An anniversary giveaway. This one’s big.

One year ago today was the “soft launch” of Surviving and Thriving. I never thought I’d be the kind of person to write a personal blog.

Turns out that I can be that kind of person, when properly motivated. Specifically: I wanted a place for all the topics that aren’t a match for my day job at MSN Money. Writing about how to stretch a buck is challenging and rewarding but I have other thoughts to express, too.

I write about money a lot over here, too, but Surviving and Thriving isn’t strictly about frugality. Neither is it about navel-gazing. (My navel isn’t all that interesting. No one’s is.)

Now that I’ve gotten through one year and 317 posts, I would like to say a heartfelt “thanks” to you, the readers. Thanks for reading, for coming back week after week, for leaving comments.

To celebrate the one-year mark, the usual giveaway features 21 prizes and will last two weeks rather than one. The top prize is everybody’s favorite: an Amazon.com gift card. And it’s a big one.

It is, in fact, a $100 card, donated by the Mr. Rebates cash-back site. Yes, I said one hundred dollars. Yes, I was delighted, too. (In fact, I wish I could win it myself.)

Also up for grabs:

A $25 Amazon.com gift card, donated by Budgets Are Sexy

A $25 Amazon.com gift card, donated by Christian PF

A $25 Amazon.com gift card, donated by Consumerism Commentary

A $25 Barnes & Noble gift card

A coffee lover’s package from Savings.com:

A one-year subscription to All You magazine, donated by — you guessed it — All You. (In addition to money-saving articles, the magazine has a ton of coupons each month; for a look at this month’s coupon list, click here)

An Envi-Tote folding canvas tote bag

Two copies of “10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget,” donated by Wise Bread

Ten PF books donated by MSN Money columnist Liz Pulliam Weston (two titles by her, two not):

A copy of “Though Not Dead,” the latest Kate Shugak novel, fresh from the New York Times best-seller list; its author, Dana Stabenow will even personalize it for you if you want.

Because there are so many options, I’m going to give you an option: Indicate your top three choices for prizes and as names are drawn I’ll try to accommodate the winners’ wishes.

It’s not necessary to list the Amazon cards, because I’m assuming everybody wants those. Remember: If you don’t shop online you could sell any card you win on the secondary market. (Incidentally, the B&N card is real live plastic! The rest are electronic.)

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline is 9 p.m. PDT on Monday, May 9.


739 Comments

  1. comment!

  2. I subscribe via RSS

  3. I follow on facebook!

  4. Happy Anniversary, Donna! I have enjoyed your blog, and I hope I win! I lust after the $100 gift card, of course. If that’s not in the cards, I would like , ” How to Simplify Your Finances….”, or one of the other books. Thanks!

  5. Super giveaway! Congrats on your Anniversary.

  6. I email subscribe!

  7. Here’s a comment! LET ME WIN SOMETHING ! <3

  8. I follow via RSS!

  9. I follow you on twitter @Battle_Cry87

    :0)

  10. Reta Davis

    Oh, congratulations very dear Internet friend! I had no idea it was your anniversary. Wowee wow! What an accomplishment. Since I have not touched my own blog for over a year, I am truly impressed by YOUR ability to stay motivated. With all your other projects to maintain (including housesitting and a traveling), forging ahead with this blog is commendable. So glad to have you here–hope this lasts a good long time. As for winning stuff–you know me, I’ll take anything I can get!

  11. ALSO! I follow your twitter. !

  12. I will follow you

  13. Happy Anniversary Donna! Gift cards, Envi-Tote, books. Love them all!

  14. Facebook too!

  15. Susanne Nielsen

    1. Envi-Tote folding canvas tote bag
    2. $25 Barnes & Noble gift card
    3. “Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life”

  16. Happy Blog-iversary, Donna! Year one has been fabulous–looking forward to reading your words of wisdom for many more to come.

  17. My top three prizes would be the $100 Mr. Rebates card, $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, or any of the books!

  18. folowing you on facebook and twitter

  19. 1) coffee package
    The rest are all equally good to me. :)

  20. I subscribe via RSS

  21. I follow on facebook

  22. Susanne Nielsen

    And I follow through Google Reader.

  23. Happy Anniversary!!! =) I’m looking forward to your continued columns!! =)

    I’d be thrilled with Amazon, B&N, or anything coffee (yum!). =)

  24. Congratulations on your blogiversary. I read your words in some form every day. Here, over at msn and get rich slowly, which I happen to love. Your words have made a difference in my life, so thank you very much and best wishes for your continued success.

  25. Happy anniversary, Donna! I’m so glad you started this blog. I enjoy it so much.

    My top three choices are the B & N gift card, the Wise Bread book, and the Get Satisfied book, though I would be happy to win anything.

  26. I am an email subscriber.

  27. I follow you on facebook.

  28. I follow you on Facebook. In fact, a couple of years ago I wrote to you on Facebook asking you to set up a fan page because I loved your then-blog. (I love this one too.) You wrote me such a kind note back and I’m glad you do now have a fan page.

  29. Happy Anniversary!

    I am happy with any of the giveaways.

  30. i would loooove to win!!

  31. i follow by rss

  32. follow on twitter @oshkoshbgosh123

  33. I follow on Facebook

  34. Anyone of these prizes would be great, sign me up!

  35. Facebook is where I see you most often. Usually something of interest every time.

  36. Happy Anniversary! Its so liberating to try something new and succeed, isn’t it?
    Okay. If I win my picks are Amazon gift cards, the coffee lovers package, and the book ’10,001 Ways to Live Large!

  37. Oh! And I just signed up for your twitter feed— I started tweeting about two weeks ago! The name is @kerrieland

  38. Debbie Chioffe

    Congratulations Donna, Happy Anniversary! I know that I have not only enjoyed reading your Blog but learned some things and garnished a few tips from you as well..Thanks again! I also subscribe to you by email.

  39. Debbie Chioffe

    Besides the other ways, I also follow you on facebook! I cannot get enough!

  40. Debbie Chioffe

    Well now, I am having a great time trying to choose my top 3 winning choices! It is delightful torture but I will narrow it down. You are correct in assuming that everyone will want those delectably enticing Amazon Gift certs…and despite the fact that you said we do not even have to mention them, as I wipe away the drool I just could not resist! Of the other items offered I will say that my top 3 (in no particular order) would be…
    1) The All You mag subscription.
    2) “10,001 Ways to Live Large On A Small Budget” donated by Wise Bread.
    3) The Barnes & Noble Gift Card
    Thanks!

  41. I’ve been following you since you started on MSN Smart Spending and my boyfriend gave me the weirdest look like I had eaten 1 pound too many of chocolate covered espresso beans followed by an energy drink from the way i was twitching! All I can say is congrats and keep on writing!

    Should fate smile upon me(aside from the awesome gift card mania):
    1)the coffee lover’s pack
    2) “10,001 Ways to Live Large On A Small Budget”
    3) And heck, I could always use another totebag for the Envi-tote

  42. And I follow you on twitter @MoonsgirlAllie

  43. And, the facebook. So much social media! I’m still salivating over that $100 amazon gift card. I’ve got lots of stuff I need for the new house!

  44. Josephine

    oh my goodness. this is big! (email)

  45. I like the coffee lover’s package and the envi tote!

  46. rss subscriber

  47. Harry Martin

    Happy anniversary, and I am so glad to have been able to meet you.

    Prize choices:

    1 Pound Beanery Coffee

    1 Subscription t o All You

    1 10,001 Ways to Live Better on a Budget

  48. Harry Martin

    I subscribe via email.

    Harry

  49. Harry Martin

    I “like” Surviving and Thriving on Facebook.
    :-)

    Harry

  50. This is such a nice treat. Thanks for holding the giveaway. I’d read your work even if you didn’t hold these.
    Beth

  51. 285322407 Twitter subscriber.

  52. Email subscriber.

  53. Facebook follower.
    You could say I don’t want to miss a word.

  54. Happy Anniversary Donna! Thanks for using me as a source. Since we are living off my teacher’s salary I thought I would try to win something:) Keep up the great work!

  55. Holly Samlan

    Congrats on the year AND living life on YOUR terms.

    Choices:
    coffee
    all You
    Finance book

  56. I read the list of “prizes”. I can actually say I would be happy winning any of them. Of course the big Amazon card would make me VERY, VERY happy.

  57. Ooh, great giveaway!!! My top 3 choices would be:

    Amazon card (duh! LOL)
    canvas tote (sadly addicted to these!)
    Kate Shugak novel (love her books!!!)

    Thanks! :)

  58. I’ve been following you on Facebook for a while now. :)

  59. Great! Count me in. Would love this stuff.

  60. Fabulous giveaway prizes. My choices:

    All You subscription
    Coffee items
    B&N gift card

  61. Happy Anniversary! My top choices are:
    1. A coffee lover’s package from Savings.com
    2. A $25 Barnes & Noble gift card
    3. A one-year subscription to All You magazine
    Thank you!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  62. I subscribe via email
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  63. I follow Surviving and Thriving on Facebook
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  64. well, mostly I just love amazon gift cards. but I wouldn’t say no to the coffee. Thanks Donna, and congratulations!

  65. Happy Anniversary Donna! and many more (we hope!)

    I follow on facebook and my top three choices would be…

    coffee lover’s package
    subscription to All You magazine
    Barnes & Noble gift card

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Take care,
    ~Melissa
    jimmiss71@aol.com

  66. I also follow on twitter and my top three choices would be…

    coffee lover’s package
    subscription to All You magazine
    Barnes & Noble gift card

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Take care,
    ~Melissa
    jimmiss71@aol.com

  67. I follow Via Email too (hope i am doing this right) and my top three choices would be…

    coffee lover’s package
    subscription to All You magazine
    Barnes & Noble gift card

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Take care,
    ~Melissa
    jimmiss71@aol.com

  68. Here we go again!

  69. bobbysgirl

    Happy anniversary, Donna. What a great giveaway. Any of the gifts would be a choice. Well, I already know about what’s in the books, so those would be a waste for me.

    Hope to see the coming year a good one too!

  70. bobbysgirl

    I receive rmails.

  71. bobbysgirl

    I follow on FB

  72. bobbysgirl

    You do know it’s e mails!

  73. 317 posts! I’ve loved every one, and have printed out and shared several. My top 3 choices, in a reader sort of way, are the Shugak novel, the All-You subscription and the Barnes & Noble card. Thank you for the fun!

  74. I cheerfully follow you and your daughter’s I Pick Up Pennies on email.

  75. Alane Farmer

    I would love the B&N gift card ( I don’t shop online)
    All you subscription
    Coffee prize pack

  76. Alane Farmer

    I also follow you on facebook

  77. Happy Blogiversary!

    My DH sometimes gets interesting things stuck in his navel… does that count?

