Borders Gift Card



This is my first blog giveaway, and I’m excited to be doing it!  I want to say thanks to everyone who reads and comments on my blog, and to share the love I went to Waldenbooks today and got a $20 Gift Card.  The one I’ve got has the Lorax on it and he says “I speak for the trees”.   They didn’t have a picture of it at the BordersOnline store… bummer.  But anyway, I want to GIVE a lucky reader FREE BOOK MONEY!!

 LoraxThe Lorax speaks for the treesSo, to the rules: 

    1.  Leave a comment on this post as your official entry.  If you don’t leave a comment here, then I won’t know you’ve entered.

    2.  You will get an extra entry per comment anywhere else on my blog.  Remember to comment here first, though!

    3.  Post a link to the contest on your blog and get 5 extra entries.  Make sure to let me know you’ve posted the link so I can credit you.

4.  Open to anyone, anywhere, so long as you have a way to get mail.  I will mail the card to the winner, so you have to be able to get it. 😀

5.  All entries must be received by July 31st.  I will draw the winning name August 1st and post it. 

6.  If I have a large enough response for this, I will choose a second or third winner and award $10 and $5 gift cards accordingly.


You could be a winner!

UPDATE: The contest has ended and the winners have been posted… Check them out!


266 Responses

  1. Haha, well, it goes against the TBR-pile-decreasing policy I *just* set for myself, but what can I say, I’m an addict, and I can’t turn down the chance for free book money. Count me in.

  2. I’d also love to win! I’ve blogged about your contest here:

  3. Just wanted to say HI. I found your blog a few days ago on Technorati and have been reading it over the past few days.

  4. I’ll blog about this tomorrow, but I would love to win this. Not because I need more books, because I don’t, but because I adore Dr. Seuss and The Lorax is one of my very favorites.

  5. Hello? Did someone mention book money??

  6. Wahoooo, thanks for the awesome give away!!! 🙂

    I’ve blogged you here:

  7. Brilliant idea! Sign me up!!

  8. Great giveaway! I would love to win. Thanks!

  9. Book money! Books are my favorite — well, after cash, and equal to chocolate. Count me in the drawing. THANKS.

  10. What a great giveaway!! I love to read!!

  11. good contest!

  12. Books!!!! I’d love to win. Thank you for this contest and please PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!

  13. WOW Koolaidmom, awesome giveaway!! What could be better than book money???? LOVE IT!

    The Lorax (“I speak for the trees!”) is my 9 year old daughter’s all time favorite book. She read it to her 3rd grade class this year when she was The Big Cheese (each kid gets a week to share about themselves and be The Big Cheese).

  14. Cool giveaway! happy fourth! I hope to win.

  15. Borders is my favorite bookstore. Thanks for the cool giveaway! I love to read. 🙂

  16. Oh, sweet!! I’d love to win!! Thank you for the chance!! 🙂

  17. I’ve also blogged you here for extra credit:

  18. I’m in! And I’m posting about it on my blog!

  19. Ok, for some reason, my comment from about 5 minutes ago doesn’t seem to be showing up, so I’m not trying to enter twice!

    I’m in, and I blogged about the giveaway!

  20. Wow….what a great contest. You can count me in. =)

  21. Seriously, who DOESN’T want free book money? Count me in!

  22. As an avid readeer I think this is wonderful. I hope more people click on
    to get a chance to broaden their minds with words.


  23. I always need book money!

  24. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I hope to win it. Thanks.

  25. Count me in….thanks!

  26. p.s. I linked to your contest at my blog – thanks for this fun chance! =)

  27. I love to read! Thank you for the giveaway!

  28. This is a great giveaway because everyone loves new books.

    If I win I would get the book, The Scent of God.

  29. Ooh, enter me! I will link it in my blog later today and let you know when I do. =)

  30. Ooh, please enter me! I will link it to my blog. Just look under Contests! in the sidebar.

  31. Hey, count me in! I may reply to more on your blog for more chances. Woot!

  32. Free books are good; choosing your own free books even better. I figure when I have read all my books and cooked all the recipes torn out of my magazines, my time is up. Therefore, I will keep collecting books and ripping recipes and thereby, ensure eternal life! just kidding, there will be books in Heaven, ya know.

