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I am a retired teacher with time on my hands. I love to cook and bake. For the past eight years my hobby has been entering recipe contests. I have done very well and have been to several cook/bake offs although I have never won a grand prize. The ititials of my blog CCC are the same as the site where I get contest information, Cooking Contest Central (CCC). While there are 1000's of food blogs that post recipes this blog will review other cooking blogs.

Monday, April 5, 2010

DON'T FORGET TO PAY YOUR TAXES


To help ease you past tax day I will have a little sweep in which the prize will be a $20.00 Amazon.com gift certificate. From. Monday April 5, 2010 until 11:59 PM (eastern on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 leave a comment with your email under this post.


On Thursday April 15, 2010 I will use random.org to select the winner.


183 comments:

Kim said...

Ugh taxes! I have to pay this year ... thank you for the terrific giveaway!

Kim
turtles8861@gmail.com

Yenta Mary said...

I go to an accountant whose office is near a baking and candy-making supply store -- I always go shopping (just for little things like cute cupcake papers or decorative trinkets) as a reward for dealing with my taxes!

foodfloozie.blogspot.com
twitter.com/foodfloozie

Lilly said...

Thanks a lot for this great giveaway =D
Eli
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

5webs said...

I would love to get some of the LUSH products that are on Amazon.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

MAT said...

Thanks a lot for this great giveaway

sinhead83 at hotmail dot com

dlhaley said...

Nice blog. Thanks for the giveaway.
dlhaley(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Mamushi Love said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

michelle said...

Keeping my fingers crossed.

blackbearpie@aol.com

snowluvnferret said...

URGH! Taxes... I've been putting it off forever. Guess I better get to it!

rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

thanks

Karla said...

I got a letter from the IRS saying I made a mistake on my return and was getting a bigger refund!! woo hoo!!
kuphoff59@gamil.com

Beth said...

Tax time can definately be stressful but I think a gift certificate to Amazon.com could counteract some of that :o).

Christy said...

Taxes are so much less stress when the husband does them at home using the H&R Block internet program.

safety_chick@hotmail.com

wantsandwishes said...

I hate taxes. But it is a necessary thing. I wish we could have an easier way to do them though. It seems so complicated and you never know if you are doing them correctly. I paid someone to do them for me 2 years ago and they even made mistakes. It sucks.

Anonymous said...

I have the dubius honor of having my birthday fall on April 14th. Kind of a buzzkill. gbloganx(AT)aol(DOT)com

Rebecca Graham said...

I love to shop at Amazon.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Mindee said...

What a FUN giveaway! THANKS! :)

mindeelarsen@hotmail.com

mar said...

I am just about done with my taxes!

Have a great day!

LWons@HotMail.com

Amanda said...

amazing giveaway! very thoughtful!

akarau27@Gmail.com

Sharon Harmon said...

I love your contests!! Thank you for your generosity! :)
txgigggles@yahoo.com

abfantom said...

Thanks for offering this great giveaway. I could buy something from Amazon to take my mind of my taxes.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

sweepmom said...

Seeing as we owe taxes for the first time this year, I could use some cheering up.

Mysharona said...

thanks for the chance.

lsfish said...

I have to pay to, unfortunately

Amber said...

Taxes...blah. Amazon...yay :) Thanks Carole!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

hale2005 said...

Death and taxes go together! :)

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

Amber said...

You are so sweet! Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

April said...

Add me to the list of people that have to pay this year.

teenytig@sbcglobal.net

sue14625 said...

not a fun time of year paperwork filing pay Taxes bane of our existence no wonder i love chocolate to help with the stress

imin2fun81 said...

I would love to buy a new video game for the laptop computer I just won. thanks for the giveaway!

constancelavery at msn dot com

buzzd said...

I had to pay a little this year. Thanks for the giveaway

Hannah said...

Thankfully we have submitted ours and we don't owe anything! Always a hassle.
hannahlucypickard at hotmail dot co dot uk

Anonymous said...

Now THIS is my kind of contest!

brandon_ralston@hotmail.com

jappleseed said...

my taxes are done

toughturtles said...

taxes again argh

Bacallsmom said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
bbentry [at] aol [dot] com

McKim said...

