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This contest is now closed. Thanks for entering!!

It's time for another giveaway and I am feeling generous for the New Year. To celebrate the New Year and reaching 150,000 visitors to the site, I'm having the first giveaway of 2009!!!!

I sincerely appreciate everyone taking the time to visit and read my blog. I enjoy sharing my financial story and I hope you enjoy reading.

The Gift:
I will be giving away a free $100 Target Giftcard. I am funding this out of my own pocket and not supplied by Target. I know the economy sucks right now so to thank you for visiting my blog, I want to make that next Target purchase a little bit easier. I know I said in the last giveaway I was going to give away a book but I think this is more fun and can be put to better use!!

The Rules:
  • One entry per person, duplicate entries will be disqualified. - Let's make this fair.
  • Contest applies to U.S. residents only.
  • I have the final say on the contest.
  • I will use a random online number generator to pick the winner.
  • You will have your choice of a Wal-Mart and/or Target giftcard.
  • Be sure you leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

How to Enter:

  • The contest starts Sunday January 11, 2009 and will end on Saturday January 31, 2009 @ 11:59pm. I will announce the winner in a post on Sunday February 1, 2009.
  • All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. I want to know - if you win, what do you plan to buy with the gift card. Your answer will not affect your chance to win.
  • If you have a blog or website, mention the giveaway for an additional chance to win. You can also Stumble, Tip, etc for an additional chance to win.
  • I would also hope that you will subscribe to SingleGuyMoney. This is not a requirement of the contest but it would be greatly appreciated. If you are new, be sure to take a look around the site.
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If you are new or haven't done so already, please consider subscribing to SingleGuyMoney to be updated when there is a new post and to find out if you won!


  1. Kristy // January 11, 2009 at 12:02 PM  

    If I won the gift card, I would likely choose the walmart gift card option, and i would use it to supplement our grocery budget.

    Not very exciting, but certainly useful!

  2. Jimmy P // January 11, 2009 at 12:03 PM  

    Debt free by May... my wishes are with you. I hope to be completely debt free - mortgage included - by the end of the year. I've been able to pay down an extra $15,000 last year (making $45,000) and have 14 more months on my mortgage.
    If I were to win the gift card, I would get the best ingredients I could at target super center to cook my girlfriend a feast. :)

    Thanks for the posts... I always seen to learn something from others.

  3. Jess // January 11, 2009 at 12:05 PM  

    If I win the giftcard I'll probably give it to my cousin who is a new mom. I don't really need it myself, but I would love to surprise her with it, especially since Target is her favorite store.

  4. Matthyahuw // January 11, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

    if we'd won, we'd probably buy diapers & baby supplies for our soon-to-be daughter. We've went though about six miscarriages & we're very blessed to have her finally come in another month.

  5. Jenn // January 11, 2009 at 12:14 PM  

    How awesome! If I were to be lucky enough to win I would get a vacuum. Sometimes being an adult really bites!

  6. Hank // January 11, 2009 at 12:15 PM  

    If I won, I would stimulate the economy. I am on the hunt to buy a new tv.

  7. Joe // January 11, 2009 at 12:24 PM  

    I'd use it on various sundries (health products, socks, etc). Not exciting, but the unexciting stuff still costs money!

  8. c // January 11, 2009 at 12:27 PM  

    I would buy cat food & litter at Wal-Mart. We have 23 cats & kittens, mostly rescues, and the costs really add up.


  9. Jess // January 11, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

    I'd get the Target gift card, as I could use the money to buy groceries. Simple, but necessary.


  10. Amelia // January 11, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

    I'd put the giftcard towards getting a Wii/Wii Fit so I can work out more at home, especially when it's cold outside and I can't go run.

  11. SingleGuyMoney // January 11, 2009 at 12:33 PM  

    @Matthyahuw: Congratulations on the new baby!

  12. Eponine // January 11, 2009 at 12:35 PM  

    I buy most of my household supplies at Target, so some of it would be used for that, some to buy stuff for my classroom, then I'd get something fun like a book or CD.

  13. Anonymous // January 11, 2009 at 12:54 PM  

    Henry. I would use the target card to buy some better clothes for work.Going into million dollar homes in jean shorts and sneakers makes me feel ashamed.

  14. xzolian // January 11, 2009 at 1:01 PM  

    I would buy some much needed kitchen supplies.

  15. Skaja // January 11, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

    If I won, I'd choose Target and use it for groceries/household things.

    I came across your blog a couple weeks ago, and I enjoy reading your posts. :)

  16. Shari Thomas // January 11, 2009 at 1:12 PM  

    Single Guy... your blog is one of my daily "must reads" as I run through the Adgitize list.

    If I won, I'd like the Walmart card and would use it towards a new computer.

    In our house, two of us work full time on two of the three 'puters, and the third one is shared by two others.

    All of the 'puters are at least 5 years old and we're getting to that point where upgrading isn't yielding much (motherboards are limited).

    Keep up the good work, dude!

    We're with you on the "get out of debt" mode. This year, we're working to save at least $6K while we continue to pay down "old CC debt". In three months, the last (of 3) vehicles is paid off, too.

  17. hondaray6 // January 11, 2009 at 1:33 PM  

    If I win I will choose Walmart. They have about anything I want and right now it would go towards a new Kodak EasyShare camera. I love mine but the kids borrowed and broke it, of course! LOL Thanks for the chance!