  33. Count me in, too!

    I must say I love your blog’s name. I wish I’d thought of it!

  34. Who can resist free book money!?!?! Great giveaway! 🙂

  35. Thanks for the chance! I love to read. I also posted this on my blog:

  36. thank you for having such an amazing contest! i blogged about it on i really hope i win!

  37. Please enter me. I love to read and this would be great…

  38. Please enter me in this contest 🙂 I have posted about your giveaway on my site: RANDOM WONDER link

  39. Please enter me in the contest. I’ve blogged about it here as well on my main site, Becky’s Book Reviews. (You’ll find my contact info there if you should need it.)

  40. enter me please! and i added it to my list of contests here:

  41. Just discovered blogging and am learning. Would love to win the contest. Treat myself to a new book.
    Please enter me

  42. As a teacher, I can always use more books.

  43. Whoa, you’re getting lots of entries! I hope to send you a few more by including you at my Win a Book blog. No need to enter me, though. My focus with Win a Book is to connect readers with good books, not to win things.

  44. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  45. Love your giveaway. Here’s to more giveaways in the future. Good Luck!

  46. Congratulations on your first giveaway!

  47. Oooh yay! This is fun!

    You’ve probably seen me all up on the Early Reviewer’s message board at mint910 *waves*

  48. Lovin’ the website. Enter me! Enter me!

  49. Here is my link post back to your contest!

  50. Thank you and please enter me for your giveaway! It would be great to be able to buy something new to read. Have a nice evening! Kristi

  51. Love your website. I am new to blogging, and learning how. I love borders books. I would love to win. I am telling everyone about your website.

  52. Oooh – fantastic giveaway! And just what I need, more books!!!! jezebelsk1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  53. I’d love to win this gift card! I’m here from Devourer of Books, and your blog is really great, I’m adding you to my Google Reader as I type this. 😉

  54. I love your website and blog! Thanks for this giveaway! Please count me in!

  55. Congrats on your 1st giveaway!

  56. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  57. Please enter me! Thanks. 🙂

    I’ve also posted a link to the contest in my right sidebar.

  58. Wo I could really by some good reading material for my kids for summer!!!

  59. I’m always up for more book money! What a cool giveaway. I will post a link on my website tomorrow. thanks a bunch!

  60. Count me in! I could certainly use some new books for Summer! Thanks for the chance!

    Happy 4th!

  61. Count me in too” I love to read “

  62. pick me! pick me! pick me!

  63. How nice of you to offer this giveaway. Please count me in. I first “met” you at BTT.

  64. Thanks for the giveaway. I wrote about it on my blog at

  65. Whoo hoo! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Make sure you check out mine:)

  66. I love borders and thank you for offering this!

  67. Ooh, I’d love to enter the giveaway. You’re awesome for doing this!

  68. Definitely sign me up for this contest. I am a big time reader and everyone at my local Border’s knows my name.
    BTW, I posted about your contest at my blog:

  69. Great contest! What better way is there to feed a book obsession than with the means to get more books? Speaking as one who also has an overwhelming tbr pile. Love it!

  70. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity! Looks like you’ve got a good response so far.

  71. Please include me!

  72. Please count me in. This is my first visit to your blog, having read about the contest from devourerofbooks. But from now I will visit regularly. Thanks.

  73. Thanks for having the contest. A gift card is always so great. I posted about your contest and the link to it is here. I also commented but I did it out of order-oops- sorry about that. 😦

  74. Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in for the draw 🙂

  75. Nice first giveaway – everyone loves books (don’t they?) I’ve linked on my blog to you also. Thanks!

  76. thanks for having the giveaway, I love reading, it helps me relax after a rough day.

