Thursday, April 8, 2010

$25.00 VISA Card Giveaway / Worldwide CLOSED

Help a new author get published
About the Author?

Buffi Neal is a full time writer and mother of two currently living in a small town in central New Jersey.  She earned her Master of Computer Science from Lehigh University.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Mathematics and Physics.


Buffi is the second oldest of five children.  Growing up poor, without the luxury of nice clothes, heat or even toilet paper, gave her inner strength and perseverance.  She worked her way through college by cleaning houses, was awarded an academic scholarship, and went on to become CEO of a successful business.  Buffi’s life is full of unique experiences that color her stories.


Buffi lost everything in the 2009 recession, but is living happier with less.  In her year off of work, she wrote a memoir entitled Wonderfully Dysfunctional - It Must be Genetic.  It's very difficult for new authors to break into the industry, so the poll will be used simply show publishers that readers might be interested.

Why a poll?

When publishers say, "You're not famous, who cares about you."


Buffi would like to say, "Exactly, I'm not famous.  That's why readers will relate to me as a mother, sister, daughter or friend."


Buffi's goal is to get 1,000 people to read the book overview and then take the poll (2 questions).

Disclaimer

- Taking the poll does not add you to any mailing list and does not imply that you will buy any book.


- Please be honest in the poll.  Saying that you are not interested does not in any way hurt your chances to win the giveaway.


 You can read more about Buffi and follow her blog here . Also become her fan here.

Effective 4/1/2010(You must be an R.S.S. OR Email Subscriber to enter giveaways on STM. All winners will be verified!!
GIVEAWAY
One winner will be randomly selected and win a 25.00 visa card from Buffi!!
Mandatory Entry
(Must be done for others to count)
Visit Wonderfully Dysfunctional and take her short poll.
Please be honest in the poll.  Saying that you are not interested does not in any way hurt your chances to win the giveaway.
Extra Entries
1-Become Buffi's Fan Say hi and let her know you are a Smart and Trendy Moms reader on her wall
1-Follow STM on Twitter
1-Tweet this Giveaway-Can be done 2 times daily 1 hr apart-copy and paste this
(Win a $25.00 VISA Card @smartandtrendy http://bit.ly/ahAydN ends 4/19 Worldwide Please RT!
1-Follow STM on Friend Connect-Left Sidebar
2-Blog about this giveaway

Ends on 4/19 and is open to WORLDWIDE
We did not recieve compensation or product for hosting this giveaway! Smart and Trendy Moms finds products, ideas, projects, recipes, and other information that we have personally found helpful or interesting.  As always, it is up to you to determine what is appropriate for you, your children, and your situation.  See our Disclaimer

346 comments:

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Frances said...

I follow STM.

fperkins2000 @ yahoo.com

Frances said...

I took her poll. I hope she does get published!

fperkins2000 @ yahoo.com

Laura said...

I took the poll (the book actually sounds really good! I would definitely pick it up at the store.

Supabisha@hotmail.com

redfuzzycow said...

i follow you on twitter (redfuzzycow)

redfuzzycow said...

i went to wonderfully dysfunctional and took her poll (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com)

Laura said...

Already following through Google Friend.
Supabisha@hotmail.com

Laura said...

Following you on Twitter. Thrifty_Wifey

Supabisha@hotmail.com

Laura said...

Fanned her on Facebook and left a comment! :)

Supabisha@hotmail.com

redfuzzycow said...

i follow you on friend connect (redfuzzycow)

redfuzzycow said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/11840281536

Laura said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/Thrifty_Wifey/statuses/11840262995

Supabisha@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I took the poll and I subscribe via email

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I'm a fan of Buffi on Facebook (Nicole Pitts) and wrote on the wall.

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I follow via Google Connect

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/11840562062

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I follow on Twitter @pittsy82

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Mami2jcn said...

I took her poll.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I follow STM on google friend connect.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I follow you on Twitter @mami2jcn

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I became her Facebook fan and wrote on her wall. My FB name is Mary Happymommy.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Cindy said...

I took the poll!

Cindy said...

I follow.

roswell said...

I DID THE POLL and i subcribe to your blog
staceyx @ telus dot net

Cindy said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/statuses/11841311054

Cindy said...

Buffi's FB fan: Cindy Dyer

Mami2jcn said...

Tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/11841282391

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

roswell said...

i follow you on twitter @roswello stacey dempsey

roswell said...

i follow on google friend

thaeter7 said...

I took the pole-Good luck to her.
rally_thade17@hotmail.com

roswell said...

i tweeted
http://twitter.com/roswello/status/11841383703

Jessica said...

I took the poll.

jrhammlett at yahoo.com

Lady V dZine said...

I took her poll, and I really want to read it when it gets published.

Jessica said...

I follow STM on twitter
bkeepsushonest

Jessica said...

