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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Unknown said...

I would love a Target GC! Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

MamaMay said...

I am a target girl.

Before getting married I won virtually every contest I entered. really.

then I got married and haven't won a thing since. it really sucks.

mama.may24(at)ymail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Three large corporations that are getting my money also. What on earth are they doing with all that money?

I would choose Target but of course, I can make use of any gift card!

Mary said...

I would love the Amazon GC!

Sue said...

Great giveaway - thanks for a chance to win!
sagirl2(at)gmail(dot)com

CaseyDeuce said...

I would really love to win a target card, Ive been holding on to mine for months now, saving them to purchase my daughters christmas presents with and I need to increase the funds!!

michelle said...

Any of the three would be terrific, but I would likely choose Amazon if I were to win.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Marie said...

I have an addiction to Target and Amazon -- hard choices! :-)

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

oona. said...

I would love an Amazon giftcard to buy my daughter some fairy books for Christmas!

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

Wade's World said...

How can a girl decide? I guess I would go with target. Thanks!

Momnerd said...

Wow! I can't believe you haven't won yet. I've never won things either but I did win a few things in the last carnival. I am definitely addicted now! I really hope you win something! Maybe mine? Good luck!
http://simplyscrapstampsing.blogspot.com
sharlacarbine at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Ha! I did the same thing as a kid. I never won either. Unfortunately, I'm still on the mailing list.

Deborah
dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

Anonymous said...

I would love any of them, but I'll pick Target! Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie
http://boastinginmyweakness.com
zoescoutureboutique(at)yahoo(dot)com

luckichicka said...

I would love the Target gift card. I am saving up for a new digital camera. Thanks for the opportunity!

Anissa said...

Target or amazon would be soo great!

emerzim said...

mmmm....Starbucks.....

grace said...

I, too, am a contest geek. ANd one who never, ever wins. But I keep trying, and I'm offering my own prize too, so we'll see! :) If nothing else, this is sure a great way to find new blogs to read!

Melissa said...

Love the "Margaret" reference! :)

Linda said...

Any one of those gift cards would be awesome!

http://linduhe.blogspot.com/
LinduhE@aol.com

Unknown said...

karma rules!

i would really love and Amazon GC and I could really use it too!

thanks so much!

karissag at gmail.com

Ariella said...

Enter me! I dobt I will win but if I do you can contact me via my blog.

Kacy said...

Gotta go with Amazon. If I say Target, I'll end up buying random things and I'd much rather get something off my book wishlist :) Thanks!

Deb said...

Target would be my choice - I'll be hoarding it till Christmas to spend on the kids.

Nichole said...

Love then all....too hard to choose just one! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Susan W said...

Any of these would be great items to win - just in time for holiday shopping - wheeee! Thanks for the opportunity!

suserat at yahoo dot com

CCarter said...

Amazon! Woo hoo! Thank you :)

Kathy - mom of many said...

Yay for gift cards! Please enter me!

Hillary (Mrs. Einstein) said...

Great giveaway! I love all 3 of those places!

Liz said...

I would love a Target giftcard! I love that store! I am especially interested in buying baby stuff as I am due in January!

Anonymous said...

if i win, i'd love a target gift card.

Michelle said...

Great prize! Those three companies get way too much of my money, too! Thank you for the giveaway!

shelnew19 [at] gmail [dot] com

Anita said...

Enter me!

Mia said...

amazon please! daisy_collections@yahoo.com

Barb J. said...

I shop at all three of these places - although Starbucks is a rare indulgence - so any of the above would be great!

Donna said...

Somebody has to win, so it might as well be me, LOL! I'd chose the Amazon card. Thank you!

Stephanie said...

This would be great to win!

steague16@hotmail.com

Rach said...

Good luck!
Great stores!
twinzmama23(@)yahoo(.)com

Emily said...

I've had great lucking winning things I hope you get some this time around!

Thanks for offering it!

princesslimey (at) gmail (dot) com

Audra said...

Whohoo for Target!

Thanks so much for the AWE-some Give-oh-Way!
audrajjensen(at)msn.com

MamaHen said...

Thank you for this great giveaway!

Tianna said...

I like your sense of humor. Yeah, I never won the Publisher's Clearinghouse either. Thanks for the giveaway~

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

my husband is really wanting a Blu-Ray Disc player for Christmas. And an amazon coupon would help so much with me making his wish come true.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
I would LOVE to win !!

Marin said...

Those three ginormous corporations get a lot of my money too! Thank you.

