July 8, 2009

Hip Hip Hurray Giveaway: $10.00 Half Price Books GC + Link YOUR Giveaways!


This week's Hip Hip Hurray Giveaway is a prize near and dear to my heart: BOOKS!

I am a total book-lover (bibliophile if we want to use the technical term) and love nothing more than to spend an hour browsing the stacks at the library or the local bookstore.

However, being the newly reformed Frugalista that I am, I cannot stomach spending big dollars on books no matter how much I love them. Which is why I was delighted to discover my local Half Price Books Store.


Oodles of books for just a few bucks (or even just $1 or $0.50) each? I'm SO there!!

Half Price Books also has a great summer reading program for kids ages 12 and under; I talked about it here with a bunch of other reading programs that reward your kids for keeping their brains busy over summer break.

You can also sell you old books, cds, and dvds for cash (something I reeeeeally need to do so I can make room for new finds); details on how that works are here.

This week, in honor of my new found retail love affair, I'm giving away a $10.00 GC to Half Price Books; you can check the store locator list here to see if there's one near you before you enter.

How to enter:

Leave a comment telling me about one of your fave books; it can be a childhood book that you still adore reading with your kiddos or a book that you've read as an adult that changed you.


I'll start us off by telling you two of mine: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White and Lord of the Flies by William Goulding. The first I love for all the reasons you might as well: the themes of friendship, self-sacrifice, and of inspiration. The second was one of the first truly grown up books I'd ever read (I was a freshman in high school), one that totally turned my mind upside down and left me looking at the world and at human nature with different eyes.

You can earn an additional (3) chances to win as well.

1. Tweet about this giveaway then come back here and leave me a separate comment to let me know you tweeted.

2. Post about this giveaway at your blog with a link both to this post; come back and leave the URL of your post in a separate comment.

3. Subscribe to my RSS feed by reader or email and leave a separate comment to let me know you're a new subscriber; you can also drop me a separate comment to let me know if you're already a subscriber for this extra entry.

Remember, you must leave me some way to find you online (by email or by your Twitter handle) if you don't have a blog. Entries with no contact information or means of contacting you online will be disqualified.

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, July 14, at 10:00 pm EST . I will announce the winner (selected by Random.org) on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Good luck!

Hey there - do you have a giveaway you're hosting at your blog this week? Feel free to drop the link to your giveaway post in the Mr. Linky below; thanks!

15 comments:

  1. A woman after my own heart! My favorite childhood book was Pickles the Firecat. I think I loved it mostly because it was a book about an imperfect character (the cat) who found his place despite his imperfections. So many characters in children's books are good or bad. Few are both and, even as a child, I loved depth in my characters!

    Thanks for the great giveaway. Fingers crossed.

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  2. I loved, loved, loved Judy Blume books. Who can forget "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret"? What a great book for girls. And I LOVE Half-Price Books. I've gotten many books for my family. Some even as low as 25 cents!

    Thanks,
    Mindy

    bigmelw@aol.com

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  3. One of my favorite books to read and the first real "adult" book I read was "Sybil". Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  4. I'm a subscriber.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  5. We love reading the Mr. Putter and Tabby books. It's funny how stories about a little old man, his cat, and his quirky neighbor can capture a child's attention!

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  6. I also subscribe already... and love it!

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  7. My favorite one as a child was Caps for Sale. My mom would do the motions for each cap being placed on his head and shaking his fists at the monkeys. It was so much fun that I read it to my kids now.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    mom2kids.stephens at gmail dot com

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  8. I have to say, my "first" favorite book was Nancy Drew and the Mystery of the Glowing Eye! My dad read it to me before bed and to this day I still love mysteries!

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  9. I already suscribe via google reader - thanks!

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  10. My favorite books were The Babysitters Club, I had collected up to about 100, then finally started reading more "grown up" books. Now, when I see them in thrift stores or used books stores, I pick them up and enjoy reading them having good old memories!

    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

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  11. Email subscriber

    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

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  12. I LOVE Half Price Book. I actually lecture people on going to regular books stores lol.
    I think its nearly impossible to pick a favorite.. different books speak to you and the same book can speak to you in a different way each time you read it.
    One of my favorite books as a child was Bridge to Terabithia. I loved it. I talked about it to people as a grown up. Then when Disney made a movie, I was so exicted to see the book being brought back to new audiences. I have a copy of it and plan to read it with Hannah when she is a little bit older.

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  13. Email subscriber....

    Mindy
    bigmelw@aol.com

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  14. My absolute FAVORITE childhood book is Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We checked it out last week and come to find out they are coming out with a movie of the book this year!!! Very exciting. The kids LOVE it too!

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