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Giveaway: Go back to school with a $250 American Express gift card!

For a lot of you guys out there, this week and next mark back-to-school time!

For me, this time of year was all about the “newness” — fun new school supplies, great new clothes, fighting with my mom about MY idea of what to wear the first day of school (vs: what she believed I should wear)!

And, let me tell you, I’m upwards of 30 now, and life hasn’t changed all that much!
Interestingly, American Express is launching a week-long daily Twitter Sweeps to kick off “Back to School on Points.” In celebration of this super cool idea, I’ve created a “back-to-school look” using American Express Membership Rewards Points and paired it up with an opportunity for one of you to win a $250 American Express Gift Card!

You can redeem Membership Rewards points for increments as low as 2,500 to get gift cards in $25 increments at all your favorite stores, be it Gap, Saks Fifth Avenue, Banana Republic or Old Navy, you can even pay with points or partially with points on Amazon! (Meaning if you have ALMOST enough points for that new iPad? Go for it! Check out the fall catalogthat lets you pick up fall essentials — whether it’s new boots, or great new luggage.

I’ve always been a membership reward points sort of girl – saving points can make necessary big expenses (new clothes or even thins much bigger), a lot more palatable. Coupons are great, but it’s great to know that even when you don’t have codes at the ready, there’s still a way to save a ton of money.
So, imagining I wasn’t (a few) years out of school, and going back to school next week. (Or, just starting fresh this September with a fun new outfit), what may I use my American Express Reward points to pick up?
Here’s a sampling:

This amazing Bling Backpack is $69.50 at Victoria’s Secret (and I can get 3 $25 VS gift cards to buy it with, at 2500 points each!). Next up, I’m all about the Taryn knit dress at Banana Republic – on sale for $60 (which means I can also get a $100 Banana Republic e-gift card for 10,000 points and still have a bunch left over for fun accessories! Another option? Get The GAP options gift card, which is good at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Piperlime, AND Athleta!) In that case, double the value of your gift card, and throw in these Minnetonka Moccasin 3-Layer Fringe boots at $90 – you have an ENTIRE outfit now, and you’ve used just about 20,000 points! 

Giveaway:
What would YOU buy with 25, 000 MR points?
Tell me in the comments below for a chance to win a $250 gift card from American Express!” End Date: 9/5, and the prize will be 1 Winner of a $250 American Express gift card (But don’t fret if you miss out this time, I have another giveaway coming up soon after for a $50 Amex gift card (5,000 MR points)! — winner will be notified 9/5. To enter, please make sure you are also following @AlyWalansky on Twitter, and RT this giveaway! For extra credit, please find any other entry from the last month and comment on that one as well! (And, you guys, leaving the word “comment” as your comment doesn’t count — I want to know what you THINK!)
Disclaimer: For full disclosure on this giveaway, click here.


384 Comments

  1. Melanie Montgomery
    08.27.2012

    I’d get some restaurant GCs. My hubby and I need more date nights.

  2. Tabathia B
    08.27.2012

    I would use the points for barnes and nobles gift cards and I follow on twitter @chelleb36 and retweeted

  3. Margaret Smith
    08.27.2012

    Follow on twitter (peg42) and tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/peg42/status/240293929998770176

    I’d love to get an e-Reader.
    Thanks so much.

  4. linda
    08.27.2012

    I could use a professional hoar coloring session

  5. Stephanie Vollowitz
    08.28.2012

    would buy new work clothes

  6. Tina Martini
    08.28.2012

    I would use the gift card to purchase supplies for school. I am currently taking 2 courses and then I want to take more after that.

  7. I would use the Amex Card to put toward the Limited Edition Walmart HP Butterfly NoteBook PC so I could be more productive!

  8. My3Sons33
    08.28.2012

    I would buy some new boots for fall. Following & RT’d https://twitter.com/My3Sons33/status/240401335416131584.

  9. Sidney Cook
    08.28.2012

    I would love to get some stylish black riding type boots

  10. Ravzie
    08.28.2012

    I would buy things for the house. I have been trying to actually decorate and make this place our own. Thanks for another great giveaway, Aly! XOXOXOXO

  11. Margaret Porter
    08.28.2012

    I would buy some fall sweaters. Mine are getting old and I need new ones. following on twitter @maggiep48

  12. Mami2jcn
    08.28.2012

    I follow you on Twitter (mami2jcn) and retweeted.

    I would get the Apple Ipod Nano 16GB.

  13. @PaulinaChills
    08.28.2012

    I would redeem points for gas cards. running the kids around for school and activities is EXPENSIVE! LOL.

    tweeted as @PaulinaChills

  14. Jennifer Peters
    08.28.2012

    I would Buy My Girls some stylish Back to school clothes.
    Tweet as @JK8675309

  15. MOM4everandever
    08.28.2012

    rted and would apply towards school books at bn

  16. Allison
    08.28.2012

    I would contribute it towards the purchase of a new MacBook Pro. My laptop is almost 8 years old and it’s starting to peter out! I’d like to start the school year with a fresh start! The gift card would be a huge help toward such a big purchase.

  17. C R Williams
    08.28.2012

    I will get a whole new outfit

  18. Creslan Williams
    08.28.2012

    Great Giveaway I could use the win!

  19. Lily
    08.28.2012

    I would use my points to buy my post diet clothes….which I hope I need!

  20. Adina Z
    08.28.2012

    I’d get more gym gear, because a girl could never have enough sneakers and spandex.

