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It's time for another giveaway!!!! SingleGuyMoney will be 2 years old this month and to celebrate, I'm giving away gifts.

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

The Gift:
I will be giving away 2 free gas cards worth $50 each. I am funding this out of my own pocket and not supplied by any gas company. I know the economy sucks right now and it's the summer traveling season. To thank you for visiting my blog, I want to make that next visit to the gas pump a little bit easier. I know I said in the last couple of giveaways I was going to give away a book but I think free gas 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 Racetrac or BP gas card. If you win and don't have either store in your area, we can discuss other options.
  • Be sure you leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

How to Enter:

  • The contest starts Thursday June 11, 2009 and will end on Tuesday June 30, 2009 @ 11:59pm EST. I will announce the winner in a post on Wednesday July 1, 2009.
  • All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. I want to know - if you win, what are you plans, if any, for summer travel?
  • If you have a blog or website, mention the giveaway for an additional chance to win. You can also Stumble, Tip, Digg, PFBuzz, 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 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!

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  1. Kyle // June 11, 2009 at 7:42 AM  

    We don't plant to travel much this summer, however, we own a boat so Gas is going to be a large expense for us this year. Count me in on the contest

  2. suspence // June 11, 2009 at 7:56 AM  

    Hey, enjoy your blog, not traveling this summer but could still use some free gas.

  3. Janine // June 11, 2009 at 8:51 AM  

    We plan on driving to st louis. So to say money we are staying with a friend. And we may go on a trip next winter to Arizona, to stay with a friend too. And, Idlewild park in PA for a day or two for my son. :-) I'm a fan of vacations, but we make it frugal.

  4. Anonymous // June 11, 2009 at 8:51 AM  

    I am being lame this summer - no travel planned at all. I am acdtually dog sitting for my traveling friends and relatives.

    Thanks for having this! If I were to win, I'd use the gas card and with the money I "saved" I'd treat myself to a super nice lunch at one of the new places opening up around me.

  5. r1 // June 11, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
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  6. r1 // June 11, 2009 at 9:04 AM  

    I'm planning to keep my traveling local (and invite people to come visit me instead).

  7. Philip // June 11, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

    I will at least be driving 500 miles across Texas to go home for the 4th of July. Plus I will be doing some travelling to go to state parks, and nothing is close in Texas so I will be doing plenty of driving. The $50 giftcard would go a good way in filling up a tank of gas and support my driving of a nice big vehicle. (p.s. I work in the petroleum industry so the more people drive the better my job out look is! Keep on driving!)

  8. DLeavitt // June 11, 2009 at 9:25 AM  

    I'm planning a couple of trips to our family friend's house on Cape Cod. Conveniently $50 would cover just about 2 trips!

  9. jim // June 11, 2009 at 9:56 AM  

    Congrats on two years man! We're going to be visiting some friends in Europe this summer.

  10. Matt B // June 11, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

    I love giveaway, I giveaway all the time on my website as well.

    Summer plans = July -Travel to Atlantic City for a week.
    August - Travel to 6 Flags Great Escape with some teenagers in the community.

  11. Jennifer // June 11, 2009 at 10:16 AM  

    I'm not planning on much travel this summer due to saving my money and vacation time for a trip this fall. I do anticipate several trips up to the beach though-- about an hour away.

  12. BSquared // June 11, 2009 at 10:19 AM  

    gas prices aren't slowing our travel down this year, live in Jackson, MS and head to Tupelo for a family reunion swinging through the delta to pick up my Great Aunt so about 5 hours each way there, we try and take a trip to St. Louis every summer and see the Cardinals play, looking at early August between grad school semesters, and we will be flying to D.C. for a work/vacation where me and the wife are staying 2 extra days for site seeing so my job pays for my plane ticket and 4 of the 6 nights but her ticket and the other nights are on us. The joys and curses of working full-time and going to grad school at night will make it a busy next 10 weeks for the BSquared family.

  13. Garden Dan // June 11, 2009 at 10:46 AM  

    I am getting married in August, and for the honeymoon we will be driving from Long Island to Bar Harbor in Maine, then back to Long Island before finally returning to our home in PA. That's about 1200 miles in all. If I get the gas card I will use the money saved to take my soon-to-be-wife on the Dine-in Theater Boat Cruise with Diver Ed, which she really wants to go on :)

  14. Financial Slacker Chic // June 11, 2009 at 10:52 AM  

    I plan on traveling by car for two weekend mini vacations visiting family and friends this year.