We got a refund this year, but it's already spent on medical bills!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the refund!!!!

a2theizzle at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

We have to pay this year too, yuck!

adr1001025[at]msn.com

Debbie R. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway Carole! I am still working on my taxes - nothing like waiting until the last few days!!

Sirbarney@tampabay.rr.com

Susan said...

I have never had to pay taxes so tax day isn't a difficult day for me. Thanks for the giveaway

rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

vmkids said...

thanks for the contest

Anonymous said...

Social Networking Platform

I hope I win, I love Amazon!!

applejacks18@yahoo.com

Ms. Autumn said...

ugh, taxes!

autumn398 @ yahoo.com

Nicole said...

tax day sucks.

Lynne said...

I just mailed off mine today. Looking forward to receiving my refund.

Kylie said...

No refund this year...not happy about that but it was a difficult year. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com

jzagarjr said...

Amazon is great. I shop there all the time. Thanks!

jemscout425 said...

We got more back then usual. Didn't even have to pay state, which is really rare.
pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

mogrill said...

I use Amazon to shop year round!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Min K said...

more confusing to do taxes this year

Kiara said...

This is a great giveaway!
austma7@aol.com

kdkdkd said...

Another year of taxes behind us, already have the file going for this year. Thanks for the chance to win

katenmike420 at cox dot net

Deborah said...

I'm probably one of the few people I know who isn't stressed by filing taxes. Now paying them, that's stressful all year long! asthenight at gmail dot com

NL6369 said...

I love Amazon. Great giveaway. I have a list a mile long of things to buy so it will be well spent.
iheartsweeping@aol.com

Brent said...

I could really use an Amazon.com GC. I read a lot

Emily Roesly said...

I shop at Amazon all the time. It would be nice to buy myself a little treat, since I will have to pay State tax this year. :0

mensatic@comcast.net

saphyress said...

Amazon is great, I get stuff for myself, my daughter and my mom, easy and quick delivery

llinda29 said...

I got a refund this year

sksweeps said...

I love Amazon - I find just about anything I could ever want there! Thanks!

cstironkat said...

I cannot think of a better way to deal with taxes than a little retail therapy.

katia said...

awsome giveaway! thank you!!!

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

Karen said...

Thanks for the contest

clc408 said...

I hate dealing with taxes. I wish they would simplify the process.

Leen said...

You know what they say, death and taxes, ugh! Thanks for the giveaway!
leenburke@yahoo.com

Alexander said...

Ugh, taxes, don't remind me. On the other hand, the prize is lovely.

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com

I hate taxes, we go to H & R Block. Hope I win.

Alicia said...

I'm bad, I've yet to do my taxes. And I'm probably getting a refund.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

littlelatina said...

enter me thanks

Lisa P@www.isitmondayalready.com said...

yep they are done waiting for the man to take his money hahah this would help me!

Linda said...

I hate tax time, but love to shop at Amazon!
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

sweetsue said...

How generous of you-I love Amazon!
smchester at gmail dot com

Leslie said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

freespirited@usa.net

Timbo said...

Being a student, taxes are something I have to wait for until I graduate with a mountain of debt :) Good times.

allrightyes@gmail.com

erin m. said...

Oh i hear government people forget to pay taxes All the time!! Too bad i could never get away with that
(panicxduh@yahoo.com)

Allie said...

Hey girl! Stop by my blog I have an award waiting for you. :)

dawns41 said...

We shop at Amazon.com so this is a great Prize!!

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Renski17 said...

Awesome contest - Thanks!
renski17@fortaj.com

Deb said...

How nice and generous...I can certainly use a gift card to Amazon.

Nicole said...

Man, I could sure use this! Thanks for the chance!

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Leona P said...

I love amazon

clynsg said...

Since I do the taxes for the entire family, maybe this could be my reward? There are so many things I could get from Amazon.

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

Holly B said...

What a great giveaway...from one Ohioan to another!
hblaser at gmail dot com

Julieh said...

Tax day is giving me nightmares! honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Joy said...

Great giveaway. Thanks.
magic5905@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love Amazon. Thanks.
emmy5905@embarqmail.com

Jenn S. said...

So glad taxes are already done. :)

elkaye said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

petdeposit said...

Finished my Federal 2 months ago. Only have to deal with the state return now.

Tyler said...

