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$1000 Cash HUGE Christmas Giveaway 2016!

$1000 cash Christmas giveaway 2016Christmas and lack of cash ... two things that go together more than milk and cookies for Santa!

If you're already a Smart Saver, you know that we pony up $1,000 of our own money each year to help pad your Christmas cash stash.

Just like we did in 2013, 2014, and 2015 - we're doing it again this year with even more BONUS prizes than before.

Start dreaming about what you'd do with all that money right now so when you finish entering using the form below, you can leave a comment letting us know what you'd do with a little more green this Christmas.

And why not share the wealth - send a link of this contest to family and friends. Let's keep growing this community so we can all save smarter together!

The Prizes

Please take a minute to check out our donors as a way of saying thank you to them for their generous contributions. There's no pressure to buy from them, but I know they would appreciate you taking a look to see what they are all about. You can find links to them below along with the prizes they've donated.

Here's my $1K that's up for grabs again this year:

  • 1st Prize - $500 cash
  • 2nd Prize - $250 cash
  • 3rd Prize - $150 cash
  • 4th Prize - $50 cash
  • 5th Prize - $50 cash

Here's what's cooking from our donors:

  • 6&7th Prize - $250 cash (two prizes) from American Express
  • 8th Prize - $200 gift card from Borrowell
  • 9th Prize - $150 gift card from ModernAdvisor
    • ModernAdvisor is one of the lowest cost robo advisors in Canada making it easy to invest your money smartly. Try investing free for 30 days with $1,000 of THEIR money and keep the profits. Read my Q&A with their CEO here.
  • 10th Prize - $100 autographed cheque & limited edition hoodie ($50) from SimpleTax
    • Anyone can do their taxes FAST and FREE with SimpleTax. Once you see how much easier they make tax time for you - you'll want to drop a nice tip in their hat!

Total Prize Value: $2,000

Get a top flexible travel credit card.
Plus a travel bonus worth another $150.
Only 200 gift cards left.

Enter Here:

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

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

To ensure all your entries will count, please read and follow the instructions on the form for every step you choose to complete very carefully. It is NOT enough just to click the big blue ENTER 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, etc at least until after the prizes are awarded to be eligible to win.
  3. The giveaway period is from 12:00am November 22rd, 2016 to 11:59pm on December 15th, 2016 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. The first 5 prizes will be paid out either by PayPal or Email Money Transfer at the winner's choosing.
  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 without filling out the above form, send an envelope containing a piece of paper with your contact details on it to the following address. All mail must be received before the closing date of the contest to be considered in the draw.
500 St. George Street
Moncton, NB
E1C 1Y3

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?

I'd love to hear from YOU - so leave a comment letting me know how you would use the money if you won the grand prize. Or just let me know that you entered for the fun of it!

If you're a returning reader: Thank YOU, we appreciate your continued support! Now, be sure to spread the wealth by sharing this contest with family and friends - they'd be happy you did!

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Shaun Dell's picture

Thank you for the contest. I entered and shared. It was great to hear you speak at PointsU and I have a been a reader since so thanks for attending!

November 22, 2016 @ 10:01 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

PointsU was a great event - got to meet a few readers there which was really a first for me because it was my first speaking engagement related to

November 24, 2016 @ 9:44 pm
Crystal's picture

I'm a geek, and would totally use a portion of the cash towards my emergency fund! I'd stick the rest in a savings account towards our summer vacation plans!

November 22, 2016 @ 10:46 am
Rita's picture

What a nice thing to do! Thanks for the contest. I would put the winnings towards a downtown condo.

November 22, 2016 @ 10:52 am
Tom's picture

My family is in. Thanks. Good luck to all.

November 22, 2016 @ 10:53 am
Mike's picture

Thanks for the chance! If I won, I'd put this towards my travel fund for the year, or top up my RRSP.

November 22, 2016 @ 11:06 am
Annette's picture

I would put the money in an RESP account for our grandchildren, and will request the funds be invested in fossil-free investments.

