Holiday Cheer Giveaway!

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It’s definitely the season of giving!  This is the second holiday giveaway Knead to Cook is participating in.  So excited to work with these awesome bloggers!  This giveaway is for a $600 Visa gift card.  I’m sure that will certainly make a dent in your holiday gift giving.  The giveaway runs from December 2nd – 15th, 2013 and a winner will be announced on December 16th, 2013.


1. Promotion Description: The ‘Holiday Cheer Giveaway’ (“Sweepstakes”) begins on 12/02/2013 at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time (US)) and ends on 12/15/2013 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time (US)) (the “Promotion Period”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen, Ally’s Kitchen, Basilmomma, That Skinny Chick Can Bake, Lauren Kelly Nutrition, Moore or Less Cooking, Chocolate Chocolate and More, Food Done Light, Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen, Cupcakes and Kale Chips, Recipes for My Boys, Knead to Cook, The Fountain Avenue Kitchen and Amee’s Savory Dish (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway.

2. Eligibility: Open to legal residents of U.S. who are 18 years or older.

3. Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about 24 hours after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture.

4. Prizes: 1 (#) winner(s) will receive [a Visa Gift Card ] (retail value or “ARV”: $600). Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within U.S.

5. Online Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by signing into the entry form and perform the tasks provided.

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  1. Cheryl Clancy says:

    Oh how I’d live the $600 for Christmas.

  2. Katharyn Hoffman says:

    I would put some towards our house payment we are behind on and then be able to get my three boys all one gift for Christmas!

  3. I would love to win this $600 raffle to help pay for Christmas! Thank you.

  4. This would help with the three family weddings in the next two months

  5. I would make Christmas brighter for people who are struggling.

  6. I would use it to buy my children and husband Christmas presents.

  7. Susan LaMar says:

    This would be an awesome Christmas gift!!

  8. Melanie Legare says:

    Love your recipes…would love to give my kids Christmas, too!

  9. I would give this to my son for a Christmas gift. It would help him furnish some of the things for his first apt.

  10. I would find families in need and help them out with presents, clothes, and food!

  11. Melisa Hutter says:

    I’m not employed now. Winning this would help me so much.

  12. Would donate some to a food bank for the less fortunate

  13. rhona mosley says:

    I would use it to buy the kids in my family Christmas gifts and pay some bills.

  14. Jennifer Szostak says:

    How what I could do with $600! I would likely spend some on gifts for my family as well as buy food for our local food pantry!!! Also, treat some people to a holiday dinner and drinks!

  15. Anna Cuddie says:

    This would be a great way to end the year!! :-) thanks for the opportunity!

  16. Brenda Lehman says:

    I have been unemployed since March. This would give me Xmas money for my family.

  17. linda baucom says:

    This would be a awesome gift. Would LOVE this to help a few familys in NEED for the holidays that have nothing and then as also give ALL OUR EXCENTED FAMILY THAT COME HERE FOR LOTS OF FOOD AND LOVE. But I have NEVER WON THING IN MY LIFE SO I HOPE SOMEONE WILL WIN THAT REALLY REALLY NEEDS IT AS I DO THANK YOU FOR CARING AT THIS TIME OF YEAR

  18. Ellen Wexler says:

    Oh, my!! What a fabulous and generous giveaway. I am dreaming of the gifts that I could buy along with some baking ingredients to make edible gifts. Thank you for the chance to win.

  19. deborah spica says:

    I would buy my childhood friend a plane ticket so she could see her brother( who was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer ) for Christmas

  20. This is an awesome prize!

  21. Annette Bell says:

    I am a new stay at home mommy who was given my Christmas gift in August. My daughter is just perfect and I do not want or need anything else this year. I would use this to purchase gifts for my daughter and other family members. : )

  22. Heidi Deane says:

    This would certainly pay for Christmas!

  23. Janet Beck says:

    Would help by xnas for our grandchildren I list my job in Oct. Thank you

  24. Jennifer Crooks says:

    I would finish up the little bit of shopping I have left & use the rest to get things my local shelter needs. Thank you for the chance to win!

  25. Jodi Pavlik says:

    I would use $600 to give my kids a nice christmas. I would also help my sister who is struggling out.

  26. Amy Price says:

    This would make our holiday brighter. Things are very right and this would make our kids very happy!