  77. Wohoo! Please put my name in for the drawing. Thanks!

  78. I’m not one to turn down gift cards, so sign me up! 🙂

  79. cool giveaway have a happy 4th would love to win it thanks and God Bless

  80. Thanks for the giveaway. Would you please enter me in the drawing? Thanks.

  81. I’d love to have my name in for a chance to win. And I’ve just added a link to your giveaway on my BAFAB giveaway post.

  82. Cool! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! 🙂

  83. Sounds great! Please count me in. 🙂

  84. I”m leaving a comment and then I’m going to go check out your TBR list! I enjoy looking at other’s gigantic lists! Mine is here:

  85. I would love a chance to win! Thanks for your generosity. I’ve written my BAFAB post, and in it, I linked to your post here. I won’t put it up until tonight, but maybe you won’t even see this comment until then. 🙂

  86. I’d LOVE to be entered! Thanks for doing this contest! I’ll post this on my blog a little bit later and post the link for verification! Thanks again!

  87. Great giveaway! Please enter me. 🙂

  88. Great first giveaway! What’s the occasion??

    BTW — awesome choice with The Lorax. I found a shirt with The Lorax on it and it said “I Speak for the Trees” and I HAD to buy it! LOL

    I’ll post about it on my blog and hopefully it will pingback. If not —

  89. Congratulations on your first-ever give-away.
    I like to read and would love to win the gift card. Anna

  90. Wow, what a nice thing for you to do for all of us book lovers! Thanks!

  91. What a very nice thing for you to do; thank you so much and congratulations on your very first giveaway.
    Books are a favorite …

  92. I’ve just blogged about your very first giveaway!

    C’mon over my place!

  93. Thanks for the contest. Keep them coming, please. I love books!

  94. Free books! Sounds like a winner!!

  95. Free book money! OOOOOOO.
    Sign me up.

  96. This is a great giveaway!

    Please enter me, thank you

  97. What a good giveaway! I’d love to be entered.

  98. Who doesn’t love more books?? Count me in!!

  99. Sounds great! Count me in.

  100. Include me! I’ve been searching for book journals today and just found this. 🙂 Off to peek at the rest of your site!

  101. Please enter me in your drawing!

    I blogged about your contest here:

  102. Hello. I want to win this. Yay me!! Okay,I better go now.

  103. Wow! Can I use this card in Malaysia? I’m from there. Anyway, I posted a link to this post on my blog! Thanks. 😀

  104. Great First Giveaway! Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway contest. Many thanks, Cindi

  105. I’ d love to be put in the draw, thanks for the chance!

  106. Hi – congrats on your first giveaway. Hopefully in the next few mos. I will be hosting one also. Please enter me!

    Also, I am adding you to my blog which should be listed after I post

  107. I think my comment just got eaten in cyber space, I don’t see it. Congrats on your first contest I would like to be entered in to win Book money Thanks

  108. You can totally count me in. That is a waaay cute gift card!

  109. I think my Mt TBR needs a few more books–it only falls down once a day or so!

  110. I could definately use more books (as if I don’t have enough I need to catch up on already). I also posted your giveaway on my blog for an extra 5 entries:

    Thanks for the chance 🙂

  111. Count me in for the giveaway too! ~ 🙂 Thanks!

  112. This is a fantastic giveaway.

    I blogged about it here.

  113. This is a lovely idea. I think the winner should Pay It Forward and do something kind for someone else in turn. I would love to win the card. Thank you!

  114. I really hope I win! I love Borders!

  115. please enter me. thanks

  116. Thanks for running this; I’ll post about it on my blog (linking back, of course 🙂 )

    And I promise, if I should win, that I’ll buy books for my kids, not add to my ever-growing pile of books to-be-read!

  117. Thanks for the contest!

  118. Very fun! Thanks for having such a great giveaway!

  119. what a great contest. Please enter me Thanks

  120. Wonderful first contest idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

  121. Even though the chances of winning are small….please count me in.

    I’ll post a link at my blog today


  122. You’ve sure got a lot of entrants! I would like to enter too, if that’s okay.

  123. What a great idea! I would love to be entered!!

  124. WOW, this is an awesome idea! You have given me inspiration for my writing, my blog and even a character for my next book, tentatively titled: Catch of the Day. Thanks for the motivation.

