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Win Cool Stuff: Yak Pak Maya Wallet

And the winner is… #4 Debbie! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered!

Please note: This giveaway is now closed.

On Wednesday, March 17th, my blog The Budget turns 3! To celebrate this happy occasion, I'll be hosting fun giveaways each day this week to thank you ladies for keeping me inspired and excited about fashion and life each and every day. To kick it off, I've teamed up with Yak Pak, a New-York based bag company, to offer one reader the chance to win their Maya Wallet in Green Secret Garden, a cheerful spring print. Yak Pak makes durable and affordable bags, wallets, messenger bags, backpacks, etc. mostly under $35 in fun colorful prints. Visit for more info!

To enter, tell us what kind of wallet you currently carry in the comments section below.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Comments must be posted by 12 noon on Monday March 22nd 2010 to be eligible to win. Good luck!!

I'm sorry to say I'm currently carrying a knock-off Kate Spade wallet I purchased from a stand during my first year of college. Knowing all I know now about knock-offs, I would never buy one again; I just haven't had a chance (or found the perfect replacement) for the wallet I carry now! A Yak Pak wallet would be perfect for beating around town and running errands. :-)
#1 Katie Lynn (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 11:44
I carry a dull black wallet, plain &simple..I need something bright & cheerful!
#1.1 Karla Sceviour on 2010-03-15 11:50
I carry a wallet that was a birthday gift from a friend who lives overseas. It just plain white and has been well used& loved,believe me white shows everything! I could use a new fancy one ;-)
#2 Seanna Johnon on 2010-03-15 11:48
I use an old Obey wallet, getting a little beat up and isn't nearly as cool as Yak Pak!
#3 C-Rocka (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 11:51
My current wallet is not even a wallet. It's a mini black baggie with a zipper. Meant for cosmetics I think. It has no specific spaces for cards or cash. So everything gets tossed around within it.
#4 Debbie on 2010-03-15 11:54
I currently carry a Dooney & Bourke Orange Crocodile Wallet
#5 NJJ on 2010-03-15 11:58
A huge Ugly Black one I so need a new one
#6 Katherine P on 2010-03-15 12:00
I carry a purple no-name wallet that I have had for about 4 years now. Time for a change.
#7 Mel on 2010-03-15 12:02
This Yak Pak wallet is adorable! I'm currently using a Vera Bradley wallet that was a gift from my mother-in-law. I love that it has a concealed pull-out handle that can turn it into a wristlet, and the VB patterns have gotten much hipper in the past few years.
#8 Maria on 2010-03-15 12:02
I carry a Fossil brand wallet with a vacation print. It's supposed to help remind me that a penny saved is a penny towards vacay. Mostly it just makes me think that vacation can be even something small like getting away from work for lunch.
#9 EmilyKennedy (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 12:18
A red jute wallet that I bought in India
#10 Kay on 2010-03-15 12:25
I am carrying a no name black wallet that I could not be more sick of! I would love this cute, bright, happy wallet!
#11 Shelley Sweet on 2010-03-15 12:28
I've got a sportsac clutch carrying all my cash - not really a wallet, but close!
#12 Caro on 2010-03-15 12:28
I'm carrying a F21 navy bow wallet.
#13 Hana K. (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 12:28
I carry a 2 year-old teal Dolce & Gabanna wallet from Canal Street in NYC
#14 Faith Moores (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 12:30
I currently am carrying the epitome of nerdy - a keychain with a clear plastic identification card holster on it. But for when I'm feeling "classy" I put my ID and my debit card into a pink faux-croc wristlet that used to hold my friend's contact case and solution... Needless to say I'm in need of a change!
#15 Veronika on 2010-03-15 12:34
I use a wallet I bought ages ago on Etsy from Tinymeat. It had a map of Chicago on it. I love it but it's about time for a new one!
#16 Lauren on 2010-03-15 12:38
I'm carrying a nude colored wallet from Urban Outfitters. I need a bright colored one for Spring!!!
#17 Lisa on 2010-03-15 12:44
Oh boy this is kinda embarrassing...I currently don't have a wallet and just throw everything in a little zip lock bag and then toss it in my purse...but the purse is nice :-)
#18 Joanna (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 12:53
I am on Joanna's same boat. Ultra expensive bag. Ziploc "wallet"... =)
#18.1 Sarah Sosa on 2010-03-16 14:03
YAY! Open pour moi!

