It gives me great pleasure to announce our very first blog giveaway! I hope this is the first of many.
The holidays are upon us once more, bringing with them the hustle and bustle of the stores as people scramble to find the perfect gift for their family and friends. I don't know about you, but I really dislike the crowds of the holiday season. Trying to keep up with 4 kids among the throngs of holiday shoppers makes me more than a little crazy! I have great respect for all of you who brave the crowds of Black Friday to take advantage of the amazing deals. It's just not my cup of tea. Which is why I have been shopping for Christmas gifts since September, mostly online!
If fighting the crowds in search of a bargain is your thing, then I have a giveaway for you!
The winner will receive 2 Starbucks $5 gift cards so you and a friend can take a break in the middle of your holiday shopping. (Or keep them both for yourself. We will never know!) They come packaged in a cute little snowman gift bag handmade by yours truly.
Leave a comment listing a tip for dealing with the holiday crowds. Or tell us a great bargain you scored this holiday season.
My answer: I do all of my shopping online or before Thanksgiving so I don't have to deal with the crowds. This year I did most of my shopping on Amazon thanks to the gift certificates I earned from Swagbucks. Every time I had earned enough Swagbucks for a $5 Amazon gift card, I cashed out. I just kept adding them to my Amazon account all year long and had a nice balance built up by October. It was a true blessing to have most of Christmas taken care of with very little out of pocket.
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- This giveaway is open to US residents only, age 18+.
- Mandatory entry must be completed before you can earn any of the extra entries.
- Please leave a separate comment for each entry. For example if you advertise this giveaway on another site, you get 2 entries. So leave 2 separate comments.
- Entries that can not be verified or do not follow the instructions are subject to deletion.
- This giveaway will end December 2 at 11:59 pm EST.
- Winner will be chosen using random.org's number generator.
- Winner will be posted here and emailed. They have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address or a new winner will be chosen.
- Please either leave your email address with each comment or make sure your email address is available publicly on your profile. If I have no way to contact you, I will have to choose an alternate winner.