  21. Kristen Wiley
    08.28.2012

    I would pick out some awesome, gorgeous new boots for the cold weather and use it toward a new laptop – mine is KAPUT! Following you (of course) and retweeted @KristenWiley.

  22. Denise m
    08.28.2012

    i would finally be able to get an Ipad

  23. Adrienne gordon
    08.28.2012

    I’d buy work clothes

  24. Elena
    08.28.2012

    Follow you on Twitter @ElenaIstomina and retweeted
    I would put the card towards an iPad purchase

  25. Kelly D
    08.28.2012

    I follow you on twitter(kellydpa) and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/240485223652016128

    • Kelly D
      08.28.2012

      I would get the Apple Magic Mouse

  26. Cynthia C
    08.28.2012

    I’d put it toward a MacBook Pro.

    Following you on twitter (clc408)

    Tweet https://twitter.com/clc408/status/240488996763996161

  27. Nathan C
    08.28.2012

    I would buy a Google Nexus 7, so I can use it for home automation because I’m quadriplegic.

    • Nathan C
      08.28.2012

      I’m @crossbred900 on Twitter.

  28. Amy Z
    08.28.2012

    I would combine the 25k with the points that I currently have and get an iPod Touch 4! :-)

  29. Amy Z
    08.28.2012

    I’m following you on Twitter @getbackzack, and I tweeted! https://twitter.com/getbackzack/status/240497774980911104

  30. Kristin
    08.28.2012

    I would get some fresh outerwear for fall/winter. I’ve been wearing the same jackets and coats since 2007. Yes, I just admitted that!

  31. Kellie Rose Wilson
    08.28.2012

    I would buy some new cookware! :) @kelliechio on twitter

  32. Betty Baez
    08.28.2012

    I would buy clothes for my little one and new drapes for myself, I follow and retweeted @angelgenius27

  33. Amanda Sakovitz
    08.28.2012

    following you on twitter @aes529 and tweeted

    I would buy a new laptop.

  34. Sara Phillips
    08.28.2012

    I’d buy some great new church clothes (I currently rotate about 3 outfits) and fall/winter shoes!

    Thanks so much for the chance!!

  35. Sheila Vives
    08.28.2012

    What would I buy with 25, 000 points ? After learning what I can do from your review I would buy other gift cards ! Woot !

  36. kathyp
    08.28.2012

    I would get a gift certificate to use toward a kindle fire
    https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/240514738843430913

  37. shaunie
    08.28.2012

    I would buy clothes for work and boots for the winter. I am following @AlyWalansky on Twitter, and RT https://twitter.com/sandyhills25/status/240547350462992385

  38. shaunie
    08.28.2012

    I commented on Avon’s Skin So Soft…. (http://alittlealytude.com/beauty/avons-bug-guard#comment-4616)

    • Sue C.
      08.28.2012

      I need new clothes for fall and winter so this would be a wonderful win. Thanks!

      • Sue C.
        08.28.2012

        oops – this showed up in the wrong spot. sorry!

  39. tiffany c
    08.28.2012

    Retweeted your giveaway: https://twitter.com/alywalansky/status/240450084909772800

    Love Amex and the MRP!! We would use the extra money for winter wardrobe for our daughters!

  40. Sue C.
    08.28.2012
  41. Sue C.
    08.28.2012

    I commented on the Disney Glass Slipper Collection.

  42. Jessie C.
    08.28.2012

    Barnes&Noble NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight would be great to get

  43. Stephanie
    08.28.2012

    buy some new clothes for fall/winter

  44. Amazon Kindle with leather case

  45. follow and RTed https://twitter.com/alywalansky/status/240575308028342273 as Christine M (@_tubbytelly)

  46. amy pugmire
    08.28.2012

    I would get my kids some school clothes

  47. Oanh
    08.28.2012

    I would use the points to purchase subway/bus passes for the semester and a pair of boots. I retweeted about the giveaway on twitter at @julybug17

  48. Joanne Tortola
    08.28.2012

    I’m signing the lease for my first apartment on Sunday, so I’d put the gift card towards some goodies to liven the place up! :)

  49. Marcie S.
    08.28.2012

    I would buy photography equipment! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  50. Katy M
    08.28.2012

    Hey, Aly! I’d use 125,000 points to purchase a GAP options gift card to use on the Vegan Leather Shift Dress by Tinley Road I’ve been eyeing here: http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=85123&vid=1&pid=339763002

    I’m loving the leather trend for fall!

    I follow you on Twitter as @katygmorris and just Tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/katygmorris/status/240586809124478977

    Thanks!!!

  51. Elizabeth J
    08.28.2012

    I would use it for Christmas presents

  52. kfloveinme
    08.28.2012

    I would buy gift cards to Piperlime and get myself a dress for my wedding rehearsal! :)

  53. M.J. Moore
    08.28.2012

    I’d absolutely get a new laptop for my husband!

    @butterflyrouge

  54. kfloveinme
    08.28.2012
  55. sarah hirsch
    08.28.2012

    i would totally get the gap card and go on a shopping spree!

  56. Katy M
    08.28.2012

    I just commented on your Glass Slipper post.

    Thanks!

  57. Stephanie
    08.28.2012

    I would buy suitable work pants…not jean cut….bitter but need to keep this gig going ;-)

  58. Jill H.
    08.28.2012

    I would save it to buy Christmas presents for the family.

