Date Night with Gift Cards Rock (up for grabs)

by Pam on February 2, 2012

The contest is closed. The winner is

I have noticed my life has become more hectic. Between caring for my kids and my father, a stroke victim, working part time, housework, and keeping up with my blog, something had to take a back seat. Romantic date nights out with my hubby? Umm, far down on the list. I decided my New Year’s goal was to “reclaim the romance.” Or at least spend one evening a month with my hubby eating a meal I didn’t have to cook.

Gift Cards Rock! an online community for people who love to give and receive gift cards gave me the opportunity for a date night to Applebee’s with a $50 gift card. Yes! We had a great meal and were able to get appetizers and dessert too! The Chocolate Lava Cake with vanilla ice cream is super yummy. It never hurts to have a night out when we can talk about something besides kids and not have our sentences interrupted. Adult conversation, good food, definitely something I want to plan again soon.

Be sure to check out Gift Cards Rock on twitter too. Because we can purchase more gift cards at our local grocery store, I’m going to be checking out the restaurants available.

Win It!
One person will receive a $50 Applebee’s Gift Certificate from Gift Cards Rock.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Anonymous February 2, 2012 at 5:39 am

Favorite store-amazon.com and
favorite restaurant-Macaroni Grill
Lisa B.
BrunoDogg2@hotmail.com

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Rebecca Graham February 2, 2012 at 6:49 am

I would choose Barnes and Noble.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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Crystal February 2, 2012 at 7:13 am

I’d pick Sephora!
(GFC Crystal)

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scottsgal February 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

fave store – Kohls, restaurant – Bonefish Grill
msboatgal at aol.com

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agatewood1 February 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Amazon as far as store and Olive Garden for restaurant! thank you!!
ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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Giant Sis February 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Chili’s! It’s my favorite place to not cook! And for store, Hallmark! I LOVE that place!
wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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Jo February 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Amazon!!!
jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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Anonymous February 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Olive garden!

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melinda February 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I would like one from Kohl’s or Fareway!

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Anonymous February 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Amazon! nrhays1220 at aol . com

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wsampson67 February 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Our favorite is Applebee’s or we like Texas Roadhouse

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Turning the Clock Back February 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I need to reclaim the romance with my husband too. It is hard to think about this when so much else needs to get done. We got a gift card for a restaurant for Christmas…I think it is time we use it!

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Francine February 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Olive Garden, or Cheesecake Factory

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ChicnSavvy February 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Applebee’s love there Fiesta Lime Chicken.. to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelsey APley

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Larissa February 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm

NY & Co. because I could really use some more clothes!

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one frugal lady February 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm
Vanessa Coker February 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Cheesecake Factory.

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Krista February 2, 2012 at 7:49 pm

For Restaurant I’d have to choose: O’Charleys
For Store I’d have to choose Walmart because they have everything. =)

Thanks for the giveaway!
krista@youwannaknowwhatithink.com

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Ashley February 2, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I would choose the melting pot! I love that restaurant

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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sweetheart February 2, 2012 at 8:12 pm

favorite store would be Walmart!

sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Laura February 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Target would be fun!
llwaltz(at)gmail(dot)com

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Olivia R February 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm

i wouldnt mind a giftcard to Uncommon Goods,,i have never ordered from them bc i dont have the amoney, but would love to.

oliviatheservicedog at hotmail dot com

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furygirl3132 February 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Favorite store-Amazon.com
Favorite restaurant-Chili’s

Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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jill24295 February 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I’d choose Amazon.com gc’s almost every time!
jill24295@yahoo.com

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Fawn February 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I would choose Home Depot because we have been working on our house and still need to purchase some items
alsmalu at hotmail.com

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aggie February 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I would choose an Amazon.com gift card.

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Lauren February 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I would choose walmart!

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Robin O February 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm

For a store I would choose Target or for a restaurant I would choose Applebees–both have great options at great prices! Thank you!!
osullivanrobin1@gmail.com

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Yona Williams February 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I would love to enjoy a GC at the restaurant Smokey Bones. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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Kayla February 2, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I like Amazon and Applebees!