I became a FB fan

Jessica said...

I publicly follow your blog

Lady V dZine said...

FB fan of Buffi. Profile is /ladyvdzine.

Lady V dZine said...

Following on twitter as ladyvdzine.

Lady V dZine said...

Following STM as ladyvdzine.

Carol said...

I'm following Buffi on Facebook and I left her a comment!

Lady V dZine said...

Tweetlink: http://twitter.com/ladyvdzine/status/11842381830

Carol said...

I took the poll and left a comment!

Carol said...

I'm following you on Twitter!

Carol said...

Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/Songberries/status/11842434647

Merrie L. said...

I took the poll and was honest.
lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I became Buffi's Fan; I left her a comment on her wall that I'm a Smart and Trendy Moms reader. lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I follow STM on Twitter. ID: Merrie L.
lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I follow STM on Friend Connect.
lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/mjl6mom2/status/11844541501
lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Kowanda said...

Took Buffi's poll.
kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

Kowanda said...

I'm a fan of Buffi's and I wrote on her wall letting her know I'm from STM.
kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

Kowanda said...

Following you on GFC
kowandamacbride at yahoo dot com

Kowanda said...

following STM on twitter
kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

pixie13 said...

I took the poll. I'd read it; sounds fascinating.

pixie13 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/11866410307

pixie13 said...

Google Friend Connect follower

pixie13 said...

I follow you on twitter @pixie13sweeps

mrs.g said...

I am now following STM.

ourgrowinggarden@gmail.com

mrs.g said...

I took her poll!

ourgrowinggarden@gmail.com

roswell said...

tweeting
http://twitter.com/roswello/status/11869506554
roswello athotmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/11879462491

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mellisa Rock said...

I took the poll - sounds like a good read!

mellisarock at yahoo dot com

Mellisa Rock said...

I am now a fan on facebook for her and wrote on her wall!

mellisarock at yahoo dot com

Mellisa Rock said...

follower

mellisarock at yahoo dot com

Mellisa Rock said...

Follow smart and trendy on twitter @mellisarock
and tweet

http://twitter.com/mellisarock/status/11880968570

mellisarock at yahoo dot com

Mellisa Rock said...

I blogged at Win My Year # 2

http://winmyyear.blogspot.com/2010/04/can-you-lend-hand.html

mellisarock at yahoo dot com

Mellisa Rock said...

I blogged at Win My Year

http://winmyyear.blogspot.com/2010/04/can-you-lend-hand.html

mellisarock at yahoo dot com

Nicole said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/11882715308

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/11886631277

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I'm a follower.

jadengler at mac dot com

Amy said...

I took her poll. I think individual stories are what makes the world go around.

jadengler at mac dot com

Amy said...

I tweeted @ftrnrs

jadengler at mac dot com

Amy said...

I became a twitter follower.

jadengler at mac dot com

redfuzzycow said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/11893456066

Jiya said...

Took the poll -- hope she gets published! jiyasarma at hotmail dot com

Robert said...

Visited Wonderfully Dysfunctional and took her poll
rslebron at live dot com

Robert said...

twitter follower @rslebron
rslebron at live dot com

Robert said...

Became Buffi's Fan and posted on her wall letting her know you sent me
rslebron at live dot com

Robert said...

Following STM on Friend Connect
rslebron at live dot com

Linda Kish said...

GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I took the poll. I'd like to read this.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Robert said...

blogged at http://robertlovesbargains.blogspot.com/2010/04/25-visa-card-giveaway-at-smart-and.html
rslebron at live dot com

Robert said...

Blogged at #2
http://robertlovesbargains.blogspot.com/2010/04/25-visa-card-giveaway-at-smart-and.html

rslebron at live dot com

Susan Fobes said...

I'm a follower.

Susan Fobes said...

I took her poll.

Robert said...

http://twitter.com/rslebron/status/11912299545
rslebron at live dot com

pixie13 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/11916562979

roswell said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/roswello/status/11926016033
roswello athotmail dot com

nicole said...

took her poll- would LOVE to read the book!

nicole said...

blogged about your contest and buffi's poll

http://blesstheirheartsmom.blogspot.com/2010/04/help-new-writer-out.html

nicole said...

follow on gfc

nicole said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/NICK0166/status/11932600291

nicole said...

follow you on twitter under nick0166

janetfaye said...

I follow you on Twitter - Janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I am fan of Buffs on Facebook - Janet Fri and I left a message on her wall.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow on GFC - janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I meant to post this first.

I visited Wonderfully Dysfunctional and took the poll.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/11940364897

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/11941675470

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Jayne said...

I took the poll, sounds like an interesting book. :)
applebabe at rocketmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/11947258042

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I took the poll and I think it sounds like a great boook!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a FB fan of duffi and wrote on her wall!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/status/11949296528
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a google friend!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I follow you on twitter!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

I became her facebook fan and posted on her wall !

