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$1000 cash Christmas giveaway 2014Last year I gave away $1000 of my own money for the first time while I was barely earning anything from this site. Back then I had a full time day job and worked on How To Save Money in the evenings - it was still hard to part with that much money, but I'm glad I did! 

Turns out it was a great success and this year the site is earning considerably more money, mostly from advertising and partially thanks to last year's giveaway. However, recently I made the decision to try and make my living online full time and have seen my income take a huge nosedive - *gulp*. The giveaway was so popular before though that I really wanted to bring it back again this year, so here it is again!

The Prizes

The prizes from me are going to be the same as last year, all cash coming straight out of my pocket!

I'm not going to try and source prizes from other bloggers this year because I feel like I tapped them out last year and don't want to always be coming after the same people for money. Thanks for the donations in 2013 guys, if you really want to participate again this year, let me know.

Fortunately, Luke from Tinker and Hack stepped up at the last minute to generously donate $250 worth of free technology of the winner's choice as an amazing 6th prize so there's even more than $1000 available to win again this year.

  • 1st Prize - $500 cash
  • 2nd Prize - $250 cash
  • 3rd Prize - $150 cash
  • 4th Prize - $50 cash
  • 5th Prize - $50 cash
  • 6th Prize - $250 custom technology prize package (courtesy of Tinker And Hack)
    • ​Your choice of $250 worth of any products that they sell shipped to your door hopefully in time for Christmas!
Get a top flexible travel credit card.
Plus a travel bonus worth another $150.
Offer ends December 21, 2018.

Total Prize Value: $1250

Enter Here:

Entering is easy, you simply need to follow the instructions in the giveaway entry form immediately below. You can pick and choose which ways you would like to enter the giveaway using the entry form and it will keep track your entries up to a maximum possible of 15 entries per person.

You can use an email address or your Facebook account to access the giveaway form. We respect your privacy. Your email address or Facebook account will only be used to contact you if you are selected as a giveaway winner and for nothing else.

To ensure your entries will count, please read and follow the instructions for every step you choose to complete carefully. It is NOT enough to just click the the big green buttons.

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Giveaway Rules

  1. Using multiple email addresses to enter is strictly prohibited and will disqualify you from the giveaway. The maximum entries any one person can earn is 15.
  2. You must remain signed up by email, Facebook, Twitter, RSS, etc at least until after the prizes are awarded to be eligible to win.
  3. The giveaway period is from 12:00am November 20th, 2014 to 11:59pm on December 17th, 2014 EST.
  4. Giveaway is open to all residents of Canada over the age of 16, excluding residents of the province of Quebec.
  5. Winners will be drawn at random starting with the first prize on down to the last prize until all prizes have been awarded. If a winner cannot be reached, refuses their prize, or is ineligible or disqualified for some other reason, then that prize will be drawn again at the time this is discovered.
  6. Winners will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway ending and will eventually be announced on this site after all prizes have been delivered.
  7. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and the number of prizes donated.
  8. Only the first 5 prizes are guaranteed by me, prizes donated by others are the responsibility of the donator but every effort will be made to ensure they are delivered as promised.
  9. Skill testing question required. Winners will be required to answer a skill testing question before the prize is awarded to them.
  10. No purchase necessary. To enter this way, first send an email to no-purchase [at] and then a mailing address will be provided to you where you can snail mail your request to be entered in the giveaway.

Special Thanks

I want to give a shout out to anyone who helps me promote the giveaway so I'm reserving this spot for those people.

How Would You Use The Money?

Leave a comment letting me know how you would use the money if you won the grand prize or just letting me know that you entered for the fun of it! 

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Jackie Olsen
Jackie Olsen's picture

Hi, If I was fortunate enough to win I would donate a least half of the prize winnings to a charity.

November 20, 2014 @ 4:09 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Definitely in the spirit of Christmas to do that!

November 21, 2014 @ 10:59 am
Darlene's picture

hini was wondering how u made it to sign up for this contest I don't know how

December 09, 2014 @ 6:46 pm
Angela Sears Cunningham
Angela Sears Cunningham's picture

It would likely go to pay some bills,and/or groceries.Thanks for the chance!

November 20, 2014 @ 4:11 pm
Christina B.
Christina B.'s picture

If I won I would pay off some debt, and purchase some items I've wanted but never had the spare money for.

November 20, 2014 @ 4:13 pm
Robert Naherny
Robert Naherny's picture

I use the money to buy my wife a smartphone so that we could cancel our landline but still receive a discounted bundle price! Happy wife and I wouldn't have to buy any mistletoe.

November 20, 2014 @ 4:20 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
Technology really makes the women go crazy eh? :)
November 28, 2014 @ 3:33 pm
Alyson L
Alyson L's picture

I would spend half the money stocking up on grocery staples when I see a good sale, and I'd use the other half to help me get out of my personal debt.

November 20, 2014 @ 4:22 pm
Catherine Porter
Catherine Porter's picture

If I won it would help with paying down some debt QUICKER!!! Thank you for the generous giveaway and to Tinker and Hack for their donation!!!

November 20, 2014 @ 4:26 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
My pleasure. I was pretty surprised when Luke offered $250 at the last minute. I asked him for a donation of one prize he probably already had lying around and he came back and offered $250 on anything they sell. Definitely going to make a happy person this Christmas - especially if they can cut their cable bill!
November 28, 2014 @ 3:34 pm
Janet K
Janet K's picture

If I was fortunate enough to win, I would give my deserving husband a nice Christmas gift and pay down debt with the rest.

November 20, 2014 @ 4:38 pm
Nick's picture


If I won, I would definitely use the money for tuition fees at University.

November 20, 2014 @ 4:42 pm
Andrea's picture

I entered. I can ALWAYS use the cash at Christmas. This would go in my Disney fund. Free money should only be spent on travel!!!

November 20, 2014 @ 4:48 pm
Catherine Smith
Catherine Smith's picture

I would use this money to pay off all my bills, and if there was any left over I would buy my pets some nice treats!!

November 20, 2014 @ 4:55 pm
Lina D
Lina D's picture

I'd buy a goose-down winter parka if I won. Thank you for this contest.

November 20, 2014 @ 5:52 pm
sue's picture

I would pay off some bills.

November 20, 2014 @ 5:58 pm
Terry's picture

Really enjoy the posts and your blog

November 20, 2014 @ 6:17 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
Always glad to hear some positive feedback. Thanks for being a regular reader!
November 28, 2014 @ 3:36 pm
Patti's picture

I would shorten my deadline of April 2015 for paying off my secured line of credit by at least one month. Thanks for the chances!

