Giveaway: $10 Amazon gift card.

thWhy am I giving away $10 in Amazon scrip? Because it’s easy, that’s why.

I’ve got too many irons in the fire right now to focus on coming up with a clever giveaway and an even more clever explanation of said giveaway.

Summer + deadlines = not quite enough time to do everything I need/want to do. Thus I’m cutting corners wherever I can.

Heck, last week I skipped the giveaway altogether. Sorry about that.


Amazon scrip is always a favorite, so here’s your chance to beef up your account. You can enter up to six ways:

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

The deadline this week is a little wonky, too, as I’m going on a short driving trip and then expecting some out-of-town guests. Thus you have until 11 a.m. PDT Thursday, Aug. 6 to enter. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 7 p.m. PDT Friday, Aug. 7, I’ll pull another name.

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  1. jestjack

    Would love to win! I seem to remember you were “cutting back” a bit and were not gonna be so busy….what happened?

    • Donna Freedman

      Summer happened! Also the realization that I can’t stop working entirely, if I want to pay my bills and keep saving for retirement. The coaching part of the business is picking up, but I still need to pitch and then write for other sites as well.

  2. Lisa Brown

    Thanks for the chance 🙂
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  3. Lisa Brown

    email subscriber: jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  4. Lisa Brown

    Follow on FB as Lisa Brown
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  5. Lisa Brown

    Signed up for Writing-focused newsletter : jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  6. Would love to win too.

  7. Mary Jane

    This would be great! Once I hit August 1, I start thinking about buying Christmas gifts.

  8. Easy is fine by me, too. I suscribe by email to both yours and your daughter’s “I Pick Up Pennies.”

  9. I have “Write A Blog People will Read” coming by email, also. And I actually read it.

  10. Gipssy T Lupin

    Simple and easy is good! Free gift card? Awesome!

  11. AnnieA

    Nothing wrong with simple and easy. Also winning!

  12. sandy hill

    Can always use a little more to get what I need from Amazon- not want!

  13. CandiO

    Yes please, love love love amazon!

  14. Would love to win!

  15. I subscribe via email.

  16. I also subscribe to WriteABlogPeopleWillRead

  17. I follow you on Twitter. Thank you for another great giveaway!

  18. Cheryl

    Short and sweet works, I’ll take it!

  19. Cheryl

    Also a subscriber

  20. Cheryl

    and following on the Twitter

  21. jean b.

    you should be on The View

  22. I subscribe via feedburner.

  23. I follow on twitter.

  24. I signed up for your newsletter.

  25. I am in love with the peaceable kingdom games and would love to buy one my son can play with his cousins!

  26. Joanna

    I could really use this.

  27. Your giveaways are always great!

  28. I also follow you on email for your writing course.

  29. love reading your blog via email. love love love amazon…

  30. Melissa F

    Have a good weekend!

  31. Melissa F

    I follow on facebook

  32. Melissa F

    I also subscribe to your newsletter

  33. Melissa F

    Twitter too

  34. Allison

    would love to win!

  35. Count me in! I regularly buy from Amazon. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Carolina Cooper

    I follow you here on the blog.

  37. Carolina Cooper

    I follow you on Facebook.

  38. Carolina Cooper

    I connect with you by email and tangentially through swag bucks. Does that count?

  39. Ooh, please count me in! And thanks for the opportunity!

  40. I subscribe to your WaBPWR newsletter and enjoy it very much!

  41. Love amazon 🙂

  42. Shannon

    Thanks for the chance to win

  43. Debbie

    I Would love to win!

  44. Rachael

    I would love to win!

  45. Rachael

    I also follow on facebook

  46. I’d love $10 in Amazon scrip!

  47. Count me in, please!

  48. Laura Patterson

    A new book would make my week! And the other reader is right, you should be on the View, or Today show. It would be great!

  49. Thank you for the giveaway!

  50. follow you on Facebook as Elena Istomina

  51. I subscribe to your emails

  52. Tina in NJ

    I’m in. But I don’t do social media.

  53. mesquite

    I have enjoyed your comments and suggestions. They help to inspire and educate me.

  54. Mami2jcn

    Thanks for the chance!

  55. Mami2jcn

    I subscribe to your emails.

  56. Mami2jcn

    I follow you on Facebook as Mary Happymommy.

  57. I love Amazon gift card.

  58. Email subscriber.

  59. follow on facebook

  60. writing-focused newsletter subscriber.

  61. Carla S

    Amazon giveaways are the best!!!

  62. Carla S

    I subscribe to your emails.

  63. Carla S

    I follow surviving and thriving on twitter with the name buddlakequilts.

  64. Carla S

    I receive the writing focused newsletter.

