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Contest: Win a GPS System!


I thought I would help in somebody’s Christmas shopping by having another contest this week. Up for grabs is a portable GPS system – this particular model has “text-to-speech” capabilities which means the audible voice will pronounce (or try to anyways!) street names – which makes for a MUCH nicer GPS experience (trust me on that one). The non text-to-speech models will only say “turn right in 100 metres” as opposed to “turn right in 100 metres on Yonge Street”.

Anyways, the particular model is the Magellan Maestro 3225 GPS, and the one that I am giving away is a refurbished unit purchased from They are not sponsoring the prize, but I’m just mentioning them because I’ve always got some pretty good deals at the store so you may want to check them out too. A brand new unit currently retails for about $240 and the refurbished units sell for about $100. If you want to learn exactly what it means to be refurbished, TigerDirect has a whole page describing the ins and outs of it: click here to learn more about refurbished products.

Here’s a pic of what you get (followed by the official contest details):

Contest Entry Details

  • To enter, simply leave a comment on this post below (say anything you want, but anything offensive will be removed ) – NOTE: if you receive blog updates by email or RSS, you will have to visit the site in order to leave a comment – CLICK HERE
  • You must leave a comment before midnight (EST) of Saturday November 22nd, 2008
  • You can earn an extra entry if you have a valid “Gravatar” – a gravatar is a ‘Globally Recognized avatar’ which is basically just a photo you choose to associate with your identity. It can be an actual photo, or just a random picture – click here to sign up and for more information – it’s completely free and works on all sites with Gravatar support.
  • Bloggers can earn an additional entry by linking to this contest from their own blog to promote the contest and leaving a link to their post in the comments section (pingbacks will count)
  • The contest is open to everyone, but for delivery locations outside of Canada, the recipient is responsible for shipping charges.

That’s it everybody – GOOD LUCK! :)

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About Preet

Preet Banerjee is a Canadian personal finance commentator. He is a television host for The Oprah Winfrey Network, a Money Expert for The W Network, a personal finance columnist for The Globe and Mail, and a regular panellist on CBC's The National with Peter Mansbridge. He also appears frequently as a guest commentator on a variety of other programs and media.


  1. Marianne O says:

    I’m in! Thanks again for a great blog

  2. Ryan says:

    Count me in!

  3. Patrick says:

    Me too, please!

  4. talcumboy says:

    Wow, great contest Preet! Keep up the very interesting and informative posts. Thanks for everything.

  5. guinness416 says:

    I’m in too (well, not me really, but the husband would like the gps). Cheers!

  6. Mike says:

    I can’t wait.

  7. Tony says:

    Sweet! Thanks

  8. Potato says:

    Preet, you’re crazy generous with your contests!

  9. Jordan Clark says:

    This would make a great gift, hope I win!

  10. I’ve always wanted a GPS. :) Great giveaway!

  11. Preet,

    Ah how you know we love toys! Great idea for a prize!


  12. Deb says:

    A “refurbished” GPS for a prize? It’s the sign of our times. Love it!! Count me in.

  13. gabriel stivaletti says:

    Great blog. Count me in.

  14. Mike G says:

    Awesome prize Preet.

  15. I would love to have a GPS! Count me in!

  16. Eileen says:

    Preet- Great idea. This is the perfect gift.

  17. Big Cajun an says:

    This is a non-offensive post Preet, but I would also like the GPS system too. Is it safe?

  18. Alan Whitton says:

    Ok another entry, by my real name! :-)

  19. Jason says:

    Thanks for the informative read each morning.
    And the contest doesn’t hurt either!

  20. That’s what I am looking for this Christmas. Count me in :)

  21. stefan jez says:

    I want to win!

  22. willfly says:

    Thanks for the offer. Include me in.

  23. Kanupriya says:

    I look forward to my GPS :)

  24. James M says:

    Thanks Preet! My wife says, I get lost on my own block. This might help.

  25. Jeff says:

    Nice price!!Can’t wait to use it.

  26. anand says:

    Hi Preet,

    Please count me in for an entry. Thank you for the awsome Christmas gift to reader of your blog.

  27. Carl J says:

    This would go well in the new (used) car that I bought this past weekend *nudge* *nudge*

  28. Returns Reaper says:

    Preet, very generous of you to offer up such a prize.

    Please count me in; I could use it! Thanks.

  29. Pick me! Pick me!

  30. ashvin says:

    The right kind of gift for me, who always misses his way..!!!

  31. Brandon says:

    Great blog Preet.

  32. Ross says:

    Great prize! :-)

  33. norm says:

    great idea

  34. Xenko says:

    *fingers crossed*
    My wife could use this. She gets lost in our apartment.

  35. Jesus says:

    count me in!

  36. Millionaireby45 says:

    Sign me up.

  37. Jay Hallam says:

    Now I just need someplace to go

  38. Luc Richard says:

    Keep up the great blogging

  39. Mark Sturrock says:

    I’m in…really enjoy your arcticles

  40. Trevvor Schofield says:

    Great work – sign me up!

  41. Derek Benedet says:

    Love the site, and love the prize!

  42. Aaron W says:

    What an awesome prize! Thanks Preet.

  43. Bud Davidge says:

    Great prize and is a great company not to mention that all the info on Where Does All—– is always informative.

