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 get the newsletter

  2. I listen to music or go on the computer.

  3. I sit in the car with two kids and a husband driving up to Montreal for the holidays!

  4. I find a glass of wine is a great way to relax. 🙂

  5. I liked your Facebook page.

  6. I subscribe to your newsletter.

  7. i de-stress by making my to-do list and then crossing things off to see that i am really making progress-and i keeep the list from year to year so
    i don’t get stressed recreating it.

  8. i follow your emails daily

  9. i like you on facebook

  10. A deep breath and refocusing on what this season is all about. All the work is not just craziness but purposeful!

  11. I destress by running around with my boys (relay races, races or floor exercise competition)! We all get some exercise that way and we all feel better!

  12. I destress by writing lists of things that need to get done and try to do three items on the list a day.

  13. I already subscribe to your newsletter.

  14. I already “like” you on Facebook.

  15. Lauren Rosen Gerofsky says

    Already a subscriber to your email newsletter!

  16. Lauren Rosen Gerofsky says

    To de-stress, I do get a pedicure right before the school year begins and then right before the New Year. I also do my shopping alone, so I can think clearly. Normally I insist on help for my regular weekly shopping.

  17. I keep my stress in check by making lists: shopping lists, to do lists, etc. And I usually try to escape just before yom tov for a mani/pedi. After days in the kitchen, I deserve it!

  18. uh, i dont know how to de-stress! lol…

  19. already fb liker

  20. already subscribe to dialy emails

  21. Love your site and I de-stress by having a glass of kosher wine with my boyfriend:-) It would be nice to win some new wine and from a new group.

  22. reading, WINE, going for a run, trying to be as organized as possible by planning ahead of time, venting to friends. Did I mention WINE??
    I subscribe to the newsletter and like you on Facebook also!!

  23. Chocolate! my favorite de-stresser!

  24. I joined your daily emails, which I’ve been meaning to do for a while. Thanks for all the great tips and deals!

  25. Compared to Pesach this season is a breeze! I probably don’t need to de-stress because our prep is simpler from the beginning: just plan menu, shop and cook, and I try to simplify it as much as possible. We don’t have our own sukkah, we don’t make a point to buy new clothes for everyone, and we attend a few meals in our synagogue.

  26. already a KOAB subscriber

  27. already like KOAB on facebook

  28. I just relax on the couch with binah magazine or some other light reading!

  29. already like KOAB on facebook (can’t live without it!)

  30. I call a gal pal and vent while I’m cooking to de-stress.

  31. I also subscribe to the daily e-mails.

  32. I already like you on FB. Thanks for all your great tips and suggestions!

  33. Sadly, I don’t really have a way to destress. 🙁 Maybe by writing lists so I feel slightly more in control.

  34. I already like you on facebook

  35. I already subscribe

  36. I destress by eating chocolate

  37. I already subscribe

  38. I already like you on facebook

  39. I jut discovered the Skinny Girl Margarita – so I enjoy a glass of that now and again to decompress

  40. already a member of newsletter

  41. already likedo n facebook

  42. I destress by exercising.

  43. I de-stress by playing with the kids (and a glass of wine after they go do bed). And I also try to avoid stress by planning/cooking ahead of time.

  44. I follow you on Facebook.

  45. Signed up on e-mail subscription

  46. Already follow you on Facebook

  47. And I also subscribe to the daily emails 🙂

  48. Larry Lennhoff says

    I de-stress from pre-Yom Tov madness by going into Yom Tov. :>) I also have liked KoaB on facebook.

  49. Destressing is not my strong point, but I do enjoy a good nap…

    Did #1 & 2 too.

  50. I don’t do anything to de-stress for Yom Tov other than try to make sure I’m caught up/ahead at work so I do not arrive back afterward to chaos. I find that there are so many other things much more stressful than what food we’ll have and where we’ll eat… Finding time to build the sukkah is a challenge since we cannot park on the street overnight w/o getting a permit, which we can get for 10-14 days max., and the sukkah takes up the driveway spot of the minivan.