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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holiday Treats pack Giveaway Winner

And the winner is....

Kristen said...

My favorites are the jam thumbprint cookies with walnuts.


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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nestle Family Holiday Giveaway Winner

And the winner is....

annemarie said...

My favorite recipe for the holidays is spritz cookies. Mix together 2 1/4 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder. Cut in 1 cup butter - mix up well. Add 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Put through cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with colored sugars - bake 375 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes and enjoy!!


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Happy Holiday Treats pack Giveaway

It´s that time of year again! Spread holiday cheer to your friends and family with the gift of freshly baked Betty Crocker® treats. From a Snowman Coconut Cake to Classic Gingerbread Man Cookies, sharing the warmth and sweetness has never been easier.

This year, why not start a new tradition? With a little help from Betty Crocker, GladWare® and the Safeway Family of Stores, you can keep your loved ones´ hearts and homes filled with holiday spirit and homemade goodness of Betty Crocker. Whip up a plate full of cookies using a recipe from BakeSweetMemories.com and host a cookie exchange. What better way to escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season than inviting your friends and family over for a night of swapping cookies, recipes, and memories?

Once you´ve finished baking, share it in GladWare! Glad® food storage products are the perfect solution for preparing, storing and transporting holiday goods. They´re also great for gift giving too, so count on Glad® products to help keep your holiday foods fresh and festive and ready to serve.

MyBlogSpark, Betty Crocker, Glad and Safeway would like to
send one lucky reader a "Happy Holiday Treats" prize pack that includes a package of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, a GladWare sample pack and a $25 Safeway gift card, just like the one they sent me.

To enter: tell my your favorite type of cookie to make. Entries will be taken until Monday, December 20th at noon CST. At that time I will pick a winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information.

BTW, my favorite cookies are pizzelles.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Shop Smarter with SWAGG


SWAGG is a free mobile app ; (download here) that lets you shop smarter using your mobile phone. Buy, send or swap SWAGG GIFTS and organize your old school plastic gift cards.


For every download of the app between now and Dec. 31, 2010, SWAGG will donate $1 to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) , up to $125,000.


Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG are sending a pair of movie fans to the Sundance Film Festival! Download the SWAGG app and then visit the ; Ultimate SWAGG Getaway Sweepstakes site to enter to win a trip for two to the Sundance Film Festival. Entry deadline is January 3, 2011, 11:59pm, PST.

Learn more about the coolest new app that revolutionizes the whole shopping, gifting, and gift card-organizing experience and Download the SWAGG app to your iPhone or Droid. I was selected for this sponsorship by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity.

SWAGG has partnered with non-profit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). For every download of the app between now and Dec. 31, 2010, SWAGG will donate $1 to SU2C up to $125,000. Awesome, right?! Visit the SU2C site for more info http://www.standup2cancer.org/

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Nestle Family Holiday Giveaway



NESTLÉ Family wants to help you and your family with your holiday preparations by providing you with all the products to help with your holiday needs. The giveaway prize would include a copy of the newly released cookbook, Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family, from Christy Jordan, blogger at southernplate.com. It will also include a mix of free coupons from CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, TOLL HOUSE® Morsels, TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough, JUICY JUICE® and STOUFFER’S® for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking.

I received the above prize and let me tell you I will be doing some major cooking/baking from this cookbook. I think my favorite recipe so far is the one with chocolate in it!

To enter: leave a comment with one of your favorite holiday recipes. Entries will be taken until Wednesday, December 15th at noon CT. At that time I will pick a winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.


Additionally, there is a larger sweepstakes going on at nestlefamily.com, where you can enter to win a Luxury Included® Family Vacation to Beaches Resort. Also, enter each week for your chance to win weekly prizes.




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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winners Picked...is it you?

Sorry for the delay in picking the winners.

The Nestle Crunch/ Paul Frank winner is:

Lauren said...

I LOVE the Julius Rainboots on their website. They're so cute!


The Aquaphor winner is:

Tabathia said...

I usually use baby oil to keep skin moisturized or I use oil of olay body shower
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Aquaphor Wonder Set Giveaway

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I was first introduced to the Aquaphor brand years ago when my daughter had constant eczema. It was the only thing that seemed to help her skin.

Recently I was introduced to the new Aquaphor Lip Repair and I fell in love with the brand all over again.

With the winter weather upon us I am sure that many of you, like myself, will be suffering from seasonal dry, cracking skin.