  59. Kenny F
    08.28.2012

    the new Ipad

  60. Thomas Murphy
    08.28.2012

    I would buy some new clothes

    also follow and tweeted https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/240611136213508096

  61. Tracy Robertson
    08.28.2012

    I have needed some new clothes for a long time! Luckily I have a job where I can dress very casual, but my wardrobe has gotten a bit worn out and bummy as of lately. I don’t need anything fancy, but I’d love to be able to shop for a few new pairs of jeans and some tops where I can get what I want and make sure the items all fit well, rather than just making due with whatever is on the 60% off clearance rack. Thanks for the chance!

  62. Reggie Lim
    08.28.2012

    I’d buy some back to school clothes for the kids :)

  63. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    08.28.2012

    I love that dress! It’s like your my own personal shopper–because, now I know what to buy! Thanks for the giveaway!
    @Lexiquin RT’d your giveaway tweet
    I’d also use the gift-card to buy some goodies (sweets) for me to celebrate ;)

  64. Doris C
    08.29.2012
  65. Janice
    08.29.2012

    I’d get Gap and/or Old Navy gift cards. Could definitely use a clothes upgrade!

  66. Janice
    08.29.2012

    following and RTed as @cappytweet

  67. Doris C
    08.29.2012

    I commented on your Jillian Michaels workout chickaboom giveaway!

  68. Doris C
    08.29.2012

    I would put it toward a scooter or something nice just for me:)

  69. Deirdre
    08.29.2012

    I’d buy gift cards to go on a mini-shopping spree. I’ve lost 60 pounds recently, so I need some new clothes. Thanks!

  70. amy pugmire
    08.29.2012

    I commented on DSW and Disney Launch The Glass Slipper Collection, Inspired by Cinderella!

  71. Edwin C
    08.29.2012

    I save this up for a family vacation at the end of the year!

  72. edwin c
    08.29.2012

    Following you as @techtembo888 and also tweeted: https://twitter.com/alywalansky/status/240450084909772800

  73. edwin c
    08.29.2012

    I commented on last month’s article on July 24th on travel slim down (how smartly do you pack?)

  74. hminnesota
    08.29.2012

    I would buy a piano for my daughter.

  75. Crissy D.
    08.29.2012

    I follow on twitter as @durstslovepens and RT https://twitter.com/durstslovepens/status/240882175728287744

  76. tamcan1
    08.29.2012

    I would pay for my Health Insurance.
    I follow you on twitter @tamcan1

  77. addrienne mertens (@zippy573)
    08.29.2012

    lotsa food gift cards! yum!

  78. Evelyn S
    08.29.2012

    I’d get the Nespresso Essenza C91 Manual Espresso Maker!

  79. Evelyn S
    08.29.2012

    Retweeted as @iamevie

  80. Nataly Carbonell
    08.29.2012

    A kindle or an Ipod touch :)

  81. Nataly Carbonell
    08.29.2012

    I follow you and retweeted as @um_lil_Cutie

    :) thanks

    Nataly carbonell

  82. Crystal F
    08.29.2012

    I would start winter clothes shopping for my girls. thank you!

  83. Charlotte Varner
    08.30.2012

    I would buy Christmas gifts to start putting back!

  84. Charlotte Varner
    08.30.2012

    Left comment on Disney Glass Slipper Collection post

  85. Kim C
    08.30.2012

    I would buy my mom a ipad for her bday,
    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/xxkimhcxx/status/241164585695076352

  86. laurie nemeth
    08.30.2012

    I would really help my daughters with the kids clothes

  87. Kelly R.
    08.30.2012

    I would buy some fall clothes for my daughter and pay a bill with it.

  88. Serge
    08.30.2012

    New shoes for my kids

  89. Darrin Taggart
    08.30.2012

    I would purchase several GCs for my family members so we can all go out to dinner with our significant others.

  90. Linda White
    08.30.2012

    Id use it for school lunch box foods

  91. Amber
    08.30.2012

    I would use it to buy textbooks! And I follow you on Twitter and tweeted too, I’m @AmberGoo:
    https://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/241199142993551360

  92. purplelarkspur
    08.30.2012

    I would buy new boots for fall!! Maybe some chocolate brown ones! (I follow on Twitter and I re-tweeted. I am @purplelarkspur)

  93. Jannie Bryant
    08.30.2012

    I would get clothes and restaurant gift cards.

  94. Dwayne Berry
    08.30.2012

    I’d probably have to go with groceries and then use the money that I would have spent to pay on my other bills.

  95. saminder gumer
    08.30.2012

    i would use the money to by clothes and school supplies.

  96. Dan D
    08.30.2012

    I would buy repairs to my car.

  97. Kate F.
    08.30.2012

    I would buy textbooks for school.

  98. Kate F.
    08.30.2012

    I commented on the DSW and Disney Launch The Glass Slipper Collection, Inspired by Cinderella! post.

  99. Rita S
    08.30.2012

    I would probably buy new supplies and clothes for the kids.

  100. Terri P
    08.30.2012

    I’d buy some MUCH-NEEDED new clothes for myself!

    I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/Gathering_Roses/status/241262647306235904

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  101. nicole b
    08.30.2012

    I would buy myself some new clothes and maybe some other goodies

  102. Karen F.
    08.30.2012

    I would buy my 9 yr old son and myself fun stuff! (smiles)

  103. Joanne Gregory
    08.30.2012

    I would definitely get some restaurant gift cards so I don’t have to cook every night. And then use the rest for e-books on Amazon for my reader.
    I follow you on twitter @jednc2
    Retweeted the giveaway

  104. Chrystal D
    08.30.2012

    I would get some new clothes!

