11/20/2012 – GIVEAWAY STATUS UPDATE:  GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!  Congratulations to the winners and…


Giveaway Status Update – 11/19/2012:  Thanks to my business partner, Daylon Brady, Senior Loan Officer with Castle & Cooke Mortgage, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive $50.00 each to spend at “Thirty-One Gifts” by Laura Ramon Meza, Consultant!

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I am thankful for everyone who takes the time to read my blog, follow me on Facebook, follow my Tweets, and visit my business web page.

I am thankful for my friends.  I am thankful for my clients.  I am especially thankful for my family.

I AM SO THANKFUL, that I’ve been banging my head on the wall trying to come up with a special Giveaway.  Okay, I really didn’t bang my head on the wall, but I’m pretty sure my palm hit my forehead a couple of times!


Today, my little cartoon light bulb flashed over my head with a new idea.

This year, to show my thanks, I’m not just going to give you a “gift.”  I’m going to give you a gift that gives.  Do you like to shop?  Do you like bags and accessories?  If your answer is “NO” to both of those questions, I invite you to share this post with someone who would scream, “YES!”




WINNER #1 will receive a $100.00 Gift Certificate to spend at “Thirty-One Gifts” – (A place for bags and accessories)

RANDOM WINNERS #2 AND #3 will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate  (each) to spend at “Thirty-One Gifts!”

[$100 for 1st randomly picked winner is sponsored by Val J Aranda, REALTOR®, Metro Realty.  Two $50.00 Gift Certificates for 2nd and 3rd random winners sponsored by Daylon Brady, Castle & Cooke Mortgage.  My “Thirty-One Gifts” consultant is Laura Ramon Meza]

What’s “Thirty-One Gifts?”  The best way for me to describe their products is to simply give you access to their catalog.  The winner of this Giveaway can start buying Christmas gifts or add to his/her own bag and accessory collection.  YES… they have stuff for “HIM,” too!


  • Accessories
  • Accessory Bags
  • Purses
  • Stationery
  • Thermals
  • Totes
  • Utility (I have one of these and I LOVE it!)
  • Wallets

All you have to do for a chance to win, is share what you’re thankful for.  You can either post your story in the comments below or do one of the following:

  • POST A PHOTO* (or a story) of what you’re thankful for on the wall of my Facebook Page:  [Link leads you to my business Facebook page titled, “” by Val J Aranda, REALTOR®, Metro Realty, San Antonio.]

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  • POST A PHOTO of what you’re thankful for on Instagram, and add the following hash-tag in your description/comment:  #AgentValGivesBack2012   (You must use the hash-tag so I can find your photo entry.  Your photos/profile must be set to “Public” in order for me to see your entry.)  Connect with me on Instagram!

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You’re encouraged to add a story to your photo.  This Giveaway is more than a contest, it’s a chance for me to get to know you.  Please, pretty please… keep your entries clean.  Inappropriate posts/photos will be deleted immediately and the “entry” will not be valid.

*IMPORTANT NOTE:  Wordpress, Facebook, Instagram nor Twitter are sponsors of this or any other Giveaway offered on this site or any other site affiliated with Val J Aranda, Metro Realty.  Facebook requires that I notify Facebook winners via email.  If you post your entry on Facebook, I’ll let you know where you can forward your email address privately.


  • No purchase necessary to enter the “Agent Val Gives Back:  2012” Giveaway.
  • Entrants must be 18 years old or older and a U.S. Resident.
  • Entrants using other social sites (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) must have an account with these sites to participate.
  • Val J Aranda (Sponsor/Administrator), Daylon Brady (Sponsor), and Laura Ramon Meza (“Thirty-One” Consultant) and their immediate family (spouse, children, parents and siblings) are NOT eligible to participate.


  • Entries accepted Wednesday, 11/14/2012, 12:01 AM (CST) through Monday, 11/19/2012,11:59 PM (CST).
  • Entrants may submit his/her entry using ONE or ALL of the following sites.  Up to FOUR chances to win per person.
    • Blog Comment Below- One entry accepted per person.
    • Facebook– One entry accepted per person.
    • Instagram– One entry accepted per person.
    • Twitter– One entry accepted per person.
      • NOTE:  If I am unable to find your entry, it will not count.  When I see your entry, I will acknowledge it by commenting on it.
      • Giveaway winner will be picked at random using a random number generator.  (
  • Rules, terms, promotions, giveaway items and/or other conditions may change without notice, if deemed necessary.  
  • If the giveaway item is no longer available at the end of the contest, a substitution with similar value will be issued in its place.
  • Giveaway winner will receive a congratulatory email from the Giveaway Administrator, Val J Aranda.  The winner will have 48 hours from time of congratulatory email to acknowledge his/her winning status and to confirm gift delivery method.  If the winner does not reply with acknowledgement and confirmation within the 48 hours, a new winner will be announced.
  • Val J Aranda and Metro Realty are not responsible for, nor held liable for, any mishaps, errors, damages, injuries (and the like) involved with the acceptance and redemption of Giveaway gifts/items offered on this or our affiliated sites.
  • All eligible entrants who participate in this giveaway acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions in place for this contest.
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Published by AgentVal

Val's architectural studies, military background, and love for teaching became the pathway to her real estate career. From day one, she realized that the grand world of real estate was more than just closing deals, that it was about building relationships, building trust, and building opportunities for everyone to become a homeowner. Since 1998, Val has dedicated herself to coaching home buyers, home sellers, and home investors with integrity, honesty, experience, and resourcefulness. Whether buying or selling a small tract of land or a luxury estate, Val believes every client deserves eXtraordinary first-class service.

7 thoughts on “AGENT VAL GIVES BACK: 2012

  1. I am Thankful for Generosity, something that is just as awesome & special to give as it is to receive. ♥ Thank you Val for your generosity!

  2. I am thankful I have a great realtor who is patient with me! 😉 I do want to buy a home, I’m just picky ! LOL…

  3. I am thankful for my beautiful family. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. They give me love and support in everything that I do. I am thankful to have my three wonderful children and my awesome husband by my side.


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