I was able to try out the Aquaphor Healing ointment and love the way it made my skin soft and smooth again.

Aquaphor would love to give one lucky reader their own Wonder Set, valued at $33 which includes Lip Repair, Healing Ointment and Gentle Wash and Shampoo.

To enter, leave a comment telling me things you do to combat winter skin.

Entries will be taken until Tuesday, December 7th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.

Paul Frank and Crunch

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What could be better? Paul Frank and Nestle Crunch are teaming up to make limited edition Crunch bars sold exclusively at Target.

Nestle would like to give one lucky reader a prize pack which includes a Paul Frank blanket, two limited-edition Paul Frank Crunch gift bars and two 12 oz. bags of Crunch jingles.

There is also a larger sweepstakes on the Crunch facebook page. There will be weekly drawings for the following prizes:A Julius Dance Machine sound system that can be used with all iPod devices; the eye-catching Neon Julius Cruiser bicycle; a $500 shopping spree to the Paul Frank store or paulfrank.com; and much more!  As an added bonus, each winner will receive his or her very own month supply of NESTLE® CRUNCH® chocolate bars. Checkout sweepstakes details and how to enter online at the Nestlé Crunch Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/nestlecrunch.

To enter my giveaway leave a comment telling me your favorite Paul Frank item.

Entries will be taken until Monday, December 6th at noon, CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Taco Night Winner

The winner of the Old El Paso Taco Night kit is:

Mami2jcn said...

I love avocado & diced tomatoes on my taco.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Old El Paso family taco night Giveaway

If your family already loves tacos, why not put family taco night on the calendar at least once a month? With a variety of seasonings and other complementary products, Old El Paso offers everything you need for fun nights with the family.

To satisfy your Mexican style cravings, the Old El Paso
® line up of products includes chilies, dinner kits, dips and sides, enchilada sauce, refried beans, seasoning mixes, shells, taco sauce and salsa. The Old El Paso taco seasoning mix selection includes flavors like Burrito, Cheesy Taco, Chili, Fajita, Taco, Mild Taco and even a seasoning with 40% less sodium.

And to keep your family laughing at the dinner table, have some fun with El Tacodor™, the world’s only family taco night game. With El Tacodor, your family can share a special night at home by challenging one another to quick fire trivia, wordplay and pantomime. Visit www.ElTacodor.com today to download instructions, a score card, and a challenge sheet for even more fun on family taco night.

Visit Old El Paso for news and great tips, recipes and more. Take a minute to share family fiesta photos and videos from family taco nights on the El Tacodor Family Spotlight!

In addition, you can visit http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/b069/to download a printable coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products today!


Old El Paso and MyBlogSpark would like to give one lucky reader a famiy taco night prize pack like the one they gave me which includes: a packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase your taco fixings.

To enter: Leave a comment with your favorite taco fixings.

Entries will be taken until Wednesday, November 17th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing address or a new winner will be picked.


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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Shutterfly Holiday Card Giveaway




The holiday season is upon us. Hopefully the weather will get cooler in my parts (we have had record high temps the past few days). Around this time of year many people think about sending out holiday cards. It is always fun to get the kids and dogs together and pose for that perfect holiday picture to put on cards and send out to family and friends. I think it is fun to look back at the past years cards and see how much our family has changed over the years.

Shutterfly has several different holiday cards to choose from. Some of the ones I really like are the Joy to You, Hanukkah Wishes and Festive Family cards. One of the things that makes a great holiday card is the ability to customize it to your family. You can pick your own photos, customize the layout, then add family members names or other information to your cards.

Do you want 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly? Click here to go to Shutterfly for information on how you can get 50 free cards this holiday season, and make sure to select Clever 1000 as the referral source.

Be sure to check out the following types of cards:

Christmas invitations
Thanksgiving cards
Hanukkah cards

This post is part of a series sponsored by Shutterfly. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

General Mills Monster Cereal Winner

the winner is....

susitravl said...

I loved Captain Crunch when I was growing up, but usually only got it when I spent the night with a friend because my parents made us eat "healthy" cereal.
susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com


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Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy New School Year Winner

The winner is.....

stacy said...

