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The Money Crashers 2010 New Year Giveaway Bash has finally come to an end. It’s been a fun and exciting four weeks and we hope that you enjoyed being part of the event. The final prize pool total is a whopping $9,233.56. We’d like to thank all of our awesome sponsors for helping make this Giveaway possible and of course all of you – the participants who made this Giveaway a huge success.

Most importantly, we really hope we can help guide you in 2010 and beyond in your journey to becoming and staying financially fit. Our goal here at Money Crashers is to be a valuable personal finance resource, hitting on all of the different topics that will help you to better manage your money and build wealth over the long haul.

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Keep an eye out for some big changes that will be coming to Money Crashers this year including even more daily content, additional areas of finance explored, an even stronger personal finance community, and much more. And if that’s not enough reason for you to stick around, we’ll be holding more big giveaways like this one again soon. Cheers!

And now, without further ado, the winners of the 2010 New Year Giveaway Bash! If you’re a winner you should have already gotten an email from us.  Drum roll please…

3 $100 Cash Prizes ($300 Total) from Money Crashers
Winners: Sean W., Elizabeth I., Mac R.

$600 Cash from Dream Routine
Winner: K S.

$275 Cash from Credit Card Compare and Money Compare
Winner: DG

$250 Cash from Tiner Financial and Financial Organizing
Winner: Mac R.

$120 Cash from Debt Goal
Winner: Gina P.

$100 Cash from ETF Topics
Winner: Lauren Y.

$100 Cash from Savings Account Finder and Credit Card Finder
Winner: Jeccica S.

$100 Cash from Lending Club
Winner: Thriftygal

$100 Cash from Prosper
Winner: Chris L.

$75 Cash from Promotional Codes UK
Winner: Audra W.

$60 Cash from The Digerati Life & The Smarter Wallet
Winner: Aaron H.

$60 Cash from Money Crush
Winner: David B.

$50 Cash from Consumerism Commentary
Winner: Kyle T.

$50 Cash from Bank Vibe
Winner: Lucinda H.

$50 Cash from PT Money
Winner: Heather D.

$50 Cash from Lazy Man and Money
Winner: Jason

$50 Cash from Debt Free Adventure
Winner: Jennifer P.

$34.56 Cash from Cash Commons
Winner: Lyman R.

$25 Cash from Maximizing Money
Winner: Brian M.

$25 Cash from Ready to be Rich
Winner: Al

$25 Cash from Bible Money Matters
Winner: Nathan H.

$25 Cash from Think Plan Invest
Winner: Frugal Girl

$25 Cash from Personal Finance Journey
Winner: Caitlin R.

$25 Cash from Cash Money Life
Winner: Tabatha C.

$25 Cash from Military Finance Network
Winner: Tim M.

$25 Cash from Personal Finance Ninja
Winner: Melissa C.

$25 Cash from The Centsible Life
Winner: Michael N.


Amazon Kindle from J.D. of Get Rich Slowly ($259 value)
Winner: Mike

Amazon Kindle from Generation X Finance ($259 value)
Winner: Elizabeth I.

8GB iPod Touch from Clean Credit Clinic ($199 value)
Winner: Blake R.

8GB iPod Nano with Video Camera from Debt Kid ($149 value)
Winner: Winston

2GB iPod Shuffle from ChristianPF ($59 value)
Winner: Dale W.


5 $50 Smarty Pig Gift Cards ($250 Total) from Smarty Pig
Winners: Claudia D., Jill C., Peter, Lesa S., Ashley I.

2 $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Cards ($100 Total) from Eliminate the Muda
Winners: Victoria S., Judy L.

$100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card from Save Every Way
Winner: Emily D.

$100 Best Buy Gift Card from BudgetPulse
Winner: Thomas F.

$100 American Express Gift Card from Credit Card Chaser
Winner: Anissa L.

$50 Amazon Gift Card from Bargaineering
Winner: Caitlin P.

$50 Visa Gift Card from Budgets are Sexy
Winner: Chris H.

$50 Visa Gift Card from moneyStrands
Winner: Mayra C.

$50 iTunes Gift Card from RabbitFunds
Winner: Jeff K.

$50 Gift Card from Live Real, Now
Winner: Vickie C.

$50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and special “surprise” gift from The Frugal Lawyer
Winner: Jen

$50 Amazon Gift Card from Sweating the Big Stuff
Winner: Karissa G.

$30 Amazon Gift Card from Clean Credit Clinic
Winner: Mami2Jcn

$25 Amazon Gift Card from The Greenest Dollar
Winner: Nicole R.

$25 Amazon Gift Card from Northern Cheapskate
Winner: Charissa N.

$25 Wal-Mart Gift Card from Engineer a Debt Free Life
Winner: Amanda F.


10 copies of Quicken Premier 2010 from the Intuit Personal Finance Group & ($90 value each)
Winners: Karin M., Michael T., Wendy R., Leslie, Toni B., Revanche, Rikki B., Alan S., Jason A., Zach Y.

10 copies of TurboTax Online Premier from TurboTax ($87 value each)
Winners: Sidney C., Letessha, Adam, Melissa H., Andrew, Kelly, Ronald B., Sivaraman M., Gina B., Erin B.
ing, valued at $87 each.