    I will add a link to this blog on my blog: and my myspace page:

    I would also like to send you another book for your pile of TBR to get you to the 75 by Christmas, so send me your email address to

    S. Lander Marks

  125. I love to read and I love to win! What a great combo. thanks for the contest!

  126. Hiya. I was catching up on my Librarything reading and saw about your contest. I blogged about it too:

  127. Wow, what a great response to this! Please enter me in the contest 🙂 Thanks!

  128. Awesome contest! Thanks for the opportunity to win a Borders gift card. Love to read and I have a looooong list of books I would love to buy! 🙂

  129. Cool, thank you for your time.

  130. It’s been so long I’ve won anything that I hope this is my lucky entry! 😀

  131. Hey! A Borders book card. That’s something that will never go to waste. Kinda like leftover beer from a party. Leftover beer? What’s up with that?

    Thanks–Lorax rocks!

  132. Thanks for having a giveaway. I linked to your blog here:
    I would love to win a gift card – there are so many books I would like to add to my collection. 🙂

  133. You know me, I’m always in for anything! I read your blog even without the contest, though.

  134. Cool! Please include my name in the drawing and thanks for being so generous!

  135. count me in!
    yay for books! 😀
    You know, I don’t need more books, but I do want more!
    I’m getting a brand new bookshelf soon, finally a tall beautiful bookshelf so that all my books can have a home, I’m so excited! I had to mention it somewhere hehe

  136. Woo.. slim chance.
    I’ll enter anyway.
    & post it on my blog later.

  137. Please enter me! Love to win!

  138. What a nice contest! While I don’t need any more books in my TBR stack, I love them! One time I will get lucky and win!

  139. My family just can’t get enough books! Thanks for the chance to win this prize!!

  140. Hi, I just posted about your giveaway on my blog. Here’s the link:

  141. Great contest!! Enter me!! I posted about your giveaway on my blog too!

    I will leave a comment elsewhere on your blog too! 🙂

  142. I’ve posted it as well. *wishes good luck to everyone*

  143. What a wonderful contest! You can NEVER have enough books!

  144. couldn’t resist :0)

  145. Thanks for the opportunity. I’m a reader fanatic and Borders it my favorite bookstore. I’d love to be included!

  146. Border’s is one of my favorite stores! I’d love to win this!

  147. I’m always in for more books! Anyway, I left a comment here on my blog. Thanks!

  148. I put a link to my blog on the last comment but it didn’t come through, so here it is again…

    Hope it works this time.

  149. I am throwing my comment into the ring for the contest. I see you on Early Reviewers at LT all the time. I love this connection with books that LT has started.

  150. I’d love to be entered into this contest!

  151. I can’t resist anyway to get more books,if not for me but for my grandchildren.I want them ALL 5 to read.It helps get away when things get to hairy for them and Me Too!.It helps to get lost in a book! Thanks hope I am one !!!GT

  152. Count me in to this great contest! Thanks.

  153. I just think this is really cool. What a good idea! I like your site, and I’ll probably come back often.

  154. I just bounced over here from Jessica’s blog where she too is having a great contest, so what the heck, I’ll enter here too! 🙂 It’s crazy with contests out there these days. Your blog looks great, I think I’ll be adding it to my Reader.

  155. Hi Koolaid Mom,

    Thanks for the opportunity to see my hopes dashed by failing to win another contest – I’ll keep trying, however, – hope springs eternal (and all)…

    I listed your post on one of mine:

    You are getting a good response. Thanks for the fun.

  156. Count me in as well! Free book money is like the best thing next to free books!

    I’m always happy to blog other book blogs and their giveaways, so I’d have posted this regardless. You’ll find it here – Friday’s Finds – News and Giveaways

    ~ A Book Blogger’s Diary

  157. Awesome giveaway….please count me in!!!!

  158. Wow – I’d love to earn more book money to support my reading addiction! I’m also linking you to my blog, so I’m pimping you out to my readers!


