12/03/2009

Giveaway #5: "A Quarter of Kindness" - $10 Wal-Mart Gift Cards - 5 Winners


I know it's an unusual title, but you'll see why. Now this is a different kind of giveaway. Yes, if you win you'll get a $10 Wal-Mart Gift Card *but* you have to use it to "Give Back." Here's my inspiration...

I had to go to Aldi yesterday to get groceries. It was 44 degrees with a cold Chicago Wind, making it feel 30! I had both kids with me and we went to get a cart. Now if you haven't been to Aldi, they make you pay a quarter for one, but you get it back when you return it. There was a sweet older woman struggling to figure out how to get her quarter back. Then she saw us, pulled out the cart and pushed it towards me. I held out my quarter and she said, "No...Merry Christmas," and with the biggest grin, walked to where a car pulled up to get her.

I was touched. It was the simplest act of kindness. A smile. A quarter. But it meant sooo much to me. And I found it ironic, as well, since I had just blogged the day before about simply giving back with a smile!

Well, I'm keeping that quarter as a reminder to always offer kindness to others. *But* I want to help others give that warm and fuzzy feeling to someone, too. I know some of you have limited budgets and would love to give back to those in need--it could even be a friend that's down on their luck and could use something to smile about.

So I'm offering a "Quarter of Kindess" to five winners in the form of a $10 Wal-Mart Gift Card. I sure do wish it could be more but, well, it's what I have to give. These are coming straight from me and not a sponsor. Now if you enter this giveaway, you are promising not to use it for yourself, but to "do good" by "giving back" and helping someone else. Use it how you wish. Bake cookies, Give Flowers, Buy Food for the Needy, Get a Toy for a Child...whatever it is that your heart tells you to do. And if it's not sold at Wal-Mart, use the card for your own needs and free up $10 cash to make it happen.

And to that kind Woman at Aldi...Thank You for sharing the Spirit of Giving Unto Others.

HERE'S HOW TO ENTER

1) Leave a comment telling me what you might do for someone else with $10? Be sure to leave your first name & email/blog address.

After that, here are other ways to enter: (Please, make sure that you submit extra comments if you do these.)

2) Either subscribe to my email newsletter or become a follower. (If you are already, thank you and you get that 2nd entry)

3) Become a Fan of Coupon Geek on Facebook. (If you are already, thank you and you get that 3rd entry)

4) Blog/Tweet about the giveaway.

There are now a total of 4 entries per person! (Please be sure to leave separate entries for each one.)

Entry is open to US residents only through 11:59pm CST on Monday, December 7th, 2009. Winners will be chosen using random.org and contacted by email. If you're the winner, you'll have 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.

Good luck to all of you who enter!

235 comments:

  1. I *promise* I would use it to buy food for my daughter's preschool class to give to the food pantry at the church that the preschool is in.....
    :)

    (please let me know if you cannot see my email....I signed in via Google account)

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  2. I *promise* I will use the $ to buy food for my daughter's preschool to donate to the food pantry (located in church where the preschool is....)

    (please let me know if you cannot see my email?)

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  3. This is easy..I will use the $10.00 to buy goods at Wal-mart, bake away cookies and deliver them to my local Ronald McDonald house for the families staying there over the holidays.
    Rachel
    floresdanref@hotmail.com

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  4. I just did the same thing today at Aldi's!
    I have always given the buggy to someone else and for some reason, it just makes their day, especially if they are elderly!

    It's amazing how something as small as a quarter just makes all the difference in someone's day. :)

    Ladonna

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  5. If I won the Walmart gift card I would buy a pair of pajamas and a book for a young child.

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  6. I would use it to help get items from the tree they have hanging there for families who can't afford it this year :)
    Thanks for the chance it's sweet!
    Brandy
    The Buzz

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  7. I signed up to "adopt" a child for the christmas season, so I will use it to buy them the items they so wish for on thier list!

