Gift Card Giveaway

by Kelly · 141 comments

in Giveaways

The contest is now closed- thanks for all the entries!

Here they are- the first three of the giveaways I’ve been promising to celebrate the launch of Almost Frugal!

Almost Frugal is giving away three $10 giftcards one each for Target, Bath and Body Works, and Barnes and Noble. Even better for the international reader, each of these gift cards is also accepted by the online retailer!

There are three ways to enter, and you can do all three, tripling your chances! The first is by leaving a comment in this post, telling me which card you would like to win. To enter a second time, subscribe to Almost Frugal’s feed by either RSS or by email, and email me the secret code you see at the bottom of all the posts. You don’t have to be a new subscriber to get a second entry – just email me the code! To get a third entry, post about this giveaway on your blog, and let me know about it.

This contest will run from noon July 7, 2008 to noon July 17, 2008, my local time. It is open to people worldwide. Edited to add: The winner will be chosen randomly.


1 Denise July 7, 2008

Barnes and Noble – to feed my book habit

2 Nicole July 7, 2008

Got to love Target (especially pronounced en francais)… I’ll include you in my link roundup…which will be on my Wednesday post! Congrads on your new site. As we’d say in Downeast Maine, shaap!

3 Beachgirl July 7, 2008

I’d like to be entered…preferably for Target, but I wouldn’t mind Barnes & Noble either.

I made a post about it too. The link is

Beachgirl’s last blog post..LSAT Update

4 Grey July 7, 2008

I have to confess to wanting a B&N card to feed my book habit. 😛

5 SavingDiva July 7, 2008

I’d love to win any of the three! However, Target would be awesome!

SavingDiva’s last blog post..Last Call!

6 jasmine July 7, 2008

oh wow. Target would be AWESOME!

jasmine’s last blog post..Geek love

7 Josie July 7, 2008

I’d love to win any of the gift cards! I love all 3 stores!

8 Budget Mama July 7, 2008

Hi there. I would like to enter for the Target gift card; I can always use that! Thanks.

Budget Mama’s last blog post..Debating on buying a brand new car

9 amaranta July 7, 2008

i’d like the target card 🙂

10 bouncing back July 7, 2008

I’d take either card! I’ve posted on my blog here is the link.

11 AJ July 7, 2008

I’ll take any one of the cards. I like all 3 stores.

12 budgets are sexy July 7, 2008

Ooh la la! I’d take any of them as well 😉 Happy monday!

budgets are sexy’s last blog post..Start Investing by 26, Retire a Millionaire by 67

13 Harmless Queen July 7, 2008

Congratulations on your new site.

I'd love to have a Target card, but I wouldn't mind B&N either 😉

Harmless Queen's last blog post..Three Day weekend …Yeahhhhh…..

14 Michelle Dawn July 7, 2008

Brilliant. I’m lovin’ the giveaways. I choose Barnes and Noble -to buy some books for baby!

15 Mare July 7, 2008

Awesome! I would want to Target gift card. Here’s my posting

Will be adding your link to my site 🙂

16 Amphritrite July 7, 2008

Target for me pweaaaaaaase!

Amphritrite’s last blog post..$240 Saved So Far

17 Fruhal Babe July 7, 2008

I’d love a Target gift card 🙂 Your new site it great!

18 Mrs. Micah July 7, 2008

Ooh, tricky. I’d like the Barnes and Noble card, I think. 🙂 Booooks. Or coffee.

19 Tony Collett July 7, 2008

I’d like the Barnes & Noble card, please.
And I’d like another entry for B&N for my posting:


20 Revanche July 7, 2008

Oh I love this blog name 🙂
And I’d love a Target GC.

Revanche’s last blog post..Belatedly, a Carnival!

21 Gail E July 7, 2008

Any of the three sound good to me! Tomorrow is my birthday, so maybe the birthday good luck fairy will help me be a winner. Thanks for the contest….going to subscribe now.

22 Kris July 7, 2008

I’d love Target or Bath and Body Works!

