Tax day antidote: A $20 Amazon gift card.

thI mailed my taxes on Tuesday. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh? Since some of you may be finishing up the paperwork, or may be glum about the paperwork you just mailed, I’m hoping this week’s giveaway will cheer you up.

And if not, maybe my upcoming Swagbucks announcement (more on that below) will do the trick.

What could you do with a $20 Amazon gift card? All sorts of things, from quinoa to sex toys.

Maybe you’ll want to get your copy of Dana Stabenow’s new book, “Bad Blood.” Maybe you’ll order a year’s worth of grownup gummy vitamins. Or headlamps, or zombie T-shirts, or parts for that old car you’re restoring.

Not my business. Once you win it, it’s yours to spend any way you like.

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 Monday, April 15. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, I’ll pull another name.

And on a completely unrelated note: If you were thinking of joining Swagbucks with my referral link, don’t do it today. Some time this weekend I will put up a post that includes a code for a 100-SB signup bonus. Stay tuned.

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  1. Sure could use this! I’ve got something in my wish list and I just got a $25 amazon gift card for taking surveys. Still need more to get it.

  2. I subscribe via email and thanks for the heads up on Swagbucks

  3. I follow on Facebook, which is where I saw this

  4. And I also follow you on Twitter.

  5. Love your articles! =) How about some Alaskan-specific frugal living? That would be cool!

  6. Follow on FB. Love Amazon !!

  7. Sarah V

    I am not sure how I feel about seeing quinoa and sex toys in the same sentence…

    • Donna Freedman

      Could be worse: I originally wrote “gummy bears and sex toys.” Eeewwww…..

  8. I’ve recently purchased from Amazon a dvd that my library didn’t have. I’d love to win a gift card!

  9. Facebook too.

  10. Karina House


  11. Ooh, great giveaway!

  12. I follow you on Facebook!

  13. Reta Davis

    Oh, a $20 giftcard would be nice. I could go with that!

  14. This sure would be nice. Thanks for a chance to win!

  15. Would love to get the gift card.. Thanks!

  16. Subscribe through RSS also. Thanks

  17. Follow on FB….love your articles….

  18. Catseye

    I follow you on Facebook, Donna. Too bad I’m already a Swaggernaut, I’d love to get a 100 SB bonus. Oh, well, I’ll settle for the Amazon gf. ;o)

  19. hmbalison

    I read your blog through Bloglovin now that Google reader is defunct. I enjoy hearing about life in Alaska and your common-sense approach to prudent living.

  20. Like following you and your writing wherever it appears.

  21. I follow you on Facebook.

  22. I follow you using My Yahoo!

  23. I follow you on FB

  24. I would love this prize to help pay for one of my kid’s textbooks for college. πŸ™‚

  25. Chris P

    Great that you finished your taxes!! I would add the Amazon GC to add to my Swagbuck gift cards-I am nearing enough to get an iPad-my belated Christmas gift to me!!! I can’t carry around my desktop!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  26. Vero A.

    I follow on FB

  27. Thanks for the offer! I hope I win!

  28. Vero A.

    Thanks for your awesome give-aways!

  29. Vero A.

    I also subscribe via e-mail.

  30. Vero A.

    I subscribe via RSS, too!

  31. Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. I subscribe to your emails.

  33. ro in san diego

    I would like to win.

  34. I follow you on Facebook.

  35. I susbcribe to your emails

  36. I follow you on fb

  37. I would love to win!

  38. I follow you on twitter-grandmasreading

  39. Julie R

    I would love to win the gift card

  40. Since I am trying to cobble together a graduation gift for my grandson, this would help.

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

  42. Late mailer myself – probably because I owe πŸ™‚

  43. sign me up. i just paid my taxes today!

  44. Samantha

    Just spent the $20 Swagbucks Amazon money in a hot second, so I’d love to replenish my stash!

  45. Would love to win this!

  46. Samantha


  47. You have the best giveaways.

  48. I follow you on Facebook.

  49. This would help with some upcoming wedding/baby shower gifts.

  50. I subscribe via RSS.

  51. This is a great giveaway!

  52. My gummy bears have been eaten and my sex toys are broken! What a wonderful giveaway!

  53. I follow you on Twitter!

  54. I follow you on facebook!

  55. Holly Samlan

    Keep both your sites in my favorites.

    LOVE #19’s comment.

    efiled my taxes 4/1. Should have my refund (saving for a trip) any day.

