WIN A 7.1 MegaPixel Canon Digital Camera!

If you are a reader of The Million Dollar Journey, you will know that I was the grand prize winner of the contest that was just held there. The prize? A Canon a570 IS Digital Camera Package complete with Lowepro Rezo 50 Carrying Case AND a 1GB SD Card which is all valued at $220 and was graciously provided by Derek at


More about the Prize:camera-front-angled.jpg

The camera is a top line brand (Canon) digital camera featuring 7.1 Mega Pixel resolution, 4x Optical Zoom, a 2.5″ LCD Screen, Movie Recording capabilities, Image Stabilization and more. Click on the picture of the camera to link to a site that has more detailed specifications… I have to thank Derek from for agreeing to provide this prize first to The Million Dollar Journey for the contest there, and also for agreeing to hold on to it until we find a NEW winner! :)


The winner of this contest will be selected at random. You can enter the contest in a NUMBER of different ways (I decided to make you work a little if you want to increase your odds!), and you can gain more than one “entry” per person. If you want to increase your odds of winning, it doesn’t really take that much work:

1. Sign up for an Email Subscription to (1 Entry)
2. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post (1 Entry)
3. Promote this contest on your own blog including a link to this post (1 Entry)


4. REFER A FRIEND to sign up for an Email Subscription to (2 Entries)*
5. Sign up for an Email Subscription to The Million Dollar Journey (1 Entry)

So you could get 1 Entry for signing up to an Email Subscription here (which is free), 1 Entry for leaving a comment (also free), 1 Entry for blogging about this contest (also free), 2 Entries for each person you refer to sign up for an Email Subscription (again free) and another Entry for signing up to The Million Dollar Jouney’s Email Subscription (free again!). That’s SIX entries, and you can earn even more still by referring more than 1 friend!


  • You may only earn 1 entry for making a comment – and no inappropriate comments please! :)
  • You may only submit 1 email address for Email Subscriptions to
  • You may only submit 1 email address for Email Subscriptions to The Million Dollar Journey (Subscribing to both sites WILL earn you two entries)
  • Your submitted email address needs to be verified/validated (this is an automated process, you will receive an email asking you to click on a link to verify your email address after you have signed up for a subscription)
  • If you sign up for an Email Subscription, you ALSO need to contact me directly and let me know which email address you used so I can verify the email address you are using for the contest directly. Ditto for The Million Dollar Journey email subscriptions – you can contact that blog’s author HERE after signing up for HIS Email Updates.
  • If you refer a friend to sign up for an Email Subscription to, then make sure to tell them to send me an email using the “Email the Author” link and to specify both THEIR Email Address and YOUR email address as the person who referred them.
  • Email subscriptions must be active until at least the contest closes.
  • Contest Closes at 11:59pm EST December 24th, 2007 – Winner announced on Christmas Day!

rfdbanner125x125.gifI highly recommend visiting our sponsor of the prize: – it is a website that is geared towards unearthing all the hottest deals available to Canucks online or in-store (FOR ANYTHING) by providing news about new great sales, discount codes and coupons. There are forums for readers to alert everyone to the latest deals and you can even sometimes find “early” releases of Holiday Sale flyers – so you can plan your Boxing Day onslaught in advance!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Thanks for reading and best wishes for the holiday season!


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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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  • Cross the River

    MAy I say, A nice gesture.


  • FourPillars

    I don’t really like working to enter a contest so I think I’ll just do the comment thing.


  • moneygardener

    Count me in!

  • MillionDollarJourney

    Is it wrong for me to enter this contest? :)

  • Traciatim

    I’m in on that one too, my camera keeps turning itself off after a few pictures and it’s getting really annoying. It sure would be nice to have a nice shiny new camera . . . hint hint. :)

  • Mike G

    Great idea Preet.

  • Sods

    I like cameras!


    I love this blog bec i find all my answers here in detail and compliant with financial industry standard. i also really appreciate the effort you are putting in this blog for a common person to understand the complex financial industry terms and strategies. Being an insurance advisor i find this blog very helpfull and knowledgeable. i always recommend my clients for this blog for further reading and uptodate information. i hope you will keep the same spirit and mission of education to the common people who are overlooked by the financial services industry.
    Once again congratulation for your wonderfull social effort……..

    Rajiv Verma

  • JK

    Good luck everyone.

  • Rebecca

    With a digicam I can take pics of where all my money goes!

  • willfly

    Enter my name to the list, and keep on blogging. I enjoy your articles.

  • stefan

    I like your idea! count me in.

  • walk0080

    Great blog and great camera!

  • Canadian Dream

    COOL!!!!!!!! I can still win that camera!

    Thanks and a great idea,

  • Gloveman

    Count me In!

  • Derrick Fung

    Awesome! Count me in!

  • lornio

    Great blog…you’re one of my daily reads.

  • Chris H

    Way to "pay it forward". Sign me up for the contest.

  • John

    Great site, lots of good info.

  • Ian

    Keep on blogging and send the camera my way as the inlaw wants one for xmas!!

  • Guru

    Count me in,I’m mailing you seperately to tell you other ways i’m entering this contest.


