Enemy of Debt’s 3 Year Anniversary and Reader Appreciation Giveaway

Hello everyone! Today’s post is ALL about you!

Last month on April 5th, Enemy of Debt reached a three year milestone. On that day, I started this blog with Hitting a Home Run and Becoming Debt Free Are the Same. Each year I have been blessed with the privilege of getting to know some really terrific people! I have enjoyed checking my inbox each and everyday to confirm that what I am doing is making a difference.

Those emails really do keep me going and I have all of you to thank for it. Whether you actively comment or just read my articles quietly behind the scenes, I appreciate each and everyone of you dearly. I hope that what I write about resonates with you and gets the wheels turning for greater things.

Although I am celebrating my 3 year anniversary on Enemy of Debt, this celebration is really more about you than me. I enjoy sharing my opinions on debt and personal finance and challenging you to think outside of the box.

So in honor of all of you, I have decided to do a special giveaway.

I am giving away SEVEN BUNDLES! (not in specific order)

Bundle #1

  • Financial Peace University Membership Kit
  • More Than Enough – Dave Ramsey
  • The “I’m Debt Free” Game

Bundle #2

The Skinny On Series by Jim Randel

  • The Skinny On Success
  • The Skinny On Credit Cards
  • The Skinny On The Housing Crisis
  • The Skinny on Real Estate Investing (Pt 1)
  • The Skinny on Networking
  • The Skinny on Time Management

Bundle #3

  • The Smartest 401K Book You’ll Ever Read by Daniel Solin
  • The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read by Daniel Solin
  • The Smartest Retirement Book You’ll Ever Read by Daniel Solin

Bundle #4

  • Outstanding by John G. Miller
  • How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life by Tom Rath
  • Who Are You? What Do You Want? Four Questions That Will Change Your Life by Mick Ukleja

Bundle #5

  • Give Me, get Me, Buy Me by Donna G. Corwin
  • Start Over Finish Rich by David Bach
  • Credit Card Nation by Robert D. Manning

Bundle #6

  • Half Time by Bob Buford
  • Living trusts for Everyone by Ronald Farrington Sharp
  • Outstanding by John G. Miller
  • That Thing Rich People Do by Kaye A. Thomas

Bundle #7

  • The Debt Free Game
  • The “I’m Debt Free” Game
  • Debt Proof Your Marriage by Mary Hunt

There you have it.

Editor’s Note – I forgot to change the format before I published this post but because of shipping costs, I decided to break up this giveaway into weeks. Each week I’ll pick two winners and ship two bundles. The fourth and final week will be the drawing for the Financial Peace University Membership Kit, the game and the Dave Ramsey book.

  • The first prize giveaway winners will be selected on May 9th. (2 winners)
  • The second prize giveaway winners will be selected on May 16th. (2 winners)
  • The third prize giveaway winners will be selected on May 23rd. (2 winners)
  • The final WINNER will be selected on May 30th. (1 winner – FPU Membership Kit Bundle!)

Here’s what you have to do to enter.

Enter to Win

As always, you’ll have to answer these questions to enter this giveaway. You must complete this to be eligible. (worth one entry)

  • What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most?
  • What do you like the most about this site?

Extra Entries

Tweet either of the options below (exactly) to receive 5 extra entries for this giveaway (

  • “Celebrating 3 years at @enemyofdebt & Brad’s doing a reader appreciation #giveaway! Have you entered to win?”
  • “Brad’s giving away an FPU Kit & much more on @enemyofdebt to show his appreciation! Have you entered?”

The last book giveaway I did, the person who won was the only person who had extra entries. Be sure to increase your chances of winning these cool bundles! ๐Ÿ˜€

Final Note: For those that do not have Twitter accounts but would like to earn extra entries, sharing on your facebook page will work too. Just make sure you use @Enemy of Debt (tag Enemy of Debt in your post so I know who to give credit to. If you don’t then I’ll have no way of knowing. ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s it!

And again thank you for three awesome years!!!