  27. Lisa Junk says:

    This would help so much this year….I have been unemployed and making a lot of gifts, and this would help me with postage and other gifts to send to my Marine daughter serving in Afghanistan!

  28. Angela Davis says:

    I would be able to afford Christmas for my entire family not just my kids. Lol. But it doesn’t matter as long as we are together. :)

  29. Diana Skottegaard says:

    I wouldn’t have to worry about which bills might suffer to make sure my children and grandchildren got nice gifts! Not sure if my entry had anything on it… It was glitching..

  30. I would LOVE to win this — Would share but would also treat myself to something that I would not regularly buy for myself!!!!

  31. Amanda Jones says:

    I’d make sure my parents would have the best Christmas ever! They deserve it!!!

  32. Caty Bowden says:

    I would like to buy Christmas presents for my family, and pay some overdue bills that need tending to, or maybe some auto repairs. Thanks.

  33. I would make the holidays brighter for children in need

  34. I would make the holiday brighter for children in need

  35. Joellyn A. says:

    I would use it for Christmas presents .

  36. Joya Hartley says:

    What a great way to start the Christmas season

  37. Amy McDaniels says:

    This would be a huge help! Thank you for the chance to win, it’s greatly appreciated. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  38. If I had an extra 600 dollars I would buy new running shoes and yoga clothes.

  39. Vicki Johnson says:

    What wouldn’t I do with it.

  40. Would be a great Christmas!

  41. Jill Timms says:

    I would pay off the Christmas that I had to get a loan for.

  42. Merry Christmas!

  43. I would help my mom and sister out

  44. Lauren A. says:

    I’d give it to my parents because they’re putting me through college and they absolutely deserve it.

  45. This would allow me to purchade much needed essentials for my kuds. Such as shies clithes and toiletries. Just the basics.

  46. I would by accessories for my sewing machine, some fabric, thread and special quilting stuff for friends.

  47. I would buy accessories for my sewing machine, and I’d buy some special quilting related gifts for my Friends.

  48. It would so help me out this Christmas I’m the only one working and this would help me out with presents.

  49. Aimee Baker says:

    I would buy my son natural safe vitamins and health products for his Autism/ADHD so we can get him off his medication. Its kind of expensive….Been waiting for a while to do this. What better time.

  50. …give some away…spend some on my kiddos…keep a little for a rainy day :)

  51. I would make my little girl’s first holiday season even more special!

  52. Theresa Meehan Currie says:

    What a great idea, and it would so help out this time of year.

  53. Amy Cordes says:

    I’d use it to help those who aren’t going to have a Christmas otherwise and also to the local food pantry. Everyone deserves a happy holiday.

  54. I’d use it to make Christmas merry and bright for all our family and friends!

  55. Marla Wickham says:

    We haven’t had a tree the past 3 years,no gifts last year, not much before that, so we would have a ” real” Christmas, and I could gift some of the people whom have helped us along the way.

  56. …so many possibilities :)

  57. monika decet says:

    This would be a blessing for me and my family we actually have had a family member come and live with us this visa would be a blessing in aiding in some of the extra bills as well as to help with their Christmas. Thank you

  58. Cat Holbrook says:

    We lost my Grandmother on Thanksgiving. She was 92. This giftcard would help my daughter’s Christmas a little brighter.

  59. lisa beaumont says:

    We have had a very rough year. I have had a couple heart attacks and my hubby of 30 years has kidney cancer
    He had no income for. 2 months so we have had a really hard year. We are very thankful for our some, he is marrying a wonderful girl very soon. Thank you

  60. Jennifer Knight says:

    Spending money for Disney World in March!!

  61. Oh my goodness, what a blessing this would be!!

  62. I would put it towards more delicious food :)

  63. Linda Brumley says:

    I would pay off a debt

  64. If I won I would use a portion at Bountiful Baskets and purchase healthy local foods for our our families Christmas dinner! And some gifts.

  65. David Bell says:

    I’d make Santa’s sleigh a little heavier

  66. I would buy all nine of my siblings a Christmas present!

  67. Kathy hayes says:

    I would use it for Christmas.

  68. Michelle Thayer says:

    Definitely use it toward making my daughters 1st Christmas unforgettable.

  69. I’d use it to buy a new power venter for our coal stove since ours just blew! And made get some coal! It’s going to be a cold winter!

  70. Jen Kimsey says:

    I would donate $100 to the Veteran’s House, and use the rest for my kids.