    Um… Outliers.
    Coffee
    B&N card

  78. Let’s see, I LOVE books, so the Amazon gift card would rock. On the other hand – I have all my teeth, the beginnings of a tan without the sunburn, and I lost 5 pounds on my new diet and exercise schedule this week. My garden is rocking right along and looking good, and I have my health. So, anything I WIN is gravy – or icing on the cake, or whatever. I can go with the flow and am thrilled with whatever you want to send my way!

  79. I follow you on FB and receive email notifications.

    1. Amazon card
    2. All You mag
    3. 10,000 Ways book

    Wish me luck!

  80. I just “followed” you on Twitter.

  81. Wow–this is big! My choices are BN gift card, All You subscription, and coffee lovers package

  82. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!!

    Amazon (Obviously )
    B & N Gift Card
    Any one of the books

    Best give away ever !

  83. I subscribe by email

  84. I follow you on twitter @drmomoftwo

  85. First, congrats on doing this for 1 year!
    Second, thanks for giving away all these awesome gifts!

    I would like the Barnes and Noble gift card, 10,0001 ways to live large on a small budget, and the get satisfied book.

    Thanks again

  86. I also follow on Facebook.

    First, congrats on doing this for 1 year!
    Second, thanks for giving away all these awesome gifts!

    I would like the Barnes and Noble gift card, 10,0001 ways to live large on a small budget, and the get satisfied book.

    Thanks again

  87. Great giveaway! After the amazon card my choices are:
    B&N Gift card
    All You subscription
    Copy of “10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget”

    Thanks so much!

  88. I follow you on twitter

  89. What an awesome giveaway! My top choices are:
    Coffee package
    Barnes and Noble Gift Card
    Subscription to All You

  90. Happy anniversary!

    Amazon
    B&N
    Envi-tote

  91. …and thanks also for a second chance to win (RSS)!

    Amazon
    B&N
    Envi-tote

  92. Cynthia

    Congrats!
    (1) Barnes and Noble gift card
    (2) Kate Shugak novel
    (3) All You subscription

  93. Mami2jcn

    Wow! These prizes are great! I could go for any of those Amazon gift cards!

  94. Mami2jcn

    I’m an email subscriber.

  95. Mami2jcn

    I like you on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

  96. lostAnnfound

    Congratulations, Donna, on one year with Surviving & Thriving! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts here

    Obviously, would like to get the Amazon card, but my choices are:

    1. One year subscription to All You
    2. EnviTote (LOVE the one I won here last year)
    3. Coffee lovers package.

  97. lostAnnfound

    I subscribe via RSS

  98. lostAnnfound

    I also read you at GRS & MSN

  99. Moxie H.

    I’ve been an RSS subscriber for a while now, but just added the facebook like, too.

    My choices are:
    The All You subscription
    Any of the PF books
    The coffee lover’s package

    Thanks so much for running such a helpful blog!

  100. Congratulations Donna!
    I’d be thrilled with a B&N card, Amazon card, 10,001 Ways or Get Satisfied.

    Actually, since I never win anything, any prize would be wonderful; some might just be more likely to be regifted.

  101. I’d be thrilled with a B&N card, Amazon card, 10,001 Ways or Get Satisfied.

    And I’m also a Facebook follower!

  102. Sonja J

    Happy Anniversary Donna! :) here’s to many more!

    If I’m lucky enough to be picked, here are my choices:
    Amazon (duh!)
    Barnes and Noble
    Coffee

  103. Sonja J

    I’m a Facebook fan too

  104. Hooray! Congrats on 1 year! Good for you and thank you for all the information! I’d be happy with any of the gift certificates. XOXO!

  105. Congratulations on your anniversary! My choices after the gift cards are the All You magazine, then any of the books. Everything sounds wonderful – thank you for offering all of them.

  106. Here’s to another great year to come! Thanks for everything, Donna.

  107. Katherine

    Happy Anniversary!

    Amazon
    Barnes & Noble
    All You
    Envi-Tote

    I listed 4 because they are all awesome!

  108. Katherine

    I subscribe via RSS!

    Amazon GC
    Barnes & Noble GC (nook user all the way!)
    All You
    Envi-Tote

  109. Wow. So much swag!

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!

    My top three choices (should fates & the random number generator be kind) are:
    1. the Coffee lovers package (or if you meant for those to be separate things, then a pound of the hazelnut coffee)
    2. Outliers
    3. The tote bag

  110. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I think I started reading on day one.

    This is a great giveaway prizes in order :
    Coffee Package
    Tote
    All You Subscription

  111. I follow on twitter.

  112. I subscribe by RSS!

  113. Rachael

    Happy Anniversary!

    1. Amazon of course
    2.B &N gift card
    3. Tote bag
    4. Coffee package (or any part of it if seperate)

  114. Rachael

    Happy Anniversary!

    1. Amazon of course
    2.B &N gift card
    3. Tote bag
    4. Coffee package (or any part of it if seperate)

    I follow on facebook too!

  115. Elizabeth

    Thank you so much, Donna!
    I love reading your posts – especially your travel adventures!

    Of course, the Amazon cards are on the top of my list – followed by the Barnes & Noble card, the coffee lovers package and the Envi-Tote.

  116. Have enjoyed reading your funny and helpful site. If you draw my name, any prize sounds great!

  117. I’m so glad you decided to do a personal blog too Donna! I love hearing about all of your adventures!

    I LOVE all of the prizes, but, of course, the Amazon giftcards are my favorite! But to list 3 here they are:
    Barnes and Noble
    Coffee
    and
    the tote bag.

    Thanks for this great give-away!! Keep writing!!

  118. Awesome giveaway! Happy Blogiversary!

    I’d love to win the Amazon gift cards, the Barnes & Noble gift card, or any of the coffee prizes!

  119. Congrats to you!

    Amazon
    Amazon
    Barnes

  120. I follow you on Twitter and Facebook!

  121. I’m a subscriber via RSS since the very early days… followed you from MSN! :-)

  122. Congratulations!
    1. coffee lovers
    2. Dana Stabenow book (reading her books makes me glad I live in MN, where it’s winter only half the year!)
    3. Barnes & Noble card
    thanks

  123. Katherine

    Happy Anniversary!

    Amazon
    the really cool tote bag
    Barnes and Noble
    :)

  124. Ace Davis

    Amazon
    Coffee lovers package
    B&N

    Congrats on a great way to celebrate this milestone!

  125. Ace Davis

    RSS subscriber

    Amazon
    Coffee lovers package
    B&N

  126. Congrats on your one year anniversary!

    My top prize preferences are:
    1. Coffee package
    2. Outliers: The Story of Success
    3. B &N gift card

    I also subscribed to your Twitter account (I’m @fatpitch)

  127. Elizabeth

    Congratulations!!

    1. Amazon (of course)
    2. Barnes and Noble
    3. Coffee
    4. Envi-tote

    But they are all awesome prizes!

  128. Elizabeth

    I subscribe via email.

  129. Happy anniversary!

    Amazon, of course.
    Then…
    1) Barne’s & Noble
    2) Coffee package (for the hubs!)
    3) Envi Tote

    Thanks!!

  130. Congratulations on a year of publishing!

    1) Envi Tote
    2) Barnes and Nobel
    3) Coffee package

    Keep up the great work!

  131. B&N
    EnviTote
    Coffee

    And congratulations, happy 1st anniversary! This blog is one of my very favorites!

  132. I subscribe via RSS

    Amazon
    Barnes & Noble
    Mr. Rebates

  133. Happy Anniversary Donna!

    B & N GC
    Envie -Tote
    Anything Coffee related

    Keep up the wonderful work!

  134. What a great giveaway. Enjoy following you.

  135. Thanks so much! Other than the Amazon gc’s, I also like the B&N gc, the coffees and the All You magazine

  136. I subscribe rss

  137. I follow you on twitter- avonproducts4me

  138. melissa

    Wonderful!!
    1. Easy Money: how to simplify your finances….
    2. Frappe Machine
    3. 10001 ways to live large on a small budget

  139. Congratulations – keep it going.

  140. Glad to have found your blog. New twitter follower!

  141. Congrats on 1 year! The first year is the hardest – it’s all downhill from here!

    After any of the gift cards I’d love to win:

    1. Coffee packs -either or
    2. Cafe Frape machine
    3. mugs!

    Coffee – a blogger’s best friend!

  142. Dawn K.

    Aside from the Amzon, my top three are

    1.Coffee package
    2.Outliers
    3.All-You Subscription

    Congrats on one year!

  143. Happy Anniversary! Great tips and words to live by.
    I’m following via email and Facebook.

  144. I follow in my Reader.

  145. I follow on Twitter as fink_girl.

  146. Ruth Ann

    Not counting the gift cards, I’d really like:

    the subscription to All You
    the awesome folding tote
    coffee (speaking of which, I need some now!)

  147. Sarah L

    Happy Aniversary!! I hope you have MANY more blooging years ahead!!

    Top choices..

    Amazon
    Barnes and Noble
    All You subscription
    Envi tote

  148. Sarah L

    I subscribe!

    Happy Aniversary!! I hope you have MANY more blooging years ahead!!

    Top choices..

    Amazon
    Barnes and Noble
    All You subscription
    Envi tote

  149. Best giveaway ever!

    Barnes and Noble
    Outliers
    Envi tote

  150. Peggy Ramsden

    . Amazon (of course)
    2. Barnes and Noble
    3. Coffee
    4. Envi-tote

  151. Congrats on a full year! I enjoy your posts – thanks for keeping it up.

    Top choices for me:
    Amazon
    Barnes and Noble
    EnviTote
    Though Not Dead

  152. rochelle

    congrats!!!
    frapee machine
    b&n gc
    hazelnut coffe

  153. Shellye

    Congratulations, Donna! Love reading about your adventures – financial and otherwise. Keep it up!

  154. Happy Aniversary!! Love your blog!

    Top choices..

    Amazon
    Barnes and Noble
    All You subscription
    Envi tote

  155. Shellye

    Enjoy your Facebook page, too. I’m a fan.

  156. Shellye

    And I enjoy your emails too.

  157. Shellye

    Oh, forgot the list of prize choices,

    1. Amazon GC
    2. Barnes & Noble GC
    3. Anything coffee

  158. RSS subscriber

    Amazon
    Barnes and Noble
    All You subscription
    Envi tote

  159. Twitter Follower

    Amazon
    Barnes and Noble
    All You subscription
    Envi tote

  160. Sherry H

    Happy anniversary! I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog, and fully intend to stick around. Your advice and your attitudes really resonate with me and I’m always interested to hear what you have to say.

    If I’m a lucky winner, my top three picks would be:

    B&N gift card
    coffee coffee coffee!
    All You subscription

    All of the prizes sound great, though. (I’ve already read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, so if that comes up beside my name, let someone else have a chance to enjoy it.)

