Anyone want a $25 Amazon gift card?

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This week’s drawing is for the kind of prize most favored by readers. Chocolate runs a very close second – but allow me to point out that you can buy chocolate on Amazon.com.

The giveaway is sponsored by TechBargains.com, a giant deal site for all things consumer-electronic. The company’s international corps of “bargainmeisters” are always sniffing out low prices on products and services at the lowest possible prices.

If you (like me!) would prefer to let someone else do the research and price comparisons, then this is the way to get your next upgrade or that new piece of e-quipment you’ve been eyeing.

And if you don’t want electronics? A sister site, PlanetBargains.com, features a startling variety of deals on clothing, furniture and décor, gifts, baby items, sporting goods, beauty products and just about anything else you can imagine.

When I checked in today the landing page featured (among many other things) laundry detergent, office chairs, a cigar sampler pack, solar-powered landscape lighting, diver’s watches, cases of paper towels, ramen Halloween costumes, discounted magazine subscriptions, Disney flip-flops and a ton of online coupon codes. I love it when other people gather up the deals for me.

To enter:

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

The deadline to enter is 9 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on Tuesday, Oct. 16. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, I’ll pull another name.

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  1. Adrianna W

    I subscribe and would love to win a gift card to Amazon. We need potty training gear for our daughter!

  2. I would definitely like a Amazon gift card (more than chocolate) I love to read and have stopped buying books to save more. But the library does not have all I want to read, especially not in English!

  3. I loved the catchy title! It drew me in fast!

  4. I subscribe via reader.

  5. I like you on Facebook.

  6. I would love to win an Amazon gift card. Christmas is coming up and that would help out buying presents.

  7. I subscribe via RSS.

  8. I could use a cash card!

  9. Gayle Erwin

    I would love the Amazon GC. I order a lot from them, like freeze dried fruit on a subscription place which makes it even less expensive.

  10. Gayle Erwin

    I get you blog on my RSS reader.

  11. Would love a gift card–thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Those look like really useful websites!

  13. It’s always nice to win. Hope you’re settling into your new home!

  14. Gotta love Amazon!

  15. I subscribe via RSS

  16. I like you on facebook

  17. Katherine

    I would love to win a gift card!

  18. amazon gift card? yes, please!

  19. LOVE Amazon! And trying to stock up because I plan to do a lot of my Christmas shopping there.

  20. How fun that the deadline is on “Alaska Daylight Time”. Did you smile when you typed that in?

  21. Please count me in!

  22. Danielle


  23. Oh, and I subscribe via email.


  24. Danielle

    RSS subscribe!

  25. Another day, another sweepstakes! I wanna WIN cuz Christmas is coming and the kids/grandkids are voracious.

  26. lostAnnfound

    Yes please! A great prize!

  27. Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me! 🙂

  28. lostAnnfound

    I follow you via RSS & at GRS.

  29. I’m also a Facebook fan.

  30. I follow yoou on facebook!

  31. I also have you in my rss reader.

  32. Holly Samlan

    Not worried about Christmas here – only do grandkids and they want magazine subscriptions again.

    However, bdays are coming up for both DDs and both order a LOT from Amazon.

  33. Nancy from Mass

    I would love an Amazon gift card! we need another tower space heater for our house and it would help with the price!

  34. Just found your site and subscribed via facebook. So much useful information on here. Thanks! The Amazon giftcard would be a great Christmas gift.

  35. Melissa Allison

    Would love to win the gift card! Would be a great help towards Christmas 🙂

  36. Melissa Allison

    I “like” you on Facebook! 🙂

  37. Melissa Allison

    I “follow” you on Twitter under MamasCrewx4

  38. Melissa Allison

    I subscribe via RSS (Google)

  39. Melissa Allison

    I subscribe via email too 🙂

  40. I subscribe via rss

  41. now I like you on facebook too

  42. Baby needs some new chew bones! (He’s a puppy, so it’s okay.) 🙂

  43. …and an extra chance for RSS. Thanks so much, Donna!