  15. JenMarie // June 11, 2009 at 10:55 AM  

    Yay for FREE gas cards! :)
    My summer travel plans...FL to meet up with all of my husband's family! FUN!

  16. nfmgirl // June 11, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

    Nope, I don't plan on going anywhere this summer. I have tons to do in my new house, and any vacation will probably be spent painting or ripping out the built-in desk or weeding the overgrown garden.

  17. SavingDiva // June 11, 2009 at 11:37 AM  

    This summer I am traveling back to the midwest for my sister's wedding. I am also keeping my fingers crossed that I will be accepted to a conference in D.C. I really need a vacation, but I don't know if I'll have the time (or money) to make it happen.

  18. Yana // June 11, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

    Now that's a great prize in these times. I just tweeted this for an extra chance. We don't have any plans for traveling this summer. There's just not enough money coming in for frivolous expenses.

  19. stalkermom // June 11, 2009 at 11:48 AM  

    Nothing concrete for traveling, but am considering going to Myrtle Beach in August.

  20. Anonymous // June 11, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

    Me and the girlfriend are planning a trip to either Canada or Chicago...depending on a few things. Opposite ends of the spectrum somewhat, but exciting nonetheless.

  21. Chris // June 11, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

    If you define travel as more then an hour away I travel into the city to spend time with friends quite often. Otherwise, a girlfriend of mine in Hawaii wants me to come visit. All I would need is the plane ticket...

  22. CrystalGB // June 11, 2009 at 2:27 PM  

    Happy Blogoversary! We are going to my nephew's wedding and planning a few day trips.

  23. indierock110 // June 11, 2009 at 4:24 PM  

    I am headed to Spain this summer!

  24. Brian // June 11, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

    Considering my wife is 8 months pregnant, we're not going anywhere except to Target to buy diapers...

  25. veggivet // June 11, 2009 at 8:11 PM  

    No road trips for me this summer...Keep up the good work on your blog.

  26. Anonymous // June 11, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

    going to indiana to do some strawberry picking!!! and possibly michigan for some blueberry picking!!

  27. smileandsave // June 11, 2009 at 10:11 PM  

    hi! thank you for the free give away!! my family and I are going to Italy in a week! we are driving about 2 hours to get to the international airport and the gas card sure would help with that cost! thanks!

  28. m // June 11, 2009 at 10:56 PM  

    I plan on going to Napa Valley which is just 1.5 hours from here. This would help a lot. Thanks. :)

  29. Blake Amick // June 11, 2009 at 11:08 PM  

    I plan to take a trip with an old friend to Orlando, FL. And, even though I can't drive there, I'm planning a trip to Greece in late summer. None-the-less, a gas card for Florida would be GREAT. ;)

    Great blog by the way. Keep up the good work!

  30. AZ // June 12, 2009 at 1:19 AM  

    My girlfriend and I plan to drive from NYC to Maine. Wit various stops in between.

    kow613 [at] gmail [dot] com

  31. Kelli // June 12, 2009 at 3:58 AM  

    We would like to take a road trip this summer to Chicago. Our newly adopted dog absolutely LOVES riding in the car, and this will be his first official vacation with the family!

  32. Loretta // June 12, 2009 at 9:48 AM  

    Please enter me into your gas card giveaway. We have a trip planned for Labor Day weekend, so we could sure use the card!
    Congrats on your 2 years blogaversary!
    aorlflood at comcast dot net

  33. Amy // June 12, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

    My husband and I will be traveling to visit with my family and our friends in southern California for the 4th of July weekend. Then, for our 3 year anniversary in September, we will be taking a 7 night Mexican Riviera cruise. (And we will not be going into debt for it, either, yay!)

  34. Brad // June 12, 2009 at 12:28 PM  

    We live in Southern California and we were planning on driving to Utah for some Eco-camping but with gas at 3.21 here we are starting to shy from the idea. I figure it will hit $3.89 or so. When we started planning it was 1.74 so at more than double it puts our goal cost of the trip out of reach.

  35. RDS // June 12, 2009 at 5:15 PM  

    I have 2 short weekend beach trips planned and a trip to Greece/Italy in the fall, so although the gas card won't help me out too much for that trip it'll help me save money!

  36. Luvdaylilies // June 13, 2009 at 3:40 PM  

    This would be a great budget stretcher, Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  37. Dave // June 13, 2009 at 4:34 PM  

    What a generous idea! Thank you for the contest. Nothing serious planned for the summer, but we will be spending a week at our timeshare in Seaside on the Oregon Coast in September. Then off to a Caribbean cruise in November.

