It has been exactly one year since MDJ was born and it has been a great year.  We've grown from 0 to over 1200 subscribers during this time and now receive over 65,000 page views a month.

To thank you for your loyalty and support, MDJ is holding a big birthday draw with a bunch of great prizes ($350+ worth).  To keep the prizes exciting, I contacted a few associates to sponsor prizes. 

All contestant entries will be shoved into an electronic hat and drawn at random.  Since there are 6 prizes available, the odds of winning are fairly high.  To be fair to all contestants, each winner can only win once.

Here are the 6 prizes up for grabs:


I'm excited to announce that Derek from has generously donated a brand new Canon a570 IS digital camera package to a lucky reader ($220 value). What is RedFlagDeals?  It's likely Canada's most popular "deal/bargain" portal with over 1 million deal seeker visitors / month.  I've pretty much been a member since it started 7 years ago and I still visit the site/forums every day.

Want to know more about the digital camera?  I've actually been doing a lot of research on the best "bang for your buck" digital camera and this one is near the top of the list.  The Canon a570 IS has 7.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom, 2.5" LCD, manual controls, supports conversion lenses, only uses 2 AA batteries and includes image stabilization.  I wish I could enter the contest myself. :)

Included in the grand prize:

  • Canon a570 IS (Image Stabilization) Digital Camera (technical spec)
  • Lowepro Rezo 50 Carrying Case
  • 1GB SD Memory Card 

2nd Prize

  • $50 (or Chapters) Gift Certificate. 

Other Prizes (4):

How Do You Enter?

Here are the 4 ways that you can enter: 

  1. Sign up for MDJ email updates (free). (1 entry) (privacy policy)
  2. Add MDJ to your Facebook Friends (1 entry)
  3. Simply leave a comment in this post. (1 entry)
  4. Help promote this contest on your blog with a link back to this post or blog. (1 entry) (short one liner will do).

That's right, you can get up to 4 entries.

The Rules:

  • Please only 1 comment entry / person and 1 e-mail subscription / person.
  • Make sure that you enter a valid email address in the "email" field.
  • If you sign up for the MDJ email updates, please contact me to let me know which email address you used so that I can verify.
  • Contest will close approximately 1 week from today (5pm EST Thurs Dec 13, 2007).

Thank you all for supporting my Million Dollar Journey.  Without you visiting on a regular basis, it would be very difficult to consistently spend the time that it takes to write the best articles that I possibly can.

Also a special thanks to Derek Szeto from and Derek Foster, the author of The Lazy Investor, for sponsoring prizes.

Good luck on the draw! 

Update:  Contest is now closed


  1. Jenni on December 12, 2007 at 2:39 am

    Congrats on one year! Hope there are many more.

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  3. Blog Contest Central on December 12, 2007 at 3:59 am

    I guessing I earn for myself 2 entries for blogging about the MDJ blog contest and making a comment here.

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  5. knup on December 12, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Thanks for the contest. Should have 4 entries.

    Signed up for email feed. Added to facebook friends. Blogged about it at! Commented here.

    Thanks and happy birthday!

  6. Cisco Kid on December 12, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    Wow, a full year… Congrats, I am impressed by your site, very informative. I usually can’t stop reading all the posts for each topic till I’m done, best of luck in the new year, I really hope your site continues to grow!

  7. Hazel on December 12, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    Sweet! Happy 1st Birthday MDJ! This is great!

  8. Sara B on December 12, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    I signed up for the e-mail updates!

    I hope I win!

  9. Panalo Contests on December 12, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Congratulations! Happy 1st birthday. :)

  10. Ginny on December 12, 2007 at 11:49 pm


  11. Elaine Rosser on December 13, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Happy,Happy Birthday!

  12. kitty on December 13, 2007 at 1:06 am

    Thanks for the contest. Happy Birthday.

  13. KK on December 13, 2007 at 3:42 am

    Happy BDAY, keep up the great work!

  14. Krusty on December 13, 2007 at 3:44 am

    Great job on your blog birthday!

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  16. Sean on December 13, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Congrats on your first year. I just started reading, so I’m looking forward to may more birthdays!

  17. Amanda on December 13, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    please enter me . I am blogging you too!

  18. Nicole on December 13, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    Happy birthday!

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