  56. In the UK our financial year ends on 5th April, but I would still be excited to win an Amazon gift card! I should be getting a small refund this year because we are charged tax as if we will be working for the entire year, but I only worked for six months before starting my graduate degree.

    What will I spend my refund on? Probably just my Emergency Fund/house deposit savings. I lead a thrilling (but vaguely financially stable!) life.. πŸ™‚

  57. Also, I do follow you on FB!

  58. Also also, I am an e-mail subscriber. πŸ™‚

  59. Saving up for two special items on Amazon, so winning this would be wonderful! Thank you!

  60. I subscribe by email!

  61. rosarugosa

    Another e-mail subscriber here who could certainly use an Amazon gift card πŸ™‚

  62. Nicole G

    I love Amazon! Thx for an awesome giveaway!

  63. Nicole G

    I subscribe via email. Thx for the extra chance.

  64. alexandra martinez

    I’ll take it! It’s money i didn’t have yesterday…

  65. Lisa Brown

    I would love to win, thank you!
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  66. Lisa Brown

    subscribe to RSS feed with BlogLovin reader via email: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  67. Thanks for the give away.

  68. My favorite giveaway—-from a site that I read by email.

  69. I love a chance to win an Amazon gift card! Thanks.

  70. I subscribe by email.

  71. I also follow on twitter.

  72. Pam Orita

    Would love a years supply of gummy vitamins.

  73. Barbara

    I follow you via RSS feed.

  74. Barbara

    I also follow you on Facebook

  75. Linda Gertig

    I’d love to get a couple of items on my wish list. I keep earning those $5 cards from swagbucks but a $20 card would shrink the list a lot faster.

  76. Thanks so much! Would love to get some books for summer reading.
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  77. I subscribe via email
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  78. I follow on facebook (Jackie Villano)

  79. Karen Glatt

    I am already an email subscriber.

  80. Karen Glatt

    I would love to win this amazing giveaway for $20! I would buy my nephew a birthday present!

  81. Karen Glatt

    I follow you on Facebook.
    Facebook name Karen Glatt

  82. Tracy Stone

    You’re so funny! This would be gone in a heartbeat, since my Amazon cart already has seven things in it.

  83. I could use this for the gifts for my bridesmaids!

  84. And I follow you on twitter!

  85. And I “like”you on facebook!

  86. Melissa

    Would love an Amazon gift card for whatever catches our eye!

  87. Caroline Kipps

    Taxes are in! Definitely worthy of a small celebration! Not sure quinoa qualifies…

  88. I follow you on Facebook, so many good things on Amazon!

  89. Jessie C.

    Love Amazon, would get some new reads

  90. Who doesn’t like Amazon $$?!

  91. I subscribe via email.

  92. Jessie C.

    I am a subscriber

  93. One of your FB stalkers too.

  94. Jessie C.

    FB liker
    Jessie c.

  95. Amazon cards are my favorite giveaway!

  96. email subscriber

  97. facebook friend

  98. And an email subscriber.

  99. also an e-mail subscriber.

  100. lostAnnfound

    I would put that GC away for daughter’s college books next year. We bought some from Amazon this year (used), but of course she will need different books next year! πŸ™‚

  101. lostAnnfound

    I follow you via RSS

  102. I’d love to win!

  103. I follow in email and on FaceBook. I would love to get another couple items off my Amazon shopping list. Thanks for another great give away.

  104. Debra K

    I’d probably get a small something for myself off my wish list, like a couple kindle books.

  105. I would love a gift card! Thanks.

  106. Debra K

    I’m a Facebook follower.

  107. Debra K

    I also subscribe via RSS.

  108. I’d love the opportunity to win this gift card – and could use a tax day pick me up…

  109. Sure would like to have this, could really use a bit of cheer after taxes are done.

  110. imjunipernow

    I love those $20 gift card carrots!

  111. Barbara Calder

    I follow on facebook and could use this giftcard (I bet we all could).

  112. Barbara Calder

    I subscribe by email to your blog.

  113. Barbara Calder

    I had to do my taxes early so I could submit the FAFSA for my son to be considered for financial aide. The FAFSA is just as much fun as doing taxes!