23 Kara July 7, 2008

I would be happy with any of the gift cards! Great giveaway! 🙂

Kara’s last blog post..Menu Plan Monday

24 Karen July 7, 2008

Just started reading your blog and really like it. I would be most interested in the B&N card. I’m also doing a post at my blog. Check it out if you like. Have a great day! 🙂

Karen’s last blog post..Knitting for Babies is Fun!

25 Shevy July 7, 2008

I’ll go for the Barnes & Noble card because I love books!
I just did a link love post with a link to your giveaway (it’s actually still in progress, but the kids are going wild right now and I’ll add more to it once I get the baby down for a nap).

Shevy’s last blog post..My First Link Love Post

26 Rachel Crisman July 7, 2008

I would love the Target card! Yay!

27 Toblerone @ Simple Mom July 7, 2008

I think I’ll have to go with Bath and Body Works. Thanks! I’ll add you to my Link Love this Saturday.

Toblerone @ Simple Mom’s last blog post..A Basic Guide to Menu Planning

28 Debt Challenger July 8, 2008

I would love to win a target giftcard

Debt Challenger’s last blog post..Weekend Money wrap up

29 Sarah F. July 8, 2008

Target sounds good. 🙂

Sarah F.’s last blog post..No snowballs or flakes this pay period

30 Julie July 8, 2008

I just found your blog through your comment on meal planning over at SimpleMom. It’s fun to see that you’re having a giveaway. I’m not picky, so I’d take any one of the giftcards. Thanks for doing this!

Julie’s last blog post..New Line of Work

31 Midwest Chick July 8, 2008

Either Target or B&N – I love them both!

Midwest Chick’s last blog post..Holiday Weekend

32 Jennifer Minson July 8, 2008

Would love the B&N card!

33 Karin A July 8, 2008

Target please….thank you!

34 Money Maus July 8, 2008

Yay for giftcards! Great contest (& blog) – I gotta go with Target 🙂

Money Maus’s last blog post.."Price Protectr"

35 Marlene July 8, 2008

I love the new look and I would love to win the Bath and Body Works Gift card because I STINK. SERIOUSLY, I STINK. I also know I can get some good deals with a $10 gift card to Bath and Body Works.

I subscribed so please enter me again. 🙂

36 Judy July 8, 2008

I’d love a Bath & Bodyworks one!

37 Jo July 8, 2008

I'd love the Barnes & Noble card, and the Target one would be nice as our state is getting it's first 2 Target stores this fall! Thanks for the great blog and the giftcard chances.

38 jen July 8, 2008

Barnes & Noble, pretty please!

39 Kam A July 8, 2008

I would love the Target GC! Thank you for the giveaway!

40 Laura W. July 8, 2008

Please enter me for B&N – it will help me get closer to the sewing book I want to purchase (to make a gift).

41 One Frugal Girl July 8, 2008

Please include me for the Bath & Body Works gift card. By the way I took a look at your Etsy link. Those tooth fairy bags are a great idea!

One Frugal Girl’s last blog post..Can I Avoid Paying Full Retail Prices for 30 Days?

42 Today's Budget July 8, 2008

Target please 🙂 Congrats on your 1/2 anniversary!

Today’s Budget’s last blog post..Great Budget Blogs to Read

43 Today's Budget July 8, 2008
44 Kathleen July 8, 2008

I'd love to win the Target card so I can stock up on stuff for the beach like sunscreen and snacks! Thanks for sharing!

45 MP - The Morphine Pr July 8, 2008

Hi Kelly I found you through BeachGirl. You are very generous to be offering these gift cards. I would certainly appreciate them and could use them. If you visit my blog, you'll read that I'm on a medical leave from my job and living on my savings – so any little thing helps. Here's how I would use them:

Bath and Boddy Works – I confess – this is not for me, but for one of my sisters as a birthday present come fall.

Barnes & Noble – I LOVE TO READ…. I've lost some cognative ability, and reading is a little more difficult and takes me much longer these days, but I still enjoy it all the same.

Target: I'd use it on something I need – most likely brushes for my braun electric tooth brush. Things may be tight for me financially, but that is no excuse for poor dental hygene.

I'll add you to my blog roll and write something about your giveaway on my blog in the next day or two.