    Natascha
    ndgal4733@msn.com

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  8. This would be a great way to give back to the school my children go to,they have parrot pass drawing on a bi-weekly basis.The kids earn parrot passes for all different thing they do at school each day.And they fill them out to enter in the drawings. And when they win a parrot pass drawing they could win a board game,gift cards,flash cards,books or what ever they have to offer for a prizes for that week. I would donate this to th school for a prize.

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  9. If i win I will be giving it to Feed My People in our area to put in their Christmas baskets lvn777 at charter dot net

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  10. I am a follower Angie lvn777 at charter dot net forgot to put my name in the first post

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  11. Fan on Facebook Angie, lvn777 at charter dot net and god bless you for giving back and helping others in this tough economy

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  12. I just received a call for a $10.00 donation for soldiers wounded at war.I told them to send the info in the mail and I would donate.I would double this donation with $10.00 more.I'm sure they too need help especially this Christmas season.
    Barbie tinbell33@yahoo.com

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  13. What a great story. I am torn on what I would do. A woman I worked with suddenly passed away on Thanksgiving evening and our work is giving 1/2 of what we were collecting for a needy family for the Holidays to her family as she left behind a 16year old and a 19year old. I would give it to her family to just help out where needed. It is tough enough for them to deal with the loss of their mother but if they have to worry about finances too.

    Or I would give it to my Son's school which is a school for kids with Autism and it is a public school so everything they need usually comes out of teachers pockets and in our State our Teachers had to take a 2.5% salary cut. So if I find out the family would not appreciate the gift then I would give it to a teacher at the school to buy some supplies for her class.
    Colleen Grier
    Theguinness@verizon.net

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  14. I WOULD BUY SOMEONE SOME FOOD THAT THEY MIGHT NEED

    ALICIA, ACCFISCH@AOL.COM

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  15. I would love to get something for my teacher assistant for Christmas with my $10!

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  16. If I were to win the gift card, I would give it to my school. I am a teacher and we have TONS of families that have fallen upon hardships. We have an Angel Tree but there are always gifts that don't get donated. I would use it to buy something for the the students families in need.

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  17. I would buy a toy and put in toy for tots box in our library.

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  18. Hi Jaycie! I love it when we experience those little blessings, but they impact us in such a big way!

    I am torn, trying to decide how I would spend the $10. Would I use it to buy a gift for a needy child whose name is on a bell of the Caring Tree at our church? OR, My middle school daughter is participating in a service project for hospitalized chronically-ill children, and she will help fill shoe boxes with toys for those children- I could buy a couple items to brighten the day of two or more children. Or, I could have each of my kids pick out toothbrushes to donate to the local youth emergency shelter, along with personalized hand-written cards to go with each of those toothbrushes. I suppose if I win, I'll let my kids decide where they would like to see the money go.
    -Stacia
    Omaha, NE

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  19. I would give it to someone to get needed food items.

    Karen
    gogokg_2000@yahoo.com

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  20. I'm a follower.

    Tara @ tlc1982@aol.com

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  21. If I had $10 I would buy some toys to deliver to a child in need.
    Tara @ tlc1982@aol.com

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  22. $10 would buy a LOT of groceries to donate to my work's food drive- plus with coupons it would go even further!

    arobertson232 at yahoo dot com

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  23. FB Fan and love it! arobertson232 at yahoo dot com

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  24. email subscriber! PS I enjoying giving my "quarter" to the next lucky person when I shop Aldi's also
    arobertson232 at yahoo dot com

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  25. I would get a resident the nursinghoma a gift
    lizmarie csaltcliz@hotmail.com

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  26. Everyone should get something for christmas. I am a follower
    csaltcliz@hotmail.com

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  27. My daughters high school is having a coat & toy drive. I would take her shopping and let her use the card to buy things for the toy/coat drive.

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  28. I would add it to my usual donation that my daughter's employer sponsers. For every dollar collected from employees and their families the business matches. The local charities are a home for runaway teens and another for homeless teenage mothers. jazel1129@yahoo.com

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  29. I would give it to another local single mama. The holidays are tough, and it makes it even tougher when you're doing it alone. :)

    mslauraabigail@hotmail.com

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  30. I subscribe to your emails too!

    mslauraabigail@hotmail.com

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  31. pintobeans@izoom.netDecember 3, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    I would buy a toy(s) and place it in the Toys for Tots at Walmart

    amy pinto (pintobeans@izoom.net)

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  32. I would buy the ingredients to make a yummy sweet potato pie and then make one to give to someone who has been a blessing to me!