    Thanks so much for all you do.

  161. Awesome!

    My choices are:
    Coffee
    Envi-tote
    All You subscription

    I’ve enjoyed your blog over the past year…

  162. How exciting! Congrats on your anniversary!

    Top choices for me are:
    Amazon
    All You subscription
    Envitote

  163. Julie R

    Happy Anniversary! Have enjoyed reading all of your posts via email.
    My preferences are Amazon GC, B & N GC and the coffee. Thank you and best wishes for the future.

  164. I also just “liked” you on Facebook!

    My choices again:
    Coffee
    Envi-tote
    All You subscription

    Thanks!

  165. Jeannine Moss

    Amazon, B & N, coffee

    Thank you so much.

  166. Also, I follow you on twitter.

  167. Sometimes I get behind on all my emails and end up just erasing them without reading them but I NEVER erase your because you are so down to earth and have realistic advice. Thanks for the great blog and happy anniversary!

  168. email subscriber

  169. I follow on FB!

  170. Happy Anniversary and thanks for the great giveaway!

    Amazon GC
    Barnes & Noble GC
    Envi-Tote
    All You

  171. And I subscribe via RSS.

  172. I suppose you’re right that it goes without saying my top pick is an Amazon GC. So, my three other picks would be:

    1) Coffee lover’s package
    2) Though Not Dead, novel
    3) Envi-Tote tote bag

  173. I am a subscriber via e-mail, too.

  174. I have also “liked” Surviving and Thriving, today, on Facebook.

  175. Oh, and I have the RSS feed of Surviving and Thriving on my Google Reader.

  176. leaving my comment here with top 3

    the cawfee prize package-i love my caffeine

    the barnes and noble gift card-to use with my birthday gift Nook

    the Wise Bread book-always looking to live a fuller life on less

  177. i follow you on twitter
    thismixedchick

  178. Mara Mc Bain

    email subscriber

    ummm after the gift cards

    1) Though Not Dead
    2) “Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life”
    3) “Get Satisfied: How Twenty People Like You Found the Satisfaction of Enough”

  179. and lastly: i do rss!

  180. Mara Mc Bain

    and a Facebook subscriber

    ummm after the gift cards

    1) Though Not Dead
    2) “Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life”
    3) “Get Satisfied: How Twenty People Like You Found the Satisfaction of Enough”

  181. I watched a bit of the wedding (I was born in England MANY decades ago) and was raised on milky tea. But now I adore COFFEE. Yum! And hearty congratulations.

  182. 4th comment that has nothing to with the prizes

    Tradition calls for Paper but Modern calls for Clock so here’s my offering:

    a very Happy 1st Anniversary to you. here’s hoping each second that ticks by continues to bring the very best of surviving and thriving moments

  183. Jennifer

    Wow!
    Amazon
    Barnes and Noble
    Coffee package
    Though Not Dead

  184. Happy Anniversary! Keep up the great work!
    Top Choices-
    Amazon
    B & N
    Coffee!

  185. I also get your emails. :)

  186. Happy Anniversary! I really enjoy your blog. I already follow you on my rss feeder! That’s how I knew to come here!
    Top choices:
    Amazon
    B&N
    Cafe Frappe machine

  187. I just added you to my twitter!
    Happy Anniversary! I really enjoy your blog. I already follow you on my rss feeder! That’s how I knew to come here!
    Top choices:
    Amazon
    B&N
    Cafe Frappe machine

  188. Shannon Bennett

    Congrats on 1 big year! I enjoy what you write :) I would be happy to win anything, really :) Thanks Donna!

  189. Woohoo! Great giveaway – Thanks!
    Amazon
    B&N
    Envi-tote
    Outliers

  190. I subscribe by email.

  191. CC Williams

    Congrats on your one year!

  192. Danna Shaw

    This is a huge giveaway! I love your blog!

    Coffee lover’s package
    10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget
    All You subscription

  193. CC Williams

    email subscription!

  194. Amazon, Coffee Lovers, All You script.

  195. Subscriber

  196. Facebook follower : )

  197. Danna Shaw

    I’m a follower on Facebook!

    Amazon GCs of course
    Coffee
    10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget
    All You

  198. Congrats on one year! I subscribe.

  199. Happy Anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog.
    1.amazon
    2.Coffee
    3.get satisfied or though not dead

  200. I subscribe via email.

  201. I follow you on Facebook.

  202. Happy anniversary, Donna! Wasn’t sure about a blog? I knew you could months before you started.

    Amazon
    Barnes and Noble
    All You subscription

  203. Ro in SD

    Happy anniversary, Donna! I’d like to win any of it. I look forward to meeting you and your daughter in person this summer.

    To me you’re a frugal celebrity! A Frelebrity?!
    Coffee Lovers Package

  204. virginia79

    Congratulations on the one year anniversary! I love your blog.

    BN Gift card
    Get Satisfied
    Outliers
    10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

  205. Happy Anniversary Donna! That is fantastic. :)

    1. Barnes & Nobles
    2. Coffee
    3. All You

    Amazon’s a no-brainer ;)

  206. I follow you on Facebook

  207. I subscribe thru Google Reader.

    Congrats again, seriously! I really enjoy your blog because it’s not PF all the time and even when it is, I feel like I’m listening to an aunt or something. You do a great job.

  208. I’ll pass on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble since I refuse to give either a dime.

    My choices:

    1) Coffee Lover’s package
    2)10,001 Ways
    3) All You

    Congrats on your first year!

  209. Congratulations on your blog-aversary! I’m so glad you decided to give it a try. You have such a great blogging voice.

    I’d love the coffee, All You… and pretty much anything else except Outliers (I already have it) and the tote bag (I have a zillion).

  210. I’m subscribed via Google Reader.

  211. Congratulations!!! And surprise me I’m a winner!

  212. I subscribe by email! But if I had to choose three things I guess………

  213. Facebook you too! And my continuation of my last entry…… I would choose you and maybe a gift card! ;p

  214. Darlene

    Love the blog and Happy Aniversary! I also read you on Smart Spending and guest posts at other sites too. You are such a joy to read and I always get a chuckle!

    1) Amazon
    2) B&N
    3) Coffee Lovers Pack
    4) 10,000
    5) Envitote

  215. Jessica

    Thank You.

    Amazon
    coffee lover’s package
    A one-year subscription to All You magazine

  216. Jessica

    Following you on facebook -name is Jess Cr on facebook.

  217. Jessica

    Have been subscribed to the email for a while now. Thanks

  218. Felicia

    Congratulations on your ONE YEAR! That is quite an accomplishment! I hope you’re going to do some celebrating beyond the giveaways (which are great! BTW)!

    My choices:
    Amazon
    Barnes & Noble
    All You

    PS – I’ve been a follower since MSN…. Love your style!

  219. 10,001 ways
    easy money
    get satisfied

    Congratulations on your successful blog. It is one of my favorites.

  220. Melissa Allison

    I love reading your blog! Please enter me!! :)

  221. Melissa Allison

    Oops, I forgot to leave my top 3 choices, in my first post, so I’ll leave it in this one! I subscribe to your blog via email :)

    1) AMAZON
    2) Coffee
    3) All You

    Honestly though, they are all great, and I’d be happy to win any of them!! :)

  222. Steven Epstein

    Amazon.com gift card
    coffee lover’s package from Savings.com
    A $25 Barnes & Noble gift card

    epstein.steven@gmail.com

  223. Steven Epstein

    follow Surviving and Thriving on Twitter as @fabric2000

    epstein.steven@gmail.com

  224. Melissa Allison

    I follow you on Twitter (under MamasCrewx4@aol.com)

    Thanks for such a great giveaway and Happy Anniversary!!

  225. Steven Epstein

    follow Surviving and Thriving on facebook

    epstein.steven@gmail.com

  226. Steven Epstein

    Subscribe via e-mail

  227. Woohoo this IS big!! Ok…
    Barnes and Noble Gift Card
    10,oo1 Ways
    All You
    Thank you for the opportunity! :)

  228. Eeeeep! My picks:

    Amazon
    Coffee Pack
    Outliers book

  229. And we are Google reader subscribers :)

  230. Laura P.

    Congrats on your anniversary!
    Of course Amazon is my first choice, but I’d be happy with “10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget,”, or the B&N Gift card too.
    It’s sunny out here today, hope its the same for you!

  231. Susan R

    Congratulations on one year, Donna!

  232. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

    After the Amazon cards (priority #1 and “goes-without-saying”) My choices are:

    1. Coffee lovers package
    2. B&N gift card
    3. Though Not Dead book

  233. I also subscribe to your RSS feed through Google Reader

  234. I’d love the Amazon cards, the coffee package, and the book from Wise Bread.

    Thanks for a great blog!

  235. Diana Bombach

    I would love the B&N card, the ALL YOU subscription or the coffee lovers package. What a great giveaway! Congrats on one year!

  236. Diana Bombach

    I subscribe via reader.

  237. Diana Bombach

    I like you on Facebook now, too!

  238. Amazon, B&N and the Wise Bread book :)

  239. I also subscribe via rss :)

  240. Mollymouser

    Woo hoo!

    I’m easy ~ I’d accept any prize that doesn’t involve coffee since I neither like nor drink coffee. :)

  241. Mollymouser

    And I’m on your Facebook page. :)

  242. I subscribe via RSS feed.

  243. Would love to win any of them. Thanks for you all of your insights!

  244. Of course, I’d love an Amazon gift card. After that, my choices would be:

    1)10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget
    2) Barnes & Noble gift card
    3) All You magazine

  245. Kelly Perry

    thanks! any coffee, All You!

  246. Kelly Perry

    FB follower!

  247. Amanda W

    1. Amazon
    2. B&N card
    3. All You

  248. Amanda W

    Follow you on RSS.

  249. Amanda W

    Follow on twitter @amandawk

  250. I just found your blog last week and love it
    Besides the Amazon cards (of course)
    1. Coffee lovers
    2. B&N card
    3. All You Mag.

  251. Happy Anniversary Donna! Those are all great prizes. My top 3 are: 1) Amazon; 2) Coffee; 3) 10,001 Ways book.

  252. Colleen

    Happy anniversary. I’m pretty new but I’m enjoying your blog.

    Top three (outside of Amazon):
    BN
    coffee package
    any of the books

  253. Colleen

    I also follow via RSS.

  254. Thanks

  255. Following on twitter @nolefish

  256. Subscribed via RSS

  257. Nancy Ives

    Woot! Great giveaway!
    In addition to any of the giftcards, the three prizes I would like to have the most are the Envi-Tote and the novel, “Though Not Dead”, or “10001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget.”

    Thanks!