  44. Elizabeth

    Would love to win! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  45. Elizabeth

    I subscribe via email.

  46. Please put my name in the hat! 🙂

  47. ImJuniperNow

    I’d love to have this. October 16th is Bosses Day and since I’m the “Boss of me” it would make a great gift!

    Thanks Donna!!!

  48. Thanks for sharing the info about the sites. I didn’t know about them before.

    Would love to win the gift card!

  49. I subscribe by RSS Feed using My Yahoo!

  50. I follow Surviving and Thriving on facebook. Love your writing and love all the info I learn from you.

  51. Lenes Stoute

    I subscribe and would love to win an Amazon gift card.

  52. CeridianMN

    I am leaving “a comment below” as it were.

  53. Please, oh please, count me in!!

  54. This would be useful for upcoming birthdays!

  55. I’d LOVE to win an amazon gift card!

  56. Molly Davis

    Would love a giftcard to help with early Christmas shopping!!

  57. Would love to win to get my daughter some Christmas presents!

  58. Now following you on twitter (Camphorchins)

  59. Just liked you fb (Allison O’Hern)

  60. hmbalison

    Would enjoy the giftcard. Thanks!

    Hope you are getting settled in Alaska.

  61. I check your blog a couple of times a week and I also check to see what you wrote on getrichslowly and msn.com. I would love to win an Amazon gift card

  62. Veronica A.

    I NEED it! Time to get some gift shopping done!

  63. Veronica A.

    I subscribe via RSS.

  64. Veronica A.

    I also subscribe via email, and “like” you on FB!

  65. CeridianMN

    I am also an RSS subscriber.

  66. Amanda W

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  67. Amanda W

    I follow on RSS.

  68. Amanda W

    I follow on twitter @amandawk

  69. Barbara A

    Thanks for the giveaway – I love reading your columns!

  70. Yay Amazon! *fingers crossed*

  71. Hm… I think I could find something to spend $25 on at Amazon…

    Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on your move and settling in to your new place. It’s been fun experiencing your adventure vicariously.

  72. And I follow on Facebook!

  73. Nicole Berry

    I could use it, as well! I’m in the same boat you are–we just moved two weeks ago. The “Honey-Do List” just keeps growing!!

  74. I would love to win this.

  75. I follow you via Google Reader.

  76. … and now I follow you on twitter, too!

  77. Today I learned there’s such a thing as Alaska Daylight Time!

  78. I subscribe via RSS.

  79. Oh, oh, I would love an Amazon Gift card please!

  80. It’s been an indescribable doozy of a week. (First “public” internet words I’ve typed, in fact.) Would be awfully nice.

  81. Subscribe on GReader.

  82. Also a Twitter follower.

  83. Yes please

  84. Jessie C.

    Thank you, I love Amazon.com

  85. Jessie C.

    I’m a subscriber

  86. Jessie C.

    FB liker
    Jessie c.

  87. Heck Yes!! LOVE this give-away! :)!

  88. Yes please!

  89. Please enter me, Amazon is awesome!

  90. Now following you on twitter as @momlovesl

  91. Great giveaway! I could certainly use this!!!

  92. Count me in!

  93. I also subscribe to RSS

  94. Would love to win!

  95. I subscribe by RSS

  96. I like you on Facebook.

  97. Who wouldn’t?!

  98. I would love a Amazon Gift card…I am subscribed via Google Reader.

  99. Yes, I would love a gift card!

  100. I subscribe via email. 🙂

  101. I subscribe via RSS, too. 🙂

  102. … also follow on facebook. 🙂

  103. $25 Amazon card would make a lovely dent in my wishlist. 🙂

  104. Sign me up!

  105. Facebook too.

  106. Would love to win an Amazon gift card!

  107. I need to check out TechBargains.com. Great prize and great giveaway. Thank you.

  108. I subscribe via RSS.

  109. Christie

    Would love to win the gift card to help with Christmas

  110. Christine

    Follow you on FB and love your articles!

