DriveTime Gift-Away Approve-A-Thon ExtravaganzaFest

The DriveTime Gift-Away-Approve-A-Thon-Extravaganza-Fest – Ended 1/31/2016

We’re helping you #GetApproved this holiday season for what you were turned down for in the past!

Tell us what you missed out on, such as getting approved for a home loan or getting a pony for Christmas (nothing’s too big or too small!), and you could be selected as one of 25 winners to receive a $100 VISA gift card to help fund your approval.

By entering our Gift-Away-Approve-A-Thon-Extravaganza-Fest, 10 lucky winners will be selected for the grand prize –  a $500 VISA gift card!

Click “continue reading” to enter the sweepstakes!

For official sweepstakes terms and conditions, click here.

DriveTime’s Gift-Away-Approve-A-Thon-Extravaganza-Fest


Still have some questions? Read our FAQs!

Q: How do I enter?
A: Tell us what you were turned down for by selecting from the drop down menu or by typing it out in the space provided above.

Q: What do I need to be eligible to win?
A: You must meet the following criteria to be selected as a winner:

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must be a resident of one of the following 26 U.S. states: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MS, MO, NV, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX and VA.
  • You must have a valid email address
  • Please read our official terms and conditions for additional rules of entry here.

Q: What am I entered to win?
A: By entering the DriveTime Gift-Away-Approve-A-Thon-Extravaganza-Fest, you are eligible to be selected to receive one of 25 $100 VISA gift cards and/or one of 10 grand prize $500 VISA gift cards!

Q: When will winners be selected?
Five $100 VISA gift card winners will be selected every week and 10 grand prize winners of $500 VISA gift cards will be selected Monday February 8, 2016.


Congratulations to Our Gift-Away-Approve-A-Thon-Extravaganza-Fest Winners!

$100 Gift Card Winners:

Week One: 

Tommy S. from Jonesborough, Tennessee
Jessica M. from Maumee, Ohio
Nicole V. from Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Edward B. from Gilbert, Arizona
Catherine F. from Aurora, Illinois

Week Two: 

Michele S. from Woodstock, Illinois
Laura W. from Los Angeles, California
Christian G. from Trenton, Florida
Audrey G. from Apex, North Carolina
Paul P. from Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Week Three:

Brittany W. from Hubert, North Carolina
Kathy C. from Buffalo Grove , Illinois
Leslie T. from San Gabriel, California
Kelly K. from Muskogee, Oklahoma
Heather C. from Tullahoma, Tennessee

Week Four: 

Bill D. from Orlando, Florida
Yukti J. from Olathe, Kansas
Kathleen S. from Tennessee
Chandrea H. from Angier, North Carolina
Hallie B. from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Week Five: 

Amy H. from Greenville, Illinois
Caroline S. from Oak Lawn, Illinois
Charlene D. from Alice, Texas
Patti N. from Savannah, Georgia
Rachel T. from Rustburg, Virginia

Grand Prize Winners:  

Chris N. from California
Penni S. from California
Sonia P. from Georgia
Justine M. from Missouri
Meagan N. from South Carolina
Vanessa S. from Missouri
Nicole V. from Pennsylvania
Latasha F. from Texas
Mary F. from Virginia
Susan C. from Alabama


  1. Lynda Perry   •  

    Was years ago but I was turned down for a job promotion as I had years of experience but not a college degree. I got over it and went to college.

  2. Crystal Rogers Walker   •  

    I was turned down for a car loan

  3. matt daudelin   •  

    i need this!!

  4. Tony Tannahill   •  

    🙂 Would Love to win 🙂

  5. sharon shafran   •  

    what a great giveaway I am very excited

  6. christine   •  

    I missed out on a Playstation 4.

  7. LARRY Prosper   •  


  8. Penny Milton   •  

    love Drive Time they made it possible for my family get approved for a car. They even helped you with the extras that are needed to be able to drive the car.

    We would use them again when it is time for us to get another car.

  9. maryzell roberts   •  

    Thank you for this offer.

  10. Howell Cohen   •  

    A stainless steal beer fermentor.

