$100 Checks in the Mail Giveaway

Checks in the Mail Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and giveaway on behalf of Savings.com and Checks in the Mail. However all opinions written below are 100% my own. I ate a bug once in the 1st grade. I also had a huge crush on Christine Taylor when she was in Hey, Dude. How much more do I have to share here?

Actually, let me share one more thing. I used to hate checks. Like, really, I hated them. It wasn't for the typical reasons though. Sure, I thought they were antiquated and I couldn't understand why anybody in their right mind would use, let alone prefer them.

It probably didn't help that my typical interactions with them always involved giving away money too. Making a car payment, insurance, probably a few repairs in there as well. Bills, which apparently come every month. Students loans! HAHA! I paid how much for what exactly again?! I still don't know.

No, the reason I grew to hate checks was because they were forced on me. Some bills could only be paid by check, because that makes sense. Others weren't as macabre, but they charged a few dollars to pay by card.

As a broke 20 year old, I didn't just pinch pennies, I named them and there was no way I could justify giving away Frank, Yolanda, George, Stephanie, Little P, Maryanne, Sir Elton of Dover, Little P Jr., and Winkin' Lincoln as punishment for rejecting what I considered dinosaur technology. “Fine,” I meekly mumbled to myself as I paid $30 I didn't have for a box of checks I didn't want, “I'll buy these, but I'm drawing the line at faxing in my payment!”

Flash forward a decade.

I don't know how it happened, but I developed a habit of saving. I squirreled money away, got a steady job (or whatever the heck this is!), and even *gulp* drank cheap liquor. When my lease ended in August, I kicked around the idea of getting my first apartment alone. I'd always had some sort of roommate situation, be it friends, family, or strangers. (There've been some characters. Remind me to tell you about Phil one day.) It was never a huge deal, but hey, I like walking around naked after a shower or drinking milk from the carton as much as the next guy. Unfortunately I learned the hard way both are activities others frown upon.

The lease I signed last month only had one signature when I submitted it for approval. My new apartment isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination. Drop a ball in my living room and I know the exact spot it'll end up. The guy next door loves blaring the television at volumes most high orbit spy satellites pick up. Oh and windows are apparently optional!

But it's all mine πŸ™‚ It's my first “home” that I get to make completely my own, something that excites me, and that is something I never saw coming in a million years.v

Landlords are probably one of the biggest holdouts in the “Vive la Checks!” camp. However when I pulled my checkbook out last month while signing the lease, I wasn't filled with hate or annoyance or even apathy. There was happiness and pride and excitement and holy crap it felt stupendous!!!

I'd never had that experience while holding a check. I'm thrilled to say those emotions carried over to the first of this month as well. I guess you can say I don't hate checks anymore.

 

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I've never personally used Checks in the Mail and I'm not in the market for more at the moment, but I've bookmarked them and will use them next year when I run out. They've got good reviews online and an A+ rating with the BBB to boot. If you happen to need checks now, you can't go wrong with their current offer. New customers get 60% off plus free shipping via code GET60. Sounds pretty rad to me.

 

Awesome Giveaway Details

Most of us get monthly Valpaks stuffed with coupons, which is already great enough. However Checks in the Mail got in touch with them recently and offered to place $100 checks in Valpaks across the country. So make sure to open your Valpak ASAP the next time it arrives

As if that wasn't enough, Checks in the Mail has teamed up with a few bloggers to give away $100 to 10 of our lucky readers. You can enter via the widget below and the fine print can be found beneath it.

I hope all 10 winners are Hiffers. Okay, I'll settle for 9. So go enter, good luck, and just for fun leave a comment saying what you'd spend your winnings on! Just a warning: if you say Macallan, we might become best friends.

297 comments on “$100 Checks in the Mail Giveaway”

  1. I would spend my holiday cash on my nephews. I wasn’t around much when they were really little (I was away at school). I can’t wait to be there for them now!

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  2. It would go toward buying food for my first Christmas Dinner that I am cooking myself! I would love to go all out and get really fancy, and this would help alot!

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  3. I’d probably spend most of the money on Christmas presents, but put aside some to get myself some home decor stuff I’ve been wanting.

