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Party City Sukkot Giveaway

UPDATE 9/22/11:  This giveaway is now closed.  A winner has been randomly chosen via Random.org and has been notified by email. As soon as the winner responds, we will announce his/her name.  Thank you for your entry.

The fall Jewish holidays are just around the corner:  Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and my personal favorite, Sukkot.

Sukkot (aka Succos) is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (this year on 10/12-10/19/11).  It lasts for seven days and is immediately followed by another holiday known as Shemini Atzeret. The Hebrew word "sukkot" is the plural of "sukkah," which means  "booth" or "tabernacle."  The sukkah is intended as a reminder of the type of temporary, fragile dwellings in which the Jews dwelt during their forty years of wandering in the desert after the exodus from Egypt.  Throughout the holiday of Sukkot, the sukkah becomes the primary living area of one's home.  Most celebrants invite lots of guests for Sukkot meals, which are eaten inside the sukkah; many sleep there as well.

In modern times, some Sukkot celebrants will use their finest china and crystal for the festive meals inside the Sukkah, but many of us (myself included) would rather not risk breaking our best tableware in transporting it outside, but would still love to set out a beautiful, festive holiday table for our many guests.  Party City has some absolutely beautiful patterns in their paper and plasticware goods that allow you to put out a stunning holiday table without risking shattered china or glass. (And best of all, you can just toss or recycle everything after the meal is done!)

How would you like your Sukkot table to look something like this?

It can.

Party City has given me a complete set of service for 24 (!!!!) in one of their most beautiful formal paper patterns to give away to one fortunate DailyCheapskate reader, including:  24 dinner plates, 24 dessert plates, 48 dinner napkins, 48 cocktail napkins, 32 hand-towels, 2 tablecloths, 24 cups, 96 pieces of silver-look plastic cutlery, 24 plastic champagne flutes, all in this beautiful formal pattern, to make for the most gorgeous YomTov (holiday) table ever. The value of this set is approximately $100.

One DailyCheapskate winner will be drawn at random to win this elegant tableware set.  What do you need to do to qualify?
  1. Like the DailyCheapskate Facebook page 
  2. Like the Party City Facebook page.
  3. Comment with your email address on the bottom of this post and tell me your favorite thing about either Party City or Sukkot (or both). 
The winner will be drawn at random on September 22, in order to get this set sent out in time for the Jewish holidays.

Winners must reside in the United States, be over 18, not be an employee of Party City, and not be my husband (sorry Joshua).

Thank you to Party City for sponsoring this generous Sukkot giveaway!  Good luck!


  1. I have liked both pages. My favorite thing about Sukkot is the beginning of fall flavors in my cooking--sweet potatoes, pumpkin, etc. My favorite thing about Party City is everything--we used them for many wedding supplies and they are great!

    caroline at alumni dot uiowa dot edu

  2. outoftowner7 at gmail dot com

    My favorite thing about Sukkot? Fresh-pressed apple cider! And hoshannos, they're beautiful.

  3. Sukkot is my absolute favorite holiday. Sitting in the sukkah, decorating the sukkah, eating great food in the sukkah...You get the point. I love entertaining over Sukkot and would love this Party City package!

  4. Oh,my email is simontov at aol dot com.

  5. Anonymous8/23/2011

    My favorite thing about sukkot is getting together with the temple members for our shabbat dinner in the sukkah. I've liked both pages. tink6346@yahoo.com

  6. I Liked both pages!

    I love all the space we have in our sukkah (it's a good size), and having lots of guests. We really look forward to this holiday. I really love this pattern from Party City - I didn't know they carried such elegant patterns!

  7. BTW, I'm really uncomfortable posting my email address (and I seriously don't need the spam). Perhaps offer a Twitter option? I'm @rivkaht.

  8. Anonymous8/23/2011

    I love sukkah hopping and seeing everyone's decorations. I love party city for all my party needs. vze2my2j@verizon.net
    Thanks for all the tips!!Mindy

  9. Rivkah (and anyone else who is uncomfortable posting their email address), you can send your email address to me at frugalskate@gmail.com, but 1) you still need to post a comment and 2) if you win the random drawing and I can't get in touch with you, I won't be able to give you the prize and I'll have to move on to the next person, so please make sure I'm able to connect the email address to the name/comment. I'd hate to have you miss out! One option you might want to consider is posting it phonetically (as some of you are already doing), like frugalskate-at-g-mail-dot-com.

    Also, when you're commenting, the best profile option is "Name/URL" (as opposed to Anonymous) if you don't have a gmail profile. You can leave off the URL.

    Good luck everyone!

  10. Juliya8/23/2011

    I love decoraiting the sukkah but I think my fav part is my whole f crammed into a tiny festive space. Juliyagoolia@yahoo.com

  11. My favorite thing about Sukkot is eating outside. :) Fall is the perfect time to go enjoy dining al fresco.

    I liked both pages.

  12. Liked both pages. Sukkot is honestly my favorite holiday. It seems VERY social, a little less formal, I love the 'camping' feel AND I love the imagry of Hashem wanting to spend so much time with us. :)

  13. My favorite things about Sukkot are the memories of my father coming home from work, bundling up and making kiddush in the sukkah and having soup before going inside and finishing up the meal. These are long ago memories but still every year I do remember that and making decorations with raw eggs. I would poke holes in the top and bottom of the eggs and then use construction paper to decorate them in various ways like the penguin in a tuxedo. Living in Florida for a few years and celebrating Sukkos during hurricane season was a challenge but we still managed to do a fairly good job.

