Support Your Schools! Walmart giftcard give away!

Giveaway is closed…the lucky winner is comment number 4 (Amber)…Congrats!

School is  back in session.  Do you participate in Box Tops for Education?  If you don’t…you should start now!  This is the easiest way to support your school.  You simply cut the Box Tops for Education emblem off of your products and send them into school with your child.  Pretty easy, right?  Walmart is taking part in Box Tops for Education with over 70 participating brands giving away 4 box tops! Be on the lookout for those when you are shopping at Walmart.    Some of the brands included are Cheerios, Hamburger Helper, Nature Valley and Totinos.  Also, did you know that just by liking Walmart on Facebook you can earn more Box Tops from General Mills?   In celebration of this, Walmart and My Blog Spark, are sponsoring a $25 Walmart gift card giveaway!

To Enter:  Comment on this post as many times as you want.  Let me know…do you participate in Box Tops for Education?  Why or Why not?  Do you find it easy to participate?  What is your favorite product that has a Box Top for Education on it?

Contest will close on Sunday August 19th 2012.  I will a random number generator to choose a comment.  Good Luck!

Disclosure:  The Walmart gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by General Mills and Walmart through MyBlogSpark.

August 16, 2012. food, give away. 25 comments.

The Best Meals Happen at Home – Publix giftcard give away

***Contest Closed – The Winner is comment number one!**


I love Summer.  I especially love cooking during the Summer.  I feel like I’m not as rushed.  It is the perfect time to try out some new recipes.  Have you heard about the “Best Meals Happen at Home” event at Publix?  Sign up here to receive weekly recipes & coupons that can save you up to $200 this year. You can print your recipes at the site.  I found one for Chipotle Ranch Taco Salad that I’m going to make tonight.   The best thing about the recipes is that they can be made in 30 minutes or less.  Perfect for Summer, right?

Starting today June 21st there will be some great coupons available in your local Publix.  Make sure to look for them while you are shopping.  I love saving money on my groceries & I love trying new recipes!  Sign up today to start saving and creating great meals for your family. You can also visit Publix on Facebook.

To give you a head start on saving I’m giving one of you a $25 Publix gift card.  To enter comment on this post.  Tell me what you like to cook in the Summer or where you like to find new recipe inspiration.  Or just say Hi!  Enter as many times as you want.  I will choose a winner on Saturday June 30th.

Disclosure:  The Publix gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

June 21, 2012. give away, great offer, sale, shopping. 49 comments.

Stanley Steemer Gift Card For You!

**The winner is Shannon (and I have contacted her)!  Thanks for entering!!*


I was lucky enough to have the chance to get my carpets cleaned last Friday by Stanley Steemer.  I made an appointment online which was super easy!  I visited their website on Wednesday and had them out my house on Friday – how quick is that?

While on their website I was surprised to learn that they do more than carpet cleaning.  Stanley Steemer’s expertise extends to hardwood, tile, air ducts, water damage restoration, and more! They will even clean the carpets in your car.  Who knew?  I decided to get my family room, stairs, and upstairs hallway cleaned.  These were by far the high traffic areas of my house.

They were so professional when they arrived.  They even put special booties over their shoes to keep things super clean.  They were also super speedy.  They were in and out within an hour.  And my carpets?  They look amazing!  Stanley Steemer’s proprietary equipment and cleaning processes remove more than 98% of dry soil from floors.  I was so glad I decided to call them – this Spring’s pollen was crazy, and I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t sitting in my carpets.

Giveaway – $100 Stanley Steemer Gift Certificate!

One of you will win your very own gift certificate to Stanley Steemer for $100.  To enter the giveaway comment on this post.  Let me know your favorite Spring cleaning tip, or let me know if you have had your carpets professionally cleaned.  Or just say “hi” if you want 🙂  You can enter once a day until May 6th.  The winner will be randomly selected from all of the comments.

Disclosure:  The gift certificate, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Stanley Steemer through MyBlogSpark.

May 1, 2012. Free, give away, Review. 28 comments.

It’s Christmas Card Time! Give Away Too..

I love putting together my Christmas cards (addressing and mailing them is a different story).  I always use Shutterfly and I am never disappointed.  They have so many great cards to choose from…the hardest part is deciding on the one that I like the best.  I have been looking over my options for this year and already have a ton that I like.

As an early Christmas present, I want to give three of you 25 free Shutterfly cards!  To enter just comment on this post.  Let me know if you have already started getting ready for the Holidays – what have you done already?  Or just leave me a random comment (I would love to know what card you like best).  I will pick 3 winners on Monday November 7th.

Here are some of my favorites…

October 31, 2011. Free, give away, shopping. 17 comments.

Kroger $25 Gift Card Give Away!

***Contest closed.  The winner has been contacted.  Thanks for entering***


I had so much fun with last week’s give away that I wanted to have another.  I am a very thrifty grocery shopper.  I use a ton of coupons that I match with the weekly sales.  It is like a puzzle and I love doing it, plus I love to save money.  Kroger Cart Busters are a huge part of my value shopping.  From July 31st – August 17th, there will be a Kroger Cart Buster event going on. Look for savings on tons of brands across more than 100 categories from General Mills to Heinz.  So many different products are included in the Cart Buster Event –  Breyer´s Ice Cream, Axe , Snickers, Pedigree, Pillsbury Pepsi, Doritos, Gatorade and many more.

