Monday, December 5, 2011

Alaskan Bargain Hunter Holiday Giveaway Bash: 10.00 Amazon.com Gift Certificate!

And so, as the holidays are winding up to a frenzy, I thought it appropriate, especially with how the economy is right now, to offer something everyone in creation can use right now.  Money.  Well, money in the form of an Amazon.com E-Certificate anyway to one lucky winner.

Amazon.com is honestly my favorite place to buy gluten free and garlic free groceries as the prices on Amazon are SO much cheaper than buying them at the store.  And this year I've done double duty by doing pretty much 100% of my last minute Christmas shopping on Amazon.com too.  I've been a customer of Amazon.com since a couple of years after it was founded (yup that long) and I can't say enough good about it :).  It seriously is one of the *counts on fingers* three different sites I shop at regularly and the other two are specialty shop sites.

And now that I've extolled the virtues of Amazon.com, who here wants a 10.00 credit that you can add to your Amazon.com account to use however you please?  WEEEELLLLLL, here's your chance to win it!

I'm pulling this giveaway out of my own pocket.  For your chance to win a 10.00 Amazon.com E-Certificate leave a comment after this post, after the Facebook post FOR this giveaway (since I know Blogger can be a bugger) or e-mail me (if neither of the above options is for you) and just share a favorite holiday memory.

If you are reading this over RSS or other reader please click on the link for the original post to join the contest or e-mail me at alaskanbargainhunter@gmail.com (I don't check the Hotmail account more than once a month associated with the login for Blogger...sorry!).

My favorite holiday memories mainly revolve around my childhood before my parents got divorced.  Christmas was the time of year with reindeer tracking on Christmas Eve (we followed the Swedish tradition to open gifts on Christmas Eve and it was my mom's way of getting us out of the house), listening to Christmas records while gazing at the brightly lit Christmas tree, going around looking at Christmas lights and Christmas Eve children's mass at our local church where every year they gave away birthday cakes wishing Jesus a happy birthday.  And every year my dad would kid that if we won the raffle for one of the cakes (the raffles were free of course) that he was going to remove the "Jesus" from the cake, put my name on and save it for my birthday (I was born around Christmas obviously).  It never failed to make me laugh.

Since I'm without my dad this year, these memories, to me, are all the more precious.  I look forward to building many great memories with my children so that they can tell stories like mine to their children someday as the years go on.

Since this is the last big "wow" giveaway for the Holiday Giveaway Bash (unless some great inspiration hits me), I just want to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season (whatever your holiday) and that good things happen to make the end of your year a little bit brighter this holiday season.

This giveaway will run from today, December 5th, 2011 till December 12th, 2011.  At that point I'll pick a winner via Random.org.  This giveaway is going to be over e-mail (so you can get your gift certificate quick and easy) so please leave your e-mail so I have a way to get in contact with you if you win (and transmit your prize of course :).

This giveaway is open to all legal residents of the U.S. so go for it people!  And good luck!

18 comments:

RAWLICIOUS BARBIE said...

I love amazon.

Tatiana said...

I agree I love amazon too.
And I wanted to share my holiday memory as well. I am from Russia and back there when I was living in Russia I remember my family always would get together on New Year Eve, we would start cooking in the morning, and talk and talk and talk about everithing important or not, then we would gather at the table, and enjoy the food, conversation, and each other being a family. That was perfect!!! They are sooo far away from me now, I miss them soooo much!!!

Tatiana said...

By the way sorry I forgot to leave my email (in case I win of course), it is leaftatiana@yahoo.com

farbell said...

We drove out in an old RV at the end of Oct, blew thru Canada (it was getting cold), stopped and visited friends and family along the way and spent Christmas at Disneyland in the Disneyland RV Park (it not longer exists, it is now California Adventure) with an 8, 5 and almost 4 year old. We bought the tiniest tree and a decorated it with things we found in the park and resort (cut outs from kids meals boxes and Disney flyers). The kids loved it! Everyday a Holiday Parade, all the characters in their Holiday clothes. Good times, good times.

Life in My Land said...

My favorite holiday memories - decorating with my family and the endless Christmas holidays. Why can't two weeks last forever still?

Jessica Parks said...

Favorite Holiday memory is of when I was younger, going out to cut down the Christmas tree. My mother had much more patience than I do with vacuuming up needles!

AkMom said...

Favorite Christmas memory is fairly recent, my youngest and her friends were home from college for Christmas break. I got to watch her best guy friend and another friend decorate my little Charlie Brown tree. I will cherish that memory for ever.

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gramajudy said...

Best memories are going for walks in the snow with my Grandpa after Christmas dinner. It was a tradition for us to do every year.

BEFFY! said...

My uncle dressing up like Santa and scaring all the cousins...he was a crazy santa!

Anonymous said...

Our xmas tradition is the whole family meets at my aunts house and we sing and eat and play games. We do it every year and I look forward to doing it the whole year. I've also lost a few family members around this time so it's nice to be reminded of them when we're all together.

Anonymous said...

Oh and forgot my email lol its akmelissa at hotmail dot com

(double posting)

Our xmas tradition is the whole family meets at my aunts house and we sing and eat and play games. We do it every year and I look forward to doing it the whole year. I've also lost a few family members around this time so it's nice to be reminded of them when we're all together.

Mary said...

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Amazon is the best!

Heather said...

Thank-you for hosting this giveaway! I have great memories of cutting down our tree in Oregon and the wonderful smell. Memories of the homemade cinna buns my Grandmother made and spending time with all of our families. Now I love to craft and bake with my children and share the meaning of the season with them. Love Christmas! brantswifey(at)yahoo(com)

Anonymous said...

Amazon has great prices and oftentimes free shipping, I love them!
My favorite Christmas childhood memory is shared with my own child's. I didn't have a lot of toys growing up, and the toy I got for Christmas was always special. One year I got a cabbage patch doll, and it was so special to me! Last year, I got my daughter a cabbage patch doll for Christmas, and she loved it too. It is so special to me that I could share that feeling I had as a kid with her.

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Kelsie said...

my parents gave us a Christmas ornament every year its really nice now that i have my own family to see all those ornaments up on the tree

Liv Life said...

Favorite Christmas memory was the gift exchange we did in the family. We put everyone's names in a hat, I mean everyone's- uncles, aunts, cousins, etc. We would pick a name, (be sure not to tell anyone), get a gift for whomever you picked, and they would all say "From Santa". I miss that so much! We stopped doing it years ago :(

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!! Your always thinking. My favorite part of Christmas is the family get togethers. Thank you. Jenny

Sarah Knechtel said...

I love amazon and buy lots of our gf food their too! Awesome giveaway idea :)

My favorite holiday memory is waking up on Christmas morning each year as a kid and being completely mesmerized by the sparkling Christmas tree all lit up, the filled stockings and presents galore for each family member! Sometimes I miss being a kid...