Shop for the best ink/toner prices — and enter to win a $25 gift card.

th6 Shop for the best ink/toner prices    and enter to win a $25 gift card.Time to brace yourself for the annual holiday letters – those recaps of hot promotions at work, straight-A report cards, paid internships at Fortune 500 companies, swank housing or automobile upgrades, fabulous vacations and general lack of any downturn.

Throw in a photo of a staggeringly photogenic nuclear family posing with the family pooch and the recipients feel like jumping off bridges.

Their own jobs aren’t going nearly so well, their kids are struggling with algebra and their dogs are butt-ugly (though loyal).

The good news: Paper letters are going the way of the dodo.

The bad news: Now that they’re done electronically the sender can attach video of Junior’s trumpet recital.

How’d you like a $25 gift card to take your mind off the issue?

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by, part of the same company that includes sites like Gift Card Granny and Coupon Sherpa, Inkjet Willy lets you enter the printer brand, series and model to find compatible cartridges.

So if you’re printing out your letter – or any kind of personal correspondence or work-related stuff – check InkJet Willy for the best available price. Those interested in recycling can get a 10% discount for re-manufactured cartridges by using the code WILLY10 for the price break.)

To call attention to these deals, InkJet Willy is offering a $25 gift card to as this week’s prize. And if you’d rather shop locally and/or treat yourself a little? Choose $25 in scrip from Starbucks, Walgreens, CVS or Regal Cinemas. Budget boosters all, no matter how you choose to spend them.

Full disclosure: I actually like annual holiday letters, because they give me a chance to catch up with people I might not see for a year or more. However, I can do without the trumpet solo.

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 7 p.m. PST Tuesday, Nov. 26. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 7 p.m. PST Wednesday, Nov. 27, I’ll pull another name.


  1. Pam Orita

    Crossing my fingers.

  2. I subscribe via email! And thanks for a great giveaway! I could really use this one!

  3. I also like you on Facebook.

  4. I also follow you on Twitter (@kchowy).

  5. Cool!

  6. Facebook too.

  7. Mirabella

    You can’t win if you don’t enter!

  8. Mirabella

    And by chance my printer cartridges are running low so I might check InkJet Willy out. Thanks for the info.

  9. Jennifer B

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Jennifer B

    I also already subscribe by Feedburner :)

  11. Elizabeth Waniewski

    I’s rather read about a recital than listen to it. I’m all for the letter.
    I get you in my emails.

  12. I’d really love to win. The holidays are going to be tight and an amazon gift card would help.

  13. I follow you on Facebook.

  14. Thanks for sharing! I support my sister’s best friend, who owns her own card company, and order paper cards still.

  15. Can ALWAYS use CVS or WAG gift cards. Amazon ain’t bad either.

  16. Love Amazon goodies. Maybe this time :)

  17. Kelly Sangree

    I would like Amazon stuff!!!

  18. Kelly Sangree

    And I follow on facebook – hi!

  19. Christine P

    I actually like those letters too. In the old days (haha) you really did catch up with a lot of people at Christmas. I had faraway cousins I knew through those letters. I guess they’re gone, if my mother even saved them. Can you imagine how cool it would be to see your aunts and uncles and cousins circa 1972?

    Yes I’m feeling nostalgic. :-) Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Christine P

    Email subscriber :-)

  21. Christine P

    Facebook fan!

  22. Winning this would make my day!

  23. I also subscribe by e-mail.

  24. lostAnnfound

    I like these letter also, but we only get a couple a year now. The two that we do get are from people far away that we rarely see, but I like to know how they are getting on, so these letters are nice.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. lostAnnfound

    I subscribe via email

  26. Such a great giveaway- and we do use a lot of ink around here.

  27. I follow you via email

  28. I follow you on twitter-grandmasreading

  29. I like you on Facebook-

  30. I subscribe via e-mail.

  31. I also follow you on Facebook.

  32. Kathy Mayin

    This would be so very helpful right now. Thank you.

  33. Kathy Mayin

    I’ve got you covered….email…

  34. Kathy Mayin


  35. Kathy Mayin

    …and twitter!

  36. Mary Jane

    I subscribed to email

  37. Mary Jane

    I particularly dislike the holiday letters that have been turned into bad, I mean really bad, poems. Although I love the sender.

  38. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. I follow you on FB.

  40. I subscribe via email.

  41. I like receiving Christmas letters from people I hear nothing from all year

  42. I receive your emails

  43. Follow on Twitter

  44. Like on Facebook. You got me totally hooked on Swagbucks. It can be such a time drain.

  45. I receive your emails. Would love to win a gift card.

  46. Thanks for the chance!

  47. I subscribe via email. Great giveaway! I could definitely use an card.

  48. Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. I subscribe via email.