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  33. email subscriber
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  34. I'd love to buy a new boardgame to donate to the group home for adults with autism that I work at.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  35. Our SS class is adopting a little girl for Christmas, so I would use it to buy her something fun and frilly!

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  36. if i had a 10 dollar gift card to walmart, i would buy a thing of flowers and seperate them and just randomly pass them out to little girls, moms, grandmas. because what girl doesn't love unexpected flowers?

    i follow you on facebook.
    ms.annahensley@gmail.com

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  37. I *promise* to use the $10 to buy a toy to give to Toys For Tots. They've got kind of a bad rap here where I live, thanks to a scammer. & it's not fair at all to those kids. I'm a follower & I'm a facebook fan. Thanks!
    Kelly - secrets_girl23@yahoo.com

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  38. I'm a facebook fan . Kelly - secrets_girl23@yahoo.com

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  39. I'm a follower. Kelly - secrets_girl23@yahoo.com

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  40. With $10 we could buy some stocking stuffers to donate to the local toy drive.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  41. Follower and email subscriber.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  42. I would help out with the Christmas party thats happening at my sons school. This would be great!

    Mommygaga.com

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  43. If I won I would use it to buy toiletries for families staying at the Ronald McDonald house I've heard they are in need of these. It is the simple things that remind us to be kind to one another: A man in front of me in line at the stamp machine handed me a stamp. It made my day! I passed it on.
    eliece at live dot com

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  44. This is kinda stupid by here intown there is an older man who is homeless. he doesn't beg he just waits for people to help him. My dh and i saw him in iHOP one night and we bought him supper. I see him occationally and make it a point to buy him a meal. Well, one day i aske dhim his name. It's 'Christian' and he is from ireland. What's funny is that i tell my husband that this man is my "jesus" the person who i feel called to help. kinda corney but I would help buy Cristian a meal :-)
    Lise Dill
    Lismar74133@yahoo.com

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  45. There are so many options but I would donate groceries to a food pantry.

    Sheryl
    sherij43@aol.com

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  46. I get your emails
    lismar74133@yahoo.com

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  47. I would use the money to buy a toy or 2 for a local drive...nothing sadder to me than to think of a child without any presents @ Christmas!!

    Hollie
    midnightskye1@gmail.com

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  48. $10 is enough to do some damages in the store with coupons. I'd buy food, toys to donate. Just heard from local news that food pantry is short of everything!

    Jessie
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  49. I am now a fan on FB & another idea would be to buy extra food/supplies to donate to a food drive.

    Hollie
    midnightskye1@gmail.com

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  50. tweet http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/6317669870

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  51. FB fan@tcarolinep JessieKatie S.

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  52. I would buy a Toy for Toys for Tots or a Hat/Gloves/Scarf for the Coat for Kids program.

    Terrid0304 at gmail dot com

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  53. At my church in New Orleans, we have a program called "Fuel the Future." It is where we donate individually wrapped, nutritious food items and pack them in backpacks to give to under-nourished elementary children at a local public school to take home on the weekends so that they will not be hungry. I would use the Wal-Mart gift card to purchase items for this wonderful program. Thanks!

    heatha_2004@yahoo.com

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  54. My grandma loves to knit, so I would take her shopping to pick out new yarn
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  55. If I won the $10 Walmart card, I would donate some food to our area food bank. We have so many homeless in our area due to the economy with businesses closing they need help. This would actually make me feel great.
    Linda
    lindashifflett@yahoo.com

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  56. I subscribe via email
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  57. I am a subscriber by email.
    Linda
    lindashifflett@yahoo.com

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  58. I am a fan on Facebook.
    Linda
    lindashifflett@yahoo.com

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  59. I just found out that a friend at church, husband is in the hospital and his part-time job is about to end. I know they can use the card to buy groceries. thanks I love to get a smile also when I'm out.

