Reader Appreciation: iPod Touch Giveaway!

As 2009 draws to a close, I thought it would be nice to have a year-end giveaway for the readers of This blog is nothing without you, and I wanted to show my gratitude. Thank you for all your support. As a token of my appreciation…

I’ve decided to give away an Apple iPod Touch.

This will be the 8GB version, and for more information you can click here to learn all about the iPod Touch. My brother and (new) sister-in-law got me an iPod for my birthday recently and I have to admit, it is amazing. Truly amazing.

Contest Rules:

  1. You earn an entry by commenting on this post. I reserve the right to delete any comments that are inappropriate.
  2. Comments must be submitted by 11:59pm Monday, December 7th.
  3. Winner will be determined by random draw.
  4. You can earn a bonus entry by tweeting (or re-tweeting) this post’s URL.
  5. Winner will be notified promptly, and will have exactly 7 days to respond.
  6. I will ship the iPod anywhere in Canada or the USA.

Good luck everyone!

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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  • Nicolas

    Another great year. Keep’em coming!

  • Toby

    Great stuff. Keep it coming.

  • Andre

    Value Added Blog

  • Jim

    Cool site.. looking forward to more in the new year…

  • Jason

    I love your blog, and I love free give-aways. Woot!

  • StevieG

    Great site Preet! Happy Holidays and good luck in the new year!

  • ShaunK

    Hey thanks for the great blog and keep up the good work!

  • as

    Great, it’s Potential Holidays already, eh!…

  • Aaron

    Wow! Very nice giveaway. All my nieces and nephews have an iPod Touch; I’d like one too. :-)

  • Zyzzyx

    One of the few PF blogs on my RSS feed, and you’ve got me always looking forward to Fridays and the video choice for A Lap of the Blogs. The latest Group B rally vid was wonderful.

  • gene

    I would be pleased to own this. :-)

  • Dan B

    Keep up the great work, and looking forward to another year of your blog.

  • Brandon

    Love the blog, and I would love an iPod Touch. Keep up the great work. Cheers.

  • Connnie

    Hey Preet, Great blog, I can’t wait to see you on the telly


  • Mike

    Wow dude,

    Now this is a contest! I’d love an ipod!

  • Ryan

    Great year of posting!

  • luc

    Very generous of you. I enjoy reading your blog iPod or iPodless.

  • Chris

    That’s a great gift indeed. I’m sure I would use it well ;)

    Keep up the great work on this blog.

  • Blizzard093

    Keep up the great work. Thanks for all your insights!

  • Patricia

    Love your blog and book, thanks for another great year of information.

  • Alaa

    Thank you!

  • Lori

    Thanks for putting your time and energy into such an informative blog! It’s good to have Canadian content. :)

  • Fred

    My wife has a touch and it rocks…fingers crossed for an early x-mas gift from Preet!!!

  • GNT

    How about a post on your favourite iPhone apps?

  • Patrick

    Thanks, Preet! Both for the great blog and the giveaway!

  • Lyne

    Wow! Great blog Preet, thanks for all the info, and the chance to win :-)

  • Traciatim

    Count me in on this one.

  • Luc Richard

    Great site. Thanks for the contest

  • Big Cajun Man

    Please May I have an iPod?

    And be sure to watch Preet on the W Channel as well!

  • Beth

    Great idea for a giveaway! :)

  • Rich

    Yes please!

  • Carl

    Thanks for the good information, Preet.

  • Paul

    Great blog Preet, thanks for all the info over the years … no more RRSP book promotion though? That was how I first heard about your blog.

  • James M

    Thanks for your hard work through the years.

  • Raymond

    Love your morning tidbit of subscribed mails. Definitely provided me with more knowledge than before.

  • Mike G

    Good stuff Preet.

  • Chris

    Keep up the great work!

  • Dave

    Great site! Thanks!

  • Marianne O

    Please! And thank you.

  • Bill

    Enjoy your many fine articles and keep up the good work

  • Brian C

    Amazing! Please count me in!

  • walk

    Great blog – I read it almost every day.

  • TimY

    I like your perspective

  • Haroon Rafique

    That’s very generous of you. I usually read you blog through Google Reader.

  • Jennifer B.

    Awesome site! I can’t believe another year is almost over, seems we just did this.

  • Jennifer B.
  • Blair Conrad

    Thanks for the years of informative posts. And chance to win a toy…

  • kuntal

    Good content preet! Keep up the good work

  • Returns Reaper

    Thanks for the good content Preet. Count me in on the draw!

  • Vlad Y.

    Thanks for the very informative blog!

