2.14.2013

$1,500 Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Okay all you bloggers out there... DON'T FREAK OUT TOO MUCH... but I kind of have the best giveaway ever for your Valentine's Day today! No it isn't ad space with all of these bloggers, it is a $1,500 VISA gift card to ONE winner.

So that means if you don't really care about blogging enough to have "ad space" and all that jazz, that is MONEY! MONEY to go spend on amazing new clothes, or to pay some bills, OR maybe you DO love blogging and you want a new blog design? Beauty is, it is ALL yours from all of us to do with as you please!!!

&yes, I am aware the images are cut off on one side! even with the blogging help of all these gurus I couldn't fix it last night haha, I will have more time later ;)













GIVEAWAY RULES: No purchase necessary. To enter, participants must use the Rafflecopter form above. This giveaway is in no way affiliated, administered or endorsed by Facebook. The giveaway closes on February 20, 2013. The winner will be notified by email on 2/21/13 and will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Winner must be 18 years of age or older and a US resident in order to win. Prize is valued at $1,500. Good luck!


HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SPEND THE MONEY IF YOU WIN?!!!


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  2. What a great giveaway! I thought my tax return was going to be big this year, but this would be even better!! If I won the giveaway I would probably buy a record player and some new boots, then save the rest.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  3. I would use it to buy new clothes for myself. I had a baby 6m ago and could use some clothes that fit. :)

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  4. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this. I left my answer on Saturated Canary. Hugs, Robin

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  5. This is an AWESOME giveaway!! I would probably buy lots of clothes with $1500. I should say something more responsible, but I know that wouldn't really happen.

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  6. To help pay off some bills! As a young married couple with two kids and with my Hubby in med school, every penny counts! :)

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  7. This is an awesome giveaway! And most of my favorite blogs too :)
    Jonna

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  8. Wow. Such an awesome giveaway! Whoever wins is super lucky!

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    1. And I would totally buy a pair of Frye boots and not even feel guilty :)

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  9. I would visit my dear friend in San Francisco... or pay extra on my mortgage.
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    1. Or... Spend money promoting my blog... Maybe spend a bit on all three. YES.
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  10. I would use the money for house repairs my husband and I desperately need to do!

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  11. I would definitely use it as money for our first apartment we're getting soon as newlyweds and our pet/rent deposits when we sign the lease!!

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  12. I would definitely spend it on the house! We've pretty much massacred our couch over the past year, and I would love to put $1500 towards a new one!

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  13. I would use the money for a new blog/website design! or new computer, or maybe even a new lens for my camera. Maybe I'd even use it to take the hubby out for a night on the town! haha You're blog is so cute, I love reading it!

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  14. This. Is. Amazing.
    Here's to hoping I get lucky!!!!!!!

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  15. Awsome giveaway! Fingers crossed...

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  16. House stuff! There are so many decorating projects that I need to knock out.

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  17. Awesome giveaway! I'd use it to finish decorating our home!

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  18. This is pretty stinking cool that you are doing this! If I were to win, every single penny would go to my new journey of blogging! (Okay, maybe I would buy an outfit too. And maybe a bone for my dogs! HA!) I am new to this world and my blog could seriously use an original uplift! I know I need to pay my dues to blogging, but I hope it is a world that I can fully become a member of! I am having so much fun starting and could really use some help! My fingers are crossed, and so are my toes!

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  19. I love this giveaway. If I won the money I would use it on a few things, my husband's GMAT test, MBA school applications, and buying my growing little boy some new clothes.

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  20. Wow, I absolutely love this giveaway! If I won $1.500, I would definitely buy a professional camera first. I'm moving abroad to start my BA degree in just a couple of months, so I would love to document it somehow :) and I would probably spend the rest on some amazing clothes!

    http://glamourxkills.blogspot.com

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  21. I would love to win this money! I know exactly what I would spend it on...a new dresser for our bedroom and to re-design my blog (it needs help!!). Our clothing is currently in stacks on the floor due to the lack of dresser....so fingers crossed!! xoxo

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  22. WOW! thanks for the great opportunity (commented on KV's blog with my answer)
    now following you on GFC and Twitter!

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  23. any amount of money will help a college student! and maybe some new shoes, too!