  258. Happy Anniversary. I just found out about your website, but I will be reading it daily from now on.

    My top three picks are the Barnes & Noble gift card, the Coffee Lovers Package and the subscription to All You magazine.

  259. Melinda

    I’m a subscriber! My top 3 choices are coffee, All You and Dana’s book. Congrats on one year!

  260. Congatulations on your first anniversary! I very much look forward to reading all your posts on your personal site as well as the other places that post your articles! It’s almost like getting an email from a friend!

  261. Melinda

    Would love the coffee, All You, or Dana’s book!

  262. robyn phiebig

    Hi. I’m excited to be signed up to your site and get tons of advice!!

  263. Congratulations on a year! I wish you much success in the future!
    My top three 1. All You subscription 2. Envi Tote 3. Any book. Thanks!

  264. Kat D.R.

    Happy Anniversary! :)

  265. 1)Coffee Lover’s Package
    2)Amazon
    3)Amazon
    *Awesome! Thank you for the opportunity!

  266. Thank you for taking the time to help people! This is a crazy, chaotic world but when one person takes the time to help another, even if it is just for a milli-second, time stands still.

  267. Heather J

    How exciting! Bargain Babe sent me.

  268. amazon GC please! following on twitter – @blogandsave.

  269. Padgett

    Happy anniversary!!

  270. Happy Anniversary!

    My wishlist…
    (The gift cards go without saying)
    1. Coffee lovers package
    2. All You subscription
    3. The “10,001 Ways…” book

    thanks!

  271. Congrats on your first year!

  272. I subscribe through Reader.

  273. Caroline

    follow you on twitter

  274. Caroline

    subscribe RSS

  275. Congrats!!!
    Other than amazon cards, my top three choices are B&N card, Outliers book and Get Satisfied book.

  276. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
    1. Barnes & Noble
    2. Coffee Lover’s Package
    3. 10,001 Ways To Live Large

  277. And….I follow on Facebook!

  278. Caroline

    Love your giveaways! Hope to win one of these days. :)

  279. Just subscribed via email-

    1. B&N card
    2. Outliers
    3. Get Satisfied

  280. Caroline

    subscribe via email

  281. Following on Twitter –

    Amazon first of course, otherwise…

    B&N card
    Outliers book
    Get Satisfied book

  282. Caroline

    Happy Anniversary! really enjoy your blog. I also love your sense of humor!

    I would like to win a Amazon or a B&N gift card.

  283. Marsha Webb

    Great giveaway!

  284. Happy Anniversary! I love reading your stuff over at MSN money as well :)

    My top 3 would be:
    1) 10,001 ways to live large
    2) Get Satisfied
    3) Outliers
    :)

  285. AMAZON, BN, AND ALL YOU MAG!
    Thanks

  286. Hi Donna – I am so proud of you! Congratulations and here’s to another successful year! Susan

  287. I subscribe via e-mail and I’m glad I do!

  288. You are one of my favorite bloggers – and a neighbor!

  289. I am feeling so lucky – that I am off to buy a one lotto ticket!

  290. Pick me, pick me, pick me!

  291. I would have to go with the three Amazon cards. Our wedding is less than 70 days away and those would be a HUGE help!

  292. I’d like to win anything! My favorites are gift cards and the Liz P. book! Thank you so much!

  293. Marsha Webb

    rss subscriber
    barnes and noble, 10,001 ways to live large, coffee

  294. Marsha Webb

    facebook follower

  295. jestjack

    HOLY COW!!! It’s Xmas in May!! Count me in for the Amazon gift cards….second choice the coffee. Just a side note, just read an article that states that it looks like we will be paying 40-50% for our coffee because of frost and other problems in Brazil. The perfect match for the $4-5 gas on the horizon. I’m telling ya …it’s feeling more like the 70′s everyday….

  296. I subscribed on Facebook…love the tips.

  297. I subscribed by email too. Thanks!

  298. museumgal

    Hi! I’m in!

    1. Barnes and Noble card
    2. 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget
    3. Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life”

  299. Congratulations! I am glad this link was on BargainBabe, I may have never found your intersting blog otherwise!

    After the Amazon gift cards…

    B&N gift card
    Frappe machine
    any of the books

    Thanks!

  300. Great blog!

  301. Brigette

    Happy Anniversary!
    * coffe lover’s package
    * All You subscription
    * Your Credit Score: Your Money & what’s At Stake book

  302. Brigette

    I “like” you on Facebook.

  303. Brigette

    I follow you on Twitter, I’m y0uluckypeople

  304. Marcia Carli

    Happy Anniversary Donna!!! Your blog is a joy to read, I really enjoy it! My favorite gift to receive is a book so I would love to win any of those being given away. Best Wishes!

  305. solomon

    I’d love to win, Amazon is the best place to find stuff and Happy anniversary

  306. Kristen N.

    I would love an Amazon gift card but would be pleased with anything. Congrats on the 1st of many anniversaries!

  307. conqrats, Donna I love gifts cards. I subscribe throught facebook and e-mail

  308. Carmen Reyes

    Would love to get :
    Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life”
    one of the gift cards…

    Greetings from Puerto Rico.

  309. 1. Coffee lover’s package
    2. Coffee lover’s package :)
    3. Barnes and Noble card

  310. Aunt Jenny

    Thanks so much for your wonderful blog! I look forward to reading it when it appears in my emailbox :) Thanks for the opportunity to win something, my top three choices are:
    1. Amazon gift card
    2. B and N gift card
    3. 10,001 book.

  311. Happy Anniversary, Donna!!

    * Coffee Lover’s package
    * All You subscription
    * Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life

  312. I’m a subscriber via RSS Feed (Google Reader).

  313. I LIKE you on Facebook. ID: Lynda Castillo

  314. I really enjoy reading your articles!

    My top 3 choices (after ANY of the Amazon cards, of course) are:

    1. The Barnes & Noble Card
    2. All You subscription
    3. Canvas tote

  315. julie harris

    wow! i would be thrilled to receive any of your wonderful giveaways! thanks!
    julie harris

  316. Jeannine

    Well done Donna, Happy 1st anniversary!

    1. Barnes and Noble
    2. Coffee lovers package
    3.10,001 ….

  317. Rebekah Gienapp

    I have really enjoyed your posts! My choices are:
    1) B &N card
    2) Outliers book
    3) 10,001 book

  318. Rebekah Gienapp

    I subscribe by RSS

  319. Rebekah Gienapp

    I like you on Facebook

  320. Sarah Fallow

    I hope I win!!! I’d love the coffee, the All You magazine, or any of the books. Super exciting giveaway! BTW, I’ve your articles for a couple of years and love them!

  321. Wow! BN card, Outliers

  322. Suzanne

    I would love to win any of those items~ I am a Thriving Survivor too!

  323. Happy Anniversary!!

    Awesome giveaway!!
    Facebooked and subscribed.

  324. Sarah Fallow

    I also like you on Facebook!

  325. Happy Anniversary! Well done.

  326. Catseye

    OMG! You weren’t kidding, were you? ;o)

    1. B&N gift card.
    2. All You mag subscription
    3. Envi-Tote canvas bag

  327. 1. B&N Card
    2. Coffee!
    3. eBook

    Happy anniversary!

  328. Catseye

    I also subscribe to your RSS feed.

  329. Congratulations on your First Anniversary!

  330. I would love to win! Love Amazon! Love Liz Weston!

  331. I am in! Great Blog!

  332. TraceyS

    Happy Anniversary! So glad I found this blog! :)

    My choices would be:
    1. B & N gift card

    2. the Envi-tote bag

    3. “Though Not Dead”

  333. Carole Penner

    This is an exciting time in our society- there is so much new awareness of the need to live more frugally and with intention. I love reading your columns, and would enjoy learning even more. My top three picks are:

    Coffee Lovers Pkg
    Amazon Gift Card
    All-You subscription

    Thanks!

  334. TraceyS

    I “liked” you on FB!

  335. If Liz Pulliam Weston recommends you, then I’m reading your blog!!!

  336. 1. Easy Money
    2. B&N card
    3. All You

  337. FB fan!!

    1. Easy Money
    2. B&N card
    3. All You

  338. Dorothy

    What a great giveway. I heard about it from Liz Pulliam Weston’s Facebook page. There is a lot of great stuff but I guess my top three would be:

    1. The Barnes and Noble card
    2. “10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget”
    3. “Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life”

  339. Marilyn Castro

    This is an awesome blog! Highly recommend!

  340. Dorothy

    I liked you on Facebook as well. :)

  341. Randy Renk

    Keep up the good work.

  342. subscribed via email and liked on facebook. Look forward to many more great blog entries!

    If I were lucky enough to win, I would love any/all of:
    -amazon gift card
    -coffee
    -10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

  343. Chandzo

    Hi Donna!
    I’d love to win anything! But would put the totebag and the copy of “hough Not Dead,” at the bottom of the list. Not trying to dismiss it as a good book but I could really use the other prizes more :) Thanks!

  344. Congratulations!

    1. B&N card
    2. “Easy Money”
    3. “10,001…”

  345. kellzzz

    Happy Anniversary Donna! I’d love any of the books or the coffee basket.

  346. kellzzz

    Oh, and I’m an RSS subscriber who loves Barnes & Noble almost as much as Amazon!

  347. Matthew

    1. Coffee Lover’s Package
    2. B&N Gift Card
    3. Ten PF books

    Thanks.

  348. I’d love to win. Those Amazon cards are great!! Congrats on the year. I like the “10,001 ways to live large” book too. :) Third, the Barnes & Noble card would be cool. Thanx for the give away.

  349. Philip Burgess

    What did I win?

  350. Pamela W

    Subscribed via email and following on Facebook. I would be happy to win any prize, but I think the coffee lovers package and the “10,001 Ways…” book would top my list of choices.

  351. average guy

    Hi Donna.

    Remember

  352. Debbie Pettigrew

    would love to win any of the prizes and congrats on your year anniversary….

  353. twinfish63

    Bless you, Donna – and THANK YOU.

  354. Belinda Bigelow

    I have the Liz P. Weston books and highly recommend them all!

    So my preference is for 1. Coffee Lovers!
    2. Barnes and Noble gift card
    3. All You (hooray for coupons!)

  355. What a great giveaway. I started reading you from the beginning. 317 posts ago. Seems like only yesterday.

  356. I follow you on facebook.

  357. Oh… those Amazon gift cards… I know you said we didn’t have to mention wanting them, but how could we not?!

  358. I also subscribe via BOTH RSS and email.

  359. I follow on Facebook.

  360. Liz Gentile

    followed on FB

  361. Liz Gentile

    subscribed by email

  362. Congratulations on your first year anniversary!!!

  363. Schib02

    10,001 Ways to Live Large would be such a score! Well, and the Amazon cards and all the other things are pretty kickass too.