We try and start getting to bed earlier and I make sure necessary school supplies are ready for the first day. We also make a trip to the school to see where classrooms are.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Cheerios Untimate Family Vacation

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Cheerios® is giving you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, your ultimate family vacation. As part of a paid promotion for their “Do What You Love” Sweepstakes, Cheerios® is sponsoring my post today about what my ultimate family vacation would be. Read mine, Enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to actually win your own fantasy family trip or one of a bunch of other great prizes.

My Ultimate Family Vacation


Each year with money saved through being frugal I take the girls on a family vacation. It is one of the ways we make memories. Sometimes we drive, sometimes we fly, other times we cruise.

I think the best vacation would be having my three girls, plus all of our friends, and heading to a cabin in the mountains someplace. I would love it if there was snow, but not so cold that we could not enjoy ourselves. All electronic devices would be left at home and we would all have to communicate with real words, not texts (gasp). I really enjoy the outdoors more than anything and like to show my kids the beauty the world has to offer.

We try and make our vacations more about spending quality time with each other vs spending quantities of money on stuff. There are so many things do see and do that really don't cost a lot of money. That is where the memories are made.


Don't forget to enter the “Do What You Love” Sweepstakes, for a chance to win your own ultimate family vacation. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

General Mills Monster Cereal Giveaway


Ahhhh, cereal....one of my favorite things to eat. And yes, as an adult I still LOVE Count Chocula. In fact, I sometimes hide it from the girls. I remember eating this long, long ago.

Through October 31st you can pick up Boo Berry, Franken Berry and Count Chocula at Target stores.
Count Chocula®, Boo Berry® and Franken Berry® cereal combine chocolate, blueberry and strawberry flavored cereal with colorful marshmallow shapes that kids and adults enjoy. Each serving of the playful, monster-themed cereal is low in fat with no cholesterol or saturated fat, providing a good source of calcium, whole grain and nine other essential vitamins and minerals.

You can also go to www.grocerysavvy.com, where you can view the fun "Let´s Go Disco" video and download a desktop background of your favorite Monsters character.

I was given the prize pack pictured above plus a $10 Target gift card to purchase Halloween treats from General Mills through MyBlogSpark. In addition one lucky reader will get the same prize pack.

To enter: Leave a comment about your favorite childhood cereal.

Entries will be taken until Monday, October 18th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.




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Sniff, Sniff, Hooray!

Through MyBlogSpark and P&G, I was able to try out Gain dish-washing liquid....yes...for dishes! I am not a big fan of doing dishes by hand, in fact the more stuff that will fit into the dishwasher the better. But when we do have to wash dishes by hand I like to use a product that not only gets my dishes clean, but that also smells nice, but not overpowering. Gain dish-washing liquid comes in four scents, original, lavender, citrus splash and apple mango tango.

For more information about the new Gain Dishwashing Liquids, visit ILoveGain.com or YoAmoGain.com. In addition, be sure to “Like” Gain on Facebook and follow Gain on Twitter! You can like JANE4girls on facebook too!

This week you can also try Gain with the $1 coupon that will be out in the Sunday paper. This means you can probably get it for FREE at Wal-mart or Dollar General.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy New School Year


Hopefully everyone is back to the routine of getting up and getting the kids off to school. I know it took my family a few weeks to get back on track.

Nestle,
in partnership with Reading is Fundamental is sending me $50 worth of books to donate to a RIF school of my choice. RIF is the oldest and largest children's and family nonprofit literacy organization in the United States. All RIF programs combine three essential elements to foster children's literacy: reading motivation, family and community involvement, and the excitement of choosing free books to keep.


In addition Nestle sent me a $25 gift card to Walmart to help with school supplies, a NESQUIK® lunch box, product from RAISINETS® and a mix of free coupons from NESTLÉ® Pure Life, OVALTINE®, TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough, TOLL HOUSE Morsels, NESQUIK, COFFEE-MATE®, DRUMSTICKS® and CARNATION® BREAKFAST ESSENTIALS

But that is not even the best part! One lucky reader will also get their own Happy New School Year pack with the items mentioned above!

To enter: Leave a comment telling me ways you ease back into the school year.

Entries will be taken until Friday, October 15 at noon, CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing address or a new winner will be picked.

In addition to this contest, Nestle has another contest on their site
which is the Happy New School Year Sweepstakes . Feel free to enter every day for a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000 worth of back-to-school essentials plus a $2,000 NESTLÉ Literacy Grant for your school, as well as daily prizes from Crayola. This contest also ends on October 15th.
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Juicy Juice Winner

Winner of the Juicy Juice Sparkling juice is:


Christine said...

