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Giving Away TWO $50 Sports Authority Gift Cards!

by J. Money on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

state farm go to batHey Guys!  Got a KILLER giveaway for you today :) Especially if you like sports and/or charities (and/or possibly going to the World Series!!  And/or making ME your date for it! haha…)

State Farm has teamed up with MLB to give people a chance to attend the 2010 World Series, while at the same time making a difference for their favorite charity by “going to bat” for them. All you have to do is visit www.statefarm.com/gotobat, play the online Home Run Derby game for the charity you’d like to “go to bat” for and once a week, for ten weeks, State Farm will select a winner and their charity. The winner’s charity will receive a weekly donation ($100 for every home run hit that week in MLB) and the winner themselves will receive a trip for two to the 2010 World Series! How awesome is that?

But whether you like baseball or not, BudgetsAreSexy is also giving away something cool – Two lucky bastards reading this will win their very own $50 gift card toward Sports Authority!  And unfortunately I can’t enter myself ;) I need new soccer (and football) cleats and I really don’t feel like shelling out the money for it, haha… So the power is all yours my friends.

For a chance to win your $50, complete 1 of the following:

  1. Tell us what your favorite charity is! If you don’t have one, copy one or make one up and tell us how awesome it would be :)
  2. Or tweet, “State Farm Go To Bat. Support the charity of your choice and you could win Trip for 2 to World Series! http://bit.ly/bqjPty (Sweet!)” and then let me know you tweeted it down below (if you don’t, I might not catch it!)

That’s it! Do it by this Saturday, July 24th @ midnight, and I’ll pick the 2 winners shortly there after via Random.org.  GOOD LUCK guys!  Hope you sporty ones like this.

this home run is for charity
Don’t forget to hit that home run! www.statefarm.com/gotobat

*Giveaway now over* The 2 lucky $50 gift cards are…Mike (Ducks Unlimited), and Mark Roberts! Congrats guys :) Stay tuned for another giveaway soon everyone!


{ 82 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mark Roberts July 20, 2010 at 7:32 am

Very cool giveaway!

My favorite charity is the National MS Society.

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2 Kevin July 20, 2010 at 7:45 am

I tweeted this wonderful contest

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3 Inga July 20, 2010 at 7:48 am

Great giveaways with ways to support good causes.

My favorite charity is the E.J.A.F – Elton John aids foundation

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4 Allison July 20, 2010 at 8:07 am

My charity was Susan Komen for the Cure as my mother was recently treated for breast cancer.

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5 Dustin @ Inzolo July 20, 2010 at 8:19 am

My favorite charity is the perpetual education fund. http://pef.lds.org

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6 Curt July 20, 2010 at 8:56 am

Mine is my church (LDS) – they do a ton of humanitarian projects around the world, some that I have been involved with and others that I have not (they had planes full of supplies in Haiti after the earthquake, and were among the first to arrive. I was able to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew among others).

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7 tom July 20, 2010 at 9:02 am

My favorite charity is the Wounded Heroes Foundation out of Chicago. It was co-founded by my sister’s godfather and former Marine Corps pilot.

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8 Lizz July 20, 2010 at 9:03 am

I love nonprofits! I do work for one afterall… But, if I have to pick one: Room to Read.

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

Check them out at: http://www.roomtoread.org/

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9 jen thorpe July 20, 2010 at 9:19 am

Great giveaway. Great charity–St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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10 Lyndsey July 20, 2010 at 9:21 am

Because I can’t watch those commercials without tearing up, my favorite charity goes to the ASPCA!

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11 Lonnie July 20, 2010 at 9:28 am

My favorite charity is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Our daughter was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 7 so we have a family tie-in.

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12 Mike July 20, 2010 at 9:36 am

Mine is Meals from the Heartland. They package millions of meals for placecs like Africa & Haiti where it is desperatedly needed. Only $.25 feeds a family of 4. Check them out at http://www.mealsfromtheheartland.org/

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13 Cody July 20, 2010 at 9:37 am

My favorite charity is the Love Ministry, in Atlanta. It is a group I have worked with several times. Twice a week we set up downtown and hand out food, bags, clothing, blankets, and shelter passes to people down on their luck. People of all walks are down on their luck nowadays so I think this is a good service to all.

How about we go to the Superbowl instead J?

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14 HighClassLowIncome July 20, 2010 at 9:44 am

Ooh very cool giveaway! Touchy subject.. I know who I’d like to see in the World Series but if they actually make it is a different story lol!

I’m not familiar with many charities, but there is one I am very familiar with so I’ll call it my favorite :) It’s Team in Training which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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15 Grant July 20, 2010 at 10:06 am

I’m a huge fan of Heifer International. You can buy goats, chickens, cows, geese etc. for families living in developing and third-world countries. It provides them sustainable sources of nutrition rather than a one-off donation.

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16 Roger July 20, 2010 at 10:36 am

Our favorite charity is Holt International, an adoption agency that finds families for kids from all over the world. http://www.holtinternational.org

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17 Deborah July 20, 2010 at 11:30 am

So many good organizations out there! But recently I’ve been liking Heifer International.

