Thursday, October 11, 2012

$100 Gift Card Giveaway

I woke up to an email from a blogger friend, Lenore from Crazed Mind.  As a surprise and to kick off her 2012 Christmas Gift Guide, she put together a Friends Paying It Forward $100 Giveaway!  She's so graciously trying to help a few bloggers out that are new to the bloggy world, by helping them to gain new followers and giving us newbies some exposure!  What a wonderful gift this is!  So thanks to Crazed Mind, you all have a chance to win a $100 gift card to also help you out this holiday season!  Please make sure you guys click one of Lenore's links to show her some love and Christmas spirit as well! I'm honored to be included in her Paying It Forward giveaway!

To kick off Crazed Mind's 2012 Christmas Gift Guide I wanted to share.  Share with you and share my friends.  And I am doing this by hosting a $100 Gift Card giveaway!  I mean what gift is better than friends helping out friends.  And gosh, who can not use an extra $100 to help out with the Christmas budget?

You see when I first started this blog I had the help of a very good friend, Nessa of Texas Housewife.  She spent so much time with me sharing the ins and outs of blogging and social media.  Little by little I grew.  Then I shared with some of my friends and they did with theirs too.  That is how this whole community grows so.  We meet others while hopping from blog to blog and before you know it we have been sharing our lives for 3 years now.

Well when I first started out every single new follower was the most exciting thing.  IT was like Christmas every day.  So I wanted to do just that....make Christmas every day for others.  So with the help of my friends and then add in the friends they want to support we came up with Friends Paying It Forward.

It is really easy.  Just meet the following bloggers.  Then enter via the Rafflecopter below.  We ask that you leave a blog comment here.  That you follow the friends via GFC (that is the Christmas part!).  Then you can follow also on facebook or twitter if you wish.  It will give you extra entries.  Oh and of course you can tweet!  That is an extra daily entry!  On November 1st a winner will be randomly chosen.  They will be notified and when they respond within 24 hours they will win $100 gift card via pay pal or through the mail with a Visa or Master Card gift card of their choice.  The physical gift cards may be broken down into two $50 cards.

So meet my friends!

and of course you know me, Crazed Mind.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Amy, I hope today is a good one for you. I really love that your trying to stay up and going as much as possible. I know when I was deep in my mental illness it took every ounce of strength for me to get through my days doing the bare essentials. That your also reaching out to others to help them with support and understanding is amazing. Keep it up!
    And, I am glad to have you as one of our Paying It Forward Friends. You was picked by one of my friends that also suffers from Fibro. She loves how you give her hope on her bad days. She is very new to blogging too. Her name is Jennifer and she is located at Insights & Thoughts. She asked for a friend to promote and I thought you two would be perfect together!

  2. Thank you for your kind words Lenore. I do my best. Some days it would be so easy to just lay down and give up on the world, but I think that my life and lives of others who are suffering is worth more then that. We're worth fighting for! I may never make a "huge" difference in the world, but as long as I help even one person to not feel alone, then I feel everything is worthwhile. Thank you for telling me that I give Jennifer hope! Notes like this, is what keeps me going! =)

  3. I guess this is where I need to leave the blog comment for the $100 give away. For all bloggers who are doing the pay it forward, thank you so much for this opportunity to try and win. I definitely could use the extra money to get Christmas for my grandbabies.

    And Amy, keep up the good work. You are a positive example to me of what can be done when one puts their mind to it, regardless of the pain. I wish I had the ability to do what you do, day in and day out. But instead, I give in to the pain and allow myself to be taken down by it.

  4. I pay it forward by being there for anyone who needs me. Family, friends and even strangers. I have many conditions that keep me inside but, I still do what I can to help the world around me. :)

  5. I always try to think of other people's needs and challenges. being tolerant and helpful is the best way to pay them forward.