  105. jeannine s
    08.30.2012

    I would get a cannon rebel camera

    retweeted @mellanheac https://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/241289378117341184

  106. Michelle C.
    08.30.2012

    Gosh, what wouldn’t I buy with all of those points?!

    I would definitely splurge on a pair of boots…for myself, of course! With whatever is left over, I would buy restaurant gift cards & Barnes & Noble gift cards…that way the whole family is taken care of.

    P.S. I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/maliasma/status/241290062812291072 and I follow you on Twitter. I’m @maliasma.

  107. @tekles10
    08.30.2012

    New shoes for mom!

  108. Tina M
    08.30.2012

    follow you on twitter and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/241313796612841473

    i’d get a kindle.

  109. Kiara
    08.30.2012

    I would get the Barnes&Noble NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight.
    austma7@aol.com

  110. Sarah S
    08.30.2012

    I would use it to buy new jeans.

  111. tammy hewett
    08.30.2012

    I would get my mom whos 72 some new clothes as the rehabilitation place she was in lost all her clothes while she was in there. Maybe buy me a new shirt since I never do for me!!!

  112. Victoria
    08.30.2012

    I would certainly use the points for getting present for all the birthdays coming up this fall (mom, sister, fiance, dad, and friends!)…and for the holidays, following shortly after. I might even get myself a giftcard to my favorite store for a new outfit! I followed on twitter and retweeted from my username: @greenxmonster.

  113. Jimmy
    08.30.2012

    I would get the Amazon Kindle with Leather Cover

  114. Donna L
    08.30.2012

    I would buy groceries for my family.

  115. Tamar
    08.30.2012

    I would get home furnishings. I am moving to a house and would like to have decent furnishings in there when I get in.

  116. Linda O.
    08.30.2012

    I would get my daughter some new shoes and clothes for school

  117. Linda G.
    08.30.2012

    I would get a new coat

  118. tamatha hunter
    08.30.2012

    I would get the hubby some new shoes & a new comforter set would be great for our room

  119. tamatha hunter
    08.30.2012
  120. Lora Mccracken
    08.31.2012

    With a $250 American Express GC I’d add it to my vacation fund.

  121. JEFF TAYLOR
    08.31.2012

    Followed and tweeted. I would use it for groceries as things are a little tight! https://twitter.com/jeffltaylor2/status/241391793562849280

  122. Rob Hestar
    08.31.2012

    I’d buy some stuff for college and a game and take some friends out drinking..All work and no play makes for a dull boy :P

    https://twitter.com/Hestar69/status/241444086966525952

    @Hestar69

  123. g. penrod
    08.31.2012

    i would treat my self

  124. lestergg
    08.31.2012

    I have a good stock up on groceries shopping trip at the supermarket.

  125. dario
    08.31.2012

    I would get the Panasonic Compact Stereo System with iPod® Dock Panasonic

  126. Sheila K.
    08.31.2012

    I would get some new bedding!

  127. Sheila K.
    08.31.2012

    I follow you on Twitter (@skkorman), and I tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/skkorman/status/241545717380952064

  128. LOIS PAYTON
    08.31.2012

    thanks for the chance to win, my granddaughter new jeans for college and I need grocs, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  129. Dwayne Berry
    08.31.2012

    Groceries!

  130. Rachel
    08.31.2012

    I would get a The GAP options gift card because I love all those brands – Piperlime, Banana, etc.

  131. Kayte CookWatts
    08.31.2012

    My boyfriend and I would have one hell of a sushi date!

  132. Marcia Goss
    08.31.2012

    I would get an Apple iPod Nano® 8GB for my husband.

  133. Marcia Goss
    08.31.2012

    I follow on Twitter @mgoss123 and tweeted.
    https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/241604699445420033

  134. steve stone
    08.31.2012

    I would buy something nice for my wife

  135. ptreskovich@hotmail.com
    08.31.2012

    would buy shoes

  136. latoya
    08.31.2012

    I would buy myself some new clothes. I follow on twitter (sweeper785) and tweeted https://twitter.com/sweeper785/status/241637085293969408

  137. paige chandler
    08.31.2012

    I’d get an Amazon Kindle

  138. Kim Henrichs
    08.31.2012

    I would buy love to get fall clothes at the GAP

  139. Kim Henrichs
    08.31.2012
  140. Casey Everidge
    08.31.2012

    i would get new clothes

  141. ginette4
    08.31.2012

    I would purchase an Apple iPod Nano® 16GB for my daughter, I would put it away for Christmas

  142. Lim
    08.31.2012

    A real leather travel bag.

  143. Jennifer B
    08.31.2012

    I would get a nook follow on twitter @bayctygrl

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/bayctygrl/status/241695318759047170

  144. Ciara B.
    08.31.2012

    i would buy some new shoes

  145. ROB
    08.31.2012

    i’d probably buy some computer accesories

  146. Ellie W
    08.31.2012

    I would definitely get a Nook. I’ve resisted getting an ereader as long as I can.
    I also follow you on Twitter @eswright18 and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/241728635701182465

  147. Bonnie
    08.31.2012

    Christmas, I would be looking for gifts to use during Christmas. Items for children.

  148. Jacob
    08.31.2012

    I saw that they had travel rewards – I think I would use it towards that!

