These days Bossy tries really hard not to drive anywhere, as indicated by the above photo, which is Bossy’s thrilling view of her own driveway.
Bossy is trying not to drive anywhere because she obviously wants to save on gas, but also because if she doesn’t go anywhere she can’t buy anything. It’s funny how you can save money when you stay away from banks and stores.
Speaking of cars and bumpy transitions when you make a sudden left leaving your readers with whiplash, Uniroyal Tires became interested in Bossy’s Poverty Party, because they want us debt types to know about their latest online campaign, More Mileage For Your Money.
Through a series of posted videos with their host, Kimberly Danger, Uniroyal provides money-saving advice on things like car maintenance and road trip planning–as well as a range of household topics like coupons, cooking, and holiday preparation.
To share their love with one lucky Bossy’s reader, Uniroyal would like to give away an Emergency Car Kit, complete with jumper cables, flashlight, traffic cone, emergency poncho, safety vest, blanket, first aid kit, gloves, insulating tape, and twist-ties, because there can never be enough twist-ties.
Also included in the Emergency Car Kit is a copy of Kimberly Danger’s latest book, 1000 Baby Bargains–which Bossy assumes you can read while you wait for AAA.
To be considered for the giveaway, just leave a comment below, one per person please, and Bossy will utilize her friend the Random Number Generator to announce the winner after the weekend.
This kit would also make a great holiday gift for a beloved driver near you. Bossy is jealous she isn’t getting one, which is her shiny new disclaimer.
Helen saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:30 am
I’d love to win this prize! As it happens, I’ve just this moment finished organizing my car insurance – if I had this in my car I’d be very well-prepared for an emergency.
Heidi saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:32 am
Low number low number pick a low number – please!
Savannah C. saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:37 am
You could probably read that book three times before AAA would arrive.
Liz saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:39 am
My wonderful grandmother who lived through the Great Depression in a small house with dirt floors (Note: DIRT floors, not DIRTY floors like those in my house) still saves every twist tie she meets.
Julie saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:41 am
Oh I could use one of those! For the first time in my life I have to use my car to commute. What a bummer!
MariaV saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:43 am
One can never have enough twist ties or duct tape.
Lee saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:43 am
Oh that would be awesome. Thanks Bossy
GreatAunt saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:47 am
What a nifty prize. I’m sure I know lots of folks who could use that.
melissa saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:52 am
Count me in! I’d love to win it!
Kay saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:55 am
Whoever wins this will never need it. That’s the funny part. If you are prepared then it won’t happen to you! If I don’t win I will break down next week and be cussing that I don’t have this stuff!
Debby saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:56 am
I’ll give the baby book away but would love the rest!
Emily saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:57 am
Pick me! Also, does one of those packages say “Justin Case” on it? I surely hope so.
caleal saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:59 am
I accidentally left me car safety kit in my car… when we junked it. So clearly, I deserve this, no?
Barb saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:02 am
I was just thinking I need to get one of these especially after our son hit a deer with our best car – in the shop now. Thankfully not totalled and thankfully totally covered by insurance.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:05 am
And there can also never be enough safety vests at least not where I live.
That traffic cone looks like it’s for matchbox car traffic.
kidsmom saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:06 am
Crabby loves Bossy.
Tuli saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:08 am
I drive a 1984 Volkswagen GTI. I could use an emergency kit!!!
Kristi saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:09 am
Boy could I use this. Going on two very long car trips by myself (well, except for those 4 kids I’ll be driving) and my van’s battery is known to die on occasion since certain children don’t close the door after exiting and the car is not smart enough to just automatically turn off the lights already. I especially like how the items are nicely put away in a convenient bag instead of the jumper cables just shoved under a seat along with the flashlight (and twist ties?). If I don’t win (and I’m already okay with the fact that I won’t b/c I never win anything) I guess I’ll just have to buy my own neat bag to stow all this stuff.
Kris saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:09 am
My husband, aka “Safety Boy” will be all over this!
vuboq saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:10 am
vuboq hasn’t owned a car since 1995 … which means *this* will be the prize vuboq wins (if vuboq ever wins a prize).
Bobbie saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:11 am
Does it come with a free set of tires?
will saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:11 am
Ya can’t be too prepared. I’m in! Thanks.
Linda saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:12 am
We could easily add this to the hodgepodge of stuff in our trunk. Which includes notebooks, clothes too small for my kid, trash bags, reusable grocery bags, and trash.
