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I have been blogging now for about 7 months and want to know what you think of my blog : )
I am not asking you to just be Nice and give me fluff… I really want honest answers!!
How does my blog look?
Is is user friendly?
Do you like the content?
What do you think about our reviews/giveaways?
Do you come back often?
Do you have any suggestions for me?
I really enjoy blogging  and want my readers to enjoy my blog too. So I really want your feedback, suggestions, and tips on how to make my blog better and more enjoyable.
Or not even change a thing… although with growth comes change and development and since I still consider myself a newbie I know that this blog will grow and change!
So PLEASE leave your input in a comment for me!

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Just comment below with your favorite second chance romance

We will pull a random winner from the comments!

172 Comments

  1. Tammy

    First, I am so sorry…I forgot to get over here before now. No excuse other than I forgot. Okay, here are my thoughts.

    1. Update your headers like we talked about.

    2. You have a lot of info on your sidebar. I would consider going to a 3 column template to help even your info out.

    3. I know music is a personal preference but most info I have read was to leave it off of blogs. Personally, I mute my laptop when I come across music.

    4. I love your colors, style and content. So maybe some easy tweaks. Remember, I am here to help you out anyway I can!

    If you find a template on someones blog and you like it, let me know…we can work together to do something similar but personalized to you!

    Happy Thursday! 🙂

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  2. shah wharton

    I would say widen it out – its too narrow. Perhaps add pages for giveaways or blog roll to de-clutter your home page. I love the design and colour scheme though. I disagree about the music – I have a music player on mine which the reader has to press play on. This gives someone the choice. Auto-play is a no no though. I have visited site which drive me so mad I’m there for a minute and leave asap.

    I’ll stress this now – I’ve only been bloggin since november and my blog is gettign the proffessional touch right now because the kind of colour scheme I prefer isn’t user friendly.

    Good look to you. I’m following BTW – don’t know how but I found you via a friend of yours who was on a blog hop. You can find me at wordsisnysnc.blogspot.com – Shah. X

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  3. TexaGermaNadian

    Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Looking forward to having a good look around your site too. I know I haven’t been here much, but as for feed back, I really love the side graphics, very beachy and cute. Everything looks very user friendly. It could be a little wider,(referring to a comment above) if it is possible to adjust your widths with this layout. But I like the color scheme (easy to read) and everything else. Keep up the good work, now, I am on to look around some more 🙂
    http://texagermanadian.blogspot.com/

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  4. Artmusedog & Carol

    Love the colors/ sand dollar and starfish ~ how did you get those? ~ reviews, giveaways are always attraction I would think for most people ~ I like the narrower center myself ~ can quickly scroll and read much fast ~ but then again depends on what yu want to put on side bars ~ i am still ‘revamping’ my blog ~ From blog frog ~ cz ~ Come Share The Creative Journey at http://artmusedog.blogspot.com if you haven’t already ~ hugs and namaste, cz:)

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  5. Bella Michelle

    Gosh, you are brave! I need to get the courage to ask these questions about my blog.

    The biggest thing I (personally) don’t like on blogs is music. #1…can be startling if you are sitting quietly reading through blogs, #2 is annoying if you are listening to something else, #3 it seems to be the one time my computer will sometimes freeze if there is music to load with other programs running.

    I look forward to seeing your feedback as well (curious as to what folks like!)

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  6. Kristi

    Sounds like you’ve gotten some great feedback. You’re going a great job for only blogging for seven months! You have so many followers!

    You do have a lot of stuff on the side over there and I generally wouldn’t take the time to look at it all. It keeps going and going and going.

    About the music, for me as a reader of blogs, I can’t stand it. I generally close out of the page and never get to the content. This is because I am usually in a place where music would be distracting to those around me. I usually keep my laptop on mute, but if I happen to forget I get kind of mad when loud music all of a sudden pops up!

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  7. Annie1

    I would use it towards Christmas gifts for my grandkidlets!tynancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  8. Amy

    I would totally use the gift deposit to get some items from my etsy wishlist!

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  9. simplymerry

    i'd buy either diapers or mama cloth in preparation for baby coming in january!

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  10. msjamesteagall

    With the $25 prize, I would buy one or both (if I'm really good) of my chidlrens' halloween costumes! This one snuck up on me too quick this year! Jamie Andersonmsjamesteagall@yahoo dot com

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  11. truwinner

    a long overdue pedicure :0)

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  12. Christina

    Put it towards Christmas shopping for my 4 kids

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  13. Christina

    Put it towards Christmas shopping for my 4 kids

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  14. Raven In A Blue Room

    I'd put the money towards our grocery billThank you for hosting this giveawayLouispumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  15. gustosa giveaways

    i will buy barbie as my birthday gift to my daughter.gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  16. Unknown

    i would probably spend it on fabric or a new sewing patternmrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

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  17. royalegacy

    I have been saving up my PP money to get a Kelly Moore Bag. This would be a great help.

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  18. roswell

    i have alot i want to get online for xmas so it would go toward that AWESOME (stacey dempsey in rafflecopter)staceyx at telus dot net

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  19. Jolly

    i'd save it! haha.

