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Giveaway: Choose from five $25 gift cards

I had it all set.  The theme of this giveaway is “The Road”, a book written by Cormac McCarthy. Last year, a good friend highly suggested I read it AND even lent me her copy. It’s more or less about a boy and his father’s desperate survival in a post-apocalyptic world. I’m not gonna give any spoilers, but I will say it was extremely difficult for me to get through.

Earlier this year, the release date of the movie was scheduled for November 14th with the hottie Viggo Mortensen starring! Guys: Charlize Theron has a small part. Well, I just checked before writing this post and the movie has been pushed back to next year! (Noooooooo!) Oh well……. I’m soooo not letting this minor detail derail me. LOL.

Your gift card choices are:

  • AMC Theatres – Reminder: “Quantum of Solace” (James Bond movie) will be out on November 14th
  • Shell Gas – I know, $25 may not fill up your tank, but it’s something!
  • iTunes – because driving isn’t quite the same without your tunes playin’
  • Barnes & Noble – if I’ve somehow piqued your interest in reading “The Road”
  • Starbucks – ’cause liquid nourishment makes driving a breeze

To enter the drawing, answer these 2 questions:

1)  What do you have to have while you’re driving…or in the car? (for me, I need the radio on & ideally bottled water)
2)  Which gift card you’d like to receive if you’re the winner–-AMC Theatres, Shell Gas, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, or Starbucks

All ya have to do is “Post a Comment” answering those 2 questions to be entered in the drawing.  It’s that easy!

Drawing will close at 9pm PST on Saturday, November 8th. One entry per person, please. One winner will be chosen at random (not based on responses) using Random Integer Generator and will be announced Sunday morning.

My fine print: Your entries will be used for entertainment purposes only. I will never ever share your private info with others.

For more giveaways, go to Bookroom Review’s Carnival.

Winner of this drawing is Paul!!! Please check your email.

Color me surprised, but the Shell card comprised 20% of the selections! I threw it in ’cause it fit perfectly with my theme “The Road”, and because of its popularity, I’ll offer it again soon! I wasn’t planning on doing another giveaway until next week….but since tomorrow (Nov 10th) is the 3 month anniversary of this site/blog, I’ll do a little something. Tune in tomorrow.

Also, if you want to be notified of any giveaways (& only giveaways!), send an email to subscribe[at] . I promise not to spam you with crap because I for one hate that too!

Thank you all for participating! 🙂

P.S. The last entry before this drawing’s 9pm deadline was #723 (Lily). My guess is WordPress didn’t automatically update the time when it “fell back” one hour last week and needs to be reset somehow. Does anyone know how to do that? UPDATE: Never mind.  I figured it out. It has to be manually changed in the “Settings”.

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727 comments for “Giveaway: Choose from five $25 gift cards”

  1. Pick Me! Pick Me! I would love to win the gas card… it would amke this weeks budget look a little better.

    It’s very kind of you to offer such a great giveaway.

    When I’m driving I need my water and my CD “Eagles Live”

    Count me in too please.

    Tammy OHagan
    tammyohagan ~~~ AT ~~~ westco ~~~ DOT ~~~ net

    1 Posted by Tammy OHagan | November 8, 2008, 6:22 pm
  2. I love to have a snack and a drink when I’m driving. I would love the Starbucks card. Thanks!

    2 Posted by Kathryn Witt | November 8, 2008, 6:29 pm
  3. I HAVE to have a Dr. Pepper while driving. Heck I think my soda is more important than having gas for the car to run….lol. And I also have to have some soothing music on.

    I would like to win the Shell card. (Remember my soda takes priority over gas so I need this card badly…lol. JK)

    Thanks for the contest.

    3 Posted by Sarah Small | November 8, 2008, 6:32 pm
  4. I have to have a good back up DVD for the kids and some coffee in the AM and water in the PM, but the Barnes and Noble card would be great for when we are not commuting and can sit together and read some new books together.

