Follower Celebration Giveaway

March 19, 2011

I have one $15 dollar Wal-mart gift card to give away. That may not seem like much…until you think about what you can get for 15 dollars at Wal-mart. For that amount you can get several bags of mulch or lots of garden seeds.  A cute baby dress or two. If you catch a sale you might even get some jeans. Or you could go for some household cleaning products…a large bottle of laundry soap?, a swifter cleaner?, or maybe furniture polish? Or maybe go for some new make up, nail polish, or even perfume!

If this blog gets 175 or more followers during the giveaway I’ll throw in a book or two and maybe have a second place winner of a book. If it gets over 250 I might throw in some more! I suppose that could actually happen if I publicize this post really well. If things get really nuts and it goes over 300…well I’ll think about that if it happens!

The books will come from a stack of books on my desk that I need to find a new home for. They are all good books..even the ones I got used are in good shape and the ones I bought myself have only been read once. All but two of them are non-fiction.

One of the fiction books is a new paperback copy of Dean Koontz The Taking. We ended up with two copies so this one is actually brand new..it has just sat on the bookshelf for about a month now. Someone should read it! The other is a  science fiction book Expendable by James Alan Gardner. That link is to a paper back, the one I have is hardback. Both are good books.

The non-fiction titles are:
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love by Richard Carlson. Ph.D and Kristine Carlson
The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark
The Dance of Connection  by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D
Conquering Fear by Harold S. Kushner (I have the 2009 edition-slightly different from the one in the link)
Keep the Pigs Out by Don Dickerman
Why Our Health Matters by Andrew Weil, M.D. (my copy is paperback.)
Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired by Emily Koltnow and Lynne S. Dumas (this is an old book from 1990 but still good and the copy I have has a different cover than in the link.)

If it looks like I’m getting close to the mark then I might post some reviews and link to them from this post. I might do that anyway since I need something to blog about.

Here are the rules :

Mandatory entry : Since this is a Follower Celebration you must (absolutely, positively must!) be a Public Google Friend Connect Follower and Comment telling me what item/items  you would use the gift card for.

Extra Entries : You must comment once per entry and if your email is not in your profile you must (absolutely must!!) put it in the comments.

1. Subscribe to my email feed (left sidebar). 1 entries

2. Follow me @elleberra on Twitter and leave your twitter name. 1 entry

3. Tweet about the giveaway and leave me a link. 1 entry per day

4. Add the link to a giveaway linky and let me know where it is.  2 entries

5. Blog about the giveaway with a link to the giveaway and leave me a link to your post. 5 entries

6. Add this post to any social media site and leave me a link. (does not include twitter-since that is a separate entry.) You can use the Add to Any gadget at the bottom of the post. 2 entries for each site.

7. Add any of my posts that are not about giveaways to a social media site (You can use the add to any gadget under the post) and leave me a link. 2 entries

This giveaway will end on Monday the 28th of March at 8pm Central time and is open to US only. I will use random.org to pick the winner and will email them. If they don’t get back to me in 24 hours I will email them again. If they haven’t gotten in touch 24 hours after that…I will pick a new winner and do it all again.

Once the winner has given me the necessary information I will send them their prize. I am not responsible for whatever happens after the item leaves my hands…If mailed tracking numbers will be supplied but I’m not gonna follow the mailman to make sure he does it right :p I’m also not responsible for any emails getting lost in the ether..but that is one reason I’m emailing the winner twice..that has happened to me and it sucks.

Just for the record : no  one provided anything for this giveaway. I got the gift card myself. If any books get added they will be ones I have on hand already.

**This is the first giveaway I have done…If you see any mistakes or think there is something I left out that should be there…or just have any suggestions…please post them on my last post before this one..or email me.

Thanks! Elle

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1 Pamela March 19, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Something from the craft section, a new crochet thread, a pattern, scrapbooking punch or some ribbon. $15.00 would about cover it all! Great giveaway.

New GFC follower from Welcome to the Weekend.

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2 Nancy StylenDecorDeals.blogspot.com March 19, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I'm a new follower from the blog hop!
Glad I stopped by!! I'll often stop at KMart and get the 8-piece fried chicken for $3.99! It's not that bad and when you're in a hurry….it feeds the family!
Thanks for having an awesome giveaway! Oh..you may want to limit the country..US Only?
apple 7555 at gmail dot com

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3 Nancy StylenDecorDeals.blogspot.com March 19, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I subscribe to your e-mails!
apple 7555 at gmail dot com

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4 Nancy StylenDecorDeals.blogspot.com March 19, 2011 at 8:31 PM

I follow you on Twitter @StyleDecor
apple 7555 at gmail dot com

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5 lovinangels March 19, 2011 at 10:47 PM

LoL, it's march, probably gardening stuff.

