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Return of the three-conference swag box.

thA couple of weeks ago I gave away a box of swag obtained at conferences in New Orleans, Austin and Kansas City, Mo. At the time I promised a second giveaway of other such items.

I misspoke myself. But I did it for you!

Specifically, the folks at the Swagbucks rewards program stepped in and offered to give away a $50 e-gift card. Couldn’t down a chance for a reader to gain a $50 advantage on this year’s holiday shopping (or for a gift for themselves), so I put the second box on hold.

(The $50 prize is still up for grabs: You have until Dec. 5 to enter. Do it now, while you’re thinking about it.)

That second box o’ oddities is the subject of this week’s giveaway. Among the items included are:

Water bottle – It’s an h2go bfree hybrid bottle (i.e., no BPA) and comes with the H&R Block logo.

Republic Wireless T-shirt, size large – If it’s too big, wear it during workouts. If it’s too small, use it for cleaning rags or give it to a smaller friend.

Earbuds – Courtesy of Experian, these come in a little zippered pouch that would fit into a shirt pocket.

Reusable shopping bags – Three of them! They’re from EverBank, HomeInsurance.com and the SaveUp 2014 conference (hosted by Savings.com). The latter is made of canvas and should last a good long time.

Piggy bank – A blue EF-starter from Chase Bank. Nickel-and-dime your way to preparedness!

Stress bull – You’ve heard of a stress ball, right? This is a squeezy critter from MotifInvesting.com. Strangle it instead of the person who’s annoying you at any given moment.

Post-It notes – Always, always useful. Thank the cash-back site Mr. Rebates for this one.

Pens – These are from Affiliate by Conversant, Experian and Savings.com. Keep them by the phone with the Post-It notes.

Republic Wireless cellphone cozy – As noted last time, this may also be a sweater dress for a Barbie doll.

Cold drink cozy – This is definitely what it is; thanks, EverBank.

Bandana – It’s white with a black paisley print, and was donated by H&R Block. (Tip: Keep it in the glove compartment to use as a tissue or a napkin, neither of which ever seem to be around when they’re most needed.)

Baseball – HomeServe donated this Rawlings hardball (“Official OLB1 League”), which smells like genuine leather.

Cellphone charging platform – An ingenious little folding item that you hook around the plug where it goes into the outlet; the phone rests on the fold-out part.

Frugal temporary tattoos – They feature retro designs, e.g., flaming dice and hearts with arrows through them, and the financially sound messages “Saving” and “Retire Young.”

Lined journal with pen – This is also from Chase. Write the Great American Novel! Keep track of your workouts! Or leave it in the car so you can play hangman with your kid when you get stuck in traffic and your wireless devices aren’t working.

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. PDT Tuesday, Dec. 2. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 7 p.m. PDT Wednesday, Dec. 3, I’ll pull another name.

Note: Due to the high cost of international shipping, a winner from outside the United States will receive an e-gift card.

And again: If you haven’t entered to win the $50 e-gift card, you have until 7 p.m. PST Friday, Dec. 5, to do so. Be sure to read the linked post all the way through, because entering that giveaway is a little different than usual. Good luck!


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78 Comments

  1. I’m in. I also have 41 pts towards the other giveaway.

  2. Here’s my blog comment. 🙂

  3. And I follow you like a creepy digital stalker on facebook. 🙂

  4. Conee Corning Banks

    Love your blog

  5. Conee Corning Banks

    follow you on facebook

  6. Vicky Fox

    I finally have twitter!

  7. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! I am a confirmed Swagbucker and totally past the 50 goal on that one thankfully!

  8. Tina in NJ

    I’ll enter for just the journal (although the other stuff would be cool, too).

  9. Maureen G

    I follow you on facebook! Love your blog!

  10. The Starbucks card would be a great frugal gift for my son and dil.

  11. I love all those items!

  12. I follow you on Twitter!

  13. I have been following your blog since you were going to college. I have enjoyed watching as you have embraced an expanded sense of confidence with out losing touch with your frugal can be an adventurous choice message. Keep up the flow of creative innovative ideas.

  14. I would love to win, and working on the other give away. Thanks you so much!

  15. I subscribe to your emails.

  16. I’d love to win this!!!

  17. I also subscribe via email – thanks Donna for the opportunity!

  18. I’m in this time. These are things I, my kids or grands will use & enjoy. I do NOT enter when stuff is just going into the garage sale or charity donation box(es).

  19. I would love to win this – working on the Swagbucks giveaway too!

  20. Follow you via email too

  21. I’m in for a little swag goodness – any of this can be used as stocking stuffers!! 🙂

  22. I’m also a subscriber!

  23. I follow you on Facebook.

  24. I also follow you via e-mail.

  25. Ro in San Diego

    I would love to win. I follow you via email.

  26. Ro in San Diego

    I follow you via Facebook also.

  27. Lots of useful things. A BPA-free water bottle is on my list of need-to-get-but-never-a-priority-in-my-tight-budget. Thank you!

  28. I subscribe via email.

  29. I follow you on Twitter

  30. Super fun as always. Thank you!

  31. I subscribe via feedburner

  32. I follow your tweets (moeyshay)

  33. Would especially like the BPA-free water bottle. At one time, I worked for H&R Block.

  34. Receive your emails. I’ve got way more than 50 SB on the other giveaway. 😀

  35. Follow on Twitter

  36. And I like on Facebook

  37. I’m too much of a Luddite for social media, but your blog is one of three frugal living blogs I check every day for updates and inspiration.

  38. very useful gift box!

  39. Be prepared.

  40. Terry Whitaker

    Wonderful giveaway!!! Would really make my season! ALWAYS read your posts, love how your brain works!

  41. Terry Whitaker

    Especially love your more personal posts about weather, cooking, or whatever!

  42. Another great giveaway. Thanks Donna

  43. I’m a Facebook fan

  44. I subscribe to your emails too.

  45. I would love to win this!

  46. Here is my comment and entry.

  47. Thank you, would love the chance to win!

  48. Cathy in NJ

    I love conference promotions:)

  49. Can always use another water bottle – and $50!

  50. I follow by email

  51. Kim Porter

    Count me in! 🙂

  52. Thank you for the giveaway. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

  53. I subscribe vía email.

  54. Follow by e-mail. Love the thought of all those goodies :D!!

  55. Email subscriber!

  56. I follow you on twitter.

  57. Oh, that sounds like a fun box, and I’m sure I could put some of those items to good use! Please count me in, and thank you for the giveaway!

  58. I’m definitely in! I need a BPA-free water bottle. And the lined journal would come in very handy. Thanks for offering yet another great giveaway.

  59. Handy giveaway…would love to win!

  60. Magdalena Rangel-Berrum

    Thank you for sharing this giveaway…..I subscribe to your email.

  61. Magdalena Rangel-Berrum

    I follow you on Twitter as maggieberrum.

  62. Magdalena Rangel-Berrum

    I follow you on Facebook as Magdalena Rangel-Berrum.

  63. Count me in I would love to win anything I follow you here and Facebook

  64. Sign me up!

  65. I follow on Twitter

  66. Love your blag

  67. Err love your blog

  68. Love your give-a-ways almost as much as I do your blog.

  69. Thanks for the offer

  70. I subscribe to your email feed

  71. Athena Rayner

    Cool sounds like a box o’fun to me!

  72. I subscribe via email. Great giveaway. Would make great stocking stuffers.

  73. Eileen L

    I subscribe via e-mail. I love your posts!

  74. Great giveaway box! I’d love to win!

  75. I follow you on facebook also.

  76. Yeah, I’d like to win this!

  77. Of course, I follow you on facebook, Donna.

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