Welcome to the 4th year of Christmas Stimulus! Brought to you by your boy J$ and a dear blogging friend of mine, Brad Chaffee, from Enemy of Debt. Who will unfortunately be joining us only in spirit this year as he continues to save away for his family’s emergency fund :) But all this grew from a seed he planted early on, so we continue forward sharing the love and being thankful!
So before we even get started, a HUGE THANK YOU for reading our two blogs! We know you have options when consuming financial websites, and we thank you kindly for choosing ours :)
It seems the timing can’t be better too, with the results of last week’s Christmas Stress-o-Meter coming in… If you recall I had guesstimated that 65% of y’all would be rockin’ your gift giving this year without even breaking a sweat, and that 30% of you would be struggling just a little bit more. With the remaining 5% being in the deeper doo-doo category and not fairing as well :( Which unfortunately was almost dead on:
All the reason more for a Christmas Stimulus today!
So to help all those struggling with their Christmas shopping, and to reward those who are already done (you quick little bastards!) today’s your chance to come away a BIG winner. A $200 Amazon winner, to be exact, to be spent on whatever and whomever you wish :) With plenty of time to get your gifts ordered and sent in by Christmas too, if that’s what you’ll be using it for.
*Here’s how to enter*
We’ll keep it as simple as it always is:
- Go to Amazon and pick something you’d get with the money
- Come back here and drop the link to it in the comments
That’s it! The funnier the items, the more you make me laugh ;) But that’s all the extra attention you get – all entries still count the same and you can only get *one*. But it’ll still be interesting to see what y’all come back with :) (And fyi we just did a secret one of these for our newsletter-only subscribers over the weekend, so if you’re not VIP yet you may want to sign up for the future!)
I’ll be announcing the winner next Monday night, December 17th, using Random.org, so make sure all your entries are in by 5pm EST to be entered. And that you can use an Amazon gift card wherever you’re located in the world too (not sure if all foreign Amazon sites accept the same cards?).
Now stop reading this and go enter! Good luck! :)
[***GIVEAWAY NOW OVER*** Click here to see who won!]
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