  111. This is my comment. It is not that exciting but it is still a comment.

  112. I will follow you anywhere and on facebook.

  113. I subscribe via e-mail!

  114. Maureen G.

    I follow on facebook!

  115. eleanor young


  116. I would love to win this.

  117. I follow you on facebook.

  118. why yes i would love this! thank you!

  119. i follow by rss

  120. i like you on facebook

  121. Since Christmas is coming, I would love an Amazon gift card!

  122. I follow your blog via email and you are on my blog roll.

  123. This would make a GREAT Christmas present!

  124. Hey, I’m a subscriber in the Hawaii Standard time zone. Would love to have the Amazon card!

  125. I read you by email.

  126. rosarugosa

    I do!

  127. vickie Jean

    An Amazon gift card sounds great!

  128. vickie Jean

    I get your emails

  129. vickie Jean

    I like you on Facebook

  130. Nicole G

    Thx for the chance – great giveaway!

  131. Nicole G

    I subscribe via email.

  132. Glad you made it safely to Alaska! I enjoyed hearing about your journey.

  133. I’m always ready for an Amazon gift card!

  134. I subscribe by email.

  135. I follow on twitter.

  136. Mami2jcn

    Thanks for the chance!

  137. Mami2jcn

    I’m an email subscriber.

  138. Mami2jcn

    I follow you on Facebook as Mary Happymommy.

  139. Crazy for Amazon, would love this prize!

  140. I subscribe via email. Hope I win.

  141. I subscribe via email.

  142. I like you on Facebook.

  143. How’s Alaska? Love your blog!

  144. I hate comparison shopping for tech stuff (or paying top price)!

  145. This is quite preferable to chocolate, and I love chocolate! Hope you are settling in now.

  146. I really love your posts, esp the recent de-cluttering, because we are in escrow on our house and going through the very same process of deciding what to keep. I presently follow you on FB and through RSS feed. Thanks for all you share.

  147. Chocolate is overrated 😉 But really, thanks for a great giveaway!!

  148. I follow on facebook!

  149. i follow via facebook

  150. and also on the twitter!

  151. I also follow by email 🙂

  152. I love Amazon!

  153. I sign up for the email feed.

  154. I also follow you on Twitter and liked you on Facebook.

  155. Maria Malaveci

    Love Amazon! and would love this GC!


  156. Maria Malaveci

    •Subscribe via e-mail


  157. Maria Malaveci

    Like you on FB!


  158. Like you on Facebook!

  159. Love your blog.

  160. I’d love to win and buy one more gift for my first grandbaby coming next month.

  161. Subscribe via email.

  162. I like you on Facebook.

  163. I’m trying to accumulate enought Amazon gift cards to get a free Kindle Fire.

  164. Oh, and I follow on twitter and Facebook

  165. Thanks for the giveaway!

  166. I subscribed by email.

  167. Christine D.

    I would love to win the Amazon gift card! I’ve started Christmas shopping, and it would come in handy.

  168. Great giveaway! Hope you’re getting settled in after the big move. I subscribe via email.

  169. Christine D.

    I follow you by Twitter, and would love to win the Amazon GC! Thanks for the opportunity!

  170. I also follow on Twitter too (@kchowy).

  171. Christine D.

    I subscribe to your blog by email.

  172. Christine D.

    I read your “Frugal Cool” column every day.

  173. Christine D.

    You are my favorite contributor to Get Rich Slowly! Thanks again for the opportunity to win the Amazon gift card.

  174. Please enter me…there’s a new book on Amazon.com that I’m dying to buy. I read your blogs every time you post a new one!

  175. I’d love to enter! I like websites like that – so I don’t have to go digging around online to find deals!

  176. Vicky Fox

    I follow via Facebook

  177. Vicky Fox

    I also follow via e-mail

  178. Vicky Fox

    I would love to have this I really need a new frying pan:)

  179. Vicky Fox

    This would be a great early Xmas present:)

  180. Marsanne

    I could certainly use an Amazon gift card! What an awesome prize 🙂

  181. Marsanne

    And I already follow via email

  182. Samantha

    Wow, this is a popular article! Who doesn’t love Amazon?