My kids love fruit so getting in fruit is not a problem, veggies are a different story so add them in muffins,breads and just plain make them eat them.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Juicy Juice Sparkling Fruit Juice Review and Giveaway

Luckily my kids have always loved fruits and vegetables, so getting them to have their 5 servings a day has never been a problem.

But for those of you who have problems getting your kids to eat fruits or vegetables, Juicy Juice might be a way to help you.

Their new Sparkling Fruit Juices are made with 70% fruit juice and 30% water providing one serving of fruit per can. They are lightly carbonated and 90 calories each.

Thanks to Nestle my family got a chance to try out all three flavors. We loved them! They are great to pair with a mid day snack. You can print off $1 coupons to try it also.

One lucky reader will also get to try it for free! The sample pack includes a three four-packs, one of each of the three new flavors, Sparkling Apple, Sparkling Berry and Sparkling Orange.

To enter: tell me ways you try and get more fruits and veggies into your kids.

Entries will be taken until Tuesday, September 28th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.

I suggest you subscribe to the blog and become a fan on facebook so you don’t miss a thing!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Winner of Kroger's Add Up the Savings

Alison said...

I went and took advantage of the King Soopers deals yesterday. Unfortunately, our store wasn't offering a special on the Nature Valley Granola bars, but I did pretty well on what I did buy:

4 Progresso Soups at $1.19 x 4 = $4.76- 2 coupons for .50/2 cans which KS doubled to be $1.00 (x2)= $2.76 total

3 Cheerios $1.48 x 3 = $4.44 - 3 coupons for $1/1 cheerios = $1.44

1 Cheetos $1.49 - .50/1 coupon which King Soopers Doubled = .49

So, for 8 items I spent $4.69, which comes out to .59 each

This was a pretty good shopping trip for me, as my total bill came to $18 after sales and coupons, and I saved over $55. I ended up saving 77% off of my order total.

Yay King Soopers! My favorite store for great deals!

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Winner of Big G and the Penguins Prize Pack

The winner of the Big G Prize Pack is:

Sheila said...

We all like the penguins. :-)


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Kroger Add Up the Savings Event and Giveaway

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While you´re out and about, be sure to stop at your local Kroger Family of Stores (which includes Kroger, Ralph´s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, Smith´s, Fry´s, QFC, Baker´s, Owen´s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Pay Less Super Markets and Scott´s Food & Pharmacy) to take advantage of their "Add Up the Savings" Event and stock up on your favorite General Mills & Kimberly Clark brands From August 8 through August 21, when you buy 8 participating items from any Kroger store, you´ll receive $4 off of your purchase. Some of the great participating brands include: Cheerios, Yoplait Yogurt, Pillsbury Cookies & Biscuits, Kleenex, Huggies, Betty Crocker Brownies, Cottonelle, and Lucky Charms.
In addition to these great savings, be sure to take advantage of the special Bonus Box Tops Offers and get a jumpstart on helping the participating school of your choice this year.
All you have to do, if you haven´t already, is register at www.RewardYourSchool.com. Once you register, you will automatically receive 5 Bonus Box Tops just for signing up! You will also receive custom offers for Bonus Box Tops for purchasing participating products.
These great offers are:

  • Buy any 4 Box Tops products and get 10 Bonus Box Tops
  • Buy any 8 Box Tops products and get 25 Bonus Box Tops

The offers you select will then load onto your Kroger Shopper Card to be redeemed once you purchase the items. It´s extra easy because there´s no clipping! Just remember to scan your Kroger Shopper Card and the Bonus Box Tops will automatically go straight the participating school of your choice.

I also posted on how you can get some really cheap Nature Valley granola bars here that are part of this deal.

The Kroger Family of Stores, General Mills, and Kimberly Clark through MyBlogSpark would like to give one lucky reader a $25 gift card like they gave me to help you out with your shopping trip.

To enter: Grab your Kroger ad and let me know what 8 items you are thinking about getting to make a great deal.

Entries will be taken until Saturday, August 14th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Winners of the Let's Fix Dinner giveaway

the two winners are:

pontowd said...

I have 3 boys and each boy takes a turn helping me prepare dinner. Its challenging sometimes but its also fun.. Their wives someday will thank me.


and

Tabathia said...