    The gas card? If I win, it will become a gift to the Oregon Food Bank to help their delivery volunteers with their work to supply food baskets to those in need.

    Thanks again,


  38. PointSpecial // June 13, 2009 at 8:13 PM  

    We're going to be making a few trips up to Wisconsin to see my 7 month old twins' grandparents, and my wife and her mom are actually IN New Mexico (from Chicago) with the boys right now. So, honestly, we'd use the card for our day-to-day driving... 'cause they're already on the biggest gas-guzzling trip of the summer!

  39. Dee from PA // June 13, 2009 at 8:19 PM  

    Great timing for gas card. We are going to many things this summer.

    1. Grandson b-day July 4.
    2. His brother b-day in August.
    3. Visit brother at Myrtle Beach.

    We live in PA and this would help alot driving a Ford-250 to each visit.

    Dee from PA

  40. BrendaLea, the Prpldy // June 13, 2009 at 8:37 PM  

    I don't have any vacation plans this year due to finances, but should I be lucky enough to win, I would seriously consider taking my two Grandsons to a water park about 3-1/2 hours away. Thanks for the chance to win.

    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

  41. Corrie at "Cents"able Momma // June 13, 2009 at 8:42 PM  

    We plan on going camping within our own state twice this summer, so the gas card would be great to help pull our pop-up. Great giveaway...congrats on 2 years!

  42. Duke // June 13, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

    I plan to travel out of state if am contacted for job interviews. Gas will be costly as I plan to travel only by car.

  43. Karen // June 13, 2009 at 11:24 PM  

    Not much travel planned this summer just a few trips in state to visit friends and family.

    Since I'm staying put this summer I'm house sitting for some relatives to make some extra dough! That's a plus!

  44. DadD // June 13, 2009 at 11:25 PM  

    Going to the FL panhandle for an extended weekend at the beach.

  45. Petunia 100 // June 14, 2009 at 12:10 AM  

    I plan to drive to Colorado (from California) to visit my 18 year old daughter and her 19 year old husband, who returns from Iraq any day now.

    Kids! You just never know what they will decide to do.

    Would love to win a gas card!

  46. Anonymous // June 14, 2009 at 9:40 AM  

    This is one generous contest. Summer travel will be limited this year, can you say STAYCATION? My commute to work is a killer, though!

  47. Starshard0 // June 14, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

    I won't be traveling at all this summer. At least not too far. My job limits my free time so I don't get too much time to go anywhere.

  48. Unknown // June 14, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

    I am going home to NY for an extended weekend and we are going to Seattle for a week in a month.

  49. Unknown // June 14, 2009 at 10:51 AM tweet!

  50. Suzanne Yester // June 14, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

    Thanks for the great giveaway! Please enter me! If I were to win one of the gas cards I would drive EVERY day on vacation to the lake (that's about an hour away) to go kayaking!

  51. J. Money // June 14, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

    CONGRATS! 2 years is amazing, good for you bro.

    I'll be hitting up the beaches this summer - Jersey Shore & Rehobeth. Gotta love that sand and sun!

  52. Anonymous // June 14, 2009 at 1:34 PM  

    We can't travel during the summer since we farm but I can think of a few fall trips to the zoo and museums that would be fun for us.

  53. stellablue // June 14, 2009 at 9:16 PM  

    We plan to travel up to Chicago this summer (about a 9 hour drive from Nashville) sometime after July 4th weekend. Also a short weekend trip planned to Memphis at the end of the month, the gas card would sure help out with gas expenses!


  54. Eric // June 14, 2009 at 10:07 PM  

    I will have a STAY-cation and going to Disneyland. Thats whats great about living in Southern California!

  55. throuthehaze // June 15, 2009 at 3:45 AM  

    my travel plans for the Summer are traveling back and forth between NC and VA to see my family (which I do every couple of weeks so I could DEFINITELY use a gas card)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  56. DougR // June 15, 2009 at 8:18 AM  

    Awesome giveaway. We're heading accross state to visit family for the fourth of july.

  57. Rue // June 15, 2009 at 9:44 AM  

    My summer travel plans include spending a week on the beach in Florida with about 6 high school kids from my church and about 500 high school kids from other churches. This is my big vacation for the summer. I know a lot of people cringe (or run and hide) at the idea of spending a week with a bunch of high school kids, I couldn't be happier about the trip with "my kids".

