youngandthrifty.ca Blogiversary Bonanza! $250+ in Prizes

In about two weeks, it will be officially ONE YEAR since I wrote my first post (you can see it here. As you can see, I was likely the only one who read that post lol).  I can’t believe that I have survived a year! It’s been great and I have learned so much (you can read me yammering on about how much youngandthrifty.ca’s grown with respect to what I have learned this first year of blogging on the actual blogiversary post in two weeks).

To celebrate this momentous occasion, the wonderful personal finance bloggers over at Yakezie (who are youngandthrifty’s heart and soul!) have generously donated some wonderful books and gift cards to celebrate this first year blogiversary (and hopefully not last, lol!).  I will be throwing in a VISA gift card as a first prize, too (just to show how much I appreciate you as a reader!).

How much do all these prizes add up to? Over $250+ in prizes to be won!!

FIRST PRIZE:

A $100 VISA Gift Card courtesy of moi!

This gift card should be able to be used in the United States, but will be $100 in Canadian funds (which works out to be about the same now anyway :) )  So my American friends please enter this contest too!

BOOK PRIZES:

  • Couple Money is generously donating a  subscription to Kiplinger’s personal finance magazine ($36 value cover price)

Elle has been blogging over at Couple Money on how she and her family handles their finances while building mobile income based on their passions.  She’s a really nice person to boot! One of my fave posts is 11 ways to save money at the grocery store.

Crystal over at Budgeting the Fun Stuff sees money as a tool that is used to provide for our needs, our future, and the fun stuff in between. :-)  She also has an allergy ridden pug too- which automatically deserves big props as I have one too.

  • Suba at Wealth Informatics is donating a copy of Your Money: The Missing Manual
    by J.D. Roth (a $21.99 value)

Suba strives to provide Information empowering debt reduction, financial planning, informed consumerism, savvy investing, fun & frugal living leading to financial freedom.  She also is a big fan of paying yourself first :)

  • Invest It Wisely is donating a copy of The Elements of Investing by Burton G. Makiel ($20 value)

Invest it Wisely is a both great Canadian and Yakezie read, one of his most popular posts is what you need to do to get out of the rat race and achieve financial freedom

  • Jesse from PF Firewall will giveaway a copy of I Will Teach you to be Rich by Ramit Sethi ($13.95 value)

PF Firewall will be used to track everything going in or out of his personal finance and he will try and provide any ways he has found to patch breaches in my personal finance firewall (awesome analogy!)

Evan, a lawyer, dad, husband to The Wife and personal finance blogger has great posts, including an explanation on our mutual love, dividends.

  • Sam from Financial Samurai is donating “How Rich People Think” by Steve Siebold ($16.99 value)

Sam is the guru behind the Yakezie and a fantastic writer with posts that are always thought-provoking. I have a ton of favourite posts from him, two being: his Samurai finance rules and How to Get your Super Motivated Boyfriend to Marry You

GIFT CERTIFICATES/ CASH PRIZES:

Maximizing Money runs my kind of blog- a blog focusing on financial tips on how to save money and earn extra cash be reaping the benefits of reward credit cards.

Frugal Zeitgeist lives my ultimate fantasy- living in Cairo, Egypt.  One of his popular articles is how to simply your life

Bucksome is a personal finance blogger writing from a boomer perspective.  She shares with us how her budget has changed over the last 12 years (us young’uns can learn from her experience)

  • Squirrelers is donating a $10 Gift Certificate to Amazon

Squirrelers was launched to help Mr. Squirrel himself and others share thoughts on money, and help us reach our financial goals – while having fun doing it.  He has a fun series called “Squirreling gone wild”, in which the most recent edition was about The Extractor

Khaleef combines faith and finances is a fantastic and introspective personal finance blog.  He also helps people out in real life with budgeting assistance.

Here’s how to Enter in the youngandthrifty.ca Blogiversary Bonanza:

1 ENTRY: Subscribe by RSS (please comment below to show you have entered so I can get your email address- don’t worry it won’t be shared) or email subscription.  If you’ve already subscribed (thank you!) just comment below.

1 EXTRA ENTRY: Follow youngandthrifty on twitter and tweet:

youngandthrifty.ca BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY thanks #Yakezie $250+ to be won! http://bit.ly/9KIwpc (via @youngandthrifty)

Contest ends Sunday November 28, 2010 at midnight PST.  Winners announced on Monday November 29.

The twelve winners will be picked by random.org (13! Good odds!)

One winner per prize (so you can’t win a $100 Visa Gift card AND a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate, sorry!)

Good Luck and thanks for reading!

About

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.

83 Responses to youngandthrifty.ca Blogiversary Bonanza! $250+ in Prizes

  1. I have subscribed previously and I am enjoying your blog.
    Any good Canadian day trading blogs that you can recommend in a post would be highly appreciated.

  2. Tek Carroll says:

    Subscribed via RSS

  3. Kevin says:

    I subscribe to your RSS

    I follow you and tweeted the message.

  4. Kelly says:

    Hi, I just subscribed by email!

  5. Echo says:

    Congrats on your 1st anniversary and please count me in on the giveaways!