  65. Linda in NE

    I order from Amazon frequently so scrip is good!!

  66. Linda in NE

    Already follow you on FB.

  67. Linda in NE

    I have your blog on my Feedly list, does that count?

  68. Easy and appreciated. Thanks for the chance!

  69. I subscribe via feedburner

  70. I follow your tweets (moeyshay)

  71. I’m signed up for your writing newsletter

  72. Marcia

    I follow on facebook

  73. Marcia

    I subscribe

  74. Marcia

    follow on twitter

  75. Marcia

    If I win it is a present for Mark’s birthday in August!

  76. Good luck with your visitors! Seems to be the norm for summer.

  77. Everyone loves Amazon.

  78. Michelle Maloney

    Thanks for all of your giveaways!

  79. Hope I win. Thank you!

  80. I could always use an amazon gift card …thanks for the chance

  81. I get your emails

  82. I follow on facebook

  83. I follow on twitter-grandmasreading

  84. greentopiaries

    Thank you for the chance!

  85. greentopiaries

    I am an email subscriber.

  86. Amazon money is always useful!

  87. I follow via email

  88. I also follow on twitter

  89. I follow on Facebook too

  90. Thank you for the giveaway – I would love to win

  91. I follow via email too

  92. I love amazon money. With a new grandbaby to buy for, it will be extra nice to win..

  93. I follow you on Facebook.

  94. I also subscribe via email.

  95. Wendy Roberson Welch

    Would love to win! Thank you!

  96. Wendy Roberson Welch

    I subscribe via email.

  97. Aunt Jenny

    Wound love the gift card, thanks for the opportunity to possibly win one!

  98. rosarugosa

    Can always use Amazon scrip!

  99. ro in Sd

    I subscribe by email

  100. ro in Sd

    I subscribe by Facebook too and would love to win. Your give aways are so much fun.

  101. Would love to win!

  102. What a great giveaway! Amazon gift cards are always useful!

  103. I receive your emails.

  104. I follow on Twitter

  105. Like on Facebook

  106. receive your writing email updates

  107. Pick me!!! Loved yesterdays food storage post.

  108. I subscribe to your emails!

  109. Also subscribe to your writing blog! Everyone can use Amazon. Thanks!

  110. Susan Matsen

    I would love to win a gift card to Amazon. Love your column

  111. I follow you on Twitter

  112. JoAn V.

    An Amazon gift card always comes in handy. Thank you for the giveaway.

  113. JoAn V.

    I subscribe via email.

  114. JoAn V.

    I follow you on Facebook.

  115. caroline kipps

    Summer goes by so fast! My kids go back to school in 18 days and I still haven’t taught them everything I know. LOL!

  116. Would love to win!

  117. I follow you on Facebook

  118. Will follow on Twitter if I can manage to not be distracted upon arrival there. 🙂

  119. I signed up for three. I love your emails and look forward to seeing updates from you now on Facebook.

  120. I’d put the $10 to good use – promise!

  121. Veronica A.

    Can’t beat free scrip!

  122. Veronica A.

    I follow on FB.

  123. Veronica A.

    And I subscribe via email.

  124. I already subscribe to your fabulous emails!

  125. I also subscribe to writeablogpeoplewillread!

  126. Samantha

    I’d love to win! I’m still trying to save up for The Defining Decade.

  127. Samantha


  128. Samantha


  129. This would be very useful.

  130. Judie Warren

    I have followed you for a long time and admire your commitment to being frugal:)

  131. I’ve been thinking of placing an order for some tools I need for my job. This would surely help.

  132. I subscribe via email.

  133. I am signed up for your write a blog newsletter.

  134. Email subscriber… Would love to put this to good use 🙂

  135. I follow on Facebook, too!

  136. Gathering up gift cards and whatever for my x-mas shopping…this would help

  137. Facebook follower !

  138. Twitter follower !

  139. Email follower

  140. Julie R

    I would love to win the Amazon card

  141. Thank you for the generous giveaway! I hope you are enjoying summer!

  142. I am an email subscriber

  143. I follow on facebook and twitter

  144. amazon gift card! woot woot!

  145. Cakester

    Amazon is a classic, it’s true.

  146. Cakester

    I’m also on the list for the email newsletter

  147. Laura J

    Hope your having fun on your trip! I love going on the driving trips…so much to see!

  148. Laura J

    I follow you on Facebook
    Laura Jacobson

  149. I would love to win! Thanks for being so generous. 🙂

  150. Thanks for hosting another cool giveaway!

  151. I follow on FB and Twitter.

  152. I subscribe via email

  153. Cindy Brooks

    Summer seems to fly by with all the things we try to do!

