Celebrate Purple Friday: Win Up to $10K for NOT Shopping on Black Friday

November 10, 2016
by Susan Shain
Senior Writer
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Holy moly — it’s almost over!

Last week, we introduced Purple Friday, a brand new giveaway (and holiday!) from your friends at The Penny Hoarder.

It’s our biggest and best giveaway yet… And Friday, Nov. 11 is the LAST day to enter. 

Keep reading to learn what Purple Friday is, why we created it — and how you could win a prize worth up to $10,000.

What’s Purple Friday?

Before answering that question, let’s first ask you something: What’s more important than deals and bargains? What’s more important than stuff?

The people you love.

So this year, we’re getting back to the core of what’s important to us and our readers; the very reason we hoard pennies in the first place.

Instead of shopping the day after Thanksgiving, we’re encouraging you to celebrate Purple Friday — and enjoy quality time with your friends and family.

And we just might pay you to do it: We’re giving prizes to 50 lucky winners who want to spend time with their loved ones.

That’s right: We’re paying you NOT to shop on Black Friday.

How can we help you spend time, not money this Purple Friday?

Some ideas…  

  • Paying for your flight home so you can spend the long weekend with family
  • Surprising your wife with a new mixer so you can all bake cookies together
  • Covering the rent so your boyfriend can take the day off
  • Or funding a day at the movies for you and your kids

On Purple Friday, we want you to collect memories, not things — and we want to help you do it.

Entering is simple. All you have to do is tell us your story. (Hint: Don’t request cash.)

What would help you spend time with your loved ones on Purple Friday?

Click here to tell us what would make the day meaningful — no matter how big or small — and why it’s important to you. 

Just make sure you submit your entry before 11:59:59 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

FAQs About Purple Friday

Got questions? We’ve got answers.

Why “Purple” Friday?

Because purple’s our favorite color!

Isn’t that a Baltimore Ravens / Minnesota Vikings thing?

Yeah, but sharing is caring, right?

I like Black Friday — are you skipping it entirely this year?

No, we’ll offer limited Black Friday and Cyber Monday coverage to help those of you who do want to shop. But Purple Friday will be our main focus.

Who can enter the giveaway?

Any U.S. resident who’s at least 18 years old (or the age of majority in their state of citizenship, whichever is older).

So I can really request anything?

Yup! Whatever would help you spend the day with your loved ones (up to $10,000 in value).

Is this for real? It kind of sounds too good to be true…

We know: It’s pretty unbelievable. But we’re delighted to say it’s totally real. Just ask the winners of last year’s giveaway.

When’s the deadline to enter?

11:59:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 11, 2016.

How will I know if I win?

We’ll contact winners via phone and email, and will publicly announce them during Thanksgiving week.

This is awesome! Can I share it?

Yes, please! Just don’t forget the hashtag #PurpleFriday.

Ready now? We can’t wait to read your stories. Click here to enter the Purple Friday giveaway now.

Your Turn: Are you going to celebrate Purple Friday with us?

Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.

by Susan Shain
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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