Blakely said...

I also used to fill out the publishers clearing house forms hoping one day they would show up at my door with the ballons and the huge check. Sad to say they never came.

I would love to will the Target gift card.

D Q said...

Great giveaway. Thank you.

Lisa said...

It's such a toss-up between the three! I'm in love with Amazon, though. So many books on my wishlist just waiting for me...

Lisa Garner said...

A Target GC would be perfect for stocking stuffers for my kiddos!
lisalmg (at) ktis (dot) net

Anonymous said...

amazon or target for me
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a Target or Starbucks gift card! Thanks!
chrissiealexatyahoodotcom

World's Greatest Mommy said...

How on earth would I choose? Seriously these are the best kinds of giveaways, especially with the holidays approaching...

Amy L said...

WOW, I love all Amazon, Starbucks and Target! This would be a hard choice, but I think I would enjoy Starbucks the most.

Anonymous said...

Target gift card! WOOHOO. Can't beat them. Sign me up!

myskis21@aol.com

Skye said...

I would love to win a Starbucks gift card!

Deb said...

I'd love to win a gift card....target, starbucks, amazon...it doesn't matter to me. They are all my favorite places...

thanks for hosting this super giveaway.

kevnjacks said...

Yay, choice is good! What a versatile giveaway - thanks! :)

2twins said...

What a wonderfully generous giveaway! Thanks for entering me.

Unknown said...

I love all those places!! I won a tshirt last time... maybe this week is my lucky week!! Good luck to you too!


parresia03 (at) gmail (dot) com

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

What a generous giveaway... and I'd take any one of three. Just doin' my part to support the gi-normous corporations that need it so badly!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win - great choice of gift cards!

sundaygirl at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Target or Starbucks would be fine with me! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Trisha said...

you can get anything at amazon! thanks!

Jody said...

I'm trying to win all the Amazon GCs so I can afford a Kindle!

Sandra said...

Any of the stores would be great to get a gift certificate from. I would love to be entered.

owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

Sarah said...

I'm a Target girl! I've only got about 10 people entered so far in my giveway -- stop on over!!

http://themommylogues.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-first-giveaway.html

angela michelle said...

i love amazon, but i'd choose target--it's so fun to wander the aisles and choose something just for fun.

Wanda said...

I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth.
I would feel honored to win any of these rockin gift cards.

Great idea!

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne said...

With the holidays coming up, this would be a wonderful gift to get!

LilithSilvermane(at)gmail(dot)com

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

I *should* ask for the target card, since it would be more useful, but what I'd really like is the starbucks card. :)

I'm totally curious about your adoptions (my husband and I are considering adopting in the future). Would you mind telling me more about your choice for open adoptions?

Unknown said...

I love all three stores.

hafner611 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

TJNMBT said...

Target please! Great giveaway - thanks.

Sarah Z said...

I love when I can choose... but what a hard decision!!

Thanks!
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Michelle said...

What an awesome prize, thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

would love the starbucks gc

ebienic (at) hotmail (dot) com

FaithfulMommy said...

We heart Target. They happily take a lot of our money!

Henry said...

Yes! I could get a Christmas dress for my baby with this!

quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

Rebecca said...

Hmm they all sound good to me, I love all those places!

Thanks for the great give away! :)

Gina said...

What a great give-away. Thanks

Indigo Robe said...

I believe in Karma too but only 3 people read my blog and they all live under my roof so I am not giving anything away (unless you count the fact that I cook for them everyday! (Although they may argue about that being a prize!!!) :-)

Jenny said...

I love Amazon. You can find most anything on there! I am doing a giveaway too--a baby sling I am going to make.

the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

Erin said...

A gift card is always a great giveaway! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Please enter me, I hope you win a prize this time! Thanks!

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

Michelle said...

please enter me for the Amazon gc, it would go towards a digital video camera!

kristine said...

I sure would love that Target gc!! Thanks for the contest!

kristinemjones at hotmail dot com

Kristan said...

hope you win something this time - winning is fun!
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jessica-MomForHim said...

LOVE it! Thanks!
And I hope you do win something this time! :-)

mike.kris said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win and hopefully this will increase your "luck"

Becca said...

What a treat to win! Thanks! cross_home2001 (at) yahoo (dot) com

janaemadsen said...

I would love a target gift card- actually they are all great

Lori said...

They definitely get too much of mine, too! Thanks!

lkziegler[at]gmail.com

HeatherLow said...

wooohooo...I love giftcards especially to target!! Thanks so much,
heather
poncey76 at hotmail

Qtpies7 said...