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  20. Yesenia

    I would use it towards a Halloween Costume for one of my sons.

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  21. morgaine24

    i want a doohicky for my fiber business as in sheeps fiber and im daving

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  22. Emily

    I'd put it toward my "Kelly Moore Bag" fund!emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  23. Lisa

    It will go with my other moolah, saving for a kindle. =)

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  24. Michele

    I would use it for Christmas to help save on presents. I spent WAY too much last year and trying to get as much as I can for free this year.

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  25. BethElderton

    We are huge movie buffs and have a big collection of DVD's–that's likely where any extra bit of $'s will go.bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  26. Monica

    A wireless mouse!!

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  27. Monica

    Re: book challenge. I read Eat, Pray, Love…really liked it!!(Rafflecopter round-up entry)

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  28. Emillie Rose

    I probably would use it for groceries.hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Rachel R.

    I'd use it for Christmas gifts :)rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

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  30. MANDY83

    i would use it for christmas presents!pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  31. Julie G.

    I will buy cloth diapers

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  32. collifornia

    I would use the $25 to buy christmas presents.holliister at gmail dot com

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  33. Me

    I would start buying Christmas presents

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  34. Laura

    I'd put it towards Christmas gifts.bookloon at gmail dot com

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  35. Amylynn

    I would love to put this towards Christmas shopping for my sons! I'm eyeing the Green Toys firetruck.

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  36. Helen

    some new school clothes

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  37. Mercedes

    I'd buy Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris!

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  38. Angela

    I'd buy new soil for my garden. :)thesuburbanjungle @gmail.com

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  39. Romapr

    I would use it towards gas and go a day trip. Thanks!

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  40. Colleen M

    I would like to start my Christmas gift shopping so I won't have to do it all at once!colljerr at comcast dot net

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  41. graceInk

    I would put the money towards groceriesCarolyn H

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  42. humanecats

    I'll go out to eat on it.humanecats at gmail dot com (Ericka T)

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  43. humanecats

    I'd go out to eat on it.humanecats at gmail dot com (Ericka T)

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  44. Diana R.

    It would definitely go towards Christmas presents – never too early!

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  45. Sue

    I would stash it away for Christmas 🙂

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  46. Tin

    My birthday is on Oct 10th and I'd spend it in a dinner date with my family.

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  47. Eco Baby Mama Drama

    I need to buy my 13 year old some clothes!sabrina rakdesradke1024 at gmail dot com

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  48. Alison Tolar

    I would put the money towards a new pair of shoes.

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  49. Nicole

    I would put it towards a purse I really would love on esty.com 🙂

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  50. Lisa Calandrino

    Probably groceries…unemployed for almost 2 years…every bit helps!

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  51. Lisa Calandrino

    probably groceries…unemployed for almost 2 years. Every bit helps!

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  52. Crazylicious85

    I would use it to pay bills or save it for Christmas gifts!thanks for the giveaway :)crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

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  53. Shairbearg

    I am saving up money for Christmas shopping from blogging & contests. It's my contribution to the family budget.

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  54. Fe

    if i win, the prize will be added to our savings for Christmas !

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  55. Kay M

    If I win this money will be put toward Christmas presents for my 11 grandkids!

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  56. geschumann

    Christmas gifts for sure. It would come in handy. Thanks for the chance! Gloria

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  57. ladyirish30

    I'd use it to buy birthday or Christmas gifts!

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  58. Texas Type A Mom

    I'd probably end up using it on diapers since my daughter doesn't want to potty train. Sigh.texastypeamom at gmail dot com

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  59. Abby

    I'd love to add to my book collection OR use it to buy Christmas presents!Thanks!reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  60. Becca

    I'd buy a cloth diaper for my baby that's on the way!

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  61. sablelexi

    I would use it to buy books.

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  62. Juana

    I would buy groceries.jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. ~Kristen Fritsche~

    If I won this GC I would use it to buy Christmas gifts!

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  64. Yto

    books, books and more books ^^

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  65. Terri.

    I would buy a new book…

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  66. Maegan Morin

    I would be using the money for christmas presents!!

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  67. Fawn

    I would put it towards Christmas presentsalsmalu at hotmail.com

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  68. Angela Sue Gross

    I * want * to go to Sephora and use it toward a Clarisonic. I will likely use it to pay down student loans 😉 (IF I win!). Thank you! Angela Sue Gross

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  69. Paula L.

    Something for my kids I'm sure :)jandplee@att.net

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  70. Kayce

    I would use it to buy gifts for Christmas!

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  71. bblanto4

    I would use it for Christmas

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  72. Olivia L

    I'd probably use it for Xmas gifts for my family. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  73. latanya

    Baby clothes

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  74. Dee W

    I would use this to pay a bill.

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  75. mscharf

    We are expecting DS#2 in November so I would probably spend it on some new baby items.

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  76. The McKennas

    I would use it to help buy us a playpen!Christyn

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  77. Krista

    I would buy groceries with the $25

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  78. meandmom

    I would spend it on holiday gifts for my girls.

