Two Year KOAB Anniversary Giveaway! Win 1 of 3 $25 Starbucks Gift Cards!

In just two weeks, KOAB will turn TWO.

Yup, we’re about to enter the Terrible Twos! πŸ˜‰

Two years ago, my dear friend Amy suggested I start a couponing blog for people who keep kosher. “Yeah, right,” I said. “The field is so saturated. The last thing the world needs is yet another coupon blog.”

Fortunately, I didn’t listen to my own instincts. (Or maybe that was just nerves talking.)

In just 24 months, Kosher on a Budget has become a “thing” – a thing that has grown far beyond my wildest dreams. Your comments, shares, likes, email forwards and personal notes mean the WORLD to me! I’m so honored that you’ve made my blog your blog – the place you come for all the latest money-saving information.

Thank you for sharing the word with your friends and relatives. Do you know how awesome I think it is that KOAB is a topic at your Shabbos table? A shared tip between girlfriends? SO. Awesome!

So here we are. About to celebrate our second anniversary. And if you’ve been hanging out for a while, you know it wouldn’t be a celebration without a giveaway!

I thought a lot about what I wanted to give away – Gift cards? Cash? Nah, we’ve done that before! I wanted something different. Something special.

And then it dawned on me.


While I don’t know each of you personally, I kinda feel like I do. I love that KOAB has that two-degrees-of-separation vibe.

I feel like my readers are my buds. Like – if you lived in Kansas City, we’d hang out at the park on Shabbat. Or share some coffee at Starbucks.

Realistically, I can’t take all of you out to coffee – as fun as that would be! So instead, we’ll have settle for a Starbucks giveaway!

I’m giving away three $25 Starbucks gift cards, so three of you can have that coffee on me.

There are four ways to enter this giveaway – the first is required. You can feel free to do any or all of the other three in order to increase your chances of winning.

#1 Required Entry – Leave me a comment on this post. Share your anniversary wishes; tell me your favorite post of all time; or just say “Hey!”. Any comment will do!

#2 Optional Entry – Subscribe to the KOAB Email Newsletter. With all the changes in Facebook, email is where it’s at if you want to make sure you don’t miss a single deal! Once you subscribe, leave me a separate comment that you have done so (or if you’re already a subscriber, just let me know that).

#3 Optional Entry – Share this post with your friends on Facebook. Just click the blue “share” button at the top of this post. I know you probably feel like your friends must know about KOAB, but of the 3,200 or so people who’ve liked KOAB, they have over 100,000 friends who haven’t done so yet! Again, leave a separate comment once you’ve shared.

#4 Optional Entry – Sign up to get Text Alerts from KOAB. I don’t text more than once or twice a day – and it’s only the hottest deals that are likely to expire before you can get to them. Just text 40404 to KOABDeals. (More information about text alerts here.) Yep, you’ve got it – leave a separate comment that you’ve signed up.

You have until July 4th at 11:59 pm EST to enter this giveaway. The three winners will be notified on July 5th. You must be 18 years or older to enter. You may live outside of the United States to enter, but the winning gift card must be delivered to someone who lives inside the United States (sorry!).

This is not a sponsored giveaway. Starbucks does not know about, sponsor nor endorse this giveaway.


  1. what a great blog!

  2. hi thanks for all the wise advice πŸ™‚

  3. I absolutely love your posts! You have saved me a lot of money so far and I look forward to saving even more! Happy happy anniversary from a very grateful fan! πŸ™‚

  4. Katie Meyers says

    Thanks for all the recent baby-gear deals! Loving Koab recently!

  5. Dovie Gelerinter says

    Hey! Any comment will do! πŸ˜‰

    (That *IS* what you said to write, right?)

    Oh, and I’m also already an email subscriber so that’s TWO entries for the TWO year anniversary. I should also mention that my favorite number happens to be TWO (really, I’m not making that up). I also was born on Feb. 22nd (2/22) in the country’s BI-centennial year! (Hence my love of the number TWO)

  6. Love the blog and have gotten some great stuff. July 5th is my birthday – the starbucks card would be a great present πŸ™‚

  7. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I already am on your email list and get the text messages πŸ™‚

  8. I also signed up for your e-mail newsletter AND shared this on my facebook page! πŸ™‚

  9. Mazel tov!! I have been reading since the beginning ( I remember your first road trip) and it has made such a difference in my life!!! And I love starbucks!! So Yay!

  10. I subscribe to your email list already.

  11. Menucha S says

    Love your blog! Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

  12. shared on fb!

  13. Enjoy your posts. Happy Anniversary!

  14. Menucha S says

    I shared this on facebook πŸ™‚
    Menucha Lederman-Slater

  15. Mary Ruth Andrews says

    I am already a subscriber. I think you’re awesome. Even if I don’t win, I find it endearing that you would like to have some coffee time with your fan follower friends! Hugs to you.

  16. Mazel Tov, Mara! Your blog has been so helpful to me! It’s one of the few things I make a point of reading regularly. Thanks for the chance to go to Starbucks; I haven’t been in sooo long.

  17. I just shared on FB.

  18. Congrats on turning two! Keep those deals coming and keep growing! Thanks!

  19. Subscribe and shared πŸ™‚

  20. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all that you do!

  21. email subscriber!

  22. Ariela davis says

    Mazal tov on your second anniversary! I was just telling my husband that one of the nicest things about this site is that it unites frum people from all over the country. Doesn’t matter where we live, or what our personal hashkafot are, we are all kosher consumers who are trying to figure out how to live a frum lifestyle on a budget and that brings us together. Yasher koach!

  23. Ariela davis says

    Mazal tov on your second anniversary and yasher koach on bringing so many frum people together! I am already an email subscriber. thank you for running this giveaway! Only beverage I drink aside from diet coke is starbucks latte. πŸ™‚

  24. Ariela davis says

    I’m already an email subscriber

  25. Faigy Topp says

    I’m already an email subscriber

  26. Happy Anniversary! You are obviously doing something right, keep up the great work and thanks for all the money saving tips and deals!

  27. Happy Anniversary! πŸ™‚ thanks for all the awesome tips. Also, I’m already subscribed to the newsletter!

  28. Thanks for all your useful tips! Happy Blogiversary!

  29. already a KOAB newlsetter subscriber!

  30. Keep up the great work! I appreciate all of your efforts!

  31. (I am already an email subscriber)

  32. Elisabeth says

    congrats on 2 years!! Thanks for sharing with us. πŸ™‚

  33. Elisabeth says
  34. happy birthday! i love checking up on you blog- I have learned so much and saved!

  35. happy birthday! thanks for all the great advice!

  36. Marsha Weiskopf says

    I’m already a subscriber and I love your emails!

  37. Mazal Tov on your KOAB second anniversary! =) Thanks for all the great tips!

  38. Love the giveaways! Happy anniversary!!

  39. Mom in NJ says

    Happy Blogaversary!

  40. Mom in NJ says

    already subscribe πŸ™‚

  41. New to this site .. but loving it already!!!

  42. Mazal Tov!
    Many more to come πŸ™‚

  43. Miriam Lipnick says

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  44. Cheryl Ellis says

    Mazel tov on 2 years!

  45. Happy Anniversary! Love your site, tips & coupons, Mara! Keep up the good work!

  46. Karen J. says

    Love Starbucks!

  47. Karen J. says

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

  48. I’m a subscriber too!

  49. Karen J. says

    I shared this post on Facebook.

  50. Happy Anniversary!
    I love being “in the know” about all the great deals you highlight!
    Keep up the great work πŸ™‚