  183. Sandra J

    Amazon? Count me in!

  184. I’d love an Amazon gift card.

  185. Samantha

    I subscribe via google RSS.

  186. Samantha

    And I subscribe via Facebook!

  187. Sandra J

    I follow on facebook

  188. Samantha

    And Twitter!

  189. Sandra J

    I follow by email Ty for the giveaway!

  190. Samantha

    I also follow by email.

  191. Greg Lundblad

    I follow via RSS feed and would love to win.

  192. April Durrett

    I would love an Amazon Gift Card! And I love your posts, Donna!

  193. An Amazon giftcard would help pay for Christmas presents!

  194. And yes, I subscribe via e-mail.

  195. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  196. I subscribe via email

  197. And follow on fb and twitter (KH Bride and @KHBride)

  198. I could buy a special book with $25. Great giveaway.

  199. Karen Abshire

    Due to mobility issues I do most of my shopping online. This Amazon gift card would help with that. Thank for all of your articles. They make interesting reading.

  200. Need to get started on my Christmas shopping!

  201. Would really like an amazon gift card.

  202. Pam Orita

    Have been reading you for years on MSN and now like you on FB.

  203. Subscribe via email.

  204. Would love to win the GC 🙂

  205. Subscribed to RSS… 😉

  206. And finally, also liked on Facebook

  207. Pam Orita

    Great site. Love the stuff on MSN and now on FB.

  208. Follow you on Facebook.

  209. I LOVE Amazon is there anything they don’t carry? Count me in!

  210. Oooh, I could have some fun with a gift card! Hope you’re all settled in Alaska!

  211. I subscribe via email.

  212. I subscribe to your emails.

  213. I’m a facebook fan.

  214. Great giveaway Donna!

  215. Stefanie Gladden

    thanks for the great giveaway!

  216. Stefanie Gladden

    subscribed to emails !

  217. Stefanie Gladden

    liked on facebook – Steph Coupons

  218. Stefanie Gladden

    following on twitter – @steffers516

  219. I am an email subscriber

  220. Also one of your facebook fans! ellen beck

  221. colleen boudreau

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
    Holliister at gmail dot com

  222. colleen boudreau

    I subscribe via email.
    Holliister at gmail dot com

  223. colleen boudreau

    I like Surviving and Thriving on Facebook (Colleen Boudreau)
    Holliister at gmail dot com

  224. Msjbelle

    I subscribe by email

  225. Msjbelle

    I follow on Facebook (& would love to win:) )

  226. Msjbelle

    I follow you on Twitter.

  227. Me, me, me! 😉 Great give-a-way! (I’d probably give it to my oldest in college to help pay for textbooks.) Thanks!

  228. Love Amazon 🙂 Thanks for offering this!

  229. I subscribe via email.

    Off topic question: When did Frugal Cool become Frugal Nation?

  230. teinegurl

    im subscribed via email enter me

  231. Donna, I’m glad you made it to Alaska safe and sound. Thanks for the giveaway.

  232. I subscribe via Google Reader.

  233. I like your Facebook page.

  234. Laura Gardner

    I’m going to have to look you up on Facebook now!

  235. Stephanie Phelps

    I love Amazon and your blog and yes chocolate but never knew you could buy them on Amazon. Thank you for the fantastic giveaway to win

  236. Stephanie Phelps

    I subscribe to your posts through Email

  237. Stephanie Phelps

    I like you on Facebook.(Stephanie Phelps)

  238. Sandra Gonzales

    I would love a chance to win.

  239. Sandra Gonzales

    I follow you on twitter

  240. Sandra Gonzales

    I get your emails too.