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  60. I know exactly who my $10 would go to ... it would get tucked into an anonymous card for someone very special that is in need this season...

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  61. what a great story... I promise that I will give this card to my friend that this week call me crying to tell me she had no food for her 2 children she is struggling to get a job after been lay off and her husband just makes ends meet. and this week they had to pay the rent and pay bills and wihtout knowing they had ran out of money...
    erica hernandez
    enizabeth2004@yahoo.com

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  62. Blogged about you and your AWESOME giveaway ... what a great idea friend!!

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  63. Hi Jaycie,

    I would try to stretch the $10 as far as it will go with coupons. Then, I will donate the bounty to the local food pantry.

    Sun

    sun_lutz@yahoo.com

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  64. I would buy toys to donate to a toy drive. We have a local DJ that sleeps ontop of a 30 ft scaffolding for 12 days. He does not come down for 12 days. They even put up a portapotty for him. It is an amazing site to see all of the toys and bikes donated.

    Thanks
    surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

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  65. Email subscriber.

    Thanks
    surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

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  66. If I win I will give the money to the Rescue Mission in our town to feed the hungry at Christmas. Facebook Fan of yours Jaycie!

    Laura (ljk5775@yahoo.com)

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  67. Facebook Fan.

    Thanks
    surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

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  68. Blessings to you :) I would love to help someone by picking a child's name from the bank's Christmas tree and buying them something on their list! vicmeier(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  69. I am now a google follower :) vicmeier(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. This is hard, So many little things pop up day to day that I wish I had the money to help out but can't at this stage.
    I would probably go to Walmart and buy a few small gifts (using coupons ofcorse to get them super cheap). One would be a bag of Lindor truffels for my husband - he LOVES these and they are not often free (with sales and coupons etc) and that is they only time we have luxuaries (when I can get them free) He is a full time studnet but also workign 20 hrs a week (the max allowed on our international studnet visas) to keep my in school and I would love ot be able to spoil him in this manner. The other gits (probably 4 $2 gifts) I would give to needy people I know(like the 2 people I know who recently lost thier spouses), plus one to the greeter at Walmart just to briten their day!
    janinelsmith@gmail.com

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  71. I am now following via email :) vicmeier(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  72. What a great idea! Giving ALWAYS makes you feel good! If I win, I would buy diapers for a family I know expecting a baby. They are really struggling right now and I know they are in need! Thanks for doing this! I know that whoever the cards go to will then go on to someone in need!
    Karen
    kkrampey@gmail.com

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  73. My husband and I are taking our 6 children(ages10-18) to a shelter on Dec. 12th to serve dinner to those in need. I would use the card to get as much food as I could(which can be alot with the coupons these days)
    Cyndie(failureoftheyear2009@hotmail.com)

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  74. I would shop all the rock bottom grocery deals at Wal-Mart using my coupons and buy as much food as possible with the gift card to give to my local food bank.
    Chrissy at knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  75. I would give the money to my youngest daughter
    who is starving right now after paying the rent.
    I just became your fan on facebook.

    Renita Hegner
    ninihegner@yahoo.com

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  76. I would purchase nonfood essentials (laundry soap, dish soap, toilet paper, etc.) for my senior neighbor. She lives alone and has trouble getting around.

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  77. My family and I have adopted a family in California to send gifts to this Christmas. They are an amazing family. The mother and father have three biological children - two seven year olds (twins) and a four year old. Recently, they decided to adopt two little girls who'd been taken from their family who were in a cult. Their parents fled and gave up their rights to their children. So, this family adopted them and they arrived right before the holidays. So far, we have family games, family movies, little things for each child. We hope to send them in time for Christmas. We have maxed out our budget for the family, but I would really love to get the parents something - an adult movie, a photo album, a bottle of wine... or even simply send them the gift card. You never know when you'll need a few gallons of milk or some chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows for a good family night :) I would definitely use this gift card in order to make this shipment of holiday cheer just *that* much better.