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  24. i would use the money to buy a new camera bag and the rest of my long overdue photography need list

    andrea brionne
    @himandher-blog.com

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  25. spend it on my wedding in May!!!

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  26. great giveaway! i would buy a new winter coat

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  27. My answer is super practical - I'd use it towards debt. We had some issues with moving across country two years ago, and we're still paying for it.

    Okay, and maybe I'd get my husband an iPad mini, if he's good. (;

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  28. I'd put most of it in savings towards a new car, and well probably splurge on a new purse I would not be able to afford.
    Loving this giveaway!

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  29. I would pay off my credit cards!

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  30. I would love if this was international! :)

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  31. I would buy a few things for my new baby, who knew kiddos needed so much stuff?!? and go out on a nice kidfree date with my hubby.

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  32. I would buy an SLR. I've been holding off on getting one for about 4 years because I couldn't really get one guilt-free.

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  33. well this is pretty cool :) who doesn't love money!

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  34. Holy cow amazing giveaway! Help pay for school!:) xoxo

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  35. I wonder if the Bank would accept a Visa gift card as a portion of a house down payment? Haha.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    Jewelry Giveaway!

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  36. how amazing!!! help pay for a new apartment!!
    xox

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  37. I would definitely use this money to buy a bed! We need a new one so bad! Awesome giveaway! :)

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  38. Wow! What a great giveaway! Would go a long way on helping us redo our 200 year old farmhouse, or we could go on a nice trip because all we do is work on our 200 year old farmhouse!! :)

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  39. What would I do with it? Besides cry on it and thank my stars? Honestly I would buy a camera lens that my business is in dire need of. That is, if no unexpected bills arise first!

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  40. I would save it to add to my travel money account :) My fiancé and I would love to go to Europe for our honeymoon, and this would definitely help!

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  41. Thanks Alycia! I would like to get 50 new pairs of shoes with this money!! :)

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  42. Oh my gosh! I would pee my pants if I won. One word: AMAZING!

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  43. I would use it when I went couponing for groceries to see how far I could make it last! :)

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  44. Pay off some of my college loans and get a new pair of running shoes!

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  45. I would put this toward the repairs in our new house (we're under contract as we speak) since it's kind of a wreck.

    THANKS!!

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  46. I would use $1000 towards a much needed family vacation and spend the extra $500 on me me me!!!

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  47. Plane tickets!! The hubs and I are over due for a good vacation!!

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  48. This is awesome! It's almost mine and my husbands 2 year anniversary, this would be an amazing surprise! I hope I win!!! Thanks for doing an awesome giveaway!!!

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  49. I'd save it to cushion my bank account until I get a job with my new nursing license :)

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  50. Oh my goodness, I would probably put it towards a vacation with my husband! ... Or start spending money on my not-yet-conceived child. And then some clothes and music too, the good stuff :)

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  51. Hello! Adorable blog and new follower! What would I do with $1500? Treat myself to some new shoes and maybe someone else :)

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  52. What an amazing giveaway! Maybe now the husband and I could go on a cruise this summer!

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  53. I would buy some new clothes, some new workout equipment, and then save the rest for a rainy day! :)

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  54. I would use it on things for our new house we just bought!

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  55. I would use it to buy plane tickets to the west indies!

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  56. I was going to say I'd use it towards our down payment but you can't buy a house on a Visa, so I'd probably upgrade our room in Mexico for my birthday :)

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  57. Oh my! Happy Valentines Day, huh?

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  58. I would pay some bills or give it to my wife for her business expenses. She's been wanting a new lens for her camera for years!

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  59. oh my... I don't even know, probably go on a trip somewhere!

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  60. Is this even real!? An awesome giveaway and collaboration! How would I use the $.... let me count the ways... take the kids to Disneyland for their very first taste of Disney magic!

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  61. I would spend the money on my wedding or on a trip or something. You all are amazing!

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  62. So fun! I'm getting married in 2 months, so I would probably use the money for grown up things like furniture. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. This is the best giveaway ever! I'm going to friggin' pay next month's rent if I win that money, haha, and then start save save saving my money as hard as I can for the next four weeks. Or buy a new camera... =] YAY!

