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American Express $50 Giveaway

by on December 4, 2009 3:39 pm

Consider giving the gift of American Express Gift Cards because they can be used almost everywhere (at over 70,000 retailers, at any retailer that accepts American Express) and there are no fees after purchase. You can buy them online, check out the fun designs, you can even customize with your own photo (look at Santa on the left) or message! I love giving practical gifts, and this is a very practical gift that can be used on necessities like groceries. Denominations start at $25 for these gift cards, there are no monthly fees and these gift cards can not lose value because the funds on them never expire.

In this giveaway sponsored by American Express, ten lucky readers will win a $50 American Express Gift Card. Wow – those ten readers are going to love this prize to give to themselves or someone else, so please take a minute to enter!

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This giveaway will close Thursday, December 10 at 11:59 pm CT. I’ll announce the first name of the winner in a new post after the giveaway closes and contact the winner by email. I will draw the names of the winner by using the random number generator at Random.org from the eligible entries received. I will not share your email address or mailing address with anyone. I will provide American Express with the comments left (including your first name only and your response to the question). This giveaway is only open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. The winners will receive their prize directly from Freebies 4 Mom.

You must complete this form to enter this giveaway. If you can’t view the entry form below click here. If you still can’t view the form, please email me with your name and what you would spend an American Express gift card on if you received one as a gift and the subject line “American Express Giveaway”. Please enter this giveaway only once per household.

This giveaway has closed.

Good luck and remember that you need to complete the form to enter this giveaway. You are welcome and encouraged to post comments here, but any comments will not be considered as entries in this giveaway. Just for fun, please copy your answer to the question in my form above, and leave it as a comment. If someone gave you a $50 American Express Gift Card, what would you buy for yourself? Be as specific or general as you want! I’ve got to be honest with you and say I’d probably spend it on the practical gift of groceries.

Thanks for entering and come back after Thursday, December 10 to find out who won! If you’re also hosting this giveaway on your blog, please email me and I’ll add your link!

Freebies 4 Mom Giveaway Disclosure: American Express sponsored this giveaway by providing ten $50 gift cards to give away to ten randomly selected winners. I did not receive any compensation from American Express for hosting this giveaway. For more information about how reviews and giveaways are conducted on Freebies 4 Mom, please read my Disclosure Policy.

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Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 3:50 pm

My husband and I are moving to Italy at the beginning of 2010 and would use the gift card to buy a delicious Italian meal to celebrate! Thank you!!

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Erin December 4, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I would love to use to to buy some really nice ingredients for a gourmet dinner for my husband. I have really gotten into cooking lately and would love to test out some of my new skills by surprising him with a wonderful, home cooked, 5 star dinner!

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Rebekah December 4, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I just entered the giveaway. I would love to win to buy some fun new games or crafts to do with my three beautiful daughters. There is no better gift to give a child than your time.

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Angela December 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm

That would buy our groceries for a week and that would be great.

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Susieqtpies December 4, 2009 at 3:54 pm

If this was given to me as a gift I would regift it to my husband for his Kindle fund! Thanks!

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Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 3:56 pm

My husband and I are not buying eachother gift this year but if I were to win, I would buy him the Craftsman drill he was just recently looking at.

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Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 3:56 pm

I would buy some new winter pants for this snowy Houston climate! ;-)Mariannebtw – cute Santa pic from the preschool!

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Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I would help my friend who's husband is ill buy food for her family or pay bills

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danimcgarry December 4, 2009 at 4:01 pm

I would definitely buy some clothes for myself (something I don't get to do very often!). I might even take an afternoon off from my mommy duties and head over to Victoria's Secret and pamper myself a little bit!

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Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I would honesty have to buy something for my husband, the last on my list, a hunting shirt or some tools!

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Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm

i woud save it tell april when i go to meat my birth father

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ChickenTattoo December 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm

I would give it to my niece so she could buy the jacket she has been wanting for Christmas.

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Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 4:13 pm

We are expecting a baby girl in 7 weeks and don't even have any bedding for her yet! If this card were given to us, we would definitely use it to purchase some much needed baby supplies! Thanks!

