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Today is Couple Money‘s 1st anniversary and I wanted to say thank you to all the support readers and bloggers have shown.

I have been fortunate to have many people take the time to chat with me and learn about the site.

Needless to say, blogging is a community effort and I'm grateful for the support.

Couple Money Laptop Giveaway

Like the last giveaway, I wanted to have a prize that would be practical for Couple Money readers and help them on their own financial and career journey.

Many of you are creative and driven, so I think giving a laptop and kit would be a great prize.

It's my sincere hope that you use it to achieve a personal goal of yours.  For those who are curious about the laptop, here are some specs:

Toshiba Silver 15.6″ Satellite  Laptop PC *

  • AMD Sempron Processor 2.1 GHz
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
  • 250GB hard Drive
  • 2 GB RAM
  • DVD/CD Burner
  • Quattro Qresolve New PC Setup Assistance ($79.98 value)

Laptop Prize Pack

  • Canon Pixma PIXMA MX320 All-in-One Home Office Printer with Fax
  • Inland Pro 15.6″ Black Notebook Laptop Bag
  • 4GB USB Flash Drive

Motivational Package

I can't just give you a laptop without giving you the resources to use them to follow your passion. I'm also sending the winner two books.

The kit includes the basics of what you need to get your freelance dreams off the ground.

Couple Money Giveaway Rules

To qualify for the laptop, just sign up for Couple Money's Newsletter and join our little community.

It's a great way to receive free tips on cutting expenses, building your net worth, and get free goodies throughout the year.

There are several ways to receive additional entries that can increase your chances to win:

  • Write a blog post promoting the contest with a link (3 entries)
  • Follow me on Twitter and send this tweet “@Elle_CM is giving away a laptop for Couple Money readers! #couplemoney”(2 entries)
  • Tweeting “Support @chrisguillebeau on his book tour and help fund sustainable water solutions #couplemoney”  (1 entry)
  • Become a Couple Money Fan on Facebook (1 entry)

You can have a total of 8 entries for the contest.

Remember, you need to sign up with Couple Money's Newsletter to be entered, or else your entry will be disqualified.

Please leave a comment on this post telling me how you entered. I need a valid email so I can contact you if you're the winner.

The contest ends Sunday, September 26, 2010; no entries will be accepted afterward.

I’ll be drawing the winner on Monday September 27, 2010. The winner has 48 hours to contact me so we can have their prize sent to them.

Best of Couple Money

If you’re a new subscriber to Couple Money, here are some of my favorite posts over the past year.

Thank you again for being a reader and member of the community!

*I have a bundle in mind, but if the store runs out of the kit, I will provide a comparable bundle.

About Elle Martinez

Elle Martinez helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips for reducing debt, increase income, and building net worth. Learn how to live on one income and have fun with the second..

301 comments add your comment

  1. Great job on one year Elle, I’m proud to know you 🙂 I wish you the best of luck getting to your “mobile” income goal. I’ll be here cheering you on. Oh, yeah the giveaway is SUPER awesome too.


  2. Amazing contest. Winning this would help me out a lot.

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted both messages.
    I subscribed to your newsletter.
    I’m a fan of your facebook page.

  3. So far I tweeted both tweets. I will be promoting during my next roundup. I also subscribed to the newsletter. 🙂

  4. Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far! I’m really excited about the contest. I really hope that this will help someone achieve their dreams.

  5. Happy First Anniversary for Couple Money! and What an awesome giveaway! 🙂

    I have followed you on Twitter and tweeting about this giveaway.
    I’ve already tweeting to Support @chrisguillebeau. Both messages are on my twitter:
    And I’m a Couple Money fan on Facebook.