November 20, 2014 @ 6:57 pm
Charles Ritchie
Charles Ritchie's picture

I just entered this contest as well.It now remains to be seen IF I will win one of the prizes.....

November 20, 2014 @ 7:02 pm
vanessa foster
vanessa foster's picture

I would go on a nice trip :) ty vm!!!!!!!! followed, shared and subscribed....

November 20, 2014 @ 7:26 pm
Marg Smith
Marg Smith's picture

I love the chance to win cash! Thanks for the contest and the useful tips on your blog.

November 20, 2014 @ 7:39 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
More to come, thanks!
November 28, 2014 @ 3:36 pm
Stacie D
Stacie D's picture

I'd use the money to pay my mounting vet bill for my dog! Thanks for the site!:)

November 20, 2014 @ 8:32 pm
Carole's picture

Hi, If I won I would do something really boring..and kinda smart..I'd make an extra payment on the principal on my mortgage..or pay back my deductible on my recent car insurance claim

November 20, 2014 @ 9:59 pm
Joe H. Fanning
Joe H. Fanning's picture

Our small Church need a sound improvement an go to wireless mics , the cords get in the way. I have a set of eight mics on Amazon I saw that were $500.oo and look good that were the money would go.

November 20, 2014 @ 11:46 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
Wireless mics are definitely a nice thing to have in a church. I'm sure you'll make good use of them if you do win.
November 28, 2014 @ 3:36 pm
John's picture

You already have saved me money which is like winning. Thanks and keep up the great research. Winning real cash is nice. We do a lot of volunteer work and I'm sure some of the cash would go there and probably some would pay for a family dinner.

November 21, 2014 @ 12:07 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
You hit the nail on the head John. The site is all about doing research and sharing the results with you guys. I try and process the massive volume of information out there and condense it down so it's easy to act upon it. Sending some to a volunteer organization if you win is great, and you can't beat a nice dinner out with the family that's for sure.
November 28, 2014 @ 3:37 pm
Kam's picture

It would go to pay off bills!

November 21, 2014 @ 12:42 am
Chantel's picture

so glad to see you joined pinterest, now I can pin from there and the site too :)

November 21, 2014 @ 12:49 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
Thanks for all your support in the past year Chantel. I've noticed you've shared several things on social media and you've kept following my stuff ever since you won the big $500 prize last year. It's great to see you here participating again this year :D
November 28, 2014 @ 3:38 pm
jacqualine's picture

For the fun of it, I try and try but everyone thinks I'm a jinx so one day I hope to break that with a win, they won't even take me to bingo with them.

November 21, 2014 @ 11:32 am
Ray Desloges
Ray Desloges 's picture

If I win the prize would go to my grandchildren for XMas.

November 21, 2014 @ 5:39 pm
Billy Truong
Billy Truong's picture

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

November 21, 2014 @ 6:36 pm
Edmond 's picture

RE: OMG< I would use it to buy much needed grocery, supplement & medicine to get well. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the $1000 to shop and eat again. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest.

November 21, 2014 @ 7:46 pm
Kristy Dewilde
Kristy Dewilde's picture

If I won I would help my mom. She was a single mom and cared for me taking on 2 and 3 jobs serving tables, not she is in her 50s and still waitressing now that I'm older in my 30s I help her any way I can when I'm in the position to do so, as she did for me for all those years

November 21, 2014 @ 11:34 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
The sacrifice parents make is truly astounding and something children rarely appreciate. It's great when we can do something to to partially thank our parents for all the time and energy then invested in us.
November 28, 2014 @ 3:38 pm
Sandra's picture

I would split the prize in half and give it to my sons so they could have a little better Christmas

November 22, 2014 @ 2:06 am
Sharon's picture

Someone close to me recently lost his job .. vehicle died .. had cancer surgery earlier this year. Not been a banner year for this person so if I won, I'd pay whatever bills I could and fill their fridge :)

November 22, 2014 @ 12:30 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
That's very kind-hearted of you and I think your close friend or relative is very fortunate to have you.
November 28, 2014 @ 3:39 pm
Sabrina Tong
Sabrina Tong's picture

I'd use it to pay off a bill, less stress is the ultimate Christmas gift

November 22, 2014 @ 2:13 pm
Richard Corkum
Richard Corkum's picture

I Need This

November 22, 2014 @ 5:26 pm
Bmaven's picture

This is so amazingly generous of you. Thank you.
I love your blog because you write about things I actually want to know about (rather than all the obvious things from other money-saving. Personal finance blogs) I have used MANY of your tips :)
If I won I would use the money toward a flight home for Christmas. My husband and I moved pretty far away, and to not have to make the trechorous drive in the winter would be a blessing!

November 23, 2014 @ 10:57 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
That's wonderful feedback and encouragement, thanks! I'm really glad you've found several of my tips useful and have been able to implement them in your daily life. There's nothing better than feeling like you've made a difference in someone's life!
November 28, 2014 @ 3:39 pm
Tricia Cooper
Tricia Cooper's picture

I would donate to a toy drive and pay some bills - thanx for the chance! :)

November 23, 2014 @ 3:42 pm
suzi 's picture

I'd use it to help out my sister because she needs a load of financial help and won't take the money I offer (so I think she'd have no excuse since this money wouldn't be coming out of my paycheque)!

November 23, 2014 @ 9:44 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
That's a clever way to work around that problem - you've got a lucky sister!
November 28, 2014 @ 3:50 pm
Carol Henryu
Carol Henryu's picture

If I Wim i would pay off some bills to help for the long winter ahead.

November 23, 2014 @ 10:13 pm
My Own Advisor's picture

I would use the money for my wife's 2015 TFSA contribution. Tax-free savings, bring it on!

Killer giveaway Stephen, will be promoting it this week on my site and via social media!

November 24, 2014 @ 9:05 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
Maybe I should be putting this in my TFSA as well Mark because they have been pretty neglected over the past few years as I have focused on paying off our house and new vehicle! Thanks for always being a supporter man, you have no idea how much I appreciate it.
November 28, 2014 @ 3:51 pm
Liz's picture

I'd bargain shop for winter clothes for the shelters

November 24, 2014 @ 1:27 pm
Johanna's picture

I would take half and purchase much needed items for our local foodbanks!
The other would love to take my autistic son to Great Wolf Lodge for a night :)

November 24, 2014 @ 6:13 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Great ideas on both accounts. I've heard Great Wolf Lodge is great but I've never been there!