WINNERS

Those that do not win will be eligible for the other bundle giveaways so there’s no need to enter twice! ๐Ÿ˜€

May 9th – KZ won bundle #7 & Hannah won bundle #4! Congratulations! Expect an email so I can get information for shipping. ๐Ÿ˜€

May 16 – Kay Lynn won bundle #6 & Tracy W won bundle #3! Congratulations you two!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Sorry for the late picks. I had absolutely no internet connection yesterday due to a storm that ruined my day. LOL

May 23 – Caitlin won bundle #5 & Grig won bundle #2. Congratulations! Sorry, Jonha, I wanted to give it to you for being so excited but random.org ultimately chooses the winners.

I wish I could have given EVERY SINGLE one of you something!!

May 30 – FPU KIT bundle

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32 Responses to “Enemy of Debt’s 3 Year Anniversary and Reader Appreciation Giveaway”

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  1. Tyson says:

    What an awesome idea…thanks Brad. As a relative new reader, I would have the answer the following questions as such:

    1) What has helped me the most reading this blog is inspiration. Both in weight loss and debt. I am out of debt, but I dont have a perfect financial picture. These posts help keep me motivated to continue to achieve as well as not to go back. Reading these articles reminds me of the pain we’ve had when we were in debt, collection calls nightly and a marriage in the balance. Remember where you were to know where you want to go.

    2) What I like most is the motivation behind each post. It’s not just informaiton, its encouragement to make a difference – as well, the fact that you personally email me to see how I am doing with the diet is encouraging. You do more than post and forget it…you are involved.

    Thanks Brad…win or lose, this is great stuff and I appreciate it.
    Tyson

    • Brad Chaffee says:

      What a great comment Tyson, thank you very much!! I’m glad to be able to help you my friend regardless of whether it’s money or weight. Both are a struggle and I need your support and accountability as much as you need mine. I’m also not sure any financial plan is perfect, especially my own, but that’s what this site is all about. Helping each other stay on course. Even when you know what to do it’s easy to start sliding from time to time. Except for with debt, you’ll never see me sliding towards that, but I do struggle just like everyone else to keep my behavior in tact. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks for reading man and I look forward to getting to know you from both Enemy of Debt and Enemy of Fat! You’re going to do great my friend!! Keep pushing!

  2. Alex J says:

    1) Reading Enemy of Debt keeps me inspired to continue on my journey to a debt-free life.

    2) I like the effort that Enemy of Debt makes to engage the readers and build a community.

    • Brad Chaffee says:

      Thanks Alex! I plan to improve on those skills so that our community continues to love and grow! 2011 and the Race to Freedom was the first step for me in taking a more engaged approach to the readers of this website. If you ever have any suggestions or comments feel free to contact me about them. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Kathy says:

    What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most? The knowledge that I’m not alone out there along with the great advice and encouragement.

    What do you like the most about this site? Even though I don’t know you personally, you care enough about my debt that you have decided to help me by blogging about debt & encouraging me to eliminate it.

    Thank you!

    Kathy

  4. Hope says:

    I have learned that getting out of debt and organizing finances is an on going process. I love the comparisons to weight loss. It isn’t always losing the “weight” that’s the hardest….it’s maintaining what you’ve lost.

    Great informative site with practical info. Love it

  5. Scraps says:

    I do not wish to be considered for one of your bundles – just not me. However, I have enjoyed reading your column. What has it done for me – given me great ideas – such as – taking my paycheck and dividing it 7 different ways (checking for bills, vacation fund, emergency fund, house fund, christmas fund, gas and food fund and simply fun). I have downsized my life without feeling a loss. You helped me figure out how to buy a house without being house poor. Because of you, I was not running scared when the government threatened a shutdown (yes, I am one of them and I work HARD) why, because I had an emergency fund that was going to take care of me for a long time. I bring my lunch to work Monday through Thursday and use Friday as my special day to have fun (within reason don’t go over $10.00). I even have enough money to pay off my car but, I will not – why – because, the way my car note is it would only save me less than $4.00 (long story). What I can do now is take $30.00 of my money and divide it into 10/$3.00 bundles and give it to the Homeless I see and tell them Jesus loves them and get something to eat. I could not do that when I was blogged down in debt. What I can do is give more to charity – I could not do that when I was blogged down in debt. It has given me peace that no matter if I have a job or don’t – I can pay my bills – no need to stress – no need to panic – no need to do something stupid. I can now lose my job – not have a job or take a lower paying job and still take care of me – I HAVE FREEDOM!!!!!