  149. Brianna
    09.1.2012

    I would use it towards a tablet or laptop!

  150. Michelle S
    09.1.2012

    Hot dog!! I could buy a whole new outfit with those points @AlyWalansky and also enjoy a deal on a meal. @mcjunkie

  151. rick sawyer
    09.1.2012

    I would use the amex gift card to go to my cousins wedding

  152. Mary Casper
    09.1.2012

    Comment

  153. trinity babichuk
    09.1.2012

    i’d get some gift cards to buy winter clothes.

  154. mara zamora
    09.1.2012

    I would spend it on clothing and shoes for my 2 year old daughter ,i literally have to be buying her new clothes every 3 weeks because she grows very fast .Either i would use it for that or to take my daughter to the specialist because shes walking inwards and whatever she may need is sure going to be expensive .I’m a full time student and i rarely have money so this would definitely be a blessing .

    xoxo
    <3
    fingers & toes crossed

    Following @AlyWalansky –@bluecupcake416

    and RTed
    https://twitter.com/bluecupcake416/status/241929301774200832

  155. Kayleen Considine
    09.1.2012

    I’d buy things for the house. We live paycheck to paycheck and I’d love to get new things!!!

  156. AMBER P
    09.1.2012

    i followed you on twitter @PerksTx

  157. AMBER P
    09.1.2012

    I would put the gift card in my christmas donation jar to ditch on someones door christmas eve.

  158. Lily
    09.1.2012

    I would use them for a Kindle!

  159. Holly B
    09.1.2012

    I’d buy some clothes for fall….I have waaay too many ratty t-shirts, lol.

  160. Holly B
    09.1.2012

    Following on Twitter (@hollymarie076) and retweeted:

  161. ginette4
    09.1.2012

    following @AlyWalansky on twitter; @ginette4
    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/ginette4/status/242043805476470785

  162. Hoa Le
    09.1.2012

    I would get the Planetbox® Launch Complete and a new pair of shoes.

  163. Patrick F
    09.1.2012

    I’d buy some fall clothes.

    I re-tweeted the contest: https://twitter.com/TheGardenofTime/status/242076161398689792

  164. edq143
    09.1.2012

    looks great

  165. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    09.1.2012

    I would get an e-reader

  166. Michelle S
    09.1.2012

    I would get the Le Creuset Wok & Glass Lid – Volcanic

  167. Rachel Newman
    09.2.2012

    I would use it to buy home furnishings.

  168. Elizabeth M.
    09.2.2012

    I desperately need a new watch so that would be one of the things I’d buy with the $250 AMEX gift card.

  169. Elizabeth M
    09.2.2012
  170. Kelly King
    09.2.2012

    I would use it for Christmas shopping

  171. joni
    09.2.2012

    I would use it for Christmas gifts.

  172. Schmidty
    09.2.2012

    It would have to go to the purchase of a new laptop for my son in college. Thanks Aly!

  173. Schmidty
    09.2.2012

    I follow you on twitter and retweeted this tweet of yours: https://twitter.com/alywalansky/status/242023850525720577

  174. heather holmberg
    09.2.2012

    I would use it towards redoing my daughters room, we have just recently painted it, now i am trying to decorate it up, as a 17 year old, her wants and needs get pretty pricey !!!

  175. kjasus
    09.2.2012

    i’m sure with that many points it will help a lot to purchase a new tv for our bedroom.

  176. kjasus
    09.2.2012
  177. Amy Pullifrone
    09.2.2012

    I would get gift cards, and earrings for myself.

  178. Pameula Henson
    09.2.2012

    I would buy new clothes for myself. Recently lost 90 pounds!

  179. Misses Giveaways
    09.2.2012

    I would use it for Christmas shopping.

  180. Mary Beth Elderton
    09.2.2012

    I’m mbm218 on twitter:
    https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/242318441355304961

    I could really use some new clothes.

  181. stony
    09.2.2012

    I would buy myself and my toddler some new clothes

  182. jan donahue
    09.2.2012

    I’d get a jump on my christmas shopping and redeem fir my kids and niece presents love my AMEX card :)

  183. Liz Josie
    09.2.2012

    I’d buy gas cards. They always help a soccer mom!

  184. Cody Anderson
    09.2.2012

    I would buy a new jacket and scarves for the upcoming winter season.

  185. Diane Baum
    09.2.2012

    It would be great towards groovy cloths

  186. Erika P.
    09.2.2012

    I would transfer them to Delta skymiles for a plane ticket.

  187. Karla Sceviour
    09.2.2012

    I would definately treat myself for once and buy some new clothes,boots,and a coat!

    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  188. Karla Sceviour
    09.2.2012
  189. Lisa F.
    09.2.2012

    I am in need of a TV, so I would put it towards that.
    I follow you on Twitter (@L_A_Frances) and tweeted this giveaway (https://twitter.com/L_A_Frances/status/242396168729018368). Thanks! :)

  190. Livivua Chandler
    09.2.2012

    I would buy new home items for my home

  191. michelle
    09.2.2012

    I would use for gas

  192. Heidi Gail
    09.2.2012

    I would purchase Amazon cards, so that I could fill up my kindle with books for my grandsons and myself.

  193. Lorena Keech
    09.2.2012

    I’d purchase books for my Kindle.

  194. Wendy Kroy
    09.3.2012

    I would use it towards electronics.

  195. Aimee Fontenot
    09.3.2012

    I would buy new clothes and put gas in the car!

