1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway

Heyo! While writing my Yakezie member post, I did a little digging (into my own site) and found out that today is my one year anniversary of blogging. And what better way to celebrate than to give money to my wonderful fans?

So to start off, I’m giving away $100 in cold hard cash (or paypal, which is like cash, but not quite as cold).

That’s a lot more than Lauren got for our one year anniversary (she got $10).

Also, because I have awesome blogger friends, we’ve got more even more prizes you can win!

Forest at Frugal Zeitgeist has offered to give away a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Who wouldn’t love that?

Jesse at Personal Finance Firewall has offered to give away a copy of Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You To Be Rich. This was the first personal finance book I ever read and if you don’t win, you need to buy a copy anyway.

Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff has offered to give away a copy of Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth, who is one of the top personal finance bloggers over at Get Rich Slowly. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win because I haven’t read it yet and want to get my hands on it!

Greg at Control Your Cash has offered to give away a copy of his book, Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense. Never heard of it? Read a review anywhere. You’ll definitely be impressed.

Kevin over at Financially Poor has offered to give away two copies of Enjoy Your Money! How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It by J. Steve Miller. This is a great book for recent graduates or college students looking to learn how to handle their money.

Thanks so much for their amazing generosity and for getting me all excited about this giveaway!

How Do You Enter?

There are 3 ways to enter, with a max of 3 entries per person:

1 entry for leaving a comment letting me know what you would like to see at Sweating The Big Stuff in the next year.

1 entry for following me on twitter and tweeting about this giveaway (use one of the buttons on the page).

1 entry for subscribing to my RSS or email feed and letting me know in the comments.

I’ll use random.org to choose a winner and announce it on Sunday, the 12th. Get your entries in soon and good luck!

60 Responses to 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway

  1. Lumi says:

    That’s amazing – congratulations! What a great giveaway, too. Here are my two entries: a comment and a note that I have been subscribing to your RSS for quite some time now. Looking forward to the next year of your very helpful blog!

  2. Wojo says:

    Already subscribed and just tweeted about it! In the next year, I’d love to hear more money stories.

    Thanks for running this awesome giveaway. :)

  3. KARI ESO says:

    I would like to see more contests. :D

  4. Kevin says:

    I’m always looking for ways to make more money, so any ideas you could write about would always be helpful.
    But of course so would winning $100 so I hope I win that:)

    I follow you and tweeted.

    I subscribe to all of your great posts by RSS

  5. Aaron says:

    Congrats! We’re on our way too.

    Perhaps doing a roundup of other sites advice every week? :)

  6. Cathi says:

    I love the blog. Good job on the year! I love to read personal stories about how others are doing financially.

  7. Forest says:

    Awesome stuff, happy no 1…. Look forward to following for many more….

    Great comp too :).

  8. Berms says:

    I would like to see more posts related to how unemployed people can make millions doing nothing!

    No, seriously, good stuff Packman. Mazal Tov!

  9. Jenny says:

    Congrats on your one year anniversary, and thanks so much for having such an awesome contest.

    I always love to see personal posts about how you do certain things to save money. I would much rather see a detailed post on how a person does something and what works and doesn’t, than a list of potential ways to do something.

  10. Jenny says:

    Also I am an RSS subscriber on Google Reader.

  11. meeyeehere says:

    I would like to here personal stories and always more money advice!I need advice on how to make money with no education!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

    • Daniel says:

      @meeyeehere, Personal stories like stories about banks and comcast, etc? Or money stories like I’ve had a few guest posters do in the past?

  12. meeyeehere says:

    I subscribe in a reader too
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

  13. Cris Richman says:

    Yeah, contest/giveaways and how not to get ripped off kind of stuff
    truthhole@gmail.com

  14. Cris Richman says:

    I subscribe to your feed

  15. David Isser says:

    Packer.. your site is ballin!!

  16. Mary Jenkins says:

    I need to learn about legit work-at-home oppurtunities! Thanks for throwing this big giveaway event for us. Very cool of you!

  17. Mary Jenkins says:

    Feed subscriber

  18. Congrats on your first year! I don’t know exactly when my first year is, but I did celebrate my 200th post, with a post.

    If I win, can I get the $100 in 100 $1 dollar bills? It’ll feel like I’m rich rich rich! :)

    Very generous giveaway Daniel.

    Cheers,

    Sam

  19. BTW, can I get 23 entries, b/c according to your site, I have commented a solid 23 times already? :)

    Cheers

  20. J. Steve Miller says:

    Daniel, congrats on your first year! You have a great following and I know it takes tons of time to keep putting out quality content. And thanks for giving away a couple of copies of my book. I think it’s helping a lot of people.

    J. Steve Miller
    President, Legacy Educational Resources
    Author of Enjoy Your Money! How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It
    “The money book for people who hate money books.”
    http://jstevemiller.com/blog/?page_id=578

  21. Abigail says:

    I’m subscribed to your feed.

