Treat Yourself to Something Special {giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 3, 2009

American Express gift cardGift cards are expected to top wish lists this Christmas season, and for good reason – the recipient can purchase whatever they desire. No more gifts that will sit in the closet, or end up re-gifted. American Express Gift Cards – one of the only universal gift card available with no fees after purchase – are available in denominations of $25, $50, $100, and $200, and are available in some very gift-worthy designs for purchase online and at over 70,000 retailers nationwide.

As we’re running about trying to fulfill the wishes of everyone on our gift list, we sorta forget about ourselves, don’t we? Well, first of all, make things easy on yourself and purchase some American Express gift cards and second, enter to win something for yourself! You’ll have a great chance to treat yourself to something special right here, because American Express is giving 10 From Dates to Diapers readers a chance to win a $50 AmEx gift card!

Here’s what you must do to enter:

  • Leave me a comment, by 9pm (pst) on December 11th, telling me about how you would treat yourself if you were to win. You may spend the gift card however you’d like, if you win, but I’m not looking to read altruistic entries… You MUST tell me how you would spend this $50 on YOURSELF!

For additional entries, daily, you may:

  • Link to this giveaway on your blog and/or Facebook wall. Be sure you leave me a separate comment for each link.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and include a link, using the hashtag #D2Dgvwy, as many times as you like before next Friday night, and leave me a separate comment for each tweet.

TEN winners will be selected at random, each to receive a $50 American Express gift card, good anywhere American Express is accepted. Winners will be emailed and will then have 24 hours to respond before forfeiting their prize.

Please note: I was not compensated in any way to host this giveaway. I simply could not pass up an opportunity to aid in blessing the lives of ten families during these hard economic times.

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Katherine C. December 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm
Jammie December 10, 2009 at 8:18 pm

If I won I would treat myself to a nice dinner and a hair cut and I would get my nails done. I may even buy some candles to enjoy by the tub.

denyse December 10, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I need and would love to get myself a new pair of boots.

Sharon Rooney December 10, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Tweet

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Sharon Rooney December 10, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Tweet!

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damon December 10, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Underwear and socks. I ‘ve been meaning to get some new ones for months now (doesn’t time just fly).

Sharon Seneker December 10, 2009 at 9:39 pm
Amy December 10, 2009 at 9:44 pm

I would get my first ever manicure, I am going on 29 and have never in my life had a manicure. Sure I don’t need one but I would love a little me time and a confidence boost of having beautiful nails!

Abby December 10, 2009 at 9:44 pm
Amy December 10, 2009 at 9:47 pm
Amy December 10, 2009 at 9:48 pm
Sarah December 10, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I’d buy a new rain jacket . . .

Amy December 10, 2009 at 9:50 pm

I linked your holiday gift guide here: http://www.kidazy.com/contests/my-twinn-giveaway-and-more/

Amy December 10, 2009 at 9:51 pm
Cassie December 10, 2009 at 9:58 pm

I would use the AMEX gift card towards the special treat of a massage for myself! This time of year is busy for everyone but especially me.

Cassie December 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm
Cassie December 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I posted your giveaway on my facebook page (Cassandra Bridle)

Cassie December 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm
Sharon Rooney December 10, 2009 at 10:09 pm
Laura L December 10, 2009 at 10:22 pm

I would treat myself to a massage.

Lisa December 10, 2009 at 10:36 pm

I’d love to get some new clothes for myself, maybe a nice pair of jeans!

Angela G December 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm

I would love to treat my husband to a special dinner if I won. We haven’t been out alone together in two years so it would be very special.

Angela G December 10, 2009 at 10:43 pm
Amanda Galloway December 10, 2009 at 11:11 pm

I would buy myself a new outfit, maybe something fun for the holidays.

Alicia December 10, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I would buy Dream Angels “Divine” perfume from Victoria’s Secret.

Derk Thomas December 10, 2009 at 11:15 pm

I would purchase peanut butters online for snacks.

