Weekend Ramblings and PF Blove Love: Bloggers for Charity Edition

My good PF blogging friend Boomer and Echo (who heard of the idea from Mark Goodfield, from The Blunt Bean Counter) asked if I would be interested in participating in Bloggers for Charity benefiting the United Way.  What a brilliant idea!  Needless to say, I jumped at the chance and I hope you will too!

Bloggers for Charity

Many Canadian bloggers are auctioning off the opportunity to guest post on their blogs (yes, even the big wig PF blogs like Canadian Capitalist, Canadian Finance Blog, and Retire Happy Blog) with a donation to charity of the winning poster’s choice.  The guest post will air on January 17, 2012.

Any Canadian blogger is welcome to join in (the project is not limited to financial bloggers) but they’ll need to encourage their fellow blogger friends to join the Bloggers for Charity initiative  ;)

Here are the contest rules:

Bloggers For Charity

1. We are auctioning off the opportunity to write a guest post on this blog.

2. All bids are made in confidence to young- at- youngandthrifty- dot- ca

3. The auction will close on December 16th, 2011 and the winning bidder will be contacted by email.

4. The winning bidder will be required to send us a copy of a donation receipt between December 17th and December 31st (personal information can be blacked-out) to confirm the donation has been made.  (This donation will be tax deductible to the winning bidder as long as the donation is made to a registered charity).

5. All of the Bloggers for Charity guest posts will be published on January 17th, 2012.

6. The winner is welcome to write about any topic, though it would be great if the post is about a charity or charitable experience, but that is not mandatory.  The guest post cannot be a marketing piece, but the author can provide a brief bio that will be used in the introduction.  Alternatively, the author can remain anonymous.

7. All bloggers who participate are asked to email Lynda at Lynda at cunninghamca dot com to note their participation and then contact Lynda with their winning bid so that Mark can tally the donations received.  All individual donation totals will be kept confidential.

The winning charity will thank you!  A chance to donate (and get your tax deduction before year’s end of course) AND be featured on my blog in January (haha that’s a win win situation if you ask me!!).

PF Blog Love



Young is a writer and former owner of Young and Thrifty and the main "twitter' behind Young and Thrifty's twitter account. She lives in Vancouver, BC and enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with her anxious dog, and finding good deals. If you like what you read, consider signing up for email updates.

13 Responses to Weekend Ramblings and PF Blove Love: Bloggers for Charity Edition

  1. Thanks so much for the inclusion. I was impressed at how many people had something to say on this topic.

    This bloggers for charity thing sound so cool. I definitely want to participate. I have to make a note to remember to get my stuff in.

  2. Echo says:

    Thanks for getting on-board with the Bloggers for Charity initiative. Have a great weekend!

  3. Sam says:

    Don’t go crazy this weekend spending all the moola!

  4. Thanks for featuring us in your round up, you are consistently our biggest reference source!

  5. Hey Y&T thanx for the mention, have a great weekend! :)

  6. Great initiative!!!

    I hope you get lots of submissions!

    Thanks for the mention, have a great weekend!

  7. The bloggers for charity thing sounds awesome! I’m already doing a charity giveaway so maybe I can combine the two somehow. I’ll let you know!

  8. Sunny says:

    Wow! Thanks for adding me. Slapping the TSX in the face? That’s really me! lol :0)


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