  18. hondaray6 // January 11, 2009 at 1:33 PM  

    I twittered (hondaray6)

  19. hondaray6 // January 11, 2009 at 1:34 PM  

    I blogged you here:

  20. Wendy // January 11, 2009 at 1:38 PM  

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway. If I win I will buy my oldest son a great birthday present. He will be 30 this year. Okay, now I'm officially old!

    I'm following you on Twitter and that is how I found out about your giveaway.

  21. Wendy // January 11, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

    Oh, I also listed your giveaway on my site here, under January 31st blog giveaways

    Sweeties Sweeps

    Follow me on Twitter

  22. BeetleEyes // January 11, 2009 at 1:52 PM  

    Congrats on reaching 150,000 visitors!

    If I won, I'd do the same thing as Kristy. I'd ask for the Wal-Mart gift certificate and do some grocery shopping.

  23. carogonza // January 11, 2009 at 1:57 PM  

    THanks for the giveaway. I would opt for the Walmart card since the nearest Target is over 2 hours from my house and Walmart is only 5 minutes. My vacuum died last month so I would definately consider buying a new one with the card. THanks for the giveaway!

  24. George // January 11, 2009 at 1:58 PM  

    I would use the gift card for essentials for my new home. I realized quickly that little purchases here and there add up quickly to furnish a home, and we're doing it frugally!

  25. Cindy // January 11, 2009 at 2:10 PM  

    Hi,,If I would win, would go with a Walmart card. Would use it for things on the grocery list under: "would be nice, but not necessary" items. Yours is one of the first to be read during my Adgitize morning routine. Keep it up.

  26. Mike // January 11, 2009 at 2:11 PM  

    I would use it to purchase groceries. As others have said, not exciting but necessary

  27. Jimbo // January 11, 2009 at 2:19 PM  

    Thanks for the contest. The card will go on eBay and be put toward my student loan debt.

  28. Daniel // January 11, 2009 at 2:22 PM  

    If I won, I would use it to buy some 'nicer' groceries. I'm a poor college student and I am tired of Ramen noodles and canned fruit! I'll splurge on the nice 14 dollar bags of assembled frozen dinners. Walmart would be more convenient, but I'd take a Target.

  29. jl_walton // January 11, 2009 at 2:24 PM  

    Hey Single Guy, I came over from Single Ma.

    If I won the giftcard, I would use it for friend's baby gifts at Target as 3 of them are due in March, April, and May.

  30. Sheila Sultani // January 11, 2009 at 2:28 PM  

    If I won I'd take my kids and let them get something as a treat.

  31. Shel // January 11, 2009 at 2:28 PM  

    I'd choose the Target giftcard and I'd buy some organizing supplies for my New Year's Resolution-getting organized. I need some storage bins, file folders, labels, and a nice drawer organizer. I'm hoping there's enough left over to buy myself a good book to read when I'm all done organizing.

    shel704 at aol dot com

  32. Shel // January 11, 2009 at 2:30 PM  

    I stumbled your giveaway too.

    shel704 at aol dot com

  33. Abigail // January 11, 2009 at 2:51 PM  

    I would probably choose Wal-Mart, since Sam's Club is close to us. Buying there is usually the best deal for my healthy cereal. And we get a few other staples there.

    The card would definitely help in our goal to pay off at least another $4,000 of our debt by May. (We got under $10,000 right before the New Year, which means we eliminated over $4,000 in 6 months while making only $2900/month.) We're cutting corners where we can, but free groceries are always a huge help!

  34. Penelope Pince // January 11, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

    I would choose the Walmart Gift Card which I would put toward the purchase of a camcorder, so we can have a video recordings of special occasions.

    I will be linking to your post from my roundup this afternoon or tomorrow morning (whenever I finish it).

    Thanks for the opportunity and happy new year!

    penny.pince at gmail dot com

  35. exotic1 // January 11, 2009 at 3:15 PM  

    There is so many things I could use this for but Since my Vacuum broke a few weeks ago and sweeping rugs just doesn't work well and is a lot of work I think this would be what I spent the money on. Thanks for Sharing~! :) I subscribed and look forward to your emails.

  36. exotic1 // January 11, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

    I blogged about your site and gracious giveaway here

  37. Anonymous // January 11, 2009 at 3:39 PM  

    I'd probably buy some kitchen supplies to continue my efforts to cook at home the majority of the time. If I couldn't find any kitchen cookware, baking pans, measuring cups, etc, then I'd probably use it for any necessary bthroom items. It'd save my household budget, and let me pay more towards debt.

    Nice blog by the way, I've been been reading it for about 2 months!

  38. from the desk of // January 11, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

    if i won a walmart gift card, i would buy the wii fit.

  39. Chloe // January 11, 2009 at 4:17 PM  

    If I won, I would buy something for my parents - whose 21st wedding anniversary is in March.

  40. Celeste // January 11, 2009 at 4:18 PM  

    You know, if I win - I'm not quite sure what I'd get...I will probably hit the sales and get things for me, my family, and friends - little gifts that they would enjoy.

    contact me at:

  41. Gloria // January 11, 2009 at 4:19 PM  

    I'm a preschool teacher, so I would buy supplies/games/toys for my students! :)

  42. jenn // January 11, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

    I was in wal-mart last night and saw the cutest purple digital camera I would love to own.

  43. Vickie // January 11, 2009 at 4:32 PM  

    I would select the Target card and hoard it until just after Christmas '09 and parley it into a $200+ card.

