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Win Cool Stuff: $250 Rent the Runway Gift Card

Update: And the winner is—#8/#9 franci ! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered!

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

The Oscars are Sunday, so I figured, what better way to celebrate than with a fabulous giveaway that will help you create your own Red Carpet moment? Thanks to Rent the Runway, one lucky Budget Babe winner will get to do just that!

Enter for your chance to win a $250 Rent the Runway giftcard to use towards the dream outfit of your choice. For prom, weddings, cocktail parties, your next birthday bash - whatever the occasion, RTR has you covered by providing access to premier dress and accessory rentals online for just 10% of retail price. Choose from top designers like Vera Wang, Proenza Schouler, Theory and so many more. It's an amazing way to get your favorite celebrity or designer look for less.

Rent it, flaunt it, then return it!

To enter:

  • Visit, then tell us two items you would rent with your giftcard if you were to win in the comments section below.

  • Follow Rent The Runway on Twitter and/or Fan them on Facebook for one additional entry each. (Leave one additional comment for each to be counted.)

  • Entries must be posted by 5 pm ET on February 27, 2011 to be eligible to win.

  • Winner will be announced this Sunday Feb. 27, 2011, via Twitter sometime during The Academy Awards broadcast. Follow me @budgetbabe to catch the announcement.

Good luck!

Disclosure: Membership to Rent the Runway is free. For each friend you invite, will credit your account with $20 after your friend's first rental has shipped. This is not a sponsored post. Giveaway is open to US residents only as RTR only ships to the US at this time.

I would LOVE to get the strawberry sequin sheath dress and the midnight flamenco dress!
#1 cindy champion on 2011-02-25 13:15
I would love to rent the Badgley Mischka showstopper dress and the BM New York Wonder dress too! I also follow RTW on Facebook and on Twitter.
#2 Kat (Homepage) on 2011-02-25 13:15
I follow rent the runway on twitter.

#3 cindy c on 2011-02-25 13:16
I like rent the runway on fb.
#4 cindy c on 2011-02-25 13:17
Of course the Herve Leger bandage dress and the alice and olivia skirt.
#5 TM on 2011-02-25 14:16
Like everyone else on the planet I'm dying to wear a Hervé Léger bandage dress. Hot tamale being my favorite! I have a formal coming up next month and would LOVE to wear Badgley Mischka's Screen Siren Gown.
#6 Nicole on 2011-02-25 14:32
I would rent the Preen Beverly Hills Mansion dress. The color is perfect for my skin tone.
#7 Alexis L on 2011-02-25 14:44
I'm in love with Robert Rodriguez Collection Sequin Inset Draped Dress or Badgley Mischka Sliding Shoulder Dress!
#8 franci on 2011-02-25 15:05
I follow @RentTheRunway on twitter!
#9 Franci on 2011-02-25 15:07
I LOVE the tibi beaded shift dress and the tibi electric shoulder dress...what can I say? I love tibi!
#10 jessica on 2011-02-25 15:13
I would pick the Nicole Miller Keyhole Goddess dress and pair it with the Miguel Ases Golden Girl earings to wear to my prom!
#11 Megan on 2011-02-25 15:16
I followed Rent the Runway on Twitter!
#12 Megan on 2011-02-25 15:22
I would pick the Shoshanna Magic Carpet Ride Dress or the Herve Leger Berry Ombre One-Shoulder dress to wear to my Aloh/Bon Voyage party. They would be the perfect bday gift [my bday's 02/27 ;-)]
#13 Elisa on 2011-02-25 15:23
Also I became a fan of Rent the Runway of Facebook!
#14 Megan on 2011-02-25 15:25
I love the Thread Social Right on the Dot Dress ( and the Nicole Miller Keyhole Goddess gown (
#15 Laura (Homepage) on 2011-02-25 15:26
I'm a fan of RTR on Facebook!
#16 Laura (Homepage) on 2011-02-25 15:27
I love the Gryphon Sequin Striped dress! I cannot remember the last time my girlfriends and I took a trip through Downtown Dallas dressed to the 10s.. If I won I'd probably get them all to have a 'Rent The Runway' night with me and go have drinks in Uptown or Hotel Zaza! I'd pair the dress with the Badgley Miscka Through the Looking Glass Bracelet and the RJ Grasiano Pave Double Drop earrings. Now I just have to figure out what shoes... lol

I follow on twitter now! bjeanne18
#17 Brittany on 2011-02-25 15:30
Love the thread social burgandy dress and the Adam Red Ripple Effect!
#18 gina on 2011-02-25 15:40
Love the Badgley Mischka Jewelry
A Shimmer of Bows Necklace and Robert Rodriguez Black Label Metallic Ruched Mini :-)
#19 Ariana on 2011-02-25 17:30
Also following RTR on twitter
#20 Ariana on 2011-02-25 17:34
I've been staring at the Nicole Miller Maxi dress (rainforest) for weeks now. I have to have it for St. Patrick's day! It will look so awesome with my red hair (cliche, i know, but true)....