    4 Posted by Catherine KingChuparkoff | November 8, 2008, 7:00 pm
  5. I need the radio. I would like the
    barnes and Noble card.

    5 Posted by Donna K | November 8, 2008, 7:27 pm
  6. I need music- the radio, CD, mp3- whatever! It really helps me relax and enjoy driving!

    As for the gift card- I’d love the iTunes, the B&N or the Shell!

    6 Posted by Hayley G. | November 8, 2008, 7:41 pm
  7. silence while i’m driving with 3kids it gets kind of crazy. i would like the gas card

    7 Posted by michelle | November 8, 2008, 7:58 pm
  8. i need something to drink! Non alcoholic of course.

    would love the B&N GC

    8 Posted by MaryBeth i | November 8, 2008, 8:07 pm
  9. In the car I have to have my sunglasses (during the day only) and I have to have a window cracked. I NEED fresh air! Of course I also need music.
    Thanks I would love the Shell card.

    9 Posted by jlo23 | November 8, 2008, 8:28 pm
  10. I have to have my ipod with my fav tunes playing to keep me calm because no matter what you do some one or somethings going to block traffic. I would love the Itunes GC. Thanks.

    10 Posted by Linda H. | November 8, 2008, 8:50 pm
  11. I need the music on and a nice hot coffee. I’d like the Starbucks card.

    11 Posted by Gisele | November 8, 2008, 8:58 pm
  12. I must have a variety of music in the car, bottled water, tissues and hand sanitizer.

    I want the Starbucks card.

    12 Posted by Sand | November 8, 2008, 8:58 pm
  13. I like to have music while I’m in the car. I’d like to have the Starbucks gift card. My second choice is Shell Gas.

    13 Posted by Kayce C | November 8, 2008, 9:06 pm
  14. sunglasses, water & music. I’d like the B&N card. Thanks for the contest.

    14 Posted by Sarah Lehan | November 8, 2008, 9:11 pm
  15. My cell phone, some gum, some water and ID. Starbuck

    15 Posted by jesy | November 8, 2008, 9:19 pm
  16. Have to have my music station on when driving along. The Starbucks card I would like, ty

    16 Posted by George Casson | November 8, 2008, 9:26 pm
  17. I need to have the radio one…and my glasses. I would like the Barnes & Noble card. Thank you

    17 Posted by Diane S | November 8, 2008, 9:26 pm
  18. I need good company, the AMC card would be great.

    18 Posted by Shannon | November 8, 2008, 9:49 pm
  19. I like to listen to talk radio. I would like to win the Shell card. Thanks for the contest.

    19 Posted by kathy | November 8, 2008, 9:50 pm
  20. I have to have my favorite CD’s. I would like the Shell gas card.

    20 Posted by Barbara Long | November 8, 2008, 9:51 pm
  21. I like my gum in my mouth while I’m driving and I’d love the Itunes gift card. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!

    21 Posted by Tammy Greer | November 8, 2008, 9:51 pm
  22. I’d love the Shell card. When I drive, the radio is always tuned to my favorite classic rock station, and I usually have a cup of Dunkin’ Donuts.

    22 Posted by Pam P | November 8, 2008, 9:56 pm
  23. 1. I have to have the radio on!
    2. Please enter me into the contest for the Shell Gas gift card.

    23 Posted by Lily Kwan | November 8, 2008, 9:56 pm
  24. I have to have gum

    24 Posted by jan | November 8, 2008, 11:57 pm
  25. My soda to drink
    i need gas really badly

    25 Posted by kerri | November 8, 2008, 11:59 pm
  26. I have to have my coupon caddy with freebies ect. for food and more. I also take my purse with proof of insurance and license ect.

    26 Posted by Kathryn | November 10, 2008, 7:59 pm
  27. The radio on and a drink…water if it is warm weather…coffee if it is cold weather.

    I would choose the Starbucks gift card!


    27 Posted by Deborah | November 21, 2008, 7:54 am

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