    Camber Clemence
    CamberScott@gmail.com

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  78. I am a follower
    janinelsmith@gmail.com

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  79. Hi my Name is Liz Jordan. I have often times found myself doing little acts of kindness here and there.Many times I hand out coupons to people in the stores or let people know where I get my coupons from(web sites). When target had a sale on Lysol wipes I donated them to my sons school. So yes I would do some donating to a needy family or school with the gift card.Thank you

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  80. I would definitely use it to buy a gift for a needy child for Christmas.

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  81. This is wonderful idea!I have a neighbor who is struggling financially...I would use it for her!

    Lani
    rlabo1@juno.com

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  82. We always help a needy family with gifts for their kids through our church. I would use this to buy things for them.

    Thanks,

    Melissa
    mrwagner@bellsouth.net

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  83. My church has a "giving tree" to help those in need. I would use it to fulfill some of those needs.

    jvanchiere@yahoo.com

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  84. facebook fan

    jvanchiere@yahoo.com

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  85. You are now on my Facebook..Yea, better start planning all that i can cook and donate because of you.
    Thanks,
    Rachel
    floresdanref@hotmail.com

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  86. I often help at low income complex for senior citizens that my mom lives at. When I share coupons, rebates, and extras when I have them. I even take my magazines there after I've read them so they have current things to read. Even a little goes a long ways there because most of them have very little and appreciate everything so much!! Merry christmas to all! Thanks for the chance!

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  87. If I won the $10 gc to Walmart, I would give it to my best friend. She had a water leak at her house and even after having a plumber "supposedly" fix the leak, she ended up having a $700 water bill the first month and will have a large one next month. I feel horrible that she is having to deal with this at this time of year and if I win, I will give it to her to put towards her and her kids' Christmas.

    Heather R
    dragonflies(at)cfl(dot)rr(dot)com

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  88. I am also a follower


    bambi campbell
    ecampbell34@cox.net

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  89. Our family will use it to buy our neighbor a coffee pot. She is 78, lost her husband in februrary and her only son a few years before and she is terribly lonely. I try to visit her at least once a week and she always fixes us coffee out of an old unit with a pot she got from a garage sale (that doesn't fit) to replace the original one that broke! Its just sad everytime i see it but I don't want her to feel like a pity case, however, if I won this card I would tell her the story on how i am "paying it forward" and I think she would think it was thoughtful on both your and my part.... in return making her feel loved and then fufilling the meaning of this giveaway!


    Bambi
    ecampbell34@cox.net

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  90. I would buy food for our local homeless shelter.

    juliagulia531@yahoo.com

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  91. My kids have a holiday drive at school called Socks, Mittens, & Meds. It's to buy essentials for kids of struggling families. All the Toys and Food baskets are wonderful but this program fills the need for other "essentials " that get overlooked like, Gloves, hats, mittens, socks, undies and monetary donations to help pay for prescription meds such as antibiotics or asthma inhalers that some families may not be able to afford during these difficult times. I would use it for that.

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  92. I would donate toys and health and beauty aids to a local women's and children's shelter that I used to volunteer at.
    This is a fabulous giveaway!
    Kathy
    kdanna1@yahoo.com

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  93. I would send it to my parents (they live in WI, I live in TX) my dad has been out of work for several months. They would never take money but a gift card that was free they would & boy they would appreciate it. Thanks!
    Mrspoofa(at)aol.com

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  94. I would use the $10 to buy Carnation Instant Breakfast for a young boy I know who has nothing else to eat (drink) before school each morning.

    Jolyne
    stellalunafluffy@aol.com

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  95. Jaycie-you are so sweet to do this giveaway and you ROCK! I would love to spread some love around with one of these giftcards! I am not totally sure what I would do... maybe buy some baking goods, maybe some gloves to pass out at the school or a toy perhaps?!? Depends on the need of the day!

    Thanks again for this neat giveaway!

    ~Kristen

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  96. I would give it to a single mother I know. She has a tough time buying everything from groceries to tolietries. Merry Christmas.