Jennifer December 10, 2009 at 11:22 pm
Kathy S December 10, 2009 at 11:28 pm

I would honest, truly treat myself! My hair hasn’t been cut since I don’t know when (it’s below my shoulders,) so I would really love to splurge on myself and get a good quality haircut and style. I think it would make me feel better about myself and honestly, it’s about time I think of myself instead of everyone else! There….I finally said it!

trixx December 10, 2009 at 11:28 pm

I’d love to get a new pair of winter boots with this gift card!

Jennifer December 10, 2009 at 11:38 pm
Cher December 10, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Since I rarely buy myself anything, this would be a treat. I would probably start with the Sookie Stackhouse vampire book series and maybe a shirt or two or three from Kohls!

ckachelmuss at gmail dot com

Geoff K December 10, 2009 at 11:48 pm

It’s been a pretty stressful year, so I think I’d indulge a little and use the gift card toward paying for a deep tissue massage at the local health club and end 2009 in the most relaxing way possible. Thanks!!

Geoff K December 10, 2009 at 11:50 pm
Geoff K December 10, 2009 at 11:51 pm
Geoff K December 10, 2009 at 11:52 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/6557091561

Geoff K December 10, 2009 at 11:52 pm

I tweeted about your Christmas Gift Guide: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/6557111773

Peter December 10, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Dominion: Intrigue would probably be my purchase. I have to admit that I found the base Dominion game a lot more fun than I thought it would be.

Geoff K December 10, 2009 at 11:54 pm
Geoff K December 10, 2009 at 11:55 pm
Anne December 11, 2009 at 12:18 am

I would get a new pair of black work shoes! I know it doesn’t sound that exciting, but… I’ve been wearing brown shoes to work (with a black shirt and black pants) for the last couple of months because I don’t have the money to get new shoes.

If I had money left over I would get a pair of fun shoes too! :)

Angela Winesburg December 11, 2009 at 12:27 am

I would get my hair cut, it is in desperate need! Thanks for the chance!

Anne-Marie T December 11, 2009 at 12:36 am
Claire December 11, 2009 at 12:50 am

I’d buy a new outfit!

Kyl N December 11, 2009 at 12:55 am

i would use it towards gas

Bambi M December 11, 2009 at 1:01 am

If I won, I’d treat myself to some new underwear! Now that I’m no longer pregnant, it’s time to feel sexy again ;)

kristy December 11, 2009 at 1:04 am

This time of year is so stressful. To pamper myself I would get a new robe and slippers and some new bath products.

Rebecca O December 11, 2009 at 1:11 am

I would get myself Season 5 of House on DVD!! I need me some Hugh Laurie aka House!!!

Danielle December 11, 2009 at 1:54 am

I would buy something i dont need. Just go to the mall and the first thing that catches my eye I would buy it!

Danielle December 11, 2009 at 1:54 am
Darcy B December 11, 2009 at 2:44 am

I would spend it Bath & Body Works after Christmas sale– I love the body scrub and the foaming hand wash.
kakihararocks (at) gmail (dot) com

Pamela S December 11, 2009 at 3:05 am

I’d buy myself a nice sweater, and if there was any left over I’d buy a yummy body lotion. Thanks. I’d LOVE to pamper myself.

Vicki Andrew December 11, 2009 at 3:27 am

for my self I would buy a pillow and down comforter set I have seen on sale a Macy’s I think it is about 38.00 and then I would treat myself to a piece of Godiva chocolate because I am worth it

singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Betty N December 11, 2009 at 5:38 am
Erin M December 11, 2009 at 6:04 am

Okay–for me.
I think what i want most to indulge in is a Drummel for my feet!
The idea came to me with my dad’s gross feet, he loves removing his calluses for some reason. Well as i was buying one for Christmas i was tempted to just forget about him and keep it for myself! haha. The other $20 left would have to be for a actual lunch from a food place. I’ve been careful with money therfore making lunches at home. Subway misses me.
-Thanks!