  44. Jen // January 11, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

    If I were to win I would like to use it to buy a new tire that I just noticed has a slow leak in it. Don't know if I can get just one tire but there is a Wal Mart that services vehicles across the border.

  45. Gypsie // January 11, 2009 at 4:45 PM  

    Wow, what a generous giveaway. If I won, I would spend it on books as I love to read!

  46. Leslie // January 11, 2009 at 4:56 PM  

    Hey Henry! Just found your blog, I'm striving to fix my credit in 09! If I won the gift card I would go with Target because I love it! And most of the card would be used my 9 month old daughter and maybe a lil something for moi!

  47. ann_was_here // January 11, 2009 at 5:39 PM  

    Wow, how generous of you to offer a gift card sponsored soley by you... You are just too kind to your readers! If I won I'd take the Target card (I haven't even been to Walmart in ages) and just buy some essentials like school/office supplies and laundry detergent. Okay, I lied, I would mayyyybe also buy myself a few snacks.

  48. JenMarie // January 11, 2009 at 5:55 PM  

    Oh wow!!!
    Hmmm...I think I'd use it to supplement my 'regular' shopping...or, twoards a Wii Fit!!

  49. Melanie // January 11, 2009 at 6:30 PM  

    Wow - a $100 Target gift card! To be honest, I would probably use it to buy diapers, wipes, and other various baby/child items. (Maybe a new pair of shoes for me, though!)


  50. Ruta // January 11, 2009 at 6:32 PM  

    I will buy Valentines Gifts for my Girlfriend

  51. silverhartgirl // January 11, 2009 at 6:36 PM  

    I would want the walmart and get the family plus me all shoes

  52. feefifoto // January 11, 2009 at 6:45 PM  

    Let's see... a hundred dollars at Target or Walmart would buy approximately a six month supply of socks for my son, because I don't know what he's doing with them but he goes through them like nobody's business!

    I Stumbled you too.

  53. Little Raven // January 11, 2009 at 6:49 PM  

    I would choose the Wal-Mart option. I would use it for groceries, cat food/litter, and a few other needed household items.

  54. Rick Vaughn // January 11, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

    I would like to pay off a big screen TV I have been paying for on my Target giftcard for 6 months. Drives me freakin nuts.

  55. glblguy // January 11, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

    Congratulations on the 150k mark. That's awesome.

    If I won, I'd buy some things we need for the new house: insulated plug covers, light bulbs, a light fixture, etc.

    Seems the more we live here, the more little things we find.

  56. Green Panda // January 11, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

    I would use the gift card for groceries and pet supplies. The $100 we save would be redirected towards eliminating the car loan.

  57. Patrick // January 11, 2009 at 9:17 PM  

    Congrats on the traffic! A $100 gift card.. I would probably just use it for basic shopping... maybe a new computer case. There isn't anything else I really need right now.

  58. tabsmom // January 11, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

    Target gift card to be spent on both practical items (cat food and toiletries) and a splurge on a new set of dishes.


  59. Le // January 11, 2009 at 9:32 PM  

    We would use the Target card for thrifty basics like shampoo and possible our tax software for this year.

  60. Extreme John // January 11, 2009 at 9:38 PM  

    If I won the Gift Card I would request that you use it to your second choice. You have rewarded me already with a great "Celebration Giveaway" in the event I choose to do one when reaching a milestone, thank you.

  61. Brooke S. Rochon // January 11, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

    I would be so grateful to receive this gift card. My husband is laid off, I just had a baby on 12.26.08 and we already have a 4.5 year old and my normally well paying job is now nada and I don't know when it will pick up. We have a total of just under $1200 a month coming in at the moment and that won't even cover our mortgage, not to mention the rest of the bills. We still have hope that my work will pick back up and I try to find the odd design job to help add to the income, but it's few and far between. This gift card would become the money that would buy diapers and formula for probably a whole month, maybe more, we would be so blessed. thank you for being so generous. Once my life gets back on track, I too will do a giveaway equatable to yours. :)

  62. Mrs. Micah // January 11, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

    I would use the Target gift card to find a few supplements to my wardrobe. Panties, socks, stockings, that kind of thing. Maybe an inexpensive top or two, I've had mixed luck with them.

    Then perhaps another surge protector?

  63. MoCountyChick // January 11, 2009 at 9:55 PM  

    With a Target giftcard...I'd buy cleaning supplies, toiletries and new kitchen utensils. All things that I need...none of which is budgeted!!!

  64. five tomatoes // January 11, 2009 at 9:57 PM  

    I'd buy nylons! I'm a female attorney who just started a new job and it's bad enough that I have to pay 2x what my male partner does for dry-cleaning, but having to wear nylons too? So unfair! I'd also stock up on the food sales to donate to the local food pantry.

  65. stalkermom // January 11, 2009 at 10:15 PM  

    With a $100 gc from Targe, I'd take advantage of all the weekly deals I see on the coupon sites!

  66. No Debt Plan // January 11, 2009 at 10:18 PM  

    I would spend it on every day items that we can't get at our local grocery store (toothpaste, dish washer detergent, etc.)

    Thanks for holding the contest!

  67. Karen // January 11, 2009 at 10:27 PM  

    Whew...what would I purchase? Household items I need as simple as cleaning supplies and groceries. Gotta get the necessities!