    What I like most about this site is – there is always something new to learn, there is always a new challenge to meet, there is realism in you and you stay focused; which keeps me focused and you respond to emails with credible and caring answers.

    Congratulations Brad and keep things going – for you will never know all the life changes you make it others but, Jesus does.

  6. Nicky says:

    What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most?
    EOD has helped me stay focused. I’m on the path to pay off my car loan and EOD has kept me focus on my goal. Your posts are not just advice but I see them as action plans. You always give us something to do in your posts. I’m anticipating paying off my car loan by Dec 2011. So keep me in your prayers and keep the motivations coming. We NEED it!

    What do you like the most about this site?
    Your site is all about taking action NOW/TODAY. Don’t get caught up in the hype.

  7. Tricia Kolsto says:

    โ– What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most? It let’s me know I am not alone as we struggle to become Debt free.

    โ– What do you like the most about this site: I love your passion and your positiveness.

    I love this website.
    Hugs,
    Trish

  8. Hannah says:

    Hi Brad,

    Your blog is on my list of daily reads during my becoming debt free journey.

    โ– What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most?
    It’s helped me get mad at my debt, and I mean it. My debt has kind of just been around and I never really acknowledged it as something bad, when I found your website I loved the title. Debt is now my enemy!

    โ– What do you like the most about this site?
    I love the tips especially in list form and I love that it is an easy read. I also love hearing the reader stories and successes, makes me realize that I am not alone and that it’s possible to become debt free and stay that way.

  9. Tracy W says:

    What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most? This site is where I first learned about Dave Ramsey. Since that time I have read TMMO and purchased FPU. We are following Dave’s steps & my husband & I are starting class for FPU in June.

    What do you like the most about this site? I like reading about other peoples struggles & tips to keep on the right path. Knowing we are not alone helps alot. I check the website daily for updates.

    Thanks for all your work on this site Brad! It does make a difference!!

  10. Erin says:

    What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most?
    Motivates me to keep putting everything towards debt. Love the challenges too. Should be done with everything except the house by the end of the year. Hard to stay motivated but will be so worth it.

    What do you like the most about this site?
    I like the tips and challenges and how real you are with everything, stories, success, responding to comments.

  11. Amy Sp says:

    โ– What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most?
    Not to sound like a copy-cat, but reading here keeps me inspired! I need to keep reading about successes to keep my focus.

    โ– What do you like the most about this site?
    I love going back and reading older posts. Hearing how far you have come. I like the guest posts too. They give a nice perspective from others who are different points in their journey.

    I posted on Facebook too!

  12. KZ says:

    I love the advice. It is the little things that I seem to be fighting against and your blog helps me to keep the little things in view.I really appreciate the calm, instructional manner in which you lay out the material, never once have I felt judged by your blog because I am a debtor in slavery!!! Thank you Brad!!!

  13. amy says:

    What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most?
    It has helped inspire me to try harder to get out of debt.

    What do you like the most about this site?
    I like the easy reading style and it is fun to read.

  14. Kelli says:

    Reading Enemy of Debt reminds me that I’m not the only one trying to pay down my debt and live more frugally. There are others out there who share their stories and inspire me to keep going when I’m feeling weak!

    What I like most about this site is the simple, real way it’s written. It doesn’t involve tons of math, difficult-to-read graphs and esoteric financial speak that the average person like myself can’t understand. It’s practical, down-to-earth advice that is easy to apply to my life.

  15. Kay Lynn says:

    Enemy of Debt has helped keep me motivated to become debt-free. I want to be one of your success stories! You also help me be aware of those budget leaks on eating out and other things.