It would be a reason to clean out the trunk so the kit would have it’s very own display case.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:15 am
I NEED that kit. My Poverty Party included dropping AAA because, can you say $$$$?
AmandaAmandaAmanda saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:16 am
Oh, my grandpa would love this.
Gretchen saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:16 am
Going out of town tomorrow on a possibly snowy day. Count me in! And pretend you don’t notice I only started commenting when I realized you give stuff away sometimes.
Jill saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:21 am
If I win, I’ll give the book to my daughter, who is expecting her first child!
allee saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:25 am
If I win, at least I’ll be prepared for one emergency. Now, I’d better get started preparing for any of the other emergencies that seem to find me.
Karen saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:27 am
That fits my current financial situation perfectly!
Cat saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:34 am
Yankee would love to pack this into the very tiny, gas sipping used car he just bought. He loves to brag how long he can make a tank of gas last.
rockle saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:44 am
you know, just this morning i was thinking about how my life is not complete, because i have a wonderful husband and an adorable daughter and a job, but I DO NOT HAVE MY OWN JUMPER CABLES. who lives like that, i ask you? i hope i win this prize to rectify that situation. thanks BOSSY!
mirela saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:46 am
Oh, can you pick #32, please?
Kara saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:46 am
This would be perfect as a free gift for my husband. He’ll make me keep it in my car though since he was an Eagle Scout and is always prepared for an emergency. 🙂
Chaos saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:49 am
That would be nice for my husband, he is totally never prepared for issues with cars.
Kelly saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:49 am
Hopefully 34 is my lucky number.
jan8mr.lootiato saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:50 am
Do I get to play? It’s on the up and up, but maybe politically incorrect?
I so need anything emergency.
kristin saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:51 am
And is someone going to tell us what the twist-ties are FOR? Because I have a hard time imagining an emergency in which I would not be eating every single chip in the bag, and would therefore have a need to tie the bag shut.
sherry saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:52 am
My emergency car supplies consist of: collapsible dog bowl, bottled water for the dogs, snacks for dogs. I would love to have jumper cables and nifty zip ties. Please pick me!
OH-Ang saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:57 am
Am I the only one thinking this but those gloves are for some HUGE hands! 🙂
Kimberly saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:01 am
My husband needs one of these for his car! Pick me, pick me, pick me! 🙂
the new Mrs. C saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:02 am
Her name is really Kimberly DANGER? How odd. I would love to win, simply to see what’s in the Justin Case package.
teri saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:04 am
I would love to get this beauty of a gift.
I’m a single woman who is lacking with the AAA membership, at the moment. I need all the help I can get.
Thanks Bossy and the Random Number Generator, you ROCK!
Keetha saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:06 am
SUCH a practical gift. Woo hoo!
Galiene saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:06 am
I bought jumper cables for all my kids to carry in their cars, two years ago for Christmas. Hsbd already had a set in his truck. Guess who’s car quit at a red light in the middle of three through lanes and two turn lanes, two days after Christmas. Guess who still doesn’t have her own jumper cables. Please pick me!
JJJ saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:07 am
I’d love to win this for my son. He just bought his first car. He’s already finding out how expensive it can be, what with his tire falling off the other day! Thank God no one was hurt. Seems someone must have tried to steal the nice rims and had loosened all the lug nuts on that one tire.
dawn saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:07 am
Even people watching their pennies need to be safe and this is a smart investment purchase. I may even get one for myself as a Christmas gift if I dont win one.
ruthwells saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:07 am
The way my car has been sounding, this would be a most welcome addition. Anything to put off buying a new car…
Jen saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:09 am
Oh, that is rad. I am a practical gift giver 🙂
Today’s poverty post is “food budget schmood budget part II” Where I talk about U.F.O.’s http://jlogged.com/
genagee saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:10 am
I doublt I would know what to do w/ this if I drove around w/ it in my car but at least I could say I was “prepared”.
Jennifer saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:12 am
Big trip coming up. . . . come on random number generator!!
MamaMo saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:15 am
Grandma J saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:21 am
I have a cheaper unreliable version of this, but I can’t find it. I suppose I should have put it in my car.
No matter, it didn’t have duct tape or twisty ties. I’m ready to move on up.
Jacquie saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:24 am
Emergency Poncho? I’m in. You just never know when you’re going to have a poncho crisis.