    As for future content, I like what you’re doing. Though I’m always happy to remind people that there is a surprising number of people who read frugality blogs who don’t fit the so-called norm of two-income (or one good-sized income) households. Whether it’s due to disability, unemployment or whatever, low income does make a difference. So does the fact that there’s a decent slice of the frugal population who got into debt simply because they have chronic conditions or otherwise have huge income drains.

    I’m not saying you have to qualify every post or tailor your advice. But I do like to tell bloggers that there may be more non-traditional frugal/debt reduction cases than they might think.

  22. Jeff Kosola says:

    AWESOME dude. I’m proud of you for making this far. And just think, people thought we wouldn’t be around after a year. Ok, maybe nobody said that but you get my point :-) My one year is October 1. I guess I’ll just call you my Big Sweaty Brother, haha

    Congrats my friend…

  23. Lindsay says:

    Happy 1 year anniversary!

  24. Congrats! Looks like you have a great giveaway lined up!!!

    I personally like to stop by and check out how you’ve continually improved as a pf blogger… Can’t wait to see what you do for the next year!!! :)

    Wise choice with your staff writer!

  25. Congratulations on your one year blogging anniversary!! How about doing your month in reviews again in the next year? I subscribed to your RSS feed and already follow you on Twitter. Thanks for this generous giveaway!

  26. DD says:

    happy bloggiversary! did i win? Also keep this thing going packer, you supreme finacial blogger, you!

  27. Khaleef @ KNS Financial says:

    I already follow you on Twitter and I tweeted the article.

    I’m already subscribed to your RSS feed.

    What I would like to see in the next year is more about applying general economic concepts to personal finance.

  28. jim says:

    Congrats on the anniversary!

  29. I love giveaways. :-) I’d like to see more posts from Crystal at BFS. ;-) Seriously, I love hearing about personal experiences, so keep up the good work!

  30. Oh, and I’m following your RSS feed too. :-)

  31. Happy blog anniversary. I think I’m already following you on twitter and I follow you on my RSS, but I’ll double-check the twitter tonight. For the future, I’d like to see a couple controversial posts, more giveaways, and more of the good stuff ;)

  32. Happy blog anniversary. Great giveaways! I follow on twitter, subscribe via RSS and have tweeted.

    I double the suggestion to have more personal money stories. Love those!

  33. Hello Daniel!

    Congratulations on your achievement. I would like to see more insurance articles.

    Thanks!

  34. Jolyn@Budgets are the New Black says:

    I just “met” you over at your Yakezie member post, so I am pretty new to your blog and would like to see about anything! We all have so much to learn from each other. :)

  35. Jolyn@Budgets are the New Black says:

    I just signed up for your email updates. And I became a fb fan, too — does that score me extra brownie points? ;)

    Now off to tweet…

  36. congratulations!!! keep up the good work :)

  37. Dober says:

    I would like to echo the sentiments of my brother Berman. Congratulations on the meteoric rise of this blog.
    I like it when you give advice and break things down to percentages and dollar amounts. I especially like it when you give things away. Keep on trucking.

  38. Lynda says:

    I retweeted and am now following you on twitter [oshkoshbgosh123]

  39. Lynda says:

    I am now subscribed to your rss feeds.

  40. Lynda says:

    I actually just barely started reading your blog so I can’t have any useful suggestions but I will catch up on your blog in the next year!! So far I am loving the giveaway (duh!) but not so into interviews… but that’s just me =)

  41. Dwayne S. says:

    I’d like to see information about Happy Hours! :-)

  42. Peter says:

    Congrats on the 1 year anniversary – that’s a big milestone, it’s not easy to write consistently for a year, much less 6 months. Good luck on the next few years!

  43. Elle says:

    Congrats on making it! You’ve done a wonderful job this 1st year and I hope you have many more years on the site!

  44. In the next year, I’d like to see more awesome giveaways like this WOOT!

  45. I subscribe to your blog by email

  46. Nels says:

    Here’s my two entries:

    -I’d like to see more ideas on how to save money while still having fun.
    -I just subscribed to your e-mail feed.

    Rock on!!

  47. Stadler says:

    Howbout a revised update on credit cards? Especially with all the new confusing credit card rules and all. Im trying to decide on one in order to build up my credit rating and gain points but its confusing.

  48. David Isser says:

    OK. Packer, expand your site to not only discuss financing but tricks with accounting to save the common folk tax money…. happy??

  49. Liz M. says:

    Happy blogiversary, and thanks for the great giveaway!

  50. Nicole says:

    Subscription by email. I don’t have kids but I would like to help my niece/nephews with college savings. Infor about that kind of thing would be helpful. Thank you!

  51. Christina says:

    I like more stories about banking.

  52. Avishai says:

    The posts i like reading the most are the ones where you show how you saved money in everyday situations (negotiating the rent, the iphone story, how you got $ back for buying a years worth of BBQ sauce)… more of those please!

  53. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary milestone!