With this years event being bigger than ever, there was a large number of participants in the giveaway.  The sponsors came through with so many great prizes that I decided to split them up into 2 days.

Day 1 prizes included a PS3 Slim 120GB courtesy of RedFlagDeals, and a $100 shopping gift card offered by Great Canadian Rebates.  Winners for day 1 were chosen, using an online random number generator, from the pool of  MDJ Money Tips Newsletter subscribers as of 5PM EST Saturday Dec 19.

Day 2 prizes included a 22″ LCD Monitor courtesy of Questrade Canada and a Family Moonjar Package given by Moonjar Canada (see coupon below).  Winners from this batch were chosen, again from a random number generator, from the comments and twitter followers.

More details on the prizes and winners below.

1. PlayStation 3 Slim 120GB (Winner: Chris S)

Derek, the entrepreneur behind RedFlagDeals, has once again generously offered to sponsor a great prize.  What is RFD?  It’s Canada’s most popular “deal/bargain” portal with millions of visitors per month. If you enjoy finding deals (like I do), then you’ll find great value in RFD, it’s one of the sites that I visit daily.

If you need ideas for Christmas, make sure to check out their holiday gift guide.

Now, back to what you’ve all been waiting for, the prize.  As most of you already know, the PlayStation 3 is not only a top notch video gaming console, it’s also a media center.  It can play your Blu-Ray movies along with the ability to wirelessly connect to your PC  and stream audio/video.


The PS3 slim is actually the media center I’m considering purchasing for my own family room so I’m excited about giving it away to one lucky reader.

2. $100 Shopping Gift Card (Winner: Xin Luo)

Great Canadian Rebates has also generously offered a prize for Million Dollar Journey Readers.  For those of you who don’t know about Great Canadian Rebates, it’s a free portal for online shopping that will allow you to receive cash back on your online purchases.  If you use this portal in conjunction with a cash back credit card, you can end up with a significant discount on your purchases.  Check out my Great Canadian Rebates review to learn more about them.

So what exactly are they offering as a prize?  They are giving away a $100 gift card for this birthday giveaway.  The gift card is redeemable at various popular online stores: Sears, Chapters, Canadian Tire and Home Depot.

3. Computer LCD Monitor (22″) (Winner: PEIStuffOnline)

When I contacted Questrade to see if they were interested in sponsoring a prize, they were very generous in their response.  They wanted to giveaway something that would improve trading, so what’s better than increasing LCD screen real estate.

What is Questrade?  They are among Canada’s lowest cost discount brokerages. They offer $4.95 commissions per trade for up to 495 shares and $0.01/share after that up to a maximum commission of $9.95/trade.   Not only do they offer low prices, they have a wide variety of account offerings.  RRSP, USD RRSP, TFSA, Non-Registered, and RESP (among others).  All of this with no annual fee or minimum balance.

If you are interested in opening an account with Questrade, make sure to use my coupon code for a $50 trading credit.

So what’s the prize?  The lucky winner will receive a brand new 22? LCD Monitor courtesy of Questrade.  This may be used to replace your existing monitor, or perhaps as part of a dual monitor setup if your video card supports it.

4. Moonjar “Family” Package (Winner: Bob Sanders)

Last year, I did a review and giveaway of the Moonjar.  The Moonjar is a new age piggy bank that can help teach children about money by separating spending, saving, and sharing money. With the popularity of the previous Moonjar giveaway, the Canadian Moonjar distributor has offered the Moonjar Family Package to Million Dollar Journey readers.

In addition to the generous gift, Moonjar Canada is offering Million Dollar Journey readers an exclusive discount for a limited time.  You can save 15% up to Dec. 24, 2009 using code “SHARE15” on www.moonjar.ca.

Thanks for celebrating 3 years of MDJ with us!


  1. This is why I opened an ING account @ SaveING on December 22, 2009 at 9:25 am

    congrats to the winners!

  2. Marianne O on December 22, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I’m confused… are the winners identified? Somehow I’m not seeing it.

    Oh well. Congratulations all, and thanks MDJ for the giveaway. Keep blogging!

  3. PoorFella on December 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Congrats MDJ and to the winners!

  4. Caitlin on December 22, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners!!

    @Marianne O – the names of the winners are in parentheses in the title of each prize.

  5. cannon_fodder on December 22, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I hope that the winner of the prize sponsored by Questrade is one of the people must unhappy with their service… would help salve the wounds…

    Congratulations to everyone.

  6. Four Pillars on December 22, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I couldn’t see the winners either. I had assumed FT was keeping all the stuff. :)

  7. FrugalTrader on December 22, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Sorry about that guys, I should have made it more obvious!

    FP, I am tempted to keep it all for myself. :)

  8. Chris on December 22, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Chris S eh? How did you notify the winners? That sounds a lot like my name :)

  9. Chris on December 28, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Hi MDJ. Happy holidays and best wishes for 2010. Like Chris above, I am a Chris who commented, and I am a Chris S, but you seem to have a sizeable following of Chris’. How do I know if I’m the ” lucky winner” – do you send an e-mail or something? I would certainly want to claim that fine prize if it was mine.

    take care

    Chris S.

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