  68. Anonymous // January 11, 2009 at 10:30 PM  

    If we won the card, we would spend it on groceries (if walmart) and if target some groceries, the rest would be on clothes.

  69. RDS // January 11, 2009 at 11:07 PM  

    I would use the gift card to stock up on all the essentials (toilet paper, toothpaste, etc)! if there was any left over I would use it for groceries.

  70. Laura // January 11, 2009 at 11:48 PM  

    Love your blog!

    If I won the gift card I would choose the Target option and I would either buy basic clothes for the kids or stock up on toiletries...

  71. Marilyn // January 12, 2009 at 12:21 AM  

    I would use the gift card to add things to my apartment. I moved in 6 months ago and went with the opinion of only buying things that I need, therefore, it still looks like I just moved in. :) I probably will get kitchen supplies and a very much needed vacuum.

  72. PT Money // January 12, 2009 at 12:24 AM  

    I'll be completely splurging with the $100. Just buy a bunch of stuff for fun. Or maybe buy $100 worth of diapers.

  73. Mira // January 12, 2009 at 12:40 AM  

    I love contest! I would prefer to get the Target giftcard since it is closer to me. If I win I'd probably save it for my son's 3rd bday party in May. That would give me enough budget to buy the party needs.

  74. Pratik // January 12, 2009 at 12:52 AM  

    I would use the Target gift card to update my wardrobe. It has been a while since I got any new clothes.

  75. chris // January 12, 2009 at 1:39 AM  

    If I won the card I would probably use it towards a GPS for my girlfriend whose birthday is in February. It would depend which store had the better price as to which I would choose.

  76. Kelli // January 12, 2009 at 5:17 AM  

    As a new homeowner I would use the gift card to buy a few things I haven't yet gotten around to getting for the new place: more wastebaskets, additional cleaning supplies, etc.

  77. Plowlady // January 12, 2009 at 5:59 AM  

    hi, I would use the walmrt card--things have been tighter then tight here since hubs had lost his job, so we haven't been able to get his meds...I'd use it to pick up his meds, their refills and then any food items plus cleaning supplies and staples that I could..we are in need of them all!

    mariannakeough at

  78. Plowlady // January 12, 2009 at 6:12 AM  

    I tried to subscribe via your feedburner, but it's not working, so I added your blog to my list of favorites.

    mariannakeough at

  79. Beachgirl // January 12, 2009 at 6:47 AM  

    If I won the gift card, I would use it to stock up on all the things I'm going to need while in law school. With working full time and school part time, I won't really have time to run to the store to pick up shampoo and other necessities. So, I'm stocking up beforehand.

    I also posted to my blog about your contest (

    E-mail: beachgirlsblog at

  80. savvy // January 12, 2009 at 8:02 AM  

    Thanks for running this contest. There's always something to be found at Target - whether household supplies, home decor or snacks.

    savvy at msmoneysavvy dot com

  81. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 8:08 AM  

    If I won, I'd love the Target gift card. I'm about to get married, so Target is one of my favorite places to get stuff for the new apartment I'll be moving into with my husband.


  82. Ms. Michelle // January 12, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

    If I won the gift card, I would SHOP AT TARGET! Right now our budget is very tight so Target is a no-no (and a 45 minute drive away). It would be so nice to be able to stroll through Target with that beautiful red cart and buy something interesting without worrying if it was going to make the checking account bounce.

  83. Loretta // January 12, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

    Please enter me in the drawing...I would use the card to buy groceries!
    aorlflood at verizon dot net

  84. Emily // January 12, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

    Awesome First Blog Giveaway!

    I'd use the $100.00 to purchase household items (toilet paper, tissues, feminine hygiene products, etc ...) that I would normally purchase from the household/daily living expenses portion of my budget, then re-allocate the 100.00 to further pad my emergency fund. Thanks, for all you do, I'm learning so much!
    imartinaction (@) yahoo . com

  85. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 8:51 AM  

    I'd use it for groceries or for birthday gifts for my family.

  86. Frugalchick // January 12, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

    With the price of food still rising, that $100 would definitely make a nice dent in my grocery bill!

  87. LegallyBoston // January 12, 2009 at 9:19 AM  

    I really like a lot of their clothes but can't justify buying them when I go there for groceries or other household items. So I'd probably splurge on some clothes. :)

  88. BeThisWay // January 12, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

    If I won the contest I'd use the gift card towards a new booster seat for my son. He's about to outgrow the convertible, and money sure is tight right now!

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  89. LittlePeopleWealth // January 12, 2009 at 9:38 AM  

    Wow, what a great giveaway :) If I won I would choose the Target card and I would buy my husband the telescoping ladder he's wanted for quite a while!

  90. Jennifer // January 12, 2009 at 9:40 AM  

    I submitted this to StumbleUpon when I first saw it, but forgot to come back and leave a comment.

    If I won, I'd probably choose the Walmart card (the Target card would be fun, but more likely to be "blown" on the fun stuff)... to buy things like cat litter, new tennis shoes, and towels! I am in desperate need of new towels!

  91. sc0013z // January 12, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

    I will use it for grocery budget. It will greatly help on this years financial goal.

  92. Peter // January 12, 2009 at 10:15 AM  

    I'd like to enter! If I win i'd probably use the gift card for groceries and a birthday gift for my wife!

    already subscribed.

  93. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 10:18 AM  


  94. Emily@remodelingthislife // January 12, 2009 at 10:44 AM  

    If I win, I am going shopping at Target :) Is that vague enough?

