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BIG Giveaway: $500 Walmart Gift Card Sponsored by Nickelodeon

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 2, 2008 · 2,864 comments

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I've hinted about it for days now, and finally here it is – your chance to win a $500 Walmart gift card!!!

walmart-500-gift-cardJust in time to make your holidays a little happier, Nickelodeon and Walmart have teamed up to offer this fabulous contest hosted by the Elevenmoms.

Yep, that's right – each Elevenmom is giving away one $500 gift card on her blog, so you have 20 chances to win! Find details on the Elevenmoms site on how you can enter to win each one. Please note that you may only win once.

So who wants to add $500 to their holiday budget? You didn't really think I was going to make this EASY for you, did you? You're going to have to work a little bit for a prize this big.

In light of the tough economic times, this contest is all about discovering new ways to help each other save money. Yesterday I wrote a post detailing seven easy ways to cut at least $1 from your budget per day in the hopes that it would inspire you to participate in The One Dollar Give. I only just scratched the surface though, and I know that you all have some amazing tips to share as well.

So there you go – holiday-themed or not, I want you to share your best methods for cutting back by at least $1 a day!

Methods of Entry*

Every reader can submit up to three (3) different tips to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, or three for up to a total of 3 entries!!!

YOU MUST LEAVE A TIP WITH EACH ENTRY. ENTRIES THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES BELOW WILL BE DELETED.

1. Leave a comment sharing your best money-saving tip to cut at least $1 a day out of your budget!

2. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email and leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so along with another money-saving tip. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed along with another money-saving tip. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

3. Spread the word about this contest in some manner and come back and leave a link in a separate comment along with another money-saving tip. If you have a blog, you can blog about it. But if you don’t have a blog, you’re not at a disadvantage. You could review and Stumble it. You could Twitter it. You could post about it in a forum. Use your imagination!

*Please read the rules for entering and the timeline information carefully as this contest differs from the usual giveaways that I host.

It is important that you leave a separate comment for each type of entry because each comment is equal to one entry. Sorry to harp on this, but it really is that important to tally and select the winner easily, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me simplify the process!

Prize:
1 $500 Walmart Gift Card

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, December 15th. The judges will select ten of their favorite entries to be highlighted on Deal Seeking Mom, and I’ll use Random.org to select the winning comment.  The winner will be posted on Tuesday, December 16th, and the prize will be mailed out on December 17th. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 2864 comments }

1 sharon December 16, 2008 at 3:05 am

Instead of going out and spending on entertainment for family or friends, invite them over and do low cost/no cost activities. This can include playing and exercising in the park (good for your health too), having a potluck (split the cost of food among your friends: you'll have a variety of choices and the leftovers can be shared and saved for the next day), or playing some card or board games together. It's all fun and saves everyone money!

2 sharon December 15, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Instead of going out and spending on entertainment for family or friends, invite them over and do low cost/no cost activities. This can include playing and exercising in the park (good for your health too), having a potluck (split the cost of food among your friends: you'll have a variety of choices and the leftovers can be shared and saved for the next day), or playing some card or board games together. It's all fun and saves everyone money!

3 sharon December 16, 2008 at 3:18 am

Use an envelope budgeting system. Determine what your monthly expenditures are, and file into different envelopes the cash absolutely necessary for each category, including an emergency fund. Most importantly, stick to the budget! Set aside at least 10% into a high yield savings, checking or CD account. If you have credit card debts or other high interest rate debts, pay off those balances first. The savings from eliminating the interest payments alone can be enormous.

4 sharon December 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Use an envelope budgeting system. Determine what your monthly expenditures are, and file into different envelopes the cash absolutely necessary for each category, including an emergency fund. Most importantly, stick to the budget! Set aside at least 10% into a high yield savings, checking or CD account. If you have credit card debts or other high interest rate debts, pay off those balances first. The savings from eliminating the interest payments alone can be enormous.

5 Elizabeth M. December 16, 2008 at 4:13 am

Cooking from scratch easily saves me several dollars a day. It definitely takes a little extra effort, but it is not too bad with the help of my bread machine and crockpot. And the food is tastier and more nutritious. What's not to love?

6 Elizabeth M. December 15, 2008 at 11:13 pm

Cooking from scratch easily saves me several dollars a day. It definitely takes a little extra effort, but it is not too bad with the help of my bread machine and crockpot. And the food is tastier and more nutritious. What's not to love?

7 disco December 16, 2008 at 4:29 am

I am a subscriber.

8 disco December 15, 2008 at 11:29 pm

I am a subscriber.

9 Christina Peach December 16, 2008 at 5:01 am

You know how some people have to have their Starbucks coffee every day? Well, I'm like that with their Iced Tea Lemonade.... I'm addicted! This is how I save at least $1 a day...

I buy the Passion tea, when it's on sale at my local grocery store, a few lemons every few days, and the Country Time lemonade mix. Together they make an iced tea lemonade that puts Starbucks to shame, and save me a few bucks each time I get the hankering!

10 Christina Peach December 16, 2008 at 12:01 am

You know how some people have to have their Starbucks coffee every day? Well, I'm like that with their Iced Tea Lemonade.... I'm addicted! This is how I save at least $1 a day...

I buy the Passion tea, when it's on sale at my local grocery store, a few lemons every few days, and the Country Time lemonade mix. Together they make an iced tea lemonade that puts Starbucks to shame, and save me a few bucks each time I get the hankering!

11 Sasha Fierce December 16, 2008 at 5:06 am

I love to dye newspaper and use it as wrapping paper. It recycles and save money on new gift wrap.

12 Sasha Fierce December 16, 2008 at 12:06 am

I love to dye newspaper and use it as wrapping paper. It recycles and save money on new gift wrap.

13 Jay Jones December 16, 2008 at 5:16 am

Instead of regular Christmas cards, use Christmas postcards. You can still do your message on the back, a nice picture , even a family pic on the front, and the cost of mailing is cheaper than a card!

14 Jay Jones December 16, 2008 at 12:16 am

Instead of regular Christmas cards, use Christmas postcards. You can still do your message on the back, a nice picture , even a family pic on the front, and the cost of mailing is cheaper than a card!

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