    What I like most about the site is you! Your enthusiasm and positive energy is so wonderful! Congratulations on three wonderful years!

  16. petra says:

    Reading Enemy of Debt has helped me become more conscious of my spending habits. I especially appreciate the frugality tips and advice about how to teach kids about money.
    I like how the site is organized into categories and that it’s easy to navigate.

  17. petra says:

    I tweeted the giveaway.
    Congratulations on your blog anniversary!

  18. Brad Chaffee says:

    Just announced the second set of winners in the post! Only two more giveaways to go! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Caitlin says:

    Reading Enemy of Debt keeps me motivated to put extra money towards paying off my student loans rather than spending it on things will only make me happy in the short term. I also like the clean layout of the site and the thought-provoking entries! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Matt says:

    Reading Enemy of Debt keeps me on track everyday. If I start the day with a tid bit of financial inspiration I am likely to remain on course.

    I like that there is a whole community of people just like me in various stages of their financial life. It helps me realize that nobody has the perfect answer but by helping each other hopefully we can at least head in the right direction.

  21. โ– What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most?

    Believe it or not, EOD has helped me stay on track with my fitness the most!

    โ– What do you like the most about this site?

    Brad’s passion and enthusiasm, which comes through clearly in every post.

  22. Grig says:

    1. What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most?
    It helped me maintain my motivation and commitment to a frugal, non-consumerism-oriented lifestyle. I’m no newbie when it comes to personal finance, but your blog (as well as a few others) helps me stay on track. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s especially useful since I’m surrounded by people who spend more than they make and who pay over $60 for something as meaningless (to me, anyway) as pay-per-view fights that last less than two hours… I’m definitely an odd duck compared to them, but sites like yours remind me that I’m not alone. :^D
    2. What do you like the most about this site?
    I like the multitude of categories – they’re incredibly helpful when I have to find a few articles on a specific topic, and when I need it fast.

    Also, I tweeted about the giveaway here for the extra entries: http://twitter.com/#!/grig4/status/71712638865915905

    Thanks a lot, and keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. No way! TheSkinnyOn Bundle hasn’t been grabbed yet? It would be totally awesome if I could have it! haha I missed our #FF on Twitter that I wanted to say “hi” and lo, this is quite a surprise, a really pleasant one so before you start picking the winners, allow me to share my thoughts about your site.

    What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most?
    – I’m such a sucker for finance blogs and once I learned about you from TheSkinnyOn recommendation, I became hooked with your practical advices on what seems to be simple problems but undoubtedly great problems for most. It has helped me become more conscious of my financial decisions and financial diet.

    What do you like the most about this site?
    The variety and the fact that you talk and understand your readers and not just the preachy type. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I totally want that Bundle #2! ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. What has reading Enemy of Debt helped you with the most?
    Enemy of Debt has helped me to formulate a budget and to stay motivated. I’ve created budgets in the past but found it difficult to stay vigilant.

    What do you like the most about this site?
    My favorite part of the site is the “Psychology” section. I feel it gives great incite into the reasons we make certain monetary decisions.

  25. Brad Chaffee says:

    I just updated the post to reveal the third set of winners! Congratulations!! Next week I will give away the big prize and I have added extras to the bundle to make it even more special!!

    Thank you all for reading Enemy of Debt!! 3 years wouldn’t have been possible without you!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. Skip Gienapp says:

    I’ve been on my debt free journey for about the same 3 years. Since then, I have read everything that I can get my hands (or browser) on in that time. I had no idea so much information is out there- and I’m dedicated to helping all my friends and family achieve what I did- debt free! (except the mortgage)

    Oh, and I’m a fan of Perkstreet as well.
    Keep up the good work!

  27. Oh no worries at all, I’m happy for Caitlin and oh Grig, what a luck duck you are – enjoy your TheSkinnyOn series – the book that might just change your life (second to Bible ๐Ÿ™‚ And hey, who knows, I might just be lucky to get the big prize?! haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

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