    My other trip this summer is a week long mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico. We will be working with an organization which ministers to the deaf community in Reynosa, runs a school, holds English camps and VBS in the summer for all the kinds in the neighborhood and works with the local government to build things needed in the community. This summer I believe we'll be working on doubling the size of the school, starting to build the office and dorm facilities for the ministry (so that they no longer have to rent space in a building) and finishing up some projects left over from last summer.
    Should be another great trip.

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

  58. RGC2005 // June 15, 2009 at 12:06 PM  

    I plan on driving to Washington DC to take my Girlfriends son to see the Marine Corps Memorial and Arlington. He is joining the Marines this fall.
    BTW, this is a very motivating blog you have. I bookmarked it.

  59. Anonymous // June 15, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

    This summer we're hosting some friends from England. So, even in 100 degree temps, we'll be playing tourists in our own home town!
    Thanks for the shot!

    one18fifteen (at) aol (dot) com

  60. Regular Reader Jan // June 15, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

    We are planning to drive to Virginia Beach (from Wisconsin) for a road trip/honeymoon!

  61. Kara D // June 15, 2009 at 2:00 PM  

    I am planning a few trips "up north" in Michigan. The gas card would certainly help with those. :)

  62. Jan // June 15, 2009 at 2:40 PM  

    We have plans of traveling to Southport, NC at least three times (to visit friends and take some family to visit them and enjoy the lodging). We also have plans in August to drive to the Smokey Mountains with my in-laws (that'll be interesting). Some free gas would sure make that a more enjoyable trip. :)

  63. Unknown // June 15, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

    Congrats on 2 years!
    We plan to drive and meetup some old friends and relatives.

  64. Jeff // June 15, 2009 at 6:56 PM  

    I plan on driving to the Austin area sometime soon.

  65. Unknown // June 15, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

    i like gas

  66. Sathiya // June 17, 2009 at 4:07 PM  

    just came back from a vacation. maybe take a 6 hr short trip to houston. love your website and am a frugal spender myself.

  67. Toni // June 18, 2009 at 4:13 PM  

    Congratulations on the 2-year anniversary! I don't plan on going anywhere this summer - probably will just take some time off for a "staycation" and support the local economy. But if I won some free gas, that could change . . .

    Thanks for funding the contest!!

  68. Sherri // June 21, 2009 at 7:48 PM  

    We are headed to NC for a 2 week visit with family and friends.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    swchenery at hotmail dot com

  69. Not John Chow // June 21, 2009 at 8:02 PM  

    I am currently unemployed and I will use the gas card to keep paying the bills!

  70. Bhaa // June 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM  

    My wife and I would use it to drive to see her parents. We haven't seen them in a while and it would really help offset the cost of the trip.

  71. Anonymous // June 22, 2009 at 10:12 PM  

    I plan on going to Disney World for the first time!

  72. Sandi // June 23, 2009 at 11:10 AM  

    well I don't plan on much for "fun" travel. I MIGHT if I have a little extra gas money though! ;)

  73. oddvision // June 23, 2009 at 5:19 PM  

    Hey, love your blog! I'd love to win a gas card! We just got married and one of our gifts was a week at a beach house in Santa Barbara, so a gas card to help us get there and keep the trip affordable would be much appreciated!

  74. Unknown // June 23, 2009 at 10:04 PM  

    I would travel to Florida (from Texas) with my girlfriend for some needed R&R.

  75. JimmyP // June 24, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

    I will be planning a long week or two in the Florida Keys. I am in the process of selling my PWC and plan on using some of the money to have a nice summer vacation... haven't had a vacation for the last three years, I'm due.

  76. Meredith // June 24, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

    No traveling this summer- life is just too expensive right now!

  77. donna gonzalez // June 24, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

    no plans to travel-cant afford it right now-but it would definately come in handy to win- i am not working, and my husband and i -like most others are struggling right now- this would be a huge help.

  78. sarah buki // June 24, 2009 at 12:53 PM  

    we are planning a weekend trip to the wisconcin dells next month. I can't wait for our little getaway!

    sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

  79. Saving for 4 // June 24, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

    I live in Florida so Orlando is always a hot spot during summer. Could def use it to go there... Thanks for the chance!

    migdaliamart at gmail dot com

  80. wigget // June 24, 2009 at 2:03 PM  

    we're driving to pa to visit the in-laws in july and then driving to the beach in august

  81. Sandra Jensen // June 24, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

    Traveled by plane to visit family, we are not planning a driving vacation this year, just staying close to home!