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18 Melissa July 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

The Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, because how can you not want to support these sweet, but total doofus dogs?

http://www.rmgreatdane.org/Adoptable_Grex.html

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19 Mark July 20, 2010 at 12:16 pm

My favorite charity is the Children’s Cancer Association.

http://www.joyrx.org/

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20 Chung July 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm

My favorite one is Red Cross.

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21 TODHD July 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Definitely a very cool giveaway because you have the opportunity to give back

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22 Jennifer July 20, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Susan Koman for the cure for me! Both my grandma and mom are breast cancer survivors and we are all bound and determined to help find a cure!

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23 Karmella July 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm

ASPCA, as well as some other animal related charities

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24 J. Money July 20, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Keep ‘em coming! Pretty cool to see some new ones here I haven’t heard about before…

@Allison – Sorry to hear about your mother :(
@Lonnie – Sorry to hear about your daughter too :(
@Cody – Super Bowl would be much better, but only if my Redskins ever make it! :)
@HighClassLowIncome – Yankees?

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25 Nancy July 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis – one of my dear friends son has Downs Syndrome and he is my best Buddy – he loves to ride our horses any chance he gets!

http://www.dsagsl.org/

Mid America Horse Rescue – http://www.mahrnfp.org/

“We believe that no horse should be denied a second career or a dignified retirement…..A Noble Life Deserves A Second Chance”…..Mid America Horse Rescue.

That is my charity for horses.

Stray Rescue of St. Louis – This is my Charity for Canines – My K9 Search and Rescue Partner came from this facility. – http://strayrescue.org/

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26 Deanna G. July 20, 2010 at 2:10 pm
27 Lisa July 20, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I can’t choose.

I have a tie: Parkinson’s Action Network (for my darling dad and everyone else living with PD), and Equality CA (equal rights for my friends and non-friends alike).

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28 Megan July 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I donate to the food bank and Heifer International. I’m big into food security.

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29 Ninja July 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm

InvisibleChildren.com

It’s the best organization out there. Period.

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30 Khaleef @ KNS Financial July 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm

My favorite charity is an orphanage is Haiti. The name is OASIS for Children – OASIS stands for Our Attempt at Saving Innocent Souls. Here is the website: http://www.oasisforchildren.org/

I happen to serve as the Treasurer, but they would be my favorite even if I didn’t. It was started by a woman from Haiti with no money or experience! Well, I’ll let you read up on it at the website.

Thanks for the chance to spread the word about it!

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31 Yana July 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

My favorite charity is the Salvation Army. They do a lot of good in helping people.

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32 Lynda July 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm

i tweeted!! [oshkoshbgosh123]

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33 brandysoda July 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Found it accidentally a long time ago…still like it as my favorite…March of Dimes. Have been enamored with Heifer International too since I learnt about it some time back.

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34 David Carlson July 20, 2010 at 6:26 pm

My favorite charity is World Vision because they are helping solve world hunger!

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35 Christina July 20, 2010 at 6:26 pm

My favorite charity is Esperanca which provides health for the poor around the world. http://www.esperanca.org.

Thanks!

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36 Justin Hein July 20, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I tweeted it – @jdhein22

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37 Rachel July 20, 2010 at 8:06 pm

The Orlando Union Rescue Mission! :)

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38 Amy July 20, 2010 at 8:16 pm

My favorite charity would be the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. My other half is in law enforcement, and we’ve seen too many people injured or killed in the line of duty. The Fund does great work to support survivors and their families.

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39 Eric July 20, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Our favorite non-profit is Beautiful Gate, an group of orphanages in southern Africa.

I chose Junior Achievement for my “Go to Bat Charity.”

Also tweeted: http://twitter.com/ericsherwood/status/19034744412

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40 myfinancialobjectives July 20, 2010 at 8:54 pm

My favorite charity? Giving blood! A lot of people don’t do this, because even though you are not giving away money, blood is still an excellent way to give!

Other than that, I give to World Vision through my Church!

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41 Betty July 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Great give away! My favorite charity is Tomorrow’s Children at HUMC. It’s a pediatric cancer center that was originally started my moms who had sick children. The place is absolutely amazing!

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42 Betty July 20, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I just tweeted the phrase! (1bets1 on twitter)

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43 One Frugal Girl July 20, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Charities that benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.

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44 L July 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Great giveaway! My fave charity right now is University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. It’s one of the best cancer hospitals in the world, and money goes to patient care, research, survivorship, and prevention.

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45 Khaleef @KNS Financial July 20, 2010 at 10:34 pm

I just tweeted it – @knsfinancial

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46 Nate July 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm

My local animal shelter which I both donate to, and take in animals that need a home.