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Short On Cents December 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Groceries for the Hungry to Feed My People In Missouri

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dogwood December 4, 2009 at 4:18 pm

I'd probably finish up my Christmas shopping… stocking stuffers most likely.

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liz December 4, 2009 at 4:19 pm

My daughter is 9 months old, but we still haven't been able to afford a crib. If someone gave me a 50 dollar gift card i would put the money towards a nice crib!

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Miss December 4, 2009 at 4:26 pm

This time I would spend it on myself ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm starting to get my pre-baby body back and could use a new thing or two in my closet ๐Ÿ™‚

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Holly December 4, 2009 at 4:31 pm

I would have to get my parents something nice.

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Stephanie December 4, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I'm having baby #2 in February and I'd hold on to this card to buy myself a few new clothing items. Almost every shirt I own has a hole or stain or something!

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Heather December 4, 2009 at 5:03 pm

I would love some new sweaters. We also still have so many last minute Christmas gifts that we need to buy.

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Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I would use it on the trip my family & I are taking to San Francisco in January. It would be nice to have the extra spending money.-Janice

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Rechelle December 4, 2009 at 5:33 pm

I have been lusting for a pair of over-the-knee boots-

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Paty December 4, 2009 at 5:44 pm

we dont have money for presents this christmas i would like to spend that in a christmas gift for my 2 1/2 Y-Old Son

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Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 5:57 pm

My husband and I might actually buy gifts for each other this Christmas. We buy for others and always neglect ourselves.

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two red heads and two brunettes December 4, 2009 at 6:23 pm

I have four little girls and money is tight this year. I could buy a lot of gifts with that. One of them has a birthday a few days after.

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tinypebble December 4, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I would use the $50 American Express gift card for a couple of photo memory books. One for my family and one to send to my elderly parents who lived 2000 miles away!

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Karen December 4, 2009 at 6:55 pm

First, I find it extremely difficult to spend money on myself so this is hard… but I suppose I would actually spend it on a really nice haircut! I haven't actually been to a "real" hairstylist since my daughter was born (3 years ago in January!!!!!!) It would be pure luxury!

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Kristy December 4, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Get a well needed massage!!!!

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Rachel December 4, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Awesome giveaway! Thank you!

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mich December 4, 2009 at 7:58 pm

I'd buy maternity clothes!

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Rita December 4, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Finances are pretty lean this year…as they are for everyone. I've been out of my favorite Philosophy face cream for awhile…I would buy the larger jar and stretch it for a few months!familymonaghan@gmail.com

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Christina December 4, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I'd like to say that I would use it buy myself some new clothing, but in reality, it would probably by groceries or household goods!

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Aylin-Melissa December 4, 2009 at 8:18 pm

I would buy Cozy Outfit for my daughter

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Jaime December 4, 2009 at 8:54 pm

If I could talk myself out of spending it on groceries, I'd probably buy myself something fun at the outlet mall. Or treat the hubby and myself to a nice dinner! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sara L. December 4, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Ooops! I just realized that it was "What would you buy for yourself?" The form cut that part out…So, if I was buying for myself, it would not be a train table!LOL! I would probably go for a new crockpot..Mine is on it's last leg! Oh, and thanks again for the free Christmas card deal…Ours turned out great!sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

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Ali December 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I would LOVE to buy myself a "bender ball." I hear it's a great way to umm…unload…some of the holiday pounds!

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wendys December 4, 2009 at 9:26 pm

I would use the money to help pay for my mothers new dentures for Christmas. Thanks for the drawing…

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Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 9:27 pm

I would give it to my son. He is a teenager and hard to buy for. Also he feels like a big man using a"credit card"

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Carrie December 4, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I would buy my daughter presents for Christmas. My husband lost his job over a year ago and I am in my last year of school trying to finish my degree. We have had a tough year and I would love to buy her presents for Christmas.

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Queeny December 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I'd most likely get Christmas presents for my kids. I love watching them on Christmas morning. Even my oldest son, the grumpy never smiling teen-ager, is cheerful on Christmas morning ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cassandra December 4, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I would use the card to buy more gifts for our "Have a Heart" tree, the local giving tree. I am only able to buy gifts for one child this year, but so badly want to help more!!! Thank you!

