Video Clip Starring You! Gain Up to 45 Extra Giveaway Entries

The Money Crashers 2010 New Year Giveaway is now halfway complete. Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to participate in the various contest actions to gain entries to win. In case you haven’t seen, the prize pool has grown to over $8,300 and includes some amazing prizes! With over 100 winners, your chances of winning something are actually quite good. So be sure to join in on the fun before it’s too late.

With that said, we have yet another special contest action for you to gain even more entries. We’ve come up with something truly fun and interactive that we think everyone will enjoy:

Record a short video clip of yourself telling your own financial story or providing a useful personal finance tip.

Here are some guidelines:

  • Submit your video to (publicly viewable setting) and make sure to post the YouTube URL of your video in the comments section of this post by Monday, January 25, 2010, 11:59 PM PST.
  • Be creative and let your personality shine through. The videos will be judged on a number of factors including: creativity, presentation, and content (i.e. how intriguing, fun, or useful your video is).
  • Mention at the beginning of your video that you are doing this for the Money Crashers 2010 New Year Giveaway Bash. Also, include “Money Crashers” in the title of your video and add the following link to the Giveaway in the YouTube video page description:
  • The video can be anywhere between 30 seconds to 3 minutes long.
  • Keep it rated PG-13 – there are kids here! (that means no profanity please)

Everyone who submits a video will get 15 extra contest entries. Moreover, the top 5 videos will get an additional 30 entries (our panel of judges will choose the top 10 from which readers will choose the top 5). That’s a whopping 45 extra entries you can get for the contest by participating in this action and a guaranteed 15 entries!

We’re looking forward to seeing all of your videos! Contact us if you have any questions.

Also, don’t forget that there are a bunch of other actions you can perform multiple times to increase your chances of winning a great prize: write a blog post about the contest (30 entries), tweet about the contest (10 entries), retweet any Money Crashers blog post (5 entries), tweet out a message related to personal finance (2 entries).

UPDATE: These videos were awesome and a ton of fun to watch. The five winners are below in no particular order. Congrats!

1. Mac
2. Elizabeth
3. Jeccica
4. Sean
5. Karmella

  • Mac

    Oh man…I’m not too excited about this one. Me, in a video?? Haven’t done anything like this before, but I sure could use at least another 15 entries. Hopefully I can find a way to pull this off.

    • Andrew (Admin)

      Haha. Have fun with this. Many of us probably have never made a video clip of ourselves before so we’re all in the same boat. I’m sure you’ll come up with something great!

  • Sean

    @mac I agree. Every time I think I’m doing well and gaining lots of entries for this contest there is something new. But I guess that’s part of the fun. I will have to figure out some video options this evening. If nothing else at least it’s another 15 pts guaranteed!

  • jeccica simpson
    • Andrew (Admin)

      Awesome clip Jeccica and great advice!

      • Erik Folgate

        great video Jeccica. I agree, that coupons, if you commit to using them all the time, can be a great time saver.

  • Sean

    Allright, I finally got around to getting together a video. Sorry I blathered on for an extra minute, but given the lack of entries I figured I was safe… Hope you enjoy it and maybe someone finds it useful.

    • Andrew (Admin)

      Pretty interesting concept Sean and really helpful advice. Sweet video!

      • Erik Folgate

        Thanks for the video! Great idea Sean. You should be a financial counselor.

        • Sean

          Thanks for the encouragement guys, but I think I’m still gonna keep my day job. It was fun though, and a lot harder to do a single take of video than I expected. Great excuse to play with iMove though :-)

  • Karmella

    Okay, I have never uploaded a video before – ack! Here we go!

    • Andrew (Admin)

      Awesome video for a first video Karmella! Good ideas on using your hobbies to help you out financially.

  • Elizabeth I

    Here is mine!

    • Andrew (Admin)

      Awesome charting and advice Elizabeth!

  • Mac

    Ok, here’s the first video I’ve ever put together starring me. It’s not really a general save money video, but I think it’s a good tip for those in need of saving $$$ for home improvement projects.

    • Andrew (Admin)

      Great clip Mac and awesome story. You have a real talent. You should post more videos!

  • Amir Thompson

    That music is absolutely amazing, and I’m not even into that kind of music!