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Bankaholic Birthday Giveaway (Win $100!)

*** UPDATE (7/18/08) ***
$100 Gas Card Winners
1) Rose Anwar (San Francisco, CA)
2) tomfox (Chicago, IL)
3) Al (Daly City, CA)
4) Goddess in the Groove (Sacramento, CA)
5) Jackie (Eastlake, OH)

SmartyPig $100 Gift Card Winner
1) Gloria (Alhambra, CA)

The winners have been selected and will be contacted by email. Runners up will be selected at random if any of the winners do not respond to my email in a timely fashion. Thanks for your participation… expect a bigger giveaway next year!

I’m happy to say that Bankaholic officially turns 2 years old today.

Our domain was registered on July 14, 2006 in Duarte, California from the laboratory of a cancer research hospital (of all places).

Win One of Five $100 Gas Gift Cards
To celebrate, Bankaholic will be giving away five $100 gas cards. Gas is getting pricey these days… let us buy you a tank!

To enter this giveaway you will have to participate in a little scavenger hunt. Reply to this article with a comment. Fill in your name, email, and answer the following questions:

  1. Bankaholic was featured on Fox News a few months ago by reporter Chris Chmura. What color was his tie?
  2. How much percent cash back on gasoline does the Chase Freedom Card offer?
  3. If you win, do you want a gas card from Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, or Arco?

Only US residents may enter! Five winners will be selected at random on Friday, July 18, 2008 at 5:00pm PST. And of course, entries will be hidden until Friday so you can’t copy the answers from previous entries.

***UPDATE (7/16/08)***
The nice people at SmartyPig have agreed to pitch in a $100 SmartyPig gift card to this giveaway. To be eligible to win this card, please also answer this question in additional to the 3 questions above:

  • What interest rate (APY) does SmartyPig pay you on your savings?

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Comments (235)
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235 Existing Comments
  1. bank said:
    on July 18th at 01:37 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Where is my earlier post with answers?

  2. Mr Carmen said:
    on July 18th at 03:28 am

    Bankaholic great site, liked older web page design with that search engine.
    Is it me but Wachovia not showing their in listing,

    so what else are we missing

  3. Julie said:
    on July 18th at 04:22 am

    my answers: canary yellow, 3%, chevron

  4. Ngit Lee said:
    on July 18th at 04:53 am

    1. Yellow
    2. 3%
    3. Shell

    Good rates info. from this site. Very resourceful.

  5. Gloria said:
    on July 18th at 05:51 am

    Thank you!!

    Smartypig pays 3.90% APY on their savings!

  6. Stephen Cox said:
    on July 18th at 09:48 am

    3.9% apy

  7. katherine said:
    on July 18th at 10:58 am

    yellow tie
    3.9%-smart piggy

    Compliments for your website and Happy Birthday!
    I find Bankaholic helpful with CD rates as well as credit card new sign on opportunities.
    Keep up the good work!

  8. Christine said:
    on July 18th at 12:14 pm

    3. Exxon

    love your website.

  9. Bargainbev said:
    on July 18th at 12:27 pm

    I peruse your site quite often. Thank you! It’s been a big help and contains information that is a learning tool.

    Birthday giveaway.
    1. Yellow tie
    2. 3%
    3. Probably Chevron
    4. 3.90% Smarty Pig

  10. Roger Schwintosky said:
    on July 18th at 02:55 pm

    In addition to my other answers, SmartyPig pays 3.9%

  11. Rob Hicks said:
    on July 18th at 03:26 pm

    I really enjoy the site, thanks for your hard work.

    1. Yellow
    2. 3%
    3. ExxonMobil
    4. 3.90%

  12. GG said:
    on July 18th at 04:44 pm

    Hey I still do not see my comment here. It says Awaiting moderation.

  13. Scott Houghtaling said:
    on July 18th at 05:07 pm

    Please moderate my earlier post. Was it correct? I’d love to participate in the gas card give away. Cheers, Scott

  14. Kevin Knudsen said:
    on July 18th at 05:15 pm

    Being that a new question has been added I am replying with a comment again answering the new question. I have also put my previous unchanged answers in the post.