  • Fernando

    Here’s my contest entry. Thanks for the all the information on the web site. I’m still catching up…

  • ES


    I’ve subscribed to your RSS via email and also to Million Dollar Journey’s RSS via email.


  • The Financial Blogger

    That’s a smart move to get more people Preet!

    Way to go!

  • Lori

    Good idea to get up cross-readership from MDJ! I’m know an RSS subscriber. :)

  • Tim

    Sharing the wealth…now that’s another option on the ‘million dollar journey’! Maybe we can convince
    A-Rod to join in the prize give away…I am sure he can part with a million or two ;O)

  • Tim

    Sharing the wealth…now that’s another option on the ‘million dollar journey’! Maybe we can convince
    A-Rod to join in the prize give away…I am sure he can part with a million or two ;O)

  • Belci

    Good job, I’m in!!!

  • George

    Great idea! Consider me entered!


    Great site. Great contest! I’m in, subscribed to email using the email in this comment and blogged about it at:

  • Bebemiqui

    I just subscribed to your feed.

    I’m on MDJ’s feed

    I blogged ya:

    And I commented. Whew!

  • Canadian Capitalist

    Count me in. And Happy Holidays.

  • Sanjay

    Count me in! I could use a nice camera like that!

  • Steve

    Me as well. Thx.

  • Ravi

    Awesome, count me in.

  • TKO from Ontario

    Free Stuff,
    Free Stuff,

    Rah, Rah, Rah

    Free Stuff,
    Free Stuff,

    Hah, Hah, Hah

    I Love Free Stuff.

  • laketrout

    mmmm…shiny camera

  • Arjun

    It’s very kind of you to pay it forward. I just found your site through MDJ. Seems just as good… maybe better :O watch out frugal! haha… really nice site though, both of you (incase your reading, frugal :) )
    Thanks again for the second chance at that camera!

  • Patrick

    That’s good fun passing along your winnings. I’ve done something similar with an iPod, but I got it for signing up for a bank account. I didn’t want or need it, and it was a lot of fun giving it away! :)

  • D.Morel

    I’ll wish for the camera and read a blog or two while I’m here. ;-)

  • RickT

    way to pay forward the kindness this Christmas! You’ll be blessed.

  • Konstantin

    Good site, very useful!

  • Aaron W

    I love this blog. Thanks!!!

  • Patricia

    Enjoying the current series on RRSP’s, Happy Holidays.

  • d

    have a great holidays Preet!

  • Don J

    When I told my girlfriend about this contest, she told me that if I won, I would be getting her old camera and SHE would get the new one. I am ok with that!

    Great contest, and a nice way to share your good fortune!

  • Lori

    I really need a new camera ;}

  • Preet

    Hi Lori – sorry but the contest closed on Christmas Day. But stay tuned as I’m about to launch a new contest!

  • laptop

    I know there are digital picture frames that you can use all year, but, I was looking for a way to display them during the holidays, especially Christmas. I could only find one kind of digital photo ornament on the market and they only came in 3 colors and were round, kind of boring. Then the other day I came across a brand new digital photo ornament that is not even available yet, but the company is taking pre-orders and will start shipping in June ‘08. The digital photo ornaments are amazing and come in all shapes and sizes and they have free shipping.

  • Esther

    Hey!! (this is my entry if it wasnt obvious)
    Anyways i think this website is great!
    and i beilive that sharing your materials with other human beings who can afford it is also amazing!
    I really need this camera becouse i need it for school for evrey project and i would also like to capture those “kodak” momments with my parents who are indeed very old.
    But of course i love them and that is why i need and want this amazing camera
    Thank you

  • Courtney

    I jus happened to come across this website and its cool!

  • Lisa J McK

    First I came across “” and all the great info here, then” and now this kind soul is offering a cool camera just for hanging out, signing up and comment. Does it get any better than this? I think not.

  • marvin

    please count me in

  • Hugo Castro

    The Very Good !!!!

  • Waqas

    I like to be a photographer but I could not yet buy a camera due to economical condition. But looking for my luck, it may be a chance for me to get a good one for free. The contest is really good for people like me.

  • Summer


  • Masab

    Cool u rock ur giving a way a 7.1 mp camera count me in though i have never won anything

  • Bev M.

    what a beautiful camera, would love to win it. thanks for this contest.

  • aazik

    wery nice cameera i love you

  • candice

    I am in.

  • Justin Blount

    I’m in.

  • Cally

    I need this camera bad. im in college and dont have much money. please pick me i would really appreciate it.

  • Jennifer

    I love Camera’s i’ve been waiting for a camera sence i was 12

  • James Hodge

    Just lost my old camera so hopefully i can replace it here. fingers crossed.

  • amit

    lost my old camera..hope to get

  • Marsha

    I had my camera stolen when I was touring in Gatineau.
    Can you believe that they swipped it right from under my nose.
    I only realized when I went for my camera that it was gone!
    So this would give me a good chance at getting a new one!!
    Fingers crossed

  • Ed

    Canon make awesome cameras. I like the this one.