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  79. Caryn

    Groceriescaryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  80. Tara W

    I would use it for Christmas gifts.

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  81. Tiffany Drew

    I would put it towards Christmas gifts.

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  82. Holly Wilson

    I'd get some newborn diapers for baby #2 due in December 🙂

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  83. Michelle

    I would shop for a birthday present for my son! He's turning 8 in a few weeks. Thanks for the chance to win!mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  84. Tamara

    I'd put this money towards our family's new tv purchase!

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  85. throuthehaze

    I would use it to buy Christmas gifts

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  86. xxsquigglesxx

    I would buy a couple of books!xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. Judy

    I would order me a book or two.Judymagnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  88. Hannah Avery

    Probably Christmas! hannahavery85 at yahoo dot com

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  89. Vicki

    Probably booksirbratb(@)gmail(.)com

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  90. Dominique

    I'd put it towards Christmas gifts.couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  91. Christine M.

    I would use the $25 Paypal cash to by crowns for my son's Wizard101 account.

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  92. Nicole

    Christmas gifts! Can't believe it's already that time of the year!nhartmann54 at gmail dot com

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  93. ruslady

    i would buy some booksgalyettina at yahoo dot com

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  94. Leanne

    I'd use it for gifts!

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  95. Gina

    dinner out for family!

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  96. Tethered Mommy

    I would use it for Christmas presents for the kids.Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  97. Heather M

    Christmas for my daughter!hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  98. Michigan_Mom

    I'd save it for Christmas because this year we'll be on a tight budget so every little bit helps 🙂

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  99. Alicia

    I'd use the money to help buy my boyfriend a nice birthday present!

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  100. jana haskins

    christmas!jana.haskins@yahoo.com

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  101. Amanda

    I'd use it for Christmas shopping…we are going to have 4 more to buy for this year! Our grandson, 2 nieces and a nephew in addition to the gazillion nieces we already have! LOLtvpg at aol dot com

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  102. LisaWeidknecht

    I will buy Cars on dvd for my daycare kids.

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  103. amybrown16

    I would use it towards the purchase of a queen air mattressamybrown16 (at) insightbb (dot) com

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  104. WinneratLife

    Gifts for my kids – what else??@!!!?? 🙂

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  105. Adrienne

    I need a set of headphones so I don't interrupt anyone in the evening while on my computer.

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  106. Tes283

    I am saving money to buy a GPS, since I get lost so very often. tes 1283 yahoo

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  107. Tes283

    Going to apply it towards a GPS since I do get lost a lot.

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  108. mandala

    I'd use it towards getting a gift for my hubby this Christmasmandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  109. Breanne

    I'd buy an xbox game my husband wants.

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  110. Cheryl

    I would use it for Christmas gifts!

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  111. Angel Jacklyn

    I'D MOST LIKELY PUT IT TOWARDS GAS!

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  112. katychick

    honestly-give it to you since you lost everything in the firetcogbill at live dot comhope your doing ok

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  113. kewa143

    Christmas fund it is!kleigh.elliott@gmail.com

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  114. s. taylor

    I was recently laid off so it would have to go toward a bill.

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  115. Anne-Marie T

    I would add it to my Christmas shopping fund.amt (at)telus (dot)net

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  116. JoeyfromSC

    If I was lucky enough to win, I'd use it to buy my Godson's gift/party supplies for his upcoming 7th birthday on 10/22:) thanks for the chance!Joey J.

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  117. Michelle Spayde

    I would do a little shopping for myself! I'm thinking some candle tarts, maybe some pretty organic lipstick!

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  118. momwithadotcom

    I would buy something for one of my three children … ALL of their birthday's are coming up within like a month!

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  119. tdean30

    PS3 game.tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. Denise McDonough

    I would love a little help for christmas since it really isnt that to far away lol

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  121. Erica

    I would use it towards a camera bag I have had my eye on.cinderwhims at gmail dot com

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  122. linda brooks

    Id buy my daughter some books.

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  123. Tiffany Windham

    This would be a helpful addition to my Christmas budget. Thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  124. mrsking14

    I would get some early Christmas shopping donesurveymom1470 at yahoo dot com

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  125. starlightears

    most likely will use it for Christmas!smlionlamb at gmail dot com

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  126. ruthhill74

    I would keep the money in my account and use it for an online purchase in the future. I have nothing specific to purchase now. But I use paypal for most of my online purchases!

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  127. Tammy H.

    I would buy winter clothes for my 4 year old son!daisies0999(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  128. Diane

    Groceries – We need to rebuild our stockpile of basics!

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  129. skgaff

    I would use it for a couple of books I've been wanting to buy.glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. Nichelle Riann

    I would put this toward Christmas gifts!

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  131. Alison

    I'd use it for christmas shopping for my daughters first christmas!

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  132. Alison

    I'd use it for christmas shopping for my daughters first christmas!

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  133. Nicole Larsen

    Put it towards xmas presents for my daughter :)pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  134. Heavenly Savings

    It would help go toward my Disney Vacation! Thanks for the chance!kwhiz84@live.com

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  135. Tree

    I would use this toward a new outfit for going back to work in October! 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!

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