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joanandriahsreviews February 3, 2012 at 1:15 am

I would like more date nights as I have a 21 year old at home and she complains if she hears any noises LOL.
joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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Mommy and Me Giveaways February 3, 2012 at 2:37 am

Hmmmmm, I think a movie theater so we could get popcorn and a movie
Kristen Jeffery

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ShellieAndBrutus February 3, 2012 at 3:38 am

I have 11 pets so I’d choose PetSmart.
fatmeatloaf1 at gmail dot com

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Michelle February 3, 2012 at 4:04 am

I think I would choose a gift card to Amazon.com! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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Janet February 3, 2012 at 4:08 am

Olive Garden :) Yum! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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sarah shult February 3, 2012 at 4:32 am

I would choose Macy’s
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Michael M February 3, 2012 at 5:54 am

Chilli’s and Amazon

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Michael M February 3, 2012 at 5:56 am

GFC follow all as mike2stacy
mike2stacy1 at gmail dot com

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LB February 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I’d have to say Starbucks!

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taam216 February 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I would like Olive Garden or Target.

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Cole February 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I like Vista gift cards!

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Carolyn Colley February 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Applebee’s is my & my husband’s favorite place to eat.
Thanks for the giveaway.

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Jenny February 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Amazon and Chili’s or Applebee’s

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kellyr78 February 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I would choose Kohl’s.

KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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kellyr78 February 3, 2012 at 11:56 pm

GFC:Kellyr78
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rj7777 February 4, 2012 at 1:29 am

Amazon would be a great choice. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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Joy February 4, 2012 at 3:17 am

Applebee’s :)
jhoorm01atyahoodotcom

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Lois S February 4, 2012 at 3:42 am

I like Kmart

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Kimberly M. February 4, 2012 at 6:58 am

I would choose a gift card for Target if I were shopping and Applebee’s or Longhorn Steakhouse.

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Tammy T February 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I would choose either Amazon or Olive Garden.

iwon09@yahoo.com

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Debra Guillen February 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Red Lobster dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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nikkilynn46 February 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Love applebees!! or amazon giftcard

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Anonymous February 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm

applebees
gloria j
gloria4869@yahoo.com

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Janice February 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I would choose Outback Steakhouse
tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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danw78704 February 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

twitted this, outback steakhouse

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off2europe2005 February 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Target is on my list.

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Anonymous February 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Red Lobster is one of my favorites. Charlotte
charlottewinters@cox.net

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Kelly N. February 4, 2012 at 8:24 pm

i like amazon the best

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Growl Tiger February 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I would choose outback steakhouse

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Maija M February 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Amazon.com! Maija pinkmaija (at) yahoo.com

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Kathleen February 5, 2012 at 12:38 am

I would choose Target.

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Ellen C. February 5, 2012 at 1:04 am

It would definitely have to be walmart. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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mrsshukra February 5, 2012 at 2:42 am

I want an amazon gift card!

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Matt February 5, 2012 at 2:48 am

Target for store, buffalo wild wings for food.

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sherylssg February 5, 2012 at 3:15 am

Favorite store is online AM Coffee and Restaurant would be Chili’s.

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Erika P. February 5, 2012 at 3:35 am

I would choose an Amazon card
805chick7 at gmail dot com

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emeraldmaz February 5, 2012 at 3:50 am

I would choose a walmart gift card

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Joy February 5, 2012 at 5:41 am

Amazon. I love that site.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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San8KidzForMe February 5, 2012 at 6:40 am

I would choose a walmart card.

katladyu18 at prodigy dot net

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daniel thornton February 5, 2012 at 7:54 am

I would choose a kmart gift card

cranky30[at]hotmail[dot]com

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lcase February 5, 2012 at 8:03 am

CPK!

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Isaiahsmom February 5, 2012 at 8:12 am

I love shopping at Target or Kohls.

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Melanie Johnson February 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Mine would be Olive Garden for food, Target for shopping.

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Tracey February 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I would choose a Walmart card or a Golden Corral card.
traymona[at]aol.com

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Elena February 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I would choose Target for the store and Macaroni Grill

elena150980@yahoo.com

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Annie February 5, 2012 at 11:47 pm

i would choose an outback steakhouse card

pansyadams@gmail.com

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jbmthill February 6, 2012 at 12:47 am

I would choose Target or CHili’s
like2sweep@gmail.com

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Veronica February 6, 2012 at 1:55 am

It would be a close tie between Amazon and Target.

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dianetowin February 6, 2012 at 1:57 am

I love Amazon :)

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Janet @KY Klips February 6, 2012 at 2:00 am

Target

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~dab February 6, 2012 at 2:10 am

Macy’s!