November 28, 2014 @ 3:52 pm
Jeannette 's picture

have 7 grandchildren and no money for Xmas, would love to be able to get them each Something they want.thanks

November 25, 2014 @ 8:01 pm
Marg's picture

Winning is fun

November 26, 2014 @ 8:17 am
Carly's picture

I would buy some much needed, new bedding for my step daughter. We also just moved from another province, with 3 kids, and are in desperate need of some house furniture. Dining table,dressers, etc. Would make christmas a whole lot more enjoyable to know that we can spend our money on some gifts, and not feel guilty about not having these items.

November 26, 2014 @ 4:11 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
Moving and starting over in a new area is such a pain. Definitely need those essentials to help you with your fresh start. Good luck!
December 04, 2014 @ 1:24 pm
Chantelle Muise
Chantelle Muise's picture

It would be great to win any of the prizes, but if I won the grand prize I would get myself a new laptop top so I can begin my own on-line career and hopefully finally write that novel that floats around in the back of my head.

November 27, 2014 @ 1:25 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
Awesome! Love to hear about people who are trying to make it online. Most people think it is much easier than it actually is. I find the opposite is true - it is very challenging and complex but definitely doable. Good luck!
December 04, 2014 @ 1:26 pm
phoenix's picture

If I were to come into money, whether through this contest or something else...I'd give a portion of it to our local food bank and use the rest to start the year off with less debt. Thanks for the chance to help others as well as my family!

November 27, 2014 @ 7:44 pm
luba kruz
luba kruz's picture

If i won some money l would be overwhelmed,I would be in shock.

November 27, 2014 @ 8:05 pm
Betty's picture

If I was fortunate enough to win I would be able to fly to see my new Grandson for firsttime. It would be amazing.

November 27, 2014 @ 8:42 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
If I had a new grandson in another city I'd do the same!
December 04, 2014 @ 1:27 pm
Christina's picture

If I win I would spend the money on my kids and my grand daughter and to buy food :)

November 28, 2014 @ 1:23 am
Syl's picture

I would use it for my trip fund! I am saving up to take a celebration trip with my daughter... to celebrate her graduation, my freedom (divorce) and turning 50!!! It would really come in handy 8)

December 02, 2014 @ 11:04 am
Lori's picture

I think I would put the money towards a vacation! Thanks for the opportunity!

December 03, 2014 @ 3:25 pm
Margaret's picture

Son is starting college next year and two others coming up. Any money that I can use for their education is would be a great help.

December 03, 2014 @ 10:02 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
Nothing is better than helping our children get a good education as it definitely sets them up for success in life. Good use of the money for sure!
December 04, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Nicolthepickle's picture

Hard work does pay off, and I hope a great year for you in 2015.

December 03, 2014 @ 10:18 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
Thanks for the well wishes - definitely working hard and hoping it pays off!
December 04, 2014 @ 1:29 pm
Colin Duck
Colin Duck's picture

If I won any of the cash prizes I would donate the money to a charitable organization that I have volunteered with for almost 27 years - SARI Therapeutic Riding. This organization has existed since 1978 just outside London Ontario, and gives kids & adults with disabilities the opportunity to do something that they wouldn't be able to do otherwise - ride a horse.

December 03, 2014 @ 11:39 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
I love horseback riding but almost never do it. I went to riding camp when I was a kid and it was one of the best times of my life. That's a very unique charity you are supporting there!
December 04, 2014 @ 1:29 pm
Jana L.
Jana L.'s picture

If I was fortunate enough to win, I would donate half it to the local animal shelters or local charity and save the rest in the bank

December 04, 2014 @ 9:59 am
kaela's picture

i would buy something nice for my mother for christmas

December 04, 2014 @ 4:34 pm
Emmy's picture

Based on some of the comments I definitely I'm looking forward to reading your tips! Sure could use them. If I won I would pay off some outstanding bills and give a portion away to a charitable organization which sponsors a Christmas celebration for a needy family (meal, presents for kids etc) - 'tis the season after all!
Thanks for the chance

December 04, 2014 @ 5:15 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Thanks Emmy - I hope you find some useful content on the site. Feel free to browse through the menu up top and the popular posts in the right sidebar for some of my existing content that may help.

December 05, 2014 @ 11:58 am
Melanie Hamlyn
Melanie Hamlyn's picture

I would use the money to pay off bills and rent

December 05, 2014 @ 12:04 am
Diana Corlett
Diana Corlett's picture

I would use the win for a sumptious Christmas feast and the rest to pay bills.

December 05, 2014 @ 1:15 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Mmmmmm .... TURKEY!

December 05, 2014 @ 11:59 am
Eva Maiiland
Eva Maiiland's picture

I got significantly sick over the last couple months and it put a huge strain on my financially and my boys aren't going to have the best Christmas, but we have a roof over our heads and food, not a lot, but enough, and I know its more than some people have, so I would probably use the money to get my bills straight and to get a little something for my boys. It all seems to work out in the end. Good luck everyone and Happy Holidays. May peace find you.

December 05, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Love the attitude. Hard work and perseverance almost always pay off in the end. I know what it's like to be sick - keep fighting!

December 05, 2014 @ 11:31 pm
Teresa's picture

Put the money to good use over the holiday season by purchasing a camera for a special someone, who has been having a hard time over the years. Having a more professional camera, here's hoping he can get his career the kick start it needs. So, if I win, it will be more about paying it forward. All the best during this festive holiday season!

December 05, 2014 @ 2:51 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Spending money to make money - I'm a big believer in that. Very good use for the funds!

December 05, 2014 @ 11:32 pm
Janice's picture

This time of year I would get something for a surprise gift for a deserving person. Received a surprise gift a couple of years age,when I was out of work and it really makes up for dozens of crappy days. Nothing big, just a small, unexpected gesture.
I can think of two people who are super friendly and I know are underpaid. Being a secret is what makes it magical

December 05, 2014 @ 4:46 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

It's amazing how a small kind gesture can really make a significant impact in another person's life!

December 05, 2014 @ 11:33 pm
mcmc's picture

I would be taking my dear hubby on a fishing trip of a lifetime

December 05, 2014 @ 6:10 pm
Joe Francella
Joe Francella's picture

I Wound donate half to sick kids foundation and use the rest for a spa day.

