12.10.2015

Shop For Everyone On Your List (JCPenney $100 Gift Card)


Well well well...here we are! Smack dab in the middle of the holiday season with shopping lists in hand/saved on the phone (this would be me) and holiday parties on the calendar. It's so easy to get caught up (and stressed) in the chaos of it all, isn't it?

My personal plan of attack when it comes to holiday shopping is to plan ahead...scout the stores weeks prior when there aren't crowds to get ideas on what you want to buy/where they are, and to try to shop at stores where you can buy for everyone on your list. This means less driving around in traffic and in turn, more time at home with my family!

One of my favorite stores year after year is JCPenney. Why? Because I've found that their prices are consistently some of the lowest out there and I can shop for my parents, in-laws, Billy, Camden, and my girlfriends all in one trip. WIN! Last weekend I was able to knock out a lot of my shopping there in less than an hour and it was pretty painless. I'll admit that I never realized the extent of all the grand brands they have available until now... think Nike, Keurig, Disney, OSU gear (team apparel), and of course makeup from the Sephora inside. It doesn't hurt that mainly everything was on sale, too!

I wanted to show off some of the items I purchased in this little video I put together...take a look:

 Here are the links to the items featured in the video that I purchased: Nike Quarter-Zip Fleece Sweatshirt //  Keurig K250 2.0 Compact Brewer (the BEST! it's so compact and sleek!) // Carters 4pk Baby Bodysuits // Too Faced Most Loved Set

Also, I create this gift set below in hopes it'll give you some ideas to gift toast your loved ones! JCPenney has so many great gifts in store and on JCP.com. Here are some of my favorite picks...


JcPenney Gift Set

They also have a Gift Ideas section online, where you can shop by price and by person, which makes it super easy.

What is your game plan when it comes to finding the right gift for your loved ones?

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122 comments

  1. I love the shop by price. Some of my family is so difficult to buy for so I love their suggestions too! Thanks

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  2. I try to get all of my shopping finished before Thanksgiving, so that I can really enjoy the holiday season with my family :)

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  3. I love all of the suggestions based on price! Love this!

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  4. The suggestions by price is so helpful, especially for those of us with limited funds. I can't thank you enough! :)

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  5. I do lots of searching online and buying online for gifts. I try to keep to a monetary limit to stay on budget. I do consider gift cards to make things easier and for those that are just hard to buy for.

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  6. my tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/674971559056957444

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  7. I keep notes about what my friends and family mention they like on my phone. Then when it comes time to buy gifts I have a good idea of what they might like.

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  8. I try to take mental notes when I hear them say things throughout the year that they need or would like to have & then I keep an eye out on sales to get them!

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  9. I search online for the best deal and price match with Amazon to get the best deal on a price from any retail store.

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/674978061343850496

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  11. I use apps to find the best prices either locally or online.

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  12. I search online for the best deals and use cash back and coupon sites to save money

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  13. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/674988827107135489

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  14. I did a lot of damage this Black Friday/Cyber Monday and knocked out a lot of my shopping then. The earlier the better!

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  15. I actually kept an envelope in my desk this year, and collected little notes I wrote to myself throughout the year when people would mention something they "needed" or "wanted." Started shopping in early October (because I just. cannot. do. the. holiday. mall. scene!!!), and now I am mostly done! Just a few stocking stuffers left to do.

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  16. I always make notes when a loved one mentions something that they want so I can be sure to get them something they love!

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  17. I always ask for ideas and then go online to search out ideas!! Try to listen for hints of what everyone needs!!

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  18. My Christmas shopping game plan seems to be to wait until the last week and then freak out and buy whatever I can find that ships in time or go several lunch breaks to shop.

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  19. I ask my kids to make a wish list and then I start looking for deals on those items. It takes patience and can take a long time.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  20. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/675099473438208000

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  21. https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/675113479930560515 yarbr012@gmail.com

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  22. I keep notes in my phone all year around when I hear a loved one mention something they'd like!

