$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! – "Cheapskates Need Love Too" Edition

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For those of you that missed My Personal Finance Journey’s 1st ever giveaway ($10 BP gift card), it was a huge success and was even more fun to put on!

Thanks to everyone for participating. Lethea (the big winner), just emailed me today to let me know that her $10 BP gift card is on the way in the mail! Congrats!

Since we had so much fun with the 1st giveaway, let’s do another, shall we?! This time, we’ll be giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card. This giveaway is made possible by one of my Yakezie friends, Barb from  Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance. Barb runs one of my favorite investing personal finance sites because she shares logical investing strategies that can followed by normal folks like you and me. Please stop by and visit!

The theme of this giveaway will be to commemorate the exciting kickoff of the Cheapskate Jake’s Frugal Ramblings guest posting series on My Personal Finance Journey.

For those of you that missed the introductory posts (see links below to the first two Frugal Ramblin’s in the series), Cheapskate Jake is one of my “re-fined” friends from my home state, Arkansas. In this series, he will share with us his own unique version of frugal living tips. I hope you can stop by from time to time on my non-giveaway days to read what he has to say!

How To Enter In The Running To Win The  $25 Amazon Gift Card – Entry ends March 7th, 2011 at 11:59 PM

To enter the running for the $25 Amazon Gift Card, simply follow the instructions below.

1) Write a comment on this post below, sharing a story and/or the practices of the cheapest cheapskate (person) you know if your life. Some examples are listed below to get those creative juices flowing!

 Example 1: “My mother is so obsessed with saving money on electricity that she UNPLUGS the clocks when going to bed. Who needs to tell time while they sleep, right?”

Example 2: Or…”One of my friend’s dad’s sets the AC on 85 degrees F in the Texas summers. It’s so hot in that house that I can barely keep my eyes open!”

Example 3: “My boyfriend sneaks bottles of liquor on to the cruise ships because he doesn’t like to pay for drinks on the boat. He empties a bottle of brown mouth wash, fills it with whiskey, and then even adds mint food flavoring to make it smell like mint mouthwash.”

2) Be sure to include your email address so that we can contact you to notify you if you win! Limit one entry per person.

3) When the giveaway is over 3 weeks from today (on March 7th, 2011 at 11:59 PM), I will select the top 10 stories/comments and send them to our two judges, Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff and Sandy @ Yes, I Am Cheap (see more information below). They will then rank each story on a scale of 1-5, and the commenter with the highest score will win and be notified by email!

Have fun and please contact me if you have any questions!

About Our Distinguished Judges (Both from the Yakezie Group)

Crystal @ Budgeting In The Fun Stuff

Budgeting In The Fun Stuff is about the musings of a late-twenties woman, Crystal, who lives in Houston, TX with her husband and two dogs. Both her and her husband were raised by financially savvy parents who taught them the ins and outs of personal finance early on. Despite mistakes, their emergency fund and budget helped them reach their goals while having a good time too!

Sandy @ Yes, I Am Cheap

Yes I Am Cheap is about the financial journey of a 32 year old woman, Sandy, in a long term relationship and up to her ears in some serious debt. Follow along on her site as she begs, borrows and steals, ah, tries to figure out different income steams, while reducing her debt and building her savings. Enjoy!

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