December 05, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Rose's picture

I think what you are doing is wonderful. I would use the money to pay for my husband's medical bills and other medications. Since his stroke we have been struggling and this will help out a lot . Thank you and have a great Christmas and a Happy New year.

December 05, 2014 @ 6:46 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

My mother went through a bad stroke and it was a tough experience. I can't imagine how tough it must have been for her. Fortunately she came out of it pretty much ok after quite a long recovery period. I hope he will recover equally as well. Good luck!

December 05, 2014 @ 11:34 pm
rachel's picture

Sadly, if I won cash it would go to bills, and home renos

December 05, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Bills, bills, bills - we've all got 'em so nothing really sad about doing that. A very practical and responsible thing to do.  Coincidently have you checked out the "Bills" section of the site using the main menu above?

December 05, 2014 @ 11:35 pm
Stephanie LaPlante
Stephanie LaPlante's picture

If I won, I'd definitely pay bills

December 05, 2014 @ 7:17 pm
brenda john
brenda john's picture

hi. I would pay off all my debts and then travel around the world. I would also give some to charity.

December 06, 2014 @ 2:15 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
You might need a little more money to travel around the world but it'll be a good start anyway :)
December 08, 2014 @ 11:42 am
Andrew's picture

I would save it for our wedding coming up in September.

December 06, 2014 @ 11:58 am
Cathryn Henderson
Cathryn Henderson's picture

I would use the money to get something for loved ones for Christmas

December 06, 2014 @ 12:53 pm
Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks's picture

Spending it on my well deserving wife on an escape weekend.

December 06, 2014 @ 2:46 pm
Renee Lacasse
Renee Lacasse's picture

I would apply it to my line of credit.

December 06, 2014 @ 2:58 pm
Ron Coleman
Ron Coleman's picture

My daughter sleeps outside in a cardboard box every January. She does this to raise funds for the homeless and needy in our community. This is an annual event called " Sleep out so others can sleep in". I would donate the money to their cause. Although disabled and on a disability pension, and battling cancer, there are others worse off than me.

December 06, 2014 @ 4:04 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
That's a great cause! Nothing like putting yourself in someone else's shoes to better understand the hardship they are going through. Also a great way to raise awareness in a highly visible way.
December 08, 2014 @ 11:53 am
Lynn's picture

I would use some of the money to pay for my daughters university application, save some and use part for making this holiday a better one. I"m always interested in saving money and look forward to learning tips.

December 06, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
I forgot that universities charge a fee just to apply - it's been a few years since I attended myself. I hope your daughter gets in to the school of her choice.
December 08, 2014 @ 11:55 am
Chelsea V
Chelsea V's picture

I entered! Thank you kindly!

December 06, 2014 @ 6:54 pm
B Mayes
B Mayes's picture

We are planning to purchase our first house and any money would go toward building the down payment and/or to help with the closing costs.

December 06, 2014 @ 8:23 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
Few things are as exciting as purchasing your first home. I was pretty excited about it myself.
December 08, 2014 @ 11:56 am
mary bishop
mary bishop's picture

I would put it towards any future cancer treatments I might need..Ithanks was 2011 when I found out that I had breast cancer..soo any hEl would be great!

December 06, 2014 @ 9:38 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Cancer sucks - good luck with your fight and good luck in the giveaway.

December 08, 2014 @ 11:57 am
Janet's picture

If I was lucky to win the $$$..most of it going on bills and a bit towards Christmas. Thx for contest. :)

December 06, 2014 @ 10:25 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

You're welcome :)

December 08, 2014 @ 11:58 am
Sherry Keam
Sherry Keam's picture

I would book a hotel room in the city so my husband could have some relaxation time. He doesn't get to just stop and do that very much. Would love to be able to give him something like a nice night out.

December 06, 2014 @ 10:28 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Creative use of the funds. Don't forget to use Priceline to book your hotel and you might be able to get a few nights out instead of just one!

December 08, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Julie 's picture

I'd buy a new bed.

December 06, 2014 @ 11:20 pm
Lynette's picture

I would sponser a family for Christmas and provide all the food for an awesome Christmas dinner with my family!

December 07, 2014 @ 2:04 am
Bev's picture

I would put it in my renovation fund.

December 07, 2014 @ 7:55 am
Tracey Luck
Tracey Luck's picture

When I win the money i will treat a few friends to a great wine and cheese news years party. let the fun begin

December 07, 2014 @ 10:37 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Looking forward to the little New Year's Eve party we're planning ourselves. Always a lot of fun!

December 08, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Rose Johnson
Rose Johnson's picture

If I won the top prize I would put the money into my daughters savings account. She just turned 1 so this would be a great Christmas/birthday gift!

December 07, 2014 @ 12:52 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Wow, I'm not sure she's going to recognize the value of $500 at age 1 but it'll be nice to help her get a start on life when she's older. Tell her not to spend it all in one place!

December 08, 2014 @ 12:01 pm
Kelly S.
Kelly S.'s picture

My husband's family live far away and if I won, we'd go spend some time with his family for Christmas!

December 07, 2014 @ 1:42 pm
Patty Keenan
Patty Keenan's picture

I would share with the less fortunate. I work full time in a food bank and I see where money can be used. I would help a family in their time of need :)

December 07, 2014 @ 5:07 pm
Marsha's picture

I would pay my bills, go for a great vacation and help pay for my children's expenses.

December 07, 2014 @ 6:24 pm
Stacey's picture

If I were lucky enough to win, I would give the money to my parents to put towards their Chemotherapy treatments and hospital costs.

December 07, 2014 @ 9:53 pm
Jason's picture

I would probably either put it towards our debt or take the kids on a well deserved vacation

December 07, 2014 @ 10:33 pm
Ludy 's picture

If I am lucky enough to win any cash, I will be able to pay my rent and by my 12 year old daughter a Christmas present. Being layoff since March, I am in deep financial stress. This is a sad Christmas for both of us.

December 08, 2014 @ 12:14 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Being laid off is so stressful. Been there, done that. Good luck finding new employment!

December 08, 2014 @ 12:03 pm
dee matulewicz
dee matulewicz's picture

I enter just for the fun of it,and if I won I would fill my fridge and freezer with food

December 08, 2014 @ 2:40 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

It's always fun to join in the reindeer games, right?

December 08, 2014 @ 12:04 pm
Jay's picture

This money would be great for the holiday groceries! We have so many relatives coming!

