PRIZE DRAWING: Because It’s The Season of Giving (2013 Edition)


Gift cards are a popular Christmas gift.

They are also a popular blog giveaway prize.

Because it’s the season of giving and the season of receiving gift cards, we are giving away, not one, but two $25 gift cards — one from McDonald’s and one from Subway.

To enter The Impulsive Buy’s Season of Giving (2013 Edition) Giveaway, leave a comment with THIS post. You can say whatever you want, but you MUST include which gift card you’d like to win. Please don’t forget to fill out the email field because we’ll be emailing the randomly selected winners for their mailing addresses.

We will stop accepting entries on Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older.

For those of you who have a Twitter account, you can get an additional entry by tweeting one of the following by Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time:

Hey @theimpulsivebuy! @McDonalds is way better than @SUBWAY!


Hey @theimpulsivebuy! @SUBWAY is way better than @McDonalds!

So just copy, paste, and tweet. Only one tweet per Twitter account.

Good luck!

Fine Print: The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you holiday e-cards. Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you melted snow (which would be hard to obtain here on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean). Bribes will not be accepted. If you’re coming from a site called Online-Sweepstakes, your entries will be disqualified because this drawing for Impulsive Buy readers only. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail, damaged mail, or Santa giving you coal.

347 thoughts to “PRIZE DRAWING: Because It’s The Season of Giving (2013 Edition)”

  1. Love then both but in the fast food world, McDonalds
    is the French fry king! So McDonalds for me.

  2. Many thanks for the contest–and season’s wishes to y’all!

    Think I’ll go for the Subways card–been awhile!

  3. Just to keep up the grand tradition of alternating entries: McDonald’s (plus I find the other lacking)

  4. As a major FAN of subway, I would definitely get use of that being a poor college student 🙂

  5. College student with a Subway located on campus. That gift card would be much appreciated so I am no longer stuck eating crappy dining food. You feel me?

  6. Mitch Hedberg: “I went to a Subway sandwich shop, and I said, ‘Let me have a bun,’ but she wouldn’t sell me just a bun. She said it had to have something on it. She told me it’s against regulations for Subway to sell just a bun; I guess the two halves ain’t supposed to touch. So, I said, ‘Alright, put some lettuce on it,’ which they did. They said, ‘That’ll be $1.75.’ I said, ‘It’s for a duck.’ They said, ‘Alright, well then it’s free.’ See, I did not know that — ducks eat for free at Subway. Had I known that, I would’ve ordered a much larger sandwich. ‘Lemme have the steak fajita sandwich, but don’t bother ringing it up, it’s for a duck! There are six ducks out there, and they all want SunChips!'”

  7. Hmmm, tough choice. I’m going to go with Subway… Because the new year is less than a month away, and I’m sure I’ll attempt a New Year’s resolution of attempting to eat somewhat healthier. And I’m sure that resolution will last no longer than 2 weeks.

  8. Ooh, I’d love to get a Subway gift card. I know a lot of people I could give it to who would enjoy it!

  9. Since I got some really amazing food poisoning at Subway, I’d opt for the McDonalds card.

  10. It would be great to use the McDonalds card to try all the new stuff on the lamely named “Dollar Menu and More” Menu

  11. I’d like the McDonalds card, hopefully in time to gorge myself on McRibs. A guilty pleasure of mine. Shh.

  12. McDonalds GC PLEASE. I need to it to get the entire NFL RUSH Zone Happy Meal Toy collection. Happy Holidays!! Thanks.

  13. I am a professional eater and am planning to do a six-foot footlong challenge soon! A gift card to Subway would definitely help with that!

    Unfortunately, I just read the fine print… As a citizen of Canada I am pretty much out of luck :/ Oh well, if you are interested in seeing me perform that stunt and others like it feel free to checkout my Youtube channel “Junkfood Bodybuilding” (shameless plug)

    Have a great day!


  14. Well, a Subway Gift Card would make up for January when the price of the 6-inch Meatball Sub goes back up from $2 to whateveritusuallyis.

  15. I like ’em both for different reasons, but if I had to pick one to win I’d rather have McDonald’s. I love your blog and your podcasts!!! Happy Holidays!

  16. $5 Chipotle Chicken & Cheese, and $4 Meatball Marinara footlons sounds so good right now! Put me in for Subway!

