Giveaway contest


Congratulations to the winners of our two most recent giveaway contest: Connie in Verona (winner of the “Live Green Together” prize pack from Cascadian Farm) and Sun in Waunakee (winner of “Madison,” a 128-page book of photographs by Williams, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press). Both winner were chosen using Random.org

We have some more giveaways coming up after the long holiday weekend. Stay tuned.


Today only! Mark Bittman is giving away three hardback copies of his book, “How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition), Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food.”

In order to enter this giveaway contest you’ll need to visit Bittman’s blog and sign up for his newsletter.

While you’re at it, you may also want to sign up to follow Bittman on Twitter. That’s where we discovered this giveaway.

This giveaway contest is finished

Grace Me With a Kiss Trio
Here we go again…

We wish we could offer you an opportunity to win a huge basket of luscious fresh fruit, a vacation for two at some exotic resort, or a complete, 20-volume set of the print edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, but such extravagant gifts just aren’t in the budget this year.

Perhaps by next Christmas, Madison on the Cheap will have so many fans, followers, friends, and frequent visitors that corporate America will be clamoring to provide goodies for us to give away. In the meantime, we’ve decided to raid the coffee fund and limit Izzy the Intern’s daily intake of jelly donuts and chocolate Bismarks in order to purchase some stocking stuffers we hope you’ll enjoy.

Our second stocking stuffer giveaway prize is a trio of travel-sized products from Philosophy®, featuring two “gracefully scented, multitasking cleansers and a smoothing lip balm.”

If you’d like to participate in this giveaway contest, here’s how to enter:
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Leave a comment on this post either telling us the title of the most recent book you’ve read, or that you’ve become a Facebook Fan or subscribed to our daily e-mail update. If you’re already a fan or a subscriber, that counts too; just let us know you’ve been with us for a while.

You must leave your name (first name only, if you wish) and a valid e-mail address (which will not be visible to others). We need the e-mail address to contact the winner for information about where to mail the prize

The contest is open until 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, December 14th, 2009. Any entries received after that time will not be accepted.

Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will be discarded. Contest open only to U.S. residents with a U.S. mailing address.

Winner will be selected using Random.org and notified by e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

In the spirit of the season, please share the news about this giveaway with your friends and encourage them to visit Madison on the Cheap.

Note: We use comment moderation, so your comment will not appear immediately. We’ll check comments in the queue several times a day, so check back later if you want to see yourself in print.

Giveaway is concluded. Winner has been selected.

Giveaway contest #1 winner
Congratulations to Diana, chosen by random.org as the winner of our stocking stuffer giveaway #1. She’s been notified by e-mail and has 48 hours to claim her prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered for their kind words — and best wishes to everyone for a safe and festive holiday season, whether you’re staying at home or traveling a long distance.

There’s a major snowstorm heading toward southern Wisconsin, so we’re not going very far for the next couple of days. That should give us time to post at least one more giveaway; so be sure to visit Madison on the Cheap again in the next day or so.

Bath and Body Aromatherapy Set
We wish we could offer you an opportunity to win a huge basket of luscious fresh fruit, a vacation for two at some exotic resort, or a complete, 20-volume set of the print edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, but such extravagant gifts just aren’t in the budget this year.

Perhaps by next Christmas, Madison on the Cheap will have so many fans, followers, friends, and frequent visitors that corporate America will be clamoring to provide goodies for us to give away. In the meantime, we’ve decided to raid the coffee fund and limit Izzy the Intern’s daily intake of jelly donuts and chocolate Bismarks in order to purchase some stocking stuffers we hope you’ll enjoy.

Our first stocking stuffer giveaway prize is a beautiful jacquard cosmetic bag filled with travel-sized aromatherapy products from Bath & Body Works “Silent Night” collection. If you’d like to participate in this giveaway contest, here’s how to enter:
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Leave a comment on this post either telling us where you plan to spend Christmas, or that you’ve become a Facebook Fan or subscribed to our daily e-mail update. If you’re already a fan or a subscriber, that counts too; just let us know you’ve been with us for a while.

You must leave your name (first name only, if you wish) and a valid e-mail address (which will not be visible to others). We need the e-mail address to contact the winner for information about where to mail the prize

The contest is open until 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, December 7th, 2009. Any entries received after that time will not be accepted.

Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will be discarded. Contest open only to U.S. residents with a U.S. mailing address.

Winner will be selected using Random.org and notified by e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

In the spirit of the season, please share the news about this giveaway with your friends and encourage them to visit Madison on the Cheap.

Note: We use comment moderation, so your comment will not appear immediately. We’ll check comments in the queue several times a day, so check back later if you want to see yourself in print.

Contest is now closed. We’ll use random.org to pick a winner on Tuesday.
Update: A winner has been selected: Congraulations Diana!

Congratulations to Mike of Madison, the winner in our recent giveaway contest for a copy of the “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan” DVD.

Be sure to visit Madison On the Cheap regularly or subscribe to our email updates to be notified of the next contest.

Battlestar Galactica DVD
The apocalyptic attack on the 12 colonies may have taken the humans by surprise, but now you can follow the action through the eyes of the Cylons as they initiate all-out war against their makers.

Win a copy of “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan” (Universal Studios Home Entertainment), and experience this futuristic fight for survival from the Cylons’ perspective. Directed by Edward James Olmos and featuring the familiar cast of Toasters — Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Callum Keith Rennie, Dean Stockwell, Kate Vernon, Rekha Sharma, Michael Trucco, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas and more — this latest release from the hit science-fiction television series won’t leave you disappointed.

Will you let this opportunity pass you by? Frack no! Enter our latest Madison On the Cheap giveaway contest today to win your own copy of “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan” on DVD.

To enter the giveaway contest, leave a comment on this post either (a) indicating your favorite television show or (b) where you plan to spend Thanksgiving. Then send us an email at madisononthecheap to tell us you have left a comment. Your email should include your name and your snail mail address (to mail the DVD if you win). This information will only be used in conjunction with this giveaway and will not be shared.

This giveaway is open only to residents of Dane County, Wisconsin
. If you don’t live in Dane County, check for your City on the Cheap, which might also be doing a DVD giveaway.

Deadline for entries is midnight CST on Wednesday, November 4, 2009.

The winner will be chosen Thursday, November, 5, 2009 using a random number generator. One entry per household.

Remember: You must leave and comment and send us an e-mail. Entries without snail mail addresses will be discarded.

Thanks to Teresa at Miami On the Cheap for providing a copy of the “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan” DVD to Madison On the Cheap, as well as writing some of the introductory copy for this post.

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