  154. Cindy Brooks

    e-mail subscriber

  155. Cindy Brooks

    following on facebook

  156. Cindy Brooks

    WriteABlogPeopleWillRead subscriber

  157. Yes please!

  158. Signed up for ‘write a blog’.

  159. Facebook follower.

  160. My daughter is going off to college, and every extra bit of money helps.

  161. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I would love to win. Amazon gift cards make my life so much easier!

  162. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I follow Surviving and Thriving on Facebook.

  163. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I also follow Surviving and Thriving on Twitter.

  164. Allison

    Hope you are having a great summer!

  165. Thanks for the chance!

  166. Amanda L

    I would love to win!

  167. Amanda L

    I subscribe by email

  168. Amanda L

    I follow on twitter

  169. Amanda L

    I follow on facebook

  170. Amanda L

    I subscribe to writing newsletter

  171. Cathy in NJ

    Count me in.

  172. Cathy in NJ

    Also Write a blog

  173. Thanks for the chance to win.

  174. Follow on Facebook

  175. Subscribe via email.

  176. I’m in!

  177. I subscribe to your emails. Thanks for a nice giveaway!

  178. I subscribe to your Write A Blog… emails.

  179. An Amazon gift card is always a welcome gift!

  180. I could always use an Amazon gift card!

  181. Jeanne Marie Ryan

    Yes, please.

  182. Henria O.

    Thanks! Would love to win!

  183. Henria O.

    Email subscriber!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  184. Henria O.

    Twitter follower! @sazzyfrazzy

  185. Henria O.

    FB follower! Henria Orop…..

  186. Henria O.

    Following on Feedburner!

  187. Henria O.

    Signed up for your writing newsletter!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  188. With two kids in college Amazon gift cards are always welcome! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  189. Amazon gift cards are my favorite type of giveaway.

  190. I follow you on facebook.

  191. I follow you on Twitter (@PearlMom)

  192. Would love to win so I could use it to buy pet supplies!!

  193. I also subscribe by e-mail.

  194. Wendy Clarke

    I subscribe via e-mail.

  195. Wendy Clarke

    I follow you on Facebook.

  196. Wendy Clarke

    I follow you on Twitter.

  197. Wendy Clarke

    I just subscribed for your writing blog newsletter – wicklar1219@yahoo.com

  198. I would love, love, love to win!!

  199. Kathryn

    Great giveaway. Amazon has everything. Good prices too. Would love to win.

  200. Kathryn

    I follow via email.

  201. thanks for the giveaway!!

  202. i subscribe to your emails

  203. Rhonda Ahrensfield

    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  204. Rhonda Ahrensfield

    I subscribe via email.

  205. i follow you on twitter @oshkoshbgosh321

  206. i like you on facebook

  207. i subscribe to the newsletter

  208. Aaagh, I cannot stop reading your stuff, especially about daily life in Alaska… thank you! And for the giveaway too!

  209. Athena Rayner

    What a great prize, thanks for the chance to win it!

  210. Elena Rodriguez

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  211. Elena Rodriguez

    I subscribe via email.

  212. Elena Rodriguez

    I follow you on FB.

  213. Maggie G

    Thanks for another giveaway!

  214. Maggie G

    I subscribe via email

  215. Jean Anderson

    Love your give aways!!

  216. Khbride

    I love me some Amazon!

  217. Khbride

    I subscribe via email

  218. Khbride

    I follow on fb

  219. Khbride

    I follow on Twitter

  220. Khbride

    I subscribe to your writing newsletter

  221. Mirabella

    I would like an Amazon gift card very much. Haven’t bought anything from them in a while.

  222. Mirabella

    And as I’ve said before, thank you for all the goodies you shower on your subscribers through your drawings.

  223. Betty J

    Any one of my grandkids would love an Amazon gift card! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  224. KristyO

    I could definitely use more amazon bucks in my life.

  225. Betty J

    I subscribe to your emails.

  226. Sandra J

    I subscribe by email. 🙂

  227. Sandra J

    I subscribe my facebook too! 😛

  228. Sandra J

    Love to win an Amazon gift card, thank for the chance! 🙂

  229. Betty J

    I’m @BettyJ30 and I follow you on Twitter.

  230. karen jackson

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  231. Lilypad

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the gift card!

  232. Lilypad

    I subscribe via email.

  233. Lilypad

    And I also follow you on Facebook. Thanks!

  234. Nice giveaway, would love to win the card.

  235. Christine Daly

    I follow S&T by email.

  236. Christine Daly

    I also follow you on twitter.

  237. Christine Daly

    I recently subscribed to your writer’s blog.

  238. 1st time reader, and I am all for a gift!

  239. Just discovered your site and am enjoying reading older posts. Thanks for the chance to win something!

  240. I subscribe to the writing tips newsletter, too.

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