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Want a $20 Amazon Gift Card? Here’s Your Chance At One

by Jackie Beck

If you’re the random winner of this quick contest, I’ll send you a $20 Amazon gift card. Entering is easy. Just comment on this post with your answers to the two questions below.

You can gain an additional entry by “liking” the MoneyCrush Facebook page & noting that you’ve done so in your comment here. If you’re already a fan of MoneyCrush on Facebook, just mention that in your comment and it’ll count too.

So, you’ve got a shot at up to two entries per person. See the “fine print” after the questions if you want more details.

Now, here are the questions:

1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year?
2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that?

So, what do you have to say? Comment away!

Oh and here’s the “fine print”: Contest ends at midnight Arizona time on July 23, 2011. Void where prohibited, and you can’t enter if you’re in my immediate family. (Sorry, son!) The winner will be chosen by numbering the entries and then using the True Random Number Generator to generate the number of the winning entry. If you win and don’t respond to my email or notice in the comments of this post that you’ve won within 7 days of the contest end, I’ll pick a new winner. Not responsible for late or misdirected entries. Strawberry ice cream is delicious.

Posted in Giveaways on 07.15.11 with 45 comments.

45 Responses to “Want a $20 Amazon Gift Card? Here’s Your Chance At One”

  • Little House says:

    This one is easy for me:

    1. Most important achievement I need to accomplish this year: finishing my teaching credential by December.
    2. Most frustrating: I can’t work this semester because I have to student teach even though I’ve been teaching for 10-years! So frustrating. ;( I just have to suck it up.

  • Steve says:

    1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year?
    Build up an emergency fund

    2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that?
    My rent takes up a lot of my take home pay

  • Alan S says:

    1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year?
    Get a solid amount saved for my daughter’s college so that compounding will be in our favor.

    2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that?
    Balancing our dept payments, lifestyle, and other savings goals.

  • No Debt MBA says:

    1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year? Pay for my MBA in cash
    2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that? Social pressure to spend

    I also liked your page on Facebook.

  • M Denise C says:

    1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year?
    I would like to pay down my debt (cut it in half).

    2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that?
    I really need (not want, but need) new flooring in my house, as well as a sprinkler system for my yard in north Texas.

  • Wayne says:

    1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year?
    save more (emergency fund, investments etc)
    2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that?
    cost of living increasing (ie, utilities, food bill, kids activities)and no raise again at work

  • Money Beagle says:

    1. I want to increase my blogging income by 100%
    2. I don’t want to devalue my blog or irritate my users by poor monetization choices.

    I’m a MoneyCrush FB fan as well!

  • Erica says:

    1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year?
    Pay off debt and build up an emergency fund.
    2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that?
    Finding full-time employment.

  • Carson says:

    Want to lose 25 pounds, but seems I can never find the time to exercise, and the holidays/events with good food just keep coming!

  • Carson says:

    Oh, I like you on facebook too.

  • VC says:

    1. Build back up my emergency fund
    2. living alone has doubled my expenses.

  • Pedro says:

    1. Go to college.
    2. Balancing work, family, and coursework.

  • petra says:

    1. Take control of my investments.
    2. Feeling like I’ve made the “right” choices.

  • Revanche says:

    1. Creating alternative income to replace my existing job.
    2. Making time between my family and existing (incredibly draining) job.

  • Keira says:

    – I want to lose some weight (10lbs-20lbs) and make more money!

    — Time to exercise and in want of full time job.

  • Laura says:

    1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year?
    * 5k in a roth, 20k in savings and to feel more passionate about my career.
    2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that?
    We already put so much in to savings and investments that it’s hard to have just plain ol’ cash in the checking account. Sometimes I just want to go buy a couple nice bras and not think about how that affect the grocery budget. Although, through our sacrifices we have been able to refinance our house only after 2 years of ownership to a 15 year mortgage, be debt free, pay cash for a car and go on two vacations a year, BUT we have to pinch a ton of pennies. I’d rather have experiences over material goods so don’t tell me to give up my getaways! :)
    my career? I’m in HR but somedays I’d just like to be a handy(wo)man. I love yardwork and housework…how disturbing! haha! But like a former manager once said ” I’d like to mow lawns- I can see the end of my day”

  • Grace says:

    liked in FB

    1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year? obtain an attorney position with a commiserate salary to my experience (recently graduated from law
    school but 10+ years in litigation)(generally find a job commiserate with education)

    2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that? quickly learning that 10+ years at the same law firm as a paralegal means almost nothing – too many businesses are looking at the bottom line and forgetting loyalty and good work. i’ve always rec’d great reviews but my firm has been reluctant to even commit that they will offer me a job after completing the licensing exams.