All 3 places would make great shopping places. I would probably get the Amazon money because I intend to do all my shopping at Amazon this year.

Mommy 2 Monkeys said...

You're making it difficult by offering 3 great choices.

PastormacsAnn said...

Giftcards are the best!

jubys1mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

would love to win...looks great, please enter me...mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

Becca said...

I shop on Amazon all the time, thanks!

Stephanie said...

fingers crossed!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Crayl said...

I hope you win something this time! thanks for a chance.

Anonymous said...

I am addicted to Amazon.com!

iiartisanii (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I love getting gift cards and Amazon is my favorite place to shop online.

Carol said...

I would so love to win the target card. Thank you.

actsm(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

37 Questions said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!
jjdragonfly [at] gmail {dot} com

LivingforGod said...

Please enter me for the Target gift card. Thanks!

Tim E said...

Amazon works for me!

Anonymous said...

I'd love any of them, but I think Starbucks is at the top of my list!
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Valeen said...

I would love a gift card, especially to Target. Can't get enough of that store!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I would like either the Target or Amazon Gift Card Thanks! FlipFlopsChels@msn.com

Alyce said...

I would love a gift certificate to Amazon. Great giveaway!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nadi said...

Great GCs! Please count me in!

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Karen A. said...

A Target gift card would be right up my alley.

xyz said...

I would love amazon pl

Becky said...

I would love a GC to target or amazon. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

oremgirl1 at yahoo dot com

Re said...

Great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner! i'd love to win any of them!

Suzie Williams said...

Enter me please. If you like contests, you should check out www.online-sweepstakes.com.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

Sounds wonderful! :)

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

Lucinda H said...

My second carnival and never a winner either, I feel your pain. Good luck!

Denise said...

Gift cards are the best. I can always find something to buy! thanks.

KISSaholic4life said...

Starbucks ROCKS!

Melissa B. said...

I would love the Target GC. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

oh a gc would be great.

Shannon
palmersf(at)bellsotuh.net

Betsy said...

I would take any of them!

Robin M. said...

Any of the three would be great!
rlm2496[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a Target gift card. Thanks for a great giveaway!
pkildow at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I would love any of these gift certificates! They get too much of my money also!

smchester at gmail dot com

Genevieve P said...

I'd love an Amazon GC!
parknj at basicisp dot net

Literary Winner said...

Amazon GC's rock!

Amber said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! All 3 are great, but I'd love to have Amazon if I win. I love getting toys and books there for the kids for Christmas and birthdays. :)
mommyof3inva(at)yahoo(dot)com

Unknown said...

they are all great,thanks for the chance!
ahdrad2932(at)msn(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't like giftcards!! I have to ask to keep the cards when done because my son loves to play with them.. he even puts them in the little play wallet someone gave him.. too cute wiicked13 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Libby Design said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! And congrats on being an adoptive mom - my twin brother and his wife just returned from Ethiopia with their darling little girl. We've got 13 other nieces and nephews who are adopted, so we're HUGE adoption advocates!! What blessings each little child is! :)

ahiltz said...

Thank you so much for doing this giveaway for us!
ahiltzy@yahoo.com

Teresa Young said...

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway.
I'd love a Target GC.

Anonymous said...

wow...nice - would love to win
thanks,
djohnson@catcrew.com

AudreyO said...

Just so you know BOTH my daughter and I geek out over the bloggy carnival too. Oh my gosh, we lose sleep even LOL. I'll take a card to any of the places you're offering :)

Anonymous said...

please enter me! thanks

jes (at) beautyfromchaos (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Yeah, those 3 places get way too much of my moolah too!!Great prize!

eyeslikesugar said...

I'd love any one of the three! :) How fantastic! Thank you for this giveaway; I hope I win :)
eyeslikesugar (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

You've never won? Not even one contest? Oh, I hope you win SOMETHING this time. And I hope I win, too. Let's BOTH win.

Oh Mandie said...

What an amazing giveaway! I'd love to be entered!

thank you!!

tigerlillyz22501@aol.com

jean said...

Those 3 stores gets lots of my money, too! I think the only ones that get more are the grocery store and Home Depot (I just bought a house...).

cheryl c said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope I am lucky!

castings[at]mindspring[dot]com

Tyna said...

Please enter me. I love Starbucks!

punkinmama said...