December 08, 2014 @ 7:23 am
Arionna Scaletta
Arionna Scaletta's picture

If I was fortunate enough to win I would be able to get my family a couple presents for Christmas and then put the rest towards collage.

December 08, 2014 @ 9:57 am
NATASHA's picture

If i was fortunate enough to win i would be able to buy my children some presents for christmas and get ourselves a nice meal for christmas.

December 08, 2014 @ 10:54 am
Marilyn Santos
Marilyn Santos's picture

Since my husband's job became redundant a year ago October and he has been working only for Temp Agencies, I would use the money to catch up on things we are behind in. This would definitely help make Christmas special this year. Merry Christmas to all of you and the one is lucky to win this. Thank you.

December 08, 2014 @ 12:04 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Merry Christmas to you as well!

December 08, 2014 @ 12:05 pm
Susan's picture

I would use the money to purchase a box spring and mattress for my granddaughter.

December 08, 2014 @ 1:03 pm
christina's picture

If I won I would pay down some of my hsband's debt so he could have a stress-free holiday!

December 08, 2014 @ 1:23 pm
Danielle's picture

I would use the money to buy a Christmas present. I'm a full time student and this is the first Christmas I've had where there will be nothing under the tree. I try not to complain as I know there are many others who go many years with nothing under their tree. My husband has just been so supportive and has helped me so much during this huge transition in my life I wish I could just get him something, anything.

December 08, 2014 @ 1:52 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

I hope you find a way to get something under the tree this year!

December 09, 2014 @ 2:48 pm
margaret layton
margaret layton's picture

Thank you first for your generous gift to a random person. I am a single working mom who struggles at this time of year to make xmas special for my two amazing kids. Although I do struggle I always find a way to make the holidays great, so if I was chosen then money would definitely go to my kids. Merry Christmas

December 08, 2014 @ 6:11 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

The most special part of Christmas is always family anyway. Nice gifts are a luxury that we can enjoy, but getting together and sharing love is the best part about it the holidays for me.

December 10, 2014 @ 2:45 pm
Debra LaRocque Prentice
Debra LaRocque Prentice's picture

If I were lucky enough to win, I would buy all my grandbabys new clothes for Christmas.

December 08, 2014 @ 6:26 pm
Lori Walton
Lori Walton's picture

I would use the money to pay down some of my credit cards. Thank you.

December 08, 2014 @ 6:27 pm
donna makayak
donna makayak's picture

I would give the half to my parents and bank my half.

December 08, 2014 @ 8:29 pm
Evren Ay
Evren Ay's picture

If I win, I will use the money for an organic food shopping spree!

December 08, 2014 @ 11:55 pm
Tanna's picture

If i win i will send it to my family in the Philippines to help pay for my mother's hospital bills and medications. I could use it too for plane ticket back home for Christmas but my family needs it more for the hospital bills so my desire to go home after not going home and spending Christmas with them for 9 years will just have to wait again for next year if im lucky to have savings.

December 09, 2014 @ 4:38 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Filipinos who live abroad are always so generous in sending money back to the Philippines to help there loved ones there even if they don't have a lot of extra to spare. Cost of living here is much higher, but fortunately a little bit of Canadian money can go a long way in the Philippines.

December 10, 2014 @ 2:47 pm
Sue Patterson-Lieggi
Sue Patterson-Lieggi's picture

I would help out my son and his family who are struggling and my husband who has given up everything to be here with me

December 09, 2014 @ 7:49 pm
Lorena's picture

I would love to buy something fun for my son and warm winter boots....maybe some fancy boots for myself.

December 09, 2014 @ 11:52 pm
Robert Sangster
Robert Sangster's picture

I would spend it on Christmas Gifts.

December 10, 2014 @ 10:32 am
Mike's picture

What would I do if I won the $1000 HUGE CHRISTMAS CA$H GIVEAWAY?!

Simple. I would spread a little Christmas spirit to those who need it the most during this Holiday season. I would certainly ensure a holly jolly Christmas is had by all, purchase small gifts for families who cannot afford to provide for their children, and a Christmas dinner to warm the souls of those individuals on the street bearing the frigid temperatures of old man winter. Finally, a gift for my family, the most important thing in my life. After all, isn't that what Christmas is all about?

Did I mention, I will do this all while GoPro'ing my story as it unfolds, and creating an edit for all to see and appreciate? Let's spread a little good karma folks!

The choice is yours. :)

December 10, 2014 @ 9:51 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

You definitely win the award for the most inventive comment Mike and it sounds like you are really good with money because you are going to stretch that $500 to $1000 a REALLY long way :)

December 12, 2014 @ 3:18 pm
KS's picture

Pay some Christmas bills!

December 10, 2014 @ 10:59 pm
Danyel Zilinski
Danyel Zilinski's picture

I would continue to pay off some debt...almost done! Love your newsletter, have been subscribed for awhile now. Thanks so much!!!

December 10, 2014 @ 11:23 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Glad you like the regular emails Danyel. I've got a couple of pretty good articles coming up I think.

December 12, 2014 @ 3:19 pm
Greta Bomberry
Greta Bomberry's picture

I would definitely spend some of it on stockpiling some groceries which I would share via family meals over the holidays and the rest I would put in a savings account.

December 11, 2014 @ 12:54 pm
Bonnie Cassibo
Bonnie Cassibo's picture

I would pay off the last payment of my truck and then I would help my dad out for Christmas for he and my brother are a pair of single guys and sometime need a woman to cook for them.

December 11, 2014 @ 5:12 pm
Sarah's picture

Pay off one credit card so i can cancel it.

December 11, 2014 @ 5:29 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Smart choice. Credit card debt is something we should all aspire to avoid, especially at Christmas went it is very tempting to over spend!

December 12, 2014 @ 3:20 pm
Larissa's picture

The money would definitely go towards my debts which will be a great start to the new year! (:

December 11, 2014 @ 9:18 pm
Scott's picture

This would be split between my Daughter and Wife!
They need some spoiling.

December 11, 2014 @ 11:26 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

You're a good man Scott!