  11. Stefanie Zucker   •  

    patent was denied…could not afford to take it to superior court

  12. Deborah Jackson   •  

    It would be nice to win, DriveTime’s Gift-Away-Approve-A-Thon-Extravaganza-Fest.

  13. ROBIN GREER   •  


  14. james dale nabors   •  

    This would be great ! Just need a lender to work with me.

  15. kelly volk   •  

    want to win

  16. Patricia Kline   •  

    I did not get the new kitchen and other repairs to my house that I really really need done. Just not enough cash and a loan is not an option.

  17. leon shelkoff   •  


  18. Philip Vickery   •  

    Please pick me. Thanks

  19. Jeanne Taibbi   •  

    Had surgery on hip,having some complications
    Unable to do much of anything
    Cannot work.Gave a job due to not able to walk
    Sure could use money to help pay bills.Thank -You.

  20. Helene Cameron   •  

    Couldn’t get a mortgage cause I am retired

  21. michael Dartt   •  

    call me when I win.

  22. sandy   •  

    thank you for giving us all a chance to win! Happy Holidays 🙂

  23. Dawn Powers   •  

    This is not what I missed out on but what my husband has. In the past 3 years he has missed out on having fun or relaxing on his vaction days because he has used them to be by my side during numerous surgeries, being by my side in the hospital and taking care of me when i get home. I t has been so hard on him watching me go through all of this. He deserves so much. I could tell you alot more about how much he gives up. He is a wonderful Husband and Father.

    Thank You,
    Dawn Powers

  24. Debbie C   •  

    Awesome post and I tried. This would be great if I win. I know exactly what I would do with it. I would save this towards my kidney transplant.

  25. JENNY KERSHNER   •  

    I missed out on a vacation.

  26. jeri dickinson   •  

    would love to win this contest thanks for the chance

  27. Judy   •  

    I am missing out on enjoying the holiday season with my family and friends. I was laid off from my job unexpectedly in June of 2015. I finally found a job in December but it requires me to move 250 miles away from where I live now and I will be staring my new job 1/4/16 so I have been so busy trying to find a place to live and packing to move that I have not been able to enjoy the holiday season with everyone.

  28. Michelle   •  


  29. john harvey   •  

    I am out of work..this would really help out! Merry Christmas to all there! 🙂

  30. robert andersch   •  

    Turned down for a raise—-bummer!

  31. Christina Browder   •  


  32. Rhona Franklin   •  

    good contest

  33. Melanae   •  

    Would love to win!

  34. Danny Griffin   •  

    Being with friends for Christmas.

  35. Sandra Gulliver   •  

    I was turned down for a Sears credit card when I 19 years old.

  36. Kathy Scott   •  

    Thanks for having the sweepstakes.

  37. sandi mojzuk   •  

    I have wanted a pony for 75 years.. Have asked Santa every year..YES every year and I still do not have a pony… I even tell my 96 year old mom, but she still says NO!!!!

  38. Andrew Lazar   •  

    Turned down by many ladies in my past.

  39. Linda   •  

    Always an independent contractor

  40. Laurie Timmons   •  

    Good things come to those that wait 🙂

  41. Rhona Franklin   •  

    a job promotion

    • DriveTime   •     Author

      Rhona, be sure to apply to sweepstakes for your chance to win!

  42. Jennifer   •  

    i would love to to win this 500 gift card

  43. Jannah Cowan   •  

    Would love to win got laid off week before Christmas so kids had to go w out.would really help

  44. Rodney   •  

    I would love this $500 Gift Card!

  45. margie   •  

    Thanks for this sweepstakes.

  46. Joyce Margo   •  

    Count me in to win…….In it 2 win it!!!!

  47. lynne foster   •  

    I want to win

  48. Cheryl DeGroot   •  

    A $500 gift card would be an awesome win!!

  49. Martha Ervin   •  

    I would be soo excited it I won a $500 Gift Card!!

  50. keith cornell   •  

    it would be great to win this prize…life is good

  51. Shirley Sego   •  

    Hope to be a winner of any of the gift cards being given I really could use and appreciate the chance. Thank you.