  • David D

    An ipod touch would make an excellent Christmas present.

    I have been good this year I promise!

  • Jeremy Megraw

    I’m on board!

  • Kim

    Excellent blog, excellent giveaway!

  • sophie

    Karma, come to me….

  • Jon

    I’m in!

  • JP

    Keep up the good work.
    This is an excellent blog

  • Susan

    Great info at your site; I’ve learned a lot, thanks.

  • Aolis

    Happy Holidays!

  • Cam Birch

    Awesome prize. Would be totally cool to win that, keep up the great posts.

  • Andrew

    Great blog, very informative.

  • M D

    Sweet Giveaway — great blogs!!

  • Thicken My Wallet

    Count me in. Thanks.

  • Amy

    Great Job! I enjoy reading your post every morning!

  • Jesus

    Congratulations. Keep the good work

  • Kevin

    Read it daily!

  • Gary

    Keep up the great work!

  • Donald


  • Spiro

    Great information on this site, thanks and keep it up.

  • Susanne

    Thanks for taking the time to share great information with all of us.

  • Brad

    Hey Preet, thanks for the blog and the iPod giveaway. When are you coming to talk to us in Kelowna next?

  • Trevor Schofield

    Great posts – keep it up!

  • Canadian Capitalist

    Count me in for the draw Preet. I’m feeling lucky!

  • Millionaireby45

    Great site. Keep up the great work.

  • Lance

    Great job. Many good topics.

  • Dave

    Keep up the great work

  • Ryan

    Great site with tons of useful info. Thanks!

  • John King

    Another of my favourite sites.

  • Bert

    Me Want! Keep up the good work.

  • Jason

    Thanks again for the content! and the contests.

  • Ryan P

    Come on iPod!

  • zud

    you are one awesome blogger! ipodipodipod

  • RS

    Good stuff!

  • Michael

    Great work, count me in!

  • MDJ

    Count me in! Great offer!

  • Tony

    Maybe I’ll get lucky this time :D

  • Lucie

    Hello Preet,

    Happy Belated Birthday! Merry Christmas and all the very best in the New Year! Thank you for the wealth of information you’ve been providing. P.S. I am still waiting for you to send me the book I won. Count me in on this draw! Cheers!

  • Rob

    Great job -thanks for a fantastic blog.

  • Jordan

    Oddly a lot of comments seem to have a very generic “keep up the great work” type message. I hope you record IP addresses to see if comments are actually coming from unique people.

    If you have another contest like this in the future I think you should add the rule that only people who have commented at least once in the past year prior to the contest announcement could enter… keeps you blog from getting picked up on a contest/giveaway/freebie blogroll.

    Looking forward to the ING interview, TV show and interesting posts for the future.

  • Scott

  • The Financial Blogger

    hey, want to tag team? I am giving a Ipod Touch as well on The Financial Blogger for my 3rd anniversary ;-)

    here’s the link so your reader can have 2 chances of wining if they comment on my post too ;-)

  • Acorn

    Short Apple, buy RIM…
    Good luck in 2010!

  • CJ

    I’d like to win!

  • John Kirk

    Great Website and great advice on!

  • Gerry

    Best of everything for next year. Thanks for the great information this year.

  • pessimist

    I enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work.

  • H Singh

    Great Blog, Keep it up

  • Bill Dixon

    Daily reading for me

  • Stephan

    Go Go Go !! Keep blogging away !

  • Fab

    I am a regular reader of this great blog. Thanks.

  • Stephen

    I’m a subscriber, love the blog, keep up the good work

  • H

    Thanks Preet. I just noticed this:

  • Xenko

    Keep up the great work Preet.

  • Potato


  • canuckfamily

    enjoy your blog! keep it coming.

  • JC NewGrad

    Another great year! Thanks Preet!

  • Bob

    I enjoy your comments and ideas. Keep them coming.


  • Andres

    Preet, as always, good insights on varied topics. It’s the 1st email that I read every morning and usually gives me fresh ideas for clients. Keep it up!

  • AY

    Great Blog and I’d love to win an ipod!

  • Kirk

    Count me in! I might be traveling for business in the new year so this would come in handy.

  • Mike

    Keep up the great work!!!

  • Dianne

    Enjoy your blog each day. I have learned a lot and can understand what my mutual fund broker is taking about now. (It’s not a foreign language after all) Would appreciate an IPod as I am travelling to Europe and could take advantage of free downloadable
    audio tours of historic sites in Rome, Florence and Venice.

