October 27, 2008

I Must, I Must, I Must Increase My Luck

As a kid, I always filled out the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes forms that came in the mail. All the little magazine stamps to lick and the promise of oodles of dollars--loved it! Strangely enough, we never won. You're shocked, I know.

Now I'm all grown up and not even on the Publisher's Clearing House mailing list (knock on wood). But I still get a little thrill out of entering contests. Which is why I geek out over the quarterly Bloggy Giveaways Carnival. Four times a year a zillion bloggers get together and give stuff to each other. Love it! But despite all my clicking and entering, I've never won.

In an attempt to increase my giveaway-winning karma, this time I'm offering up a prize myself. I am a fan of choice, so you can have your pick of a $15 gift card for Target, Starbucks or Amazon. Also known as three enormous corporations which get too much of my money.

Entering is as easy as leaving a comment on this post. You don't have to be a blogger to win, but you do need to leave me some way to contact you. One entry per person, please. Comments close October 31 at 10:00 p.m. The winner will be selected randomly and posted this weekend.

If you're a fellow fan of giveaways, we've got a bunch every week over at Northwest Mom Finds. And you're welcome to come visit here any time. Good luck!

Comments are now closed. Thank you to all who entered!

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Deborah said...

please enter me!

Carol said...

I would love to win a gift card! Thank you!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Keely said...

3 great stores...and I never win either so don't feel bad :-)

Trace said...

Wow what a great giveaway! Thanks for entering me!

trace at styleklutz dot com

Jenn Mc said...

Pick me, please!
switchlaser@gmail.com

Achaia said...

Please enter me! thanks!

mariemadeline@netins.net

Diane said...

I adore gift cards, and probably spend as much as you at these three places (heaven is sipping a SB latte, snuggled under a throw from Target while reading a new novel from amazon!)

lissa said...

I lack luck myself but hope you get some, and yes those three places has been eating my money as well

thanks for the contest

Killlashandra said...

I could spend $15 easy at any of those places. Please sign me up. :) Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway.

Bailan said...

I'll give it a whirl. Thanks for entering me!

Bailan
blythehoward@yahoo.com

Sara said...

Please enter me, thanks!
Sararush at hotmail dot com

Apron Strings Aflutter said...

Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter! :)

Brian said...

I'm a sweepstakes junkie too. Help me get my fix!

Carrie said...

=D Hilarious post. Best I've seen yet. And I love your blogger header/title also.

Anyway, I spend money at all the same places. I guess, for purposes of this giveaway, I'd pick Starbucks.

Toiling Ant said...

Any of the three would be fab, but I know my husband would go nuts over the Amazon one. ;-)

Amber said...

All are great, but Amazon would be my favorite. Thank you for the giveaway!

hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Lynne said...

I would love the Starbucks card! Thanks!

lynne@fairpoint.net

Kristi said...

I could use the Target one to get boots for my son since it's supposed to snow today.

rylie's mom said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win.

Jamei said...

Oh, good choices. You can never have enough hot chocolate or Target :)

Mrs. Sprinkles said...

Great giveaway! Come enter my Amazon giveaway!

Heather said...

An Amazon GC would be a great help in purchasing christmas gifts this year! Thanks!

vanillafrog said...

Great giveaway! 3 of my favorite places to shop!

Emily B said...

Good luck with the karma! I'm sure it will come back around to you.
ebickell (at) hotmail (dot) com

Tuesday Girl said...

Great tatse in stores!

tuesdayef (at) aol dot com

Christina said...

Any of these would be great to have! Thanks for this contest!

amommystory[at]gmail[dot]com

Jenna said...

Gift cards are great!

Victoria said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I hope it helps you win too! utgal2004 at yahoo dot com

D said...

ohhhh, gift cards, almost as good as PCH sweeps! :)

Harley Dee said...

You can't help but get excited when you enter a giveaway. But don't feel bad, I never won PCH either :)

Kendra said...

I'm entering! Thanks for doing this!

kdrstewart@yahoo.com

Lisa @ Corporate Babysitter said...

Amazon. Haven't walked into a Target in almost a year.

ladyoffruit said...

I'd love a gift card.

Have hope, I'm sure you'll win something sometime!

captain_lisaad (at) yahoo (dot) com

Shea said...

Target! sheacwilliams@yahoo.com

mama2roo said...

WHEN *ahem,* if I win the target giftcardthatwillbespentimmediately, you know where to find me ;)

thespottedottoman.com said...

I could definitely find something to buy with that!

elizabeth.knox at gmail dot com

Blondie said...

I love all three of those stores, but would likely use the Target one right away... I'd savor the Starbucks card and make it last!

amber said...