I currently carry a bronze reptile patterned wallet with turnlock clasp from MANGO MNG, bought at the San Fran airport en route to Disneyland this time last year (roughly). Think I need a bright one for spring!!
#19 Wanderlusting (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 12:55
I currently have a green and white striped wallet from Claire's with a little buckle on the front. I've had it for a couple years now,and it's starting to look more like a green and grey striped wallet.
#20 Amy on 2010-03-15 13:05
Oh horrors! Mine is so nerdy. My money, credit cards and busness cards are currently in a blue H&M Star Wars cutesy manga style-Darth Vader wallet in a Loop NYC boombox bag.

Guys like it.
#21 Steph' on 2010-03-15 13:09
I carry a nine west wallet that I've had for years. Love it but it does need to be replaced.
#22 Debbie on 2010-03-15 13:16
I use one of those card carry things that has an attached coin purse. It only comes with two card slots so I have 3 cards in each and the coin purse is too small to fit any change and bills at the same time. Removing a card or some money from that thing can be a frustrating experience sometimes. I could definitely use an actual wallet. All of my cards could have a home of their own!
#23 Athena on 2010-03-15 13:23
Satin swirly colorful Liz Claiborne wallet. Was cute when I got it. Good pocket distribution and change purse abilities.
Filthy dirty from years of taking it to the farmer's market on my weekly veggie runs. :-)
#24 Jane @ The Borrowed Abode (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 13:25
I actually love the wallet I have except for one thing. I carry one of those flat wallets, the only problem is that I mangle my cuticles when I have to get driver's license out of the clear plastic. Such a pain in the butt!
#25 AlysonIsNeat (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 13:27
What an adorable wallet! My wallet is way, way past it's prime, so I'm keeping all fingers crossed.