  364. What great prizes to choose from. Since I have to choose, I would have to say the Amazon gift card, the Barnes and Noble gift card or the Coffee Beanery 1 pound blend.

  365. Alicia S

    Great give away, I heard about it from Liz Pulliam

  366. Congratulations on a full year! I’ve been missing your articles from this site recently. It seems like there haven’t been many other than offers. Although those are certainly appreciated. =)

    I love your insights at GRS.

  367. Alicia S

    Oops, didn’t follow the rules. Outliers would be my first choice and then any of the financial books.

  368. Besides the amazon cards, I would love the coffee package or Envi-tote. From the book list “Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life” sounds like a good fit for me.

  369. P. Hunter

    My children enjoy Gift cards!!!

  370. Hi — Here from Bargain Babe…

  371. Maria Malaveci

    Would love to win! What an awesome giveaway!

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

  372. Maria Malaveci

    Subscribe via e-mail

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

  373. Maria Malaveci

    follow Surviving and Thriving on Facebook

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

  374. I’m subscribed via RSS with Google

  375. Ashley H

    I’d love the B&N card, coffee package or All You.

  376. Christy Cocklin

    Besides Amazon, I would like the coffee package or the All You subscription. Thanks!

  377. Lindsay

    Of course any of the gift cards (especially $100 at Amazon!) would be amazing, but coffee package or the “10,001 Ways to Live Large” book would be welcome.

  378. Kate Frale

    Great give away. I would love 1. the BN gift card, 2. 10,001 ways to live large on a small budget, 3. Cafe Frappe Machine.

  379. great !!

  380. I am happy to win anything….esp coffee !!

  381. The Amazon cards would top my list following those anything to do with coffee and the envitote.

  382. I really enjoy your blog. Who doesn’t love winning prizes too. I would not appreciate the coffee give aways as much as someone else would. Gift cards are great though.

  383. I subscribe. Happy blogiversary!

  384. Jane Olsen

    I’d like the coffee package, any of the books by Liz Pulliam Weston (particularly How 20 people like you….), Barnes & Noble Gift card.
    Or any of the Amazon gift cards, of course! Thank you!

  385. Julianne

    I started reading your articles on MSN; keep up the great work!

  386. Rachel English

    Hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  387. Rachel English

    I subscribe via my google reader.

  388. Rachel English

    I’m a follower on facebook.

  389. Thank you for the chance! Congrats on your anniversary – that is so awesome that you had so many great posts in 1 year! :)

  390. I am an email subscriber.

  391. Barb McDaniel

    You are such a generous and awesome person! Thank you so much!

  392. I like you on fb as Dee G.

  393. oops! sorry to ask but please disregard my first comment! :)

    Here’s the correct text:

    Thank you for the chance! Congrats on your anniversary – that is so awesome that you had so many great posts in 1 year! :)

    1. Barnes and Noble Card
    2. Cafe Frappe Machine.
    3. 10,001 ways books
    Thanks! :)

    Top 3 choices (aside from the amazon cards): A $25 Barnes & Noble gift card

  394. I would love to win any of those prizes.

  395. I subscribe thru RSS

  396. Congratulations on one year, that’s wonderful! Here’s to many more years! I’d love the big prize, of course, but the B&N gift card would be great also, as would “Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life” or “Get Satisfied: How Twenty People Like You Found the Satisfaction of Enough” Thank you!

  397. I like you on FB

  398. I follow you on Twitter

  399. I subscribe thru email

  400. I think your site is awesome!

  401. Anne Loyd

    These are awesome prizes! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  402. Anne Loyd

    I subscribe to blog emails.

  403. Anne Loyd

    I like you on FB as Anne Loyd.

  404. Danielle

    Thanks for all your great tips, Donna!

  405. i get the emails

  406. and follow on facebook

  407. Congrats!!! So proud of you and excited to meet in real life later this year ;) Keep workin’ it yo.

  408. Victoria Fox

    Great work Donna:) I’d love an amazon gift dcard:)

  409. I follow you on fb. I love your stuff on your blog and msn money. Good job and keep it up!

  410. phillip

    I like can do people, thanks for your stories.

  411. Carol the Long Winded

    Congrats on your anniversary!

    1. $100 gift card
    2. the Coffee prize thing
    3. Its not necessary to list the Amazon card…

  412. Carol the Long Winded

    I follow you on Facebook

  413. Carol the Long Winded

    And I subscribe via an RSS .

  414. Hi Donna,

    Congrats on one year. I first heard about you when you were scheduled to speak at a Western Washington MENSA event but I didn’t attend.

    Congrats on scoring all of these things and giving them away.

    If I win, I’d like:
    Coffee
    Envi-Tote
    “Outliers” book

    Thanks.
    Cathy

  415. New follower on FB!

  416. This is the best website I’ve run into – don’t know where it’s been hiding but I’m hooked. Don’t know how to do Twitter but I will sign up via e mail. Good luck to everyone on this giveaway – sounds awesome.

  417. Congratulations on one year – here’s hoping there will be many more in the future!

    B&N gift card
    All You magazine
    Coffee gift pack

  418. Mary Jane

    What a fun group of prizes!

    1. The coffee lover’s package
    2. Though Not Dead
    3. The Outliers book

  419. BGWorks

    Congrats on your anniversary! I love your articles…
    In reality I would be delighted to win any one of the prizes but listing 3, I guess:

    1. The Coffee prize
    2. $100 gift card
    3. Envi Tote

    Thanks,
    Denise

  420. Kathy sweeten

    Great info and blog. Congrats on one year! Following on Facebook and twitter.

  421. alexandru

    congrats for your first year in blogosphere. looking for many to come.

  422. Congrats on your Blogoversary!

    I would love the BN gc, All You and Outliers. Of course any of the Amazon cards would be appreciated!

  423. I follow you on Twitter.

  424. I get your RSS feed.

  425. This give-away is really popular! Here are my preferences:

    1. Get Satisfied
    2. Coffee
    3. Envi Tote

  426. PS, I also subscribe to your RSS feed!

  427. I want that coffee!

  428. I love your blog, Common sense is far to uncommon in the world today so , I come here to find it.

  429. I already follow you on FB.

  430. Love your blog and always recommend it to friends!

  431. Deborah

    I’m so glad I discovered your site. Recently becoming disabled, I can use the help becoming more rugal than I already am trying to be.

  432. Julia Bates

    1. Envi tote
    2. Amazon card
    3. oh…. my fave is Mr Rebate

  433. Congrats on your anniversary. I’m so glad Liz Weston referred me to your site.

  434. Rebecca

    Woohoo on your one-year anniversary!!! Love your blog!

  435. I check your and your daughter’s blogs every day.
    1. Though Not Dead
    2. Outliers
    3. any other book

  436. Wow! I put in my vote for the coffee lover’s package, 10,001 ways to live large on a small budget or any Amazon giftcard. I really enjoy your articles and your blog. You make me smile and nod. Thanks!

  437. Hi Donna. Your work is inspiring. Please enter me in the give-away extravaganza.

    Thank you!

  438. Glad to see you are doing so well. I’ve been reading off and on since the Surviving & Thriving on 12K per year article that was so interesting.

  439. amberwitch

    I like your articles at MSN money for their content, whereas the stories on this blog has a more personal and direct tone.

  440. I really enjoyed your chatter above. It’s friendly, informative and catchy – and best of all, it offers prizes to the readers! Like all of us economically-challenged retirees today, I love reading about ways to save money, ways to save waste, ways to save the environment, and – best of all – ways to win fantastic gift cards!
    Marie

  441. I’ve also liked you on Facebook

  442. subscribed to you, as well…

    Any of the Amazon gift cards would be preferred…or the coffee gift pack…or the Liz Weston 25 people who found satisfaction book

  443. And thank you for this generous giveaway! Your readers (me included) sure appreciate it.

    Any of the Amazon gift cards would be preferred…or the coffee gift pack…or the Liz Weston 25 people who found satisfaction book

  444. Samantha

    Found you via GRS. Great blog!

  445. Catseye

    I also subscribe through email and have since the beginning!

  446. Candace

    Love your blog!
    If I win:
    1. Coffee package
    2. B & N giftcard
    3. All you

  447. My first choice is the FANTASTIC Kate Shugak novel. I am an addict. Please….me! (If I don’t get it I will get it the old fashion way—but without the personalization!)
    Anyway-
    then Wise Bread’s book (which I will look up now)
    and then the Amazon gift card

    I have enjoyed lurking here! Happy anniversary!

  448. Mary Slaikeu

    What a great bunch of prizes! The only category I would leave to someone else is the coffee prizes (I’m no longer a coffee drinker). What a cool way to celebrate your 1 year Anniversary! Congrats!

  449. Sue Stephenson

    I’m in.

  450. Amazon works for me.

  451. rosa rugosa

    Happy Anniversary, Donna. I’ve been enjoying your blog as well as your contributions to GRS. Hope to be reading you for many years to come!

  452. Subscribed to Rss Feed

    1. Any of the gift cards
    2. The tote
    3. Anything EXCEPT the coffee stuff (not a coffee drinker)

  453. Kelly Campbell

    Amazon always work for me. :) I am saving for a Kindle. :) I enjoy this blog because as a single person myself, you are more relatable and more relevant to my situation, generally speaking. Congrats on one year of blogging. :)

  454. congrats on the year . . . good for you (and lucky us)

  455. Doona, all of the items sound wonderful! Thank you for your blog.
    I really enjoy it.

  456. Happy Anniversary!!!

    My choices are the following:

    1. Amazon gift cards
    2. all you magazine subscription( i coupon)
    3. barnes & noble card

  457. EMail subscriber

  458. Ingrid Williams

    Choices;

    1. Outliers
    2. All You subscription
    3. Coffee Lovers Pkg.

  459. Ingrid Williams

    I follow you on twitter too:

    Choices:
    1. Outliers
    2. All You subscription
    3. Coffee Lovers Pkg.

  460. Hi, Donna. This is a great contest and so many choices with something for everyone’s taste. I really enjoy your blog and enjoy ever morsel of common sense and wisdom in each issue. My top choices for prizes would be one of the following. I regularly uses canvas and nylon tote bags for my shopping and one mine is getting a hole in it, so the tote bag would be terrific. My grocery store does not offer a discount for bringing a tote bag anymore, but the earth does thank me. :D The book on living large would also be wonderful for some good advice.

    ** Envi-Tote folding canvas tote bag
    ** 10,0001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

  461. Happy anniversary!! :D

    1. The coffee lovers package
    2. The B&N Gift Card
    3. Any of the books.

    Of course, you’re right though – the amazon cards are the most preferred. :)

    Thanks for the give-away!