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Veronica December 4, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I would use the card to buy groceries for Christmas break. I have six children who are all out of school for the holidays and they eat like you wouldn't believe!Combine this card with some coupons and $50 can get you a long way.

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Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 10:29 pm

I could use extra gift giving money!

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Varusha December 4, 2009 at 10:34 pm

I would use the $50 American express gift card to buy toys for my son.

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JJ December 5, 2009 at 1:11 am

I consider this spending it on myself, since I love fostering cats, so it's a 'hobby' of sorts of mine. If I was given an American Express gift card I would probably use it to help pay for the vet bills for a foster cat I'm taking care of right now. That way I could help her find her forever home faster, because she'll be spayed and ready to curl up in someone heart forever!!

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Stephanie December 5, 2009 at 2:05 am

I would give it to my niece. I am so proud of her I can scream from the rooftops!!! She received her GED recentlty at age 21. I am so proud and I want to show her how much I am by being able to help out with her baby due this Jan. She could use all the help she can get financially and emotionally.

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Anonymous December 5, 2009 at 3:05 am

Something sexy from Victoria's Secret. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Megan December 5, 2009 at 4:44 am

$50 would fill everyone's stockings – even the dogs'!!

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Ruth December 5, 2009 at 6:11 am

I just had a baby and I would probably use it to buy a nice outfit to wear for Christmas. I am still in some maternity clothes or my fat clothes and maybe it will help me feel better about myself and make me feel pretty again.

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atvgirl28@yahoo.com December 5, 2009 at 7:19 am

Well considering money is tight I would spend it on things my kids need

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Andrea December 5, 2009 at 7:24 am

I would take it to the Second Harvest Food Bank. They are in desparate need right now and I have been blessed more than I could ever hope for already.

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JBF December 5, 2009 at 7:33 am

i would give to a local church that makes up holiday baskets for families

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Patricia December 5, 2009 at 7:39 am

If I had to buy something for myself instead of for my daughter, which I love doing, it would have to be boots. My daughter keeps telling me that I need to buy something for myself.

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Anonymous December 5, 2009 at 7:44 am

My husband and I are unemployed and I am a fulltime student, we need all the help we can get right now.

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Anonymous December 5, 2009 at 8:29 am

Anonymous said: If someone gave me this gift card,I would have to say i would spend it on my first granddaughter that i'm raiseing by my self.

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Anonymous December 5, 2009 at 8:30 am

I would give it to my daughter to buy her college textbooks.

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Amanda December 5, 2009 at 8:38 am

I would use it to but the paint we need to paint the nursery. We have a 9 month old and one due in April (both girls!). We have the 9 month old in a small room now and we are going to move them both into the bigger room and keep the small room for when family visits. We need pink paint though and there never seems to be enough money at the end of the month. So this prize would be wonderful!

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The Insane Writer December 5, 2009 at 9:50 am

I would use it s gas money to pick up my kids for Christmas or buy groceries since I am hoping to have everyone home for the holidays

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Krista December 5, 2009 at 10:04 am

I would buy myself either a massage or a haircut at a salon. Neither of them are things that I would normally spend money on, but would really like to pamper myself with.

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Frances December 5, 2009 at 10:10 am

I would give it to my son, who is so giving of himself that he volunteers and works and does not work for money.

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Minnesota Mom December 5, 2009 at 10:34 am

I would adopt a family through Salvation Army. It's as much for me as it is for them. I love seeing their faces when we deliver the gifts!!!

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Joe. December 5, 2009 at 11:12 am

Since I'm a Mom, I wouldn't get something for myself, it would go to my family, for something we could all enjoy. Like some board games, movies and treats. Or I'd buy someone a Christmas gift!

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Anonymous December 5, 2009 at 11:14 am

I'd probably get some things for our new house. A great art piece or some knick knacks!

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Nikki Reilly December 5, 2009 at 11:18 am

I would purchase some art supplies for my husband for Christmas, he never buys himself anything and he would love to have new supplies.