  44. Rebecca H says:

    Hey Preet,

    I found a site where you can buy stocks as gifts. I wish there were more Canadian companies on the list, but there are still some pretty good contenders…with xmas coming, I just thought what do you get people that don’t need any more stuff???

    Check it out…


  45. karina says:

    I always get lost.

  46. finman says:

    Put me in the draw, can’t hurt.

  47. Erick says:

    Sign me up!

  48. Traciatim says:

    Wow, fantastic give away! Count me in.

  49. Matthew says:

    Amazing contest giveaway! I’ve been looking exactly for this product! Hope I win…

  50. Investoid says:

    Nice! Sign me up!

  51. bill says:

    Enjoyed the articles for 2008 and look forward to many more in 2009

  52. Sean says:

    Awesome giveaway as always, Preet! Your readers are spoiled.

  53. Chris says:

    A GPS would certainly make a great Christmas gift :) Pick me!

  54. Rich says:

    I’m in Preet – pick me!! Thanks for a great blog

  55. Ruth says:

    Keep up the blog – I have so much to learn.
    A GPS should help me get to where I am going.

  56. Rob says:

    Looks like this is a very popular contest. I’m entering anyway. I’ll keep visiting and reading your blog, Preet, whether or not you continue to offer these enticements. Call me totally impressed.

  57. gene says:

    Wow, this is a great contest. I won the Casino dvd, so if you choose to disqualify me, that’s cool. But hey, free GPS? I’m not proud.

  58. Rob says:

    How do you add a gravatar to your comment?

  59. Paul says:

    Count me in. Thanks Preet.

  60. Art says:

    I’ve been looking at buying one for our trip to Florida. It would save some money if I could win it.

  61. Carl J says:

    “fuzzy wuzzy was a woman”?
    I thought fuzzy wuzzy was a bear? ;)

  62. Vince D says:

    Who’s fuzzy wuzzy?

  63. CMeg says:

    A bear. Great giveaway choose me!

  64. 45free says:

    Cool…Free Stuff!

  65. Gen says:

    Sign me up. Thanks!

  66. 52% says:

    Keep ‘m coming Preet

  67. Sherry says:

    Pick me, pick me! :)

  68. Acorn says:

    I’m in…

  69. Ceuta says:

    Always wanted a GPS. Where am I? :)

  70. Ken says:

    Yes please :-)

  71. H says:

    Preet is fuzzy wuzzy.

  72. Renate says:

    I’m in too. Enjoy reading!

  73. Brad says:

    Where does all the money really go! I’m in!!!

  74. Ramona says:

    Hope I’m not too late to the party! I would love to win!!!

  75. Alyson Ianson says:

    Another great gift, Preet!

  76. JME says:

    Help me find the way

  77. Sign me up! Thanks.

  78. Yeroc says:

    Count me in! Thanks.

  79. Valerie says:

    Something I’m in dire need of!

  80. BIGMac says:

    Excellent Blog. I read every Post

  81. Pram says:

    Great prize, glad I subscribe to your blog.

  82. Rob G says:

    I’ve been a long time reader of your site. I hope if you make the TV show you keep up with it.

  83. 07jeanyu says:

    Hi Preet, loved your mini presentation @ the UTSC Rotman Stock simulation seminar (Very informative, in such little time). Great blog, keep up the good work.

  84. D.A. says:

    Sign me up! Thanks.

  85. ryan says:

    mmmm free stuff

  86. Scott Johnston says:

    I’m the newest reader of your site: 5 minutes ago and I have signed up and bookmarked! Does this give me bonus points? No? Ah well…

  87. Matt Wishman says:

    Really love your blog, it’s nice to hear about personal finance from someone actually in “the biz.” Thanks!

  88. TYaworski says:

    Thanks for offering the prizes. I like you’re perspective.

  89. TKO from Ontario says:

    I need this stat, as I’m too proud to ask for directions, yet too cheap to buy one. Though I think I might like the whole REFURBISHED idea.


    TKO from Ontario

  90. JK says:

    Preet always has the best prizes.

  91. MDN says:

    Great blog! Been a subscriber for months.

  92. BB says:

    It is not a loss until you sell.

  93. Doug W says:

    I just subscribed the other day. You do have an informative website. Thanks again

  94. Reg says:

    Free gizmo for Christmas? I’m in.

  95. Rick says:

    I love to win!


  96. JJ says:

    Great blog Preet!

  97. No Tranche says:

    Great blog! Count me in!

  98. R Abraham says:

    I want a GPS !

  99. Lesbiche says:

    Nice site you have!

  100. Rob DeMeritt says:

    I’d appreciate this since I don’t make much money and can’t afford it on my own :)

  101. i am so direction illiterate i could really use a navagation system

  102. Mark says:

    Great contest. Great website.

  103. Mark says:

    Can I enter more than once by posting a second comment? Let’s see.

  104. Holly says:

    Would love to win one for my son for Christmas so my fear of him getting lost will end and I can rest easy.

  105. Jeff Darichuk says:

    Cool Website

  106. teea says:

    i would love to have a gps so we don't get lost like we have a few times and its nerve racking and plus my uncle is disabled so its hard for him to drive for so long without hurting and when we get lost the longer he has to drive and hurts more

  107. Armin Hollas says:

    GPS is a good way of travelling and no getting lost