Win this $10 Starbucks card.

Just got back from Phoenix, where they’re already drinking cold beverages. Here in Anchorage it was 1 degree when we got up.

Depending on where you live you might be sipping a fancy lemonade or wrapping your frozen fingers around a mug of cocoa or coffee.

The choice is personal, but if you win this week’s giveaway the beverage won’t cost you anything. That is, if you like Starbucks — which a lot of you do, if previous giveaways are any indication.


Once again I’m handing out $10 in Starbucks scrip to whomever the random number generator loves most. Entering is bonehead-simple:

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry (e.g., “Subscribed to your writing newsletter” or “Follow you on Twitter”).

The deadline to enter is 7 p.m. PST Thursday, March 9. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 7 p.m. PST Friday, March 10, I’ll have the random number generator pull another name.

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  1. My small Oregon city just got its first stand-alone Starbucks. Would love to win a gift card so I can try it out. Have followed you since your first MSN article and haven’t missed one since.

  2. Cheryl

    Would be happy to have this, thanks!

  3. Cheryl


  4. Cheryl

    Twitter follower!

  5. Cheryl

    Facebook follower as well!

  6. Marcia

    I follow you on facebook

  7. Marcia

    I subscribe

  8. Marcia

    I am entering for Megan since she is a huge Starbuck’s Passion Fruit Ice Tea fan and could use a card when she goes to the convention.

  9. Meghan

    Gift card giveaways are my favorite. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  10. Meghan

    I follow you on Facebook.

  11. I would love the chance to win the Starbucks gift card. Thank you!

  12. Sherry

    Follow you in FB and email!

  13. Make mine a mocha!

  14. Lisa Jones

    Follow on fb

  15. Lisa Jones

    Follow u on twitter.

  16. Lisa Jones

    Sign up for my bi-weekly newsletter

  17. Tracey

    Thanks for the chance to win, I could use the pick me up.

  18. Follow you on Facebook.

  19. mocha mocha grande please.

  20. I sub to your email.

  21. Bonnie

    I”d love a Starbuck’s gift card.. What a treat that would be!

  22. Love Starbucks! Even though I live in Dunkin Donuts territory. It’s 10 degrees out right now so I’d definitely take it hot!

  23. I follow you on Twitter

  24. I follow you on Facebook (where I read about this giveaway)!

  25. Lake Livin'

    I’d love this for our upcoming vacation.

  26. Lake Livin'

    I follow you on Facebook.

  27. Oh heck, why not? I’m also in for the raffle! 🙂

  28. We’re drinking hot or iced depending on the day of the week here in Philadelphia!

  29. Followed on Facebook!

  30. Practical Parsimony

    I would love a Starbucks card. My family drank iced tea all winter, even when it was freezing.

  31. And now also followed on Twitter!

  32. Just signed up for e-mail subscription

  33. Aaaaand I just signed up for blog writing tips too!

  34. Subscribe via email. i❤️ Starbucks!

  35. This would make a great teacher gift. Never met one yet that didn’t like coffee. 😉

  36. Amanda P.

    I follow you on twitter.

  37. Amanda P.

    I love gift cards!

  38. Amanda P.

    I follow on facebook

  39. Pamela

    well this is a pretty random comment by a pretty random person…maybe I will win!

  40. Pick me! Pick me!

  41. Rhonda

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. Rhonda

    I subscribe via email.

  43. I could use it!

  44. I subscribe via e-mail

  45. Cindy Brooks

    Welcome home! Still drinking cocoa in Montana!

  46. Cindy Brooks

    e-mail subscriber

  47. Cindy Brooks

    following on twitter: someluckydog

  48. Cindy Brooks

    WriteABlogPeopleWillRead subscriber

  49. Can’t use it til I come stateside, would love to win it anyway. 1 degree Donna…I just cant😯

  50. Jackie

    It’s pretty cold here in NJ. I’d choose a cup of coffee or hot cocoa.
    Thank you!

  51. Jackie

    I subscribe via email

  52. Jackie

    I follow on facebook

  53. Also a subscriber.

  54. Mary Beth Elderton

    I do love the Starbucks!