  • Dave says:

    1. Fully fund our roth ira’s.
    2. Trying to fund our two children’s 529’s and pay down other debt at the same time!

    I am a fan on facebook.

    Thanks!

  • petra says:

    I liked MoneyCrush on facebook.

  • 1- Welcoming a new little one into our household. We are pregnant with our first child who is due in late October.
    2 – The hardest part is remembering to relax. To enjoy each day exactly as it comes. To not think too much or too hard about how things should be, but instead to enjoy them exactly as they occur.

  • 1. Build two small streams of income
    2. Lack of time

  • Gordon says:

    1. I am trying to go back to college without any loans.
    2. Lack of income

  • Gordon says:

    I liked it on Facebook.

  • Cindy says:

    The most important thing I’d like to achieve is getting an elementary level computer science course written for my kids (and for sale). The biggest obstacle is that my very busy husband is the brains. I’m just the writer, so I have to wait for him to be ready.

  • krantcents says:

    My 2012 goal is learning Spanish. My frustration, difficulty or challenge is I have tried before! I took a year of Spanish in college (45+ years ago) and 2 semesters with the school district. I plan on using Rosetta Stone this time.

  • mbhunter says:

    This is a bit of a meta-goal, but I’d like to make goals and actually follow through with tracking them. The stumbling block is that I’ve never been able to make anything habit. I just don’t keep at it long enough.

    I’ve liked you for quite a while. (Your Facebook page, that is!) ;)

    BTW strawberry ice cream is pretty good, but my favorite has got to be Turkey Hill Peanut Butter Cup. ** NOM NOM **

  • Alexander says:

    The most important thing I’d like to achieve is getting a baby.
    The hardest part is remembering to relax and stop trying so hard.

  • Debra says:

    1) I’d like to pay off some of this debt that I’ve accumulated through student loans and medical bills.
    2) I’m a new mom and not working right now. I want to spend as much time with my daughter as possible, especially if the only job I could get would barely pay more than I’d have to pay someone to watch her.

  • Grace says:

    (1) Get my indebtedness paid down;
    (2) A looming pay reduction at work;

  • Lacey says:

    1) Potty Train My 2 Year old.
    2) He’s A wild child, so its difficult. :P

  • 1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year? Become non-mortgage debt free.

    2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that? It will happen; I just wish it was faster.

  • Elisabeth says:

    1. The most important thing I’d like to achieve this year is getting my giveaway blog up and running successfully!

    2. Finding the time to actually do that has been the most frustrating thing! It’s something I really enjoy, so I tend to make time for it but it has been hard to balance everything!

  • Elisabeth says:

    I also “like” Money Crush on FB!

  • jana says:

    1. paying off my husband’s car. it’s one of our few remaining debts. and i just want to own the darn thing!
    2. having to put a lot the money into home repair in order to get our house prepped to sell, hopefully by next spring.

  • ib says:

    1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year?
    We’re trying to live comfortable but not go into debt for the next 2 years, when I am home with the children.

    2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that?
    My maternity benefit runs out in 5 months. Then the next 1.5 years after that we have to live on 1 income.

  • Mom's Plans says:

    Most important–set up a schedule to begin to pay down our student loans.
    Most frustrating–current lack of enough income to meet our needs.

  • Mom's Plans says:

    I liked your Facebook page. :)

  • fern says:

    1. Finding a full-time job is easily the most important thing I can do next year.
    2. The biggest obstacle is the other 9.1% of the US population also looking to find a job.

  • ikkinlala says:

    1) Learning to drive.
    2) The fact that I don’t live with anyone who can teach me.

  • Squirrelers says:

    1) Lose the 15 pounds I gained
    2) My love for food!

  • 1. Continue to grow my blogging business
    2. Ability to prioritize better! I cannot do everything everyone requests of me.

  • I am your FB fan (Elizabeth I.).

    Getting my blog to 95% of where I want it to be is my number one goal.

    My biggest frustration toward that goal are the technical snafus that I encounter and the ultra slow internet at night where I live.

  • Beth says:

    1. What’s the most important thing you’d like to achieve in the next year?
    Finish up my phd
    2. What’s your biggest frustration in trying to achieve that?
    Keeping focused – it’s not easy to stay motivated when experiments don’t work out.

  • Jackie says:

    Pedro, you’re the winner! Please contact me to confirm the details.

  • Eve says:

    1.) for my children to get straight A’s
    2.)They do not do their homework and it is nard to get them to focus

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