Julianne saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:24 am
We have a driveway full of unreliable cars. This would be awesome.
alissa saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:28 am
oh i hope i win because i am about to buy my very own car for the very first time. as in, nobody else gonna own it but me!
Peg saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:32 am
Terrific prize! Count me in!!
Liza saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:37 am
Cool! I’ve always wanted one of those but I’m just not practical enough to buy it for myself. 🙂
nono saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:39 am
Great Christmas Present idea, and way to save money on the xmas budget if I win!
Thanks for the contest and your generousity.
Miccia Humphrey saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:42 am
This would certainly help in an emergency. And it’s not something I would go out and buy.
Jennifer saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:52 am
my car broke down 2 weeks ago this would have been so helpful!
monica saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:53 am
cool prize, just intime for bad weather
Emily saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:54 am
My brother needs this for his new to him car!
TanyaK saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:56 am
This looks very handy, thanks! I live in Minnesota so I’ll need to add a blanket and boots. It’s already freezing up here!!!
Joanne saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:01 pm
I would love to win this! I’m trying not to drive as much, too – but when I do, it would be nice to have this kit to be safe on the road…
Kate saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:03 pm
Always pays to be safe with 3 kids in the car!
Kelly saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:07 pm
I was just thinking that I needed something like this.
Jean saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm
Would love to have this in the family car, feel much safer on long road trips
elif saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm
Not so new car = need for supplies! Thanks.
Nancy saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm
This would be great for my 17 year old son who I KNOW would wear the poncho in case of an emergency.
kathy saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm
Ashley saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:10 pm
melinda saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:10 pm
I would love to win this…someone stole our jumper cables out of our unlocked garage…sigh.
Debbie saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:19 pm
BOSSY! This kit might really come in handy as I drive from Washington State to Delaware/New Jersey/ Pennsylvania to explore my genealogical finds, including the cape house in Jersey! Thanks!! (That is, if I could ever afford a wonderful road trip like that!) Still! Handy!
klcrab saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:22 pm
Handy indeed, I commute to work over dark and stormy roads in the NW. I hope I am the lucky one today!!
bouncy czech saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:39 pm
i made room in my trunk – i am ready to win.
Wildflower saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:43 pm
This would be perfect for the winter camping trips!
Lela saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:46 pm
Me me me! I asked for one of these for Christmas this year. You could save my husband the trouble of actually having to shop for me.
Bill saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:48 pm
Oh..yes please! Free stuff…YAY!
Blackbeard\\\\\\\'s Wyfe saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:49 pm
I’m a big fan of stuff like this. Especially since it comes in its own case and will be all together if you need it!!
AAA is a great saver actually. You can get 4 free tows a year. The cost of the membership is significantly less than the cost of a single tow. Also they many stores and businesses offer a AAA discount!!
Kathy from NJ saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:50 pm
I am the only person in the world without a cell phone so I think I should win this emergency kit.
The Great Getzby saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:54 pm
Consider this the elegy for the fine silver automobile sitting neglected behind the rainy windshield….
Robin saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:54 pm
Wow…If I broke down in the rain that poncho would surely come in handy. It may keep my curly hair from looking like a brillo pad!
Cam saysNovember 14, 2008 at 12:55 pm
We travel all the time!
Lori saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:06 pm
The old honda is getting up there…the kit could be very handy
~annie saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:06 pm
Can I trade the toothbrush for this instead? Just kidding!
I want them both. Ha.
Dava saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:08 pm
I would look so hot with that little orange and black carry case!
Ivy saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:09 pm
Seems like a very handy thing to have. Might give it to my grandma….
Dana saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:09 pm
Tammy saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:11 pm
I really need a new Traffic Cone. Sign me up Bossy!
Sharon saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:12 pm
Oh, I hope I win. I would give it to my husband.
Elizabeth saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:13 pm
Gloves, jumper cables and a random number generator? All of my favorite things in one place… sign me up!
Lisa saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:13 pm
Wow, wow, wow! Gas is very reasonable here in California. So we are driving a bit more.
jpend saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:17 pm
The Domestic Goddess saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:22 pm
Twist ties? I can’t win then. I have this thing against twist ties. Evil, I tells ya, evil.
jean saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:23 pm
This would make the best Christmas gift for ME! Yes, I would love to win it. Thanks Bossy and Uniroyal.