In addition to the great savings in store, be sure to follow the Cartbuster “Deal of the Day” beginning August 3rd and running through August 16th. Download exclusive offers, on more of your favorite brands, directly to your shopper card, by visiting, beginning Wednesday, August 3rd.

One of my readers will win a $25 Gift Card to the Kroger Family of Stores.


Comment on this post.  Tell me how you save money while grocery shopping, tell me your must have product that you hope is on the Cart Buster sale.  Enter daily until Friday August 5th.


Contest will close Friday August 6th at 11:59 pm.  I will randomly pick a winner using a random number generator.


*Please be sure to check your local Kroger Co. Family of Stores for participating dates and deals. The Deal of the Day promotion is not valid at: Fred Meyer or Food 4 Less.

Disclosure: The Kroger gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by Kroger and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

August 1, 2011. cooking, give away, shopping. 61 comments.

Back To School Give Away – Walmart Gift Card $25

***Contest Closed.  The winner has been notified.  Congrats to Lauren!!***


Are you ready?  You know it is just around the corner….the first day of school.  Walmart is a great place to pick up everything that you need for the entire school year.  It is also a great place to help your school.  Wal Mart is taking part in Box Tops for Education with over 70 participating brands that have 4 box tops on each product!  I hope you collect Box Tops for Education and turn them into your school.  Those Box Tops will get turned into cold hard cash for your school.  Awesome, right?  You can find Box Tops on all kinds of items from cereal to tortillas.  They are really easy to find.

Courtesy of General Mills & Walmart through My Blog Spark, I was sent a $25 gift card to Walmart to get my back to school shopping started.  They also want to give one of you a $25 Walmart gift card to get your shopping started.

How to Win: Do any of the following (enter as many times as you want)

  • Comment on this post.  Tell me what you love or loathe about back to school shopping
  • Let me know if you have ever turned in a Box Top for Education
  • One entry for being a teacher (you guys rock)…just let me know what you teach.

Give Away Ends on July 29th (that is Friday) at 5pm.  Enter often…good luck!!  I will use a random number generator to pick a winning comment.

Disclosure: The information and $25 gift card to Walmart has been provided by Walmart and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

July 25, 2011. give away. 98 comments.

Kung Fu Panda Giveaway!

The winner is lucky number 9!  Congrats Paul 🙂


Have you seen Kung Fu Panda yet?  How about Kung Fu Panda 2?  I love these movies 🙂  General Mills is celebrating the Kung Fu Panda 2 movie by offering a Kung Fu Panda spin toy in each box.  I love surprise toys in cereal boxes, it takes me back to my childhood!  They can be found inside specially marked boxes of participating General Mills cereals: Cocoa Puffs® (11.8 oz.), Trix® (10.7 oz.), Golden Grahams® (12 oz.), Reese’s Puffs® (13 oz.), Cheerios® (14 oz.), Apple Cinnamon Cheerios® (12.9 oz.), Cookie Crisp® (11.25 oz.), Lucky Charms® (11.5 oz.), Cinnamon Toast Crunch (12.8 oz.) and Honey Nut Cheerios (12.25 oz.).

But wait, you don’t have to dig through the box right now… General Mills and DreamWorks through MyBlogSpark is offering one lucky reader a Kung Fu Panda Prize Pack .  You will receive the original Kung Fu Panda Movie on DVD, a box of General Mills Cereal and a Spin Fighter Toy.

Enter as many times as you want…just comment on this post.  Tell me your favorite cereal (mine is Golden Grahams), character from Kung Fu Panda, your favorite cereal box prize…or just say hi 🙂  I will use a random number generator to pick a winner.

Contest ends Friday night at 11pm.   Good Luck!

I was provided a Kung Fu Panda prize pack from My Blog Spark & General Mills who provided me with the information in order to test and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine.

June 2, 2011. Free, give away. 13 comments.

Give Away!

***The winner is Kristi Summers (#16)  Congrats!!***

Trying to be healthier in 2011?  Let Progresso Soup help you out. Available in 40 delicious flavors with 100 calories or less, Progresso® Soup can help curb your hunger, making it easier for you to stick to your weight management plan all year long. With hearty ingredients like pasta, beans, corn and rice, and flavor-packed vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, and peppers, Progresso Soup varieties with 100 calories or less offer a good source of fiber and a full serving of vegetables.  What a nutritious and great lunch – not to mention quick & easy!

To help kick off a new outlook on the New Year, Progresso is excited to announce the return of the “Souper You™ Debut” contest! From January 3rd through March 16th, you can visit Progresso on Facebook to enter for the chance to win a full makeover in New York City. Visit the Facebook page to download a coupon for $1.00 off four (4) cans of Progresso Soup and to check out makeover videos provided by and the Style Network. Be sure to also “Follow” Progresso on Twitter to keep up with the latest news from Progresso.