I also love Gaia's Goldleaf earrings. I would actually like to own those though!
#21 Autumn on 2011-02-25 18:55
I JUST rented two nice dresses for my law school 'prom', but if I won this giftcard, I'd get something nice and go out just because like:

the Herve Leger heartbreaker dress
( because its super sexy and since I've lost some weight, I'd feel good in it.

OR since Spring Break is around the corner, this Robert Rodriguez ruffle dress, because I'm not going anywhere fun but at least I can look cute for a night out dancing (
#22 Kate on 2011-02-25 19:22
I also liked RTR on facebook.
#23 Kate on 2011-02-25 19:23
I would love either the Badgley Mischka screen siren gown or the a shimmer of bows necklace
#24 JJ on 2011-02-25 19:27
I would love either of the DVF dresses: vines of italy or twisted dream. Both are gorgeous!
#25 Natalie on 2011-02-25 21:42
College graduation is in may and I'm going all out! Party bus, VIP and all my friends. I'd love the DVF sweetie pie dress on my last day of my college career. I feel like every girl should try a herve leger and I'd pick the romantic bandage!
#26 Brianna on 2011-02-25 22:55
I love the Badgley Mischka Sliding Shoulder Dress and the Shoshanna Magic Carpet Ride Dress!
#27 Lori on 2011-02-26 02:07
I followed it on Twitter!
#28 Lori on 2011-02-26 02:09
Both the Sweet Madeline Dress by Milly and the Layered Lace Trim Dress by Tracy Reese are lovely!
#29 Christina on 2011-02-26 09:08
OMGeee! What a wonderful giveaway! If I'm the lucky winner I would get the Haute Hippie Little Miss Vixen Dress & Tuleste Market
Layered Ball and Chain Necklace! My birthday is tomorrow & I will be celebrating but I have another group of friends who are coming from out of town to celebrate with me in 2 weeks as well! I would definitely rock this combo for my 2nd b-day celebration.

Thanks for a great giveaway!
#30 kfloveinme on 2011-02-26 09:38
I follow Rent the Runway on twitter @mskenyaf
#31 kfloveinme on 2011-02-26 09:42
I fan Rent the Runway on Facebook @ Kenya G.

#32 kfloveinme on 2011-02-26 09:43
I would rent the Parker Ditsy Floral dress & the Milly Sunny Summer Dress!
#33 Jess on 2011-02-26 10:59
Love the Prabal Gurun polka dot perfect dress and the Brian Reyes Watercolor Wonder dress - but I think i'd have to throw in a little of my own $$ to rent both! :-) martafacts(at)gmail(dot)com!
#34 Marta (Homepage) on 2011-02-26 11:33
I also follow on Twitter - @therealmarta. Thanks!

#35 Marta (Homepage) on 2011-02-26 11:35
Love the Thread Social Saphirre Fairy Tale Dress and the Robert Rodriquez On the Prowl Dress.
#36 Jody (Homepage) on 2011-02-26 13:05
I liked Rent the Runway on facebook!
#37 Jody (Homepage) on 2011-02-26 13:07
I would rent the purple Herve Leger dress and the Robert Rodriguez one shoulder silver dress!
#38 Clarissa Riggio (Homepage) on 2011-02-26 14:27
I am also a fan of RTR on Facebook!
#39 Clarissa Riggio (Homepage) on 2011-02-26 14:30
I would get the Nicole Miller All Laced Up Dress and the Herve Lager Riptide Dress!
#40 Wendy on 2011-02-26 15:22
So exciting!! Fingers are crossed!!!

I would definitely rent the Herve Leger Tropical Isles dress and the Haute Hippie Mind Games dress.
#41 Ash twenty something (Homepage) on 2011-02-26 15:45
Also following you and Renttherunway on Twitter (@artfashion20)
#42 Ash twenty something (Homepage) on 2011-02-26 15:46
I love the new Yumi Kim By the Lily Pond dress! I've also been obsessing over the Proenza Schouler Katie Accodrian dress. drool.
#43 Emily on 2011-02-26 18:19
I'm also following renttherunway on twitter (@auntiekarl)
#44 Emily on 2011-02-26 18:22
Fun! I'd like to rent the french trellis Cynthia Vincent dress and the Robert Rodriquez Asymmetric Roaring red dress..
thanks for the chance to win!
#45 shopfreak on 2011-02-26 18:49
I'd rent the camilla and marc French sorbet dress and the Tibi snow leopard dress!
#46 Shannon (Homepage) on 2011-02-26 20:06
I would LOVE a Hervé Léger bandage dress!
#47 Stefany on 2011-02-27 00:27
I love RTR! I would rent the Nina Ricci Rose Empire Sheath Dress for a wedding I have coming up and the Parker Pop Rock Dress for Coachella.
I also am a fan of RTR in FB and follow RTR on twitter.
#48 Lauren on 2011-02-27 00:51
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