November 22, 2016 @ 11:19 am
Raj's picture

Thanks for giving chance to win.
I would buy gifts to close one and decorate for Christmas.

November 22, 2016 @ 11:23 am
joanne darrell
joanne darrell's picture

I would use some of the money for groceries and the rest for travelling to a family reunion this summer.

November 22, 2016 @ 11:28 am
Urmila's picture

I would save this money for my travel and some part if it I would spend on gift.

November 22, 2016 @ 11:28 am
stephanie's picture

To fly my yougest daughter from Ontario to me & her sister here in BC for a vist. Its been 4 years since ive been able to give her a hug.

November 22, 2016 @ 11:36 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Sounds like a long overdue hug. Hugs from my own kids are so special - I don't know how I could go 4 years without one :(

November 24, 2016 @ 9:45 pm
Marpy's picture

i would add it to my retirement funds.

November 22, 2016 @ 11:38 am
ANGELA OLSON's picture

I'd use the money to pay down debt . And maybe help with Christmas gifts

November 22, 2016 @ 11:43 am
Heather's picture

I would add it to my emergency savings fund

November 22, 2016 @ 11:57 am
Vida McLeod
Vida  McLeod's picture

Thanks. If I won I would add it to my TFSA

November 22, 2016 @ 11:58 am
Jacquie's picture

My oldest son has kidney disease and does dialysis every night they have a one year old child and his wife is not able to work because of a foot injury that she received while working as a nurse, now they have discovered that her mother who lives with them also has kidney failure and must go on dialysis. My poor son and daughter have quite the load and I would give them all the money, just to make a short span of time endurable.

November 22, 2016 @ 12:04 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

That sounds really rough Jacquie. Our health is so important. I hope that son and family receive some well needed respite or at least a temporary break from all their troubles. Best of luck in the giveaway!

November 24, 2016 @ 9:47 pm
William's picture

When I win, I will buy an equal amount of fireworks for the New Year's show that I put on at midnight New Year's eve.

November 22, 2016 @ 12:13 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Love the confidence :D

November 24, 2016 @ 9:47 pm
Natalie LeBlanc
Natalie LeBlanc's picture

I'd use the money to help with the (never-ending) renos in our 80 year old house.

November 22, 2016 @ 12:52 pm
Lise's picture

We are going to Europe this Christmas to celebrate the holidays with my entire family (they live there). If I win this would definitely help towards some of the travel expenses. Thanks for this giveaway:-)

November 22, 2016 @ 12:57 pm
Janet's picture

I'd use the money to top up our emergency fund.

November 22, 2016 @ 1:08 pm
Heather's picture

Having just retired and with two kids in university, there's no shortage of ways to spend the cash. But what I would likely do is put it in my 'dreams' fund where I tuck away every spare nickel and dime for the trips we have on our dream list. Thanks for the fun of having a chance to win.

November 22, 2016 @ 1:10 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

You're welcome!

November 24, 2016 @ 9:48 pm
Samantha's picture

Thank you so much for doing this contest! I would use this money to have an amazing christmas with my family. I would actually be able to afford to travel to visit my family for Christmas, that would make me very happy.

November 22, 2016 @ 1:22 pm
Carole Dube
Carole Dube's picture

That is so nice of you! Thank you! I would use it toward Christmas for Gift and Christmas Dinner.

November 22, 2016 @ 1:24 pm
Linda M
Linda M's picture

I would add it to my grandchildren's RESP's for sure. It's tough for young families to find extra to put in the kids accounts while they're still paying off their own student loans.

November 22, 2016 @ 1:34 pm
Celeste's picture

Thanks! If I won I would use it to start an emergency fund for my kids and I! :)

November 22, 2016 @ 1:38 pm
Ken's picture

Thanks, already liked and shared. Not sure what to do with it, but the option to decide would be nice. Can always save more for retirement, but also pay down the mortgage, but then can be the other way and do something "non" dad like and use it for something fun like a weekend away.