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  64. I would buy a new spring & summer wardrobe!

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  65. I would spend the money on a nice camera and use the rest for some new clothes...I desperately need them! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. If I won, I would probably purchase things for my wedding! Either my dream wedding dress, a delicious caterer, or maybe I'd just stow it away to use on our honeymoon! I REALLY could use this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. Love this! I would take my husband on a vacation to somewhere warm where he can fish and i can read a book in the sun!

    Thanks!

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  68. My friend and I have just decided to move to Hawaii for one summer! This would be the perfect kickstart to either buy plane tickets there, or to pay for rent. We plan on just taking a summer to live simply on the beach. Surf all day, explore, maybe find a little cafe to work at. Just enjoy the beauty all around us!

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  69. Ok wouldn't it be sweet to win this?! I need money so bad right now haha. Either way, Happy Valentines day!! :)

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  70. What an awesome giveaway! This would be really helpful to pay off some bills and get me out of debt ;)
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  71. Definitely a vacation...I'm thinking somewhere warm :)

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  72. oh gosh, what wouldn't i do with an extra $1500? :) i would probably treat my husband and i to something nice, like a mini vacation to visit my sister and brother in law, or go shopping for new clothes since we have hardly bought clothes since we got married.

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  73. I would put the money towards my nursery and baby gear - for our upcoming baby boy due in May! :)

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  74. wow! i would definitely use it to buy more clothes!! and maybe spend half of it on my hubby who deserves a lil present or two!

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  75. I would use it all on my upcoming wedding in October!!!! =) Probably buy a pretty wedding dress or other more practical costs! Or maybe towards our honeymoon. Guess I have a lot of ways I would spend it on our wedding. Thanks for this fun giveaway, wow!!

    ~Maggie (Sweet Peas and Lucky Honey)

    http://echosoftheheartdobeat.blogspot.com

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  76. I would pay off the rest of my student loans! Only $1430 left so perfect! The remainder would be spent at Target most likely. Haha.

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  77. I'd pay off the rest of our baby medical bills & put the rest towards my student loan

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  78. I'm about to have a new baby... so definitely new stroller, and other fun baby finds!

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  79. Woa, talk about a great Valentine's Day present!! I'd definitely save some of it for future loan repayment. The rest I would use to spoil me and the boyfriend on a well needed vaca!

    <3Casey

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  80. Maybe this is a boring answer, but we've been trying really hard to get our emergency savings in place, so this would be a big help towards that! But . . . I might buy a few books with it, too :)

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  81. A new Macbook has my name all over it! Happy Valentine's Day!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  82. Amazing give away! I honestly don't know where I would start if I won...maybe a combination of clothes, bills, blog stuff? I would really really LOVE to win!! Ps. Happy Valentines Day!

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  83. I would love a night away with my Lover. Then with what's left I would pay some bills...and we are in desperate need of a new laptop.

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  84. I'm going to try and enter. I would use this to help pay off my husband's ear surgery he just had :)

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  85. I would use it for my LDS mission to Germany!

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  86. How fun!! I would probably buy some clothes and save the rest :)

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  87. I am thrilled about this possibility! This would be SUCH a blessing to use to pay for some illness issues that I am having! Going to enter now!

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  88. I would use the money to pay off my husband grad school loan! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  89. I would defiantly use some the money to spruce up out new and tiny little apartment. This place needs a makeover! And let's be real here, groceries too.

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  90. I'd pay off some bills and splurge on a pair of Swedish Hasbeens :)

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  91. I would go on a shopping spree! I'm in dire need of new clothes :D

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  92. oh man, it'd totally go towards things for the new baby! and maybe a little last-minute trip for the hubs and i. c;

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  93. This is so exciting! I would probably use it to buy clothes. I love them far too much!

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  94. Sad as it is, I would use it to pay medical bills!! And yes, that excites me. I'm tired of them weighing us down (although I wouldn't change a thing because I have a beautiful baby boy :)

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  95. New Wardrobe for mom, baby and dad and some lovely new things to decorate a new house that MAY or may not be coming to the Fords this Spring :)

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  96. I would pay for my next GRAD CLASS!