MP (Morphine Princess)

46 Lynnae July 8, 2008

I'd love to win any of the cards, but I suppose if I have to choose one, I'll choose Target! And I'm going to post your contest on my blog on Wednesday. 🙂

Lynnae's last blog post..The First Post in the Live Well on Less Than You Think Series is up at Lynnae’s Bookshelf!

47 Kari Follett July 8, 2008

Bath and Body works, Target is a very close second 🙂

48 Pamela July 8, 2008

I’d love to win a Target card. I just found your blog and I’m loving it!

49 kristen July 8, 2008

I think I would like to win the BBB card. Then I could create a fantastic basket for my mom’s birthday at the end of the month!

kristen’s last blog post..Huge List of Freebies and Samples!

50 John B July 8, 2008

Barnes and Noble, of course, of course…. 🙂

51 Sheila July 8, 2008

Thanks for having this giveaway! I would like the Target card, please!

52 Kimber July 8, 2008

I heart Target! Please enter me for that drawing! 🙂

53 BOOTS586 July 8, 2008

Target, please. Or B& N. Thank you.

54 Ann at One Bag Nation July 8, 2008

I’ve been meaning to subscribe, so I’ll do that now an enter the drawing for Target – but winning any of the three would be lovely!

Ann at One Bag Nation’s last blog post..Is Decluttering the Same as Simplifying?

55 Janet F July 9, 2008

I would like to enter for the Target card.

Thank you!

56 Trish July 9, 2008

Thanks for having a giveaway! All three giftcards sound great. Barnes & Noble is my first choice though.

Trish's last blog post..Coupon Giveaway

57 Jamillah July 9, 2008

OMG….Wow you have comment traffic. Get giveaway!! I would like the Target GC. That place is my mecca!

58 Carla Pullum July 9, 2008

I live at target!!!!

59 Emily July 9, 2008

My first choice would be Target. But Bath and Body Works would be just decadent!

60 Rita July 9, 2008

Target Please! Because I am frugal and I can pick up some frugal finds with my gift card. THANKS!

61 Amy Wendt July 9, 2008

I would like to enter for the Barnes and Noble gift card – Thanks!

62 Tiffany July 9, 2008

Target would be fantabulous!

63 sfordinarygirl July 9, 2008

I’d prefer the Target gift card but BBB would work too! Thanks!

sfordinarygirl’s last blog post..Signing up for photography class

64 Homemaker Barbi July 9, 2008

Congrats on the launch! I’m wishing for the Barnes and Noble gift card *dreaming of books*. Good luck on your grand opening!
Homemaker Barbi

65 Carolyn July 9, 2008

Hi, Lynnae from Being Frugal sent me here! I’d love to have the Target card.

66 Christine July 10, 2008

Target!!! I love Target!!

67 chris July 10, 2008

I could really use the Target card…back-to-school is coming up! Thanks for offering these – how fun!

chris’s last blog post..Bolt Ends Update

68 chris July 10, 2008

Second post for me, but I just posted a link to your contest on my site, updated today 7-9-08! Please enter me for this one into the B & N drawing. Thanks!

chris’s last blog post..Busy Wednesday

69 Jessicamoser July 10, 2008

Target gift card.I would love to have it.I hope i win it.

70 Sara July 10, 2008

hey, i’d love the barnes & noble or target card, but i surely wouldn’t turn down the b&bw, either. : ) congrats on a great launch!

71 Kristen July 10, 2008

Congratulations on the new site! I would love the Target gift card 🙂

72 Marcia July 10, 2008


73 Laura in Atlanta July 10, 2008

Please help feed my addiction to books. Please! BOOKS GOOD! MUST HAVE BOOKS!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! It’s very generous of you!!!

74 Alison July 10, 2008

I’d choose Bath and Body Works. It’s been a long time since I’ve bought anything for myself there and I’d love some new lotion!

75 reeva July 10, 2008

awesome! I almost missed this contest! 🙂 Sweet!

76 Christy July 10, 2008

Target would be lovely (-:

77 Suzanne July 10, 2008

Best of luck with the new site.

My first choice would be Barnes and Noble. (Many a tour guide books to buy for my wedding cruise in November)

Bed Bath and Beyond would be second choice. (Do have a few gagets that I use for it).