  241. I would love an Amazon gift card. I am glad you had a safe trip!

  242. Thanks for the deal site tips… and the giveaway!

  243. I subscribe via email

  244. I follow on twitter (moeyshay)

  245. I follow on fb (Moey Shay)

  246. Love gift cards!

  247. Linda Grieco

    Just retired last week. Can use all the “freebies” I can find!!

  248. I subscribe and would love to win!

  249. lauren f

    great give away. who couldn’t use some amazon $? 🙂

  250. Cindy Brooks

    We love Amazon, thanks!
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  251. Cindy Brooks

    e-mail subscriber
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  252. Cindy Brooks

    I like you on facebook
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  253. Ann Wood

    Amazon.com is one of my favorite experiences on this earth!!

  254. Ann Wood

    I follow you on Facebook.

  255. Ann Wood

    I subscribe to Surviving and Thriving e-mails.

  256. jestjack

    If it’s FREE ….it’s for me!!!! Card would go to DD2, a college student, who would use it to buy text books. Amazon has been an excellent source for her books lately.

  257. Gift card sounds great!

  258. And I follow you on fb.

  259. And I subscribe via email.

  260. I’d find a good use for an Amazon card 🙂

  261. Terry Whitaker

    Yes, please! Just discovered you today on MSN. I am so impressed! Please help me live my life cheaper!!

  262. Sign me up!

  263. RSS subscriber

  264. I subscribe via email and I would love to win!

  265. mrs short

    chocolate can only go so far… amazon gift cards, on the other hand, are much more useful 😉

    i follow on facebook.

  266. mrs short

    i subscribe via email too!

  267. mrs short

    twitter too!

  268. I subscribe in g-reader! Would love a little Amazon swag to help me fix up my new house.

  269. I also follow you on the great Book of Face! 🙂

  270. And I read your tweety mctweets on ze Twitter. Doesn’t it sound fancy in my faux- French? 🙂

  271. And here is my comment for the sake of commenting. I really do love shopping on Amazon. You can’t beat it. And my house is a money pit (aren’t they all?). I could think of 12 things right now that I’d love to get for the casa.

  272. I would love an Amazon gift card!

  273. I follow on facebook too!

  274. I love Amazon. I always buy books for my Kindle there and a lot of my supplies for my 4 cats. Their prices can’t be beat!

  275. I subscribe via email

  276. I like you on FB (Fawn Hammons)

  277. I follow you on twitter @fhammons

  278. Christine

    Love Amazon!!!! Thanks for having this giveaway!

  279. Marcia in FL

    I subscribe via email and Twitter, and would love to win–thanks for the opportunity!

  280. Thanks for the great giveaways!

  281. I subscribe in a reader.

  282. Vicky Fox

    After today, this would come in very handy……

  283. Vicky Fox

    Thank you for the great giveaway:)

  284. Vicky Fox

    Thank you for posting about PlanetBargains.com
    Such a cool site:)

  285. Please let me win!!!! I could really use some good news!!!!

  286. I do, I do!!

  287. This would be great with Xmas coming up!

  288. I subscribe by email

  289. I follow you on twitter @drmomoftwo

  290. Beverley

    You have the best contests! I would love to win this.



  291. I would love to win this gift card, Donna—and congrats on the move!

  292. I subscribe via RSS and love getting amazon boxes in the mail 😀

  293. maryegankirk

    have already collected 2 AGC’s for the holidays – I never have enough cash to provide for my foster kiddos and this card would up my stash – pick me, pick me!

    great post: as always, we can rely on DF for great bargain hunting!

  294. Reta Davis

    Wll I already subscribe via RSS and have you on both FB and Twitter, so I guess I’ll just remind you how much I love chocolate, but an Amazon gift card could comed in handy for Christmas presents. Hoping all is well up there in the far North!

  295. Susannah

    Count me in!