  196. Aimee Fontenot
    09.3.2012

    https://twitter.com/alywalansky/status/242023850525720577

    I follow you and I retweeted as @pierreplover

  197. Mary Casper
    09.3.2012

    I would buy groceries

  198. Mr Thomas E Ticknor
    09.3.2012

    I would buy some things for my niece for back to school.

  199. tracy
    09.3.2012

    I would love a pair of new boots

  200. Rajee Pandi
    09.3.2012

    I will collect points to buy laptop

  201. Sherry Compton
    09.3.2012

    I would use it for gift cards for Christmas.

  202. Patricia S.
    09.3.2012

    I would use it towards towards purchasing a smart phone since my phone is stuck on stupid :)

  203. Jenny O
    09.3.2012

    I’d get some great gift cards. Maybe Barnes and Noble. Followed on Twitter (WickedJen). Tweeted: https://twitter.com/WickedJen/status/242648505519333376

  204. kelley wood
    09.3.2012

    id get the ipad :)

  205. Ellen B
    09.3.2012

    I would help out my son and buy some clothes for the grandkids

  206. Ellen B
    09.3.2012

    commented on Saying goodbye to summer (but staying pretty in pink, always!)

  207. Debbie Haas
    09.3.2012

    Christmas gifts!

  208. Laura O.
    09.3.2012

    I would get some new winter clothes and boots.

  209. PATRICE J
    09.3.2012

    I would update my fall wardrobe.

  210. Thea
    09.3.2012

    If I had 25,000 points I would buy some giftcards to use as holiday and birthday presents!

  211. Angela W
    09.3.2012

    I would use them towards restaurant gift cards, love eating out but the budget doesn’t allow it too often!

  212. Maegan Morin
    09.3.2012

    I really need a new pair of winter boots and then I would likely save the rest for christmas

  213. Robin
    09.3.2012

    I would use my points to get a kindle fire

  214. Annette D
    09.3.2012

    I would buy my son books for school!

  215. Claire
    09.3.2012

    I would get luggage and hiking boots for the vacation I’m saving up for!

  216. Stephanie
    09.3.2012

    I would buy my daughter jeans and new sneakers for my youngest. It has cost so much to get them ready to go back to school this week, but those are the things I couldn’t get yet. And this week…..RENT!

  217. Theresa J
    09.3.2012

    I would definitely get gift cards

  218. Pat
    09.3.2012

    I would get gift cards.

  219. Carolyn G
    09.3.2012

    I would get the Dean & Deluca Large Spice Tube Rack — 40 Count

  220. Daniel M
    09.3.2012

    i need a new wardrobe!

  221. Tara
    09.3.2012

    I would probably get a Gap gift card!

  222. john redding
    09.3.2012

    I would take my wife out for a much needed date night and massage

  223. gina
    09.3.2012

    I would buy some amazing boots for the autumn & winter.

  224. Charity S
    09.3.2012

    I would get the Antwerp Diamonds Solitaire Diamond “Dream” Necklace .05 carat.

    tweeted @ccboobooy

  225. Sarah W
    09.3.2012

    I’m sure I would use it towards Christmas presents for my daughter this year :)

    fs4sarah at gmail dot com

  226. Ashley Morrissey
    09.3.2012

    Expecting my first child in less than 2 weeks and he could use some nice things! That’s what I would spend them on

    Retweeted: https://twitter.com/alywalansky/status/242023850525720577

    @ashleythebutton

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05@yahoo.com

  227. Katie Rose
    09.3.2012

    the kids and I all need winter boots, so that would hit the top of the list.

  228. Jacob LaFountaine
    09.3.2012

    Put it towards Amazon gift cards

  229. Beth S.
    09.4.2012

    I’d buy some new tops. My wardrobe is looking dated!

  230. Rena Hyde
    09.4.2012

    I would use it towards Christmas presents for my daughters!

  231. Rena Hyde
    09.4.2012

    following on twitter as well as retweeted https://twitter.com/renahyde09

  232. Aisha Holley
    09.4.2012

    I would shop at Old Navy for clothes for my family.

    @AishaMarkGirl

  233. Chrystal J.
    09.4.2012

    I would buy new clothes and shoes.

  234. Lynn R
    09.4.2012

    I would put this towards my new clothes washer that I am saving for. This would be a huge help.

  235. Jill L
    09.4.2012

    I would pick up a Apple iPod Nano® 16GB for my daughter.

  236. Jill L
    09.4.2012
  237. Jill L
    09.4.2012

    Commented on your post, The Importance of Journaling.

  238. Tiffany Hearn
    09.4.2012

    I would get the Guidecraft Doll Bunk Bed, Espresso for my daughters. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  239. Adrienne Bireley
    09.4.2012

    I would use it to buy some fall/winter clothes for my kids.

  240. Alexandria Griffin
    09.4.2012

    We love American Express Member Reward Points! I can’t lie Ms. Aly, if I had 25,000 AEMRP to cash in, I would buy a Tiffany & Co. Gift card! =)
    Thank you so much!

  241. Derek Timm
    09.4.2012

    I would get gift cards for restaurants. My family loves going out to eat.

  242. MelissaO
    09.4.2012

    I’d use it for a pair of winter boots and some gas cards.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  243. Bonnie Robertson
    09.4.2012

    I would love to get fall shoes and boots.