  55. Mary Beth Elderton

    I’m an email subscriber

  56. Mary Beth Elderton

    I’m Mary Beth Elderton on FB and @mbm218 on Twitter

  57. Mary Beth Elderton

    I signed up for your newslettr

    • Mary Beth Elderton

      *newsletter (I think I could use some coffee right now)

  58. I could use this after a long day at work. Thank you.

  59. I subscribe via email.

  60. I’m signed up for your write a blog newsletter.

  61. Starbucks hot drink sounds good right about now.

  62. Facebook follower

  63. Leilani

    This would buy me approximately one and a half chai lattes! Awesome.

  64. Leilani

    And I subscribe!

  65. Angela J


  66. Tina in NJ

    You can enter me. My DD loves Starbucks.

  67. mami2jcn

    Thanks for the chance!

  68. mami2jcn

    I subscribe to your emails

  69. mami2jcn

    I follow you on Facebook as Mary Carmen

  70. Teresa

    I follow you on FB

  71. Teresa

    I receive your emails.
    Ever thought of an Instagram account? Pictures of your youghurt, garbage soup and bread would be awesome.

    • Donna Freedman

      I know I should be on Instagram. During my recent visit my daughter taught me the rudiments of Canva so that I can make pinnable illustrations. It’s a start.

  72. Julie R

    Email subscriber, loooove Starbucks!

  73. B Hoover

    Email subscriber

  74. Veronica Adrover

    I’d love this! I’m an email subscriber.

  75. Veronica Adrover

    I also follow on FB.

  76. Would be great to win this!

  77. Subscribe via email

  78. Follow on Twitter

  79. Follow on Facebook

  80. Joseph Susa

    thank you so much

  81. Melissa Allison

    I would love to have some Starbucks! Yumm-a-licuous!

  82. Melissa Allison

    I subscribe via email! TheAllisonGang@gmail.com

  83. Melissa Allison

    I follow you on Facebook! 🙂

  84. Melissa Allison

    I receive your bi-weekly newsletter at TheAllisonGang@gmail.com

  85. Mother Nature can’t decide which way is up–from 70s to 30s in NJ this week! But Starbucks $$ is always welcome! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  86. Kim Tiba

    Hi Donna, I really like S and T. I’m sort of new to replying to emails. Hopefully, I will do better. I enjoy reading about being frugal. Have you ever read any of Amy Daczyn’so books? They are fascinating . Have you written any books along this nature,Donna? I would like to read about your perspective on the subject. Have a great day and God bless. PSo. Love everything Alaska. Kim Tiba

  87. I am an email subscriber!

  88. I follow you on Twitter!

  89. I am a newsletter subscriber!

  90. I would love this Starbucks gift card as it is still cold here in Iowa and a grande’ would be grand!

  91. thanks for this giveaway!

  92. I love iced latte!

  93. I subscribe to your emails.

  94. bi-weekly newsletter subscriber.

  95. Would love to win! Thanks for another great giveaway.

  96. I subscribe via email.

  97. I follow you on Twitter.

  98. I also subscribe to your writing newsletter.

  99. Wow! A lot of Comments, so you are right in that everyone loves a gift card sweep. Sign me up for a chance! It was 14 here this morning. Temps can’t seem to make up their mind here in PA. I have a cup of tea in front of me now, but could go for a coffee later on. I usually take my gift cards along when traveling as I am in a very small town with nothing around me. Thanks!

  100. Follow you anywhere, but also subscribe!

  101. Mirabella

    Please enter me into your drawing. And thanks for having them.

  102. Mirabella

    The weather is on the cusp here in SoCal, so a Starbucks GC would be perfect for both a hot and a cold cappuccino.

  103. i am subscribed to your emails

  104. Yay Starbucks! Thanks Donna! 🙂

  105. I also subscribe via email. 🙂

  106. And to your newsletter! 🙂

  107. i follow you on twitter @oshkoshbgosh321

  108. i follow you on facebook

  109. signed up for newsletter already

  110. linda albarran

    I’m a subscriber and would like to win this.