  52. Alesia Williams   •  

    I missed out seeing my parents and my 2 sisters for the holidays due to financial stress.Right now living in a hotel and dealing with other expenses to take care of but just having faith to get through each passing day. My family can surely use the $500 gift card.

  53. Colleen Camp   •  

    I was turned down for a promotion even though I had years more experience than a man that had started just weeks before.

  54. Karen   •  

    I was turned down for a car loan when I was younger because I didn’t have any credit 🙁

  55. Robin   •  

    Just wanted to say Thanks! for the chance!

  56. Shirley Peterson   •  

    I was turned down by my ex husband after 43 years of marriage for a younger version.I would love the $500 Visa Card which would help restore my faith in humanity.

  57. Brenda Owens   •  

    Would love to win and buy my grandbaby something nice.

  58. jeri dickinson   •  

    I could use this

  59. michelle taylor   •  

    love your commercials they are soooo funny!

  60. JASON   •  

    I missed out on giving my kids a better Christmas.

  61. John Murphy   •  

    Santa turned me down for new clubs!

  62. deb craven   •  

    if its free its for me

  63. DeBorah Boyd   •  

    Turn down to go on a vacation to see the family. I need a car to #GetApproved.

  64. TAMMI COLEMAN   •  

    amber in gainesville was just perfect, she busted her butt to get us what we wanted, she did great, thanks a bnch

  65. Brian   •  

    This dealership are not good at all I bought a car and now the car is dying on us They sell lemons to people they charge very high loan rate they are not will to help fix the car they treat you like a number they trick disable people the car will not be running in few month we are stuck with the payment until 2020 I would not go there if they where the last place on earth. They do not have a person there to work on the cars and if you try to return the car the charge you 1 dollars a mile after 300 mile do not go there and they put duck tape on the fuel tank

    • DriveTime   •     Author

      Hi Brian – We are very sorry to hear you have not been satisfied with your experience and would like the opportunity to turn this around. Can you please send an email to with your account number and the name on your account? Once we receive this information, you will be contacted. Thank you.

      • Sandra Michel   •  

        I am facing a similar problem. When I first drove off the lot I had some issues with my air conditioner. I went back the following week they said I had it turned on wrong. Now a couple months, it doesn’t blow cold air at all. I have it turned the way they showed me. Please assist.

        • DriveTime   •     Author

          Hi Sandra – We are sorry to hear this as it is definitely not what we want to hear from our customers. We would like to look into this to see how we can help. Can you please send an email to with your account number and the name on your account? Once we receive this information, you will be contacted. Thank you.

  66. Marla Jones   •  

    I need to #GetApproved for a vacation and a 500 dollar visa sure would help ty

  67. Robyn Donnelly   •  

    I have been turned down for many things including loans, credit cards, etc.

  68. Birdiebee   •  

    I was turned down for a home loan last year.

  69. Nupur   •  

    I couldn’t help mom come home for holidays this would be amazing to win and help her to come home and hold my daughter. She hasn’t met her since birth .

  70. Mary Baker   •  

    I entered to win thousands of contests and sweepstakes in 2015 and all but a couple of them I did not win…which means they turned me down to win!

  71. Jill E   •  

    Did not get that new camera I wanted so badly

  72. Rita Spratlen   •  

    I was turned down for a job I really wanted. I was qualified too! it was heartbreaking!

  73. JOHN   •  

    I didn’t get a bank loan when I needed it.

  74. Jason Hatfield   •  

    I have been turned down for so many jobs, I wonder if I’ll ever get promoted!
    Thanks Drive Time for the opportunity.

  75. Mark Spittler   •  

    I have a great job, love it!!

  76. Jeff Mehsling   •  

    What I miss out was getting my wife Linda something for Christmas. I totaled my car end of November and I gotten a new car tru DriveTime but being out of work for 2 weeks and my wife had to make sure the bills were getting paid. I never gotten her anything. She is one very supported wife

  77. Lupe Baergen   •  

    I need this so desperately. I am going through a separation, and having to move and start my life over. This money would help me at least to get through this time.

  78. Nicole   •  

    I was turned down by who I thought was the love of my life. I fell in love with someone who didn’t love me back.

  79. Beverly Epps   •  

    Senior citizen here in desperate need of a one level home. Working hard to clean up credit report so I can get approved for a home loan. Please help this old lady with physical problems.

