Category — Contest
Each month, DollarDays gives away $5,000 via Facebook to good causes. Education is a cause that DollarDays is quite passionate about, hence the three or four months of the year they donate to teachers, students and education. DollarDays’ CEO, Marc Joseph wrote his July Huffington Post article about teachers spending money from their own pockets for school supplies—good read.
During the month of July, DollarDays would like you to nominate a teacher to be put into a pool to win in the $5,000 giveaway. Ten teachers will each receive a $500 shopping spree at DollarDays for back to school supplies, or whatever floats their boats!
Please nominate your favorite teacher on our Facebook page! And if you’re happy with it, please tell your friends—even post it on your own page! Pass it on and pay it forward!
July 11, 2014 No Comments
Mary Jane Coward of Dillion, SC
Teresa Riddle of Clayton, NC
Ann Welch of Ludington, MI
Mary Shariat of Mobile, AL
Each of the above nominees won 25 backpacks stuffed with school supplies in our June Facebook Giveaway.
Thank you to the THOUSANDS of people who took the time to nominate teachers to help their students.
DollarDays is absolutely committed to helping teachers. We are a strong advocate of education and helping our teachers (who we call heroes) have the tools they need to teach and grow our future leaders. Marc Joseph, our CEO, wrote a thoughtful article on education in the Huffington Post that we hope you’ll read. We truly ARE champions of education.
This month, we are giving ten teachers each $500 to spend at DollarDays to help stock their classrooms! Please nominate a teacher on our Facebook page contest.
July 2, 2014 No Comments
During May 2014, DollarDays had a $5,000 merchandise giveaway for military families that were nominated by our Facebook fans. In anticipation of the Memorial Day celebration in the United States, and in honor of those who have served our country, DollarDays committed $5,000 in merchandise to these heroes who keep us safe every day of the year. DollarDays would like to thank all of those who have served.
The military families who won in the giveaway are:
Lee Shearer Family $2,000 shopping spree
Troy Ellis $1,000 shopping spree
Morneo Family $500 shopping spree
Each of the following military families received a $100 shopping spree:
Carl and Ashley Coker, William Mcassie, Lt. Tetyana Muirhead, Boots on the Ground, Williams Family, Peter Mason, Mitch & Hillary Braswell, Valles Family, Matthew and Mikai Roberson, Vitali Shatkouski, Macedo Family, Holland Family, Chad and Shelby Erickson, Robert and Allison Frain.
Congratulations to everyone. You will each receive an email with instructions on how to proceed with your shopping spree! We pay shipping too! Check your spam folders in case you don’t get your email. If you see someone on this list who YOU nominated, let them know!
June’s Facebook giveaways is 100 pre-filled backpacks for teachers, classrooms, schools or any organizations that care for kids. The backpacks have all the essentials kids need for school! Four nominees will each receive 25 pre-filled backpacks. Be sure to nominate a school, a teacher or an organization that could use the help.
May 31, 2014 No Comments
As you know, DollarDays is a HUGE fan of small businesses and supports them throughout the year. We believe small businesses are the backbone of our country and we’d like to say thanks to all of you for working hard, especially the winners of April’s $5,000 merchandise giveaway!
First place winner receives a $2,000 shopping spree, second place, a $1000 shopping spree and third place, a $500 shopping spree. Fifteen each won $100 shopping spree. And we pay shipping too! All they have to do is shop! And the winners are:
|Award||Name of Business Nominated||City & State|
|1st PLACE $2,000||Wicked Blue Box||Chicago, IL|
|2nd PLACE $1,000||Changing Hands||Tempe, AZ|
|3rd PLACE $500||River Market Community Co-op||Stillwater, MN|
|$100||Evolution Studio||Harrison, OH|
|$100||Beaded Couture||Conyers, GA|
|$100||Joe & Bj’s Trading Post||Georgetown, KY|
|$100||Arresting Desgins||Texarkana, AR|
|$100||Lisa’s Crochet & More||Atkins, AR|
|$100||Southern Gypsy||Bishop, TX|
|$100||Creative Options||Delaware, OH|
|$100||Mail and More of Redmond||Redmond, OR|
|$100||Chippy’s Popcorn Creations||Beaver Dam, WI|
|$100||Wigglebutt Inn||Naples, FL|
|$100||Goodbyes Consignment||Sarasota, Florida|
|$100||Just Adorable Gifts||Woodland Hills, CA|
|$100||Say Computer||Owosso, MI|
|$100||Cesar’s Mexican and Greek Restaurant||Albuquerque, NM|
|$100||Steve’s Locksmith||Highland, MI|
Winners will be notified by email with instructions on how to redeem their awards! Congratulations everyone! Please post your win on your Facebook page and let your friends know how much we honor small businesses!
Be sure to nominate a military family you know for our May $5,000 Merchandise Giveaway on Facebook.
April 30, 2014 No Comments
Below is an email we received from a very special friend of DollarDays, second grade teacher Julie Ahern from Waukegan, IL, who we met through one of our Facebook merchandise giveaways where she was a winner, and we’ve stayed in touched ever since. We asked our fans to vote for her to win this award. We posted it on Facebook, Twitter and even our blog. We’re not sure how much of an impact we had, but were are so happy that she won this award AND her first trip to California!
It’s very rewarding to us that our fans took the time to help Julie win this award. A little kindness goes a long, long way!
