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.

151 Janice K. December 14, 2012 at 6:07 am

I’m an email subscriber

152 Micheleh December 14, 2012 at 7:03 am

I would gift it to my friend who lost her job

153 Micheleh December 14, 2012 at 7:03 am

I subscribe via email

154 Michele December 14, 2012 at 7:05 am

I am shopping for a family with several small children, a “surprise” little one due in a couple of weeks, and dad out of work for two months. They are starting over with this baby, and I would use it toward a stroller.

155 Michele December 14, 2012 at 7:05 am

I am an email subscriber.

156 Michele December 14, 2012 at 7:06 am

I follow you on Facebook.

157 Susan December 14, 2012 at 7:42 am

I would give it to my daughter, who has a special needs 2 1/2 year old son, and is expecting a new baby boy in the next 2 months. Her son’s special needs and her pregnancy make it nearly impossible to have a job, she has no car, and needs all the help she can get. If I don’t give it to her, I would give it to my son, who was just laid off from his job yesterday – and also has a baby coming in the next month.

158 Susan December 14, 2012 at 7:43 am

I follow you on Facebook.

159 shirley December 14, 2012 at 7:43 am

I would include in with the Angel Tree gifts.

160 shirley December 14, 2012 at 7:47 am

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161 shirley December 14, 2012 at 7:47 am

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162 shirley December 14, 2012 at 7:49 am

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163 nova c. December 14, 2012 at 7:51 am

I follow (love) you on facebook!

164 nova c. December 14, 2012 at 7:53 am

I would give it to my daughter to use for gas. She works two jobs to make ends meet and this would be a little extra help for her!

165 nova c. December 14, 2012 at 7:54 am

I subscribe to email newsletter!

166 John G. December 14, 2012 at 8:16 am

I would buy my grand daughters CHOCOLATE!!!!!

167 Pam W December 14, 2012 at 8:22 am

I would pair it with coupons and get groceries for a friend that has no job right now.

168 Pam W December 14, 2012 at 8:23 am

I like you on FB

169 Nancy P December 14, 2012 at 8:27 am

I would donate the gift card to our Christmas family… The mom is 21, has a 3 year old son, and has custody of her 4 younger siblings…

170 Carol Rutz December 14, 2012 at 8:57 am

I try to help out others as much as I can, if I were to win this I have a local family I sponsor for the holidays and this would allow them to feel as if they were able to give back to their family on their own

171 Lori G December 14, 2012 at 8:58 am

I would use it on my neighbor. She has been so kind since we moved next door one year ago. We relocated so my husband could start a new job, which is commision based, we also have four small children. She asks us to do odd jobs for her and when we do she always over pays us – she knows we need the help. I would love to buy her something special for the holidays to say thank you:)

172 Lori G December 14, 2012 at 8:59 am

I am an email subscriber ~ thanks

173 Rebecca December 14, 2012 at 10:13 am

shared on facebook

174 Rebecca December 14, 2012 at 10:14 am

Liked on Facebook

175 Chrissy Ferrara December 14, 2012 at 10:27 am

Would give it to my sister!!

176 Melissa A. December 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

I would buy a present for my sister in laws daughter. They are having financial struggles right now.

177 Melissa A. December 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

I like Coupon Geek on Faceboook

178 Melissa A. December 14, 2012 at 11:14 am

I subscribe to your emails

179 Jessie C. December 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I’d use it to get a holiday gift for our mail carrier

180 Jessie C. December 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

“Like” Coupon Geek on Faceboo

181 Jessie C. December 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I’m a subscriber

182 Jessie C. December 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm
183 Dawn Cantrell December 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I would give it to my brother who works two jobs to make ends meet and always offers to help those in need.

184 Dawn Cantrell December 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I like you on Facebook

185 Dawn Cantrell December 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I subscribe to your email newsletter

186 Debby Chandler December 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I would use to to buy cat or dog food for the humane society.

187 Debby Chandler December 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I follow you on twitter and facebook.

188 Debby Chandler December 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I subscribe to your emails.

189 Debby Chandler December 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I shared the giveaway on facebook and twitter.

190 Juli December 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I would give to my out of work and very sick sister to be able to buy medicine and special needs items that she needs so desperately.

191 Debra G December 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I would buy groceries for my 89 year old mother who still lives alone. I would use coupons and sales to stretch the $10.00 further.

192 Debra G December 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I like Coupon Geek on Facebook!

193 Debra G December 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I receive your newsletter via E-mail.

194 Jessica To December 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I would buy a fruit tray for my co-workers. It has been a trying time at work and they deserve something to refresh them.

195 Jessica To December 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I like Coupon Geek on facebook.

196 maryann December 14, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I would use the $10 gift card for my daughter-in-law’s parents, who are having a difficult time making ends meet. We have been helping them all year with food & other household items. I know they would greatly appreciate it.
I love your website. Keep up the great work!!

197 Brenda December 14, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I would buy groceries (with coupons) for a friend in need.

198 Jill Karrer December 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I would use it to buy food or other items that our local animal shelter needs.

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199 Jill Karrer December 14, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I “Like” Coupon Geek on Facebook.

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200 Jill Karrer December 14, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I’m an e-mail subscriber.

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