Cait’s Christmas Gift Card Giveaway

October 29, 2012
Amazon Gift Card

What an original name, eh!?

But the idea for this giveaway is simple. I know that it’s not always easy to budget / save for the holidays. If you’re like me, something about shopping at this time of year makes me wish I could give a meaningful gift to anyone and everyone I know. Unfortunately, we can only stretch our budgets so far… which is why I’ve decided to try and help.

Over the next month, I’m going to host two giveaways for gift cards worth $25 each. What you do with them is obviously up to you but my hope is you will either give them directly to someone you care about or purchase items intended to be gifts.  This week’s giveaway is for a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

To enter, you can follow me on Twitter (1 entry), tweet about the giveaway (1 entry), subscribe to Blonde on a Budget (2 entries), or write a comment on this post telling me what you would do with the gift card (2 entries). You can also do all of these things for a total of 6 entries. (Remember to use Rafflecopter to make your entries count!)

Both giveaways are open to residents of Canada and the U.S. Since this week’s giveaway is for Amazon, I will send the winner a gift card associated with their country’s Amazon site (.ca or .com).

The $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway is open now until Saturday, November 3rd at 12:01 a.m. EST so get your entries in soon! I will announce the winner on Saturday, November 3rd at 11:00 a.m EST.

What would you do if you won a $25 Amazon Gift Card?

Click here to enter Cait’s Christmas Gift Card Giveaway!

  • Julie October 29, 2012 at 12:08 am

    With my gift card I’d insist that my friend Caitlin doesn’t give it to me but instead uses it herself to buy another great book that she loves and will keep her busy on cold Toronto nights because I’m not there to watch tv with :(

  • Elis B. October 29, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Buy a office chair.

  • June L October 29, 2012 at 2:41 am

    I would use it as a Christmas gift

  • Makeupwishes October 29, 2012 at 4:21 am

    I am an avid reader so the amazon gift card would be spent on kindle books.

  • Jan October 29, 2012 at 4:47 am

    I’d buy some books, I love reading :)

  • Mznatural October 29, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I’d love to win this gift card so I can buy my little sister another scary book or I may by my friend a baking book (ebook / kindle version)

  • amy October 29, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I do most of my christmas shopping on amazon, so I’d use it towards that.

  • Sue October 29, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I would use it for a Christmas gift!

  • Melissa October 29, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I’d probably put it towards my brother’s Christmas presents… a movie (Ted) or a video game or something!

  • Rachel E. October 29, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I have a lot of presents to buy, so it would definitely buy someone a gift!

  • Katie October 29, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I would definitely use it to start on my Christmas present list! My list is long, which I love but my bank account does not!

  • TeacHer October 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I would definitely be buying Christmas presents with this $25!

  • Rachel Q. October 29, 2012 at 9:24 am

    If I won the gift card it would go towards my Christmas gift for my boyfriend or my birthday presents for my twin brothers! Every little bit helps. :-)

  • Budget & the Beach October 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I could pass it on to a family member for Christmas!

  • Anne @ Unique Gifter October 29, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Add it to my amazon gift card stash, awaiting Christmas!

  • Teresa October 29, 2012 at 10:05 am

    To buy a Christmas gift for my daughter!

  • Becca October 29, 2012 at 10:11 am

    buy a travel hairdryer. thanks!

  • Caitlin October 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I would probably use it to buy christmas presents for my mom and sister – have them all picked out and waiting in my cart, now just saving up the money!

  • Marianne October 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I would use it to buy Born to Run, the one book I keep taking out from the library. I’m like Belle who just keeps taking out the blue book over and over, so I’m hoping Cait will be the kindly bookstore owner who can provide it for me so I can go to the town fountain and sing about there being more than this provincial life.

  • Erin October 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I’d use it for Christmas gifts!

  • Nadia October 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    That would be awesome! I’d use it on gifts for sure seeing as I currently don’t have a job.

  • Stephanie October 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I would use the money for textbooks for school : )

  • Christine October 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I would use it to buy stocking stuffers for Christmas! Can’t wait for Christmas yeahhhh!

  • Kelly October 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I would use the gift card for Christmas presents for my sister. She lives in New York and we’re not sure she’ll get home for the holidays this year, so everything is going to be shipped to her and and I love that I can ship things straight from Amazon (though I will send her a few other things that are actually wrapped!). Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  • SWR October 29, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Textbooks for school next semester! (Or, I’d give it to my sibling so he could do the same.)

  • Laura October 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    If I won the Amazon gift card I would either use it to buy Christmas gifts for my neieces and nephew or give it directly as a gift :0)
    Great give away idea!!

  • Canadian Budget Binder October 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Haha.. that was the very first thing I thought when I noticed the title in my email. I thought, “oh that’s original” ok I’ll stop laughing now but I’m sure you will get me back. This is a great idea and certainly will help many people even if for those that sponsor a family/child like we do each Christmas to purchase gifts for the kids. Have a lovely day my dear.. Mr.CBB

  • Kelly D. October 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Things are a bit tight with baby on the way (and will only get stretched further!), so I’d purchase something for my husband and I to share, like a DVD, a board game, or something for the baby :-)

  • michael October 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    If I won the amazon gift card – gifts for the kids.