Finished my taxes up the other day. A $20 Gift card would be awesome!

cr0n0s420@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

I thought we would owe this year, but we got a refund - yahoo! I can be reached via the address on my blogger profile. Thanks for the chance to win!

AEKZ2 said...

This is the first time that we owe both federal and state taxes. I'd love to win.

ky2here said...

Our taxes are in - it wasn't that bad. Thanks Obama. I could still use that amazon.com GC though.

whysoitenly5 said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I could use a nice treat after tax day.

whysoitenly5(at)gmail(dot)com

scottsgal said...

Happy tax day!
msboatgal at aol.com

samsakara said...

Thanks for the very generous and wonderful giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Jennifer Neal said...

Thanks for the chance!

win said...

LOVE U Carole I'm from down unda.....U look like a real AMAZON!

Lissa said...

Love Amazon!

melissamcnicol at yahoo dot com

Lily said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Lilyhoot@gmail.com

Ashley said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

ashaldridge (at) gmail (dot) com

momznite said...

Good luck to everyone who still needs to file. Hope you have earned a big refund!

Winning an Amazon card would be a treat!

Randominities said...

Thanks so much! Taxes are such a pain, it's nice to see a little bit coming our way!

Marta said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

idahomom said...

I am a CPA so can we just not talk about April 15th

paula michele said...

This would help ease the pain :)


hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. What a generous and unselfish way of sharing this reminder with others.

mrsmiki77 [AT] gmail {dot} com

call me ma'am said...

Evil taxes. If only we didn't have to do them at all!

heaventrees said...

Done and received the refund! I did them in January via computer but mine are easy, pretty much.

Molly C. said...

Great giveaway! Our taxes are pretty much gone & spent, but we did catch up on some bills.
mcapel4444 at aol.com

leandrew said...

Thanks for the great giveaway offering!

Winning the $20 Amazon GC would 'definitely' alleviate some of the 'stress' I seem to encounter each year while preparing my taxes!

Good Luck to all!

leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

DarcyO said...

We are paying taxes today. Yuck! Thanks for the great giveaway!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Sarah said...

Thanks for the reminder, and the giveaway. I still have to drop off my city taxes before Thursday.

Chip said...

My husband just started working on ours last night. He always waits until the last minute when we have to pay.

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

ladcraig said...

I don't know anyone who likes paying taxes. Heard on the radio this morning that more people don't pay income tax in this country than do now. That's sounds like a recipe for disaster.
ladcraig at gmail dot com

mscoffee77 said...

An Amazon gift certificate sure would help the tax time stress!

mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

g said...

Doing taxes is just so tedious.

jennem said...

We made a huge error and had to pay $3K. Thanks for the giveaway!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Tom said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!

Erica C. said...

You're so sweet to help with everyone's taxes? Did you make out okay this year? I hope you don't owe!

erma said...

I love to shop on Amazon.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

carolpie said...

Hi Carole with an e from Carol without an e.
Taxes. Hate doing them every year.
Thanks!


spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol.

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to win, thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My hubby did our taxes...We get some $'s back this year, because he lost his job. Here's to a beter year!
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

Ambre said...

Love Amazon! Hate taxes.

kevin said...

boo for taxes.

mmmspam55@gmail.com

luckycat1818 said...

Thanks for the chance to win. It sure does make tax day easier.

luckycat1818(at)yahoo(dot)com

annemarie562000 said...

I love Amazon!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kyle Banderman said...

Taxes are always such a pain in the arse!
indyfree07@hotmail.com

scarter305 said...

Im a late preparer, Ill be doing them tomorrow

scarter305 at aol dot com

Jinxy and Me said...

Great prize! Thanks for the giveaway!

nesta 67 {at} live dot com

barbara.montyj said...

Did my taxes a couple a weeks ago.
Phew!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Everyone loves Amazon.

barbara.montyj at gmail dot com

Liza Kramer said...

Not fun tax time. Great prize pick me up!

Renee G said...

Just prepared my son's tax return tonight.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway to cheer up tax time!
aprilsartstudio@gmail.com

Auriette said...

We put off doing our taxes because we figured we'd have to pay. So, we did our taxes on Sunday, and guess what? We have to pay.
dahlia at tmlindsey d0t com

zcwright said...

Awesome! zcwright@yahoo.com

EDRing said...