    1. Tan
    2. 3% cash back
    3. BP

    New question
    4. 3.90 APY

  15. Dunker said:
    on July 18th at 05:24 pm

    Yours is a welcome site in troubled economic times.

    1) Yellow tie
    2) 3% on Gas
    3) Arco Gas Card
    4) 3.90% APY

  16. Faith Heim said:
    on July 18th at 06:51 pm

    What a great way to celebrate..give us the birthday presents. I never buy a CD without checking with your site first. Or open a savings or money market for that matter. Thanks for the great info.

  17. James Slowinski said:
    on July 18th at 06:58 pm

    1. Yellow tie
    2. 3% cash back in top 3 purchase categories
    3. Shell, ExxonMobil, or BP

    4. 3.9% APY for Smarty Pig!

  18. Faith Heim said:
    on July 18th at 06:59 pm

    Answers Yellow, 3%, Arco, 3.90%

  19. Kirk said:
    on July 18th at 07:07 pm

    1. Yellow
    2. 3%
    3. Shell
    4. 3.90% APR

  20. Noel Davis said:
    on July 18th at 08:40 pm

    I use this website all the time to find the best CD rates to invest money. Thanks Bankaholic!

  21. Noel Davis said:
    on July 18th at 08:47 pm

    This site is the best for receiving the best CD rates from competing banks.
    To Enter the Bankoholic Birthday Giveaway:

    1. Chris Chmura’s tie was “yellow.”
    2. You receive 3% cash back on gasoline purchases with the Chase Freedom card offer.
    3. If I win I’d like the $100.00 gas card in Chevron

  22. Noel Davis said:
    on July 18th at 08:50 pm

    Smartypig pays 3.90 % APY on Savings accounts.

  23. Craig said:
    on July 18th at 08:57 pm

    I posted above, but wanted to answer the additional question from 7/16 update.

    Smartpig is now offering 3.9% APY on their savings account.

  24. Jonathan Frouman said:
    on July 18th at 09:05 pm

    I turned 30 on the 15th of July. That would make a nice present.

  25. Nikki said:
    on July 18th at 09:16 pm

    This website has so much useful information
    1. yellow
    2. 3%
    3. Exxon
    4. Smarty Pig 3.90% A

  26. Kyle Silliman said:
    on July 18th at 10:42 pm

    1. yellow
    2. 3%
    3. Arco
    4. 3.9%

  27. Munikumar Ramaswamy said:
    on July 19th at 12:14 am

    Smartypig pays 3.90% interest rate(APY) on the savings. I have already answered for other 3 questions and here are 3 answers once again.
    1) The color of Chris Chmura’s tie is Yellow
    2) Chase Freedom card offers 3% cashback on Gasoline purchases if gasoline purchases are on the top 3 out of 15 every day categories. Otherwise it will 1%.
    3) I would prefer BP gas card.

  28. carol said:
    on July 24th at 06:02 pm


  29. Concerned American said:
    on July 25th at 12:32 am

    partys over girlfriend

  30. Betty said:
    on July 26th at 07:50 am

    1. Yellow tie

  31. Betty said:
    on July 26th at 07:53 am

    1. Yellow tie
    2. 3% on ChaseF card
    3. ExxonMobil
    4. smartypig pays 3.9%

    Great website! Keep it up or us.

  32. Baylee said:
    on July 31st at 02:36 pm

    1. Yellow tie
    2. 3%
    3. BP

    This website has been incredibly helpful, thank you!

  33. gud things said:
    on August 4th at 01:30 am

    Very informative. pro active site. I wish that you’ll continue your good work and will create win-win situations. Many THX.

  34. Gail said:
    on August 6th at 12:56 am

    yellow tie

  35. R. Hernandez said:
    on August 16th at 11:46 pm

    2. 3%
    3.Exxon or BP
    This would be great for a single parent. A blessing!