  17. Love The Impulsive Buy …. would love to win a gift card. Either one of the two would be wonderful!

  18. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love the Subway card given I live walking distance from one of their stores!

  19. I have not eaten fast food in twenty years but if i win i will go to McDonalds. I read your blog faithfully and since you tell me how it is i don’t need to eat it myself! My waist & my husband thank you! Lisa Marie

  20. I’d love to win the Mcdonald’s gift card! I would take my brother out to lunch there since he always treats me. 🙂

  21. Two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun! I’m picking Subway, of course!

    Just kidding – McD’s all the way! With a gift card I’ll finally be able to afford a Big Mac.

  22. Thanks for the time and dedication you put into making this blog a fun and educational resource. Your blog is a daily source of interesting and comical food updates. I would very much appreciate winning the Subway card, given that I’m a poor college student with an appetite. Thanks again!

  23. Love that moment when you open the door to Subway and are enveloped by the smell of baked bread.

    And fresh cookies. Heaven forbid I forget the cookies.

  24. Would loooooove to win the Subway gift card! I love their sandwiches. And the COOKIES! If I win, I am taking my twin sister out for an awesome lunch. We love the chocolate chip cookies! Thank you for offering up a giveaway so close to the holidays. Woohoo!

  25. McDonalds has some pretty awesome hot cookies too, I would get $25 worth of hot cookies to ring in the New Year

  26. Would prefer the McDonald’s card. Because shamrock shakes. (Or holiday pies, if I don’t want to wait that long.)

  27. Since Mac-Donald’s specializes in crap food, I’d have to go with Subway. nWo 4 Life!

  28. McDonalds gift care pleeeeeeeeeeeeeze so I can try for free the burgers you have been reviewing. Thanks!

  29. Since I loved McDonald’s commercials when I was a kid, “It’s a good time for the great taste…of McDonald’s”, I would love a McDonald’s gift card.

  30. I would love to win the McDonalds gift card, to take my family out for a fun meal as a gift to them for all they do for me.

  31. It is the season of giving. I’d love to be given a free McD’s gift card and if they produce any sort of interesting new menu item, I promise to GIVE you a full ” Spotted on Shelf” update. Thank you for giving us a chance!

  32. Subway, please, just ’cause it’s healthier. I’ll miss the fries. I wish they offered a spinach and artichoke or roasted veggie sandwich…

  33. If I had to choose, I’d say I want the Mcdonalds gift card. I’d spend it on the Mccafe items.

  34. I would love that Subway gift card! I have been wanting to try the new Siracha melts! 🙂

  35. I’d like to say I want Subway because it’d be healthier…but let’s be real, you can make the most deliciously unhealthy sandwiches there if you try hard enough. Mmmm Subway…

  36. Just because you made that jalapeno burger sound SO dang tasty, I’d go with McDonald’s please! 😀

  37. Just tried Subway’s new creamy sriracha sauce on my turkey sandwich today and I could definitely go for more with a free gift card 😀 SUBWAY FTW!

  38. I’ve been meaning to go to Subway more, so a $25 gift card would be a good reason for me to start going there again.

  39. As much as I love the McRib, I doubt I could spend $25 at McDonald’s…so Subway for me, please! Thank you for this giveaway!

  40. So I generally try not to eat at McD’s because there are usually healthier alternatives, but if you, Marvo, are treating me, then I’m all in! Hook me up with McDonalds, Marvo!.

  41. Sometimes you get on the subway, and there’s a person eating a sub, and you’re like CRAP I need to go to Subway. And then you wished you had a Subway gift card, because then you could get one of those three-foot subs, and eat it all by yourself.

    Yeah, totally the Subway card.

  42. Actually, it is not terribly difficult to get melted snow on this rock in the middle of the Pacific.

    I’d choose the McDonalds gift card; I don’t know that I actually prefer it over Subway, but since someone gave me a Subway gift card (that I have yet to use) for my birthday, a McDs card would balance me out.

  43. Hey Marvo, I haven’t won a contest yet. Maybe this will be my first!! 🙂 McDonald’s, please! 🙂

  44. I’ve been a good girl all year so I deserve some McDonald’s treats before the year is over!!

  45. I would like McDonald’s because 1. They have delicious fries and Subway has no fries and 2. I could take my nephew to McDonald’s and make him think I’m cooler.

