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The Gift Card Giveaway Hop is hosted by Inspired Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Peep at Attack of the Book.

Through Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 12:01 a.m., you are invited to enter to win a $15 Amazon gift certificate to help you with your holiday shopping!

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If you had unlimited funds with which to buy one special gift for one special person this year, what would you purchase for that individual, and why?

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  1. Malvina Beatrice

    I’ll probably get my sister a kindle fire because her birthday is 2 days before Christmas and she is a book lover like me.

  2. I would buy a brand new car for my older sister. She always says she wishes she had 1, but can’t afford it. If i had unlimited funds, I’d buy that for her.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I would get my son a laptop, so he wouldn’t feel so isolated when he has to be at home all the time.

  4. :mrgreen: If I could buy anything for anyone, I’d pay off my dad’s house.

  5. I would get airplane tickets so my sister and her family could be here for Christmas.

  6. I’d put a down payment on a house for my son.

  7. Kelly Fox

    I would buy my oldest child and his family a home! They are just struggling and it would ease some of their burdens!Well, you did say unlimited!!!

  8. I would pay off my son’s mortgage along with some other bills. It would help them a lot!

  9. teressa oliver

    I would buy my coworker a new car. She is a special lady who takes care of so many other people and is always doing things for others. Her car doesn’t have a heater or airconditioner that works. If you have ever been to Oklahoma, you know we only have extreme weather one way or another
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  10. I would buy my son the baby items that are important and necessary for his upcoming baby.

  11. Colleen Turner

    I would buy my husband an IPAD2 because he really likes my Amazon Kindle and thinks he would love the IPAD2 since it has more internet capabilities. He would also never buy one for himself so it would be a great surprise!

  12. I would buy my grandmother a television set, if I had better funds.

  13. I’d buy my dad a car. His truck has over 250,000 miles on it and dies on him all the time, but he doesn’t have the money to buy a nice new one.

  14. Kah_cherub

    I’d buy a house of my own. Enough with paying rent! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Mary Ward

    Definitely would be a new car for my husband. His car is at it’s last breath and money is so tight, and it would be a brand new one.

  16. Judy Cox

    I would buy my daughter a car, they need a second auto real bad!!!

  17. i would buy my mom a home in my city so she would be closer to me
    mychancetowin at gmail dot com

  18. Pinky Sade

    I would buy my mom a really nice landed property with a beautiful house because I know she dreams of that! Thanks!

  19. Oh, man… I would get my Honey his very own free-n-clear house – yes, that would be gifting me, too, but with unlimited funds, I can’t think of anything he’d rather have than NO MORTGAGE! jajajajaja

    Cool Question.
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  20. Liz Robinson

    I would buy a house for my husband and me.

  21. Nedra Whittemore

    I would buy a new car for my oldest daughter. Hers is old and a small car. With 2 children and another on the way she really needs a bigger vehicle.

  22. Margaret

    I would buy a kindle for my niece. Her father passed away last year and this is the first Christmas without him and I know the funds are low in her family so it would be a great gift as she loves to read. I wish I could afford to get it for her.

  23. Carol Wong

    I would buy a house for my a friend’s family. They lost their house through foreclosure a few months back. The father of the family who used to be my collegue at work died two days ago. He was at least 15 years younger than me and he died of an aggressive blood cancer.


  24. Gena Robertson

    I would pay off our mortgage so my husband wouldn’t have such a heavy financial burden to carry.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Happy Holidays!

  25. I would buy my sister a camera because she really wants one.

  26. cheryl c.

    a college ring for my son
    castings at mindspring dot com

  27. I would buy a house for my hubby so instead of being apart for Christmas…we’d be together…cause it really SUCKS not being together him being on the East coast and me and the kids in the west.
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  28. jessica edwards

    a new house for my dad, his is falling apart

  29. I would buy my family a nice country home away from the city and with lots of land.

  30. moirae book reviews

    A motor bike of choice for my best friend, because he needs a new one.

  31. I would pay off our house mortgage and all our other bills for my husband because he works so hard. I might also buy him an antique firetruck (a real one) because he’s always wanted one, lol.

  32. I would buy my mom an ipad. She works hard and long hours, and I think she deserves to have something like this that she would enjoy.

  33. If I had unlimited funds I would purchase a limited edition toy my Husband wants because he completely deserves it but I cannot justify that expenditure on a toy

  34. thegirlonfire27

    I would get my grandma a new recliner. Hers broke and she is now sitting in a rocker which she hates. She paints for craft shows and that is almost impossible to do in a rocking chair. Plus it isn’t very comfortable which really bothers me!