    Congrats on the milestones!

  95. Debbie Harris // January 12, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

    If I won a Target $100 gift card, I would use it to buy something for my home. My husband of 30 years moved out in September and it's my goal for 2009 to turn "our" home into "my" home. Thanks for the great blog!


  96. Jilse // January 12, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

    If I won the giftcard to Target I would use it to buy my girls some Spring/Summer clothes. My hubby just got his hours cut at both of his jobs and we just don't have a lot of extra cash anymore. Our girls are going to need summer clothes so this would help us outfit them without us having to scrape together the cash from our sad little budget.

  97. mindy // January 12, 2009 at 11:21 AM  

    socks and gloves and anything warm thanks for the giveawat

  98. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

    If I won the Target gift card I would use it to buy groceries there. They have good prices that are a little under what our local groceries are priced.


  99. Free From Broke // January 12, 2009 at 11:27 AM  

    At Target we'd probably sock up on groceries and household items. Maybe look into some clothes for the kids.

  100. so alaurable // January 12, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

    If I won, I'd request the Target gift card and split it up between groceries, toiletries, and a birthday present for myself!

  101. betty R.~Simply Southern // January 12, 2009 at 11:35 AM  

    I would use this at walmart.I have a lot of coupons i have been saving for use with some extra money(that i have not gotten yet ;(

    so ..using the coupons and this wonderful cg,i would make it go even farther on the things we need around the house and moms as well... thank you

  102. cdziuba // January 12, 2009 at 11:47 AM  

    Hello Single Guy! I would use a $100 Target card and go berserk! I would buy warm pajamas and socks for my son and me, and also treat myself to a new sweater. I'd also buy groceries and diapers for my little one. Many thanks. The economy is bad, but we can survive it if we live beneath our means.

  103. Heather // January 12, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

    I would choose Target and probably buy DVDs. :-)

  104. taterbug // January 12, 2009 at 11:58 AM  

    I would love to go linen shopping. I need everything. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity.

  105. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 12:40 PM  

    Great blog from what I've seen so far!

    BeachGirl sent me...I'd have to say that I'd prob. restock the fridge and then use the rest to restcok my art supplies (much of what I use is in the Walmart Craft section.)

  106. bs // January 12, 2009 at 12:46 PM  

    -dog food
    -motor oil

  107. Alan // January 12, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

    Thanks for this opportunity! I would use a Target giftcard to purchase something from for my fiancee and myself from our wedding registry!

  108. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 12:55 PM  

    Hi there~ I Stumbled (jenny2006) the giveaway post!

  109. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

    As for what I would do if I won... I probably would spend some on practical things, like groceries (and Diet Sprite!). What I'd like to do is get some fun home accessories from Target - I saw some of their Spring stuff coming out before the holidays, and I loved the color combos. It would be cool to buy some guilt-free!
    Thanks for the opportunity. I'm going to subscribe and add you to my reading list.

  110. Marci // January 12, 2009 at 1:01 PM  

    Hmmmm, $100 at Target? Would most likely go towards home improvement items since that is the only thing non-necessary that I am allowing myself to spend money on right now...shelving and pillows and furniture, oh my!

  111. Kate // January 12, 2009 at 1:02 PM  

    Please include me in the drawing. If I won, I would most likely use the gift card for gardening supplies or other DIY supplies, maybe some cat food. Thanks for the opportunity. I may link to this from my blog as well.


  112. Kate // January 12, 2009 at 1:04 PM  

    There are a lot of possibilities: groceries come immediately to mind, followed by a new toaster oven, or toiletries, and a new vacuum belt.

    Thanks for the usual, you make it fun to read your site.

  113. Kate // January 12, 2009 at 1:04 PM  

    Oops - forgot to leave me email above, hunter dot kate at gmail dot com

    Thanks again!

  114. Chatak // January 12, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

    I will use this target Gift Card to buy the essential groceries.

  115. Start-Up // January 12, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

    I would buy decorations for my new condo. I have basic furniture, but the walls are bare.

  116. Aly // January 12, 2009 at 2:01 PM  

    Oh you are awesome! Should I win a target gift card.. I'd probably use it for food as I'm a poor college student (as they say) no really, my pantry is full of ramen and I think I'm starting to sweat out that chicken smell. lol

  117. Brian // January 12, 2009 at 2:24 PM  

    If I won the gift card, I would use it to supplement our grocery spending as well as pick up a few things we normally don't get due to expense.

  118. Anya // January 12, 2009 at 2:50 PM  

    Thanks for the generous giveaway. I'd probably use it to buy myself a Wii Fit. Thanks again.

  119. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 2:52 PM  

    If I won, I'd choose the Target giftcard because that is one of my favorite stores. I'd use it to buy a desk chair and supplies to organize my home office, it's a mess and one of my resolutions for the year is to declutter and get organized.

  120. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

    Hello. If I win the gift card, I will buy home maintenance supplies such as paint, paint brushes, caulk, etc. I am hoping to begin new employment by the summer and I need to complete home projects soon so I can clear this off of my to do list. Thank you for your insight into personal finance and for this giveaway! nptomey at uab dot edu

  121. Kelly // January 12, 2009 at 3:17 PM  

    If I won, I would choose a Target card that I would likely spend on every day needs - groceries, toiletries, etc.

