I’ve tried to sock away some money to help with upcoming holiday shopping. I tried. I really tried. But I failed. I really failed. Something always seems to come up and I need to dip into our Christmas fund to pay for something I didn’t have available cash for: a school trip (mom, the money is due tomorrow), Girl Scout cookies from the girl down the street (Thin Mints, please. Make it two, ok three, boxes!), a birthday gift for the kid in the class (wait, the party is tomorrow?) or the occasional bottle of wine (Pino, please!).
If you are like me, the holiday fund is never enough to buy gifts for your family and friends, let alone for your children’s teachers (and any other important people in your life who you want to show appreciate to with a holiday goodie). And, at Christmas time – perhaps even more so than any other time of year – many people feel the importance of giving to those who need a little extra help.
* HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY ALERT – WIN COLD HARD CASH (at least $125) *
I have teamed up with a bunch of other bloggers to offer you a cool holiday giveaway – and the best part is — not only do you score shopping cash for yourself (HOLLA!), but you get to give a donation to a charity of your choice as well (it’s kind of like a 50/50 raffle, but you don’t have to pay to enter. Read on!).
Right now, the amount is set at $125 for one winner, with a matching $125 for the winner to give to a charity (Big Brothers Big Sisters, the SPCA, Tabitha, Red Cross, or World Wild Life) but this amount may – and hopefully will – increase! (Fellow bloggers, e-mail budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com if you are interesting in participating. Contributions are still being taken through 11/20/14.)
FOR YOU, THE ONE WHO WANTS TO WIN, this means that you should enter now through the Rafflecopter below! AND make sure to come back after November 20th to see if there are even more ways to enter to score the prize. The giveaway runs now through Nov. 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.
A single grand-prize winner will be chosen randomly and WILL TAKE HOME $125 (again, this may increase. Score!)
That grand-prize winner will also get to choose one of the following charities to receive the rest of the pot of $125 (may increase) – Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Red Cross, World Wild Life, the SPCA or Tabitha.
Come play along and increase your entries to win some cold hard cash for yourself and also give to others – it’s a win-win! Good luck!!