  80. Jimmy H Purkett   •  

    I was turned down to refinance my vehicle at a lower interest rate.

  81. Keyisha Thomas   •  

    I hope in win… I could use this money.

  82. Pamela   •  

    I was turned down for a car loan/but thank God for drive time. I am riding happy now!!!!

  83. kevin hinds   •  

    did not get the loan i wanted to buy presents for grandkids but they had a good christmas

  84. Angela Peevey   •  

    I could really use it. Bad year last year, would be a great start to a new year. 🙂

  85. Deborah Sessions   •  

    I missed out on a cruise because I had to take care of my daughter and granddaughter because they had no place to live.

  86. Alice Black   •  

    I have been turned down for a house.

  87. Chris   •  

    Got turned down for a travel trailer loan

  88. Tracy Cruz   •  

    I lost out on my vera Bradley bag so that I could give my kids an ok Christmas.

  89. natrussa r williams   •  

    I need this card to help pay for class due or a prom dress!!

  90. Michael apodaca   •  

    I sure love my chev I got at drive time this is my 3 car I have got there thank you

  91. Rich M   •  

    Have been dissapointed twice on getting a home, both homes I fell in love with.

  92. Michael Grannan   •  

    I wanted a new Harley, but My credit wasn’t up to the challenge. Even tried to get a loan through my bank to improve my credit. Got turned down. Went to Drive Time got approved, bought a truck, and now my score is on the way up. I haven’t gotten what I want yet, but I’m working on it.

  93. Paula Johns   •  

    Medical Help.

  94. Dominique L.   •  

    I went through 5 rounds of one hour interviews for my dream job, and after three weeks of anxiety and deliberations, I didn’t get the position. I also got put on probation at my current job for missing so much time around the holidays. 🙁

  95. Robyn Crittenden   •  

    I got married 2 years ago and every time we say we are going on a honeymoon something comes up and we never get to go.

  96. Angela   •  

    I didn’t get to see my gma for Thanksgiving or Christmas…she passed In September 🙁 First holidays are w/out a loved one are always the hardest.

  97. Latycia Guyler   •  

    Drive time was the only car company to help me get a car when I needed. They literally made miricales happened when everything else wasn’t going the way I needed it to go. Yes I had to travel quite a way just to get to drive time . but everything was a blessing when they approved me for a 2014 car. I’m stupid stoked and the employees are truly there for yiuband help you get into a car that same day.. Drive time made it happen..

  98. Jodi Moore-Loers   •  

    I missed out on seeing my parents who live in Texas for the holidays and haven’t been able to get there for 3 years. I just can’t afford the travel expenses from Arizona to east Texas. They are now to health challenged to make it here to Arizona. Winning this would pay for those travel expenses! Thank you.

  99. Kimberly Eudy   •  

    I had 2 surgeries on my right arm right after Christmas.

  100. Dora Martinez   •  

    I missed out on the holidays completely because I was fired in sept. and couldn’t afford to go out. still feeling pretty blue.

  101. curtis gunn   •  

    It would be nice to have some extra money to treat my wife to something great. My wife works so hard, wish I could do more for her.

  102. Leo Blaacklock   •  

    I hope i win

  103. carmen mercado   •  

    i wont tell u i will like 2 win bc it will b a worst of time so the only thing i will say ty if i do

  104. Sayra   •  

    I missed out on having peace and quiet because your collections agents would not stop calling! hahah.

    • DriveTime   •     Author

      Hi Sayra – We are very sorry to hear this and will definitely look into this. Can you please send an email to with your account number, the name on your account and a description of your experience?

  105. Willis Killebrew   •  

    I was unable to get my kids anything for Christmas and that broke my heart. Knowing that I am a good provider and was not able to put smiles on my kids face killed me.

  106. Ephraim   •  

    Got turned down for a date! I plan on having the best Valentine’s Day even if I’m still single then though

  107. Judy Nieman   •  

    I was turned down for a job I really wanted.

  108. debbie wilson   •  

    i wanted to get a loan to pay all my credit cards off.the interest is killing me. I was turned down.i was shocked I have good credit a good job why?