Melissa @Mel4Him December 11, 2009 at 6:20 am

Simple: A visit to the SPA. Love it! : )

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Melissa @Mel4Him December 11, 2009 at 6:24 am

http://twitter.com/Mel4Him/status/6563792508
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Jennifer gersch December 11, 2009 at 6:40 am

i would buy a steam mop for myself

lisa December 11, 2009 at 7:35 am
Greg Johnson December 11, 2009 at 8:05 am

I’d go spend it on some new KISS collectibles to add to my collection!

Dddiva December 11, 2009 at 8:29 am

This is going to sound so lame but warm fuzzy slippers and COFFEE! I’d treat myself to a wicked good cup of coffee to help me keep up the stamina to shop for this crew then I’d get the warmest fuzziest slippers I could find (there is frosting on the ground again and even with socks and slip-ons my little piggies be frozen!)
Right now, that is my idea of heaven. ;)

lisa December 11, 2009 at 8:30 am
Jennifer B. December 11, 2009 at 8:32 am
David Richardson December 11, 2009 at 8:32 am

I would take myself out for a nice seafood dinner.

Dddiva December 11, 2009 at 8:32 am
Dddiva December 11, 2009 at 8:36 am
Kari December 11, 2009 at 8:46 am

I would love to get myself some new boots.

Thanks!

Kari December 11, 2009 at 8:48 am
vivian December 11, 2009 at 8:58 am
Annette D December 11, 2009 at 9:05 am
Kelly L December 11, 2009 at 9:08 am

I would buy new bath towels – mine aren’t so fluffy anymore! Thanks!

Patricia December 11, 2009 at 9:33 am
Crystal F December 11, 2009 at 9:53 am

I would love to get a pedicure. My feet are terrible. lol Thank you!

lisa December 11, 2009 at 10:20 am
lisa December 11, 2009 at 11:27 am
Janet F December 11, 2009 at 11:32 am

I would buy a new set of sheets.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Janet F December 11, 2009 at 11:34 am

Tweet:
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Andrea H December 11, 2009 at 11:35 am
Mary A. December 11, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I have never owned a cashmere sweater, so I would put this toward that. I recently tried a black cardigan on at Macy’s and fell in love with it! It was so soft and felt fabulous on. I sooooo want one!!!

sally wess December 11, 2009 at 12:32 pm

i would treat myself to a pampering massage and facial

Julie Cutshaw December 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm

tweeting thanks
http://twitter.com/itsallnew2me/status/6573236343
sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

Julie Cutshaw December 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm

tweeted
http://twitter.com/itsallnew2me/status/6573342828
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Julie Cutshaw December 11, 2009 at 12:45 pm

tweeting
http://twitter.com/itsallnew2me/status/6573381925
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shel December 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm
Nancy December 11, 2009 at 1:36 pm
Patty B December 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Married for 19 years & haven’t had IT in a while – I’d buy some sexy lingerie and call it a night. A gift for two.

tina December 11, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I would get a massage for myself!

tina December 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm

get myself a massage!

lisa December 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm
Joanne Schultz December 11, 2009 at 2:12 pm

I’ve been unemployed for a year, so eating out isn’t something I do very often. I think I’d spend this money to eat out when I need a mood-picker-upper!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Joanne Schultz December 11, 2009 at 2:12 pm
Joanne Schultz December 11, 2009 at 2:13 pm
Lisa Fosses December 11, 2009 at 2:29 pm

shoes for church

Angela G December 11, 2009 at 3:19 pm
lisa December 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm
Angela G December 11, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I tweeted the Holiday Guide http://twitter.com/ag1414/status/6577564655

Terri L December 11, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I think I would buy a bunch of books! One of my favorite activities is reading!

lisa December 11, 2009 at 4:32 pm
pixie13 December 11, 2009 at 4:45 pm
Deb Armus December 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm

I would buy a new keurig coffee maker.

Deborah Wellenstein December 11, 2009 at 5:18 pm

I would buy some wine, some bubble bath, and a good book, and have a relaxing read with wine in the tub! Thanks!

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