  159. I’d love to win the $20 Borders card! I’m linking you to my blog, so I can pimp you to my viewers! Thanks!

  160. my daughter loves Borders

  161. I am a teacher and any book money helps, thanks

  162. Great giveaway, thanks!

  163. count me in thanks

  164. Four of my grandchildren really love to read…and I love to encourage it….so a Border’s gift card would be great!

  165. My son begs me to go to the book store. I’d love this.

  166. A Borders excursion is one of my favorites! The great thing about books is never having to worry if they’ll make any part of your anatomy look bigger (except maybe your brain)!

  167. What a great opportunity for those of us that post. Congrats on your first blog giveway and I hope it is the first of many to come.

  168. As a speech therapist, I definitely promote reading!! Thanks for the great giveaway…looks like you have a great turn out for your first one!! 🙂

  169. Thank you for the Borders giveaway. Books are always welcome at my house. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  170. ahhh, the lorax! haven’t seen him for ages, too cute!

  171. I would love to win this. I have a college student, a high school student, and a junior high school student living at home. This would really come in handy.

  172. your site is awesome i praise you in your efforts anyway good luck with contest of course i hope i win thanks

  173. I always think I need more reading material. Sign me up.

  174. you got a good turn out for your first contest ,congrats,count me in too,thanks

  175. There are so many good books out this summer that I would love to read. Winning this gift card would be great.

  176. Love borders!thanks for the giveaway!

  177. This is just what I need for summer!

  178. I need a bigger bookshelf..but I just can’t get enough!

  179. No borders to my boredom! HEEELLLLLPPPPPP!!!

  180. Very nice! I could use more books. Thanks

  181. Hey, hey, count me in! WOW-good response:)

  182. i love borders! a great selection of books thanks!

  183. ooh, ooh…count me in! I blogged you today!

  184. i could get some new books yeah. i’m in college and every little bit helps
    bwalleshauser At yahoo DOT com

  185. Bring it home baby mama needs new books!

  186. More money to spend on books is always useful. 🙂

  187. great giveaway. can never have to many books

  188. Free books!?! Count me in…. I love to read. It’s a way to relax after a long day of work.

  189. I love reading and this would be fun browsing to find that perfect book and a couple on the clearance rack.

  190. blogged ya

    bwalleshauser at yahoo dot com

  191. My TBR pile is sadly lacking and I always feel that you can never have too many books!

  192. nice prize, I’m in, thanks!

  193. My wife and kids love books, so any chance to save some of my hard earned $$ and get them more books, I’m in.

  194. BOOKS! i can NEVER have enough books i would love it to pay for Breaking Dawn

  195. Man I hope I win. It will be like a wedding anniversary gift 🙂

  196. This is great! Good luck everybody.

  197. This is such an awesome contest! Thanks so much for the opportunity, and I hope you have a great day! =)

    ~Lucy D =)

  198. Oh, that card design is so cute! I’m officially “forbidden” from reading until I finish my schoolwork for the term, but no one would have to know, right??

  199. Ooh, what a great contest! Please enter me too! Love your blog!

  200. There’s no such thing as too many books.

  201. Count me in, too. Thanks!

  202. Books! Free books with a gift card? Please count me in! Reading is my favorite pass-time (followed by scrapbooking).

  203. i love books!!!!

  204. Great website! So much helpful information. Love the idea of winning a Borders book gift card to get a couple books to read, something I don’t seem to do much lately.

  205. What a great idea! Enter me, please.

  206. This is great! I’ve been wanting the new Steve Martin memoir for a while, and 20 dollars is enough money to buy that baby in hardcover!

  207. please enter me in contest-I love gift cards!

  208. The Lorax! (Pause for me to flop onto the carpet and squeal with delight.) Absolutely the most underrated Seuss character – ever!

    Congrats on your first giveaway; I’ll be honest and say that this is how I found you. However, I’m looking forward to reading more of your site – books… trees… you are my kind of people! 🙂

  209. What a great giveaway, just love giftcards to BOOKSTORES! Thanks for the opportunity.

  210. wow! fantastic giveaway! 🙂 Please count me in!

