Giveaway: $10 Walmart eGift Card – Annual Quarter of Kindness Giveaway – 17 Winners!

December 13, 2012



UPDATE:
This giveaway has ended. Winners will be announced soon!

Back in 2009, a small act of kindness from a stranger on a day that I truly needed it sparked me to vow that each year that Coupon Geek is up and running, I would do a “Quarter of Kindness” giveaway on the site in a hope to spark my readers to give truly from their hearts and help those in need. This will be the fourth year that I’ve done this giveaway. Here’s the story that triggered it:

It was an incredibly cold day and I was shopping with my two very young kids, as I could no longer put off buying groceries. I had stopped at Aldi in hopes of saving some money on our grocery budget. As I was walking towards the carts to put in the quarter deposit, a kind older woman handed me hers and when I offered her my quarter, she smiled so sweetly and said, “Merry Christmas” and walked away without taking it. Something so simple truly made my day. And I want to take that simple quarter, and stretch that kindness annually.

So while the 17 winners of this giveaway will receive a $10 Walmart eGift Card—they are not allowed to spend it on themselves, but on someone in need. It can be anyone they choose, from a charity, food bank, neighbor, friend/family member that’s down on their luck, etc. This is just my way of helping my readers make someone’s day, just like mine was years ago.

Please remember when you go about your day, be it during the holiday season or any day, that you must never underestimate the power of a simple act of kindness. That woman’s simple quarter gesture has already turned into so much more than she ever would have expected–and I am going to make sure that it grows each year, so I’ve added more winners to a total of 17 this year!

Here’s How to Enter:

NOTE: Beneath this posting is the word “Comments.” This is where you’ll put your entries. Only entries on this posting will be counted.

1) To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment letting me know what would you do with your $10 Walmart eGift Card. Remember, if you win, it must be used on someone else.

After that, here are other ways to enter: (Please, make sure that you submit extra comments if you do these.)

2) “Like” Coupon Geek on Facebook or Follow me on Twitter and leave a separate comment letting me know you have done this. If you are already following , thank you and make sure you leave a 2nd comment letting me know.

3) Subscribe to my email newsletter or RSS Feed and leave a separate comment letting me know you have done this. If you are already subscribed, thank you and make sure you leave a 3rd comment letting me know.

4) Blog, Tweet or Share on Facebook about the giveaway. Make sure you come back and leave a separate extra comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

Entry is open to US residents only through NOON CST on Sunday, December 16, 2012. There is a total of four entries allowed per person. Winner will be chosen using a giveaway service and contacted by email. If you’re the winner, you’ll have only 24 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.

Good luck to all of you who enter!

This giveaway is sponsored solely by Coupon Geek as a way to help my readers help someone in need, even just to brighten their day.

Important Note: All comments are moderated so there will be a delay from when you post your comment until it’s visible under the giveaway. If you are reading this via Email Newsletter, you’ll need to come to the site in order to be able to enter as that’s where the comments field is located and hosted.

1 Telina December 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I will be using it for my sister whose divorce will be final tomorrow and is a mother of three young children.

2 Kari Horak December 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Thank you for this opportunity. I will use if for Christmas :)

3 jessica December 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I would take the 10$ and use it to buy something for a child off of the salvation army giving tree at my local mcdonalds.

4 Michelle P December 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I like you on facebook :)

5 Michelle P December 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I would give this gift card to a friend who really needs a little help.

6 Dave December 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I would use it towards my sister’s christmas gift–she needs a new coffee maker, and who can live without coffee?

7 Chavonne H December 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I would use it to order a new shirt.

8 Chavonne H December 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I like you on fb and follow on twitter.

9 Chavonne H December 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm
10 Chavonne H December 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm

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11 Laure December 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I would use it to send something to a young woman who has been homeless, is still struggling, and lives far away from me. She could use a small extra kindness.

12 cristin a December 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm

What a nice gesture! Hopefully some day I can do something like this! If I won the Walmart gift I would give it to a family in my daughters kindergarten class. There is a little girl that is so sweet and you know she is loved but the soles of her shoes are falling off and the zipper on her coat is broken and I know her parents cant afford to replace these things. I have been trying to think if a way to give them something without making them feel uncomfortable and I think this would be wonderful!

13 Ann December 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I would spend the money and buy food for our local humane society.

14 Ann December 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I tweeted about this.

15 Ann December 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I follow you on twitter.

16 Ann December 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I am signed up for your emails.

17 Tina December 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I would use it to buy something nice for my mom. She does so much for us and we never have anything to do for her.

18 Tina December 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I like you on Facebook.

19 Brenda P. December 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I would give it to my daughter so she could get something for daughter needs.

20 Brenda P. December 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I like you on facebook

21 Sue L December 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I would give it to my sister in another state to buy some extra goodies for her Christmas dinner. Her family has had such a hard time this year and I know that the small job that she has barely covers her basic bills.

22 Tracey G December 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I would give it to a family at our church. She is a single mom and can’t afford to buy her kids Christmas presents!

23 Valerie Z December 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I would buy gifts for one of the children off the angel tree.

24 Valerie Z December 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I ‘like’ Coupon Geek

25 Valerie Z December 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I get emails!

26 Elena December 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I would send it to my grandma. She is on a tight budget and could always use extra money

27 Elena December 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I like Coupon Geek on Facebook (Elena Istomina)

28 Elena December 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

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29 Elena December 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm
30 Vicki N December 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I would use it to get my grandparents a few goodies-maybe a movie and popcorn. They always do so much for everyone else.

31 Vicki N December 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I like you on Facebook

32 Vicki N December 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

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33 Samantha R December 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I would spend it on my brothers kids.

34 Mami2jcn December 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I will donate it to the local church.

35 Mami2jcn December 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I like you on Facebook as Mary Happymommy

36 Mami2jcn December 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I subscribe to your email newsletter.

37 Mami2jcn December 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

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38 Becky December 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I like you on Facebook.

39 Becky December 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I get your emails.

40 Becky December 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

A nurse I know is dieing and had to quit her job. She has two kids and they could use a christmas gift.

41 Michelle W December 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm

There is a family at church with a single mom and one son. They struggle to make ends meet. Today their car broke down and he had to walk 3 miles to get to school…. and today is his birthday. I would use this gift card and throw in money of my own to help him have a better Christmas than his birthday was. Thank you

42 Michelle W December 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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43 Michelle W December 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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44 Jennifer Marie December 13, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I would give it to my mother as she has been out of a job for over a year. Even this would help her with groceries.

45 Jennifer Marie December 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

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46 Jennifer Marie December 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

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47 Jennifer Marie December 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm
48 April McLimore December 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

My brother mentors a teenager who gets in to trouble alot my brother trys to keep him out of trouble, and if I won the ecard I’d get the teenager somthing nice for christmas.

49 Christy Anderson December 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I would give this to the family of a little boy who just lost his dad from the school I work.

50 Christy Anderson December 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

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