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  97. I'm a subscride to your emails. dea421962 dadkins2007@windstream.net

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  98. Follower!
    Karyn
    karyndontcry@yahoo.com

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  99. I would use the money to go toward our church's missionaries. Either to donate directly to them to use for supplies, or convert it to cash to send them money~
    Karyn
    karyndontcry(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  100. I will get a roll of quarters and give everyone entering Aldis a free quarter for their shopping cart! Pay it Forward!
    Joy
    Jlaleonard@aol.com

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  101. I would give it to my son to help with the kids Christmas. He is out of a job.

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  102. I have a friend whose family is "skipping" Christmas because they've had such a rough year financially (her husband owns a small trucking company and they have had to go without a lot to be able to pay their employees). I'd love to be able to get her a little something, or some goodies for her 3 children.

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  103. I would buy some goodies for a missionary family from our church who are in Japan. There are many things that they can't get where they are, things like yeast, pumpkin, toys and books in English, etc. So, I would buy a few things for them.

    Great giveaway and great idea! Just a reminder of what this season is all about.

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  104. I promise to use coupons and buy food with the $10.00 gift card at Walmart for my brother-in-law who has 13 children. God Bless! Sharon

    swhitts12@hotmail.com

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  105. I would try and use my "mad coupon skills" to get the best deals on a meal for a local family.

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  106. I just found you tonight via Free Snatcher. I would give the $10 Walmart gift card to my single aunt to help with her grocery bill.

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  107. I subscribed to your blog through bloglines. Off to facebook now...

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  108. I think I would use it to bless the next person in line at Walmart. I would give them the gift card to use toward their purchases right before I left.

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  109. If you watched Dr. Phil on Wed. you saw the episode on the McRae family. They go to our church and it has touched us all. They are trying to touch all those pediatric cancer patients at Phoenix Children's Hospital that will be spending Christmas in the hospital this year battling cancer. It is called Kate's Crazy Christmas. You can read about it at prayforkate.com So I would use this gift card to go by a present to add to those already donated to lift the spirits of a young child battling cancer in the hospital this Christmas.
    ~Wendi @ creativesouls@cox.net

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  110. I actually just spent $10 to give a toy to a child in need in our community.

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  111. Blog follower

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  112. Hello My niece drew a name from the angel tree. I will give her the 10.00 GC to use for a 2 yr old foster child.

    Thank You and Have a Blessed Year



    neljo
    dsublady@aol.com

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  113. Hi i became a facebook fan




    neljo

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  114. I must say, WONDERFUL idea! I work in a nursing home, inner-city. Many of the residents would never be accepted into another nursing home....Homeless, very complicated cases....I would uy presents for their holiday wishlist. Sometimes just being there and saying hello makes their day. Being able to brighten their holiday with a simple pleasure that so many people take advantage of woul lighten up this holiday season.
    Thanks so much for such an awesome idea.
    Tanderson2@cox.net

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  115. I would love to be able to buy items for a family our office is sponsoring through our local Farmworkers Ministry.
    Amy
    amykrep6@yahoo.com

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  116. I am becomming a follower today.

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  117. I would make up as many Christmas "goodie" plates as I possibly could and send them around the neighbhorhood.

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  118. I follow along with google reader :)

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  119. This is so ironic because me and my husband were talking last night about getting a gift for some friends of ours that are always helping us out. We don't exchange gifts with them, but we wanted to secretly send them a gift card as our thanks for always being there for us.
    Also, we always take 3 tags off our tree at church...1 tag for each of our kids...so I could also put it towards one of those as another possibility. Our church does gifts for both needly families and the residents at our local nursing home.
    So I could think of a lot of ways to give back because I believe it is an important lesson for my children to remember each Christmas season.
    Thanks for the chance!!

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  120. i would give to a local church that makes up holiday baskets for area families

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  121. I wanted to do something that my kids could help with this year so we are going to bake cookies and take to the people in our town who work on Christmas Day (police, hospital, nursing home etc.) so that's what I would use the $10 for, to buy baking supplies.