  244. creslanwilliams@gmail.com
    09.4.2012

    I would buy a Nexus 7 so I could stay connected with the new tablet

  245. Supriya
    09.4.2012

    I have never bought a name brand purse for myself…ever…so I would most likely purchase a Coach or put it towards a Michael Kors purse :) I also tweeted – @guddu81

  246. Supriya
    09.4.2012

    I have never purchased a name brand purse for myself, so I would put it towards a COACH or Michael Kors purse.

    I tweeted – @guddu81

  247. Mindy McCrea
    09.4.2012

    I would get a winter coat for my son and myself, since his doesn’t fit him anymore, and mine has gone missing!

  248. Amy T
    09.4.2012

    This month I turn a year older and I’m planning my attack. In order to amuse/distract myself, I need retail therapy. I would love to win the Amex gift card so that I could do a little fall revamp. It’s time for me to clean up my act, so on my bday I’m not a sobbing mess. The good thing is that I sign up for every bday club out there. I would love to use the Amex with my bday discount at Loehmans and maybe when I go to Sephora to pick up my bday freebie ,I can also get a new sexy lipstick or fall scent.
    I tweeted @theycalmelola

  249. Leigha Kelsey
    09.4.2012

    I would love to be able to spend some money on me for work clothes and then also have money for Christmas.

  250. Amy T
    09.4.2012

    I also commented on your lash extension post!

  251. Jessica Vaughan Gengler
    09.4.2012

    I would use it for Christmas presents

  252. Morgan
    09.4.2012

    I would use it to get gift cards and pay bills

  253. tia beverly
    09.4.2012

    CLOTHES, CLOTHES AND MORE CLOTHES :)

  254. Leslie L. Stanziani
    09.4.2012

    I would use it for winter clothes for my 4 kids.They have outgrown all of last years clothing.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  255. Lisa Garner
    09.4.2012

    I would love to get the Brighton Anju Pouch if I had all those points to spend! http://www.membershiprewards.com/catalog/productdetail/?ResetBreadcrumb=true&result_id=RY9896&OmniturePageName=categorybrowse&N=10009102+854&aid=104383

    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

    • Lisa Garner
      09.4.2012

      Following on Twitter @lisalmg and RT this giveaway.

  256. Dorothy Sandman
    09.4.2012

    I would take my daughter shopping for things she needs for her 1st apartment.

  257. Lisa Friedman
    09.4.2012

    A new coat!

  258. Brad
    09.4.2012

    I would get school supplies for my kids.

  259. Jaque R.
    09.4.2012

    My daughter’s birthday is coming up soon and this would definitely make it extra special…I would buy her a nice gift and give her a party. :-) Thank you.

  260. Tara Woods
    09.4.2012

    I would use the reward points for Itunes and Barnes & Noble gift cards.
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  261. Richard Hicks
    09.4.2012

    I follow you twitter and tweeted

    https://twitter.com/brich2222/status/243128570208194561

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  262. Richard Hicks
    09.4.2012

    would spend it on backpacks, new shoes, new clothes, pens and pencils and more!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  263. Donnie Balzeigler
    09.4.2012

    I would buy my wife a new winter coat.

  264. Joy F
    09.4.2012

    I would get some new clothes.

  265. Jason B
    09.4.2012

    I would buy an xbox or a new tv.

  266. Lucy Schwartz
    09.4.2012

    The Gift Card would guarantee a Happy Christmas. Oh I could pay some bills but how would that help the economy or I guess it would, but it woldn’t be so much fun.

  267. lisa bolduc
    09.4.2012

    i would buy a crib

  268. julieh
    09.4.2012
  269. julieh
    09.4.2012

    I’d buy a nook!

  270. MK
    09.4.2012

    I think I’d get a hotel night.

  271. Shawna
    09.4.2012

    I would to purchase Banana Republic gift card and buy some new stylish clothes for myself as I’ve lost 20lbs and am looking for a job and I want to look professional. Thanks for the chance!

  272. steph
    09.4.2012

    I would buy a nook! I retweeted @desmoinesdealin and follow

  273. Shawna
    09.4.2012
  274. Tamra H
    09.4.2012

    I’d buy a new patio set!

  275. Gordon
    09.5.2012

    I’d buy school clothes for my son!

  276. Krystle G
    09.5.2012

    an upgraded cell phone. :)

  277. Melinda
    09.5.2012

    I would buy a new laptop!

  278. Melinda
    09.5.2012
  279. Kristi D
    09.5.2012

    I would buy myself a new outfit, complete with boots!

  280. jen gersch
    09.5.2012

    i would buy a new gift card for new clothing

  281. April V.
    09.5.2012

    I’d use the points towards Barnes and Noble gift cards because books are my obsession.

  282. Sherry Conrad
    09.5.2012

    I would get my grandson some new clothes at Old Navy- he’s outgrowing everything so fast we can’t keep up. :)

  283. Sherry Conrad
    09.5.2012

    I follow you on twitter @dddiva & tweeted
    https://twitter.com/dddiva/status/243299072205807616

  284. tracey byram
    09.5.2012

    I’d get the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight

  285. jessica fox
    09.5.2012

    Some new boots for the fall and a day trip to a pick your own fruit farm.

  286. Tammy Mauk
    09.5.2012

    I would buy an ipod touch!