  114. Teinegurl

    Please enter I’m subscribed via email

  115. Teinegurl

    And I follow you on Twitter

  116. Another great giveaway Donna!

  117. I get your rss feed.

  118. I subscribe via email.

  119. And, I’m a facebook fan.

  120. I follow on email πŸ™‚

  121. Julie Wood

    What an awesome prize to win. I would buy myself a birthday present! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

  122. Julie Wood

    I am a new email subscriber

  123. Julie Wood

    New Facebook Follower
    Julie Wood

  124. I could definitely use the gift card.

  125. I’m an email subscriber as well.

  126. more videos! (I just got a Bugs Bunny cartoon collection via Amazon. High society at this house…)

  127. I’m subscribed to you via e-mail, too.

  128. a cook book

  129. Winning this would really lift my spirits!

  130. Books, books, books, is what I always buy. Thanks Donna

  131. I subscribe by e-mail too!

  132. This would be great!

  133. I subscribe by email

  134. I follow you on FB

  135. Bonjour, Donna! I would totally use this to buy a book. With over 1,000 books on my Amazon wish list, that’s a no-brainer. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for a great contest!


  136. And this is my 2nd entry for my email subscription, which I’ve had for awhile…


  137. And this is my Twitter entry. Tweet tweet! Nice tweeting with you! πŸ˜‰


  138. And lastly, this is for following you on Facebook. Have a lovely day!


  139. I follow on FB! Gift card would be swell!

  140. Maybe I’d buy some music?

  141. And I receive your emails.

  142. Happy tax time! Thanks for the chance to win!

  143. I’m an email subscriber

  144. I follow on fb (Moey Shay)

  145. I follow on twitter (moeyshay)

  146. Sarah L

    I’ve got to say, is there ANY gift card better than Amazon? I really don’t think so…

  147. It would be nice…

  148. Sarah L

    I get your emails!

  149. I had to get my taxes done way early to file FAFSA for son’s college.
    Would love to win!

  150. Now following you through e-mail.

  151. Now following on Twitter

  152. Do you leave a comment with the winner’s name or is it a post? Don’t want to miss it!

    • Donna Freedman

      I e-mail the winner, who has 24 hours to respond. Good luck!

  153. mrs. short

    so many things i could do with an amazon gift card! i subscribe via email.

  154. mrs. short

    i also follow on twitter.

  155. mrs. short

    …and facebook!

  156. Marsanne Petty

    Subscribe via email.

  157. Marsanne Petty

    Follow on FB πŸ™‚

  158. Marsanne Petty

    I would use the card toward a couple of davinci charms. I have seen a few that are just calling my name!

  159. Michelle King

    Would love to win this! πŸ™‚

  160. Kristen

    THis is such a great giveaway! Would love to win (who wouldn’t?!?!). I subscribe via email!

  161. Kristen

    I also follow you on facebook! πŸ™‚

  162. Kristen

    I also follow you on Twitter (@kchowy). Thanks for the giveaway!

  163. I could use this for books!

  164. I may be late to the “tax party” but I’d love a gift card.

  165. and of course I follow you and your daughter’s “I Pick up Pennies” from email.

  166. Want this – thank you!

  167. I subscribe via Email, Thanks!

  168. $20 is a lot of Kindle books for me!!

  169. Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been a long time RSS subscriber. πŸ™‚

  170. Sandra Gonzales

    I did my taxes last week too. Didn’t take long…. I just dread them.

  171. Sandra Gonzales

    I follow you on FB.

  172. Sandra Gonzales

    I follow your tweets.

  173. Sandra Gonzales

    I subcribe to your emails.

  174. Todd Helmkamp

    I can always use Amazon cards!

  175. Todd Helmkamp

    I follow on twitter

  176. Todd Helmkamp

    I follow on Facebook.

  177. Diana B

    Thank you, I would love to win.

  178. Diana B

    I subscribe via reader.

  179. Diana B

    I follow you on Facebook.

  180. Kristen

    I would buy some books for my nieces and nephews.

  181. I’m subscribed via Google Reader, and whenever that disappears I’ll figure out how to follow you some other way.

    • Hey schmei, have you checked out Feedly yet? I just migrated all my stuff over there from Google Reader and I’m loving it. They promise seamless integration when Google Reader goes down. (This totally isn’t spam.)

  182. I also follow you on twitter.

  183. Shannon

    I’d use it for a new book I’ve been wanting

  184. Shannon

    I follow you on facebook

  185. I follow on facebook.

  186. And on personal email

  187. And on my work email

  188. Count me in! I’d love to use it for a new cutting board. A fancy one.

  189. I follow on twitter.

  190. I subscribe by RSS.

  191. Rebekah

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  192. Rebekah

    I like you on Facebook.

  193. Geraldine Garcia

    Read you on Money Talk News!

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