Thanks to everyone who participated during last week’s 18-month anniversary celebration. I was surprised at the number and quality of comments you shared over the past few days. I’m particularly pleased with the site feedback, and so have added an extra iPod as a prize.

Speaking of prizes, I suppose you’re all wondering who the winners are. With the help of the handy internet random number generator, the following people have been selected:

Nature photograph
Don J. won a nature print from photographer Andrea Gingerich. Don will be able to browse Andrea’s catalog and choose the one that’s right for him!

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Debt is Slavery book
Because of the number and quality of responses, I bumped the Debt is Slavery giveaway from two books to five books. The ol’ random number generator picked the following winners: AzBearin, Donna, Sevi, Little Miss Moneybags, and John Fiala.

Quicken Deluxe 2008
The fine folks at Intuit sent me three copies of Quicken Deluxe 2008 to hand out to the winners on Wednesday. Those included Flynn, Mike, and Lise Buisson.

iPod Shuffle
As I mentioned earlier, your site feedback was so valuable that I’m going to award a second iPod to the commenters on Thursday’s post. The two iPods winners are AnnieJ and long-time reader icup.

Nintendo Wii
Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. In order to qualify to win the Nintendo Wii, I asked participants to share their personal finance success stories. About 175 of you joined in, either on your own blogs, or in the Get Rich Slowly discussion forums. With just a couple of hours left to enter, I received the following e-mail:

PleaseĀ find below my entry to the group writing project. I am sorry for the last minute entry, but I have been so busy, I almost didn’t make it. And congratulations on your 18 months of success and hope there will be many more to come.

The winner of the Nintendo Wii is ISPF from Grad Money Matters. She’ll receive a Wii bundle featuring an extra controller and Mario Party 8. (Trivia: I purchased this bundle at Costco a couple months ago, and have been waiting to give it away ever since.)

Thank you!
Over the next week, I’ll link to every blogger who shared a personal finance success story. Throughout November, I’ll share some of the best stories you folks shared. (If you have a favorite, please let me know!)

Thanks to all who participated over the past week. I appreciate it. And thank you for your ongoing support of this site. I firmly believe that it’s contributions from readers like you that help to make Get Rich Slowly useful and interesting. I look forward to exploring personal finance for another eighteen months, and for many months beyond…