November 22, 2016 @ 1:54 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

When you're a dad, responsibilities are always first thing on the list, eh? But, we definitely need to let loose and have fun sometimes.

November 24, 2016 @ 9:49 pm
P. Kelson
P. Kelson's picture

Thanks for a chance to win, I would use the winnings to pay the Plumber
for doing much needed repair.

November 22, 2016 @ 2:31 pm
Marcela T.
Marcela T.'s picture

Thank you, for the chance to win. I would put the money towards an investment fund :-)

November 22, 2016 @ 3:51 pm
Marcela T.
Marcela T.'s picture

Thank you, for the chance to win. I would put the money towards an investment fund :-)

November 22, 2016 @ 3:51 pm
Angelo 's picture


November 22, 2016 @ 3:55 pm
Lindsay's picture

I recently discovered your website and have found it incredibly valuable in developing my personal budget and changing some lifestyle habits! I would save half the money and put the other half towards a trip. :)

November 22, 2016 @ 4:44 pm
Heidi P
Heidi P's picture

Thanks for the wonderful chance this holiday season

Happy Holidays everyone!!!

November 22, 2016 @ 4:45 pm
Heidi P
Heidi P's picture

Always love a little extra GREEN to spend for something special for all the kids & grandkids.

November 22, 2016 @ 4:46 pm
Cindy McManus
Cindy McManus's picture

My son starts his final semester of University in January and although I saved a lot for him to go to school, I am one semester short. He's a great kid with a 3.7 GPA and has told me that he will cover his last semester because I have done so much for him. I would love to be able to help him out with his last semester. Or go to Hawaii :)

Love your blog and newsletter!

November 22, 2016 @ 5:12 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Thanks for the kind words Cindy. Sounds like your son can cover things himself but I know you must want to push it across the finish line having already helped him go so far. Hawaii does sound tempting though - am I right? :)

November 24, 2016 @ 9:51 pm
margaret white
margaret white's picture

I am on OW & waiting for ODSP, so the money would let me go home to have Christmas with friends & family. Something I haven't done in a long time.

November 22, 2016 @ 5:16 pm
AJ's picture

I'd use the money towards offsetting Christmas expenses.

November 22, 2016 @ 5:51 pm
Tarin Richards
Tarin Richards's picture

Put it away for a rainy day!

November 22, 2016 @ 6:32 pm
Mary 's picture

Thank you for the opportunity to enter into your contest. If I win I would like to use it to take my 3 granddaughters to Disneyworld. Thank you for the chance.

November 22, 2016 @ 6:47 pm
wayne's picture

I would use it to pay of student loan debt.

November 22, 2016 @ 7:22 pm
My Own Advisor's picture

Emails sent to family and hope they enter soon!

Thanks for this Stephen. I will also help you promote this via social media and my site in the coming weeks.


November 22, 2016 @ 7:33 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Always appreciate the support you give our Christmas giveaway Mark - but you haven't won yet :( Maybe this year will be your year!

November 24, 2016 @ 9:52 pm
Chantel C.
Chantel C.'s picture

I think i would put the money towards a trip; i've never been on one and i only have a few people to buy for christmas so a trip would be amazing:)

November 22, 2016 @ 7:55 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Time to join the points and miles game Chantel? Glad to see you back again this year!

November 24, 2016 @ 9:52 pm
Gord's picture

I would donate winnings to food bank

November 22, 2016 @ 8:07 pm
Heather's picture

Hi Stephen
I would put it toward flying my grandson out to see his mum for Christmas.

November 22, 2016 @ 8:09 pm
Donna Wilson
Donna Wilson's picture

Thanks for the great contest. I would use the money to help pay for the new roof I had to get.