  • Russ Giles

    Once again, Preet, you have made reading reams of financial information just a little more exciting! Thanks for the occasional chance to win something cool, and keep up the excellent blogging!

  • Scott

    Always a great read!

  • Marc

    awesome blog!

  • Bob Sanders

    Always checking in for some great advice. Keep up the good work Preet! Definitely looking forward to your interview with Peter Aceto from ING to go live too. Cheers.

  • Lance

    Informative Read!

  • Brian E

    Thanks for contributing to the better financial welfare of Canadians!

  • Jason

    Pick me!

  • Igor

    Great idea for a giveaway!

  • Antoine

    Only one in a million comments but who wouldn’t like an iPod? :-)

    Besides, your blog is useful, so even without a giveaway, it’s worth saying thanks for the time spent in sharing valuable knowledge with us.

  • Pradeep Kanchan

    Great blog/resourceful site. Thanks for all your help and insight.

  • Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog

    Great prize, and another great year of reading your posts!

  • Cameron

    Thanks for the effort for putting out such good content Preet – all the best!

  • PT

    Keep up the great work a really great and informative website.

  • Bobby Aves

    Thanks for the blog and give away!

  • Finance Matters

    Hey Preet, I like free stuff too!

  • Michael Clark

    Great blog!

  • Nanny Payroll

    Thanks for all your enlightening posts!


  • Pete

    Thanks for another year!

  • Luc-Rock Paquin

    Congratulations on your milestone!

  • mcmatterson

    Happy holidays, and thanks for another great year!

  • Nora

    Thanks, Your blog is on my list of daily reads.

  • ioana

    Thanks for your blog and for sharing the knowledge!!


  • Qi

    Just found your blog via Twitter.
    Giveaways can draw a lot of traffic, add the iPod and you’ve got a winner!

    Love your site so far. Congrats! Will have to add you to my RSS :)
    Please enter me in the giveaway!

  • Josh

    Great blog! Keep up the great work!

  • EWZ

    iPod Touch…sweet! :D Here’s my bit tossed into the mix.

  • Mr. Rook

    So do you own shares in Apple, as this seems like some great advertising? One of the more informative blogs out there, keep up the insightful work.

  • James

    I’ve been drooling over one of these for a while. I’m just too cheap to buy one just yet. Free is the best!

  • TR

    Thanks for writing insightful posts and giving away an iPod Touch.

  • Sampson

    Thanks for showing some love to us readers. Can’t wait to see the TV show.

  • Nick

    Great blog! Love reading new entries through iGoogle

  • Joshua

    I’d love an iPod Touch.

  • Rick

    New to your blog, will check it out in more detail.

  • Sarah

    Keep up the great work on the blog – and thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sam

    Got here from Canadian Capitalist. I look forward to coming back and reading more. Cheers.

  • Nelson

    Excellent blog. Great way to appreciate your readers.

  • Karen

    medical expenses……and gas…… took awhile but don’t seem to buy frivolous stuff anymore….

    enjoy this website, thanx

  • dennis

    Great idea for a giveaway. Came here from Canadian Capitalist, though I have been enjoying various posts and articles on here for quite some time. Keep up the great, and informative, work.

  • Rick

    Great stuff. I read your posts on a regular basis.
    Especially appreciated the “How To Check If Your Advisor Is Registered” Links

  • Kevin

    Great Posts! Love reading!

  • Wayne

    Great site! Kids have been clammering for an IPOD touch. Maybe you’ll be their Santa!


  • Frank

    Enjoyable site. Thanks.

  • Ziad

    Great job :)

  • Deborah Brouwer

    Thanks for your helpful posts.

  • Emily

    thanks for the great blog and the great giveaway :)

  • Joanne

    Honestly this is my first time to your site but couldnt resist your great holdiday give away contest…but now that Im here it’s like finding a good store you didnt know about and as Arny said, “I’ll be back!” Happy holidays all.

  • Harold

    Happy Holidays!

  • Roland

    Thanks for keeping us informed. Happy holidays!

  • Mike W

    Congrats on another year, great articles!

  • Jmann33

    I really appreciate the thought and effort that goes into this blog.

  • Alan

    Thank you. Lots of great info.

  • dymphna

    i want to win this for my son. His was stolen out of his school locker!


  • Allison

    Thanks for all the great posts, and happy holidays!

  • Mark

    that’s a lot of comments!

  • Kate

    Happy Holidays

  • Aaron

    Another great year of fantastic posts…thanks for helping make us all better informed consumers in all aspects relating to personal finance!

    Response #172…

  • Troy

    Thanks for a great year! All the best in 2010.

  • Charlene

    Great site – see you in 2010!