  211. Nice site and great give away.. I never turn down a chance to win!

  212. I always love books. Its been a lifetime pastime to read. I would truly love to win a book giftcard. Thank you for offering this.

  213. PLEASE sign me up.

  214. WOW – what a great giveaway! I will be sure to post about it at my blog

    Thanks, I’m keeping my fingers crossed:)

  215. I would love to be entered into this contest. I can always use more book money, especially with the new Stephenie Meyer coming out soon.

  216. I cannot pass up a giveaway that mentions book money. How nice. Would love to win.

  217. Heres my entry for the gift card!! How exciting. I will also post on my blog for you 🙂

  218. Cool, sign me up. I don’t have a blog, though I’m content with reading other people’s lol.

  219. I’d love to be entered.

  220. Thanks for a great giveaway , we love to read, hubby is a fanatic for dean koontz and stephen king would love this for christmas to get him a new horror book

  221. I just found your blog today, but I look forward to reading about the books that interest you. I am a book fanatic, and I would love to win your contest. Please enter me. Thanks!

  222. Wow! Thanks for this chance! Free book money! Woo Hoo!


  224. Great giveaway. I love books. 🙂

  225. Have a great weekend!

  226. Oh we could TOTALLY use this! I also blogged your contest here:

    Thanks for posting such a great give away!

  227. My hubby just got his first teaching job so this would be great for him! 🙂

  228. Great giveaway! Hewer my link to your link!

  229. thanks for the contest

  230. I love books!

  231. Wow. What a response you have received. Congratulations on an awesome first giveaway.

  232. I love to read, this is a perfect prize. Thanks!

  233. Oh my goodness, who can pass up a chance at BOOK MONEY???? Great idea! Please count me in and I’ll let my readers know as well at my blog:

    Thanks! 🙂

  234. Who could pass up the chance at BOOK MONEY? Please enter me and I’ll pass the word along at my blog as well:


  235. A Giveaway for a gift card to by books-heck yes…enter me! 🙂 And here is my blog info so enter me some more! 🙂

  236. Great site! My daughter loves to read…her birthday is next month, so this would be a great gift (or maybe I’ll keep it for myself…..) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  237. I would love a gift card to Borders. There’s a book I really want to get that will be released August 2nd. It would be great to
    be able to get it. Thanks!

  238. Great giveaway! I’d love to win!

  239. I love Borders! I hope I have a good chance to win.

  240. Count me in to your great giveaway , I linked to you on my blog

  241. I would so love to win !!! Thanks So much!

  242. You can never have enough books!

  243. I love shopping at Borders. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and I would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  244. Please enter me in your first giveaway! I love to read~Thanks!

  245. Book money is always great..between my husband and son I almost never get to buy books for me. They gobble up all the book money…but I love to see them reading so it is worth it. Thanks.

  246. I already commented (#92) but I just wanted to let you know that I gave your contest a last minute plug on my blog:

  247. Very cool prize- Theodore Geisel would be proud of the Lorax designed card, too 🙂

  248. I think I could find a way to spend $20 at Borders!


  249. great add me please

  250. Please enter me.

    One can never have too many books or too much chocolate!

  251. Cool My family loves to read books. My daughter is going to kindergarden, so she is just figuring out the joys of reading.

  252. Must earn another book gift card…books good…money good…gooooooooooooooooood.

    Will do just about anything for free books. This has been a concern of my husband for years but he’s learning to adjust!

  253. enter me..thanks

  254. Sweet! What a great idea. I like your blog, too and will mention it in mine. Mine is new, but people are finding their way there!

  255. Great contest, especially since I love to read.

  256. nice giveaway!

  257. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win and I look forward to seeing and blogging on more of your site.

  258. Great giveaway!

  259. Count Me in! What a wonderful contest!


  261. Hey Mel Good idea….Sure miss you all …Love reading your blog ..Hope I win LOLOL

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