Ali saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:23 pm
This would finally motivate me to get the IKEA pillow out of my trunk to make room for the kit.
Naomi saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:24 pm
my dad always taught me to be prepared for an emergency, especially in a car. He was a fire fighter.
This would be great for the car. I don’t think the one I used to have ever made it into the new car, several years ago.
karen saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:27 pm
pick me please, oh RNG!
Amelia saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:30 pm
Oh, how I could have used this about two weeks ago when my battery died in the parking lot at KFC…it was a bad day. Please save me from that horror again!
Liz saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:38 pm
Oh man, wish I’d had this last year when I got in a wreck on Christmas. Woulda made that day SLIGHTLY less hell-ish.
Eliza saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:45 pm
Not quite like winning a Wii ( http://weightlossunexpected.com/?p=19 ), but much more useful in an emergency! Thanks, BOSSY
Christina saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:46 pm
I’m totally addicted to Bossy; it’s kind of sad. Winning something would be good, though!
debs saysNovember 14, 2008 at 1:49 pm
yes please, pick me.
Waverly saysNovember 14, 2008 at 2:03 pm
This would be a great gift for my newly licensed 16 year old! She will need to learn how to use the jumper cables! …but we will skip the baby danger book for now…!
Laurellee saysNovember 14, 2008 at 2:32 pm
I love a kit–a kit for anything is fine by me. Bossy, you brighten my day with each click of my mouse around your site!
methodpam saysNovember 14, 2008 at 2:32 pm
Elaine saysNovember 14, 2008 at 2:39 pm
I’ve been meaning (and meaning and meaning and meaning and what was I doing again?) to put together an Emergency car kit. But it’d be better if I won one!
Devon saysNovember 14, 2008 at 2:46 pm
Oooh! I drive a 20-year-old car, and I have a baby on the way. I could definitely use both the emergency car kit and the baby bargain book. Thank you for the giveaway and all of the great posts!
Alissa saysNovember 14, 2008 at 2:47 pm
I’m always wondering if my tires are properly inflated, if I’me using the right type of gas, what that burning smell is…
joanie saysNovember 14, 2008 at 2:53 pm
Wow! This would be kinda nifty in Michigan.
Vanessa saysNovember 14, 2008 at 2:56 pm
yes, please bossy!
Corinne saysNovember 14, 2008 at 3:06 pm
Do they know how to fix a bumper and a broken sunroof cheapy???!!! The clear duct tape that has been holding both for a year just doesn’t look as good.!! 🙂
karen saysNovember 14, 2008 at 3:11 pm
Thanks for the giveaway, Bossy! Considering the ice storm of the century we endured last December, we may need this when we’re carpooling further south as the temperatures drop! Have a great weekend, Bossy!
Andrea's Sweet Life saysNovember 14, 2008 at 3:19 pm
I sure like FREE stuff!!
Virginia saysNovember 14, 2008 at 3:55 pm
What’s that little compact makred PVC? I hope this comes with instructions. It would probably be a swell idea for me to have an emergency kit before we head out for our great winter vacation in January!
pamela from the dayton time saysNovember 14, 2008 at 4:13 pm
I have no emergency kit, which is a shame, because those twist ties would have come in really handy today when my three year-old ran away in Target. I could have used those flexible little guys to attach said child to the cart by his fingers and toes. Handy, and fun!
Lynne saysNovember 14, 2008 at 4:23 pm
Me! Me!! Me!!!
Caroline Wright saysNovember 14, 2008 at 4:23 pm
I love the little tiny orange cone!!!
suzr saysNovember 14, 2008 at 4:27 pm
i wasn’t gonna (because i don’t have a car), but then i remembered i have one person who i never know what to get and she just got a new(ish) car! so yes, please make my financial holiday load a little lighter this year!
Mr Farty saysNovember 14, 2008 at 4:33 pm
What a great kit! Now all I need is a car. And some gas. And some driving lessons.
Stephanie saysNovember 14, 2008 at 4:40 pm
My husband would be thrilled if I had this. He worries for my safety when I’m behind the wheel.
Elise saysNovember 14, 2008 at 4:56 pm
Sounds like a responsible thing to have in the car. It would go well with my pack of gum.
susan saysNovember 14, 2008 at 4:59 pm
ooo please, please!
Annie saysNovember 14, 2008 at 5:25 pm
I would worry less about my son if this were in his trunk.
V saysNovember 14, 2008 at 5:26 pm
you can never be too prepared!