November 22, 2016 @ 9:23 pm
John's picture

Use the $ to make a special meal for my sister over Christmas who is struggling with specific food and health issues

November 22, 2016 @ 9:39 pm
Joanne 's picture

Love reading your blogs!!! Have learned so much from finding best credit cards to scoring a get deal to save money.
I would use the winnings to pay for my husband's dental implant. Thank you

November 22, 2016 @ 10:57 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Thanks for being a regular reader Joanne - hope to keep this going for a long time to come!

November 24, 2016 @ 9:53 pm
Diana's picture

I would put it in my savings or, more likely, would put half in my savings and half in my sons

November 22, 2016 @ 11:08 pm
sandi's picture

Travel of course! My passion and budget breaker :)

November 23, 2016 @ 12:02 am
Kate 's picture

Thanks for the opportunities to win such great prizes. If I won, I would split the funds between my TFSA and my savings accounts which I've set up for general travel, a longer and very much coveted trip to Japan, and going back to school to complete my masters.


November 23, 2016 @ 3:23 am
Linda 's picture

If i won it would be amazing, can pay down some of my credit cards and bills, and save a little for a well deserved short getaway. thanks for the chance.

November 23, 2016 @ 5:08 am
Michelle's picture

I'd use it for a much needed family vacation away

November 23, 2016 @ 1:35 pm
Praveen's picture

Thanks Stephen for this giveaway as well your excellent website! If I win I will save half and use the other half towards gifts for my family.

November 23, 2016 @ 1:56 pm
Janice Cournoyer
Janice Cournoyer's picture

What a nice contest. If I win I will give a little extra to my Hamper for seniors.

November 23, 2016 @ 6:13 pm
Christine Holliday
Christine Holliday's picture

Wow...if I win I would have to use it to pay some bills...But that would certainly give me some peace of mind! Things are pretty tight around here....:)

November 23, 2016 @ 9:40 pm
Sarah 's picture

Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! I've been saving so diligently for the past 6 months to pay off the debt I've been struggling to pay off for the past number of years. I have worked 3 jobs, saving every last cent I can to get this pesky debt paid off. December 16th will be the day I will have enough money saved to pay off close to 11k in debt! I would be so grateful for any extra money at Christmas. But this year is the year to focus on those in need. I would definitely be using the money to help the less fortunate, and buy gifts for those who aren't doing great financially. It would be a great feeling to help another family have a great Christmas. :)

November 23, 2016 @ 10:41 pm
Maria Weyman
Maria Weyman's picture

Sarah, fantastic job in closing in on your 11k debt! That's huge and you must feel very proud. December 16th will be the day when your focus and hard-work will pay off.

This past summer my 6 year old sold lemonade a couple of times and she saved a big portion of her earnings to feed a family this Christmas. That was completely her idea and I can't help being a proud mama :)   

November 24, 2016 @ 8:55 am
Laura B
Laura B's picture

I love to go south for a trip in the winter. Any help with this would make it easier. Thanks!

November 24, 2016 @ 9:54 am
Sarah's picture

Thank you so much for this giveaway. I would put the $1000 into our TFSA. We *need* to make some upgrades to our old townhome in the next year or two and this would be a huge help!

November 24, 2016 @ 11:52 am
Dola AuCoin
Dola AuCoin's picture

Who doesn't like free money ?

November 24, 2016 @ 1:21 pm
Jane's picture

I would take my autistic son to Hawaii. Its been his dream for years

November 24, 2016 @ 2:42 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

His and mine too - I'll get there some year. I hope you find a way to make that dream happen. Good luck in the giveaway!

November 24, 2016 @ 9:54 pm
Alyssa Fischer's picture

Well this is a good start to me coming to say hello and read your blog after CPFC! Haha, this is an awesome idea!

I would put the money straight into my retirement fund. Like a good PF lover!

Was awesome to meet you & can't wait to read more.

November 25, 2016 @ 11:50 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Nice to meet you too Alyssa - had a great time at the conference this year. Thanks for stopping by!

November 27, 2016 @ 3:14 pm
Snezhana's picture

Thank you for this giveaway! I would put this money into RESP for my kids education.