My current wallet was handmade by a friend of sturdy fabric. It was lovely to start with it, but has now seen better days. Thanks for the giveaway.
#26 Clara (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 13:33
I carry a super old pink wallet from Target. I need a new one bad, but just never go get one. I'd love to win this!
#27 Rae on 2010-03-15 13:45
well, i just carry a little pouch from anthropologie that they give you when you order online. been looking for a nice wallet but just haven't found one.
#28 jasmine (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 13:48
I have that's unfortunately way past its prime. It's a thin case with (what used to be) a shiny black gloss on the outside.
#29 Barbara M on 2010-03-15 13:49
I'm currently using my sister's hand me down wallet. :-(
#30 Kristen on 2010-03-15 13:55
A shiny swirly colorful Aldo wallet in turquoise, fuschia, teal, and lime green ... and that's years old because I haven't found anything as cute (and affordable) to replace it with!
#31 Alice on 2010-03-15 14:07
I have a handmade cute cotton canvas wallet from Etsy
#32 PeeKay on 2010-03-15 14:26
My current wallet, I've been using for a couple of years now. My friend got it for me for Christmas. It's brown with hearts of all colors printed on it. I love it because it also has a place to hold my change.
#33 Jess on 2010-03-15 14:27
i hve a plain dark purple wallet that is way too small. that maya wallet is beautiful i love the color!
#34 Sonya on 2010-03-15 14:31
I am currently use an Esprit leather wallet that I have been used for almost 6 years. It is a simple black wallet with a coin pouch. I love the coin pouch because I can put my bulk change there.
#35 Dian on 2010-03-15 14:47
I currently use a brown patchwork wallet from Forever 21. I need to upgrade to something brighter for Spring!
#36 Allie on 2010-03-15 14:55
I have a torn up free mini wallet that came with a cheap laptop bag...I know, bad me!! I am very picky with wallets so I rather not buy any until I'm in LOVE with one :-)
#37 j-ezzy (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 14:55
I'm currently carrying a patchwork leather wallet purchased in an open air market in florence Italy. I need to switch to something else soon so that this travel keepsake will last!
#38 Brooke on 2010-03-15 15:07
I'm currently using a Forever 21 wallet I initially purchased for my little sister. It's a silver and black glitter cheetah print wallet lol. The same day I decided to buy it for her, my Rocawear leather wallet that I had for $5 years decided to break on me... lol. Decided to use it for the time being until I bought a new one... 4 months later, I'm still using it. Talk about laziness!! :-)
#39 vnssa906 on 2010-03-15 15:11
I carry a black sparkly wallet that I got from urban outfitters.
#40 Jessica on 2010-03-15 15:12
I am using a Liz Claiborne pink snake skin wallet. I have had it for a while and always get compliments on it. However, it is showing signs of wear.
#41 Patti on 2010-03-15 15:27
I carry a black Milano wallet and am in desperate need of an upgrade!
#42 Denise on 2010-03-15 15:47
I carry a small black clutch from target as my wallet. It is starting to look ratty. Definitely need a new one.
#43 Rachel on 2010-03-15 15:50
I have a black and gray Guess wallet... ive had it for ages and its getting pretty worn!
#44 Michelle on 2010-03-15 16:12
Right now my purse has a built in waller type section, so I'm using that.
#45 Sara M on 2010-03-15 16:26
I am using one of those snap case type wallets (almost like a clutch but not...) from H&M I think. It has multiple shades of red and is pretty but it's starting to wear down...
#46 Snarky Runner on 2010-03-15 17:28
a blue Hobo knock-off wallet from Target that I absolutely adore, but could use another for variety!
#47 connie on 2010-03-15 17:35
I have a little black coach change purse where I keep a few cards, some cash and waaaay too much change!
#48 Good Girl Gone Blog (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 17:51
I'm using a black XOXO wallet that needs replacing. The thread in the coin pouch is hanging out and I'm too lazy to cut it >_
#49 Tatiana on 2010-03-15 17:57
I carry a makeup bag as a wallet, since I can fit a few things other than money in it... it's dull and worn out, though. Sad.
#50 Kate R. (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 18:09
I am currently using a kate spade patent leather wallet that I got 60 % off at the outlet.
Love Yak Pak !!! I have a bag from college.
#51 myda on 2010-03-15 18:12
I've been using my black Coach ziparound wallet for the past year and a half, so I could definitely go for a nice springy one :-)
#52 Lisa G on 2010-03-15 18:24
I have a little black wallet in a loud print that I've been using for years. I guess I'm attracted to cheerful prints! Thanks for the giveaway!
#53 Alice on 2010-03-15 19:14
Happy birthday number 3! Thank you so much for all of your fun and thrifty ideas. I read your blog everyday and absolutely love it!!! I love the 60s feel of this wallet it is beautiful. This Yak Pak is so lovely thank you so much for the give away!!! You are awesome!
#54 Dawna on 2010-03-15 20:33
Happy 3rd Blog Birthday! Thts so exciting!! Love ur blog and hope it continues for a long long time.

I have a red leather wallet from Tignanello and its been loved for a year now. Time to get a new fun-looking wallet. Great giveaway cuz that is a really cute wallet!!
#55 salmeen on 2010-03-15 21:14
I have a very cute, but somewhat dilapidated wallet from urban outfitters... it's magenta with a blue hummingbird on the front and back, and the clasp is like a hummingbird's wing. so cute, but this one is pretty darn cute too!

happy birthday, budget babe!!!
#56 Isis (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 21:26
a brown wallet i bought in chinatown a few years ago. absolutely nothing special, very worn out by now.