MemeGRL saysNovember 14, 2008 at 5:46 pm
I’m in. And the way my car is going, I might need it.
Jennifer T saysNovember 14, 2008 at 6:11 pm
David saysNovember 14, 2008 at 6:50 pm
I think I’d be quite the sight if I brought this on the subway with me.
Alexandra saysNovember 14, 2008 at 7:35 pm
Oh, I sure could use this!
Kimberly saysNovember 14, 2008 at 7:58 pm
What a fantastic prize! I’d love to win!
Sharon saysNovember 14, 2008 at 8:08 pm
I love all things free!!!!
Erika saysNovember 14, 2008 at 8:15 pm
I want it!
Ginny saysNovember 14, 2008 at 8:20 pm
I like tires and things to take care of emergencies.
Heidi saysNovember 14, 2008 at 8:36 pm
Part of my personal poverty party is staying in my old car when I really really WANT a new one.
Linda260 saysNovember 14, 2008 at 8:39 pm
I especially like the gloves in this kit because, really, have you ever done anything involving your car that didn’t leave your hands filthy?
Val saysNovember 14, 2008 at 8:42 pm
My husband could use this since he drives from South Jersey to Wayne, PA every day in an 8-year-old Saturn that burns oil, sometimes runs hot, and has 135K miles on it (but it still gets 35+ mpg).
heidig saysNovember 14, 2008 at 8:49 pm
Sign me up!
dgm saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:03 pm
Since I caught a bug earlier this week and was dragging more than usual, I could totally use a jump start. Therefore, I need those cables.
Oh yeah, and I have to commute 60 miles each way to work. It would be a crying shame if I had an emergency but no emergency kit.
Cassie saysNovember 14, 2008 at 9:52 pm
As a new teen driver, I think this would come in handy 🙂
Victoria saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm
I was wondering if the kit comes with a handy dandy hunky guy to fix my… whatever vehicular thingamy breaks down? Cuz that’d be sweeeeet! 🙂
Chasinash saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:14 pm
It would be a Xmas present for my Dad to know that I had one of these in the car… He would prefer it to include a blanket and water, in case I’m lost in a ditch in freezing weather and no longer have use of a cell phone or my legs. But, this will do!
Michele saysNovember 14, 2008 at 10:15 pm
I so need jumper cables, and how cute that there is a tote bag for it all!
Kim saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:11 pm
143 is my lucky number. And it goes along with beihg $143K in debt! I feel lucky.
liz saysNovember 14, 2008 at 11:52 pm
hmmm, if I get that though, would it mean that my car would start breaking down?
melliomat saysNovember 15, 2008 at 12:27 am
*crosses fingers*! thanks!
natalie cook saysNovember 15, 2008 at 12:46 am
ohh pick me! i just bought a new car and could totally use that!
Dee saysNovember 15, 2008 at 1:45 am
Love this prize. Pick me oh Random Number Generator.
jess saysNovember 15, 2008 at 2:07 am
that would be totally awesome
bitterkat saysNovember 15, 2008 at 3:18 am
Jumper cables in the car? Now that’d be a first!
heather saysNovember 15, 2008 at 7:09 am
I like it! Pick me, pick me!
ex-Mundelainer saysNovember 15, 2008 at 8:50 am
Who knew twist ties were an emergency necessity? I guess I do now!
Jaime saysNovember 15, 2008 at 9:34 am
My husband gave me his and he needs one for his truck. Pick high!
BarbJ saysNovember 15, 2008 at 11:05 am
Someday I’ll win…..someday…..
sarah saysNovember 15, 2008 at 11:36 am
pick me! pick me!
Taryn saysNovember 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm
Two weeks ago I finished work around midnight, walked out to my car, and made the disturbing discovery of a totally dead battery. Real friend are those with a) jumper cables and b) a willingness to leave their warm bed to use them.
Lo saysNovember 15, 2008 at 12:43 pm
katy saysNovember 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm
donna in mid michigan saysNovember 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm
YEs Yes YES!! I always carry jumper cables, and have a mish mash first aid kit in a grocery bag. How nice!!
bitterkat saysNovember 15, 2008 at 2:25 pm
My latest Poverty Party post: Cheap haircut = cute! http://www.bitterkat.com/bk/2008/11/38-for-a-haircut.php
If I stick with this I’ll save more than $125 a year. Now I’m just trying to figure out how to color gray for cheap.