(I like Target too -but have a bit of a drive to get there).


78 Kellie Smith July 10, 2008

Any card would be lovely. Surprise me!!!
Thank you so much.

79 Kimberly July 10, 2008

I’d love to win Target!

80 Sarah July 10, 2008

Oooh, Target for sure!!!! Hope I am the random winner. 🙂
And I am linking to you, so all of my friends can have a chance to win too!

Good luck with your blog!

Sarah’s last blog post..It’s ABOUT TIME!!!!!!

81 Stephanie July 10, 2008

I’d love to win either the Target or Barnes and Noble gift card.

I’m new to your blog, and have enjoyed looking around.

82 Debbie July 10, 2008

Hi. I’d love to win the Target car. Thanks for the chance.

83 Christine July 10, 2008

I would love any one. I am not picky, just frugal. 🙂

84 Teresa July 10, 2008

I would like the Target one 🙂

Teresa’s last blog post..Fourth Anniversary

85 Andrea July 10, 2008

I am a new grandmother so I would love to win the Target Gift Certificate so I can help buy diapers and other baby goodies.

Thanks. Andrea

86 Barb July 10, 2008

Hi, great blog, I’d love to win a Barnes & Noble gift card. Our local store puts up with me reading there a lot, although I’ve spent my share, but would love to win a GC. Thanks for doing this!

87 Lee July 10, 2008

I heard about your site from Lynnae at Beingfrugal. I’d love to win the Barnes and Noble card, I love reading. Thanks.

88 Finance Girl July 10, 2008

I’d be happy to win any of these! Thanks!

89 tiffanie July 11, 2008

wonderful idea 🙂 I wouldn’t mind the Target card!

tiffanie’s last blog post..overwhelmed by no progress

90 Ann B. July 11, 2008

I’d like Target…lots of choices…
Thanks so much!

91 Karen R July 11, 2008

I love Target!

92 Ashleigh H July 11, 2008


93 Mary Jenkins July 11, 2008

Bath and body works! I’m a sucker for smell wells! blogged you here:

94 Angie Ferguson July 11, 2008

Cool website.

I would like to win a Target card.


95 My Journey From Debt July 11, 2008

I might have to write a post as well, but for now this counts as an entry. I don’t really have a preference so I will say either Target or B&N.

96 Financial Independence or Bust! July 11, 2008

Target card–to help with grocery costs!

97 Amy @ By His Grace July 11, 2008

Pick me, pick me! I love me some Target!

Amy @ By His Grace’s last blog post..And All By 9:40 A.M.

98 hair 4 my princess July 11, 2008

Target, please. I have a Target habit, this would really help. Great site BTW

hair 4 my princess’s last blog post..Tic-Tac-Toe

99 Suzi July 11, 2008

My first choice would be B&N but Target has great books too, so its a close second! Thanks for this giveaway.

100 Sally July 11, 2008

I would like the Bath & Body Works card!

101 Jane Anne Owen July 11, 2008

I’d gladly take any of the three. I think I’d love the Barnes and Noble one most. I have been using the library but the card would give me a chance to splurge on a book that won’t make it to the library for a long, long time!

Jane Anne Owen’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday #47

102 deniseinchina July 12, 2008

Seeing English books are harder to get in China a B&N card would be grand. We also homeschool, so books are always on our list. But to shop on line at Target would bring back States memories.

103 Nicole July 12, 2008

Target, definitely!

Nicole’s last blog post..Dinner with Oma

104 mannequin July 12, 2008

Barnes and Noble would be my first choice and Target would be my second.
Thanks for the giveaway; gift cards are so perfect!

105 Ellen July 12, 2008

I would love to win a Barnes & Noble card. I am a book-a-holic by nature and this would be an awesome thing to win. Thank you for the chance.

106 dana July 12, 2008

i’d love a Target gift card…..

dana’s last blog post..Accidents Suck

107 Candace July 12, 2008

Target, please!!!!

108 Melissa July 12, 2008

I would love any of the cards. Love your website. Thanks.