  109. C Yarborough   •  

    I was turned down for a personal loan

  110. lester   •  

    got turned down so many time for a car loan its not even funny
    tried 6different places . i even got turned down at a buy here pay here places

  111. jeri dickinson   •  

    I would love to win this, thanks for the chance after my heartbreaking prom

  112. dawn green   •  

    turned down for loan. need a new car for work

  113. keith hart   •  

    Was supposed to travel to Mississippi to pick up my grandbabies to come live with us on Christmas, but we volunteered at the homeless shelter for women and children before we left. Christmas night while packing to leave we received a call that Child Services took them. Now we need an attorney to place a custody order. They are with strangers and scared. This was the worst Christmas of our lives.

  114. nina butler   •  

    I was turned down for a credit card.

  115. keith hart   •  

    Our grandchildren were taken by human services on Christmas Day. Now we need money for an attorney to get custody transfered to Arizona
    We miss them so much.Please help us?

  116. KDH   •  

    I was turned down for a super position I really wanted and was certain I’d get.

  117. Steve Bearden   •  

    I was turned down for sleep!!! Work is using this borrowed mule til death do us part!!! Lol! Have a great day Drivetime! My mattress can’t wait til I #getapproved 😉

  118. Fred   •  

    When you old on Social Security, you get turned down for most every thing you apply for. Even got turned down for Wal-mart card. Don’t have bad credit, just no credit for years.

  119. mary ballerin   •  

    I missed out on adopting a pug puppy several times …. but then it finally happened.

  120. Paula Emerick   •  

    Many jobs that I know I am capable of doing, but it’s all in who you know!

  121. Tracy DeLoach   •  

    I was offered the minimum raise and was turned down on my counter offer, which I detailed my reasons for a well deserved raise at evaluation time. I had taken on the lead with new many new projects and working all kinds of hours. I turned their offer down and quit.

  122. Amy Smeltzer   •  

    I’ve been turned down for more things than I care to mention, but I don’t let it hold me back.

  123. roger carillon   •  

    Worst place to get a car they lied and told us not true facts and then went the the car needed fixed they said they would not fix it had the car less then 30 days

    • DriveTime   •     Author

      Hi Roger – We are sorry to hear this as it is definitely not what we want to hear from our customers. We would like to look into this to see how we can help. Can you please send an email to with your account number and the name on your account? Once we receive this information, you will be contacted. Thank you.

  124. Kimberley Thomas   •  

    I was recently turned down for a auto loan due to an error on my credit report!

  125. laura moreland   •  

    i wanted to ride with family to see my grandma they said no because i didnt have the money for gas i was so hurt

  126. Melody Smith   •  

    I was turn down to go to Hawaii.

  127. Diane Daily   •  

    I replied to an ad in the local paper to participate in a consumer test run of a new shampoo for dry hair. I was accepted for an initial interview but, after I arrived at the office, was told my hair wasn’t in bad enough shape to qualify for the test.

  128. Amelia   •  

    If I win….I’ll be HAPPY ! 🙂

  129. Pat Hopper   •  

    I have been turned down for lower rate home loan!

  130. Regina Ice   •  

    I was turned down for a job because I was over qualified.

  131. Erica   •  

    I missed out on getting Christmas gifts for my friends and family.

  132. Nancy Sevier   •  

    I have to tell you that your commercials are the BEST that are on TV. I save everything every night on my DVR then fast forward through the irritating commercials but yours, nOPE, when I see one, I stop and watch it. Those girls are fantastic, funny and I just never get tired of watching them!

    • DriveTime   •     Author

      Hi Nancy – Thank you! We are happy to hear you love Tina and Tara just as much as we do!

  133. Deborah Barmess   •  

    I was denied a new toilet seat by my husband. The finish is coming off the hinges, and it’s driving me crazy, but he said the seat isn’t broken.

  134. Caron Kirk   •  

    I was turned down for a job recently. Really need a job because my husband has had 7 surgeries and is very ill. Thanks for the chance!

  135. Abhi K   •  

    I was turned down for a car loan. I found a best car and saved up some money too. but was turned down. Was just sad

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