November 25, 2016 @ 12:49 pm
Lynn M
Lynn M's picture

Perhaps not the most exciting use of funds - but my deck is getting pretty spongy and wiggles so I plan to replace it next summer. $1000 would be pretty useful for that endeavor. Thank you for the great tips and your generosity.

November 25, 2016 @ 6:31 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

I went more than 3 years without any sort of deck or patio in my last home and I missed having one every day. A good use of the money for sure.

November 27, 2016 @ 3:20 pm
Kae's picture

I wish the best to everyone this holiday and to the new year coming. It would be amazing to win this extra money to help towards Christmas shopping. As every thing we have now has to be put towards bills, and rent.I lost my job a few weeks ago due to no fault of my own. I am pregnant and me and my spouse are having hard times making ends meet, but we stay hopeful. This is an amazing helpful thing you're doing to brighten up the most stressful times of the year ( pocket wise ). Thank you for your kindness.

Have a good day,
Even better tomorrow

November 26, 2016 @ 2:22 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

I'm glad to do it. Keep your chin up and keep investing in yourself and pushing through. You'll have a new job and a beautiful baby before you know it.

November 27, 2016 @ 3:21 pm
Tania's picture

Great contest. I would share with my parents because they have done so much for me and I am very greatful

November 26, 2016 @ 11:16 am
Gala's picture

I would use the money to catch up on bills and by my 2kids Christmas gifts

November 27, 2016 @ 12:38 am
carolyn's picture

I would love to win to re do my tailer then give some to the church then send half on my son

November 27, 2016 @ 4:51 pm
Maureen's picture

Hi! Great contest, and just so you know that your site is viewed by the old and the young, I want you to know that I would use the winnings to celebrate two important birthdays in 2017; my husband's 70th and my 65th. Yikes! The funds would go toward a celebratory trip with our family. Wouldn't that be lovely?

November 27, 2016 @ 7:33 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

We definitely have readers of all ages Maureen - I think most people are interested in saving money when and where they can :D

November 28, 2016 @ 2:57 pm
Phyllis's picture

Hi, just found your site - and enjoying all this great information!

I'd use my prize to take a holiday somewhere warm!

November 28, 2016 @ 7:14 am
Tammy's picture

hi. I enjoy reading each and every article from your site. Keep up the great work.

I would use the winnings to fund a family vacation to a warmer location.

November 28, 2016 @ 2:53 pm
Georgina Thompson
Georgina Thompson's picture

A helpful column and the offer is a nice gesture in the spirit of Christmas! Some of the money would go toward charitable contributions and the rest would be saved for our annual trip next year!

November 29, 2016 @ 1:36 pm
Millennial Money's picture

Wow, this is an excellent cash prize for Christmas. Thank you very much for the opportunity. I would probably use the money to donate to my church and pay off some debt/taxes.

November 29, 2016 @ 5:56 pm
Joanne Davidson
Joanne Davidson's picture

Just read about this contest. What a wonderful gift for someone. I would definitely put on my visa card, that I am currently using to purchase gifts for friends and family. I would also get little gifts for papergirl, doctors, and teachers....these are the people that give to me all year long. Like to say thank-you and appreciate everything they do for me and my family.


November 30, 2016 @ 12:12 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Thanking and giving back to those who help us is so very important. Thanks for entering Joanne!

November 30, 2016 @ 2:39 pm
Rick's picture

I would use $500 to pay for bills that just seem to keep climbing monthly... and the other $500 would get divided into 20x $25 Grocery Gift Cards that I would hand out to less fortunate folks that live in a Toronto Housing building near me.

November 30, 2016 @ 3:20 pm
Kyle's picture

I'd put the cash towards my travel fund!

December 01, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Crystal H
Crystal H's picture

Wow what a great giveaway at such a wonderful time of the year!! :) Entered and shared! If I won I would definitely use towards Christmas and I would also do a family photo shoot! Make the memories of the win last forever :) Good luck everyone and thanks Stephen!