109 Megan July 12, 2008

I’d most like the card for Bath & Body Works. Just moved to a new apartment and would love to get one of their plug-in wallflowers for it.

110 Liz July 12, 2008

Well, I would enjoy any of the three… but Target would be my favorite!

111 Sarah July 12, 2008

I would LOVE to win a gift card for Barnes & Noble! I can’t remember the last time I bought myself a book!!! 🙂

Sarah’s last blog post..Questions

112 Wilm July 12, 2008

I live in NZ so firstly I’d like to say thats for opening this to international readers!! 🙂

I love books so Barnes and Noble would be my choice!

Thanks, Wilm

113 Karen July 13, 2008

Ooh, I'd pick Target!

Karen's last blog post..Belated Friday Fill-Ins

114 Elizabeth M. July 13, 2008

I'd love the Target GC. I won't blow it on nonsense if I shop at Target.

115 Emily July 13, 2008

Hard choice! But I think I’d choose Target.

Emily’s last blog post..He’s Home!!

116 tangie c July 13, 2008

I'd love Target!! You can get anything in the world there:)

tangie c's last blog post..Best of The Best Today

117 tangie c July 13, 2008

I just blogged about your site and your giveaway on my today's best of the best (contests)!

tangie c's last blog post..Best of The Best Today

118 npbradshaw July 13, 2008

honestly i would love any one of those, as they are three of my favorite stores. but i think target would be my first choice.

119 Cheryl July 13, 2008

I would love any of them, but Target is definitely my vice! 🙂

Cheryl’s last blog post..Happy Birthday Dada!

120 Cheryl July 13, 2008

P.S. I forgot to mention that I’ve linked to you on my blog for my third entry! Thanks!

Cheryl’s last blog post..Happy Birthday Dada!

121 Sally Villarreal July 13, 2008

Barnes and Noble. 🙂

Sally Villarreal's last blog post..10 things *I* think are worth spending more on

122 Beth July 13, 2008

I would love the Target gift card–it's practically my second home!!

Beth's last blog post..Capture the moment

123 Cheryl W July 13, 2008

I think I would have to go with Target. Thanks!

124 Lisa Sharp July 14, 2008

I would love the Target gift card. 🙂 Thanks for doing this!!

125 Go Amie July 14, 2008

I'd go for the B&N giftcard – I can never have too many books!

126 Ilissa H. July 14, 2008

I’d love to win the Target giftcard. I have also blogged about your giveaway here:

127 E.C. July 14, 2008

I'd love to be entered.

128 Frugal Vet Tech July 14, 2008

I pick Target! I linked to this post in this post.

129 Nicole (SAHM Ramblings) July 14, 2008

Nothing fancy, but the Target card would be my choice!

Nicole (SAHM Ramblings)’s last blog post..When is a Cupcake NOT a Cupcake?

130 Faye July 14, 2008

target and barnes and nobles…either!

131 Janine July 14, 2008

gotta love Barnes and Noble!!!

132 Shelly Primm July 14, 2008

Bath and Body Works would be good! Thanks!

133 Christina July 14, 2008

I'd love B&N or Target!

Christina's last blog post..Mid Week Loves…

134 Tara July 14, 2008

Great idea and great new site! I would love either Barnes & Noble or Target.

135 Liz July 15, 2008

I love your site! Would love to win. Thanks!

136 Marlena July 15, 2008

I choose Target! That store has everything! 🙂

137 Debt Girl July 16, 2008

Target is the end all be all to stores in my world! They have just about everything.

Debt Girl’s last blog post..The Things I am Giving Up

138 Janani July 16, 2008

I would love to win a Target gift card

Janani’s last blog post..When life gives you lemons, make Lemon Oorkai*

139 Jennifer July 17, 2008

I would like the Bath and Body Gift card.

Jennifer’s last blog post..Hilarities and Happenings

140 JenniferM July 17, 2008

I would like to use gift cards to mail to the US for gratitude for kindness after a recent death in my family.
A Target card for a sister-in-law
A Bath & Body card for a sister-in-law
A Barnes & Noble card for me!

141 Judy October 17, 2008

This is a nice post about book Gift cards and its a very needed information.
Thanks for such an important post.

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