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Anonymous February 6, 2012 at 2:56 am

The Melting Pot

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sara112878 at yahoo dot com February 6, 2012 at 5:08 am

Amazon

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linda brooks February 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Longhorn for me

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Spectacular Savings February 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Probably Amazon! There are just so many things you can get there!

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Allison Downes February 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Walmart

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Selinda February 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I would choose Target!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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RealtorSD February 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

i think i’d choose target because i can buy baby items or groceries
sarah at realtorsd.com

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RealtorSD February 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

gfc name for all blogs is realtorsd :)
sarah at realtorsd.com

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Tabathia February 7, 2012 at 1:21 am

Walmart because they have a variety of items for my entire family
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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Teh Doll February 7, 2012 at 4:32 am

target
dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

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Mami2jcn February 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I would choose Amazon!

I’m entering on the rafflecopter with my FB username, Mary Happymommy.

Thanks!

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Tiffanie February 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I would choose Target! I am always there picking up things for my Little Man

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jodi lasher February 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm

i would go with the golden corral.. I LOVE THAT PLACE LOL

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Kerry February 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Amazon.com or Walmart would be the best choices for me.

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cdziuba February 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm

amazon or kohls or chilis cdziuba@aol.com

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stOOpidgErL February 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm

my favorite sushi restaurant or Benihana
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April February 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I love the melting pot! great date place!

ssgsweeps@ hotmail. com

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KPort207 February 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I would choose Target

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lyndsey February 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

i would pick AMAZON because i have a kindle and that’d be great

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Sayra6386 February 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Target! We shop there all the time.

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Erin February 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Applebees, definitely!

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bridget February 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm

if i could win a giftcard to anywhere it would be…little ceasars. we love thier pizza.

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buzzd February 7, 2012 at 8:07 pm

amazon fav store Chilis fav food

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rebecca February 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I’d probably choose subway. I love their food and there is one close by!
gitrecca at gmail dot com

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Tamara B. February 7, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Olive Garden

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Schmidty February 8, 2012 at 2:22 am

Outback Steak House

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McKim February 8, 2012 at 2:42 am

Olive Garden.

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Kathryn Costa February 8, 2012 at 2:56 am

Love Red Lobster and Target.

Thanks for the chance!

katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

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JC February 8, 2012 at 3:44 am

I’d like Amazon.com

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Hannah February 8, 2012 at 5:06 am

Subway! ;)

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Jessyca February 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I would choose a local place here, called Halls. I love that place.
jessycafoster@hotmail.com

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Wendy Rozema February 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

applebees, amazon or red lobster!!

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Melody February 8, 2012 at 11:03 pm

J.C.Penney’s or Walmart
usafarmgirlusa@gmail.com

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Michele February 9, 2012 at 4:15 am

An Amazon.com gift card would be my #1 (Applebee’s is my husband’s)
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

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simplymerry February 9, 2012 at 8:15 am

amazon and texas roadhouse
(mary michaud)

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tarter95 February 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Favorite Store: Cato’s …I received a gift card for Christmas and am getting ready to have a shopping day this Saturday….
tarter95 at hotmail dot com

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sueparks2003 February 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Store Wal-Mart, restaurant Applebee’s my son wants to go.
Gladys P
sps1113 at yahoo dot com

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snoboy2k6 February 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm

newegg.com

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jtedd February 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I would love a gift card to Applebees

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myfolly February 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Favorite store is Kohl’s

Wanda McHenry
wbailey113@hotmail.com

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Alicia Zirjacks February 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I love Chili’s

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Tawnya February 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Walmart or Target!

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Thabal February 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Target! I can spend hours together going around. Thanks for the giveaway.

thabal628 (at) gmail (dot) com

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Anonymous February 11, 2012 at 12:18 am

TJ Maxx! Love it…

Jamie

savvyhousewife @ yahoo.com

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Terri February 11, 2012 at 1:06 am

Amazon.com :-)

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Candace February 11, 2012 at 5:38 am

Definately Target! I’m always there!!
readysetwin at gmail dot com

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Marci (joyfulheart26@hotmail.com) February 11, 2012 at 10:57 am

love Applebees (and Target)

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Tina February 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm
Kelly Marceau February 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm

amazon.com and olive garden
houseofchaos@metrocast.net

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Tina Bartunek February 12, 2012 at 2:19 am

We love Red Lobster.