  462. I also followed you on Twitter. I’m @heylookltsme.

    1. The coffee lovers package
    2. The B&N Gift Card
    3. Any of the books.

  463. Kim Sanders

    1. A $25 Barnes & Noble gift card
    2. Get Satisfied: How Twenty People Like You Found the Satisfaction of Enough
    3. Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life

  464. Everything sounds good to me – almost as good as your blog, which I enjoy very much, tho I’ve never commented before..Also enjoy your guest posts on GRS.

  465. Magislibri

    Happy anniversary!
    1. Barnes and Noble gift card
    2. 10,001 ways to live large on a small budget
    3. Envi-Tote

  466. Thanks Donna!

    1. B&N gift card
    2. Any of the PF books
    3. Envi-tote

  467. Just found you…heading off to look around. I’d love to win.
    Jana

  468. Stefanie

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Choices other than gift cards:
    1 – All You!
    2 – coffee kit
    3 – Wise Bread book

  469. Thank you!

    1. Coffee package
    2. 10,001 ways to live large on a small budget
    3. Envi-tote

  470. Gayle McLaughlin

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Your blog is awesome

    1.Any books
    2. Any coffe items
    3. All You

  471. Gayle McLaughlin

    I just signed up for your RSS feed

    1. B&N gift card
    2. any books
    3. tote

  472. Adam Teske

    Just started following! Love it!

  473. Slowbutsure

    Donna, you totally rock! Thanks for all these opportunities.
    1. Any of the gift cards
    2. Envi-tote
    3. The Kate Shugak novel.

  474. Shelia

    Congratulations on your anniversary.
    After the Amazon gift cards, the choices would be 1. Barnes and Noble card 2. coffee lover’s package 3. the tote.

  475. Cbergal

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I love your blog and your spirit.
    After the Amazon gift cards, my choices would be the Barnes and Noble card, the WiseBread book, and the Get Satisfied book.
    Thank you!

  476. I would cheerfully accept anything but the coffee prize. And I suppose even that can be regifted!

  477. Patricia

    I would be happy to win and put to good use any of these prizes. Congratulations on your first anniversary!

  478. *coffee pack
    *10001 ways to live large
    *amazon, amazon, amazon!

  479. Happy anniversary! I really like your site. Here are my choices:
    1. BN Gift Card
    2. Coffee Beanery Blend-any flavor
    3. Though Not Dead book
    Thanks Donna!!

  480. eisbeckers

    Naturally, the amazon gift card is number 1. Number 2 is the Wise Bread book. Number 3 is the tote. Thanks!

  481. eisbeckers

    I subscribe!

  482. eisbeckers

    I follow via Twitter!

  483. Great contest.
    This is my comment entry.

  484. Liked you on facebook! If you get a chance to check out our site, feel free to like us back!

  485. Also just followed you via RSS Reader. Not sure how to prove that for ya, but if you like I can send you a screen shot of my google reader!

  486. Veronica

    My top 3 would be Though Not Dead, All You, & Coffee lovers.

  487. Veronica

    My top 3 would be Though Not Dead, All You, & Coffee lovers. I subscribe via email.

  488. Veronica

    My top 3 would be Though Not Dead, All You, & Coffee lovers. And I get your RSS feed, too!

  489. Heather Reszka Miller

    I liked you on Facebook. I have enjoyed reading you for a long time! I have always liked your suggestions because they are attainable at any income. My top choices are the Amazon Gift Card, the B&N gift card and the subscription to All You. Thank you for such an awesome contest!

  490. I’m in for anything but the coffee or the novel; All You, B&N and the finance books would be my tops after the grand prize or the Amazon cards!

  491. Liked on Facebook!

  492. Following on Twitter as @definity!

  493. And subscribed by RSS. Thank you!

  494. I’d love the Wise Bread book, the coffe package (can I get it in Decaf? :) and the envi-tote. But mostly the amazon cards :D

    Also, I just popped over from Get Rich Slowly. Love this place too!

  495. Tonie

    If I win the Shugak book I will donate it to Jan, I really would
    like to win the $100 Amazon prize.

  496. Tonie

    I signed to get the email.
    So my top 3 prizes are
    1. An Amazon gift card (especially the $100 card
    2. coffee package
    3. All You

    Thank you

  497. Tonie

    Now I signed for facebook.
    My top three prizes are:
    1. $100 Amazon gift card
    2. $25 Amazon gift card
    3. $25 Barnes and Nobel gift card

    (my 4th and 5th are the coffee package and the tote bag)

  498. I’ve subscribed by facebook. Hope to win! My favourites are the Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift cards.

  499. Other than the $$ gift cards, I’d love:

    1. Easy Money . . .
    2. Get Satisfied . . .
    3. A subscription to All You

    Thanks!

  500. I followed you on twitter!

    Other than the $$ gift cards, I’d love:

    1. Easy Money . . .
    2. Get Satisfied . . .
    3. A subscription to All You

    Thanks!

  501. I liked you on Facebook!

    Other than the $$ gift cards, I’d love:

    1. Easy Money . . .
    2. Get Satisfied . . .
    3. A subscription to All You

    Thanks!

  502. And, last but surely not least, I added your blog to my reader. Woot!

    Other than the $$ gift cards, I’d love:

    1. Easy Money . . .
    2. Get Satisfied . . .
    3. A subscription to All You

    Thanks!

  503. cynthia rafler

    Happy Anniversary! I learn a lot from your posts. The give aways are very kind. Resisting the ATM was a helpful post, it at least makes me think before I use an ATM machine. Thank you.

  504. Stephanie

    Awesome giveaway! I’ve learned alot from this site and looking forward more!

  505. Nancy

    I would love to win…..aside from the Amazon gift cards, my preferences are:

    1. B&N gift card
    2. Coffee anything
    3. Kate S. novel

  506. Nancy

    I also “like” you on Facebook.

  507. Nancy

    I also subscribe via email.

  508. Heidi Terry

    I would enjoy winning ANYTHING!

  509. Kathryn

    Love your blog!
    Other than the gift cards, my preferences are…

    1. Coffee lover’s package
    2. All You subscription
    3. 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget by Wise Bread.

  510. Kathryn

    I just added you to my reader.
    Other than the gift cards, my preferences are…

    1. Coffee lover’s package
    2. All You subscription
    3. 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget by Wise Bread.

  511. Great to find your blog!

  512. I would love the coffee lovers gift , All you magazine and Barnes and Noble gift card! Thank you.

  513. Dan Bergan

    My three choices are as follows:

    #1 – The Barnes and Noble Gift Card
    #2 – The book – Easy Money
    #3 – The book – 10,001 Ways.

    Thanks….

  514. Dan Bergan

    I am following on Twitter and my choices for the prizes are as follows:

    #1 – The Barnes and Noble Gift Card
    #2 – The book – Easy Money
    #3 – The book – 10,001 Ways.

    Thanks….

  515. Dan Bergan

    I also signed up for the email and my three choices are as follows:

    #1 – The Barnes and Noble Gift Card
    #2 – The book – Easy Money
    #3 – The book – 10,001 Ways.

    Thanks….

  516. Phil Erickson

    Subscribing for a while via RSS -

    I would choose
    1. $100 Amazon gift card
    2. $25 Amazon gift card
    3. $25 Barnes and Noble gift card

    Happy anniversary and keep pushing the virtual pencil!

  517. Lisa under the redwoods

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I just found you recently but have enjoyed your blog.

    If I were lucky enough to win (after the Amazon and Barnes and Noble cards are given out) I would enjoy:

    1. The coffee lovera pack
    2. All You
    3. 10,000 Ways to Live Larger …

    thanks!

  518. Lisa under the redwoods

    Oh and I just added you to my email through feedburner.

  519. Coupon Ninja

    I am a follower on Twitter.

  520. Coupon Ninja

    I also “like” you on FB

  521. Coupon Ninja

    And of course congrats on a year, I enjoy reading your quips of wisdom, they give food for thought.

  522. jessie

    I’d love any of these, but I’m Canadian and assume that you wouldn’t want to ship anything to me here as that can be pricey! So I’ll just put myself down for the giftcards since they’re electronic. Also adding you on twitter and subscribing via RSS! Thanks for a lovely giveaway and a great blog!

  523. I signed up for your rss feed.
    I would love the Amazon $$, but would also like:
    1. 10,001 ways book from Wise Bread
    2. Your Credit Score book
    3. Easy Money book

    Thanks! Happy Anniversary!

  524. I also follow you on twitter.

  525. Heather M

    Awesome giveway! I would love a chance to win. Aside from the Amazon gift cards, my preferences are:

    1. B&N gift card
    2. Any of the coffee gifts
    3. ‘Outliers’ book

  526. Dogs or Dollars

    Just signed up for RSS. Im happy to add you to my roster. Should have done it sooner.

    My choices are… Amazon gift cards and B&N gift card.

  527. Carolh

    Besides the amazon.com gift cards, I’d love to win the B&N card, the Enviro-Tote, and/or the All You mag subscription.

  528. Carolh

    I now subscribe by RSS feed and I’m happy to learn about your site.

  529. Carolh

    I’m a new facebook follower ’cause I just “liked” you.

  530. I’m in.

  531. Congrats on a great first year!

    After the gift cards, I am interested in:

    1) coffee set
    2) 10,001 ways…
    3) All You subscription

    Thanks!

  532. Heather Odden

    Yay for contests!!!

    My top 3 choices would be the Amazon.com giftcards. Time to get more diapers!

    Thanks for holding the contest and happy 1 year!!

  533. I’ve also subscribed by e-mail. Great!

  534. Meghann

    After the Amazon gc’s, the top 3 would be:

    Barnes and Nobles
    Though Not Dead
    EnviTote

    Thanks!
    Meghann

  535. I subscribed via RSS feed. Awesome giveaway!

  536. Tracy Stone

    So, after the gift cards, then the Barnes and Noble gift card (is there redundancy there?), the Envi tote, and Though Not Dead.
    Glad you’ve “survived”!

  537. christy

    consider this my entry :)

    I am appreciative of anything but I already have plenty of reusable shopping totes!

  538. Colleen

    Just discovered you. Sounds like an awesome give-away.

  539. Great site! Preference is one of the gift cards from Amazon or BN. Then would be the 10,0001 ways to live large on a small budget with the subscription to All You.

  540. Sherrye

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the prizes!

  541. I would love to win any of the prizes, except 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget….I already have it. :o )

  542. I also follow you on Facebook. :)

  543. Luaren

    B&N card
    Coffee Pack
    All You Subscription

    and yes, all the amazon cards go ABOVE These. haha

  544. Great blog and Happy Anniversary

    After the Amazon cards
    All You subscription
    10,001 Ways to Live Large
    Easy Money

    Thanks!

  545. Marieli

    Hi,

    Congratulations on your first year, and the many more to come.

    I suscribed via e-mail. I would like:

    1. $100 Amazon gift card

    2. $25 Amazon gift card

    3. $25 Barnes and Noble gift card

    Or any of the books.