December 02, 2016 @ 10:10 am
DanSkates's picture

Half to Santa for Seniors here in Edmonton, they are an inner city Christmas campaign to see less fortunate senior gets their gift requests fulfilled. Other half to Christmas Bureau which puts on Christmas Dinners for needy here in Edmonton as well

December 03, 2016 @ 12:55 am
Mark C
Mark C's picture

Thanks for the opportunity. I would use the money to help my son pay off his student loan.

December 03, 2016 @ 1:52 pm
Christina's picture

Sweet!! Came across a tweet mentioning this giveaway and had to enter! If I won, I would use the money to visit my husband who spends his winters working across the Ocean. This money would definitely go a long way in getting to Europe to visit him!! Great idea, and excited to be participating!! Christina (The Side Hustle Stories)

December 04, 2016 @ 6:27 pm
Caila Seeley
Caila Seeley's picture

Thank you so so much for the chance! I would use the money to pay off some of my credit card debt for sure, and maybe put a little away :)

December 05, 2016 @ 10:23 am
Suzanne's picture

Happy Holidays to you and your family, Stephen.
Thanks for the opportunity to win some cash!. For me, I'd replenish the emergency fund, and place part of it in a TFSA. I know it probably sounds really boring, but the closer I get to retirement, the less I want to spend.

Thanks even more for all the great tips on saving money.

December 05, 2016 @ 4:27 pm
Denyse's picture

I would buy a new bed.

December 05, 2016 @ 10:53 pm
Iris's picture

I would take VIA Rail to visit Ottawa for 1 day and keep the rest to buy a good quality tablet.

December 06, 2016 @ 10:32 am
Deborah 's picture

Thanks, Stephen, for all your good advice! I would use the cash to donate to charities-lots of folks are struggling these days. All the best to you & yours!

December 06, 2016 @ 12:01 pm
Becky's picture

I'd use the money to put away for a rainy day (like eventually down the road saving up to buy a house). Every penny counts!

December 06, 2016 @ 6:33 pm
gord's picture

sent link to friends

December 06, 2016 @ 10:02 pm
Sumit Chawla
Sumit Chawla's picture

Definitely can use some money for a winter backcountry resort snowshoe trip!!

December 07, 2016 @ 4:07 pm
Katie 's picture

What a nice price this is just before Christmas , Merry Christmas to all and Happy New year

December 07, 2016 @ 4:20 pm
Barb's picture

I'd use it towards an RRSP thanks

December 07, 2016 @ 5:29 pm
christine conway
christine conway's picture

I would use the winnings to live on... laid off until next year.

December 07, 2016 @ 6:37 pm
Jodi Mitrovic
Jodi Mitrovic's picture

If I were lucky enough to win a prize I would split it in half. Half for a want and half for a need. Thank you #HowToSaveMoneyCA and all of your wonderful sponsors! Happy Holidays!

December 07, 2016 @ 9:28 pm
Phyllis W.
Phyllis W.'s picture

I would put the money towards our Mexican vacay in February.

December 08, 2016 @ 1:32 am
Gail 's picture

I would spend the money on my Kids and grandchildren.

December 08, 2016 @ 2:06 am
linda paley
linda paley's picture

I would donate the money to World Vision to be used towards building schools for children in Africca

December 08, 2016 @ 2:13 am
Kimberley Graham
Kimberley Graham's picture

I would use the money to go visit my Aunt in P.E.I.

December 08, 2016 @ 2:45 am
Leslie C
Leslie C's picture

I would spend it on my kids, it would be great, especially at this time of year!

December 08, 2016 @ 6:26 am
angela eagle
angela eagle's picture

I would take my dog to the vet which he really needs as I just noticed he has lumps on his neck

December 08, 2016 @ 7:05 am
Karen Daniel
Karen Daniel's picture

It would largely depend on the amount as to what I would do with it.

