The College Investor Summer iPad Giveaway

new ipad giveawayHappy July!  By now, all the college investors should be enjoying summer vacation, and everyone else is feeling the summer doldrums.  I wanted to spice up the month of July here at The College Investor with an awesome giveaway to perk up everyone’s summer.

That is why I am giving away a brand spankin’ new New iPad 16GB Black (honestly, you can have the white one if you win and really want it).  I think this will be a great reward for one lucky College Investor Reader!

If you’re new here, or stopping by for the contest, why don’t you check out some of my best resources:


How to Enter

This contest is going to run from July 1 to July 31.  There are a bunch of ways to enter, and you can gain entries by commenting and promoting every article that is posted this month.  That gives you a ton of potential to enter.  Just look for the Rafflecopter Widget at the bottom of each post!  So make sure that you come back everyday to enter for a chance to win!

I hope you find this giveaway quick and easy – just the way I like them!

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  • Kurt @ Money Counselor

    I’m hoping to fill my summer with biking, hiking, kayaking, and blogging. Oh, I left out napping. :-)

    • Robert

      I love napping – there is no better way to spend a lazy summer afternoon!

  • Financial Samurai

    Yeah baby yeah!

    My summer plans are to publish my book on how to profitably quit your job and make a small fortune, travel to Europe 2 weeks, perhaps go to Fincon, and build pillar posts around my book.

    Should be fun!


    • Robert

      Wow, you have a jammed packed summer. The trip sounds like a lot of fun! Where to this time?

  • Andy Hough

    I am going to be working on a movie for the next couple week and then plan to go hiking for a couple weeks. My plans aren’t set after that, but I hope to go on an extended road trip if I can afford it.

    • Robert

      Wow, that is awesome about the movie! What are you doing for it (if you can say)?

  • petra

    taking some time off to spend with my family and get caught up on projects around the house

  • Melissa

    Work from home and keep my kids from killing each other this summer. (Just kidding, mostly :))

  • Dawn Hatton

    My daughter took a trip to England the beginning of June so we are just biding our time until next summer for a vacation!

  • Emily N

    We just got back from the beach.

  • Jerold A. Sauer

    Just what I need an IPAD

  • Daniel M

    not doing anything summer, my year long goal is to get out of debt so all i get is a staycation

  • Amanda Sakovitz

    Interning full time at a local hospital and going to maine for a few weekends

    • Robert

      Maine sounds like a lot of fun. Should be beautiful this time of year.

  • Carly

    I’m moving this summer.

  • Steve P.

    My summer is going to be really busy at work. I’m also going to try and get away for some fun with the family. Beyond that, trying to work on our debt and a few other fun projects.

  • Jimmy

    I don’t have a lot of plans this summer. I’ll probably do a lot of swimming.

  • jose benavides

    my summer plans are just to stay home and relax and spend it with my kids..

  • Sue Ellison

    We plan to go to Six FLags and Sea World. The temp is already 100+, may have to put that off until the fall!

  • Debbie B

    we are going on a cruise!

  • Nicole Vosburgh

    We are heading to California, NYC, and VA beach this summer.

  • naomi c

    work. nothing but work. lame.

  • soha molina

    we plan on swimming a lot.

  • nicole brenay

    Moving to Georgia!

  • Rosanne

    Started the summer with a bang. Went to Washington DC for son’s graduation from grad school. Followed that by going with other son to Mayo Clinic for health problems. Hopefully things will calm down to just getting things done @ home.

  • nickie

    spending time with my family.

  • Richard Morris

    my summer plans = grad school :(
    but my kids make the tough times worth it

  • Krissy

    Sadly we don’t have any Summer plans. We’re moving in a week and HOPING to go to Branson, MO before the Summer’s up! :)

  • Elena

    We are going to Disneyland and Sequoia Park this summer

  • Dorothy Doll

    We will attend the county fair and spend some time at the town pool.

  • Timmy

    I’m a free-spirit…I don’t make plans!

  • Tari Lawson

    We are going camping.

  • Ann Fantom

    We are going on vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Jessica Vaughan Gengler

    We are possibly moving states this summer.

  • Kevin

    Workin like it’s my job!!!