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  122. We usually adopt a child every year from a giving tree, so if I won we would probably adopt two. :-)

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  123. I would use the money to buy treats for the animal shelter here. I got a dog and cat from a shelter back in Missouri, and they are two of the coolest animals ever.
    pepethewepe@gmail.com
    P.S. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

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  124. I subscribe to your newsletter.
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  125. I'm a fan on Facebook (Lauren Peterson).
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  126. I tweeted your giveaway at http://twitter.com/dopeymouse05/status/6347901667.
    pepethewepe@gmail.com

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  127. Toy for toys for tots

    April

    usmc girl2803 @ yahoo dot com

    thanks

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  128. I subscribe!

    april

    usmc girl2803 @ yahoo dot com

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  129. Our family anonymously adopted a local homeless family this Christmas. Their family consists of 4 very young children, a mom, and dad. They have very, very little and need so very much. I would use this gift card to add to the gifts that we will be giving them this Christmas.

    jasonandrebekah @ yahoo

    rebekah

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  130. I promise to use the card and coupons to purchase food for the local food pantry. We have doubled in size this past year.....now serving 250 families a month.

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  131. I would buy a gift for a family in need. Hoping Im a winner.
    Dana
    Droger04@msn.com

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  132. I would either give it to a friend who lives in a nursing home or go buy her something with it (probably chocolate!!!)

    Thanks for the chance!

    Cheryl at
    cfleming42@yahoo.com

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  133. So many wonderful things that could be done with it this time of year!! I would use it to buy the ingredients to bake cookies for a local group called Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly. I'm not able to afford to do it myself this year as I usually do, so this would be beneficial!!

    ALso, I signed up!! And looking forward to it. I just found you by chance!

    cfleming42@yahoo.com

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  134. I love that you are doing this! So very kind of you! My husband and I help with a church down on Skid Row in downtown L.A. and I would love to choose one of our "regulars" as we call them some warm socks, a stocking cap and some gloves with the money if I win! I love how a quarter made your day!

    Robin Fulton
    Robin_d31@hotmail.com
    www.robinandstephenfulton@blogspot.com

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  135. I am a fan on Facebook!
    Robin Fulton
    Robin_d31@hotmail.com
    www.robinandstephenfulton@blogspot.com

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  136. I follow your blog!

    Robin Fulton
    Robin_d31@hotmail.com
    www.robinandstephenfulton@blogspot.com

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  137. quarter for kindness. i give all extra coupons to elderly housing my mom lives in they put on table by elevator near everyone there rent by income on a budget and being disabled i understand unfortunately fighting ssi disability since april 2005 i sold anything i had long ago living on food stamps and general assistance not easy i manage to stock pile live frugal and three times this year donate extra food supplies up there as well, ok i do every rebate,money back possible, coupon, i figure i have resources other do not computer skills..i share with all i can manage and made thanksgiving dinner for several at elderly housing u bet thank u lord for rebates on ham, turkey, veggies, cheese crackers trays were included...and coupons for other stuff was included..forchinadoll@yahoo.com

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  138. I am an email subscriber.
    couponchickvee (at) gmail (dot) com

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  139. I will use the money to help the family we adopt for Christmas.
    couponchickvee (at) gmail (dot) com

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  140. I would use this towards my church Missions Outreach program. We have several programs that we help those in need during the year. I'm very partial to the Exodus House where we help families who have lost their homes due to unforeseen events.

    Kirsten

    hibbard_k@yahoo.com

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  141. I am an email subscriber.

    Kirsten

    hibbard_k@yahoo.com

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  142. I would love a $10.00 gift card to Walmart to purchase items that my children could help me make to brighten the holiday for some elderly folks in the nursing home. Crafts to brighten their rooms and delivery with a smile, and love put into each gift by a child who made it :0)

    Inga Johnson
    Waconiaffwife@mchsi.com

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  143. I also follow you on facebook! :0)
    Inga Johnson
    waconiaffwife@mchsi.com

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  144. I do subscribe to your email newsletter
    Inga Johnson
    Waconiaffwife@mchsi.com

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  145. I would like to just suprise someone in the checkout line with the giftcard and then walk away.

