Monday, May 2, 2011

"Raffle Me Debt Free"

Callmecrazy, but I have a crazy idea that may or may not take off...we'll see.

Let me tell you a little bit about our story. My husband and I basically started off our life $100,000 in debt. Christmas of 2007 we received the book Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. Fast forward through blood, sweat, tears, budgets, yard sales and A LOT of time & effort we've managed to get it down to about $48,000. My husband worked 8 days a week for a long time and still does some weeks. I stay at home with our 3 kids; ages 5, 4 & 2. I also find ways to bring in extra income here and there. In 2008, we started our own company, Pristine Solutions. We specialize in window cleaning and pressure washing. We just went full-time in the fall of 2010 and the Lord has truly blessed us. As you can imagine we're as sick of debt as one can be and we're working on paying off our last debt, my husband's student loans. It's quite the mountain. We're budgeting and workin our tails off so we've been brainstorming about ways we can help us get through this so we can move on to the next phase in our financial journey i.e. buy a home, save for kids college, retirement, etc. That's where we came up with this idea: "Raffle Me Debt Free"

We are going to be raffling off gift cards & other valuable items and all proceeds help pay off our debt, while we are STILL busting our butts in our business and any other opportunities that arise. We truly are go-getters and this raffle will NOT substitute our hardwork, but will be in addition to it. We thought it's an opportunity to for someone to get something kind of cool and to help move us forward. For right now we're starting with one item and with some of the money that comes in from that we will buy a little bit bigger item and continue on with that trend til we are raffling off some really AWESOME stuff. And we'll probably throw in some other crazy awesome cool stuff along the way!

This may seem strange to some, but if you've ever been underneath a mountain of debt you might just understand. We love you whether or not you want to participate and aren't planning on harrassing people. Prayer is always appreciated. We will however be posting pictures of our winners and be looking forward to raffling off some ridiculously awesome stuff! If you believe in our mission of being debt free please share our blog with others. And if you live far away you can STILL partcipate. You can paypal us for your raffle ticket to Please write which raffle you're sending it for in the memo section and be sure to mark as "gift" so we don't get charged fees. Your email will be wrote on the back of your ticket and you will be contacted via email if you are the winner and will mail you the gift card. We'd also LOVE to put a picture of our winners on the blog!

Our first raffle is for a $25 Chick-fil-A gift card! Chick-fil-A is one of the healthiest fast food places to eat at and their service is second to none. Chick-fil-A is also one of our clients and they have been some of the most gracious people to work with. We will draw a name on Wednesday, May 11th! Tickets are $1 each or 7 tickets for $5! Thank you!

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