We're waiting to the last minute to do our taxes. We have to pay this year & I don't want to send it any earlier than i need to.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

TIFFANY said...

yay!

kalientemexikana@yahoo.com

chazvgo said...

I did everyone in my family taxes last week. YUCK!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

arla said...

tax day comes back around fast it seems, we usually dont get much back but ah well

karen said...

I don't really mind filing my taxes, as I always use the EZ form.I just prefer the years I get a refund. Thanks.

president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carolsue said...

We had our taxes prepared last month! Nice giveaway!
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

guettel78 said...

Thanks for easing the stress and anxiety about tax time with such a generous giveaway! Luckily we didn't have too difficult of a time with our filing this year, but we did owe a small amount, so an Amazon gift card would surely ease the pain. Thanks!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

dddiva said...

Thanks for the chance- we got a little back but it went straight to medical bills (like everything else).

fidget said...

Thanks for the contest. Every year I stay up half the night to get them done and swear up and down that we'll pay someone to do our taxes the next year

fidgetblogs at gmail dot com

Barbarawr said...

I think everyone in Washington should be required to fill out their own tax forms. Then they'd be motivated to make it easier for the rest of us.

amyd said...

we did ours in feb!Awesome prize!

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

AngelaK said...

I hate taxes... they're such a pain in the butt!


texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

MissyBecker said...

I should probably whip out the Turbo Tax Tonight

melissabecker at gmaildotcom

ShesAnAngel said...

You are always so generous :D Thanks for the tax relief!

justine417@comcast.net

blueviolet said...

Not a fun time of year, is it? Thanks for the fun giveaway.
doot65ATcomcastDOTnet

mail4rosey said...

People are supposed to be miserly at tax time!

msurosey@yahoo.com

1993wel said...

I think winning an Amazon gift certificate would help take the sting away of owing taxes this year. Ugh. Much prefer refund years!

Maja said...

i would get a lego set for my kid. he really wants one. nothing for me.

js22 said...

I just filed an extension for the state as well as sent them a check :-(

oh we love amazon!

Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.
js22 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Terri L said...

Love Amazon! Great giveaway! And I am very glad my taxes are done and in!

tlannan30[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anna said...

An amazon card would be awesome right now! Thank you so much for this giveaway!

athurman78@gmail.com

dvice said...

This would be great

Nick and Sarah said...

What a timely contest! yay

sarahcfiction (at) gmail (dot) com

bigk2555 said...

Thank you!

bigk2555@yahoo.com

Sonya said...

I need this! Thanks!

DEBIJOT said...

Paying again this year! Yuck!

Sonya said...

Taxes-Yuck!

Thanks for the chance (and pick me up)

Kathy said...

Love Amazon.com! I shop there for books for dh and toys for my 2 granddaughters. Always a great selection. My dh always does our taxes (the old fashioned way...by hand very early,) but we won't be getting any money back...darn! Once your little deductibles (kids) grow up, leave and get married, you end up PAYING taxes!
Ha!
kateswen(at)gmail(dot)com

susan1215 said...

We have to pay so we are waiting untill the last minute to send in our tax form

Laura said...

Just dropped all the forms in the mail! Yay for another tax season over.

kathy pease said...

Thank you for the Great giveaway please count me in :)

Meet the Browns said...

Don't forget to go to Starbuck for your free coffee on Tax Day!

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

alli said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

northssclub at yahoo dot com

ConiSu said...

I kept putting mine off, but finally finished them up this afternoon. Thanks for the great giveaway :)
cslmwt(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ardy22 said...

Love shopping at amazon and will need all the help I can get after paying my taxes!

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

vegan4life said...

thank god tax time is over ty.
vivianbl@olg.com

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...everyone hates paying taxes, but it's the price we pay for civilization (and indoor plumbing !!!).

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Rachel said...

I actually get money back, so tax day isn't so stressful here.

brownhairgirl7 said...

I would love to win this! Amazon.com is the best!

brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

Susan said...

Glad I filed early this year, and saved myself the stress of last minute filing.
Susan
mama2rob at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love amazon.com!

prizehound7@yahoo.com

Sam said...

amazon dot com is so awesome!

07violet said...

this would be nice to have right now

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)
cmanventuresinc(at)gmail(dot)com

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

lilyk@mail2world.com

LVI56 said...

Yay, great giveaway!
karczewski56@gmail.com