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  23. I will ask friends or a relative of the person I am being for what that person might want. I also think about what life events are happening to them and buy stuff for that, such as moving to a new home or having a baby. yarbr012@gmail.com

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  24. I keep notes on my phone and amazon lists all year round. In November, my husband and I create a list of everyone we are shopping for and what we are getting. Then I look for sales online and buy most of our gifts that way. We only have one gift left to buy this year :)

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  25. I ask for their wishes or take notes whenever I notice their needs. My habit is to shop year round for best deals including online price comparison.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  26. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/675164494813904900

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  27. I keep notes on my phone so I can jot down ideas of things my family would like when they mention it. Now I just need to get to shopping so I'll be ready for Christmas! :) carmentubbs9@gmail.com

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  28. I ask for wishlists but I also think of the person (some are easier than others) such as my cousin who has a new apartment (her first) and I know what she loves plus pinterest helps but then there are people like my dad who I have such a hard time buying for. It's a little bit of both, I suppose!!!

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  29. I take notes on gift ideas all year long when I hear people say I love this product or this smell or I'm looking for this. Then when it comes time to buy them a gift, I go to that list and start there!!!

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  30. I do so much research online in the months leading up- blog guides in particular :)

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  31. I usually look online to get an idea of what items I like and then go shopping in the store to find them.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  32. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/675442643254575104

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  33. I usually start early and listen when they talk about something they'd love to have. Then I note it down for later and buy it.
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  34. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/675821703222685696
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  35. I try to remember and write it down if someone says something they want or need. I love reading the gift guides...always have great ideas of things you have not heard of that would be perfect for someone!
    landfjacobson @ charter .net

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  36. I shared on twitter
    https://twitter.com/ilovemybeagle22/status/675830058154463232
    landfjacobson @ charter . net

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  37. i look for the perfect deal on black friday

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  38. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/675850736794660864

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  39. paying attention to what they have mentioned over the year of what they have wanted or needed

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  40. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/676839627727216640

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  41. I rely on wishlists. It makes things so much easier!

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)dom

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  42. I ask them what they want. No use in buying something that will never get used -- but I'm just practical like that!

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  43. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/677701302097469441
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  44. I often give homemade gifts, such as spiced nuts, baked goods, and jams. In order to make sure the recipients will love what I give them, I always make a mental note of what different people seem to enjoy the most. Then it's simpler to match the person with the item or flavor.
    [notheranneother {at} gmail {dot} com]

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  45. Here's my tweet about your helpful blog post and the JCPenney giveaway:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/678615152665739266?p=p
    Thanks!
    [notheranneother {at} gmail {dot} com]

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  46. I usually wait for a black friday/cyber monday deal to get the best price

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

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  47. I ask my family to make a wish list on amazon!!
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  48. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/678770189798895618
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  49. My game plan is to find the right gift for my love one by getting them something that they really love and can practically use everyday. I love all the wonderful selections from JCP. Make my shopping so much easier! :) Thanks for sharing your tips and video.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  50. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/679375104078254082


    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  51. I try to pay really close attention to things they like/need in the months leading up to the holidays so I have a good idea!

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  52. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/679536682891251712

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  53. I keep an eye out all year round for things my loved ones would like, then keep them stashed away in a gift closet. (sometimes I give a gift early, just because!)

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  54. tweeted: https://twitter.com/tinawoo21/status/679627234219409409

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  55. I think about what interests them, and pick something based on that. :) I LOVE gift giving- it's so much fun!
    xo

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  56. listen closely for the words "too bad we don't have a ___." Then Google and/or Amazon to do comparison shopping :)

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  57. I like to pamper my mom - with a basket full of homemade foods...what a great gift idea. truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  58. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/679822935557722113 truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I try and pay attention throughout the year to listen to them talk about things they like to try and get inspiration.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  60. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/680039726976516098

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  61. I have my children makes a list of what they want for Christmas and start looking for those items to see where I can get the best deals.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  62. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/680146166445522944

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  63. I look for things that she would use a lot and get a lot of pleasure from them.

