Contest Announcement

This blog has been in existence for a while and I have never run a contest in all of that time. I was waiting for there to be a significant and compelling reason for me to run one and I now have one. In last weeks budget post I said that there would be a contest coming and this is that announcement, naturally this announcement has something to do with my weekly budget.

Its time to put my money where my mouth is!

The contest is pretty simple, for the next four weeks I’ll be posting my weekly budget on Sundays and if I don’t meet those numbers I will give away a $25 gift certificate to Amazon. Yep even if I miss any of the categories by so much as a penny I will give away the prize. The goal here is to motivate myself to staying on track with the my budgets.

What happens if I make all of my budgets?

Well this is pretty simple if I make all of my budgets (all 4 weeks) at the end I will take everyone who has entered and give away a $50 gift certificate for Amazon.

How to enter.

There will be two ways to enter this contest:

  1. Leave a comment on this post (for this week) and for the next four Sunday budget posts.
  2. Post a link to this contest on your site.

The contest winner will be selected randomly from all of the entries and announced on Monday of the next week; so this weeks announcement will happen on June 10th.

I am using this contest as a way to motivate myself and not to get people to wish me to fail. Whenever it came to budgets I’ve always struggled stepping out of my comfort zone and actually staying on track and spending less, unless there was a compelling reason. This contest is my compelling reason to stay on budget. Good luck to those who enter this week and even more luck to me. I’ll be posting my weekly budget and explanation for any changes (I’ll be trying to reign the numbers in and not set myself up for failure).

Remember leave a comment on this post (or tomorrows budget) to enter the contest). If you link to the contest kindly let me know so I know.

38 thoughts on “Contest Announcement”

  1. Good luck with the budgeting, I hope you have more success than I have had in the past!

  2. Good luck! We are having budgeting woes this week. This is our first month doing the envelope system. It’s definitely going to take some tweaking.

  3. Wow, there are two winners in this situation. You learn to keep on budget and therefore, someone wins a GC because of you. A very unique contest.

  4. This is a great idea to try to stay within a budget. I wish you all the luck in the world.

  5. Good Evening, I would love to participate in your contest. I hope you are better with a budget than I am!

  6. Good luck with your budget. Not just for the contest reasons but because I’m starting my own on the next pay period (with your table as inspiration) and don’t know how easy it’s going to be.

  7. Good luck with your challenge! Here is my entry, for your consideration:

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck with your budget! I have to admit, this is a creative way to encourage yourself. 🙂

  9. What a creative way to motivate yourself!!! I love that idea!! It’s also very generous of you to offer your blog readers a part in the motivation by rewarding us, too!

    I wish you all the best with your budget! I know firsthand how incredibly difficult it is to stick to one!!


  10. Very clever idea!
    I was just telling my boyfriend I needed to crack down on my budget…maybe I should try this one too!

    Good luck!

  11. I always feel the same about a budget. It is a great idea but it can be difficult to stick to. Best of luck. Thanks for the chance.

  12. I think you’re on to something. Finding something that motivates you will help you accomplish your goals.

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