I’ve finally published my newest e-book, “Go to college without going broke: 33 ways to save your time, money and sanity” – and to celebrate it, I’m going to do my first-ever giveaway! Do you like freebies? Then you might want to enter my contest, because I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Starbucks! Edit: due to popular demand, I’ve changed the rules! Since some people don’t like Starbucks, the winner will get the gift card for his or her favorite retailer – Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Walmart, etc.

I’m giving it away because I want to spread the word about my e-book, and what better way to do this than with a giveaway? As the title suggests, my book contains advice for college students. Not the old-fashioned, one-size-fits-all advice, mind you – instead of reusing ancient generic advice (“always turn off the lights,” etc.), I came up with 33 tips and tricks that can save college students a lot of time and money. My friends and I used all of those tricks when we were in college, and now I want to pass them on to the next generation of college students.

Here is some advance praise from bloggers:
“This eBook is filled with many practical tips and has something for everyone. Taking a few minutes out of your schedule to try to apply some of these tips will go a long way in helping you save money while in college. With products like this out there’s no need to go flat broke as a college student.”
MD from www.studenomics.com

“Grigory’s e-book is full of unconventional ideas for paying for college.  I was impressed with the unique ideas he came up with.  If you’re an outside-the-box thinker, this book is definitely for you!”
Mrs.Money from ultimatemoneyblog.com

It’s an e-book, which means you can read it on your Kindle or Nook – and if you don’t have them, you can still buy it and read it on your computer. Since I want to make my e-book as accessible as possible, I set a ridiculously low price – only $2.99! (It’s the lowest price I can charge on Amazon and Barnes&Noble and still make some money.) To preview the first 15% of the book and get some idea what it’s all about, click here. Here is the book’s Amazon page and here is the Barnes&Noble page.

The best thing about this giveaway is that you don’t even have to buy it in order to win! Here is how it works:

  • No purchase required.
  • The giveaway is open worldwide – as long as there’s a Starbucks near you, you can enter to win!
  • The giveaway ends in two weeks – the deadline to enter is at midnight on Tuesday, June 21.
  • For 1 entry, post this on Twitter: “Help promote an e-book and win a $25 gift card! https://grigorylukin.com/2011/06/07/new-book-and-a-giveaway/ @grigorylukin
  • For 1 entry, write a blog post about the giveaway and post a link to this page
  • For 1 entry, post about this giveaway on Facebook (the “Share” button is right under this post!)
  • For 2 entries, write a review on either Amazon or Barnes&Noble. (Or both! It’s 2 entries per review.) If you don’t want to buy the book, you can get some idea about its content from this preview. The review doesn’t need to be super-long: a simple “Great book!!!” will work just fine. 🙂
  • For 5 entries, buy the book and either email me the screenshot of your purchase confirmation or forward me the purchase confirmation email. My email is grigorylukin at gmail dot com
If you do everything – tweet, blog, share on Facebook, post 2 reviews and buy the book, you’ll get a total of 12 entries! I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winner. The winner’s name will be announced on June 22 and s/he will be emailed. If the winner doesn’t respond within 3 days, I’ll pick another winner.

To submit your entries, click here. Good luck!!!