We try to have family dinner every other Sunday when hubby is off from 12 hour shifts and we watch a family movie after dinner
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com


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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Winner of Lawry's Get Grilling Kit

the winner of the Lawry's grill kit giveaway is:

JC said...

I like all kinds of seafood, from salmon to shrimp. Veggie as well.


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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Big G and the Penguins of Madagascar review and giveaway

I admit it! I am a big kid. I think I liked Madagascar more than my kids. “I like to move it move it.”

There is finally a sequel to it, The Penguins of Madagascar featuring the hilarious penguins.

Inside specially marked boxes of General Mills cereals, you´ll "commence operations" with one of five characters from The Penguins of Madagascar; Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, Private or King Julien. Each participating cereal contains one character launcher with mission details outlined on the back of the box including:

  • Dive In, Soldier - Set an empty plastic cereal bowl on the table and try to pop your launcher into it. Wear a helmet or you´ll be squid bait.
  • Longest Propulsion Launcher - Challenge your troops to see who can launch their character the furthest. Go long or go back to the zoo.
  • Target Practice - Create a landing zone with a spoon and try to strategically drop your character into the sweet spot. Hit the target or go back to the drawing board.
  • Clear the Wall - Do you have enough projectile pop to push your launcher over the top of the box? Proceed launchin´ troops, earn those wings!

General Mills, Nickelodeon and MyBlogSpark would like to give one lucky reader  a Penguins of Madagascar prize pack which includes one box of Trix cereal, a Penguins of Madagascar launcher and the new Penguins of Madagascar movie.

To enter: leave a comment with who your child’s favorite character is from Madagascar.

Entries will be taken until Thursday, August 12th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.

Stouffers ‘Let’s Fix Dinner” Giveaway

Stouffer's wants to help families get closer through regular family dinners, but without reliable housing it can be impossible. That’s why they’ll donate 100 percent of the net proceeds of each “Let’s Fix Dinner” book purchased to Habitat for Humanity.

LET'S FIX DINNER will make you giggle, grin, and think about all the ways dinner can bring families closer together and, like dinnertime itself, this delightful book is made to be shared! And since regular dinners and reliable housing are two of the best ways to help families—and especially kids—succeed.

Stoffer’s would like to give two lucky readers a coupon for a free family-sized dinner from Stouffer's, a Family Dinner Box of Questions to get the kids talking and the limited-edition “Let’s Fix Dinner” book by award-winning artist and author Todd Parr.

To enter: leave a comment on what you try and do to have family dinners together.

Entries will be taken until Wednesday, August 11th at noon CST. At that time I will pick the winners and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or new winners will be picked.

Lawry’s “Get Grilling Kit” Giveaway

One of my favorite things about summer is being able to grill a lot. Recently I was able to try out some of Lawry’s new marinades, Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato and Szechuan Sweet and Sour BBQ.

Inspired by the sun-drenched villages of Italy, the Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato Marinade features extra virgin olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet red bell peppers and the perfect blend of herbs. The Szechuan Sweet & Sour BBQ Marinade gives meat a delicious sweet and sour flavor with a touch of Szechuan heat.

I loved that it was so easy to prepare. All I did was marinade the meat with the Lawry’s and let it chill for a few hours then grill.

Lawry’s and MyBlogSpark wants one lucky reader to try the marinades out also.

To enter: Leave a comment about some foods you like to grill.

Entries will be taken until Tuesday, August 10th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing address.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Would you like to sponsor a blogger for BlogHer?


I have the opportunity to attend BlogHer 10 next month in New York. It is a conference for bloggers. I am looking for sponsorship to help me get there. If you are interested in working with me please contact me so we can discuss how I can represent your company.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Winner of the Kroger Pound for Pound Challenge

Lacie Cheyenne said...

I have a goal of 63lbs set by May 2011 for my wedding! I pledged the max allowed 50lbs to help fight hunger with the Pound for Pound Challenge

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Winner of the Cellfire $100 giftcard giveaway

Congratulations to the winner of the $100 gift card sponsored by cellfire.

Janet said...

I love to use bisquik to make Blueberry Pancakes and I serve them for Breakfast or Dinner.

I like to use the Yoplait yogurts to make smoothies for myself and the children.Put one cup strawberries in blender 3 bananas cut up, add one 16 oz. cup of milk.One cup of yogurt. Make great smoothies.
Bisquick Coffee Cake
So, here’s how to make the deliciously famous Bisquick coffee cake. You’ll be amazed at how simple this recipe is and how fast you can whip one up.