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Kristen February 12, 2012 at 2:56 am

I’d like a Kohl’s GC.

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Laura of Our Virginia Home February 12, 2012 at 4:06 am

I would pick Amazon
ourvirginiahome at yahoo dot com

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June L February 12, 2012 at 4:57 am

I would choose gamestop so I could get another video game lol

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Brett Monster February 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

I would choose Olive Garden

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wigget February 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

i’d choose target

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LesleyfromWI February 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Ikea

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Joy February 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm

applebees.

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Miss Sarah February 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I think I’d choose Bob Evans since our favorite little local restaurant doesn’t have gift cards I don’t think.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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nightowl February 13, 2012 at 3:42 am

I’d love an Olive Garden gift certificate.

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Anonymous February 13, 2012 at 5:50 am

i want ross dree for less

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Laura Jacobson February 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

Well, beside Applebees….would love one from Noodles!
landfjacobson @ charter.net

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Danielle Meek February 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Olive Garden or Target would be my first choice but I love Applebee’s too!

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Patty White February 14, 2012 at 12:20 am

Target or Macys!!

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1955nurse February 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm

All-time fav store – Bath & Body works, but we DO love APPLEBEE’S!!! Thanks for the chance….

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Linda February 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I’d love a giftcard from Kohls or Red Lobster

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Anonymous February 15, 2012 at 12:29 am

I eat at Applebee’s often … can certainly put a gift card to good use.

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brian February 15, 2012 at 12:38 am

Target

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Kristi P. February 15, 2012 at 1:15 am

Amazon, Red Lobster, Applebee’s and Outback.

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Anonymous February 15, 2012 at 1:29 am

I would like to receive an IHOP giftcard. Breakfast out is such a treat and IHOP does it right.

sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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Linda Henderson February 15, 2012 at 6:22 am

Favorite store would be Amazon and favorite restaurant would be Olive Garden.

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Kathie L February 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Longhorn Steakhouse…….great giveaway!

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lmurley2000 February 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

i like red lobster

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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1porkchop February 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I would take a Lowes gift card for springtime home improvements

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kyl neusch February 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

amazon

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Angela Qcrazy February 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

eBAYYYYYYYY

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eugene mc cray February 16, 2012 at 3:06 am

i would chose Applebee’s

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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ February 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

Sephora or Cheesecake Factory
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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ February 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

Sephora or Cheesecake Factory
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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barbara.montyj February 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Favorite store would be Kohl’s and restaurant would be Texas Roadhouse.
Thank you.
barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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barbara.montyj February 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

GFC name – Barbara Montag
barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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MamaStace February 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I would choose Charlotte Russe, need some new threads

Nathansmommy619(at)aol(dot)com

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Melissa Morris February 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I enjoy evenings out with my love at Outback, so I would definately want an Outback giftcard.

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Stacy February 16, 2012 at 11:07 pm

My favorite store is amazon.com. My favorite restaurants are all local that don’t do gift cards. My favorite chain would have to be Carrabbas.

the imagine tree at aol dot com

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ltlbitone February 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I love Walmart..

ltlbit1 at hotmail dot com

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Sherri Jackson February 17, 2012 at 2:48 am

Favorite store – Amazon
Sherri J.
savvyblog@yahoo.com

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Sherri Jackson February 17, 2012 at 2:55 am

I couldn’t leave this info in the Rafflecopter:
following on FB as Sherri Sav
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Anonymous February 17, 2012 at 3:13 am

chilis

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beautytolove February 17, 2012 at 3:51 am

-I would choose a TARGET Gift Card! I LOVE Target! :)

Email: starseeds88 (at) yahoo dot com
THANKS!! :)

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beautytolove February 17, 2012 at 3:53 am

I Follow All of the Pages in GFC
-GFC Name: Beauty To Love
-Link to Profile: http://www.blogger.com/profile/00577721915111564416

Email: starseeds88 (at) yahoo dot com
THANKS!! :)

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AJ February 17, 2012 at 4:24 am

Amazon or CVS
amanda joy
iheartcoupons4 at gmail.com

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Blue Seahorse February 17, 2012 at 4:24 am

I would choose Kohls, my favorite store! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
blueseahorse at ymail dot com

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