpetunia.blogspot.com

Steph said...

I would probably pick a Starbucks gift card for my hubby. :)

http://www.onedayonedollaratatime.blogspot.com

Steph said...

You and I are both Christian mommies trying our best to save money!

LilithS said...

I think I would want a card for Walmart that way it would be very useful for whatever I needed.

livingbratzdoll@yahoo.com

Teresa said...

I think I would pick Walmart and I would use it toward groceries! Everything is so expensive now, this would be great to win. Thanks.
TRigell at aol dot com

Teresa said...

We are both Christians, raising our children to be good Christians. Also, I'm new at giveaways too, so go over and enter mine! Thanks TRigell at aol dot com

Teresa said...

I blogged about this at www.slowingdownabit.blogspot.com

TRigell at aol dot com

TINA TERRY said...

I LOVE WALMART.MY HUSBAND WILL DO SMALL THINGS FOR ME WITH OUT ASKING JUST LIKE YOURS GOD BLESS TINA

mrigell said...

Hm... Can you get grocery store gift cards online? If so, then one of those. It gets difficult being a college student. I hate living off of easy mac and ramen, especially since I love to cook! If not, then probably Target. I need new eyeliner. Haha.

mrigell(at)gmail(dot)com

mrigell said...

I learned about Bellissima Modesty Boutique from your blog! Beautiful clothes!

mrigell(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

Well friend, I can't say you have ever had this many post. I would like it to the Disney store...it is the phase Elisabeth is in right now..go figure. You are too funny an the thing I love about you is your heart!! I wish we could get together soon. I need to talk to you--so maybe I will call next week. We are involved in a furnal for one of our church member's dad. It has been a sad week for evryone. Anyway..bye--hope this giveaway was all you wanted it to be.

Arlene said...

Hmmm... not that I ever win anything, but if I did win this one, I'd love a gc to Ann Taylor Loft... I'm in need of some new tops, and I'm tired of t-shirts and the other unflattering shirts I have! :o)

Arlene said...

Hmmm... and something we have in common? Aside from being IFB, we both know Rena W personally, and are married to military men. That should count for more than one entry, right, since it was more than one thing in common? ;o) LOL!

ikkinlala said...

I'd choose Amazon.com (if online gift cards count), and I'd buy a knitting book I've had my eye on.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

twinboyz said...

Thanks for the giveaway...I would like an amazon gift card or a book store type gift card. Like you my son is demonstrating some behavior issues that I feel are a direct result of dye and other food additives. I would like to use your gift card to by the book Natural Treatments for Tics and Tourette's. We have been seeing several doctor's for my son's condition and your gift card would help me buy this book which offers a natural treatment for my son.

Thanks again for your generosity!
Jen (mom to twin boys)

christin said...

i would choose walgreen's because they always have some really awesome deals:) thanks!
christinbanda@yahoo.com

christin said...

#3-my husband recently finished his "term" with the Army...through most of our courtship(which started in high school) and several years of our marriage he served with the Army Reserve. never really impacted us too much until he was deployed to Iraq literally 2 weeks after we were married. i thank God every day that he came home safely and we were able to start our family which now includes a dd, 3yrs and a ds, 5 mos:) long story short, i got a little taste of how crazy military life can be, and so we have at least that in common:) thanks!
christinbanda@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would choose the Walmart gift card to buy groceries.
pkildow at gmail dot com

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