  • From Shopping to Saving

    I’ll be playing tourist in San Diego before I move! :( Hopefully Sea World, the zoo, dog beach, beach, and just going to my fave restaurants. Also Disneyland and then packing, and moving back to the bay area.

  • Lisa Brown

    I am going camping in a few weeks. Then, just relaxing.

  • kate g

    i plan to relax this summer and ride my bike.

  • Desmond

    read and relax

  • Horace

    I will be going to the beach and enjoying life.

  • Michelle H.

    We’re using our summer to tackle some outdoor projects: garage repainting, porch stair repair and some landscaping. This is going to be a working summer, no time for any play :(

  • Margaret Smith

    We’re planning on visiting my Dad in S. Carolina.

  • http://d paige chandler

    I’m having a Staycation at the pool with the BBQ grill.

  • Kate B

    Gone to Bonnaroo already and going to Floydfest later this summer

  • Katherine

    I am going to Atlanta hope it cools off a bit

  • Suzanne K

    I’m hoping for a new job or a short trip to San Francisco

  • john

    Staying close to home…no vacation plans

  • Kyl Neusch

    traveling to europe

  • Lim

    Summer is our busy season, so I’ll be working. Even this Wednesday.

  • Jacob LaFountaine

    Stay home and complain

  • Linda Lansford

    I am going to biloxi

  • Eric Knudsen

    Start paying off my undergraduate loans!

  • John

    I’m going backpacking in Europe with my brother. :)

  • bunnyb

    Going to spend time with my family at the beach and eat lots of ice cream!

  • Elizabeth

    I’m training for a triathlon!

  • Peter

    My summer plans involve working as little as possible and spending as much time as possible with my son and my wife. We’re also planning on going on a vacation away from our son for a few days at the end of this month, which should be fun.

  • Emily

    My plans include a trip with my mother to Michigan and a road trip to visit my brother. Lots of family time!

  • Mackenzie

    My summer plans include working two jobs, going to school and taking care of a 5 month old. Yeah… Loads of fun…

  • Jen

    I am mostly just working all summer, but going with the bf and his family to Martha’s Vineyard next month :)

  • Amy Z

    This summer, I have a lot of small town roadtrips that I want to do.

  • Jessica, The Debt Princess

    My summer plans are to finish a semester of grad school (in just 7weeks!), finally fill out my application to renew my teaching license (after 10 years away from education) and spend as much time as I can with my boys at the pool!

  • chris z

    my summer plans are just to relax and swim

  • Ciprian Hriscu

    first vacation and then back to work

  • Carla

    This is cool. I want an IPAD

  • Carla

    I plan to work this summer…and work…and maybe even work a little.

  • Michelle

    My summer will consist of me swimming and getting my MBA!

  • Nury

    We plan on spending a lot of time tending our garden and harvesting a lot of yummy tomatoes and herbs!

  • Ryan

    My summer plans consist of relaxing at home and the cottage with a little bit of camping!

  • Dee N

    I plan to spend some quality time with my 2 college daughters while they are still at home.

  • Elisabeth

    My summer plans involve a short trip to Paris!!!

  • Kelley Roach

    summer school

  • Sara Weekley

    My plans are to stay home and enjoy my family along with swimming and good food!!! Thank you

  • Jan

    I will be working on my tan.

  • Tammy Jones

    I will be staying at home and doing home improvements before school starts again!

  • Kay Lynn

    I’m remodeling my kitchen this summer.

  • Stefanie G

    I’m going to myrtle beach for 2 weeks!

  • Stefanie G

    I’m going to myrtle beach for 2 weeks!


    I plan on reading lots and lots of books. ^_^

  • Renski

    I’ll be working this summer – but I’m glad to be employed. GLTA.

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    we are going to go camping

  • Audrey

    Beach Beach Beach!!!

  • Kimberly R

    My summer plans include a trip to Cedar Point.

  • belomoeff

    My summer plans is whole summer seat home :P

  • belomoeff

    I want to seat home whole summer :P

  • trung

    Summer fun but with the ipad3 even funnier

  • trung dinh

    Summer fun including ipad3 fun together fun

  • Caroline Morin

    I’m starting up my own small business–and iPad would help me a lot!

  • Cynthia C

    I’m spending a week at the beach.

