Massive Giveaway Contest: This Blog Turns Two Years Old!

On July 23rd, 2009 will be turning two years old. In order to celebrate, I thought it would be nice to have a big giveaway since the reason I keep blogging and the reason this blog keeps growing is because of YOU the reader! Prizes and details are down below, but first a bit of retrospection:

Readership Statistics

In the first year this blog received 62,731 visitors and this almost tripled to 176,898 in year two. Similarly, “pageviews” increased from 128,144 to 305,626. Cumulatively this means the blog has had 239,629 visitors and 433,770 pages read in total. It’s kind of neat to think that people have read almost half a million pages of my stuff in two years. Regular readership is always increasing too – currently there are 1,341 daily subscribers, 744 of which choose to receive the email updates (sign up here) and 597 of which choose to subscribe using an RSS reader (click to sign up here).

The Prizes!

I kind of like the idea of rewarding as many people as possible, so there will be a few prizes up for grabs:

Win One of Two Real Silver Canadian Dollars

The Royal Canadian Mint produces some spectacular commemorative coins, and this first one commemorates the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games (retail value $54.95).

The second coin commemorates 100 Years of Flight in Canada (retail value $39.95).

I should point out that the face value of each coin is only $1 and I trust the winner will NOT try to spend the coins! :)

Win One of 10 Movies About Money (On DVD):

  1. Wall Street
  2. Boiler Room
  3. Brewster’s Millions
  4. Casino
  5. Ocean’s Eleven (The Original)
  6. Rogue Trader
  7. Trading Places
  8. Glengarry Glen Ross
  9. Other People’s Money
  10. Barbarians At The Gate

Win One of 5 Books About Money:

  1. Findependence Day by Jonathan Chevreau
  2. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder
  3. The Rookie’s Guide to Options by Mark Wolfinger
  4. Stocks for the Long Run by Jeremy Siegel
  5. Four Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein

How To Enter

You may earn multiple entries, each method is as follows:

  1. You can earn one entry by submitting a comment on this post (maximum of 1 comment), you must include a valid email address in the form, but your email is never shared with anyone.
  2. You can earn another entry by promoting this contest on your own blog (pingback required).
  3. You can earn another entry by tweeting the URL of this contest post (Must include @PreetBanerjee in your tweet so I know you tweeted it). Not following me? Click here to follow me on Twitter.

So you can earn up to three entries in this contest, and there are 17 prizes (you can only win once). All winners will have exactly 1 week to claim their prize (I will notify you via email or twitter), or they will forfeit their winnings. The contest runs until midnight (EST) on July 31st, 2009. Prizes will be shipped to addresses in Canada and the USA only. Winners will be drawn at random, and will be first come, first served in terms of prize selection.

GOOD LUCK and thanks for joining me on this blogging journey so far! :)


Preet Banerjee
Preet Banerjee 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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  • Henry

    I am in.

  • Ray

    I’d like one of those books please :)

  • Germack

    Count me in.

  • Peter

    Content Entry.

  • gene

    A generous giveaway! I hope all the goodwill you send out will be rewarded.

  • Aaron

    Awesome! Count me in.

  • Cam Birch

    Congratulations on the blog being as successful as it is. I love free stuff! Count me in for the contest!

  • Jordan

    I’m in for the non-Olympics silver dollar, even though it’s worth more and I live in Vancouver I’d never support the event in any way. Fingers crossed

  • B

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all the insights.

  • Traciatim

    Congrats on the growth, now of only my retirement funds were so lucky.

  • as

    Happy Birthday!

    Oh, the terrible twos (and the potty training)…

  • michael

    Congrats on the “BlogDay”!!! Hope it continues to grow!

  • Mike Gayowski

    Great job Preet. Not all blogs are equal. Compare!

  • Jason

    Count me in.

  • Luc Richard

    Congratulations! Please count me in:)

  • walk

    Me too!

  • Andres

    Preet, I wonder when the new Masters of the Universe: Goldman Sachs movie is coming out. That’ll be a popular giveaway!

  • BILL

    All the best and thank you for the fine articles to date

  • Mr. Cheap

    Wow, lots of prizes!

  • Big Cajun Man

    Free stuff? Did someone say free stuff? Count me in!! Watch for my pingback too!

  • Michael

    Sign me up, thanks!

  • Allawi

    I’m in!

  • hallambomb

    show me da money

  • Penny

    Please include me into your contest. Nice idea to have so many smaller prizes that gives a lot of people the opportunity to win.

  • Sean

    Congrats on your 2 year blog-a-versary! Watch for my ping-back!

  • Elisabeth

    Love the blog – My favorite read of the day !

  • Thicken My Wallet

    Congrats on 2 years! Here’s hoping for many more.

  • Howie

    Congratulations on your two years! Many thanks for your insights, thoughts, and encouragement!

  • Millionaireby45

    Congrats. That is a lot of readers.

  • Canadian Capitalist

    Those are great prizes on offer. I’ve been wanting to watch Boiler Room.

  • Xenko

    Happy 2nd Anniversary Preet! Keep up the great work.