December 12, 2014 @ 3:21 pm
Shari's picture

I would use the money to provide a memorable Christmas for my husband. He is the survivor of a rare stroke (hitting both sides of the brain), which resulted in permanent neurological damage and mobility issues. Last Thanksgiving he had another set-back and had to have emergency heart surgery. Due to his health, I have had to leave my full-time job to be his caregiver. Despite everything, he is my hero. He never complains about why this had to happen to him, but treats every day together as a gift. Christmas has always been his favourite holiday, and when well, he always made it special for me. For the past couple of years, we have not been able to have much of one, since financially it has been extremely difficult. For one year, I would love to be able to create as special a holiday for him as he used to for me. One of his dreams for years has been to go to a Maple Leafs game - he is a HUGE fan. If I could, I would love to make this dream come true for him. Blessings on you for giving people the chance to even dream of creating something special for the people they love. Merry Christmas to you!

December 12, 2014 @ 3:23 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Thanks for the kind words Shari! I know what it's like to have a family member go through a life changing stroke as my mother went through one and lost most of the motion and feeling in her left side. Fortunately, over a period of years she recovered almost completely so she can live a normal life. It sounds like your husband's stroke did much more permanent damage.

I hope you are able to make that Leaf's game happen for him this year! It's great that he doesn't complain too because I live with Type 1 Diabetes. It's a challenging illness, but not nearly as bad as what your husband is going through and I find it hard not to complain sometimes. Best of luck!

December 12, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

if i would win any kind of money i would share with family ,and pay bills .thank you

December 12, 2014 @ 6:15 pm

i would share with our family and pay bills

December 12, 2014 @ 6:16 pm
kathy gillingham
kathy gillingham's picture

if i was lucky enough to win I would help my mom and dad out and donate some to a local food bank

December 12, 2014 @ 7:02 pm
Sandra S.
Sandra S.'s picture

Would love this to get my family and friends some nice gifts and buy some extra food to donate to my local food bank! Thanks for the chance!

December 13, 2014 @ 6:34 am
patricia's picture

If I won this awesome prize I would use the money to fund Bring the boys home.
I am trying to raise funds to bring 2 sons home to spend the holidays with their parents. There father has alzheimers and this will probably be their last christmas that he will really be able to be with them.

December 13, 2014 @ 2:47 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

My grandmother had Alzheimers and that was a real tragedy. I remember taking her to see "You've Got Mail" at the cinema. One of the only times I went to see a movie with her. On the way to see the movie she must have asked me where we were going 20 times. It was all I could do not to bawl in front of her but I held it in because I knew it would just confuse and upset her. We had a good time at the movie though and it's a memory I will remember forever!

December 15, 2014 @ 1:36 pm
Angela Davison
Angela Davison's picture

I would use the money to buy a much needed airline ticket home for Christmas.The hardest part of winning would be the deciding whether to go west to Victoria to see my little brother ,wife and Miracle daughter, the Mom had ovarian Cancer so Dr's harvested her eggs and her,my sister in law, had her sister in law carry the miracle for the nine mths. Or to go home to Nova Scotia and see my Mom and Dad,sister and ALL of her brood{4kids+4 grandkids}
I have been a widow now for 6yrs and still live very close to my in laws but it would be SO NICE to see MY family for Christmas............WOW !!!!

December 13, 2014 @ 5:44 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Sounds like a tough choice Angela! That baby story is really amazing so thanks for sharing. Hope you get the chance to see your family at Christmas sometime soon.

December 15, 2014 @ 1:33 pm
bev's picture

My grandson is in foster care and I would put it a down payment for a lawyer for my grandson to come home to his dad because the mom is a abuse and neglects him when he is in his care. He has had been shaken, covered his mouth, not feeding him, lost two pounds, and has had many very bad rashes. To give my son his first Christmas with his son.

December 13, 2014 @ 6:31 pm
frances's picture

asa single mom I would take my son and all his cousins out to mcdonalds ,movie and the games arcade and have loads of fun because I won't have to worry about where the money come from.thank you for this contest I am very lucky to have a chance at winning any win is a good win. merry Christmas :)

December 13, 2014 @ 8:12 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Sounds like a good time - can I come with you guys?!

December 15, 2014 @ 1:32 pm
linda's picture

in all honesty i would spend the money on my 3 grandchildren and 5 grand babies to give the joy of wonderful food beautiful decor great people with a few special gifts this is something i have not been able to provide all though there is always plenty of love a little more is nice once in a lifetime to see faces struck with awe thanks for letting me try MERRY CHRISTMAS

December 13, 2014 @ 8:33 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Love is a much better gift than material possessions anyway and by the sounds of it I'm sure that they are very rich in love!

December 15, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Allyson Dunfee
Allyson Dunfee's picture

Let's see probley pay bills and donate a bit ,there's lots u good do with it ,

December 14, 2014 @ 1:49 am
Silvia D
Silvia D's picture

thank you for the giveaway! A wonderful prize. Would be so handy in the new year for our family!

December 14, 2014 @ 2:20 am
Kristina's picture

if i was to win id use the money get my daughter what she really asked Santa for Christmas

December 14, 2014 @ 3:04 am
Tara's picture

Hi, if i were to Win i would but gifts for m'y family, sisters , brothers n daughter.. N donate sum to salvation Army...

December 14, 2014 @ 4:02 am
Marina 's picture

If I we're to win I could put this towards charity, my savings & for university tuition,
Thanks for the opportunity!

December 14, 2014 @ 6:28 am

I would share it with a friend who is having a rough time right now.

December 14, 2014 @ 10:40 am
Joanne McLeod
Joanne McLeod's picture

i would use the money to pay bills, we bought a house that has been a money pit and are still recovering, would be so nice:) thanks for the chance:)

December 14, 2014 @ 10:41 am
Troy's picture

I would put it toward bills. Money has been tight and we all know the Holidays can make things tough. Thank you for the chance to win.

December 14, 2014 @ 1:01 pm
Subzero's picture

Need to get some shopping done for gifts for the family

December 14, 2014 @ 1:18 pm
Sharlene Henry
Sharlene Henry's picture

I'd split the grand prize 5 ways - I have 5 kids :)

December 14, 2014 @ 2:46 pm
Karen Pavey
Karen Pavey's picture

Unemployment ran out so I use it to help pay bills as my husband is retired

December 14, 2014 @ 3:09 pm
Janina Kraus
Janina Kraus's picture

Trying to survive on unemployment while tripping over my feet to become gainfully employed again... impossible and realllllllly depressing at Christmas. Would be an extremely welcome gift!

December 14, 2014 @ 3:29 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Don't give up. Those that are truly motivated and persistent will always find work sooner or later!