I would love to win the Amazon GC! Thank you!! :)

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot come

Sheila said...

I would love to win a Starbucks gift card... although Target would be more useful. :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win - thank you!
jana_mccraine(at)hotmail(dot)com

Annabelle said...

I love shopping in the clearance department at Target!!

Shawn & Lisa said...

Very cool... count me in!

shawnandlisablog@gmail.com

stephanie said...

I love all of those options!!! Thanks.


zipster81(at)juno(dot)com

M.E. said...

Target is my fav!
Enter me, please!

madebymel said...

What a practical giveaway!

thanksgivingmom said...

Oooh! Since Target is my favorite store on the planet I'm SO in!!!

Andrea said...

I didn't win anything either last time!

MelissaW said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Check out my giveaways, too:
http://couponqueenconfessions.blogspot.com
AND
http://birth2remember.blogspot.com

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I would love to win a gift card to Amazon - I'm trying to save up for a new camera. :)

Sandy said...

Ahh, you have identified three of my favorite places to lose my money! I mean spend my money. . .yes, of course, spend. :)

Fresh Girl said...

I'd love either one of those three! Can't go wrong with any of them. Thanks!

My email is in my profile.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i couldn't choose! but enter me. :)

-lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

preppymama said...

What a great giveaway! Who couldn't use a little with things being so bad right now!

koopermom said...

Enter me! Thanks for the giveaway!

Becky said...

Please enter me. I love Amazon :)

Melissa said...

I would certainly love to win this!

parcelhome at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with: a.k.a. 3 places that get too much of my money!
Kristine
kvicker at hotmail dot com

The Mom said...

So cool, thanks so much for the chance to win!

Gina said...

Hope this increases your luck ;)

Thanks for the chance!

Lisa Sharp said...

I would pick Target. :)

Cynthia said...

I must, I must, I must win this gift card! Thanks!

Katie said...

Hopefully your winning karma kicks into gear this quarter!!! :)

Thanks for the great giveaway!
katiellloyd at yahoo(dot)com

Kinslee said...

I would love to be entered

tami said...

i would sooo love a target gift card!!! i could stock up on baby stuff for my newborn!

KellieLor said...

Thank you for this contest.
Kellielor@aol.com

3cookieday said...

I love to shop. At Target.

EllyBean said...

Starbucks would be a nice date night with my husband :)

ellybean@connected2christ.com

two hippos said...

any gc would be great; amazon gc always makes a grad student happy.

Heather said...

Enter me please!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

sending good karma your way! i hope you win something this time around :)

we would put a GC to great use!~ thanks a bunch!
erika

kmg365 said...

Ohhhh, drooling at the thought of an Amazon gift card. Thanks for the giveaway.

kmg365 (at) gmail (dot) com

sarah said...

please enter me!!

Carrie said...

Your luck is as good as mine. I hear Starbucks has new hot chocolate flavors.

Croasla0 said...

I love all of these!

LAuren
croasla0(at)Sewanee.edu

Amy said...

3 great places... you can't beat that! I'd love to win!

amyandjeffmartinez{at}yahoo{dot}com

Blessings Abound said...

I'd love any one of those and it would be hard to choose between them! Thanks!

akblessingsabound[at]gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I'd love to be entered in this one! Thanks!

Nancy said...

Yes, I'm here from the bloggy giveaway site. I'm so intrigued by the topics in your archive list and want to read more!

Sarah said...

Love me some Starbucks!!

lacie37 said...

Id love to win the amazon. Thank you for the giveaway.

lacie37(at)gmail(dot)com

heather said...

this is my kind of giveaway!!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Cool!! Maybe you and I will both win this time! Thanks for the giveaway! stonefox@pobox.com

The Downtown Boutique said...

We could definitely use any of those gift cards. Thank you!

Jill said...

Decisions, Decisions! Will it be Target or an Amazon GC??

Thanks :)

Beth said...

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

Diana Dang said...

I want some starbucks!

faked_sugartone at hotmail.com

Elsie said...

Starbucks, star bright, who will win the target tonight, Amazon and Nile unite...what a silly song, alright!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Mommie Daze said...

I love Target.

david_colleen@mei.net

Tes283 said...

Target please. Looking forward to the holiday after sale.
Thank you

ecomama said...

cool giveaway, I drinks lots of coffee so this would be handy.
thanks and hope you win something this year! : )

Jen said...

How great...count me in please.

Kerri said...

I love gift cards.

margelina said...

i heart amazon!!
margelina@comcast.net

Nadine said...

GC's are great, especially Amazon, how can you go wrong, they have everything

Kathleen said...