  35. ikkinlala

    I’d buy a sailboat, because my dad has been dreaming of having one for years.

  36. A wedding for my sister and her fiancรฉ.

  37. I would pay off my Mothers bills, mortgage, car and any other expenses of the rest of her life. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. I have a special friend losing their home at the end of the month. If I could give them anything, it would be a paid for home.
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  39. I would buy my husband a brand new F-350. He needs a new truck so badly, and I would love to see the shock on his face (I would have an ambulance standing by). Thanks for the great giveaway!

  40. Ana Norte

    I would buy a trip to Portugal for my parents.

  41. Aurora m.

    unlimited $ One present? OK It would be 1 million dollars placed in a Airline fund so that anyone in the service/family to use to fly anywhere to be together at Christmas this year.

  42. Rebecca Orr

    I would buy my fiancee a new vehicle.
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  43. My brother’s a musician so I would buy him new sound equipment and a couple of guitars! He has been taking care of our mom alot lately so he deserves it!

  44. I would love to get my Hubby a truck. He has always wanted one and right now he actually needs one but we can’t afford it.
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  45. Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    I would buy houses for everyone in my family!

  46. Sophia Rose

    Thank you for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

    This is going to sound odd and seem like it is for me, but I would purchase two airline tickets and fly out to visit my parents because they love it when we can visit and would love it if we could be there for Christmas.

  47. I woul buy a dirt bike with all the saftey gears for my son. I know he’s only 2 but I’m getting ready now before I don’t have the funds later =) he loves anything with a motor it seems. I guess the gear head blood runs thick in our family (mommy, daddy, grandpa, great grandpa and great2x papa)
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for participating in the Gift Card Giveaway Hop!! I hope you have a wonderful Holiday and stay safe considering the crazy Holiday drivers out there! =)
    Also, I hope Santa gives you all you wish for!

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
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  48. Cindy Macbeth

    If I had unlimited funds to spend on one person, I’d buy my husband a new home. He works so hard to provide for his family, it would be nice to make things a little easier for him

  49. I’d buy one of the salvation armys christmas trees that were full of angels so everyone on that tree had a nice Christmas!!

  50. Denise Z

    I would get my husband a new car/truck. He has been driving his little truck since we bought it in 1987 and it keeps chugging, but I think he would really love a new one ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the fun.

  51. Amanda W

    I would buy something special for my mom, don’t know what. She’s had a tough year and she deserves something special.

  52. Rebecca Graham

    I would buy a truck for my husband because his truck is worn out.

  53. I’d buy my husband a new car as this will help him in his work. Right now he takes the bus

  54. Susan Smith

    I’d buy my husband a new SUV, he has wanted one for years to replace out 10 year old Sedan.

  55. I would purchase a guitar for my daughter. She started taking lessons, but has to use her friend’s guitar.
    Thank you!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  56. Linda Kish

    Can it be for a couple since they count as one? I would get annual passes for my son and his wife to Disneyland because that is what they want.

  57. Lisa Brooks

    I would buy my hubby an iPad 2. so he could gather his books together & not have to jug his huge computer bag back & forth to work, to accommodate his laptop.

  58. I would buy my mother the entire shabby chic set at target for my mother! She deserves what she wants. Shes been there for me through thick and thin!
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  59. If I had the unlimited funds to do it I would buy my mom a new vehicle for Christmas. Hers has been in the shop for over a month and she needs something dependable!
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  60. I’d purchase a brand new home for my grandmother. She’s 80 and lives on a fixed income but always puts others first. She says things like ‘well who knows if I’ll be around long enough to enjoy new curtains’ and then doesn’t get things like that she needs so she can send my kids gifts. She’s always been selfless and kind I wish I could reciprocate as generously.
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  61. Chen Chang

    It would be for my dad and probably something like a Chinese artifact b/c he loves those kinds of stuff ๐Ÿ˜›

  62. with unlimited funds I would buy my mom a book publishing company! That is what she wants to do, and I would give anything to give that to her! If only that were the prize for this giveaway ๐Ÿ˜€
    lol jk ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks so much for this generous giveaway!
    Happy Holidays!!

    email: echika[at]insightbb[dot]com
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  63. scottsgal

    I’d get my husband a bass boat because he loves to fish

  64. Linda Henderson

    I would buy my oldest daughter a Kindle, she really wants one. We both lost our homes and everything in the tornado that hit here in May, so we are both having to build our book libraries all over again.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  65. Meghan Page

    I would buy my parents a new house since they live in a two story old farmhouse and need a one story because of my dad’s health

  66. IF I could buy anything, no matter the cost, I would buy my little sister her favorite British coat. She’s been trying to find one like in the states, but it’s either too expensive or not of the same quality and I’d love to get her the one she wants (which is already a hefty price, and with shipping, it would be insane).