  71. Cherie Deck says:

    Amazing. Id pay all my bills

  72. Pam Currier says:

    Wonderful. Someday, maybe I will win. :)

  73. I would love to win, I would use it towards filling our gas tank.

  74. Barbara Hutchins says:

    I would use it to purchase more Christmas gifts for our two children, my husband, and new grandson. We are missionaries in Thailand and came back to the states to be here for the birth of our grandson and basically that is our Christmas this year. So the money would make it possible to give gifts!

  75. Lisa Howell says:

    You guys are definitely in the Holiday spirit!

  76. I would love to win this… just starting a new business so money is tight. This would make Christmas wonderful.

  77. Leanne Rheinford says:

    I would love to win how fun!

  78. Paul Talbot says:

    First of all I love your posts. Second thank you for the opportunity to win this $600.00 visa card giveaway. I could really use the money to fix my roof. We just can’t find enough money in our budget.. once again thank you for the opportunity to win. Good luck to all entries. And God Bless you one and all.

  79. Jennifer Francis says:

    I would use it for dental bills since I have no insurance, being self employed.

  80. I recently moved to NC and am currently living with my in-laws! I would use the $600 to buy presents for them since they are being so nice to let us live with them!!!

  81. I would probably use it for groceries and treat myself at my favorite coffee shop.

  82. Leah Freeman says:

    I would gift it to our pastor who has a small congregation. The tithe does not support a income for a young family. He trys to find all types of work in addition to pastoring. This would be a wonderful christmas blessing for. His family.

  83. I would love to get this $600 gift card. Money has been very tight, and my ex-husband owes almost a grand in back child support. As a result, the kids don’t get Christmas presents from my fiancee and I, and I can’t get anything for my fiancee either. I would love to be able to get the kids a few presents, and one for my fiancee before paying down some bills, and catching up on my electric bill.

  84. Nikki Barthels says:

    this would be amazing. i really don’t see being able to be santa this yearfor mychildren. this wouldbe such a weight off my chest.

  85. I’d buy a few more gifts for our son and families and then put the rest towards items for our new bundle of joy due to arrive in the spring. :)

  86. Candy Cain Severson says:

    I would use it for groceries, it;s been a rough year….thanks for the opportunity to win.

  87. I would buy a plane ticket to visit with my Uncle and Aunt in Washington State … I haven’t seen my Uncle since my dads funeral in 1974 and I’ve never met his wife my Aunt Anna, they are in their late 80’s and I would love to know them better at this age. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  88. Lisa Walker says:

    I would love an extra $600 for christmas. That would go a long way in this family!!

  89. If I should be so lucky to win, I would get birthday and Christmas presents for my children and a Christmas present for my husband. We haven’t had Christmas the past three years.

  90. My husband needs tools for work, this would be a blessing!

  91. Delonda Daffin says:

    I would make a holiday meal and share it with the less fortunate in my home to give them a true meaning of being home for the holidays

  92. I would give it to charities.

  93. I would put some towards gifts for my girls, help a family I know in need with some of it and the rest would go into savings for a rainy day.

  94. Merry Christmas!

  95. Chasity Smith says:

    Oh wow….I would go all out on christmas dinner and Id get presents for all those I wasnt able to fit into my christmas budget! What a great giveaway :)

  96. I’d use it to get Christmas presents for my 2 granddaughters since we can only afford to get one inexpensive thing for them otherwise.

  97. I would really love to have extra money to just buy some Christmas! Really makes me feel so bad when you can’t even afford to buy Christmas presents for those very special ones around you! And especially if you don’t have to dig into any money that needed! Everyone loves to be able to giver, and just the receiving end…..

  98. This will be our 4th year in a row that we haven’t had a Christmas tree. Every year something happens and we can’t afford one. This year, my husband lost his job for 3 months and so we’re now 3 months behind on bills. No Christmas tree again. So, I’d buy a Christimas tree. And then I’d buy my husband a small present. And then I’d pay some bills.

  99. Lourdes Fay says:

    I hope I win! Thanks for your generous giveaway!!!

  100. What a great giveaway! I’d use the money to buy gifts for my family and money toward visiting my grandmother abroad.