  122. Amaranta // January 12, 2009 at 3:18 PM  

    if I won the gift card, i would buy lots of Target brand special K cereal!

  123. Michele // January 12, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

    Well I'd like to say I'd buy me something b/c that just never pans out for me. So I am sure if I won, we would use it for groceries or fun, right? lol but its items we need and I have to be the grown up.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  124. Jenn... // January 12, 2009 at 3:31 PM  

    Thanks! I would use the Target one for a new i-pod to run with.

  125. Christine // January 12, 2009 at 3:53 PM  

    If I won it, I would get the walmart card because it is much closer to home. I would stock up the kitchen with meats, frozen veggies, pasta, rice and beans/lentils. That would buy a lot of food for me.

    miss_cas at hotmail dot com

  126. Mandi // January 12, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

    Ya know, I honestly couldn't tell you exactly what I'd buy with it. I am getting married in September and am on a tight budget so I'm being forced to do a few key things myself (flowers/decoration)and I can see Target being a good place to decoration items and possibly some cute shoes? Thanks for the giveaway!

  127. CrystalGB // January 12, 2009 at 4:15 PM  

    I would choose the Walmart card. I would buy my husband some jeans and I would buy some household items we need.

  128. dee // January 12, 2009 at 4:51 PM  

    I would like the target gift card because I really want to buy a large mirror and treats for my cat. :)

  129. stellablue // January 12, 2009 at 4:53 PM  

    Hi Single Guy Money!

    I just got referred to your blog from BeachGirl's Budget Blog. If I won your contest, I'd choose the Target gift card, and I'd put it toward things we will need when we move to our new house in April!

    Keeping my fingers crossed,


  130. Kacie // January 12, 2009 at 5:05 PM  

    Generous of you! If I win, I will buy nursing attire and some clothes to fit my new post-pregnancy body. And something for the baby, of course!

  131. Luna // January 12, 2009 at 5:09 PM  

    Hi. I think this is a great giveaway! I would love to win. I would use the Wal-Mart giftcard for groceries.

  132. Julianne // January 12, 2009 at 5:33 PM  

    A very cool giveaway...thank you! Let me think...well, we have 2 sons birthdays coming up in Feb. so I would probably use this giftcard to go towards their gifts/parties. This of course would help towards keeping us on budget, something that is very important to my husband and me. I don't think our kids still fully understand the importance of keeping to budget, but we are trying to help them grasp the concept. In fact, my husband is making one of our teenage daughters maintain our check registry currently to teach her some lessons. ;)

  133. diwb // January 12, 2009 at 5:50 PM  

    If I won, I'd get a nice stand mixer at Target. All I have now is a little hand-held one that balks at anything thicker than cake batter. If there were any money left, I'd stock up on the good chocolates that I can never convince myself to splurge on.

  134. Monika B // January 12, 2009 at 6:00 PM  

    If I won, I would choose the Target gift card and buy the new stainless steel Jack Lalanne juicer. My husband and I are resolving to eat healthier this year, and I've stumbled upon some great websites with nutruitional recipes that could best be made with one. Thanks for the offer!

  135. Lady Roxi // January 12, 2009 at 6:26 PM  

    Love to have this. I am absolutely trying to get a Wii Fit with this!


  136. Angie // January 12, 2009 at 6:28 PM  

    $100 for Target? So much fun! I would probably spend it on new shoes and tights. I would enjoy that spending spree! :)

  137. Luisito // January 12, 2009 at 6:30 PM  

    if i won i would be buying a vacuum and some other household supplies

  138. drpepperdrinker // January 12, 2009 at 6:53 PM  

    I would buy some work clothes from Target!

    celiavoyles (at) gmail dot com

  139. Bella // January 12, 2009 at 7:05 PM  

    Cool giveaway! I'd would use the Walmart gift certificate on baby goodies and groceries. Baby due 1/29!! Thanks for blogging. :)

  140. angelacisco // January 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM  

    If I was to win this I'd buy groceries and a new pair of work shoes.
    angelacisco at

  141. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 7:15 PM  

    If I were to win. . . Oh my goodness!! I would use it to buy birthday gifts for my family for this year. While I love my family dearly, it always hurts a little to spend the money on birthday gifts even though I do budget for it. So, it would be a nice treat for me to buy a nice treat for them on you!
    -Nancy F

  142. Reeva // January 12, 2009 at 7:48 PM  

    I'd stock up on toilet paper and household staples for the pantry. I'd go with walmart.

  143. malleycc // January 12, 2009 at 8:04 PM  

    I love Target but I would probably choose Walmart because you can get groceries there too. This is very generous of you. Thank you very much.

  144. J. Money // January 12, 2009 at 8:34 PM  

    Wow, looks like a lottttta people want that little booger ;) I'd most def. take the Target card and then have a "splurge" day getting all the stuff i'd never buy myself!

    it would be like winning the mini-lottery. i wish everyone luck!

  145. Vidia2Be // January 12, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

    Id choose walmart so I can get school clothes and supplies for my two daughters since one is in first grade and the other is prepping for kindergarten!

  146. Sheena // January 12, 2009 at 10:11 PM  

    If I won, I would use it to buy things for the new home my husband and I just bought. Lamps, curtains, rugs, etc.


  147. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 10:12 PM  

    Nice gift dude. I would buy a nice T.V. stand for my playroom in my finished basement.