  6. Love your blog! :) Please do share more a/b Questrade! You’ve got me very interested!

  7. Wishing you the best of luck in your giveaway! I will promote during the next roundup. :)

  8. SavingMentor says:

    That’s quite the impressive list of prizes you’ve got there! Of course, I’m in for an entry :)

    Already subscribed and tweeting now!

  9. Daniel says:

    Wow, amazing giveaway! I already subscribe via rss!

  10. Alex C says:

    Happy 1 year Birthday/Anniversary! Fingers crossed for a good prize!

  11. Renee says:

    Congratulations on one year and thanks for running the contest. :)

  12. Michael says:

    Congrats on the anniversary! Count me in for the contest.

    Keep up the great work!

  13. Big E says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Congrats on the milestone and I wish you many more. I particularly find it helpful to hear from a fellow Vancouverite. Cheers!

  14. Cole Lepine says:

    I like your blog! And I like prizes even more! Sign me up.

  15. Just signed up for you RSS, and Tweeted your info.

  16. jen says:

    I subscribe to your RSS. Congrats on your anniversary!

  17. MIKE GOGOLA says:

    I subscribed and am doing twitter for you! Congrats. Wish I knew how to do this blog stuff but just figuring out facebook and twitter.

  18. Dustin in Kelowna says:

    entered!!

  19. I follow on Twitter (@rachaecpowell) and retweeted it!

    Congrats on the blogiversary!

  20. Liz Gosse says:

    I really enjoy your blog! I am currently writing a financial literacy manual to teach young adults about money and money management!

  21. AL says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  22. Chris says:

    I’m subscribed, sign me up :)

  23. I already subscribe by RSS.

    Great blog and unique content.

    WOuld love to win a book!

  24. I am an old time rss subscriber, count me in!

  25. Joel says:

    RSS’d and Tweeted you….

    congrats on the first year.

  26. Evan says:

    Congrats on the milestone! I am happy to be a part of it

  27. peggy says:

    I subscribe to your email! Congrats on your anniversary!

  28. Jen says:

    I subscribed via RSS

  29. Jen says:

    I am a twitter follower and tweeted this contest!

  30. Suzanne says:

    I’m a fairly new email subscriber and am enjoying your blog – interesting and relevant. Thanks!

  31. Suzanne says:

    Oops, sorry, mis-typed my email addy in my last comment!! This one is correct…

  32. Clay says:

    Likes your blog, I’ve subscribed it for some time now.

  33. Congratulations! One year is a big milestone. Looking forward to getting to know you more (subscibed to RSS)

  34. Craig says:

    I’m following via RSS and I tweeted.

    Congrats on the anniversary!

  35. Addley says:

    I subscribed via RSS

  36. Taylor says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

    Already subscribed by e-mail.

  37. Romeo says:

    I subscribed via RSS.

  38. Romeo says:

    I have also tweeted this. And just for giggles, I will share this on my Facebook fan page.

    By the way, Just in case your readers are interested, I’m giving away an Amazon Kiddle – ending 11/25

  39. Jeepgurl775 says:

    Happy Birthday! I subscribed and shared via FB :)

  40. Happy 1 year anniversary!

    I’ll RSS and Tweet! :)

    • young says:

      @Money Reasons- Thanks! Excellent- two entries for you. So far 60 entries- not too shabby for those in the running to win (insert my best Vanna White voice here) “One… HUUUUUUNNDRREED DOLLARSSSS”!

  41. Just grabbed your rss feed. cool contest!

  42. Dana says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed!

  43. Happy 1 year – great accomplishment!

    I’ve subscribed.

  44. Theresa Bumstead says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    Tweeted also!!

  45. Theresa Bumstead says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    now folllowing!

  46. jessi says:

    Subscribed with RSS

  47. bunnyb says:

    RSS Subscriber

  48. Vinson says:

    subscribed! congrats on the anniv

  49. Jenny says:

    I have subscribed by RSS on google reader.

    Thanks for the contest.

  50. Congratz on the anniversary Y&T! I’ve been following your blog for months now and included it in my blogroll!
    Cheers

    • young says:

      @Sustainable PF- congrats on the new blog! Went over to check it out- it’s great! Happy to hear a husband and wife team blogging.

  51. Nice site congrats on your 1 yr anniversary I enjoy contesting,using coupons and trying to save money anyway we can the draw takes place on my Husbands birthday hope You can use card in Canada? !!! Tweeted
    and Following you on Facebook

  52. Subscribed, followed, and RT’d!

  53. Congrats on the 1 year anniversary! You made it longer than some marriages that I know of. Of course I’ve signed up for your feed AND retweeted. I need to work on my debt snowball so I’m praying for that PayPal win. :)

  54. Hi! I am an RSS Subscriber!! Thanks!

  55. Jenn T says:

    Signed up for RSS, thanks!

  56. Forest says:

    Awesome comp and congrats on 1 year :). I have tweeted and hope this goes well.

  57. petra says:

    subscribed via email

  58. Jim says:

    tick to all the above boxes – hope I win!

  59. heather says:

    Subscribed with RSS :-)

  60. Johnny says:

    Congrats!

  61. Wow, that’s an amazing giveaway. I’m sorry I didn’t hear about it in time to add to the prize pool, but hopefully I can win a little something (I’m an RSS subscriber, and I’ll have to tweet soon). Congratulations on making it for one year, and doing so well with your blog in that time.

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