December 15, 2014 @ 1:26 pm
Alayne Langford
Alayne Langford's picture

If I was lucky enough to win, I would spread the cheer with my daughter who is expecting and moving in January! Thank you :)

December 14, 2014 @ 4:58 pm
Erin's picture

I would buy a buss pass and could afford my medication and buy my mom a Christmas present because she saved my life literally!

December 14, 2014 @ 5:58 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

A mother's love knows no bounds ... it always amazes me!

December 15, 2014 @ 1:25 pm
Brenda-Catherine's picture

I would love to help spread the joy with my children and grandchildren. I would love the technology part so I could learn to use my laptop and ipad more efficiently. Merry Christmas and continued good health to you all. B-C

December 14, 2014 @ 7:21 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

The technology prize pack is great, I'd like to win it too. Unfortunately, I can't enter my own contest!

December 15, 2014 @ 1:24 pm
bernice kerr
bernice kerr's picture

i enjoy contests and this one looks good

December 15, 2014 @ 1:22 am
Wanda's picture

If I won I'd spend it on my children and take all four of them on a little overnight trip.

December 15, 2014 @ 5:35 am
Doris Calvert
Doris Calvert's picture

Wow, awesome thank you so much.

December 15, 2014 @ 6:17 am
Jackie 's picture

If I won I would give the prize to my sister-in-law and her husband as they are in a tough spot financially and are coping with health issues and recently had a beautiful preemie named Genevieve. They have had a tough year and it would be nice to bless them in anyway possible. I've never looked at giveaways before, but this is very generous of you. Thank you

December 15, 2014 @ 6:25 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

I try to make it worth entering. It's too bad more people can't win, but there will be 6 fortunate people at least :)

Nothing worse than losing your health I'll tell you that. I'm guilty of not always doing enough to protect it, but I do try because it is precious. I hope Genevieve gains her strength and becomes a happy healthy little girl!

December 15, 2014 @ 1:22 pm
Anu Chopra
Anu Chopra's picture

I would use the money to help pay the bills after all the Christmas shopping!

December 15, 2014 @ 7:39 am
Helen's picture

Thanks for the contest. If I win it, I would give it to my children, who are having a hard time making ends meet.
Merry Christmas!

December 15, 2014 @ 9:15 am
Rachel's picture

I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer. But I lost my job last month, so this would help. And it's fun to try.

December 15, 2014 @ 9:16 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

We all go through rough times. Hope your situation improves soon!

December 15, 2014 @ 1:15 pm
Julie G
Julie G's picture

If I won, I'd invest half of it and put the other half into my trip account where I save up bonus cash for vacations.
Thanks for the chance!

December 15, 2014 @ 10:27 am
Michael's picture

If I won the grand prize i'd take a few homeless people out for a special dinner

December 15, 2014 @ 11:15 am
Elizabeth's picture

If I was fortunate enough to win the money, I'd pay off a bill and but some needed groceries at the store..

December 15, 2014 @ 11:19 am
Elizabeth C
Elizabeth C's picture

If I was as fortunate to WIN the Money,I would get some Christmas gifts for some very important people in my Life! I would also,try to pay off some of my Debts,with,whatever was remaining! MERRY CHRISTMAS and Thank You for the Giveaway!!!

December 15, 2014 @ 12:49 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

You're welcome!

December 15, 2014 @ 1:19 pm
Prem D
Prem D's picture

If I am fortunate to win it will help a bit with the wedding expenses.

December 15, 2014 @ 12:50 pm
Laura's picture

would be nice as it is now winter here and I would get some winter tires for my van to be safe to drive grandkids around.thank-you

December 15, 2014 @ 1:02 pm
Rose 's picture

I would donate some of it to the humane society or a sick kids charity. And save the rest for a rainy day. Thanks for the chance!

December 15, 2014 @ 2:14 pm
Gloria 's picture

I would use this money to save towards my university tuition for engineering!

December 15, 2014 @ 4:48 pm
Trudee's picture

If I were to win the money, I would buy myself a new car and pay off my debts in full, then give some to my son!

December 15, 2014 @ 6:25 pm
kevin's picture

Id use it to pay my hefty vet bill for my poor dog and afford my poor swlf to buy my beautiful girlfriend at least a little of the Christmas she deserves.

December 15, 2014 @ 8:52 pm
Dreena's picture

Thank you very much for this contest!

I would give some money to my brother as he needs it and this would help.
I'd keep a little bit for me, to treat myself to something nice.

Cheers + Merry Christmas.

December 15, 2014 @ 10:16 pm
Janina Kraus
Janina Kraus's picture

If I win I will stock up the frig for Christmas. Have been unemployed for 6 months and life is just too rough right now...

December 15, 2014 @ 10:34 pm
Rasma Pludums
Rasma Pludums's picture

If I were to win, I would put the money towards finding another place to live. It has been a very tough couple of years and we live in a very rough neighbourhood. Need something a bit bigger and safer! Happy Holidays.

December 15, 2014 @ 11:06 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

I lived in a bit of a rougher neighbourhood too when I was just starting out to save money on rent. Nothing too bad, but the rent was definitely low enough that I could see some of the tenants made me feel a little unsafe at times. I was glad when I moved out of there.

December 17, 2014 @ 1:40 pm
Stephie's picture

If I were to win, I would use the money to catch up on my water and gas bills. Hard to keep up as a single mom!
Thanks for running the contest!

December 15, 2014 @ 11:30 pm
Arielle's picture

Goes to driving lessons if I win - I desperately need a teacher who is not related to me .. and a screamer.

December 15, 2014 @ 11:37 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

The last part of your comment made me laugh. There are some people out there that really shouldn't be teaching other people to drive for sure! Good luck finding a qualified teacher :)

December 17, 2014 @ 1:41 pm
nadia faichuk
nadia faichuk's picture

I would use the money to buy Christmas Presents for my Family and husband, off work due to injury and my husband is Disable so im the only one who makes the money.

December 16, 2014 @ 3:22 am
Parveen's picture

Definitely pay bills :)

December 16, 2014 @ 4:16 am
jennifer's picture

I would pay off some christmas bills.

December 16, 2014 @ 10:46 am
M Gibson
M Gibson 's picture

I would use the money to pay a bill.

December 16, 2014 @ 12:07 pm
Lana Tait
Lana Tait's picture

We would pay off debt.

December 16, 2014 @ 12:35 pm
Violet Humeniuk
Violet Humeniuk's picture

If I won I'd be able to get gifts for my young grandchildren .... I have no income right now , so I have nothing to give to anyone this year for Christmas.