    KBack329@aol.com
    Kelli

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  146. I would buy a Christmas present for a child in need. My local mall sponsors an Angel Tree.

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  147. Id buy ten dollars of food for our food bank birdson@roadrunner.com

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  148. I would buy some toys and donate them to Toys for Tots.

    Emily
    emilyrdix@gmail.com

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  149. I'm also already a fan on Facebook

    Emily
    emilyrdix@gmail.com

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  150. I already subscribe to the blog through RSS

    Emily
    emilyrdix@gmail.com

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  151. I have been a subscriber of your newsletter for some time birdson@roadrunner.com

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  152. 2nd entry for already being a newsletter subscriber birdson@roadrunner.com

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  153. FB Fan of yours Birdie Skolfield birdson@roadrunner.com

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  154. I probably will buy a jacket and give it to one of the homeless people in our area. Or, I might buy them some good food. What a great giveway. Thank you.

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  155. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Tamarametcalf19/status/6382123038

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  156. My husband and I just got done making a list of how we are going to give this Christmas season. For every person that we're buying a gift for, we're going to give to somebody else...whether it's to the food bank, the Christmas shoe box we did, a homeless person a meal, volunteer somewhere, send an anonymous amount of money to a coworker who I know needs it, give a toiletry basket to somebody who lost their job, etc. We have so many ideas that this gift card would REALLY help out with! Thanks for doing this, and encouraging the spirit of giving! =)

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  157. I subscribe to your feeds in Google Reader! =)

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  158. Walmart has great coats on sale right now. That's what I would buy-a coat for a child.

    Lisa
    pkrzyzaniak@excel.net

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  159. I would buy my mom a present. Thanks, Steph
    bargainfun1 at yahoo

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  160. i'm a fb fan
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  161. My best friend's husband left her nearly a year ago. It has been messy. So, since all her money from her new job goes to keep a roof over her and her youngest two's heads, a car and food, and things the boys need, I would use the ten dollars for something for her. She hasn't been able to do anything for herself in a very long time, and I would love to see the smile on her face.

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  162. I blogged about your give away!

    http://createdforhome.blogspot.com/

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  163. I would use it to buy a toy and give it to Toys for Tots.

    I am also a fan on Facebook

    Thanks so much very generous of you.

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  164. My gift seems a little strange at first, but I'll give as quick an explanation as I can. I would give the $10 gift certificate to my mom. Here's why...the quick version. A few years back, my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and declined quickly. He remembers us only some of the time and does not remember my mom is his wife. Anyway, she is paying for his care out of pocket on a teacher's salary. As a pastor, he moved around a lot and did not have a retirement egg to fall back on. She is still struggling to get him on disability and has been sent in circles. She is working on trying to sell the house, etc. because, as you can imagine, it's difficult to pay all those bills on a single salary. So, I think this would help to get her a few necessities or even wants that she passes on to save money to care for my dad.

    ttparks@comcast.net

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  165. I would buy some Barbies for Toys for Tots.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  166. I am a follower.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  167. I am a subscriber.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  168. I am a fan on Facebook.
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  169. Merry Christmas!

    If I win the "Quarter of Kindness" prize I would send it to a family in need. I belong to a site called cafemom.com and was told about a member there who has four children and no money for Christmas...I'd send the card to her.
    Win
    nanawinq@gmail.com

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  170. i would buy mittens to give away it is getting so cold out .
    lkp21@charter.net

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  171. our local food pantry can always use food so that's what i would do.

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  172. I would buy grocerie for someone at random.

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  173. I became a fan of coupon geek on facebook!!

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  174. I would buy a gift for a needy child and take my 7 year old along to help me pick out the best gift.

    LaQuita
    lswiggins at gmail dot com

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  175. I would use it to buy more baking items to help me afford to bake more cookies and pies to give the soldiers here on base that do not have family here. Every year for x-mas us wives get together and bake up a storm to give the guys and gals in the doors a little holiday treat.
    spiphibus at gmail dot com

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