I have started incorporating Progresso Soup into my diet this year…I love how easy it is to make and the variety of flavors.  The hardest part is trying to decide which flavor to eat each day 🙂  Do you want to give it a try? I am giving away a a VIP coupon for a free can of Progresso soup, as well as a yoga mat, water bottle, set of aerobic bands, sport headband and two sport wristbands!

  • To enter leave me a comment….let me know what steps you have taken this year to be “healthier” or just let me know your favorite variety of Progresso soup.
  • Want a few more entries?  Post this give away on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.  Just come back & comment to let me know.
Thanks for entering and GOOD LUCK!
Giveaway will end on 1/22 at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be chosen at random via
The product, prize pack, information, online coupon and giveaway were all provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark
The review and giveaway prize packs and all information provided here were given to me by Progresso through


January 20, 2011. Free, give away, Review. 20 comments.

Show Your Helping Hand Review & Give Away

I love working at my local food pantry.  It is amazing how many people are hungry.  According to Feeding America, approximately 5.7 million different people receive emergency food assistance from the organization in any given week.

Thanks to Hamburger Helper, we have a unique opportunity to help provide food to the millions who are not as fortunate. Hamburger Helper has partnered with GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter and actor Tim McGraw to deliver meals to food banks across the country. Together, they are driving the Show Your Helping Hand™ campaign. Tim McGraw is the voice of the campaign, lending his face and words to PSA’s in support of Show Your Helping Hand.

Have you ever wondered how you can help?  Hamburger Helper is making it easy.  The boxes of your Hamburger Helper at your local grocery store carry a special code. All you need to do is visit the Show Your Helping Hand website and enter the code on your box. Don’t think that the one code will make a difference? You’re wrong! For each code entered, Hamburger Helper will donate $.17 to Feeding America. That may not seem like a lot of money, but it is actually enough for Feeding America to deliver one meal to a local food bank.

Before this campaign, I had never tried Hamburger Helper before.  What a great meal idea for those times when you are in a pinch!  They come in a bunch of different varieties…from Cheeseburger Macaroni to Cheesy Enchilada.

The wonderful folks at Hamburger Helper are donating $10 to the Show Your Helping Hand campaign just for me writing about the campaign.  They are also giving away a Show Your Helping Hand Prize Pack that includes:

  • 1 box of Hamburger Helper
  • Hamburger Helper foam “Helping Hand”
  • Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice CD
  • $10 donation of your behalf to the Show Your Helping Hand campaign

How awesome is that?  Please show your support and enter this giveaway!  To enter…just leave me a comment.  Let me know what you and your family do to lend a helping hand during the holidays or just share your favorite flavor of Hamburger Helper.  Also, please share this post on Facebook, Twitter, or your own blog.  Let’s help feed America!  The give away will close on Saturday December 4th.  I will contact the winner.

No monetary compensation was received for this post. A Show Your Helping Hand prize pack was provided to me for review from My Blog Spark and Hamburger Helper. An additional prize pack is being provided as a giveaway for my readers. All opinions expressed above are my own.

December 2, 2010. Charity, food, Free, give away. 16 comments.

Give Away…Cook like a chef!

I love finding little secrets that turn my ordinary cooking into fabulous chef like cuisine.  One of the big secrets that you will see on all of the cooking show is the use of panko crumbs.  They are used instead of regular breadcrumbs for frying, baking or breading.  They give your food an awesome crispiness that you can’t get from regular breadcrumbs.  They are larger and flakier than traditional crumbs and they give you a lighter and crunchier coating to your food.  Progresso has kicked it up a notch and even added flavors to their panko crumbs.  My favorite is the Lemon Pepper Panko – it is amazing on chicken breasts.  To see the magic yourself, and get a $1 coupon for your own box of breadcrumbs visit the Progresso site.  You will also find recipes from the world famous chef Michael Chiarello that include Progresso’s new panko flavors. Here is what he has to say about the new offerings..

“Panko has been a major part of some of my best crunchy dishes for years,” says Chef Chiarello. “It’s exciting to bring those dishes home, where some of the best dining memories are made. To me that’s what cooking is all about – sharing meals with your friends and family, and the memories you get to keep for a lifetime.”

All of you should  check out the Progresso’s Wine & Dine with Chef Michael Chiarello Sweepstakes. Now through December 31st, to enter for the chance to win a trip for two to Napa Valley to attend the Spring Bud Break Party, an annual dinner and wine tasting event taking place on May 7, 2011. In addition to two tickets to the party, the grand prize also includes roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations.

Also, You can win this great Progresso Prize Pack from KatyShops

  • One Box of Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko

How to enter?  It is easy…comment on this post for 1 entry – tell me what you would do or already do with Panko.

For additional entries (come back and comment to let me know you did it)

  • Post give away on Facebook (one per day)
  • Tweet give away on  Twitter (one per day)
  • Post on your blog.

Contest will close  on Sunday Novermber 21 and the winner will be posted on Monday.  Good luck!

I was provided a product for review purposes, my opinions are solely my own and in no way influenced. General Mills provided me with information and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.

November 18, 2010. give away. 21 comments.

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