December 16, 2014 @ 1:21 pm
angela taylor
angela taylor's picture

I would be able to afford a great christmas being on disability doesnt give you much spending money

December 16, 2014 @ 1:41 pm
eva delavigne
eva delavigne's picture

I would spend it on my kids

December 16, 2014 @ 2:38 pm
jennifer's picture

I would give some to charity and the rest I would put in the bank to save-glad that I found your website and look forward to your tips!

December 16, 2014 @ 4:06 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Spread the word! Want to help as many people as possible and I also need to attract readers so I can support my own family through doing this!

A note to readers, please turn off ad block if you can or white list my site. Advertising is what keeps the lights on around here!

December 17, 2014 @ 1:43 pm
Jill Jackson
Jill Jackson's picture

If I won I would pay off some bills and by Christmas presents :)

December 16, 2014 @ 4:23 pm
stephanie's picture

I would buy a heater for my family so we won't freeze and mold killer

December 16, 2014 @ 4:33 pm
donna's picture

If I win, I will give half to my sister and half to charity, reserving a little for a nice dinner out for hubby and I.

December 17, 2014 @ 2:12 am
charlotte's picture

I would use the extra cash for more Christmas presents for my children!!!

December 17, 2014 @ 2:23 am
Daniel @'s picture

I cannot participate because I live in Quebec, but I shared anyway!
Good luck, folks!
(I HATE this stupid Quebec's law!)

December 17, 2014 @ 11:02 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

I feel bad about the Quebec thing. It's a ton of working running this giveaway as it is and I wanted to make sure I was as close to on the right side of the law as I could be. I just don't have the time to invest in making sure I can offer the giveaway to Quebec residents as well. Such a shame. They should change that law.

December 17, 2014 @ 1:44 pm
Marc's picture

I would use some of it to help a poor family celebrate Christmas. The rest I would use for my own debt.

December 17, 2014 @ 11:09 am
Monica's picture

I would buy christmas gifts for my family, my children's grandparents and their many cousins!! I would be able to buy gifts for other people!!! :)

December 17, 2014 @ 12:20 pm
Todd C
Todd C's picture

If I were to win the money I finally be able to afford giving my parents a present. My Dad was layed off from his job and now there wont be much going on during Christmas time. The money would bring some cheer to our family.

December 17, 2014 @ 12:55 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Good luck Todd, we all need a little bit of extra cheer in our lives. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and your dad finds a new job soon!

December 17, 2014 @ 1:46 pm
Harvey E
Harvey E's picture

I like what I see in the comments from some of your readers where they will donate/share their winnings with those who are less fortunate. I'm going to do the same. For a couple of years now, I've spread the word to those who ask me what I want tor Xmas. I ask them to donate to a local charity or to a worthy cause in my name. Its the holiday season and there are countless number of people who could use a little boost at this time of year.

Happy holidays everyone and good luck! :)

December 17, 2014 @ 6:04 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

That's a great idea about requesting people make donations instead of giving you gifts. My mom has done something similar a few years where she will make donations on behalf of a person that would normally receive a gift instead of giving gifts at Christmas time.

December 18, 2014 @ 10:29 am
Tynesha 's picture

I`m a college student and am finally going to be done with school, so if I won this money I would love to start a new chapter in my life without any debt from my student loan. I think this money would really help me out so much

December 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

I was fortunate enough to graduate from university without any debt having gone to a cheaper university close to home, working summer jobs, and having a scholarship that covered part of my tuition. My parents also gave me a little help with purchasing textbooks.

December 18, 2014 @ 10:29 am
shanda playford
shanda playford's picture

I would totally spend it on more Christmas gifts for my family!

December 17, 2014 @ 7:21 pm
Gloria's picture

If I won I would first take my husband away for the weekend and then put the rest towards any outstanding debt..

Merry Christmas to everyone!!

December 17, 2014 @ 8:27 pm
Shaun Maloney
Shaun Maloney's picture

Since I was laid off from work I could use the money to pay off some bills and then use some to help out others who are less fortunate. My mom works at a food bank so I think donating some food would go a long way. Merry Christmas!!

December 17, 2014 @ 8:31 pm
Ray McLennan
Ray McLennan's picture

If I was to win the $1000 1/2 of it would go to buying food hampers for several needy family I know and the other half to spoil my wife and kids

December 17, 2014 @ 9:59 pm
Kim Yurkiw
Kim Yurkiw's picture

I would definitely put the money towards a long awaited vacation have not been away for 10 years love to go some were warm! Thanks so much for the opportunity for this to happen! Bless you and your sponsors!

December 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am
Lynn's picture

Having suffered from breast cancer this past year(had to have both removed) and now struggling to help my mom with lung cancer - money has become very tight. We need our car repaired so I can continue to travel the 45 minute drive to help out mom. I also have a child who really wants to sign up for baseball this year but I cannot afford it.

December 18, 2014 @ 12:46 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Cancer is such a terrible disease. We're currently living a lifestyle in the hopes to minimize our risk of cancer. Check out the book "The China Study" by Dr. Campbell if you are interested. Best of luck with your fight and your mother's fight and I hope your kid gets to play baseball this summer too!

December 18, 2014 @ 10:31 am
Diane Stephanian
Diane Stephanian's picture

I would buy lots of christmas gifts for my family

December 18, 2014 @ 12:58 am
Marsha's picture

I would buy Christmas presents for everyone

December 18, 2014 @ 10:03 am
marilyn p
marilyn p's picture

i would pay bills love to win

December 30, 2014 @ 10:58 pm
Janice's picture

I will buy a little concrete and make a head stone for my baby boy alijah and my mother Mary.cause now it's just a little sign and I know one day that sign will fly away.I need something heavy .so when my kids kids can visit when they want to.that will happens if I win .thank you and have a merry Christmas

December 21, 2015 @ 2:05 am
Mary Pressley
Mary Pressley's picture

Hi if I won I would give my family a wonderful Christmas because we cannot afford gifts last year or this and I would really like to give them one last good one because I am afraid it may be my last because I have been fighting Lymphoma cancer for 9 years and now have a very aggressive one and I am running out of options for treatment. Thank you

December 11, 2018 @ 5:33 pm
HowToSaveMoney Team
HowToSaveMoney Team's picture

Hello Mary,

I'm sorry to hear that. We really never know what next year brings, so stay strong Mary!

Sending my thoughts and prayers.

December 12, 2018 @ 9:27 am

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