  296. I just entered! hope I ge to buy some chocolate with my gift card

  297. Count me in please! Thanks!

  298. Love Amazon! Thanks for your generosity.

  299. Would love to win this gift card!

  300. I also subscribe by e-mail!

  301. Thanks for the chance to win!

  302. I subscribe through RSS!

  303. I would love a gift card! I’m saving up Amazon points and gift cards for Christmas!

  304. I subscribe via RSS!

  305. I follow you on Facebook!

  306. I appreciate your blog. The contests are just an extra scoop of Akutaq…

  307. I follow on FB, too.

  308. And I follow via RSS, as well.

  309. Yes this is my fav giveaway!

  310. email subscriber

  311. facebook fan

  312. Huge Amazon fan (since they have just about everything for (usually) reasonable prices and (often) with free shipping).

  313. I also now follow you on Twitter =)

  314. Count me in for the giveaway! I checked out both sites. You’re right, it is nice when someone compiles the bargains for you. I’ll definitely be using them!

  315. I’d love to win!

  316. I subscribe via email

  317. I follow you on twitter @ktmaag

  318. Would love to win it! Christmas is coming and that would come in so handy!

  319. I’m a subscriber!

  320. I’ll be happy to win that Amazon gift card.

  321. I would love to win the Amazon Gift Card. I am an email subscriber.

  322. Elisabeth

    I would most definitely love to win!!

  323. Elisabeth

    I’m following through RSS.

  324. Elisabeth

    I’m following on twitter @egood33

  325. Love the Amazon cards. Love them!

  326. Recently joined a book club–this would be a great prize!!

  327. cristina i.

    I would love to buy some coffee on amazon!

  328. cristina i.

    I subscibed on email. keep me posted.

  329. I do love Amazon gift cards. Thanks for the giveaway.

  330. I subscribe via RSS reader.

  331. I liked you on FB.

  332. I haven’t been keeping up with blogs lately and just realized you moved to Alaska. I have to go back and find out what prompted the move. I hope it’s going well for you up there!

  333. I subscribe by RSS.

  334. I follow on twitter.

  335. Vicky Fox

    I’d really like to win this one

  336. Vicky Fox

    Please pick me…. I can really use this now

  337. spiralingsnails

    “Leave a comment below…”
    When I see that phrase, I wonder what the comments think about it. Do they rejoice in their new-found freedom? Do they look around hopefully for a lusty flame-war to join in on? Or do they cringe in fear of becoming troll-food? Do they twirl their commas and wave their semicolons, a hopeful wallflower in a field of abandoned threads?
    Is the refrigerator light still on when you close the door in the middle of a forest with no one watching except (perhaps) the ghost of Schrodingers cat?

  338. Melissa Boitnott

    I would love a $25 gift card to Amazon.

  339. Chris B.

    Please put my name in the drawing!! Love the Amazon!

  340. Cathy Jensen

    Great prize and I would love to win it.

  341. Cathy Jensen

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  342. Looking to change my cell phone — thanks for the tip!

  343. Colette Cunningham

    Can I say you are a sort of hero of mine? Too much? haha. I have been enjoying your articles for so long. You remind me of my mother, she had her masters in lit, loved to read and write, and was very intelligent and giving. Please excuse grammar, that I did not inherit! I am an accountant and love hearing all of your frugal ways! Why? Because then I have more to share like you do. Would love the gift card to use towards advent things for young cousins. Thanks!

  344. I love Amazon!

  345. I live you on Facebook.

  346. I compare costs on amazon.com too – because I always factor in the cost of shipping or gas used to obtain the products. Thank you!!

  347. Yes please!

  348. love amazon- and your site 🙂

  349. yes!! I would love it!

  350. Christine

    I liked u on facebook

  351. Christine

    Just today I subscribed via Email

  352. Christine

    whoo hoo – I’d love to win (actually anything @ this pt of my life)

  353. I’d love a GC for Amazon–Christmas is a-coming! Thanks!

  354. I’d love to win an Amazon card. I spend more at Amazon than anywhere.

  355. Melissa M.

    I would love an amazon gift card.

  356. Melissa M.

    I am an email subscriber.

  357. Melissa M.

    I “LIKE” you on Facebook

  358. Kelly W.

    Love you and gift cards.