  101. I’d get all my christmas shopping done! :)

  102. I would buy a new camera! Mine broke just as I was learning how to actually use it.

  103. kathleen ridgell says:

    i would be able to buy my grandkids something for christmas…i have been un-employed for a year now,and things are hard,but i provide them with love,but it would be nice if i could buy them something,and 600 would sure help out on that and some bills

  104. Oh my, what a wonderful prize! I could do so many things with that!

  105. My kids would have the best Christmas ever if I had an extra $600. I could really make their wishes come true!

  106. I’d love to use this towards some extra Christmas items for my family!

  107. The first thing I would do is buy food to make Christmas dinner for my family, and then I would shop carefree for my 3 deserving children.

  108. The first thing I would do is buy food to make a nice Christmas dinner for my family. I’d also shop carefree for my 3 deserving children.

  109. It would be nice to actually have a Christmas but i think after 1 small gift each for the kids we would rather stock our pantry and freezer.

  110. I would give some away in a pay-it-forward manner, pay a bill, and treat my kids to something special.

  111. Jennifer lavanway says:

    I would use it to go visit my grandparents and family several states away.

  112. What a great promotion:) it would be great to win $600 before my trip @new years.

  113. This would be awesome!

  114. Mary Souza says:

    I would love to win the $600 gift certificate. I would spoil my grandchildren and donate to the local charity so that everyone can have a wonderful meal for Christmas.

  115. I would do something special for my family.

  116. I’d buy things for my family

  117. Ann Romanosky says:

    This sure would help with Christmas shopping.

  118. Jen Wagner says:

    Can’t pass up at least entering this one!

  119. I would love to win this card. This would give my kids a Christmas.

  120. Steph Sherk says:

    I’m getting married in April and paying for the wedding. Christmas is on a shoestring budget this year so this would help so much!

  121. Michelle P says:

    Winning would be awesome, maybe take a little stress away and make the holiday’s more enjoyable! Did I mention it would be awesome :)

  122. leah wall says:

    I’d buy a new refrigerator :)

  123. Heidi Herring says:

    I’m looking for some extra cash for a Vita Mix….This would hit the spot.

  124. I would use it to buy propane to heat our house this winter.

  125. Just saw the peppermint cookies and had to talk myself out of going into the kitchen at almost 11pm to bake. Smh. #hopelesscase

  126. Pay some medical bills and then buy my husband a much deserved gift.

  127. Julie Richardson says:

    I would really like to donate it to the local SPCA so more animals can get homes and a Christmas dinner. No one, even animals should go cold and hungry.

  128. Courtney Rittenour says:

    I just really enjoy reading your posts! I am a lovers of running and food as well and it is so much fun to hear others stories! Thanks! I would use this card to help make a special christmas for our family! Hope you have an awesome blessed christmas also!

  129. stephanie says:

    I would use it to pay off my student loans…a constant anchor in my life! Thank you!!!!

  130. Sharon James says:

    I would love to win this … It would be an answer to my prays.. God Bless and a Very Merry Chritmas to you and your family!!!

  131. It sure would make a difference in our lives (((<3)))

  132. Trish McD says:

    Would love to use this toward purchasing my new ceramic cooktop :)!

  133. I’d love to buy some cooking/baking products I normally would not be able to buy and since we adopted Brooke, our Kitty from the ASPCA, I’d buy her some nice Christmas gifts for her to tear up instead of our tree and holiday decorations. Happy, healthy and safe holidays to everyone. Here’s to 2014!

  134. Rebecca McFadden says:

    Great I’m just poor could alway use money!!

  135. Alison Miller says:

    Buy gifts for all of my family and friends!

  136. alisha tarrance says:

    Thanks for the wonderful blog!

  137. I would use it to go visit family members on the other side of the country!

  138. Kindra S. says:

    I would get some gifts for family and friends, maybe a plane ticket. and give to others in need.


    Buy something nice for my hubby !!! I pad

  140. I would use it to pay for my NBCOT certification exam to become an occupational therapist!!

  141. elizabeth starling says:

    Help toys for tots

  142. Bills

  143. Spend a little….donate a little.

  144. I’d use the money to take my mom and sisters out for a fabulous girls’ night. I’m so excited we’ll all be together this Christmas!

  145. I’d probably use it for Christmas gifts for my sweet little grandsons.

  146. just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing giveaway, happy holidays

  147. missy rawe says:

    Thank you for the giveaway….buy socks and mittens for my littles and teach them how to help others in need. :)

  148. Natalie Wipf says:

    I’d put some in to savings and use the rest to buy gifts for kids on the angel trees at the mall.

