Thanks for the AMAZING responses-1900+ comments! The giveaway is now closed, and winner will be announced May 22nd, 2011. Yes, it will take me that long to go through all the comments. 😉
After much debating my husband and I recently decided to buy an iPad 2. We waffled and waited so we had trouble finding one, but thankfully a local store had them in stock and tweeted it (have I professed my love for twitter lately?) and off I went to buy.
It’s our first iPad, and while it was definitely NOT a need, it’s been a great addition to the technology in our house. While it’s not a frugal purchase, I feel that it’s super important that we reward ourselves for good financial behavior on occasion to keep our motivation to pay down our debt and save high.
We bought it right before leaving on a trip, and it came in so handy on the long car ride to and from Florida. While I haven’t had the opportunity to try it out ‘on the road’ I look forward to taking it along to conferences and events to help me stay connected without lugging my laptop around. So far our favorite app has been Settlers of Catan-a digital version of a board game we really enjoy. We played on the road, and after the kids went to bed (a great way to connect and entertain us while the kids were sleeping in the same room at Disney).
So, when ChecknGo asked me to host a giveaway for an iPad 2 I jumped at the chance! After all without my blog readers I wouldn’t have been able to afford my new toy, so it’s only fair to reward you for your continued readership. 🙂
How to Enter to Win an iPad 2!
- 1 entry for commenting on this post. Tell me why you want an iPad 2 or what app you’ll download first.
- 1 extra entry for tweeting the contest using this URL: http://bit.ly/TCLiPad
- 10! extra entries if you mention and link to The Centsible Life & CheckNGo in a post on your blog!
Note: Please do not post your email address in your entry-leave it in the box marked email. Your email address is not stored, and is only used to contact you if you win the prize. 🙂
For blog post entries:
Check out the info and links below to read more about ChecknGo. Links must be included to qualify for extra entries! Please come back here and post a link to your blog post in the comments, and then add an additional 9 comments that are numbered. Such as “1 (with link)” “2” etc. I know that’s a lot of work, but it’s so worth it.
If you want to copy and paste this tweet please feel free to!
Did you hear that @ChecknGo and @centsiblelife are giving away an iPad? Enter here to win! http://bit.ly/TCLiPad
While it’s not necessary to enter, it would be fantabulous if you could follow @ChecknGo and @centsiblelife on twitter, and subscribe to the blog to find out who wins, and check out the rest of my centsible and money saving advice.
One winner will be chosen via random.org. Only entries that follow the above rules will count. Entries close May 15th, 2011 at 10pm EST. Winner will be announced on May 21st, 2011.
About our Sponsor:
ChecknGo is a payday loan and check cashing service. I have shared before that while I think this type of service isn’t for everyone, you really need to do the math to find out if it makes sense for you in an emergency situation. Considering how high overdraft fees are at some banks or how a late payment on your credit card could send your rate skyrocketing it may make sense.
I strongly advocate having an emergency fund, but as I know all too well, sometimes those emergencies pile up one on top of the other and it can be financially devastating if you don’t have time to rebuild your emergency fund.
I really like that ChecknGo is upfront about the fees involved with their service. You can simply click on the loan fees page and choose your state, and then you’ll know if it makes sense to use their service or pay late and overdraft fees.
For more info, see their FAQ-a great place to go if you are planning to write a blog post (which gets you 10 entries!).
Disclosure: Special thanks to CheckNGo for partnering with The Centsible Life on this giveaway. CheckNGo, an ethical payday loans online and check cashing company, is providing us with an iPad 2 for our contest. I was compensated for my time in running this awesome giveaway.