  148. melissa // January 12, 2009 at 10:48 PM  

    I'd probably use it on a combination of clothing and household necessities. even found money like this would be has to be spent less frivolously than in the past

    melissa at myhalfofthebrain dot com

  149. Serena // January 12, 2009 at 10:53 PM  

    If I win, I would use it to buy some Starbucks, get some groceries & buy a gift for an upcoming baby shower.

  150. Anonymous // January 12, 2009 at 11:53 PM  

    If I were to win, I would put it toward a new hobby of mine, photography.

  151. One Frugal Girl // January 13, 2009 at 12:02 AM  

    Knowing me, I'd buy something practical like groceries, but I'd like to think I'd spend at least a little money on something fun, like new board games, books or movies.

  152. BeetleEyes // January 13, 2009 at 12:22 AM  

    I just posted about this contest on my blog.

    In thinking some more about this, it occurs to me that I STILL don't have a memory card for my digital camera.

  153. Anonymous // January 13, 2009 at 4:17 AM  

    I would give it (Target card) to my husband to help replace his laptop. He's a writer and not having a laptop is killing him.

  154. Amy // January 13, 2009 at 8:02 AM  

    If I won, I'd choose the Target gift card. I owe my sister a coffee maker since I broke hers.
    Thanks for the contest.

    veggiegirl at rock dot com

  155. A Trivita Mom // January 13, 2009 at 8:07 AM  

    Wow what a great giveaway, I could really use that giftcard, would love the Walmart gift card.
    Need it for prescriptions and groceries

  156. Scott // January 13, 2009 at 8:22 AM  

    Count me in!

  157. Scott // January 13, 2009 at 8:24 AM  

    I want in!

  158. tiddlybits // January 13, 2009 at 9:07 AM  

    Okay, this sounds goofy . . . but I would buy underwear and socks. LOL . . . well, I need em and didnt get any for Christmas. I'd probably choose either the Walmart or the Target . . . both have a good stock of undies!

  159. Anonymous // January 13, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

    I'd get the Target gift card, It's a great store. Plus I can us the Target gift card for athe Starbucks in target and drink as I shop. Great web site and thanks for helping others learn.

  160. John // January 13, 2009 at 10:34 AM  

    Since my wife and I just bought a house, if I won this card I would use it to buy stuff for the house. Probably putting it towards window coverings or paint.

  161. JCF // January 13, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

    Our cookware, which was not cheap and is not THAT old, has now developed rust on the bottoms and sides, A Walmart card sure would come in handy for a cookware repolacement!

  162. velvet jones // January 13, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

    I'd use it to buy some much needed groceries and toiletries at my local target greatland!

  163. Sandy // January 13, 2009 at 12:36 PM  

    When I win the Target gift card (one has to have a positive attitude!) I plan to buy wedding presents and baby presents for all the children of my friends who keep sending me wedding and shower invitations!

  164. Hyperchondriac // January 13, 2009 at 12:59 PM  

    man, with a target giftcard (there's no walmart on the bus route here), i will most likely get groceries. and shampoo. and conditioner. those are important! and new towels. mine are kinda yucky.

  165. Kara // January 13, 2009 at 2:32 PM  

    Thanks for the giveaway! With a Target gift card I would most likely purchase things for my house, such as organizers to help with storage.

  166. Travis // January 13, 2009 at 3:35 PM  

    Sign me up for the contest. I'd like the Walmart gift card and I'd buy groceries with it.

  167. Carla // January 13, 2009 at 4:08 PM  

    I would like a walmart or Target card. It doesn't matter. I just want to buy my son some outfits and shoes because he just keep growing and he goes through shoes like every other month :(

  168. Little Miss Moneybags // January 13, 2009 at 5:55 PM  

    I would use the Target gift card to buy:

    New pillows
    Yoga pants
    Slippers (we're keeping the thermostat on a little lower, and my tootsies are always cold!)
    just-add-water muffin mix (nom nom)
    and if I had anything leftover at that point, I'd scope out the clearance housewares section and the one spot

    I hope I win!

  169. headknocker // January 13, 2009 at 6:10 PM  

    My daughter has a birthday in February (the big 1-6), so I am sure I could find something that would make her love dad even more.

    Also, posted about your giveaway on my website. Here is the link to the post.

  170. Sheryl // January 13, 2009 at 6:36 PM  

    First place I would ht at target are the dollar bins. I would stock up on their eye glass readers in different strengths and hopefully I could get through a year. I am always misplacing mine. Next I would buy something just for fun, like a DVD I have been wanting, a toy for my grand dogs and of course something cute for my first grandchild Xander.

  171. Anna // January 13, 2009 at 6:53 PM  

    If I win I'll probably use it to buy some new clothes. I lost a lot of weight recently, and I need new pants. :)

  172. Anonymous // January 13, 2009 at 7:10 PM  

    The card would supplement my grocery budget

  173. Anonymous // January 13, 2009 at 9:04 PM  

    I would probably purchase a few school supplies for the spring semester (starting in 2 weeks!) and also a piece of clothing or two. Thanks for offering such a great gift card :)
    Oh-- and I would get more brown lunch bags. I have 2 cats and take out kitty "stuff" to the dumpster daily.

  174. Anonymous // January 13, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

    This is breagha again-- my email is breagha(dot)blog (at) gmail dot com

  175. mutex // January 13, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

    If i won the gift card i would use on a really nice gift for my fiancee for Valentin's Day.

  176. The Fitness Diva // January 13, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

    Ok, I'm going for it!