  287. Caitlin McClure
    09.5.2012

    I’d get clothes for my son

  288. Coriander Warren
    09.5.2012

    I would probably get an e-reader of some type

  289. Susan Smith
    09.5.2012

    I’d buy an eReader

  290. Alexandria Griffin
    09.5.2012
  291. Marlene V
    09.5.2012

    I would love to buy myself some new boots

  292. Patrice
    09.5.2012

    I would buy the Barnes&Noble NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight.

  293. Jeanette H.
    09.5.2012

    I would get some gift cards to take my daughter somewhere wonderful for her birthday.

  294. Jeanette H.
    09.5.2012

    Following on twitter @JH33194

  295. ashley
    09.5.2012

    I think I would go for the gift cards!
    $25 Bath & Body Works Gift Card x2
    $100 American Express® Especially for Thank You Gift Card

  296. Dorothy Hubbard
    09.5.2012

    I would get amazon gc so that I could start my christmas shopping early.

  297. Dorothy Hubbard
    09.5.2012

    Following on twitter @ladyvon5845

  298. Mary Cloud
    09.5.2012

    I’d use it to buy a new camera

    annabellainla @ gmail dot com

  299. Mike
    09.5.2012

    I would treat my wife (teacher) and son to some new clothing.

  300. Mike
    09.5.2012

    followed on twitter :)

  301. susan smoaks
    09.5.2012

    i would get clothes, i have lost a lot of weight and nothing fits anymore!

    @fdp4life RT’ed and tweeted!

    following you on twitter too!

  302. Pat B
    09.5.2012

    I’d start my Christmas shopping

  303. cindy b
    09.5.2012

    wow this giveaway looks amazing! tweeting @ladyboarder9669 I would buy some new vince camuto shoes!

  304. rageenavandelay
    09.5.2012

    I’d cash it in for an American Express gift card & use that for groceries, household essentials, etc.

  305. Melanie Montgomery
    09.5.2012

    I’d get some gift cards.

  306. lisa
    09.5.2012

    This is nice. I need a new handbag for fall, I could also use a couple new skirts.

  307. reginald masten
    09.5.2012

    buy clothes

  308. jules mcnubbin
    09.5.2012

    i’d get a kindle

  309. Laurie Emerson
    09.5.2012

    I would buy a pair of boots which I have been drooling over.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  310. Patrice
    09.5.2012

    I thank you for doing giveaways in a time where most of us can use a treat

  311. Cynthia Knisley
    09.5.2012

    Really love all your items up for grabs.

  312. Tim Moss
    09.5.2012

    Buy new clothes!

  313. Becky S.
    09.5.2012

    I would definitely use my points on Amazon.com, since I”m always shopping there anyway!

  314. Victoria R.
    09.5.2012

    Wow! I love American Express! I’d love to get some ankle boots for fall – or put this towards a new laptop – mine’s on the brink!

    e-mail: gildedaged (at) gmail (dot) com

  315. Victoria R.
    09.5.2012
  316. Tanya White
    09.5.2012

    I would defiantly buy some new clothes for myself, I haven’t done that in awhile.
    tanyajoshanti81@gmail.com

  317. Tanya White
    09.5.2012
  318. Tonya Dean
    09.5.2012

    I would use it for shoes, shoes, and more shoes!

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

  319. Carole Ingram
    09.5.2012

    I would buy some clothes for my baby boy and shoes for all of my kids, they are in need of new shoes really badly.

  320. Carole Ingram
    09.5.2012

    I retweeted the giveaway (@CaroleIngram4)

  321. Carole Ingram
    09.5.2012

    I follow you on twitter (@CaroleIngram4)

  322. Tyler Meitz
    09.5.2012

    I would use the gift card for a new high end PC component to upgrade my computer.

  323. Brian e.
    09.5.2012

    Thanks for the giveaway…we would buy the Panasonic Compact Stereo System with iPod Dock

  324. Brian e.
    09.5.2012

    Following YOU via Twitter: @brianpiero

  325. cassandra (rab pom)
    09.5.2012

    I would buy things for my house, i just moved so i need a lot of things!

  326. Trisha McKee
    09.5.2012

    I would buy my daughter and myself some new clothes!

  327. jessica schueler
    09.5.2012

    I would buy clothes for me :)
    schueler.jessica@yahoo.com

  328. Trisha McKee
    09.5.2012

    Following on twitter and retweeted as @wordromancer

  329. Gaines Simmons
    09.5.2012

    I would buy more school supplies. Thank you for this opportunity.

  330. mary renshaw
    09.5.2012

    I would book us a trip to disney!

  331. Sumer
    09.5.2012

    I would get the Amazon Kindle, I’ve been wanting an e-reader. Follow on twitter: @sumer804 and reweeted: https://twitter.com/alywalansky/status/242997032573337601

  332. jacquibiser@gmail.com
    09.5.2012

    Just moved into a new place so anything to help with the start up costs is what i would purchase! thanks. good luck to anyone who enters

  333. Jacqui Biser
    09.5.2012

    I just moved into a new place. I would use it to help with the start up costs.

  334. DanV
    09.5.2012

    I’d get some great new jeans

  335. Re Morgan
    09.5.2012

    i’d use the points for giftcards for christmas gifts

  336. Barbara Long
    09.5.2012

    I would use the points to buy the Barnes&Noble NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight.

    longbarb1@aol.com

  337. Ms. T
    09.6.2012

    With the holidays coming up shortly I could use the gift card towards it..

  338. Patricia Hancock
    09.6.2012

    Two words: Fall Fashions! That’s what I would use it for! (and maybe a little chocolate fix) Thanks for the chance Aly!

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