I love all 3 of these, how will I ever choose? I'd probably go with Starbucks!
cgogis at yahoo dot com

Vi (pronounced Vy) said...

amazon is my friend! please enter my name!

she
pookielocks at ymail dot. com
http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net

Anonymous said...

Three of my favorite places to spend money! I would love a chance to win!
homeschoolcyn at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm in, too. Thanks for hosting this!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Melanie said...

Those are 3 of my favorite places! I'd love to win.

ourhappyhappenings@gmail.com

Becky said...

I mus, I must, I must win a starbucks gift card..I'm going poor trying to buy me some starbucks

Ren said...

Love Target! And Amazon. What's not to love about Amazon?

sleeslee said...

Pick me! Pick me! :)

jayedee said...

please throw my name in the hat for this great giveaway! good luck to all and if you have a chance, check out my giveaway over at the lost world!

Unknown said...

This would rock! Count me in!
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

Meg said...

Good luck this time around!!! Thanks! I love Target!
gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

Cherie J said...

Please enter me. Thank you!

cherierj(atyahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Awesome, I'd probably pick Amazon
mitanari[at]yahoo.com

Claire said...

I need money for Christmas!! Target or Amazon I would LOVE!!! Single Mom, disabled!! I need all the help I can get!

Jessica @ Piece Of Me said...

I would love the Target GC.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Kristy said...

I would love a Target GC. Thanks!
ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

Great giveaway. It would be hard to choose, but I think I'd be able to manage if I win ;-)
christmasinmarch {at} gmail {dot} com

Katie said...

I would love some target money. thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

Unknown said...

That would be a tough decision to make. Target, Starbucks, and Amazon are all of my favorite places. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Sara said...

please enter me!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I don't check blogs for a few days and I come back to find 360 comments?! Well now I guess 361! :)

shaunjoy said...

Great giveaway -- I hope you wins oodles of goodies this year!

shaunjoy (at) juno (dot) com

Julie said...

Target is my fav store! I'd love to win!

crystal said...

I would love to win the Amazon card.
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sheri said...

All three of these get a lot from my wallet. Love them all and could easily shop at one of the three. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelly @ Growing.Learning.Playing. said...

Amazon, please!

mamarussell at gmail dot com

Greywolf73 said...

It would definitely be Amazon for me--I'm addicted to that site! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Gift cards! My favorite prize!

Anonymous said...

Great options for gift cards. All great places but especially like Target as I can buy groceries there. Thanks for the giveaway. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

jennem said...

I love Amazon. Thanks!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

toohotforturtle said...

As a kid, I just knew we would win the Publisher's Clearing House Sweeps. I loved all the stickers that came in the pack.

Kirby McCauley said...

I could really use an Amazon GC!

Chief Family Officer said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! These companies get too much of my money as well :)

bren j. said...

Three of our favorite places! thanks for the giveaway!

Susan said...

I could definitely use a target gift card!

snkjohnson(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristen said...

This is the first time I've even heard of the Bloggy Giveaways! Good luck to you, and please enter me in yours. Thanks.

peony paperie said...

These places get ALL my money too!
michelleharrod(at)hotmail(dot)com

Reva Skie said...

I would make it easy on you and pick Amazon if I won.

Sue said...

I just would love to win something. Yeah!

Unknown said...

please enter me
shoreview3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

Choices are always great - especially when you can choose caffiene! :)

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Oh wow, this would be great! I love Amazon AND Target. And Starbucks for that matter! You can find my address in my profile. Thanks!

Bettina said...

I love giveaways!

Jodi said...

Giftcards are the best. Hope you win something great this time.

purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lydia said...

If I win, I'm going to have a hard time choosing which store to get the gift card from!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for offering this!!

N said...

I'd love to win!

cl said...

Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck!

Karen D said...

Thanks very much for the giveaway!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Never won anything, either. ;)

Target, please!!

(Oh, and all three of those get way too much of my money, too.)

Dumaurier said...

I love love love Target

Becca Ann said...

I love Target! Thanks!!

krissy said...

krissypoo18@gmail.com

everyone loves target, starbucks & amazon.

Anonymous said...

I never win anything either, but its fun to try! I'd pick the Target GC!

Unknown said...

Gosh it would make my day to win an amazing gc! thank you for the opportunity! :D

lc_intocable [at]yahoo [dot]com

Anonymous said...

Pick me!! I need some luck too!

writerprintcess at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Amazon is one of my favorite stores ever and it's true; they get entirely too much of my money but I still love 'em.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Laurie said...

Thanks for the giveaway - and good luck to you!

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