I'd love an Amazon card so I can buy some lullaby cds for my son. Thank you!

The Chatty Housewife said...

I would love one to target! Thanks for the chance to win! chattyhousewife(at)blogspot.com

Judy said...

What an awesome giveaway! With Christmas on the way, any of these would be wonderful!

Blessings!

geekbearinggifts said...

Thanks for joining the bloggy giveaway carnival, and for offering something I can use any day of the year!

Andi said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Enter me please! Thanks for the chance to win!
Brianne (tarheeljc at gmail dot com)

FatalisFortuna said...

Great giveaway, I'd love a Target card :).

Jean said...

I believe that those are the top 3 places to shop/consume coffee for mom bloggers I bet if I walked into my local Target in the middle of the day and yelled "Any Mom Bloggers in here?" I would get a rousing response. Not that I would ever do that or anything.

Monica said...

This is a great giveaway! Thanks

AmandaSue said...

If I won I'd go with the Target GC because I'm in there way to much, seems like I'm always runing outta something and needing to go to the store!

WendyDarling said...

Thank you for participating! ;-) That would be a hard choice on the cards. :-)

InnaC said...

Great giveaway!

travelingwithbaby said...

oh, yes! i'd pick the target card and get both target goodies and starbucks goodies all under one roof. yessah!

elmomomi said...

im down for the starbucks card :)

and good luck with your karma!

Stephanie Reed said...

Amazon for me!

stef dot reed at gmail dot com

Enter my giveaway to win a signed book!!

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Stef/608905/

Gaitha said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
ggp42304 (at) gmail (dot com)

Abby said...

Please enter me for some free coffee!


ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Hayley said...

I can't even decide which of those three I'd prefer :-)

oreo89 [at] gmail [dot] com

Wendy said...

thanks for the giveaway!

Angie said...

I would love to win the Target gift card! I love that store!! Thank you so much for the chance to win..it's fun to imagine winning!

Anonymous said...

please enter me. i am addicted to target.
jemuhs@gwu.edu

Anonymous said...

tabwheeler@hotmail.com

marissa said...

oh I'd be happy with any of those!

Gretchen said...

Good luck to you! Thanks for the chance at your blog.

GroundedFitness said...

o! count me in!

Kelly Turner
www.groundedfitness.com

Deanne said...

Oh fun!!! I love gc's!!! :)

Alicia said...

Target rocks

Thanks for the giveaway! >^..^<

Tara said...

We love Target! I go often just to check on clearance items lol

Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. :) But I won't be able to respond to email until Nov. 3, so that may disqualify me.

fawkesthefenix at hotmail

Bunny B said...

ME! ME! :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

Kira said...

Target please!!


-Kira
XWildHopeX at hotmail dot com

creatinglifesdance.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I'm not really new to sweeping..but I am new to this new bloggy thingy. But the Target GC sounds nice. Thanks for offering it.

Shalee said...

Oh, I think the Target card would come in handy. I just discovered that my son needs new shoes... never mind that we just bought his shoes a couple of months ago. He's outgrowing everything!

Dan Murray said...

Great info. Thanks!

cdziuba said...

I'd love to win ! Thanks for this nice giveaway. cdziuba@aol.com

Alison said...

whoa! I'd love an Amazon giftcard... thanks for the awesome giveaway op!

alimo at nycap dot rr cot com

malleycc said...

WOW I would love any of them. Thanks

Adrienne said...

Any of them would be great to start holiday shopping with!
aeshuron@twcny.rr.com

Sweet Serendipity said...

You rock! Great prizes. Thanks for the giveaway! Hope I win! I could use some good luck karma ;D

Susan said...

Wow; I would love any of these!
sjbraun at hotmail dot com

emily82 said...

I would love a Target giftcard. Heck, I'd love any giftcard.
emilymouliere(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacy said...

I can think of a million things to buy at Target.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Uncommon Blonde said...

I love free stuff, especially free stuff that I can actually use! uncommonblonde@gmail.com

Karen said...

I would love the Target GC!

Katie said...

Very useful, thanks!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Juli said...

I'm newer to the blogs but am quickly becoming addicted :-). If I win this, I would love the Starbucks card for my oldest daughter. She lives for that place!

Lisa P said...

Yay karma to you!

ktjrdn said...

That's a hard choice. Starbucks or Amazon. Thanks

Kathy said...

this is my first time trying to win something...I hope that I do and I hopeyou do too.

courtney88 said...

It has to be.... drum roll please!
Amazon!! Thanks for having the contest!

Daisymomto3 said...

what a great giveaway. :)

daisymomto3(at)yahoo(dot)com

majellamom said...