    Thanks!

  546. Ian Camacho

    Congratulations on the full year of having a blog – that’s a major accomplishment!

    And now for the goodies:

    1) Get Satisfied
    2) Easy Money
    3) 10,001 Things

  547. Any of these prizes would be great.

  548. Katie B.

    I would be interested in the B&N card or the canvas tote bag. Thanks and congrats on your one-year mark!

  549. Wendy

    Awesome givezaway! Aside from the Amazon gift cards, I would love to win:

    1. B&N gift card
    2. All You subscription
    3. Get Satisfied book

  550. If, I won, I’d like anything except coffee. (I don’t drink cdffee)

  551. Wow! They are all great, but the Live Large book looks interesting, and the coffee and All You, too.

  552. Katie Brumbelow

    I first read your “taking the brown bag challenge” article through MSN money one summer day when I was just browsing around. Then I waited for your bi-weekly articles on the smart spending blog. Now I found Thriving and Surviving. Keep up the good work. I really enjoy reading your articles.

  553. I always love amazon gift cards! Love your giveaways Donna and congrats on your one year anniversary. I hope you have many more.

  554. petra

    After the amazon gift card, I would love to win:
    1. All You magazine subscription
    2. Barnes & Noble gift card
    3. coffee lover’s package
    Congratulations on your anniversary!

  555. petra

    I follow you on twitter.

  556. petra

    I subscribe to your emails.

  557. pedro

    I would be thrilled to win a gift card or the coffee.
    Happy 1 year blog anniversary!

  558. pedro

    I’m an RSS subscriber.

  559. Mng93

    1) amazon card
    2) b&n card
    3) “Though not dead” novel

  560. Dee Dee

    Oh My! What wondeful gifts. Congatualtions on the anniversary.

  561. Dee Dee

    Oh My! What wonderful gifts. Congatualtions on the anniversary.
    My gift choices are the coffee and the coffee machine.

  562. Congrats on your anniversary, and good luck with your giveaway-though being #563 tells me you don’t need it…

    Don’t put me in the drawing-just wanted to give you a shout out and I’m glad I found your blog!

  563. Sign me up please! Also an RSS subscriber.

  564. I’d love the B&N gift card, the tote, or the novel! Thanks for the giveaway extravaganza!

  565. Holly

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  566. Carissa Nester

    Congrats!!! :)
    {All You, Wise Bread Book, B&N}

  567. Cejay

    one year subscription to All You, the coffee lovers package and of course gift card. I love this.

  568. What a wonderful giveaway! Congrats on your one year anniversary!

  569. I subscribed by RSS feed.

  570. I’m following you on Twitter.

  571. I Liked you on facebook.

  572. Sarah

    Happy anniversary!

    (My preferences run towards the reading material – particularly Get Satisfied or All You)

  573. Cindy Campbell

    Look forward to your blog. Really would like the amazon cards.

  574. I would be thrilled to win anything. Congratulations!

  575. I subscribe to your blog via RSS reader.

  576. I follow you on twitter.

  577. Congratulations!!

  578. ashley

    congrats on the anniversary!! always enjoy reading your blog :) cheers to many, many more anniversaries!

  579. ashley

    ps – my preference for prizes (besides the awesome Amazon gift cards) are: barnes & noble gift card, lot of liz weston books, and coffee package. thanks for this great giveaway!

  580. Jessica

    After all your Amazon.com gift cards I would love the coffee or the canvas tote :)

  581. Of course I’d be happy with any of those Amazon cards, I’m saving them up for a new sewing machine!

    The others…
    1. B&N card
    2. Beaneery Blend coffee
    3. “Though Dead” book

    Congratulations on a successful year of blogging!
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  582. e-mail subscriber
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  583. following you on twitter (someluckydog)
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  584. Congrats on 1 year!

    (1) Coffee Set
    (2) Outliers
    (3) All You

  585. I am an RSS subscriber too.

  586. Maria Pisani

    Well done on your anniversary and keep up the good work!

  587. The coffee!

  588. I subscribed to your site via e-mail, amazon is my friend, so any of those gc would be wonderful, also the coffee package is very nice. Looking forward to reading your blog.

  589. sandra

    i love mr. rebates!

  590. Any of the gift cards are good but I’m also a big coffee drinker. Thanks for a wonderful year and many more

  591. Congrats on one year of writing. I would love to win:

    1) $100 Amazon gift card.
    2) Coffee package
    3) $25 Barnes and Noble gift card

  592. Connie

    Just found your site. Love it. Would love the All You, B&N and of course Amazon. Congrats on your one year milestone.

  593. Lots of nifty prizes! Happy Anniversary!

  594. Julie

    1) All You
    2) Tote
    3) Any gift card

  595. Michele D.

    I “like” your Facebook page and am excited about the chance to win something here!! Looking forward to more tips from Surviving and Thriving in the next year. Top 3 choices would be the 1) Coffee lover’s package .. 2) All You .. 3)Envi-Tote. Congratulations on your 1st anniversary! =)

  596. Michele

    Thank you Donna for offering many prizes. Keep writing. Your advice/insights are helpful and applicable.

  597. Michele

    I forgot. Here are my wishlists:

    1) $100 gift card

    2) Amazon gift card

    3) B&N gift card

  598. Michele

    Or even the 10,000 ways to live large on a small budget books is cool too.

  599. Kathryn

    Congratulations on hitting the one year mark!

  600. Congratuutations, Donna!
    1. A $25 Amazon card
    2. All You subscription
    3. $100 Mr. Rebates card

  601. I subscribe via RSS feed
    . A $25 Amazon card
    2. All You subscription
    3. $100 Mr. Rebates card

  602. I just signed up to follow you on Twitter
    . A $25 Amazon card
    2. All You subscription
    3. $100 Mr. Rebates card

  603. Sarah V

    After all of the give cards I would love the envi-tote or the coffee pack. Thanks for the great contest!

  604. Nancy from Mass

    my choices would be:

    1. $100 Amazon gift card
    2. $25 Amazon gift card
    3. Coffee Lovers package. (Mmm, coffee)

  605. Well, if you can’t send me money cards (though please feel free to do that!), then the coffee package sounds good. As does the Stabenow mystery.

  606. Connie

    Well, after Amazon: B&N, Get Satisfied, or 10,001.
    I hope this past year just keeps building on itself!
    C

  607. Carrie M

    Congratulations on the anniversary. Thanks for offering these great prizes!

  608. Virginia

    After all the gift cards, I would choose the coffee package or any of the Liz Pulliam Weston, or the All-You package. Congratulations on the anniversary, I’ve loved reading your posts!

  609. Liz L.

    I’m in.

  610. Your donors sound very generous, and I’m already familiar with some of them. Happy blog-i-versary! :)

  611. I hope I’m not leaving too many comments, but if I understand the rules correctly, I should leave a comment for each of the requirements? Anyway… my preference is any gift card (Amazon preferably) over any of the other items, and not cards, then coffee over anything else. This is great fun!

  612. …subscribed with feedburner!

  613. … and following on twitter! I will hereby butt out and let others do the same!

  614. Marilyn

    Congratulations! I LOVE your site. Thank you for all you do!

  615. Congratulations!

    Now about the goodies, I want everything except the coffee. :)

    1)Barnes and Noble gift card (haven’t broused in a bookstore in a long time.)
    2)Any of the books, especially the Wisebread title.
    3)Envi-tote or All-You.

    So hard to choose. :)

  616. Danielle

    Congratulations on your first blogaversary! Any of the prizes would be fantastic, in my opinion.

  617. Congrats on celebrating your first year mark! Hope your second year is just as great.

    1) B&N card
    2) Coffee lover’s package
    3) envi-tote

  618. Congrats!

  619. Linda

    1. Mr. Rebates $100 Amazon Card

    2. $25 Amazon Card

    3. 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget,”

    Congrats on your anniversary!

  620. Sherry

    I read your blog every day! :-)
    1. Dana Stabenow’s latest Kate Shugak book
    2. pound of coffee
    3. pound of coffee

  621. Jersey Babs

    Wowzaa! One year, congrats!
    Just finished my coffee stash, so the coffee pack would be lovely! Can always use a tote, or ooooo, gift card from B&N, would make this book worm happy!
    May your posts be many!
    Thanks for sharing, from a happy reader.

  622. Congrats Donna! Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

  623. i have followe through RSS for some months now. i love your blog. :)

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

  624. I like you on FB! :)

    Wishlist:
    1) $100 amazon
    2) $25 amazon
    3) $25 Barnes and Nobel

    I love your blog and am so proud of you. You are such an awesome PF blogger. Thank you for doing what you do great.

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

  625. I’m more of a lurker, in the new Proboards as well as the MSN boards. You’ve done extemely well ‘Suriving & Thriving’. Good job! As for the drawings, I’d like the $100 gift card, or the Coffee Lover’s pack, or the EAsy money book.

  626. Congratulations – this is a great giveaway and your site is one of my favorites. Well done!

    After all the Amazon gift cards, I’d pick the B&N card (booooks!), the All You subscription or the coffee pack.

  627. I also subscribe via email. Congrats again!! :)

  628. Chitra

    Congrats on the one year anniversary.

  629. Heather J

    Sorry – I was comment #20 on page 6, and I did not specify my favorite items. Here they are:
    amazon
    barnes & noble
    coffee package
    All you magazine
    10,001 way to live large book
    Thank you so much!!

  630. Linda Gengler

    Top three picks :
    B & N giftcard
    Coffee lovers package
    “Though Not Dead” novel

    Love your blog!

  631. FranticWoman

    Wow Donna – I cant believe it has been a YEAR already – Congrats!

    And yes please, enter me in the goody prizes – nice ones listed

    -FW

  632. I just followed on twitter and signed up for the RSS.

    aside from the amazon GCs, i don’t think i have a preference. though, my hubs might really like the Café Frappe machine from Mr. Coffee !

  633. congrats on your anniversary! i’ve loved reading here since day… well, probably day 5-ish, when i heard you’d started a blog. many happy returns!

    since you’re right in assuming the amazon cards are at the top of my list, i would then say:

    1. the envi tote
    2. the all you subscription
    3. the pf books

  634. i’m an rss subscriber via google reader

  635. i’m a twitter follower, too!

  636. Of course any gift card is #1
    Then the tote
    Then either “Easy Money” or “Get Satisfied”
    Thanks!

  637. Besides the Amazon card(s)…

    B&N Card
    Coffee package
    a book :)

  638. SHARONA

    so glad I found you!
    #1 gift cards
    #2 coffee pack
    #3 all you subscrip

  639. Congratulations on the year.
    I will enter the big drawing also.

  640. Congratulations on your anniversary! I would love the Barnes and Noble gift card, the Easy Money book, or the 10,001 Ways book. Thanks so much and keep up the great work.

