Thanksgiving Break and Giveaway

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It’s a little past 6pm EST, but it’s Thanksgiving, so I have an excuse ;). By the way, I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving! I know I did.

Anyway, thank you to everyone that entered! I wish I had prizes for all of you, but unfortunately only 4 can win. I used the random number generator at random.org to pick the 4 winners from all the entries across my blog, Twitter, and Facebook, so it was completely random. The winners are as follows:

Southwest Drink Cards: Smay and Scott
Amazon Gift Cards: Matt Nightingale and “Amazon Gift Card Entry”

If you are a winner, please check the email you used when you commented on my blog. Have a great weekend everybody!

Since Thanksgiving is tomorrow, this will likely be the last post you see on my blog until Monday. Every year, my wife and I try to visit with both of our families on Thanksgiving weekend, so it can get pretty busy. Because of that, I thought I’d put together a quick post about blog updates and posts worth reading while you recover from your Turkey Day food coma. Also, be sure to enter the giveaway on the bottom of the page!

Blog Updates

I haven’t updated anything huge, but I reorganized the sidebar in hopes of getting more blog subscribers and likes. Which reminds me, if you haven’t subscribed or liked my Facebook page, I would really appreciate it if you did. 🙂

I also, changed the way images display in new blog posts. I really like the way they show up now. From my experience it hasn’t affected the speed of my site at all, but it you think it has, please let me know.

Finally, my awesome wife has been making new graphics for the stickied pages in my navbar. Click the links up there, you’ll see what I mean.

If you have any updates you would like to see or if you find any glitches, send me a note. I want to make the user experience the best I can.

Side Note: In the next few days, weeks, or months (I don’t know when yet), I plan on changing my theme around to speed up my blog. Currently, I don’t use any type of framework, which means my code is a bit bloated and it’s not SEO optimized. That will be changed soon, I just don’t know when.

Posts You Should Read

If you’re new to my blog or an irregular reader, here are a few posts I suggest you take a look at.

Giveaway

In honor of the holiday season, I thought it’d be great time to have a giveaway. I have two $10 Amazon gift cards and four Southwest drink coupons that expire at the end of the year to give away. A reader named Kayla generously donated the Southwest drink coupons, because she did not have a use for them by year’s end. Please only enter to win the Southwest coupons if you do.

I’ll be giving away the two $10 gift cards separately and the drink coupons in packs of two, which means there are four things to win.

How to Enter for the Amazon Gift Cards

1. Leave a Comment

Leave a comment on this post telling me of a deal, a blog post, a forum post, or anything else worth reading. It doesn’t need to be travel related.

2. Write on my Blog’s Wall

Like my page and write on my wall telling me of a deal, a blog post, a forum post, or anything else worth reading. It doesn’t need to be travel related.

3. Tweet Me

Follow @frugalhackme and tweet me a deal, a blog post, a forum post, or anything else worth reading. It doesn’t need to be travel related. Make sure to use the following hashtag: #FHMAmazon

How to Enter for the Southwest Drink Coupons

1. Leave a Comment

Leave a comment on this post telling me where you’re traveling on Southwest.

2. Write on my Blog’s Wall

Like my page and write on my wall telling me where you’re traveling on Southwest.

3. Tweet Me

Follow @frugalhackme and tweet me where you’re traveling on Southwest. Make sure to use the following hashtag: #FHMSouthwest

Rules

  • You can enter once per method, which means you can have a total of 3 entries per category (3 for the GCs and 3 for the coupons). Also, you can use the same answer for every entry.
  • The coupons need to be sent via snail mail and the gift cards via email, so if you win, make sure I have a way to contact you. The coupons are currently en route to me, so it will take a few days for you to receive them.
  • I’ll choose and announce the winners tomorrow night sometime. I don’t want to put an exact time on it, but I’d say try to get your entries in before 6pm EST. I’ll update this post once the winners are chosen and contacted.
  • I’m giving away free stuff, so please don’t complain if you don’t win. Also, if you win the Amazon gift cards, don’t forget to use my portal on the sidebar. 😉

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

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