happy 3rd bday!
#57 julia on 2010-03-15 21:45
I use a small Coach coin purse wallet
#58 shopfreak on 2010-03-15 22:30
I have a read leather Fossil wallet that's falling apart. I could really use a new wallet :-)
#59 Kristin (Homepage) on 2010-03-15 22:52
Right now I have a black faux buckle wallet. I can't remember who makes it but I bought it from Macy's. If I were to get a new wallet I would definitely want it to be colorful and cheerful for spring. :-)
#60 Leigh on 2010-03-16 00:00
I'm carrying a liz clairborne wallet courtesy of my best friend. love you bestie!
#61 alex on 2010-03-16 00:38
A Kente woven wallet from Ghana, west Africa :-)
#62 Julia on 2010-03-16 01:09
I'm afraid my wallet is hot pink vinyl with an obscenity printed all over it! Leftover from my punk days.
#63 Diana on 2010-03-16 01:18
I actually don't have a wallet...embarassing. I just toss whatever I need into my bag or pockets.
#64 Jodie on 2010-03-16 01:40
My wallet was on clearance at Urban Outfitters.It is pleather with a metal bee on the front of it. So cute at the time but the bee has recently fallen off and the coin pocket is ripped. I keep losing quarters!
#65 Shelby on 2010-03-16 02:22
I carry a cheap little cloth change purse for a wallet.
#66 Tracey Byram on 2010-03-16 05:44
I'm carrying a light blue Fossil wallet that has seen better days.
#67 Amy C on 2010-03-16 07:04
I carry a simple fabric wallet from Jenna Lou (she's on Etsy). I've had it for almost 2 years now and it's still holding up. Love it!
#68 Crystal (Homepage) on 2010-03-16 08:15
I carry a Sailor Jerry clasp wallet. It doesn't really fit a whole lot!! :-)
#69 Suze (Homepage) on 2010-03-16 08:15
I carry a silver Coach change zippered case, as that was the only real Coach item I could afford at the time. But, I could definately use a real wallet with more space for the necessary girly items we all need. Thank you! :-)
#70 Stacia Russell on 2010-03-16 08:47
I currently use a black quilted wallet that holds everything! I've never had a graphic print one though.
#71 Monica on 2010-03-16 10:35
I carry a wallet that came free with a purse I bought. Lame I know, but I've been looking for a good one for a while.
#72 Nicole Stott on 2010-03-16 11:03
Red faux croc Liz Claiborne wallet from TJ Maxx!
#73 Maria S. on 2010-03-16 11:18
Orange leather Fossil wallet
#74 Tara (Homepage) on 2010-03-16 11:33
I'm currently carrying a Vera Bradley blue wristlet. Gotta love anything that has a clear ID holder on the outside, plenty of space for all my cards, and a strap to go on my wrist and to clip my keys to.
#75 Christen on 2010-03-16 12:07
I have a dark brown leather wallet from Danier. Thought it was a good idea at the time, but it blends in with everything and I've had a couple panic attacks because I couldn't find my wallet in my handbag! I want a more colorful one!
#76 Alanna on 2010-03-16 13:16
I use a Gap leather clutch in brown suede and gold detailing. People either laugh and ask if thats supposed to be a wallet or tell me they want it bad. But its getting torn on the edges and has served me well but needs a replacement.
#77 Gretchen on 2010-03-16 15:46
I have a little card holder but NO wallet! Would love to win a new one ;-)
#78 styleezta (Homepage) on 2010-03-16 16:14
I carry a purple and black tweed wallet that has a sugar skull on the front and trim studs. Made by LOUNGEFLY.
It's very cute with alot of edge =)
#79 ERYKAH on 2010-03-16 18:23
I carry a beat-up forever 21 wallet which I loved when I first bought it... but now the fabric is torn and the clasp is broken. Could really use a new one!
#80 Shannon on 2010-03-16 21:49
I carry a brown leopard print wallet!
#81 l on 2010-03-17 00:29
I have a teal soft clutch wallet from Target. Its cute, but its also super easy to word with (holds all my laundry quarters!).
#82 El on 2010-03-17 01:12
Brown Matt & Nat Japanese paper wallet. love it.
#83 DD on 2010-03-17 10:59
I currently have a black leather JCREW wallet I've had for the last 3 years. I'm looking to spice it up! :-)
#84 Juli on 2010-03-17 11:32
Currently i am using a black leather wallet ..
#85 Janika S on 2010-03-17 12:47
i have a black banana republic wallet. i actually really like it but it is not to springy! love this one!
#86 becky on 2010-03-17 13:21
I'm using a Linea Pelle Dylan wallet in purple right now. It's so soft & versatile. It has plenty of room for all my stuff!
#87 KGP on 2010-03-18 13:16
I have just a plain simple black wallet!1