  641. jaemi bean

    any gift card!! Thanks

  642. Nicole

    Glad I found your site, just in time for a contest!
    #1 Coffee Package
    #2 Easy Money Book
    #3 10,001 Ways Book
    Thanks!

  643. corey

    I need an amazon gift card for 100.00!!!!

  644. Sweta

    Happy Blogiversary! Here are my top three choices:

    1. $100 gift card from Mr. Rebates
    2. All you magazine subscription
    3. B & N gift card.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  645. Marie

    Happy Anniversary!!

  646. Vicky Fox

    Wow!! Wonderful giveaway:):)

  647. Vicky Fox

    Dang Donna, has it been that long already? Good work!!

  648. Tina in MN

    I love frapes and like the sound of 10,001 ways to save money. What wonderful prizes. Congratulations and kudos for being so disciplined to write so often.

  649. susan

    looks like a neat website!!! Love being frugal and finding a bargain!

  650. Congrats on the one year – I’ve enjoyed your blog. My top 3 are the coffee lovers package, $25 B&N gift card and “1001 ways to live large on a small budget”.

  651. Susan

    Donna, congratulations on the blog, and on the new chapter in your life that all this represents. I would LOVE to win, and my top three choices are any of the Amazon gift cards. But honestly, I wouldn’t care what I got. They all sound pretty neat! :-)

  652. Congrats on one year! You’re doing great! All the best to you in the coming year!

  653. I just learned about your site through get rich slowly. I immediately liked your blog as well! I’ve subscribed to your reader and twitter too! If I were to win any of these prizes, I would be interested in the coffee, tote bag, and 10,001 ways. But I’d be happy with anything, I never win contests!

  654. It is a great feeling of accomplishment to complete your first year of blogging! I am on my way to completing a five year mission with my science fiction scholarship blog.

    Thanks for running this contest! This is my first entry for posting a comment. If I win, I would like one of these things:

    1) Coffee Lover’s Package

    2) 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

    3) Envi-Tote

  655. This is my second entry for subscribing to your RSS feed. If I win, I would like one of these things:

    1) Coffee Lover’s Package

    2) 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

    3) Envi-Tote

  656. This is my third entry for following you on twitter (@dynamicsubspace). If I win, I would like one of these things:

    1) Coffee Lover’s Package

    2) 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

    3) Envi-Tote

  657. thanks for letting us in on the celebration and the chance to win. My 3:
    1. Outliers
    2. Get Satisfied
    3. All You
    thanks!

  658. Jeanette Jackson

    Congrats on the anniversary and thank you for giving us the chance to win such wonderful prizes

  659. Jeanette Jackson

    I subscribed by email

  660. Jeanette Jackson

    I follow on Twitter-jlindahlj

  661. Carissa

    Happy Anniversary!

  662. Carissa

    Subscribe via RSS

  663. Carissa

    Following on facebook
    My choices: Amazon gift card, 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget,” and Easy Money

  664. this is the comment entry!

    My 3 are:

    B&N card
    10001 Ways book from Wise Bread
    Get Satisfied

    and of course the amazon cards.

  665. I subscribe via Facebook.

    B&N card
    10001 Ways book
    Get Satisfied

  666. And I get email updates. I hope I win something this time; I could use the Amazon cards for school books. Poor student here, random generator!

    B&N card
    10001 Ways book
    Get Satisfied

  667. Sweta

    I follow you by RSS

  668. Sweta

    I follow you on twitter.

  669. YuppieMom_FrugalMom

    Been following you on MSN and now on your blog for years!

  670. YuppieMom_FrugalMom

    Oh, and my top 3 picks are:

    $25 Barnes & Noble gift card
    Coffee lover’s package
    Two copies of “10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget”

  671. Stace

    I’m in – fingers crossed!!!

  672. Marci GK

    Finding your blog and contest from http://www.iamtheworkingpoor.com

    Hand over the Coffee Lover’s package and no one will get hurt ;-)

  673. Marci GK

    Subscribed via email.

    The “Though Not Dead” book looks interesting. Love discovering a new author!

  674. I’m a FB fan and an email subscriber. Would be happy to win any of these great prizes but more importantly, I wanted to offer my congrats to you on your blog’s first “birthday”! Here’s to many more!

  675. Donna- thank you for your blog and all your insightful articles at MSN money. I have learned so very much from you.
    My top 3 choices are:
    $100 gift card
    $25 Amazon card
    $25 Barnes and Noble card

  676. Jessica L

    I would love any of these fun prizes! Congrats on the anniversary!

  677. Jessica L

    oh and since I need to buy books, the $100 card, or the amazon cards or B&N card would be great!

  678. Nancy Munro

    1. Amazon cards

    2. Coffee Beanery blend

    3. Coffee Beanery hazelnut

    I kinda like coffee. Can’t tell, can you.

    And congrats on the anniversary! May there be many more!

  679. Norlina Simmons

    Congratulations on your first year anniversary. I’m glad Liz Weston introduced me to your website. I will be following your blog.

  680. Congratulations! My first choice would be any of the gift cards but I’d be thrilled with anything that isn’t coffee!

  681. Wow, what a giveaway! Congratulations :)

  682. Sheryl

    Congratulations on your achievement! My top three would be: the Barnes and Noble card (my youngest really loves books), the coffee package (for the husband) and any of the books, they all sound terrible interesting! Thanks!

  683. Alissa A

    I’m an email subscriber. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

  684. Sheila

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I’m so glad I found you.I follow you on facebook.I’d love to win amazon gc, envi tote, or any of the personal finance books. Thank you.

  685. Coupon Ninja

    Top 3:
    1. Amazon GC, any value. :3
    2. B&N GC
    3. Coffee basket!

  686. rving grandma

    Thanks for such a great giveaway! Would love the Dana autographed book, the tote, or the coffee set up! Congratulations!

  687. Msjbelle

    How exciting! I love contests. I have been a subscriber to your blog and on Facebook for awhile. I look forward to your adventures & posts/tips. Thanks! I would love to win any of the contests especially Amazon!

  688. Happy Anniversary!

  689. I am following you on Twitter.

  690. And I like you on Facebook!

  691. Robyn

    WoW! Incredible prizes!
    Top choices (amazon and B&N GC are a given)
    1. All You Magazine
    2. Envi-Tote
    3. Get Satisfied Book

  692. Robyn

    I follow you on Twitter (@glassfishie) and Facebook (Robyn Glassfishie)
    Thanks so much for the giveaways and congrats on your anniversary!

  693. Caroline B

    Congratulations on your anniversary!

    I just subscribed via RSS feed.

  694. Caroline B

    Enjoying your posts–we have LOTS of backyard chicken farmers here in Hawaii.

  695. Caroline B

    Just followed on Twitter. Previous 2 comments forgot to indicate preferences, so…

    1. Coffee Lover’s Package
    2. All You
    3. Envi-Tote

  696. Hi, I love your blog and I follow your twitter and subscribe via email.
    My top 3 choices are:
    1. $100 gift card
    2. $25 Amazon card
    3. “Your Credit Score: Your Money & What’s At Stake”
    or
    “Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life”

    Thank you.

  697. skylog

    some amazing giveaways! thank you for the opportunity! great work on the site!

  698. skylog

    i am subscribed via RSS

  699. skylog

    i am following you via twitter (@sky__log)

  700. CLAUDIA M

    awesome :) giveaway!

  701. CLAUDIA M

    e-mail subscriber

  702. CLAUDIA M

    FB Fan – Claudia Mcgee

  703. Rhonda A

    I subscribed via email.
    I love your blogs & articles!

  704. cheapcat

    Just signed up for the email, it will be nice to get something cool instead of spam. The 10,000 Ways & Easy Money books sound good, or of course the GC. You inspire a lot of people!

    Have you ever seen the movie “Fight Club”? Aside from Brad Pitt & Ed Norton at their hottest, it’s a great critique of overspending & debt. It’s one of my favorite movies.

  705. Chris

    Fight Club? How about Blazing Saddles?

  706. Elizabeth

    Following on Twitter

  707. Marie

    I’m signed up for your e-mail list. Thanks!

  708. Marie

    And I’m following you on Twitter and Facebook. I really enjoy your posts!

  709. Kim Wilson

    Thanks, this would be awesome!!! And much needed!

  710. Thanks so much for such a fun giveaway! You’re so right that everyone is going to want to win the cash and Amazon cards! My preferences for the rest are: $25 B&N gift card, coffee package, and All You magazine.

  711. Twitter follower of yours – @texastypeamom
    texastypeamom(at)gmail(dot)com

  712. Facebook fan of yours – Kelly Tee
    texastypeamom(at)gmail(dot)com

  713. Email subscriber
    texastypeamom(at)gmail(dot)com

  714. This looks like a helpful site.
    John at darrows dot us

  715. I Subscribe via e-mail as John at darrows dot us

  716. I follow Surviving and Thriving on Twitter as @JD_Denver_SW
    John at darrows dot us

  717. I follow Surviving and Thriving on Facebook as Johncee Darrow
    John at darrows dot us

  718. I subscribe via RSS as jcdarrow at google dot com
    John at darrows dot us
    My top 3 choices *after the Amazon cards) are: $25 Barnes & Noble, Coffee package, tote bag

  719. Cool contest! Like the coffee package (cool Cafe Frappe maker, something I would never buy myself!), or the BN card.

  720. Twitter follower!

  721. Email subscriber!

  722. Emily N.

    I’d like “Get Satisfied: How Twenty People Like You Found the Satisfaction of Enough,” “Outliers: The Story of Success,” or the B&N Gift Card.

  723. Rocio H.

    Thank you for all great insight and laughs =)

    Top 3 Amazon,All You, Coffee Beanery Blend,

  724. This is an awesome giveaway!!

  725. I subscribed via RSS!

  726. I liked Surviving and Thriving on Facebook!

  727. Emily N.

    email subscriber

  728. Emily N.

    twitter follower prizepuzzle

  729. Hi and happy spring! :) Well, besides the amazon cards, the B&N is definitely my choice! :)

    Lois
    OV_099@yahoo.com

  730. and signed up for the blog email too! :)

    Lois
    OV_099@yahoo.com

  731. Debbie

    I subscribe via email and would love to win any of the gift cards. The coffee lover’s prize pack would be amazing too as well as the 10,001 ways to live large book.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  732. Congrats on your blogiversary! My preferences: “Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life”, 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget, B&N GC

  733. I subscribe via my Google Reader. My preferences: “Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life”, 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget, B&N GC.

  734. I follow you on Facebook. My preferences: “Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life”, 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget, B&N GC.

  735. Carrie

    Top 3: Amazon, Any of the books, Coffee Lover’s Package

    Thanks!!

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