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Anonymous December 5, 2009 at 11:35 am

I would buy my 17 yr old son some new NEW BALANCE shoes, he has lost 100 lbs since April and not just his body, but his feet have shrunk.

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Naddez December 5, 2009 at 11:48 am

I just entered the giveaway. I would love to buy a nice leather handbag.

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Karen December 5, 2009 at 11:55 am

I would buy a watch as I have lost my current one ๐Ÿ™

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Anonymous December 5, 2009 at 12:28 pm

I would buy winter warmies…thick socks, new gloves for the kids, fleece PJ's!

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Amber December 5, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I wouldn't spend the gift card, I would give it to my parents.

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ann6274 December 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I would buy myself a nice warm nightgown with matching slippers

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Anonymous December 5, 2009 at 5:20 pm

I would definetly use it towards Christmas to keep the cost down.

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HaleysMom December 5, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I would use it to take my daughter out to a nice restaurant for her birthday.

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Liz Taylor December 5, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I did not see buying for myself part, either. I would actually use this card to pay for the date at restaurant, just my hubby and I, no kids. It's been a long time since we had an evening aloneThank you for this and all other give aways you have been doing!

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Kim December 5, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I would use it to help buy gifts for the family my daughter's Student Council is sponsoring this Christmas

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Eniarrol December 5, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Thanks for all the emails- and giveaways you do….may you and your family have a blessed Christmas and New Year.

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Dee@CWM December 5, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I would use the $50 American Express gift card to buy 2 boys a christmas gift or use it to treat myself since my birthday is this month as well.

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JoeyfromSC December 5, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I would actually GIFT it to my best friend so that my Godson could have a great Christmas this year-My best friend is out of work, so this would be a huge blessing!thank you:)

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FrugalNYC December 5, 2009 at 11:14 pm

I'd most likely buy more clothes for the little girls.They seem to love new clothes even at their age.Or it could end up going to groceries LOL

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Anonymous December 6, 2009 at 8:17 am

GROCERIES!!! that is what coupons are for. PEDICURE…we deserve pampering ourselves…

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Mark M. December 6, 2009 at 10:10 am

I would buy a new iron pan to cook breakfast with. Mine is pretty old and leaves little black dots behind(unsafe, I know),so I'd like a new one.

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Sherri December 6, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I would use it to buy things my husband needs in Afghanistan. He is currently deployed on his first deployment. I try to buy him lots of comfort items and it tends to get a little expensive. This would help immensely!

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Cheryl December 6, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I said I'd use the gift card to get a new, comfortable set of dumbbells

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Terri December 6, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I would buy my daughter some books and games for Christmas.

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Adriane December 7, 2009 at 7:57 am

If I got to spend it all on me I would use it for a relaxing massage. It's been waaaay to long since I had one of those!

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Anonymous December 7, 2009 at 5:29 pm

I would give it to my daughter so she can buy food and clothes for her, her husband and their 2 children…they are going through some tough times right now.

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Donna December 8, 2009 at 9:48 am

I would give it to my daughter to buy winter clothes for my 3 granddaughters.

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Sherry December 8, 2009 at 1:19 pm

I would buy myself a pair of Vans sneakers that I have been wanting for the past five years! Or talk my family out to dinner, since we don't get to do that too often.

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Anonymous December 8, 2009 at 8:17 pm

my husband just lost his job so i've been working 48 hr. shifts as a firefighter/ paramedic. i'd use it to give my boys a goo christmas.

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Anonymous December 8, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Stocking stuffers for everyone!

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karenmed409 December 8, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I would buy a portable DVD player for the little ones to watch DVD in the car or when we are waiting at appointmentskarenmed409 at comcast dot net

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mrsolley December 9, 2009 at 11:33 am

Hmmmm this is hard because I can only think of things for my toddler, husband or the house. HMMM! A massage!

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Mel December 9, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I would buy a coat or some new clothes.

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Lori December 13, 2009 at 9:55 am

My partner is about to have a baby and it would be so great to be able to use this card to buy some baby clothes.

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