  14. Anonymous8/24/2011

    I love Sukkot because the entire family gets together for all the meals and we get to invite friends as well. We socialize and bring up memories of when the kids were little...now they have kids of their own. I get all my serving plates and bowles from Party City and plan to look into the plastic plates as well.


  15. I liked them both on facebook. Our family's favorite thing about sukkot is smelling the etrog as much as possible and then figuring out interesting things to do with it after the holiday. We've made some interesting creations....etrog liquor, etrog jam, havdallah spices, etrog cake. We also love inviting guests to our sukkah! Party City always helps with that!

  16. Karen Brown8/24/2011

    Love everyone getting together. Being outside that time of year here is amazing.
    Since Party City is about the only game in my town for buying supplies, I shop there often.

  17. Anonymous8/24/2011

    I enjoy eating in the sukkah and communing with nature...hearing the birds and feeling the breeze
    I have liked both pages

    ♥♥ (。◕‿◕。) ♥♥ THANK YOU... :)♥

  18. My favorite things about sukkos are the fall flavors (pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes - everything orange, I guess!) and spending so much time with my husband and kids because of so many days of tom tov. I'm really excited to build our sukkah this year because after 8 years in our house, we finally have a patio in our backyard to put the sukkah on. Oh, and I'm always impressed with our sukkah that my husband designed himself out of pipes and tarps (sounds funny, but looks great), and my 4 year-old daughter can help assemble and decorate. Wow, I guess there's a ton I love about sukkos! :)
    shanamannes at gmail dot com

  19. I learned about your website from Kosher on a Budget and am excited to find you! My favorite thing about Sukkot is that my husband and I got married during Sukkot, so we used a beautiful Sukkah as our Chuppah. Now I think of it as our double holiday....holiday plus anniversary.
    TeamSmithSTL at gmail dot com

  20. I have liked both Cheapskate and Party City on FB. Now that we have a home of our own, this will be the first year that my husband and I will have our own sukkah. We are looking forward to entertaining in our sukkah and would love to have these beautiful dishes/serveware with which to do it! My e-mail is amaralevinereich at gmail dot com.

  21. I liked you on FB - thanks for the incentive.

  22. I liked Party City on FB. I love that store. Pity we don't have one near me.

  23. I love Sukkos. I enjoy eating outside and reminding myself about love and caring Hashem does/has for us.

  24. I liked both FB pages. The most exciting part of sukkot for me is waiting for our essrog to arrive from my relatives in Israel. Looking forward to bringing my kids into the sukkah for the first time this year :-) dschabes at gmail dot com.

  25. "Liked" both pages. And I love sukkot because I love all the fall flavors and colors. I love party city because they supply most of our paper goods and decorations for so many special moments in our family's lives - birthdays, parties, holidays, etc. My email is adinabrea@yahoo.com

  26. What a great idea for a Yom Tov give-away!
    I'm "Liking" both FB pages :)

    My favorite part of Sukkot is the intimacy of the succah - being close to family and friends having a shared memory. I especially love hearing neighbors blocks away singing in their sukkahs. email - ymoss007 at gmail

  27. Just reminding some of you to make sure to enter your email address. If I don't have your email address, I'm not going to be able to contact you if you win and I'd hate to have you miss out!

  28. I love party city, but can't go into that store without spending way more than I was supposed to! I love sukkot because my birthday falls at the same time every year and we always celebrate as a family :)

    And I love Dailycheapskate for this oppportunity ;)


  29. Love sitting outside eating in the sukkot under the night's sky. The whole Suukot holiday has a carefree, partying feeling.


  30. Rebecca Mogyoros8/25/2011

    I love how excited my kids get about building, decorating, and eating in the sukkah. I makes all the work worth it.

  31. I liked both pages as well. My favorite thing about Sukkot is making and decorating the sukkah with the college students I work with. My favorite thing about Party City is usually any Jewish party favors they have in stock, since I'm always looking for them! My email address is mystiqual627@gmail.com. Thanks!

  32. i get great pleasure watching the kids participate in the building of the sukka. i take
    photos every year which are wonderful to look back on to see the changes over time and to see how they chose to decorate each year.

  33. i like you on facebook

  34. i like party city on facebook
    and when i am shopping

  35. Avi goldberg8/30/2011

    i liked the PC page and had already liked your page. my favorite thing about Sukkot is not being a Republican! :-)

    just kidding! my favorite thing is eating in my apartment complex's sukkah with friends. we arrange at least one pot luck meal in the sukkah.

    my email address is sabre_fencer@hotmail.com

  36. Beth Adler8/30/2011

    Love sukkot - because I love to entertain and I love Party City because they help me entertain!

  37. Anonymous9/08/2011

    I love the fall flavors like acorn squash and fresh apples. I liked both pages already.
    My email is auntiekim2 at aol dot com.

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  39. I love having guests over for Sukkot. Party city has great deals on aluminum pans.

    ali254 at aol dot com

  40. My favorite part of Sukkot is eating outside in the Sukkah.

    lindaslunacy at gmail dot com

  41. I like Daily Cheapskate on FB.

    Linda P.

  42. I like Party City on FB.

    Linda P.

  43. Zukppr at gmail dot com

    My favorite thing about Party City is how easy it is to find what I'm looking for...

    My favorite thing about Sukkot is how much less electronic diversion there is. My dd and I actually relax and enjoy our meals :)

  44. Anonymous9/22/2011

    Sukkot....love the holiday...chance to be with friends and family..Karen


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