  • Stephanie

    I’m getting married in 16 days!!!! I plan on spending my summer with my new husband!!!!

  • Marianna

    Swimming in our backyard pool

  • Ivan Aliseiko

    my summer plans are just to relax and swim

  • Emily R.

    Our summer plans include lots of activities with our kids!

  • Katie Contests

    I have to work work work to pay off those student loans!

  • susan varney

    like we do every year harness racing followed by more harness racing

  • Trish F

    Plans this summer is to tend to my garden and harvest some fantastic veggies. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • crystle tellerday

    gardening hiking fishing amusement parks picnics

  • lala r

    ill have a summer job

  • amy pugmire

    hopefully taking the kids to disneyland for the first time

  • Moola Mind

    I have a lot of summer plans to be honest, but by far the best is plan is for my baby to come in August. My wife is due August 1st, so thats what I’m looking forward to this summer.

  • Chelsea Saulpaugh

    I plan on hanging out by the pool and taking trips to the beach.

  • Jacquelyn Cannon

    I am traveling to Dallas, Texas for a week to visit family.

  • courtney b

    NO summer plans:( lammmeee

  • kim j

    I plan to go hiking and biking this summer

  • Dani

    Working and spending my downtime with the dogs in the sun.

  • Jimmy Arcade

    Summer plans consist of relaxing and when it’s not too hot, frolicking in the woods the family and our dog!

  • Tim Stephens

    My summer plans involve lots of sleeping and time at the pool… no work

  • Jovan

    This summer I I’m attending summer classes at my local Community College, but when I’m not in school or studying I plan to spend all my time having fun with my friends and family.

  • Connie


  • Alyshia F.

    Sitting at home with three kids wishing I could go to school!

  • Jennifer Lynn

    My summer project is re-doing / re-painting a few rooms in the house and getting my office study organized.

  • daphne

    Reading and hopefully when the weather cools go camping and swimming

  • http://twitter Dorothy Sandman

    Enjoy working in all my gardens!

  • jeannine s

    We are staying close to home and do lots of swimming

  • tanya c

    My summer plans are keeping up with my flowerbeds!

  • Marilyn J

    I plan to relax

  • moniquehasana

    I am going to visit my grandmother in Michigan. Thanks for this giveaway

  • joni

    We will go to some outdoor concerts and the local fair.

  • sandra

    headed to the beach

  • Elden W

    relax and have fun

  • Cassie

    plan to work and save cash for our wedding next year!

  • Joseph

    My summer plans include preparing for college, which starts in six weeks: catching up on summer reading, buying books, getting supplies, and making the transition from “kid” to “adult.”

  • Katie

    I plan on spending as much time as I can at the beach!

  • Kimberley Meier

    We’re going to Brookfield Zoo and Great America in Chicago this summer!

  • tuesday

    Trying to find a job before september!

  • Carson

    Boating with the family!

  • Brendon

    Spending as much time at the lake as possible!

  • Sammi

    try to de-stress, and vacation!

  • Heather S

    going to beach in florida

  • nataly carbonell

    I want to improve my Mandarin :)

  • Cálaeb T.

    just tryin’ to stay cool in this desert.

  • Melissa Shirley

    I have already visited the lake of the Ozarks and stayed a week and now I am getting ready to take college courses online.

  • Jessica

    Going to relax with the family.

  • Marlene V

    I plan to go camping with family at the lake for three weeks in the summer.

  • Kathleen Fitzsimmons

    I plan on working a lot and hopefully getting to the shore for a weekend or two

  • Kathy

    I plan to stay as cool as possible this summer. Also, I’m organizing my stamping supplies and getting ready to have a fall rubber yard sale.

  • Cassie Gorombey

    I am taking extra courses at my college this summer.

  • Hillary Fairchild

    I am taking a trip to St Louis. Other than that I will be in the pool and fishing.

  • Ramandeep

    I’m revising for college and reading as many books as i can!

  • Birdie Skolfield

    ere going to Lake Tahoe to water ski & Universal Studios So Cal for a fun day & also LegoLand in Carlsbad

  • Birdie Skolfield

    were going to Lake Tahoe to water ski & Universal Studios So Cal for a fun day & also LegoLand in Carlsbad

  • cindy b

    lot of relaxation and playing in the water!

