$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful thoughts about the holidays. Congratulations to Jackie!


Christmas Gift

You didn’t think I was going to talk about Make Money Blogging with out thanking my readers, did you?

Next Week – Friday, November 27 – I’ll be giving away a $25.00 gift card from Amazon.com (this way you’ll have it before Cyber Monday). This contest has ended.


What do I have to do to win the giftcard?


To be entered to win the $25 Amazon.com Gift Card, youΒ need toΒ follow thisΒ 1 step…

  1. Leave a comment below describing your favorite thing about the holidays – is there a great family tradition, something you love to eat, or naming your favorite sweets.

The entries close at midnight (PST) on Turkey Day -Thursday, 26th November and the winner will be contacted the next day via email.

  • I will randomly select a winner using random.org.
  • The winner will be announced Friday, November 27th.


Although, not required to be entered, I hope that you’ll retweet or make mention of this post to spread the word around.Β  Happy entering!

Can you enter if you are located outside of the US? Sure!

You have to order from Amazon.com (not Amazon.uk, Amazon.ca, etc…), but there are shipping facilities around the globe – so you may not need to pay for long distance shipping (as was told by rep). Plus she informed me that more merchandise is available on the Amazon.com site. So, it sounds like you can pretty much enter this drawing from where ever you are located. *Mars excluded. πŸ™‚


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55 thoughts on “$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

  1. ConsciouslyFrugal

    Yay! Amazon gift card goodness!

    Ok, this is a bit embarrassing, but one of my favorite things to do on the holidays (next to eating, of course) is to watch all three of the classic Star Wars episodes. TNT used to run an all-day marathon on Thanksgiving featuring all of them. Loved it! But I don’t have cable these days, so I just eat myself into a coma.

    My favorite holiday dish (we eat the same thing for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I am going to try a new dish this year!) would have to be the stuffing. Mixed with ham. And mashed potatoes. Ohhhhhh yeahhhhh.

    1. money funk

      Totally not embarrassing! My son and I would be sittin’ right there with ya!

      I was just thinking how I am craving peppermint bark and that I am totally going to need to watch my intake this year. LOL. Or I’ll just think my scale is lying to me. I think the latter is easier. πŸ™‚

      And I love a ham sandwich stuffed with jellied cranberry sauce and stuffin’ on sourdough bread. Mmmmm… (must be hungry). Let me know how that new dish comes out!

  2. stellaky

    Hi! What a generous offer! My favorite thing to do during the holidays is head out of town and do something non-traditional for Thanksgiving (like go hiking in Sedona or head to Vegas), but alas this year we are staying in Nashville and perhaps even eating turkey. Usually I like to have sushi or something crazy on Thanksgiving – maybe this year we’ll do that!


    1. money funk

      Hi stellaky! Thanks for stopping by! I’ve never been to Sedona, but I’ve always heard wonderful things about it. It’s an idea I should try out – like drive up to San Francisco to eat at a distant relatives for Turkey day. Hmmm… πŸ˜‰

      Sushi sounds fun. Mexican food even makes a great meal for Thanksgiving – as far as I am concerned – it’s about good food, family, and being thankful – no matter whatch ur eatin’.

    1. money funk

      Yum – I love delicious things. I am thinking of trying out new treats on my plate, like peppermint bark (sounds so good right now. don’t know why) and almond biscotti.

      Normally I always find myself baking in a last minute rush. This year, I have learned – taking a full day off from work to bake, bake, bake. πŸ™‚

  3. Sharon


    Let’s see,
    Favorite thing to do during the holidays: Watch Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation with whole family

    Favorite holiday food dish: Stuffed lobster

    Favorite holiday treat: COOKIES!

    1. money funk


      I didn’t even think of Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation! Love that movie. It’s so funny! Lifetime channel usually has good mushy love holiday movies that are fun to watch.