I've been a follower for a bit now.

covert_family at yahoo dot com.

Have you tried sheblogs.org and tomoson for sponsored giveaways?

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6 Tracy Suzanne March 20, 2011 at 4:17 AM

Hi Elle. I'm new to your blog and now following as tonasun on GFC.

As much as I could use a new summer top, I would buy something totally frivolous like a snow cone maker.

Thanks for having a generous giveaway and letting me enter.

Hugs…Tracy :)

P.S. I'm also having a giveaway on my blog. I hope you'll stop by and enter. Just go back a few post.

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7 Tracy Suzanne March 20, 2011 at 4:19 AM

I just subscribed via email.

Thanks again…Tracy :)
cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

Oh' I forgot to leave my email on the first post.

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8 Tracy Suzanne March 20, 2011 at 4:22 AM

I'm a new twitter follower as Tracysuz.
Have a blessedSunday…Tracy :)
cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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9 Tracy Suzanne March 20, 2011 at 4:22 AM

I just tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/tracysuz/status/49399921736036352

Tracy :)
cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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10 Shanee March 20, 2011 at 8:10 AM

I'm a new follower from the Sunday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog at: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

Have a Happy Sunday!

I would just use it towards my weekly grocery shopping! I love shopping at Walmart! Thanks for the chance to win!

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11 Shanee March 20, 2011 at 8:12 AM

I follow you on Twitter! (aoatm)

shaneemcfarland@gmail.com

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12 aliasr2 March 20, 2011 at 9:07 AM

gfc follower dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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13 aliasr2 March 20, 2011 at 9:07 AM

I would buy some spring flowers

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14 aliasr2 March 20, 2011 at 9:08 AM

email subscriber dguillen at kc dot rr dot comn

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15 aliasr2 March 20, 2011 at 9:13 AM

follow twitter @guillenwins
dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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16 aliasr2 March 20, 2011 at 9:18 AM
17 Karen F March 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM

I follow with GFC and would use the giftcard to take my grandson to pick out a new toy

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18 Jennifer March 20, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Hi, I'm a new follower from Sunday Strolling blog hop. Hop over and say hi if you get a chance http://wedemeyerfamily.blogspot.com/

I would buy some new craft stuff like yarn, or scrapbook paper!

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19 kolpin March 20, 2011 at 4:58 PM

i follow via gfc
user name kolpin

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20 kolpin March 20, 2011 at 5:01 PM

subscribe via email
kolpin4680 at gmail dot com
forgot to comment that i'd use the giftcard to buy groceries

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21 Helen Keeler March 20, 2011 at 5:41 PM

I now follow you publically on GFC. I would use it to buy new shampo and hair rinsh. helenkeeler@comcast.net

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22 BethElderton March 20, 2011 at 9:47 PM

I'm a brand new follower! I'd buy a couple of DVD's–we are avid movie buffs.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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23 BethElderton March 20, 2011 at 9:49 PM

I subscribed and confirmed via email
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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24 BethElderton March 20, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I joined you on twitter as mbm218
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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25 daniel thornton March 21, 2011 at 1:33 AM

GFC Follower. With the gift card I would buy movies on dvd.

cranky30[at]hotmail[dot]com

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26 daniel thornton March 21, 2011 at 8:25 PM
27 Julie March 22, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Thank u for the giveaway-I love shopping at Walmart':)
follow your blog as jelaws5.
I would buy myself a pair of flip flops as a treat
aunteegem@yahoo.com

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28 Julie March 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM

email subscriber
aunteegem@yahoo.com

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29 Julie March 22, 2011 at 12:16 PM
30 Julie March 22, 2011 at 12:16 PM
31 Jan at Jewelry4Change March 22, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Hi! I follow you via GFC. I would use the Walmart GC for craft supplies… buttons, etc.
janmessali (at) gmail.com

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32 daniel thornton March 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM
33 Pain SUX March 23, 2011 at 8:04 AM

I would use my $15 gift card for some new candles.