December 08, 2016 @ 9:26 am
Steve's picture


December 08, 2016 @ 10:07 am
Calette Salmon
Calette Salmon's picture

I would use this money to buy christmas gifts for my extended family. Also I volunteer and I would use this to help some
of kids at my church to get gift boxes for christmas.

December 08, 2016 @ 10:40 am
Sharon's picture

I would just love to win and think about me for a change instead of everyone else.

December 08, 2016 @ 5:53 pm
George Hamilton
George Hamilton's picture

Happy new year 2017!

December 08, 2016 @ 6:31 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Same to you George!

December 08, 2016 @ 9:30 pm
viorel's picture

I would buy gifts to close one for Christmas and travel to Whistler for the weekend

December 08, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Mike's picture

Thanks for giving me the chance to win for Christmas! I'll use that money for friends & family.

December 09, 2016 @ 12:56 am
OPR's picture

Thank you for the chance. This has been a tough year & I am a little more strapped for cash than usual. I would use the money for Christmas gifts & bills.

December 09, 2016 @ 9:31 am
Laurie Alain's picture

I would use it as a emergency fund travelling the holidays would sure be helpful for Christmas as well.

December 09, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Shauna's picture

Awesome contest. Just recently found this blog and it has been so valuable to me!! Thank you for all that you do.

December 09, 2016 @ 11:14 am
Caroline Archer
Caroline Archer's picture

I would put the money straight on my CC as it's what I'm paying down right now till it's gone. Thanks for the great contest and Merry Christmas to you!

December 09, 2016 @ 11:34 am
MissPerry's picture

Hello! I lost my job in July because of my disability (I am currently fighting a descrimination case against it) and have struggled financially since. I got a new job but it's so slow I've barely been able to afford rent let alone my medicine. I would use the money to pay off some of my credit card I've used up staying on my feet, and also buying my family some gifts for Christmas, they would be late but my family is worth it!

December 09, 2016 @ 2:07 pm
Christy Caldwell
Christy Caldwell 's picture

This would be a huge help to make my boys a decent Christmas. It's coming down to the wire!! Things have been hard this year. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!

December 09, 2016 @ 2:42 pm
Shelley Omand
Shelley Omand's picture

I'd use some of the money to make some seniors a gift basket with goodies and take them to the senior home, have a meal out with family, and buy some special little surprises.

December 10, 2016 @ 12:30 am
Lori Bosworth's picture

I would use the money to buy Christmas gifts for my family!

December 10, 2016 @ 12:43 pm
Michael Manila
Michael Manila's picture

thanks for the chance to win! I would use too buy my beautiful gf and my well behaved 1year old son a nice dinner out. as they deserve the world!

December 10, 2016 @ 6:14 pm
JL's picture

I'd use the money to buy my parents a nice gift :)

December 10, 2016 @ 7:37 pm
J Hurren
J Hurren's picture

Definitely going as a down payment towards the car loan! That would be a nice stress relief.

December 10, 2016 @ 11:04 pm
Dawn Gooch
Dawn Gooch's picture

I think this is great! I would place the money in my daughter's RSEP. She is only 8 now, but I have to start at some point.

December 11, 2016 @ 1:04 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

8 sounds like a good time to start to me. Will give you a few years to make contributions and to realize some growth!

December 14, 2016 @ 2:20 pm
Denise's picture

If I won I would take a portion and do an anonymous good deed, and save some also.

December 11, 2016 @ 4:45 am
Debbie Browne
Debbie Browne's picture

I would use the money to help pay down the Christmas bills.

December 11, 2016 @ 4:19 pm
renee's picture

I would use it for a better Christmas.

December 11, 2016 @ 7:42 pm
Melissa F
Melissa F's picture

Thanks for the chance! I am having a severe health challenge with no diagnosis going on 4.5 years and I have a lot of unexpected expenses so this would go into my emergency fund to pad it a bit more than Ive been able to since being off work for years.

