Beginning of December 2012 Exclusive Cash Giveaway and Favorite Posts Comments69 Comments

As the year winds down I’ve been thinking back at how far this blog has come already.

It seems like just last week it had a 22M Alexa Ranking and no Google PR. Back then I only had visitors if I commented on other blogs. I was happy to get 20 visitors a day. Modest Money has come a long way.

So to give thanks to everyone who has helped build up this blog, I’m hosting (and co-hosting) a few giveaway contests this month. The first giveaway starts today and is exclusive to Modest Money.

This giveaway contest is for $500 cash and various blogger services.

Here is the full breakdown of the prizes:

1st Prize: $250 Cash
5 Consolation Cash Prizes: $50
Ouch‘ book by Paul Knott

Blogger Prizes:
2 Blog SEO Analysis Services (valued at $44.95 each)
2 Sidebar Links on active for 2 months
2 Guest Post Spots on linked from the Featured Post sidebar widget for 6 months

This contest runs from December 1st to December 29th 2012. If anyone without a blog wins one of the blogger prizes a new winner will be drawn. Cash prizes will be paid via paypal or Amazon gift card. Winners must respond within 24 hours of notification to claim prizes.

You are welcome to enter daily via the social sharing options.

Refer to the rafflecopter widget below to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Update: The winners have been drawn and contacted via e-mail. Thanks for participating. Stay tuned for more contests.

Good luck everyone!

Favorite Posts On Other Blogs

While you are waiting to see if you won some cold hard cash, take some time to read the posts below. You’re bound to learn a thing or two.

9 Reasons You’re Not Successful Like You Should Be on Fearless Men

Our First Budget Story on iHeart Budgets

Massive Cash Back – Blue Cash Everyday® and Preferred® by American Express on Money Life and More

Why using your nest as your sole retirement nest egg is a bad idea on My Own Advisor

Every Career Path is Different, and That’s Okay on Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses

Saving for Retirement: Don’t Make Excuses on Club Thrifty

5 Frugal Ways to Start Investing Now on Frugal Rules

5 More Ways To Prepare Your Home For The Winter on Money Smart Guides

Selling items effectively on Craigslist on Outlier Model

Does It Make Sense to Pay Off The Mortgage Early? on Eyes On The Dollar

Choosing A Debt Counselor on Debt RoundUp

How to reduce payments on your debt on Reach Financial Independence

Budget Busters and my Plans on Making Sense of Cents

Our First Ever Spending Cleanse on Planting Our Pennies

How to Avoid Bankruptcy on Monster Piggy Bank

When You Find Yourself in a Hole, Stop Digging on Budget And The Beach

My Nine-Year-Old Daughter Received a Credit Card Offer on My Money Design

What would you do with $250 if you win? With giveaways do you like cash or prizes better?

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By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 1 Dec 2012
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69 thoughts on “Beginning of December 2012 Exclusive Cash Giveaway and Favorite Posts

    1. Jeremy

      Oh crap…That was dumb of me…Well I’ll change the title. Now that tweets are going out I might do a url redirect too. Damnit. Thanks for the heads up.

    1. Jeremy

      I hadn’t won any contests either until last month when I won 2 different ones on One of them was for the book that I’m regifting in this giveaway lol.

  1. Canadian Budget Binder

    Hey, Funny how you can look back to the beginning and see how you were so excited over something like a few views. I was the same way.. but now it’s an even bigger goal but I like that. Congrats on a successful year mate! Cheers and thanks for the mention. Mr.CBB

    1. Jeremy

      Yeah your perspective sure changes a lot over the course of your blogging journey. I guess it’s just human nature to always want more. I wouldn’t have thought I’d be pushing for a 30k alexa rank at this point.

  2. Jacob @ iheartbudgets

    Wow dude, this is pretty fantastic. I’m hoping for the SEO services, definitely want to win this one!

    And you have definitely come a LONG way. And remember, once you’re rich and famuos, I want to ride in your private jet and sip champange 😉

    1. Jeremy

      Good luck winning those SEO services Jacob. If you don’t win, shoot me an e-mail and I’ll hook you up with a discount. That will have to do before you ride in my future private jet lol.

  3. Jon

    Wow – that’s an insanely awesome giveaway! Best of luck to everyone.
    And a huge thanks for featuring my blog – I really appreciate it Jeremy :)

  4. Jordann

    Great give away! I hope I win one of the blogger services! If I won $250 bucks I’d probably either put it towards debt or treat myself to a tablet. I really want one!

  5. Jason @ WorkSaveLive

    Wow, what a great giveaway, Jeremy! I’d say that I like prizes the most as they are things that I typically wouldn’t buy myself otherwise. Cash isn’t a bad thing though as there is a lot more that I can do with it, however, it would most likely go towards some financial goal instead of buying something for myself.

    1. Jeremy

      I agree that actual prizes are often more satisfying since you might be too tight with your money to justify spending money on those things. Cash is unlikely to go towards any kind of splurge when you have other important financial goals.

  6. Todd - Fearless Men

    Thanks! I’m curious–how long did it take you to get more than 100+ visitors a day? 500+ visitors a day? And do you remember how long it took you to get to PR1, 2, 3, 4? Tell me all of your secrets!!! haha

    1. Jeremy

      Well if I shared all my secrets publicly they wouldn’t be secrets anymore. You can e-mail me about any of that stuff though. For PR I made it to PR4 on my first PR update, but it took a lot of link building work. As for traffic I’d have to check my analytics account.

  7. Justin@TheFrugalPath

    Your post sounds a bit like where my site currently sits. I’m glad that you’ve come so far. Good luck with the contest and thanks for the mention.

    1. Jeremy

      Congrats on your progress if you’ve made it this far too. I know I put in a ton of work to get to this point. So I don’t feel too guilty about letting things coast a bit for now.

    1. Jeremy

      Thanks Joe. I hope I can manage to find some bloggers to win the blogger prizes, but other than that this contest should be successful. It better be for the price lol.

  8. drmrs

    Another day, and another contest. Well, I just don’t know what I am going to do with all the money & prizes that I plan to win. As it stands, I guess I will have to spend many sleepless nights trying to figure out this conumdrum. The opposite is true for the rest of you that you must stay up all night crying, because you did not win. Look on the good side, maybe I won’t enter the next contest, and therefore, this will give you a better chance to win. drmrs 12/18/2012

    1. Jeremy

      Now that’s some positive thinking or law of attraction strategies. Good luck in the contest although I guess you don’t need luck with that kind of confidence.

  9. Angela

    Hello and Merry Christmas too all…. I am a single mother of two and i live in a domestic volence shelter, i have no money for gifts this year for my children and iam willing to put my pride aside and ask any and everyone for help this year. I do have a job but i work 2 to 3 hrs a day, 3 days out of the week and i dont make enough after rent to provide for my family at this time.. Please, i beg you.. If you can help in any way, with anything please contact me at . Thank you

    1. Jeremy

      I hope you can find a way to make it work Angela. I think most areas have some kind of help you can turn to, especially at this time of year. I’d think you’d still qualify for welfare. I do hope you’re not stretching the truth to take advantage of people’s sympathy.


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