      Stuffed Lobster? Never had on a holiday. In fact, when was the last time I had lobster? LOL. I love… my uncles lumpia (aka – filipino eggrolls). He stuffs them with big shrimp – delish!

  4. Jamie

    My favorite thing is simply spending time with my family. We all work and get caught up in the business of life – so it’s nice to slow down, be thankful for what we have and spend time together – especially this year. My husband has been away for 20 months (military) and just came home last month. My four year old son and I are VERY excited to have him home. This year the holidays will be extra special…as my son celebrates the first Christmas he truly remembers being with daddy – yay! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the fun giveaway – we love Amazon!

    1. money funk

      Yeah! So glad to hear your husband just came home safe and sound! I understand what you are going thru – at one time, my ex was in the military and would go ‘on field’ all the time – it was tough to have him gone. Plus, my BIL is in Afghanastan right now and will not be here for the holidays.

      Oh ya for your son and you. What a special Christmas to have the family together. πŸ™‚

      Thank you for entering and sharing that.

  5. me in millions

    I just love spending time with my family. Now that we’re all grown and not living at home, we don’t get to see each other as much. I miss them!

    We love eating potato latkes with apple sauce. Yum!!

    1. money funk

      I know that one! Turkey day and Christmas are about the only times I see my extended family. So I cherish it.

      Potato latkes with apple sauce…that sounds really yummy. Homemade applesauce, by chance?

  6. Jessie C.

    My favorite thing about the holidays is family members can all get together. This is such a blessing that we are all healthy and can spend a few days eating and laughing.

    1. admin

      I love that because I don’t see most of my extended family throughout the year. So holidays are a great time for spending time with the family. Thank you for sharing.

    1. admin

      LOL. I can understand enjoying a vacation from class. Of course, the family. I see those containers in the store with that rock hard candy my grandmother used to keep in a jar. I think it was the same candy in there year after year, yet we continued to chisel away at it.

  7. an ostrich named sam

    My favorite part of the holidays is Christmas Eve. Having people over, nibbling on diferent foods ( its a pot luck so there’s all kinds of food), listening to the little ones run around and laugh, drinking homemade wine. It’s a time to reconnect with family and find out what everyone has been doing for the past bit. After everyone has gone home and the house is cleaned up, I love to turn the fireplace on, and sit in my favorite chair and reflect on the past year.

    1. money funk

      Totally agree! Love that. I love how people replies are all about spending time with family and friends. It’s not about who bought the greatest gift or spent the most money. It’s family, friends, food, and good times. Love that!

  8. bunnyb

    My favorite thing about the holidays would be the nice family gatherings, gift exchanges and EATING! I love dessert especially!!! πŸ™‚

    1. money funk

      LOL. Eating until we stuff our self silly! Then waddle the house like ducks cuz we’re so full. Bunnyb, what is your favorite dessert? I’m kind of partial to a big slice of Pumpkin Pie with a dollup of Cool Whip. Mmmm…. Bliss. πŸ™‚

  9. jpkittie

    How Fun Christine!!!!

    My family isn’t very close – there were usually just a bunch of fights each Thanksgiving (wondering is this person was gong to show up even though they aren’t speaking to the family) Now, I spend Thanksgiving with my in laws… even though they anger me at times ~ we have so much fun just hanging out and watching the kids all play and be crazy together. I even enjoy the dishes (now that is sick, right?!?!) Just the fact that we can all get together with our families and kids, is pretty amzing to me. (without a fight!)

    1. money funk

      You make it sound like the Jerry Springer ‘household’. A good fight might be of good interest for a holiday. LOL. Just Kidding. I love watching the kids together too. Unfortunately, our family is not the closest either. Yet when the good times happen during the holidays, I always wonder why we can’t have more times like this through out the year.

  10. Bucksome Boomer

    I have two favorite holiday traditions. One is decorating the Christmas tree with the family while listening to Christmas carols.