~Steph
soklad at hotmail dot com

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34 Pain SUX March 23, 2011 at 8:05 AM

email subscriber.

soklad at hotmail dot com

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35 Pain SUX March 23, 2011 at 8:06 AM

Your twitter follower.
@4theluvofsanity.

soklad at hotmail dot com

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36 Pain SUX March 23, 2011 at 8:09 AM

I tweeted this giveaway.
http://twitter.com/#!/4theLUVofSANITY/status/50544419509768192

soklad at hotmail dot com

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37 Pain SUX March 23, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Shared this giveaway on FB–Christmann, Stephanie

soklad at hotmail dot com

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38 Pain SUX March 23, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Shared this giveaway on FB–Christmann, Stephanie
#2

soklad at hotmail dot com

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39 Stephanie March 23, 2011 at 8:32 AM

I FOLLOW YOU ON TWITTER

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40 Stephanie March 23, 2011 at 8:33 AM

I FOLLOW YOU ON TWITTER @HAYWARDSTEPH

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41 Stephanie March 23, 2011 at 8:35 AM
42 Pain SUX March 23, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Blogged about this giveaway at:
http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com/2011/03/sharing-couple-giveaways-with-you.html
#1

soklad at hotmail dot com

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43 Pain SUX March 23, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Blogged about this giveaway at:
http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com/2011/03/sharing-couple-giveaways-with-you.html
#2

soklad at hotmail dot com

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44 Pain SUX March 23, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Blogged about this giveaway at:
http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com/2011/03/sharing-couple-giveaways-with-you.html
#3

soklad at hotmail dot com

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45 Pain SUX March 23, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Blogged about this giveaway at:
http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com/2011/03/sharing-couple-giveaways-with-you.html
#4

soklad at hotmail dot com

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46 Pain SUX March 23, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Blogged about this giveaway at:
http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com/2011/03/sharing-couple-giveaways-with-you.html
#5

soklad at hotmail dot com

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47 Stefanie March 23, 2011 at 12:32 PM

WOO HOO!! You're up to 170 now… almost there! I think if I won the gift card I would spend it on groceries! I have recently found a real Super Walmart that is about 30 miles away (the super Walmart that is close by is really small… not really a Super Walmart) so I might have to go check out their arts & crafts and fabric to see what they have to spend the gift card on. Thanks for checking out my blog and following and thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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48 Stefanie March 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM

I follow on Twitter . @winnerstef

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49 Stefanie March 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM

I tweeted about giveaway- http://twitter.com/#!/winnerstef

"Wal-Mart gift card giveaway at Simple Wyrdings! http://www.simplewyrdings.com/2011/03/follower-celebration-giveaway.html"

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50 daniel thornton March 23, 2011 at 8:14 PM
51 Pain SUX March 24, 2011 at 6:26 PM
52 Small Footprints March 24, 2011 at 6:48 PM

I'm a google friend connect follower … actually, I think I'm number 175. WhooHoo! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I'd use the card for personal products like mouthwash, toothpaste, etc. Great bargains at walmart and with this card, one could definitely do well.
reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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53 Small Footprints March 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM

I'm an email subscriber (reducefootprints at gmail dot com)

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54 Small Footprints March 24, 2011 at 6:50 PM

I follow you on twitter (I'm @smallftprints)
reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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55 daniel thornton March 24, 2011 at 8:13 PM
56 JeansandTs March 25, 2011 at 3:50 AM

shern.cynthia@yahoo.com
Public GFC Follower (JeansandTs)
It is Cherry and vadalia season here. I would get juicy red ripe bing cherries and some sweet vadalia onions!

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57 Pain SUX March 25, 2011 at 7:46 AM
58 daniel thornton March 25, 2011 at 8:23 PM
59 Pain SUX March 26, 2011 at 7:11 AM
60 daniel thornton March 26, 2011 at 7:58 PM
61 Pain SUX March 27, 2011 at 1:53 PM
62 daniel thornton March 27, 2011 at 8:04 PM
63 Anonymous March 28, 2011 at 4:59 AM

A $15.00 Wal-Mart card sounds great to me!

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64 Gaines7 March 28, 2011 at 5:05 AM

I would use the Wal-Mart gift card for groceries. I am following, liking, joining and subscribing. gainessimmons@aol.com

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65 daniel thornton March 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM
66 Delena March 28, 2011 at 9:37 PM

gfc follower (delena). I would use the GC toward food for our Easter dinner

mcirish02 at hotmail dot com

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67 Delena March 28, 2011 at 9:38 PM

I follow you on twitter (mcirish02)

mcirish02 at hotmail dot com

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68 Have A Sweet Day! March 29, 2011 at 1:11 PM

easter stuff
gfc follower
joni dot taylor3710 at gmail dot com

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