  82. Steph // June 24, 2009 at 10:10 PM  

    This would really help out for vacation this summer! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  83. Gourmet Chick // June 24, 2009 at 11:55 PM  

    Going to Germany for my husbands 25th year class reunion. Gas card won't help with that directly but indirectly would be awesome!

  84. plin // June 27, 2009 at 1:23 PM  

    Currently I don't have any travel plans.
    I might go to Disneyland toward the end of summer when it is not too hot and humid.

  85. Nicole // June 27, 2009 at 10:37 PM  

    I only plan on traveling home once or twice. I'm a college student and I'm spending the summer in my college town to take classes but free gas would make the drive home that much more enjoyable!

  86. Unknown // June 28, 2009 at 2:15 PM  

    My traveling will mainly consist of driving home to visit my folks and friends back home. Maybe even a lil fishing. And the gas is NOT cheap!

  87. Unknown // June 29, 2009 at 1:21 PM  

    Free gas giveaways are the best! Especially in these tough economic times. Thank you for supplying such a useful giveaway. Next time you need gift cards check out They have discounted gift cards, they buy gift cards, and exchange gift cards. Such a nifty site!

  88. Unknown // June 29, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

    wow this is great ! We are planning to go to Portland one weekend before my due date. Hope I win, so we could at least save money on gas !

    Count me in !

  89. Kate Burton // June 29, 2009 at 10:12 PM  

    We already went to Bonnaroo so most of our money is gone. We'll probably drive to my in-laws to take the kids to visit grandma and grandpa. About a 350 mile drive, not too far but far enough when you're doing it with a 4 and 8 year old.

  90. billspaced // June 30, 2009 at 7:42 AM  

    Hey, I want to win :)

    I'm losing my job at the end of July; so I'm taking August off (probably would be forced to do so anyway!) and my family and I are going up to Oregon to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and then we'll continue north to Portland and all points in between.

  91. Frugal Urbanite // June 30, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

    We're driving the 7 hours from DC to NY for a mini-family reunion. I'll be the only one without a new baby. Joy.

  92. Finance Junkie // June 30, 2009 at 10:30 AM  

    I would use the money to drive to the Washington coast this summer.

  93. J Bot // June 30, 2009 at 10:33 AM  

    Thanks for this contest and congrats on 2 years! I just started my job as a teacher in January, so I am enjoying a free summer and taking some small day and overnight trips to see some fun things without huge prices.

  94. Unknown // June 30, 2009 at 10:34 AM  

    I would use the money to visit college friends across New York.

    livings124 at mac dot com

  95. Loretta // June 30, 2009 at 11:57 AM  

    I will use the gas card on Labor Day weekend when we will be traveling to Maine for my MIL's 75th birthday!
    aorlflood at comcast dot net

  96. Sharkbytes (TM) // June 30, 2009 at 12:55 PM  

    Congrats on having your blog running for 2 years, that's great! I'm working hard on hiking the North Country National Scenic Trail, and need to do a lot of driving to get to sections I need to complete. A friend and I will finish all of Minnesota in July and August.

  97. Lauren // June 30, 2009 at 3:23 PM  

    Love your blog. I'll be headed to New Hampshire (from New York) in August for blueberry-picking season. $50 in gas might get me there (though not back!).

  98. Vikki C // June 30, 2009 at 4:01 PM  

    Hey SGM,
    Congrats on 2 years and I wish you another 20 years!!I think it is great that you are doing this for your readers.
    We are taking the children to Wisconsin Dells in August, cannot wait!!

  99. A Lil Enchanted // June 30, 2009 at 4:35 PM  

    Happy Blogiversary.... what a generous way to celebrate!

    We don't plan to travel this summer but we're planning a trip to New Orleans in October.

    ~A Lil Enchanted~

  100. Scott Bulger Photography // June 30, 2009 at 5:28 PM  

    Being self emplyoyed, I am constantly traveling for my work as a photographer. Easing the sting at the gas pump a little would go a long way.

  101. Jamie G // June 30, 2009 at 6:55 PM  

    Hi and congratulations on 2 years of helping others save the bucks!

    I would love to take a day trip to Virginia Beach or just save the money if gas spikes again.

    Good luck everyone!

    greenwithhappiness@yahoo dot ie

  102. Matt // June 30, 2009 at 8:23 PM  

    I'll probably just visit relatives.

  103. Courtney // June 30, 2009 at 9:20 PM  

    Hoping to travel to Kansas City and New York. KC will happen, it's close. NY, that's a big hopefully. Thanks! Your blog is great and I appreciate it!! Congrats on the anniversary.