Sharing my happy new car face PLUS learn how you might get your car loan paid off

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This is me and my new car face showing how excited I was to be looking at new cars!

It seems like whenever we buy a new car it's during some other big moment in our life. My favorite new car purchase was when the little one joined our family! We had been wanting to add to our family for years, and I didn't want to jinx it from happening by buying a new, bigger car, so I stayed with our car that could only fit the 4 of us till Pete made me buy a new one. I'm totally superstitious like that. 

Then one Fall day Pete told me we had to stop waiting. Regardless if we had another baby or not, we needed to buy me a new car. 

I told him that I really didn't want to and that I wanted to wait and see if we should get a bigger car that could seat more people, or just stick with a smaller SUV. He had had enough of my stalling and decided to take care of it himself. 

Thank goodness he did.

He decided to go out and buy the new car. I loved my new car and I was so glad that he went with a car big enough to fit 6 or 7 people (just in case our family did get bigger). A couple months passed and we found out that we were going to grow our family… but as with most adoptions the timing was a little different than when you give birth yourself and have 9 months to plan.

We ended up having less than a month from the time we found out we were going to be parents again and when my little one was born!

Had I waited any longer to get our new car there is no way we would have been able to get all the adoption stuff done and gone new car shopping so that we would have a car that could fit us all… at least not without a ton of added stress. 

Pete reminds me all the time that my superstitious ways were totally wrong on this one. Buying the car was the lucky trick for us to complete our family. I guess “if you have enough room in your car you will get enough children to fill it”! Or at least that's what I tell myself!

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Have you heard of the new contest? It's pretty cool! You know that takes the drama out of car shopping… but now they’re taking it out of new cars too by paying off someone’s car loan up to $25,000. Pretty cool right? 

Here are the details and three ways to submit an entry in the newcarface promotion:

On Twitter: Upload a photo of your new car + happy new car face. Use #newcarface and mention/tag @carsdotcom in your post.

On Instagram: Upload a photo of your new car + happy new car face. Use  #newcarface and mention/tag @carsdotcom in your post.

On Facebook: Post a photo of your new car + happy new car face on the Facebook wall (as a new post). Be sure to use #newcarface for your entry to be valid.

*Participants can only submit 1 entry during the promotional period. Please visit for more examples of #newcarface entries, additional contest details and rules. Open to legal US residents (excluding MD, NJ and TN), 18+ who hold (or whose immediate family member holds) a qualifying vehicle loan or lease. Contest ends 4/17/15 at 12:00:00 pm CST. Prize value up to $25k. Subject to the Official Rules at See Official Rules for full details, including eligibility criteria and qualifying vehicle restrictions. Sponsor:, a division of Classified Ventures, LLC. A “New Car” is considered a new or used car bought or leased on or after 1/1/2012.

What would you do with the extra money you would have if your car loan was paid off?

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. We just bought a new car when our second son was born. Our last car was falling apart and when he came to pick me up from the hospital a major car problem happened on the way home. We made it home, but we bought a new car the next day. lol

  2. I love no drama philosophy. Buying a car can be SUCH a stressful experience. Anything that can make that smoother is awesome in my book. Thanks for sharing their giveaway. Pretty sweet to have the car paid off. 🙂

  3. We own both of our vehicles at this point. The hubby makes a car payment into a savings account so that when it’s time to replace one he can pay cash. he’s a saver that man.

  4. I can’t wait until our car is paid off! We are trying to save to do just that right now. Looks like you all got the right car for you! 🙂

  5. Yeah, new vehicles tend to happen around big events with us too. We just got our dodge journey a little over a year ago, so no new car face for us just yet.

  6. Mine is the only car payment left…I can’t wait to pay it off and then get my dream car :). Congratulations on your new car and beautiful fam!

  7. It’s a great contest and I hope a family that could use the help wins. I paid off my car a couple of years ago. I’d love a new car someday, but not anytime soon.

  8. I wish that we could get rid of our 10 year old truck. It woks but we would love something newer. I would love for our other car to be paid off. If it was paid off then getting rid of the SUV would be possible.

  9. Very cool contest – and yest we purchased our new car in 2013 so could enter it – and congrats on your new car and wonderful adoption!!! 🙂

  10. This is such a fantastic contest, thanks for the chance to participate. I’d travel with the money I’d have left from a car loan if I won. In my new car that I don’t have yet lol.

  11. Congrats on the adoption and the new car. I wish I had a car period. lol My sister just bought a new car because of their lil one so I shared this with her. This is an awesome giveaway indeed. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Getting a new car is such a fun experience. I’ve only had one truly new one in my life (the one I have now), and I love it. Getting it paid off was even better. Great giveaway and thanks for sharing the heartwarming story behind it 🙂

  13. We used to have a car, well, my uncle used to when I was still a little girl. It’s a volkswagen buggy. But I still dont have one, maybe that’s why even if it’s already phased out, I’d still want to own a buggy. 🙂

  14. We just bought a new car last fall – and it was actually fun looking. I love the picture! You look great. It is really fun to think about “new car face” lol. I am sure I had one too!

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