Before I tell you about this week’s giveaway, I want to congratulate the winner of last week’s giveaway: Derek. I hope you enjoy your new Tuft & Needle mattress!
If you’re like me, you’ve already started your Christmas shopping and are getting ready for the holiday season. Before you call me crazy, remember that I always try to do my shopping in November, so I can actually enjoy the month of December. This year, I wanted to get everything done even sooner, because I’m travelling December 4-14th and won’t have much time to shop before Santa Claus comes to town. My list is pretty short, as the Flanders are doing Christmas a little differently this year (will tell you more about that later), but I’m already close to going over budget because of a few random gifts I’ve picked up here and there.
That’s always how the holiday season goes though, isn’t it? You set a budget, save up, and then you see something so perfect for someone that you just have to buy it. Or you’re invited to more dinner parties and want to bring each hostess a gift or some wine. And then you forget about your Secret Santa at work and have to buy yet another gift at the last minute. Truth be told, I love giving gifts. I often think about books I want people to read, or coffee I want them to try… and I’m always listening for cues of what people want but probably won’t buy for themselves. The only downside to being a thoughtful gift giver is that your budget can’t always keep up with your heart. That’s where this week’s giveaway comes in!
I’m giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to help add a little cushion to one person’s holiday budget. You can spend the money on whatever you want, but my hope is it’ll be used to purchase a gift for someone special.
To enter this giveaway, you can follow me on Twitter (2 entries), tweet about it (3 entries), like my Facebook page (2 entries) or leave a comment on this post that answers the question below (3 entries). You can also do all of these things for a total of 10 entries, or tweet about it daily to squeeze in a few more. (Remember to use Rafflecopter to make your entries count!)
The “Freebie Friday: $50 Amazon Gift Card” giveaway is open to readers worldwide. This giveaway starts on Friday, November 21st at 12:00 a.m. PST and ends on Thursday, November 27th at 12:00 a.m. PST. The winner will be announced in a blog post on Friday, November 28th at 4:00am PST.
How would an extra $50 help your holiday budget?