  • Ester

    just chilling out!

  • Reggie Lim

    No vacations this summer… Just the usual grind :(

  • Stephanie A

    I hope to go to the coast sometime this summer so far haven’t had a chance to go anywhere except camping one weekend.

  • donnaJean baker

    summer is just work plans

  • Zach

    Going to be working hard writing for my new blog at

  • Shelbie Johnston

    Relax and spend time with my Grandson :)

  • Ravzie

    We’ve already taken a trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I’m looking to do some scuba diving next month! Thanks for the sweeps.

  • clynsg

    No specific plans for the summer, but would like to visit my daughter in CA.

  • Jessica Smith

    My summer plans involve a lot of preparations for house-hunting and hopefully moving! :)

  • Jennifer B.

    We plan to do a lot of grilling and smoking meat. YUM!

  • Megan Turner

    Teaching summer school and spending some time with family.

  • Tian A.

    We plan to do some storage clean up.

  • Deanna

    My summer plans include celebrating my daughter’s birthday next month and then getting my kids ready to go back to school.

  • Emily

    We are taking a short vacation to Minnesota!

  • michelle

    Going back to school for the first time. Done raiding my kids. Start this fall.

  • Iris

    I plan to go on a vacation.

  • jules mcnubbin

    just hanging out by the pool and relaxing.. cant afford to go on a trip yet :(

  • Melissa O

    My summer plans are cardiology classes and writing a novel.

  • Belinda

    we have plans to go to montreal to visit in a few weeks. We will be staying for two weeks

  • Katy M

    I hope to learn Spanish (the basics) and do a solo road trip.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • ginette4

    spending lots of time by the pool and hopefully get away

  • Carla

    Working! I am hoping an iPad will cheer me up!

  • Michelle @womenwwin

    This is the summer that I start blogging again!! Thanks!

  • April J

    I plan to relax and read lots of books

  • Lisa

    I plan to go to the pool as much as possible.

  • Amanda K.

    Not too much. Stay as cool as possible

  • Jeremy

    Not doing much. Just enjoying the sun whenever it’s out.

  • Aimee Fontenot

    My summer plans are to find a new job and go fishing a lot.

  • ne-knopka


  • Kristen

    Going to the shore and amusement parks with my family!

  • Amy

    Spending time with my son!

  • Lesley F

    Going to SC on vacation!

  • K

    Looking for a job this summer.

  • claudia

    planning on going to Portland Maine soon.

  • taylor

    Going to the beach with friends

  • Katie Roch

    This summer I am completing 13 credits through the University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Kimberly Adams

    Great information, thank you. And especially for the opportunity to win an ipad!

  • tamar

    Well our unexpected summer plans involve the purchase of a home.

  • Sandy V.

    Just work but trying to save money to visit family.

  • Kelly Commerford

    Get a job

  • Michael W Perkins

    Gonna try & keep from frying like an egg, I am in Phoenix. HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST!

  • Kathleen Downes

    We’re going camping.

  • Wendy T

    I’m enjoying every last minute of summer with my teenage son. Before I know it, he’ll be gone to college.

  • micheal dale grim

    my summer plans are to do nothing,take some time for rest and relaxzation!!

  • s riches

    We are going to Yellowstone National Park in September.

  • Ben J

    My plans so far for the summer are just to hang out with my family, watch shows, play games, and make bank ;)

  • Lucy Schwartz

    Our big plans for this summer are done. We had a siding party and our family and friends joined us one Saturday ( and part of ‘sunday) and sided our house. We had a party afterwards. Now we can chill the rest of the summer and follow any dreams that drift our way.

  • Jennifer Marie

    We have been playing outside a lot since we have had warm weather!

  • Jeremy

    I hope to get a nice 100mi bicycle ride in by the end of the summer! So far, I haven’t had time!

  • ellen

    My summer plans are to enjoy our time beefore everyone heads off to school- maybe take a nice road trip into the cities!

  • holly

    lots of swimming :)

  • Tabathia B

    Plan on a few stay-cation ideas like visiting cape hatteras and the local aquariums

  • Maegan Morin

    Lots of camping and exploring for us :D

  • Jimmy Arcade

    Congrats, Geoff!