500 Posts Celebration and FREE Headline Shirts T-Shirt Giveaway

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Well, break out the champagne (or non-alcoholic grape juice substitute if desired) folks, because yesterday, My Personal Finance Journey posted its 500th total post!


Looking Back….


Altogether, generating 500 posts took 1 year and 11 months. Looking at the numbers, this equates to an average of one post every 1.4 days. This sounds like a pretty good consistent average, but what really happened was that I would post as regularly as possible, even if that meant pumping out 3 posts per day for the first 6 months and then getting interrupted by 2 week breaks between posts during my first year of graduate school in 2010. However, all together, it’s been quite a fun ride!

I’d like to also express my deepest appreciation to all of you out there who have been involved in this blog throughout almost 2 years now. A special thanks goes out to all blog readers, blogging colleagues, Yakezie friends, guest posters, blog carnival hosts, and advertisers for your continued support in making the My Personal Finance Journey community alive and successful.

FREE Headline Shirts T-Shirt Giveaway ($20-$30 Value) – Deadline to Enter is Midnight, December 15th, 2011

To celebrate embarking on the journey towards a second set of 500 posts, let’s do a giveaway!!!

Up for grabs in this giveaway is 1 premium T-shirt from Headline Shirts (includes free shipping) for one winner – valued at $20-$30, but yours free with this giveaway!


Since this post is all about celebration, I’m going to make entering SUPER quick and easy (only two options of actions to take to enter). To enter in to the running, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. In the (likely) event of a tie, I will be using a random number generator to select the winner.


To receive your prize (if you win), you’ll be given a free t-shirt/free shipping coupon code to use at the Headlineshirts.net site. At their site, you can browse their selection, select the shirt you want, and then have them ship it directly to your house (no need to go through me). 


My Experience Receiving a Free T-Shirt from Headline Shirts


Prior to running this giveaway, Headline Shirts offered me a free T-Shirt in order to try out their service/product before offering it to readers (a wise precaution!). 


Overall, my experience with Headline Shirts was top notch. I was given a coupon code to use to process my free T-shirt/free shipping deal through Headline Shirts’ website, picked out my T-shirt, ordered it, and it arrived approximately 3 days later. Not a bad turnaround for shipping the T-shirt from San Francisco to Virgina, eh?!


Headline Shirts offers some very funny, cool/unique T-shirt designs. They are far from the typical, plain color T-shirts you might find at a regular department store or Wal-Mart. They are the type of shirt that if you saw someone wearing one, it would definitely catch your eye as being “clever.” Personally, in order to pick out my T-shirt, I mainly browsed through their Most Popular Shirts category. There were several shirts that caught my eye, including the Sasquatch Cyclist, Wisdom Tooth, and Flying Squirrel shirts. However, I ultimately decided on the Flying Squirrel shirt since the squirrel looked pretty awesome and was a nice yellow color.


The materials used by Headline Shirts were also impressive. For the T-shirt, they tend to use very soft-feeling (maybe Pima???) cotton fabric that feels very nice on the skin. Furthermore, the plastic bag that the shirt is shipped to you in is 100% biodegradable! Pretty cool stuff! 


Anyhow, all of this is to say that I think the winner of this giveaway will be very satisfied with their shirt – both because of the free price tag and also the quality of the product. Happy giveaway entering!! 🙂

Important instructions: After you complete an entry method, make sure to click and fill out the “I Did This” button in the widget so that I have a record of your points.


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Remember, the deadline for entries will end at midnight on December 15th, 2011 (~2 weeks from today). Good luck to you all! Please contact me if you have any questions. After the deadline for entries passes, the winner will be contacted via email to receive their prize. To receive your prize, you’ll be given a free t-shirt/free shipping coupon code to use at the Headlineshirts.net site. At their site, you can browse their selection, select the shirt you want, and then have them ship it directly to your house (no need to go through me). 


Fine Print + Full Disclosure: I received a free t-shirt from Headline Shirts for hosting this giveaway on my site and in order to try out the company’s ordering process prior to a reader receiving this giveaway. However, I did not receive any monetary compensation, and the views expressed above represent my honest opinion and experience ordering from Headline Shirts.  

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    Comments

    1. Ashley H. says:

      My favorite was this post: http://www.mypersonalfinancejourney.com/2011/11/v…. It gave me some great tips to save up for my yearly vacation.

    2. I liked this article on the hierarchy of saving: http://www.mypersonalfinancejourney.com/2011/08/a…. It reminded me of this other one I read recently at Squirrelers based on Maslow's pyramid: http://squirrelers.com/2011/04/18/2734. Because I have several savings goals right now, and have to prioritize where I'm putting my money (and how I will snowball into new savings paths once each goal is met), these sorts of posts appeal to me!
      My recent post New Year's Resolution Equivalent

      • The account hierarchy post is one of my favorites as well! Thanks also for sharing Squirrelers' post! I hadn't seen that one previously.
        My recent post Easy Like Sunday Morning Weekly Recap and Roundup – # 5 – December 17th, 2011

    3. I can't remember all of your wonderful articles over the past year, but I did enjoy your article asking if it was cheaper to be a man or a woman http://www.mypersonalfinancejourney.com/2011/05/i…. It was fun yet informative!
      My recent post Saving Money: Five Holiday Tips

      • Thanks for entering Kay! I had forgotten about that post! That one had some interesting conclusions!
        My recent post Easy Like Sunday Morning Weekly Recap and Roundup – # 5 – December 17th, 2011

    4. Congrats on the milestone. This is definitely something to celebrate. You write a lot of awesome posts. I enjoy many of them. Best of luck going forward.

    5. AprilFire says:

      Wow, 500 posts! And I just starting following you two posts ago 🙂

      B/c of that, I haven't had a chance to go back and read through all of the posts. Its on my list for December!
      My recent post #NovemberChallenge Days 1-6

      • Thanks for joining the community AprilFire! Please let me know if you ever have any specific requests for post topics in the future.
        My recent post Easy Like Sunday Morning Weekly Recap and Roundup – # 5 – December 17th, 2011

    6. Congrats on reaching 500 posts. Doing it in under 2 years is impressive!
      My recent post How to Obtain Capital for a New Business

    7. This one: http://www.mypersonalfinancejourney.com/2011/08/8
      We are very much in debt. For the people on the inside, it is sometimes hard to see everything clearly enough to even start making a plan. Having it all laid out in steps helps us to see the bigger picture. Thanks.

      hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

    8. Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway! Entries are now closed. I'll be announcing the winner shortly!
      My recent post Opening and Managing a Self-Employed Individual / Solo 401(k)

    9. Well, it came down to a tie, but Ashley H. is our official winner! I'll be contacting her shortly for details to redeem her prize! Thanks again to all for participating!
      My recent post Opening and Managing a Self-Employed Individual / Solo 401(k)

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