2nd Grade Teacher
Andrew Cooke Magnet Elementary School
Waukegan, IL 60085
April 28, 2014 No Comments
DollarDays is giving away $5,000 in merchandise to small business owners who YOU nominate! All you have to do is go to our Facebook page to enter. Wouldn’t you love to see your favorite store be a winner?
Eighteen businesses will be selected after April 30 and the $5,000 in merchandise will be dispersed to 18 winners this way: First place is $2,000, second place is $1,000, third place is $500 and 15 winners will each receive a $100 shopping spree. DollarDays pays for shipping too! The winners have until the end of the year to redeem their award with an online shopping spree at DollarDays.com!
Tell a friend. Your office. Your church—gang up on a business you love and get them nominated so many times that their chances of winning is good!! (Winners are selected randomly by a special algorithm.)
April 8, 2014 No Comments
First of all, we want to thank the thousands of people who entered their local food banks to win in our $5,000 in merchandise giveaway. Eighteen winners were randomly selected and here they are! Congratulations to the winners. Each winner will receive a phone call or email with instructions on how to redeem their award! If you see your nomination, call them to let them know!
|Orting Food Bank||Orting||WA||500.00|
|Hosea Feed the Hungry||Atlanta||GA||100.00|
|Foof fof People||Eureka||CA||100.00|
|Leife Net 4 Families||Lauderhill||FL||100.00|
|Food Bank NYC||New York||NY||100.00|
|Covenant Soup Kitchen||Willimantic||CT||100.00|
|Adair County Resource Center||Stilwell||OK||100.00|
|Cae rFood Shelf||Elk River||MN||100.00|
|Greater Chicago Food Depository||Chicago||IL||100.00|
|Audrey’s Outreach||Brook Park||OH||100.00|
|Friends of Night People||Buffalo||NY||100.00|
|Food for Thought||Santa Rosa Beach||FL||100.00|
|Laredo Regional Food Bank||Laredo||TX||100.00|
|Mary Martha Outreach||Bartlesville||OK||100.00|
|Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma||Tulsa||OK||100.00|
|The Open Cupboard||Clinton||NJ||100.00|
Be sure to enter our April contest by nominating a small business in your community! DollarDays loves small business!
April 3, 2014 No Comments
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day celebrates small business owners, much like the business owners DollarDays serves every day. These individuals spend countless hours nurturing and growing their young enterprises. The workload demands coupled with the lack of a hired staff, often translate into late hours and long days. There are missed family and personal events, but they love what they do because they are their own bosses.
New businesses have always been a vital, yet not fully appreciated, part of the U.S. economy. On they retail side, they bring different and unique products to the marketplace. They provide stellar and personal service support. When you call, you are more likely to get a real, live person. And unlike big national chains, they know their products. They are outstanding performers in niche markets. In manufacturing, they create many new concepts and ideas, making them creators of new products. According to the US Small Business Association, there are more than 27 million small businesses in the US today.
Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, every day, by showing your support…shop their stores!
Nominate your favorite Mom & Pop store here and we’ll enter them into a drawing for $5,000 in Merchandise from DollarDays!!
April 2, 2014 No Comments
Facebook is an amazing tool to meet new people and help others.
Today we are honored to give a helping hand to one of our biggest fans on Facebook, Mrs. Julie Ahern, a second grade teacher from Andrew Cooke Magnet Elementary School in Waukegan, IL. Mrs. Ahern won $500 in merchandise from DollarDays in our May 2013 “Nominate Your Favorite Teacher” promotion. She was so thrilled to win and buy supplies for her classroom! Her class sent us this photo and a handmade thank you card signed by every student—it is a treasure for us at DollarDays, as it reminds us that we are helping others. The card is on display in our office. Since meeting Mrs. Ahern and her students through the Favorite Teacher promotion, we have exchanged many conversations via Facebook and we have even visited her classroom. She is an amazing teacher with a heart the size of Texas. She’s the kind of teacher you hope your child would be lucky enough to have for second grade.
It’s no secret; we are a BIG fan of Mrs. Ahern! This is why we are calling on you to give her a hand—it’s only a mouse click and will literally take five seconds! Julie was nominated by one of her colleagues for an American Federation of Teachers Everyday Heroes Award. She is one of the five national semi-finalists! (WOW!) The finalist will be determined by a daily voting contest that ends on April 20. The winner will be able to go to the summer AFT convention in Los Angeles. Julie would LOVE to represent her community of educators and visit California for the first time.
Ready to help send Julie to the American Federation of Teachers Convention? Click here and Julie’s name is the very first nominee. Click the radio button to the left of her name, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “submit” button. You can vote once a day through April 20, 2014.
Thank you for helping Julie Ahern receive an honor that she so deserves!
March 27, 2014 No Comments
On Facebook, during March 2014, DollarDays is asking its fans to nominate a local food bank to win in the $5,000 food and merchandise giveaway. DollarDays donates $5,000 each month to charitable organizations that help communities, nominated by their fans.
On March 31, 2014, 18 organizations will be randomly selected to receive the following awards (thanks to you!!):
- First Place: $2,000 shopping spree
- Second Place: $1,000 shopping spree
- Third Place: $500 shopping spree
- Fifteen organizations will each receive $100 shopping sprees. One hundred dollars may not sound like a lot, but when you consider our wholesale pricing and free shipping, $100 goes a long way!!
Spread the word and be sure to visit our Facebook page to nominate a food bank in your community!
March 3, 2014 No Comments