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 Tigerdirect.ca. 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! :)

Preet Banerjee
Preet Banerjee
...is an independent consultant to the financial services industry and a personal finance commentator. You can learn more about Preet at his personal website and you can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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  • Marianne O

    I’m in! Thanks again for a great blog

  • Ryan

    Count me in!

  • Patrick

    Me too, please!

  • talcumboy

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

  • guinness416

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

  • Mike

    I can’t wait.

  • Tony

    Sweet! Thanks

  • Potato

    Preet, you’re crazy generous with your contests!

  • Jordan Clark

    This would make a great gift, hope I win!

  • Million Dollar Journey

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

  • Canadian Dream

    Preet,

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

    Tim

  • Deb

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

  • gabriel stivaletti

    Great blog. Count me in.

  • Mike G

    Awesome prize Preet.

  • Quick Lunar Cop

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

  • Eileen

    Preet- Great idea. This is the perfect gift.

  • Big Cajun an

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

  • Alan Whitton

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

  • Jason

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

  • How to Live in Canada

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

  • stefan jez

    I want to win!

  • willfly

    Thanks for the offer. Include me in.

  • Kanupriya

    I look forward to my GPS :)

  • James M

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

  • Jeff

    Nice price!!Can’t wait to use it.

  • anand

    Hi Preet,

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

  • Carl J

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

  • Returns Reaper

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

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

  • Canadian Capitalist

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • ashvin

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

  • Brandon

    Great blog Preet.

  • Ross

    Great prize! :-)

  • norm

    great idea

  • Xenko

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

  • Jesus

    count me in!

  • Millionaireby45

    Sign me up.

  • Jay Hallam

    Now I just need someplace to go

  • Luc Richard

    Keep up the great blogging

  • Mark Sturrock

    I’m in…really enjoy your arcticles

  • Trevvor Schofield

    Great work – sign me up!

  • Derek Benedet

    Love the site, and love the prize!

  • Aaron W

    What an awesome prize! Thanks Preet.

  • Bud Davidge

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

  • Rebecca H

    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…http://www.giftsofstock.com/

    Cheers
    Rebecca

  • karina

    I always get lost.

  • finman

    Put me in the draw, can’t hurt.

  • Erick

    Sign me up!

  • Traciatim

    Wow, fantastic give away! Count me in.

  • Matthew

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

  • Investoid

    Nice! Sign me up!

  • bill

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

  • Sean

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

  • Chris

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

  • Rich

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

  • Ruth

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

  • Rob

    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.

  • gene

    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.

  • Rob

    How do you add a gravatar to your comment?

  • Paul

    Count me in. Thanks Preet.

  • Art

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

  • Carl J

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

  • Vince D

    Who’s fuzzy wuzzy?

  • CMeg

    A bear. Great giveaway choose me!

  • 45free

    Cool…Free Stuff!

  • Gen

    Sign me up. Thanks!

  • 52%

    Keep ‘m coming Preet

  • Sherry

    Pick me, pick me! :)

  • Acorn

    I’m in…

  • Ceuta

    Always wanted a GPS. Where am I? :)

  • Ken

    Yes please :-)

  • H

    Preet is fuzzy wuzzy.

  • Renate

    I’m in too. Enjoy reading!

  • Brad

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

  • Ramona

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

  • Alyson Ianson

    Another great gift, Preet!

  • JME

    Help me find the way

  • Frog of Finance
  • Thicken My Wallet

    Sign me up! Thanks.

  • Yeroc

    Count me in! Thanks.

  • Valerie

    Something I’m in dire need of!

  • BIGMac

    Excellent Blog. I read every Post

  • Pram

    Great prize, glad I subscribe to your blog.

  • Rob G

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

  • 07jeanyu

    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.

  • D.A.

    Sign me up! Thanks.

  • ryan

    mmmm free stuff

  • Scott Johnston

    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…

  • Matt Wishman

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

  • TYaworski

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

  • TKO from Ontario

    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.

    Cheers,

    TKO from Ontario

  • JK

    Preet always has the best prizes.

  • MDN

    Great blog! Been a subscriber for months.

  • BB

    It is not a loss until you sell.

  • Doug W

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

  • Reg

    Free gizmo for Christmas? I’m in.

  • Rick

    I love to win!

    thanks,

  • JJ

    Great blog Preet!

  • No Tranche

    Great blog! Count me in!

  • R Abraham

    I want a GPS !

  • Lesbiche

    Nice site you have!

  • Rob DeMeritt

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

  • chiara corbett

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

  • Mark

    Great contest. Great website.

  • Mark

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

  • Holly

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

  • Jeff Darichuk

    Cool Website

  • teea

    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

  • Armin Hollas

    GPS is a good way of travelling and no getting lost

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