Winter is coming — and, when it hits, no amount of hot mulled wine or fluffy down parkas will be able to keep you warm. From here, it’s a short, horrible march to February. Then it will be August again, and you’ll look in the mirror only to find your reflection a little older and more haggard than it was last year.

Unfortunately, there’s not much that anyone can do to halt the depressing and inexorable passage of time, but making an extravagant purchase never made anyone feel worse, right? And it works even better when you can make that purchase without spending any of your own hard-earned money, using a $150 Visa gift card you won by filling out a short, simple survey!

To enter the contest, just take the short survey to your left. (Not working? That means you may have already taken this survey, or one similar; see below for how to enter regardless.) Then email your answer to the last question to surveys@gawker.com (subject line: “Fall Visa Gift Card Contest Survey”), and you’ll be on your way.

Standard contest rules apply. Only open to US residents. To enter, take the survey to your left, then email the first word of the first survey question to surveys@gawker.com with “Fall Visa Gift Card Contest Survey” as the subject line. (Not working? That means you may have already taken this survey, or one similar; you can still enter the contest by sending the first word of the first survey question to surveys@gawker.com with “Fall Visa Gift Card Contest Survey” as the subject line. Still not seeing it? You may have an ad blocker turned on.) You can also enter by sending your answer to the survey question (or the first word of the survey) and your contact information to Gawker Media, Attn: Fall Visa Gift Card Contest Survey, 114 Fifth Ave., Second Floor, New York, NY 10011. The contest began on June 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM ET and ends on December 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET.

Photo Credit: Uwe Richter