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47 Caity July 21, 2010 at 12:12 am

American Cancer Society ! :)

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48 Caity July 21, 2010 at 12:13 am

tweet’d — @pennycouture

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49 Jesse July 21, 2010 at 10:39 am
50 Jenna July 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I’ve always admired Dress for Success, especially with today’s economy and many women needing to re-interview for jobs or going into the job market for the first time or after a long hiatus to help bring in more money for the family. Being able to get some proper interview attire and some help with interview skills can be that first step they need to help them be successful in their search.

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51 Ernest S. July 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Heifer International is my favorite charity. They have some really amazing sustainability projects around the world.

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52 Shauna July 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

My favorite charity is called Jill’s House. It is like a local Ronald McDonald house for people undergoing therapy for cancer.

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53 Stacy July 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm

SCTN! -> STOP CHILD TRAFFICKING NOW!! A really great organization.

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54 sarah r July 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Favorite charity is Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. They are the organization that took in and rehabilitated the Michael Vick dogs and they do great, heartfelt work. Plus, you can go stay onsite at their ranch and volunteer there!

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55 DH July 21, 2010 at 4:39 pm

My favorite charity is the Big Brothers Big Sister Program. I’ve been a Big for over a year now, and it is a very rewarding experience. There as so many “littles” waiting to get a “big” and they are always in need of new resources.

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56 Donna Freedman July 21, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Mine’s pretty obscure: The GBS/CIDP Foundation International. It’s became Guillain Barre Syndrome nearly killed my daughter and left her with some permanent impairment. Dammit.

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57 Shelly L in NC July 22, 2010 at 3:31 am

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/sleatham1/status/19237074317

BUT…I’ll tell you my favorite charity anyway….Susan G Komen for the cure…my grandmother is now a 12 year (and counting) survivor!
bleatham*at*gmail.com

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58 ken July 22, 2010 at 7:07 am

Children’s Cancer Research Fund

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59 kamara July 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Lupus Foundation of America

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60 Forest July 23, 2010 at 11:40 am

I’m currently supporting Feed My Starving Children. It’s a great organization.

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61 jennydecki July 23, 2010 at 11:42 am

My favorite charity is http://www.donorschoose.org – I have a soft spot for kids and education!

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62 Jeremy Walter July 23, 2010 at 11:45 am

HOPE International. They provide micro-loans in third world countries for budding entrepreneurs to create their own business and income, and bring their whole family out of poverty, provide even more jobs, and take a hand up instead of a hand out.

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63 Tricia July 23, 2010 at 11:57 am

I love the Equal Justice Initiative, http://www.eji.org

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64 Mike July 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Ducks Unlimited

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65 Dana G July 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Habitat for Humanity

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66 Alice B July 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm

My favorite charity is the animal rescue group I volunteer with- Metroplex Mutts! We are helping to save dogs and cats in the DFW area.

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67 Elizabeth I July 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm

The Scotty Fund. It is based in Bethel, CT and focuses on giving parents financial support to care for children with life threatening illnesses. For example, they gave me a grant to pay for a nursing assistant to care for my severely disabled child while I was in the hospital delivering my third son and recovering from a c-section.

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68 Gina Maddox July 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm

My fave is Flight 33 – My Aunt and her family actually founded this charity for the poverty stricken Native American children in the Phoenix, AZ area. This charity goes toward school supplies, school clothing, food, etc. I even had the opportunity to go back to school shopping with about 20 kids – they each were able to get a new pair of shoes for the year.

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69 Em D July 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm

My favorite charity is Heifer International.

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70 Kelli July 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm

My favourite charity is the Animal Humane Society. That’s where I found my awesome dog!

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71 Laura H July 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm

My favorite charity is Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
I worked there so I know just how fantastic it is!

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72 Melissa July 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society – they’re doing some great work, especially the National Capitol Chapter!

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73 Maritza July 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm

American Cancer Society – both my parents had it and many loved ones.

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74 Caitlin P. July 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm

My favorite charity is the Durham Rescue Mission.

I volunteer sorting books for the thrift store :)

Have a wonderful weekend ~ help someone if you can!

Good luck to all!

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75 Caitlin P. July 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm
76 tolu July 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm

i tweeted the message @darkmeathook

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77 Lori A. July 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm
78 PauleyD July 24, 2010 at 11:33 pm

My favorite charity is a local charity called Marklund. They help families of disabled children.

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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79 PauleyD July 24, 2010 at 11:35 pm

tweeted about it:

http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/19467604560

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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80 TerraD July 24, 2010 at 11:38 pm

My favorite charity is the Make A Wish Foundation. At CHLA, we get to be involved in the wishes of many of our sick kiddos.

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81 J. Money July 25, 2010 at 1:52 am

*Giveaway now over*

The 2 lucky $50 gift cards are…. ya ready?….. Mike (Ducks Unlimited), and Mark Roberts. Congrats guys! Check your inbox for an email. Thanks everyone for participating — great GREAT charities :) Will be doing another giveaway shortly.

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82 Megan August 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm

My favorite charity is Dress for Success, a non profit that provides women in need with a professional suit for interviews, a started working wardrobe once they get a job, and ongoing career support.

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