    Thank you for this opportunity. Best wishes for you and your blog! 🙂

  6. my wife has kidney cancer now and wants a laptop for her birthday 10/21 44

  7. Happy Anniversary from your newest email subscriber!

    rosemills at bex dot net

  8. I signed up for your newsletter. I read couple money all of the time. 🙂
    I plan to facebook friend ASAP.

  9. Just signed up for your newsletter and liked you on FB leaving a message to share.

  10. I’ve subscribed to your email newsletter. Thanks for the recommended reading!

  11. I’m new to your site. I love the things that money can buy, therefore, I need money. I have a mate and we are always figuring out ways to make money legally. I signed-up for your newsletter so I can learn.

  12. Happy anniversary!!

    I’ve signed up for the newsletter, already follow you on Twitter, and tweeted both tweets. Thanks!

  13. I subscribed to the e-mail, followed you on Twitter and sent this tweet “@Elle_CM is giving away a laptop for Couple Money readers! #couplemoney” and liked Couple Money on facebook.

  14. I subscribe to the newsletter! Hope this isn’t a duplicate post, I don’t think my first post went through.

  15. Hey! I just subscribed, became a fb fan, and tweeted – wooh, am I tired 🙂 OK… I really could just use the laptop. What a great giveaway! I’m off to peruse the rest of your site. Happy Anniversary!!

  16. I am a friend in FB Michele Cooper Williams. I also re-posted (shared) the give away on FB to my friends and family.

    Good luck everyone!

  17. Hi there! I signed up for your newsletter and am also a fan on facebook! Thank you for all of the great info!

  18. Hi! I subscribed to the newsletter. Thanks for the great giveaway – and thanks to Frugal Dad for sending me your way!

  19. I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the great info – and the cool giveaway!

  20. I entered the contest today! followed all the directions… signed up for the newsletter
    posted a blog on FB
    following you on twitter and tweeted both status
    and became a fan of couple money on FB

    wish me luck!

  21. I tweeted both tweets, am a fan on facebook, and am subscribing to your newsletter! I will be blogging your deal soon. 🙂
    Great giveaway and congrats on reaping the rewards of all your hard blogging work! I feel privileged to be a part of the Yakezie with you.

  22. Hi, I just signed up for your newsletter. I was reading Debt Free Adventure and saw the laptop giveaway mentioned so I followed the link to your blog. I don’t currently own one, but I do have it on my goals list (unfortunately it’s way down the list at number 8 – but I’ll get there!). I’m looking forward to exploring your past posts and getting new ones as you do them. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

  23. I signed up for your newsletter, and I became a fan on Facebook 🙂

  24. Okay, this is a great giveaway! I’m actually looking to buy a Toshiba in the next few months, so this would be AWESOME!

    Anyway, I’m signed up for the newletter. I also am linking to this giveaway in my next two Weekly Favorites (9/18 and 9/25). I tweeted the two messages and am following you on Twitter. I also fanned you on Facebook. I would wash your car if I thought it would help, lol. 🙂

  25. Wow! That’s a nice price to give! I’ve subscribed to your mailing list and will now be following you on Facebook.

  26. Wow! This will stop my wife and I fighting over the computer :O

    I have entered all 8 entrys
    Post, Twitter , Tweet, fan and news letter.

    Now excuse me while I say a little prayer 🙂

  27. Great site! I signed up for the newsletter and did the two Twitter entries.

  28. Laptop Giveaway Entries~ I signed up for your newsletter, “liked” you on facebook, re-tweeted on twitter & posted a tweet ( I think I did that right, not sure) and I’m about to write a “blog” lets see how that one goes ;0)

  29. I signed up for the newsletter, followed you on twitter, tweeted both and liked on facebook.

  30. It didn’t say to post that I signed up for your community, but there was only 7 other entry methods so I guess I was supposed to do this first – I’m sorry. I did sign up (using this email address) and confirmed my subscription.

  31. can you please email me on the status of my several entries yesterday, they don’t appear in the list.. joined newsletter, tweeted, fb fanned, did it all, they’re just not there… thanks

  32. Thanks everyone, there’s still time to enter. I’m going through everyone’s entires and verifying everything. I’ll draw a winner tomorrow and contact them.