Rosh Hashana Giveaway #1 | Two $50 Gift Cards to JWines

Rosh Hashana is right around the corner – and I don’t know about you, but for me, this time of year can be a leetle bit stressful!

Sometimes, I just need to get.away. Enjoy a few moments of silence – when no one is asking me to make them a snack or braid them a challah or invite them to a meal!

Ideally, those moments will feature either a cold glass of white wine – or a steaming hot cup of tea.

It’s my version of “Calgon, take me away”!

And since I love you all so much – and since I’m guessing I’m not the only one that needs a little break during these hectic days leading up to Rosh Hashana – I’m super excited to treat you to this fun giveaway!

Two lucky Kosher on a Budget readers will each win a $50 gift card to – my new favorite online store with just about every imaginable kosher wine on the market.

Whether you’re looking for rare and high end or inexpensive and blue (aka the Baron Moscato!), has you covered. And from now until September 6th, you can save 10% off your Jwines orders when you use the coupon code kosherbudget at checkout.

Of course two lucky reader will get their own $50 gift card for super splurging on their favorite vinos. (And yes, gift cards can be used toward shipping, so no out of pocket costs for my winners!)

Now, sure, you can use these gift cards to buy some Rosh Hashana wine to serve at your table – or to bring as a gift for a host. But I won’t judge if you decide to squirrel a bottle or two away for yourself!

Here’s how to enter this JWines Giveaway:

(Remember, each comment is considered it’s own entry – so leave a separate comment for each one.)

Required entry: Leave a comment telling me how you de-stress from all the pre-yom tov maddness (eg. get a pedicure, have a glass of wine, etc.)

Optional entry #1: Subscribe to the Kosher on a Budget daily email newsletter – and then leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. (If you’re already a subscriber, that’s great – you can just say so in your comment.)

Optional entry #2: Like Kosher on a Budget on Facebook for all the latest in coupons, deals, money-saving tips and Rosh Hashana giveaways – and then leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. (If you’re already in like with KOAB, yay! I like you too! Just let me know in your comment.)

This contest will be open until the end of the day on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Winners will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Hatzlacha!

Disclosure: KOAB is an affiliate of, however I was not compensated in any way to host this giveaway. The remarks are entirely my own, including my preference for cold white wine. For more information, please see my disclosure statement.


  1. I de-stress by taking a little break from all the prep madness to spend some downtime with my husband! 🙂

  2. Already follow KOAB on Facebook!

  3. Sharon Feiler says

    Hi! I de-stress by reading a book and/or eating some ice cream. Ice cream always makes things better 🙂
    I already like your FB page and subscribe to your e-mails.

  4. Also already subscribed to the daily emails!

  5. I destress from yom tov preparation by eating cake batter 🙂

  6. I like KOAB on facebook!

  7. I already like KOAB on facebook

  8. Elisheva Balas says

    Mani pedi, massage the week before if I can!

  9. Elisheva Balas says

    already LOVE on facebook

  10. Elisheva Balas says

    Just subscribed – now I’m set! xx

  11. Jordana Brown says

    De-stress Erev Rosh Hashana? Wake up in yom tov when there’s no work!

  12. I destress with a cup of chai late in the evening.

  13. I already like KOAB on Facebook.

  14. I destress by smiling and taking a deep breathe.

    I am impressed by the number and range of comments.

    I destress the best with wine and gelato

  15. read a book

  16. i liked u on facebook

  17. Miriam Wexler says

    I’m already a subscriber! Love your website 🙂

  18. I de-stress by going to the park with my daughter midday

  19. I also destress by reading.

  20. I like going to my bedroom, pick up a book and read while eating chocolate.

  21. I already subscribe to your daily emails. Thanks, I really enjoy them and just bought 2 free up and up ibuprofens at Target today!

  22. I destress by seeking out some fun Simanim for Rosh Hashana.

  23. I am subscribed to the email.
    thanks 🙂

  24. I destress by planning – I have the meals planned out, with what I’m making (and what I need to buy) and who is bringing what. That helps take away much of the stress!

  25. I am a fan on FB.
    Shana Tova

  26. also, I’m a fan on facebook! (that’s how i was reminded that I needed to enter this contest) 🙂

  27. Nice hot shower. With no kids running in!

  28. Already get the emails. 🙂

  29. Like on facebook

  30. Chocolate always helps…

  31. Already get the emails.

  32. Already like (and share) your Facebook posts.

  33. I destress by having my husband cook a few things while I veg out on the couch. 🙂

  34. I get your emails!

  35. I already like (love) KOAB on Facebook!

  36. I like you on FB!

  37. I de-stress by cooking and freezing in advance, that way I know I am well prepared.

  38. stephanie Freidin says

    I destress by reading or baking!

  39. I destress by scrapbooking, eating my favorite coffee flavored ice cream and shopping (with coupons, of course) 🙂

  40. esti reichman says

    I start cooking a few weeks before and freeze, and then I destress by collapsing on the couch the minute I am done lighting the candles….

    I am a fan on FB and suscribe to emails….

  41. It has taken many years of practice but I have begun to learn not to get stressed in the first place so then I do not need to destress. Cook less, clean less – everyone will be happier with a happier YOU!
    I have also learned how to knit this summer. Knitting keeps me very calm!
    Shana Tova everyone. Have a beautiful and serene Yom Tov! That is the way Hashem wants to see you!

  42. esti reichman says

    I also make sure to go for a swim at the gym and take a good shower there before coming home erev yom tov…

  43. esti reichman says

    I cook in advance and freeze. Erev Yom Tov I make sure to get in a swim at the gym and a long nice shower before coming home to last minute preparations. Then I collapse on the couch the second after I light candles….

    I like KOAB on FB and suscribe to emails….

  44. I destress by playing games with the family.

  45. Already an email subscriber!

  46. Already like on FB 🙂

  47. I destress by knowing we have so many leftovers I don’t have to cook. Gives me time to take a nice long NAP:-)

  48. April Bernstein says

    I destress from Yom Tov madness by playing on Facebook while drinking a glass of wine!

  49. April Bernstein says

    I receive your newsletter!

  50. April Bernstein says

    I already like you on Facebook!