30 Minute Consultation with Terri Stewart, Experienced CFP Professional ($100 value)
Winner: Christy B.

30 Minute Coaching Session with Millionaire Mommy Next Door ($60 value)
Winner: Deanna N.

Sponsored Review from Saving Money Plan ($100 value)
Winner: Tom D.


10 copies of Upstarts!: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success by Donna Fenn from the Intuit Personal Finance Group & ($26 value each)
Winners: Jim, Sheila, Sally B., Adam W., Stephanie S., Sujin H., Bradley J., Barbara M., Carla, Chrissy S.

10 copies of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties by Beth Kobliner from the Intuit Personal Finance Group & ($16 value each)
Winners: Fiona, Beth, Wendy, Laura H., Carolyn, Roy L., Atom S., Herb C., Nadia S., Beth C.

10 copies of SHOO, Jimmy Choo! by Catey Hill ($15 value each)
Winners: Kristin T., Donna K., Peggy, Aimee W., Marilyn B., Kristy T., Cindy D., Rachel E., Andrea M., Wendi P.

5 copies of Living Well with Bad Credit by Chris Balish and Geoff Williams ($13 value each)
Winners: Amy M., Brandy, Jen, Beverly, Justin H.

3 copies of Your Money Ratios: 8 Simple Tools for Financial Security by Charles Farrell ($26 value each)
Winners: Todd T., Evan E., Carol D.

3 autographed copies of Getting Back to Even by Jim Cramer from and Action Alerts PLUS. ($26 value each)
Winners: Stephen G., Michael N., Ray C.

3 copies of America, Welcome to the Poorhouse: What You Must Do to Protect Your Financial Future and the Reform We Need by Jane White from Dinks Finance ($23 value each)
Winners: Estella M., Crystal H., Cj M.

3 copies of Why Are We So Clueless about the Stock Market? by Mariusz Skonieczny ($15 value each)
Winners: Nicholas H., Victoria L., Matt L.

3 copies of Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar ($13 value each)
Winners: Cindi H., Lora W., Christina P.

2 copies of Money School for Couples by Neal Frankle from Money Smart Life ($47 value each)
Winners: Rina, Tricia B.

2 copies of The Total Money Makeover (book and workbook) by Dave Ramsey from 10k College Degree ($43 value each)
Winners: Stacy K., Eleanor R.

2 copies of How to Make a Fortune from the Biggest Bailout in US History by Ron Insana ($26 value each)
Winners: John, Lucia G.

2 copies of Millionaire by Thirty: The Quickest Path to Early Financial Independence by Douglas R. Andrew ($23 value each) from Single Guy Money
Winners: Jennifer T., Peter S.

2 copies of I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi from Green Panda Tree House ($14 value each)
Winners: Josie, Ryan N.

1 copy of The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson from Weakonomics ($30 value)
Winner: Denis S.

1 copy of Stop Acting Rich: And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire by Thomas J. Stanley from Bible Money Matters ($27 value)
Winner: Joy F.

1 copy of The Investor’s Manifesto: Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon, and Everything in Between by William Bernstein from The Dividend Guy ($25 value)
Winner: Joel R.

1 copy of The Cure for Money Madness by Spencer Sherman from Personal Dividends ($25 value)
Winner: Drew

1 copy of Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing by George Cloutier from Personal Dividends ($25 value)
Winner: Mark

1 copy of Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk from Own the Dollar ($20 value)
Winner: Ben K.

1 copy of Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($16 value)
Winner: Marina J.

1 signed copy of Life or Debt 2010: A New Path to Financial Freedom by Stacy Johnson of Money Talks News ($15 value)
Winner: Laura N.

1 copy of The Financial Physician: How to Cure Your Money Problems and Boost Your Financial Health by Louis Scatigna from Spilling Buckets ($15 value)
Winner: Sheila B.

1 copy of 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget from Wise Bread ($15 value)
Winner: Sarah V.

1 copy of Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel: 100 Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets by Phil Villarreal from Rainy Day Saver ($13 value)
Winner: Kevin V.

1 year subscripton to Money Magazine from Couple Money ($48 value)
Winner: RC


Discontinued Schwag before the Intuit Acquisition from the Intuit Personal Finance Group & ($150 value)
Winners TBD – quantity still being confirmed

10 “I’m a Money Hacker” Black T-Shirts from Money Hackers ($10 value each)
Winners: David, Joyce J., Joel D., Christie H., Brian P., Frank L., Linda F., Matthew P., Dave A., Mike R.

10 Lending Club Black T-Shirts from Lending Club ($10 value each)
Winners: Heath D., Mark L., Michael K., Ken S., Ashley A., Brian W., Tiffany T., Michele S., Casie W., Jerry V.

10 Insure Your Love White/Red T-Shirts from LIFE Foundation ($15 value each)
Winners: Diane B., Carrie R., Laura D., Tonya K., Sarah W., Michelle S., Jeff C., Suzanne B., Carrie C., Ashley T.

Congrats to all the winners!

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