December 12, 2016 @ 1:59 am
Sandra M
Sandra M's picture

Great website.. thanks

December 12, 2016 @ 11:59 am
Jason Lin
Jason Lin's picture

I enjoy reading your articles, very helpful and insightful.

December 13, 2016 @ 12:46 pm
Deepa Pandya
Deepa Pandya's picture

Hi! This is great, I'd love to use this money for great causes such as donations, buying gifts for Christmas as well as many other things :)

December 13, 2016 @ 7:09 pm
Chelsea Blize
Chelsea Blize 's picture

If i were lucky enough to win, my prize money would go towards moving out of my home town, there is currently little work where I'm located with the oil recession. So i've been working very hard to relocate and find employment elsewhere !! :) thank you for the opportunity to win!

December 13, 2016 @ 7:55 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

I think the huge drop in oil prices was a big surprise for everyone. For something that is supposed to be such a limited resource I would have though prices were stay relatively steady or rise. Never expected the market would be flooded with low cost oil like it has been.

December 14, 2016 @ 2:22 pm
Marikyn M
Marikyn M's picture

If put the money towards a vacation

December 13, 2016 @ 8:51 pm
Deb Christianson Paskall
Deb Christianson Paskall 's picture

Thank you and your donors for the generous contest. Liked and shared and subscribed. Merry Christmas.

December 14, 2016 @ 7:29 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Merry Christmas to you too Deb!

December 14, 2016 @ 2:22 pm
Sharron Johnston
Sharron Johnston's picture

I'd take my family to the sunny and warm beaches of Florida. Many thanks!

December 14, 2016 @ 4:31 pm
Curt Hendrix
Curt Hendrix's picture

I would use the money to find a great deal on travel and take a trip.

December 14, 2016 @ 4:47 pm
Wendy H
Wendy H's picture

I would put it towards building a small business from home.

December 14, 2016 @ 4:53 pm
Kathy Hickey
Kathy Hickey's picture

I would send the money to my niece Maddison Kuhn her partner was murdered last Saturday in Ottawa. She is left with Chloe
6 years old. They have no money for a Funeral let alone Christmas, any readers that would like to help her out please visit the go fund me page on Facebook.

Help Maddison Kuhn
Saturday, December 10th, Lee Germain left this world. He was Chloe's Daddy, and Maddy's partner and best friend. We started this Go Fund Me page on facebook to help Maddy and Chloe get through this holiday season without Lee. Please help if you can. And please pray for this family. Thank you!

December 14, 2016 @ 6:33 pm
Tooth Fairy's picture

I am a thrifty person who would appreciate the cash to help pay myself back for Christmas festive lspending. It would be $weet to have some cash ledtover so that I might purchase a small techie treat!

December 14, 2016 @ 10:51 pm
Dar W
Dar W 's picture

What a generous giveaway!! I love Random Draws!! Good luck everyone! I would use any of the prizes towards a new bed which I had planned on purchasing after christmas. Thank you!

December 15, 2016 @ 11:02 am
Sarah Arellano
Sarah Arellano's picture

Paying off Christmas Debt!!

December 15, 2016 @ 11:13 am
Skloud Riley
Skloud Riley's picture

i would put that cash towards paying my car off.

December 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Alan Jervis
Alan Jervis's picture

Thank you Stephen I would put the money towards clothes

December 15, 2016 @ 8:42 pm
Louise's picture

I would use it for my grandson's tuition for next semester at Old Dominion University. which is his last semester. He will be graduating in May 2016. . I am his grandmother and between the two of us we are unable to do it. He is trying so hard to get the money needed. He has to pay this before he can register for his last semester. Thanks in advance

December 15, 2016 @ 9:10 pm
Kathy 's picture

Worried about an impending strike at work-hanging on to my win in savings!

December 19, 2016 @ 2:51 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

You're welcome Kathy - hope the strike doesn't happen and you get to use the winning for something a little more enjoyable!

December 20, 2016 @ 2:59 pm

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