  • karash

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all the insights.

  • Lance

    Congratulations on your success.

  • Gil

    I just can’t figure out how you have something new to blog about every day! :)

  • ash

    Sign me up, thanks!

  • Brandon

    Congrats on 2 yrs! Keep blogging…

  • Edouard

    Congratulations WDLMG,
    Original content and a healthy constant flow of information.
    What I appreciate most are the links and referrals you share with your loyal readership. Keep up the good work.

  • Mike

    Weee I like contests.

  • B

    Congrats! Keep up the good work.

  • AM

    Congratulations! Thanks for all the interesting posts over the past 2 years.

  • Erick

    Sign me up!

  • Mark

    Nice. Looking good for another 2 and more.

  • Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog

    Congrats Preet! Those coins are looking pretty nice ;)

  • Kevin

    Congrats on your first two years!

  • BillB


  • Stevie

    Congrats on your success with the blog, Preet. Keep the posts coming!

  • Veselin

    I am in.

  • Jason

    thanks for the contest! and the content as well. Always a good read.

  • LC

    Yes please

  • russ

    Nice work, Preet! You’ll drive your comments page into a quivering mass with this great giveaway contest! Thanks for giving back a little – it’s an awesome idea!

  • A.Davies


  • RS

    Congrats! Count me in.

  • Mark Wolfinger

    Congratulations on your anniversary and on your growing readership.

  • SW

    Wow, 2 years, that’s fantastic! Congrats!

    and count me in :)

  • Anna G.

    You are so right the Canadian Mint makes some beautiful commerative coins..and I would really love to win one.

    Thanks for this giveaway!!

  • rajiv

    i like the simplicity and informative way of presenting financial information.i am reading this blog for 1+ year and like it very much. Congratulation to preet for this wonderful work…..


  • James

    Congrats! Love the advice on this blog.

  • Patricia

    Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary. Love your blog and hope that you are writing another book soon.

  • Brian

    Count me in!

  • Kirk

    Count me in. This is one of two money blogs I visit daily. MDJ is the other.

  • Nicolas

    Count me in.

  • PoorFella


    I enjoy the blog. Count me in the draw!

  • JC

    Count me in too!

  • Jamie

    Sign me up!

  • Brian

    Happy 2 years! Here’s to another successful year.

  • mary


  • Dan

    Happy 2nd birthday, keep up the good work.

  • Frank

    Congrats – would love one of those books.

  • Potato

    2 years. Not bad at all. Are you having to deal with the torrent of spam comments? They seem to have found my site in the last few weeks :(

  • Abhad

    Good luck in the years to come. Great Site and awesome contest

  • John

    I’m in to win!

  • Bill

    Keep up the good work Preet.

  • Bill

    Keep up the good work Preet.

  • ethan

    please enter me to win

  • Valerie

    how generous! and congrats!

  • Kenny

    Congratulations! Count me in! Thanks!

  • Glenn Archer

    Congratulations! Please count me in

  • luc

    Greed is good and you know how to exploit it, congrats!

  • James

    Happy 2 years! Here’s to another successful year.

  • Alan

    I’ll pss on the books, but hey, a movie would be great! Congrats on your success!

  • Alan

    That was “pass on the books…” for clarification!

  • Jamie


  • Steph

    Good luck to me !! the odds are better than 6/49 !

  • Martin

    please count me in! congrats

  • Todd

    Please count me in!

    Thanks for orgainzing the prizes for us!


  • Zach

    I’m in – congrats on the anniversary and all the views.

  • Feizal

    Happy Second birthday! Thanks for all your financial wisedom!

  • el casho

    I would like to win something, oh yeah great info

  • Matt S

    I’ve been following this blog for few months now. Nice work. Congrats on winning the Next expert Host!

  • Andrew

    Congrats on reaching the 2 year mark!. Count me in for the contest

  • Marianne O

    Wow — impressive stats. As always, a great blog.

  • Ken

    Love your site. Read your blogs every day! Thanks for keeping us “small” investors informed!

  • Garry

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • not-so-wet-coast

    Sweet – happy 2nd anniversary Preet!

  • Paula

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  • Alastair

    Great site! I’ve been hoping to read Bill Bernstein’s book.

  • bojac

    Count me in!

  • HL

    Congrats on the success of your blog!


    WOW,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,PREET U DOING GR8 JOB MAN….

  • Bernie

    I enjoy your blog, congrats on your anniversary!

  • Gail Bebee

    I’ve greatly enjoyed your insightful blogs over the past two years. Keep up the good work.

  • Margaret

    Sounds fabulous!

  • Paul S

    Congrats on the success of the blog. Been reading since your RRSP book days. Great stuff.

  • karash


  • Greg

    Congratulations on the Anniversary! Great stuff!

  • Steve

    Slipping in just under the midnight deadline – cause I like the odds so far. But seriously, been reading the blog for about four months now and find many useful articles and tidbits. Congrats on two years and hope you have many more anniversaries.


  • Stephanie LaPlante

    This is an awesome giveaway! Thx for the chance!

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    Love your contests. Love to win!

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