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 already subscribe to the list

  2. And already like you in FB.

  3. I try to say you have done enough and get a babysitter~~

  4. email subscriber

  5. I swim to de-stress

  6. Like you on FB (and in real life :))

  7. i de stress my cooking!! i work full time when i come to my kitchen a cookl it relax me!!

    drink a cold bottle of Smirnoff raspberry!!

  8. i subscribe to your daily emails and love it!!

  9. i like you on fb!!
    thank you for your great deals and saving me money

    i started to coupon because of you

  10. I de-stress by making sure not to procrastinate (plan out what i want to see happen, i.e. my menu). Beyond having a game plan, though I try to focus on Ikar Ha’inyan (the main point) of the high holidays: introspection, tshuva, & overall trying to be a better person. For me, davening on a daily basis throughout the course of the year has been a struggle due to time constraints; during the month of Elul this year, however, I’ve made the time to daven & (as trite as it sounds) its been helping me become relaxed & centered (kind of like meditation). And at the end of the day, I tell myself that thanks to G-d, everything has this curious way of working out, so no need to stress out too much. I hope I can keep this in mind as I’m cooking : )

    Thank you for the oh so helpful deals, coupons, & advice. I wish everyone a Shana Tova u’Metuka.

    And, yes, I am subscribed to the weekly Kosher on a Budget emails : )

  11. i make alot of lists in advance so i dont get stressed to begin with!

  12. already signed up to daily emails!

  13. liked on facebook!

  14. i like to hang out on te Computer wen I need a break before Y”T!

  15. I have had a hard time destressing other than a nap in the past. And then I took a hypnobirthing class and learned to meditate. It is WONDERFUL!

  16. Liked you on Facebook. Don’t know how I’ve missed that before. Oh well. Fixed now. 🙂

  17. To destress, I find time to sit and laugh with my kids

  18. I like you, I really do – on facebook

  19. Melissa N-H says:

    This year I am looking forward to de-stressing by having my mother in town! She’s coming for Rosh Hashanah and arriving a few days early.

  20. I talk to my friends and surf to find interesting recipes, menus and ideas. I already like you on FB and subscribe to your email. Yay!

  21. I de-stress by having date night with my husband and going out for dinner or ice-cream together and just talking without a million things distracting us. If possible I also love to de-stress by horseback riding or taking a Yoga class. A glass of wine at the end of the day doesn’t hurt either!

  22. I subscribed to your email:)

  23. I destress by exercising and particularly like walking and listening to rock and roll. I also think about my grandkids and all the other good things in my life.

    I enjoy getting your newsletter

  24. I de-stress (and pre-prepare for all those yom tov meals) by hitting the gym.

  25. I already like (love?) KOAB on FB.

  26. I already subscribe to the newsletter.

  27. pre-yuntif professional house-cleaning!

  28. like you on FB

  29. Menucha S says:

    Wish I had a way to de-stress but my de-stressing usually happens after I light the candles and relax into the yom tov 😉

  30. I have been a subscriber to your daily emails and LIKED you on Facebook for a long time already. I love love love your posts. Thank you so much for your daily wisdom.

  31. Menucha S says:

    I already subscribe to your emails 🙂

  32. Menucha Slater says:

    I like KOAB on facebook 🙂

  33. I de-stress from all the work by sending the kids to have some quality Bubbie time with my mom. Also, creating a menu that I know will be fun for me to make. I really like cooking and baking so if it is something that I am looking forward to doing it is a lot less stressful.

  34. I have already like KOAB on FB 🙂

  35. I have already subscribed to KOAB emails. Thanks for all the wonderful information.

  36. I destress by splurging on extra treats. Normally I don’t allow potato chips in the house since that is my weakness, but I’ll pick up a big to enjoy!

  37. I de-stress by making lists, lists, and more lists. Knowing what I need to do, and crossing things off my list keeps it all under control. Then when there’s nothing left to do, or no more time to do it, I exhale. (Facebook fan).

  38. I check your Web site, of course 🙂

  39. I already LIKE you on FB

  40. A hot cup of tea with a good book.

  41. I take a long walk or park myself in the library in the cookbook section, eye candy for me.

    Already liked and subscribed.

  42. I already subscribe to tyou daily email

  43. I cook in advance. I have already made my challah!

  44. I destress for yom tov by shopping on my own, sans kids! Its always even better when I find great deals. 🙂

  45. I already like you on FB.

  46. I already am an avid subscriber of you email newsletter.

  47. I de-stress by alternating fun and fancy meals with ones where we just have challah, soup and salad. That way we have plenty of time to read on the couch!

  48. I already like you on Facebook and subscribe.

  49. I destress by going on kosher on a budget!

  50. surella baer says:

    I like you on facebook and everywhere! I do love a glass of wine before yontof but also I try to get just about everything done by the day before erev yontof. It’s not 100% possible but if I have 2 hours at the end with nothing to do I feel pretty good!