  • Chrissy R. October 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I would buy this book I’ve had my eye on (Seriously Funny) and then I’d probably use the rest to buy Christmas presents.

  • Iliana R October 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    It would help pay for a college textbook!

  • J A McClellan October 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Purchase some Kindle books.

  • Kathleen @ Frugal Portland October 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I’d let it sit and be comfy in my Amazon account and then use it for a gift when that time comes.

  • Jessie C. October 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I’d get DVDs and toys

  • laura ari October 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I’d start my christmas shopping!

  • Ryan @ Planwise October 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    As I have been making changes to my budget over the past couple of months. ive been able to cut some expenses, but I recently moved closer to the city (SF) where my rent has gone up and the cost of living. With my small salary and being a full time college student I haven’t been able to afford to get anyone in my family anything for the past 2 years. It makes me feel like a crappy family member..

    So this would help me start somewhere.

  • Rebecca October 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    If I won the $25 Amazon gift card, I would use it towards a gift for my fiance for Christmas. We’ve both been in rough spots financially, and he could really use a few new shirts. I would definitely use the gift card towards that.

  • Sofia October 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I would probably use it to buy a headset ear buds for my phone so I don’t have to use my hands when talking on the phone. I have used a Bluetooth in the past and I keep losing it or having to charge it. This way I can just put some headphones in and talk and listen at the same time. i want to win :)

  • Danielle October 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I need to get into shape so I’d use it to buy a fitness book or healthy recipe book

  • Lauren October 29, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I can’t lie, I’d probably use this to buy a couple of new books for my kindle!

  • Nicole-Lynn October 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Great giveaway! I’d love to buy some christmas gifts for my brother’s and sisters (I’m 1 of 6 kids!). Probably some board games and books! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Mary Happymommy October 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I would buy toys for my kids for Christmas.

  • Kari October 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I would also use the GC toward holiday gifts, probably for a toy for my nephew.

  • Elena October 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I would buy a few books

  • October 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I would buy my hubs a Christmas gift! :)

  • Conny Mc (@findingmyhappy) October 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I would start Christmas shopping for my kiddies!

  • Catherine October 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Christmas or Mitch Albums new book…

  • Carolsue October 29, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I would get my daughter an iTunes gift card for Xmas

  • Travis @Debtchronicles October 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I’d use it to buy my daughter a new expansion pack for SIMS. :)

  • Jefferson @SeeDebtRun October 30, 2012 at 12:07 am

    with the $25 gift card, i would buy some new toys for my little kiddos.

  • Laura Jacobson October 30, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I would buy my grandson a Christmas present! He really wants one of those little bowling sets!

  • Rururu October 30, 2012 at 4:51 am

    I would use it for a Christmas gift! I want to buy this one

  • Jordann @ My Alternate Life October 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

    A $25 Amazon gift card would be going straight to my sis as her Christmas present – she’s a total book nut.

  • Madeline October 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I’d buy some household goodies I’ve been wanting: a salad dressing dispenser to start.

  • Deanna G. October 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Buy my mom a gift.

  • Holly October 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Christmas is going to be tight this year so a giftcard would definitely help with getting a present for my teenagers.

  • Darcy October 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I would give it to my dad for Christmas!

  • Andi @ Snowball in Hawaii October 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I would use the $25 towards supplies for my Make or Bake Holiday gifts.

    Love your blog!

  • Jan October 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I would use it to buy a couple of books for my Kindle that I’ve been meaning to buy!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Emily October 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I would definitely use it as a Christmas gift!

  • Linda October 30, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I’d buy one really good book.

  • Angela October 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I’d use the gift card either for a friend’s upcoming wedding, or to buy mom Christmas presents.

  • Ashly Kissman October 31, 2012 at 1:02 am

    I would buy my hubby Andrew this 30 for 30 DVD Box set for Christmas! Its a DVD Box set of sports documentaries by ESPN and he loves them!

    Great contest!

  • Marion October 31, 2012 at 1:42 am

    I have a friend who loves Amazon and their birthday is just before Christmas so I would give it to them. : )

  • Laurie October 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I would shop, shop, shop til I drop and it would all be for……me!

  • amy williams October 31, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I would use it for christmas for my kids it would really help

  • Alexis October 31, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I would buy myself a Brita water pitcher and my mom a book!

  • Neiddy Ruiz November 1, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I would buy my husband an anniversary gift, he loves piggy banks and I already have my eyes on a Texas Longhorns piggy bank on Amazon

  • Athena November 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I would put it towards a Christmas present most definitely! Now, if it would be for myself or someone is up for thought. ;)

  • Shannon November 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I’d use it towards my son’s christmas gift

  • elle November 2, 2012 at 1:01 am

    thank you so much for the giveaway–i’d LOVE to win! :) i’ve been eyeing a pair of sperry top-siders for forever, so i’ll probably buy those!

  • Jackie November 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I buy all of our dog treats from Amazon!

  • Amy Orvin November 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I’d put it towards flea protection for my 2 dogs.

  • Brennan Valenzuela November 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I would use the gift card to buy my office Christmas cupcakes to help spread the good cheer…..and sugar.

  • Tahnya Kristina November 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    If I won the $25 Amazon gift card I would buy Christmas decorations for my tree because last year it was as sad as a Charlie Brown tree.

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  • Liz M. November 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I’d use it for Christmas gifts!