  46. I need a break from McDonald’s. I’ve eaten there so many times compared to Subway. I think its time to finally switch it up. If I won the Subway gift card, I’d make it my duty to try as many new things as I could. That is my pledge as a foodie. XD

  47. Nothing says “Happy Birthday” like a McDonald’s gift card. Now I can take all my friends out for some nuggets. My treat!

  48. since subway is pretty much the only fast-food place i go to, i would love to win a gift card so i can spend less money there than usual! maybe save some and try another restaurant!

  49. I would love to win a SUBWAY gift card so I can buy some Southwest Turkey Bacon sandwiches. 🙂

  50. I’d love to win the McDonald’s card! It’d keep me in Filet-o-Fish sandwiches and fries for a while!

  51. If I’m going to be wearing my fat pants this holiday season anyway, might as well go for some Big Macs. McDonald’s!

  52. A couple of years ago my boyfriend asked where I wanted to go for dinner on Valentine’s Day and I told him that the only thing I was really craving was Subway. SUBWAY! I love how you can smell that delicious bread a block away.

    P.S. My boyfriend did not agree to Subway on Valentine’s Day.

  53. The annual Chick-fil-A calendar is a great deal at Christmas. I got one last year for $5 and probably got over $25 worth of food (from a GOOD fast food place). And they are making strides in taking artificial everything out of their buns and soup. The calendar is now $6 but has some great free food if you take advantage of it every month. OK this has nothing to do with Mickey D’s or Subway. Hmmmm but if I won, I’d have to pick McDonald’s because I can do a lot with their dollar menu 🙂

    1. Jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way ,
      Oh what fun it is to eat a Big Mac and not pay
      I would love to get the gift of the McDonald’s card please!

  54. I would LOVE to win the SubWay one! I’d be eating FRESH for DAYS and could CAPITALIZE on this SO HARD ! !

  55. Hope I win the Subway gift card! Thanks for holding this giveaway!
    I’m really enjoying the Nosh Show!

  56. I’d love to win a Subway giftcard. The Sweet Onion Sauce is amazing…I want to buy bottles of it 🙂

  57. I’d like to win the Subway gift card. It’s my usual lunch option when I can’t pack anything to it’d be nice.

  58. I think whoever wins the drawing should be forced to write a holiday jingle of thanks. I’d like the McDonald’s card.

  59. I accept full responsibility for any coal received this year. Also, if I ended up getting picked for the McDonald’s gift card, I’d totally accept one of those too.

  60. I would love a subway giftcard for the cure fact of never having to cook dinner again…uh..I give to someone else so they never have to cook again?

  61. I would like to buy $35 worth of fries from Mcdonalds, pour them on the floor and roll around in them.

  62. I worked at Subway in Kaneohe (Windward City Shopping Center) in 1990 before it was super popular and found in every town. My favorite back then was a turkey on wheat with everything. Twenty three years later I still order the same sandwich and I still love it just as much. I would love to win a Subway gift card!

  63. Subway!!! So I can pretend to be healthy but really douse those puppies in mayo!!! Excitement!!!

  64. Subway gift card all the way. Why? Meatball Marinara. I can finally pay for piano lessons!

  65. McDonalds. Their fries are the bestest!

    I’m glad you’re kicking out people from that other site, it will increase my odds– er, be more fair to your real readers!

  66. Let’s be honest, the McDonalds gift card would get used much faster for me. Justifying it to myself that it’s because I work late and they’re still open when I leave… eh whatever.

  67. i would like the subway card, because the excessive advertising during football on sunday gets me EVERY TIME!!!

  68. I’d like the Subway card – because I don’t pretend to eat healthy, I DO eat healthy.

    I actually had a fish sandwich from McDonald’s the other night (first time in about a year) and my mouth felt AWFUL after eating it – it had this strange, oily feel that I just HATED. Ugh. I think that it’ll be a long, long time (as in never) before I have another fish sandwich from McDonald’s.

  69. Thanks for prizes! Prizes are great! I would like the Subway gift card……because honestly, I think McDonalds is gross…..

  70. Huh; I entered a Christmas blog contest that had Mountain Standard Time stipulations, and now a contest with Hawaii Standard Time rules. I feel like Marty McFly, bouncing between time zones! Or, at least, learning how to figure what the local time is in said zone.

    And… McDonalds gift card please! Merry Kwa-New-Dr King-tines celebration!

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