    Anyway, thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!

  67. Something for my son to listen to music with an earphone on so he can listen to his music with out us being bombed out with the noise. He has to turn it up
    louder so he can hear it but its to loud for us

  68. brookea_2006

    I’d pay off my mom’s house, and buy her a new computer because she’s never had a new computer of her own.

  69. Lora1967

    I would buy my husband the tow truck that he dreams of having.

  70. If I had unlimited funds I would buy my mom a house so that she would have the security of owning a home.

  71. Jessica Brainerd

    I would buy my daughter an iPad – she would absolutely flip over it.

  72. I would build my parents their dream home that they already have plans for and the land for, they just need the funds to do it!

  73. there is a business for sale that has several business in it and if I could afford it I’ld buy the building so my hubby could have the garage of his dreams and I’d stock it with whatever he’d need. Then I’d open a small store/gas station in the other part and rent out the beauty shop. Hopefully in a few years I could retire.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  74. Lisa Walker

    I would pay for my daughter to get her hip surgery to remove her bone spurs. She is only 21 and doesn’t have insurance.

  75. I would probably pay off my parent’s home & auto payment.
    Thank you for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!!!

  76. I would finish remodeling my house so my hubby doesn’t have to.

  77. SarahSparrow

    I would get a new house for my mom (and dad, but my mom’s the one who wants one).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  78. Holly Hennessy Swint

    I would buy a Beach house for my Mom. She does so much for all of us and I would like to give her a place to retreat and relax.

  79. If I had unlimited funds, I would buy my friend a car. She and her husband are struggling financially right now and their car just gave out on them and they cannot afford to get a new one. I wish I was able to help them more, but we’re just getting by too.
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  80. Kelly Burroughs Crowell

    I’d buy my parents a house because it’s been really tough since they lost their house and now have to rent!!

    Happy Holidays,
    Kelly Burroughs Crowell

  81. Allison Lancaster

    If i had unlimited funds, I’d buy my mom a house because she pays rent every month (her brother/my uncle owns the house) and it’s not a good situation…never do business with family. So yeah, I’d definitely buy her a house so she could stop paying rent and hopefully it would help better she and her brother’s relationship.

  82. Veronica De Luna

    I would buy my husband his own comic book & toy shop because it is something he has always talked about wanting and after all the hardships he’s had to face in his life and all the hard work he’s had to do, I believe he deserves a chance to live his dream about owning this shop and running it with our children when they get older.

  83. katayoun

    kindle for a friend, she’s a big reader and she’s been thinking about it. it would be so cool to surprise her!

  84. Unlimited? I’d buy a house for my husband ๐Ÿ™‚

    alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

  85. I would buy my husband a mustang because he has always wanted one and we are in serious need of another vehicle. I don’t think he likes driving around our mom-mobile (mini van lol).

  86. I would get my husband a new car since our car is getting old and it would be lovely to have a new one.

  87. jennifer k

    I would take my nieces to DisneyWorld. I think they’d love that.

  88. christin

    I would buy a new home for a local family who just lost everything due to a fire. ๐Ÿ™

  89. With unlimited funds I would buy my husband a castle in Scotland — he would be so excited!

  90. Suz Reads

    If I had unlimited funds, I would give my mom the gift of pre-paid health insurance for the year! She worries so much about making the huge payments and it would be nice to give her relief from that worry!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  91. Melora Brock

    I’d buy a house for my parents with flat land (most of their current property is on a hill!), 1 story (they’re getting old), and enough property for mom to maintain a flower garden, and dad to maintain a orchard and various fruit bushes.

  92. I would make all of the repairs needed on my parents house. They did tons for me while I was in college, and now that they are struggling a bit I wish I could give back.

  93. A mac laptop for my boyfriend because he designs websites and really needs

  94. Renee Bennett

    If I had unlimited funds I would buy my sister a new car. She is paying 2 mortgages and really needs a new car.

  95. I definitely buy my Mom a new car. Due to a lot of weirdness, she doesn’t have one anymore. So that would be what I’d get.

  96. kristina shields

    i would buy a house for my mom because she deserves to have a new house to live in for everything that she has done for us.

  97. latisha depoortere

    I would get a tv for my mom replace the one that broke! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  98. Juana Esparza

    If I had unlimited funds I would purchase my mom a brick house because she has always wanted one.


  99. Sherry S.

    I would buy a Nook for my niece because she’s be wanting one and she’s a big reader.

