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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 (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 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


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.

You all have 48 hours from the time stamp on this post to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.


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!



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 and pink Hanes socks are now available at Wal-mart.

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

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nestle Family Day Out Giveaway and Contest


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


Cranberry Raisinets


Nestle Pure Life

Wonka Exceptionals

Wonka Sploshberries

Recipe cards featuring recipes from

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.