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  97. I'd move out of my terrible apartment sooner rather than later and I might just buy this cute Frida Kalho shirt I've been looking on etsy. :)

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  98. What an amazing giveaway! I'm not going to lie, I'd probably go on a little shopping spree. Or pay rent ;)

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  99. Hmm I would definitely have to go on a little shopping spree, and maybe pay off the beginning of my student loans :)

    Miss you Alycia, but it's nice to see you around on blogger every week.


    http://www.amandadoskocil.blogspot.com

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  100. After having baby #2 I am in desperate need of new clothes. And there are some unsightly hairs on my head that are not the color I wish them to be. I would take care of that too....

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  101. what a generous giveaway. I would absolutely put this towards my college tuition. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  102. What a great giveaway! I would use the money to take some photography classes and new equipment ;)

    Kristina

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  103. WOWOWOWOWOWOWWOW!!! baby things is what this would go towards. little humans are expensive!

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  104. with an extra $1500 I would definitely buy a super comfy new couch! Just got married and our furniture is pretty sad looking.

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  105. great giveaway! and a great way to update my wardrobe!

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  106. OH my lanta.... if I wasn't being responsible, Eric and I would go on a shopping spree in Vegas! Or we'd buy a new tv for our bedroom. Or a new computer :)
    Being responsible? We'd buy diapers, pay off hospital bills, or use the money to make repairs on Eric's truck.

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  107. Um.. I would faint and then spend it on my wedding.

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  109. I would probably turn a cartwheel.

    Then I would definitely invest in some ad space. After that I would pay some stuff off. I'm college alumni...I have lots to pay off hahaha.

    Umm how about those arms! I need to get my but in the gym so I can get on your level hahaha

    Tiff Ima

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  110. I would use the money toward our Ireland trip in April!

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  111. I would use some of it to buy my husband some things he would like! He is so selfless and is always focused on making sure our kids and I come first. The rest I would put toward a trip we have planned for our 10 yr wedding anniversary in June:) thanks for chance!!

    My emal:g5505@sbcglobal.net

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  112. Pay bills... and do a little shopping! :)

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  113. YAY!!!! I would be so pumped if I won.

    I would probably first do a little shopping and get some new clothes. Maybe spend some money on some new house decor and use the rest for my blog!

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  114. I would put it towards my tuition!

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  115. I'm getting married this summer so I would use the money for our honeymoon!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  116. This is amazing! Thanks for such an out-of-this-world giveaway!

    Jodi

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  117. Crossing my fingers I win! I would put it towards a trip to Europe for me and my love :) Italy is calling my name.

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  118. This is fantastic. :) I would use the money toward a trip to Thailand! It has always been my dream to ride an elephant and pet a tiger!

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  119. this would be a huge help for my move out to DC for grad school!!!

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  120. ...oops! If I won, I would totally pay off some debt and take my babies on a vacation!

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  121. Awesome giveaway!! I'd use this to put toward paying off student loans and debt. Not the most glamorous, but it would definitely be a nice relief.

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  122. i'd use it as part of a down payment on a new car...or maybe toward my vacation this summer

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  123. Alycia! Thanks to you and all these other gals doing this giveaway! Awe. Some. I have been wanting to update my blog for some time now so I would do that with a bit of that money and then plan a little get away some where for our 2nd wedding anniversary! XO

    Alacia
    {alaciahoodwinked.blogspot.com}
    //alaciamaloy@yahoo.com//

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  124. I would buy lots of business supplies (and well, lots of new shoes too!)

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  125. I love the giveaway idea! I am just starting my blog and getting into this whole thing. I think I'd use it to start and build up my blog and use it to make things for my blog. Maybe use some of that for the taxes I have to pay this year grrrr. You guys are doing such a great job, even if I don't win you all are filling my inbox with happiness and that is AWESOME! Thanks!
    Brandi
    {www.brandisre-designed.blogspot.com}

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  126. This is awesome!!! I'd get a camera bag (one of the Ona backpacks) and pay some debt (boring... I know!)

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  127. this is amazing!!!!!!! I would buy a new mattress and take a trip to Hawaii :)

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  128. i would feel so blessed and would put it in savings!!!

