Monday, November 3, 2008

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Timestamp: 2008-11-04 03:11:02 UTC

Comment #16 is Beverly from Motherhood and Other Ramblings. Beverly said in her comment she was too broke to go to Starbucks so it looks like a deserving person won!

I have to tell you that I had a REALLY hard time NOT commenting in the comment section today! If you regularly read the comments then you know I like to make comments too so it was hard to restrain myself! But I thought I could address some things now.

Obviously my Starbucks addiction (yes I would call it an addiction) is known far and wide so it came as quite a surprise to many of you that 1) I could bear to part with a gift certificate to one of my favorite places and 2) that I hadn't been to Starbucks in 5 days. I haven't been to Starbucks on purpose and its taking great will power. I'm trying really hard to save money and staying away from Starbucks is an obvious way to do that. And I could part with the gift certificate because like I have said before, I just really like to give things away. My favorite part of Christmas is giving gifts, not getting them. Its kind of the same thing.

There were 2 Denises that commented in the comments today and neither one was me as was suggested in jest. Pinky promise. :>) I wasn't having remorse about parting with My Precious (the gift certificate) and trying to reduce the chances of losing it. I wish I had thought of it... maybe next time, but I should probably change my name so its not so obvious!

Dear, dear Teresa. I am SOOOO sorry that you didn't win again-- notice I didn't say lose. Your always a winner in my book!

Issy, I can't believe you've never been to Starbucks. I might be back in Nashville this month, perhaps I'll have to meet you there and introduce you to my dear friend.

And finally, this wasn't commented on but some of you might be wondering-- what's with the giveaways? Where do they come from? The $25 restaurant gift certificates from October were from my own household budget. I was trying to provide an incentive to find out what you all liked about my blog. I'm not above bribery. But starting with this giveaway and future giveaways the money is coming from those ads that you see on the right. At the top are ads from the BlogHer Network and a little further down are Google AdSense ads. Those ads don't generate much money but what they do I am recycling back into the blog with giveaways as my way of saying Thank You! Now if you want bigger, better and more giveaways you might click on an ad that interests you and I'll get paid even more money.

And stayed tuned for another giveaway in another week or two. Its to celebrate the release of the movie Twilight on November 21. And its a very appropriate giveaway! I'm so excited!


The Johnson 5 said...

That is a great idea. I haven't recieved any money yet from my ads(and when I do I know it won't be much)but I might do the same thing!! Thanks for the great idea!!

Brandy said...

If I were actually making any money from my ads I would do the same. ~hint, hint~ It's a great idea!

And I ♥ twilight so I can't wait!

Beverly said...

thank you again so much!!

~Issy said...

LOL...i'll wait for your visit to Nashville so you can introduce me to your drug (i mean COFFEE) of choice at Starbucks. :)

Congrats to the winner!!