  149. Suzie Waclawski says:

    Single mom I would be able to get everything on his list and then some

  150. Tanya Murray says:

    I’d use it to travel to CA to meet my new granddaughter for the first time!

  151. I would use it for my husbands schooling

  152. I would buy a dining table. We have no place to eat at the moment

  153. Debbie Basye says:


  154. Sally Monceaux says:

    I’d buy my mother something really nice or use it for an airline ticket to go visit her! I miss her!

  155. I would use it to pay off some bills.

  156. This would make my first trip to Japan to see my grandchildren wonderful!

  157. Sherrie Engler says:

    Merry Christmas and good luck to all!

  158. buy windshield and pay off some debt

  159. Gina Guthrie says:

    It could come handy when it’s time to pay off the bills for all of these Christmas gifts!

  160. Pay my bills and buy a ticket to visit my parents.

  161. Mike Bratek says:

    Go do more Christmas shopping!

  162. Nadene Adams says:

    I would throw a sweet birthday party for my January girl!

  163. Put it toward a vacation!

  164. I would love to win the $600. I would love to add more furniture to my home :)

  165. This would help us so much this year!

  166. Help out family members who just received a very large tax bill due to circumstances beyond they’re control.

  167. I would love to share this money with my family, money is soooo tight this year!

  168. Cathy French says:

    I would buy a new couch

  169. I could use a new couch, so I would use the gift card to go towards that.

  170. Jennifer Speed says:

    save it and go to Vegas

  171. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I would share it with my Son and his Wife!

  172. Shawn Overman says:

    I would spend the 600 on christmas for my hanicap cousin that still believes in santa. He has been through a lot over the past 14 and half years having surgeries done on his head and eyes because of the medical problems he has.

  173. Kelley Galyen says:

    Pay bills.

  174. Christiana Santiago says:

    I’d love to win this. I can’t work due to having Epilepsy so it would help a lot with the holidays.

  175. tiffany stone says:

    i would use it towards Christmas for my 3 kids and I wouldn’t have to worry so much about bills I can’t pay if I buy them this and that!!

  176. Karen Leonard says:

    I will pay a couple of bills and go shopping with the rest

  177. autumn grace says:

    IT most certainly would help split it with my family…TY

  178. Stephanie Zinnes says:

    Get another Camera Lens

  179. BlackAsphodel says:

    Clothing, shoes <– my first priority!

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

  180. Amanda Hendricks-Selby says:

    It would put a nice dent in our medical bills :P

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  182. Denise Davis says:

    I would buy some gifts and use the rest for bills.

  183. Starla Bates says:

    This would be such a blessing for me and my family. This would help out with Christmas gifts, and bills. Thank you for the opportunity!


  184. Morena Black says:

    I’d pay all my bills and buy Christmas presents for my family.

  185. MaryAnne Hart says:

    I’d buy Christmas presents!

  186. Debra Guillen says:

    I would spend the extra cash on a new television for the family

  187. Happy holidays, Robin!

  188. winona newell says:

    Happy Holiday. Fingers crossed.

  189. Maribeth Sauder says:

    This would REALLY help my friend who is really struggling.

  190. kayla thering says:

    I’d spend it on a trip home for the holidays.

  191. I would get something for my grandsons and probably get food for the next few months.

  192. Thank you for this wonder giveaway!! Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas!!

  193. Not have to decide between groceries or gas for once….that’d be a present in itself.

  194. Andrea Lehman says:

    Would use for Christmas presents for the fam and a little something for me:)!!

  195. Jennifer lavanway says:

    Would use it for vacation to see our grandparents.

  196. Blanca Casas says:

    It would definitely help me finish my Christmas list & I’d donate some of it or buy toys to donate locally.

  197. If I would win $600 it would help with my children’s needs!

  198. David Smith says:

    Pay my son’s grandma the rent we owe

  199. I would purchase groceries for a BIG Christmas meal to make for my family and my 2 good friends who are training before their year long deployment. I would also pay bills and get Christmas presents for those important to me.

  200. I would use it to buy groceries for Christmas dinner and cookies and fill in any gaps in my Christmas shopping. :)

  201. Alison King says:

    I’d buy a new laptop because the “o” and several keys on this one are busted so I have to copy/paste every “o” I type!

  202. I still have some gifts to buy, and there’s *always* bills.


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