  • arbuckle

    Happy holidays from the nations capital!

  • Laura

    Wow, great contest. Love the blog too, I’ve been lurking without posting for quite a while now!

  • Matty

    Fantastic blog. Love your insight. You are correct, Ipods are amazing and Id love one

  • Darryl Lapaire

    Love your blog – great contest too!

  • La_Maudite

    Your site is always a great read. Thanks for the content and the contest :-)

  • RickT

    Great contest and blog.

  • Irene

    Just joined. great site and contest

  • $tudent

    Nice blog. congrats on the great year.

  • telefantastik

    thanks and happy holidays!

  • Matt

    That’s very generous of you!

  • KingCanuck

    Happy holidays! Sign me up please ! :)

  • MKS

    I follow your Tweets and capture your blog with my RSS reader. Your work is always one of the digital collections I recommend to friends.

  • Farleyjones

    Just found your blog – very interesting! Always good to find a Canadian perspective.

    Looking forward to reading in 2010.

  • Ssss


  • RichardM

    Show me the iPod

  • Matthew B

    Love your blog keep up the good blogging!

  • Kenny

    Count me in please and keep up the good work!

  • TMP

    Like the blog,

  • Four Pillars

    Count me in!

  • Jeff

    Great blog!

  • Rchitrabhanu

    I am more interested in your inputs here than the free stuff…..though i wouldn’t mind taking an ipod for free! Happy new year with lot of good luck!

  • Kevin

    Looking to learn how to manage my personal finances better, and this site seems like a great help! Cheers from a fellow Canadian!

  • Chi

    iPod Touch FTW!

  • Peter Toft

    What a great idea!

  • Jessica

    sounds great!

  • Tim

    What a generous idea – thank you. I’ve just recently discovered your blog, but really enjoy it.

  • Jean-Francois

    I love the iPod Touch!

  • Jiri

    Good site – you’re providing some helpful information. I’ll be checking back.

  • Rick

    Great site!

  • Liisa


  • Nola

    How is the new job going?

  • Jared

    Sounds like a great year

  • Katie

    Thanks for the tips! Great giveaway!

  • Derek

    Count me in!

  • Frank Santone

    Keep up the good work. Learning and getting convinced that investing can be done with less listening to talking heads.


  • Kevin

    Great blog! Keep up the fine work.

  • philip yates

    Nice Blog,

    There is a serious demmand for this type of info.

    The breadth and depth of information is much appreciated.


  • mihai

    Good contest !

  • Lydia

    Count me in too .

  • Yue Wang

    Count me in too .

  • DaveB

    Love your blog. Keep it up.

  • Ravi Gill

    Thank you for a wonderful Blog and keep up the good stuff…

  • Marc M

    Good idea!

  • Marcel

    Keep up the good work!

  • David S

    Thanks for such great content – I follow your blog regularly. All the best in 2010.

  • Ryan

    Mmmm. Free ipod.

  • Geoff Zerr

    Thanks for your blog. Best for 2010!

  • rajiv verma

    Preet, you are really a absolutly free Financial Coach for main street public..keep it up

  • rajiv verma

    Hi preet
    I will give 5 star rating out of 5 stars to your blog..Congratulations

  • kevin

    Thanks very much for your blog it is a weekly mustread for me!

  • Rob

    I love your blog–always informative and written in an engaging way so as to be very readable. Hope your TV show is a resounding hit!

  • Melissa

    Thanks for this helpful blog. Best wishes with your TV show.

  • Rob Gravelle

    I often read your blog. Your posts contain very timely finance info. Keep em coming!


  • Pat Furlong

    Great Canadian financial blog, keep up the good work!

  • patrick

    great financial blog
    thanks for the contest

  • cmacfarlane


  • Joel

    great blog… keep it up.

  • Andrea

    There is nothing like good free advice/education.

  • Marc

    Love the blog.

  • Greg

    Keep up the great work on the site, much appreciated!

  • rab

    Keep up the great work!

  • Erick

    Sign me up!

  • Marianne

    what a great giveaway ! :) I wish I win.

  • Kris V

    All the best in 2010! :)

  • Steve Zussino

    Congrats and wish we success in the future!

  • MichaelD

    Thanks for this great blog. Happy Holidays.

  • Rhino

    Great Blog, keep up the good work.

  • Andy

    Keep posting, good luck in television

  • James

    Thanks Preet, good luck with the show.

  • Gordon

    Thank Preet. Enjoy the Holidays.

  • Kevin Liu

    Count me in on this one! I’m so desperate for an Ipod Touch!

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