First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Get your round, 9 x 1 ½ inch pan ready by greasing it. Next, make your Streusel topping and set it aside:

•1/3 cup Bisquick
•1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
•1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (I like to add a bit more since I love cinnamon!)
•2 tablespoons of margarine or butter
Mix the first three ingredients together. Then cut in the margarine with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly.

For the batter you’ll need:

•2 cups of Bisquick
•2 tablespoons of sugar
•2/3 cup of milk
•1 egg
Mix all the batter ingredients together and spread in your prepared pan. Now sprinkle that with the Streusel topping. If you’d like, you can take a butter knife and zig-zag it through the topping for a marbled effect.

Pop it in the oven and bake it for 18 to 22 minutes. It should look golden brown on top when it’s done. Let it cool for just a few minutes so it will come out of the pan nicely, but to experience this coffee cake at it’s best, it should really be served warm

June 1, 2010 8:54 PM

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Don’t Forget about the $100 Grocery Gift Card Giveaway

 

Just a reminder that Cellfire is giving away a $100 grocery store gift card of your choice to one lucky reader!

Between now and June 30th you can enter once per person to win the gift card.

First off for those who don’t know, Cellfire is a site where you can add coupons to your grocery store cards.

Some of the best item coupons you can add to your store cards are Nature Valley products, Bisquik  and Yoplait Fiber One multipacks.  These often go on sale at several stores and with the Cellfire loaded coupons and store sales you can save a bundle and stock up.

Go HERE to enter!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Kroger Pound for Pound Challenge

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores, General Mills, NBC's hit TV Show “The Biggest Loser” and other key sponsors are partnering to donate up to $1,080,000 to Feeding America this year.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Visit www.pfpchallenge.com/Kroger to make your pledge to lose weight and to get more information and to find tools to change your life for the better. It is free, easy and only takes a minute to make a change that can help you and help the hungry in your local community.
  • Through June 30, 2010, for every pound you pledge to lose, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14¢ to Feeding America® — enough to deliver one pound of groceries to a local food bank.

As the official supplier of the Biggest Loser Ranch and partner of the Pound for Pound Challenge, the Kroger Family of Stores wants to help you achieve your goals. If you’re a fan of the Biggest Loser, you may have seen several great General Mills products featured on the show. These products, including Yoplait Greek yogurt, Total, and Multigrain Cheerios, are available at your local Kroger Family of Stores and can help you stick to your weight management plan.

Krogers, General Mills and MyBlogSpark gave me a $30 gift card to get some General Mills products featured on the show to help me reach my goal. They also want to give one lucky reader a $30 gift card also.

To enter: Leave me a comment of how much weight if any you are hoping to lose.

Entries will be taken until Tuesday, July 6th at noon CDT. At that time I will post a winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information.

FYI- Since the start of April I have lost 11 pounds already just by eating better foods, which was hard to do under my strict $800 budget the last two years.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Winner Wonka Prize Package

We have two winners of the Wonka Prize Package:

Emily said...

OMG this is SOOO OO OO OOooOOO OOoooo AWESOME!!!!!!!!11

My FAV. candy is Nerd..YUMMm.. I guess thats why Im a Nerd : )

and

drmomof2 said...

I love any of the sour candies, but if I had to pick it would be the nerds!!

May 28, 2010 7:07 PM

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Giveaway winner - Motor Oil Matters

The winner of the $35 Jiffy Lube card is:


Frances said...

85.71 for me, too. I need an oil change!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

How would you like $100 Grocery Store Gift Card?

Cellfire is giving away a $100 grocery store gift card of your choice to one lucky reader!

Between now and June 30th you can enter once per person to win the gift card.

First off for those who don’t know, Cellfire is a site where you can add coupons to your grocery store cards.

Some of the best item coupons you can add to your store cards are Nature Valley products, Bisquik  and Yoplait Fiber One multipacks.  These often go on sale at several stores and with the Cellfire loaded coupons and store sales you can save a bundle and stock up.

To enter: Leave a comment with an original recipe containing at least one of the above items. While you are at it don’t forget to load coupons to your store cards from Cellfire.