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  4. I plan to buy some small gifts for my son’s kindergarden class. I think it would be so nice to drop them off the night before they leave school for the holidays. I would like to keep it anonymous and just hear all the joy my son and his class get when they come to school and find gifts on their desk and around the classroom!

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  5. I have a niece who has been living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 3. Shes been in the hospital 10 times in the past year alone. Its been a difficult year. Her birthday is coming up in January she turns 15 and we are trying to have a quincenera and make it special for her, she deserves it. She is such a good kid with the biggest heart always putting everyone else first but she is physically and emotionally exhausted. It would be nice to make it special and hopefully renew her spirits.

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  6. I just recently extended my family. I found my biological father, half-brother, and other family members. This Christmas is going to be harder financially, and I would use it to buy presents.

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  7. I am going to spend each penny on my Kiddos Christmas. If I win this will be there Christmas. Sounds bad I know but some people just don’t have money right now.

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  8. I would put it towards a (just because)! For example! No rhyme or reason go out to lunch an mabe pay for the table next to us…something random ..I’m a strong believer in karma… Get what ya give! Give an will receive.. It’s that simple..good luck to all ..enjoy your day!!!!

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  9. If I win, the dollars will go to family time. I will have to “check out” Checks in the Mail the next time I need to order checks. Thanks for the chance.

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  10. Thanks so much, and this is a very nice thing you are doing. My kids both joined the navy, my 20 year old is home for now, and will be leaving soon for more training, and my youngest leaves in June right out of high school, to start his training. I would love to have enough $ to get them something special , because could probably be the last Christmas we will be together for quite some time

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  11. My 11yr old son had friends over for his birthday. That night they were snap chatting with a few friends on my sons iPod. After everyone left the next day, apparently so did the iPod. My son is so upset. Of course he is upset over the iPod, but he is hurt to know one of his friends would do this more. So, I would use the 100 dollars towards a new iPod for him.(he knew how special the iPod was, so he took very good care of it, never even taking it to school)

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  12. I’d spend it fulfilling a wish on our local Angel Tree, I’d choose an elderly person ‘Angel’ since they just don’t get many fun things during the holidays’ sometimes. I’d also choose an animal ‘angel’ from our shelter’s tree!

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  13. If I won this, I would spend it on a nice Christmas gift for my wife since she has been working so hard to help me support our family. She would definitely deserve it!

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  14. I would totally love to win this! I would spend this on a couple of nice gifts for my parents who have helped my husband and I so much this past year and we haven’t had the funds to thank them in a nice way.

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  15. I would love to be able to buy a gift for my husband who has supported me through our entire marriage of 22 years. .he is a hard working man and has always taken care of his family it is time to do something for him without him actually having to pay for it

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  16. Groceries so that I can entertain family and friends this holiday season in style. Any leftover will go to son and wife to buy groceries or formula for the baby. πŸ™‚

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  17. I would buy ten pounds of Milk Bones, nine Whimsies chewies, eight pounds of bird seed, seven Pupperonis, six Scooby snacks, five bully sticks, four chicken jerkies, three marro-bones, two snausages, and a partridge in a pear tree. πŸ™‚

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  18. I would take my husband out for a special dinner and donate to my church’s food pantry as there are many people in need due to businesses closing in our area

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  19. I’m a college student but I won’t plea about how I’m so poor and all. I’m currently very content with what I have and I have no complaints. As for my holiday cash, I would love to get my parents something bigger this year. I feel like the usual card and 10 dollar gift card at some place just isn’t cutting it anymore considering what we have gone through the past year.

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  20. Any holiday cash I end up with will go straight into the savings account meant to move out of this hole of a rental and into a real house!

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  21. I would be quite grateful to use the money towards paying a bill and the rest to a charity I’ve been wanting to support. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  22. Oban for my hubby as he already has MacCallan and Glenfidditch. Maybe spring for a Speyside? πŸ™‚ I’m more of a gin lover myself.

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  23. I’ll go surprise my little brother who has cancer in Denver and I’ll buy him the hat he wants from the college I go to.

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