Elizabeth saysNovember 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm
I would love some new jumper cables. Pick me!!
Mama Bear saysNovember 15, 2008 at 4:02 pm
Mama Bear is perplexed over the use of twist ties in emergency situations. Perhaps to hold the back bumper on when it falls off?
becky in pa saysNovember 15, 2008 at 4:04 pm
I don’t have a car, but will as soon as I win this emergency kit!
Tammy saysNovember 15, 2008 at 4:50 pm
Cool prize, bossy! I usually just turn up the radio until the car stops rolling. But that’s just me…
Patti Higgins saysNovember 15, 2008 at 5:55 pm
I have jumper cables, but my kid doesn’t. And his car’s much more likely to need them. If I win, I promise to give it to him.
bethany saysNovember 15, 2008 at 6:21 pm
Awesome prize; will make my car safer for the baby that’s coming in 3 weeks!
amy saysNovember 15, 2008 at 7:15 pm
Would love this for my teenage daughter who now drives!
Melinda saysNovember 15, 2008 at 7:32 pm
It’s always good to be prepared.
Camille saysNovember 15, 2008 at 8:13 pm
Is this considered a comment?
Linda saysNovember 15, 2008 at 9:03 pm
My daughter’s taking her road test in 3 weeks. This would make a great gift. Fingers crossed. 🙂
charmie saysNovember 15, 2008 at 10:21 pm
I’m a terrible driver, and I call my mom and scream into the phone about how the car won’t start or how I’ve driven into a guardrail, or how I’ve hit some ice and spun across traffic and into a ditch and am now stuck and pleasecomehelpmethere’samanwalkingthisway. Basically, I need to know when Bossy’s going to be giving away a chauffeur or a car that just drives itself?
Kathy T saysNovember 15, 2008 at 10:33 pm
I definitely need one of these!
Mel B saysNovember 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm
Do you really read all the comments? Cuz’ you have quite a lot.
MichelleK saysNovember 16, 2008 at 1:52 am
Would love this!
pam saysNovember 16, 2008 at 11:48 am
My job forces me to drive a lot of rental cars. So I think I shall gift this to me.
Kim saysNovember 16, 2008 at 1:46 pm
Crossing fingers, pick me, pick me….oh random number thingie!
Also, here is my latest savings site, http://gasbuddy.com/, GasBuddy.com that will allow you to find the lowest priced gas in your area.
Mary saysNovember 16, 2008 at 2:35 pm
Would love to have this in my trunk!
DolphynGyrl saysNovember 16, 2008 at 3:36 pm
We have had more “waiting for roadside assistance” adventures than I’d care to mention, so this would be super!
Teddi saysNovember 16, 2008 at 4:18 pm
If I won this I’d feel just like a boy scout – prepared!!!
two guys, a girl and a weiner dog saysNovember 16, 2008 at 4:28 pm
Thanks for the chance to win! I would probably give this to one of my cousins to keep them safe driving back and forth from college.
jane saysNovember 16, 2008 at 5:06 pm
There’s a good chance my daughter will be moving to Minnesota for a new job (fingers crossed!) … you know, Minnesota – Where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and the winter weather makes for really crappy driving conditions! Daughter’s mother would be so very happy if she were to win this for daughter. 🙂
zenmomma saysNovember 16, 2008 at 7:02 pm
I’d love one of these! Thanks Bossy.
living vicariously saysNovember 16, 2008 at 8:14 pm
I am one of those people that always thinks they should have an emergency kit, but doesn’t.
kj saysNovember 16, 2008 at 8:21 pm
Oh, I need one of these for my mini-van.
Trish saysNovember 16, 2008 at 8:26 pm
Your poverty party posts have been great. Isn’t that amazing how when you don’t drive anywhere you can save money. It gets so cold here that we spend hardly no money from January to March because I hate leaving the house.
FAS saysNovember 16, 2008 at 8:27 pm
I have my fingers crossed…I really need one of those!
NutellaonToast saysNovember 16, 2008 at 8:51 pm
ZOMG, I love entering these contests.
Beth saysNovember 17, 2008 at 12:48 am
Never ever do I win random things. But again: it should be me BECAUSE my emergency kit was stolen out of my car in Brooklyn in the late 1990s and I have been unprepared ever since. And I ask you, what kind of cold-hearted meany steals an emergency kit? Also I commute 3 hours round trip. Come on, random-ater, it’s my turn!
Bellacantare saysNovember 17, 2008 at 3:19 am
My first poverty post!