Entries will be taken until Friday, July 2. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information. 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wonka’s Golden Ticket Opportunity

Ever since I was a kid I enjoyed chocolate along with the famous Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory…the original with Gene Wilder, not Mr. Depp.

The thrill of the hunt of the Golden Ticket. Now we can all take part of that hunt as Wonka Exceptionals has Golden Tickets for us to find.

Ten WONKA Golden Tickets can be found in WONKA Exceptionals chocolate tablet bars and bags of minis
• Lucky Golden Ticket holders (and their loved ones) win a Grand Prize of a trip around
the world
• Each Golden Ticket Grand Prize is worth up to $40,000
• Promotional WONKA Exceptionals tablets and bags are marked with a Golden Ticket promotion “burst” on the front of the wrapper, and can be found on store shelves beginning approximately February 18.
Thousands of secondary prize Purple Tickets can be found in WONKA Exceptionals chocolate tablet bars and bags of minis.
• 3,919 Purple Tickets offer instant wins of various “ticket”-oriented prizes, such as $500 airline vouchers, $50 Ticketmaster Gift Cards, $25 movie theater gift certificates, and free WONKA Exceptionals chocolates. All you have to do is buy one to see if you are an instant winner. Or….

Wonka is giving two readers their own prize pack filled with Wonka treats.

Each prize pack will include 5 of each of the new WONKA Exceptionals chocolate bars and one of each of the new WONKA Exceptionals premium sugar products. In total, each price pack will consist of 21 candy products.

To enter: Tell me your favorite Wonka candy.

Entries will be taken until Friday, June 4th at noon CDT. At that time I will post the winners and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Motor Oil Matters Giveaway

With the informative Web site www.MotorOilMatters.org (created by the maker of industry-leading brands Pennzoil and Quaker State) you can easily locate key information about how quality motor oils can help prolong your engine’s life and improve overall efficiency, as well as help answer other questions you may have about motor oil. In addition, the site offers a fun, educational game for you to play called “M.O.M. Knows Best” where you can put your motor mind to the test with an interactive quiz.
Did you know?

  • According to a recent survey from the Automotive Service Association, more than 54 percent of customers who take their vehicles for service and repair are women
  • Using a high-quality motor oil in the right grade can help maximize fuel economy
  • Low-quality oils that do not meet industry standards or the vehicle manufacturer’s requirements could cost consumers in the long run by potentially damaging the vehicle’s engine or possibly voiding the manufacturer’s warranty
  • Another reason to look to a high-quality motor oil – like Pennzoil and Quaker State - is that it is designed to meet the demands of today’s engines

I was given a $35 Jiffy Lube gift card to get my oil changed and I have one to give away on my blog.

To enter: Go to the Motor Oil Matters website above, take the quiz and let me know what you scored. I will randomly pick a winner.

Entries will be taken until Wednesday, June 2nd at noon CDT. At that time I will post the winner and you have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing address.

The information and Jiffy Lube gift cards were all given to by Shell Lubricants* and MotorOilMatters.org through MyBlogSpark.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Domino Sugar Bake Sale

Earlier in the month Domino Sugar gave me a gift card to buy supplies needed to hold a bake sale.

It is all part of the Share Our Strength's Great American Bake sale where people from all over are raising money to help end childhood hunger.

You can find a bake sale in your area by looking here or you can go online and make a donation to help feed families.

This was a great opportunity for my kids to learn more about helping others but also to learn some great business practices. I encourage you and your family to hold a bake sale or lemonade stand to help support this cause also. 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lots-O-Winners!

I am behind on posting the winners of the current giveaways, but without any further suspense here they are:

Nestle Family Day Out winner:

kris10dale said...

My husband likes to fish, so I enjoy it when the whole family goes with him. The kids are still young, so they get a little impatient with the fishing part, but my little boy loves the boat ride (and my little girl likes it as long as she's cuddled up close to mommy or daddy!)


HEB Mom's day winner:

ggmsmolly said...

Being a part of my family was always a funny experience. It was Mother's Day and daddy was rounding the 4 of us up to make breakfast for mom. Poor mother ate runny eggs, burnt toast and cantalope that we had all taken bites off. We even bought her a bottle of Evening in Paris Perfume at the 5&Dime. That stuff stunk so bad but she wore it proudly.

Yoplait Simply Yogurt winner:

Queen of Scatterville said...

We love popcorn around here. Other favorites are slices of cheese and crackers or cheesesticks.


