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:
- Leave a comment on this post (for this week) and for the next four Sunday budget posts.
- 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.