    If I win the card, I will buy a new comforter, some plush pillows and maybe some hot new bras and t top shirts. With the rest, I'll buy chocolate! ;)

    I'm also Stumbling you as Webdiva7

    That's 2 entries, right?

  177. The Fitness Diva // January 13, 2009 at 9:28 PM  

    Oh, and I'd want the Target card. There's no Walmart anywhere near me!

  178. Julie // January 13, 2009 at 10:17 PM  

    I would choose the Target card and would probably buy diapers and other baby things and a few funsies for myself. :)

  179. Anonymous // January 13, 2009 at 10:33 PM  

    My family of seven has had a rough year. I would like to buy some really good food and replinish our household supplies like over the counter meds and such.I like Target Super Centers and I would pick to go grocery shopping.

  180. Doctor S // January 13, 2009 at 10:37 PM  

    If I won I would give it to my moms so she could get herself whatever she needed.

    Great contest!!

  181. A Life Story of a Blue Eyed Mom // January 13, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

    If I won the gift card I would buy the High chair for my baby, that I'm saving to buy one within the next 2 months. I know it's not very exciting, but it's very useful and important to me and my baby:)

  182. Laneerg // January 13, 2009 at 11:40 PM  

    If I won the giftcard I would choose the WalMart card and use it for groceries. Then the money I normally would use for groceries would go to my House Downpayment fund. :)

  183. bohemiangypsy // January 14, 2009 at 12:17 AM  

    First I'd like to say thanks for the great giveaway and good luck to all. If I were to win, I would use it on either groceries or shoes with the Walmart gift card option. We don't get to Target too often because it is in Ohio, and we live in Pennsylvania. Thanks again! Happy New Year.

  184. amymaggini // January 14, 2009 at 12:59 AM  

    If I won the giftcard, I would choose Target. I might use it for prescriptions, groceries, or undergarments. I am a practical gal!

  185. Anonymous // January 14, 2009 at 8:43 AM  

    If I won the gift card, I would buy all the xbox live microsoft points I could buy!

  186. dj // January 14, 2009 at 8:57 AM  

    I would use the certificate to buy supplies for an upcoming mission trip...they need things much more than me.

  187. Rue // January 14, 2009 at 10:27 AM  

    Hmmmm....$100 at Target. There's a good chance that most or all of it would towards Legos. Yes, I'm 33 years old and I like Legos. I might even get a set or two to share with my nephews (who are 5 and 8 and also love Legos and love that Aunt Rue likes to play Legos with them).

    Another option would be to put the money towards a new television or digital camera. I want to get a new TV before the switch to digital in February and I've been thinking of upgrading my digital camera for a while now.

    Thanks for the chance to win:
    ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

  188. Anonymous // January 14, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

    I really enjoy your blog. And this is such a generous giveaway!

    If I won, I'd choose the Target gift card. First, I'd replace my used-to-be-non-stick-but-isn't-anymore skillet (practical). Next, I'd probably go on a shopping spree, just hitting the clearance items! So much fun!
    Thanks for the chance!


  189. Anonymous // January 14, 2009 at 11:13 AM  

    Enjoy the blog lots. I'm a single dad and I would choose Target and I would buy diapers - those suckers are expensive!

  190. Crystina // January 14, 2009 at 11:44 AM  

    Hi Single Guy,

    Thanks for the giveaway! If I won the gift card, I'd use it to buy things for our small wedding at Target. We're getting married in May and still want to get favors and decorations for the wedding site.

  191. Bjorn // January 14, 2009 at 1:29 PM  


    If I won the gift card, I would likely choose the walmart gift card. We would use it to supplement our grocery budget.

    Thank you!

  192. liane66 // January 14, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

    I would buy some new towels and dog and catfood.
    Thanks for the giveaway/

  193. rchandler // January 14, 2009 at 3:34 PM  

    If I won, I would choose the walmart card. I would use it for groceries and use the money I have budgeted for groceries towards the debt I am working hard to pay off.

    Thanks for the chance to enter.

  194. Anonymous // January 14, 2009 at 4:02 PM  

    If I won, I would choose the Target gift card and use it to buy groceries for the month. I am single and on a very tight budget trying to pay off debt from college, and I am getting so close to being done I can smell it, but it would be nice not to have to buy groceries for one month so I could throw my grocery money at the debt.

  195. Rachel // January 14, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    If I won, I would choose the Target gift card and use it to buy groceries for the month. I am single and on a very tight budget trying to pay off debt from college, and I am getting so close to being done I can smell it, but it would be nice not to have to buy groceries for one month so I could throw my grocery money at the debt.

    January 14, 2009 4:02 PM

    Sorry! This was me--my email is

  196. Shanny // January 14, 2009 at 4:10 PM  

    I plan to use this to purchase my toiletries for the year, leaving more money for debt reduction!

  197. innisfam // January 14, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
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  198. innisfam // January 14, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

    sorry for the above post, I left a site on there thinking it was my email whoops. anyhow
    I would use the gc at target and put it towards a new vacuum that is much needed. thanks

  199. SweetsQueen // January 14, 2009 at 5:03 PM  

    Gosh, I guess I'm going the practical route. I love SuperTarget here in IA, and I use them to price compare often with Groceries. It would definitely help with the budget these days. What a great contest!

  200. aajacques // January 14, 2009 at 5:24 PM  

    I would use the gift card to buy baby things for my new baby.