  50. I follow you on Facebook.

  51. I can always use an Amazon card. Thanks!

  52. Hoping to win!

  53. I subscribe to your emails.

  54. I am a fan on Facebook.

  55. Teinegurl

    I follow you on twitter

  56. I could use this!!

  57. Jessie C.

    This would be perfect to help holiday shopping

  58. Jessie C.

    I am a subscriber

  59. Jessie C.

    follow on facebook

  60. I’d love a chance to win, thanks!

  61. I subscribe to your emails!

  62. And I subscribe to your blog

  63. And I follow you on twitter!

  64. I subscribe via email

  65. Great giveaway

  66. Debby gefroh

    This is a great gift, you can pick me anytime.

  67. New-ish reader to your blog…would love to win!

  68. I’ll have to check out InkJetWilly. Thanks for the wonderfully practical giveaway!

  69. I get your emails

  70. I follow your tweets (moeyshay)

  71. Hoping for the best!

  72. Facebook.

  73. Thanks for another giveaway!

  74. I follow on Twitter and FB

  75. I subscribe via email

  76. Lorna Huntley

    facebook follower

  77. Would love to win… it’s been said that printer ink is one of the most expensive liquids on earth ;-)

  78. Carolina Cooper

    I’m always hoping for the give away to strike twice in the same place. Please enter me in the contest, and thanks for the tip of cheap(er) ink!

  79. I love giveaways. Someday I might even win one !!

  80. Barbara Downes

    good luck too all

  81. Thank you for the chance to win!

  82. Very fun! Thanks, Donna!

  83. Gift cards are GREAT….thank you for offering them!

  84. I subscribe via e-mail.

  85. Follow you on Facebook.

  86. lake livin'

    Oooh, ooh, pick me!

  87. i hope i win!

  88. i like you on facebook

  89. i follow on twitter @ oshkoshbgosh321

  90. i follow you by rss

  91. Thanks for the opportunity. Love your style, chica!

  92. Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. email subscriber

  94. facebook fan

  95. mrs. short

    I could use a little something like this to build up my gift card stash again… I subscribe via email!

  96. mrs. short

    and i follow on facebook

  97. mrs. short

    twitter too

  98. Great contest Donna!

  99. I get your email.

  100. I get your rss feed.

  101. And I’m a facebook fan…

  102. diane concepcion

    first comment to be followed by the many other ways I follow S&T…

  103. diane concepcion

    I follow on email

  104. diane concepcion

    I follow on twitter

  105. diane concepcion

    I follow on FaceBook

  106. Tracy Stone

    Ha! Too true! Those letters are like Facebook Digest.

  107. Alexandru Rusu

    I want to win
    Subscribed to email updates and followed on Twitter and Facebook!

  108. Monica Young

    I subscribe via email

  109. Woot! thanks for the giveaway!

  110. We used to go through printer ink like water. We seem to us a lot less lately. But we still have to buy it.

  111. Like you on Facebook.

  112. Follow you on Twitter.

  113. Subscribe via email using my yahoo email addy.

    fperkins2000 @

  114. Get a pair of insulated coveralls they will cushion your fall on the ice, don’t pass up life because of ice, am subscribed by email. Have a great thanksgiving time

  115. here’s hoping

  116. I’m an email subscriber!

  117. Your last line about doing without the trumpet solo made me laugh!
    Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  118. I am an email subscriber

  119. I follow on facebook

  120. Please let me win!!

  121. I like the holiday letters too. I haven’t started the email route, but we may do that this year for financial reasons.

  122. I’m a Facebook fan. :)

  123. Hooray for gift cards in time for holiday shopping! Thanks guys!

  124. tracy wenzinger

    Would love this, thanks for the opportunity!

  125. Jennifer T.

    I subscribe by email.

  126. Jennifer T.

    I follow you on Facebook.

  127. Just liked you on Facebook. (I would have done so without the contest entry. :) )

  128. thanks for such a great giveaway

  129. email subscriber

  130. follow u on twitter-lmurley2000

  131. like u on facebook-lmurley2000

  132. Thanks for the chance to win.

  133. Thanks

  134. I would be so happy if I won!

  135. JM Picker

    PICK ME PLEASE!!!!!!!

  136. Would love to win!

  137. I like you on FB too:)

  138. Thanks InkJetWilly for the opportunity!

  139. email subscriber

  140. I will give them a try

  141. I am an email subscriber

  142. I follow you on FB and twitter

  143. I subscribe by email and also follow you Facebook and the web.

    Pick me. (Not sure if deadline has passed or not.)

  144. I follow you by email.

  145. Hoping I win

  146. I love an Amazon gift card giveaway!

  147. I subscribe by email.

  148. I follow on twitter.

  149. Kim Kelley

    I finally figured out how to do this! LOL! Thanks for the chance!

  150. I subscribe via email

  151. Fabulous giveaway for the holidays. Thanks!

  152. I am an email subscriber.

  153. I would love to win.

  154. Vicky Fox

    I’d love to win :)

  155. Vicky Fox

    Please let me win :)

  156. Thanks for the chance!

  157. Thanks for the chance to win! This is great.

  158. This would be a nice win!

  159. I subscribe (bloglovin).

  160. I “like” you on FB.


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