    The second is going to the movies on Christmas Eve. I started that one year when my boys were young and driving me crazy because they were so excited. The movies was a distraction and something we all enjoyed so we keep doing it 20 years later.

    1. money funk

      20 years later, huh? That is really neat. I was thinking about buying movie tickets this season. We don’t usually tend to the movies on Christmas Eve or Christmas, yet we sit at home and wonder what to do. This would be a perfect solution. thank you for sharing those moments.

  11. Lydia aka Ms. MoneyChat

    my favorite thing to do during the holidays is absolutely nothing! i just love how everything slows down, no rush, no commuting, no deadlines, just spending quality time with family. i truly enjoy the stillness of the season.

    1. money funk

      Couldn’t be said any better. Nice fire, coffee or hot chocolate, and watching a nice Christmas movie on TV makes my day. πŸ™‚

  12. The Lost Goat

    My favorite thing is singing Christmas carols. My family sings them constantly the week before and after the event; you can usually fins at least 4 people gathered around the piano any time from 8am to 9pm.

    1. money funk

      How cool! If I could sing without screeching this would be great. LOL. Do you play the piano? Lost Goat, that sounds like great times. Not many people seem to carol much anymore.

      1. The Lost Goat

        No, I’m unfortunately not one of the people in my family that play the piano (my teacher fired me at age 6 for my bad attitude). I just sing enthusiastically (and sometimes even in tune).

  13. Stephanie Reed

    When our kids were small, we used to play Christmas carols on the Fischer-Price tape player and drive to see Christmas lights. Now I like church service on Christmas Eve.

    1. money funk

      Driving to see the Christmas lights. That is fun. But now, some neighborhoods get sooo packed that it makes it hard to enjoy thru the hustle and bustle. And the FP tape player – priceless.

      Last year I wanted to make service and we didn’t. This year, definitely on my list! It’s a moment to breath, be thankful for those in your life, and to enjoy good company.

  14. Mfalcon13

    My favorite thing about the holidays is seeing the excitement in my kids’ faces.

    1. money funk

      Kid’s excitement is also priceless. Especially when they get exactly what they wanted. Although now as mine are in the tween/teen stage… it’s getting kind of pricey. LOL. Hoping to create some happy times spending time with the kids baking and my other – taking him out to learn to drive.

  15. Peter

    My favorite thing about the holidays is the copious amounts of food at both my wife’s family’s house, and at my parent’s house. We pig out at one in the early afternoon, and at the other at night. By the end of the evening you’d have to roll us out of the house.

    Of course I like the family togetherness as well. πŸ™‚

    1. money funk

      LOL. You reminded me of Violet Beauregarde: the blueberry girl in Charlie & the Chocolate factory. I know the exact feeling your describing. πŸ™‚

      Have fun stuffing yourselves this holiday season.

  16. psychsarah

    I have so many holiday favourites, it’s hard to pick. Here’s the top 5.

    1. Christmas music-so cheesy, but so much fun.
    2. Going to see the Festival of Lights with my husband. We went the first Christmas we were dating, and have tried to go every year since.
    3. My Nana’s shortbread-I have to make it now, since Nana is no longer with us, but man it is yummy! I have no idea why I don’t make it the rest of the year, come to think of it…
    4. Watching Love Actually with my husband. It’s a favourite of mine, and we always watch it 5 weeks before Christmas (as this is when the movie starts-it leads up to Christmas).
    5. Playing with my nieces and nephews and seeing them enjoy their gifts.

    1. admin

      Those are wonderful favorites! I love Christmas music, too!

      If you are talking the Festival of Lights in Riverside – You know what I miss about strolling the Festival of Lights? That great Mission BBQ that used to be across the street. Do you know the Mission Inn had them leave because of the smell? Seriously! The smell was delicious! And the place was there for years.

      As for the shortbread – mine is the same with Russian Tea Cakes – why do I only make them once a year?!?! They are so delicious with some coffee or tea.