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

I took her poll !

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

I Follow STM on Twitter ! (@missy_wpg)

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

I Follow STM on Friend Connect !

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

I tweeted ! http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/11951130529

pixie13 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/11966585151

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/11971628956

susitravl said...

Visited Wonderfully Dysfunctional and took the poll. I'm an email subscriber of STM.

susitravl said...

Follow STM via GFC

susitravl said...

Follow STM on Twitter

susitravl said...

Became Buffi's Fan Say hi and let her know I am a Smart and Trendy Moms reader on her wall.

roswell said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/roswello/status/11980310544

Robert said...

http://twitter.com/rslebron/status/11985297206
rslebron at live dot com

Nicole said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/11995283786

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/11996165608

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

jakiesmom said...

gfc follower
nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

jakiesmom said...

took her pole
nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

moushka said...

I took the poll. The book sounds intriguing and I would enjoy reading it.

moushka said...

Blog Follower!

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/12007418821

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/12010753252

redfuzzycow said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/12020185771

pixie13 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/12025069498

Janel said...

follow

Janel said...

twitter

Janel said...

Took the poll!
janel_marie at yahoo dot com

Robert said...

http://twitter.com/rslebron/status/12025553016
rslebron at live dot com

*ashley* said...

took buffi's survey

*ashley* said...

i fanned buffi

*ashley* said...

follow STM on twittere

*ashley* said...

followed via google friend connect

*ashley* said...

tweeted 4/11 http://twitter.com/smashley_ashley/status/12027150719

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/12032420083

roswell said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/roswello/status/12036368807
roswello athotmail dot com

Cindy said...

Today's tweet: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/statuses/12038189581

happyenchilada said...

I took the poll on WD
kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

happyenchilada said...

Became a Facebook Fan and posted on her wall
(Kess N Crystal W. on fb)
kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

happyenchilada said...

follow you on twitter (@happyenchilada2)
kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

happyenchilada said...

I follow with google friend connect (Robert and Crystal W on gfc)
kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

happyenchilada said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/happyenchilada2/status/12038670720
kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/12044049024

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I tweeted via @ftrnrs

jadengler at mac dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/12049302498

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/12053013232

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Robert said...

http://twitter.com/rslebron/status/12053631779
rslebron at live dot com

redfuzzycow said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/12057774237

Joanne J said...

I took the short poll.

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Joanne J said...

I fan Buffi on facebook

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Joanne J said...

Follow STM on Twitter

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Joanne J said...

I follow STM

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Joanne J said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/12061803922

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Joanne J said...

blogged http://shining000.blogspot.com/2010/04/2500-visa-card-giveaway-worldwide.html

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/12066241953

clallen said...

took the poll and i subscribe to your email clallen at ntin dot net

clallen said...

buffi's fan on fb and commented clallen at ntin dot net

clallen said...

follow stm on twitter clallen at ntin dot net

clallen said...

follow w/ friend connect clallen at ntin dot net

clallen said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/clallen1971/status/12071563740 clallen at ntin dot net

pixie13 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/12078711914

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/12089192532

roswell said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/roswello/status/12094579506
roswello athotmail dot com

Joanne J said...

tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/12097694267

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/12104391012

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/12104563296

redfuzzycow said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/12110003326

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/12110521472

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/12113068021

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Robert said...

http://twitter.com/rslebron/status/12140399084
rslebron at live dot com

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/12142932208

Robert said...

http://twitter.com/rslebron/status/12140399084
rslebron at live dot com

Joanne J said...

tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/12152070147

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Cindy said...

Today's tweet: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/statuses/12154696775

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/12164350597

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/12167081910

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

wendy said...

Buffi's Fan on FB =)

luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

wendy said...

I've completed the Mandatory Entry :)

luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

wendy said...

I Follow STM on Twitter

luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

wendy said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/yeahww/status/12173013010

luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

wendy said...

Follower

luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

Nicole said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/12174252351

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/12177578825

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

JenniferB said...

I took the poll and I would like to read it
ejxd95@gmail.com

JenniferB said...

following on twitter-jblanton41

JenniferB said...

following blog
ejxd95@gmail.com

roswell said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/roswello/status/12185152533
roswello athotmail dot com

pixie13 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/12190585195

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

redfuzzycow said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/12194318998

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/12196130477

Joanne J said...

tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/12197642084

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Ana Rita said...

Hello!
I did the pool already

aninhax[@]gmail[.]com

Ana Rita said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/ARitaD/status/12213823397

Ana Rita said...

Following STM on Twitter at ARitaD

roswell said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/roswello/status/12216083960
roswello athotmail dot com

Robert said...

http://twitter.com/rslebron/status/12217022490
rslebron at live dot com

Joanne J said...

tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/12217873749

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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