Giveaway: Yet another TSA-friendly travel kit.

TSA Screener with Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Case © by Mobile Edge Laptop Cases

Show of hands: Who else hates paying $1.44 an ounce for toothpaste?

That’s what I thought. No wonder I get a ton of comments every time I put a TSA-friendly toiletries kit up for grabs.

This time around it’ll be delivered in time for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas travel.f

Here’s what you’ll get if you win:

1. Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste (0.8-oz. tube)

2. G-U-M mint-flavored waxed dental floss

3. Philosophy “Grace” shampoo/bath/shower gel (1 oz.)

4. Philosophy “Grace” foaming bath and shower cream (1 oz.)

5. Bath & Body Works coconut lime verbena body lotion (1 oz.)

6. Hand sanitizer, courtesy of Chase Bank via this year’s Financial Blogger Conference (because both airports and relatives have cooties)

7. Lip balm, courtesy of my Seattle dentist, Dr. Jade Kim

8. A teeny-tiny little flashlight, in case you wake up disoriented in a hotel or the power goes out at your folks’ place (note: you have to take out the batteries and install them correctly)

All packaged, of course, in one of those quart-sized Ziploc bags that the TSA requires.

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 5 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Tuesday, Nov. 6. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, I’ll pull another name.


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  1. Ro in San Diego

    I like you on Facebook

  2. Ro in San Diego

    I subscribe by email

  3. I would love to have this package.

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

  5. I have some holiday plane travel in my future.

  6. I follow you on facebook.

  7. If I win, does that mean a trip in my near future?!

  8. Facebook too!

  9. This would be a handy item to have.

  10. teinegurl

    I’m subscribed via email

  11. suzanne in va

    I travel 🙂

  12. We have a lot of traveling coming up. This would be incredibly handy.

  13. great kit!

  14. I like you on facebook

  15. I subscribe via RSS

  16. Great prize. I would love to win.

  17. I subscribe via RSS.

  18. Love them sample sizes ! Subscribe via e-mail

  19. this would come in handy!

  20. Elizabeth

    Very useful! I especially love Philosophy.

  21. And I follow you via email.

  22. Elizabeth

    I subscribe via email.

  23. What a great giveaway!
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  24. I subscribe via email
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  25. I’m traveling for Thanksgiving – this would be awesome.

  26. I follow Surviving and Thriving on facebook
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  27. follow you on facebook

  28. Love your blog

  29. Subscribe via FB too !

  30. This is such a great prize. I spend too much time looking for deals on travel size personal care items. I really can’t stand the thought of paying big $$ for such small amounts (I realize we’re paying for the containers.)

    Thanks for offering it.

  31. I subscribe to Surviving and Thriving by RSS.

  32. I follow you on facebook and look forward to your postings.

  33. Tracy Stone

    Totally wow! This is a great giveaway!

  34. Tracy Stone

    I subscribe by e-mail.

  35. Tracy Stone

    I follow on twitter and facebook.

  36. Great prize at holiday time! Best of luck to all.

  37. I follow you here,

  38. at Frugal Nation, and

  39. GRS. OOOOOO, coconut verbena :)!

  40. Little fact for knitters and crocheters. I keep the little floss dispenser from the dentist in my project bag. Since you can’t bring scissors on the plane, you can use it to cut your yarn.

  41. Great giveaway!!!

  42. Well – since I could always use tiny things, here’s my entry

  43. RSS subscriber, too!

  44. thanks for thinking of the holiday travelers!

  45. I’m an email subscriber

  46. This is a great giveaway!! I love Philosophy! Thanks so much… I subscribe via email.

  47. I also follow you on Twitter 🙂 (@kchowy)

  48. I also liked you on facebook! Thanks again for the chance at a great prize!!

  49. perfect for the upcoming holidays!

  50. Cathy Jensen

    I would love to win this. Save me from buying it for our Christmas visit to in laws

  51. Cathy Jensen

    I live you on Facebook

  52. Cathy Jensen

    I get your emails.

  53. Alissa A

    I’m an email subscriber.

  54. Sandra Gonzales

    Isnt there a more effective way to keep folks safe on planes?

  55. Wonderful giveaway!!!

  56. such a great kit idea!

  57. i follow you by rss reader

  58. Sandra Gonzales

    I subscribe to our emails

  59. This is fun stuff! from a Facebook fan….hope

  60. i like you on facebook

  61. Sandra Gonzales

    I follow your tweets

  62. Sandra Gonzales

    I follow you on fb

  63. Great prizes!!

  64. I follow you on twitter even though you don’t follow me back. *sniff*

  65. I like you on facebook.

  66. Mary Beth Elderton

    I just made a trip to Texas and will be going back in a couple of months. This would make packing so nice and easy. What a great idea!

  67. Mary Beth Elderton

    I subscribed via email

  68. Mary Beth Elderton

    I liked you on FB as Mary Beth Elderton

  69. Mary Beth Elderton

    I joined you on twitter as mbm218

  70. I would love to win this drawing. I am an email subscriber.

  71. Awesome giveaway. we just returned from a trip so I need to re-supply some of that stuff.

  72. Christina

    Great prize, thanks for the chance.

  73. Christina

    I am an email subscriber.

  74. W’re going to travel for Christmas via plane. This would come in handy!

  75. Michelle

    Cool giveaway, Donna!Would love to win this. 🙂

  76. I’m an email subscriber.

  77. Great prize – count me in!

  78. So happy to have you back in Alaska! Would love to win this goodie bag!

  79. What a great giveaway! Thank you 🙂

  80. Love your blog! This would come in handy for my trip in the spring.

  81. margaret zupfer

    would love to win! maybe go warmer!

  82. I follow on twitter (moeyshay)

  83. Newly retired and still frugal…can definetly use on trips.

  84. All that and a zippy lock bag too? sign me up!

  85. Samantha

    I love that Philosophy Grace stuff.

  86. Samantha

    I subscribe via email.

  87. Samantha

    I subscribe via RSS.

  88. Samantha

    I like you on Facebook!

  89. Samantha

    I follow you on Twitter.

  90. WWII Kid

    This will make a terrific “Go Kit” to help me through the next big storm here in the Northeast.

    Get me a generator!!!!

  91. Good prize!

  92. I would love to have this! Great prize!

  93. I follow on fb (Moey Shay)

  94. Christine

    You’re doing the packing for one of us!!! Thanks so much fro having the giveaway! Nice little prize.

  95. Nancy from Mass

    Great package to win!

  96. Thank you for the giveaway.

  97. I subscribe via RSS.

  98. Would like to win this! Best of luck to all who enter!

  99. Yay! Great giveaway for this time of year. Thanks Donna and I hope all is going well in your new home.(I hear it’s getting cold there!)

  100. Samantha

    Ohh great prize!

  101. I followed you on Twitter, by the way awesome prize.

  102. Lauren DeGenaro

    I love your blog and your column on MSN Money! Will be following on FB soon. What a great prize giveaway!

  103. Barbara Calder

    I enjoy your articles. Love the prize.

  104. Linda Harr

    Hello Donna: Great website. I have read your colum mostly on MSN money website and I really enjoy them. I first starte reading you during the midst of this Great Recession while you were still going to school and trying to help support your handicapped daughter who lived on less than you did. I was really impressed with that. I hope you survive and thrive in your new home of Alaska. What an adventure to live there! Have a wonderful Thanksgibing and Christmas! Thanks for all your ideas. Linda

    • Linda Harr

      Hello again: sorry about the misspelling! I know that Thanksgiving is spelled Thanksgiving!:) Linda

  105. It’s the little things…Thank you for your ongoing advice. I appreciate it.


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