      Thank you, psychsarah for stopping by and entering the Amazon.com giftcard giveaway.

  17. Carmen

    My favorite thing about the holidays is getting to spend time with my loved ones and reconnect with them, some of whom I only get to see this time of year! It’s also nice to have an extended time away from work!

    1. admin

      LOL. I wish I could say the same for extended time from work!

      And family is right there for me, too – I don’t see many of them throughout the year. It is very nice to see them during the holidays. It’s the only time I get to capture group holiday photos!

      Thank you, Carmen for stopping by MoneyFunk. πŸ™‚

  18. Revanche

    My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is stuffing, and seeing my best friend’s family. For many years, they adopted me for the holidays because my family didn’t have time to celebrate anything, ever.

    1. admin

      Yeah for adopted families! I’ve been adopted by many great families through the holidays leaving me with good time and great memories.

  19. Serendipity

    My mom passed away when I was 15 right before Christmas so for the longest time, I didn’t really care for the holidays. I was a modern day Grinch. My real turning point was when I started dating Rambo and he insisted that I was going to have a good Christmas. And you know what? I did. My favorite holiday tradition is now flying across country to go see his family and play in the snow. And if for some reason things don’t work out between us and we should grow apart, I’ll always be grateful for having this holiday tradition with him.


    1. money funk

      I am very sorry to hear you lost your mom. I can totally understand why you’d be a Grinch. But yeah! for Rambo. I know for a fact, from a mother’s point of view, that your mom wouldn’t want you to be glum. πŸ™‚

      Thank you for sharing, Serendipity.

  20. challenger debt

    The holidays for me just give me a warm feeling. I love playing Christmas music from Thanksgiving through Christmas. Our family tradition has to be with family on Black Friday and spend the day prowling the mall for the best gifts possible. I also love Christmas Eve with my Mom. We would bake cookies and try new recipes followed by a fire burning in the fireplace at night roasting marshmallows. Christmas was when the whole family came together.

    1. money funk

      Our local stations have already started with the music. I like to sneak it in here and there, but sometimes feel guilty because I haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving. I feel like I am cheating it! LOL.

      I love Christmas for all those reasons, too. Although, we don’t tend to hit Black Friday. There is only one deal I’ve seen that I may try my luck at. Have a wonderful time shopping!

      What special holiday moments you have. Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

  21. CanadianSaver

    I’m going to be honest and say my favorite part is the presents!!! I love opening my gifts as early as possible on Christmas eve πŸ˜‰

    We have certain dishes we only make at Christmastime, so I enjoy those a lot… there’s a certain dip my mom makes that sits in the oven for 2 hours, and when it comes out, we all dive in hungrily. It would be weird to eat it when it’s not Christmas!

    1. money funk

      Our family allows one gift to be opened on Christmas eve.

      Isn’t that funny about once a year dishes. I don’t eat jellied cranberry or leftover Turkey sandwiches with stuffing, cranberry, gravy and sourdough bread any other time of the year expect for now. I don’t make Russian Tea cakes or Sugar cookies except for Christmas. I don’t understand why I don’t, but I think that may be it… It would be weird to eat it when it’s not Christmas. πŸ™‚

  22. Sori

    It’s not politically correct, but I love shopping and finding the perfect gift! I actually love all of it, from the cookie baking to the lights, but the shopping is the part that doesn’t feel like work.

  23. Jackie

    My favorite thing about the holidays is giving homemade gifts. It’s so much fun scouring the internet looking for new and fun things I can make for my kids, my family and my husband’s coworkers for presents. It’s great being creative, frugal and festive! πŸ™‚

  24. leslie

    I just love watching holiday movies. Even if I just watch them myself, it always puts me in a good wintry, holiday mood. Must-sees for December include Elf, Christmas Vacation, Love Actually, Pursuit of Happyness and The Ref.

  25. DJ

    My favorite thing is simply being home with my family. Living 8+ hours away makes this a few times of a year treat.

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