Great giveaway! thanks!

Sunny said...

..."that get way too much of my money."

Oh yes! Me too!

sj3girls AT hotmail DOT com

Whimsical Creations said...

Would love to win!


=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Mrs. McB said...

I want to win!

MaryBeth said...

This is awesome! Thank you!

Mesargent813@yahoo.com

Fishwife said...

I must, I must increase my luck too!

Sena said...

Amazon GC please!!!

sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Mrs. Olsen said...

Love giftcards!!!!

rebolsen (at) gmail.com

Christina said...

Target or BUST!!!!!!!

Kimberly said...

They all sound wonderful! I LOVE Amazon! That is my favorite.

Thank you for a great giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Smiles Across Miles said...

I love Target! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lindsey said...

I would feel lucky enough to get a gift card to any of those 3 places!!

doycosmo said...

thanks for the chance to win!

Super Blogger Girl! said...

Gift cards are the best kind of giveaway!!!

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

Bebemiqui said...

Count me in!
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Crochet by Momma J said...

Great giveaway!!

Marianne
mjackson(at)wwhgd(dot)com
www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com
http://crochetbymommaj.blogspot.com/

Dixie said...

I love giveaways too and Gc's are the best! Love amazon.


southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

KL Snow said...

Thanks!

FFGKyle[at]gmail[dot]com

Barbara said...

We have so much in common, cuz *I* never won Publisher's Clearing House either! Small world, huh?

Love me some Amazon, thanks for the great giveaway.

3oink63moo484 (at) gmail(.)com

Shelly said...

I remember licking all those tiny stamps too.....

Sally said...

Three of my VERY favorite places to shop!

Kimmie said...

Would love to win and use at target.

Amy said...

I've never won a giveaway either! I hope I do!

amytarnold(at)gmail(dot)com

PennyWise Taximom said...

Firm believer in Karma!

Earthmama said...

What's that did someone say TARGET??? Please enter me. Good luck winning some of the contests!

thesmithclan at stny.rr dot com

the schros said...

I'm in and I think I'd choose Target- but hope there's room for changing my mind :) katelynthames AT yahoo DOT com

Whitney said...

Great giveaway!
I would love a Target or Starbucks card!!!

§wanny said...

This would be wonderful to go towards Christmas

Tiffany said...

I'd love to win! And I've never won from a Bloggy Carnival Giveaway either!! Thanks for the chance!
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

Kari said...

I heart Target! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

And, I loved that Publisher's Clearing House stuff too when I was a kid. I just knew they were going to knock on my mom's door any day;o)

Holly said...

Amazon would be fantastic. Terrific giveaway. Thanks for offering it!

lisacna said...

Ooooo I love amazon,,hope I win.

tara said...

Starbucks would be awesome ._. I haven't had the money to treat myself to a frappucino in months

pixilated.dream@gmail.com

Brenda Jean said...

Oh, what spiffy choices! Please enter me:)

Joclyn said...

Target or Starbucks would be awesome!!
jokinard@juno.com

Stacy said...

Those 3 companies have a constant hand in my wallet...I always leave with less money and more stuff than I thought.
stacyguthrie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Stacey said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway. Please enter me. I would be happy with any gc - since I never win anything either!

stacey.rusch(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura said...

I'd love to win any!

rebecca said...

Would love Starbucks or Amazon. Thanks for the chance!

gitrecca (at) gmail (dot) com

Pitcher Family said...

Giveaways are awesome!! Thanks!

CrystalGB said...

Great prize. Thanks for the giveaway.

bmommy said...

Target Rocks!!

Amanda said...

Hey, I'd love the Target GC!

Thanks!!

My email is listed in my blogger profile! :)

Ashley said...

Please enter me.

Berry Patch said...

I'm all for Amazon. :-) Thanks!!!
lisaanne29@hotmail.com

PS said...

This would be great! Thanks for the chance!

Estelle said...

I love all 3 stores. Thanks for the great giveaway!

mr_mrs_steen[at]netzero[dot]com

Karen said...

I'd take anyone of these gift cards...

fortyb4forty said...

I'd love to win a Target giftcard.

MariaJoy said...

OH I love Target!!

mariajoy@hotmail.com

hope548 said...

I am just in awe of how many comments you've received!

expectingamiracle said...

Wow tough choice between the stores! Great giveaway. :o)

shannona@hotmail.com

sara l. said...

I LOVE TARGET!
Thanks for such a fun giveaway!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

samsakara said...

I love Amazon and thanks for such a neat giveaway! It's very generous and I hope you win a lot of great contest.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Katie Stacey said...

I would love an Amazon GC.

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