  100. I would buy an Island! A private place to get away from the rest of the world whenever I wnated to….ahhhh ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Merry Christmas!

    email: emsie93[at]insitghtbb[dot]com

  101. Shannon Gallagher

    I would buy my daughter a laptop, a top of the line one, because she needs one and deserves one!

    lovescrissangel at hotmail dot com

  102. Tiffany P

    If i had unlimited funds i would buy a plane ticket so my nephew could spend Christmas with his father (my brother) and the rest of my family.

  103. Angela Cisco

    I would buy me husband a XBOX360 bundle because he has been wanting one for a long time.

  104. Jennifer Speed

    I would purchase a tablet for myself because I really need one for school.

  105. I would buy us a bigger house ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  106. Maria Gabriel

    I’d get my mother a new car because she works really hard, helps me with babysitting and really needs one.

  107. I would buy my husband a new truck. He deserves it for working so many long hours and has never had a new vehicle.

  108. My wife just started her own business this year. She’d love to have a set of surveying equipment, software for engineering, and a winter coat with her company name.
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  109. If I had ALL the money in the world, I would buy not just ONE person, but I would try to find ONE family who is struggling and buy them an entire Christmas!!! I would NOT tell them how I found out about them, just surprise them with really neat gifts, a meal and good company!
    My parents did NOT have ALL the money in the world, but, one year when we had grown up and weren’t ‘so’ into Xmas anymore, we gave up some of our gifts in order to provide a disadvantaged family a WONDERFUL Xmas!!! It was the BEST feeling in the world!! I even threw in FREE Babysitting!!! It was the BEST Christmas in the world!!! If money were NOT an issue, I would do that myself! I was able to do it one year, and it was GREAT just to see the kids’ faces while opening their gifts! It would be AWESOME to do it again!!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    Laurie Carslon
    laurieisreading at gmail dot com

  110. I would remodel my parents’ kitchen and bathrooms because they’re about 40 years old. They could also use one of those sit down tubs for older people with the high seat which is easier for them to get in and old of.

  111. I would give my husband free reign to purchase whatever he wanted for his stereo system. He love to tinker with it & update it. Why? Because I want to give him the best of everything. We’ve been together 24 yrs. & I wouldn’t want it any other way. Thanks!

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  113. I would buy a starter home for my daughter. She is having a hard time finding someplace to live because her boyfriend is a felon, and she is just starting to get her life in order. I would love to be able to help her out that way.
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  114. Melissa Haggerty

    I would buy a big house for my family.

  115. Ahhhh i don’t know. I would give money to my parents, they have been helping out with college so i would like to pay them back!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. Penny Kathleen

    I would get my son a new car because his jeep has been broken down for almost a year.

  117. SacredmOOn1

    I would buy my hubby a new computer. His Dell just stopped working. ๐Ÿ™

  118. I would set up a spending account for my hubby so that he can do whatever he wants with it

  119. kay swederski

    It is not so much I would buy – but I would like to help my boy friend find a job ~

  120. Unlimited funds..I would buy a new truck with all the gadgets and flare for my husband. He deserves a new vehicle.

  121. I’d pay off my brother’s mortgage, so that he’d be less stressed.

  122. I would purchase plane tickets for my sister and her kids to fly out here. She is struggling right now in her marriage and being with family would really help her right now.

  123. I would pay my dad the money so he could retire and come back home living with his family. He has to work 3 states away ever since he lost his job 3 years ago. We all miss him!

    – Beckie

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  124. Andrea Williams

    I would buy my husband an Ipad since his laptop died.

  125. Velvet Hubler

    I would buy a piece of property with three house on it so my sister, brother and I could all live close to each other

  126. Monja Blue

    A new car for my neighbor. She’s elderly & taking the bus is very difficult for her .

  127. Thank you for the great giveaway and for participating in this giveaway hop!
    Wow, that is a deep and difficult question! hmmm….if I could do this for three people, it would be for my sister – a full college scholarship to the school of her dreams, for my dad – complete financial security so no more money worries which also would mean (no health insurance worries and so he could finally take a well deserved vacation), and for one of my very best friends – perfect health (a cure for all his health issues) and the ability to afford housing to move across the country to where he has dreamed of for so long!
    Wishing you and your family a very happy hoilday season!

  128. I would pay the rest of the mortgage of my parents house.

  129. I’d buy my sister a new furnace because hers doesn’t work well.
    BookcaseLaura at gmail.com

  130. Robin Blankenship

    I would buy my husband everything on his list he has had a rough year. He had a stroke

  131. Krysta Banco

    I’d buy my parents a house, they deserve it ๐Ÿ™‚

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