  111. Sheila

    I subscribe email.Found you back in your MSN Money days. Their loss. :p

  112. Every season is hot tea season. Thanks for the chance to win!

  113. I subscribe via feedburner

  114. I follow your tweets (moeyshay)

  115. I’m signed up for your WriteABlogPeopleWillRead newsletter

  116. Stace Dicker-Hendricks

    Yes please – below 0 this weekend, and I would love to have a hot drink 🙂

  117. Stace Dicker-Hendricks

    Yes please – below 0 this weekend, and I would love to have a hot drink 🙂

  118. Pick me via Facebook!

  119. Thanks for a great giveaway! I subscribe via email.

  120. Vickie

    I would love to have this! thanks for the giveawy

  121. Vickie

    I follow you on facebook

  122. Vickie

    I subscribe to your emails

  123. Vickie

    I follow you on twitter

  124. Glad you are back home – cold or not!

  125. Amanda P.

    I get your writing newsletter

  126. Amanda P.

    I subscribe by email.

  127. I subscribe via email.

  128. I also follow on twitter

  129. Lots of beverage choices! Great giveaway.

  130. Facebook too.

  131. E-mail subscriber here!

  132. Cynthia

    Love Starbucks.

  133. marie galtier

    I’d love to win this!

  134. marie galtier

    I’m an email subscriber

  135. marie galtier

    I’m a FB follower, too

  136. marie galtier

    I subscribe to your other blog, too

  137. Cathy in NJ

    This would be great in the Easter basket for my daughter:)

  138. Debra A Beeuwsaert

    I enjoy Starbucks – the closest one is a 40 minute drive away, so it’s a real treat for me.

  139. Mary W.

    It would be such a treat to win such a yummy treat.

  140. Denise in NM

    I do enjoy a Starbucks drink!

  141. Have your book and love your blog!

  142. I’ve followed you since you MSN days.

  143. Enjoy your blog so much!! I never win, but there is always a first time!

  144. Ro in San Diego

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

  145. Ro in San Diego

    I follow you n Facebook too and would love to win.

  146. Candice

    Starbucks is my favorite! Reading this is making me want to go get it now!

  147. Candice

    I like you on Facebook.

  148. Candice

    I subscribe via email too. Thanks!

  149. Candace

    Followed on Facebook

  150. Would love to win this one!

  151. Gayle Erwin

    I love a small treat once in a while. AS expensive as their coffee is, it’s a treat.

  152. Gayle Erwin

    I read you on Facebook.

  153. Gayle Erwin

    I follow you on Twitter

  154. I follow u on Twitter 🙂

  155. Diane C

    I was sick over my birthday last weekend, so my free birthday treat went uredeemed and expired, alas. Winning a gift card would be a nice consolation prize.
    Follower since MSN days, new subscriber.

  156. kristy

    Yes please! That’s just over three Americanos. 🙂

  157. Cakester

    I do appreciate that entering your giveaways is “bonehead simple”!

  158. Cakester

    I also get the newsletter

  159. Carolyn

    I have followed you on your blog for quite a while and follow you on facebook.

  160. I like Starbucks.

  161. Follow by email

  162. Athena


  163. Betty J

    Starbucks is my granddaughter’s favorite and always welcome when I send her a gift card as she is away at college. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  164. Betty J

    I follow you on Twitter (@BettyJ30)

  165. Betty J

    I subscribe to your emails.

  166. Betty J

    I subscribe to your newsletters.

  167. Thanks for the giveaway!

  168. I subscribe via email.

  169. I follow you on Twitter.

  170. Mary Jane

    In New York it’s lemonade one day, hot coffee the next. Seriously crazy weather here.

  171. Carolina Cooper

    I follow you on Facebook.

  172. Carolina Cooper

    You know I follow you by email!

  173. marie galtier

    I just sent you an email. 🙂

  174. Simka Johnson

    yum. please make mine a soy latte!

  175. Love your site! I’m always learning something new. 🙂

  176. I follow on Facebook and loved the recent Swag code alerts.

  177. I also follow your WABPWR newsletter. Your ideas are always encouraging.

  178. You are so kind to offer these prizes! Thanks a lot!

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