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  64. I ask them what they want and then look online to find the right gift.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  65. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/680992897752248320

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  66. I let my kids book,ark things they like and wanted so I wouldn't mess up.
    mijamesr82 at gmail dot com

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  67. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/681078166195142658
    mijamesr82 at gmail dot com

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  68. I start my Holiday shopping early n the year so I have time to find good deals and finish my shopping up early.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  69. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/681079277660446721
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  70. I listen, and for my kids I have them make a wish list

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  71. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/681214772101165057

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  72. I like to give the gift of scented soaps and lotions because I love getting those as a gift myself.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  73. My game plan is to listen to them throughout the year.
    More than likely you will hear of something they would like and probably not buy for themselves.
    thank you

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  74. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/681335431544217601

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  75. I always have conversations with my nieces and nephew to find out their interests and get ideas about what would delight them for the holidays.

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  76. Tweet

    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/681560690717540353

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  77. I keep my ears peeled all year long and make note of what they like or need. Then I begin the hunt for the perfect gifts all November and December!
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  78. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/681566611581435904

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  79. I like to buy gifts that I know the person would love and would want to buy themselves but probably would not.
    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  80. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/681571882462769153

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  81. My game plan is to remember things they have told me throughout the year.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  82. I ask them for some ideas, then I pick which things I would like to give them.

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  83. https://twitter.com/prizepuzzle/status/681662821520674816

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  84. I have to plan and start early so I don't feel pressure to just get them something.

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  85. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/681964695411146753
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  86. I start shopping for the next year right after Christmas. I listen to what my family mentions as something they would like or something they already have they they love. For example, my daughter loves a specific brand of bakeware so I like to add items that she doesn't have yet.

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  87. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/681976555900243969

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  88. I make a list on my phone of what people like and their sizes (shoes, clothes etc). Then I keep an eye out for deals.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/682011922951090176
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. I keep my eyes and ears open all year to see what it is that my loved ones want as well as specifically ask each of them what is on their list.

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  91. Tweeted-https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/682086821514186752?lang=en

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  92. I try to shop all year long, so that it's not so hard to find all the gifts I need at Christmastime.
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

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  93. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/682258515247812608

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  94. https://twitter.com/ThatTuxedoCat/status/682273126709866496

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  95. This season I'm looking for gifts that meet a need. To know what that need is, I must listen carefully when others talk about things that need replacing or things they need to make their lives easier.

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  96. I shop for the best price for the gifts I want to give

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  97. My game plan was shopping both online and off to find the best deals.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  98. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/682350237864734724
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  99. When it comes to my kids I ask a lot of questions, my oldest is very particular when it comes to clothing - he is a pre-teen!
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  100. I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/682374123155243008.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  101. I bought sweaters all around.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  102. We really have everything we need as do our friends and family. So we decided a few years ago to exchange homemade food goodies and either an ornament or holiday decor item. It is such fun looking for the perfect ornament, and there is very little pressure.

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  103. My game plan when it comes to finding the right gift for my family is to have an insight and kind of go along with what they are looking for.

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  104. I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/682467285592862721

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  105. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/682466354599989248

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  106. If I see something I think someone on my gift list wants, I try to make a note of it for later on

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  107. I am lucky that 1) I win all of my gifts and never have to shop and 2) only have to win gifts for three people. hahaha! That said, my partner is easy: he wants gift cards, so I enter giveaways for those. My mom is also easy, as she wants bath/body stuffs, so I win her those. :-D
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  108. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/682586797210251264
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  109. I usually browse all of the Black Friday ads, then if I can't find anything -- just browse AMazon til I find a gift! wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  110. I sent out a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/682638344862433282

    wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  111. i posted a tweet here: https://twitter.com/purplepanda1966/status/682677765028462592

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  112. #SweepstakesEntry tweet:

    https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/682687710851641344

    Kathryn C
    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  113. #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    I just buy throughout the year as I see things online or in stores that I know the intended person will like

    Kathryn C
    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  114. https://mobile.twitter.com/faithjacklynswe/status/682773577691721728 faithjacklynsweeps@gmail.com

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  115. Finding out what they may need or want from other loved ones and their friends

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  116. https://mobile.twitter.com/Esham4life/status/682878216709734400 shawn92379@gmail.com

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