love the giveaway!
#88 allison on 2010-03-18 14:45
I carry the ole trusty camel colored hobo clutch. It matches everything and no matter how rough I get, the added marks just add character. It's my go-to.
#89 Rivers on 2010-03-18 14:58
i carry a deep purple wallet. it adds a little color to my bag
#90 ashley on 2010-03-18 15:12
currently, i've been using a vera bradley wallet/cellphone holder hybrid in "hope garden." it makes walking out of the house for a quick errand so easy.
#91 J on 2010-03-18 20:13
I am using a sydney love passport wallet that i bought at tjmaxx!! its a silver snakeskin and i thought it was cute!

yay for 3 yr anniversary!
#92 Janet ♥ on 2010-03-18 23:19
Haha, I carry two wallets. My first wallet is a super old leather men's wallet, that my dad was ready to throw away. I usually carry cards that I don't use very often and my cash. I then have a smaller bright orange wallet I took from my mom that usually only carries a few dollars, my credit cards, school ID, bus pass, and change. It's so tiny though I can fit about $3 dollars and a $1 in change.
#93 Andrea on 2010-03-19 00:37
I carry a canvas blue and white striped wallet from Claire's! It was cute, but the canvas fabric got dirty and that's why I need a new one from Yak Pak! =)
#94 Cheryl lynn on 2010-03-19 13:03
I'm carrying a one of a kind handmade wallet done by my dear Mom. Thanks, Mom!
#95 Phoebe on 2010-03-19 16:50
I have a snap closure wallet with patent purple skin that I bought from Hong Kong this summer. It's big enough to hold all my useless IDs and receipts, and definitely sleek and sexy enough to take anywhere!
#96 W (Homepage) on 2010-03-19 21:47
I'm using a cute and kind of funky little wallet that I got on sale at Urban Outfitters. It's a dark color though, so I think I need a new one for spring!
#97 Nikki on 2010-03-20 00:50
I currently carry a metallic gold wallet from F21. On the hunt for something new for spring. =)
#98 Alanna on 2010-03-20 11:35
i carry a Vera Bradley wallettttt
#99 tao on 2010-03-20 11:43
I carry a maroon wallet that came with a purse my mom bought years ago. Needless to say, I essentially got a hand-me-down. So I'm definitely looking for something more fun this spring!
#100 Ani on 2010-03-20 12:40
currently carry an old hobo international clutch style wallet- would love a new one!!
#101 Meghan on 2010-03-20 13:29
I'm currently carrying a simple black Liz Claiborne wallet. Kind of chunky, so I'm definitely in the market for something sleeker and smaller.
#102 Claudia H. on 2010-03-20 15:17
I am over 50 and had never owned a
designer purse of any kind. Last
year, our oldest son gave me a Coach
Wallet.....Thanks, Cindi
#103 Cindi on 2010-03-20 22:58
I currently carry an Andy Warhol wallet that I purchased at the MOMA in NYC.
#104 Ashley on 2010-03-21 12:15
I am currently using a tiny wallet w/ a cassette tape applique I got for Christmas from a's way too small :/
#105 Katherine on 2010-03-21 23:59
hey this yak pak is one of the collest wallets ive seen by far! im currently useing a aqua blue /black leapord print wallet that i pick up in forever 21 about 3 years ago. it ok but its been past its prime .it got the skin peeling off the poor thing : / im in need of a up grade ...and i love this wallet ! consider me in wallet wanter -zee " )
#106 zinnia mercado on 2010-03-23 19:25
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