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Friday, May 7, 2010

Yoplait Simply Go-gurt Giveaway

New Simply… Go-Gurt is made from simple ingredients moms look for and contains no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or flavors. Each convenient portable yogurt tube contains a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Simply stated, Simply… Go-Gurt is a good-for-you, low fat yogurt snack that you can feel good about giving to your kids.
New Simply… Go-Gurt is available in two kid-friendly flavors, Strawberry and Mixed Berry.

Yoplait and MyBlogSpark want to give one lucky reader a free sample of Simply… Go-Gurt* as well as a Go-Gurt “Simplify Your Life” prize pack that includes a pocket Etch a Sketch, weekly planner and a seat back organizer pictured above.

*This coupon offer for free Simply… Go-Gurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota and Tennessee.

To enter: Share some snack ideas that your kids enjoy.

Entries will be taken until Friday, May 14th at noon CDT. At that time I will post the winners name and you have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information.

Still trying to find Mom a gift?

At H-E-B you can find her that perfect gift and treats she'll love—like our dipped strawberries (available for a limited time), floral arrangements, and all the ingredients you need for a delicious Sunday meal. Plus, check out these 10 ways to celebrate Mom's Day.

Here are some in-store offers:

· $3 Off Hand-Tied Bouquets or Floral Arrangements (in store coupon)

· Floral Combo Loco:    ‘Always In My Heart Bouquetbouquet with free vase

· Limited Time Dipped Strawberries

· Gift Cards  Buy $50 in gift cards, SAVE $5 on your next H-E-B purchase! Offer valid from 4/28/2010 – 5/11/2010

· Fragrances starting at $19.99

· Buy any 3 Hallmark Expressions Card, get one free with in store coupon

As an added bonus HEB wants to give one lucky reader a $20 gift card so you can do something special for your mom in the weeks after Mother’s Day.

To enter: Leave a comment telling me some great Mother’s Day stories.

Entries will be taken until Tuesday, May 11th at noon, CDT. At that time I will pick a winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information.

Hanes, Susan G. Komen and Melina Kanakaredes…a great combination!

 

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As we approach Mother’s Day now is the time to remember the loved ones that we have lost to breast cancer and the importance of continuing the fight to end this deadly disease.  Actress Melina Kanakaredes is teaming up with Hanes and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in the fight against breast cancer.  

Hanes is proud to expand its partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure by becoming the Official T-shirt of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series.  Komen will provide Hanes t-shirts to the 1.5 million people who participate in the series every year.  For the second year, Hanes will offer a special “pink collection” of panties, bras, socks, and graphic tees -- including three T-shirts exclusively designed by Melina Kanakaredes. 

Melina’s three specially designed T-shirts are meant to inspire and encourage others to join the fight against breast cancer. The T-shirts communicate strength, hope and fearlessness and were designed to honor those affected by breast cancer.   Kanakaredes will also be featured in a series of Susan G. Komen for the Cure public service announcements dedicated to breast cancer awareness.  In addition to these efforts that will raise awareness for the cause, Hanes will also make an aggregate cash and in-kind contribution of $500,000 to Komen in 2010.

The Hanes “pink collection” has already begun rolling out in stores.

Several pink inspired tees are now available on www.hanes.com and pink Hanes socks are now available at Wal-mart.

The entire Hanes “pink collection” will be available on Hanes.com and in select stores this fall.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nestle Family Day Out Giveaway and Contest

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One of the things I enjoy most about being a mom is spending time with my kids. It could be as simple as going camping or working in the garden together.

Nestle has offered to let me give away a Family Day Out prize pack on my blog, so that you can get out with your family, which includes the following products/coupons valued at $150:

Shutterfly gift card $29.99

Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials

Glowelle (30-day supply)

Juicy Juice

Dreyer’s ice cream

Toll House

Nesquik

Cranberry Raisinets

Stouffer’s

Nestle Pure Life

Wonka Exceptionals

Wonka Sploshberries

Recipe cards featuring recipes from meals.com

There is also a national contest where you could win $8000 towards a family dream vacation plus $2000 for a spa day or a night out on the town with friends. Enter that contest here.

To enter for the Family Day Out contest:

Tell me how your family likes to spend time together.

Be sure to become a fan or Nestle and a fan of JANE4girls on facebook.

Entries will be taken until Wednesday, May 12th at Noon CDT. At that time I will post the winners name and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.