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  129. I'd save it for a trip to Disneyland. :)

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  130. I would furnish my soon to be Chicago apartment!

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  131. this is literally the best giveaway ever and so fun.

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  132. i think the beach is calling my name with the extra cash!

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  133. Id put it towards Evans chair

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  134. This is a freakin awesome giveaway. Since, I have an upcoming move happening, I could definitely use the money to furnish and decorate my new apartment. Thanks for the giveway!

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  135. Put it toward our sweet but budget wedding next year!

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  136. I would have to say this is the most awesome giveaway ever and since I have never worn a giveaway on any blog this would be awesome!
    Method Clothe

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  137. shopping spree for me, pay some bills, buy the baby and the mister some prizes, and save the rest :)

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  138. I would pay for the car wreck I got in! Right now I'm in medical school living off loans...

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  139. I would pay my tuition fee for my first year of college. I'm graduating in 3-4 months! (:

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  140. I'd go on a little shopping spree (and it would feel SO GOOD)

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  141. I'd probably pay off a credit card bill and maybe put some towards a new lens for my camera. GReat giveaway!!

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  142. I would use it to purchase a new computer and put the rest toward my husband's grad school debt. Thanks for the giveaway ladies!

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  143. I would buy my wedding dress and some wedding DIY items. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    :)

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  144. We're expecting baby #2, and $1500 would go along way in finishing up baby shopping!!

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  145. Being on bed rest in the hospital with twins on the way has been hard. I have nothing for the twins yet and this money would go soooooooooooooo far since we need two of everything!! Especially since I can't leave the my hospital bed it would be fun to use this while shopping on line!!!

    This is possibly the best giveaway yet!!

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  146. My husband has been deployed for 6 months and has yet to hol his newest daughter. We would take a nice family vacation when he gets home!

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  147. This is such an awesome give away! I would take my hubby on a much deserved trip since he graduates in April and has worked very hard!

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  148. This is so generous of you all! I have a couple friends' weddings this year and I would use the money to pay for bridesmaid dresses, bachelorette party trips, showers/gifts, etc. you know expensive wedding expenses can be and I want it all to be special for my girls! Hope you had a great V-day!

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  149. On new furniture for our place!!

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  150. oh my. my parents have been amazing in helping me to pay some college loans as i earn my degree. it's my senior year (graduating soon!) & the loans have piled on. especially with my dad having been out of work for a while, winning this money to give to them in order to thank them would be so awesome.

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  151. I can't decide if I would use it to pay my rent/tuition or invest in a new (used) car since mine is on it's last leg... or wheel.

    hmmm. Probably the new car! (and a new sweater or two to wear in that car :))

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  152. I would spend the money to take a fun girl's trip with friends...I definitely need a vacation!

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  153. i can't even tell you how much good this would do our family right now! i would love to surprise my husband with a getaway weekend! we have 2 boys under 2... you can imagine the NEED! .... or pay of some debt. either or. such a GREAT gift. hope i win :-) XO

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  154. What an amazing giveaway!! I would spend the money to make a dent in some of my student loans! Those nasty little buggers ;)

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  155. towards a down payment on our house we are looking for currently!!! oh what a dream this could be!

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  156. This is an awesome giveaway!!! Lets hope I get lucky so I can treat myself to a nice birthday present (cannon Rebel)!!!!!!

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  157. i would most likely buy a new desk for my office with this money!

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  158. For reals I want this money. First I would take Alycia out to dinner to celebrate. Then I'd spend the rest of clothes for myself, the hub, and the babe.

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  159. New cell phones that don't die! Then throw the rest at loans so we have more to spend on our little ones :)

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  160. This is awesome!!! I'd probably get an Ona bag..... then pay off some debt. Oh! and this is really stupid, but I'd also buy a sample of the Wen. I kind of want to try it out but I'm afraid it will be a waste of money.

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  161. I think I would use it towards focusing more time/energy on creative endeavors -- blog and beyond!

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  162. I'm moving in a couple weeks so right now I am completely obsessed with furniture! That's what I'd spend the gift card on, for sure!

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  163. Came back to see when the raffle is over and it looks like the winner will be announced tomorrow. Im sending over a little prayer and crossing my fingers. :)

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